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WYCHWOOd PARk Guided ROM walk. 2 pm.

$10. Call for meeting location and to reserve. 416-586-5799, rom.on.ca.

Monday,­August­13 rAGO SuMMER ART ANd dESIGN CAMPS Day

camps for kids six to 16 run weekly to Aug 31. Prices vary. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. ago.net/learning. COSTuMEd LIFE dRAWING Life drawing session with a My Little Pony theme. 7 pm. $10. Rhino, 1249 Queen W. acidanimation.com/ toonsontap. dRAWING FROM THE MOdEL Life drawing sessions with a model take place every Mon. $9. Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen E. 416392-6810. rJOE HARAWIRA Performance by the Maori storyteller from New Zealand. 2 pm. Free. Morningside Library, 4279 Lawrence E. 416396-8881. ruRbAN ECOLOGY SuMMER CAMPS One- and two-week day camps on canoeing, pond studies, hiking and more for kids five to 13. To Aug 31. 9 am-4 pm. one week $205, two weeks $380. Humber Arboretum, 205 Humber College. Pre-register 416-675-5009.

Tuesday,­August­14 bEACHES-EAST YORk GREEN PARTY Pub NIGHT

Join Green Party members for drinks and conversation. 8:30 pm. Free. McCarthy’s Pub, 1801 Gerrard E. jeffjohns@greenparty.ca. CITY CINEMA: LAbYRINTH Outdoor film screening. 9:15 pm. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. ydsquare.ca. rJOE HARAWIRA Performance by the Maori storyteller from New Zealand. 2 pm. Free. Spadina Road Library, 10 Spadina Rd. 416-3937666.

rkIdS’ SCAvENGER HuNT AT THE LEGISLATIvE

ASSEMbLY Kids six to 12 explore the historic grounds through an outdoor scavenger hunt. Weekdays through Aug 31, 10:30-11:30 am. Free. Legislative Bldg, Queen’s Park. Pre-register tourbookings@ontla.ola.org.

Wednesday,­August­15 THE ANNEx Guided ROM walk. 6 pm. Free.

Bedford across from St George subway. 416586-8000, rom.on.ca. COMMuNIST PROPAGANdA! Toronto Proletarian Revolutionary Action Comm and Revolutionary Students Movement presents a discussion, performances and music. 9 pm. $5 sugg. Hen House, 1532 Dundas W. practoronto.wordpress.com. dISCOvER WARd 37 RIdE Leisurely ride along the quiet streets of Scarborough. 6 pm. Free. Thompson Park. 416-288-0293, lucy.perri@ hotmail.com. dRAkE TRIvIA Play a game of Trivia. 8 pm. $2. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen W. 416-531-5042. dROP-IN CLAY CLASS A class for all skills levels happens weekly. 6 pm. $15, stu/srs $12. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8080.

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NOW editors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events

JAMMIN’ FOR THE YWCA

The YWCA, T.O.’s near-iconic institution committed to improving the lives of women and girls, gets an infusion of fun and funds via the ­Honey­Jam event at Mod Club (711 College) August 16. Honey Jam’s always offered a cool night of entertainment, and this edition’s no different, featuring DJs Mel­Boogie, dancehall DJ star Tasha­Rozez and much more. Excellent value, too. $25, adv $20. ticketweb.ca.

NO MORE HIROSHIMAS

Stunning as it sounds, some politicians in Japan are actually considering ending the nuke weapons ban in their country. It’s a reminder of the persistent threat of these terrible

weapons. Join the Hiroshima­Day­Coalition­in a commemorative action featuring Yakudo­traditional Japanese drummers, survivor Joe­Ohori, author Joy­Kogawa, MP Peggy­Nash, flutist Ron­Korb and more. Today (Thursday, August 9), 6:15 pm. Free. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. hiroshimadaycoalition.ca.

TREES FOR THE PSYCHE

Now we know – neighbourhood trees are creativity boosters and antistressors. So how exactly do beautiful landscapes shape our experiences? The urban forest boosters at LEAF host International­Influences:­­Inspiring­ Ideas­For­Trees­In­Public­Spaces, a talk by Brendan­Stewart, a landscape architect and urban designer with ERA

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events

rMOTH NIGHT Family nature walk to discover the butterflies of the night. 8:15 pm. $2. Grenadier Restaurant, High Park. highparknaturecentre.com. RuNNING FREE! Running group for families who have a loved one with a mental health or addiction issue. Every Tue to Sept 30. 6 pm. Free. CAMH Bell Gateway Bldg, 1001 Queen W. Pre-register Andrea.Reynolds@ camh.ca. TEdx TuESdAYS Creative discussion to share ideas. 6:30 pm. Free. ING Cafe, 221 Yonge. Pre-register tedxtotuesdays.eventbrite.com.

Tasha Rozez spins at the Honey Jam funder for the YWCA.

Architects. Explore the aesthetic traditions of tree-planting from around the globe. Thursday, August 16, 7 pm. Free. Metro Hall, 55 John, room 308-9. yourleaf.org.

rEARTH RANGERS – bRINGING bACk THE WILd

Presentation on the urgent challenges facing global biodiversity, with videos and live animal appearances. Today and tomorrow, 10:30 & 11 am, noon, 1 & 2 pm. Free w/ admission. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-5797. FREE FLICkS: WHALE RIdER Outdoor film screening. 9 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com. FRESH WEdNESdAYS Live music and a farmers’ market Wednesdays. Noon. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, Queen and Bay. toronto.ca/ special_events/wednesdays.index.htm. MANAGING MENOPAuSE Health talk by naturopathic doctor Kate Whimster. 7 pm. Free. Deer Park Library, 40 St Clair E. 416-393-7656.

TIFF IN THE PARk: WHAT’S uP dOC? Outdoor film screening. 9 pm. Free. David Pecault Square, behind 55 John. tiff.net.

TORONTO ELECTROACOuSTIC SYMPOSIuM

NAISA symposium, with performances, lectures and workshops. To Aug 18. $35-$70. Christie Studio, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. naisa.ca. TORONTO MuSIC GARdEN TOuRS Tours of the garden’s design and history, led by a botanical guide, happen Wednesdays 11 am and Thursdays 5:30 pm. Free. W end of the garden, 475 Queens Quay W. torontomusicgarden.ca. WRITE LIkE YOu MEAN IT Writing workshop for teens with Kristyn Dunnion. Reference Library,

789 Yonge. Pre-register 416-395-5577.

bEAuTIFuL GIRL INITIATIvE Teenage girls meet in a safe and friendly environment to discuss issues and challenges. 4 pm. Free. Polycultural Immigrant and Community Svs, 3363 Bloor W. beautifulgirltoronto.wordpress.com.

upcoming

Thursday,­August­16

Benefits

HONEY JAM (YWCA Toronto) All-female artist showcase with performers including Stacey Asiedu, Haviah Mighty and Taya Marquis. 8 pm. $25, adv $20. Virgin Mobile Mod Club, 711 College. ticketweb.ca.

Events

ART WORkSHOP Drawing workshop for begin-

ners with Judy Singer. Bloor/Gladstone Library, 1101 Bloor W. Pre-register 416-393-7674.

INTERNATIONAL INFLuENCES: INSPIRING IdEAS FOR TREES IN PubLIC SPACES Learn how trees enhance and humanize our cities with landscape architect/urban designer Brendan Stewart. 7 pm. Free. Metro Hall, 55 John, rm 308-309. Pre-register yourleaf.org.

REduCING THE GLObAL CANCER buRdEN: INquIRE ANd INSPIRE Lecture by physician Barry

Rosen. 8 am. Free. Princess Margaret Hospital, 6th floor Auditorium, 610 University. emily. milne@rmp.uhn.on.ca. 3

presents

Its inaugural

Farm Tour featuring Sovereign Farms

St. Lawrence Market is heading to the farm. Get a behind the scenes look at Sovereign Farms greenhouse operation, and see first-hand how your food is grown from the hands of the farmer. Enjoy a farm-inspired BBQ prepared by St. Lawrence Market chefs.

defending all criminal charges (416) 220-0413 www.robichaudlaw.ca

This experience includes: Transportation to and from the farm via a luxury coach bus; A farm-inspired BBQ lunch; And a hay ride

August 19, 2012 • $85/person + taxes • Seating is limited To book call 416.392.7809

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