5 community events you can’t miss

With summer in full swing, we’re dreaming of sunny days spent with family and friends. But don’t rush off to the cottage quite yet! There’s plenty of fun happening right here in Toronto and York Region. Here are 5 community events you don’t want to miss.

1. Movies in the Park – July 20

Summer blockbusters and days spent in the park are both synonymous with the warmer months. On July 20, two of your favourite activities will come together for an awesome evening in York Region. Join the town of East Gwillimbury for Movies in the Park and catch much-loved Canadian flicks or films featuring homegrown talent. Don’t miss out on your chance to join your community under the stars while enjoying the stars of the silver screen. And don’t forget to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, of course!

2. Little Explorers – July 31

School may be out for the summer—but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. For your little ones new to school or heading off in the fall, summer might just be the best time to get a head start. Join the Little Explorers drop-in program for kids 0–6 at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office on July 31. Not only will your child get to socialize with other tykes their age, they might just learn something new.

3. Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival – August 11–13

Celebrate the cuisine, music and art of Scarborough’s diverse cultural communities at this annual multi-day festival. With a citizenship ceremony happening on the first day of the three-day event, it’s the perfect way to connect with some of the newest members of our community. So get out to Scarborough Civic Centre this summer to celebrate your own cultural background or learn something new about your neighbour. It’s sure to be a fun and meaningful weekend for the whole family.

4. Seniors Craft Night – July 25

We know strong social networks are essential in keeping seniors healthy and vibrant. That’s why we just had to put seniors craft night on our list! Taking place on July 25 at Neighbourhood Link, a United Way–supported agency, this event is sure to get the senior in your life feeling inspired. Whether you’re into sewing, painting or knitting, bring along a project you’re working on and chat while you craft. Entry is just $1 per person.

5. Hanging at the Hub – Wednesday afternoons (2–4:30 p.m.) until August 23

Head over to East Scarborough Storefront for Hanging at the Hub—a weekly café-style gathering that’s packed with great activities including games, performances and guest speakers. Not only is this weekly meet-up a great way to connect with your community, you also get to check out all that local community hub, The Storefront, has to offer. Plus, you can bring along your teen to hang out at the Youth Zone.

Now we want to hear from you! How are you getting to know your community this summer?