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From October 6 to 31, take risks and be curious ! Enjoy frightfully-fun activities as you explore the spooky science behind Halloween. You might be shocked by what you learn! Plus, Monster Mash-Up (sponsored in part by Calgary’s Child Magazine) is back on October 27 & 28 for the final weekend of SHOCKTOBER. SHOCKTOBER is included with General Admission. For more details, visit the website.

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Monday, October 1
Guest: Rep, TELUS Spark, The New Science Centre 
Topic: From October 6 to 31, take risks and be curious at TELUS Spark! Enjoy frightfully-fun activities as you explore the spooky science behind Halloween. You might be shocked by what you learn! Plus, Monster Mash-Up (sponsored in part by Calgary's Child Magazine) is back on October 27 & 28 for the final weekend of SHOCKTOBER! Tune in for a frightfully fun science experiment you can witness for yourself during SHOCKTOBER and Monster Mash-Up!

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There will be no Global Morning Show. 

Monday, October 15
Guest: Rep for the Alberta Association of Optometrists: Dr. Farrah Sunderji, OD
Topic: October is Children’s Vision Month, which is a great reminder to book a comprehensive eye exam for your child! Learn why child eye health is so important, how to keep your child's eyes healthy, and tune in for full details on a fantastic, free program available to young Alberta students! 

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Friday, October 12th, 2018

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Tickets on Sale for the Award-Winning Butterfield Acres Harvest Pumpkin Hunts .
Everyday from Sep 4, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on sale now for the Award-Winning Harvest Pumpkin Hunts at Butterfield Acres! Off you will go on the tractor-pulled hay wagon, rolling through the crunchy Fall leaves just hoping to find some kid-sized pumpkins! Once you find the pumpkins, you'll bring them back and decorate them into creative pumpkin-head masterpieces! While the glue dries, enjoy a visit with your favorite animal friends in the farmyard! Your visit includes hunting time, pumpkin-decorating (no carving), and a farmyard visit with the animals! Each child takes home their very own pumpkin masterpiece. Plan for 110 minutes. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear something orange to celebrate the season! A child's (able to walk to 17 years) Harvest Pumpkin Hunt ticket includes farmyard admission and 1 pumpkin per child. The cost is $14.99 + GST. An adult Harvest Pumpkin Hunt ticket includes farmyard admission. The cost is $15.99 + GST. *Adults do not hunt for a pumpkin, only children. Ready to order your tickets? Visit the website to purchase tickets and for more information!
Location:Butterfield Acres Farm: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:butterfieldacres.com/harvest-pumpkin-hunts/
Treat the Kids to a Swim this Halloween!.
Everyday from Oct 2, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
On Sale October 1. Treat the Kids to a Swim this Halloween! Get a booklet with 10 swim coupons for only $5! On sale at any City of Calgary Recreation aquatic & fitness or leisure centre. You can also purchase coupons online while supplies last.
Cost:$5.00
Location:The City of Calgary Recreation Aquatic & Fitness Centres or Leisure Centres
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgary.ca/cityonline
October 6 to 31: SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
From October 6 to 31, take risks and be curious ! Enjoy frightfully-fun activities as you explore the spooky science behind Halloween. You might be shocked by what you learn! Plus, Monster Mash-Up (sponsored in part by Calgary's Child Magazine) is back on October 27 & 28 for the final weekend of SHOCKTOBER. Potion Pour: Brew up a colorful potion, pour it out, and watch it slide down a Halloween sculpture in a fascinating pattern! Giant Spider Scare: Spiders have invaded and are guarding the secret mad science lab! Weed your way through giant spider webs. Destroying a pumpkin with science: Watch the spectacle as a science professional crushes, slices, smashes, obliterates, flattens, or otherwise destroys a pumpkin! Host Parasite Interaction Group: Don’t be afraid, be curious and discover the unknown world of parasites. Spooky Science Demo: A mad scientist will cook up a live science demonstration. Enter into the world of his secret laboratory and experience wild and shockingly spooky science! Thriller Dance: Get your ghostly groove on and learn Michael Jackson's Thriller dance with Calgary's Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. SHOCKTOBER is included with General Admission. For more details, visit the website.
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:sparkscience.ca/experience-telus-spark/events/shocktober/?stage=stage
Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm Flashlight Nights.
Every Friday, Saturday, Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 at 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Takes Place Fridays & Saturdays, October 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27, 10am to 9pm (but must arrive any time before 8pm). Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm Flashlight Nights. Flashlight nights are an extremely popular activity as guests love getting lost in the dark. Come earlier in the day to enjoy the ziplines, petting zoo, ropes course, wagon rides, and playground activities and stay late with your flashlight and your sense of direction. In October, there are tons of great pumpkins to choose from in the patch during daylight! Free for kids 2 and under. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview, AB, T1X 0J6
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgarycornmaze.com
Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park.
Everyday from Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays in October. Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Suitable for all ages, Field of Screams features 4 nightmare-inducing haunted houses and the new Cornfield of Terror: a cemetery maze in a cornfield. There are also rides, activities, and more! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:cobbsadventurepark.com
Lights Out at Cobb’s Adventure Park.
Everyday from Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays in October. Lights Out at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Make your way through the corn maze in the dark - with nothing but your flashlight! Enjoy the bonfire and creep tractor ride, too! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:cobbsadventurepark.com
Halloween Party for Babies & Toddlers.
> Friday Oct 19, 2018 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This is the perfect place for you to celebrate Halloween with your friends and little ones. It’s designed specifically for babies and toddlers, so come in costume. There are plenty of fantastic activities planned, like a baby and tot soft-sided play area, toy-testing, sensory play (pumpkin sensory play), parachute play, music, dancing, diaper derby, best costume prizes, baby food taste-testing, Halloween crafts, and professional keepsake photos! Join at either the 9am to 1pm party or the 2 to 6pm party. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Friends, you are all welcome to join in on the fun!
Cost:$20.00
Location:Acadia Recreation Complex: 240, 90 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:mommyconnections.ca/calgary/store/products/halloween-party-for-babies-toddlers/
StoryBook Theatre Presents, R.L. STINE’S GOOSEBUMPS: Phantom of the Auditorium.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 19, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place October 19 to November 10, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 7pm, and Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm. StoryBook Theatre Presents, R.L. STINE’S GOOSEBUMPS: Phantom of the Auditorium. Brooke and Zeke are excited to star in their school’s next hit musical, The Phantom, until they hear a rumor that the show is cursed! Prepare to get “Goosebumps” as the mystery unfolds. Recommended for ages 6 and up. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:storybooktheatre.org
Lights Out at Cobb’s Adventure Park.
Everyday from Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays in October. Lights Out at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Make your way through the corn maze in the dark - with nothing but your flashlight! Enjoy the bonfire and creep tractor ride, too! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:cobbsadventurepark.com
Dive-In Movie at Village Square Leisure Centre.
> Friday Oct 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Settle in for a night at the movies in the water park. Rent tubes, bring your own floatation devices, or lounge poolside. You’ll enjoy a great film and an even better time with friends, family, and neighbors.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/recreation
Spooktacular Fun at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.
Every Monday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
October 26: There will be a vendor Pumpkin Carving Contest and main stage from 10am to 3pm. Vote for your favorite pumpkin for a chance to win $100 in Market Bucks! There will be a Live Pumpkin Carving Carving Demo by Cherry Pit from 10 to 11am. October 27: There will be a Christopher Cool Halloween Party and main stage from 10am to 1pm and a Live Pumpkin Carving Demo by Cherry Pit from 10 to 11am. Stick around for a spectacular Mad Scientist Fire & Ice Show on the main stage from 2 to 2:45pm!
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/whats-happening/events
Quest Theatre’s New Sweet Pea Series Leaps Onto Stages with Flibbertigibbet’s Story Exhibit.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 29, 2018 - Nov 3, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets Go on Sale September 10, Performances from October 29 to November 3. Quest Theatre’s New Sweet Pea Series. Quest Theatre’s new Sweet Pea Series for ages 3 to 7 leaps onto stages with Flibbertigibbet’s Story Exhibit. This interactive extravaganza of stories and songs will skyrocket imaginations, rhythm boxes, wonder wheels, giggle nooks and funny bones! To purchase tickets, contact 403-264-8575 or visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:questtheatre.org
Chotto Desh.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 14, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
There are multiple showtimes from November 14 to 18. Akram Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011. Now, Akram Khan Company, and Theatre-Rites director Sue Buckmaster, have adapted Khan’s much-loved production for children aged 7+ and their families. Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland,’ draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, creating a compelling tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh. Using a magical mix of dance, text, visuals and sound, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world and promises to be a magical, thrilling, and poignant dance theatre experience for families to enjoy together. Presented by Springboard Performance, StoryBook Theatre, and Taylor Centre Concert Season. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$30.00
Location:Bella Concert Hall & Wright TheatreTaylor Centre for the Performing Arts
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:taylorcentre.ca/All-Events/chotto-desh.htm

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