SCHOLARS' HUB @ HOME
Wednesdays | 12:00 - 12:45pm
DECEMBER 2 | Expanding the narrative on anti-Chinese stigma during COVID-19: Understanding community complexity and capacity
Presented by Dr. Aaida A. Mamuji, Associate Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management Program, School of Administrative Studies, LA&PS.
DECEMBER 9 | Memory and decision-making in the time of COVID-19
Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum, Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health.
Lectures followed by Q&A. All Welcome!
Zoom registration through York University: bit.ly/3k5rlh7
You do not have to be a student or alumni of York U to attend.
ENTERPRISING CAREERS (Women 18+)
Follow your career path through online group sessions and individualcoaching facilitated by Women’s Centre of York Region.
Workshops: Fridays Nov 27 - Dec 11 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Register at wcyr.ca/online-registration/
or call 905-853-9270
In these uncertain and stressful times, learn the benefits of meditation and basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others.
One hour virtual sessions once a month.
New members welcome.
Saturday, December 5 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
For Zoom details, visit: bit.ly/3l7DTFy
Feel the benefits of gentle core body stretches, movements and postures that will engage both sides of the body. Led by Jackie Thornton.
Thursday, December 3 | 3:30 - 4:00pm
For Zoom details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The CULINARY TRAVELLER: a virtual tour
Join us monthly for an online cook-along showcasing foods and recipes from around the world. If you would like to volunteer to share one recipe from your country of origin to be featured in a live cooking demonstration, please contact Claudia at email@example.com. Some ingredients will be provided by York Region Food Network.
Friday December 4 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Register at: bit.ly/3jbTZwW
In Partnership with York Region Food Network.
NEWCOMER WOMEN'S MEETUP
Enjoy a bi-weekly virtual meeting, 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.
Tuesday, Dec 8 | 10:00 - 11:30am
Register at bit.ly/3g8C8Fp or Contact: Claudia Olguin firstname.lastname@example.org
APL VIRTUAL BOOK CLUBS
If you enjoy discussing books, join us every month online!
Feminist Book Club: Dec 2 | 7:00 - 8:30pm
Afternoon Book Club: Dec 16 | 2:00 - 3:30pm
You can checkout an eBook through CloudLibrary, or an audiobook through Hoopla and print copies are also available through In-Library Pickup.
Register at aurorapl.ca
ENGLISH CONVERSATION MEETUP
Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation.
Each meetup will feature a different theme.
All levels of spoken English are welcome.
Wednesday, December 9 | 10:30 - 11:30am
Register at: bit.ly/33eBXEg
TUESDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB
Join us for a virtual philosophic presentation each month.
Expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere. No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind!
New members always welcome.
Tuesday, December 15 | 7:00pm: Philosophy in French Literature
Register at: bit.ly/3laaM4e
Zoom detail will be emailed to registrants.
Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.
Thursdays | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15
Register at: bit.ly/3iUd0EG
WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?
If we want to live in a democracy, we must first ask what the word even means. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents:
from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.
Thursday, January 21 | ALL DAY
Register to receive a full day access code: bit.ly/3kqzcGy
View Trailer: vimeo.com/266692157
RETIREMENT HEAVEN OR HELL
Author Mike Drak returns to discuss his new book and outlines the step by step process to create a successful retirement and why people struggle with this issue.
Learn the 9 Principles for Designing your ideal post-career lifestyle.
Tuesday, February 2 | 7:00 - 8:30pm
Register at: bit.ly/3euPaOp | Zoom details will be emailed.
DOING YOUR TAXES;
What’s In It For You?
Join representatives from Canada Revenue Agency and learn about benefit and credit payments you could receive from CRA if you do your taxes each year.
Wednesday, February 10 | 2:00 to 3:30pm
Q&A to follow.
Register for Zoom details at: bit.ly/2JlJmev
BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
Presenting Dr. Cheryl Thompson
Meet Cheryl Thompson, Professor, Author and Public Speaker.
Reading & QA
Thursday, February 4 | 7:00pm
Register at bit.ly/3k9schY
Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty CultureUncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty
“In Donald Trump’s post-truth America, where nostalgia is used as a political tool to rewrite history, Uncle makes the case for why understanding the production of racial stereotypes matters more than ever before.” – CBC Books
Secure Your Legacy with Estate Protection Strategies.
Join David Duong for this virtual presentation and learn about the following strategies: Capital gains-real life examples, how to minimize taxes, family law issues, tools and issues with cottages, funding the tax bill. Preregister.
Monday, February 22 | 7:30 to 9:00pm
Register at: bit.ly/2Ub1F8j | Zoom details will be emailed
THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING:
An evening with Plum Johnson
By turns humorous and touching, They Left Us Everything isan unforgettable memoir about family love, loss and legacies.
A disciplined British father, an exuberant Southern mother, five kids, fifty years’ worth of stuff, and the 23-room house that held them all. Plum Johnson’s memoir is a funny, heartfelt story about what parentsleave behind.
Thursday, March 11 | 7:00pm
For Zoom details, visit: bit.ly/2SJp3sq
ESL CONVERSATION GROUP
Practice everyday conversation, learn new vocabulary, improve pronunciation and speaking skills!
This continuing adult English conversation program is facilitatedby a York Catholic District School Board instructor.
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12:30 - 2:30pm
Register in two steps:
1) Register online m at: ce.ycdsb.ca/esl/
2) A free language assessment test is required: email at email@example.com
or call 1-855-330-8655
PFLAG COFFEE NIGHT AURORA
Pflag Coffee Night Aurora is a safe space where members of the LGBTQ2 community, their friends, family or allies can come together. This is a place to seek support if you have questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, or a place you can make new friends or connect with old ones.
Second Monday of every month | 7:00 - 8:30pm
We are taking our Coffee Nights online - So BYO coffee for now :)
Registration through Pflag at forms.gle/Z7fQ5ixkyTCgDbxc8
APL WRITERS' GROUP
The APL Writers’ Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other’s work.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm for online trivia.
Test your skills, be social and maybe learn something new!
Playing is easy- simply go to APL's Facebook page at 8:00pm and type your answer in "Comments".