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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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Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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April 21 to 23 - Vertigo Theatre, Y Stage Series Presents: The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer.
Everyday from Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
April 21 to 23 - check website for show times. Vertigo Theatre, Y Stage Series Presents: The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer. Seas have risen and billions have died. Alvin Sputnik is the only hope. He must venture to the bottom of the ocean to find his wife’s lost soul and save humanity. Recommended for ages 10+. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Vertigo Theatre - 115, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:www.vertigotheatre.com
April 21 to May 6 - StoryBook Theatre Presents, Hana’s Suitcase.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Apr 21, 2017 - May 6, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
April 21 to May 6; check website for show times. StoryBook Theatre Presents, Hana’s Suitcase. Based on a true story. A child’s suitcase arrives from Auschwitz at the tiny Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo. Painted on the side are the name, “Hana Brady, 1931,” and the word, “Orphan.” The children at the Centre and their teacher embark on a relentless search to uncover the story of Hana and her fate. Recommended for ages 10+. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.storybooktheatre.org
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
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
April 22 & 23 - SUPERTRAIN: Canada's Largest Model Train Show.
Everyday from Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 22 & 23, 9am to 5pm. SUPERTRAIN, Canada's Largest Model Train Show. Delight your family and train lovers of all ages with huge operating displays in all scales and sizes. There will be ride-on trains, Thomas and Friends, Lego, and more! Free for kids under 16. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Genesis Centre - 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:www.supertrain.ca
35th Annual Law Day .
> Saturday Apr 22, 2017 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Law Day is a family-friendly, interactive event that allows people to learn more about our justice system. Activities include Court Centre Tours, including prison cells, free legal consultations, Canada Border Services with Wesson, the contraband detector dog, CSI demonstrations, mock trials including “R. vs. Batman,” and “Despicable Me.” For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Courts Centre: 601, 5 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:www.lawdayalberta.com
55th Calgary Youth Science Fair.
> Saturday Apr 22, 2017 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
55th Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) – the largest youth science fair in Canada! Nearly 1,000 of Calgary’s aspiring scientists, leaders, and future thinkers from Grades 5 to 12 will showcase their latest innovations and STEM discoveries (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Nath) to 550 CYSF Judges at the 55th Calgary Youth Science Fair to compete for over 100 prizes and awards. 12 students with top science fair projects will also be given the opportunity to represent Calgary at the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair being held May 14 to 20 in Regina. Come explore the latest buzz around what's trending in the world of science on Saturday, April 22. It's free!
Location:University of Calgary's Olympic Oval - 2500 University Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:www.CYSF.org
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
Weekends: April 8 to 30 - Loose Moose Theatre For Kids Presents, Young King Arthur.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Weekends, April 8 to 30. Showtimes: Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays at 1pm and 3pm. Loose Moose Theatre For Kids Presents, Young King Arthur. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Second Floor, Crossroads Market: 1235, 26 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.loosemoose.com
April 8, 22 & 29 - Sharing Dance at Wildflower Arts Centre.
> Saturday Apr 22, 2017 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
April 8, 22 & 29. Sharing Dance at Wildflower Arts Centre. Be part of a massive, nationwide celebration of dance in recognition of Canada’s 150th Birthday! Learn the Sharing Dance routine with a professional dancer. The National Ballet School of Canada is partnering with artists across the country to engage Canadians in this shared expression of joy on Sharing Dance Day on June 2, 2017. All ages welcome. For more information, call 403-249-3773.
Location:3363 Spruce Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents, Changes: A Tribute to David Bowie.
> Saturday Apr 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Experience the ultimate symphonic rock tribute to Bowie’s five decades of monster classics, including the hits Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel, Heroes, Let’s Dance, and China Girl. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:www.calgaryphil.com

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