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Category Archive: CALGARY UPCOMING EVENTS: Family / Kids

Dec
27

Don’t miss these MET opera productions for the family: Wed. and Thurs. at a movie theatre near you!

You don’t have to live in New York to catch the MET’s phenomenal operatic productions. “Front Row Centre Events” by Cineplex Odeon is the greatest invention since sliced bread.  Anyone near a North American city can watch operas from the MET, live theatre from Royal Albert Hall in London, live symphonic performances from the best …

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Dec
20

Help! Five ideas to keep you and the kids entertained over winter break

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Winter break can be a stressful time for many parents. When it’s freezing cold outside and the kids are off school, what’s a parent to do?  Being stuck at home doesn’t have to mean endless hours of electronic games and TV. Here are some stress-free ideas to keep you and the kids entertained on those …

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Nov
07

Guest posting today! on Family Fun Calgary

I’m over at Family Fun Calgary today with a review on Storybook Theatre’s Anne of Green Gables.   Here is the full post:  Storybook Theatre Delivers a Feisty of Anne of Green Gables. While you’re visiting, stop and check out Family Fun Calgary’s tips on local events and resources.  They’ve got you covered!

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Nov
02

Looking for ways your kids can volunteer? Hipkids offers meaningful and convenient opportunities.

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By far,  my best hands-on educational experience was volunteering with my  daughters. It was not easy.   I had to search long and hard to find an organization that would allow young kids to volunteer.  I had to pull my kids out of school for a full morning once a month. I didn’t mind, because …

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Oct
27

Calgary’s new science centre is ready for blast off October 29th!

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Calgarians are invited to celebrate the grand opening of the new science centre called, “Telus Spark.” I like the name!  Double the size of the old facility at 153,000 square feet, the centre features all new exhibits: Being Human, Open Studio, Earth and Sky, and Energy and Innovation.  The Creative Kids Museum, also housed in …

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Oct
22

Princess Kate is a huge fan. Are you? Don’t miss Anne of Green Gables presented by Storybook Theatre, Calgary.

Here’s another event to add to your November list for the family! Presented by Storybook Theatre Nov. 4- 19th. Anne of Green Gables  

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Oct
18

Three cultural events for the family in November: Calgary

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So, I didn’t take my kids to the Selena Gomez concert last night.  My daughter saw the cover of the paper this morning and said, “What!  Selena Gomez was here!?”  I didn’t do it on purpose, I swear.  I actually didn’t know la Gomez was here, but now I’m thankful I live in a bubble. …

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Oct
13

The Composer is Dead: Fantastic for all ages!

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Who is Lemony Snicket, and how does he manage to write such clever books that are both educational and entertaining?  Perhaps best known for A Series of Unfortunate Events, Snicket’s writing is infused with imagination and humour. The Composer Is Dead is a short murder mystery, and all the suspects are musical instruments in [...]

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Oct
12

New animation show at the Glenbow Oct. 8-Dec. 24th: I’m taking the kids!

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The Glenbow Museum presents one hundred and fifty years of animation  in one show.  As a bonus, the ARC discovery room offers a variety of hands-on activities for the family.  Please consult the website for details.  This could also be a great opportunity to visit the museum’s art collection with the kids.
 

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Oct
09

Project #4: The Mother-Tween Book Club

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Now that my daughter is a tween, I figure we can finally read some of the same books.   I told her that it would be our private book club, and that when we had both finished the book we would go out on a dinner date to discuss.  I am so excited!!  Finding a [...]

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Oct
06

Great theatre for kids in October! Check out these two shows in Calgary:

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I love the Fall not only because of the changing colours of the leaves, but because Fall means theatre season is in full swing.  We try to take the kids whenever the opportunity presents, and fortunately we don’t have to wait long in Calgary.  Here are two great offerings you can enjoy with the younger [...]

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Oct
03

Mozart’s Don Giovanni opera at the movies

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Live from the MET.  Watch it in Calgary Sat. Oct. 29th at 10:55 am (Chinook, Westhills, Crowfoot.)  Note the 4 hour duration with intermission.  Take the older kids, and only if they are interested.  Otherwise, get a babysitter and enjoy an afternoon away!  See the event calendar for details.

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Sep
29

Rhythms of Spain in Calgary: Take your kids (or not?) OLE!

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Tomorrow night (sorry for the short notice!)  Calgary’s first ever Flamenco Festival premieres with performances combining musicians, singers, and dancers from Spain and Canada.  If you have never seen Flamenco performed live, you don’t know what you’re missing!  Flamenco dancing is passionate and vibrant, and the combination of guitars with percussive instruments makes for an …

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Sep
28

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

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Title: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall Start Time: Fri: 8PM and Sat: 2 PM, and 8PM Date:   2011- 10-07 2011-10-08

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Sep
25

Project #3: Take the kids to the symphony?

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Well, that all depends.  Here in Calgary, we are fortunate to have the CPO  (Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra,) which puts on family-friendly concerts called “Symphony Sundays for Kids Series.”   In this age of tweeting and gaming, it is definitely a challenge for  people to sit still in a dark room and listen to music for …

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Sep
19

Project #2: Take the kids to the opera?

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Last night (Sunday), we took the three kids ages 10,8,5 to a hilarious spoof on Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” put on by the Cowtown Opera Company in Calgary. The music was original from Mozart’s opera, but the libretto was in English and updated with a 21st century plot.  We all enjoyed the excellent singing and …

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