Events

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!

March 28th, 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.

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

March 28th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Below the Belt: Pelvic Health and Wellness

Learn about some common dysfunctions of the pelvic floor, identifications and causes.  Find out what treatments are available and what you can do to help yourself.  Pre-register online, or at the Adult Information Desk.

March 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Handle With Care

‘Handle with Care’: In partnership with Family Services York Region, Handle with Care is a free 8-week program for parents and other caregivers: Thursdays March 30 - May 18.  Using activities, games and discussions to support social and emotional well-being of children from birth to 6 years as well as their caregivers. Registration is for all 8 sessions. Register at the Adult Information Desk.

March 30th, 10:00am to 11:45am
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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.

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

March 30th, 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.

March 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. Drop-In: Saturday April 1

April 1st, 10:00am to 1:00pm
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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.
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

April 4th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: A Dark Room

A Dark Room is a documentary told through the stories of professional hockey players, physicians, and fans of the game. A Dark Room offers an uncompromising, gritty, and science-based look at how hockey culture, and the stigma that it perpetuates, is contributing to a concussion and mental health epidemic. NFB, 52 min.

April 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Is there an ultimate purpose to existence?  If questions such as these ever crossed your mind, join us on the first Tuesday of every month, October to May, as we tackle these and other philosophical questions using a variety of resources, including original texts, films, PowerPoint presentations, as well as other forms of multimedia.  We’ll explore and discuss the ideas of a different philosopher each month

April 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks. FREE discussion/education group, to share unbiased knowledge in economics and financial planning. Presentation followed by group discussion.   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 April 5:  The Critical Elements of Investing: Price and Risk

April 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

 

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

 

April 6th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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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.
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

April 6th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

Join us for a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurs who will share their stories in a short TED X-style talk. It's a chance to mingle, ask questions and meet new visionaries who share your drive to succeed.

In partnership with StartUp York and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.

 

April 6th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000.  Drop-In: Saturday April 8

April 8th, 10:00am to 1:00pm
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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!

April 11th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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.

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

April 11th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment:  Tuesday, April 11

April 11th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Ninth Floor

Over four decades after the infamous Sir George Williams Riot, Ninth Floor reopens the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. Making an audacious foray into non-fiction, writer and director Mina Shum engages the original protagonists in a compassionate cinematic exercise of reckoning and redemption.

NFB, 81 min.

April 11th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment:  Wednesday April 12

April 12th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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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.

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

April 13th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment: Thursday April 13

April 13th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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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.
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

April 18th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Victory Lap Retirement

Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work - The Joy of Financial Independence...at Any Age! Meet best-selling authors Mike Drak and Jonathan Chevreau. The rules of retirement have changed and there's more at risk than ever.  Learn how to create a low stress fulfilling lifestyle, a unique blend of work and play that will allow you to live life to the fullest. Pre-register online or at the Adult Information Desk.

April 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Hadwin's Judgement

A compelling hybrid of drama and documentary, this feature film covers the events that led up to the infamous destruction of an extraordinary 300-year-old tree held sacred by the indigenous Haida nation of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Inspired by John Vaillant’s award-winning book The Golden Spruce, the film introduces us to the complex character of Grant Hadwin, a logging engineer and survivalist who lived and worked happily for many years in BCʼs ancient forests.

April 18th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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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.

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

April 20th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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How-To in 10 Minutes

Drop in for an afternoon of fun and learning! A wide variety of organizations will be on hand to lend their expertise and enthusiasm teaching a new skill in breezy 10-minute intervals. Learn how to do: Spring hairstyles, soccer ball keep-ups, origami, Sit & Fit, Healthy smoothies, Tai Chi and so much more!

April 22nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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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!

April 25th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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.

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

April 25th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Triple P Parenting: Raising Confident, Competent Children

Children are more likely to be confident, succeed at school and get on well with others when they develop certain life skills. These life skills include being respectful and considerate, communicating well with others, thinking positively and having healthy self-esteem, being a good problem solver, and becoming independent and able to do things for themselves. (elementary school age)

April 25th, 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 April 26: As I Lay Dying

APL Book Club Picks 2016-17

April 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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.

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

April 27th, 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.

April 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets the fourth Thursday evening of the month for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. Interested applicants are invited to contact rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca for details.

April 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Deadly Dames

 Deadly Dames: Death by Alligator?  Lethal Sewing Machine? Meet the Mystery writers that make up the ‘Deadly Dames’: Catherine Astolfo, Janet Bolin, Alison Bruce, Melodie Campbell and Joan O'Callaghan.  They’ll share their books and talk about the art of mystery and suspense writing, women in writing and publishing, balancing writing with a day job. Pre-register online.

 

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Is there an ultimate purpose to existence?  If questions such as these ever crossed your mind, join us on the first Tuesday of every month, October to May, as we tackle these and other philosophical questions using a variety of resources, including original texts, films, PowerPoint presentations, as well as other forms of multimedia.  We’ll explore and discuss the ideas of a different philosopher each month

May 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks. FREE discussion/education group, to share unbiased knowledge in economics and financial planning. Presentation followed by group discussion.   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 May 3: What is Factor Investing?  Is it Effective?

May 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

May 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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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!

May 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Ted Barris: At Vimy

Best-selling Author, journalist and military historian will share his trip to Vimy France commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Combined with his book, Victory At Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9 – 12, 1917 Mr. Barris reconstructs the blow-by-blow moments of that historic four-day operation that some say changed the momentum of the war.  Wednesday May 10, 7:00 p.m. Pre-register online.

May 10th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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!

May 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Triple P Parenting: Whining

Whining is common in young children and can be very frustrating for parents. Children who whine a lot need help to learn more appropriate ways of speaking. This tip sheet gives some suggestions to help you manage whining and teach your toddler how you would like them to talk to others. For parents of toddlers/pre-school age. Preregister at the Adult Information Desk.

May 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is aa small working collective that meets the fourth Thursday evening of the month for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. Interested applicants are invited to contact rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca for details.

May 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

June 1st, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets the fourth Thursday evening of the month for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. Interested applicants are invited to contact rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca for details.

June 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

July 6th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

August 3rd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

September 7th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

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