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2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children's Festival)

May 24 to 27; check website for schedule of performances. Celebrate the Best in Performing Arts for Children with the 2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children's Festival)! Explore and experience this Festival through puppetry, music, dance, theatre, author engagements, and more! There will also be free activities on Olympic Plaza adjacent to Arts Commons including storytelling, dance workshops, roving artists, magicians, face painting, creative activities and challenges, and more! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

For parenting tips and updates from the experts, don't miss our Calgary's Child Magazine segment on the Global Morning News show on Mondays and Saturdays. Each segment has a different guest and topic, and air at approximately 8:25am on Mondays!

Monday, May 1
Katie Domries, Registered Provisional Psychologist and Family Counsellor
Whether parents like it or not, adolescents are viewing pornography - intentionally and accidentally - at increasing rates. Katie will provide expert advice on why it’s important to talk to your youth about pornography and a few key tips to keep in mind when doing so.

Monday, May 8
Guest: Dr. Farrah Sunderji, OD, of Eyedeology
Topic: My Tw/een wants to wear contact lenses, now what?! Dr. Sunderji will discuss the pros and cautions of purchasing contact lenses for your adolescent. 

Monday, May 15
Guest: Bryan Schaefer, Owner of School of Rock
Topic: Tune in and rock out! Bryan will discuss the benefits of putting your kids in groups and bands to learn music, and, in his opinion, why performance-based music education is better than traditional music lessons.

Monday, May 22 (May Long Weekend)
There will be no Global Morning Show.

Monday, May 29
Guest: Catriona Le May Doan, O.C.,  Sr. Director of Community and Sport Engagement, Sport Calgary
Topic: Registration opened May 23 for the 9th Annual All Sport One Day: A free sport discovery for kids ages 6 to 12. All Sport One Day is an opportunity for kids to discover new activities, for families to also get involved, and to see what the incredible facilities around our great city have to offer. Catriona will fill us in on all the physical details! 



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Friday, April 21st, 2017

Family Fun

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Feb 4, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience is coming to Calgary’s science centre February 4 to June 4! Experience a “career day” at the Starfleet Academy. Test your knowledge and skills to discover what your true ranking would be in a Starfleet career – will you be a Medical, Engineering or Science Officer, or even a Commander? Exciting possibilities await in this immersive and interactive experience that appeals to lifelong fans and new Star Trek enthusiasts alike.
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Parent's Night Out
Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC! 2017 Coming to Spruce Meadows & CrossIron Mills.
Everyday from Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The all-new Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!™ 2017 is coming to Spruce Meadows from May 26 to 28 and CrossIron Mills from June 1 to 4 for 15 amazing shows! For 2 for the Price of 1 tickets, visit the website, promo code: calgaryschild. The internationally-renowned acts include the thrilling Argentinian High Wire, Aerial Motor Cycle Cyclone, Acrobatic Strap & Silk act, the Tarzan Zerbini Liberty Horses, Hula Hoop maze, worldclass Poodles, Aerialists, TZ Motorcycle Globe of Destiny, Clowns, and much more. (There are no exotic animals in the show.) For more information and showtimes, visit the website.
Location:Spruce Meadows Parking Lot: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW & CrossIron Mills Parking Lot: 261055 CrossIron Boulevard NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
MayFest at Calgary Waldorf School.
> Friday Jun 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
MayFest at Calgary Waldorf School. Join for this annual outdoor family celebration of Spring with food, entertainment, children’s crafts and activities, and Maypole festivities! Takes place at Calgary Waldorf School. For more information, call 403-287-1868 or visit the website.
Location:Calgary Waldorf School: 515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
New West Symphony & Chorus Presents, A Bit of Broadway.
Everyday from Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
New West Symphony and Chorus invites you to join them on a musical journey from the streets of New York City where the "Newsies” roam to "One Short Day" in the Emerald City. Don't miss this opportunity to be mesmerized by classic music from "Phantom of the Opera,” "Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” and many more! Whether you are a seasoned Broadway fan or a Broadway newbie, this show is bound to be entertaining! Appropriate for all ages. Tickets are on sale now for the June 2 and June 3 concerts. Seating is limited, so you don't want to wait!
Location:Eckhardte-Grammatte Hall Rosza Centre, U of C: 2500 University Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Teddy Bear Picnic at Village Square Leisure Centre.
> Friday Jun 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
All are welcome to join Village Square Leisure Centre for a Teddy Bear Picnic! Be sure to bring the star of the event: your favorite Teddy Bear! There will be face painting, storytelling offered by the Calgary Public Library, art, and lots more! The special guest is the Calgary Stampede mascot who will drop by to say “howdy” to everyone. Don’t forget your picnic blanket to sit on!
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents, Sci-Fi Spectacular: Star Wars to Star Trek.
Everyday from Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
June 16 & 17, 8pm. Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents, Sci-Fi Spectacular: Star Wars to Star Trek. Experience Hollywood’s ultimate sci-fi film and TV themes in this orchestral salute led by Pops conductor extraordinaire, John Morris Russell. From John Williams’ ubiquitous Star Wars and The Force Awakens to Star Trek, Close Encounters, Lost in Space and beyond, explore space - the final frontier - with the CPO as your guide! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Alberta Kennel Club Summer Classic Show.
Everyday from Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 7, 2017 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Alberta Kennel Club will be hosting 4 all breed dog shows, obedience, rally-o, breed specialty shows, and junior handling events. There will also be fantastic vendors. They sell some very unique pet items, which are difficult to find in stores. It is an inexpensive thing to do with the family, especially for those who loves dogs or want to learn more about dogs sports or responsible dog ownership!
Location:Spruce Meadows: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities

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