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Check out our Southern Ontario Events Calendar for lots of interesting and fun events and activities for local families in Durham Region, the Greater Toronto Area, York, Peel, Hamilton-Halton, the Kawarthas, Niagara and more...

Author Encounter: Mireille Messier

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Author Encounter: Mireille Messier [Ages 7 to 9] Bowmanville Branch, Children’s Area Wednesday, November 14th 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Class visits welcome. No charge. Mireille Messier is a bilingual children’s author who previously worked as a television and radio host, and loves graphic novels, swing music and wearing red shoes! Mireille presents in both French and English, a great opportunity for French Immersion students. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

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Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Toronto Christmas Market

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Date: November 15 to December 23, 2018 Time: Tuesday - Thursday 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday - 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday - 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm What: The magic of the Christmas season returns to Toronto, Nov. 15 to Dec. 23, with the 9th annual Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery Historic District. Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world, the festival features hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products, stunning light canopies, family friendly entertainment, heated mulled wine, beer and hospitality gardens, and Santa and the elves, all in an atmosphere so romantic you can't help but fall in love with the holiday season all over again. Rediscover the magic of Christmas. Admission is free of charge on weekdays until Friday at 5pm. A not-for-profit organization, Toronto Christmas Market charges $6.00 admission on weekends starting at 5pm on Fridays. CHILDREN 2 AND UNDER ARE FREE. Although the Toronto Christmas Market is not active on Mondays, the shops and restaurants of the Distillery Historic District are open 7 days a week. Website URL: http://www.torontochristmasmarket.com/ Where Distillery Historic District 55 Mill St. Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 info@torontochristmasmarket.com 416 364-1177 Social Media @toxmasmkt (FB, IG) @TOXmasMKT (Twitter) Contact information: Mary Moniz 416 341 9929 ext. 221 mary@torchiacom.com

Friday Maker Nights: Be a Detective!

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Be a Detective - Help Us Solve the Case of the Stolen Library Book! Put your investigative skills to work and join us for this fun-filled program by using clues to solve the mystery. Learn how to decode messages and make fingerprints - look for a surprise activity along the way! All Ages. Drop-in. Space limited by room capacity.

PA Day activity Babysitter Training course

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Babysitter Training course is ideal for kids 10 – 13 years. Course is one day, 9am - 4pm. Pre-registration is required prior to start date. Designed to teach babysitter skills, leadership and first aid in a fun and informative session. Information shared is geared on caring for infants, toddlers and children. Along with working with parents, and responsibilities. Kids will complete activities, role playing and have hands on practice and receive a copy of the St. John Ambulance Babysitter Manual and certificate of completion. Call St. John Ambulance to pre-register 905-434-7800. Courses offered throughout Durham Region each month.

PA Day Fun Day: Get Your Game On!

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Bring your friends and join us for a fun-filled afternoon of competition and fun playing board and card games in the library! All Ages. Drop-in.

Cartooning and Anime class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

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Learn the techniques and methods to draw your favourite cartoons and anime characters, step by step, What makes cartooning and anime so fun? This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! This is an ongoing class. Join in anytime! Here is a link to our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Cartooning and Anime class for teens and adults at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! This is an ongoing class. Join in anytime! For class schedules and pricing please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Beginner Art for Kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

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Also known as our Right Brain Lab, Beginner Art for Kids is a class designed to teach young minds beginner drawing and painting techniques, good craftsmanship, and creative problem solving. Students will work in a variety of wet and dry mediums exploring both 2D and 3D art as well as lettering, creative storytelling, and design. Lessons are step by step in a small group setting, so this is the ideal beginner art class for children age 5 - 7. This is an ongoing class. Join us anytime! For class schedules and pricing please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/beginner-art-for-kids

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Babysitting Course

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Babysitting Course [Ages 11 to 15] Courtice Branch, The Great Room Saturday, November 17th, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 18th, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $55; includes participant manual. Recommended that attendees bring a lunch or snack. This course teaches your teen the fundamental skills they need to start their own babysitting service. A Red Cross certified instructor from React Right Safety Services teaches the class. Topics include: • How to give appropriate care for infants, toddlers and school-aged children; • Dealing with basic First Aid emergencies; • How to recognize potential hazards; • What parents expect of a babysitter; • How to safely find customers; and • Rural babysitting. Note: Bring a teddy bear to practice on! Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge. Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services. Please note that this course runs at different times on each day.

Bloor-Yorkville Holiday Magic

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BLOOR-YORKVILLE SHINES BRIGHT FOR HOLIDAY MAGIC On Saturday, November 17, the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (BYBIA) will kick off the holiday season with Holiday Magic, the spectacular annual community concert event in support of the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research (CANFAR). From 5:00pm – 7:00pm, families, friends and music lovers are invited to the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland & Bellair Streets) for the Official Tree Lighting and an exciting performance by Pop Star SHAWN HOOK. The two-time Juno Fan Choice Award nominee, started garnishing attention with his 2015 hit “Sound of Your Heart” which received double platinum status in Canada, hit Top 20 in America, and made it to #1 on the Billboard Dance Club chart. With recent performances on Jimmy Kimmel, The Today Show, and Live! With Kelly and Michael, his latest Certified Platinum single, “Reminding Me” featuring Vanessa Hudgens, peaked at #3 on Hot AC in Canada with Hook performing it on the So You Think You Can Dance finale. The evening’s musical entertainment will start with a performance by The Rosedale Day School Choir. CHUM 104.5’s Taylor Kaye will also be on hand to “flick the switch” and turn on the holiday lights to launch Holiday Magic in Bloor-Yorkville. This is a FREE EVENT and attendees can also enjoy hot beverages, courtesy of Goldstruck, for a suggested $2 donation, as they enjoy the glittering lights, our new majestic Christmas tree and storefronts swathed in festive decorations. Cash & cheque donations are also welcome in support of CANFAR. There will be representatives from our charitable partners on-site at the BYBIA Tent. Event info: http://www.bloor-yorkville.com/holiday_magic/

Tween Tech Club: Ozobots

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Ozobots can identify lines, colors, and codes on digital and physical surfaces. Are you ready to meet (and program) "the world's tiniest robot?" Ages 10-14. Drop-in.

Castle Bazaar

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Join us at our Castle Bazaar where there will be artisan vendors, a silent auction, student made crafts and unique gift ideas. There will also be a tea room. Admission to our bazaar is FREE and all are welcome to join us. We will be accepting food donations for a local food bank. In addition proceeds from this event will benefit local community organizations. Please join us!

Intensive Drawing class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Intensive Drawing covers fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, and principles such as composition. Advanced groups learn how to draw realistic faces, perspective, and various shading techniques, which can later be applied to painting, design and sculpture. Students will work in various dry media such as pencil, crayon, pen, coloured pencils, markers and pastels. Although drawing exercises are assigned, projects will cater to each individual interest to make projects interesting and fun. This is an ongoing class. Join us anytime! For schedule and pricing information please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/intensive-drawing

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

8th annual Christmas Craft Sale at the Whitby Royal Canadian Legion

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The Ladies Auxiliary of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 112, Whitby are holding their 8th annual Christmas Craft Sale on Sunday, November 18th, 2018 in the upper hall at 117 Byron Street South in Whitby. Loads of unique crafters will be available including: Handmade Jewellery, Soaps, Paper Products, Handcrafted Rag Rugs & Rag Rug Kits, Knitted, Sewn & Crocheted Items, Christmas Decorations, Sweets & Treats – The Best Homemade Fudge! Homemade Food to go & so much more! Light refreshments, baking and a silent auction will be available as well as a Spiritual Medium for your entertainment. Parking is free and adjacent to the Legion building as well in the surrounding area! Doors will open at 10:00 am. Hope to see you there!

Beginner Drawing class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Beginner Drawing focuses on cartooning and basic drawing skills. The instructor will demonstrate fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, colouring, inking, and explain principles such as proportion and composition. Each student will be guided step by step to improve their technique and creative methods. Students will work on group projects in various dry media such as pencil, pen, coloured pencil, marker, and pastel. Although drawing exercises are assigned, projects will still cater to each individual's interests to make projects interesting and fun. This program is offered all year long on a regular basis. Join in anytime! For class schedules and pricing information please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/beginner-drawing-class

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

ROMKids Junior

Description

Inspire your toddler's imagination and sense of discovery as you explore the ROM's collection of art, history, and nature through the eyes of a child. Bring your child on an eight-week sensory adventure as you tour galleries with our early learning instructors, and join them in creative play-based activities, and social interaction in a classroom setting. Meet other parents, caregivers, and children and engage your child in interactive learning for life. For children ages 2 to 4, accompanied by an adult. Siblings of participants under 2 years old welcome free of charge. 8 week sessions with classes offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Tuesday & Wednesday: morning classes are 9:30am - 11:30am & afternoon classes are 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Saturday: morning class is 9:30am - 11:30am & afternoon class is 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. $200 per child; $180 per child for ROM Members.

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health need or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just like traditional first aid, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or crisis is resolved. Anyone can benefit from MHFA and more & more Canadians are being trained – MHFA is well suited for individuals seeking knowledge, workplaces seeking to reduce incidences of Mental Health and members of community groups.

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Cartooning and Anime class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Learn the techniques and methods to draw your favourite cartoons and anime characters, step by step, What makes cartooning and anime so fun? This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! This is an ongoing class. Join in anytime! Here is a link to our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Cartooning and Anime class for teens and adults at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! This is an ongoing class. Join in anytime! For class schedules and pricing please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Beginner Art for Kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Also known as our Right Brain Lab, Beginner Art for Kids is a class designed to teach young minds beginner drawing and painting techniques, good craftsmanship, and creative problem solving. Students will work in a variety of wet and dry mediums exploring both 2D and 3D art as well as lettering, creative storytelling, and design. Lessons are step by step in a small group setting, so this is the ideal beginner art class for children age 5 - 7. This is an ongoing class. Join us anytime! For class schedules and pricing please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/beginner-art-for-kids

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Pickering's 50th Annual Santa Claus Parade

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The Kinsmen & Kinette Club of Pickering hosts their 50th annual Santa Claus Parade. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, their theme is "A Golden Bells Christmas". The parade starts at Glenanna Road and Dixie Road, and travels along Glenanna Road until Pickering Parkway. Organizations and Businesses are welcomed to participate by providing an application before November 9th. Applications can be downloaded at pickering.ca/greatevents, under the Santa Claus parade listing.

Intensive Drawing class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Intensive Drawing covers fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, and principles such as composition. Advanced groups learn how to draw realistic faces, perspective, and various shading techniques, which can later be applied to painting, design and sculpture. Students will work in various dry media such as pencil, crayon, pen, coloured pencils, markers and pastels. Although drawing exercises are assigned, projects will cater to each individual interest to make projects interesting and fun. This is an ongoing class. Join us anytime! For schedule and pricing information please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/intensive-drawing

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Santa Train

Description

We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience! Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies. Create a new family tradition and lasting memories! This popular feature trip sells out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment. Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays beginning November 24 through to December 16. Each one-hour round trip train ride departs from Uxbridge at 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm.

Beginner Drawing class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Beginner Drawing focuses on cartooning and basic drawing skills. The instructor will demonstrate fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, colouring, inking, and explain principles such as proportion and composition. Each student will be guided step by step to improve their technique and creative methods. Students will work on group projects in various dry media such as pencil, pen, coloured pencil, marker, and pastel. Although drawing exercises are assigned, projects will still cater to each individual's interests to make projects interesting and fun. This program is offered all year long on a regular basis. Join in anytime! For class schedules and pricing information please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/beginner-drawing-class

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Santa Train

Description

We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience! Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies. Create a new family tradition and lasting memories! This popular feature trip sells out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment. Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays beginning November 24 through to December 16. Each one-hour round trip train ride departs from Uxbridge at 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm.

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Safe Partying

Description

Keep yourself safe and still have fun. Presented by Carea. Ages 12-17.

ROMKids Junior

Description

Inspire your toddler's imagination and sense of discovery as you explore the ROM's collection of art, history, and nature through the eyes of a child. Bring your child on an eight-week sensory adventure as you tour galleries with our early learning instructors, and join them in creative play-based activities, and social interaction in a classroom setting. Meet other parents, caregivers, and children and engage your child in interactive learning for life. For children ages 2 to 4, accompanied by an adult. Siblings of participants under 2 years old welcome free of charge. 8 week sessions with classes offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Tuesday & Wednesday: morning classes are 9:30am - 11:30am & afternoon classes are 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Saturday: morning class is 9:30am - 11:30am & afternoon class is 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. $200 per child; $180 per child for ROM Members.

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Pre-School Winter Ball

Description

Get all dressed up in your winter best and join us for dancing, photos, and other fun activities. Ages 5 and under.

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Pickering's Tree Lighting & Fireworks Event

Description

Free family event including the annual tree lighting, a visit from Santa, holiday crafts, rides, fireworks and live entertainment for both children and adults. Food donations for St. Paul's Food bank will be accepted at this event. Visit our website for the complete line up as it gets released. Event is free, but there will be options to purchase food and hot drinks.

Cartooning and Anime class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Learn the techniques and methods to draw your favourite cartoons and anime characters, step by step, What makes cartooning and anime so fun? This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! This is an ongoing class. Join in anytime! Here is a link to our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Cartooning and Anime class for teens and adults at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! This is an ongoing class. Join in anytime! For class schedules and pricing please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Beginner Art for Kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Also known as our Right Brain Lab, Beginner Art for Kids is a class designed to teach young minds beginner drawing and painting techniques, good craftsmanship, and creative problem solving. Students will work in a variety of wet and dry mediums exploring both 2D and 3D art as well as lettering, creative storytelling, and design. Lessons are step by step in a small group setting, so this is the ideal beginner art class for children age 5 - 7. This is an ongoing class. Join us anytime! For class schedules and pricing please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/beginner-art-for-kids

Bata Shoe Museum's Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Description

Bata Shoe Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Each year we collect socks to donate to those in our community who need assistance staying warm as the cold months approach. As always, if you visit the museum on a weekend in November and make a donation, your museum admission is complimentary that day (one admission per donation). 🧦

Evergreen's Winter Village

Description

Play, eat and shop this holiday season at Evergreen’s Winter Village! Evergreen Brick Works has it all, every weekend in December and the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s. Taste delicious treats from food trucks and local vendors, shop unique gifts at our Holiday Market, skate on our picturesque outdoor skating rink and pick up a sustainably grown Christmas tree from the Evergreen Garden Market. Evergreen Brick Works is nestled in the Don Valley, Toronto’s very own winter wonderland. For more details, visit our website.

Annual Lamplight Tour

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The Lamplight tour is a time-honoured tradition at the Oshawa Museum. Our signature event allows visitors young and old to tour through the Museum homes that we decorate to reflect a Victorian Christmas. Oil lamps provide the only light in Henry House and looks just as the Henry family would have lit their home back in the 1800’s. Victorian style is everywhere – clothing, music, food, and gift ideas! Be sure to leave enough time for photos with Father Christmas! Museum photographers will be on hand in the Drive Shed by Henry House to snap pics and post them on Facebook where you can share with family and friends. Visitors will also see Robinson House and its two latest exhibits, Community Health in the 20th Century: An Oshawa Perspective and A Carrying Place: Oshawa’s Indigenous Story, while still experiencing some holiday flare! New this year is our Lamplight Mini Market in Robinson House. Featured artisans include Jenny’s Goods, Rock Jewelry Designs and Krafts by Kirby. Stop into Guy House where you can enjoy entertainment from Galiah Gears & Friends – putting a steampunk twist on our Victorian Christmas! Cider, hot chocolate and popcorn are available; dress up like a Victorian and shop in our gift shop! Join us for all of the festivities on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased online at Eventbrite.ca or at any of the Museum homes that night.

Free Public Skating at Evergreen Brick Works

Description

Skating is back at Evergreen Brick Works! Experience the magic of one of the best skating rinks in Toronto. The Brick Works’ outdoor skating rink weaves through snow-covered gardens under exposed beams from the roof of the old brick factory. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of ours! Skating is free, and skate rentals are available for $5 a pair. For more details, visit our website.

Intensive Drawing class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Intensive Drawing covers fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, and principles such as composition. Advanced groups learn how to draw realistic faces, perspective, and various shading techniques, which can later be applied to painting, design and sculpture. Students will work in various dry media such as pencil, crayon, pen, coloured pencils, markers and pastels. Although drawing exercises are assigned, projects will cater to each individual interest to make projects interesting and fun. This is an ongoing class. Join us anytime! For schedule and pricing information please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/intensive-drawing

Santa Train

Description

We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience! Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies. Create a new family tradition and lasting memories! This popular feature trip sells out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment. Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays beginning November 24 through to December 16. Each one-hour round trip train ride departs from Uxbridge at 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm.

Christmas by Candlelight

Description

Get into the merriment of the season with a traditional Pioneer Christmas. Join along in a carol sing, shop in the Christmas market, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, meet Father Christmas and more. On Sunday, witness a live nativity. Come delight in the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season!

Christmas in the Village

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Visit with the inhabitants of the pioneer village as they share their holiday customs. Enjoy Scottis Hogmanay, Welsh traditions, Victorian English Christmas celebrations, Squire Jonathan's Christmas Ball, and a walk in the woods to see how Pickering's first settlers struggled in the wilderness. Backwoods Players presents the "Duffins Creek Sunday School Pageant" free with admission.

Beginner Drawing class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Beginner Drawing focuses on cartooning and basic drawing skills. The instructor will demonstrate fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, colouring, inking, and explain principles such as proportion and composition. Each student will be guided step by step to improve their technique and creative methods. Students will work on group projects in various dry media such as pencil, pen, coloured pencil, marker, and pastel. Although drawing exercises are assigned, projects will still cater to each individual's interests to make projects interesting and fun. This program is offered all year long on a regular basis. Join in anytime! For class schedules and pricing information please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/beginner-drawing-class

Santa Train

Description

We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience! Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies. Create a new family tradition and lasting memories! This popular feature trip sells out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment. Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays beginning November 24 through to December 16. Each one-hour round trip train ride departs from Uxbridge at 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm.

Christmas by Candlelight

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Get into the merriment of the season with a traditional Pioneer Christmas. Join along in a carol sing, shop in the Christmas market, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, meet Father Christmas and more. On Sunday, witness a live nativity. Come delight in the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season!

Christmas Scramle

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Test your Christmas knowledge in this amazing interactive game show by answering trivia questions, solving brainteasers, playing charades, and conquering other baffling challenges. Family program.

ROMKids Day Camp

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Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days? Join us at the ROM for a day at camp! Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp. This one-day version of our popular Summer Club program provides a full day of supervised educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more! Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. $85.00 per child; $76.50 per child for ROM Members. Extended Care from 4 – 6 pm: $12 per child; $10 per child for ROM Members Mark your calendar for the following session dates: Friday, October 5, 2018 Friday, November 16, 2018 Friday, December 7, 2018 Friday, January 18, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday Maker Nights: Santa's Workshop

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Bring your paint smock or wear old clothes. During this special holiday maker night, we will be creating gift wrap, decorations and more to celebreate the holiday season. All Ages. Drop-in. Space limited by room capacity.

Cartooning and Anime class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

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Learn the techniques and methods to draw your favourite cartoons and anime characters, step by step, What makes cartooning and anime so fun? This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! This is an ongoing class. Join in anytime! Here is a link to our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Cartooning and Anime class for teens and adults at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! This is an ongoing class. Join in anytime! For class schedules and pricing please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Beginner Art for Kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Also known as our Right Brain Lab, Beginner Art for Kids is a class designed to teach young minds beginner drawing and painting techniques, good craftsmanship, and creative problem solving. Students will work in a variety of wet and dry mediums exploring both 2D and 3D art as well as lettering, creative storytelling, and design. Lessons are step by step in a small group setting, so this is the ideal beginner art class for children age 5 - 7. This is an ongoing class. Join us anytime! For class schedules and pricing please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/beginner-art-for-kids

Classic Literature Crafts: Mary Poppins Edition

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Ever dream about becoming your favourite character from children’s classic literature? Make wearable crafts and capture your costume with our green screen. Ages 5-9.

Gamers Club

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Compete in multiplayer Wii U and PS4 tournaments of hit games like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros followed by free play of any games the group would like. Game on! Ages 10 +. Drop-in. Space limited by room capacity.

Pop Up Crafts

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Drop in for an hour of creative and crafty fun! Festive crafts featured in December. All ages are welcomed! All Ages. Drop-in.

Intensive Drawing class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

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Intensive Drawing covers fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, and principles such as composition. Advanced groups learn how to draw realistic faces, perspective, and various shading techniques, which can later be applied to painting, design and sculpture. Students will work in various dry media such as pencil, crayon, pen, coloured pencils, markers and pastels. Although drawing exercises are assigned, projects will cater to each individual interest to make projects interesting and fun. This is an ongoing class. Join us anytime! For schedule and pricing information please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/intensive-drawing

Santa Train

Description

We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience! Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies. Create a new family tradition and lasting memories! This popular feature trip sells out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment. Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays beginning November 24 through to December 16. Each one-hour round trip train ride departs from Uxbridge at 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm.

Children's Old Fashioned Christmas

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The Scugog Shores Museum Village will be holding the Children’s Old-Fashioned Christmas on Sunday, December 9 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Step back in time and tour through the historic village, traditionally decorated for the holidays with evergreen boughs, bright ribbons and berries. Children will be engaged in activities throughout the village: Visit with Santa Claus and his elf in the Pioneer Church, bake and decorate cookies in the Log Cabin, create unique ornaments to hang on your tree, decorate traditional Victorian Christmas Cards, visit with the blacksmith and print shop and explore the Museum Village on a holiday scavenger hunt Hot chocolate and apple cider will be served in throughout the day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and $2.50 for seniors. Children 12 & under are $2, or FREE with a non-perishable food donation for Operation Scugog.

Beginner Drawing class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Beginner Drawing focuses on cartooning and basic drawing skills. The instructor will demonstrate fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, colouring, inking, and explain principles such as proportion and composition. Each student will be guided step by step to improve their technique and creative methods. Students will work on group projects in various dry media such as pencil, pen, coloured pencil, marker, and pastel. Although drawing exercises are assigned, projects will still cater to each individual's interests to make projects interesting and fun. This program is offered all year long on a regular basis. Join in anytime! For class schedules and pricing information please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/beginner-drawing-class

Santa Train

Description

We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience! Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies. Create a new family tradition and lasting memories! This popular feature trip sells out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment. Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays beginning November 24 through to December 16. Each one-hour round trip train ride departs from Uxbridge at 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm.

Hot Cocoa Karaoke

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Did you know it’s Hot Cocoa Month? Come create your own specialty flavours and enjoy yummy snacks while singing your favourite tunes! Allergy alert. Ages 9-12.

DIY Holiday

Description

Lots of crafty fun! We provide the supplies, you bring the ideas and inspiration. Family program.

Christmas Victorian Teas

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Have you ever had tea at the Oshawa Museum? Don’t miss out on this year’s Christmas Victorian Teas! The Oshawa Museum is the only place you can find sandwiches, scones and desserts homemade by our dedicated volunteers. Spend the afternoon at the lake and relax while our friendly Visitor Hosts serve a light luncheon at our Christmas-themed Victorian Afternoon Tea. We provide friendly service and smiling faces to relieve any holiday season stress! On Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 13, join us in celebrating the holiday season. Sittings are at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm and cost $15 per person. Members of the Oshawa Historical Society pay $10 and children, $7.50. Admission also includes a full tour of the Oshawa Museum, decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Get tickets NOW before your Christmas dreams are dashed. This event will sell out fast!

Cirque du Soleil's Corteo

Description

Corteo, the latest arena production from Cirque du Soleil, will be presented at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre) from December 12 to 16, 2018, for a limited run of eight performances. Directed by the talented Daniele Finzi Pasca, the unique concept and configuration of the stage offers the audience a one of a kind theatrical atmosphere with vantage points never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. This spectacular performance will feature 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from around the world. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. Mauro, the Dreamer Clown, is the central character who imagines his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance, juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic, and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection. Corteo is a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 – 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Christmas Victorian Teas

Description

Have you ever had tea at the Oshawa Museum? Don’t miss out on this year’s Christmas Victorian Teas! The Oshawa Museum is the only place you can find sandwiches, scones and desserts homemade by our dedicated volunteers. Spend the afternoon at the lake and relax while our friendly Visitor Hosts serve a light luncheon at our Christmas-themed Victorian Afternoon Tea. We provide friendly service and smiling faces to relieve any holiday season stress! On Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 13, join us in celebrating the holiday season. Sittings are at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm and cost $15 per person. Members of the Oshawa Historical Society pay $10 and children, $7.50. Admission also includes a full tour of the Oshawa Museum, decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Get tickets NOW before your Christmas dreams are dashed. This event will sell out fast!

Cirque du Soleil's Corteo

Description

Corteo, the latest arena production from Cirque du Soleil, will be presented at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre) from December 12 to 16, 2018, for a limited run of eight performances. Directed by the talented Daniele Finzi Pasca, the unique concept and configuration of the stage offers the audience a one of a kind theatrical atmosphere with vantage points never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. This spectacular performance will feature 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from around the world. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. Mauro, the Dreamer Clown, is the central character who imagines his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance, juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic, and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection. Corteo is a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 – 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Cartooning and Anime class for kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Learn the techniques and methods to draw your favourite cartoons and anime characters, step by step, What makes cartooning and anime so fun? This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! This is an ongoing class. Join in anytime! Here is a link to our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Cartooning and Anime class for teens and adults at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! This is an ongoing class. Join in anytime! For class schedules and pricing please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Beginner Art for Kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Description

Also known as our Right Brain Lab, Beginner Art for Kids is a class designed to teach young minds beginner drawing and painting techniques, good craftsmanship, and creative problem solving. Students will work in a variety of wet and dry mediums exploring both 2D and 3D art as well as lettering, creative storytelling, and design. Lessons are step by step in a small group setting, so this is the ideal beginner art class for children age 5 - 7. This is an ongoing class. Join us anytime! For class schedules and pricing please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/beginner-art-for-kids

Cirque du Soleil's Corteo

Description

Corteo, the latest arena production from Cirque du Soleil, will be presented at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre) from December 12 to 16, 2018, for a limited run of eight performances. Directed by the talented Daniele Finzi Pasca, the unique concept and configuration of the stage offers the audience a one of a kind theatrical atmosphere with vantage points never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. This spectacular performance will feature 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from around the world. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. Mauro, the Dreamer Clown, is the central character who imagines his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance, juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic, and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection. Corteo is a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 – 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.