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Weekend Round-Up

Gasoline Alley, Heritage Park

The last weekend in March is full of fun events for the little ones, golf enthusiasts and filmmakers alike. Here are a few events around Calgary where you can enjoy the weekend.

Bring your imagination and travel through the 1930’s, 50’s and 60’s at Spring Rally in The Alley in Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park. Design a car of the future, check out old cars, play games and build a miniature version of the Glenmore dam. This event goes until April 1. Park admission, $9.99 adults, $7.99 seniors, $4.89 children.

The 48-Hour Movie Making Challenge is a fast-paced weekend in which participating teams have 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film, 2 to 5 minutes in length. The event kicks off at Tubby Dog on March 30. Teams receive a randomly selected genre, prop and line of dialogue to include in their film. The winner will have their film shown at the 9th Calgary Underground Film Festival. For more information, call 403-540-1722.

The Great Legendary Easter Hunt begins on March 31 at Butterfield Acres. The Legend of the Easter Bunny will be read aloud before the Easter hunt around the farm begins. Receive a clay pot to fill with soil and seeds before receiving a special treat from the Easter Bunny. Tickets $13.99 adults, $10.99 children, call 403-239-0638 for more information.

The BMO Centre will host the 2012 Calgary Golf Show from March 31 – April 1. The event will feature CPGA professionals on the driving range that will be there to make sure you start your 2012 season off right with free tips and lessons. Get exclusive discounts on memberships, green fees, hotel rates, vacation packages, clothing and golf equipment. Win hot prizes from some of the industries biggest brand names like Callaway and Cobra. This is a family event featuring the Fantasy Facepainters and Dan the Balloon Man. Tickets $10, $8 seniors, children 12 and under free.

April 1 is the last night to catch the zany comedy The 39 Steps at Stage West. This wildly inventive play is based off of an Alfred Hitchcock film mixed with a novel by John Buchan. This performance involves over one hundred and fifty characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old fashioned-romance. Tickets $26 – $92, call 403-243-6642.

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