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Oct. 22: All-Candidates Meeting for French Public School Board Trustee (Ward 3 Viamonde schools: La Mosaique, Gabrielle-Roy and College Francais) at Kimbourne United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd., 7:30-9 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.)
Oct. 22: VETS Animal Charity event at The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E., 7 p.m., supporting pet kids in crisis. Every ticket gives you an opportunity to win an Alaskan cruise for two courtesy Expedia Cruise Ship Centre. See Roxanna perform live. Appetizer and dessert reception, swag bags, lots more. $55 General Admission, $85 VIP Floor seats. Tickets:, 416-690-0625
Oct. 24: Poppies, Poetry and Song: A Remembrance of The Great War, at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 7:30 p.m. Poems by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, John McCrae and others read by Rev’d Canon Michael Burgess. Songs from the homefront performed by members of the choir. Refreshments at intermission. Admission $10 adults, free for youth 18 and under. Parking available. Info: 416-691-4560,
Oct. 24-26: Beach Studio Tour 20th Anniversary, Friday 6-9 p.m, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit 22 artists in 13 locations in the Beach. Free admission. Info: 647-206-1534,
Oct. 25: Williamson Road Public School 100th Anniversary Open House at the school, 24 Williamson Rd., 1-4 p.m. Reconnect with your classmates, share photos and memories. Learn about the Williamson Road Centennial Legacy Project. Info and registration:
Oct. 25: Monsterbash at Adam Beck Junior Public School, 400 Scarborough Rd., 4-7 p.m. Haunted house, hay maze, science lab, photo booth, great food and treats! Fun for the entire family. Info: 416-393-1682
Oct. 26: Halloween on Queen, presented by The Beach Village, at Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens, noon-4 p.m. Face painting & Halloween hair-do’s, pumpkin decorating & carving contests, music, stilt walker, fortune tellers, Zero Gravity Circus performers, Scot Free and mind-reading magician, Rob Testa, prizes and more. Costume parade 2 p.m. from Kew Gardens to Ivan Forrest Gardens. Info:
Oct. 27: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Topic: Diet for Osteoporosis. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
Oct. 28: Local photographer and Beach Metro News ‘Deja Views’ columnist David Van Dyke talks about The Beach: Then and Now at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., 7-8:15 p.m. Presented by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society and the Toronto Public Library. Free. All welcome.
Oct. 29: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Executive Meeting at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. Open to all members. Regroup after at The Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd., for Pints and Politics. Info:
Oct. 30: Free Seniors’ Movie – “The Trip to Italy” with Steve Coogan, 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.
Oct. 31: Halloween Costume Dance at R.C.L. Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Music by Uncle Neil and The Other Guys. $10 cover. Great prizes for costumes. Tickets at bar. Everyone welcome.
Oct. 31: Halloween Party at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., 7 p.m. We invite the community to our free celebration. Boo do you know? Prizes for best costume.
Nov. 1: Raising the Roof Benefit Concert at Glen Rhodes United Church, 1470 Gerrard St. E., 7:30 p.m. Featuring the Toronto Cantata Chorus performing a variety of sacred, folk, and modern songs from around the world in support of food sharing and other ministries in the east end. Tickets $20 (children under 10 free), available at door or at 416-465-3755 or
Nov. 1: Silent Auction at Main Street Terrace, 77 Main St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Silent auction, bake sale, raffles. Do your Christmas shopping with us and help provide a special Christmas for our residents. All proceeds to the Residents Benefit. Info: Lori 416-690-3001 ext 227
Nov. 1: Christmas Bazaar at St. Nicholas Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (east of Warden), noon-3 p.m. Wonderful crafts and Christmas decorations, baked goods, candies, preserves, books, attic treasures, tasty meat pies, lunch, and more. Info: 416-691-0449,
Nov. 1: Pancake Eating Contest at Beachside Grill, 1922 Queen St. E., 4 p.m., a fundraiser for SickKids Hospital. Entry fee $20. Info: 416-346-1661
Nov. 2: An Equal Music Concert at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 1:30 p.m. Featuring CBC’s Tom Allen and a TSO string ensemble. Music and readings inspired by Vikram Seth’s book. $20, kids 12 and under free. Info: 416-699-6091,
Nov. 2: Scarborough Central Lions Christmas Craft Sale at Birchmount Community Centre (Birchmount & Kingston Rd.), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 55 craft vendors, snack bar. Info: Lion Mary Duff 416-438-4471
Nov. 6: Beach Photo Club Meeting at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:15 p.m. Topic: Images from Canadian Press, with Graeme Roy. Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Everyone from the novice to the experienced is welcome.
Nov. 8: Christmas Bazaar at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Children’s Fun Fair noon-3 p.m. Bake table, jellies, jams, preserves, book sale, Christmas crafts, country crafts, jewelry, tea room. Info: 416-699-6091,
Nov. 8: Enjoy a Steel Pan Concert featuring the Gemini Pan Groove at St. Luke’s Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. (at Cosburn), beginning with soup and dessert at 6:30 p.m., followed by concert. Tickets $20 per person, purchase at door. Parking available. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
Nov. 8: Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Home baking, preserves, jams & jellies, crafts, knitting, sewing, Granny’s attic, Country Store, silent auction, quilt raffle, luncheon and lots more. TTC 116 & 86 pass by. Handicapped accessible.
Nov. 8: Christmas Bazaar at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 31 & 35 Wood Glen Rd. (at Kingston Rd.), 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Attic treasures, basket draws, Christmas and everyday sewing, PJs, latest style knitted scarves and socks, baby gifts table, silent auction, jewelry, baking, tea room, quilts, and more. Info: 416-699-3084,
Nov. 8: Beachers German Meetup at Juice & Java Café, upper level, 2102 Queen St. E. (corner of Wineva), 11 a.m., for local, native German speakers to chat in German to maintain our native language. Please RSVP Martina,, 647-208-1810
Nov. 15: Christmas Bazaar at St. Theresa Shrine Church, 2559 Kingston Rd. (at Midland Ave.) 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Homemade apple pies, Christmas table, baking, crafts, raffles, white elephant and lunch room.
Nov. 15: Christmas Bazaar at Chester Village, 3555 Danforth Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: Norman MacInnes 416-466-2173
Nov. 18: Beach Garden Society Annual General Meeting & Seasonal Decoration Demonstration at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:15-9 p.m. New members and guests welcome. Light refreshments served. Info:,
Nov. 29: Craft Sale at St. John the Baptist Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Local artisans will have crafts and gifts for the home and the holidays at this popular annual sale. Lunch and home baking too. Vending table inquiries: Genny Stock
Nov. 30, Dec. 7: Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show at 17 Jeavons Ave. (off Birchmount Rd.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See our two floors of model railroads in HO and N scale. Admission: $5 adults, $2 children, $3 seniors. Info: 416-262-9971,
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
Wednesdays: Free Drop-in Playgroup at St. Aidan in the Beach, corner Queen St. E. & Silver Birch, 10 a.m.-noon. As the weather becomes colder, pre-school tots and their caregivers are welcome to drop in for a time to socialize and play. Enter by the main church door and go downstairs.
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults will begin Wednesday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (There will be NO Thanksgiving lunch at Corpus Christi Church on Monday, Oct. 13) •Mondays at Waverley Road Baptist Church (129 Waverley Rd.), hosted by Corpus Christi Church •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
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Nov. 4: Sharon Baltman: Escape From the Bedside, 7 p.m. Local author, Sharon Baltman, reads from her book, a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Oct. 23: LEGO Club, 4-5 p.m., for ages 6-12. Registration required (last session) •Oct. 24: Youth Advisory Group (YAG) Meeting, 4-5 p.m. Earn volunteer hours while helping us to create a better library for youth in the community. Registration required. •Oct. 30: Halloween Party, 4-5 p.m. Explore the haunted room in the library, create scary crafts and show off your Halloween costume on the fashion runway. •Oct. 30: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. “The Secret Agent” by Joseph Conrad. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
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. Info: Paul Williams 416-699-2518
Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® combines mindfulness with unique, gentle movement patterns to restore your energy, re-organize your body & revive your creativity & enthusiasm for life. Feel more grounded & alive! Free Introduction Class, Sunday, Oct. 26, 1-2:30 p.m., at the Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. E. (Classes: Wed. 6:15 p.m., Sat. 12:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.). Your first class is FREE! Info: or call for free introductions. Registration: Marlene Kennedy 416-406-0054
Children’s Choir invites new members. St. John the Baptist (Norway) invites children ages 7-12 to join our choir. We offer a multi-generational choir experience and a strong skills development program for children which includes the Royal School of Music’s “Voice for Life Training Program.” Under the leadership of choirmaster, Melva Treffinger Graham, M.Mus., children learn to read music, sing well and build confidence and faith in performance – quality music education for free! Info:, 416-691-4560
Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. Last chance for Halloween. On now till Oct. 28: Cocktail Accessories 50% off! Brand New Giftware and Beauty 50% off from Oct. 29 to Nov. 8. Pegasus is a not for profit store with all proceeds supporting programs for adults with disabilities.
Vendors wanted for the Beaches Artists’ & Artisans’ Show & Sale to be held at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Drive, on December 6, 13 & 20. Applications available from M. Livingstone at
Toronto Beach Chorale – New Concert Season. •Dec. 6: John Rutter’s Magnificat plus seasonal favourites, soprano soloist Alexa Wing, 7:30 p.m. •Good Friday April 3: F. J. Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, 7:30 p.m. •May 9: Georg F. Handel’s Four Coronation Anthems including Zadok The Priest, 7:30 p.m. Admission: General & Youth (7-18) $20 & $10 ($25 & $12 at the door, cash only). Children under 7 free. Special Ticket offer: 3-ticket “Flex Pack”. Info:
Club Z! Free Study Skill Workshops at the Beaches Recreation Centre, Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m. Students grades 5-10 can participate in a series of 4 interactive, cognitive based, free workshops to help them learn how to: set goals, increase long term memory to study more effectively, improve organizational skills and manage time. Space is limited. Registration: 416-562-0359,
Beaches Alpine Ski Club 2015 season. Depart Ashbridges Bay 8 a.m., depart ski hills 4 p.m. New members welcome! •Jan. 7: Blue Mountain •Jan. 21: Osler •Feb. 4: Alpine •Feb. 16: Craigleith •March 4: Osler. Info: Ann Morgan 416-694-6676,
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. •Vendors wanted for Annual Bazaar on Dec. 6, 8 a.m.-noon •Women’s Way Self Defence – 2 day course, Nov. 9 & 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., facilitated by Instructor Marilyn Walsh. $20 per woman. Lunch included. •Kidproof Safety Workshops presented by CC55 at Main Street Library, 137 Main St. Topics: Never Bee Lost, Cybersafe, Strangersmarts and At Home Alone. Registration for courses, and info, at 416-691-1113 x 223,
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. •Bible Study - Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. •Interfaith Lunch Program, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Jazz and Reflections, Nov. 1, 4:30-5:15 p.m., featuring Kyle Marshall and Don Thompson Duo. •Nov. 29: Christmas Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring meat or veg pies, crafts, gifts, décor for the home and for you, baking, jams and jellies. Info: 416-691-8082, We are on facebook and twitter @NewBeachUnited
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:
Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (between Gerrard & Kingston). Know you are welcome at our neighbourhood church. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Nursery, Sunday School & twice monthly Youth. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot off Benlamond. Pastor: Alan Roberts. Info: Pastor 416-691-4721,,

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