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Monday, March 2
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Nora Ansah & Kristin Pilon, Alberta Health Services
Topic: There are many things to do before your new baby arrives; how you will travel with your new baby is one of most important things to consider. There are many different types and brands of car seats available but you will specifically need a rear-facing car seat. A car seat provides the best protection for baby in a sudden stop or crash, a rear-facing car seat will protect your baby’s head, neck, and back. Also, it is required by law in Alberta to ensure your baby is in a properly-installed car seat. Tune in for expert tips on choosing a car seat, installing and harnessing your baby in the car seat that will help make every ride a safe ride!

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Soraya Lakhani, R. Psych., Yellow Kite Child Psychology
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Saturday, January 25th, 2020

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The City of Calgary’s All Sport, One City (Adult Version).
Everyday from Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place January 18 to 26. The City of Calgary’s All Sport, One City (Adult Version). Looking to experience a new sport or physical activity for the first time or renew an interest? Calgary Recreation is partnering with Sport Calgary to showcase facility amenities and programs with a week of activities for adults! Get active, have fun, and make new friends. Online registration opens January 1, 2020.
Location:Various Recreation Centres
Category:Free Events
Link:sportcalgary.ca/all-sport-one-city
Chinese Lunar New Year Festival.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
January 24, 4 to 9pm & January 25 & 26, 10am to 6pm. Join the Chinese Cultural Centre as they celebrate the Lunar New Year transitioning from the Year of the Pig to the Year of the Rat! This Festival features lion dances, firecrackers, lantern displays, games, handicrafts, and much more! Admission is free!
Location:Chinese Cultural Centre: 197, 1 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:facebook.com/events/818193855262160/
SnowDays in Banff National Park.
Everyday from Jan 15, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place January 15 to 26. The magical allure of Banff and Lake Louise is yours to discover. Alongside its world-class skiing and astounding wilderness, the essence of mountain culture comes to life during SnowDays, a vibrant winter festival. Warm up to winter with international ice carving competitions, snow sculpture exhibitions, the invigorating SnowDays Play Zone, and much more! To check out the full schedule of SnowDays events, visit the website.
Location:Banff National Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:banfflakelouise.com/snowdays
Share the Warmth.
> Saturday Jan 25, 2020 at 10:00 am - 2:45 pm
Share the Warmth! Join the Calgary Farmers' Market for a day of fun. There will be doughnut decorating, a magic show, and snap a photo with Olaf & Princess Anna! 10am to 1:30pm: To ensure everyone stays warm this winter, bring a new winter clothing item/accessory or a $5 cash donation to Inn From the Cold. You will receive a voucher to decorate a 3-bite Jelly Modern Doughnut (while supplies last). 10am to 2pm: Olaf will be hanging out with his best friend, Princess Anna, and taking selfies with their fans. 2 to 2:45pm: Calgary’s favorite magician, Christopher Cool, will be performing a fun Frosty magic show! Catch his very 'cool' show on the main stage. Most-needed items include new coats, snow pants, gloves, hats and snow boots for toddlers to adults.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/share_the_warmth
Peppa Pig & PJ Masks Preschool Event.
> Saturday Jan 25, 2020 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join for play and storytime inspired by your child's favorite preschool characters! Book readings begin at 10 and 11am. Playtime and activities to follow each reading. Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Peppa Pig Chinese lantern make-and-take or complete a PJ Masks activity book! Plus, kids can play with fun, interactive Peppa and PJ Masks toys and parents can enter the in-store ballot contest for a chance to *win a prize! *In-store only. No purchase necessary. Must be over 13 to enter. Contest closes January 25. Full contest details available in-store.
Location:Toys R Us
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:toysrus.ca/en/folder?cid=about-events
Bearspaw Preschool Open House.
> Saturday Jan 25, 2020 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bearspaw Preschool would like to welcome families to their school on January 25 from 10 am to 2pm to explore the classrooms, meet the teachers and current parents. At Bearspaw Preschool, qualified teachers construct an inclusive environment that will teach to the whole child. There is a balance between structured and play-based activities to support children in their social and academic development. Your child’s educational and social experience includes circle time, playtime, learning centres, science, and arts and crafts. Additional activities involve time in the gym, outdoor activities, field trips, and special guests to further enrich and diversify the program’s offerings. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins January 25.
Location:253220 Bearspaw Road
Category:Open House & Tours
Link:bearspawpreschool.com
Penguin Walk at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Jan 13, 2020 - Mar 16, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2020 marks the 8th year of the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk! The king penguin colony heads out on the zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk in the winter months and visitors get to experience the fun! 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.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryzoo.com
Silver Springs 14th Annual LEGO Competition.
> Saturday Jan 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This is a free, fun, family event! Entry information available at www.silverspringscommunity.ca. Free public viewing from 12 to 3pm. Check out the awesome entries. Take part in competitions, and vote for your favorite adult entry!
Location:Silver Springs Community Association: 5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:silverspringscommunity.ca
Marlborough Mall: Chinese New Year 2020.
> Saturday Jan 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come out to Marlborough Mall for a Chinese New Year Celebration! To celebrate the Year of the Rat, there will be special performances, a photo booth with traditional garments by the Chinese Community Service Association (CCSA), kids crafts, and more! This free event takes place by the Family Park and Food Court. 
Location:Marlborough Mall: 433 Marlborough Way NE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:marlboroughmall.com

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