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What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids) | August 23-25
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Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids)  Friday Experience a Harry Potter Movie Marathon on the IMAX Did you know the first Harry Potter movie premiered in 2001, more than 18 years ago? A whole generation grew up on Potter and watched with fevered devotion as Harry, Ron and Hermione ove...
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Teachers: Get the ‘Calm’ App ($59 Annual Fee) for FREE
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In our house, the Calm app is a big thing. We use the stories at bedtime for kids (and the adult versions, like Ferris Bueller’s math teacher reading from an economic textbook, when we’re unable to sleep). We use the meditation sounds, the white noise, and use our annual subscription ...
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What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids) | August 16-18
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Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend Friday Kids Fringe (All Weekend) The Fringe Festival is here (August 15-25) and if you’ve got children who might be a bit too young, or short attention spanned, to take in a show, that doesn’t mean you have to skip it. The Fringe Festival is actually a great ...
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Get Free Admission to Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm on August 18 for Open Farm Days
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On August 18, you can get free admission to Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm to celebrate Open Farm Days. At the farm, you can take part in special activities, shop the market, U-pick (fruit and vegetables charged at regular rates), visit the petting farm, and take in the special kids areas of the ...
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You can Play Laser Tag for FREE at Laserquest on August 19 – Reserve Your Spot
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Leave your money at home.. seriously. #Laserquest is having a FREE night! There are limited tickets available for free laser tag games, on August 19, 2019. One game is included in the free activities, so it would be a great side trip if you’ve got some back to school shopping to do with the...
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Kid-Friendly Edmonton Festivals to Visit with Your Kids in August
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The month may be half over, and the average temperatures may be dropping – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and experience those late-summer festivals in Edmonton and area with the kids.  Here are five August festivals to explore near Edmonton this month  Edmonton I...
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Join a Rock Band, or Learn to DJ – Cool Fall Musical Programs for Edmonton Kids
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This fall, encourage your kids to step outside of their comfort zone, or find your musically inclined child a new way to release that energy – we’re sharing some of the coolest musical programs in Edmonton for kids, tweens and teens.  Cool Music Programs for Fall 2019  Join a Rock Ban...
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What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids) | August 9-11
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This is the ultimate summer weekend. It’s filled with block parties, and festivals. It’s filled with splash parties, outdoor movies, carnivals and so many things to do that you could schedule in fun events from the moment you wake up, until the moment you go to sleep and still be left...
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12 Cool Things Under Five Bucks to do with Your Kids in Edmonton Before the End of Summer
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Write your names on the Happy Wall  Head down to Churchill Square and write your names, or a happy message, on the Happy Wall. It’s a lovely way to spend an hour, and create something that the kids can take part in, and a fun way to get their name in big letters. Where: Churchill […] ...
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How to (Nicely) Ask People to Stop Giving Your kids Junk
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Let’s clear something up first – when I am talking about junk, I’m referring to disposable toys. You know the ones; they’re the toys that the kids play with for about a week – and then they get discarded, tossed and eventually they end up in the donate pile in your h...
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