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April 21: Health & Wellness Fair at Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd., 3-8 p.m. Over 45 exhibitors offering onsite consultations, unique gifts and samples, nutritional and fitness guidance, mini workshops and presentations, children’s area, and more. Free admission. Info: 416-396-4310
April 21: Beach Garden Society Meeting & Flower Show at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:15-9 p.m. Presentation: ‘Nature’s Relationship in the Garden’ with Martin Galloway. New members and guests welcome. Come early and enjoy informal discussions with members or check out our library. Light refreshments served. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Info:,
April 25: Annual Daffodil Tea at the Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist, Norway, 470 Woodbine Avenue (at Kingston Road), 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tea room, baked goods table, white elephant table & prizes. $5 per person. Info: 416-691-4650,
April 25: 1st Annual Spring Fling Craft and Foodie Fair at Malvern Collegiate cafeteria, 55 Malvern Ave., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 60 vendors offering handmade goods and home baked treats just in time for Mother’s Day. First 250 guests receive a free gift. All proceeds support awards and scholarships for graduates.
April 25: Community Centre 55’s Environment Day at 97 Main St. parking lot (corner of Main St. & Swanwick Ave.), 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine. Bring in audio players/recorders, cameras, computer components, fax machines, telephones, typewriters, batteries, printer ink cartridges, paint and brushes, costume jewelry and lots more. Info: 416-691-1113
April 25, 26: Society of Saint Vincent de Paul “Bundle Up” Collection at St. John’s Parish Church, 794 Kingston Rd., Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Donations of gently-used clothing and household goods appreciated. A truck will be in the parking lot with volunteers to assist before and after each of the masses. Please tie donation bags for easy handling. The Society is a non-profit charity.
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 Mother’s Day. Vendors change monthly. Applications:
April 27: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Topic: Computer Fraud Affecting Seniors, with 43 Division Toronto Police. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
April 30: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Kingsmen” with Colin Firth, 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.
May 1-3: Jane’s Walks, a collection of neighbourhood walking tours around the city. Several local walks at various times and locations. Visit
May 2: Rummage and Bake Sale at Hope United Church, corner of Main St. & Danforth Ave., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Great bargains!
May 2: Spring Rummage Sale at Main Street Terrace, 77 Main St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Rummage, BBQ, raffle, baked goods and more! Info: Lori 416-690-3001 ext 227
May 3: Choral Evensong at St. John the Baptist, Norway, Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 4:30 p.m. Celebrating the music ministry of Melva Treffinger Graham, Music Director, on her retirement. Reception follows. All welcome. Info: 416-691-4560,
May 3-30: The Landscape and Other Bodies of Work at The Great Escape Bookstore Gallery, 957 Kingston Rd. Stephen Gilligan & John Davidson will do a joint show for this year’s Contact Photo 2015 event. Info:, 416-691-7150
May 6: Unlocking Your True Potential. Join us for this inspiring Women’s Leadership Empowerment session and networking event. Learn how to develop a strong inner foundation for self-awareness, face and overcome fear of challenges, and release old habits of limitation. Details: 5:30 - 8 pm; 25 York St., 2nd Floor, T.O.; Early Bird Tickets $45 + HST, General $55 + HST, Students $35 + HST. To learn more about this event contact To register visit:, email, or call (416) 699-2666.
May 9: Toronto Beach Chorale presents Handel’s Four Coronation Anthems at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m., featuring a professional 15-piece orchestra and guest soloist, soprano Eve Rachel McLeod. Tickets $25 general ($20 advance), youth 7-18 $12 ($10 advance), available from choir member,, or at the door (cash only). Children under 7 free.
May 9: Leadership Empowerment and Improv Workshop at CSI Annex, T.O., 9 a.m.-noon. Join us for this highly creative and empowering 3 hour leadership workshop designed to help you learn the “Inside-Out” dimensions of effective personal and team leadership and consider new ways for managing fears and self-limitations through improvisation. Early Bird: $145+ HST, General: $185, Students: $110+HST. To learn more visit To register visit, email, or phone (416) 699-2666
May 12- June 16: Craving Change at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen Street East, Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm. Want to change your relationship with food? Come learn about what can trigger your food cravings, and get strategies to change problem eating behaviours. This program is free to people on limited income, living in the East End CHC catchment. See for Centre information. For program information, or to register, call Miriam at 416-778-5805 ext. 210. Call soon as space is limited.
May 14- July 2: Weight No More at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen Street East, Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm. Want to learn how to plan meals and control your food portions? Or learn to grocery shop smarter and get fit? This program is free to people on limited income, living in the East End CHC catchment. See for Centre information. For program information, or to register, call Olivia at 416-778-5805 ext. 208. Call soon as space is limited.
May 16: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. The walk will begin at the Royal Bank at the corner of Danforth and Woodbine Avenues, and continue along Danforth to the site of the former Chalmers Mill at Dawes Road.
May 19: Beach Garden Society Meeting & Flower Show at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:15 p.m. Presentation: Easy & Beautiful Flower Arrangements You Can Do at Home, by Ursula Eley. New members and guests welcome. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Info:,
May 21: Community Environment Day at Ted Reeve Arena parking lot (Gerrard St. E. & Ted Reeve Dr.), 4-8 p.m.
May 23: Springfest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd./Warden), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Baked goods, books, CDs, toys, gently used household items and clothing. Enjoy a delicious breakfast sandwich or BBQ lunch. Knife and blade sharpening available. Collectible cars on display.
June 2: Community Centre 55 Annual General Meeting at CC55, 97 Main St., 7 pm. Agenda: to approve financial statements for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014; to receive Program report; to fill two vacancies on the Board of Management. Info: Debbie Visconti, Executive Director, 416-691-1113 ext 225
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:
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 (April 28, May 12) at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.). Info: 416-691-6869
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. April 22: The Thin Man (1934); April 29: My Favourite Wife (1940) •April 23: Stay On Your Feet!, 7 p.m. Join a Toronto Public Health representative and learn how to prevent falls and keep your independence by reducing falling risks. Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Saturdays: Swallowing Clouds, 10 a.m.-noon. A free six-week creative arts program, working with professional dancers, musicians, and an author, for children aged 9-12. Application and registration (available at the branch) required. Info: 416-393-7783
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •May 5: Heritage Trees – Preserving our Natural Roots, 7 p.m., a lively and illustrated talk. Info: 416-396-8940
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
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:
Community Circle Dance every fourth Monday (April 27, May 25, June 22) at Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd., 7:30-9:30 p.m. By donation. We dance traditional and modern circle dances to a variety of world music. No experience or partner is needed and all dances are taught. For more information please email or
Al- Anon at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Alateen members are welcome to attend. Info: 416-691-1113
Free Chronic Pain Management Program at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E. (at Coxwell Ave.), Wednesdays 1-3 p.m., May 6-June 10. Participants will learn different perspectives on pain management and practise hands-on activities such as meditation and simple exercises. This is a multidisciplinary team approach to help reduce pain and suffering. Healthy snacks included. Registration and info: Farzana Yusuf 416 778 5805 ext 212
Volunteers needed at Providence Healthcare. Opportunities include: escorting/friendly visiting, musicians, meal assistance, recreational activities, cashier/customer service. Volunteers must be 14 or older. Info: 416-285-3749
Volunteer board members needed at East End Community Health Centre, a non-profit centre providing health, social, and community outreach services, prioritizing service to people who may experience barriers to healthcare. For more information contact Joyce Kalsen, executive director, at 416-778-5858 by May 4. Info:
Red Door Family Shelter is seeking individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. Red Door is looking for those who want to participate in the development of this vibrant and growing organization that provides critical support services to families experiencing homelessness. If you are interested and wish to contribute your skills and passion to the Red Door, please submit a letter of interest and CV to the Nominating Committee by email ( ) or post (21 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, ON, M4M 2R6) no later than April 23, 2015 at 5 p.m. No phone calls please. Info:
Have fun this summer! Enjoy a game of lawn bowls or croquet at Kew Beach Club, foot of Lee Ave. •May 23: Open House and Lawn Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: Fay 461-466-6598
Danforth East Community Association ‘Hidden Gem’ Contest. Nominate a favourite local business which may go unnoticed by the average shopper. Send nomination info (explain why it is special and why/how it is hidden) to, Facebook (DanforthEastCommunityAssociation), or Twitter @decadiaries. Deadline is May 7. 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. •May 3: NUUC Concert Series presents Sharlene and George, 2 p.m., performing wildly unique, original music on harp and bass. Tickets $15. •May 24: NUUC Concert Series presents Jubilate Singers, 2 p.m. A mixed voice chamber choir. Tickets $15. Info:, 416-686-6809
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,
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
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. •Speaker Series, May 11, 7:30 p.m., ‘No Relation’ with author Terry Fallis •Jazz & Reflection, May 2, 4:30 p.m. – Downtown Jazz Band. 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
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:

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