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Icon of the event Meditation Hour
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Experience the peace and happiness of meditation. Join an instructor from Meditation Toronto for easy stress relieving stretches followed by deep breathing and a relaxing and a rejuvenating meditation session. You will leave ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Oct 15
Sat Nov 26
Sat Dec 10
Icon of the event Bacterial Nanomachines: The Key to Infection and Resistance
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bacteria have sophisticated nanomachines to help them stick to various surfaces (including us!) and to exchange genetic material and molecules essential to their survival and spread. Professor Gerald Audette explains how thes...

Icon of the event Senior Safety and Fraud Prevention
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Join us for an engaging discussion about senior safety and fraud prevention with an Officer from Toronto Police Fraud Office....

Icon of the event Refuel Your Energy Tank - PROGRAM CANCELLED
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Life shifts into high gear in fall season. Yet, the struggle to juggle everything leaves our personal energy tank running low. Come and be re-energized! Karin Vagiste will share he...

Icon of the event Nordic Pole Walking
Fri Oct 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Nordic Pole Walking (NPW) is a highly effective low-impact aerobic activity that combines the ease of walking and the benefits of an upper body strength training workout using lightweight walking poles. The activity is very e...

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

When we think about healthy lifestyle behaviours, in particular diet and exercise, we assume these are modern day prescriptions for living well. But truth is, in the Jewish tradition, the emphasis to care for our bodies th...

Icon of the event Does your home have radon?
Mon Oct 24, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Mainul Husain from Health Canada and Bob Wood, past president of Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, will explain why should you be concerned about radon in your home and workplace and what you can do ...

Icon of the event How Good Are You At Stress Management?
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The findings of two recent scientific studies about stress may surprise you....

Icon of the event Falls Prevention
Fri Oct 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stop a fall before it happens. 1 in 3 older adults will fall every year. Join us to learn how you can prevent falls from happening to you or a significant other. Presented by Toronto Public Health.

Icon of the event A War on Superbugs
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Microorganisms live on and within us and we benefit from this relationship; however, bugs can turn on us and with deadly consequences. Professor Dasantila Golemi-Kotra explains how humans contributed to the evolution of "supe...