Opening Night for World Premiere Production of “If on a Christmas Night…”
Celebrate the holidays with this immersive and interactive theatrical experience. Presented by Villa Charities and the Columbus Centre, “If on a Christmas Night…” presents a series of adventurous and comical situations around the celebration of Christmas, through the lens of Italian and Italian-Canadian culture. Moving through a sequence of interactions with the actors and at different locations, the spectators are invited to gather, meet each other and build a new community, in an intimate performance experience. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this charming and unforgettable holiday show!

Opening Night Tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Columbus Centre
Multiple performances available through to December 23 only!

Villa Charities & Columbus Centre 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Now Available!
The holiday season is finally here, and we have the perfect gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list. Get inspired with the Villa Charities & Columbus Centre 2018 Holiday Gift Guide and treat your loved ones with special cultural and fitness packages, gift cards, merchandise and more! Click on the link below to download your digital copy now or pick one up at the Columbus Centre!

Enjoy an Evening of Classical Music at “Musica Sacra” Concert
Don’t miss this free exciting classical music concert just in time for the holidays, with performances by tenor Raffaele Tassone and pianist Rosangela Longo from Italy on December 10 at 7pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre. Enjoy some of the world’s most beloved musical pieces by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni and more.

Join Us for our Final Cultural Tuesdays Event of the Year
Renowned Italian-Canadian musician Claudio Santaluce is back for our “Canta Italia” Cultural Tuesdays series at the Columbus Centre on December 11 at 7pm to celebrate the holiday season with a festive sing-a-long and dance-a-long. Visit Ristorante Boccaccio before or after the presentation and enjoy a $23 or $36 prix-fixe dinner menu, which includes your choice of wine or Prosecco. Make your reservations today by calling 416-789-5555. Stay tuned for our new series of Cultural Tuesdays events, returning in 2019.

Enroll Your Child in Kinderdance Winter Term Classes at DanzArts Toronto
Our Kinderdance program at DanzArts Toronto at the Columbus Centre is perfect for kids ages 3 to 5 who love to move and dance. This 12-week class is an excellent introduction to jazz and ballet fundamentals and will help students develop the basics of rhythm, balance, and coordination in a positive and encouraging environment. Give your child the gift of dance this holiday season and register today!

Early Bird Registration for March Break Camp Begins January 14
Register early and save on the Columbus Centre March Break Camp running March 11 - 15, including dance, art, magic and the enhanced Ultimate Experience Camp! Register between January 14 and 25 and receive $25 off for each camper registration. Don’t let your child miss out on a week of fun-filled activities that will have them learning, growing and making new friends.

Find Your Inner Peace at our Upcoming Yoga for Stress Relief & Restoration Workshop
Join us at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club for our Yoga for Stress Relief and Restoration Workshop on Sunday, December 16 from 1 - 4pm. This workshop will take a very practical approach and provide students with specialized techniques to release from stress, tension, anxiety and depression as well as tools to restore health and well-being. This workshop will be led by David Pantano, RYT. The fee is $45 for members, and $60 for non-members. See Membership Office to Register.

Columbus Centre School of Music Students Perform at Winter Recital
Students from the School of Music showcased their hard work and talent at the Winter Spectacular Recital on December 2. Congratulations to all the students who participated. The Columbus Centre School of Music is perfect for all levels of musicians, whether you want to learn a new instrument or hone your current skills. Winter Term classes are now open for registration for classes beginning January 7. 

RSVP for our Cultural Outing to the Tafelmusik concert “The Harlequin Salon”
You're invited to a dazzling Roman soirée, complete with a mischievous servant, a famous prima donna, and a composer or two! Don’t miss this concert experience on Sunday, January 13 at 2 pm at Trinity-St Paul’s Centre. Click here to contact the Arts, Youth & Culture Department to register for this Cultural Outing today!

Order Authentic Italian Cuisine from Ristorante Boccaccio on SkipTheDishes
No time to make dinner tonight? Order your favourite dishes from Ristorante Boccaccio straight to your doorstep with the tap of a finger and enjoy an authentic Italian meal in the comfort of your own home. Find out if delivery is available in your area and place an order on the SkipTheDishes app today!

Book Your 2019 Event at the Columbus Event Centre
Our Columbus Event Centre is booking weddings, social celebrations and corporate meetings and other events for 2019 and beyond! Let our event planning professionals make your next event a memorable one. Give us a call today to book an initial consultation!

Villa Charities Young Leaders Committee Hosts Pizza & Wine Night at Hero Pizza
We would like to thank all of our guests who attended the Villa Charities Foundation Pizza and Wine Night at Hero Certified Pizza on November 21! Proceeds from this pizza-filled event will support senior care at our long-term care facilities. Stay tuned for news on our upcoming Villa Cucina series, beginning March 2019.

Spaces Still Available for Giro 2019 Early Bird Registration
Sign up with our Early Bird Special for the 13th Annual Villa Charities Giro cycling fundraiser on May 26, 2019 at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge. The first 25 individual riders to sign up online will have their $100 registration fee waived. Please note - you can only register yourself as an individual rider for the Early Bird Special. Register with this limited offer before it’s too late!

Apply for our Independent Seniors’ Apartments Today
Villa Charities is now accepting new applications for our three apartment buildings designed for seniors living within our community. Caboto Terrace, Casa Del Zotto and Casa Abruzzo offer an independent living lifestyle to seniors with residences that provide excellent amenities and services in a central GTA location. Interested applicants aged 55+ are encouraged to fill out the contact form on our website today.

Donate to our Food Bank with the “Fill the Fountain” Campaign
From now until December 18, visit the Fountain at Villa Colombo Toronto to drop off your donation of non-perishable food items, such as peanut butter, rice, pasta, canned beans and more. We would like to thank you in advance for donating to a worthy campaign. Help feed the food bank to eliminate hunger by donating today!

Villa Colombo Vaughan Events & Highlights
On December 2, families and residents celebrated “Santa Day” where they enjoyed live music, Christmas treats and took photos with Santa Claus. Also, our community at Villa Colombo Vaughan held a farewell party this past week for our Administrator, Sabrina Filntissis. The residents surprised Sabrina with a card, flowers and cake as a thank you for her hard work over the past six years. We wish her all the best of luck in her future endeavours!

The Royal Conservatory Presents Luca Pisaroni and Thomas Hampson: No Tenors Allowed
Experience an evening of operatic arias and Broadway songs with Italian bass-baritone, Luca Pisaroni, and his father-in-law, famed American baritone Thomas Hampson on Tuesday, April 30 at 7pm at Koerner Hall. Tickets start at only $55 and are available by phone at 416-408-0208 or online at rcmusic.com/performance. Buy your tickets today!

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