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February 2021

Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA in February

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

You may find more information on events if you go to our facebook page and look in the EVENTS section!

Early BirdAllFebruary 2022 Early Bird Listings

to Feb 13, 3022 ~ RMG Undeliverable

RMGCurated by artist Carmen Papalia and co-presented by Tangled Art + Disability and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Undeliverable envisions curation as a form of care. Bringing together six artists from the Mad, Deaf and disability community, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Chandra Melting Tallow, Jessica Karuhanga, jes sachse, Aislinn Thomas, and Carmen Papalia with Heather Kai-Smith, this exhibition re-envisions the museum around the demands and desires of the disabled body/mind and features ambitious new work that challenges institutional structures and centres mutual accountability.


All 2020 PRAC memberships are NOW due.

Reading and RemembranceBlack History Month


2 ~ Happy Groundhog Day ~ Wiarton Willie
14 ~ Happy Valentine's Day
18 ~ Happy Ontario Family Day

February 2021

All 2021PRAC memberships are NOW due.

1 to March 21 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryBeyond the Carnival 4 | CCPAC
February 1 to March 21, 2021Facebook Live Tour: February 4 @ 7:00 PM
SG celebrates Black History Month... and beyond. This photographic exhibition brings together a group of photographers whose mission is to capture and present images that focus on the Pan-Caribbean culture and to create a legacy that highlights the excellent work of Canadian Caribbean photographers.

Feb. 2 & 3 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtCreative Writing with Sher Leetooze has been postponed to begin on February 2, 2021

Memoir Writing with Sher Leetoze has been postponed to begin on February 3, 2021
For more details and to register, visit our website:

6 ~ Cultural Expressions

Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration: FEAST of Black Excellence. HERE
The 14th Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration Presented by Cultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc. will be a virtual celebration entitled FEAST of Black Excellence, Saturday, February 6, 2021. FEAST is an acronym that will come to life over the course of the event to showcase different aspects of the Black experience.

The online event will stream at 7pm and is open to all. Save your digital seat by clicking on REGISTER. Confirmed registrants will receive a digital copy (PDF) of the event program.

Feb 13 ~ Regent Theatre

The Queen Experience is second to none! SIMPLY QUEEN is a world class act. They have headlined theatre and outdoor festival shows to audiences of thousands (and even tens of thousands) all over Canada and the United States.
Presented by: Blackrose Entertainment
Click Here for Tickets and More Information


Feb 1 ~ Bibliotherapy

Monday Evenings, Jan 11 - Feb 1, 7-8pm
Join us on Zoom for our new virtual bibliotherapy program! Bibliotherapy combines reading and talking about books and stories to achieve a more positive sense of wellness. It is a chance to connect with others, discuss how books can help make people feel better, and share your thoughts in a small group. A trained facilitator will lead the reading activities on a weekly theme followed by a guided group discussion. No preparation required. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Network of Durham Region.
Feb 1: Resilience
Website: To register, visit:

Jan 21 or Feb 4 ~ Top Ten Tips for Tenants, Presented by the Durham Community Legal Clinic

Jan 21, 2:30-3:30 OR Feb 4, 7-8pm
Join us on Zoom for this informative presentation. Are you a renter who is wondering about your rights? Learn about the protections available to you as described in the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). This presentation will cover everything you need to know, including: what landlords can lawfully do, tenant rights in leases and raises in rent, tenant responsibilities, evictions, and what to do if you have a dispute with your landlord.
To register, visit:

Feb 16 or 7-8pm OR Thursday February 25, 2:30-3:30
~ Brain Health, Presented by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region

Feb 16, 7-8pm OR Feb 25, 2:30-3:30pm
Join us on Zoom for this important presentation. We all have a brain and learning to take care of it is important. It’s never too early or too late to take action. Tune in to learn how to promote brain health and how lifestyle changes can impact your risk of developing dementia. We will give practical ideas on how to adopt brain-healthy habits.
To register, visit:

What is SPARK!?

SPARK! is an annual juried art show and competition for Ajax children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. We encourage all types of art media, including pen, pencil, paint, crayon, pastels, markers, or any combination of these. This year, SPARK! will be a virtual art show and competition.

Important Dates: • Artwork drop off at branches or electronic submission by email: March 2 to 27. • Virtual Art Show: April 5 to 21. • Online Reception: Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. • Artwork pickup: April 27 to May 1 ENTRY FORM HERE


Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd. Room #1


26 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. Francis“Some Kind of Heaven” – available Friday, February 26
The St. Francis Centre is pleased to present a virtual movie screening of Some Kind of Heaven, available Friday, February 26, in partnership with mk2|MILE END.
Throughout the film, Some Kind of Heaven "illustrates the gap between The Villages’ advertising copy and the practical reality of living there”, and invests more in the “dreams and desires of its residents” Tickets are only $12 and can be purchased from mk2|MILE END
Click to see the 
Some Kind of Heaven trailer

February 26 ~ Resound Choir

Resound ChoirTrivia & Cake Night tickets are only $5 and are available here:
7:00 to 8:30 pm
All are welcome. Meet some new folks, including a lot of us in the choir, as you puzzle out the answers (or perhaps just contribute some smart retorts) to 3 games of 13 trivia questions. We have homemade cakes up for auction and a few other surprises!






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OPG Info Centre, Pickering

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

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