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Post date: 2020/01/31 - 13:08

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 - 17:10

    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 - 14:07

        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 - 12:17

        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 - 09:51

        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 - 16:38

        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 - 14:22

        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!

        Post date: 2019/12/23 - 11:38

        Hi everyone,

        Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the weeks of December 24 - January 6, 2020:

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

        • It's Christmas Time! Heritage Park is awesome this time of year. Once Upon A Christmas is going on from December 10 - 22. Regular admission applies.
        • December 17 - December 31 (times vary - see link): Noel Indoor Light Park and Christmas Market - at Nutrien Western Event Centre (Stampede Tr. SE), Canada's largest indoor light park and Christmas market is coming to Calgary! Buy tickets early to save and check out all the attractions such as a interactive light park, food trucks, craft beer and spirits, Santa's Village, an artisan market and more! Check out link for availability and prices. Admission: $15-75 https://noelchristmas.ca/

        FREE:

         

          • December 31 (New Years Eve - Day Time): Festivities - Noon Year's Eve Celebration at Southcentre Mall. There will be a photo booth, resolution wall, LED dance floor, crafts, face painting and more fun activities!
          • December 31 (New Years Eve): Festivities! - the City of Calgary will be hosting a fireworks display at midnight from the Calgary tower. You can go skating at Olympic Plaza until midnight (bring your own skates or rental options available.) More information on events in the downtown: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Events/New-years-eve.aspx?redirect=/nye Bowness Park will have lights, fire pits and extended hours until 1:00am.

          PAID:

          • January 3 (9:00pm): Electric Winter Lights - at the Palace Theatre (219 8 Ave SW), there is a seven show series of electronic music from January 3 - February 1. This week will have the Noisecontrollers playing. Admission: $20. For more information: https://www.thepalacetheatre.ca/events

          Happy Holidays!

           

          Post date: 2019/12/11 - 14:34

          Hi everyone,

          Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of December 17 - December 23:

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

          • Fresh Routes - a mobile grocery store that is bringing affordable and healthy food to you! Check this link for locations and schedules: https://yyc.rescuefood.ca/fresh-routes/
          • It's Christmas Time! Heritage Park is awesome this time of year. Once Upon A Christmas is going on from December 10 - 22. Regular admission applies.
          • December 17 - December 31 (times vary - see link): Noel Indoor Light Park and Christmas Market - at Nutrien Western Event Centre (Stampede Tr. SE), Canada's largest indoor light park and Christmas market is coming to Calgary! Buy tickets early to save and check out all the attractions such as a interactive light park, food trucks, craft beer and spirits, Santa's Village, an artisan market and more! Check out link for availability and prices. Admission: $15-75 https://noelchristmas.ca/
          • December 17 - 20 (Fridays: 4:00pm-9:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00am-6:00pm): Holiday Market Collective - at BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Market Collective is holding its 11th annual holiday edition over the course of three weekends. There will be more than 150 local vendors, live music, interactive workshops, games, galleries, a food truck alley and more! Admission: $6 - one admission if for the entire weekend. :)

          FREE:

          • December 17 (11:00am-1:00pm): Carols Painting and Knitwear - come to the CASS office to see and buy some art works and knitwear! 
          • December 20 (12:00pm): A Christmas Food Market - at YYC Growers Warehouse, there is a one-day local food market. Shop from growers, bakers and food-makers selling products like veggies, quiche and enjoy some Devil's Head Coffee. Attendees are encouraged to bring a food donation to the Calgary Food Bank.

          • Who doesn't love Christmas Lights?! See link for a mix of free and paid Christmas light shows in different areas of the city and just outside. https://www.todocanada.ca/christmas-lights-in-calgary/

          PAID:

          • December 18 - 22 (times vary - see link): A Christmas Story - at Rosebud Theatre, Bob Clark's 1983 holiday classic is taking stage. Admission: varies. For more information: https://www.rosebudtheatre.com/calendar
          • December 21 (2:00pm): Music with Mandy Holiday Sing-a-long - at Morpheus Theatre (3512 5 Ave NW), join vocalist and educator Mandy Morris as she shares her love of holiday music at the third annual Music with Mandy Holiday sing-a-long. Admission: $15
          • December 22 (3:00pm): Perfectly Frank Christmas - at River Park Church (3818 14A Street SW), celebrate the holiday season Sinatra style with the Calgary Jazz Orchestra. Led by director Johnny Summers, the CJO will take on holiday favorites and songs made by Frank Sinatra. Admission: $28-37
          • December 22 (7:30pm): Have Yourself a Hebee-jeebee Christmas -  at Bella Concert Hall, take part in Calgary's favourite non-traditional Christmas tradition at the 26th annual Heebee-jeebees holiday concert. Please bring a food bank donation if possible. Admission: $17.50-50

          Have an excellent week!

          Post date: 2019/12/04 - 11:10

          Hi everyone,

          Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of December 10 - December 16:

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

          • Fresh Routes - a mobile grocery store that is bringing affordable and healthy food to you! Check this link for locations and schedules: https://yyc.rescuefood.ca/fresh-routes/
          • It's Christmas Time! Heritage Park is awesome this time of year. Once Upon A Christmas is going on from December 10 - 22. Regular admission applies.
          • December 10 - December 31 (times vary - see link): Noel Indoor Light Park and Christmas Market - at Nutrien Western Event Centre (Stampede Tr. SE), Canada's largest indoor light park and Christmas market is coming to Calgary! Buy tickets early to save and check out all the attractions such as a interactive light park, food trucks, craft beer and spirits, Santa's Village, an artisan market and more! Check out link for availability and prices. Admission: $15-75 https://noelchristmas.ca/
          • December 10 - 20 (Fridays: 4:00pm-9:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00am-6:00pm): Holiday Market Collective - at BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Market Collective is holding its 11th annual holiday edition over the course of three weekends. There will be more than 150 local vendors, live music, interactive workshops, games, galleries, a food truck alley and more! Admission: $6 - one admission if for the entire weekend. :)

          FREE:

          • December 12 - 15 (10:00am-2:00pm): Merry Grinchmas - at Calgary Farmers' Market, the Grinch and Max are visiting Calgary Farmers' Market during its Calgary Christmas Market. On December 12 and 15, the Grinch will be roaming around the market and stopping for selfies. 

          • December 14 (11:30am-2:00pm): Free Snapshots with Santa at Country Hills Village Shopping Centre -  head over to get free snapshots with Santa and more! There will be caroling, free coffee and hot chocolate, face painting and sales throughout the mall.
          • December 14 (7:00pm): Love Came Down – at First Baptist Church, join in for the annual Christmas concert. The concert will include performances from the church's vocal and handbell choirs, pipe organist and pianist.
          • December 15 (11:30am-2:00pm): Free Snapshots with Santa at WestHills Towne Centre -  head over to get free snapshots with Santa and more! There will be caroling, free food, face painting and sales throughout the mall.

          PAID:

          • December 12 (4:00pm): Ginger Bread Cookie Decorating - at Cibo 17th Ave, there will be two gingerbread cookie-decorating sessions. Cookies come in bundles of six and start at$12 per bundle. Enjoy a cappuccino or hot chocolate while you decorate.
          • December 12 (5:00pm-10:00pm): Spark After Dark Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out Edition - at Telus Spark, explore beneath the surface of the animal kingdom at this month's edition of 'Spark after Dark'. This adults-only evening will expand on theme, with opportunities to take part in dissections of real sheep brains and hearts, plus an anatomy sketching workshop with a local artist, adventurous food options and more! Admission: $22-26
          • December 12 (7:00pm): Alberta Spotlight: Mariel Buckley - at Studio Bell, Calgary singer/songwriter Mariel Buckley will take the stage for a special performance. His brand is contemporary country calls to the classic era of the genre, with the singer's masterful songwriting ability shining through the modern country norm with an authentic touch. Admission: $10-15
          • December 12 (7:00pm): Stand-up Comedy - at Born Colorado Brewing (4, 313 36 Ave SE), local comedian Brittany Lysend recently released her debut comedy album and will headline an evening of stand-up comedy. Admission: $20
          • December 12 (7:00pm-9:00pm): Lighting the Way  - at Motel Theatre (205 8 Ave SE), for one night, you can see short plays that approach the topic of climate change from diverse and imaginative perspectives as well as participate in long table discussions with other community members. Tickets are by donation at the door.
          • December 13 (7:00pm): The Festival For All at Festival Hall - this non-denominational holiday part at Festival Hall is a mash-up of an ugly sweater party and a concert by local bands. Wear your ugliest and itchiest sweater and head to Inglewood for performances by Shuffalo, Cold Little Crow, Yvette and Mita.  Admission: $10-20
          • December 14 (2:00pm):  - at SCA Community Hall (277 Strathcona Drive SW), join the residents of Amica Aspen Woods senior lifestyle residence as they celebrate the season with these magical performances. The Amica Singers, a 35 member choir will perform a medley to help you get into the holiday spirit. There will be giveaways, holiday shopping and a food drive. Admission: $5
          • December 14 (7:00pm): Dave McCann - at The Gallery House (119 Nottingham Road NW), catch singer/songwriter Dave McCann as he brings his distinct brand of finely-crafted folk to the galley. Admission: $25
          • December 14 (7:00pm): Gloria! Celebrating the Season Together - at River Park Church (3818 14A Street SW), join the Calgary Multicultural Choir for this performance of festive songs from around the globe. The choir, which consists of 62 members representing 28 countries, will present a program of traditional songs and contemporary arrangements originating from several cultures, with some sung in their native languages. Please donate to the Calgary Food Bank at this event if able. Admission: $15
          • December 14 (7:30pm): Sounds of the Season - at Bella Concert Hall, celebrate the seasons with an evening of song courtesy of the Mount Royal University Conservatory ensembles. Expect plenty of holiday favorites, plus a few classics with a twist. Admission: $10-30

          Have an excellent week!