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Nov. 17: Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Home baking, preserves, jams & jellies, crafts, knitting, sewing, collectible and new Christmas decorations, Granny’s attic, country store, silent auction, luncheon from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and more.
Nov. 17: Acoustic Harvest presents Lynn Miles at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 8 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.). Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters and multiple award winner. Tickets $25 at door, $22 in advance at www.acousticharvest.ca
Nov. 17: Christmas Market at Woodbine Heights Baptist Church, 1171 Woodbine Ave. (at Sammon Ave), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 20 local artisans and crafters; baked goods; cafe/tea room, children’s craft table. Free admission. Info: woodbineheights.ca
Nov. 17: Community Christmas Market at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fair Trade and locally produced items, handcrafted Christmas decor, knitted toy animals, jewelry, baked goods and tasty treats, including gingerbread creations and our famous meat pies, jams and jellies, and more. Info: 416-691-8082
Nov. 17: “Mardi Gras” Silent Auction and FUNdraiser at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd., 7 p.m. Performances by the Roberta Hunt Trio and our own Spirit Choir. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Tickets at door $25. Info: 416-686-6809, www.nuuc.ca
Nov. 17: Theatre of the Beat presents #ChurchToo at Toronto Mennonite Church, 1774 Queen St. E., 7 p.m., a dramatic performance exploring the church’s struggles with sexual violence and of speaking out. Content Advisory: #ChurchToo deals with sexual misconduct, abuse, and assault and is not recommended for audiences under the age of 14. See theatreofthebeat.ca/churchtoo/ and www.facebook.com/events/547050835714943/. Admission by donation. Info: 647-986-8223 or murraylumley@yahoo.com
Nov. 17, 18: Craft Fair at Corpus Christi Church, 1810 Queen St. E., Saturday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hand-crafted items, one-of-a-kind specialty items, open kitchen. Volunteers needed. Info: 416-418-5713
Nov. 20: Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council Annual General Meeting at the Rec Centre, upstairs, 6 Williamson Rd., 7-9 p.m. Interested members or volunteers welcome to attend. The Advisory Council supports recreation centre initiatives, hosts annual fundraiser (Spring Sprint) and pancake breakfast.
Nov. 20: Beaches-East York Green Party EDA and Constituency Association Annual General Meeting at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. Beekeeper and Personal Chef Michelle Wolfson will host a Bee Talk & Honey Tasting at 6 p.m. followed by a review last year’s accomplishments, election of executive team, and discussion of plans for the next federal election with Abhijeet Manay, Deputy Leader for the Green Party of Ontario. RSVP: Beaches.EastYork@greenparty.ca
Nov. 24: Craft Sale at St. John the Baptist Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Local artisans will have crafts and gifts for the home and the holidays. Lunch and home baking, too. Vending tables inquiries, please contact Genny Stock at crafts.stjohns@gmail.com
Nov. 24: Christmas Fair at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (1 blk. N. of Kingston Rd.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. China, crystal, jewelry, crafts, lunch room and “The largest table of homemade foods in the Beach.”
Nov. 24: Holiday Bazaar at True Davidson Acres, 200 Dawes Rd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Baked goods, tea room lunch, raffles, handmade crafts, lightly used goods for sale and more! All proceeds support the work of the volunteers and benefit the residents. Info: 416-397-0400
Nov. 24: Soundwave Café at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 2:30-4:30 p.m. Featuring Canadian folk singer/songwriter Sarah Hiltz performing in a relaxed, coffee-shop atmosphere. Complimentary coffee and tea. Freewill offering. Info: 416-691-8082
Nov. 24: Christmas Bazaar at Faith Presbyterian Community Church, 140 Dawes Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Famous Filipino food, bake table, Christmas crafts, white elephant table, toys and more. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
Nov. 24: Bakeorama: an “Out of the Cold” fundraising event sponsored by the Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association, at The Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E. (at Glenmore Rd.), 2-4 p.m. Info: BHNAcontact@gmail.com
Nov. 24: Holly Berry Fair at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. (at Cosburn), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Handmade quilt raffle, tea room, crafts, baking, books, Christmas items, attic treasures and more. Info: 416-421-6878 ext 21
Nov. 24: Silent Auction, Bake Sale & Raffle at Main Street Terrace, 77 Main St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations welcome. All proceeds to the Resident Christmas Fund. Info: Jane Devine 416-690-3001 ext. 231 or Arlene Buchanan ext. 227
Nov. 24: Nisbet Lodge-McClintock Manor Foundation Christmas Bazaar at Missionary Hall, Calvary Church, 746 Pape Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Featuring crafters, Nisbet Cafe, bake sale and silent auction. 6 ft. tables available to rent $35 each. Contact Gwen Ramsay at 416 469-1105 or foundation@nisbetlodge.com. All proceeds to Year 5 Caring Continues Campaign.
Nov. 24: Christmas Craft Fair at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 416-699-1353
Nov. 24: Community Bingo at Beach Arms Retirement Residence, 505 Kingston Rd., 1:15 p.m. Light refreshments, snacks. $1.50 per card. Info: Kathy 461-698-0414
Nov. 24-28: Emerging local artist Isabel Lavandeira presents MANTAS exhibit and pop-up shop celebrating the lives of Indigenous women from the Peruvian Andes, at The Riverdale Hub, 1326 Gerrard St. E. Shop handmade textiles, jewelry, ceramics and accessories made in Peru. Free admission. Info: www.isabellavandeira.com
Nov. 25: Cantemus Singers Benefit Concert Performance for Centre 55’s Share-a-Christmas at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (at Queen St. E.), 3 p.m. Cantemus Singers, directed by Michael Erdman, present “Es Nascido – He is Born”: Christmas carols and motets from Renaissance Spain and Catalonia. Fundraiser for Centre 55’s Share-a-Christmas campaign. Tickets at Centre 55 and at the door. General admission $20 / kids under 12 free. Info: 416-578-6602 or www.cantemus.ca
Nov. 25: Beaches Santa Claus Parade, 1 p.m. Parade starts at Victoria Park Avenue and travels west along Kingston Road to Walter Street, ending at Community Centre 55. Bring a toonie to support CC55 Share A Christmas program. Kids, don’t forget your Letters to Santa! Presented by CC55 and the businesses of Kingston Road Village. Info: www.centre55.com, 416-691-1113
Nov. 25: Christmas Craft & Bake Sale at St. John’s School gym, 780 Kingston Rd. (2 blks E. of Main St.), 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 30+ artisans offering one-of-a-kind affordable gift ideas! Raffles, 50/50 draw and silent auction! Hot beverages & light lunch offerings! Accessible to all. Info: Jane: 416-698-3528
Nov. 25: Christmas Craft & Gift Market at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, 3176 St. Clair Ave. E., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 50 handmade gift and décor artisans. Raffle prizes, Santa selfies, face painting, 50/50 draw and more.
Nov. 25: Advent Music Service featuring The MadriGals at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 10:30 a.m., an a cappella trio singing music of the Renaissance, with the BBUC Choir under the direction of Randy Vancourt. All welcome, nursery care provided. Info: www.bbuc.ca
Nov. 25 & Dec. 2: Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show at 17 Jeavons Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Two floors of HO and N scale layouts. Adults $5, children $2, seniors $3. New members welcome! Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
Nov. 27: Giving Tuesday at No Bull Burgers, 1019 Kingston Rd., 1 p.m. Tony is offering $10 coupons for $20 worth of food, and will be donating half back ($5 per coupon) in support of our Meals on Wheels program. $5 buys a meal for a senior.
Nov. 28: Qigong Dance – Eight Silk Brocade to Baroque Music at Sweet Hollows Designs Studio, 2 Wheeler Ave. #201, 7-8:30 p.m. Tap into the power of the five elements with gentle and dynamic movement. Four Wednesdays starting Nov. 28. $25 each or $90 for all four. Details: www.sweethollows.ca. Registration: info@sweethollows.ca or Ingrid 647-688-9795
Nov. 29: Free Seniors’ Movie – “The Wife” starring Glenn Close, at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Doors open 10 a.m., movie starts at 10:30 a.m. Presented by ReMax Hallmark – Share & Shep Sheppard.
Dec. 1: Jazz & Reflection at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Theme “A Gentle December Day” featuring Paul Novotny, bass, Tom Reynolds, piano, and Alana Bridgewater, vocals. Freewill offering. Info: 416-693-4661
Dec. 1: 9th Of Its Kind Craft Show and Sale at Legion Hall, Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd. (south of Danforth), 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 45 handcrafted and food vendors. Free admission. First 300 visitors receive a free gift. All proceeds to Emily’s House and the Philip Aziz Centre for Palliative/Hospice Care. Info: vickytsorlinis@rogers.com
Dec. 1: Grant-Full Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen at Grant A.M.E. Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E., 3-6 p.m. Info: 416-690-5169
Dec. 2: Breakfast with Santa at Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $5/person. Info: 416-699-1353
Dec. 2: Toronto Beach Chorale presents “Great Joy!” at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m. Classical chorale works with full choir, professional orchestra, and soloists, featuring Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, D. Buxtehude’s Magnificat and motets by Hassler, Bruckner, Reger and Rachmaninov, along with carols. Info: www.torontobeachchorale.com
Dec. 8: Holiday Craft Market and Bake Sale at St. Aidan’s Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (at Queen St. E.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Specialty vendors and our parish Home Baking Table. Also visit the Art Exhibit and Art Sale hosted by Creative Space, in our resident artist community studio. Vendor inquiries: 416-691-2222
Dec 8: Deck the Trees of Glen Stewart Ravine, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine for this festive, family-friendly event. Bird-friendly tree decorating, scavenger hunt and more. Supported by the Beach Garden Society. Refreshments and materials provided. Free event, all welcome. Meet at Glen Manor entrance to the ravine.
Dec. 8: Christmas Messy Church Event at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd., 5:30-7 p.m. Games, crafts, story, song and supper. Open to the community for kids 6-12 & parents. Children under 6 welcome with parental supervision. Pre-register: 416-699-3084 or fboffice@rogers.com
Dec. 8, 9: Leslieville Flea Holiday Market at Jimmie Simpson Community Centre, 870 Queen St. E., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 55 vendors selling vintage and handcrafted items and baked goods. Proceeds to CAMH. Carols performed by University of Toronto Glee Club. Info: www.leslievilleflea.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Dec. 11: Carolling in the Park at Glen Stewart Park, Queen St. E. (at Glen Manor Drive), 7:30-8:30 p.m. Carol singing, hot chocolate and cider, Santa Claus, Salvation Army Band. Proceeds to Salvation Army Band. Info: David Breech 416-759-9997 ext. 0
Dec. 15: Cadence Holiday Concert at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:30 p.m. (doors/bar 6:45 p.m.), featuring Cadence Vocal Band. $20 adults, $10 kids under 10, available at church office, door or Eventbrite.ca
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance at Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., dinner 7 p.m. Live entertainment. $35/person. No tickets sold past Dec. 21. Info: 416-699-1353
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Balmy Beach Club. Open to the public. DJ-JJ spinning tunes from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Party favours plus snack buffet at midnight. Tickets $30 + HST, available at the bar Dec. 1. No minors, no refunds. 10 or more people – call and reserve a table.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Women in the Garden Program at Riverdale Hub, 1326 Gerrard St. E, 12:15-2:30 p.m. Yoga, gardening, health and cooking workshops. Free. Info: 416-465-6021, info@riverdalehub.ca
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •Mondays, to Dec. 31 (no lunch Dec. 24) at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) •Tuesdays alternating at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) – Nov. 13, 27, Dec. 11 and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) – Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 18 (no lunch Jan. 1) •Wednesdays, to Dec. 19 (no lunch Dec. 26) at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays, to Dec. 27 at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays, to Dec. 28 at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) •Christmas Day Dinners Dec. 25 – St. Aidan’s 1 p.m., Calvary Baptist 3 p.m. Info: 416-691-6869
November at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (foot of Spruce Hill). “Perfect Imperfection” by Beach artists Gail Williams and Marlene Pape. Opening reception Sunday, Nov. 18, 1-4 p.m. Exhibit runs Nov. 15-Dec. 2. Open Wednesday-Sunday noon-4 p.m., and by chance and appointment. Info: 416-200-5551, studio888art@gmail.com, studio888.ca
The Psychic is In! at Juice & Java Café, 2102 Queen St. E., third Friday and last Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.-ish. Great food, great shops to walk-about. Kid-friendly. Text or vx 647-449-5920, email thepsychicinn@gmail.com, www.thepsychicinn.com
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Nov. 14 – Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942); Nov. 21 – Cactus Flower (1969) •Nov. 20: Sean Mallen – Falling for London: A Cautionary Tale, 7 p.m. •Nov. 27: Fraud Protection for Seniors, 2 p.m. Info: 416-393-7703
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30) •Wednesdays: Mid-week Service, 10:30 a.m. •Thursdays: Euchre, 7 p.m.; Scripture Study, 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All Welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Nov. 18: Mindful Mornings, 10:30 a.m. Program of baking and mindfulness for children. Register at youth@beachuc.com. Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com. Find us on Facebook and Instagram.
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.), Sundays, 10:30 a.m. We are a diverse, open, and inclusive Christian community where you will find many possibilities for nurturing your own spirituality and enriching your life, as well as opportunities to serve others. Home to the Bluffs Food Bank, Toby’s Place (a safe space for LGBTQ2S+ Youth) and Dorothy’s Place (serving LGBTQ+ seniors). Sunday school and nursery care available. Info: 416-694-4081, www.bbuc.ca