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Feb. 25: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Meeting at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. first floor. This meeting is open to ALL members and Liberal thinkers in our community. Regroup after at The Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd. for Pints & Politics. Info:
Feb. 26: Kingston Road Village Residents’ Association Traffic Townhall at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7 p.m. This meeting with City representatives, Toronto Police Services, and Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon will address traffic concerns (not parking issues) in the area bounded by Victoria Park Avenue, Kingston Road, Malvern Avenue and Gerrard Street.
Feb. 26: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Boyhood”, 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.
Feb. 28: Beaches Art Show at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Drive, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Local artists exhibiting paintings, photography and sculpture.
Feb. 28: St. John School CSAC ‘Out All Night’ Fundraiser at Ted Reeve Arena Party Room, corner Gerrard & Main Sts., 7:30 p.m. Fun, food, silent auction and dancing. Tickets $25 in advance ($30 at door) in support of school initiatives. Tickets and info:
Feb. 28: Winter Cider Social and Family Dance at Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Rd., 2-4 p.m. DJs, dancing, treats and more. Meet the Ice Queen and her Mountain Climbing sister. Admission by donation ($2 per person suggested), babes in arms free. Proceeds to Applegrove’s programs for families with young children. Info: 416-461-8143
March 1: Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show at 17 Jeavons Ave. (off Birchmount Rd.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See our two floors of model railroads in HO and N scale. Admission: $5 adults, $2 children, $3 seniors. Info: 416-262-9971,
March 1: Women’s Way Self Defence Course at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., a free 2-day course for women 12+ facilitated by award-winning instructor Marilyn Walsh. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach. Info and registration: Lainey Anderson 416-691-1113
March 1: Orpheus Choir (60 voices) sings Rutter’s Requiem and other selections at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 3 p.m., and featuring the Sidgwick Scholars. Tickets $25 adults, $10 children under 10, available at door or through Eventbrite. Info: 416-691-8082,
March 3: Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association Annual General Meeting at the Naval Club of Toronto, 1910 Gerrard St. E. (west of Woodbine), 7:30-9 p.m. Agenda includes 2015 Gerrard beautification plans, news from neighbourhood groups, updates on the new condo, the new ‘Five for Beach Hill program’, upcoming socials, info about an ‘Edible Forest at Fairmount Park’ and more. Be a ‘local’ – be part of the solution! Info:
March 4: Your Truth Matters – Write It Down, a writers’ workshop with author Wayson Choy, at Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave., 6:30-8 p.m. Choy will discuss how he wrote his bestselling memoirs “Paper Shadows” and “Not Yet” by exposing and exploring both his personal and community Chinatown “secrets within secrets.” Presented by the Humber School for Writers. Free. Drop-in. Info: 416-393-7783
March 7: Beach Jazz and Reflection at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Theme “Up Jumped Spring!” with the Malvern Dance Band and Jazz Choir. Toe-tapping music and song. Free coffee and free will offering.
March 7: Lip Sync Party! at Lazy Daisy's Café, 1515 Gerrard St. E., doors open 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Let loose your inner rock/pop/punk star! Hosted by comedian Erin Keaney. Free admission. Dinner available. Licensed. Pre-sign up contact:
March 12-14: Friends of the TPL South – Annual Clearance Used Book Sale at Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Thursday 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All items 10 to 50 cents. Proceeds to Toronto Public Library programs.
March 13, 14, 15: Spring Crusade ‘Growing in Christlikeness’ at Toronto New Covenant Cathedral, 255 Blantyre Ave., Friday and Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker: Bishop Daryl Clark. Host Pastor: Bishop Shelton Beneby. Bring the entire family for a time of worship and teaching on the anointed word.
March 18: Seniors Active Living and Information Fair at Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Rd., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Come join us for a day of information and learning. The event is free and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registration and info: 416-461-8143,
March 28, April 25,May 30: Beaches Artists’ & Artisans’ Spring Market at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Unique gifts and spring fashions for you and your home, created by local artists. Shop for Easter and Mother’s Day. Vendors change monthly. Applications:
March 30: Annual Meeting of Applegrove Community Complex at 60 Woodfield Rd., 6:30 p.m. Applegrove expects two vacancies on the Board of Directors. For info, visit or contact the Executive Director by Feb. 25. Meeting includes light supper, speaker, the annual report and awards. To vote, membership must have been obtained by Feb. 27. RSVP: 416-461-8143.
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:
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Feb. 25 – Harvey (1950) •Feb. 26: Fire Safety for Older Adults: “Older and Wiser”, 7 p.m. Learn the risks and how to stay safe. Presented by Toronto Fire Services. Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Feb. 25: Canadian Journalists and Coverage of the Gaza War, 7-8 p.m. Investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, explores how the war was covered by Canadian journalists. A Freedom to Read Week event. Free. Drop-in. Info: 416-393-7783
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Feb. 26: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. February selection: “Winter – Five Windows on the Season” by Adam Gopnik •Feb. 27: Nail Grooming and Art Designs Techniques, 4-5 p.m., for teens and young adults. All materials provided. Registration required. •March 3: NFB Film Club featuring “A Score for Women’s Voices” by Sophie Bissonnette, 6:30-8 p.m., in celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8). Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Al -Anon at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Alateen members are welcome to attend. Info: 416-691-1113
Al -Anon. Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon Beach R&R Group meets Tuesdays at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:30 p.m. (newcomers’ meeting 7 p.m.). Use side door in middle of the building. No fees or dues.
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 Judy Orr 416-690-2123
Beach Photo Club meets at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:15 p.m. Everyone from the novice to the experienced is welcome. The only requisite is an interest in learning about the photographic arts. Info:
March Break Camp at Applegrove, 60 Woodfield Rd., for children 6-12 years old. Fun-filled activities include crafts, active games, trips, cooking and special events. Healthy snack provided each day. $115 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Before and after care available (additional fee). Info and registration: 416-461-8143
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) co-hosted by St. Aidan’s Anglican Church. •Every other Tuesday at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.). Info: 416-691-6869
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. 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. •Choir practice Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. •Crafts, Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Interfaith Lunch Program, Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Tuesday Night Study Group on Jesus and the Gospels, 7:15-9:15 p.m. until April 14. •Jazz & Reflection: March 7, 4:30 p.m., with Malvern Dance Band and Jazz Choir. •Speaker Series, March 11, 7:30 p.m., with Joy Crysdale. 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: Pastor 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,

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