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Celebrating community this long weekend

Toronto Clothing Repairathon
May 18
Withrow Park

Bring any clothes you have needing repair, and they'll do our best to fix them up. For free, of course. They're always looking for volunteers also.

For more information, check out the
Toronto Clothing Repairathon
blog.

Spring Edibles Workshop
May 19
Karma Food Co-op

Get introduced to wild edible plants such as fiddleheads and wild leeks, as well as local mushrooms, asparagus and other roots. Learn what to look for in the produce and how to prepare them.

For more information, check out the
Karma Food Co-op Facebook
page.

Friday Night Ride
May 17
Start Point: Parking Lot by Grenadier Cafe

Join local bike enthusiasts for a jaunt around the High Park Annex, taking trails, bike lanes and signed bike routes, ending up at the Sunnyside Pavilion and Cafe.

For more information on this and other group rides, check out the
Toronto Bicycling Network
website.

Crazy Cloth: A High Tech Trip Into Toronto History and Culture
May 18
Fashion District

Join this high-tech tour designed just for you and your family! Learn about the labs at OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design), how the Great Fire of 1904 was started by a necktie, and much more. You'll be using tablet computers on the go provided by the Textile Museum of Canada on this tour in and aroundToronto's Fashion District.

For information on starting point and to register, check out the
Heritage Toronto
website.

Henna Workshop for Teens
May 18
Lillian H. Smith Library

Learn the history and science of henna. "Henna by Fia" will show everyone different types of henna design and apply a sample of henna with glitter on everyone. For ages 12-18.

For more information, check out the
Toronto Public Library
website.

A Taste of the Dragon Boat Festival
May 18
Lillian H. Smith Library

Culinary historian and tour guide, Shirley Lum of A Taste of the World Walks will share lore and legends behind the long paddle boats, a dead poet and the delicious sticky rice dumplings.

For more information, check out the
Toronto Public Library
website.

Bea
May 7 to May 26
Factory Theatre

BEA is about a young woman struggling to find her voice while suffering from a debilitating disease. The powerful drama explores the impact of her condition on those closest to her, and the difficult choices facing our heroine who wins over the audience with her determination, joy and humour. At times silly, sensual, and shocking, the narrative is always beautifully framed around the real choices and outcomes facing the characters.

For more information, check out the
Factory Theatre
website.

World Fiddle Day
May 18
Howard Park United Church

This performance also benefits the El Sistema Toronto program, which brings classical music to children in some of the city's priority neighbourhoods.

For more information, check out organizer
Anne Lederman's
website.

The Big Sound
May 17
The Great Hall

Celebrate Motown in all its glory. 26 of Toronto's finest musicians come together to sing. The full orchestration includes 6 horns, 4 strings, 2 percussionists, 2 guitarists, 1 drummer, 1 bass, 1 keyboard, 1 vibraphone and 9 singers.

For more information, check out
The Big Sound's Facebook
page.