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GlobalFest

Aug 15 - Aug 26, 2017; GlobalFest is an explosively multicultural festival that will take place from August 15 to 26. GlobalFest is proud to partner once again with Trico Homes for the International Fireworks Festival and Sunbelt Rentals for the OneWorld Festival. The Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival illuminates the night sky every August with a symphony of pyrotechnics and music, coming together as an artistic display of light and sound.Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld Festival will play host to various activities including live performances, cultural pavilions, ethnic food booths, and a night market. Check the website for more details!

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, June 26
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: We at Calgary’s Child literally have a Hundred Ideas for Summer Fun In and Around Calgary. Tune in for a few of Ellen’s top picks!

Monday, July 3
Guest: Heather Cowie, The City of Calgary
Topic: The kids are out of school, and summertime is finally here! But what to do with the kids? The City of Calgary has tons of ideas to keep you and your family active: Get Moving YYC; Summer Youth Passport; Splash & Swim; Mobile Adventure Playground; and more! Tune in for all the details.  

Monday, July 10
Guest: Richard Haber, M.D., FRCPC
Topic: Taking care of baby in the heat of summer can be tricky. You are always trying to weigh out the risks and benefits of taking activities outside and when you do go outside, you wonder if you are taking all the necessary precautions to keep your baby protected. Tune in for Dr. Haber's expert medical advice on how to keep your baby safe from the sun's harmful rays. 

Monday, July 17
Guest: Shannon Cleary, Writer and Contributor to Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: It's date night and you've found a sitter. According to your plans, the sitter know what to serve your kids for supper and when to put them to bed. But there's another important conversation to have with your sitter before you leave for date night. In this age of over-sharing, it's important to talk to your sitter about your expectations regarding digital safety. Shannon will provide expert advice on what areas to address.  

Monday, July 24
Guest: Julia Crowell, Speech-Language Pathologist, Pacekids Programs
Topic: Tune in for expert advice on different and fun strategies to help your child learn their first words and sentences. And be sure to check out Pacekids' First Ever Free Speech Day on August 3 from 9am to Noon at Pacekids South School! Tune in for all of the details. 

Monday, July 31
Guest: Tanja Haley, R.Psych., Gottman Certified Couples Therapist, Contributor to Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: The transition to parenthood can be a joyous experience, but also a very stressful one. In order to become a ‘master’ couple of that journey, there are a few things that you and your partner can do to pave the way to a smoother transition to parenthood.

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CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale - Book Donations.
Everyday from Apr 18, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
If you really, truly loved them, let them go! Donate your used books to the CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale. Tuesday, April 18 to Friday, April 28. Follow signs to the drop-off location. Tuesday to Thursday: 8am to 7:30pm. Fridays, 8am to 3pm. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, Readers Digest, Harlequin, Avon or Signet romances, magazines, or textbooks will not be accepted.
Location:Calgary Food Bank: 5000, 11 Street SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets
Link:http://calgaryreads.com/cbc-calgary-reads-big-book-sale-book-donations/
Sign Up for Hike for Hospice Calgary.
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - May 6, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sign up for Hike for Hospice Calgary today, a Family-Friendly Walk through Fish Creek Provincial Park! The Hike takes place on Sunday, May 7 from 9am to Noon. All funds raised will support children and families coping with life-threatening illness or the death of someone close. Be a hero for grieving families. To sign up for this family-friendly walk or to make a donation, visit the website.
Location:Fish Creek Provincial Park
Category:Family Fun
Link:www.hospicecalgary.com
Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 Banff Centre Children's Festival.
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - May 19, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Banff Centre Children's Festival. The 2017 Banff Centre Children’s Festival will feature De Temps Antan, Sheldon Casavant, and the Dancers of Damelahamid. To purchase tickets, call the Banff Centre Box Office at 1-800-413-8368, 1-403-762-6301, or visit the website. Explore the beauty of traditional culture through music, magic, dance, and visual arts at Banff Centre Children’s Festival on Saturday, May 20. With free or low-cost activities and live shows, Banff Centre Children’s Festival is a continent of imagination where children of all ages can explore some of Canada’s diverse cultures through contemporary art. The free activities at the Festival include: Storytelling, creativity rooms, circus school, family dance, and more! For full details, visit the website.
Location:The Banff Centre in Banff, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.banffcentre.ca
Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children's Festival).
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - May 23, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 KidsFest (Calgary International Children's Festival), taking place May 24 to 27. Celebrate the Best in Performing Arts for Children. 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.
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.calgarykidsfest.ca
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
Link:http://sparkscience.ca/experience-telus-spark/events/startrek
Discover Calgary’s Best Walks with author Lori Beattie.
> Thursday Apr 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discover Calgary’s Best Walks with author Lori Beattie Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Join Lori Beattie, author of Calgary’s Best Walks, for a visual presentation on the very best walks in Calgary. Calgary is a walking city! Fresh, crisp air, big blue skies, nature tucked into all quadrants, hidden stairways, over 500 km of paved pathways and wonderful independent cafe’s where you can stop and recharge. I think the best way to celebrate Canada’s birthday is to introduce Calgarians to their wonderful city, to help them meet their neighbours, to help them experience the pleasure, the perspective, that comes from taking a walk. Learn more about Lori’s Walk 150 initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and her partnership with Friends of Fish Creek to offer the “Good Grief!: Walking through Grief and Loss” walking program coming to Fish Creek Provincial Park in May. Take a look at Lori’s book at www.calgarysbestwalks.ca www.friendsoffishcreek.org/event/walks
Cost:$5.00
Location:Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon Terrace, Fish Creek Provincial Park, 13931 Woodpath Rd. SW, Calgary, Alberta T2W 5R6 Canada
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:www.friendsoffishcreek.org/event/walks
Rajaton at Mount Royal University.
> Thursday Apr 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rajaton’s wonderful singing is comparable to the best of the famous close-harmony groups including The Hi-Lo’s, The King’s Singers, The Manhatten Transfer and Take 6. This acclaimed six-voice Finnish vocal ensemble brings a mixture of pop, contemporary, and traditional songs transformed by unconventional timbres and techniques. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University: 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/TheConservatory/ConcertsEvents/index.htm
Free Live Webinar with Judy Arnall: Chores and Allowances: What and When.
> Thursday Apr 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8 to 9pm MT. Free Live Webinar, Chores and Allowances: What and When. Brought to you by Professional Parenting Canada and Calgary’s Child Magazine. Register today!
Location:Online Webinar
Category:Free Events, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:http://professionalparenting.ca/webinars.html

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