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Post date: 2020/02/14 - 13:59

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of February 19 - March 3:

Leisure Centre Schedules: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Schedules.aspx

  • Need some snuggles with a kitty or a cat? There are 45 minute kitty visits for $10 at the Regal Cat Cafe.  https://www.regalcatcafe.com/ There's also a new cat cafe in the Calgary NW called Cafe and Mi- if you make a $5 beverage purchase, you'll be able to visit their cats - https://www.cafeandmi.com/rules
  • February 19 - 22 (times vary - see link): The Louder We Get - at Arts Commons, Max Bell Theatre, destined for Broadway, this dazzling musical follows the compelling and inspirational true love story of Marc Hall as he navigates the Catholic school system to fight for his right to take his boyfriend to prom. With colourful pop-inspired songs and heart-warming unity, you won't want to miss this electric love story. Admission: varies - see link. On Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's - if you are under the age of 35, the ticket is $35. https://www.theatrecalgary.com/shows/2019-2020-the-louder-we-get?_ga=2.248950343.134298310.1580145392-1805235832.1565814106

FREE:

  • February 28 (8:00pm): Tom Phillips & The D.T.s Artist in Residence Performance - at the King Eddy, Tom Phillips and The D.T.s will play a free show to wrap up their residence at Studio Bell. This six-piece band plays a variety of music from country and contemporary folk to rock. Seats are first come, first serve - it's recommended to show a bit early.   
  • February 29 (6:00pm-8:00pm): Black History Month: Celebrating the Heroes Among Us - at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association, The Caribbean Island Associations in Calgary are teaming up with MRU and TD Bank to celebrate Black History Month. Guests of honor include: Neville Wells and musician and ethnomusciologist Gary Martin. 

PAID:

  • February 19 (7:00pm): Say Amen, Somebody -  at Studio Bell, Calgary International Film Festival's next MoS Docs screening will be Say Amen, Somebody. Presented in partnership with National Music Centre, this film (which has gone unseen for 30 years) showcases an emotional celebration of African-American culture and features performances by the Barrett Sisters and the O'Neal Twins. Admission: $13-15
  • February 19, 20, 21 & 22 (times vary - see link): Andy Haynes -  at The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot, Andy Haynes will be in the house. He has performed on many TV shows such as Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the New Faces showcase at the Just for Laughs festival. Admission: $14.95-21.95
    https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/andy-haynes-2/2020-02-19/
  • February 20 (7:00pm): Wordfest Presents: Desmond Cole (The Skin We're In) -  at Memorial Park Library (2nd Floor, 1221 2 St SW), author Desmond Cole will be in Calgary promoting his first book 'The Skin We're In.' After his 2015 cover story in Toronto Life Magazine exposed the racist practices of the Toronto police department, Cole was placed into the public spotlight. Admission: $15
  • February 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 (7:00pm): Between Us - at Vertigo Theatre (161, 115 9 Ave SE), the latest production by Handsome Alice Theatre is Between Us. Created and performed by Meg Farhall and Michael Rolfe and directed by Vanessa Porteous, the two-hander explores the highs and severe lows of the relationship between Anna and William. Admission: ticket prices vary - see link http://www.handsomealice.com/
  • February 21 (7:30pm): Krill Williams with Exit Division, Hunter and The Kill and The Toques - at NVRLND (1048 21 Ave SE), this showcase of four local, independent bands takes place. Organized by Jump Music Initiative, a local nonprofit dedicated to giving young musicians a platform, the show will feature performances by Krill Williams, Exit Division, Hunter and The Kill and The Toques.  Admission: $10
  • February 22 (2:00pm & 7:00pm): Ungasisha: Explore. Connect. Dance - Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc. presents this dance program at The Grand (608 1 St SW). The all-Calgarian team of dancers will be tackling fiver very different styles of dance with connections to African as well as the rest of the globe: Afro-Carribean, Afro-Cuban, hip hop, step and tap.  Admission: $20-40
  • February 22 (7:00pm): Black History Gospel Extravaganza Concert - at Journey Church (10307 Eamon Rd. NW), The Caribbean Association of Adventist in Alberta presents its third annual Black History Gospel Extravaganza Concert. More than 10 of the top gospel choirs-groups will be performing in celebration of Black History Month. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission: $25-30 http://www.mycaaa.ca/
  • February 22 (7:30pm): Quintetish - at Doherty Hall (623 13 Ave SE), join Timepoint Ensemble for the fourth show of its fifth season Quintetish, a show featuring performances by quintets and other small chamber music ensembles. The program will feature music by Carmen Barden, Dai Fujikura, Kyong Mee Choi and Serge Arcuri along with student performers as apart of the Open Score Program. Tickets are pay what you can in advance or $20 at the door. Admission: by donation - pay online, see link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/clipping-tickets-91561836919
  • February 23 (10:00am-4:00pm): National Aviation Day at The Hangar Flight Museum - the Hangar Flight Museum (4629 McCall Way NE), is celebrating the 111th anniversary of powered flight in Canada. This is the second time the museum is hosting the event and they are joined this year by partners YYC Calgary Airport Authority. Guests will enjoy two-for-one admission, free tours and the chance to sit inside the Bell 47 helicopter.  Admission: $15
  • February 23 (2:00pm-5:00pm): Devrai (Sacred Grove) - at Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14 Ave NW), Hidden Gems Film Festival is present a screening of Devrai (Sacred Grove). The film follows Shesh Desai, his obsession with a forest on the Konkan region of Maharashtra in India and later diagnosis with schizophrenia. Admission: $15-25
  • February 23 (3:00pm-5:00pm): The Tudors - at Bella Concert Hall, the next concert from Luminous Voices, Calgary's professional choir, is The Tudors. The program will focus on the Tudor era and English Renaissance masters with selections including "O Nata Lux" and Magnificat for Four Voices by Thomas Tallis, Mass for Five Voices by William Byrd, "The Lord's Prayer" and "Hec Dies" by John Sheppard and more. Admission: $28-38
  • February 23 (3:00pm): Blue Moon Marquee -  at The Gallery House (119 Nottingham Rd NW), there will be a mix of early blues, jazz, country, and popular songs. Tickets are $25 in advance - they sell out quick! Admission: $25 http://galleryhouseconcerts.com/
  • February 26 (7:30pm): Test Drive - at Yuk Yuk's (218 18 Ave SE), this comedy show taking place is a fundraiser for an upcoming charitable comedy tour called The Human Condition Spring Comedy Tour. Performers include: Scott Belford, Adam Mac and Scott Porteous. Admission: $19.95
  • February 27 (12:00pm-9:00pm), 28, 29 (10:00am-9:00pm) & March 1 (10:00am-6:00pm) : Calgary Home and Garden Show 2020 - at the BMO Centre, the annual Calgary Home and Garden Show is a four-day event that features many experts and vendors for all of your home and gardening needs. Bryan Baemuler will be the special guest. Admission: $7-16 - save money by purchasing tickets online - https://calgaryhgs.com/
  • February 27 (7:00pm): Trivia Night at Fort Calgary - there will be a trivia night - gather your favorite quiz loving friends and study up on current events, pop culture and Fort Calgary facts to take home the crown. Admission: by donation
  • February 28 8:00pm to February 29 10:00pm: 26-Hour Improv Marathon - Yes, this event is 26 hours long! At The Alexandra Centre (922 9 Ave SE), improvisational comedy crew with Kinkonauts is holding it's annual fundraiser. Admission: $10 donation is suggested for each show you stay for.
  • February 29 (8:00pm): Leap Year Party with Cabot's Crossing -  the King Eddy will be celebrating Leap Year! Marking the occasion of Cabot's Crossing, a Maritime kitchen party band with an East Coast-infuse repertoire of traditional Irish music. Admission: $15-20
  • March 3 (7:00pm): Off the CUFF: Blow the Man Down -  at Globe Cinema, if you love film noir and spooky seaside setting, this is the place to go! Blow the Man Down was an official selection at TIFF and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019, telling the story of two sisters who conceal a crime and discover dark secrets about their town in the process. Admission: $10

Have a great week!

 

Post date: 2020/02/07 - 15:01

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of February 12 - 18:

Leisure Centre Schedules: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Schedules.aspx

Please see attached for the City of Calgary program flyers.

  • Need some snuggles with a kitty or a cat? There are 45 minute kitty visits for $10 at the Regal Cat Cafe.  https://www.regalcatcafe.com/ There's also a new cat cafe in the Calgary NW called Cafe and Mi- if you make a $5 beverage purchase, you'll be able to visit their cats - https://www.cafeandmi.com/rules
  • February 4 - 22 (times vary - see link): The Louder We Get - at Arts Commons, Max Bell Theatre, destined for Broadway, this dazzling musical follows the compelling and inspirational true love story of Marc Hall as he navigates the Catholic school system to fight for his right to take his boyfriend to prom. With colourful pop-inspired songs and heart-warming unity, you won't want to miss this electric love story. Admission: varies - see link. On Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's - if you are under the age of 35, the ticket is $35. https://www.theatrecalgary.com/shows/2019-2020-the-louder-we-get?_ga=2.248950343.134298310.1580145392-1805235832.1565814106

FREE:

  • February 14 (10:00am-2:00pm): Valentine's Day at Calgary Farmers' Market - at the Calgary Farmers Market, come for a special Valentine's Day of celebrations. There will be a photo-booth, chocolate-dipped treats and a caricature artist that will draw a photo of you and your loved one for $25. There will be contests and more!
  • February 14, 15 & 16 (4:00pm-10:00pm): Glow Winter Festival - Calgary's free outdoor, winter festival is back! Glow Winter Festival lights up Stephen Avenue with light-show installations, live music, dancing, outdoor lounges and more. There will be an illuminated ice slide, watch a live, international ice-carving competition, ride a trackless 18-passenger train and check out food and beverage options in the lounge area. It takes place between 1 St SE and 4 St SW. 
  • February 15 (11:00am-5:00pm): Beltline Bonspiel - at the Lougheed House, the Beltline Bonspiel winter festival returns for a day of family-friendly activities and curling. In addition to the main curling tournament there will be casual family play, DJs, fire pits, a local beer garden, food options including the Perogy Boyz food truck and a pop-up restaurant inside the Lougheed House. 
  • February 17 (12:00pm-4:00pm): Family Day with Jory Kinjo - the King Eddy is celebrating Family Day with a free show! Kids are welcome to come down to the historic bar and enjoy live music by Jory Kinjo, a 20-year career music veteran. He will be performing soul, reggae, ska and roots tones.

PAID:

  • February 12 (7:00pm): Beanpole  - at Globe Cinema, the next entry in Calgary International Film Festival's new Global Perspectives series is Russia's Beanpole. The film follows a young nurse struggling to rebuild her life in a post World War II era and how friendship can be forged out of tragedy. Admission: $13-15
  • February 12, 13 (8:00pm) & 15 (7:30pm): Mo Mandel -  at The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot, Mo Mandel will be in the house. He did a half-hour special on Comedy Central and more than 40 appearances on Chelsey Lately or for having created and executive produced Comedy Knockout. Admission: $14.95-59.95
  • February 13 (6:30pm): Animal People Screening -  at Inglewood Community Hall, Calgary Animal Save is hosting a screening of Animal People, a documentary produced by Joaquin Phoenix. There will be popcorn, a guest speaker, a photo booth and a 50/50 draw for guests to enjoy. Admission: $25
  • February 13 (8:00pm): Alberta Spotlight: Ryan Langlois - at King Eddy, this installment of National Music Centre's Alberta Spotlight series is headlined by Red Deer country-rocker Ryan Langlois. He was the lead singer from The Boom Chucka Boys - now he has an award winning solo career. This will be a high energy show. Admission: $15
  • February 13 (8:00pm): New Music Concert - at Eckhardt-Grammate Hall (206 University Ct. NW), faculty and students at UofC's School of Creative and Performing Arts will be unveiling new works. This includes works from Allan G. Bell, Lauro Pecktor de Oliveira, Scott Ross-Molyneux and David Andrews Mira brought of life by the UCalgary Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and student soloists and chamber musicians.  Admission: $10-13
  • February 14 (5:00pm-9:00pm): $10 Date Night at Studio Bell: Valentine's Day Bash - at Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre, is offering discounted admission and special programming. Guests will enjoy DJs spinning vinyl, a cash bar and a ballroom dancing lesson in additions to NMC's five floors of interactive exhibitions. Admission: $10
  • February 15 (10:00am-4:00pm): Fishtival - at Bow Habitat Station, learn about Alberta's fish with Bow Habitat Station and enjoy family-friendly events and games. Explore the investigation stations where you can discover many aquatic related experience such as fly-fishing, interacting with over 20 different fish species and learning about the journey that trout take from egg to adult. The outdoor section i free admission, and admission is reduced to $5 for entrance into the Discovery Centre. Admission: Free - $5
  • February 15 (12:30pm-2:00pm): Mini Ride Don't Hide - at Peloton Cycling (109, 1053 10 St SW), as a lead-up to its cycling fundraiser on June 14, the Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary has organized a spin class at Peloton Cycling. Registration is $15 and attendees get access to 10% off a 10-class pass to Peloton Cycling to keep up their training. Admission: $15
  • February 15 (8:30pm): Chixdiggit - at King Eddy, Calgary punk powerhouse Chixdiggit, are entering their third decade as band having formed in 1991 will be performing. Admission: $20-25
  • February 17 (10:00am-5:00pm): Family Day at Studio Bell - at Studio Bell, there's a whole lot of music-focused fun going on. The main event is A Smalltown DJ's Family Dance Party where the iconic Calgary electronic duo will play music "from the ages for all ages" from 1pm-3:30pm with special guest Skratch Bastid. Admission: standard Studio Bell admission fee.
  • February 17 (2:00pm): Tribute to New Orleans - at Scarboro United Church, enjoy an afternoon of Big Easy brass music courtesy of Foothills Brass. Expect to hear music by Louis Armstrong, Al Hirt, Jelly Roll Morton and others in styles from ragtime and Dixieland to Second Line and more. Admission: $15-25
  • February 18 (7:00pm): Off the CUFF: Gun Akimbo -  at Globe Cinema, Calgary's Underground Film Festival's year-round presentation series has tapped Guns Akimbo for its next screening. Daniel Radcliffe - whose post-Harry Potter work has been a revelation of absurdity - leads this gonzo love letter to the action movies of the '80's and '90's. Admission: $8-10

Have a great week!

Post date: 2020/02/03 - 11:06

February is Heart Month! Check out the Health and Safety section and take care of yourself this February!

Don't miss CET Standard 3/15 regarding Relationships.

Also - CPI Training dates were added just after printing - please call reception to register.
March 26/27, April 30/May 1, May 25/26 and June 25/26

 

 

Post date: 2020/01/31 - 12:08

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the weeks of February 4 - 11:

Leisure Centre Schedules: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Schedules.aspx

  • February 4 - 22 (times vary - see link): The Louder We Get - at Arts Commons, Max Bell Theatre, destined for Broadway, this dazzling musical follows the compelling and inspirational true love story of Marc Hall as he navigates the Catholic school system to fight for his right to take his boyfriend to prom. With colourful pop-inspired songs and heart-warming unity, you won't want to miss this electric love story. Admission: varies - see link. On Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's - if you are under the age of 35, the ticket is $35. https://www.theatrecalgary.com/shows/2019-2020-the-louder-we-get?_ga=2.248950343.134298310.1580145392-1805235832.1565814106

FREE:

  • February 5 (6:30pm-8:30pm): Bravehearts Open Doors - at Calgary Parkland Community Association (505 Parkvalley Road SE), join the Fish Creek Bravehearts Toastmasters Club for its open house. This is a chance for guests to see what Toastmasters is all about and to meet the community. The Bravehearts offer members a chance to build their leadership and communication skills in a relaxed, easy-going environment.
  • February 7 (6:00pm-9:00pm): Finding Presence - Mindfulness in the Mountains - at Framed on Fifth (1207 5 Ave NW), there will be an opening reception with an exhibit by Kathleen Davis as part of Exposure Photography Festival. David is a fine art photographer from Canmore who specializes in black-and-white photos taken from mountain peaks.
  • February 10 (6:00pm): NeWest Press Author Reading Event - at Indigo CrossIron Mills, join four Calgary Authors as they showcase their novels. Authors include, Randy Nikkel Schroeder, Theanna Bischoff, Lauralyn Choow and Niall Howell.

PAID:

  • February 5 (7:00pm): The Booksellers  - at Eau Claire Market, the next entry in Calgary International Film Festival's Doc Soup series is The Booksellers. The film explores the unique and unexpected skills of antiquarian booksellers need in order to be successful in the trade and celebrates the importance of book culture. Viewers get a rare inside look into some of the most remarkable books of all time. This includes the most expensive book ever sold, accounts of polar expedition with wooly mammoth and more. Admission: $13-15
  • February 5 (8:00pm): Chris Gordon -  at The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot, Calgary's Chris Gordon is headlining a comedy show. He has been credited in Hell on Wheels, Just of Laughs Festivals and more! Admission: $14.95
  • February 6 & 7 (1:00pm-9:00pm), 8 & 9 (10:00am-7:00pm): Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show -  at BMO Centre, peruse Southern Alberta's biggest showing of boats, watercraft, marine accessories, fishing, camping, hunting and outdoor related products and services. Admission: $10-15
  • February 6 (8:00pm), 7 & 8 (7:00pm): Ryan Niemiller - at Laugh Shop, Hotel Blackfoot, the quick-witted comedian will be in the house for three days in February. Niemiller was born with a disability, aims to share is unique perspective of what it's like living in a world that was not designed for him through humour. Admission: $19.95-24.95
  • February 7 (7:00pm): Photo Inspiration Night - at Central Library, PhotoED Magazine is presenting a unique event during Exposure Photography Festival. 10 speakers will run through 20 photography-based slides telling a story divided up in 20 seconds per slide There will be art photographers, photojournalists, commercial photographers and other fascinating industry folk. Admission: $10-35
  • February 7 (8:00pm): Rosina Cove & The Brooke Wylie Band - at King Eddy, Fans of 100 Mile House should be excited to hear that the duo's Peter Stone has another band called Rosina Cove. Go and listen to some indie music. Admission: $12-15
  • February 8 (10:00am-3:00pm): Bowness WinterFest - at Bowness Community Association, there will be an escape from the chill of February with the family-friendly Bowness WinterFest Event. The carnival-style affair will feature games, prizes, zorb bowling, a bouncy castle, a photo-booth, concessions Admission: $7
  • February 8 (1:00pm): Wordfest Presents: Cheryl Foggo (Pourin' Down Rain) - at Memorial Park Library (2nd Floor, 1221 2 St SW), author Cheryl Foggo will be showing off her 30th anniversary release of her book Pourin' Down the Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West. She explores the feeling of feeling like an outsider growing up in Calgary in the 1960's and ho she explores those feelings with her ancestry. There will be live music, special guests and an on-stage Q&A followed by a book signing. Admission: $15
  • February 8 (1:00pm): Khari Wendell McClelland's Freedom Singer - at Studio Bell (850 4 St SE), Scotiabank Backseat presents an afternoon of song in celebration of Black History Month. Admission: regular admission at Studio Bell
  • February 8 (7:30pm-10:00pm): Glenbow Launch Party - at Glenbow (1309 Ave SE), there will be a party celebrating the launch of three exhibits including the much anticipated Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands. There will be street photography and self-portraiture of Maier. Admission: by donation
  • February 9 (2:00pm): Tribute to New Orleans - at Scarboro United Church, enjoy an afternoon of Big Easy brass music courtesy of Foothills Brass. Expect to hear music by Louis Armstrong, Al Hirt, Jelly Roll Morton and others in styles from ragtime and Dixieland to Second Line and more. Admission: $15-25
  • February 9 (3:00pm): Pre-Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dance Party -  at Centre Street Steakhouse and Pub (2820 Centre St NE), get warmed up for Valentine's Day at this Baby Boomer-themed dance party. The event will feature the Boomer Dance Party Band playing some of the biggest hits of the '50s through the '90s. The seating is first come, first serve - guests are recommended to show up early. Admission: $10
  • February 10 (7:30pm): James Campbell, Arnold Choi & Glen Montgomery -  at Bella Concert Hall, these artists will perform during this entry in the Wyatt Concert Series at the Bella Concert Hall. Admission: $10-30

    Have a great week!

    Post date: 2020/01/27 - 16:10

    Hi everyone,

    Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the weeks of January 28 - February 3:

    Leisure Centre Schedules: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Schedules.aspx

    Please see attached for the City of Calgary program flyers.

    • January 28 - February 22 (times vary - see link): The Louder We Get - at Arts Commons, Max Bell Theatre, destined for Broadway, this dazzling musical follows the compelling and inspirational true love story of Marc Hall as he navigates the Catholic school system to fight for his right to take his boyfriend to prom. With colourful pop-inspired songs and heart-warming unity, you won't want to miss this electric love story. Admission: varies - see link. On Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's - if you are under the age of 35, the ticket is $35. https://www.theatrecalgary.com/shows/2019-2020-the-louder-we-get?_ga=2.248950343.134298310.1580145392-1805235832.1565814106

    FREE:

     

    • January 29 (6:00pm-8:00pm): Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series: Tanya Talga - at Central Library, the UofC's Indigenous Strategy will feature Tanya Talaga at its first Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series of 2020. Talaga is an award-winning, best-selling author and veteran journalist who currently writes a column for the Toronto Star on subjects relating to the Indigenous experience in Canada. It is a free event - but please RSVP in advance.
    • February 1 (12:00pm): Black History Month Celebration - at Marlborough Mall, local music-and-culture promotions group 10 x Music & Culture is celebrating Black History Month. There will be live music, spoken word and a fashion show to commemorate the occasion. This will be in the upper area of the food court in the mall.
    • February 1 (2:00pm-7:00pm): Theme: Landscape Publication Launch & Exhibition - at Loft 112 (535 8 Ave SE), traditional photography publication SEITIES is launching its next issue during the Exposure Photography Festival. In addition to being among the first to get their hands on a copy, attendees can also take in an exhibition feature handmade darkroom prints, Polaroids and wet plates and have their Tintypes portrait taken by Rainika Photographik.
    • February 1 (3:00pm-6:00pm): Open Mic Hosted by The Enablers - at SunnyCicder (1, 3300 14 Ave NE), performers of all stripes are invited to share their creativity at Sunnysider. Whether you want to read aloud some poetry, play a song or jam with other musicians, this free-admission event is waiting for you.

      PAID:

      • January 28 - February 1 (7:30pm): The Boy From Oz - at Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, join the Front Row Centre Players Society from January 17 to February 1 for the Canadian Premiere of The Boy From Oz. Admission: $25
      • January 29 (10:00am-5:00pm) Bell Let's Talk Day at Studio Bell - at Studio Bell (850 4 St SE), there will be a day of activities to bring awareness to mental health. There will be events like a drum therapy session, a Kimball Theatre Organ demonstration about music and emotions as well as a tour to highlight the healing power of music. There will be many organizations there like Kids Help Phone and the Calgary Counselling Centre. Admission: $20
      • January 29 (7:30pm): Comedy Night at the Cider House - Sunnysider (1, 3300 14 Ave NE) will be hosting its first-ever comedy night! There will be a good line up of comedians like Austin Lonneberg, Sam Benty and Amy Edgar. Admission: $15
      • January 29 (7:00pm-8:00pm): We've Read This Book Club: Three Women - at Memorial Park Library, this event will be hosted by Anne Logan, a local blogger and book reviewer, who will lead participants through a discussion of Lisa Taddeo's bestseller Three Women. Admission: $10
      • January 29 (8:00pm): Todd Ness - at the Laugh Shop, Hotel Blackfoot, professional stand-up comedian Todd Ness is in the house! Admission: $14.95
      • January 30 - February 1 (times vary - see link): Particle and Wave Media Arts Festival - for the sixth year in a row, Calgarians can ohh and ahh at the latest screenings, installation and live performances from local, national and international multimedia artists over this three-day festival. There will be an interactive game show where patrons become the live audience and performances incorporating projections and soundscapes mixed on the spot. Admission: varies - see link - http://emmedia.ca/
      • January 30 - February 1 (7:30pm): Gavin Matts - at the Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot, Vancouver-born comedian and actor Gavin Matts is visiting Hotel Blackfoot's Laughshop for five shows over three days! Admission: $14.95-21.95
      • January 31 (6:00pm - 9:00pm): Burnt Toast Studio Open House and Gallery Expedition -  at the not-for-profit art collective Burnt Toast Studio is opening its doors the public for an open house and exhibition. Admission: by donation
      • January 31 (8:00pm): The Redline Trio with Steve Hudson  -  at King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE), local jazz triad The Redline Trio will be playing with NY-based pianist. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Admission: $20-25
      • January 31 (10:00pm): IcoNick Comedy  -  Without Papers Pizza (1216 9 Ave SE) - Writing Papers is once again hosting IcoNick Comedy. Hosted by Conner Christmas and troo knot, it boasts a mix of mainstream and alternative comics and includes bizarre hijinks where the audience can win prizes. Admission: pay what you can
      • February 1 (7:00pm): Chris Gheran  -  at Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar (909 10 St SE), the Gallery House Concerts Society is hosting a performance by Chris Gheran. Enjoy hard folk songs that often tell stories of military battles, which is a unique part of Gheran's music storytelling style. You can reserve a spot before-hand if interested. Admission: $10
      • February 1 (8:00pm-10:00pm): Improv! The Musical -  at The Alexandra Centre (922 9 Ave SE), there will be a troupe of improvisers that will sing and dance their way into a musical theatre experience like no other. Admission: $12-15
      • February 1 (9:00pm): Devin Cooper with Flaysher -  the King Eddy is hosting a headline performance by Devin Cooper. This is the first time the Southern-style rocker will be headlining there. Admission: $10-15
      • February 2 (1:00pm): The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures-  at Eckhardt-Grammate Hall (206 University Ct NW), Calgary Pro Musica presents The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures. This family-friendly event follows the story of Luca as he learns to share his musical talents, feature music by Bach, Beethoven, Piazzolla and more. There will be a craft room available before the show and a cookie reception afterwards. Admission: $12-15
      • February 3 (7:00pm): Off the CUFF: Colour Out of Space - at Globe Cinema, if you're a fan of over-the-top B-movies, do not miss this latest entry in Calgary Underground Film Festival's Off The CUFF Series. Based on a story by legendary horror author H.P Lovecrast, Colour Out of Space follows the bizarre events that comes to pass after a meteorite crashes near the home of the Gardner Family. Admission: $8-10

        Have a great week! 

        Post date: 2020/01/17 - 13:07

        Hi everyone,

        Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the weeks of January 14 - 20:

        Leisure Centre Schedules: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Schedules.aspx

        FREE:

        • January 25 (1:00pm-4:00pm): Marlborough Mall Chinese New Year - Marlborough Mall will be hosting a free afternoon of celebration to ring in the Year of the Rat. The mall's family park and foot court will host performers, a photo booth with traditional garments by the Chinese Community Service Association, crafts for kids and more.
        • January 27 (6:45pm): Beyond Housing - at Calgary Central Library, Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall - this new documentary series tackles homelessness and, importantly, the individual stories of those who have experienced it. Made right here in Calgary, the documentary will premiere at Central Library.

        PAID:

        • January 21 (6:20pm): Cirque Flip Fabrique: Blizzard - at Jack Singer Concert Hall, Cirque Flip Fabrique brings its winter-themed show to the Jack Singer Concert Hall on January 21 as part of Arts Commons Presents. The Quebecois troupe will showcase its skills in acrobatics, juggling, aerial hoops, trampoline and original music during the family-friendly performance. Admission: $39-69
        • January 23 (7:00pm) Calgary Story Slam: Surprise - at Trolly 5 Brewpub (728 17 Ave SW), Calgary's competitive Story Slam series rolls on with an evening of stories inspired by a "surprise." Attendees can interpret this prompt in whatever way they choose and then tell a five-minute story from their lives. This is an open mic event!  Admission: $8
        • January 24 (7:30pm): Comedy Night at the Cider House - Sunnysider (1, 3300 14 Ave NE) will be hosting its first-ever comedy night! There will be a good line up of comedians like Austin Lonneberg, Sam Benty and Amy Edgar. Admission: $15
        • January 24 (10:00am-2:45pm): Share the Warmth - Calgary Farmers' Market will be hosting a day of fun activities in support of Inn From the Cold. Shoppers are asked to bring either a new winter clothing item or a $5 donation before decorating and eating a Jelly Modern Doughnut. 
        • January 24 (10:00pm): Alberta Spotlight: Caleb Hart & Roca Roots with Infamous Ray -at King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE) the installment of National Music Centre's Alberta Spotlight series is headlined by Caleb Hart and Roca Roots. Admission: $15
        • January 25 (9:00pm): Campaign Launch EP Release Party - at King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE), Calgary-based indie-folk act Campaign Launch will be releasing his first EP. Described as a mix  of indie rock and dark, soulful folk, Richard Constantine's songwriting is complemented live by Connor HR on bass and Bennett Mitchell on drums. Admission: $10 (at door only - arrive early. Limited seating)
        • January 25 (11:00am): Sensory Friendly Screening: The Addams Family -  at Canyon Meadows Cinemas, the animated reboot of the classic film The Addams Family is now playing. The theatre is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of the film so that everyone, including anyone with sensitivities to noise or who don't like total darkness can enjoy the movie. Admission: $5
        • January 25 (11:00am): Sensory Friendly Screening: Playmobil -  at Canyon Meadows Cinemas, the adventure-filled new film Playmobil will be playing. The theatre is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of the film so that everyone, including anyone with sensitivities to noise or who don't like total darkness can enjoy the movie. Admission: $5
        • January 25 (11:00am): Sensory Friendly Screening: Abominable -  at Canyon Meadows Cinemas, the heart-warming film Abominable will be playing. The theatre is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of the film so that everyone, including anyone with sensitivities to noise or who don't like total darkness can enjoy the movie. Admission: $5

        Have a great week!     

        Post date: 2020/01/14 - 11:17

        Hi everyone,

        Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the weeks of January 14 - 20:

        Leisure Centre Schedules: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Schedules.aspx

        Please see attached for the City of Calgary program flyers.

        FREE:

        • January 17 (8:00pm): Tanika Charles Artist in Residence Performance -  Tanika Charles, the inaugural winner of Lixar, National Music Centre and the Polaris Music Prize's Polaris Artist Residency will conclude her time at Studio Bell with a free show at King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE.)
        • January 18 (12:00pm-4:00pm): Calgary Womyn: Taking Strides -  at Central Library, Taking Strides is an event that brings community together to recognize and respond to the fact that gender inequality remains a prevalent issue across Canada. This event will be packed full of speakers, programs and resource-sharing includes caucus discussions led by people of colour and people with disabilities (along with other marginalized populations.)

        PAID:

        • January 15 (7:00pm): The Traitor - at Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW), the next entry in Calgary International Film Festival's new Global Perspectives series is Italy's The Traitor (II Traditore). Admission: $15
        • January 17 (12:00pm-9:00pm), 18 & 19 (10:00pm-9:00pm): Calgary Renovation Show - at the BMO Centre, this show will feature nearly 200 vendors over three days. From architecture and home appliances and heating, decor and more - there are tons of options. There will be speakers and presentations.  Admission: $13 - buy online for $11 - https://calgaryrenovationshow.tix123.com/
        • January 17 (7:00pm): Ryan McMahon - at The Gallery House (119 Nottingham Rd NW), Canadian singer-songwriter Ryan McMahon will be bringing his blend of folk, roots and rock to the Gallery for this intimate performance. He performs multiple genres. Admission: $25
        • January 18 (5:00pm): Miskanawah Friendship Round Dance - at The Genesis Centre (10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE), local non-profit Miskanawah hosts its 14th annual fundraising Friendship Round Dance. Bring a monetary donation and you can be part of singing, dancing, an arts market and a cultural feast in celebration of First Nation's cultures. Admission: by cash donation
        • January 18 (7:30pm): Transformation: A History of Calgary's Transgender Community -  at Central Library's Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, join Kevin Allen, author of Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary and the Calgary Gay History Project Blog and One Voice Chorus for an evening of exploring Calgary's transgender past and present. Admission: $20 - in advance. Sliding scale at the door. http://onevoicechorus.ca/2019/12/transformation-a-history-of-calgarys-transgender-community/
        • January 19 (2:00pm): The Western Swing Project Band - at Red Deer Lake United Church (96187 Ab-22X), there will be a concern series rolling on with a performance by the Western Swing Project Band. The eight-piece ensemble is known for its bigger-than-big sound that spans genres like Texas fiddle tunes, New Orleans brassy jazz, big band swing, Spanish-American folk songs, Mississippi blues and more. Admission: $25.
        • January 19 (3:00pm): Bach Suites for Cello - CD Release Concert - at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Philip Hansen, former principal ceilist of Calgary Philharmonic Orhcestra, returns to Calgary for a cello recital and CD release.  Admission: $20

        Have a great week!     

        Post date: 2020/01/06 - 08:51

        The CPI Training listed in the CASS Report for February 24 and 25 has been changed to February 10th and 11th. The times remain the same, starting at 9 am both days and finishing at 3:30 on the Monday and 12:30 on the Tuesday.

         

        Post date: 2020/01/03 - 15:38

        HAPPY NEW YEAR CASS!!
        Want to beat the winter blues? Check out the Health and Safety section in this month's newsletter.

        2020 is our accreditation year - CASS is required to meet many standards set out by ACDS - Alberta Council of Disability Services - watch the CASS Report for a separate standard each month.

        Be sure and stop in to the Money Matters office for your very own Stop, Look and Listen cards - a helpful wallet card for impulse buying!

         

        Post date: 2020/01/02 - 13:22

        Hi everyone,

        Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the weeks of  January 7-13:

        Leisure Centre Schedules: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Schedules.aspx

        Please see attached for the City of Calgary program flyers.

        FREE:

        • January 8 (5:30pm-7:30pm): Mindful Moments - at 1000 Voices Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE), you will learn mindfulness skills coaching and activities, self-regulation skills and stress reduction strategies and parallel parents and child (ages 8-12) group sessions. There will be support in learning how to keep cool if your children escalate, help children manage strong emotions and being present with your children.
        • January 9 (5:00pm-10:00pm): The Brink of Infinity Artist Reception -  at cSpace King Edward, check out a collection of works by artists Connor and Nadia Gottfried. There will be a mix of large-scale works that consider technological progress and Nadia's photography exploring the connection between the urban and natural. There will be food, beverages and music.
        • January 13 (7:00pm-10:00pm): West Hillhurst Holiday Market - at West Hillhurst Community Association, there will be a annual Holiday Market featuring 50 vendors. Food bank donations are accepted.
        • January 13 (7:00pm): Disability Pride Alberta: Meeting of the Minds -  at Central Library, come join to talk about the future of Disability Pride Alberta. There will be brainstorming going on about how the disability community can be more connected.

        PAID:

        • January 8 (7:00pm): Chasing Einstein - at Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW), the next entry in Calgary International Film Festival's Doc soup series involves someone you might have heard of - Albert Einstein. Admission: $15
        • January 9 (7:00pm-8:30pm): Belong by Mark Tewksbury - at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (111 12 Ave SE), Calgarian Olympian, author and advocate Mark Tewksbury will be showing his latest work as a one-man show entitled Belong. He talks about what it means to belong. Admission: $20-40
        • January 9, 10 & 11 (times vary - see link): Sterling Scott - at Hotel Blackfoot, Edmonton-based comedian Sterling Scott is visiting for five shows. He has toured internationally, has been on Just For Laughs and has written This Hour has 22 Minutes. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/sterling-scott/2020-01-09// Admission: $14.95-21.95
        • January 10 (12:00pm-9:00pm), 11 & 12 (10:00am-8:00pm): The Motorcycle Show -  this event is gearing up for a three-day conference that shows new motorcycles, ATV's, gear, services and accessories. There will be prize giveaways, riding club booths and informational displays. Admission: $11-15
        • January 10 (7:00pm): Calgary Hitmen Pucks for Paws -  at the Saddledome, the Calgary Hitmen will be playing a special charitable hockey game in support of Four Feet Companion Foundation. There will be a 50/50 draw. Secure these tickets in advance, if possible. Admission: $15
        • January 10 (9:00pm): The Blake Reid Band -  King Eddy is hosting outlaw-country act The Black Reid Band for a headlining performance on January 10. There will be a mix of seating and standing, so arrive early if you would like to get seats. Admission: $10-20
        • January 10 & 11 (9:00pm): A Tribute to Mowtown -  the Mowtown Tribute Orchestra is playing two nights of electrifying Mowtown tunes at The Ironwood (1229 9 Ave SE). This 10-piece ensemble will be playing some of the best-loved songs of the last century by acts including Marvin Gaye, Smoky Robinson, The Temptations, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and more! Admission: $20.
        • January 11 (9:00pm): Drew Gregory -  the King Eddy is hosting Albertan country act Drew Gregory for a headlining performance on January 11. There will be a mix of standing and seating - arrive early if you would like seating.  Admission: $20

        Have a great week!