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Feb. 12: ‘Music on Main’ at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (S of Gerrard at Benlamond), 7:30 p.m. Bring your Valentine to Calvary for an informal hour of music from, and for, the heart. A freewill offering will be taken. Info: 416-691-4721
Feb. 12: Valentine Brunch at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dine at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or 12 noon. All you can eat buffet – pancakes, sausages, eggs, bacon, fries and toast. $12 adults, $6 children 10 and under. Reserve tickets online at www.rcl11.com. Info: 416-699-1353
Feb. 19: Annual Skating Party with Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts at East York Memorial Arena, 888 Cosburn Ave., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Feb. 20: Winter Stations Launch at Kew Pavillion, foot of Lee Ave., 12 noon. Installations will be in place until March 27.
Feb. 21: The Beach Garden Society presents Sean James ‘Downpour – Ornamental Ways of Handling Rainwater’ at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how you can channel excess water into beautiful and well protected landscapes instead of your basement. James is a graduate of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a two-time past-President of the Milton & District Horticultural Society and President of Fern Ridge Landscaping, specializing in broad-based sustainable landscaping, employing native plants, and taking into account rainwater handling, permeable paving and more. Plant Auction at 8:30 p.m., open to members only. Become a member: Individual $20, Family $25, Senior $15. Contact: Marilyn Walsh
Feb. 22: Free Buyer Seminar at Re/Max Hallmark Realty, 2277 Queen St. E., 7-8:30 p.m. Michelle Walker and her team of professionals have great success in educating Home Buyers on purchasing a home and would be pleased to do the same for you. Join Michelle Walker and Emily Gregoire, along with a Real Estate Lawyer, Mortgage Specialist and Home Inspector as we simplify the home-buying experience for you. Registration: Karen at karen@michellewalkerteam.ca or 416-699-9292
Feb. 24: Beaches British Meet Up at The Peppery Cat, 1953 Queen St. E., 7:30 p.m. Info: www.facebook.com/groups/beachesbritishmeetup
Feb. 24: Scarborough Osteoporosis Support & Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-12 noon. Topic: Long Term Care. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
Feb. 26: Toronto Beach Chorale presents ‘Maple Sugar Music’ at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 3 p.m. Celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, the concert features La Messe Quebecoise for choir, fiddle and spoons, a fusion of classical and French Canadian folk music by Quebec composer Pierick Houdy. Tickets: General $20 advance ($25 at door), youth (7-18) $10 advance ($12 at door) available from choir members, at the door, on at www.torontobeachchorale.com. Kids under 7 free.
Feb 26: ‘From Weimar to Vaudeville’ at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 1:30 p.m. This concert with CBC’s Tom Allen & Co. explores the period of the 20s and 30s with stories, wit, and music. $30, kids 12 and under free. Info: 416-699-6091, www.kruc.ca
Feb. 26 & March 5: Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show at 17 Jeavons Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Two floors of HO and N scale layouts – 1950s southern Ontario with authentic steam & diesel sound, and double-tracked mainline through mountain scenery, run by Digital Command Control. Adults $5, children $2, seniors $3, families $12. New members welcome. Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
Feb. 28: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. John’s Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 5:30-7:30 p.m. Drop in any time to enjoy pancakes, sausages, beverages and dessert. Adults $7, children (12 and under) $4, families $20. Tickets available at door. Info: 416-691-4560, stjohnsnorway.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
Mondays-Fridays: O.S.P.C.A. Thrift Shop, 2232 Kingston Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Good bargains in clothes, shoes, household items, etc., Donations welcome. Pickup arranged (416-694-4853). Help support the animals. Info: 416-266-7716
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.beachesmentalwellness.com
Tuesdays: The Barons Band at Baron Byng Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., 1:30-3 p.m. Hot swingin’ jazz you can dance to! Info: Gerry O’Connor 416-429-6041, Paul Hallam 416-444-1956
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 grasptoronto@gmail.com, visit grasphelp.org
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
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
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
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Feb. 8 – A Raisin in the Sun (1961); Feb. 15 – Love Me Tonight (1932); Feb. 22 – Marley (2012) •Feb. 15: Author Talk with Danny Doyle ‘Míle Míle i gCéin: The Irish Language in Canada’, 6:30-8 p.m. Doyle traces the one time prevalence of Irish Gaelic throughout the country, only to see the language virtually extinguished from Canadian folk memory. •Feb. 21: Breast Cancer Detection and Prevention, 2-3 p.m. Find out from a Toronto Public Health nurse how to detect and prevent breast cancer. •March 1: Intellectual Freedom in the Surveillance Age, 7-8 p.m. Brenda McPhail, Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s Privacy, Surveillance, and Technology Project will talk about the effects of surveillance on free expression: freedom to read, freedom to write, freedom to speak. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Feb. 16, March 23, April 20: Boomers & Beyond – the power of positive aging, 2nd last Thursday of the month 2-2:45 p.m. Meet new friends, exchange news and views on a variety of topics in a safe and welcoming environment. •Feb. 17: Little Bear Movie, 2-3:30 p.m. •Feb. 22: Wii Gaming, 4-5 p.m., for ages 6 and up. Registration required. •Wednesdays: After School Lego Club, 4-5 p.m. Create, share, play! Info: 416-393-7717, ashdaleevents@gmail.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca. 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 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
Rotary Club of Toronto Beach holds a breakfast meeting every Tuesday, 7 a.m., at the Balmy Beach Club. For information please visit www.torontobeachrotary.org 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: www.beacheslions.com
The Kiwanis Club of Riverdale meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Chester Village, 3555 Danforth Ave. (at Warden Ave.), 12:15-1:30 p.m., from September until June. Contact Barbara Sneyd at 416-690-0147 or go to www.riverdalekiwanis.com. New members welcomed.
Canadian Federation of University Women, Scarborough Branch. Since 1960 we have been active in promoting women’s rights and education in Scarborough. As part of a national and international organization our purpose is to pursue knowledge, promote education, improve the status of women and human rights, and to participate actively in public affairs. We also enjoy participating in small interest groups: books, bridge, theatre, gourmet lunch, etc. We welcome any woman who shares the purpose of the organization. New members are welcome! We meet monthly from September-May on the 3rd Monday at Knox United Church, Education building, 2569 Midland Ave. Info: Janet Holt 416-293-8822
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (1810 Queen St. E.) •Tuesdays alternating at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7 and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 14 •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) Closed April 5 & 12 •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) Info: 416-691-6869
Bridge - Duplicate, at Beaches Recreation Centre, 4 Williamson Rd., Fridays 10.30 a.m. Players of all levels are welcome. Info: agatha131@hotmail.com
Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. •Feb. 1-14: Bordeaux to Liqueur – all stemware 50% off. Thank you for supporting Pegasus.
Toronto Circle of Healing at Toronto East Psychotherapy, 181 Carlaw Ave., Suite 305, Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. At this trauma-informed and mindfulness-based therapeutic group you will learn how to improve self-awareness and self-acceptance, become non-judgmental and compassionate toward yourself, reduce trauma-related symptoms and lower anxious feelings, increase your ability to cope, relax, and experience greater peace from within and around, gain skills to deal with triggers, and more. Info and reservation: 416-893-3917
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
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). •Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. Info: www.birchcliffbluffsuc.org
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. •Feb. 8: Celtic-Folk Duo - A Sprig of Rosemary, 12:15 p.m., with Kim Michelle (harp) and Jennifer Wakefield (flute). Admission is by free will offering. •Feb. 11: Gospel, Praise and Blues, 4:30 p.m. •Feb. 15: Messy Church, 5:30-7 p.m. Activities, music, story and a meal. •Feb. 25: Dixieland Jazz Vespers, 4:30 p.m. •Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. All are welcome! Info: 416-691-9682, HopeUnited.ca
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Interfaith Lunch Program Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join us for a time of sharing good food and community. •Enjoy singing? Our Sunday choir welcomes new members. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. •Knitting for Shivering Children and for Out of the Cold Program, Feb.11, 10 a.m. •Family Games Session: Bring a friend or your whole family, drop-in or play for the full 2 hours, Feb, 18, 2- 4 p.m. •Jam Night: Come sing & play your instrument, & share your favorite music, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. •Special Sunday Speaker: Dr. Shabir Ally, Theme: Interfaith relationships; how do we speak with love and respect to each other in a world where fear is so prevalent? With Dr. Shabir Ally, president of the Islamic Information and Dawah Centre International in Toronto, a Muslim academic and public speaker on Islam and comparative religion. Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. Info: 416-691-8082, www.beachunitedchurch.com. 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 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
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, www.tumc.ca
Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (between Gerrard & Kingston). Know you are welcome at our neighbourhood church. Visit with us to worship and experience our caring, extended family Sundays 10:30 a.m.
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 at 10:30 a.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.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. Info: 416-699-6512, www.stsaviours.ca
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: www.nuuc.ca, 416-686-6809