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Icon of the event Healthy Cognitive Aging
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North York Central Library

Ryerson Professor Alexandra Fiocco will discuss the predictors and prevention of cognitive decline, (decline in memory and thinking abilities). PhD student Katie Peck will discuss the effect of music on brain health.

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Sat May 23, 2015 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Palmerston

This one-day course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children, and covers information and exercises on diapering, feeding, age-appropriate activities, household safety, and basic first aid. Receive your Red...

Icon of the event Seniors Wellness Tea
Wed Jun 17, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Weston

Listen to speakers from the Library, Canadian Hearing Society, Lifeline, Premier Home Care, Toronto Hydro and TopCat. Play Bingo! Win prizes! No registration required.

Icon of the event QiGong - Learn the
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Join the QiGong Master, Johnny Cheung as he takes you thru' his Eight Steps which are simple to learn and economical. Once you learn the steps, you could practice them anywhere and anytime. The benefits of practising QiGong i...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 22
Fri May 29
Fri Jun 05
Fri Jun 12
Fri Jun 19
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 Say Om - Yoga and Meditation
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Join us for this yoga and meditation series during Mental Health Awareness Month. Let Pamela help you to release your tension and worries. Location: Barbara Frum Library, Room B. For more information and to register, visit in...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 06
Wed May 13
Wed May 20
Wed May 27
Icon of the event Acupuncture: what can it help?
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Dr. Zhi-Ping Ren, Associate professor of Uppsala University in Sweden, specialized in molecular pathology and tumor biology....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 10
Mon Aug 24
Icon of the event Introduction to Nordic Pole Walking: The Smarter Way! to Walk
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

Nordic Pole Walking improves your health, physical activity and rehabilitation, and is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Join us and discover the many health benefits. Presented by InsideOut Physiotherapy & ...

Icon of the event Air quality health index, UV index, and sun safety
Wed Apr 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

This information session will help you to prevent and lower your risk of skin cancer by learning about sun safety, the air quality health index, and the UV index. You will learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle...

Icon of the event Karma Co-op: Benefits of Organic Local Products and Food Co-operatives
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Palmerston

Join us for a talk and discussion of organic food and nutrition presented by Karma Co-op food store on Palmerston avenue in the Annex. Also learn about this member-owned, democratically run co-operative, specializing in organ...