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Sunday, August 1st, 2021

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Ultimate Summer Challenge at Calgary Public Library.
Everyday from Jun 1, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Blast off to free summer fun with the Ultimate Summer Challenge at Calgary Public Library. Kids ages 0 to 12 can explore a galaxy of reading challenges, activities, and exciting free programs; and those aged 13 to 17 can join the Teen Takeover. All ages will have the opportunity to win prizes, including an iPad, Nintendo Switch, STEM activity kit, and more! Sign-up now on Beanstack with your free Library card.
Location:Virtual Program
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs/ultimate-summer-challenge/
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 30, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place until August 29. In an imaginative and immersive presentation crafted for these unique times by world-renowned audiovisual designers, Beyond Van Gogh uses cutting-edge projection technology to create an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh. Using his dreams, his thoughts, and his words to drive the experience as a narrative, you move along projection swathed walls wrapped in light, color, and shapes that swirl, dance ,and refocus into flowers, cafes, and landscapes. Masterpieces, now freed from frames, come alive, appear and disappear, flow across multi-surfaces, the minutia of details titillating your heightened senses. Through his own words set to a symphonic score, come to a new appreciation of this tortured artist’s stunning work! To purchase your timed tickets, visit the website.
Location:BMO Centre, Stampede Park: 20 Roundup Way SE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryvangogh.com
Calgary Flames Grade 6 Activities.
Everyday from Aug 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The YMCA is excited to offer Calgary Flames Grade 6 activities live and in person in a safe and fun outdoor environment and a virtual at-home experience! This free membership supported by the Calgary Flames Foundation is still available and will be extended to expire December 31, 2021 for any children that began their membership after August 1, 2020. Grade 6 Memberships for 2021/2022 school year will be available as of August 1, 2021. Programming will return to in-person in the coming weeks and months with some virtual resources also being offered. For more information, visit the website.
Category:Free Events, Youth Activities
Link:ymcacalgary.org/faqs
Hit the Links at WinSport for Family Fun.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jun 30, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
June 30 to August 29. Wednesdays to Fridays, Noon to 7pm. Saturdays & Sundays, 10am to 5pm. WinSport's fun and intermediate 18-hole outdoor course will challenge all ages and abilities. It is a great way to get outdoors with your household. WinSport requires participants to be members of the same household or your two close contacts if you live alone. Mini Golf is $30 + GST (for up to five people from the same household or your two close contacts if you live alone). The course will take up to 60 minutes to complete. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Cost:$30.00
Location:WinSport: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Category:Family Fun
Link:winsport.ca/explore-winsport/current-activities/mini-golf/
YYC Summer Cool-er, Presented by Calgary Meals on Wheels.
Everyday from Jul 2, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Calgary Meals on Wheels Presents, YYC Summer Cool-er, a new event aimed at supporting local businesses while raising funds to help keep Calgarians well-fed. Some of the city’s favorite local businesses and organizations will host Cool Promos - the sale of unique goods or services - with partial proceeds helping Calgary Meals on Wheels. Supporting these businesses means supporting your neighbors and community. This year’s inaugural event will feature friends of YYC Hot Chocolate Fest and new partners, including: Tourism Calgary; Metrovino; Rosso Coffee; Amato Gelato; TBB Desserts; Amihan Grill; Bakeshop Italiano Please!; Cornerstone Music Cafe; Pixie's Candy Parlour; Sawa Market and Cafe; Cafe Jindo; and Aroma Cafe Bar. One of the exciting Cool Promos is the Stamp-Eats Food Competition, hosted by Tourism Calgary - a Stampede-Themed event taking place July 9 to 18. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Various Locations in Calgary
Category:Community Sales & Markets
Link:yycsummercooler.com
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
Summer Fun at Calgary Farmyard!.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 2, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Looking for something to do with your summer days? Summer is the perfect time to visit the Calgary Farmyard. The lines are shorter and the days are just as much fun! Capture the perfect photo in the Sunflower Fields and be the first to take the 11-Acre Corn Maze Adventure for a spin! Come and see the barnyard babies. From the young to the young at heart, there's hours of fun for everyone. Zip through the zip lines, jump on the jumping pillows, and play on 25+ attractions!
Location:Calgary Farmyard: 284022 Township Road 224, Rocky View, AB, T1X 0J6
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryfarmyard.com
Calaway Park: Open for Another Season of Family Fun!.
Everyday from Jun 19, 2021 - Sep 6, 2021 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebrating 40 years of family fun! Enjoy 32 family-friendly rides. High energy entertainment. Tempting treats, and more! Calaway Park is Western Canada's largest outdoor amusement park and has something for everyone!
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calawaypark.com
Free Exhibition: "Joy".
Everyday from Jul 8, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
"Joy" is a collaboration between the Alberta University of the Arts and ATB Art Vault. This free exhibition is available for viewing July 8 to August 29, showcasing artwork from 6 AUArts Alumni. Each artist shares work in this exhibition that embodies their relationships to the Joy they feel in their lives. Featured Alumni artists include Daniel Labutes - ceramic vase, Joy in making. Jiaqi Xie - 3 ceramics, symbols of cultural Joy. Janira Moncayo - video with sound, celebration of cultural and marginalized peoples Joy. Naomi Fong - paintings of cats in garden, disability Joy. Emma Kilburn-Smith - mixed media/embroidery, Joy found in polaroid’s of people throughout history. Banafsheh Khalesi Mohseni - abstract painting, Joy in making/life.
Location:ATB Stephen Avenue Centre Art Vault Gallery: corner of Stephen Avenue and Centre Street S.W.
Category:Free Events
Link:auarts.ca/joy
Wagonstage Children's Theatre Presents, Bev the Builder.
Everyday from Jun 27, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Please visit the website for performance dates. Bev the Builder follows the story of a young beaver named Bev living in a river with her parents. Bev is trying to learn how to fix a hole that has formed in her dam, but the water in the river is moving fast, and the sticks keep getting washed away. Her parents leave Bev to keep trying while they look for sticks in the forest. Frustrated yet determined, Bev sets out on her own to find more sticks so she may continue trying. Wagonstage Children’s Theatre is part of the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. There are 2 shows a day at 10am and 11:30am. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.
Cost:$20.00
Location:containR Art Park: 1020, 2 Avenue NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:springboardperformance.com/events/bev-the-beaver-wagonstage-june-27
Family Learn to Fish Clinic at Bow Habitat Station: For Ages 4+.
> Sunday Aug 1, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This 2-hour outdoor program teaches the basics of fishing through hands-on activities designed for families. Together, you'll learn to read Alberta’s Sportfishing Regulations, select lures and tackle, identify common sportfish, and cast a spin rod. All activities are outdoors. Dates, times, and fees are subject to change.
Cost:$20.00
Location:Bow Habitat Station: 1440, 17A Street SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:atms.alberta.ca/bhs/DateSelection.aspx?item=1616
Family Learn to Fish Clinic at Bow Habitat Station: For Ages 4+.
> Sunday Aug 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This 2-hour outdoor program teaches the basics of fishing through hands-on activities designed for families. Together, you'll learn to read Alberta’s Sportfishing Regulations, select lures and tackle, identify common sportfish, cast a spin rod. All activities are outdoors. Dates, times, and fees are subject to change.
Cost:$20.00
Location:Bow Habitat Station: 1440, 17A Street SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:atms.alberta.ca/bhs/DateSelection.aspx?item=1616
Historic Calgary Week.
Everyday from Jul 23, 2021 - Aug 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chinook Country Historical Society is pleased to present the 31st Annual Historic Calgary Week from July 23 to August 2. Learn about and celebrate the history, culture, and community of Calgary and area with this year’s theme - Zooming Back: Unmasking Our History. There are virtual and in-person events and with more than 55 different walks, talks, tours, and presentations, there is something for everyone! Pre-registration is required and there are attendance limits in place. Donations are graciously accepted and appreciated. Discover historical treasures in our city by taking part in the History Hunt (available on the website) and challenge yourself with the HCW Crossword Puzzle that will appear in the Calgary Herald on July 23. For full program details, visit the website or the CCHS Facebook page.
Location:Calgary & Area
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Open House & Tours, Parent's Night Out, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:chinookhistory.ca/historic-calgary-week
StoryBook Theatre Presents: Singers @ Sunset.
Everyday from Aug 1, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This 6-part weekly concert series will feature some of Calgary's talented up-and-coming vocalists. Each week will be themed from evenings with the music of powerhouse theatre legends like Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim; popular and classic Broadway musicals and new Calgary singer-songwriters. The show will be hosted outdoors, in the Parthenon behind the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre.
Cost:$35.00
Location:Behind the Beddington Theatre Arts Centtre
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:storybooktheatre.org/singers-at-sunset

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