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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...

TRIVIA TUESDAY!

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Toronto's new pub trivia night has just launched in the historic Distillery District. Test your knowledge and challenge your friends every Tuesday at Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar. Flipside's Trivia Night is the perfect weekday evening out, the short and exciting quiz game is fun for all levels and ages, as well as, a great warm-up event for teams who play elsewhere in the city later in the week. Event Details: Name: Trivia Night Date: Every Tuesday until November Time: 7pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm as seating is limited) Location: Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar Address: 12 Case Goods Lane, Distillery District, Toronto Event information : • Bar service and mini donuts! • Six categories of trivia divided into three rounds • Teams of 4 or less • Be prepared for some anagrams and news items • Prizes! Hints and more details can be found on Flipside's website or Facebook page.

Summer Art Workshop: Plein Air in Gouache

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Learn to paint en plein air (outdoors) with Winged Canvas co-founder and award-winning artist Fei Lu. Historic Main Street Unionville will provide the beautiful scenery and Fei will provide the guidance. She’ll teach a step-by-step lesson in the AM, followed by open painting at two locations in the PM. In the event of inclement weather, this workshop will run on Sunday, September 22. Meet at 10:00am at the Starbucks on Main Street Unionville. For more information, visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/summer-art-workshops

Run for the Bees

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Kick off the 4th annual Honey Harvest Festival with a trail race and enjoy a shot of honey at the finish line. Proceeds from the run will support bee habitat conservation, educational programs and camp bursaries for low income children. Race entry fees include festival admission. Advance Registration Required (opening Summer 2019) 7:45am-10:00am Saturday September 21 Kortright Centre for Conservation 9550 Pine Valley Drive Vaughan ON L4L 1A6 $25

Downtown Desserts & Culture Tour

Description

Enjoy the sweeter side of Toronto! In a food-obsessed city like Toronto, there's no shortage of places to indulge your taste buds for scrumptious desserts. Stroll through the heart of Kensington Market, Old Chinatown and the trendy Queen West neighbourhood, to visit a selection of restaurants to specialty bakeries and boutiques shops that are making the sweet stuff centre stage. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy tastings such as artisan chocolates, Belgian waffles, Asian-inspired gelato, gourmet popcorn, macarons, and more. Get to know some of the history and background of these unique creations with your local guide. Along the way, explore some fascinating landmarks and public art spaces for a perfect photogenic backdrop to a sweet adventure. This tour is perfect for birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, girls' weekends, couples, date nights, or any other sweet celebration. Families welcome. Free admission for children under six! What's included: 6 generous tastings Cost: $55.00 + taxes For more and to get tickets, visit: savourtoronto.com

FREE YOGA CLASSES IN TRILLIUM PARK

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This Summer, Ontario Place will offer FREE yoga classes in Trillium Park every Saturday and Sunday mornings along with monthly sunset sessions led by renowned yoga instructor, Alexandria Santaguida, who has had the pleasure of teaching yoga to thousands of people and children across the GTA. Each class is approx. 60 minutes and offers a mix of hatha and vinyasa yoga. Classes focus on mindfulness, strengthening your core, body and alignment. The class is great for yogis of all levels. Please bring your own mat. Go to http://ontarioplace.com/en/yoga/ for all the details. For more information and to receive class reminders, please contact us at: yoga@ontarioplace.com. Start Date: Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, September 29 Days of activation: Saturday from 10 AM – 11 AM Sunday from 11 AM – 12 PM Wednesdays – Sunset (check online for exact time)

Honey Harvest Festival

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Enjoy music and entertainment, tour the Bee Space, meet a beekeeper, taste honey, make crafts, build a bee habitat, see some live animals, and much more! 10:00-15:30 Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, 2019 Kortright Centre for Conservation 9550 Pine Valley Drive Vaughan ON L4L 1A6 Adults (Ages 15-59): $12 Seniors (60+): $6.50 Youth (Ages 5-14): $6.50 Child (4 and under): FREE with adult purchase Parking: $4.00

Ireland House Museum’s Applefest Fall Fair

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Celebrate the changing of the seasons at Ireland House Museum’s Applefest Fall Fair on September 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.! The day will feature main stage entertainment, food trucks, Museum tours, a Kids Farm Zone, animal attractions, historic demonstrators, antique cars, vendors, and a mini farmers market. Admission is $5/person. FREE parking is available at M.M. Robinson High School, 2425 Upper Middle Road.

TAP-in!

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[Ages 13 to 17] Courtice Branch Tuesday, September 24th 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. No charge The Library wants to expand our youth services! If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, we want your feedback and input on teen spaces, programs, and collections! TAP into the Teen Advocacy Panel! Hang out with other teens from Clarington, have your say in what happens at the Library, and earn your community service hours. (And psst, we heard a rumour that snacks will be provided!)

TRIVIA TUESDAY!

Description

Toronto's new pub trivia night has just launched in the historic Distillery District. Test your knowledge and challenge your friends every Tuesday at Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar. Flipside's Trivia Night is the perfect weekday evening out, the short and exciting quiz game is fun for all levels and ages, as well as, a great warm-up event for teams who play elsewhere in the city later in the week. Event Details: Name: Trivia Night Date: Every Tuesday until November Time: 7pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm as seating is limited) Location: Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar Address: 12 Case Goods Lane, Distillery District, Toronto Event information : • Bar service and mini donuts! • Six categories of trivia divided into three rounds • Teams of 4 or less • Be prepared for some anagrams and news items • Prizes! Hints and more details can be found on Flipside's website or Facebook page.

Culture Days in Scugog

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Join Scugog Arts and your community in celebrating Culture Days, an annual nationwide celebration of arts and culture. Discover exciting demonstrations, hands-on workshops, music and theatrical performances, and more! Culture Days will be held along Perry St, Port Perry on Saturday, September 28th.

Arts Unleashed: Grand Opening

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Celebrate the opening of Durham's only totally kid-created Performing Arts Studio! Arts Unleashed is making it official at their NEW location on September 28th from 1:00 – 2:30 with a Ribbon Cutting at 1:30, refreshments, a community canvas and some hilarious costume and photo ops for families. Official Opening from 1:00-2:30 continues with a free ‘Culture Days’ event ‘Canvas and Costumes’ from 2:30-4:30. Add to our Collaborative Canvas and take a photo in costume with an original ‘kid-created’ set. With a mission to build confidence in young people through the power of their imagination, Arts Unleashed is a unique Performing Arts company where children create their own original live plays. Founded in 2015 this is their first permanent location.

Open Streets Whitby

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Open Streets Whitby is a program that opens streets to people and closes them to cars. Streets become paved parks that are open to pedestrians to walk, bike, wheel, skateboard, rollerblade or jog with activity hubs and pop-up activations along a 1.2 km stretch of Brock Street in Downtown Whitby. This is a free event that promotes physical activity and recreation and a healthy, active lifestyle.

Oil Painting at Winged Canvas Art Hub

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This is a class for teens and adults to learn and experiment with different oil painting techniques and subject matter. We'll show you all the basics, from creating an underpainting to mixing colour to blending/layering techniques, to value and composition. Studies include master copies of famous painters, still life, landscapes, portraits, and more. Students will have creative license and flexibility with their subject matter and receive personalized instruction suitable to their level and interests. For more information, visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/oil-painting-classes-markham

Downtown Desserts & Culture Tour

Description

Enjoy the sweeter side of Toronto! In a food-obsessed city like Toronto, there's no shortage of places to indulge your taste buds for scrumptious desserts. Stroll through the heart of Kensington Market, Old Chinatown and the trendy Queen West neighbourhood, to visit a selection of restaurants to specialty bakeries and boutiques shops that are making the sweet stuff centre stage. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy tastings such as artisan chocolates, Belgian waffles, Asian-inspired gelato, gourmet popcorn, macarons, and more. Get to know some of the history and background of these unique creations with your local guide. Along the way, explore some fascinating landmarks and public art spaces for a perfect photogenic backdrop to a sweet adventure. This tour is perfect for birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, girls' weekends, couples, date nights, or any other sweet celebration. Families welcome. Free admission for children under six! What's included: 6 generous tastings Cost: $55.00 + taxes For more and to get tickets, visit: savourtoronto.com

FREE YOGA CLASSES IN TRILLIUM PARK

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This Summer, Ontario Place will offer FREE yoga classes in Trillium Park every Saturday and Sunday mornings along with monthly sunset sessions led by renowned yoga instructor, Alexandria Santaguida, who has had the pleasure of teaching yoga to thousands of people and children across the GTA. Each class is approx. 60 minutes and offers a mix of hatha and vinyasa yoga. Classes focus on mindfulness, strengthening your core, body and alignment. The class is great for yogis of all levels. Please bring your own mat. Go to http://ontarioplace.com/en/yoga/ for all the details. For more information and to receive class reminders, please contact us at: yoga@ontarioplace.com. Start Date: Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, September 29 Days of activation: Saturday from 10 AM – 11 AM Sunday from 11 AM – 12 PM Wednesdays – Sunset (check online for exact time)

TRIVIA TUESDAY!

Description

Toronto's new pub trivia night has just launched in the historic Distillery District. Test your knowledge and challenge your friends every Tuesday at Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar. Flipside's Trivia Night is the perfect weekday evening out, the short and exciting quiz game is fun for all levels and ages, as well as, a great warm-up event for teams who play elsewhere in the city later in the week. Event Details: Name: Trivia Night Date: Every Tuesday until November Time: 7pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm as seating is limited) Location: Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar Address: 12 Case Goods Lane, Distillery District, Toronto Event information : • Bar service and mini donuts! • Six categories of trivia divided into three rounds • Teams of 4 or less • Be prepared for some anagrams and news items • Prizes! Hints and more details can be found on Flipside's website or Facebook page.

Harvest Festival Book Sale

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Newcastle Branch Saturday, October 5th 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Have a book? Give a book. Need a book? Buy a book! Support your Library and visit the Newcastle Branch during the Harvest Festival for our largest book sale ever! Books donated by the community and removed from the Library will be available for purchase all day at bargain rates, and all the proceeds will come back to support the Library. Book Donations Time for a little shelf cleaning! Donations to the Book Sale will be accepted at all branches from Monday, September 16th until Friday, October 4th.

The John Street Roundhosue's 90th Birthday

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The John Street Roundhouse is turning 90! Join the Toronto Railway Museum as we celebrate the nine decades of the Roundhouse. Open to families, this unique, one-day event is our way of celebrating this birthday of historic proportions. There will be hands-on activities and learning opportunities, as well as rides and tours: Enjoy a ride on our historic turntable - it’s the longest in Canada! Get an exclusive look at our restoration area and see how our volunteers make our locomotives and rolling stock look their best Participate in our 90 Year Scavenger Hunt and search the park for clues as you learn about the nine decades of the Roundhouse’s life Send a “Happy Birthday” message to the Roundhouse in our video booth. Ride our miniature train around Roundhouse Park and try to imagine what the area looked like 90 years ago Live music Birthday cake, while supplies last The Toronto Railway Museum is operated by the Toronto Railway Historical Association, a registered charitable organization. TRM has been located in John Street Roundhouse since 2010, with exhibits open year round and seasonal miniature train ride and guided tours. Getting Here: There is no parking at the Roundhouse. However, the John Street Roundhouse is about a ten minute walk from both Union and St. Andrew subway stations to the Roundhouse. The 504 King streetcar stop is at John Street, then a ten minute walk south. If taking the 509 Harbourfront streetcar, the closest stop is at Rees Street. FAQs: This is an all ages, family-friendly event Tickets are non-refundable, except in the case of event cancellation by the organizer To celebrate the nine decades of the Roundhouse, visitors who are 9 or 90 years old are eligible for FREE admission. Proof of age is required at the door. Must be 9 or 90 years old by October 5 to be eligible. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/john-street-roundhouse-90th-birthday-tickets-65326259601

Downtown Desserts & Culture Tour

Description

Enjoy the sweeter side of Toronto! In a food-obsessed city like Toronto, there's no shortage of places to indulge your taste buds for scrumptious desserts. Stroll through the heart of Kensington Market, Old Chinatown and the trendy Queen West neighbourhood, to visit a selection of restaurants to specialty bakeries and boutiques shops that are making the sweet stuff centre stage. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy tastings such as artisan chocolates, Belgian waffles, Asian-inspired gelato, gourmet popcorn, macarons, and more. Get to know some of the history and background of these unique creations with your local guide. Along the way, explore some fascinating landmarks and public art spaces for a perfect photogenic backdrop to a sweet adventure. This tour is perfect for birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, girls' weekends, couples, date nights, or any other sweet celebration. Families welcome. Free admission for children under six! What's included: 6 generous tastings Cost: $55.00 + taxes For more and to get tickets, visit: savourtoronto.com

The Baby Show

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The Baby Show has been expecting you Toronto! The city’s only one-stop destination for all-things baby-related is back and bigger than ever with over 250 exhibitors and hundreds of new products, hands-on training sessions, and much-needed pampering for moms, dads, and parents-to-be. New to The Baby Show this year are fuzzy favourite Sesame Street characters Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby who will be on hand to pose for photos and celebrate Sesame Street’s major birthday milestone. Seminar highlights include best-selling author Lianne Phillipson, offering nutritional advice on delicious flavourful solids to introduce to your baby’s diet; and Julie Cole, veteran mother of six and co-founder of the award-winning Mabel’s Labels, sharing humorous parenting stories on how baby #2 changes the family dynamic. Attendees will also be able to walk away with a precious photo momento from Tiny Heart’s 3D Ultrasound, shop local custom crafted products you can’t find anywhere else at the Etsy Junior Zone, and be the first to sample Pampers latest collection at their baby changing table stations. From local handmade products to trusted brand names, The Baby Show is a one-stop-shop for everything including diapers, strollers, toys, sleep accessories, maternity wear, baby clothes and much more. For a chance to win The Baby Show grand prize bundle, valued at over $1,300 and filled with exclusive products from family favourite brands, including Lorena Canals, 4moms, Kinderfeets, Moover, Freshly Picked and more, attendees can also visit the Contest & Sample booth during the two-day show.

Applefest

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Tempt your taste buds with the sweetest event of the year! Come out to Lang for a colourful fall celebration of apples and the harvest season. See the Cider Mill in full operation. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, historic demonstrations, apple treats, games and so much more!

Sunday FUNday - We DIG Archaeology!

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Interact with artefacts from Oshawa's Ancestral Wendat archaeological sites at our Sunday FUNday! Found in 1967 and 1992 these excavations have provided us a link to Oshawa's pre-history. Learn about tools of the trade, dating techniques and put together clay pots! View artefacts on display from past digs at the Museum. Sunday FUNdays are held on the first Sunday of the month. Admission is free and allows you to interact with Museum staff and its collection. 12—4 pm in the Verna Conant Gallery at Guy House.

The Baby Show

Description

The Baby Show has been expecting you Toronto! The city’s only one-stop destination for all-things baby-related is back and bigger than ever with over 250 exhibitors and hundreds of new products, hands-on training sessions, and much-needed pampering for moms, dads, and parents-to-be. New to The Baby Show this year are fuzzy favourite Sesame Street characters Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby who will be on hand to pose for photos and celebrate Sesame Street’s major birthday milestone. Seminar highlights include best-selling author Lianne Phillipson, offering nutritional advice on delicious flavourful solids to introduce to your baby’s diet; and Julie Cole, veteran mother of six and co-founder of the award-winning Mabel’s Labels, sharing humorous parenting stories on how baby #2 changes the family dynamic. Attendees will also be able to walk away with a precious photo momento from Tiny Heart’s 3D Ultrasound, shop local custom crafted products you can’t find anywhere else at the Etsy Junior Zone, and be the first to sample Pampers latest collection at their baby changing table stations. From local handmade products to trusted brand names, The Baby Show is a one-stop-shop for everything including diapers, strollers, toys, sleep accessories, maternity wear, baby clothes and much more. For a chance to win The Baby Show grand prize bundle, valued at over $1,300 and filled with exclusive products from family favourite brands, including Lorena Canals, 4moms, Kinderfeets, Moover, Freshly Picked and more, attendees can also visit the Contest & Sample booth during the two-day show.

TRIVIA TUESDAY!

Description

Toronto's new pub trivia night has just launched in the historic Distillery District. Test your knowledge and challenge your friends every Tuesday at Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar. Flipside's Trivia Night is the perfect weekday evening out, the short and exciting quiz game is fun for all levels and ages, as well as, a great warm-up event for teams who play elsewhere in the city later in the week. Event Details: Name: Trivia Night Date: Every Tuesday until November Time: 7pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm as seating is limited) Location: Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar Address: 12 Case Goods Lane, Distillery District, Toronto Event information : • Bar service and mini donuts! • Six categories of trivia divided into three rounds • Teams of 4 or less • Be prepared for some anagrams and news items • Prizes! Hints and more details can be found on Flipside's website or Facebook page.

Downtown Desserts & Culture Tour

Description

Enjoy the sweeter side of Toronto! In a food-obsessed city like Toronto, there's no shortage of places to indulge your taste buds for scrumptious desserts. Stroll through the heart of Kensington Market, Old Chinatown and the trendy Queen West neighbourhood, to visit a selection of restaurants to specialty bakeries and boutiques shops that are making the sweet stuff centre stage. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy tastings such as artisan chocolates, Belgian waffles, Asian-inspired gelato, gourmet popcorn, macarons, and more. Get to know some of the history and background of these unique creations with your local guide. Along the way, explore some fascinating landmarks and public art spaces for a perfect photogenic backdrop to a sweet adventure. This tour is perfect for birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, girls' weekends, couples, date nights, or any other sweet celebration. Families welcome. Free admission for children under six! What's included: 6 generous tastings Cost: $55.00 + taxes For more and to get tickets, visit: savourtoronto.com

Kidapalooza Fall Festival

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Kidapalooza Fall Festival will take place OCTOBER 12-14, 2019 at the Markham Fairgrounds in over 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR space with some outdoor activities. The event will feature Kidapalooza's signature activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, rock climbing, special guest appearances, pumpkin patch, themed fall and Halloween activities plus so much more! You will also be able to shop local and artisan vendors along with all of the Family Festival Fun! KIDAPALOOZA IS THE ONLY INDOOR FALL FESTIVAL IN THE GTA! NEW THIS YEAR! - Kid-friendly haunted house! - ANIMATRONIC DINOSAUR EXHIBIT: Life-sized, roaring, moving dinosaurs are taking over the Kidapalooza Fall Festival! Kids will be able to sit atop one of the dino's for the perfect photo-op! - ALL NEW RIDES & INFLATABLES - Costume Contests with AMAZING prizes! - Midway Games!

Kidapalooza Fall Festival

Description

Kidapalooza Fall Festival will take place OCTOBER 12-14, 2019 at the Markham Fairgrounds in over 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR space with some outdoor activities. The event will feature Kidapalooza's signature activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, rock climbing, special guest appearances, pumpkin patch, themed fall and Halloween activities plus so much more! You will also be able to shop local and artisan vendors along with all of the Family Festival Fun! KIDAPALOOZA IS THE ONLY INDOOR FALL FESTIVAL IN THE GTA! NEW THIS YEAR! - Kid-friendly haunted house! - ANIMATRONIC DINOSAUR EXHIBIT: Life-sized, roaring, moving dinosaurs are taking over the Kidapalooza Fall Festival! Kids will be able to sit atop one of the dino's for the perfect photo-op! - ALL NEW RIDES & INFLATABLES - Costume Contests with AMAZING prizes! - Midway Games!

Kidapalooza Fall Festival

Description

Kidapalooza Fall Festival will take place OCTOBER 12-14, 2019 at the Markham Fairgrounds in over 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR space with some outdoor activities. The event will feature Kidapalooza's signature activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, rock climbing, special guest appearances, pumpkin patch, themed fall and Halloween activities plus so much more! You will also be able to shop local and artisan vendors along with all of the Family Festival Fun! KIDAPALOOZA IS THE ONLY INDOOR FALL FESTIVAL IN THE GTA! NEW THIS YEAR! - Kid-friendly haunted house! - ANIMATRONIC DINOSAUR EXHIBIT: Life-sized, roaring, moving dinosaurs are taking over the Kidapalooza Fall Festival! Kids will be able to sit atop one of the dino's for the perfect photo-op! - ALL NEW RIDES & INFLATABLES - Costume Contests with AMAZING prizes! - Midway Games!

TRIVIA TUESDAY!

Description

Toronto's new pub trivia night has just launched in the historic Distillery District. Test your knowledge and challenge your friends every Tuesday at Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar. Flipside's Trivia Night is the perfect weekday evening out, the short and exciting quiz game is fun for all levels and ages, as well as, a great warm-up event for teams who play elsewhere in the city later in the week. Event Details: Name: Trivia Night Date: Every Tuesday until November Time: 7pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm as seating is limited) Location: Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar Address: 12 Case Goods Lane, Distillery District, Toronto Event information : • Bar service and mini donuts! • Six categories of trivia divided into three rounds • Teams of 4 or less • Be prepared for some anagrams and news items • Prizes! Hints and more details can be found on Flipside's website or Facebook page.

Drawing Techniques Classes at Winged Canvas Art Hub

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This is a great class for beginners or those looking to sharpen their realistic drawing skills. We’ll use a variety of dry mediums such as pencil, chalk pastel, and coloured pencils to explore the foundations of drawing. Students will learn fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading and blending. Lessons are presented step-by-step, but intermediate level students may choose their own subject matter and receive personalized instruction on their projects. Our small class size ensures that there is more time for extra guidance. For more information, visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/drawing-techniques

The Mush Hole

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THE MUSH HOLE TORONTO PREMIERE YPT MAINSTAGE • Oct. 16 - 25, 2019 Recommended for Ages 11 & up Created, Directed and Produced by Santee Smith Remount produced by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre A dance performance about truths of the Mohawk Institute residential school. From award-winning choreographer, director and producer Santee Smith and the internationally acclaimed Kaha:wi Dance Theatre comes a story of truth, acknowledgement and resilience. A groundbreaking new production of dance and theatre, The Mush Hole explores the devastating intergenerational impact of Canada’s residential school system. https://www.youngpeoplestheatre.org/shows-tickets/the-mush-hole/

The Mush Hole

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THE MUSH HOLE TORONTO PREMIERE YPT MAINSTAGE • Oct. 16 - 25, 2019 Recommended for Ages 11 & up Created, Directed and Produced by Santee Smith Remount produced by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre A dance performance about truths of the Mohawk Institute residential school. From award-winning choreographer, director and producer Santee Smith and the internationally acclaimed Kaha:wi Dance Theatre comes a story of truth, acknowledgement and resilience. A groundbreaking new production of dance and theatre, The Mush Hole explores the devastating intergenerational impact of Canada’s residential school system. https://www.youngpeoplestheatre.org/shows-tickets/the-mush-hole/