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Icon of the event Allergies Demystified
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Explore the biology behind allergies with SciChat, a student-run adult outreach initiative at the Department of Immunology, University of Toronto. Learn about the growing prevalence of allergies in Canada and how exposure to...

Icon of the event Master Gardeners: 10 Tips for Low Maintenance Gardening
Thu Apr 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Downsview

A master gardener discusses low maintenance gardening.

Icon of the event What's in an outbreak? An Overview of Ebola and Infectious Disease
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North York Central Library

Graduate students from the University of Toronto's Department of Immunology want to clear up some of the misconceptions about Ebola. They will talk about how viruses infect us and, focussing on the Ebola virus, about the biol...

Icon of the event Stay On Your Feet!
Thu Apr 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Join a representative from Toronto Public Health and learn how to prevent falls and keep your independence by reducing falling risk factors, staying active and healthy, and taking medications safely.

Icon of the event Sushi Making for Teens
Thu Mar 19, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palmerston

Join us for a fun and nutritions hands-on sushi-making class with a master chef from "Sushi Making for the Soul"! Discover your inner sushi chef! Space is limited. Registration required - please call the branch at 416-393-768...

Icon of the event Nordic Poling
Thu Apr 30, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Albert Campbell

Burn 20-46% more calories with Nordic Poling than regular walking....

Icon of the event Fire Safety For Older Adults:
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Our homes are where we should feel the safest, but in Ontario, adults 65 years and older are at higher risk of dying by fire than any other age group. Join us for a talk by a Toronto Fire Services representative to learn the ...

Icon of the event Importance of Health: Body and Mind
Sat Apr 25, 2015 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Albert Campbell

Take control of your inner self by learning the principles of good health and well being. A health coach will provide participants in this one hour workshop with the necessary tools to empower themselves to take charge of the...

Icon of the event Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Mon Mar 16, 2015 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
North York Central Library

Learn to meet the challenges of babysitting and develop skills to cope with common emergencies, prevent injuries and keep children safe. Fee is $60 per student (includes manual), to be paid to instructor by Visa, Mastercard, ...

Icon of the event Immunology and Autoimmunity
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

University of Toronto researchers from the Department of Immunology will provide an introduction to the field of immunology, including how the immune system overreacts in autoimmunity using arthritis and lupus as examples.