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What’s On for April-May

Wednesday, April 23. What Contractors Need to Know About Low Interest Financing & Incentives Free session to provide info on low cost financing tools offered by the City & incentives available to homeowners making energy retrofits to their homes. Light breakfast & refreshments provided, Windfall Ecology Centre, 8:30 am – 11 am, register Eventbrite.ca
Wednesday, April 23. Greening Your Grounds with Native Plants Workshop Provides the know-how and inspiration to create your own natural garden oasis, free, Danforth Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave, 416-661-6600 x 5786, trcastewardshipevents.ca, 416-393-7783
Wednesday, April 23. All You Ever Wanted to Know About Grant Writing for Scarborough Artists Free information session with Peter Kingstone, Visual/Media Arts Officer at the Toronto Arts Council, 6-8pm, Doris McCarthy Gallery, U of T Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, advance registration required, limited space, eventbrite.ca
Wednesday, April 23. Public Heroes Awards 2014 Dinner Organized by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute, $25, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, 6:30-9:30 pm, tickets at PublicHeroes.org
Thursday, April 24. Free Senior Movie ‘Le Weekend’ Presented by the Rotary Club of Toronto Beach at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen E, doors open 10 am, movie starts at 10:30 am
Thursday, April 24. Can a Lac Megantic Happen in Toronto? Talk by city councillor Mary Fragedakis, 7 pm, free, Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Ave, info@eastendnotar.org
Friday, April 25. East York Rotary Lobsterfest Surf & turf, dance to live music by Playback, cocktails 6 pm, dinner 7 pm, $70 per person, proceeds help support TEG, Providence HealthCare, Woodgreen Homeward Bound Program, Breakfast Club for Kids & more, Whistler’s Grill, McNeil Room, 995 Broadview Ave, advance tickets from Crystal@ParagonTravel.com or 416-461-4021
Friday, April 25. Get Inspired: Duct Tape Wallets Workshop Create your own designs from popular culture & gaming like Minecraft, ages 11-18, free, all supplies provided, S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave, 416-396-3975 to register
Saturday, April 26. Toronto’s Tree Canopy Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation talks about its program aimed at doubling the city’s tree canopy to offset effects of climate change & pollution, 2-3 pm, Jones Library, 118 Jones Ave, 416-393-7715
Saturday, April 26. Leslieville Public School 150th Celebration Come celebrate with a tree planting ceremony, local history with Joanne Doucette, the singing of the Maple Leaf Forever, 10 am -2:30 pm, 254 Leslie St, 416-393-9480
Saturday, April 26. Survival Stories – The Magnificent Force of Perseverance Day of testimonials from abuse survivors, spoken word poetry, a group exercise, 11 am, free, Victoria Village Library, 184 Sloane Ave, abusesurvivalstories.com
Saturday, April 26. Spring Forest Festival Tree planting, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, 10 am-3 pm, free, Eldred King Tract, 16232 Hwy 48, Whitchurch-Stouffville, york.ca/forestevents
Sunday, April 27. An Afternoon with the Amadeus Choir A delightful afternoon with the choir, Lydia Adams conducting at Kingston Rd United Church. 975 Kingston Rd, 4 pm, $20, 416-446-0188, amachoir@idirect.com, amadeuschoir.com
Sunday, April 27. Beach Hill Clean-Up Day Meet at the command post on Gerrard opposite Fairmount Park anytime between 11 am and 2 pm, hot coffee provided, enter the “Guess How Many Garbage Bags Raffle”
Sunday, April 27.Outdoor Guided Walk; Harbingers of Spring in the Valley From skunk cabbage to red-winged blackbirds, signs of spring abound, refreshments provided after the walk, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd, 1:30-2:30 pm, adults - $5.31, youth/seniors - $3, children - $2, 416-396-2819, Toronto.ca/todmorden
Monday, April 28. Immigrant Employment Week Launch Event Celebrate the skills, experiences & talents newcomers bring to the Canadian work force, this event launches a city-wide initiative with week-long festivities, begins with a panel discussion followed by discussion with interactive activities & an opportunity to network, 10 am-12 pm, U of T Scarborough, Instructional Centre Building Atrium, 1095 Military Trail, eventbrite.ca
Tuesday, April 29. Riverdale Historical Society presents Sarah Hood on the Shirriff Marmalade Company The family had tie-ins with other Toronto food businesses and to the life of naturalist & author Charles Sauriol, St Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Avenue, $5, free to RHS members, 416-465-8516
Tuesday, April 29. Your Brain on Speed: How the Brain Responds to the Rush Hour of Life Dr Nasreen Khatri, clinical psychologist at the Rotman Institute presents a series on busy lives, Albert Campbell Library, 6:30-8 pm, register 416-396-8890
Wednesday, April 30. Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Executive Meeting Open to all Liberal members, voting only by Executive members, Community Centre 55, 97 Main St, 7-8:30 pm, sojourn following the meeting at The Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd, beacheseastyorkliberal.ca
Thursday, May 1. Toronto Waters: The Blue & Not-So-Blue Dr. Lino Grima speaks about Toronto’s sewers and the need to restore lost rivers, 7-8 pm, Main Street Library, 137 Main St, 416-393-7700
May 2-11. Art of the Danforth Over 20 largescale public art projects will be on display at various locations along Danforth Ave, free, artofthedanforth.com
Friday, May 2. Contact Photography Festival Opening Reception A month-long festival featuring works by Sarika Sehgal, Carlos Garate, Kelly Stacey & David Grant, ode to the Pinhole Camera, 7-9 pm, Luc Sculpture & Studios, 647-855-5764
Friday to Sunday, May 2, 3, 4. Beach Studio Tour Spring 2014 20th Anniversary tour, Friday from 6-9 pm, Saturday from 10 am-6 pm, Sunday from 11 am-6 pm, beachstudiotour.ca, 416-926-9814
Saturday, May 3. L’Arche Toronto Bowl-a-Thon Proceeds help initiatives for people with developmental disabilities, O’Connor Bowl, 1401 O’Connor Dr, 416-406-2869 x22, larchetoronto.org/bowlathon
Saturday, May 3. Spring into Action Sunnybrook Hospital Fdn, 2, 5 and 10 K walk or run for diabetes, 9 am-2 pm, donation, Sunnybrook Park, Leslie & Eglinton, insideoutstudio.ca/events
Sunday, May 4.The Sultans of String Concert 2010 JUNO Award nominees & Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity in concert at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd, 1:30-2:30 pm, adults $20, children free, Elaine 416-699-6091
Sunday, May 4. Annual Beachy Clean Up Day A way to give back to our community as a thanks for allowing us to walk our dogs on the beach during the winter months, refreshments, prizes, lunch and treats for the dogs, consider a small donation to Community Centre 55, Leuty Lifeguard Station, 11 am-1 pm, 416-820-0790, torontobeachesdogs.com
Tuesday, May 6. Beach & East Toronto Historical Society AGM Beach Library, 2161 Queen E, 6:30-8:15 pm
Tuesday, May 6. Filmmaking for Kids The beginning of a 4-part series for children 7-13 years of age, 4-6 pm, May 8: 4-6 pm, May 13: 4-6 pm, May 15: 4-6 pm, Beaches Library, 2161 Queen E, 416-393-7703, register for all 4 parts, free, limit of 12
Tuesday, May 6 & Wednesday, May 7. Timeless Classics – Part 2 Serenata Singers in concert with Joshua Tamayo, Director & guest tenor, Michael Ciufo, May 6 at 1:30 pm, May 7 at 7:30 pm, Chinese Cultural Centre, 5183 Sheppard Ave E, $20 in advance, $25 at door, proceeds help Canadian Music Therapy Fund, War Child & Eva’s Initiatives, 416-699-5798
Tuesday & Wednesday, May 6 & 7. Journey to Promote Mental Health: A Training Series for Individuals Working with Immigrants & Refugees Presented by Hong Fook Mental Health Association, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, City of Toronto, Consilium Place Employment & Social Services, 100 Consilium Place, 10th Fl, Community Room B, free, refreshments & light lunch provided both days, eventbrite.ca
Wednesday, May 7. Meditation Class for the experienced or for those who can’t sit still, 7 pm, free, Ralph Thorton Centre, 765 Queen E, ralphthorton.org
Thursday, May 8. Spring Rummage /Garage Sale Bargains & treasures galore, Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd, 416-267-8265, scarboroughbluffs.org
Thursday, May 8. Teen Talent Night Stand-up comedy, poetry, music, youth from 12-19, free, Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence E, 416-395-5710
Friday, May 16. Our World, Our Responsibility Conference: Fueling Activism A joint venture between BPJPII Catholic Secondary School & U of T Scarborough, open to all high school, college & university students, and members of the general public who are interested in environmental issues, 8:30 am-3 pm, U of T Scarborough Campus Science Building, 1265 Military Trail, eventbrite.ca
Saturday, May 17. Karen Savoca at Acoustic Harvest Robinson Hall, St Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd, 8 pm, $22 advance, $25 at door, 416-264-2235, acousticharvest.ca
Wednesday, May 21. artsVest Toronto Workshop – Scarborough Business for the Arts presents an info session and workshop for Toronto arts & heritage organizations with an annual budget of less than $1M, 9:30 am-4 pm, free, workshop attendance is required for organizations intending to apply for program, light breakfast will be served, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr, eventbrite.ca
Saturday, May 24. Spring Fest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church Baked goods, plants, toys, books, BBQ, 33 East Rd, 9 am-1 pm, 416-694-4081
Sunday, May 25. Purina Walk for Dog Guides A 5 K walk to help provide dog guides at no cost, Thomson Park, 1005 Brimley Rd, 9 am, no registration fee, all proceeds to provide dogs, register at purinawalkfordogguides.com
Tuesday, May 27. Sewage & the Sublime: the R.C. Harris & Ashbridges Bay Water Treatment Plant Michael McMahon (York) explores Toronto’s environmental history, 7-9 pm, Gerrard/Ashdale Library, 132 Gerrard St E, 416-393-7717

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