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April 19: Beach Garden Society meeting at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:15 p.m. ‘Trials and Triumphs of Weir’s Lane Lavender Farm,’ Kevin Beagle’s informative and humourous story of starting a lavender farm.
April 21: Beach Photo Club at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:15 p.m. ‘Boxing and the Resurgence of a Life in Photography’ by Pete Doherty, a former amateur boxer. Group meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Everyone from the novice to the experienced is welcome. Info: www.beachphotoclub.com
April 21-30: Buy One Get One for 50% Sale at Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. Plus: Prom Wear - dresses, suits and the odd tux 10% off for students; more Spring fashions, and lots of shoes. All proceeds go to funding Pegasus programs for people with disabilities. Our thanks to all who shop and donate goods to our store.
April 23: Spring Arts and Crafts Sale at St. Luke’s Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. (at Cosburn), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jewelry, quilts, artwork and other original creations by local artisans. Wheelchair accessible, parking, easy TTC access. Info: 416-421-6878 ext 21 or email st.luke@ca.inter.net
April 23: Daffodil Tea at the Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist, Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tea room, baked goods table, white elephant table, prizes. $5 per person. Accessible venue. Plenty of parking. Info: 416-691-4650, www.stjohnsnorway.com
April 23, 24: Society of St. Vincent de Paul “Bundle Up” Collection at St. John’s Church, 794 Kingston Rd., before and after masses – Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 9 & 11 a.m. Donations of clothing, shoes, household linens & draperies, and small household goods accepted. Please tie donation bags for easy handling.
April 24: East End Climate Action presents ‘Climate Justice: How do we Leap Forward?’ at Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave. (east of Birchmount Rd.), 1:30-3 p.m. Guest speaker is journalist and filmmaker, Avi Lewis. Create a Canada based on caring for the earth and one another. Light refreshments. TTC, parking, accessible. Info: Coline Gardhouse 416-266-7902, gracey.gardhouse@sympatico.ca
April 24: Earth Day Ravine Cleanup starting at the Beech Ave. entrance to the Glen Stewart Ravine, 10 a.m. The Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine invite the community to lend a hand to clean the ravine in celebration of Earth Day. Bring gloves and dress to get dirty. We will also create a sign encouraging continuing care of the ravine and will have treats for all participants. Supported by Beaches Bakeshop, Courage Foods, Naturalis, Rowan Homespun Market, Starbucks, and Tori’s Bakeshop. Info: Friendsofglenstewart@gmail.com or on Facebook.
April 24: ‘The Four Men’ perform at Glen Rhodes United Church, 1470 Gerrard St. E., 7:30 p.m. Soaring harmonies beautifully delivered in support of people-to-people efforts in the community and the world. $20 ($10 for youth), children 6 and under free. Info: 416-465-3755 or glenrhodesunited@bellnet.com
April 24: Annual Beach Clean-Up Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Toronto Beaches Dog Association is once again teaming up with Clean Together Toronto. Join TBDA in thanking our awesome city for the privilege of a dog-friendly beach all winter. Bags and refreshments will be provided. Find us at Leuty Lifeguard Station! Info: Katharine Reid & Heidi Leigh, www.facebook.com/groups/57014026971/ or email beachesdog@gmail.com
April 25: Scarborough Osteoporosis Support and Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Topic: How C.C.A.C. can be helpful to those who have osteoporosis. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
April 25, May 30,June 27: Older Women’s Group Drop-in at Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre (BBNC), 93 Birchmount Rd. (at Kingston Rd.), 1-3 p.m. We meet one Monday per month in an informal setting to connect in a mutually supportive atmosphere. Pursue opportunities for social interaction, networking, learning and creativity, sharing experiences and resources. First meeting free, but membership is required for continued attendance.
April 27: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Monthly Meeting at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. This meeting is open to ALL members and supporters. Regroup after at The Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd. for Pints & Politics. Info: www.facebook.com/BeachesEastYorkFederalLiberalAssociation
April 28: Free Seniors’ Movie 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.
April 29, 30, May 1: Beach Studio Tour. 22 artists at 12 locations in the Beach. Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. Map and info: www.beachstudiotour.ca
April 30: RCL Br. 73 Pancake Breakfast & Bazaar (hosted by Ladies’ Auxiliary), and evening Dance featuring “Bonkers” at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 73, 2 Robinson Ave. (Danforth & Danforth) •Pancake breakfast, bazaar and bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. •Party on with ‘Bonkers’ classic rock cover band, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $10/advance, $15/at door. Prizes! Info: 416-691-4763
April 30: 2nd Annual Spring Fling Craft and Food Fair at Malvern Collegiate, cafeteria, 55 Malvern Ave., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 65 vendors all in one place. First 300 receive a free gift just for attending. Raffle draws, music by Malvern Jazz Combo. All proceeds support graduate awards and scholarships.
April 30: Toronto Beach Chorale presents ‘Soundscapes’ at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:30 p.m. A concert of music by Grammy and Juno award-winning composers. Special guests Iridescence Wind Quintet featuring clarinetist Peter Stoll. Admisson $20 ($25 at door), youth 7-18 $10 ($12 at door), children under 7 free.Tickets at www.torontobeachchorale.com, a choir member or at the door (cash only).
April 30: Electronics Recycling Day at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 8 a.m.-noon. Drop off unwanted electronics to be recycled or properly disposed of. Acceptable items include stereo equipment, computers & accessories, fax machines, cell phones, monitors, TV’s, DVD players. For a full list visit centre55.com
April 30: ‘A Ticker of a Time’ Fundraiser at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E., 7:30 p.m. A night of music and celebration featuring A Piece of the Rock. Light fare and cash bar, 50/50, raffle. Tickets $50/person. All proceeds to St. Michael’s Cardiac ICU. Tickets/donations/info: eventbrite.ca
April 30: Connecting in the Community Information Fair at Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Road (in the Duke of Connaught gym), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Applegrove and have your questions on health, real estate, finance and more answered by business and non-profit professionals. Free admission, resources and workshops. $5 childcare, registration required by email or phone 416-461-8143. Info: www.applegrovecc.ca
May 1: Opening Reception of the Art Guild of Scarborough’s Arthur Show at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (south side, just east of Balsam), noon-4 p.m. Featuring 30 juried works in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, ink, mixed media, sculpture and printmaking. Show runs to May 15. Info: www.theartguildofscarborough.com, studio888.ca
May 1-31: CONTACT Photography Festival Exhibit at The Great Escape Book Store, 957 Kingston Rd., with photographer Larry Williamson. Opening reception: May 5, 7-9 p.m.
May 11: Yorkshire Rose Quilters’ Guild of Toronto Mini Quilt Silent Auction at 2174 Danforth Ave. (east of Woodbine), 7-9 p.m. A mini quilt is a small quilt, less than 100 inches all around. Some are as small as a paperback book, some are framed works of art, and many are wall hangings filled with colour and delight. The fundraising event by Yorkshire Rose is held every 3 years to raise money for community causes. All proceeds are in support of the 416 Community Support for Women. Info: yorkshirerosequiltersguildoftoronto.blogspot.com
May 14: Springfest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. New this year – collection of e-waste (TV, computers, etc.) and metal (batteries, aluminum-like pop cans, brass, copper, stainless steel, cable, etc.) for recycling. Draws for great products, baked goods, breakfast and BBQ lunch, gently-used clothing and items, plants, books, ice cream and more! Please bring your own bags.
June 7: Community Centre 55 Annual General Meeting at 97 Main St., 7 p.m., for the purpose of considering and taking action with respect to the following: to approve the financial statements of Community Centre 55 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015; to receive our Program report; and to fill three vacancies on the Board of Management. For additional information please contact Debbie Visconti, Executive Director Community Centre 55 at 416-691-1113 ext 225
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
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 www.eastendchc.on.ca. To participate in the walking group, call Zari 416-778-5805 ext. 222
Community Cleanup Days •April 22: Kingston Road Village, 10:30 a.m. Meet at Pegasus, 931 Kingston Rd.; Glen Steward Ravine, 1 p.m. Meet at Williamson Road Bridge. •April 23: Aldergrove Stairway & Woodbine Ave. West Hillside, 10 a.m.; Jeff Sloan Park, 10 a.m.; Amroth Alley and Community Garden, 10 a.m.; Merrill Park Dog Park and Ravine, 10:30 a.m. •April 24: Glen Stewart Ravine, 10 a.m.; Stephenson Park, 10 a.m.; Kew Gardens, 11 a.m. Info: 416-392-1376
Acoustic Afternoons: A Spring Concert Series at Grinder, 126 Main St., Sundays 2 p.m. •April 24 - Brian Passmore •May 1 - Jerry Leger •May 15 - Raven Shields •May 22 - Beth Moore •June 5 - Zak Miller. PWYC.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. May 4 – Boyhood (2014); May 11 – Badlands (1973); May 18 – The Swimmer (1968); May 25 – Goldfinger (1964) •April 21: The Eh List – Sally Christie, author of ‘The Rivals of Versailles,’ 7-8 p.m. •April 28: Elizabeth Muir, author of ;Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight,’ 7-8 p.m. •May 4: The Eh List – Alissa York, author of ‘The Naturalist,’ 7-8 p.m. •May 6: Ask an Expert – Pollinator Gardens, 7-8 p.m., with a representative from Toronto Master Gardeners. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •April 25: Adult Crafternoon, 2-3 p.m. •April 29: Children’s Author James Leck, author of Jack Lime books, 10:30-11:45 a.m. •April 30: Ashdale Writers Group, 10:30 a.m. •Saturdays: Chess Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Info: 416-393-7717, ashdaleevents@gmail.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca. Library is wheelchair accessible.
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Mondays – no lunches currently •Tuesdays at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) April 26, May 10, and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) April 19, May 3 & 17 •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.). Closed April 20 & 27 for Passover •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) First 3 Fridays of each month plus the 5th Friday, Apr 29, and at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church the 4th Friday of each month. Program ends Friday, May 20. Info: 416-691-6869
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
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.
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
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. •Sunday Worship Service: 10:30am. Nursery care & children’s activity time available. •April 23: Cooking with Soul, 9 a.m., featuring Trinidadian cuisine with chef Tania Craan •May 7: Jazz & Reflection “Southern Charm” with the Downtown Jazz Band, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Info: 416-691-8082, www.beachunitedchurch.com. We are on facebook and twitter @NewBeachUnited
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: www.kruc.ca. 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: www.beacheschurch.org, 416-699-5871
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. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services are at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30) •Mid-week service, Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. •Bible Study, Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
Centre for Spiritual Living Toronto, 1311 Queen St. E. We are a dynamic, inclusive and progressive spiritual community. Join us for Sunday Meditation at 10:30 a.m. followed by music and inspiration at Sunday Service at 11 a.m. Our Dynamic Kids Program is available for families during Sunday programming. We also host a weekly contemplative and mindful meditation practice each Wednesday evening 6-6:45 p.m. LGBTQ and family friendly. Info: www.csltoronto.com 416-778-5433