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April 16: Danforth Avenue Construction Open House at 2575 Danforth Ave., 5-9 p.m. A public drop-in to find out more about the watermain replacement, road and sidewalk reconstruction, paving and streetscaping improvements planned to begin this June. Info: Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon 416-392-1376
April 17-20: Celebrate the Easter Season in Words and Music at St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. The inspirational Tenebrae Service, a special musical observation of Good Friday performed by the St. John’s choir, will be held April 18, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, service includes a choral Mass. (See church listing for additional dates and times.) All welcome. Info:, Paul Williams 416-699-2518
April 18: Toronto Beach Chorale presents “Vivaldi & Italian Baroque” at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. (at Scarborough Rd.), 7:30 p.m. TBC will be joined by a chamber orchestra as well as the award-winning Esprit Chamber Choir and guest soloists including Chelsea Sauer. Tickets: General $25 ($20 in advance), Youth (7-18) $12 ($10 advance), children under 7 free.
April 19: GTA Rollergirls vs. Renegade Derby Dames at the Ted Reeve Arena Bubble, 175 Main St. (at Gerrard St. E.), 7 p.m. First game of the season! Free admission with suggested $5 donation to Lions Club. Free parking on site. Info:
April 24: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Topic: Stress Management. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
April 24: Free Senior Movie (Le Weekend (Drama)) presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Doors open 10 a.m., movie starts at 10:30 a.m.
April 26: ‘Primadonna Does Shakespeare’ Concert at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd. (at Scarborough Golf Club Rd.), 7:30 p.m. Mary Lou Fallis and Peter Tiefenbach pay tribute to the Stratford Festival’s 50th anniversary with a feminist look at Shakespeare’s heroines, Ophelia’s Flower Arranging, and Brat Pack Hamlet. Tickets $15 available at door or at 416-267-8265. Wheelchair accessible. Info:
April 26: Environment Day at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. rain or shine. Turn in your old audio equipment, cameras, computer components, TVs, typewriters, telephones, hazardous waste, gently used furniture and more. Info: 416-691-1113
April 26: Spring Tea Party at Grace Church, 700 Kennedy Rd., 2-5 p.m. Hat fashion show, prizes, food, beverages, entertainment, fun. $15 adults, $5 children under 12. Info: 416-755-5316
April 26: “Musical Friends” Acoustic Concert at Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Rd., 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Talented locals playing vintage covers and original songs plus techno-pop dance music. Refreshments. Admission $15.
April 26: Groovin’ Thru the 60’s Fundraiser at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. (near Chester subway), 7 p.m. Music by the Eastminster Choir and guest artists. Dancing to the band, scrumptious nibbles, cash bar, silent auction and more. Tickets $45. All money raised goes to Eastminster’s new Accessibility Campaign. Info:,
April 26: 150th Anniversary Celebration at Leslieville Jr. Public School, 254 Leslie St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit the Decades Room, hear speaker Joanne Doucette talk about the history of Leslieville, and attend the tree planting ceremony honouring Alexander Muir, the school’s first principal.
April 27: Beach Hill Clean-up Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet on Gerrard St. E. at the top of Williamson Park Ravine, or clean up any part of the ‘hood you think needs it. Chance to win the ‘Guess how many garbage bags 50/50 raffle’. Info:
April 27: Holocaust Remembrance Service at the Beach Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Ave., 2 p.m. Commemorating Yom Hashoah & Affirming Yiddish Culture. The service will be in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. Info: 416-694-7942
April 28: Free Intro to Buddhism – Seminar Series, hosted by SGI Canada, at Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St., 6:30 p.m. What is Karma, and How We Can Make Use of It? Session will explain the Buddhist concepts of karma, its relation to our lives and how we can take control of our karma. Info: 416-654-3211,
April 28: What Matters To You? at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7-8:30 p.m. Bring you voice, ideas, suggestions, concerns and priorities to compose an open letter to our sitting politicians and candidates. All welcome. Info and to reserve a seat: Nancy 416-691-1113,
April 30: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Executive Meeting at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. Open to all members. Following the meeting, regroup at The Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd., for beverages and chat. Info:
May 2-4: Jane’s Walk Festival. Open call for Walk Leaders. If you have a fun, informative, unusual way of looking at your neighbourhood, Jane’s Walk wants you to host a walking conversation through your community. Register online at
May 3: Open House at East Toronto Village Childcare Centre, 43 Kimberley Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour our great space and meet the teachers. Fun events for the kids, too. Now accepting applications. Info: 416-694-1733
May 3: Spring Fling Rummage Sale at Main Street Terrace, 77 Main St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Raffles, rummage, baked goods, books, BBQ – for breakfast and lunch. Seacret skin care products (Dead Sea). Sponsored by the Resident Council. Info: 416-690-3001 ext 227
May 4: Juno-nominated Sultans of String perform their diverse mix of world rhythms and grooves at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 1:30 p.m. $20, kids 12 and under free. Info: 416-699-6091,
May 4: Toronto Beaches Dog Association’s Annual Beachy-Clean Day at the Leuty Lifeguard Station, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by Tory Brown, Royal LePage Estate Realty. Donations to Community Centre 55 welcomed.
May 6: Beach and East Toronto Historical Society Annual General Meeting at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., 6:30-8:15 p.m.
May 10, 11: Spring Plant Sale at 14 Lyall Ave. (Main & Kingston Rd.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Michael Erdman and Cantemus Singers’ annual sale of garden perennials to raise funds for the Daily Bread Food Bank in Regent Park. Info: 416-578-6602,
May 24: Spring Fest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Baked goods, plants, books, toys, BBQ, gently used household items and clothing. Help us recycle; please bring your own bags. Info: 416-694-4081,
May 27-June 24: Craving Change at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about what can trigger food cravings, and how to change problem eating behaviours. Free to people on limited income, living in East End CHC catchment. To register: Miriam 416-778-5805 ext. 210 by April 25. Info:
June 3: Community Centre 55 Annual General Meeting at CC55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. Agenda: to approve financial statements for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2013; to receive Program report; to fill one vacancy on the Board of Management. Info: Debbie Visconti, Executive Director, 416-691-1113 ext 225
Thursdays: Community Dinner at 10 Gower St., 5 p.m. Volunteers welcome. Info: 416-691-7407,
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults is held Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (1810 Queen St. E.) •Every other Tuesday at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston 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. 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 and clothing to clients residing between Woodbine and Victoria Park, and Danforth to the lake. Donations of food and clean clothing accepted on those days. Enter from parking lot at rear of Calvary Baptist Church, Main and Benlamond. Info: Kathie or Susan 416-691-2899
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
Conversation Circle, Tuesdays at Crescent Town Club, Thursdays at 20 Trent Ave., 12:30-2:30 p.m. Volunteers welcome. Info: 416-691-7407,
Wake Up Your Inner Athlete. As a child, movement is fun and it’s easy to be an athlete. But that perception can change as we age. Explore gentle movements that rewire roadblocks to a healthy lifestyle. Remember your mind-body connection and learn how to get moving again with Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement classes at Broadview/Danforth, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m., Saturdays 12:30 p.m., and new class coming soon Sundays 11 a.m. Info:, Marlene Kennedy 416-406-0054
Weight Loss Challenge is back at Community Centre 55. Come to re-shape and get support. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., beginning March 4. Call to register: 647-500-6349, or email
End of Season Sale at Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. Spring is here! Our clothing boutique is now full of fashions and accessories for the whole family. We also have a good selection of ladies plus-sized clothing. Visit us on facebook. Pegasus is a not for profit store with all proceeds supporting programs for adults with disabilities.
Volunteer Opportunity. Two board members required for the board of a non-profit housing project. Info: Paul 416-690-0147
Food Bank at Churches by the Bluffs, 33 East Rd. (Warden & Kingston Rd.), needs volunteers with a vehicle to pick up bread from Cobs on Queen Street and deliver it to our site, Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. with a 15 minute time frame to load bread. Parking spot available. Info: Gail at
Treemobile. Fruit trees and shrubs for sale through Treemobile, a volunteer-run project of Transition Toronto, providing trees at low cost, for pickup or delivery. Order by April 18. Info:
St. Aidan’s Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday services are at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Sunday School and Nursery at 10:30) •Mid-week Eucharist, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. •Holy Week & Easter Services: Maundy Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 10:30 a.m.; Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Day, April 20, 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
Beach United Church, “The Heart of the Beach”. Join us in our newly renovated location at 140 Wineva Ave. Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care and children’s activity time available. •April 16: Seniors program and lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •April 17: Eat & Talk, 6:30 p.m. •April 18: Worship & Explore, 10:30 a.m. •April 19: Body & Spirit, 8 p.m. •April 20: Sunrise at Leuty, 6:20 a.m., Easter Sunday Communion Service, 10:30 a.m. •April 26: Cooking with Soul, 9 a.m. •April 26: Knitting (pneumonia vests), 9 a.m. Info: 416-691-8082, We are on facebook and twitter @NewBeachUnited
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks E of Main St.) •Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m. •Good Friday – Liturgy of the Word, noon & 3 p.m., Tenebrae Service, 7 p.m. •Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil, 8 p.m. •Easter Sunday – Masses, 9 & 11 a.m. All welcome. Info: 416-698-1105,,
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen). • Lenten services in April, Sundays 10:30 a.m. •Palm Sunday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. •Deeply spiritual Maundy Thursday service, April 17, downstairs at 6 p.m. with a light supper before the service. •Good Friday service, April 18, held jointly with Kingston Road United Church, 10:30 a.m. •Uplifting Easter Sunday service featuring special music, April 20, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. Ian Morrison presiding. All welcome. Info:
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick). Celebrate Holy Week with us. •Maundy Thursday Service, April 17, 7 p.m. •Good Friday Service, April 18, 11 a.m. •Holy Saturday, April 19, 8 p.m. •Easter Sunday Service, April 20, 10:30 a.m. Info: 416-699-6512,
Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Rd. (just north of Queen St.). Sundays @11am, You are invited! Our services feature contemporary music and interesting messages to help you to know God better. Our upcoming series of Easter messages is entitled “Why Easter?”. Please join us! Also, please join us for our next session of “Alpha – God’s Answers to Big Questions”, beginning Tuesday April 22 @ 7 pm, along with our brand new group, starting Sunday, April 27 @ 6 pm, entitled “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Lifestyle”. Info:
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. •April 13: Palm Sunday Service with Communion, 10:30 a.m. •April 18: Good Friday Service, 10:30 a.m. •April 20: Easter Sunrise Service at Sunnypoint Park, 7:30 a.m. •April 20: Easter Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m. •April 27, May 4: Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. Info: 416-694-4081
Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. (Chester subway) •Maundy Thursday Evening Service, April 17, 7 p.m. A moving commemoration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his Disciples. •Ecumenical Good Friday Walk, April 18, 10 a.m., beginning at Riverdale Presbyterian Church (662 Pape Ave.). •Easter Sunday Service, April 20, 10:30 a.m., with environmental writer, Alanna Mitchell, and the Toronto Community Orchestra. •Groovin’ Thru the 60’s Fundraiser, April 26, 7 p.m. Dancing, food, cash bar, silent auction and more. Tickets $45. Info:
Victoria Park United Church, 1 Stamford Square •April 18: Good Friday Service, 11 a.m.-noon •April 20: Easter Sunday Service, 11 a.m.-noon. Info: Mel Germaine 416-699-4174,

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