Events

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays 
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036
 

September 21st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Fall Finance Series: Estate Planning 101

Fall Finance Series, with David Duong.  Register for 1 or all 3. Back by popular demand! Thursday September 21: Estate Planning 101.  A must attend seminar for anyone looking to reduce income taxes now and estate headaches later.

September 21st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

September 22nd, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

September 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

September 26th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Community Maps, An Online Tour

Community Maps, an Online Tour, with Duncan Rowe, Regional Municipality of York.

Maps offer a fun and intriguing way to understand a community.  Google Maps are quite helpful but did you know there is a wealth of interactive maps, showing the past and present, which describe our community in ways that Google Maps does not?

Enjoy a tour of many interactive maps describing our community, and learn about helpful resources to do this yourself when the need or curiosity calls.

September 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Book Club

Aurora Public Library Book Club.  If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (Sept-June, excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room, second floor.   Wednesday September 27: Natural Order

Book Club Picks 2017-2018

September 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

September 28th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

September 29th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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Photography workshop: The Art of Seeing

A great photograph does not happen by mere chance. It is crafted through an act of discovery and creation; a conscious and deliberate artfulness on the part of the photographer. Discover new ways to shoot with purpose and to bring that purpose to light. With photographer Ronen Grunberg.

Registrations begins on August 1.

 

September 30th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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In the Artists’ Studio: drawing session

In the Artists’ Studio:  drawing session

Join Judy Sherman & Eva Folks for a fun and informative drawing session that will give you the opportunity to see art through

an artist’s point of view.

Teens through adult. Beginners to advance. Drop in for a quick sketch or stay for the full two-hour session.

Basic drawing materials will be supplied by Aurora Public Library.

September 30th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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OBOA: OBITUARY FICTION: a writing workshop

Join author and zine artist, Marnie Maguire, for an exploration in character development.Using an imagined obituary as a literary device and writing prompt, bring a character back to life by revealing the truth (and lies) behind an artfully crafted death notice. Of interest to writers of fiction, poetry or memoir.


 

 

September 30th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Visiting Mr. Green | Dramatic reading

Join Theatre Aurora for a reading except from the play Visiting Mr. Green by playwright Jeff Green.  

Synopsis: Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive.

The young man is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months.

What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping, moving drama

September 30th, 2:30pm to 3:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

October 3rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Aging as Living in Time: a discussion

The picture of old age as being a time of inevitable decline is fraught with all sorts of assumptions that are deeply ingrained in our culture. In the book Natural Order, the central character Joyce Sparks exemplifies many of the conventional qualities of old age – regret, sadness, loss, denial. In the end, however, Joyce illustrates how even in old age, it is possible to learn, grow and become a better and more whole human being.
October 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Last Harvest

ABOUT THE FILM

Last Harvest follows the remarkable journey of Mr. and Mrs. Xu, an elderly Chinese farming couple, on a forced relocation by the government’s mammoth and controversial South-to-North Water Diversion Project. Lyrical and intimate, the film brings us into the life of two compelling peasants facing major disruption late in life. It offers a direct experience of the collision between traditional culture and modernization, through which we see the imminent extinction of Old China as New China emerges.

 

October 4th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June.   Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution.  Wednesday October 4*:  Be a Trader…Part 2, (*this meeting only, Lebovic Room),

October 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us for free, hands-on cooking classes where we will create easy and delicious dishes from around the world.

Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin.

October 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

October 5th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

October 6th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

October 10th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

October 10th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Can Alzheimer's be Stopped?

Alzheimer's disease ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. The cause of Alzheimer's and whether it can be stopped is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time. Join courageous patients participating in clinical trials, and then go behind the scenes of the major drug trials to see how researchers target and test therapies that may slow and even prevent Alzheimer's.  2016, 54 minutes.

October 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

October 12th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

October 13th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

October 17th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Painters Club

Aurora Painters Club Join other artists once a month in a fun, relaxed space! Bring your own watercolour/sketch projects, supplies and ideas; share tips and inspiration.  All abilities welcome, but space is limited. Pre-Register at the Adult Information Desk.

October 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Honesty, the Truth about Lies

'(Dis)Honesty - The Truth About Lies' is a documentary feature film that explores how and why people lie. The film is anchored in behavioral experiments that measure our propensity to lie - sometimes even unknowingly. On a more personal level, from little white lies to devastating deceits, people share on camera the true stories of lies they've told. Experts examine the reasons behind our behavior and the implications of our dishonesty. Behavioral scientist Dan Ariely brings these elements together and guides us in discovering the complicated truths about lies. 2015, 89 minutes.

October 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

October 19th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

October 20th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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OBOA Grand Finale: Meet Brian Francis

Join us for the grand finale of the 2017 OneBookOneAurora project.
Meet Brian Francis, author of the 2017 selection Natural Order and get insight into the real life experiences that shaped the novel.
 
Free Tickets Available Now!
October 21st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

October 24th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

October 24th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Atlantic

Narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities - in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland - bringing to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate. 2016, 80 minutes.

October 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

October 26th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Camera Club

Attention experienced shutterbugs and novice photographers!  Aurora Public Library hosts a Camera Club, the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online.   Thursday, October 26,  7:00 p.m. Lebovic Room

October 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

October 27th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

October 31st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June.   Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution.   Wednesday November 1:  Be a Trader…Part 3,

November 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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THE CULINARY TRAVELLER: Cookbook Launch

Join us as we unveil The Culinary Traveller Cookbook featuring mouth - watering dishes from different countries!

Once a month APL and the YRFN host a hands-on cooking class where we create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin for all to help prepare. One recipe from each session will be featured in a cookbook celebrating all of the wonderful dishes created.

 

November 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

November 3rd, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

November 7th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

November 10th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

November 17th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

November 21st, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

December 5th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

December 19th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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