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Icon of the event Summer Chess Club
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

Interested in learning how to play Chess? Then join us on Friday afternoons in July and August for our Summer Chess Club. Participants will be using our 3D printed chess sets and our custom outdoor chess tables. The focus wil...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jul 08
Fri Jul 15
Fri Jul 22
Fri Jul 29
Fri Aug 05
Icon of the event Robotics: NXT Robotics Building & Competition
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Build robots using LEGO and program them using NXT software. Team up and put your robots to the test in this three-session challenge! No previous experience required!...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Aug 20
Sat Aug 27
Sat Sep 03
Icon of the event After School Club for Kids
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Looking for something to do after school? Join the after school club! We meet every Tuesday to make stuff, play games, do crafts, talk about books, and more! For kids ages 8-12. Please call 416-395-5440 to register.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 13
Tue Sep 20
Tue Sep 27
Tue Oct 04
Tue Oct 11
Icon of the event Chess in the Library
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Enjoy a game with your friends or challenge new opponents. Bonus: improve your concentration and critical thinking! Chess players of all levels are welcome....


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jul 02
Sat Jul 09
Sat Jul 16
Sat Jul 23
Sat Jul 30
Icon of the event Colouring and conversation
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Long Branch

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation! We supply the colouring pages, pencils, markers, crayons. First and third Friday of each month.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 02
Fri Sep 16
Fri Oct 07
Fri Oct 21
Icon of the event Raptor Watching at Rosetta McClain
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Cliffcrest

Rosetta McClain gardens is one of the best sights in the GTA to observe the unbelievable fall migration of Raptors along the Scarborough bluffs. This presentation will explain how the raptors are identified and will introduc...

Icon of the event Maker Monday: Bookish Hedgehog
Mon Aug 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Make a cute, not-so-prickly hedgehog from a book. A great gift, or a unique way to display photos, notes, and cards....

Icon of the event Summer Gamemakers
Thu Aug 11, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Ever wanted to make your own video game? This workshop will introduce participants to videogame controls involving non-traditional "controllers". No programming experience required! This program is for teens ages 12 and up. R...

Icon of the event Toronto Mini Repair Cafe: Clothing and Jewelry
Sat Aug 06, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Need some clothing or jewelry fixed? We invite you to bring your pants that need hemming or a broken necklace, and learn how to fix with us!...

Icon of the event Impressionist Tropical Painting for Beginners
Mon Aug 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn how to recreate a tropical impressionist painting of your very own using easy techniques from the famous Impressionist era. Registration is required. Space is limited. All are welcome!