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Icon of the event Knitting & Crochet Circle
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Weston

Join us for an informal knitting and crochet circle. All skill levels welcome. Please bring your own items/supplies.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 30
Mon Jun 06
Mon Jun 13
Mon Jun 20
Mon Jun 27
Icon of the event Chess in the Library
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: North York Central Library

Enjoy a chess game with your friends or challenge others while you improve your critical thinking skills. Every Saturday from 2-4. Drop in - no registration required. Co-sponsored with


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jun 04
Sat Jun 11
Sat Jun 18
Sat Jun 25
Icon of the event Adults' Chess Club
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Play casual chess for ages 13 years and up. Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jun 04
Sat Jun 11
Sat Jun 18
Sat Jun 25
Sat Jul 02
Icon of the event Father's Day Family Time
Sat Jun 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Celebrate dads, uncles, grandpas, brothers, cousins or anyone else that is a father figure! Enjoy stories, songs and a special craft to take home. All ages welcome. Drop in.

Icon of the event How to Raise Monarch Butterflies with Carole Pasternak
Sat Jun 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Observing a Monarch butterfly as it transforms itself from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is among the most thrilling experiences that nature offers. But unfortunately, the number of Monarch butterflies are dwindling. ...

Icon of the event Chess in the Library
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: North York Central Library

Enjoy a chess game with your friends or challenge others while you improve your critical thinking skills. Every Saturday from 2-4. Drop in - no registration required. Co-sponsored with


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jul 02
Sat Jul 09
Sat Jul 16
Sat Jul 23
Sat Jul 30
Icon of the event Play Reading Group
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Annette Street

Like reading aloud? Enjoy theatre? Led by theatre-lover/actor Carina COjeen, this group will read a play together....


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jun 11
Icon of the event Paper Airplane Contest
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Join us on your PA Day for a Paper Airplane Contest! Design and decorate your own airplane and see how far it will fly. Ages 6-12, drop in.

Icon of the event Saturday Morning Knitting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Annette Street

Knitters of all levels are invited to meet for knitting and socializing. Bring your own materials. Share your knowledge and love of knitting. Limited instruction (note this is not a class for beginners to learn to knit). Fr...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jun 04
Sat Jun 11
Sat Jun 18
Sat Jun 25
Icon of the event Preschool Art Play
10:00 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Riverdale

Come play with play-doh, paint, and glue as we explore craft materials and make some simple art. For children ages 2-6 and their caregivers. Come dressed to get messy! Drop in, no registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jun 02
Thu Jun 09
Thu Jun 16
Thu Jun 23