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Aug. 25-Sept. 22: Stress Management Course at Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m. Presented by AGEAC-Toronto. A minimal donation is suggested to help pay for the room rental. Info: 416-826-2219, 819-230-6162,,
Aug. 27: Free Seniors’ Movie 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. 28: Intentional Community Group, 6 p.m., looking for others interested in living with like-minded people into sustainability and living off the grid. Trades people especially welcome. Please text the time we can talk and I will call (not text) you back: 416-694-5550
Sept. 4: Opening Reception - April White at Artisans At Work, 2071 Danforth Ave., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Live music and refreshments. Show runs Sept. 4-11. Info:
Sept. 4-7: Artfest Toronto Fine Art & Craft Show at the Distillery District, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Painting, photography, sculpture, live music and much more. Free. Info:
Sept. 8: Public Meeting to amend Official Plan for Quarry re-development at Council Chamber, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Rd., 1:30 p.m. Info: 416-396-7020
Sept. 9: Open House for New Curlers at Scarboro Golf and Country Club, 7 p.m. Openings for all ages, sections, time slots and experience levels. Expert free instruction by our in-house “Pro”. No expensive equipment necessary to get started! Curling membership also includes a Social Membership allowing year-round access to clubhouse facilities and dining. For rates, email Info: 416-266-4546 ext. 224
Sept. 11: Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Millennium Garden, southeast corner Coxwell and Eastern Aves., 1 p.m. Light refreshments. Info: Nancy 416-691-1113 ext 224
Sept 11: Neighbourhood Link Support Services is hosting an Automotive and Aerospace Manufacturing Hiring Fair at Royal Canadian Legion, 9 Dawes Road. Looking for over 100 Engineers, Technicians and Assemblers. Registration is required. Please call Bindu at 416 691-7407 ext. 349
Sept. 12: The Marion Singers in Concert at St. John the Baptist, Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 7:30 p.m. Tony Browning, conductor. A varied program of classical choral works and music on the lighter side. Reception follows concert. Tickets $20. Tickets & info: 416-691-4560, Info:
Sept. 13: “Paws for Celebration” VETS Animal Charity 2015 Gala at The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E., 3 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.). This 19+ event features comedian Sandra Carusi and the aerial acrobatic prowess of Zero Gravity Circus. Tickets $35 each (lounge seating) or $1,000 for a table of 10 for main stage floor seats. Order by emailing or phone 416-690-0625. VETS Animal Charity is a local Registered Canadian Charity helping to save the lives of pets in crisis. Info:
Sept. 15: Beach Garden Society Meeting at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:15-9 p.m. Topic: Whistling Gardens Botanical Gardens by Darren Heimbecker. New members and guests welcome. Light refreshments served. Info:,
Sept. 17: Opening Reception - the Gather to Give show at Artisans At Work, 2071 Danforth Ave., 7:30-10:30 p.m. This show sparks the preliminary gathering of donated art works for the Mexican Solidarity Toronto Gala Fundraiser (Nov. 1). Info and how to donate art pieces:
Sept. 20: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Eastern Beaches, Kew Gardens to Balmy Beach Club, 10 a.m. Meet at the Leuty Lifeguard Station. Clean-up materials will be provided, along with snacks and refreshments. Info:
Sept. 21-24: Royal Canadian Legion Week at RCL Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 1-3 p.m. Canadian military history displays, memorabilia of our veterans past and present, veterans on hand to talk to – uniforms to try on and much more! Teachers invited to bring students. Contact Helen Pearce 416-690-6388 or email Info:
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
Thursdays: Beaches Mental Wellness Group at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7-8 p.m. Peers helping peers with issues affecting mental health. Summer meetings will be held on Thursdays until Sept. 3, returning to regular Tuesday meetings on Sept. 8. Info:
Tuesdays -Saturdays: Royal Canadian Legion, Baron Byng Beaches Branch 1/42, 243 Coxwell Ave., welcomes you for cards, darts, snooker, and Saturday entertainment. Info: 416-618-7999
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
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 to clients residing between Woodbine and Victoria Park, and Danforth to the lake. Donations of food accepted on those days. Enter from parking lot at rear of Calvary Baptist Church, Main and Benlamond. Info: Kathie or Ann 416-691-2899
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Aug. 26: Mr. Turner (2015). Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Aug. 26: Teen Movie Night, 6-7:30 p.m., for ages 13 and over. Come watch ‘Insurgent’, the sequel of the Divergent Series. A book copy will be given away as a door prize. Free popcorn too! Free. Info: 416-393-7783
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Sept. 8: Toronto’s Ravines – A Journey with Author Jason Ramsay-Brown, 7-8 p.m. Learn about the natural heritage and local history of over 100 Toronto ravines. •Sept 22: Bugs in the Belly – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!, 6:30-8 p.m. Our gut is home to trillions of bacteria which aid digestion and prevent infection. Find out what happens when ‘good’ bacteria fail us. •Sept 24: WoodGreen Resume Critiquing, 2-3 p.m. Answers to your job search questions. Drop in or call 416-645-6000 ext 2316 •Sept 24: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. “Life after Life” by Kate Atkinson. 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 Beach United Church, 140 Wineva 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:
Farmers’ Markets •Fairmount Park, Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. (to Oct. 21) •East Lynn, Thursdays 3-7 p.m. •Leslieville, Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (to Nov. 1)
Beach Village Movie Night in the Park at Ivan Forrest Gardens, starting at dusk. •Aug. 26 – Guardians of the Galaxy. Info:
Movie Night, 8:30 p.m, co-hosted by Councillor McMahon and the Friends of Parks groups. Bring your own chairs, blankets and friends! •Aug. 26 @ Fairmount Park – City of Ember. Info: 416-392-1376
The Psychic is In! Toni WolfHeart, psychic astrologer, at Juice and Java, 2102 Queen St. E. (Wineva & Queen), by appointment only or phone, Skype, email, text reads available. Info: Toni 647-449-5920,,
Toronto Beach Chorale singers wanted. All voices! TBC is a concert choir of 50-60 enthusiastic members that delivers quality performances and rehearses and performs locally. Our concerts have included guest soloists, actors and orchestras. Enhance your vocal skills in a friendly atmosphere. Ability to read music an asset. Rehearsals on Wednesdays beginning early September. Info: David 416-699-6634,,
Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. (at Silverbirch). Fall fashions arriving August 27! New items daily. Check-in often for surprise sales! Pegasus is a not for profit store. All proceeds support programs for adults with disabilities.
Bridge - Duplicate and Informal at Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd. (Queen St. E. & Lee Ave.), Fridays 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., starting Oct. 2. New players welcome! Info: Ada at
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. • Sunday Worship Service: 10:30am. Nursery care & children’s activity time available. Crafts every Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 416-691-8082, 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:
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: 416-699-6091
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) is again making it a little easier for anyone who can’t make it to Sunday services in the summer by holding services in July and August on Tuesday evenings downstairs in the cooler church hall. From July 7 to Sept. 1, casual, inspiring and interactive services will start at 7 p.m. followed by refreshments. Summer theme is “Discovering the Cure for the Common Life” featuring exercises that people can use in their daily lives. The Lost Pilgrims will take the service on Sept. 1, preceded by a barbecue at 6 p.m. Family-centred, contemporary services will also be held in August, on Sundays at 10 a.m. Info:
Corpus Christi Church, 16 Lockwood Rd. •Masses: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 5 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. with children’s liturgy. Info: 416-694-0382,
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks E of Main St.) •Masses: Saturday 4:30 p.m. (Contemporary Music), Sunday 9 a.m. (Children’s Liturgy), 11 a.m. (Choir) •Weekday Masses: Tuesday to Friday 8:15 a.m. •Reconciliation: Saturday 3:45-4 p.m. •Pray the Rosary each morning Tuesday to Friday, 20 min. before Mass. All welcome. Info: 416-698-1105,,
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:
St. Nicholas’ Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (one block east of Warden). Taking time to remember, celebrate and grow in the love of God at work in our world and in our lives, is a vital aspect of our spiritual faith journey. We gather together in worship, and for special events, which seek to develop and build our relationship with God and one another. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Said Service of Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Service with contemporary and traditional music, and Sunday School. Mid-week Service Wednesday, 10 a.m. All welcome.
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Summer Services- Join us on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. beginning June 28 and throughout July, August and Labour Day weekend, and on Wednesday evenings July 8 - Aug 26 from 7:30 to 8:30 for an informal service and conversational teaching. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick Ave.). Info: 416-699-6512,

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