30 Ways to Make Your Date Smitten This October

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ACE Women & Abundance Workshop – Relationships

October 1st from 11:30am-1pm
Grant Thornton LLP, 332 6 Ave SW

Embrace your earning power, grow your financial intelligence and take control of your financial future with this six-part ACE Women & Abundance Workshops. Each week, there will be a new focus to help you grow, prosper and succeed with your money. This month, we discuss relationships, prenups, divorce and family law.

Veggie Power

October 2nd from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW

More than simply replacing hamburger with a veggie patty, this class will teach you a new approach to cooking with vegetables. With a newfound appreciation for vegetable-centred food, you will be astonished at the flavours, textures, compositions and combinations you can make with healthy foods done right.

Ghost Tours

October 2nd, 9th, 16th at 8:30pm and 9pm
Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr SW

Take a trip to the famous Heritage Park Halloween-style. Wander the streets and alleyways of this historic village to hear the odd encounters, spooky history and memorable stories told behind the charming, quaint buildings. These are weather dependent, so check the website before attending.

Pumpkin Festival

October 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th from 10am-5pm
Calgary Corn Maze, 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View

Train of Terror

October 4th – November 2nd at various times
Aspen Crossing, 1 km west of ​Mossleigh on Highway #24

The beautiful, traditional Aspen Crossing has been transformed into a spooky Train of Terror this October. Make your way through a haunted maze, creepy railway cars and nightmare-worthy terrors as you enjoy Halloween food and drink on this two-hour spooky excursion.

Panda Cub Farewell

October 4th-6th from 10am-2pm daily
Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Drive NE

These beloved cuties have been claimed by another zoo so it’s time to say goodbye to the two young pandas here at the Calgary Zoo. Enjoy games and activities as we send these two off in style. Plus, send in your videos of the pandas to potentially be featured in their video montage and win $1,000 Visa Card!

YYC Alternative Market

October 5th from 10am-4pm
Inglewood Community Association Hall, 1740 24 Ave SE

Shop until your heart’s content and this year’s fall market. Support your favourite local shops while also discovering new makers, unique artisans, one-of-a-kind designers and small business owners alike. Did we mention that it’s free, family-friendly and pet-welcoming with plenty of parking?!

Calgary Flames Hockey
October 5th, 8th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th at 7pm or 8pm

Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE

It’s that time of year again – Go Flames Go! Let’s see if we can cheer the Calgary Flames into another playoff run this year. Whether you’re a diehard fan or you enjoy drinking beer in the nosebleeds, there are six home games this October to entertain you and all your pals.

Around the Mediterranean

October 11th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with your date this month as you learn the hidden secrets behind all your Mediterranean faves. Bring home a recipe booklet, enjoy a three-course meal with wine sampling and be the new proud owner of authentic Persian saffron – included in your ticket.

Calgary Stampeders Football

October 11th at 7:30pm & 19th at 5pm
McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail NW

Autumn in Calgary means two things: beautiful leaves and rowdy football games in the crisp, fall weather. Come cheer on your favourite CFL team as they work towards bringing home another Grey Cup for Calgary.

Haunted Calgary

October 11th – November 2nd at various times
New Horizon Mall, 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac

Whatever your age or scare level, prepare to be spooked at this year’s Haunted, an immersive theatrical experience covering 20,000 square feet with horrifying attractions and nightmare-ish sets. Grab your date and make your way through this terrifyingly good attraction together if you dare.

Thanksgiving Weekend Celebrations

October 12th-14th at various times
Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr SW

90s Sitcoms Trivia

October 15th from 7-9pm
WURST, 2437 4 Street SW

Who doesn’t love being tested on TV trivia?! Grab your pals and join together to win this month’s trivia night: 90s sitcoms. Crush 4-5 rounds of questions and move on to the head-to-head showdown to win prizes all whilst enjoying good food, great drinks and live music.


ACE Leaders Breakfast

October 17th from 7:15-9am
Grant Thornton, 332 6 Avenue SW

Spend your initial hours at an event featuring a keynote talk from a female leader who has made influences in her career, community and business. This month, you’ll be hearing from Tracey Zehl, a partner with Grant Thornton LLP in Calgary with over 18 years’ experience helping clients with their audit and assurance needs.

Table for Two

October 18th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW

First date, third date or ninety-ninth date – this cooking class is the perfect date night out! Learn how to work together in the kitchen with your partner as you combine your skills to prepare your own dinner with perfectly chosen wines and experienced professionals to guide you along the way.

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

October 18th from 5-10pm and 19th from 12-4pm & 6-10pm
BMO Centre, Hall D & E, 20 Roundup Way SE

Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival

October 18th from 4pm-12am, 19th from 12-10pm & 20th from 12-6pm
BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SE

CSSC Curling Bonspiel

October 19th from 10am-7pm
Inglewood Golf and Curling Club, 19 Gosling Way SE

Whether you’re a regular Jennifer Jones or you’ve never thrown a curling rock in your life, this bonspiel is going to get rowdy. Come dressed as your favourite Netflix-inspired character for a day filled with fun, games, prizes and LOTS of laughter.

CSSC Co-ed Volleyball Tournament

October 19th from 9am-6pm
SmashCity, 4839 47 Street SE and Junior Varsity Volleyball Training Centre, 130 10 Smed Lane SE

Calling volleyballs players of all skill levels and genders: come join in on the fun as the CSSC throws a one-day indoor volleyball tournament with your chance to win a shirt and a medal. Continue the celebrations post-win or -lose at an exclusive CSSC bar with all your newfound friends.

Easy Thai

October 19th from 5:30-8:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW

From appetizer to dessert, learn how to create, enjoy and present Thai cuisine so that it can be devoured the way it was intended. Tips, tricks, tools and techniques will be shared so that you too can make a Pad Thai that will knock their socks off!

Flaky Viennoiserie

October 20th from 11am-2pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW

Croissants, danishes, turnovers, puff pastry – learn the secrets behind all your flaky favourites right here with experienced professionals. This hands-on workshop will not only show you how to get the most out of your flavours, but send you home with the essentials to recreate and dazzle those at home.

Day of Wellness Retreat Co.

October 21st from 10:30am-8pm
Crosswaters Resort, 1 Terrace Drive, Kananaskis

Clear your mind, nourish your soul and kick-start a healthy eating and exercise routine with this one-day wellness adventure in the Canadian Rockies. This all-inclusive luxury health and wellness retreat full of personalized fitness, yoga, wellness workshops, healthy cuisine and high adventure will leave you feeling good as new.

3D Tinder AKA Speed Dating (Singles 25+) October

October 22nd from 7-9pm
Bourbon Room, 341 10 Ave SW

No more blind dates, online dating or nights home alone staring at your phone – join us for real, live, in-the-flesh speed dating! 20 single women, 20 single men, the women stay in the same seat and the men rotate. Practice your flirting skills while also meeting new people in a fun, safe environment.

Made in France

October 24th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW

French food, French instructor, French-themed everything – this hands-on cooking class will delight the senses and your thirst for French cooking. Explore the four elements of France’s culinary traditions that have finally earned a spot on UNESCO’s world heritage list.

Ghostbusters in Concert: Halloween Spooktacular

October 25th at 7:30pm and 26th at 2pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Ave SE

Dash of Doom

October 26th at 4pm
Eau Claire Market Festival Plaza, 200 Barclay Parade SW #202 

Le Cirque de la Nuit Presents: Odditorium

October 26th from 9pm-2am
The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Ave SW

This thrilling evening, prepare yourself for eclectic musical soundscapes and interactive human oddities that will spellbind you this Halloween weekend. A raw and immersive place where you can truly harness your inner carnival freak while also getting down and dirty on the dance floor – sign us up!

October 26th from 10am-6pm & 27th 11am-5pm
BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SE

Haunted Tiki Week

October 29th – November 3rd
SHELTER, 1210 1 St SW

Let’s get dark and spooky with Shelter this Halloween season! Explore their special tiki-themed menu featuring some seriously scary-delicious cocktails from Tuesday to Sunday – while cocktail supplies last!

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