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IN CELEBRATION OF CANADA 150 Our Canada – May 4 to 6: Alberta Ballet presents this Canadian journey that tells the story of our diversity, people and geography and features the music of Canadian Gordon Lightfoot.


Our Canada – May 4 to 6: Alberta Ballet presents this Canadian journey that tells the story of our diversity, people and geography and features the music of Canadian Gordon Lightfoot. Following each show a reception and display will commemorate Alberta Ballet's 50th Anniversary. Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets: 403-294-9494


Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show – May 5 to 7: displays, demos, dealer tables, silent auctions and prizes; admission $7 per person. Venue is Vivo for Healthy Generations in the County Hills Village Shopping Center (11950 Country Village N.E.). Phone Eventbrite: 403-923-9086

Calgary Body, Soul & Spirit Expo – May 5 to 7: Exhibitors, lectures and workshops. Free parking. Grey Eagle Event Centre (Glenmore Trail and 37 St., S.W.). See

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia April Meeting – May 6: Final meeting before summer break. Meal tickets $20 per person. Program TBA and library will be open. 10 am to 3 pm Ascension Lutheran Church (1432 – 19 St., N.E.). Phone: 403-273-8178 or see

Greater Forest Lawn 55+ Society April Sat. Night Dances – May 6 and May 20: band on May 6 Sentimental Journal and band on May 20 Pure Country.; May 14 and May 28: Sunday dances from 1 to 4 pm. Phone: 403-272-4661 or see website for further details and costs to attend events.

International Migratory Bird Day – May 14: Celebrate the return of our feathered friends with a guided tour and an opportunity to learn about migration and conservation from local birding experts. 11 am to 3 pm. Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (2405 – 9 Ave.). See

Heritage Park April Events – May 14: Mother's Day Brunch (in the mezzanine of the Gasoline Alley Museum; purchase tickets in advance); May 20 to 22: Opening Weekend (Heritage Park's 53rd annual summer season begins); May 27 & 28: Festival of Quilts (Canada's largest outdoor quilt show).1900 Heritage Dr., S.W. Phone 403-268-8600 or see

Chinook Country Historical Society Monthly Programs – May 23: Program: The Golden Age of Geological Field Work with geologist Peter Jones.7:30 pm; free to attend. Central Library (John Dutton Theatre). Phone: 403-261-4667

Dog Jog – June 3: In support of Calgary Humane Society; run-walk fundraiser for dog owners and their dogs. 7 am to 6 pm at South Glenmore Park. See

2017 Lilac Festival – June 4: An array of musical talent, artisan vendors and activities. Free to attend. 4th St. between 13 Ave. and Elbow Dr. See

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Library Night – Second Monday of May: 2-7 pm.; research assistance available. Ascension Lutheran Church (1432 – 19 St., N.E.). Phone: 403-273-8178 or see

Conversation/Social Group for Those With Speech Disabilities – Ongoing Weekly on Mondays: Opportunity to meet with others who have the same issues as you in a friendly setting; have fun and learn how to improve your speech/self-confidence. No fee and you can attend on a self-referral basis. Coffee/tea available. 1:30- 3 pm Heart & Stroke Fund Offices (119 – 14 St., N.W.) Group does not meet on stat holidays falling on Mondays. Phone: 403-289-7520

Calgary Farmer's Market – Ongoing Fri., Sat. & Sun.: 75-plus permanent vendors. Hours: 9-5 pm 510-77 Ave., S.E. (just off of Blackfoot Trail and Heritage Drive S.E.) Phone: 403-240-9113

Calgary Assoc. of Lifelong Learners – Ongoing Year Round: A member-led group open to individuals 45+. Activities include a CALL Cafe, a lecture series and interest groups. See

Calgary Seniors' Outdoor Clubs – Ongoing Year Round: Seniors 55+ meet weekly year ‘round for hikes, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the foothills/mountain parks west of Calgary; also hikes on Calgary's walking paths. Phone: 403-288-7551 or see

Seniors Alpine Ski Club – Ongoing Year Round: 55+ and a downhill skiing enthusiast? This club offers affordable prices for ski tours, ski days, a newsletter plus year-round social functions. Phone: 403-288-8889

Calgary Community Libraries – Ongoing Year Round: The 18 community libraries in the city offer great book clubs, family history coaching sessions, 50+ Coffee and Conversation programs and presentations like those on e-books etc. Phone: 403-260-2620 or see


Little Concerts Series at Fort Calgary – May 5: Mo Shara (opening Nathan M. Godfrey & Mike Tod). Burns West Theatre at Fort Calgary (750 – 9 Ave., S.E.). See

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – May 5 & 6: French Classics – Ravel, Saint-Saens and Franck; May 11: Beethoven Chill – Symphony No. 6 Pastoral; May 12: The Grypon Trio; May 13: The Best of Beethoven; May 14: Beethoven Lives Upstairs; May 19 & 20: Raiders of the Lost Ark (original film with orchestra); May 27: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5; June 2 &3: Mozart and Mahler (with Andre Laplante). All concerts in Jack Singer Concert Hall. Phone: 403-571-0849 or see

PCL Blues Series – May 5 & 6: Popa Chubby. Arts Commons. Box Office: 403-294-9494

Mount Royal University Music To Your Ears Concert Series – May 6: Journey Live! (Fifth House Ensemble and composer Austin Wintory); May 14: Andres Cardenes and The Calgary Youth Orchestra; May 26: Land's End Ensemble 20th Anniversary Celebration (with guest percussionist Evelyn Glennie); May 28: Looking Glass Duo. Phone: 403-440-7770

Spiritus Chamber Choir – May 7: Old, New, Borrowed & Blue. Christ Church Elbow Park. Box Office: 403-922-7021

Calgary Civic Symphony – June 4: Popera! Arts Commons. Box Office: 403-294-9494

Music At Noon Series – Wednesdays Throughout the Year: Music At Noon is presented by The Pro Arts Society. Concerts from 12:10-12:50 pm at Cathedral of the Redeemer (7th Avenue and First Street S.E. across from Olympic Plaza.) Bring lunch & enjoy music in the midst of the day. Concerts are free; donations gratefully accepted. Phone: 403-269-1904


Lunch Box Theatre – Ending May 13: Newfoundland Mary; June 1 & 2: The RBC Emerging Director's Showcase. Performances Mon. to Sat. at noon and Thurs. and Fri. at 6 pm 160, 115 – 9 Ave. S.E. Box Office: 403-265-4292

Vertigo Theatre – May 13 to June 11: The Drowning Girls. Theatre is located at the base of Calgary Tower, downtown. Tickets: 403-221-3708

Theatre Calgary – Ending May 20: Crazy For You. Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons. Box Office: 403-294-7447


Glenbow Museum – Thru May and Ending Sept. 10: Geraldine and Douglas Moodie – Historic Photographs of the Canadian North. Downtown at 130 – 9 Ave. S.E. Phone: 403-268-4100

Lougheed House – Ending May 29: Getting on the Map – The Emergence of Calgary, Post-Confederation. An exhibit telling the story of the Calgary frontier as it was in the 1870s and 1880s. 707 – 13 Ave. SW. Phone: 403-244-6333


Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – Ending May 6: Modern Vaudvillians (evening and matinee performances with Gala Performance April 27). DJD Dance Centre (111 – 12 Ave., S.E.). Tickets:



Airdrie Community Choir – May 6 & 7: Are We There Yet? May 6 at 7 pm and May 7 at 2:30 pm. Lutheran Church of the Master 216 Main St. S.). See

Bert Church Live Theatre – May 26: Anne of Green Gables (play by Nose Creek Players). 1010 East Lake Blvd., N.E.; Box Office: 403-948-8824


Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies – Thru May and Ending June 11: Two exhibits - Across the Great Divide – Paintings by John Hartman and Bert Riggall – I To the Hills Will Lift My Eyes. 111 Bear St. Phone: 403-762-2291


The Artspace Hub Gallery – Thru May and Ending June 19: RISE Emerging Artist Program display (artist: Monica Ila – The Great Outdoors). 950 – 8 Ave. Phone: 403-609-2623

Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival – May 3 to 14: Forty of Canmore's restaurants will offer daily set-price menus. See

Artspace Canmore Events – May 6: The Wardens (folk/rock); May 12: Comedy Night 1X – Noor Kidwai; May 20: Northern Tapestries – A Lost World (multimedia show by various landscape artists and photographers); May 27: Andrew Cotter Worth The Wait CD Launch; June 2: Mountain Improv Alliance (Improv Is Murder);June 3: Tiller's Folly – Acoustic Roots.


Cochrane Trade Show – May 6 & 7: Exhibits as well as entertainment. Sponsored by the Cochrane & District Chamber of Commerce; Spray Lake Sawmills Family Recreation Centre. Phone: 403-932-0320

Cochrane Humane Society's 16th Annual Mutt Strut Event – May 27: See


Okotoks Museum & Archives – Thru May and Ending July 1: 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge display. Thru May and Ending Dec. 20: Two commemorations of Canada 150 with varying exhibits through the year (Okotoks – Our Place In History) reflecting on community history and the I Love Canada Because Sticky Note Project (people are invited to write a sentence about what they love about Canada and notes will be displayed on the attic's picture window to form the shape of a flag). Phone: 403-938-8689

Rotary Performing Arts Centre – May 4 to 6: Dewdney Players Presents – One Act Plays. Rotary Performing Arts Centre (3 Elma St. E.). Phone 403-938-2204