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16 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, May 12

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DH Calgary Staff May 10, 2019 5:00 am 230

Let’s make this May 12 into something marvellous by getting out into the city and checking out any one of these wonderful events.

We’re sure you’ll find something that suits you!

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Day Out with Thomas

What: Day Out With Thomas provides an opportunity for kids to take a ride with their favourite tank engine, meet the railway controller, Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in the Imagination Station, enjoy face painting, musical entertainment and much more. Tickets are sold for specific train times, with departures from 9 am to 4:20 pm.

When: May 10, May 11, and May 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online, $21 to $25

2019 CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale

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What: Browse the huge selection of gently-used adult and children’s books. There will be thousands of fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles available at amazing prices at the 2019 CBC Calgary Calgary Reads Big Book Sale.

When: Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 9 pm (Friday and Saturday), 9 am to 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Calgary Curling Club – 720 3 Street NW, Calgary
Admission: $2 for adults; children under 16 free

The Mercantile at Symons Valley Ranch

What: The Mercantile at Symons Valley Ranch features over 35 vendors under one roof over one counter. Crafts, food vendors, and more.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Fridays), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Where: Symons Valley Ranch – 14555 Symons Valley Road
Admission: Free

Dine Under The Stars — Soiree In The Valley

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What: Soiree in the Valley, billed as a garden dinner pop up, is hosted by Dinner4Four Co. The event, which runs for 30 days at a time, promises an elegant four-course menu offered with wine, all while you’re being served in all-weather Garden Domes. The Calgary pop-up will be located at the Native Gardens in Fish Creek Park, with dinner provided by Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant and Great Events Catering.

When: Now to May 31, 2019
Time: Seatings at 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm daily
Where: Native Gardens at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Reservations: Online

Double Bill

What: Double Bill is two shows in one. Start with MAGNETIKAE, a flamenco tale on an ice floe by Montreal’s acclaimed company La Otra Orilla. Then finish off with Lovestruck by DJD – try to keep up with Cupid’s arrow as it ricochets on a bizarre and whimsical flight.

When: Now to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: DJD Dance Centre – 111 12 Avenue SE
Tickets: Online

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 their Arrow II project.

When: May 12, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: AVRO Museum – 229 Avro Lane, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk, & Ride

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What: Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk, & Ride raises funds for Calgary Health Trust (NICU) and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. Lace them up and get active for a good cause.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 8:40 am warmup, staggered starts throughout the morning
Where: CF Chinook Centre, 6455 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary
Register: Online

Mother’s Day at the Post Hotel 

What: This family-owned-and-operated hotel knows the true meaning of family and wants to help celebrate our mommas in the best way possible. Escape the hustle and bustle and bring the whole family for a delicious buffet-style brunch, along with the opportunity to explore the stunning hotel grounds nestled in the midst of Lake Louise Village.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: The Post Hotel and Spa
Reservations: Call 403-522-3989 or 800-661-1586

Mendelssohn & Mario

What: Alberta Winds presents tenor saxophonist Dave Camwell as the soloist in the Canadian premiere of David Canfield’s new tenor saxophone concerto, Concerto After Mendelssohn.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Christ Church Anglican Church – 3602 8 St SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Cannabis Yoga Retreat 2019

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What: The Cannabis Yoga Retreat is a three-day event planned for this May courtesy of 420yogaretreats.com. The weekend will consist of “top-shelf” weed, plenty of snacks, and the opportunity to rejuvenate both body and mind with planned yoga sessions, hikes, and massages.

When: Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: Starts at 2 pm on Friday and ends at noon on Sunday
Where: Bragg Creek, Alberta
Cost: $395 for a sleeping bag in the yoga room, $645 for a bed in a shared room. Register online

Waiting for Godot at The Grand

What: Samuel Beckett’s tragicomic masterpiece. Waiting for Godot is one of the most iconic and significant plays of the 20th century. Drawing endless interpretations, it crackles with deadpan wit and linguistic invention, as well as offering compelling glimpses into our existential absurdity. Presented by Black Radish Theatre.

When: Now to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Grand – 608 1 St SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Celtic Woman Ancient Land

What: Experience the Grammy-nominated Celtic Woman on their all-new tour, Ancient Land. Celebrating the centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song: stories of the land, stories of love and stories of dancing.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Spring Fibre Market

What: The sun may be out, but that doesn’t mean the wind and cold are no longer there. Spin your way into the Spring Fibre Market and check out local fibre enthusiasts. Grab some knit scarves and sweaters or try your hand at some knit-making with a “Spin-in.”

When: Saturday, May 11 to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: Saturday – 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday – 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Triwood Community Hall – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW
Cost: Free

Free compost giveaway 2019

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Free compost (City of Calgary)

What: The City of Calgary is inviting residents to pick up free compost for their lawns and gardens this spring, starting this Sunday, May 12. The nutrient-rich compost has been created out of the food and yard waste put into the green bins throughout the past year, and anyone looking to take the city up on their offer will be able to drive away with up to 100 litres of compost per vehicle.

When: Saturdays May 12, May 19, and May 26, 2019
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
Where: Shepard Landfill – 12111 68th Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Waiting for Godot at The Grand

What: Samuel Beckett’s tragicomic masterpiece. Waiting for Godot is one of the most iconic and significant plays of the 20th century. Drawing endless interpretations, it crackles with deadpan wit and linguistic invention, as well as offering compelling glimpses into our existential absurdity. Presented by Black Radish Theatre.

When: Now to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Grand – 608 1 St SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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