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Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Tune in for Ellen's top events in our great city for frosty family-friendly fun - indoors and out!

Monday, November 12
Guest: Jennifer Morton, STAR Co-Founder and Instructor, Youth Singers of Calgary (YSC)
Topic: Youth Singers of Calgary is passionate about the performing arts and their goal of accessibility. As a large choral-based organization, offering programming for ages three and up, YSC believes all young people deserve a chance to participate in the performing arts. YSC’s STAR (Special Talents in Arts and Recreation) provides a fun and interactive music experience to youth (ages nine and up) and young adults with cognitive delays. Tune in for full details about this incredible program and how you or your special needs child can take part and shine like a star! 

Monday, November 19
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Melanie Olorenshaw, Owner, Brilliant Beginnings
Topic: A baby's first words are music to a parent's ears. How does your baby acquire language, how can you help baby strengthen their communication skills, and how can you tell if your baby's speech and language development is on track? Tune in for Melanie's expertise on baby talk.

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Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market; indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift; and create memories with special activities! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live ice carving; visits with Santa's reindeer; and more! Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/
Mad Science Bubbling Potions Preschool Workshop.
> Friday Nov 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Mad Science Bubbling Potions Preschool Workshop. Brought to you by the Calgary Public Library. Takes place at the Louise Riley Library. Spaces are limited. To register, visit the Calgary Public Library's website.
Location:Louise Riley Library: 1904, 14 Avenue NW
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
Legacy Christmas Light Parade 2018.
Everyday from Nov 19, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Legacy's 4th Annual Christmas Light Parade is back! With over 120,000 lights, all December, Legacy will be lit up with lights for you and your family to enjoy. It is free for anyone to come drive through the community or come out and walk through the tunnels of lights. The public parks, as well as over 20 Show Homes in the community, have been decorated for Christmas! Come enjoy the many lights and displays and join the Legacy.
Location:2 Legacy Circle SE, T2X 0W8
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Holiday Fun
Link:facebook.com/events/349037549236833/
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 22, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market; indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift; and create memories with special activities! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live ice carving; visits with Santa's reindeer; and more! Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market; indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift; and create memories with special activities! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live ice carving; visits with Santa's reindeer; and more! Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/
32nd Annual Lions' Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2018 - Jan 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
The 32nd Annual Lions’ Festival of Lights will illuminate Confederation Park Golf Course along 14 Street NW again this holiday season from December 1 to January 8. Drive by Calgary’s largest Free Christmas light showcase nightly between 6pm and midnight or take the family for a sled ride through the park amongst the 450,000+ bulbs! The Grand Opening event, complete with fireworks, will be held on December 1 at 5pm.
Location:Confederation Park: 14 Street NW (north of 24 Avenue)
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:lionsfestivaloflights.ca
23rd Annual Airdrie Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join for the 23rd season of the Airdrie Festival of Lights! There is no charge to attend, and parking is always free. Enjoy a hot chocolate or ride the trains for $2 and warm up by the fire! Donations graciously accepted. Santa Visits takes place December 1, 4, 11, 18, 22, and 23 from 7 to 8pm. New this year, the 12 Days of Christmas display grouping and Kids’ Only Shopping Experience. Check the website for event details, and more.
Location:Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:airdriefestivaloflights.com
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market; indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift; and create memories with special activities! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live ice carving; visits with Santa's reindeer; and more! Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/
Light Up the Loop - in Marda Loop.
> Friday Dec 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join #intheloop for a festive evening of fun! Light up the Loop will include fun and free holiday-focused activities for everyone, including visits from Santa, carollers, kids’ crafts, and the Lighting of the Marda Loop Christmas tree.
Location:1638, 30 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Mad Science Bubbling Potions Preschool Workshop.
> Friday Dec 7, 2018 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Mad Science Bubbling Potions Preschool Workshop. Brought to you by the Calgary Public Library. Takes place at Forest Lawn Library. Spaces are limited. To register, visit the Calgary Public Library's website.
Location:Forest Lawn Library: 4807, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market; indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift; and create memories with special activities! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live ice carving; visits with Santa's reindeer; and more! Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/
Junior Luge World Cup at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park .
Every Friday, Saturday, Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
The fastest youth athletes on ice will slide into Calgary, December 14 and 15, for the Junior Luge World Cup! WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park will play host to the third stop on the Junior Luge World Cup circuit as more than 80 athletes, representing more than 15 countries, will blast down the Olympic Track at speeds of up to 130 km/h in men and women singles, and doubles races. Come cheer on Canada! For schedule, visit the website.
Location:WinSport's Canada Olympic Park: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:luge.ca/en/jwc2018/
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 20, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market; indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift; and create memories with special activities! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live ice carving; visits with Santa's reindeer; and more! Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/

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