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Category Archive: Venues: Interesting, educational

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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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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