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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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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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York Region on a Limited Budget Focus Group (Service Providers)

JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

Calling York Region Service Providers! We need to hear from you. Join us for refreshments and a conversation about your experiences connecting clients to community services in York Region.

Your feedback will help shape a new communication tool that will better connect low-income residents to community resources in York Region.

 

September 14th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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York Region on a Limited Budget Focus Group (York Region Residents)

JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

Join us for refreshments and a conversation about your experiences accessing community services in York Region.

Your feedback is important and will shape a new communication tool that will help people better connect to community resources.

 

September 11th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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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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Speech Development

Speech Development with Stephanie Zawalicz, Speech-Language Pathologist. What is the difference between speech and language, how is speech produced, what is considered typical development for the English speech sounds, how can you help your child develop his/her speech sounds appropriately at home, and when is it time to seek professional help.

September 19th, 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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