Genealogy Workshop – Tracing Your Canadian Ancestors: Do you want to research your family history in Canada but don’t know where to start? This workshop will take you through the process from the beginning. We will start by taking you through the first steps of researching your family history, then we will introduce you to the records for Ontario and show you what is available in the rest of Canada. If you have been thinking of starting your family history or want to learn more about what is available in Ontario and Canada, then this workshop will provide you with the information you need to start your family adventure today.October 4, 2014 from 10-3. Workshop will be held at Heritage Mississauga, 1921 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2905-828-8411 Ext. 0

Theatre Ontario provides training opportunities for Ontario’s theatre artists and creators. There are a number of terrific workshop opportunities available to you from Theatre Ontario. Click here for more information

September 18 and then Monthly – Create Youth Arts Drop-in – Mississauga Arts Council in Collaboration with the Four Corners Health Centre: Mississauga Arts Council and Four Corners Health Centre Malton have come together to provide a monthly youth Arts Drop-in for youth living in Malton. The idea is to engage the youth in artistic endeavours and provide them knowledge and understanding of various arts programs going around the city.Another objective of the collaboration is to discover and connect with artists living in the Malton region and bring them to the fore-front of the Arts Scene in Mississauga.Time – 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM. Youth Workshop – 8 years to 15 years. Venue- Four Corners Health Centre 3233 Brandon Gate Drive, Mississauga ON L4T 3V8. Monthly Dates: September 18, 2014, October 16, 2014, November 20, 2014, December 18, 2014, January 15, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, March 19, 2015, April 16, 2015, May 14, 2015,June 18, 2015

September 18 – 21, 2014, Toronto – Artists for Artists – Art, Activism, and Adaptation: CARFAC welcomes artists to Toronto for this year’s annual national conference, which is all about change and evolving practices in the field of visual arts. How are artists changing ways of doing business? What new tools are successful artists using? How do we make sure that artists are paid fairly in this shifting landscape? For more information, a detailed conference schedule and registration click here!

September 23 – October 26 | Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm – Artist Professional Practices Workshops at AGM: Take your career to the next level! The goal of this program is to encourage, strengthen and present Mississauga and 905 based visual artists to ongoing professional practices and business skills. Open to EMERGING visual artists, the programme highlights skill based workshops centred on goal setting, grant application process, budget and accounting, management and business acumen as well as other mentorship and topical presentations related to a professional artist practice. Registration includes all five sessions and admission into Art Toronto. September 23 – Projection of Self | Bio, CV/Resume, Artist Statement; September 30 – Artist Residencies; October 7 – Grant Writing | Show Me the Money; October 21 – Digital Marketing and Legal Matters for Artists; October 26 (Sunday) – Networking and the Real World | Visit to Art Toronto; Registration $100 | 20% off for AGM members | 10% off for VAM and MAC members |

September 25 for 5 weeks: Walmart Arts at Play – Missisauga Arts Council in Collaboration with the Malton Community Centre: Missisauga Arts Council and the Malton Communtiy Centre are collaborating to run the Walmart Arts at Play workshops at the Malton Community Centre. These workshops will work towards allowing the attendees to develop and exhibit an arts project over the period of five weeks. The attendees will develop a project for four weeks and then showcase it at an Open Mic that will be held in the fifth week. The idea is to engage the youth in artistic endeavours and provide them knowledge and understanding of various arts programs going around the city.Another objective of the collaboration is to discover and connect with artists living in the Malton region and bring them to the fore-front of the Arts Scene in Mississauga.Time- 3:30- 5:30 PM. Youth Workshop- 10 years to 18 years. Venue- Malton Community Centre. Five week Workshops Starting September 25th, 2014- the first workshop to be Clay Pottery related.

Readers to Writers Network: Are you an aspiring writer or a reader interested in assisting new writers? The Mississauga Central Library’s Readers to Writers Network is here to help! Reader feedback is through a feedback template and both reader and writer remain anonymous to each other. Drafts may be up to two pages in length and include either fiction or non-fiction. Writers receive a Writers’ Package and may drop off their draft at the Central Library, Readers’ Den Department or forward it to Readers’ Den through their local library branch. To receive either a Writers’ or Readers’ Package or for more information, visit or call the Readers’ Den Department at 905-615-3200, ext. 3544.

Monday Evenings – Music for the Non-Musician: A fun, hands-on workshop for non-musicans. You will leave this workshop with the knowledge and ability to have fun with the piano, guitar, banjo, ukulele, xylophone, hand drum and many more musical instruments. Discover many simple techniques for playing musical instruments. The techniques are extremely easy and provide instant musical gratification. This popular workshop is fun for all ages and abilities and has been presented at education forums across Canada. Limited spaces available. Jim Arnold is a musician, author and a frequent presenter at schools and conferences. Fee is $30. Reserve your space at 905 819-4789 or email You can also have this workshop at your location for a group of five or more people.

Every Saturday and Sunday – Drop-In Family Activities:Visit PAMA for fun family activities inspired by our exhibitions. Each week families can make and take home easy projects for all ages. 1-5pm, free with admission. See the website for more info. 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton.




Painting beautiful landscapes, floral and more… In 2 hours create a painting using acrylic, step-by-step on 12-16 on stretched canvas, painting with guided instructions by Nisreen! Supplies will be provided. Enjoy… and gain artistic skills… go home with your Masterpiece ready to hang!! Classes for all ages held Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Private and group lessons. Choose your own projects and media as well as schedule. For more information call 905-990-6633, 647-241-1141. 303 Lakeshore Rd. East, Mississauga, ON L5G 1H3 – free parking across the street.

Sampradaya Dance Creations presents BollyFuze Cardio Classes – New Adult Fitness Class: Starting September 10, 2014 @ 7:30pm at Sampradaya Dance Centre – 4-3250 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga. This fitness class is a Bollywood dance based workout designed to get you up and moving! This 1 hour class blends together elements of Indian Classical, Modern Bollywood & Folk dance with main stream fitness techniques to give you a full body workout. BollyFuze is designed for all levels, ages & abilities so get ready to enjoy the energetic beats of Bollywood while getting fit & having fun! BollyFuze Cardio amps up the dance routines & integrates the interval system by taking your heart rate up & bringing it back to a steady pace to keep you in the fat burning zone. $15 per class. To register your spot, please call the Sampradaya office at 905-607-8434

Accepting students for students who wish instruction for flute, sax, piano. Those interested contact Albino Galloro at (905) 813-9849.

Sirius Theatrical Company (Etobicoke) - Registration is Open for our After School Drama Programs. Classes begin September 16. We provide an encouraging, friendly environment in which children feel free to take creative risks, learn new skills and have fun whether they are quiet and shy or boisterous and outgoing. We’re a member of the Toronto Association of Acting Studios (TAAS) (since 1997).  Visit our website at for more information. Creative Storytelling, Junior (4 – 5 yrs) - Tues, 4:00 – 4:30 pm; Creative Storytelling, Senior (6 – 7 yrs)-Tues, 4:30 – 5:30 pm; Junior Acting Ensemble (8 – 10 yrs) - Tues, 5:45 – 7:00 pm; Young Teen Ensemble (11- 13 yrs) - Wed, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.   416-236-9011  Ext. 1

Sirius Theatrical Company (Etobicoke) – Auditions – Youth Performance Ensemble Auditions:  Sept. 10, 11, 12, 2014, Course Begins:  Sept. 25, 2014 through May 2015. Acceptance into this advanced acting program is by AUDITION ONLY. A full year commitment from September 2014 through May 2015 is required. The Youth Performance Ensemble is a core group of youth, 14 to 17 years of age, who are interested in developing strong performance and acting skills. The group meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in the Sirius Theatrical Studio in south Etobicoke. The course instructor is Artistic Director, Heather Dick. Because we want to challenge our students to stretch their performance skills, their training in voice, acting technique, body movement, improvisation and character development will be applied directly to the rehearsal and performance of two productions, one in December and one in the spring of 2014. The December production will be a traditional comic MUMMERS show which will include big characters and clowning. The spring production will be SHAKESPEARE SHORTS, challenging scenes from some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. For more information please see our website:  To Book an Audition:, 416-236-9011 Ext. 1.

danceShala, the Academy for Indian Dance and Music, is accepting registration for the following classes from September onwards: Bollywood Dance, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Bhangra, Indian Classical Singing, Bollywood Karaoke Singing, Carnatic Violin, Tabla, Harmonium, and Bollywood Guitar. For details, please check our website – 416 457 3528

Back-to-School Lesson Special – From now through September, Sing Music Studio is offering a one time introductory lesson special for new students: 4 lessons for the price of 3! This special applies to lessons in singing, piano and guitar and is open to all students who are new to Sing Music Studio, including children, teens and adults. This special is a great way to sample lessons before committing to a full school year of lessons. Lessons are tailored to the individual’s needs including RCM examination prep, preparation for auditions high school RAP programs such as Cawthra, University and College entrance preparation, performance skills, basic musical skills, understanding theory and more. We also run 2 recitals per school year, offering opportunities to perform for all students regardless of age or ability. Visit our website at for more details. To book lessons, please contact Miss Mandi at (416)388-8787 or

September 29-December 15 – VAM Children’s Fall Art Classes - Registration Now Open!: Children’s Art Classes for Ages 6 to 12 – Designed to ignite the imagination and build technical skills; VAM Children’s Classes delve into a broad range of mediums including drawing, painting, clay sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, cartooning and much more.   Our programs offer a broad range of creative opportunities for children aged 6 to 12 in a safe and fun atmosphere, where twice per year all VAM children participate in art exhibitions.  Whether discovering new skills or building on old ones, children love VAM classes, just ask them! Call 905-277-4313 or visit today to register!

 September 29-December 15 – VAM Teens’ Fall Art Classes – Registration Now Open!: Teen Classes for Ages 13 to 17 – VAM-Teen programs offer training in a variety of mediums with curriculum designed to further develop technical skills and creative thinking processes. Whether wishing to explore ideas, discover new techniques or develop portfolio pieces, teens can benefit equally from the program.  All materials are included in the cost of teen classes. Call 905-277-4313 or visit today to register!

 September 29-December 15 – VAM Adult Fall Art Classes – Registration Now Open!: Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) is pleased to present our new Fall 2014 Adult Education program. With something for every proficiency and taste, we invite you to Riverwood to explore and expand your creative self! Call 905-277-4313 or visit today to register!

Art of Yoga – One Wednesday Night A Month – Art Gallery of Mississauga: Unwind and contemplate the body, inspired and surrounded by art. Join Salimah Kassim-Lakha of YogaVision one Wednesday a month. Each Kundalini meditation is designed to complement and provoke based on gallery exhibits. Classes are appropriate for all practice levels. Please bring a mat and water bottle. Admission is pay-what-you-can and by donation. No one will be turned away. If you require special accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact the Gallery and we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. Register at









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