INDOOR SPRING FUN IN CALGARY

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Spring has sprung, but that doesn’t always mean the weather is great for outdoor fun! Fortunately, Calgary has fantastic indoor events during April and May which can be enjoyed no matter what the weather is.

55th Calgary Youth Science Fair
Olympic Oval – 2500 University Drive NW
April 22; 55th Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) – the largest youth science fair in Canada! Nearly 1,000 of Calgary’s aspiring scientists, leaders, and future thinkers from Grades 5 to 12 will showcase their latest innovations and STEM discoveries (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Nath) to 550 CYSF Judges at the 55th Calgary Youth Science Fair to compete for over 100 prizes and awards. 12 students with top science fair projects will also be given the opportunity to represent Calgary at the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair being held May 14 to 20 in Regina. Come explore the latest buzz around what’s trending in the world of science on Saturday, April 22. It’s free! www.CYSF.org

SUPERTRAIN: Canada’s Largest Model Train Show
Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
April 22 & 23; SUPERTRAIN, Canada’s Largest Model Train Show. Delight your family and train lovers of all ages with huge operating displays in all scales and sizes. There will be ride-on trains, Thomas and Friends, Lego, and more! Free for kids under 16. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website. www.supertrain.ca

35th Annual Law Day
Calgary Courts Centre – 601, 5 Street SW
April 22; Law Day is a family-friendly, interactive event that allows people to learn more about our justice system. Activities include Court Centre Tours, including prison cells, free legal consultations, Canada Border Services with Wesson, the contraband detector dog, CSI demonstrations, mock trials including “R. vs. Batman,” and “Despicable Me.” For more information, visit the website. www.lawdayalberta.com

MRU Conservatory Presents The Queen, the Bear, and the Bumblebee
Bella Concert Hall Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts
April 23, 2017; MRU Conservatory Presents, Family Portrait Series: The Queen, the Bear, and the Bumblebee. Proudly Sponsored by Calgary’s Child Magazine. A musical story with song and dance about discovering who you are. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website. www.mru.ca/enjoy

YYC’s Largest Sale of Used Kid’s Clothing, Toys and Equipment
Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE
April 29; The semi-annual TTMAC sale (Twin, Triplets & More Association of Calgary) will be held on Saturday, April 29 at the Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE – Field House 1). This sale has become the place to shop for Calgarians looking for the best prices on children’s clothing, baby items, toys, and baby gear. For more information, visit the website. www.ttmac.org/sale

The CRLC Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show at Vivo for Healthier Generations
11950 Country Village Link NW
May 5 to 7; Come to Vivo for the 57th Annual Show of the Calgary Rock & Lapidary Club. There will be 49 vendors, demonstrations, a silent auction, and activities for kids! Admission for kids 12 and under is free when accompanied by an adult. http://crlc.ca/crlc-annual-gem-mineral-and-fossil-show

CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale
720, 3 Street NW
May 12 to 14; The 2017 CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale will be held at the Calgary Curling Club May 12 to 14. The CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale is held each year in May. Last year, through the generosity of Calgarians and amazing volunteers, Calgary Reads received, sorted, and sold over 100,000 gently-used books and raised over $300,000 in Calgary. http://calgaryreads.com/cbc-calgary-reads-big-book-sale-book-sale/

2017 Banff Centre Children’s Festival
May 20; The 2017 Banff Centre Children’s Festival will feature De Temps Antan, Sheldon Casavant, and the Dancers of Damelahamid. To purchase tickets, call the Banff Centre Box Office at 1-800-413-8368, 1-403-762-6301, or visit the website. Explore the beauty of traditional culture through music, magic, dance, and visual arts at Banff Centre Children’s Festival on Saturday, May 20. With free or low-cost activities and live shows, Banff Centre Children’s Festival is a continent of imagination where children of all ages can explore some of Canada’s diverse cultures through contemporary art. The free activities at the Festival include: Storytelling, creativity rooms, circus school, family dance, and more! For full details, visit the website. www.banffcentre.ca

2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children’s Festival)
May 24 to 27; check website for schedule of performances. Celebrate the Best in Performing Arts for Children with the 2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children’s Festival)! Explore and experience this Festival through puppetry, music, dance, theatre, author engagements, and more! There will also be free activities on Olympic Plaza adjacent to Arts Commons including storytelling, dance workshops, roving artists, magicians, face painting, creative activities and challenges, and more! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website. www.calgarykidsfest.ca

Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC! 2017 Coming to Spruce Meadows & CrossIron Mills
18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW and 261055 CrossIron Boulevard NE
May 26 to 28; The all-new Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!™ 2017 is coming to Spruce Meadows from May 26 to 28 and CrossIron Mills from June 1 to 4! For 2 for the Price of 1 tickets, visit the website, promo code: calgaryschild. The internationally-renowned acts include the thrilling Argentinian High Wire, Aerial Motor Cycle Cyclone, Acrobatic Strap & Silk act, the Tarzan Zerbini Liberty Horses, Hula Hoop maze, worldclass Poodles, Aerialists, TZ Motorcycle Globe of Destiny, Clowns, and much more. (There are no exotic animals in the show.) For more information and showtimes, visit the website. www.royalcanadiancircus.ca

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