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This one is for all the Shakespeare Kids out there who need a little drama in their life!
Supported generously by TD, the Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is a FREE readers’ theatre program for children ages 7-12.
Witches, ghosts, potions, magic, and humour!
Led by professional actors and educators, kids explore plays like Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth,Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tempest, Comedy of Errors, and Henry IVth. They read aloud, play drama games, learn how to insult each other in Elizabethan English (oh, the skills we teach them), get a head start on high school, and make friends with other budding Bards.
The program runs for 6 Saturdays at 10 Toronto Public Librarybranches in the fall, 10 in the winter, and 10 in the spring. The very first session for 2013/2014 starts Saturday, November 2nd. Register early at participating branches.
Celebrate winter at RBG with Holiday Traditions, RBG’s annual holiday season event featuring Canada’s best all-botanical model train installation. You’ll find Canadian highlights in RBG Centre and a new train in our Mediterranean Garden featuring Wonders of the World. Weekends are filled with seasonal activities, musical entertainment, local school and adult choirs, light and model train displays, and a traditional Santa.
Sarah Slean with Strings will be performing songs off her newest highly acclaimed album, “Land & Sea”. The musical entertainment will commence with a special 15-minute performance by the Rosedale Day School Choir, followed by a special performance by Juno-nominated Sarah Slean with Strings. Holiday Magic attendees can also look forward to free cookies and hot apple cider as they enjoy the glittering lights, majestic Christmas tree and storefronts adorned with festive decorations.
Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe festoon the house based on the memories of the Austin family grandchildren. The 1920s Christmas tree and accompanying poinsettias fill the Palm Room with Christmas cheer. Nestled in the 1930s kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from recipes from the era and sip mulled cider warmed on the art deco gas range.
Meet Peter Rabbit, Jumbo the elephant, Clara the rhinoceros, and a menagerie of colourful animals in this family-friendly exhibition at the Gardiner Museum!
Elephants, leopards, dogs, squirrels and dragons… From exotic creatures, household pets, urban wildlife to mythical beasts, animals have been an active part of human experience, an inexhaustible trigger of the imagination. Animal Stories presents the many tales of our encounters with the animal world, shedding light on how our social, symbolic, affectionate, scientific and utilitarian relationships with animals have been visualized through ceramics from the 17th century to our day.
It's Canada's finest craft show, bringing innovative artists, craftspeople, and designers together to share their unique creations with the rest of the world!
Everything sold at the show is made by hand in North America by Canadian and/or American artisans.
The Christmas One of a Kind Show features handmade designs by over 800 artists, makers, designers and craftspeople, while the Spring event showcases over 450 artisans working in various mediums like glass, ceramics, textile, and wood.
Discover the magic of Christmas in the winter wonderland surroundings of High Park and enjoy a tour of Colborne Lodge, the picturesque home of the founders of High Park, which is decorated for a Victorian Christmas. You will discover festive traditions, decorations and foods enjoyed during the 19th-century in Toronto. Toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats.
Saturday, November 23 to January 5, 2014
Tuesdays to Sundays – Noon to 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Dec 25, 26 and Jan 1
Holiday admission prices apply Adults $7.08, Seniors/Youths/Children $4.42 (plus tax).