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Icon of the event Velazquez' Las Meninas with Prof. Dennis Duffy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Velazquez' Las Meninas ("the handmaids") calls into question the very act of seeing, and what we do with what we presume that we have witnessed. A bold assertion of art's power to illuminate our lives, it discloses the fragil...

Icon of the event Sacred Music of the Western World with John Holland
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

John Holland, operatic baritone,will take you on a quick trip through the history of Western Sacred Music, from chant to polyphony, resulting in the glorious work of Bach, Mozart, Handel....

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Eatonville

Join author (and founder of the Mesdames of Mayhem), Madeleine Harris-Callway, as she shares her experience of getting published with a workshop consisting of her own personal triumphs and setbacks, as well as a formal presen...

Icon of the event Uncovering the Mystical World of Dreams
Mon Sep 26, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Dreams are sacred scripts directing us towards greater clarity, purpose and self-awareness. Until a few centuries ago, dreams were highly regarded, but, as shifts occurred towards rational thought and technology the wisdom of...

Icon of the event Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music
Fri Nov 25, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author and journalist Tim Falconer - a self-confessed "bad singer" - is one of only 2.5 percent of the population that has been afflicted with amusia,ie: he is scientifically tone-deaf. Bad Singer chronicles his quest to unde...

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Downsview

What is a heritage tree? Why is it important to protect them? Edith George, Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, will explain all the requirements that must be met in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritage ...

Icon of the event Ancient Greek Vase Paintings. Ancient Greek Theatre on Greek vases
Tue Nov 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

Theatre-related vase paintings from Ancient Greece provide a...

Icon of the event Armchair Travel: Talk on Quebec City
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Everybody loves Québec City, the most European of North American urban areas, with its intact wall, poignant bridges and remarkable stone buildings. Join us for a virtual walking tour to explore some breathtaking lookout poin...

Icon of the event Sharing Stories, Transforming Lives
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Join us for an engaging conversation with Nadine Ibrahim as she shares her journey: born in Egypt, raised in Kuwait and educated in Canada, which she now calls home. Nadine is a contributor to Dana Ben Halim's book, The Arab ...