CELEBRATE JACK LAYTON
It's been a year since Jack Layton died, and his legacy lives on - in the hearts of Canadians and on the political stage, where the NDP continues to surge. Remember the man and his vision at a special gathering Wednesday (August 22), 6 pm, at Nathan Phillips Square. Among the guests and performers: Jason Collett, Eric Peterson, Lorraine Segato and many more. Free. facebook.com/broadbentinst#!/events/471058339573219/.
FOCUS ON TAR SANDS
As the national debate deepens over the ecological implications of developing the tar sands in Alberta, everyone who cares about the planet has to be armed with info. And what better way to get the skinny than from the perspective of a filmmaker with a unique vision? See Peter Mettler's documentary short Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives On The Alberta Tar Sands on Tuesday (August 21), 6:30 pm, and talk through the issues in a discussion following the screening. Free, at the Annette Library (145 Annette). green13toronto.org.
EAT WHAT YOU PICK
Ever wondered if you could sustain yourself by picking the living things growing under your own feet? Find out how at High Park's Wild Edibles family nature walk, where experts teach you to identify tasty berries, leaves, flowers and seeds. Tuesday (August 21), 1 pm, at High Park's Nature Centre (440 Parkside). $2. highparknaturecentre.com.