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Calgary Baby & Tot Show

Takes place March 9, 9:30am to 5:30pm and March 10, 11am to 5pm. The Calgary Baby & Tot Show is a demographic-specific consumer tradeshow designed to offer everything needed from pre-baby to toddlers to school-age children. Local and National businesses will showcase the latest products and services assisting parents and caregivers. This Spring, the show is thrilled to have a Meet and Greet with Chase from Paw Patrol on both days, plus many wonderful interactive performances throughout the weekend. There are Educational Seminars, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Parented Play Zones, and Non-Stop Entertainment for the whole family. Check out the website for detailed schedules for the Main Stage Area and the Seminar Theatre. Admission for children 12 and under is free! 

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Help! My kids won't eat their veggies!" It's the no. 1 complaint Jennifer hears from her clients. What are some easy, fun-for-kids' solutions to this universal parenting dilemma? Tune in for Jennifer's expert advice on how to ease the pain of feeding your kids food that is nutritious and delicious! 

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Guest: Tyler Moore, Owner, Bump and Baby Matters
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Friday, January 11th, 2019

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Fun for Kids

The Legendary Easter Hunts at Butterfield Acres.
Everyday from Feb 20, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets on Sale Now! Events take place April 13 & 14 and April 19 & 20. The Legendary Easter Hunts at Butterfield Acres. Bring the family out to help the Easter Bunny, visit with all of the Spring farmyard babies, and kids will partake in a fun springtime craft! Afterward, all the kids head home with a little treat from the Easter Bunny to say thanks for helping! Buy tickets soon as they sell out quickly. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:254077 Rocky Ridge Road, Calgary, T3R 1A6
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:butterfieldacres.com
Penguin Walk at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Feb 20, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Take place now through March 31. 2019 Marks the 7th Year of the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk! This incredible program allows visitors to get an up-close look at the group of king penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins and is subject to weather conditions. *Note: If the temperature warms up to +5ºC, drops to below -25ºC, or the wind exceeds 20km/h, it will be cancelled for the safety of the penguins. Please check the zoo's homepage and social media channels for any updates to the walk due to weather.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryzoo.com
Dive-In Movie at Village Square Leisure Centre.
> Friday Mar 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dive-In Movie at Village Square Leisure Centre. Settle in for a night at the movies in the water park. Rent the tubes, bring your own flotation devices, or lounge poolside. You’ll enjoy a great film and an even better time with friends, family, and neighbors. For specific movie titles, check out the Facebook page closer to event date.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:facebook.com/VillageSquareLeisureCentre
Spring Rally in the Alley at Gasoline Alley Museum, Heritage Park Historical Village.
Everyday from Mar 22, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spring Rally in the Alley at Gasoline Alley Museum, Heritage Park Historical Village. Play challenging games, create car-themed crafts, and get revved up for all sorts of fun activities throughout the museum during this family-friendly indoor event.
Location:Gasoline Alley, Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:heritagepark.ca
Latin Festival at Granary Road Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Mar 22, 2019 - Mar 24, 2019 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Takes place March 22 to 24. In search of your next new experience? Whether it’s a date, family day, or a me day, join at Granary Road for a Latin Festival. There will be something for everyone! From music, dance, food to games, Granary Road will have it all. Join for this cultural celebration and come have a Taco or two!
Location:Granary Road: 226066, 112 Street W, Foothills, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:granaryroad.com
Easter Egg Hunt at Granary Road.
Everyday from Apr 5, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Takes place April 5 to 19. Come down to Granary Road Market for an Easter Egg Hunt! Like and follow Granary Road on Facebook for your clues, then visit the Market and find all 12 eggs and enter in a draw for $300 in prizes!
Location:Granary Road: 226066, 112 Street W, Foothills, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Mad Science Brixology with Lego® Aerospace Workshop.
> Friday Apr 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mad Science Brixology with Lego® Aerospace Workshop. Brought to you by The Calgary Public Library, presented by Mad Science. Launch your imagination to new heights as you explore aerospace engineering! Discover the secrets of working in space - efficiency and compact, modular design. Create a trussed space station module, then connect it with others to create a massive modular spacecraft. Finally, assemble, test, and take home your own Mad Science Astro Lander - it’s a space capsule with a parachute that you can launch! Suitable for ages 6 to 12. Spaces are limited. To register, visit the Calgary Public Library website.
Location:Central Library: 616 Macleod Trail SE
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
7th Annual Taste of Bragg Creek.
> Friday Apr 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Local area restaurateurs, caterers, and food and liquor merchants will prepare and serve unique “tastes” at booths at the Bragg Creek Community Centre. Then, attendees will be given a map and have the chance to travel to many of the Bragg Creek restaurants, fine liquor purveyors, and local shops and retailers who will be participating by offering in-store promotions! This event is a fundraiser for the Bragg Creek Community Association and The Bragg Creek & Area Chamber of Commerce. Free admission and parking at Bragg Creek Community Centre. Tasting tickets are $1.50 each. (Number of tickets per sample is subject to merchant.)
Location:Bragg Creek Community Centre: 23 White Avenue, Bragg Creek, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out
Link:tasteofbraggcreek.ca
National Service Dogs Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs (and Their Humans).
> Friday Apr 19, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join for a fun-filled morning as your dog(s) hunt for treat-filled eggs on the beautiful south lawn of Calaway Park. All funds raised go to supporting National Service Dogs work. Visit the website to sign up and start collecting pledges! This is an outdoor event, so dress for the weather!
Cost:$25.00
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary, T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:nsd.on.ca
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Return to Treasure Island.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Apr 19, 2019 - May 5, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Performances take place April 19 to May 5; check website for show times. StoryBook Theatre Presents, Return to Treasure Island. This is the story of two brothers who discover their family legacy as they are transported to a mysterious island full of pirates, castaways, and singing insects! Will they get home? Will they discover the secret of the hidden treasure? Recommended for ages 6 and up. For show times and to purchase tickets: storybooktheatre.org
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2019.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (AKA: Calgary Expo) is a four-day pop-culture convention, April 25 to 28, at Stampede Park - and it’s one of the biggest events of its kind in the world! Attendees can shop hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, check out panels and workshops, meet their favorite stars and creators, and celebrate what makes them geeky with thousands of other fans in cosplay. There is something for every fan. More than 90,000 people attend every year. As they head into their 14th year, you can expect to see all kinds of celebrity guests like Michael J. Fox and Zachary Levi, comic book artists, writers, and creators, toy vendors, cosplayers - the list goes on… Get ready to get your geek on! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$20.00
Location:Stampede Park: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 2W1
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryexpo.com/en/home.html
Mad Science Playing with Polymers Workshop.
> Friday Apr 26, 2019 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mad Science Playing with Polymers Workshop. Brought to you by The Calgary Public Library, presented by Mad Science. Learn about the most fascinating and beneficial molecule known to mankind: Polymers! Learn how polymers are held together, how their bonds can be broken, and mix up some Mad Science Slime to take home. Suitable for ages 6 to 12. Spaces are limited. To register, visit the Calgary Public Library website.
Location:Judith Umbach Library: 6617 Centre Street NE
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
POW! Parade of Wonders Presented by Downtown Calgary and the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo.
> Friday Apr 26, 2019 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The POW! Parade of Wonders is a cosplay parade celebrating pop culture and creativity in Calgary’s downtown, and the official kickoff to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo! Last year, over 23,000 people took in the event! Come watch to witness thousands of cosplayers in incredible fan costumes and say hello to a few of Calgary Expo’s special celebrity guests. It’s free to participate, but there is a catch … to walk in the parade you MUST be decked out in cosplay. To walk in the parade, be sure to register online (solo or as a group). The parade departs at 10:30am and parades from 8th Street down Stephen Avenue (8th Avenue) to conclude at Olympic Plaza at 11:15am.
Location:Stephen Avenue Walk: 340, 8 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryexpo.com/en/attractions/pow-parade-of-wonders.html

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