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Get Ready for Back to School with Westhills Towne Centre and Country Hills Village Shopping Centre!

Enjoy the summer sun AND get all your back-to-school essentials at WestHills Towne Centre. On Saturday, August 24 from 11am-2pm, join us for a free and fun event with face painting, food samples and retailer promotions. You’ll feel those school vibes before you know it! (event located in the playground/firepit area; everyone, including furry friends are welcome). westhillstownecentre.com @westhillstownecentre

For those in the north, a similar event will be held at Country Hills Village Shopping Centre (by Famoso) where there will also be a pet expo hosted by Global Pet Foods. chvshopping.com @chvshopping

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Calgary's Child on Global Calgary Morning News

For parenting tips and updates from local experts, don't miss the Calgary's Child Magazine Parenting Segment on the Global Calgary Morning News Show every Monday morning! Each segment has a different guest and topic, and our segment airs between 8:15 and 8:45am.

Monday, August 19
Sarah Remmer, R.D., The Centre for Family Nutrition
Even though, as a parent, you don’t really want to think about school lunches yet, you have to! And now’s a great time to get organized and get your kids excited about packing THEIR OWN lunches! Explain to your kids how it’s going to work and that they get to choose the foods they eat in their lunch. This will make them feel more in control and increase the chances of them actually eating it (there’s nothing worse than a warm, gross uneaten school lunch coming home!). Tune in for Sarah's expert tips to get your kids packing - literally! 

Monday, August 26
Guest: Dr. Farrah Sunderji, OD, Representative for Alberta Association of Optometrists (AAO)
Topic: Did you know that 80 percent of learning is visual? If your child has an undiagnosed vision or eye health issue, they will be starting their new school year with a deficit. But this is easy to remedy by getting your child an eye exam before thE school bell rings. Tune in for Dr. Sunderji's medical expert advice on the importance of childhood eye exams. 

Calgary's Child on Soft Rock 97.7 with Christina Rowsell

We're delighted to announce a new partnership with Soft Rock 97.7FM. Every other week, our favorite radio host Christina Rowsell will be featuring select topics brought to you by Calgary's Child Magazine to start conversations on the issues that matter most to Calgary's families. Listen in from 11am to 12pm!





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The City of Calgary Recreation Fun Summer Activities.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
If you’re looking for something to do with family or friends or looking for a fun new activity for your child, check out the events and activities happening in a community near you! From Mobile Adventure Playgrounds to Music and Theatre in the Park, from Community Mobile Skateparks to Park n’ Play and Stay n’ Play, there are hundreds of activities to choose from! To find schedules and locations, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Calgary Public Library Ultimate Summer Challenge 2019.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join the Calgary Public Library for hundreds of programs, plus a chance at awesome prizes! Kids and families can read (or be read to) to complete their Challenge Map for prizes and attend Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs. For teens, there’s the Ultimate Summer Challenge Teen Takeover, with new online challenges every week! To register, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Family Golf Night.
> Saturday Aug 24, 2019 at 5:24 pm - 9:00 pm
August 24, 5pm at Richmond Green Golf Course. Casual golf. Serious fun! Golf for juniors (ages 6 to 17) with a paying adult (one adult per foursome required) on select dates at City courses. Green fees include nine holes, giveaways, game and etiquette tips. Golf pro in attendance on selected evenings from 5 to 7pm with free golf tips. Four-day advanced tee times recommended.
Location:Richmond Green Golf Course
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Wonder Event at Toys"R"Us.
> Saturday Aug 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bring your kids and discover toys that will inspire their creativity and imagination! Kids will enjoy fun activities ranging from making their very own lemonade Slime-y creations, to learning S.T.E.M facts and building Tech Pets on their own. All event materials and giveaways available while supplies last.
Location:#3524 - 10450 Macleod Trail SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Old-Fashioned Family Fun Fair-Fare.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 at 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wrap up the end of summer with Family Fun Fair-Fare at Granary Road! Soak up the last of the time with the kids before back to school starts! With old-fashion games and unique treats, and a family scavenger hunt, Granary Road will be a destination you won't wanna miss out on.
Location:Granary Road: 226066, 112 Street W, M.D. of Foothills, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Country Kickback at Heritage Park.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place August 24 & 25. Get back to your rural roots during this celebration of Western Canada’s agricultural past. Cheer on your favorites at the slow tractor race, watch a sheep-shearing demonstration, learn how to make rope, churn butter, and hand crank old-fashioned ice cream!
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Shaw Charity Classic.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Takes place August 30 to September 1. With family-fun activities including bouncy castles, face painting, snag golf, mascot visits and beer gardens for the parents, The Shaw Charity Classic is an event for all ages! For full details, visit the website.
Location:Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club: 12501, 14 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Popping Up in the West Location on September 14.
> Saturday Sep 14, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Calgary Farmers' Market just can't wait to open their second location in northwest Calgary, so they're popping up in Greenwich May to September. They'll be kicking off the excitement of having farm-fresh ingredients available to Calgary's west end with a fun event the whole family will enjoy. Pick up amazing ingredients, enjoy live music, see yourself in a fun new light with Garry Peck's caricatures, and visit the balloon artist, too! For more details and directions, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market Pop-Ups at Greenwich
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Calgary Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.
> Saturday Sep 14, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Calgary Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a community event and fundraiser in support of persons affected by neuromuscular disorders. Admission is completely free. Walk event activities include 1K walk around Bowness Park, free BBQ cooked by the Calgary Fire Department, outdoor games, disability resources, impact presentations, music, kid’s activities, face painting, 50/50, and a very popular silent auction featuring prizes from local businesses. Funding from this special event is used to provide essential medical and mobility devices to individuals with MD, and to further groundbreaking research in pursuit of a cure.
Location:Bowness Park: 8900, 48 Avenue NW, Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Parks Fest.
> Saturday Sep 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Parks Foundation Calgary invites your family to dream big, share ideas, and re-imagine the future of community parks. This festival will feature giant inflatable games, carnival games, and stage performances! It will also mark the official 10th anniversary celebration of Parks Foundation Calgary’s Building Communities program. Calgarians can vote for their favorite community project where deserving community groups will be awarded a total of $50,000 through the Energize Awards. For more information and to watch videos of the Energize Awards finalists, visit the website.
Location:Haultain Park: 225, 13 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School Open House and Family Fall fair.
> Saturday Sep 21, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Open House tours and interactive activities will take place inside the school. Once your Open House experience is complete, STS invites you and your family to immerse yourselves in the STS community and partake in the Family Fall Fair happening outside on campus during the same day to enjoy activities such as a Petting Zoo, Food Trucks, a Farmers' Market, face painting, carnival games, and more!
Location:Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School: RR2 Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Open House & Tours
Pumpkin Fest at Granary Road Market and Active Learning Park.
Every Monday, Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come join Granary Road for the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Fest. With tractor drawn wagon rides, pumpkin decorating and pumpkin pie, there will be something for everyone!
Location:Granary Road: 226066, 112 Street W, M.D. of Foothills, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Granary Road Christmas Market.
Everyday from Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Granary Road Market is hosting their 2nd Annual Christmas Market. Sign up today before our spots are gone!
Location:Granary Road Market
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids

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