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Melinda Drake

June 16-21: Hamlet in Kew Gardens, Queen St. E. at Lee, Tuesday-Saturday 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m. Presented by Bard in the Park and Community Centre 55.
June 20: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m., beginning at Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., ending at 3 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 16 Lockwood Rd.
June 20: Kingston Road Village Art Walk & Street Fest from Hannaford St. to Victoria Park Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Art, food, sales, fun for kids, and music!
June 20: Bluffs Gates Open Home and Garden Tour starting at Cornell Campbell House, 3620 Kingston Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring the homes and gardens along the Scarborough Bluffs. Stroll through the magnificent gardens and be inspired by the beautifully appointed interiors. Info and tickets $30, available at
June 20: Yard Sale & BBQ at Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Rd., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds to Kids Camp, to be held at Waverley Road in July. Info:
June 20-26: 50% off entire store at Pegasus Thrift Shop! Pegasus is a not-for-profit store with all proceeds supporting programs for adults with disabilities.
June 21: Beach Summer Solstice Festival at Prana Fitness, 2245 Queen St. E., 6-8 p.m., followed by a procession to the beach. Celebrate the genesis of a new community event with an enchanting evening of entertainment. Info:
June 24: Pegasus Community Project — Makers’ Meet-up, at 929 Kingston Rd., 2nd floor, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. A drop-in for all makers and creators of handmade things, and all who are interested in Pegasus and the Pegasus Store. Find out how you can meet new people and create together in support of persons with disabilities. Come see our new community space and help Pegasus to move into its next 20 years in our community.
June 24: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Meet & Greet with Liberal candidate Nathaniel Erskine-Smith at 56 Lyall Ave., 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
June 25: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Far From the Madding Crowd” 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.
July 1: Community Day at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., noon-4 p.m. Free hot dogs & hamburgers, dunk tank, bouncy castle. Fun for all. Everyone welcome. Info: 416-699-1353
July 3-5: Toronto Leadership Conference at Toronto New Covenant Cathedral, 255 Blantyre Ave. Theme: Shape the Future Now by Connecting the Generations. A time of sharing, discovering and equipping. Info:
July 10-26: Beaches Jazz Festival. Info:
July 16-19: Beaches International Karate Daigaku hosts World Cup at Kerr Hall Gymnasium, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St., Thursday & Friday 1:30-6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday noon-6 p.m. Participants range from ages 6-60. Tickets range from $10-$50. Support your local team! Info:
Mondays: French Conversation Group for adults, 7-9 p.m. This is a group of about 10 people at the intermediate level and above. If you are highly motivated and interested in joining, please call (leave your number if the answering machine responds) 416-699-4681
Tuesdays: Beaches Mental Wellness Group at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7-8 p.m. Peers helping peers with issues affecting mental health. Summer meetings will be held on Thursdays from July 2 to Sept. 3, returning to regular Tuesday meetings on Sept. 8. Info:
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: GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) Support Group at St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie St. (south of Lawrence Ave.), 7-9 p.m. A peer-to-peer community support group for parents and families who have lost a loved one due to substance abuse and addiction. Comfort and empathy is available from others with the same loss. Info: call/text 647-274-3224, email, visit
Thursdays: Walking Group at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., 10-11 a.m. Want to get moving and improve your health? Come join the East End Walking Group for a stroll around the neighbourhood, followed by some light stretching. For more programs, check the Centre’s program calendar at To participate in the walking group, call Zari 416-778-5805 ext. 222
Fridays: Friendly French Conversation Group at Calvary Baptist Church, 74 Main St. (rear entrance, lower level), 9:30-11:30 a.m. All levels welcome. Don’t use it you’ll lose it. Info: Diana 416-698-6537
Community Safety Walks along Danforth Avenue, hosted by Danforth East Community Association (DECA) and Toronto Police Services. Voice your concerns and get advice about how to make the community safer. Send safety topic suggestions to •West Walk: June 23, 7-8:30 p.m., from East Lynn Park to Monarch Park •East Walk: June 25, 7-8:30 p.m., from East Lynn Park to Main St.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. •June 18: Exoplanets and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Biology, 7 p.m. Amaury Triaud will discuss techniques that will soon tell us whether life forms have arisen on planets outside our solar system. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •June 17: Kids Book Club (ages 8-12), 4-5 p.m. June selection: ‘From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler’ by E. L. Konigsburg. •June 25: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. June selection: ‘Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand’ by Helen Simonson. •June 26: Youth Advisory Group (YAG), 4-5 p.m. •June 26: Summer Reading Club registration begins Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
St. John’s Catholic Church Choir welcomes new members. We practise Thursdays 7:30-9 p.m. and perform Sundays at 11 a.m. at 794 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks east of Main St.). You don’t have to have musical training to sing with us, but you do have to like singing and want to be with others to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. We are friendly and welcoming and our leader is a wonderful music teacher. Info: Paul Williams 416-699-2518
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:
Have fun this summer! Enjoy a game of lawn bowls or croquet at Kew Beach Club, foot of Lee Ave. Info: Fay 461-466-6598
A special public Mass featuring Native symbolism will be held on Sunday, June 28, at 3:00 p.m. in St. John Catholic Church in recognition of Aboriginal Day, Feathers of Hope and the federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Following the service there will be Native displays set up in the Hall and refreshments. Note the Hall is stair access only. The church is at 794 Kinston Rd – 2 blocks east of Main St. Parking is available. Info: Maryse 416-699-4237 or
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services are 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Church School & Nursery at 10:30). •Mid-week service - Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. •Christian Meditation – Wednesdays in June 7:30 p.m. •Summer Service – Sundays 9:30 a.m. beginning June 28 and throughout July and August. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. •Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care & children’s activity time available. •Crafts, Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 416-691-8082, We are on facebook and twitter @NewBeachUnited
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 10:30 a.m. Info:, 416-699-5871
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks W of Victoria Pk. Ave.). Join us each Sunday for Worship, Church School and Nursery, 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
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks E of Main St.) •Masses: Saturday 4:30 p.m. (Contemporary Music), Sunday 9 a.m. (Children’s Liturgy), 11 a.m. (Choir) •Weekday Masses: Tuesday to Friday 8:15 a.m. •Reconciliation: Saturday 3:45-4 p.m. •Pray the Rosary each morning Tuesday to Friday, 20 min. before Mass. All welcome. Info: 416-698-1105,,
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen). Join us Sundays 10:30 a.m. for a dynamic, spiritually relevant service accompanied by excellent music. Families are always welcome and we offer a Sunday school program. Info:
Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd. (S of Gerrard, W of Coxwell). Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Special children’s programs. Spirited choir. Are you searching for a community where people honour each other’s beliefs? Let us have the honour of supporting you on your spiritual path as you discover Unitarian Universalism. We are an open-minded inclusive congregation. Info:, 416-686-6809
Corpus Christi Church, 16 Lockwood Rd. •Masses: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 5 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. with children’s liturgy. Info: 416-694-0382,
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,
Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (between Gerrard & Kingston). Know you are welcome at our neighbourhood church. Visit with us to worship & experience our caring, extended family. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Nursery, Sunday School & twice monthly Youth. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot off Benlamond. Info: 416-691-4721,,
St. Nicholas’ Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (one block east of Warden). Taking time to remember, celebrate and grow in the love of God at work in our world and in our lives, is a vital aspect of our spiritual faith journey. We gather together in worship, and for special events, which seek to develop and build our relationship with God and one another. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Said Service of Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Service with contemporary and traditional music, and Sunday School. Mid-week Service Wednesday, 10 a.m. All welcome.
Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Rd. (just north of Queen St.). Sundays, 11 a.m. You are invited! Our services feature contemporary music and interesting messages to help you to know God better. Info:
Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Ave. (just east of Woodbine), welcomes you to worship, sing and meet your neighbours, Sundays, 11 a.m. Nursery care available and Christian education for all ages. The congregational life features frequent potlucks. Info: 416-422-2406,
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). •Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. Info:
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick Ave.). Info: 416-699-6512,

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