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WYCHWOOd PARk Guided ROM walk. 2 pm.

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

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. COSTuMEd LIFE dRAWING Life drawing session with a My Little Pony theme. 7 pm. $10. Rhino, 1249 Queen W. 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.


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


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

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

Bedford across from St George subway. 416586-8000, 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. dISCOvER WARd 37 RIdE Leisurely ride along the quiet streets of Scarborough. 6 pm. Free. Thompson Park. 416-288-0293, lucy.perri@ 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.


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


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.


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.


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



rMOTH NIGHT Family nature walk to discover the butterflies of the night. 8:15 pm. $2. Grenadier Restaurant, High Park. 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@ TEdx TuESdAYS Creative discussion to share ideas. 6:30 pm. Free. ING Cafe, 221 Yonge. Pre-register

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.


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, FRESH WEdNESdAYS Live music and a farmers’ market Wednesdays. Noon. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, Queen and Bay. 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.


NAISA symposium, with performances, lectures and workshops. To Aug 18. $35-$70. Christie Studio, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. 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. 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.




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.


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

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. 3


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

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 22

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