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Looking for a Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving?

Growing Peace – The Children’s Peace Theatre at 305 Dawes Road is hosting a fabulous event on Saturday, May 9th from 1-4 p.m. Hear the Ted Quinlan Trio on the beautiful grounds of the Children’s Peace Theatre. Bid on beautiful flower pots decorated by some of Toronto’s best visual artists, flower arrangements also for sale for Mother’s Day gifts, games and activities for kids, Hors d’oevres and cash bar. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors and children 12 and under are free. Funds raised will support the Peace Leaders program that uses theatres to target violence and intolerance in six under-served Toronto schools.

Or, check out some art in your neighbourhood…

Photographer Frank Michael is participating in the Contact photography festival this year and showing at Melanie’s Bistro at 1870 Danforth Ave. The opening is Monday, May 11th and includes a goody bag, live DJ, wine and food. A portion of the proceeds will go to Hospice Toronto. The exhibit is called Still Revolution and marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This collection includes pictures of dismantled segments of the wall that are scattered all over the world. RSVP to frank@frankmichael.net

Or, help bring some much needed shade to some serious asphalt…

St. Brigid school is raising funds for shade and greening of it’s school yard. It’s a fabulous space, but could definitely use some shade. Read all about it here! A community information night about the greening and the fundraising is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th at 7 p.m. in the gym at St. Brigid.