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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,
Sept. 20: Beach Garden Society Meeting and Flower Show at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., refreshments 7:15 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m., Fall Flower Show 9 p.m. featuring 40 horticultural and design categories. Guest speaker: Paul Laporte – Building Biodiversity with Native Woodland Species. Learn about the role native plants play in the life cycle of insects/pollinators.
Sept. 23, 24, 25: Beach Guild of Fine Art Fall Show and Sale “Art in the Beach” at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. (north of Queen St.), Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Acrylic, oil and watercolour painting, mixed media and hand-pulled prints, note cards and small works of art under $200. Community art raffle will honour long-time Guild member Jennifer Cline. Free admission. Info:,
Sept. 24: Folk & Rock Concert with RPR (formerly Tanglefoot) at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m. These versatile performers create a memorable experience with their music, stories, laughter and reminiscences. $20, kids 12 and under free. Info: 416-699-6091,
Sept. 24: Smiling Blue Skies Walk to End Canine Cancer, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. On-leash walk from Kew Beach to Ashbridges and back, raising funds for the Ontario Vet College Pet Trust. Info:
Sept. 24: Police Seniors Safety Expo at Riverdale Collegiate Institute, 1094 Gerrard St. E., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Information lectures on fraud prevention, fire protection, pedestrian street safety, and community safety. Support services include seniors’ heath, recreation programs, public guardian info, housing and supportive services, and more. Presented by 55 Division Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC)
Sept. 24-Dec. 10: Ten Ecumenical Bible Study Sessions at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave., Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. Topic: the scriptural texts and music that inspired Handel’s ‘Messiah.’ The workshops, led by Sister Anne Norman from the Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine, feature discussion and questions. Fee is $30 and covers all sessions. Late registrants welcome. Ample parking. Info and registration: 416-694-5969
Sept. 26: Scarborough Osteoporosis Support and Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd), 10 a.m.-noon. Topic: the most recent findings on osteoporosis. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
Sept. 26-Oct. 1: Community Health and Wellbeing Week at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E. All welcome. No registration required. •Sept. 26: Raising sexually healthy children, 6-7 p.m. •Sept. 27: Understanding food labels, 4-5 p.m.; Cooking on a budget, 5-6 p.m.; Yoga, 6-7 p.m. •Sept. 28: Gentle Fit, 3-4 p.m. & 4-5 p.m.; Benefits for people on social assistance, 6-7 p.m. •Sept. 29: Smoking cessation, 6-7 p.m. •Sept. 30: Align your spine, 4-5 p.m. •Oct. 1: Brain Booster, 1:30-3 p.m. Info: 416-778-5805
Sept. 29: Ann Elizabeth Carson and The Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement present ‘Poetry and Dance’ at 6 Noble St. (Queen St. W. & Brock), 7 p.m. Free. Info & RSVP: 416-533-3706,
Sept. 29: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Bad Moms” starring Mila Kunis, 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. 1: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m., exploring Kingston Road Village. Meet at St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd.
Oct. 1: Kingston Road Village Harvest Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine. Children’s activities, bake sales, fun activities, special promos, great food, live music and more!
Oct. 2: Toronto Beach Chorale celebrates Canada Culture Days with a Free Open Rehearsal at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. (2 blocks west of Victoria Park Ave.), 3-5 p.m. Love to sing? Want to sing? Sing with the TBC and participate in Canada’s Culture Days celebration. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how choral music is rehearsed and practise a few vocal techniques as a member of the audience, guided by conductor Mervin William Fick. Info: email or visit or
Oct. 6, 7, 8, 9: Open House at Prana Yoga, 2245 Queen St. E., lower level. Official re-opening Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6-8 p.m. Meet our experienced teachers at our freshly-created space. Great giveaways, free yoga classes, performing musical artists and more. Complimentary snacks and beverages provided by local business owners.
Oct. 12: Electoral Reform Town Hall with Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith at St. Brigid’s Church, 50 Woodmount Ave., 7-9 p.m. Do you think a change to our electoral system requires a referendum? Info and RSVP:
Oct. 23: Waverley Road Baptist Church celebrates 125 years in the Beach. Worship Service 11 a.m. followed by a BBQ lunch, music, lots of activities for the kids and a Comedy Show at 7 p.m. with a former local comedian, Timmy Boyle. Info:
Oct. 30: Royal Canadian Legion Br. 73 90th Anniversary at 2 Robinson Ave., noon-7 p.m., hot lunch 1 p.m. Prizes, refreshments, Terry Chisholm “Elvis” impersonator. $10 per person. Info: 416-691-4763
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:
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
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Sept. 21 – Green For Danger (1947); Sept. 28 – Winter’s Bone (2010); Oct. 5 – The Desk Set (1957); Oct. 12 – Only Angels Have Wings (1939); Oct. 19 – Bridge of Spies (2015); Oct. 26 – This Gun For Hire (1942) •Oct. 1: Have Fun with Poetry, 2-4 p.m., an interactive workshop with poet/singer/songwriter Honey Novick. •Oct. 4: Senior Scams – If It Sounds Too Good to be True, It Probably Is!, 2-3 p.m., presented by 55 Division police. •Oct. 4: Beaches Historical Society presents ‘Architecture in the Beaches Community’ with Gene Domagala and Barbara Myrvold •Oct. 5: The Art of the Short Story – Russell Wangersky and Laura Trunkey, 7-8 p.m. An ‘eh List Author Series’ event. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Sept. 10: Chess Club, 1-2:30 p.m. •Sept. 22: Science Experiment, 4-5 p.m., for ages 8-12. Learn about electric circuits and make a mini flashlight. Registration required. •Sept. 29: Experiment with Science, 4-5 p.m., for ages 5-8. Make a salt painting, ice sculpture and DIY lava lamp. Registration required. •Mondays: Lunch Club, noon-12:45 p.m. Students drop in and play board games, cards, chess or work with Snap Circuits. 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.
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.
Beach Photo Club meets at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. Everyone from the novice to the experienced is welcome. The only requisite is an interest in learning about the photographic arts. •Sept. 8: Creating Riveting Slideshows. Info:
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.
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. Last Blast of Summer Sale. All summer clothes and shoes are 1 item for $5, 2 for $7 and 3 for $10. Sale on Brentleigh vases, your choice. Small vases for $5, large vases for $10. 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). Queen Bees & Trees on exhibit until Oct. 2. 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 Oct. 7. Info:
Notre Dame High School 75th Anniversary •Oct. 14: Open House at 12 Malvern Ave., 5-10 p.m. •Oct. 15: Eucharistic Celebration at Good Shepherd Church, 21 Simonston Blvd, Markham, 2 p.m. Mass; Banquet at Le Parc Banquet, 8432 Leslie St., 4:30 p.m. Tickets $75. Info:, 416-419-4055
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
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
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. •Beach Guild of Fine Arts Show: 6- 9 p.m. Fri. Sept. 23, 9-5 p.m. Sat. Sept. 24 & Sun. Sept. 25 •Beach Jazz & Reflection: Theme “Love” with Michael Lalonde Trio, Dylan Bell and Bill McBirnie, 4:30 p.m., Sat. Oct. 1 (freewill offering) •Interfaith Lunch Program begins Thursday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and continues every Thursday until spring, providing food and fellowship to all who come. •Knitting for Shivering Children Sat., Oct. 15, 10 a.m. •Music for the Soul Concert Series: Lora Bidner & The Visit, 2:30 p.m., Sat. Oct. 15 (freewill offering). Info: 416-691-8082, We are on Facebook and Twitter @NewBeachUnited
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All are welcome! Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. •Sept. 21: Messy Church - Theme is Love, 5:30-7 p.m. Join us for a fun evening with Family & friends. Music, arts & crafts & a healthy meal will be served. •Sept. 24: Jazz Vespers, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Michael LaLonde, bass, and Dylan Bell, piano, play a unique interpretation of jazz standards. Free will offering. •Sept. 25: War Time Radio Show auditions, 2-5 p.m. Re-create a 1944 radio show for the Remembrance Day production on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12. There are a variety of small/large roles for all ages, as well as music and comedy. To book an audition time, contact Brian Stevens at 416-691-9682. Info: 416-691-9682,
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: 416-691-2222,
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.
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,
Salvation Army East Toronto, 107 Cedarvale Ave. •Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Info: 416-467-7416