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Feb. 9: Pancake Supper at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (east of Warden), 5:30-7 p.m. Enjoy great pancakes, sausages and REAL maple syrup! Adults $5, children $3, and only $15 for a larger family. Info: 416-691-0449, www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com
Feb. 9: Pancake Supper at St. Saviour’s Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick Ave.), 6-7:45 p.m. Free, but donations to the grocery gift card program gratefully accepted. Ash Wednesday Service, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: 416-699-6512, www.stsaviours.ca
Feb. 9: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Aidan’s Memorial Hall (Queen St. E. and Silver Birch Ave.) in co-operation with Beach United Church, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy pancakes, sausages, dessert and beverage. Adults $7, children 12 and under $3. Proceeds to outreach programs. All welcome.
Feb. 9: Pancake Dinner & Service at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 5-7 p.m. Adults $8, children $4. “Putting on of The Ashes” service will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. Info: 416-694-4081
Feb. 11: Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine present Jason Ramsay-Brown, author of ‘Toronto’s Ravines and Urban Forests’, at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jason has explored over 100 ravines and urban forests in Toronto. He will share his knowledge of ravines, natural and local history, current threats to the health of Toronto’s ravines and suggestions on how to protect them. Info: 416 691-7150, the Great Escape Book Store or find us on Facebook.
Feb. 13: Fairmount Park Ice Masters Winterfest 2016 at Fairmount Park (Gerrard St. E. & Bowmore Rd.), 2-5 p.m. Skating, sledding, face painting and lots more. Bring used skates and skis to sell or exchange. Music by The Lost Boys & Friends.
Feb. 14: 9th Annual Family Sunday in the Beach, along Queen Street East at Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens, noon-4 p.m. Theme: Fire & Ice. Sculptures and interactive ice games, fire performers, stilt walkers, bouncy castle, warming stations, and vintage trolley. Info: www.thebeachvillage.com
Feb 14: Join Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts for his second annual community skate at Ted Reeve Arena. Ice is open from 10am-1pm. Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided. For more info please visit www.arthurpotts.onmpp.ca
Feb. 14: Stephenson Park Bonfire Party at 61 Stephenson Ave. (at Westlake), 2-4 p.m. Hot chocolate and treats.
Feb. 15: Skating Party in Norwood Park (Norwood Rd., south of Gerrard St. E.). Games for kids and hot chocolate for all. Presented by the Friends of Norwood Park and the East Toronto Neighbourhood Association.
Feb. 15: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Meet at Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. The walk will continue along Queen St. E. with a focus on stores now and then.
Feb. 15: Winter Stations open along the boardwalk. Info: winterstations.com
Feb. 16: Beach Garden Society at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., refreshments at 7:15 p.m., speaker at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker, Diana Wilson from Toronto Botanical Gardens, presents enthusiastic stories and enchanting slides from the children’s program and the Teaching Garden. Info: www.beachgs.ca or mpine@rogers.com
Feb. 18: Beach Photo Club meets at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-9:30 p.m. Topic: ‘Trends and Issues in Photography’ with Rod Macleod. Club meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Everyone from the novice to the experienced is welcome. The only requisite is an interest in learning about the photographic arts. Info: www.beachphotoclub.com
Feb. 20: Beaches 9th Annual Kids Program Open House at Beaches Recreation Centre gym, 6 Williamson Rd. (north of Queen & Lee Ave.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Feb. 20: Malvern Collegiate Music Department presents Winter Blues 2016 at Royal Canadian Legion, 9 Dawes Rd., 7-11 p.m. Dinner, silent auction, wine raffle, dancing and door prizes. Performance by Jennifer Valentyne of Breakfast Television and the students of Malvern Collegiate. Info: Mike Falla michael.falla@tdsb.on.ca
Feb. 21: The Leslieville Flea at the Distillery District, 28 Distillery Lane, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Carefully curated aisles of vintage, handmade and upcycled merchandise. Co-founder and interior designer, Christine Roberts, will be on hand to answer design questions and help solve design dilemmas. Free admission. Info: www.leslievilleflea.com
Feb. 22: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Topic: Hoarding Support Services. Free admission and parking. Info: 416-396-4051
Feb. 23: Fairmount Park Community Consultation at Fairmount Park Community Centre, 1757 Gerrard St. E., 7-8:30 p.m. Bring ideas for improvements to the soccer field, baseball diamonds, wading pool, and tennis courts, along with future projects.
Feb. 25: 4th annual Soup Night at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 5-6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome to judge soup entries from Melanie’s Bistro, The Grover, The Gull and Firkin, and AMS Pizza and Wings. This year’s event is free in honour of the Centre’s 40th anniversary! Info: 416-691-1113
Feb. 28, March 6: 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. Adults $5, children $2, seniors $3, families $12. New members welcome. Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
March 3: Free Workshop about Advanced Care Directive, presented by Dying With Dignity, at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. The Advanced Care Directive is the document in which you can make known your wishes for medical treatment or non-treatment. It is written while you are competent and have a vision for your own life. Topics covered will include “Considering your Personal Values” and Considering your Medical Priorities.” RSVP: dianeg1937@gmail.com. Info: Diane 647-779-4468
March 19: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Balmy Beach Club and St. Aidan’s. Tickets $30, available at the Balmy Beach Club (foot of Beech Ave.). Proceeds to Balmy Beach Park Accessibility Plan and the Beach Zipline.
April 2: 29th Annual Spring Sprint along the boardwalk. 5km run, 2km run/walk for kids and seniors. Hosted by Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council. Volunteers needed. Contact springsprint@hotmail.ca
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
Second Tuesday of month: Amnesty International, in the Beach, meets at St. John’s Norway Church (Woodbine Ave. at Kingston Rd.), 7 p.m., to support Amnesty’s Human Rights work, through letter-writing actions and through organized public events to generate awareness of Human Rights actions worldwide. New members are most welcome. Info: beachamnesty@gmail.com
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
Saturdays: Pleasure Skating at Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St. (at Gerrard St. E.), 7-8 p.m.
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.) Feb. 16, March 1, 15, & 29, April 12 & 26, May 10, and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) Feb. 9 & 23, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 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
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Gerrard Ashdale Book Club. February selection: “Ru” by Kim Thuy. •Feb. 11: Celebrate Black History Month with author Dalton Higgins, 7-8 p.m. His new book ‘Rap N’ Roll’ looks at the politics, messages and global reach of hip hop and rap music in today’s pop culture. •Feb. 12: Kids’ Valentine’s Day, 4-5 p.m. Songs and stories. Make a Valentine’s Day butterfly. Drop in. •Feb. 16: Moon Watch Party, 7-8 p.m. A hands-on program for all ages, presented by astronomers from the Dunlap Institute. Look through a telescope at the mountains and craters on the moon. Info: 416-393-7717, ashdaleevents@gmail.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca. Library is wheelchair accessible.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Feb. 10 – Out of Africa (1985); Feb. 17 – Elsa & Fred (2014); Feb. 24 – The Deep Blue Sea (2011) •Feb. 11: eh List Author Series presents Governor General’s Award winner George Elliott Clarke and his latest novel, Motorcyclist, 7 p.m. Inspired by Clarke’s father, this story follows the travels and romantic exploits of Carle Black as he tours the back roads of the east coast striving for pleasure, success, and host of all, respect. Book signing to follow. Info: 416-393-7703
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •Feb. 12, 19, 26: Story Times, 10:30-11 a.m., drop-in for ages 5 and under with parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities. •Feb. 17: Triage – Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma, 2 p.m. This documentary follows the former head of Doctors Without Borders as he faces humanitarian decisions in Africa. •Feb. 26: Following the Freedom Route, 1:30 p.m. Down to Earth Conservation Education journeys the freedom route from Africa to the hills of Jamaica and the underground railroad. Info: 416-396-8940
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.
Alpha Course: New Perspective & Life Changing Dinner & Discussion at Danforth Community Church, 1050 Danforth Ave., beginning April 6, 6-8:30 p.m., for 12 weeks. Life is challenging. We have questions. Especially, “Is there more to life than this?” Alpha is a safe place to examine your most probing questions and get answers. It’s for everyone, without pressure or expectations. Each session includes a meal, video talk and open conversation. To register, please call the church 416-461-6061, www.danforthchurch.ca/alpha
Free Low Income Tax Clinics at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Wednesdays in March, 6:30-8 p.m., by appointment only. Volunteer CPAs will help prepare personal tax returns for those with gross household income of less than $30,000 (no dependents) or less than $40,000 (dependents). Info: Cameron or Jasmin 416-691-1113
Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. •Feb. 9-22: Hearts and Plaids Sale – Valentine jewels and plaid shirts! $2 jeans and 50% off winter clothes. Pegasus is a not for profit store which funds community programs for adults with disabilities.
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
Salvation Army East Toronto, 107 Cedarvale Ave. •Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Info: 416-467-7416
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. 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
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. •Christian Meditation/Discussion Group, Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
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: www.kruc.ca. 416-699-6091
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. •Sunday Worship Service: 10:30am. Nursery care & children’s activity time available. •Feb. 10: Speaker Series, 7:30 p.m. “Flight & Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada” with Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner. •Feb. 13: Canadian Food for Children volunteer, Jeanene Luckhard, speaks about the missions the charity group serves. •Feb. 18: Time of Meditation, 7 p.m. •Feb. 20: Bach on the Beach Series, 4:30 p.m., featuring Patrick Dewell and Elizabeth Anderson on the organ. •Feb. 21: Bach: Uncovered, 3 p.m., featuring a concert by the Orpheus choir. •Feb. 25: Time of Meditation, 7 p.m. •March 5: Jazz & Reflection, 4:30 p.m. Gospel Jazz: Down by the Riverside, featuring the Jake Hiebert Trio. •March 9: Speakers Series, 7:30 p.m. “The Man Who Learned to Walk Three Times” a memoir by Peter Kavanagh. Info: 416-691-8082, www.beachunitedchurch.com. We are on Facebook and Twitter @NewBeachUnited
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). •Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. Info: www.birchcliffbluffsuc.org
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