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Icon of the event Safe Cycling 101
Sat Aug 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Learn everything you need to know about cycling in Toronto in this workshop presented by Cycle Toronto. Topics will include: basic road rules and safe riding techniques, how to "size" and maintain your bike to prevent pain an...

Icon of the event Zumba for Teens
Tue Aug 30, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Malvern

Funky Latin rhythms mixed with easy to follow moves create a dynamic dance program that will blow you away. Teens will learn the basics of zumba in this introductory class. Drop-in. Ages 13-19.

Icon of the event Older Caregiver Cafes
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

When was the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in a series of interactive workshops:...

Icon of the event Evening Films @ the Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 28
Fri Jul 29
Thu Aug 04
Fri Aug 05
Thu Aug 11
Icon of the event Health and Well-Being: Managing Stress for Kids
Wed Jul 27, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Main Street

Learn about the signs and symptoms of stress and positive ways to cope with stress. Learn simple exercises and techniques to calm your mind, relax your body and achieve a sense of well-being. Presented by Toronto Public Healt...

Icon of the event An Open Approach to Huntington's Disease
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Dr Rachel Harding (Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Toronto) discusses her open lab notebook research on Huntington's disease. Her aim is to engage the HD research community to more effectively answer some of the...

Icon of the event Junction Family Resource Centre
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Annette Street

A free program for children 5 and younger and their parent/caretakers....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 28
Thu Aug 04
Thu Aug 11
Thu Aug 18
Thu Aug 25
Icon of the event Brain Health and You
Mon Aug 29, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Malvern

An expert from Alzheimer Society of Toronto will teach you ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia. This interactive workshop with games and activities will show you research findings and help you recognize habits that...

Icon of the event The Biology of Bloodthirsty Disease Vectors
Tue Oct 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks infect over half a billion people and kill some two million every year globally. Professor Jean-Paul Paluzzi discusses the biology of these blood-feeders and how we can use it against t...

Icon of the event Can We Go Beyond Treating the Symptoms of Disease?
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imagine reversing blindness or the devastation associated with stroke. This is the promise of regenerative medicine and the Shoichet lab's research at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With Dr. Molly Shoichet, Uni...