14 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, September 8

Sep 6 2019, 5:00 am

The weekend is swiftly coming to a close, which means that this Sunday is a prime time to get some good times in while you still can!

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Fall at Calgary Farmyard

What: There are many events to enjoy this fall at Calgary Farmyard, including an 11-acre corn maze, petting zoo, playground, and more. Plus there are Flashlight Nights in the Maze every Friday and Saturday starting September 20, and a Pumpkin Festival every Saturday and Sunday starting October 5.

When: Fridays to Sundays from September 6 until October 27, 2019 (also open Thanksgiving Monday)
Time: Various times
Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview
Tickets: Online

Calgary Produce Marketing Association Fall Harvest Sale

What: The Calgary Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fall Harvest Sale is a two-day charitable event that raises money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Community Kitchen Program, and the Heritage Park Society. Purchase healthy food, discover the benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables, and support the local community. Carry-out service is available for a small fee, which is donated to a local charity.

When: September 7 and 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Opening Ceremony at 9:30 am on Saturday)
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Admission: Regular admission to the park. Annual pass holders receive complimentary admission. Harvest Sale purchases are cash-only, but there are a number of ATMs available throughout Heritage Park

Monster Jam

What: See Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, and many other Monster Jam trucks compete in a variety of challenges.

When: September 7 and 8, 2019
Time: Noon pit party, 2 pm gates, 3 pm showtime
Where: Stampede Grandstand – 1410 Olympic Way SE Calgary
Tickets: Online

Halloweekends at Calaway Park 

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What: Halloween is beginning early at Calaway Park. Wear your favourite costume and enjoy activities and prizes at Halloweekends.

When: Saturday, Sundays and Holiday Mondays from September 7 until October 14, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Calaway Park – 24033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Admission: Regular park admission

Red & White Calgary Comic Card & Toy Expo

What: Shop for your favourite comics and toys at Red &White Calgary Comic Card & Toy Expo. Plus there will be a chance to meet artists, a costume contest, and more.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Red & White Club – 1833 Crowchild Trail Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: $5, children 12 and under are free

Calgary Beer Run

What: The Calgary Beer Run features stops at seven breweries in a 10 km event to raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: Various start times throughout the morning and afternoon
Where: Various start locations
Register: Online

TOMS Warehouse Sale 2019

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TOMS/The Sample Sale Guys

What: The TOMS warehouse sale is back, and now it’s even bigger and better than in previous years. With over 30,000 pairs of TOMS shoes to choose from, there’s something for everyone — including men, women, youth, and even babies. Some of the styles you’ll find at the four-day event include classic TOMS, as well as espadrilles, wedges, laced shoes, slip-on shoes, low boots, and sandals in all sizes. You’ll also be able to take advantage of door-crasher prices for TOMS sunglasses, at only $19.99.

When: Now to September 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Center (Hall A) — 20 Roundup Way SW
Admission: Free, RSVP via Facebook

Puppies and Prosecco

What: Attend a private group training class for you and your pup on the patio of Vin Room Mission, led by the Dogma Behaviour & Education Centre. You will receive two glasses of wine, beer or prosecco, lesson on the patio for you and your furry friend, and a bag of goodies worth $50. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Vin Room Mission – 2310 4 Street SW
Tickets: Online, $40

Calgary Outdoor Yoga

What: A 60-minute outdoor vinyasa flow class for all levels. Everyone welcome, including children. Practice in the grass or bring your mat or blanket.

When: Every Sunday until October 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm (Stanley Park) 4 to 5 pm (Mahogany)
Where: Stanley Park SW – 42 Ave & 1A Street SW; Mahogany – Masters Square & Mahogany Blvd
Admission: Pay what you want

Monthly Open House at AVRO Museum

What: Learn more about Avro Canada and its contributions to Canada’s aviation and aerospace legacy, plus see the latest progress on the Arrow II project. There will be a flight simulator on-site, used in AVRO’s design and testing, which will be open for the public to take for a spin.

When: The Second Sunday of every month – September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: AVRO Museum – 229 Avro Lane, Calgary
Admission: Free. Small donation when using the flight simulator to help maintain its operation

Honens Festival

What: Honens returns from September 5 to 8 with another grand celebration of piano and chamber music. The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier classical music events, intended to share Esther Honens’ love of world-renowned music with Albertans every year.

When: Now to September 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations

Canadian Country Music Awards 2019

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What: Billy Ray Cyrus will be co-hosting the Canadian Country Music Awards for the first time this September along with Dallas Smith, one of Canada’s most celebrated country music artists. Fans can catch the duo hosting the awards show on Global TV, listen to it on the radio, stream on Twitter, or buy tickets to see it live.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Tickets: Available online. Tickets start at $44.50

Podcast Live! with Stop Podcasting Yourself

What: Central Library presents Podcast Live! with special guests Graham Clark and Dave Shumka of Stop Podcasting Yourself. The duo will talk about their work, and comedic storytelling in podcasting.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Register: Online, Free

Glengarry Glen Ross

What: Simply Theatre kicks off their fifth season in Calgary with a production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.

When: Various dates from September 6 to September 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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