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Aug. 24: Movie Night in Fairmount Park, 8:30 p.m. Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market and Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon present ‘Bee Movie.’ Popcorn available for purchase. Info:
Aug. 25: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Swiss Army Man” 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.
Aug. 27: Garage/Flea Market/Parking Lot Sale at St. Luke’s Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. (at Cosburn) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 30 vendors with lots of bargains. BBQ and refreshments for sale. Info: 416-421-6878 ext. 21
Sept. 6-Nov. 29: Ease your Anxiety at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen Street East, Tuesdays 2:30-4 p.m. (*must register in advance). Want tools to reduce your anxiety? Join us for 12 sessions to develop problem-solving skills, learn mindfulness, stress management, and self-care. Discover useful community programs and services. This program is free, see for Centre information. For program information, or to register please call Zari Atai 416-778-5805 extension 222
Sept. 10: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Meet at the northeast corner of Danforth Ave. and Main St. The walk will end at the old mill on Dawes Road. All are welcome.
Sept. 10: Afterglow Studio presents ‘Ivivva Comes to the Beach’ at 2034 Queen St. E., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Join us for a back to school celebration. Complimentary snacks and drinks provided by Freshii and David’s Tea. Sign up for our signature Glow Girls class, empowering our young girls,1-2:15 p.m. (ages 8-13) and receive a free Swag Bag. Inversion Workshop for Parents with Queenie Phair from 1-3 p.m. (all levels). Free Acro yoga demonstrations from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Intention bracelet and necklace making. Info:
Sept. 14: Climate Change Town Hall with Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MPP Arthur Potts, and Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon at Kew Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7 p.m., along with a panel of experts will discuss how individuals, businesses and government can fight climate change.
Sept. 19-23: Legion Week at RCL Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd. Open to the public Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Memorabilia of veterans past and present. Uniforms to try on and veterans on hand to talk to. For a special tour of an everlasting learning experience, contact Helen Pearce 416-690-6388, Info: 416-699-1353,
Oct. 12: Electoral Reform Town Hall with Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith at St. Brigid’s Church, 300 Wolverleigh Blvd., 7 p.m.
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:
Wednesdays: Mindfulness Meditation Group, 7:15 p.m. Free. Info:
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, visit
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 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
Sundays: Open Mic at Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave., 3-6 p.m. All ages and styles welcome. Host is Nicola Vaughan. Family-friendly. No cover charge. Info: 416-551-7560
Sundays: Special Meditation dedicated to World Peace at Atisha Buddhist Centre,1823 Gerrard St. E. 10-11 a.m. Without first developing inner peace, world peace will remain impossible to achieve. We all have within us the potential for peace and happiness. Cultivating this potential creates the harmony we seek. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy a guided meditation on Sunday morning. No experience necessary. Free.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. •Aug. 24 – The Lady In The Van (2015) •Aug. 31 – Alfie (1966) •Sept 13: Healthy Cognitive Aging – What the Research Tells Us, 7-8 p.m. Alexandra Fiocco of Ryerson University will talk about predictors and prevention of cognitive decline. •Sept. 17: At Home Alone – 5 easy steps to independence, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Help prepare your 10-14 year old to stay home alone safely through this fun and interactive workshop. Presented by Toronto Public Health. Call to register. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Aug. 23: 11th annual Storytelling Night, 7-8 p.m. Family-friendly stories from various cultures with Sarah Abusharar. Drop-in. •Aug. 24: Stop Motion Animation for Teens, 2-3 p.m. Create a stop-motion animation movie. Ages 13-19. Registration required. •Aug. 31: Snap Circuits for Teens, 2-3 p.m. Makes learning electronics easy and fun! Ages 13-19. Registration required. Info: 416-393-7717,, 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 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:
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 New members welcomed.
Farmers’ Markets •Leslieville Market (Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E./Coxwell), Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. •East York Farmers’ Market (East York Civic Centre park, 850 Coxwell Ave.), Tuesdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. •Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market (Fairmount Park, 1725 Gerrard St. E.), Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. •East Lynn Market (East Lynn Park, Danforth/Woodbine), Thursdays 3-7 p.m.
Movie Nights in the Park every Wednesday until August 31! Presented by The Beach Village. You voted on your favourite movies, now come out and enjoy them with your friends and family! Screenings will rotate between Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens Park. Free admission and free popcorn! Info and full schedule:
Toronto Beach Chorale. Singers wanted – all voices, limited openings. TBC is a concert choir of 55-65 enthusiastic members that partners with soloists, orchestras and actors to present quality performances. We rehearse and perform locally. Enhance your vocal skills in a friendly atmosphere. The ability to read music is strongly recommended. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings beginning early September. Contact David at 416-699-6634 or More info: or
Toronto Beach Chorale 2016/17 Chorale Scholars Program. Want choral concert experience at no cost? Are you between the ages of 19 and 25 years? TBC is holding auditions for all voice parts as we continue our Choral Scholars Program. Enjoy choir experience with no membership fee while enhancing your vocal skills and expanding your musical knowledge during our four-concert season. TBC is an auditioned concert choir of 55-65 voices, rehearsing and performing locally. Our singers share a passion for great choral music and a strong commitment to sharing the wonderful gift of music. Contact David at 416-699-6634 or or visit or
Flow in the Park. Free yoga classes at Kew Gardens Park. Every Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. until September 21. Classes are suitable for students of all levels. Classes sponsored by Afterglow Studio. Donations to Friends of the Beach Parks are welcome.
The Psychic is In! Toni “Wolfheart” Johns at Juice & Java Café, 2102 Queen St. E. in Toronto Beaches. By appointment only. Johns is a Psychic Astrologer with 40 years experience. Call/text Toni at 647-449-5920, email Info: Psychic consultations are for entertainment purposes only.
Pegasus Thrift Shop, 931 Kingston Rd. •Aug. 23-27: The sale you have all been waiting for! The Pegasus end of summer 50% off Sale •Aug. 29-Sept. 3: Start of our Back to School sale. Avoid mall prices on household items, linens, fashion, and printers. Thank you for your continued support of Pegasus Day Programs for disabled adults.
September at Studio 888, 2359 Queen Street East (south side just east of Balsam). Featuring Gail Williams, Donna Chudnow & Jane Murdoch Adams from September 8 to October 2. Weds, Thurs & Fridays 2-6 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays NOON-4 p.m. and also by chance (open lots) & by appointment. Info: 416-200-5551,,
Bridge, Duplicate at Beaches Recreation Centre, 4 Williamson Rd., Fridays 10.30 a.m. Players of all levels are welcome. Starts Sept. 30. Info:
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. Next meeting is Monday, September 19, 2016. Social Hour 7 p.m., Business meeting 7.30 p.m. Sign-up for interest groups 8.30 p.m. Info: Janet Holt 416-293-8822
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services throughout the summer are at 8:30 & 10:30 am (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All are welcome! Summer Worship Service 10:30 a.m. •Aug. 27: Jazz Vespers with Tom Reynolds, piano, & Paul Novotny, bass, 4:30- 5:15 p.m. Free will offering. •Sept. 10: Praise, Gospel & Blues Family Service, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Join us for some great music! Info: 416-691-9682,
Beach United Church. Come and join us at 140 Wineva Ave. All are welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Enjoy singing? Join the Sunday Singers rehearsal from 9:30–10 a.m. prior to the service. Info: 416-691-8082, 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: 416-699-6091
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). •Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. Info:
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:, 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:
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,
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.
Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Rd. (just north of Queen St.). Sundays, 11 a.m. You are invited! Our services feature contemporary music and interesting messages to help you to know God better. Info: