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Recommended Events for the week of March 31 – April 6, 2017

1. The Spring Cottage Life Show

March 31 – April 2, 2017

More than 550 exhibitors, experts and Cottage Life personalities help with cottagers planning, organizing and getting ready for cottage season.

This year features a Cottage Garden with native pollinator-friendly flowers and plants; a Tree Planting Zone; the popular Dock Party, and a Cottage Kitchen.

Adults $20; Youth (13-17) $10; Children under 13 FREE; Weekend Pass $28; Seniors (65+) $15 (Friday only; not online); Friday/Saturday evening special: Save $4 after 4pm (off regular Adult Admission).

Please visit the event website (click HERE).

International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga

2. Oneg Shabbat Groove Tea

Friday, March 31, 4:30-5:30pm

Get together for tea, challah, and singing Bring a dairy, nut-free snack. This event is for the whole family. Everyone is welcome. Free.

Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

3. Little Pretty and The Exceptional

April 1 – 30, 2017 (Opening night Thursday, April 6)

Anusree Roy’s latest theatrical experience, the world premiere of Little Pretty and The Exceptional directed by Brendan Healy, is a family drama about mental illness and the power of familial ties in the face of adversity. Tickets priced from $25.00

Click HERE for tickets.

Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto

4. Passover Groove at Wychwood Barns

Sunday, April 2, 2:30 – 4:30pm

Hands-on Passover fun for the whole family, presented by Israeli Connections, Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School, Downtown Jewish Community School, Camp Gesher/Habonim Dror and HaShomer Hatzair. For children 12 and under with their grown-ups/ RSVP: [email protected], 416-928-3537

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto

5. Counter-Terrorism: Fighting the Enemy from Within

Sunday, April 2, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Israeli counter-terrorism specialist Steve Gar on “Understanding Israeli counter-terrorism from a personal perspective; Challenging the media’s perception of Israeli soldiers; and, How can I help in the fight against terrorism?”

Admission is free.

Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 3080 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

6. Story Jam 150

Sunday, April 2, 11am – 4pm

A celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary featuring the finest storytellers from Toronto, Canada, and around the world, multi-lingual performances, an African riddle contest, a Teddy Bear picnic and a mysterious spaceship.

For more information click HERE or visit the event page on the Harbourfront website.

Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto

7. Vimy 100: A New Look

Monday, April 3, 7-8pm
A Toronto Public Library FREE event in celebration of Canada’s 150th. Jack L. Granatstein looks at the great Canadian battle in April 1917. Who were the men of the Canadian Corps? Who planned the battle? Who were the enemy? And how and why did the Canadian Corps take the Ridge?

Jack L. Granatstein is one of Canada’s most prolific historians. He has written widely on Canadian history and current affairs, headed the Canadian War Museum, and made deep impacts on the study of history in Canada. Author of over 60 books including best sellers, he has won many prestigious awards. He is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at York University, has received numerous honorary doctorates, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
For all ages. Drop in. No registration required.

S. Walter Stewart, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, Toronto (Coxwell and Mortimer)

8. Torontonians and their Memory of the First World War

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 – 9pm

An exhibition of artifacts and a screening of Toronto’s Great War Attic. Free.

Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto

9. Empowering Students Conference

Tuesday, April 4, 10am – 1pm

A conference on what we need our youth to know about law, politics and life. $15; Students $5.

Visit the event website (click HERE)

OISE, 252 Bloor W, Toronto

10. Spur Festival 2017

April 6 – 9, 2017

National festival of politics, art and ideas. Scholars, artists and activists explore geopolitics, environment, economics, health, culture and more through debates, films, readings and performances. Event takes place in various venues around Yorkville and UofT. $10 – 20, festival pass $75 – 100. Some of the events are free of charge.

Please visit the Spur Festival website.

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