Your guide to an eventful August…

By: Teigan Reamsbottom

August is here, and as much as we all try to ignore it, Fall is just around the corner. Try to forget about that for a few weeks though, enjoy the hot weather ahead and take in some of the events in and around Calgary over the next month. There’s a lot to choose from, and we’ve got a few highlights for you here:

You like to laugh? Because if you’re a comedy fan or were a fan of the self-titled “show about nothing,” Jerry Seinfeld is performing at the Jubilee Auditorium on August 5th. There are still a few seats left, so if you act quick, you can still get in on seeing the “Seinfeld” star live. Also coming to Calgary this month is punk rock band Blink 182 touring their new album, “Neighbourhoods,” on August 28th at the Pengrowth Saddledome. Here’s to hoping the plane lands safely…

If you’re looking to take in some golfing before the summer is out, the Men’s Expo Charity Golf Tournament is taking place on August 15th at Heatherglen Golf Course. All money raised will support men’s health initiatives in Calgary. Dinner and a silent auction will also follow the tournament. Entry is open to men and women, and tickets are either $150.00/each or $500.00 for four. For more information, contact Charlene Delisle at cdelisle@dmeinc.ca.

Maybe you’re a bit more into the arts? Make sure you get down to Kensington from August 19th to the 22nd for the People’s Poetry Festival. Stroll down some of Kensington’s narrowest alleyways and check their graffiti’d verses spread out on the walls and street art-inspired style. There’s also a Beer Hall designed where competitive tweeting, brash poetic performances and salty one-liners will be taking place. Throughout the weekend, poetry contests, lectures and poetry readings will be held. For more information, head over to www.peoplespoetryfestival.com.

A fireworks display from GlobalFest 2010. The fireworks are a major draw for visitors from many different parts of the globe. Photo courtesy of sheltonfireworks.com

If you’re into cultural festivals or like a grand fireworks display, then GlobalFest is the perfect way to spend the week of August 19th to the 30th. Get down to Elliston Park for the ninth annual multi-cultural festival and fireworks display aimed at promoting cultural diversity and acceptance in our community. There will by pyromusical presentations from teams around the globge, including China, Philippines, Italy and Canada. If this sounds like something you’d like to check out, visit www.globalfest.ca to get

Sophisticated jazz music lovers and amatuer wine connoisseurs, listen up! You’ll love the upcoming Wine and Jazz Festival Night on August 26th at Crowfoot Wine and Spirits Signature Store. Doors open at 8:00p.m. for music by Calgary’s own Joanna Borrmeo with Monarch Live and a not-so-modest selection of wines and whiskies to accompany the mood. Tickets can be purchased in-store at 7414 Crowfoot Road NW.

"Rio" is this year's film selection for "Movie in the Park" in Auburn Bay. Photo courtesy of Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Animation

For those who live in Auburn Bay, August 12th brings Movie in the Park. Head down to the park before 7:00p.m. to check out the games and family activities before the film starts. This year, computer-animated musical comedy film, “Rio” will be shown. Make sure to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks for the show!

As you can tell, there’s a lot going on in Calgary this month, and we’ve barely even touched on most of it! If there’s something that we have missed that you feel should have been included, post a link and description in the comments below!

From all of us here at Cedarglen, enjoy what’s left of Summer and come visit us at our showhomes in Panorama, Cranston, Auburn Bay and New Brighton to hear about all of the exciting things we’ve got coming up over the next month… or, as always, you can visit us online at www.cedarglenhomes.com.

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