Earth Day Eco-Fest
Go unabashedly green this Earth Day (on Sunday) at the Downsview Park Eco-Fair (southeast corner of Keele and Sheppard). Plant a tree, browse through environmental displays, enjoy interactive kids’ entertainment, make-and-take crafts, a performance by hip singer/songwriter Emm Gryner, plus eco-friendly artisans and lots more cool stuff. Visit www.earthday.caor www.pdp.ca, or call the park hotline, 416-952-2227.
An inspired mix of local crafters — many of whom work exclusively with environmentally friendly and/or recycled materials — are selling handmade goodies this Saturday at the Good Catch Craft Fair’s April Showers mini-show, 12-5 p.m., at The Good Catch General Store, 1556 Queen St. W.
Vendors include illustrator Kim Kutner, quirky buttons by Sweetie Pie Press, Vintage Love’s retro-hip switchplates and paper goods by Coldsnap Bindery. Visitwww.goodcatch.ca/aprilshowers.html.
Knitting for a cause
This Saturday, 6:30-10 p.m., Sew Be It Studio hosts a second Knitting For A Good Cause event, open to any and all knitters who want to contribute to Streetknit, www.streetknit.ca, which provides hats, scarves and mitts to Toronto’s homeless. Sew Be It is now a drop-off point for Street-Knit, so knitted items can be donated there anytime.
WHERE: 2156 Yonge St., south of Eglinton subway station (416-481-7784). www.sewbeitstudio.com
Peach Berserk is 20
Coming up on April 26, Peach Berserk is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting its popular BizTips For Misfits seminar.
This three-hour seminar covers the basics for closet entrepreneurs who want to kickstart a creative small business. Local indie-maven Kingi Carpenter can put you in the loop about how to stay in business, as well. After-class mingling is encouraged and participants will get a voucher for a free copy of Kingi’s soon-to-be released book: Silkscreening For Superstars.
WHEN: 7-9 p.m., followed by a one-hour cocktail party/schmooze.
FEE: $49, plus GST.
www.peachberserk.comor call 416-504-1711 to register.