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Icon of the event Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music
Fri Nov 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 The Power of Index Investing
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...

Icon of the event Celebrate Family Literacy Month with Ruth Ohi
Sat Jan 21, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Ruth Ohi in engaging your children with fun literacy activities! Learn how Ruth illustrates a picture book, participate in an interactive drawing demonstration and get drawing with a hands-on short activity where kids ca...

Icon of the event Surviving the Holocaust
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Holocaust survivor and author of 'The Son of an Extraordinary Woman,' Andy Reti, shares his family's journey to freedom during the Second World War, as part of Holocaust Education Week. A Q & A session will follow. No Registr...

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Roots
Mon Nov 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

What is a heritage tree? Why is it so 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 heritag...