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calgary easter eventsRing in spring this weekend, at one of Calgary’s family friendly Easter events. The long weekend is jam packed with hunts, games, and of course, chocolate. Here’s just a small sampling of the local happenings. Try to hop your way to all three!

Telus Spark

Telus Spark’s Spring Sparktacular is the event of the long weekend for any curious children. Want to learn about seed starting or composting basics? Better yet, find out what happens when you eat all those chocolate bunnies. What else can you expect at Sparktacular? Dinosaur eggs, chocolate galore, and egg-themed science experiments!

Educational and entertaining, the science centre’s Easter long weekend events are included in the price of general admission. To top it off, they’ve even extended

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moving to calgaryLiving in Calgary is a perfect storm of sorts. The diversity, coupled with the sheer opportunities, gives a unique edge to each community, particularly in arts and culture. No matter your interests or lifestyle, the city has an event or activity that fits your bill for weekend entertainment. It’s also a city that’s on the cusp of the latest trends, conquering the cupcake market long before other Canadian hubs and welcoming the foot truck bandwagon with open arms. It’s efforts like these, albeit a small sample, that put Calgary arts and culture on the national and international map.

Arts

Live music, galleries, fashion, and museums are at the center of Calgary’s arts and culture. While you can find events and installations of similar varieties in

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calgary winter eventsIce Festival

It’s the last chance to visit the Market at Symons Valley Ranch for the ice festival! Head down this weekend starting on Friday, from 10am to 5pm. This year-round market has set up a carnival tent for ice sculpting, is hosting outdoor family friendly fun, and is open for your fresh food needs.

Live ice sculpting is the main event, with professionals giving demonstrations and teaching kids about the craft. Bundle up for the demo, then warm up with a treat from a local vendor.

Lace Up

Skating weather is in full swing, so you and your family have a few options on that front.

  • A classic spot, Olympic Plaza’s skating rink is in the heart of the core and easily accessible.
  • A game of shinney has never been simpler than at the
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calgary communitiesAvenue Calgary has given the proverbial green light for the Best Neighbourhoods of 2015 Survey.

While it may seem like the results from 2014 were published rather recently, that's due in large part to the lengthy prep times it takes to put the survey together. The February 28 deadline gives the Avenue team until August 2015 to get down to the nitty gritty of the survey info, craft their well written neighbourhood guides, and design interactive maps.

The new questionnaire will be based on a comprehensive weighting system, with respondents answering more general questions about lifestyle and amenities that make a neighbourhood stand out. Data from the city and other official sources such as the Calgary Police Service will be used to score each area in

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calgary holiday theatreTheatres across the city are gearing up for the holiday season. Whether you enjoy the traditional carols or spontaneous takes on the season, you’re sure to find a theatre near you with an entertaining performance. The vibrant theatre scene is offering classics, themed nights, and family favourites throughout the month of December. Here’s just a few offerings from the box office!

Charlotte’s Web

Taking center stage at the Martha Cohen this December is the spidery web of a childhood favourite. The story of Charlotte’s Web features aerial acrobat and actress Manon Beaudoin, who has created a vivid imagining of the character, thanks to harnesses and a trampoline that brings her spider like motions to life. The performance is accompanied by live music

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calgary christmas marketsThe holiday season has begun! When you're done decorating, head out to one of Calgary's holiday markets for the best in local and international gifts and goodies.

Market Collective Holiday Edition

With markets throughout the year, Calgarians were quick to jump on board with Market Collective. It all started in 2008, and each year has grown into a staple for local artists. This year, three weekends at the Chinese Cultural Center will see photographers, graphic designers, fibre artists, and much more behind intricately displayed booths, selling their handmade goods.

Adding to the supreme talent will be live performers, musicians, and even the Naaco food truck. If you’d like to get your hands dirty with silversmithing, soapworks, or leatherwork,

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halloween events calgaryWe trust that when Halloween rolls around, you won’t forget to trick or treat. But what better way to add to your family’s all hallows eve than by taking them to the city’s best family friendly events! Halloween sparks the imagination of the event planners and local attractions, with many activities for families taking place during the weeks leading up.

Thrill The World

A great combination of ghoulish fun and secret exercise, this flash mob will have you and your kids doing the zombie mamba. Learn the dance ahead of time, register online, get decked out, and head over to Southcentre Mall on October 25. Follow updates on Thrill The World with #ThrillCalgary or on Twitter at @ThrillCalgary.

Ghouls’ Night Out

Magic tricks, a whimsical tea party,

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Calgary public art displaysCalgary’s public art has been the talk of the town lately, but the city has some truly amazing pieces on display for residents and visitors. Particularly interesting is the initiative to add the LRT stations to the city’s artscape. Easily accessible art, these projects are on display 24/7. Buy a day pass, hop on the train and check out all the different art offerings around your city.

Luminous Crossings at City Hall Station

For the past few years, the city has been extending the LRT system and revamping the existing stations. The City Hall Station received a special makeover last winter, courtesy of Cliff Garten Studios. The interactive light display is timed to change with the coming and going of the trains. Towers mark the entrance to the

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Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmer's MarketThis unique farmer’s market has really brought life to the community of Hillhurst-Sunnyside. The indoor market runs on the first Wednesday of every month from November to May at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre. During spring and summer months, from May to October, the outdoor market takes place just steps outside the community centre for an al fresco shopping experience.

Connect with your Kensington Community

This family friendly event is a great chance to reconnect with your community. In addition to the seasonal vendors, the market also offers free booths for non-profit organizations, and includes live music performed by local talent, plus interactive activities for kids.

Learn about Agriculture

Grow your green thumb and take part in an

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Easter in CalgaryRunning short on ideas for this long weekend? With Easter fast approaching and spring finally on its way, many Calgarians are looking to head outside and enjoy some local festivities. To make your planning a little easier, here is a guide to a few of our favourite events coming up this weekend.

Calgary Zoo’s Easter Eggstravaganza

With plenty of activities, the Calgary Zoo’s Easter Eggstravaganza promises fun for mom, dad and children of all ages. The event features fun and interactive activities like cookie decorating, face painting, the Easter bunny hop, cooking demonstrations and much more. This event is located less than 10 minutes away for neighbouring residents of Kensington, Hillhurst and Sunnyside. Event takes place from 9:00am to 3:00pm on

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