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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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Monday, August 19
Guest:
Sarah Remmer, R.D., The Centre for Family Nutrition
Topic:
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. 

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Granary Road Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place Fridays, 11am to 7pm, and Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30am to 5:30pm, from November 30 to December 23. Come down to Granary Road for the Christmas Market! Join for fun holiday activities for the whole family including fire pits, marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, wagon rides, ice skating, snowman building, carollers, and more! Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Clause and tell Santa how good you’ve been this year. Get your picture taken with the Alpaca, who will be puckered up and ready to give out some kisses under the mistletoe. The Public Market will feature more than 50, carefully, handpicked, unique vendors. Come find the perfect gift for your special someone in a magic marketplace like none other. For details and scheduling of all of the holiday activities, visit the website.
Location:Granary Road
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
23rd Annual Airdrie Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join for the 23rd season of the Airdrie Festival of Lights! There is no charge to attend, and parking is always free. Enjoy a hot chocolate or ride the trains for $2 and warm up by the fire! Donations graciously accepted. Santa Visits takes place December 1, 4, 11, 18, 22, and 23 from 7 to 8pm. New this year, the 12 Days of Christmas display grouping and Kids’ Only Shopping Experience. Check the website for event details, and more.
Location:Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:airdriefestivaloflights.com
Bragg Creek's Spirit of Christmas.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Weekends: December 1 & 2, 8 & 9. Bragg Creek will transform into a sparkly, winter wonderland! There will be many free family-friendly activities to take in: Visit with Santa; take a horse-drawn wagon ride; decorate cookies and other kids Christmas crafts; enjoy hot chocolate, movies and popcorn; and much more! Takes place each date from Noon to 4pm. For a map, visit the website.
Location:Bragg Creek, AB
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:visitbraggcreek.com/event/bragg-creek-spirit-of-christmas/
StoryBook Theatre Presents, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place from November 30 to December 22. StoryBook Theatre Presents, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This new, one-act musical tells the story of a family trapped in a cabin by a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. They’re away from home, have no power, no electronics, and no way to escape each other. It looks to be the worst Christmas ever until an unexpected visitor comes knocking, seeking shelter from the storm. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website. storybooktheatre.org
Location:Presented at Vertigo Studio Theatre: 115, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:storybooktheatre.org
Make It Calgary! The Handmade Revolution at Deerfoot City.
Every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place December 6 to 9. December 6 & 7: 11am to 9pm. December 8: 10am to 6pm. December 9: 11am to 5pm. It's the holiday edition! More than 130 of Canada's top artists, makers, and crafters will be rockin' Deerfoot City. With everything from clothing, art, and home decor to gourmet goodies, baby and kid items, as well as other unique treasures, you'll be sure to find gifts for everyone on your list and maybe a little something for yourself, too! Admission is $5 at the door and free admission for kids 12 and under.
Location:Deerfoot City: 901, 64 Avenue NE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Everyday from Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 23 to December 29. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers, and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character, Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph on his journey from slavery to redemption. Recommended for age 6 and up. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Presented at Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Everyday from Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 29 to December 23. Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Join the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as Theatre Calgary takes Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through time from darkness to light. This year, there is all the more reason to rejoice as Stephen Hair marks his inspiring 25th season playing the man behind the hum-bug. Bring the whole family! For performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Theatre Calgary: 220, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:theatrecalgary.com/
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market; indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift; and create memories with special activities! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live ice carving; visits with Santa's reindeer; and more! Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/
Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park Historical Village.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Takes place November 24 to December 23 on Saturdays and Sundays. Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park Historical Village. Experience the wonder and charm of an old-fashioned Christmas. Start your day with a pre-ticketed breakfast buffet, then enjoy a festive horse-drawn wagon ride, cookie decorating, crafts, shopping, and more! Tour the decorated homes, sing carols, and visit Old Saint Nick!
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:heritagepark.ca
Candy Cane Kids - Family Musical Theatre.
> Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
A jingly, twinkly, candy-coated interactive holiday musical that will have everyone up dancing and singing to Christmas favorites from Frozen, Elf, and more. 45 minutes followed by a family dance party! Ages 2 and up but moms and dads will like it, too! INKubator Theatre is located at the north east end of the mall - former home of Future Shop. Look for the Big Candy Canes.
Cost:$9.95
Location:INKubator Theatre (former Future Shop location) Northland Village: 5111 Northland Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:showpass.com/candy-cane-kidz/
Movies at The GRAND - Elf.
> Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Movies at The GRAND is Back! Kicking things off with ELF on December 9 at 1pm. Tickets are $5 for kids 12 and under and $10 for ages 12+. Tickets are available to purchase in advance or at the door! There will be snacks and beverages available for purchase. Get in the holiday spirit and compete to win a prize for the best ugly Christmas sweater!
Cost:$10.00
Location:The GRAND: 608, 1 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:showpass.com/s/events/calgary,-ab,-canada/the%20grand/?dates=Any%20Date
Calgary JCC Chanukah Family Dance Party.
> Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Calgary JCC Chanukah Family Dance Party. Bring the whole family and join the Calgary JCC in this annual celebration! There will be music, crafts, cookie decorating, prizes, and dreidels. Everyone welcome!
Location:Calgary Jewish Community Centre: 1607, 90 Avenue SW
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryjcc.com
Winter Fantasia.
> Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winter Fantasia is a showcase of the work of the MRU Conservatory choral ensembles, including Arietta, Aria, and Arioso, with the Conservatory Sinfonia and a performance of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss, courtesy of the MRU Speech Arts Performers!
Cost:$10.00
Location:Bella Cocnert Hall - Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts
Category:Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:taylorcentre.ca/All-Events/winterfantasia.htm
Legacy Christmas Light Parade 2018.
Everyday from Nov 19, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Legacy's 4th Annual Christmas Light Parade is back! With over 120,000 lights, all December, Legacy will be lit up with lights for you and your family to enjoy. It is free for anyone to come drive through the community or come out and walk through the tunnels of lights. The public parks, as well as over 20 Show Homes in the community, have been decorated for Christmas! Come enjoy the many lights and displays and join the Legacy.
Location:2 Legacy Circle SE, T2X 0W8
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Holiday Fun
Link:facebook.com/events/349037549236833/
32nd Annual Lions' Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2018 - Jan 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
The 32nd Annual Lions’ Festival of Lights will illuminate Confederation Park Golf Course along 14 Street NW again this holiday season from December 1 to January 8. Drive by Calgary’s largest Free Christmas light showcase nightly between 6pm and midnight or take the family for a sled ride through the park amongst the 450,000+ bulbs! The Grand Opening event, complete with fireworks, will be held on December 1 at 5pm.
Location:Confederation Park: 14 Street NW (north of 24 Avenue)
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:lionsfestivaloflights.ca
FaLaLand: A Youth Singers of Calgary Christmas Spectacular.
> Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ATCO is pleased to present, “Fa La Land,” a Youth Singers of Calgary Christmas Spectacular. Join on December 9 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium as over 250 singers and dancers take to the stage to lift your Christmas spirit and help you find your Christmas magic! You will not want to miss this dazzling, family-friendly, original production. Visit the website to get your tickets now!
Cost:$35.00
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium: 1415, 14 Avenue NW
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:youthsingers.org/tickets/
ZOOlights at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 23 to January 5 (excluding December 25). ZOOLIGHTS: The glow starts with you. ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back with more holiday cheer, festive spirit, and family fun than ever! Come experience how 2+ million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!) transform the Zoo into a magical winter wonderland. Most magical of all is its ability to bring friends and family together during the holiday season! To purchase tickets to ZOOlights, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryzoo.com/

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