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Sept. 18: Beach & East Toronto Historical Society presents Richard Gerrard, historian with the City of Toronto, at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., 7-8:15 p.m. Gerrard will talk about new archeology at Fort York and an update on the 19th century schooner excavation. Free. All welcome. Info: www.tbeths.com
Sept. 20: St. Aidan’s Authors’ Dinner at the Balmy Beach Club, foot of Beech Avenue at the lake, 6 p.m. Celebrating “Life in the Beach” featuring: Maureen Jennings, creator of the Murdoch Mystery series, and author of her latest book, Let Darkness Bury the Dead; J Shayne Randall, author of The Pepper Kid; and Maia Caron, author of Song of Batoche. Guest appearance by actor, Thomas Craig, Murdoch’s Inspector Brackenreid. Musical entertainment by St. Aidan’s Regrets, and guest opera singers, Michael Barrett and Marcelle Boisjoli. Tickets, including dinner, are $75, and must be purchased in advance. Call the church office at 416-691-2222 or email staidan@eol.ca
Sept. 20: Beach Photo Club at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-9:30 p.m. Topic: “Solar Prints” with Margaret Rodgers. Club meets first and third Thursday of every month (September to May). Info: www.beachphotoclub.com, beachphotoclub@gmail.com
Sept. 21-23: Beach Guild of Fine Art presents ‘Art in The Beach’ Show and Sale at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Paintings, cards and prints. Free admission, donations to Bluffs Food Bank welcomed. Info: beachguildoffineart.com
Sept. 22: Giant Used Book & A/V Sale (no text books or magazines) at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 9-11:30 a.m. Here’s your chance to stock up for an entire winter of literary or viewing/listening enjoyment. You’ll find hard cover, soft cover, coffee table books, cookbooks, children’s, teens, romance, fiction, non-fiction, hobbies & crafts books, etc. as well as audiobooks, CD’s, DVD’s, LPs and VHS tapes. TTC 116 & 86 pass by the door. Handicapped access. Parking lot opp. 13 Crestwood. Info: Scarboroughbluffs.org
Sept. 22: Acoustic Harvest presents A Cabaret Evening with John Sheard & Mary Kelly at Beach United Church, Great Hall, 140 Wineva Ave., 8 p.m. Sheard is a producer/pianist from CBC’s The Vinyl Café. Tickets $25 at door, $22 advance at www.acousticharvest.ca
Sept. 22, 23: Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show at Ellesmere Community Centre, 20 Canadian Rd. (at Warden Ave.). A lively mix of modern and traditional quilts. Info: yorkshirerosequiltersguildoftoronto.blogspot.ca
Sept. 23: Gun Violence Town Hall at St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School, 49 Felstead Ave., 2-4 p.m. Co-hosted by Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and Toronto-Danforth MP Julie Dabrusin.
Sept. 24: Beaches-East York Councillor Candidates Town Hall at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m. Hosted by The Balmy Beach Residents Association. With the new ward boundaries, and both of the previous councillors retiring, come take the opportunity to hear the new voices that you can choose to be our voice at City Hall. Free. Open to the public.
Sept. 27: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Mission: Impossible 6 – Fallout” starring Tom Cruise, 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.
Sept. 28: Outdoor Movie Night – “Jumanji” at Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave., 7:30 p.m. approx. Free admission. Popcorn. Please bring chairs and/or blankets. Info: 416-691-1113, jade@centre55.com
Sept. 28: Amen Alleluia – A Tamil Musical Evening at Church of St. Bede, 79 Westbourne Ave., 7-9 p.m. Traditional Tamil songs with Clement Vedanayagam Sasthriyar and Beryl Natasha. Info: Pastor Jennifer Schick 416-757-8241, office@stbedesanglican.com
Sept. 29: Upper Beaches Fall Festival at Kimberley P.S. (Main St. & Swanwick Ave.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids’ crafts and activities, pumpkin carving, bouncy castle, music, raffle prizes, food truck and vendors, local vendors and more! Apple Pie baking contest – bring your homemade pie before 11 a.m. for judging. Info: 416-691-1113, jade@centre55.com
Sept. 29: Kingston Road Village Fall Festival, from Main St. to Victoria Pk. Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sept. 29: Fallfest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, baking, glassware, gift & Christmas items, books, toys, sharpening service, breakfast & lunch. Info: 416-694-4081, bbuc.ca
Sept. 29: Jazz and Reflection presents The David Occhipinti Trio at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Freewill offering, donations welcome. Info: beachunitedchurch.com
Sept. 30: Community Centre 55 Annual Car Show at Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave. (east of Main St., north of Gerrard), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Food and drinks for sale. Prizes. Info: Evonne Hossack 416-691-1113, evonne@centre55.com
Oct 1: Spread Your Wings and Fly – An Evening of Circle Dance with Hazel Young at Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. (1/2 block east of Coxwell, 2 blocks north of Danforth), 7:30 p.m. Hazel, a dance teacher visiting Ontario from the UK, will share dances from world folk traditions and her own choreographies. Everyone welcome. You don't need experience or a partner, and each dance is taught. Suggested contribution of $20 or what you can afford. Info: ejoan.warren@gmail.com, 647-380-5666
Oct. 3: Beach Photo Club at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-9:30 p.m. (This meeting is being held Wednesday instead of Thursday.) Topic: “Exploring the Vernacular Photograph: from the familiar to the found” with Sara Angelucci. Club meets first and third Thursday of every month (September to May). Info: www.beachphotoclub.com, beachphotoclub@gmail.com
Oct. 3: Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society Meeting at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 7 p.m. Free presentation by expert Ian McCallum “Cacti, Succulents and Other Green Things”. Refreshments included. Guests welcome. Info: www.gardenontario.org
Oct. 5: Countertenor Madness at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 at door. Info: www.countertenors.eventbrite.com
Oct. 5-7, 11-14, 18-20: Scarborough Players present Noises Off at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 8 p.m. (Oct. 7, 14, and 20 at 2 p.m.). This slapstick comedy opens the Scarborough Players’ 60th season. Tickets $24, seniors/students $19. Box office: 416-267-9292. Info: www.theatrescarborough.com
Oct. 6: Grant-Full Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen at Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E., 3-6 p.m. Grant AME Daily Bread food bank is every Friday 5-8 p.m. Hot meal is also served. Info: 416-690-5169
Oct. 13: Messy Church ‘Light’ at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd., 5:30-7 p.m. An exciting interactive program open to the community for children ages 6-12 and parents, children under 6 welcome with parental supervision. Games, crafts, story, song, and pizza supper. Pre-registration: 461-699-3084, fboffice@rogers.com
Oct. 14: Leslieville Flea at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. (between Greenwood & Gerrard), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors selling vintage, salvaged, furniture, antiques, collectibles, upcycled and handcrafted goods. Beer and food. Free morning yoga. Free admission. Info: www.leslievilleflea.com
Oct. 20: Welbanks 7th Annual Great Pumpkin Giveaway at Kew Beach Public School, 101 Kippendavie Ave., 1-4 p.m. Hot chocolate, face painting, balloon artist, bouncy castle, and 250 free pumpkins. Monetary or non-perishable food donations to food bank gratefully accepted. Enter our pumpkin carving contest for your chance to win a prize! Submissions can be sent to teja@welbanks.com
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. This is a very popular annual sale. Lunch and home baking will also be available. For inquiries regarding vending tables, please contact, Genny Stock at crafts.stjohns@gmail.com
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. Info: www.mentalwellness.help
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
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 Beach R&R Group meets Tuesdays at St. Aidan’s Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave., 7:30 p.m. (newcomers’ meeting 7 p.m.). Use side door in middle of the building. No fees or dues.
Beach Interfaith Outreach Summer Lunches, drop-in, last Thursday of each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •Sept. 27 – Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. Info: 416-691-6869
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E. •Pulmonary Rehab Group: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Sept. 24-Nov. 14. Program combines educational topics and supervised exercise to improve COPD symptoms and increase exercise tolerance. Primary Health Care Provider referral and pre-registration is required. Free. Registration required: Leslie 416-778-5805 x 237 •Anger Management: Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m., Sept. 27-Nov. 1. Free 6-week workshop aimed to help you understand and deal with anger. Develop healthy and positive strategies to deal with stressful situations and people. Registration required: Azra 416-778-5805 x 214. Centre info: www.eastendchc.on.ca
Alpha Course at Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Rd., Mondays 6:30 p.m. until November 26. Explore the meaning of life, faith, and God in a friendly, open, and informal environment. Each session includes food, a short talk, and discussion in small groups. Course also includes an amazing weekend away halfway through the course. Registration required. Info: 416-694-3054 or info@waverleyroadbaptist.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
Meals on Wheels volunteers needed by Neighbourhood Link Support Services. Drivers and runners needed to deliver meals once per week, Sunday to Friday (including statutory holidays), 10:30 a.m.-noon. Info: Nina Shwaizer Safary 416-691-7407 x 236, volunteer@neighbourhoodlink.org
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: 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 held at 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Jam Nite 7:30 p.m., Sept. 25. Join us for a fun, relaxed jam session. Bring your instrument, your voice, a song to share. No musical skill level needed, just enthusiasm to make music together. •Blood Donor Clinic 1:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 •Diversifying Self-Care: Art & Spirit 7-9 p.m. Sept. 28. This is an open group for young adults (21-35) to connect creatively and grow through an evening of interactive discussion about self-care and growth. We will provide dinner with vegan/halal options and have a songwriting workshop after. To register, contact Dayna Browne at youth@beachuc.com •Jazz & Reflection “Upon the Stars” 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 featuring the David Occhipinti Trio, with David Occhipinti guitar, Aline Homzy violin, and Virginia MacDonald clarinet. •Meet up at the Death Diner 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays: Oct. 3, 17, Nov. 7, 28. A series of discussions on death and dying over dinner. Each session led by an experienced guest – a doctor, a spiritual guide, a hospice leader, and a mindfulness educator. More information and single session registration through Eventbrite or office@beachuc.com. Info: 416-691-8082, www.beachunitedchurch.com. Find us on Facebook and Instagram.
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: www.beacheschurch.org, 416-699-5871 Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
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: www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick Ave.) Join us for Sunday service at 10:30 a.m., with Church school. Animal Blessing on Sunday Oct. 7th at 3 p.m. on the church lawn. Info: 416-699-6512. www.stsaviours.ca, https://www.facebook.com/churchwithreddoor/
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Sept. 19 – Born Yesterday (1950); Sept. 26 – Catch-22 (1970) •Sept. 20: The Astronomers Toolbox – Telescopes, 6:30 p.m., for ages 7-12 (space limited, tickets will be given 15 minutes prior to program) •Sept. 20: Science Literacy Week – Kids Code Jeunesse Free Scratch Workshop, 6:30 p.m., for ages 8-12. Registration required. •Sept. 29: Inspirational Talk with Art – Shellyann Siddoo, 2 p.m. Siddoo is a visually-impaired artist who uses her work to inspire others. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Sept. 20: Not Your Grandad’s Weed, 7 p.m., with forensic toxicologist and author, James Wigmore. Info: 416-393-7717, ashdaleevents@gmail.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca. Library is wheelchair accessible.
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •Sept. 28: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, 2 p.m., but how do you tell a story in just one picture? Join this uniquely creative and fun workshop, learn how, and do it yourself. Registration required: 416-396-8939. Info: 416-396-8940
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •Sept. 29: Special Effects Filmmaking Demonstration, 2-4 p.m. Learn how green screens, puppets and miniature models are used to bring creatures to life on screen. All ages. Info: 416-393-7700