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Thursday, July 29th, 2021

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Calgary Zoo - "Dinosaurs: Awakened".
Everyday from Jun 10, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Based on the success of the past “Dinosaurs Alive” exhibit, the Calgary Zoo is introducing 26 new realistic animatronic dinosaurs (across 17 species) within Prehistoric Park, from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, covering the zoo’s regions including Canada, Asia, Africa, South America, and Antarctica. The exhibit, designed to educate, as well as entertain, encourages visitors to go on an immersive journey through the newly designed Prehistoric Park to experience what it may have been like to roam the Earth with the dinosaurs, while inspiring action to prevent the loss of endangered species today. “Dinosaurs: Awakened” will be viewable within Prehistoric Park until October 31, and is included in the price of daily admission. Tickets can be purchased from the Calgary Zoo website.
Location:Calgary Zoo - North Entrance: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryzoo.com
Get Your Tickets Now for Dinosaur Era Calgary.
Everyday from Aug 17, 2021 - Oct 11, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place October 8 to 11. Dinosaur Era Calgary will feature more than 19 moving, breathing, blinking, and roaring animatronic dinosaurs, which will be classified in three various segments of the prehistoric eras, namely Jurassic, Triassic, and Cretaceous periods; some 250 million years ago! The Jurassic tour will capture your imagination, taking you back in time to the land of dinosaurs where you will come face to face with the breathtaking, agile, life-sized raptor among other dinosaurs! The accurate to science dinosaur specimens are improved recreations as a result of recent paleontology discoveries. This unique outdoor and indoor educational exhibition is the perfect opportunity for science explorers of all ages to underpin their theoretic knowledge of the pre-historic world in dinosaur paleontology to level of reality. There will be various amusement rides and dinosaur-themed activities! Ideal for kids’ parties, family outings, and school groups. Tickets are limited and only available to purchase online. Due to the high demand for Dinosaur exhibitions, tickets usually get sold out before the event dates. Book tickets in advance to avoid last minute disappointments. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Location:Calgary Stampede Park:
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:dinosaureracalgary.com
Tickets Now on Sale for Butterfield Acres Harvest Pumpkin Fest.
Everyday from Aug 18, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Pumpkin Fest takes place on weekends in October, 10am to 4pm. Stroll through the farmyard and find your perfect pumpkins! Add in some great animal visits, fabulous fall photo-ops, pony rides, a ride thru Scarecrow Alley in the back woodlands (spectacular at this time of year), and you’ve got the must-do fall family fun day! With COVID still lurking, please wash your hands both before and after every activity or pen visit and please maintain social distancing. For more information and details on all of the pumpkin family fun and to purchase your tickets, visit the website.
Location:Butterfield Acres: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:butterfieldacres.com/harvest-pumpkin-fest/
8th Annual YYC Pizza Week.
Everyday from Sep 20, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Throughout this friendly foodie competition, 45 participating restaurants will create one-of-a-kind pizzas for your family to enjoy. In case you needed another reason to indulge, a slice of the proceeds from each pizza will benefit Calgary Meals on Wheels. Check out the lineup via the website or on the official YYC Pizza Week App, now available on the App Store and Google Play. Who gets crowned YYC’s Best Pizza? It’s up to Calgarians! When attendees Rate-A-Pizza, they help decide which business will win the coveted titles of “Best Thick Crust”; “Best Thin Crust”; and “Best Out-Of-The-Box” pizzas. Pizzas can be rated via yycpizzaweek.com or the official YYC Pizza Week App! Through YYC Pizza Week, the community has the power to make a difference by helping ensure that our city is well-fed.
Location:Participating Restaurants in Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:yycpizzaweek.com
Calgary Zoo - Family-Nite.
> Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Animal families come in all shapes and sizes! Join the Calgary Zoo for Family-Nite and spend the evening visiting the many hairy, scaly, fluffy, and prickly families that call the Zoo home. This family-themed night will have animal talks, biofacts, games, entertainment, and, of course, the animatronic dinosaurs will stay up late to see you, too! This evening will have timed tickets, limited capacities, and safe distancing. Pre-order your special Family–Nite dinner boxes as there will be limited food available.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:calgaryzoo.com/events/family-nite
Pumpkins After Dark.
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sep 23, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Coming to Calgary for the first time! Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award-winning Halloween event featuring over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins. Witness the magic of pumpkins coming to life during this nighttime family-friendly walk-through experience. Lit pumpkin sculptures and displays include everything from classic Halloween characters, dragons and dinosaurs, to movie and pop culture icons. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$19.95
Location:Canada Olympic Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:pumpkinsafterdark.com
CIFRS National Day of Truth & Reconciliation.
> Thursday Sep 30, 2021 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Southcentre Mall and Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society invite your family to a special event that will pay tribute to Canada’s newest federal statutory holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, beginning with a blessing ceremony and a traditional dance and musical performance. This will be followed by all-day family activities and crafts intended to promote understanding and awareness of Indigenous culture and experiences, while also educating the community about how they can play an active role in reconciliation. Guests will have access to a dedicated resource centre where they will be able to ask questions, discover more about Indigenous culture, learn about how they can be part of reconciliation and engage with members of Calgary’s Indigenous community. Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive an orange ribbon from the resource centre on a by-donation basis to honor and remember the experience of residential school children in Canada. Donations will be sent to the Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society to support their mission of advancing education on Indigenous issues, art, language, and culture.
Location:Southcentre Mall, Art Corner (second level by Hudson's Bay)
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:southcentremall.com/cifrs-indigenous-art-exhibit/
Virtual Scavenger Hunt.
Everyday from Nov 15, 2021 - Nov 22, 2021 at 12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Join this virtual scavenger hunt for a week of fun clues and activities, suitable for all ages and abilities! Post pictures of your answers for a chance to win a gift card from one of the great sponsors. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Facebook and Instagram
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:livingchannel.ca
StoryBook Theatre Presents: "The Sound of Music" in Concert.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
StoryBook Theatre is thrilled to bring back one of the most beloved musicals of all time for the holiday season! In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. Based on Maria Augusta Trapp's memoir, the inspirational story follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision. Presented in concert format, with a full cast and live orchestra, the show is planned to be presented at 50 percent capacity. Should provincial restrictions be lifted, more seats may be made available.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org/sound-of-music-concert
StoryBook Theatre Presents: Disney's - "The Descendents".
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Feb 11, 2022 - Mar 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s The Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films! It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos - the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar - are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good? The show is planned to be presented at 50 percent capacity. Should provincial restrictions be lifted, more seats may be made available.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org/the-descendants
StoryBook Theatre Presents: The SpongeBob Musical.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Apr 22, 2022 - Jun 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes centre stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! The show is planned to be presented at 50 percent capacity. Should provincial restrictions be lifted, more seats may be made available.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org/spongbob-the-musical

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