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Aug. 25-29: Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Back to School Open House at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr., 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free Study Skills Workshops for students in grades 6-10 (call 416-562-0359 to register as space is limited). Fun brain training activities, back-to-school specials from local businesses, raffles, games, prizes, and more.
Aug. 28: Free Seniors’ Movie – “A Most Wanted 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. 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:
Aug. 29: End of Summer Sizzler - a fundraising concert at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 8-11:30 p.m. Featuring the rhythm n’ blues energy of The George Olliver Duo with special guest Peter Mueller. Wine, beer and snacks available. Tickets $25 at Eventbrite or at the door. Info: 416-691-8082
Sept. 7: Fruit of the Vine Wine Tasting at Chabad House, 2273 Queen St. E., 2-4 p.m. Wine experts take us on a journey of vineyards, grapes and wine making as we sample a selection of fine wines from around the world. All welcome, only 19+ can sample wine. Info: Irith
Sept. 10: 35th-37th Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers Registration at St. John Norway Church, 470 Woodbine Ave., 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 13: Fall Rummage Sale at Main Street Terrace, 77 Main St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Rummage, baked goods, BBQ, raffle and more. All proceeds to the Resident Benefit Account. Info: Lori 416-690-3001 ext. 227
Sept. 15: ABCs of Children’s Mental Health at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St., 7 p.m., with speaker Bethann Levinson of Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. Parents often have questions about their children’s behaviour. Is it a sign something might be wrong? This presentation will address these concerns and gives practical suggestions for steps to take. Free. Childcare provided. Pre-registration requested to Donations to Beach food bank appreciated. Hosted by Calvary Baptist Church. Info:, 416-691-4721
Sept. 16: Beach Garden Society General Meeting & Show at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:15-9 p.m. Presentation by Richter’s Herbs “All about herbs and how to use them”. New members and guests welcome. Come early and enjoy informal discussions with members or check out our library. Light refreshments served. Info:,
Sept. 18: Free Movie Night “Shrek Forever After – The Final Chapter”, presented by Community Centre 55, at Norwood Park (Gerrard St. E. & Norwood Rd.). Event starts at 7:30 p.m., movie starts after dusk. Info: 416-691-1113
Sept. 20: Applegrove Fall Festival at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Something for everyone: Apple on a Spoon races, Apple-Tac-Toe, bouncy castles, entertainment, refreshments, local info, Arts and Crafts Marketplace, pet microchipping and more. Wear red for a free activity ticket. Info:
Sept. 20, 21: Beach Guild of Fine Art 20th annual Fall Show and Sale ‘Art in The Beach’ at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Paintings from over 40 Guild artists. Free admission, lucky draw, gift boutique. Opening reception Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m. Info:
Sept. 22-26: Royal Canadian Legion Week at RCL Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., Mon.-Thurs. 1-8 p.m., Fri. 1-3 p.m. Remembering the 100th Anniversary of WW1 “the War to end all Wars” and Birth of a Nation. 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:
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:
Wednesdays: 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: 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
Beach Photo Club meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, from September to June, at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:30 p.m. Everyone from the novice to the experienced is welcome. The only requisite is an interest in learning about the photographic arts.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Sept. 17: Planning for Retirement, 7 p.m. A representative from Chartered Professional Accountants Canada will discuss the need of a retirement plan, how to start planning early, and much more. •Sept. 24: The German Zeppelin Raids on England 1915-1918, 6:30 p.m. Aviation historian, Keith Hyde, will look at how Zeppelins were designed, constructed, powered and flown great distances. •Sept 25: Facts and Maybes about Black Holes and Time Warps, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Kipp Cannon examines what physics can tell us. •Sept. 27: Culture Days @ the Library, 11 a.m. Korean Dance Studies Society will perform a Sogo chum, a Korean traditional dance that uses at small hand-held drum. •Sept. 30: Acid Overdose – How Carbon Dioxide is Harming the Ocean, 6:30 p.m. Journalist and author Alanna Mitchell talks about her travels with scientists who are trying to understand how we’re changing the ocean’s chemistry. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Adult Crafternoon, Mondays, 2-3 p.m. Teach and learn knitting, quilting and sewing skills. Drop-in. •Adults’ Chess Club, Saturdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Drop-in and play casual chess. •Ashdale Writers Group, alternate Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Writers from the community get together. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •Sept. 16: Zino Magazine and Hoopla, 2 p.m. Learn how to download current issues of popular magazines to your computer and hand-held devices, and borrow digital music and videos. •Sept. 16: Raptor Watching at Rosetta McClain Gardens, 7 p.m., one of the best spots in the GTA to observe the fall migration of raptors (hawks, eagles, falcons). •Sept. 23: eh List Author Series, 2 p.m. Linda Holeman will read from ‘The Devil on Her Tongue’ •Sept 30: Beaches Read 2014, 2:30 p.m. As part of the Kingston Road Village Concert Series, read Vikram Seth’s ‘An Equal Music’ and take part in a lively book discussion. •Oct. 2: eh List Author Series, 7 p.m. Alan Levine will read from ‘Toronto: Biography of a City’. Info: 416-396-8940
Al- Anon at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Alateen members are welcome to attend. Info: 416-691-1113
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 meet monthly, and welcome your involvement and support. Info:
Family Service Toronto offers educational workshops for those caring for aging relatives, parents or friends. Sessions include: Coping with Change and Loss, Healthy Caregiving, and Advocating for Your Relative. Info and registration: Lynne Gallagher 416-595-9618
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 Judy Orr 416-690-2123
Business Connection Exchange (BCX Beaches Chapter) meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at The Beacher Cafe, 2162 Queen St. E. (at MacLean), 8-9:30 a.m. Info: Alison 416-839-9549,
Baby Time Program at Family Resource Connection, for parents and caregivers. Come join us for a time of singing and socialization. An opportunity to share resources and ideas with other parents and professionals. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Info: 416-690-0102
Fairmount Market runs Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Located at Fairmount Park (Upper Gerrard between Woodbine and Coxwell). Farm fresh produce and products. Artisanal dinner under the stars, live music and activities. Info:, @fairmountmarket
Leslieville Farmers’ Market runs Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Located at Jonathan Ashbridge Park (Queen St. E. between Coxwell and Greenwood Aves.) Info:
East Lynn Park Market runs Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Located at 1949 Danforth Ave. (just west of Woodbine Ave.) Info:
How are the Brits related to the Biblical Israelites? Come find out at 313 Sherbourne St., 2nd Sunday monthly, 2:30 p.m.
Have Fun This Summer! Join the Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club. Free lessons. Info: Fay 416-466-6598
Toronto Beach Chorale. Want to sing? Need to sing? Toronto Beach Chorale has openings for all voices. Looking for an excellent choir that rehearses and performs in the Beach and participates in community events? Are you an enthusiastic singer looking to enhance your vocal skills and expand your knowledge of music? Info: Brian McIntosh 416-817-2606,,
Toronto Beach Chorale “Choral Scholars PROGRAM” begins in September. Auditions will be held for all voice parts. Scholars will enjoy a free year of choir membership! If you are between 19 and 24 years of age, with a passion for great classical choral music, sing with us! Enhance your vocal skills; expand your musical knowledge. Weekly rehearsals Wednesdays 7-9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 3 at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. Info and to book your audition:
Just Between Girls Club. Friends, fun, fitness, community. A cool place for ‘tween’ girls to exercise, learn new skills, and be themselves. Activities focus on friendship, empowerment, self esteem and fun. Starts Friday, Sept. 26, 3:45-5 p.m., at Kingston Road United Church. Info:,
End of Season Sale ends Sept. 13 at Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. 50% off all summer clothing, shoes, purses, scarves, etc. New items daily. Something for the whole family. Visit us on facebook. Pegasus is a not for profit store and all proceeds support programs for adults with disabilities.
Beach Bridge Group looking for intermediate level plus members to play bridge on weeknights and/or weekends in Beach area. Info: Susan 416-691-5327
Autumn Writing Experience in The Beach. Award-winning author and long-time Beach resident, Rick Book, is leading two writing workshops for seven weeks during September and October. •Creative Writing workshop for adults, Wednesday evenings, Sept. 10 to Oct. 22. •Writing for Children workshop for adults, Thursday evenings, Sept. 11 to Oct. 23. Fee: $199. Info and registration: Enrolment in each workshop is limited to 10 adults with stories to tell.
Beach United Church. Join us at 140 Wineva Ave. for some rhythm and blues with the George Olliver Duo and special guest Peter Mueller. $25. Visit •Choirs start Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. •Senior Lunch Program resumes in Sept. •Interfaith Lunch Program starts Oct. 16, 11 a.m. •Jazz Reflection, Oct. 4, 4:45 p.m. with Paul Novotny, Joe Sealy and Barbara Lica. 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
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,,
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. Coffee and new friendships are Free! LGTB friendly. Summer services at 10 a.m. Info:, 416-699-5871
Away on weekends? Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen), is making it easier for anyone who can’t make Sunday services in the summer by holding services on Tuesdays, 7 p.m., from July 8-Sept. 2, downstairs in the “cooler” church hall, with dynamic new minister, Phillip Robillard. A variety of musicians will enliven each service and on Aug. 26 the popular group, The Lost Pilgrims, is not to be missed. Light refreshments after each service. 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 & 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,,
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. Our Kids Club is a great place for kids to play, grow and learn about Christian values and run concurrently with the service. Register (and info) at:
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. Join us for worship on Sundays, 9:30 a.m., throughout July and August. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
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. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick). Info: 416-699-6512,
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

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