To add your event to our Community Calendar, please send details to Melinda Drake


March 20: Danforth Avenue Planning Study Community Consultation Meeting at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave., 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Review final study recommendations on built form, land use, public realm, parks and open spaces, complete streets, and cultural heritage matters. Info: 416-392-7574,
March 21: What’s Happening in our Ravines – Information Session at Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, 373 Cedarvale Ave., 6 p.m. Learn more about projects in the Taylor-Massey Creek and East Don Ravines. Hosted by Ward 31 Councillor Janet Davis. Info:, 416-392-4035
March 24: Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd. S. (south of Kingston Rd.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Annual seed exchange, heirloom seed vendors, gardening booths and advice, environmental organizations, green living ideas and great workshops on growing and living sustainably. Over 50 exhibitors and many workshops. Info:,
March 24: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 8-10 a.m. Pancake breakfast followed by a visit with the Easter Bunny and crafts for the children. No reservations required. Info: Cameron Boyle 416-691-1113
March 24: Earth Hour, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Info:
March 25: Kingston Road Village Concert Series presents Joe Trio at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 1:30 p.m. Tickets $25 at the door or Children under 12 free.
March 26: Applegrove Community Complex Annual Meeting at 60 Woodfield Rd., 6:30 p.m. Meeting will include a light supper, speaker, annual report, and awards. The agency is also looking for individuals to join the Board. To vote, membership must have been obtained by February 23. RSVP: 416-461-8143
March 26: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Topic: Positive Effect of Aging. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
March 29: Free Seniors’ Movie – “The Shape of Water” 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.
March 30: Toronto Beach Chorale presents Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m., with Artistic Director Mervin W. Fick and Jennifer Krabbe (soprano), Laura McAlpine (mezzo soprano), Marcel van Helden (tenor), and Matthew Cassils (bass). Tickets: General $25 ($30 at door), Youth 7-18 $12.50 ($15 at door), Children under 7 free. Tickets and info: or a choir member
March 30: In Concert - Jubilance Singers & Orchestra at Toronto Formosan Presbyterian Church, 31 Eastwood Rd., 6 p.m. Free admission.
March 30: Hirut Hoot at Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine, 2050 Danforth Ave. (Woodbine), 9 p.m. With comedians Johnny Batta, Andrew Chapman, Jeremy Dobski, Howard Glassman a.k.a Humble Howard, Anna Gustafson, Tracy Hamilton, Kevin MacDonald. Hosted by Carolyn Bennett. Cost: $5. Info: 416-551-7560,
April 1: Beaches Easter Parade along Queen St. E. from Neville Park Blvd. to Woodbine Ave., 2 p.m. rain or shine. Presented by Toronto Beaches Lions Club. Info:
April 1-30: Registration dates for Tree for Me. Toronto residents can obtain a free tree for their yard. Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine and Pegasus Community Project for Adults with Special Needs are partnering to bring this program to the Beach at an event on May 12. Sign up: starting April 1. For more info, watch the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine’s Facebook page. This Tree for Me event is supported by funding from Every Tree Counts, a partnership between Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and the City of Toronto.
April 6: Silent Auction at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 6-8 p.m. Info: Cameron Boyle 416-691-1113
April 7: Tree of Life & Awesome Mystery at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 7:30 p.m. Easter season drama with art and music. $10 adults, $2 children. Info:, 416-694-4081
April 7: Beaches Spring Sprint 5km run/walk, 2km children’s run and 2km seniors’ walk. Registration info: 416-392-0740
April 9: Fashion Show at St. Thomas More Parish Hall, 2234 Ellesmere Rd. (E of Markham), 7:30 p.m. A presentation by the Canadian Federation of University Women, Scarborough, as a fundraiser for two Centennial College Awards, CFUW National 100th Anniversary Special Award (2019), and support for the Scarborough Women’s Centre. Raffle proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation for the “AIDS Grannies.” Tickets $25 at 416-265-5995.
April 10: Beach & East Toronto Historical Society present Edythe Gerrard – The Elgin Winter Garden Theatre: Last of the Great Vaudeville Houses at Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., 7-8:15 p.m. Admission free. All welcome.
April 14, 21: AbendMusik – Saturday Evening Concerts at The Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist, Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.) •April 14: “The Wagner Effect: Music for Soprano and Organ” featuring Jessika Whitfield, soprano. Explore Richard Wager’s influence on some of his most ardent followers including Anton Bruckner and Hugo Wolf. •April 21: “J.S. Bach: The Musical Offering” featuring violinists Molly Evans-Stocks and Jimin Shin. A monumental collection of canons, fugues and other pieces, based on a single musical theme. An in-depth exploration of Bach’s genius. Admission by donation. Proceeds support the maintenance of our newly-installed pipe organ and our music program. Accessible venue, plenty of parking. Info: 416-691-4560,
April 21: Urban Hens Pilot Program Ward 32 Workshop at Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Ave., 10 a.m.-noon. Eligible residents will learn about pilot requirements, basic care for hens, how to prevent and detect disease, best practices for feeding and caring for hens, and coop designs. Hosted by Councillor McMahon with staff from Toronto Animal Services and the Toronto Food Policy Council. Info:
May 26, 27: Doors Open Toronto. The weekend celebration of architecture provides an opportunity to see inside more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, and features a speaker series, city-wide walking tours and more. Info:
Tuesdays: Beaches Mental Wellness Group at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7-8 p.m. Peers helping peers with issues affecting mental health. Info:
Tuesdays: ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s’ Dance Class at Beach United Church (Meeting Room 1 – fully accessible facility), 140 Wineva Ave., 1-2 p.m. Program runs to March 27. This Toronto-based dance class helps those with Parkinson’s disease explore the potential of their own movement through choreography and improvisation. No dance experience necessary. Caregivers/spouses are welcome but it is not necessary to bring a dance partner. $60 for each 6-week term ($10/class). Instructor: Claire Wootten, long-time Beacher and Associate Professor in Dept. of Dance, York University. Info and registration: Sarah Robichaud 647-217-9252, or
Toronto Seniors Helpline offers support and information, 365 days a year, about Meals on Wheels, transportation, adult day programs, and more. Call 416-217-2077, 1-877-621-2077, TTY 1-844-946-1700
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 to clients residing between Woodbine and Victoria Park, and Danforth to the lake. Donations of food accepted on those days. Enter from parking lot at rear of Calvary Baptist Church, Main and Benlamond. Info: Kathie or Ann 416-691-2899
Rotary Club of Toronto Beach holds a breakfast meeting every Tuesday, 7 a.m., at the Balmy Beach Club. For information please visit or call Nancy L’Estrange 416-686-2906
Beaches Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at their Clubhouse, 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Rd. Interested in serving your community? Call Andy Buhot 416-690-3324. Info:
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) March 26, April 2, 9 •Tuesdays alternating at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) March 27, April 10, 24 and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) March 20, April 3, 17 •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) March 21, April 11, 18 •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) until May 17 inclusive •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) until May 18 inclusive. Info: 416-691-6869
Euchre night in the Beach! at St. Aidan’s Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (upper gym), Tuesdays 7 p.m. until the end of April 2018. A very fun and friendly evening of progressive Euchre. Beginners welcome. $5 to play and 50/50 draw. All proceeds go to St. Aidan’s Church. Enter through the southernmost doors (3rd set) down from Queen Street along Silver Birch and head down the stairs and through the doors. Info: 416-691-2222
Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. End of season sale. 50% of all winter clothing, footwear and accessories. Stock replenished daily. Thank you for supporting Pegasus.
March at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (foot of Spruce Hill). Beach artist Linda Kristin Blix presents “Linocuts” March 23-31. Opening reception March 24, noon-4 p.m. Open days and hours for this show: March 23-25 and March 29-3 from noon-4 p.m. each day. Info: 416-200-5551,,
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: Drop-in Playgroup, 9:30 a.m., Mid-week Service, 10:30 a.m.; Meditation, 7:30 p.m. •Thursdays: Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. •Holy Week & Easter Services: Palm Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 10:30 a.m.; Easter Eve, 8:00 p.m., Easter Day 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222,
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.), Sundays at 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 through acts of caring, compassion and justice. You will also discover our wonderful music program that includes special monthly Musical Sunday Services (the last Sunday of each month.) Whatever you are wearing, whatever you feel about God, wherever you are on your spiritual journey - you will fit right in. Sunday school and nursery care available. Info: 416-694-4081,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service held at 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •March 23: Blood Donor Clinic, 1:30-7:30 p.m. •March 27: Jam Nite, 7 p.m. Bring your instrument, voice, a song to share. No musical skill level needed, just enthusiasm to make music together! •March 30: Good Friday – Protest! In Words and Song, 10:30 a.m. •April 1: Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at Leuty Lifeguard Station, 6:55 a.m., Potluck Breakfast at church, 7:30 a.m., Service of Celebration and Communion, 10:30 a.m. •April 7: Jazz & Reflection, 4:30 p.m. featuring Afro-Cuban music of Okan: Elizabeth Rodriguez, Magdelyn Savigne and Danae Olano. Freewill offering. •April 14: Knitting for Shivering Children Group, 10 a.m. •April 15: Organ Stop, 2:30 p.m. featuring Toronto organist Matthew Whitfield. Freewill offering. Info: 416-691-8082, Find us on Facebook.
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks W of Victoria Pk. Ave.). Join us each Sunday for Worship and Church School, 10:30 a.m. Our services are filled with beautiful music and thoughtful sermons, and are shared amidst a caring community with true neighbourly spirit. Come in and get a faith lift. Info: 416-699-6091
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr. (S of Queen) in the heart of the Beach. Worship in a family-friendly, relaxed environment. Sunday School and Nursery available. Coffee and new friendships are Free! LGTB friendly. Sundays 10 a.m. Info:, 416-699-5871 Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen), where all are welcome. Join us for Lenten and Easter services. Sundays in Lent from Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m., Palm Sunday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m., Maundy Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m., a communion service downstairs in the Friendship Hall, and Easter Sunday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. Info:
St. John's Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. (2 blocks E of Main St.) •Easter Schedule: Holy Thursday Mar. 29 Mass of the Lord’s Supper & Adoration 7:00 pm; Good Friday Mar. 30 Liturgy of the Word with Communion 12 noon & 3:00 pm; Holy Saturday Mar. 31 Easter Vigil 7:00 pm; Easter Sunday Apr. 1 Masses at 9:00 am & 11:00 am. All welcome. Info: 416-698-1105,,
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •March 29: Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m. •March 28: Active Boost! Nutrition Class, 2-3 p.m. Registration required. •March 29: Knit Wits, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 416-393-7700
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •March 31: Ashdale Writers Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Share your writing in a friendly and supportive environment. •April 7: Author Visit – E.M. McCann “Larry the Dromedary – We Won’t Desert You”, 11 a.m.-noon. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. March 21 – Holiday (1938); March 28 – Quartet (2012) •March 20: Introduction to 3D Design, 6-8 p.m. Fusion360, OpenSCAD, Sculptris. Register at •Beaches Adult Book Club, first Thursday of every month, 7-8 p.m. April 5 – Don’t I Know You? by Marni Jackson •March 31: Casual Chess Club, 2-4 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. Drop-in. Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Film Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. March 29 – Lady Bird •March 31: Ojibwe Language Story Time, 11 a.m.-noon. Songs, games, ideas, experiences, and laughs for children up to 5 years and their parents and caregivers. •March 28: Non-Fiction Book Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m. “Stalin’s Daughter” Info: 416-393-7783
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •Book Club: First Tuesday of the month, 2 p.m. April 3 – “The Cat’s Table”; first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. April 5 – “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” •Info: 416-396-8940
Toronto United Mennonite Church, 1774 Queen St. E. We warmly welcome you to join us for our worship service each Sunday with Christian education and nursery, 10 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Info: 416-699-6631,