World Storytelling Day 2013 events

Who doesn’t like to hear a good story? Nobody, that’s who. Humankind has a long, long, long tradition of oral storytelling—in fact, for

World Storytelling Day logo by Mats Rehnman

millennia that’s how our ancestors got their information. (This, frankly, is a bit crazy to me, as I can’t even really remember the time
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One Book One Calgary

I honestly can’t possibly write this any better than the Calgary Public Library has, so here’s a bit of copy and paste:

The Calgary Public Library is pleased to host its third annual One Book, One Calgary, a city-wide library initiative designed to ignite community dialogue and enrich community connections through a shared reading
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Calgary Opera behind the scenes

The Calgary Opera is celebrating Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday, and you’re invited. Over two days next week they’ll be throwing a bash for ol’ Peppe and have some neat events going on that anyone can attend (though you’ll need to register).

Now, notwithstanding that they’re throwing his 200th birthday party on his 199th birthday
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Calgary Culture Days

Culture Days is a national event that features 7,000 free events and activities in nearly 800 Canadian cities. Calgary is among them.

Several interesting events will grace Calgary this weekend. Unfortunately, it seems that getting a handle on exactly what is happening and when is a bit of a chore. The Alberta Culture Days
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Century old Calgary homes

Are you an owner of one of Calgary’s original homes? Perhaps you have a dream of owning one? Maybe you just have an interest in Calgary’s historic architecture? This event is for you.

(images courtesy of James Tworow)

Hosted by Calgary Heritage, the next Community Heritage Roundtable takes place this evening at Cliff Bungalow-Mission
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AudioMob 2012

Were you part of the shenanigans that descended upon Sien Lok Park, Prince’s Island Park, and Bow River Flow last August? You know what I’m talking about if you were one of the couple-of-hundred people who were there. If not, man, did you miss something special.

Audio Mob is part flash mob, part decentralized
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Envisioning the future of Calgary’s parks

The Calgary Foundation is presenting a discussion on Friday evening called, “Vital Conversations 2012: 2040: Envisioning the Future of Calgary’s Public Parks”. The only conclusion I can possibly draw is that The Calgary Foundation, as lovely and active and awesome as they are, is terrible at naming things.

With that said, their terribly-named event
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Four Corners Stampede celebration – NE edition

The first of four weekend celebrations of Stampede spirit, one in each quadrant of the city, happens on Saturday. Four Corners will bring our city’s greatest festival out of the core and into each of the quadrants.

There will, of course, be a Stampede Caravan breakfast to kick things off. I heard that they’ll
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Calgary Jane’s Walk 2012

Jane’s Walk returns to Calgary this weekend, and this time you have the choice of over three dozen walks to enjoy. Jane’s Walks are free, volunteer-led walks though neighbourhoods that highlight unique and interesting history, architecture, stories, sights, and other fascinating elements along the way.

Jane’s Walk is named for Canadian writer and activist
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Security, strategy, and defense conference Feb 10/11

This weekend sees a rather interesting (depending upon your interests, I suppose) conference coming to the University of Calgary. This is a conference related to topics of strategy, security, and defence, and is hosted by graduate students at the U of C’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies.

It will feature panels discussing subjects
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