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Sept. 10: 35th-37th Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers Registration at St. John Norway Church, 470 Woodbine Ave., 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 11: Community Centre 55’s 9/11 Remembrance Service at Woodbine Park Millennium Garden, 1695 Queen St. E. (southeast corner Coxwell & Eastern Aves.), 1 p.m. Sponsored by Trull Funeral Home. Info: 416-691-1113 ext 224
Sept. 12: Toronto Beach Rotary Corks ‘n Kegs Fundraiser at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-11 p.m. Wine and beer tasting, food pairings, silent auction, after party, cash bar, entertainment. Funds raised will be directed back into the Greater Beach community, with $5,000 going to Community Centre 55 Self Defence Course for Girls. Tickets available online at
Sept. 13, 14: Summer in September Art Show & Sale at the Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens (30 Lee Ave.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This 8th annual show by artists Jennifer Smithwell and Shelley Cinnamon features affordable quality pieces. Jennifer is a Plein Air painter of landscapes and Shelley paints summer beach scenes. Info:,
Sept. 14: Bells on Danforth, 12:30 p.m. Meet at East Lynn Park (East Lynn Ave. & Danforth) and ride en masse to the Bikestock event at City Hall. Info:
Sept. 15: ABCs of Children’s Mental Health at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St., 7 p.m., with speaker Bethann Levinson of Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. This presentation will address concerns parents have about their children’s behaviour, and gives practical suggestions for steps to take. Free. Childcare provided. Pre-registration requested to Donations to Beach food bank appreciated. Info:, 416-691-4721
Sept. 16: Beach Garden Society General Meeting & Show at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:15-9 p.m. Presentation by Richter’s Herbs “All about herbs and how to use them”. New members and guests welcome. Light refreshments served. Info:,
Sept. 16: Open House for New Curlers at Scarboro Golf and Country Club, 321 Scarborough Golf Club Rd., 7 p.m. Openings for all ages, sections, time slots and experience levels. Expert free instruction by in-house “Pro”. Curling membership includes access to Clubhouse facilities and dining. For rates, email Info: 416-266-4546 ext 224
Sept. 16: Seniors Matinee at the Beach, screening ‘Boyhood’ at the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., 2 p.m. Sponsored by Giffen-Mack Danforth Chapel Dignity Memorial and Wynford Delmanor Retirement Residence.
Sept. 17: Open House at Kew Beach Naturopathic Clinic, 2010 Queen St. E., 5-8 p.m. Meet new practitioners Gail Kendall (Life Coach) and Emmanuel Boissonnier (Osteopathic Manual Practitioner). Refreshments and a gift for everyone. Draws for products donated by local businesses. Info: 416-690-6168
Sept. 18: Free Movie Night “Shrek Forever After – The Final Chapter”, presented by Community Centre 55, at Norwood Park (Gerrard St. E. & Norwood Rd.). Event starts at 7:30 p.m., movie starts after dusk. Info: 416-691-1113
Sept. 18: Beach Photo Club meeting at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:30 p.m. “The Beauty of Monochrome” with Brett Culp. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Everyone from the novice to the experienced is welcome. The only requisite is an interest in learning about the photographic arts.
Sept. 20: Applegrove Fall Festival at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Something for everyone: Apple on a Spoon races, Apple-Tac-Toe, bouncy castles, entertainment, refreshments, local info, Arts and Crafts Marketplace, pet microchipping and more. Wear red for a free activity ticket. Info:
Sept. 20: Vintage Typewriter Exhibition at Great Escape Book Store, 957 Kingston Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come see models from the 1920s to the 1970s and even test your typewriting skills. Bring in your own for an onsite diagnostic. Info: 416-691-7150,
Sept. 20: Beaches Citizen of the Year Ceremony at Millenium Peace Garden, Woodbine Park, 1 p.m. This year’s inductee is Carole Stimmell.
Sept. 20, 21: Beach Guild of Fine Art 20th annual Fall Show and Sale ‘Art in The Beach’ at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Paintings from over 40 Guild artists. Free admission, lucky draw, gift boutique. Opening reception Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m. Info:
Sept. 22: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Speaker: Dr. Reinhold Vieth. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
Sept. 22-26: Royal Canadian Legion Week at RCL Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., Mon.-Thurs. 1-8 p.m., Fri. 1-3 p.m. Remembering the 100th Anniversary of WW1 “the War to end all Wars” and Birth of a Nation. Canadian military history displays, memorabilia of our veterans past and present, veterans on hand to talk to – uniforms to try on and much more! Teachers invited to bring students. Contact Helen Pearce 416-690-6388 or email Info:
Sept. 23: The Leslieville Flea at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. (across from the streetcar yards), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 50+ vendors, plus food and beverages to fuel your treasure hunt.
Sept. 24: Author, Joseph Boyden, is the Guest Speaker at West Hill United Church, 62 Orchard Pk. Drive (at Kingston Rd.), 7:30 p.m. Boyden is the author of “The Orenda”, winner of Canada Reads 2014. This ‘meet and greet’ and book signing is a benefit for Camp Onakawana, a camp for youth in the far north. Light refreshments. Tickets $20 in advance from the church. Cheques payable to: West Hill United Church. Info: 416-282-8566
Sept. 25: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Magic in the Moonlight” with Colin Firth and Emma Stone, at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Doors open 10 a.m., movie starts at 10:30 a.m. Presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Sept. 27: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Meet at the corner of Golfview Ave. and Gerrard St. E. (in front of Grant AME Church), and meander through the Beach Hill neighbourhood, taking in the local history along the way. The walk ends at Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E.
Sept. 28: Toronto Beach Chorale Culture Days Celebration at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. (2 blocks west of Victoria Pk. Ave.), 2-4 p.m. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how choral music is rehearsed. Practise vocal techniques as a member of the audience as conductor, Mervin William Fick, leads a free, lively, open working rehearsal. Info:,,
Sept. 29-Dec. 8: Ten Ecumenical Bible Study Sessions at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church, Prideaux Room, 470 Woodbine Ave., 9:30-11:30 a.m. “A Quick Run Through the Prophets plus prophets today” with new leader, Reverend Allan Baker. Fee $30 covers all sessions. Late registrants welcome. Ample parking. Info and registration: 416-461-6456
Sept. 30: Liberal Candidates Debate & Mixer at Royal Canadian Legion, 9 Dawes Rd., doors open at 7 p.m., debate 7:30-9 p.m., cocktails, canapes and conversation with the candidates 9-11 p.m. Hosted by BEY Liberals. Free admission. Refreshments. Info:
Oct. 4: Fall Fest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh Ontario produce for your Thanksgiving dinner, baked goods, knife sharpening, books, treasures, and gently-used clothing boutique. Antique appraising $5 per item (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No appointment necessary). Vendor tables available $30. Hot dogs and hamburgers, too. Wheelchair accessible. Info: 416-694-4081,
Oct. 4: Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association’s Fall Fete at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E. (just west of Woodbine Ave.), 5-7 p.m. Potluck Social / ‘Local Food’ Contest, and unveiling of and documentary on the new Woodbine Rail Underpass Mural. Info and contest rules:, facebook ‘BHNA I’m a Local’
Oct. 4: Epic Event 2014 at the Balmy Beach Club, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. This 3rd annual charitable event is raising money for SickKids Foundation Brain Tumour Research Fund. Exclusive auction, live entertainment, raffles, draws, prizes and more. Info:
Oct. 25: Williamson Road Public School 100th Anniversary Open House at the school, 24 Williamson Rd., 1-4 p.m. Reconnect with your classmates, share photos and memories. Learn about the Williamson Road Centennial Legacy Project. Info and registration:
Second Tuesday of every month: Amnesty International, in the Beach, meets at St. John’s Norway Church (Woodbine Ave. at Kingston Rd.), 7 p.m., to support Amnesty’s Human Rights work, through letter-writing actions and through organized public events to generate awareness of Human Rights actions worldwide. New members are most welcome. Info:
Wednesdays: Christian Meditation at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. & Silver Birch, 7:30-8:15 p.m. Meditation beginners and experienced practitioners welcome. We use simple chant, breathing and silence.
Calvary “Grace Pascoe” Care Centre in conjunction with Daily Bread Food is open Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for distribution of food and clothing to clients residing between Woodbine and Victoria Park, and Danforth to the lake. Donations of food and clean clothing accepted on those days. Enter from parking lot at rear of Calvary Baptist Church, Main and Benlamond. Info: Kathie or Susan 416-691-2899
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Sept. 23: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. September selection “A Room Swept White” by Sophie Hannah •Leading to Reading, Mondays, 4-5 p.m., starting Sept. 22. Children in grades 1-6 requiring help with reading and writing homework receive individualized help. Registration required. •Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. Stories, songs and finger plays for toddlers 19 mos.-3 yrs. and caregivers. Drop-in. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Al-Anon Beach R&R Group. Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon Beach R&R Group meets Tuesdays at St. Aidan’s Church, basement, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (corner of Queen St. E.), 7:30 p.m. (newcomers’ meeting 7 p.m.). Use side door in middle of the building. No fees or dues.
Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® combines mindfulness with unique, gentle movement patterns to restore your energy, re-organize your body & revive your creativity & enthusiasm for life. Feel more grounded & alive! (Wed. 6:15 p.m., Sat. 12:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.). Your first class is FREE! Info: or call for free introductions. Registration: Marlene Kennedy 416-406-0054
Toronto Beach Chorale “Choral Scholars Program” begins in September. Auditions will be held for all voice parts. Scholars will enjoy a free year of choir membership! If you are between 19 and 24 years of age, with a passion for great classical choral music, sing with us! Enhance your vocal skills; expand your musical knowledge. Weekly rehearsals Wednesdays 7-9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 3 at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. Info and to book your audition:
Just Between Girls Club. Friends, fun, fitness, community. A cool place for ‘tween’ girls to exercise, learn new skills, and be themselves. Activities focus on friendship, empowerment, self esteem and fun. Starts Friday, Sept. 26, 3:45-5 p.m., at Kingston Road United Church. Info:,
End of Season Sale ends Sept. 13 at Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. 50% off all summer clothing, shoes, purses, scarves, etc. New items daily. Something for the whole family. Visit us on facebook. Pegasus is a not for profit store and all proceeds support programs for adults with disabilities.
New Beach Bridge Group looking for intermediate level plus members to play bridge on weeknights and/or weekends in Beach area. Info: Susan 416-691-5327
Autumn Writing Experience in The Beach. Award-winning author and long-time Beach resident, Rick Book, is leading two writing workshops for seven weeks during September and October. •Creative Writing workshop for adults, Wednesday evenings, Sept. 10 to Oct. 22. •Writing for Children workshop for adults, Thursday evenings, Sept. 11 to Oct. 23. Fee: $199. Info and registration: Enrolment in each workshop is limited to 10 adults with stories to tell.
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. Sunday Services are 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Sunday School & Nursery at 10:30). Mid-week service - Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Meditation - Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., in the church. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen). Join us Sundays 10:30 a.m. for a spiritually relevant service accompanied by an inspiring and joyous music program. Families always welcome and we offer a Sunday school program. Info:

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