This upcoming week is full of events that are fun and exciting, as well as events that provide good ideas and coping skills.

Monday, June 11:

Kids PA Day at PAMA, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Explore exhibitions, create your own masterpiece, and get hands-on in PAMA’s historic spaces. This week’s topic is calligraphy. These drop-in activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission.

Tuesday, June 12:

Antakshari, the Bollywood Musical Game at Gore Meadows Library, 3 – 4 p.m.
Get ready to play the most famous and fun musical game of Bollywood Hindi songs with this singing activity that keeps you thinking. This is an Adult Summer Reading Club program and it’s suggested that you check out one of the library’s great Bollywood DVDs to get you singing before the program. No registration is necessary.

Wednesday, June 13:

ActHeal at Springdale Library, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ActHeal is conducted by Community Environment Alliance and is a proven program for well-being. Improve balance, strength and flexibility, learn how to better manage stress and anxiety, and make new friends. Call 905-793-4636 or visit any library branch to register. The event is suitable for those age 19 and over.

Thursday, June 14:

Thru Her Lens Photography Exhibit at Chinguacousy Library; 5 – 8:30 p.m.
A photography exhibit featuring works dedicated to showing the beauty of women of colour.

Brampton Writers Guild at Four Corners Library; 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Bring a desire to learn how to write great fiction, your enthusiasm, and writing materials. Each workshop is a distinct unit but builds on previous sessions. Participants are welcome and encouraged to attend the regular monthly meeting of the Brampton Writers’ Guild which starts immediately after the workshops at 7:00 p.m. Registration is NOT required.

Brampton Folk Concert at PAMA, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Brampton Folk Club presents a musical evening, backed by a changing lineup of local musicians. This week’s program is Sunshine on My Shoulders with Carlos Medina, Barry Mulcahy, and Joanne Hodgson. The program is included in the cost of admission.

Brampton Royals Baseball at Dave Dash Park, 7:15 – 9:30 p.m.
The Brampton Royals will host the Erindale Cardinals in Central Ontario Baseball Association Major League action.

Friday, June 15:

Games Cafe at Springdale Library, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join the Games Cafe at Springdale Library and play some classic games. Bring a game or use the library’s games. You can bring a friend or meet someone new, play and have fun!

Saturday, June 16:

Farmers Market in Downtown Brampton, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2018 marks the 32nd year of the Downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market. This year’s Market runs every Saturday morning from mid-June to September 1.

The Krown Wash for a Wish Charity Car Wash at Krown Rust Control Brampton, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Krown Wash for a Wish Charity Car Wash is a Canada-wide fundraiser in support of Child’s Wish. All donations raised at the event will help support to grant more wishes.

Space to Spoon at PAMA, during museum hours
What does a satellite orbiting 798 km from Earth have to do with the food on our plate? Space to Spoon highlights space technology that benefits Canadian farmers and sustainable agriculture. This exhibit runs through September 9.

To What Degree? Canada in a Changing Climate at PAMA, during museum hours
Canada’s changing climate is a deeply complex situation that presents us with both losses and opportunities. Compelling photographs share Canadian stories of individual and community resilience in the face of extreme events like heat, storms and wildfires; changes in livelihood due to habitat shifts, and even opportunities for quality of life improvements. This exhibit runs through September 16.

Indigenous Dance Performance at PAMA, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Celebrate Summer with Indigenous dancers Leslie and Lindy for an interactive dance performance. Space is limited and is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Peel Arts Collective “Here Comes the Sun” Art Show at the Green Leaf Vapour Lounge, 4 – 9 p.m.
Peel Arts Collective presents a psychedelic exploration of the 1960s counterculture. Attendees will experience live music and spoken word performances that fit with the theme of the night. They can also peruse a gallery wall dedicated to counterculture and bohemian art for sale, plus a selection of vendors selling handmade goods. Ages 19+.

Sunday, June 17:

How to Cope With Anxiety: Mental Health in the South Asian Punjabi Community at Chinguacousy Library, 1 – 3 p.m.
SOCH (Supporting Our Community’s Health) hosts a mental health workshop to increase awareness and education about what anxiety is and how it can be treated. This session will feature Kundalini Yoga for Anxiety. The interactive workshop will take place in both English & Punjabi.

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