Events

Here are some events that Cheri is hoping to attend over the next few weeks.

MARCH

Friday, March 24:

  • The Period Purse Packing Party: The Period Purse is organizing a purse packing party, to pack over one hundred purses with feminine hygiene products that will the be given to homeless women living on Toronto streets: Windermere United Church, 356 Windermere Ave, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 25:

  • Coding My First Game: Learn how to create your first game using Scratch. In this game you are in a dungeon and you are trying to get to the cake at the end of the dungeon. Monsters are protecting the cake. Don’t let them touch you! **BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP EVENT! (Limited number of laptops will be provided, inquire with staff). To register ask staff or call 416-393-7692:  Annette Library, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Earth Hour Vigil: an annual lights-off event that unites people to protect the planet: Windermere United Church, 7:00 pm
  • Join Green 13 and Heritage York for the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour: Gather on the front lawn before heading along the Humber River for a walk led by Madeleine McDowell. Please bring your own lantern or flashlight: Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas Street, 7:45 pm

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  • Parkdale Roncesvalles Earth Hour Walks: Two villages meet in a symbolic gesture in support of climate action: Meet at the Parkdale Library OR the Roncesvalles Dundas Peace Garden at 8:15 pm, walk ends at Queen West, King West, Queensway and Roncesvalles intersection, walk starts at 8:30 pm sharp

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Sunday, March 26:

  • Windermere United Church AGM:  356 Windermere Ave., 10:30 am
  • Native Plants in your Garden with Lorraine Johnson: This session will walk you through how to connect our own gardens with High Park though planting natives. Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Dr., 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Friends of High Park Zoo AGM: Howard Park Tennis Club, 2:00 pm

APRIL

Sunday, April 2:

  • High Park Walking Tour – Lost Waterways, led by Leo DeSorcy: Meet at 10:30 am at the benches across the road from the south side of the Grenadier Restaurant in the middle of High Park, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, April 5:

  • The Battle of Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle that Made Canada: The Swansea Historical Society presents speaker Peter Vronsky who will discuss the 22,000 Canadians who were mobilized in June 1866 to fight the Fenian invaders, and the resultant state of national emergency led to Canadian Confederation the following year: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave, 7:30pm

Friday, April 7:

  • Lambton House Monthly Pub Night: The Howland and Humber rooms are transformed into an informal setting for the community pub night. Refreshments, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are available. Snacks will be available for purchase. Hot roast beef sandwiches, in the tradition of the Lambton House, are available for purchase – arrive early as they sell out quickly! Live music by Memorial Park. No cover: Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St W., 6pm: Doors Open, 8pm: Music

Saturday, April 8:

  • Organized by Green 13 to launch our most recent project, Junction Geo: This initiative is a continuation of our work on climate change mitigation, specifically in finding ways to reduce the residential heating and cooling carbon footprint on a community level. We believe that the solution lies in building district geoexchange systems, but are aware of existing barriers to their wider adoption. The goal of the meeting of April 8th is to engage the community in this discussion: Annette Street Library, 10:00 amgeo

Sunday, April 9:

  • High Park Easter Egg Hunt:  The annual Easter Egg Hunt in High Park – on the grounds of Colborne Lodge Museum.  Outdoor egg hunts for children are scheduled every 30 minutes starting at 11 am – the last hunt at 3:00 p.m.  Other activities include – egg dyeing, making bunny-themed crafts, face painting, explorations of Colborne Lodge and a visit from the our friend the Bunny. Small fees apply for some activities. While supplies last. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, April 11:

  • Green 13 presents Carol Mee on Public Health and Climate Change: Carol Mee, Manager, Healthy Public Policy, Toronto Public Health, the lead manager for the recent “Climate Change and Health Strategy 2016”, will speak about public health and climate change (heat waves, extreme cold, insect-borne disease such as West Nile virus), asthma, new Ward Health Profiles, and considerations around vulnerability. Click here for more information: Annette Street Library, 145 Annette St., 6:45 pm
  • Famous Last Words Bar. The “P” Word poetry reading in the Junction. Celebrating National Poetry Month. Tuesday FREE!  For info: mooneatersue@gmail.com. 392 Pacific Ave., 7:00 – 10:00 pm

 

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