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SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark

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!

Monday, October 8 (Thanksgiving Long Weekend)
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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Saturday, October 13th, 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/
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
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
Autumn Jubilee at Kayben Farms.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
September 29 & 30 (Kids & Critters), October 6 & 7 (First Responders and Veterans), October 13 & 14 (Country Carnival), 9am to 5pm. Autumn Jubilee at Kayben Farms! Each day of the festival, enjoy food from JoJo’s Café, pumpkin carving and painting, horse-drawn wagon rides, family activities and games, plus the full Sunshine Adventure Park experience (corn maze included) - adding up to a whole lot of Fall fun! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:kayben.com/autumn-jubilee
Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm Autumn Pumpkin Festival.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
October 6, 7 & 8, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28, 10am to 5pm. Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm Autumn Pumpkin Festival. This award-winning festival is a must-do for your Fall activity list and has become an annual tradition for families! There will be hundreds of pumpkins, locally-grown and ready to pick for your perfect jack-o’-lantern. Join for the great Pumpkin Explosion, pumpkin patch crafts, wagon rides, pig races, large and small corn mazes, zip lines, ropes courses, petting zoo, and more! 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, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgarycornmaze.com
Panda Cub Double Birthday at the Calgary Zoo.
Every Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Calgary Zoo twin panda cubs are turning 3 and the Calgary Zoo wants to celebrate! There will be a range of fun events and activities, including a giant inflatable and the exciting launch of the brand-new PandaCam, all of which are free with general admission. The event will run from 10am to 2pm.
Cost:$29.95
Location:The Calgary Zoo West Lawn
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryzoo.com/events/panda-cub-double-birthday
Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm Flashlight Nights.
Every Friday, Saturday, Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 13, 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
Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park.
Everyday from Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes Place Saturdays & Sundays in October. Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Walk through the pumpkin patch, take beautiful photos, and pick your favorite pumpkins to buy for Halloween carving! It’s an event for the whole family you won't want to miss. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:cobbsadventurepark.com
Weekends from September 22 to October 14 - Loose Moose Theatre for Kids Presents, The Ugly Ducking.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Takes place September 22 to October 14, on Saturdays at 1pm & on Sundays, 1 & 3pm. Loose Moose Theatre for Kids Presents, The Ugly Duckling. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Loose Moose Theatre: 2nd Floor, Crossroads Market - 1235, 26 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:loosemoose.com
Mad Science Preschool Mmm… Taste Workshop at Fish Creek Library .
> Saturday Oct 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Mad Science Preschool Mmm… Taste Workshop. Brought to you by The Calgary Public Library. First come, first serve. Spaces are limited. For ages 3 to 6.
Location:Fish Creek Library: 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgary.madscience.org
Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park.
Everyday from Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 13, 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 12, 2018 - Oct 13, 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
Cantaré Children’s Choir Presents, SHIRU... sing! .
> Saturday Oct 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cantaré Children’s Choir Presents, SHIRU... sing! This concert will include more than 100 children accompanied by an ensemble of professional instrumentals as together they present powerful music performed with passion and artistry. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Knox United Church: 506, 4 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:brownpapertickets.com

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