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Jan. 27: Metabolic Balance Introduction at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m, a free talk with Nutritionist, Jane Durst Pulkys. Learn how to manage your hormones and metabolism through tailored dietary changes. Metabolic Balance works with your blood chemistry to achieve goals of gaining weight and muscle, maintaining current body state, or losing weight quickly and safely. Info:, 416-529-6326
Jan. 28: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Executive Meeting at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. This meeting is open to ALL members. Regroup after at The Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd., for Pints & Politics. Info:
Jan. 28: Spaces, Places, Faces – The Intersection of Art & Design at MadHus Café, 982 Kingston Rd., 7-9 p.m. How do art and design affect community sustainability? Take part in an interactive panel discussion followed by networking opportunities. Presented by East End Arts, Neighbourhood Arts Network, TAS, and Toronto Arts Foundation. Free but space is limited. Registration and info:
Jan. 29: Free Seniors’ Movie – “The Theory of Everything”, 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.
Jan. 31: Winter Carnival at Community Centre 55 and Kimberley P.S., corner of Main St. & Swanwick Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cross country ski races, toboggan races, snow shoe races, ice hunt, vendor tables, crafts, bake sale and lots more. Info: 461-691-1113
Feb. 1: The Jessica Stuart Few – indie folk-jazz power trio at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation Concert Series, 79 Hiawatha Rd., 2 p.m. Tickets $15. Info: 416-686-6809
Feb. 4: Workshop and Discussion about Queen Street Revival, with Ward 32 Councillor McMahon and Beach Village BIA, at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7 p.m., for residents and business owners in the Beach. Info: 416-392-1376
Feb. 5: Beach Photo Club at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:15 p.m. Joseph Hartman will talk about his large-scale photos of Hamilton, Ontario. Info:
Feb. 6: The Rockaholics – Rock ‘n Dance Party at the Balmy Beach Club (foot of Beech Ave., south of Queen St.), 8 p.m. Great band, great venue, great cause guarantees a great evening in support of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club paddlers and paddler programs. Tickets $15 advance or at the door. Contact Bev ( or Stuart ( for tickets and info.
Feb. 7: 10th annual Yoga-thon at Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Rd., 1-3:30 p.m. Local instructors will guide you through up to 108 Sun Salutations inspired by live music. Pay what feels good ($20 suggested) or get pledges to support services for young children and families. Snow date: Saturday, Feb. 28. Child minding ($5 per child) only if registered by Feb. 2. Info and registration: 416-461-8143,
Feb. 7: Winterfest 2015 at Fairmount Park, Gerrard St. E. & Bowmore Rd., 2-5 p.m. A free community event presented by Fairmount Park Ice Masters. Two ice surfaces offering hockey skills and shinny on one and pleasure skating on the other. Sledding, face painting, refreshments. Bring your used skates and skis to sell or exchange.
Feb. 7: Jazz and Reflections at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m. Featuring Jeff McLeod on organ and piano, with Alex Dean playing saxophone. Refreshments include free Fair Trade coffee. Free will offering and food bank items accepted. Info:
Feb. 10: 100 Women Who Care Toronto East meeting at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Looking to support smaller local charities but have limited time? If you are committed to helping others in the community, want to help make an immediate, direct and positive impact on neighbours, and are willing to donate $100 to charity four times a year, join us. Info:,
Feb. 13: Valentine’s Concert with Latin star Amanda Martinez at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 8 p.m. Bring your sweetheart to this Kingston Road Village Concert Series event featuring Martinez, called “one of the greatest voices in the world.” $20, kids 12 and under free. Info: 416-699-6091,
Feb. 14: Grocery Store Trip with East End Community Health Centre at Loblaws, 50 Musgrave St. (Victoria Park and Gerrard St.) from 2-4 p.m. Want to help your children build healthier eating habits? Join us for this fun, interactive trip to the grocery store. Your child will learn how to compare products and choose healthy foods. This program is free to parents and children (ages 8-12 years). See for Centre information. For program info or to register call Olivia at 416-778-5805 ext. 208.
Feb. 15: 8th annual Beach Village BIA Family Sunday in the Beach, noon-4 p.m. Join us at Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens for Winter Cottage in The City festivities: lumberjack and figure skating shows, ice sculptures, warming stations with Muskoka chairs, giant snow globes, music, and more. Prizes to be won! Ride the free vintage trolley on Queen Street. Info:
Feb. 15: “Rana Plaza: Victims of Fashion” Film Screening at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., noon-2 p.m. Presented by Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway and Beach United. The film is focused on the Rana Plaza disaster and the commemoration of its first anniversary. Discussion and light refreshments. Accessible venue. Info:
Feb. 16: East Toronto Neighbourhood Association celebrates Family Day in the Main/ Gerrard Sts. community. •Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 12 noon, starting at Main Street Library, 137 Main St., and ending at Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd. •Skating Party in Norwood Park (Norwood Rd., south of Gerrard), 2 p.m. Info:
Feb. 16: Winter Stations Kick-off at Kew Pavilion, foot of Lee Ave., 2 p.m. Event features unveiling of lifeguard station art installations, artist meet & greet, and refreshments.
Feb. 20: International Mother Language Day – A Community Celebration at Crescent Town Public School, 4 Massey Square, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (event starts at 8 p.m.). Presented by Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway and Scarborough Southwest MP Dan Harris. Outdoor commemoration at Monument, candle lighting, laying of wreaths and flowers, traditional songs. Light refreshments. Accessible venue. All welcome. Info:
Feb. 22: Legacy Fundraising Brunch at Tropicana Community Services, 1385 Huntingwood Dr., 12:30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, silent auction and marketplace, and keynote speech by the Ontario Fairness Commissioner at this family-friendly event. Tickets: Adults $60, children 12 and under $30. Tickets and info: Sylvia Waldron 416-439-9009 ext 237, Ettie Dawkins 416-493-7874
Feb. 22: Theologies of the New Testament Seminar with Rev. Douglas Varey at Kingston Road United Church library, 975 Kingston Rd., 12 noon. Light lunch, dessert, tea and coffee. Free. Info: 416-699-6091,
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
Second Tuesday of every 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:
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) •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. •Every other Tuesday at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.). Info: 416-691-6869
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Jan. 28 – Rushmore (1999), Feb. 4 – The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944), Feb. 11 – An Affair to Remember (1957), Feb. 18 – The Sting (1973), Feb. 25 – Harvey (1950). Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Feb. 25: Canadian Journalists and Coverage of the Gaza War, 7-8 p.m. Investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, explores how the war was covered by Canadian journalists. A Freedom to Read Week event. Free. Drop-in. Info: 416-393-7783
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Jan. 28 & Feb. 4: Pre-school Time, 10:30-11 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children 3-5 years, with parents/caregivers. Drop-in. •Jan. 29 & Feb. 5: Lego Club, 4-5 p.m., for ages 6-12. Registration required. •Jan. 30: Family Literacy Day – Storytelling, 4-5 p.m., with April Nicolle. All ages. Drop-in. •Jan. 31-March 7: Shakespeare for Kids, 2-4 p.m., for ages 7-12. Actors and educators from Shakespeare in Action Theatre Company lead kids through drama games and plays. Registration required. •Feb. 3: National Film Board screening of “Hue: A Matter of Colour”, 6:30-8 p.m., in recognition of Black History Month. Drop-in. •Feb. 5: Building Wealth for Retirement – Are You on Track to Retire at 50?, information session, 7-8 p.m. Registration required. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
East Toronto Climate Action Group are citizens who are concerned about smog, climate change and other environmental issues as they impact the city and particularly East Toronto. We welcome your involvement and support. Info:
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 Judy Orr 416-690-2123
Kindergarten Registration for children who will turn 4 years old by Dec. 31, 2015. Please bring proof of residence, child’s birth certificate, health card and immunization records. •Adam Beck P.S.: Feb. 12, 4-7 p.m. and Feb. 13, 8-11 a.m., by appointment only at 416-393-1682. •Kew Beach P.S.: Feb. 2-13 by appointment at 416-393-1810. For more information visit
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
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. •Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care & children’s activity time available. •Choir practice Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. •Crafts, Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Interfaith Lunch Program, Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Tuesday Night Study Group on Jesus and the Gospels, 7:15-9:15 p.m. from Jan. 6-April 14. •Cooking with Soul, Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-noon. Learn to make Turkish food. •Beat the Winter Blahs Fundraiser, featuring the rhythm n’ blues energy of The George Olliver Duo, Feb. 6, 8-11:30 p.m. Tickets $25. •Jazz & Reflections, Feb. 7, 4:30-5:15 p.m., featuring Jeff McLeod and Alex Dean. Free will offering. 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, 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
Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (between Gerrard & Kingston). Know you are welcome at our neighbourhood church. Visit with us to worship & experience our caring, extended family. 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,,
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. •Christian Meditation, Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. Info: 416-691-2222,
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,,
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,
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:
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 10:30 a.m. Info:, 416-699-5871
Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd. (S of Gerrard, W of Coxwell). Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Special children’s programs. Spirited choir. Are you searching for a community where people honour each other’s beliefs? Let us have the honour of supporting you on your spiritual path as you discover Unitarian Universalism. We are an open-minded inclusive congregation. Info:, 416-686-6809
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,

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