Entertainment

The a capella vocal group Cadence has released a special holiday CD called Cool Yule. The group, whose members include Beacher Ross Lynde, has produced a collection of holiday music that will be sure to be among your favourites at this time of the year. Songs include Sleigh Ride, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Joni Mitchell’s […]

Silent auction of Beach Photo Club calendar prints

Here’s your chance to own, or give as a gift, one of the beautiful photos in The Beach 2012 Calendar. Community Centre 55 and the Beach Photo Club are holding a Silent Auction at the Centre, 97 Main St., until Thursday, Dec. 15. There are 13 prints in all, measuring 16 by 20 inches. Each […]

Art

Zilberschmuck Art & Jewelry, 910 Kingston Rd., presents Miss Rosie’s Daily Life, by Quebec artist Sonia Beauchesne, running now through Dec. 24. Miss Rosie’s Daily Life captures scenes of every day occurrences in fine metal art. Miss Rosie herself is a beautiful sterling silver pendant, while other ‘places’ such as the grocery store, the beauty […]

Entertainment

The Scarborough Players presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), Dec. 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17, at 8 p.m. (with a 2 p.m. matinée on Dec. 11), at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. at Markham. Written by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez, this hilarious family-friendly play tells the story […]

Book Review: From Shy to Social

I always envied my friend Craig. Craig had every girl in the school, even as far back as Grade 6, drooling over him. He was athletic, good looking with dreamy eyes, and was very outgoing and personable. I considered myself lucky to be his friend. I wished I had his charisma so that girls would […]

Book Review: The Little Boy Who Swallowed a Lake

Just in time for the Christmas gift-giving season, Beach author Erwin Buck has published his first children’s book: The Little Boy Who Swallowed a Lake. Imagine what would happen if you fell into the lake by accident, and instead of drowning when you opened your mouth to breathe, you ended up swallowing the entire lake! […]

Art

Barbara Sutherland is opening her beautiful studio on the Bluffs for her annual show and sale Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sutherland will be exhibiting three new series of works, one inspired by her travels through Scotland in May, which included a stop on the fabled island of Islay, home to some […]

Entertainment

Capella Intima will be presenting a concert called Venice and Beyond, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m., at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. Capella Intima consists of Bud Roach, tenor and Baroque guitar; Cory Knight, tenor; David Roth, baritone; Sara-Anne Churchill, organ and harpsichord; and Justin Haynes, on gamba. It performs sacred and secular […]

Entertainment

Beach author Sandra Joyce will be holding a special book launch for her first novel, The Street Arab, at Murphy’s Law Pub, Kingston Road and Queen, Nov. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. The Street Arab – The Story of a British Home Child is a historical fiction based on her father’s life as one of […]

Art

Well-known artist Elizabeth Berry is hosting her annual Studio Show and Sale Nov. 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at her beautiful home studio at 133 Neville Park Blvd., north of Queen. This show will feature new paintings of Greece, Italy, and England, inspired by her recent travels, along with new works […]