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Thursday, July 6 Events
Ago first thursdAy: future Perfect Art party celebrates the breadth and diversity of the Canadian experience with headliner Bear Witness, Esie Mensah, Manifest Destiny’s Child and more. 7-11:30 pm. $13-$16. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. ago.net. cABBAgetown: view from the vAlley Historical walking tour to learn about this neighbourhood’s development, Aboriginal use, industrialization and more. 6:30 pm. $10 sugg donation. Wellesley Park, 500 Wellesley E. 416-338-0684, heritagetoronto.org. cycle toronto rides the city 101: Bike tour #2 Guided group bike tour to teach people about Toronto’s bike infrastructure and highlight where they can ride with confidence (BikeShare bikes available or use own bike). 6-8 pm. Free. Pre-register. St James Park, 120 King E. cycleto.ca/events. food in the PArk Program to explore connections between stewardship actions and food security focusing on supporting native wild plants, foraging for wild edibles and tending the education garden. 6-8 pm. Free. RSVP. Downsview Park, 70 Canuck. 416-952-2160, en.downsviewpark.ca/events. how to mAke A clAy mountAin Person Clay-making workshop with artist Ness Lee. 4-6 pm Jul 6. Free w/ registration. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. gardinermuseum.on.ca. nhl centenniAl exhiBit Video vignettes and display artifacts pay tribute to 100 years of NHL hockey. Opens Mar 10 and runs to Dec 31. Included w/ admission ($12-$18). Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge. hhof.com. wAterfront singing AmBAssAdors The group perform a cappella renditions of classic and modern tunes and offer assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors. ThuMon 11 am to 6 pm till Sep 4. Free. Queens Quay West, Bathurst to Jarvis. Waterfront BIA, 370 Queens Quay W. waterfrontbia.com.
Friday, July 7
BoArdAgAin’s Queer BoArd gAme night For queers & allies, with Toronto Gaymers. 7-11 pm. $6. Death in Venice Gelato, 536 Queen W. email@example.com. celeBrAte 150 yeArs of resistAnce... to coloniAlism, genocide, exPloitAtion & environmentAl Plunder Socialist Action public gala with short testimonials, followed by discussion. 7 pm. Room 5-150. OISE, 252 Bloor W. 647-986-1917, socialistaction.ca. meet sri mAtA AmritAnAndAmAyi Meet the humanitarian/spiritual leader, Jul 7-10, Devi Bhava free program Jul 7 at 10 am and 7 pm; spiritual retreat Jul 8-10 (fee required, preregister). Toronto Airport Hotel, 655 Dixon. ammacanada.ca. stoP PlAstics Meeting of the group dedicated to stopping the use of single-use plastic. 6 pm. Free. Metro Hall, 55 John. stopplastics.ca,.
Saturday, July 8
AcuPuncture & tcm info session Presentation on studying or learning about acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine. 1-4 pm. Free. Register. Shiatsu School of Canada/SSC Acupuncture Institute, 455 Spadina, #300. 416-323-1818, firstname.lastname@example.org. Brickfete toronto 2017 LEGO fan festival for all ages to check out creations by hobbyists, exhibits and vendors. Sat & Sun 10 am-3 pm. $15, kids $10. Delta Toronto East, 2035 Kennedy. toronto.brickfete.com. rfour worlds festivAl Latin-Afro-First Nations and South Asian festival of music and dance. Jul 1, 8 and 15 at 2 pm. Free. Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst. artsintheparkto.org. gAs PoP-uP mArket Local, handcrafted and unique items. 2-7 pm. Free. Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard E. gerrardartspace.com. kAmBule fest Arts in the Park and Ballet Creole present a Caribbean spin on Canada 150 celebrations with a musical parade, performances and dance flash mobs. 2-5 pm Jul 8 (rain date Jul 9). Free. Panorama Park, 31 Panorama Court. balletcreole.org. live At the fringe Fringe Festival presents an outdoor stage filled with circus acts, music, dance, magic, jugglers, acrobats and more. Noon-5 pm. Free. Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas W. fringetoronto.com. oPen house Photo gAllery & lAB Studio tours through an old-school darkroom plus printing demos and a group photo exhibition. Noon-6 pm Jul 8. Free. Alternative Photo Services, 1840 Danforth. 647-389-7001, alternativephotoservices.com. uncovering riverside Walking tour to explore the neighbourhood. Hear stories about the Riverside Bridge, De Grassi street & more. 10:30 am. $10 sugg donation. Dark Horse Espresso, 682 Queen E. heritagetoronto.org.
Sunday, July 9
50th AnniversAry of the summer of love Picnic Coming together of intentional, conscious communities, including artists, yogis, psychedelic groups, dancers, singers, drummers and anyone else who wants to share with a spiritual community for the day. There will be healing booths, oracle card readings and yoga classes. Noon-6:30 pm. Free. Picnic Area 8. Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen W. facebook.com/events/306390039808643.
cremAtion, orgAn trAnsPlAnts, “ghosts” & fluidAl energies, whAt do they All hAve in common? Presentation, Q&A for newcomers, reading and discussion of study material. 1:30-4:15 pm. Free. Meeting Rm A. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. ca.figu.org. downsview PArk nAture connection Follow the journey of water in the park, exploring how animals and plants interact with it, and do some experimenting. 2-4 pm. Free. Pre-register. Downsview Park, 70 Canuck. 416-952-2160, eventbrite.ca/e/35355818204. rfAmily sundAy: outdoor mosAic mAking Paint tiles and use them to decorate mosaic benches extending onto the sidewalk. 11 am-3 pm. Free w/ registration. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. gardinermuseum.on.ca. food in the PArk Explore connections between stewardship actions and food security through supporting native wild plants, foraging for wild edibles and tending the education garden. 10 am-noon. Free. Pre-register. Downsview Park, 70 Canuck. 416-952-2160, en.downsviewpark.ca. fusion of tAste street festivAl Annual celebration of multiculturalism in Rexdale with music and dance performances by Raghav, Rupan Bal and Mizz Taj, a kids’ zone, buskers, vendors and more. Noon-10:30 pm. Free. Albion Islington Square, 925 Albion. 416-7433267, fusionoftaste.com. guild PArk: where Art meets nAture Heritage Toronto walking tour to explore Guild Park, the Scarborough Bluffs and the new Monument Walk. 1:30-3 pm. $10 sugg donation. Guild Park & Gardens, 201 Guildwood Parkway. heritagetoronto.org. high PArk invAsive sPecies removAl Join the High Park Stewards and help weed and monitor the growth of native plants. 10:30 am. Free. Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside. highparknature.org.
How To Make a Zine For Social cHange Workshop w/ Kaya Joan. 2 pm. Free w/ registration. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. gardinermuseum.on.ca. rlacSn annual BBQ DJs No-Capitalista and Lucho spin salsa, cumbia, reggae and boogaloo, plus dancing, soccer, badminton, kids’ activities and food including vegetarian options. Free admission, $12 plate of food. Coronation Park, 711 Lake Shore W. lacsn.weebly.com/ bbq-season.html. THe leSlieville Flea Curated market selling vintage, salvaged and upcycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work by select artisans. 10 am-5 pm. Free. Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen E. leslievilleflea.com. live aT THe Fringe Fringe Festival presents an outdoor stage filled with circus acts, music, dance, magic, jugglers, acrobats and more. Noon-5 pm. Free. Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas W. fringetoronto.com. revoluTionary reading circle Study series, different topic each week, suggested readings will be posted on the website. 7 pm. Free. Resistance Press Bookroom. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. socialist.ca. rung de’ one 2017 canadian colour FeSTival Play outdoors with colour powders, indulge in festival food, dance to your favourite tunes and revel with other Canadians in this celebration of unity in diversity. Dress in white. Noon-6 pm. $20. Sheridan College – Hazel McCallion Campus, 4180 Duke of York. 905-962-3304, rungdeone.com. ScarBorougH garden SocieTy garden Tour Tour of eight unique gardens. Noon-4 pm. $10. Tickets available after 11 am. Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston. gardenontario.org. wealTH and wellneSS Talk based on the practical application of Vedanta to daily life. 5-7 pm. Free. Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation, 80 Brydon. 647-995-6380, email@example.com. Zen MediTaTion, walking MediTaTion workSHop 4 pm. Free (donations welcome). Beach Yoga Centre, 1977 Queen E, 2nd fl. 416604-5711, beachesyogacentre.com.
Monday, July 10
rluncH Hour ouTdoor MoSaic Making Paint tiles and use them to decorate mosaic benches extending onto the sidewalk. Noon-1 pm. Free w/ registration. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. gardinermuseum.on.ca. MuSic FroM ScraTcH 2017 Workshop for young adults (18-25) in creative listening, writing, vocal performance, movement, graphic and improvisation exercises, ending in a live performance. No musical training required. Jul 10-14, Mon-Fri 2-5 pm, concert Fri at 7 pm. Free. Pre-register. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St Joseph. 416-961-6601 ext 207, firstname.lastname@example.org. TraMpoline Hall Lectures with curator Yuula Benivolski and host Misha Glouberman. 8 pm. (doors 7:40 pm). $5-$6. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas W. trampolinehall.net.
Tuesday, July 11 Benefits adopT, don’T SHop yappy Hour Fundraiser with raffle prizes, salsa dancing, food and drink to benefit PetsInDanger Charitable Foundation. 7:30 pm. $10. Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge. petsindanger.com. Events
acceSSing and preServing your FaMily HeirlooMS Learn best practices for storing personal treasures like photos, letters and other paper records plus info on digitizing. 7-8 pm. Free. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416-396-3975. BecoMing a Board MeMBer Learn what’s involved in volunteering on a non-profit’s board of directors. Pre-register. 6:30 pm. $15. Volunteer Toronto, 344 Bloor W. 416-9616888, volunteertoronto.ca/BoardMember. Beyond THe HeadlineS: SuSTainaBle agriculTure and Food SovereignTy Panel on how Canadian Jesuits International & partners are working to alleviate poverty and support livelihoods in Southern Africa, Latin America and Canada. 7-9 pm. Free. RSVP. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 520 Sherbourne. 416465-1824, bit.ly/2syNkWc. diy SunScreen Hands-on workshop to make a safe, all natural sunscreen using local naturally SPF oils. Bring your own jar. 7 pm. $10 sugg donation. RSVP. Karma Food Co-op, 739 Palmerston. 416-534-1470, bit.ly/2rzAwAn. FaMily naTure walk – Tree-MendouS TreeS Learn about majestic black oaks, towering white pines, beautiful paper birches and others. 1:30-3 pm. Free/pwyc. High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge. 416-3921748, highparknaturecentre.com. THe Healing power oF MuSic Music for meditation, relaxation and healing perform- ance & discussion with Debbie Danbrook, 6-7 pm. Free. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge. tpl.ca. in THe SpoTligHT Documentary on the survival story of Earla Dunbar, who lives with social anxiety disorder, followed by Q&A with Earla & director Katie Cooper. 2 pm. Free. RSVP. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 1001 Queen W. 416-595-2882. THe road leSS Travelled: educaTional leaderSHip in a diverSe world Activist/ comedian Candy Palmater shares her passionate perspective on inclusivity, leadership and empowerment. 7 pm. $20, stu $15. Pre-register. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-5797, email@example.com. ToMorrow FilM Screening Toronto350 presents the French documentary on solutions to current environmental and social challenges, followed by discussion. 6:30-9 pm. Free. Nat Taylor Cinema, N102 Ross Building. York University, 4700 Keele. firstname.lastname@example.org. wHiTeHorSe alBuM releaSe & Savage love live Musical performance by Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland, live recording of Savage Lovecast w/ Dan Savage and a panel with guest Terri-Jean Bedford on body politics, privacy laws and more. 6:30-9 pm. $40. Revival, 783 College. store.sixshooterrecords.com/ tickets.
Wednesday, July 12
BirdS in SuMMer Scarborough Garden Society meeting and presentation by Paul Oliver. 7 pm. Free. Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston. gardenontario.org. Boardagain’S drop-in gaMe nigHT Come learn a new game and make new friends. 6-10 pm. $5. Death in Venice Gelato, 536 Queen West. 416-843-7344, boardagaingames.com. MeMory & aging Dr. Nicole Anderson discusses what’s normal and what’s not when it comes to memory and aging, and what you can do about it. 6 pm. Free. Pre-register. Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington. on.alz.to/ site/Calendar/1092538407. reSToring ToronTo’S wild SpaceS Talk on how the City of Toronto’s Natural Resource Management program got started, how it evolved and what it does to protect and restore our wild spaces today. 7:30 pm. Free, suggested donation $5. High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge. 416-392-1748, highparknaturecentre.com. running Free! Weekly run/walk group. 5:30 pm. Free. Find us on Facebook. CAMH Bell Gateway Building, 100 Stokes. camh.ca. 5Slay day: BeyograpHy & Beardoncé Learn how to dance like Queen B at this Beyoncé tribute class with choreography experts from Beyography followed by a drag performance by Beardoncé. 8-10 pm. Free. Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas W. fringetoronto.com. SupporT group For Single, SeparaTed & divorced dadS Bi-weekly Q&A and conversation, women are welcome to attend. 7-9 pm. Free. Room A5. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth. 416-861-0626, father.org. TaSTe oF regenT park & under THe STarS Market (5 pm), entertainment and a community catered meal (6 pm), followed by a free movie under the stars at dusk. 5-10 pm. Free. Regent Park, 620 Dundas E. 416-3634234, facebook.com/TasteofRegentPark.
Thursday, July 13
5Boardagain woMen + TranS gaMe nigHT Board game night for women and trans-identified folks. 7-10 pm. $5 or pwyc. See-Scape, 2840 Dundas W. 416-843-7344, contact@ boardagaingames.com. How To Make a True BaTH BoMB DIY workshop with artist Paddy Leung. 4 pm. Free. Preregister. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. gardinermuseum.on.ca. rolled paper BeadS Youth age 11-18 can learn to make beads with rolled paper. 4-5 pm. Free. Pre-register. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416-396-3975. THe SecreT Sex liveS oF planTS Adult workshop on how cooperation, enticement, deceit, entrapment and other strategies are used by plants to pass on their genes. 6-9 pm. $50. Pre-register. High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge. 416-392-1748, email@example.com. THiS arT workS! launcH Amanda Parris hosts the launch of a new CBC original series that showcases emerging artists. Screening of two episodes and talks with the show’s creators. 6-8 pm. Free w/ registration. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. gardinermuseum.on.ca. ToronTo JoB Fair Meet face to face with recruiters, HR managers and hiring companies. 1-4 pm. Free. Online pre-registration required. One King West Hotel. wbgcanada.com. uke can Sing Beginner ukulele workshop with KFunk and Lady Ree. Borrow a uke or bring your own. 9 pm. Free. Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas W. fringetoronto.com. uniTy FeSTival: Mc/Spoken word & graFFiTi SHowcaSe Poets, musicians and visual artists showcase alongside emerging youth performers. Unity graffiti artists paint new murals on the garage doors. 5-11 pm. Pwyc. Geary Lane, 360 Geary. unitycharity.com. vinTage video gaMe and cloTHing Swap Old school party. Create a new outfit and play some games. 8 pm. Free. Stop, Drop & Roll, 300 College. stopdropandroll.club. welcoMe To koreaTown Heritage Toronto walking tour through Koreatown to learn history of the first Korean immigrants, how Koreatown has developed, the role of arts and cuisine and more. 6:30 pm. $10 suggested donation. Alpha Korean United Church, 300 Bloor W. heritagetoronto.org/events.
Friday, July 14
aSTronoMy on Tap T.o. Astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games & prizes at this starry social. 8-11 pm. Free. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W. ow.ly/MQP930cADMh, firstname.lastname@example.org. rcanada 150 SuMMer FeSTival Entertainment, food trucks, crafts, inflatables, face painting, MomenTO Canadian Artifact popup museum and more at this indoor/outdoor event. 1-9 pm. Free. Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden. 416-497-1550, bridlewoodmall.com.
Saturday, July 15 Benefits
ScoopS For SickkidS Fundraiser at all 4 locations of Ed’s. 11:30 am-10 pm. Proceeds donated to SickKids Fdn. Ed’s Real Scoop, 920 Queen E. scoopsforsickkids.com.
coMpoSTing 101 Learn the how-tos of composting and about the connection between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and soil organic matter. 10:30 am-noon. Free. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416396-3975, tpl.ca. downTown george Brown This tour will highlight sites associated with Father of Confederation & Globe and Mail founder George Brown. 1:30-5 pm. $10 sugg donation. St Lawrence Hall, 157 King E. heritagetoronto.org. rFour worldS FeSTival Latin-Afro-First Nations and South Asian festival of music and dance. 2 pm. Free. Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst. artsintheparkto.org. Full courT 21 canada New basketball tournament concept incorporating multiple players, but no teammates. Noon-6 pm. $40 for participating players, free for spectators. Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, 627 Queens Quay W. facebook.com/FullCourt21CA, email@example.com. rneigHBourS nigHT ouT in THoncliFFe
Park Residents and visitors gather for a day of cultural arts & crafts, musical entertainment, games and activities for all ages, bazaar tables and food. 2-8 pm. Free admission (fee for some activities). RV Burgess Park, 40 Thorncliffe Park. facebook.com/TPNNO. SPort regatta Day of dragon boat racing with competitive and recreational crews. 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Free for spectators. Marilyn Bell Park, 1095 Lake Shore W. firstname.lastname@example.org. toronto Flower Market Creations by local growers and florists. 10 am-3 pm. Free admission. Shaw Park at CAMH, 1001 Queen W. torontoflowermarket.ca. UnItY FeStIval ConCert Outdoor concert spotlighting new and established hip-hop performers in music, dance, spoken word and graffiti. Headliners include Main Source, TOBi and hip-hop collective The Sorority. 3-11 pm. Free. David Pecaut Square, 215 King W. unitycharity.com/2017festival/.
Sunday, July 16 Benefits
eat. Breathe. love Gentle flow yoga class and vegan tasting event with cooking demo, live music, DJ, swag and more to benefit Community Living Ontario. Yoga by donation (4-5 pm), social $25 (5:30-8 pm). Shecosystem, 703 Bloor W. lovewildlivefree.com/events. PSYChIC BrUnCh Two 15-minute readings plus a $5 brunch voucher, net proceeds benefit the Rainbow Assoc of Canadian Artists. 11 am-3 pm. $40. Pre-register. Cranberries, 601 Parliament. 416-925-6330, psychicbrunch.ca. Events
BeatleManIa: toronto’S love aFFaIr Piers Hemmingsen shares stories that intertwine the Fab Four with T.O’.s history in this walking tour. 1:30 pm. $20. Pre-register. Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton. heritagetoronto.org. DeCoDIng eMotIonal eatIng – SUPPort & StrategIeS For woMen who BInge Workshop that explores the bingeing cycle, strategies to break it and teaches participants how to build regular, satisfying meals. 1:30-3:30 pm. $40, pwyc options available. Pre-register. Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View. facebook.com/events/458379291181796, email@example.com. rFaMIlY SUnDaY: oUtDoor MoSaIC MakIng Sculpt starfish out of clay and multicolour seeds to decorate mosaic benches extending onto the sidewalk. 11 am-3 pm. Free w/ registration. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. gardinermuseum.on.ca. PoSt-a-letter SUnDaYS Letter-writing, journaling and planning in a social setting. 1-4 pm. Free. Toronto’s First Post Office Museum, 260 Adelaide E. townofyork.com. revolUtIonarY reaDIng CIrCle Study series, different topic each week, suggested readings will be posted on the website. 7 pm. Free. Resistance Press Bookroom. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. socialist.ca. SUMMer FrUIt tree PrUnIng Workshop to learn the difference between winter and summer pruning and practice your new skills. 9 am-noon. $25. Pre-register. St Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview. 416-658-0724, eventbrite.ca/e/34910276577.
toronto’S got talent Talent competition with prizes. Early rounds 2-5 pm, top five finalists compete at 8 pm. Free. Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas W. fringetoronto.com. the trInItY BellwooDS Flea – SUMMer Market Local vintage and handmade makers & designers, food, drinks and more. 10 am-5 pm. Free admission. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W. trinitybellwoodsflea.com.
Monday, July 17
rIPPeD wIDe oPen MIC A truly open mic where music, stand-up, improv, storytelling and anything else you can think of is welcome. Hosted by Hamza Fouad and Kyle Labine. 8:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca. whY ShoUlD I Care? talk aBoUt BaSIC InCoMe Senator Art Eggleton and York University associate professor Stephen Chen discuss the need for and expected outcomes of the basic income pilot project. 7 pm. No cover. Madison Avenue Pub, 14 Madison. 647-3436575, whyshouldicare.ca.
Tuesday, July 18
BookMakIng DIY hands-on bookbinding workshop for adults. 6 pm. Free. Pre-registration required. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416-396-3975, tpl.ca. toronto BICYCle MUSIC FeStIval SUnSet SerIeS Hip-hop, dancehall, house and popping masters Moon Runners dance battle at Flemingdon Park. Depart 5:45 pm from Riverdale Park E. Free. RSVP is required. Riverdale Park East, 550 Broadview. bit.ly/2th66lO. trIvIa nIght Play for prizes. 7:30 pm. Free. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. 416-792-8472.
Wednesday, July 19
BoarDagaIn’S DroP-In gaMe nIght Come learn a new game and make new friends. 6-10 pm. $5. Death in Venice Gelato, 536 Queen West. 416-843-7344, boardagaingames.com. CaBBagetown MovIe In the Park: the goonIeS Food vendors, live music and a screening of Richard Donner’s 1985 cult classic at dusk. 6:30-11 pm. Free. (Rain date: Jul 26). Riverdale Park West, 201 Winchester. 416-921-0857, facebook.com/ events/1214923555300881. rCBC kIDS DaYS Live performances, games, activities, crafts and more. Meet the stars of Studio K and others. Jul 19-20, 10 am-3 pm. Free. CBC Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front W. facebook.com/cbckidsca. CItY hall lIve Free outdoor concerts. 12:301:30pm, Jul 19-Aug 30. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W. toronto.ca/music. Dark nIghtS: BrItta B Salon-style conversation series featuring the poet/arts educator. 7-9 pm. Pwyc. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. darknights.ca. 40 YearS oF SUPPortIng the hoMeleSS, thoSe In reCoverY & SenIorS Learn about LOFT, the largest program of its kind in the province, serving almost 5,000 people. 7 pm. Free. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416-396-3975, tpl.ca. learn to CaMP wIth ParkS CanaDa Learn about national parks, planning a camping trip, cooking in the outdoors and more. 4-5:30 pm. Free. Pre-register. York Woods Library, 1785 Finch W. 416-395-5980. SaCreD harP SIngIng Sing shape note music from the Sacred Harp. No experience necessary, songbooks available. 7-9:30 pm. Pwyc.
Music Room. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor W. fb.com/groups/torontoshapenote. taSte oF regent Park & UnDer the StarS Market (5 pm), entertainment and a community catered meal (6 pm), followed by a free movie under the stars at dusk. 5-10 pm. Free. Regent Park, 620 Dundas E. 416-3634234, facebook.com/TasteofRegentPark. UrBan raCCoonS In the gta: are we BUIlDIng a SMarter raCCoon? Learn about where they live in the city, how smart they really are and more, followed by a guided Urban Bat Walk. 7:30 pm. Free, $5 sugg donation. High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge. 416392-1748, highparknaturecentre.com.
upcoming Thursday, July 20
BeCoMIng a BoarD MeMBer Learn what’s involved in volunteering on a non-profit’s board of directors. Pre-register. 6:30 pm. $15. Volunteer Toronto, 344 Bloor W. 416-9616888, volunteertoronto.ca/BoardMember. DanCIng on the PIer Learn to dance on the waterfront to the rhythmic beats and swinging sounds of live bands at this weekly event. 7-9 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre. com. DrInkS BY MakerS Networking event for entrepreneurs, professionals and artists. 6 pm. Free. RSVP. ACME Works, 229 Niagara. drinksbymakers.com. DUFFerIn grove organIC FarMerS’ Market Year-round market Thursdays 3-7 pm. Free admission. Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Pk. dufferingrovemarket.ca. FooD In the Park Program to explore connections between stewardship actions and food security focusing on supporting native wild plants, foraging for wild edibles and tending the education garden. 6-8 pm. Free. RSVP. Downsview Park, 70 Canuck. 416-9522160, en.downsviewpark.ca/events. loCal FooD Market Weekly market in the North Orchard. 2-8 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. north York FarMerS’ Market 8 am-2 pm till Oct 26. Free. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge. northyorkfarmersmarket.ca. tBg organIC FarMerS’ Market Year-round weekly market offering food, flowers and VQA wines. 2-7 pm. Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence E. torontobotanicalgarden.ca. toronto’S aStronoMICal herItage Illustrated talk to learn how Toronto became a “centre of the universe” for astronomical research, education and public outreach. 6:30 pm. Free. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416-393-7149, tpl.ca.