Thursday, July 05, 2007

Jennifer's Free and nearly Free Summer Activities in the GTA

THIS COMING WEEKEND (JULY 6-8)
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - July 6-8, Nathan Phillip Square http://www.torontooutdoorart.org/index.aspx

Free fishing weekend - July 6-8, no licence required http://www.familyfishingweekend.com/Welcome.cfm

MUSEUMS


Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) - free admission one and a half hours before closing each night (excluding special exhibitions); half priced admission for Friday nights (4:30-9:30 p.m.) (all exhibitions) http://www.rom.on.ca/index.php

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) - free admission Wednesday nights (6-9 p.m.) for permanent collection http://www.ago.net/navigation/flash/frameset.cfm

Bata Shoe Museum - free admission Thursdays 5-8 p.m. http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/

Textile Museum of Canada - Wednesday nights 5-8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can admission http://www.textilemuseum.ca/index.html

The Gardiner Museum (of Ceramics) - newly expanded in summer 2006, free admission Fridays 4-9 p.m., and all day on the first Friday of every month http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/abtmain.aspx?TopNavImage=0

GARDENS

The Gardens of Casa Loma - free access on some Mondays in July to October, and Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to dusk http://www.casaloma.org/Gardens/Dates/
Toronto Music Garden - with free concerts most Sundays (4 p.m.) and Thursdays (7 p.m.) http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/noflash/perfarts/musicgarden.php#performances

OTHERS

"Fresh Wednesdays", Nathan Phillip Square - Farmers' market and free concerts (noon-2 p.m. starting July 11) http://www.toronto.ca/special_events/wednesdays/index.htm

"Tasty Thursdays", Nathan Phillip Square - food sampling (small fee) and free concerts (noon-2 p.m. starting July 12) http://www.toronto.ca/special_events/thursdays/index.htm

Free Festivals at the Harbourfront Centre: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/wr/

The Beaches International Jazz Festival:
http://www.beachesjazz.com/

For kids
: http://www.kidsummer.com/index.asp

Printable e-coupons
for discounted admission to a variety of places in Toronto and Ontario: http://www.attractionsontario.ca/index.cfm?DSP=Chapter&ID=19

Great Stuff! Thanks for sharing this with us Jennifer.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Gathering IV

Warm summer greetings to all!

The executive committee of SOCEM (Southern Ontario Cooperative for ESL Ministries) has been at work through the spring and we are pleased to announce some preliminary details concerning our fourth gathering. Please mark October 13, 2007 on your calendar. Our location will be Don Valley Bible Chapel in the Don Mills/Finch area of Toronto. We will offer the all day "Starting Out in ESL Ministries" course for volunteers new to ESL ministry, a challenging keynote address and as always a wide variety of workshops both morning and afternoon for those more experienced in ESL ministry. It's going to be a great day of learning, fellowship and celebration of the Good News we have to share.
Stay tuned to the blog for more details about the Gathering IV program and how to register online. For now, mark your calendar!