NOW ed­i­tors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events

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1RALLY FOR RE­NEW­ABLES IN ON­TARIO Toronto Cli­mate Ac­tion Net­work rally at Queen’s Park from noon to 2 pm Thurs­day (Novem­ber 9) to call for a phas­ing out of nu­clear power in On­tario. The gov­ern­ment has an­nounced plans to ex­tend the life of its nu­clear re­ac­tors at Dar­ling­ton and Pick­er­ing. The demon­stra­tion, en­dorsed by a num­ber of Indige­nous or­ga­ni­za­tions in­clud­ing youth of Anishin­abek and Iro­quois Cau­cus First Na­tions and

Bawat­ing Wa­ter Protectors, is also to raise aware­ness of the pro­posed burial of nu­clear waste on First Na­tions ter­ri­to­ries. Free. 47 Queen’s Park Cres­cent. tcan.ca.

2HUMAN RIGHTS TOWN HALL Myan­mar’s cur­rent eth­nic cleans­ing of the Rohingya, the Arms Trade Treaty and Canada’s role in hu­man rights abroad is the fo­cus of a town hall Tues­day (Novem­ber 14) with Amnesty In­ter­na­tional Canada sec­re­tary-gen­eral Alex Neve and Beaches-East York Lib­eral MP

Nathaniel Ersk­ine-Smith. The dis­cus­sion will also fo­cus on pro­tect­ing Cana­di­ans and per­ma­nent res­i­dents from rights vi­o­la­tions in other coun­tries. 6-8 pm. Free. Hope United Church, 2550 Dan­forth. face­book.com

3CELEBRATING SKARECKY The eclec­tic com­poser and artist

Jana Skarecky turns 60 and cel­e­brates with an all-day af­fair on Satur­day (Novem­ber 11) that in­cludes a re­cep­tion for her art ex­hibit (from 1 to 4 pm) and con­cert (at 8 pm) at Heli­co­nian Hall. The con­cert in­cludes the pre­miere of a new work for string quar­tet, voice and pi­ano, with text by Di Brandt, and ben­e­fits the First Na­tions Child and Fam­ily Car­ing So­ci­ety of

Canada. $25. 35 Hazel­ton. janaskarecky.com.

Queen’s Park rally Novem­ber 9 pushes for nu­clear phase-out .

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