Final Reminder to Register for the Community Workshop on December 6
Maximum City and Dillon Consulting invite you to participate in a community workshop on December 6 as part of the Community Consultation Plan for the Columbus Centre/Villa Charities and Dante Alighieri Academy Intergenerational Community Hub. Please note that space is limited and you must register in advance to attend.
Two Ways to Ring in the New Year with Villa Charities
Celebrate the start of 2018 in style with our two special New Year's Eve events. Ristorante Boccaccio is offering an exceptional culinary experience with a New Year's Eve prix-fixe menu. The Columbus Event Centre is hosting its annual New Year's Eve Gala at Sala Caboto, with an antipasto bar, gourmet seated dinner, deluxe open bar, musical entertainment and dancing.
Annual "Mostra Dei Presepi di Natale Exhibit" Coming to Art Gallery
The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery's annual display of Presepi (Nativity scenes) will open December 11 with an opening reception on December 10 at 1:30pm. The display, organized by Centro Scuola, includes dozens of Presepi from around the world. Villa Charities is also a proud sponsor of the Centro Scuola Christmas Concert at St. Charles Borromeo Church, December 10at 4:00pm.
Join the School of Music at its Winter Spectacular Recitals
The Columbus Centre School of Music is hosting its annual winter recitals on December 11 and 12. Students will showcase the skills they have developed throughout the term. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP today. And don't wait - register today for winter term music lessons.
Opening Receptions Mark Beginning of Two New Art Exhibits
Join us at the opening receptions for two new art exhibits on Thursday, December 7, 6:30-9:30pm at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery. On display will be works from Marilena Isacescu and the exhibit "Land's End, The Heart of Gaspé" by Kim Atkins, Anthony J. Batten, Heidi Burkhardt, Katherine Palmer and Maurice Snelgrove. Plan your visit to the gallery today!
Photographs from "Faces of Giro" Exhibit Still Available for Purchase
The recent "Faces of the GIRO" photography exhibit captured the passion of our 11
th Annual Villa Charities GIRO cyclists. These stunning, one-of-a-kind photographs from the exhibit can now be viewed online and are available to purchase. Makes a great holiday gift!
Explore your creative side with our Adult
ArtClassesthis winter! Our 11-week courses with expert instructor Sam Paonessa give
students a foundational understanding of visual art and encourages artistic expression. Classesbegin January 16.
Adult Ballet Fitness and Hip Hop Classes Coming to DanzArts Toronto in 2018
Dance your way to a healthier, happier new year with DanzArts Toronto's new classes this winter. New programs beginning in January 2018 include Adult Ballet Fitness and Adult Hip Hop classes. Register forclassestoday.
Villa Charities Proud to be Home of Italian Fallen Workers Memorial
Villa Charities is proud to be the home of the Italian Fallen Workers Memorial, which
pays tribute to the hundreds of Italian workers who have died in workplace accidents in Ontario since 1900. The Memorial on our Lawrence-Dufferin campus isa great legacy, an unbreakable link to our community's proud heritage and a place that will draw us together now and in the future.
Villa Columbo Toronto Residents Enjoy Evening of Art, Food and Music
A new art program is giving residents at Villa Colombo Toronto a chance to express themselves artistically. The program, which began in November and will continue into 2018, is led by local Italian artist Nick Biagini and exposes residents to a variety of benefits including enhanced cognitive functioning and improved motor skills.
Join us for an Italian Twist on a Classic Christmas Story
DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT)and Istituto Italiano di Cultura present "An Italian Christmas Carol: An immersive theatrical holiday experience" from December 7-22. This interactive show recounts the story of an Italian immigrant dreaming of an impossible homecoming on Christmas and takes place in secret locations in the Bloor West area. Villa Charities customers will receive a $5 discount on individual tickets with the code VillaCharities and a $10 discount on VIP and Family tickets with the code VillaCharitiesVIP and VillaCharitiesFAM.