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Post date: 2019/08/16 - 14:24

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of August 19 to 25:

Calgary has a new free arts event going on all through the city this summer-- Lawn Chair Theatre. It’s family-friendly and free and you can find out where it will be near you by going to https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/CNS/Pages/Children-and-youth/Seasonal-programs/Family-seasonal-programs.aspx

FREE:

  • August 21 (7:00pm): Two Late to the Party - at Gravity Espresso and Bar, come enjoy original folk-inspired songs. Pay by donation only. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/two-late-to-the-party/
  • August 22 & 24 (10:00pm): Milky Way Nights -  Join UofC astronomers and the Royal Astronomical Society in Canada and see the planets move through Sagittarius. Location: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. 210 Ave W, Hwy. 22 S, Foothills AB
  • August 24 (1:00pm-4:00pm): Saturday's in C-Square - (C-Square, 7 Ave SE) Music from all over the world will be heard at East Village this summer. August 24 will be Latin in the Square.
  • August 24 (10:00am-11:30am): Free Yoga for Beginners -  At the Central Library (BMO Room) you can check out if you're into yoga! No prior yoga experience is necessary.
  • August 24 (11:00am-5:00pm): End of Summer Festival - At Cobb's Adventure Park. Corn maze, puzzle mazes, giant board games, pedal carts, giant slide, tractor ride and more.

PAID:

  • August 20, 22 & 24 (6:30pm-7:30pm): Global Fest - Explore global cultures at Global Fest. For more information on each night: https://globalfest.ca/tickets/ Admission: Regular - $21 - but check list on site - decreased rates available.
  • August 21 (10:00am & 6:45pm): Harry Potter at Canyon Meadows Cinemas - the theater will screen one out of eight films at the two showtimes. Admission: $5 http://canyonmeadowscinemas.ca/specialscreenings/specialscreenings.htm
  • August 21 (7:00pm): Cocoon - At Globe Cinema, this film blends comedy, drama and sci-fi and features iconic performances by such stars as Wilford Brimley and Jessica Tandy. Admission: $8-10 For more information:
    https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/cocoon/
  • August 22 & 24 (8:00pm): Matt Billon -  Comedian Matt Billon is in town. He is known for his experience in the Canadian Comedy Circuit. It will be at The Laugh Shop, Hotel Blackfoot. Admission $12.95-$19.95.
  • August 24 (11:00am-4:00pm): Killarney Record Fair - at St. Matthew's United Church, come check out 20 local vendors and a variety of entertainment. Admission: $2

FOR JOB SEEKERS:

  • August 19 (11:00am-1:00pm): YMCA Job Fair -  At Bow Valley College (South Campus), there will be recruiters for interviews to work/volunteer at a YMCA.

    Have a excellent week! :)     

    Post date: 2019/08/07 - 14:03

    Hi everyone,

    Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of August 12 to 18:

    Calgary has a new free arts event going on all through the city this summer-- Lawn Chair Theatre. It’s family-friendly and free and you can find out where it will be near you by going to https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/CNS/Pages/Children-and-youth/Seasonal-programs/Family-seasonal-programs.aspx

    FREE:
     

    • Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.

    PAID:

    Post date: 2019/08/02 - 09:22

    The August CASS Report includes a good-bye message from Steven Law - DON'T MISS IT!

    The newsletter also includes information on "Inclusion Matters Calgary Campaign". Don't miss this opportunity to tell your story to inform the public about the value of diversity and inclusion!

     

    Post date: 2019/07/25 - 11:24

    Hi everyone,

    Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of July 29 to August 4:

    Calgary has a new free arts event going on all through the city this summer-- Lawn Chair Theatre. It’s family-friendly and free and you can find out where it will be near you by going to https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/CNS/Pages/Children-and-youth/Seasonal-programs/Family-seasonal-programs.aspx

    FREE:

    • July 29 (7:00pm-8:30pm): Walking Tour of Stephen Ave Ghost Signage & Heritage Buildings - check out the creepy part of Calgary. With ghost signs, old buildings and alley ways with a tour guide. Meet at the Mackay & Dippie Block - 218 8 Ave SW.
    • August 3 (1:00pm): Saturday's in C-Square - (C-Square, 7 Ave SE) Music from all over the world will be heard at East Village this summer. August 3 is offering Klezmer in the Square.
    • August 3 (8:00pm): Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony - At Olympic Plaza, This annual event is all about world peace and spreading the word through the sailing of paper lanterns. There will be children's chorus', poetry reading and various youth speakers. Admission is free, but you can rent a lantern for $5 or have one fully customized for $20.
    • August 5 (1:00am-6:00pm): Inglewood Sunfest: This free event brings you performers, vendors and delicious food.
      https://www.visitcalgary.com/events/inglewood-sunfest

    PAID:

    • July 31 (10:00am & 6:45pm): Harry Potter at Canyon Meadows Cinemas - the theater will screen one out of eight films at the two showtimes. Admission: $5
      http://canyonmeadowscinemas.ca/specialscreenings/specialscreenings.htm
    • August 3 (7:00pm): Don Amero- country songwriter Don Amero will be giving a small performance at The Gallery House (119 Nottingham Rd. NW) Admission: $25


    Enjoy the beautiful weather that's to come... Finally! :) 

    Post date: 2019/07/19 - 13:35

    Hi everyone,

    Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of July 22-28:

    Calgary has a new free arts event going on all through the city this summer-- Lawn Chair Theatre. It’s family-friendly and free and you can find out where it will be near you by going to https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/CNS/Pages/Children-and-youth/Seasonal-programs/Family-seasonal-programs.aspx

    FREE:

    • Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.
    • July 20 - 27: Garden Festival - Free live outdoor concerts, tours, DJ, games, dog pawrades, theater, dancing and much more! Please have a look at the link for what's going on for each day. https://www.todocanada.ca/city/calgary/event/garden-festival/
    • July 23 (5:00pm-7:00pm): Live at Five with a special preview of Marcus Trummer: At Central Memorial Park - weather dependent.
    • July 24 (6:30pm-7:30pm) World Drum Circle: At Central Memorial Park, decompress with drumming.
    • July 27 (10:00am-4:00pm): Pet-A-Palooza - at Eau Claire Plaza (255 Barclay Parade SW), go check out weiner dog races and over 120 pet-related vendors.

     

    PAID:

    • July 24 (10:00am & 6:45pm): Harry Potter at Canyon Meadows Cinemas - the theater will screen one out of eight films at the two showtimes. $5
      http://canyonmeadowscinemas.ca/specialscreenings/specialscreenings.htm
    • July 26 (6:00pm) Black and White Movie Night: Sunset Boulevard - Part of Fort Calgary's black-and-white movie series. Ticket is for admission, food and beverages are available for additional cost (cash or card accepted.) Admission: $15

     

    FOR JOB SEEKERS:

    • July 24 (1:00pm - 4:00pm): Calgary Job Fair: Looking for a new job? This is the event for you!

     

    Have a wonderful week!

    Post date: 2019/07/16 - 14:27

    It is our great pleasure to share with everyone the CASS 2018-2019 Annual General Report.

    The 2018-2019 fiscal year was an eventful one at CASS with lots of exciting developments.

    Check out the Annual General Report for the details!

    Post date: 2019/07/03 - 13:17

    Hi Everyone,

    This listing will cover two weeks—  we will be back with more toward the end of the month.

    Recovery College has a new course guide out for Fall/Winter 2019, there are copied at the CASS office, or you can check out http://www.recoverycollegecalgary.ca/ These courses focus on personal development and growth, and they are all free. 

    Value Days for the upcoming Calgary Stampede:

    • July 4: Sneak a Peak- Entry is only $9 from 5-11pm
    • July 5: Parade Day – Entry is free from 11am-1:30pm
    • July 7: Family Day – Entry is free from 7:30-10:30am.
    • July 9: Community Day- Entry is only $2 from 10am-2pm, Free for seniors all day.
    • July 10: Kids Day- Free entry for kids and accompanying adults from 7-9am, $2 entry all day for kids under 12.

     

    FREE:

    Jul 8: Dementia Conversation Café @ Lukes’ Drug Mart (3407 26 Ave SW) 10am-Noon. This is a casual drop-in social event, open to anyone impacted by dementia.

    Jul 11: YYC Ultimate Obstacles @ South Glenmore Park (24 St SW) 6-8pm. Open drop-in outdoor obstacle course, weather permitting.

    Jul 12: Inglewood Night Market @ 9 Ave & 10 St SE. 5-11pm. Come out, enjoy the weather and meet new people wandering around Inglewood.

    Jul 12-14: Calgary Turkish Festival @ Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) 11am-10pm. Admission is free, but food and activity coupons will cost $2 each.

    Jul 14: Tails & Treasures @ University District (4410 University Dr NW) 1-5pm. This dog-friendly and dog-focused event will have live entertainment, a pet market, and pooch competitions running from 1-2pm. http://myuniversitydistrict.ca/dogpark/

    Jul 14: Calgary Wind Symphony @ Riley Park (800 12 St NW) 1-4pm. Bring chairs/blankets/snacks and enjoy a casual symphony in the park

    Jul 15: Fire Week @ Central Memorial Park (1221 2 St SW) 11:30am-1:30pm. Learn about fire safety and have fun with local firefighters

    Jul 18: Jazz Battle @ Central Memorial Park (1221 2 St SW) 5-7pm. Two jazz bands will compete with each other over six rounds of improvised music, with Tim Tamashiro refereeing.

    Jul 18: Disability Tax Credit & RDSP Info Session @ Momentum (#16, 2936 Radcliffe Dr SE) 10am-Noon. please register by calling Jordan at (403) 204-2692.

    Jul 19-21: Fiestaval Latin Festival @ Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) 11am-10pm. Entertainment, vendors, and tons of fun.

    Jul 19-21: Alberta Gem Show @ Best Western Village Park Inn (1804 Crowchild Trail NW)

    Jul 20: Creekfest @ Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Park (South end of Bow Bottom Tr SE).

    Jul 20: Zero Waste Festival @ 656 Confluence Way, 11am-6pm. “an interactive festival focused on reducing waste and leading a low waste lifestyle”.

    Jul 20: Festival of Chariots @ Shaw Millennium Park 2-5pm. Free vegetarian Feast, live music, performances, exhibits and vendors.

    Jul 20: Food Truck Fiesta @ Evanston (115 Evanston Dr NW) 4-9pm. Family friendly games and activities, music, etc.

    PAID:

    Jul 9: Date night @ Studio Bell (850 4 St SE) Admission is only $10 from 5-8pm. You don’t have to have a date to take advantage of this low price admission.

    Jul 12-14: Comic Fest @ Calaway Park (245033 Range Road 33) Dress like your favourite (family-friendly) superheroes, and check out the artist market.  https://www.calawaypark.com/calaway-comic-fest-for-kids/

     

     

     

    Post date: 2019/06/28 - 11:43

    HAPPY CANADA DAY Everyone!!

    Be sure and note the date of July's Dinner Club - it is the second Wednesday - July 10th!

    Also, remember to sign up for the draws for Stampeder Game tickets - call reception at 403-283-0611

     

     

    Post date: 2019/06/25 - 13:11

    Hi Everyone, 

    CASS has received 3 free passes to the ‘North American’ competition at Spruce Meadows, for July 5-7.  Each of these passes includes 2 free adult tickets, 2 free children’s tickets, 2 kids activity tickets which can be used for the carousel, mini train, etc. If you would like these tickets, please reply to this email to let me know.

    Calgary has a new free arts event going on all through the city this summer-- Lawn Chair Theatre. It’s family-friendly and free and you can find out where it will be near you by going to https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/CNS/Pages/Children-and-youth/Seasonal-programs/Family-seasonal-programs.aspx

    If you are looking for something to do on Canada Day this year, there is a giant list of events that you can choose from here: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Events/Canada-day.aspx?redirect=/canadaday You can also find info about road closures, Calgary Transit, and The Fireworks show through the link.

     

    FREE:

    Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.

    Jul 3: Graffiti Mural Summer Camp @ The Alex Community Food Centre  (4202 17 Ave SE) Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to take part in a free summer mural camp. For times and registration, check out https://allevents.in/calgary/graffiti-mural-summer-program/200017450455102

    Jul 3- Aug 28: Music in the Plaza @ Heritage Park Town Square, right before the gates. 6-8pm. Each Wednesday evening there will be live music. See artist listings here: https://www.todocanada.ca/city/calgary/event/music-plaza-calgary/

    Jul 5: Salsa on the Street @ 100 Stephen Ave SE 6-9pm. Salsa DJ’s take over the block. There will be instructors from Dance studios there if you want help to learn to dance Salsa. 

    Jul 6: Experience the Reservoir @ South Glenmore Park (24 St SW) 1-4pm.  Cycle, walk or roll through a scavenger hunt along the pathway system. This event is weather dependent. Call 311 for updates or cancellations.

    Jul 6: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Movie Screening @ Tomkins Park (8 st & 17 Ave SW). This event is part of Saturday’s on 17th; which starts at noon each Saturday from Jun 8-July 27 and features live music, games, and a market before the movie screenings at 6pm. For more details see http://17thave.ca/saturdays-on-17th/

    PAID:

    Jul 3-7: North American @ Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW) Tickets are $5. Check out the Schedule at https://packages.sprucemeadows.com/ckf/userfiles/files/North_American_2019(2).pdf

    Jul 5-7: Mexifest @ Eau Claire Plaza (255 Barclay Parade SW) Tickets are $15, free for seniors and kids under 12. Find out more at https://mexifest.ca

    Jul 6: The Great Queer Bannock Face Off @ CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW) 3-5pm. Tickets to try the sweet or savoury, baked or fried bannock will be priced on a sliding scale, and there will be free tea and coffee.

     

     

     

    Post date: 2019/06/19 - 09:14

    Hi Everyone, 

    Did you know that Max Bell Arena, along with the Genesis Centre and Marlborough Mall host the Active Adults Program? You can find out more about this free, casual, active living program here: http://mosaicpcn.ca/services/Pages/Active-adults.aspx

    Summer is here, and Calgary parks are calling. Spend the day wandering around the river, through St Patrick’s island and Prince’s Island, head south to Fish Creek park, check out the labyrinth at 37 Silver Springs Dr NW, or find a green space near you.

    Value Days for the upcoming Calgary Stampede:

    July 4: Sneak a Peak- Entry is only $9 from 5-11pm

    July 5: Parade Day – Entry is free from 11am-1:30pm

    July 7: Family Day – Entry is free from 7:30-10:30am.

    July 9: Community Day- Entry is only $2 from 10am-2pm, Free for seniors all day.

    July 10: Kids Day- Free entry for kids and accompanying adults from 7-9am, $2 entry all day for kids under 12.

     

    FREE:

    Jun 13-30 Canimex Canadian Music Competition National Final @ Eckhardt-Grammate Hall (206 University Dr NW) Check out the schedule for this free event here: https://calgary.cmcnational.com/en/select/cal/index.php?id=3665

    Jun 25-30: Pan-American @ Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW) Check out the schedule at https://packages.sprucemeadows.com/ckf/userfiles/files/Pan_American_2019(1).pdf

    Jun 26: Family Social BBQ @ North East Family Connections (95 Falshire Drive NE) 4:30-7:30pm

    Jun 27: Multiculturalism Day @ genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) 3-9pm. Games, food, performances and more.

    Jun 28: Sissy Fit: A Queer Cabaret @ Engineered Air Theatre () Doors at 6:30, Performance at 7:30. TO find out more, or register, go to https://artscommons.ca/whats-on/2019/sissy-fit-a-queer-cabaret/

    PAID:

    Jun 27-August 18: A Midsummer’s Night Dream – Shakespeare by the Bow @ Prince’s Island Park. Tues-Sun @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2pm. Admission is by donation to this can’t-miss outdoor theatre.

    Jun 29-Jul 1: The Mac + Cheese Festival @ Olympic Plaza (8 Ave SE). Admission is free but you will been to buy food tickets. http://themacandcheesefestival.com/