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Icon of the event Aging and Immunity
Thu Aug 04, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us to fight against infectious diseases such as the common cold. As we get older, this defense mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impairs its ability to ...

Icon of the event Evening films at 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 Jun 30
Fri Jul 08
Thu Jul 21
Fri Jul 22
Thu Jul 28
Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Lorne Opler will explore how the brain responds to exercise. How physical activities can alleviate depression, boost mood and increase cognitive memory and learning. He will demonstrate which exercises are best for brain hea...

Icon of the event Home Alone Workshop
Tue Jul 26, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Help prepare your 10-14 year old to stay home alone safely through this fun and interactive workshop. Parents and children will develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet each family's uniqu...

Icon of the event Are You Ready for School?
Wed Aug 24, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Are You Ready For School? is an interactive workshop for young women to learn more about how we can minimize the stress and anxieties of returning to school.  This two hour workshop will explore how to make time for yourself ...

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 Older Caregiver Cafe
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

When is 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. Presentations include: Sharing-Listening...

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. Ages 13-19. Registration required, please call 416-3...

Icon of the event Stress Management Thru Restorative Meditation
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre

These classes consist of a relaxing meditation session and tension relieving stretches. Please bring a yoga mat or a non-slip surface mat to the class. To register please call 416-394-1040.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jun 27
Icon of the event Kids Have Stress Too!
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

A two-part program for parents of children ages 4-9 to better understand child stress and provide effective ways to help their kids. This program is presented by Toronto Public Health. Lots of opportunity to share with others...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Aug 17
Wed Aug 24