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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, May 19th, 2017

Parent's Night Out

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
Bricks 4 Kidz - LEGO® Kidz Night Out - Extreme Ninja Theme.
> Friday May 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LEGO® Ninjago fans will spin with excitement in this action-packed event where kids explore all things Ninja! Compete in a Spinjitzu Tournament where Ninjas spin into Tornadoes to defeat their enemies. Enter the Spinjitzu Zone and show off your building skills. Imagination and creativity will abound as kids build cool models, customize battle arenas, and more! Bonus: Pizza, carrots, apples, drink, and make-and-take project are included in this night of building fun! For more information and to register, visit the website.
Location:Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Centre: 1428, 19 Avenue NW (Capitol Hill)
Category:Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out
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

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