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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 Jul 02
Sat Jul 09
Sat Jul 16
Sat Jul 23
Sat Jul 30
Icon of the event Toronto Seed Library
Fri Sep 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Presentation on importance of preserving and exchanging seeds; how to save, store and propagate, garden, and balcony planting. They bring seeds for people and encourage exchange of seeds and "seed sovereignty."

Icon of the event Making Great Sausage with The Healthy Butcher
Sat Sep 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Dave Meli, head butcher at Toronto's own Healthy Butcher, shows us how to make our own great-tasting sausages at home and discusses the importance of organic, sustainable farming - not just for our environment, but for our be...

Icon of the event Show and Tell: Storytelling at the Library
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Bring and object - Tell a story - Share your roots...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 04
Tue Oct 11
Tue Oct 18
Tue Oct 25
Icon of the event Anyone Can Make a Quilt
Thu Sep 15, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Want to create a quilt of your own? Need help getting started? Join quilting artist Joanne Lynes who will show us the basics of hand quilting by demonstrating how to build a quilt sandwich from three layers of fabric. She ...

Icon of the event Adult Colouring Club
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Colouring is a great way to relieve tension, improve focus, and strengthen motor skills in addition to unleashing your creative side. Materials provided. Adults of all ages welcome; our space is fully accessible. No registrat...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 07
Icon of the event Repair Cafe
Sat Jul 23, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Queen/Saulter

Get broken items fixed for free and learn while doing it! We'll have fixers for computers, electronics, small appliances, furniture, clothes, jewelry, books and more. For whatever you need fixin', bring it on! Registration...

Icon of the event Make It Sew
Sat Jul 23, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Because safety pins don't solve everything! Learn essential hand sewing skills like how to hem a pair of pants or sew a button from a seamstress with decades of experience to share. You'll be amazed how just a few simple tech...