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March 24: Beach Garden Society Meeting at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:15-9 p.m. Topic: A Rooftop Food Garden with Katie German of FoodShare. New members and guests welcome. Come early and enjoy informal discussions with members. Light refreshments served. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Info:,
March 25: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Meeting at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. This meeting is open to ALL members and Liberal thinkers in our community. Regroup after at The Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd. for Pints & Politics. Info:
March 26: Tenebrae Service at St. John’s Church, 794 Kingston Rd., 7 p.m. Join us as we seek to recapture Jesus’ Passion with the sacred words and beautiful music composed by Toronto’s Healey Willan. A unique preparation for Easter. Info: Paul Williams 416-699-2518
March 26: Free Seniors’ Movie – “The Imitation Game”, 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.
March 27: Silent Auction at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 6-8 p.m. Info: 416-691-1113
March 28: Spring Fling at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., 7-11 p.m. Dance the night away to the music of Glenn Reid and Boogaloo, with music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Refreshments, wine, beer, soft drinks. Tickets $15 available online at (please include “Dance Tickets” in the subject line). Proceeds to Churches By The Bluffs Community Services Food Bank, Shower Curtain Productions, and ministries of worship, pastoral care and outreach. Info: 416-694-4081,
March 28: Scarborough Seedy Saturday & Green Fair at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd. S. (south of Kingston Rd.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Organic seed sale and exchange, workshops, and green tradeshow with 40+ vendors: heirloom seeds, eco products and exhibits, bee products, worm composting, gardening experts and associations, and more. Kids activities! And recycling collection of used office electronics and household batteries. Hosted by eco-teams from St. Agatha Catholic School, Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, and Seeds of Diversity. $2 or PWYC. or
March 28: Earth Hour Lights Out! at Kew Gardens, Queen St. E. & Lee Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Join the Beaches 3rd annual event, featuring music, singing and dancing in the park illuminated by paper lanterns. Info:
March 28, April 25,May 30: Beaches Artists’ & Artisans’ Spring Market at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Unique gifts and spring fashions for you and your home, created by local artists. Shop for Easter and Mother’s Day. Vendors change monthly. Applications:
March 29: Glorious Brass Concert at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 3 p.m. Ten of Canada’s finest brass players gather for a joyful celebration of all things brass. $20, kids 12 and under free. Info: 416-699-6091,
March 30: Annual Meeting of Applegrove Community Complex at 60 Woodfield Rd., 6:30 p.m. Applegrove expects two vacancies on the Board of Directors. For info, visit or contact the Executive Director by Feb. 25. Meeting includes light supper, speaker, the annual report and awards. To vote, membership must have been obtained by Feb. 27. RSVP: 416-461-8143.
April 2: Beach Photo Club at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:15 p.m. Topic: Curating a Photo Exhibition. Group meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Everyone from the novice to the experienced is welcome. The only requisite is an interest in learning about the photographic arts. Info:
April 3: Toronto Beach Chorale presents Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass (a.k.a. Missa in Angustiis, Hob. XXII:11) at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m. An orchestra joins the TBC and guest soloists for this performance. Tickets: $25 ($20 advance), youth 7-18 $12 ($10 advance), children under 7 free. Tickets available online or at door (cash only). Check website for special discounts:
April 5: Beaches Lions Club 49th Annual Easter Parade, along Queen Street from Neville Park Blvd. to Woodbine Ave., 2 p.m.
April 11: Beaches Spring Sprint, along the boardwalk starting/ending at Balmy Beach Club. 5km run/walk for adults/seniors, 2km run for children, 2km walk for seniors. Registration is March 30, 31, April 1, 7 & 8 at Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd., 7-9 p.m. Info: 416-392-0740
April 18: Neighbourhood Clean-up, hosted by East Toronto Neighbourhood Association, 10 a.m.-noon. Bring a rake (if you can) and help tidy up Norwood Park, Kimberley School yard and No-Name Park. Info:
April 21: Health & Wellness Fair at Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd., 3-8 p.m. Over 45 exhibitors offering onsite consultations, unique gifts and samples, nutritional and fitness guidance, mini workshops and presentations, children’s area, and more. Free admission. Info: 416-396-4310
April 21: Beach Garden Society Meeting & Flower Show at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:15-9 p.m. Presentation: ‘Nature’s Relationship in the Garden’ with Martin Galloway. New members and guests welcome. Come early and enjoy informal discussions with members or check out our library. Light refreshments served. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Info:,
May 23: Springfest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd./Warden), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Baked goods, books, CDs, toys, gently used household items and clothing. Enjoy a delicious breakfast sandwich or BBQ lunch. Knife and blade sharpening available. Collectible cars on display.
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:
Wednesdays: Chez Helene’s Wednesday Night Salon at 1437 Kingston Rd. (at Warden Ave.), 8:30 p.m. An open stage for talents of all kinds – dance, music, poetry, rap, etc – in an intimate café. Coffee, tea and delectable sweets served by Helene Nicole. This is an opportunity for French and non-French speakers to perform and meet with others. 10 minutes stage time, or 3 songs. 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
Fridays: Bridge – drop-in program for older adults at Beach Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. If interested email or call 416-686-5292.
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. March 25 – A Fish Called Wanda (1988) •March 26: Marketing Your Fiction Book, 7 p.m. Find out how the synchronicity of series characters and plot affects book marketing, and learn about recent publishing innovations. Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •March 26: Storytellers from Away - Michael Parent, 1:30-2:30 p.m. In collaboration with the Toronto Storytelling Festival, Parent visits from Maine with stories and songs from his Franco-American heritage. Info: 416-393-7783
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •March 26: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. March selection: “Late Nights on Air” by Elizabeth Hay •March 27: Youth Advisory Group (YAG), 4-5 p.m. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •March 31: Monarch Butterfly Migration, 7 p.m., a discussion about the migration through Rosetta McClain Gardens. •April 7: An Afternoon of Roma Stories, 1:30 p.m. Travel the world of the Roma, through stories of magic, humour and adventure. •May 5: Heritage Trees – Preserving our Natural Roots, 7 p.m., a lively and illustrated talk. Info: 416-396-8940
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
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:
Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. 50% off all winter apparel, footwear, purses, etc., now until April 4. Visit us on Facebook. Pegasus is a not for profit store with all proceeds supporting programs for adults with disabilities.
Free Snooker Clinic during April and May at Baron Byng Beaches Br 1/42 Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave. Learn to play snooker on regulation tables. Pool cues can be supplied. Info: 416-465-0120
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services are 8:30 & 10:30 new 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. •Holy Week & Easter Services - Palm Sunday, March 29, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday, April 3, 10:30 a.m.; Easter Vigil, April 4, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, April 5, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. •Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care & children’s activity time available. •March 29: Palm/Passion, 10:30 a.m. •April 2: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. •April 3: Good Friday service, 10:30 a.m. •April 4: Holy Saturday, 6 p.m. potluck supper and documentary ‘1000 Stars’ •April 5: Easter Day services, 6:45 a.m. at Leuty lifeguard station, Communion service 10:30 a.m. • Interfaith Lunch Program, Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Jazz & Reflection, April 11, 4:30 p.m. – Cadence (a cappella) •Speaker Series, April 8, 7:30 p.m., ‘Under the Visible Life’ with author Kim Echlin. 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 for inspiring Lenten and Easter services •Palm Sunday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. •Maundy Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m., potluck supper and service with communion. •Good Friday service, April 3, 10:30 a.m., will be at Kingston Road United Church and will feature special drama and music by both choirs. •Joyous Easter Service, April 5, 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Info:
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). •Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. •March 29: Palm Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m. •April 3: Good Friday Service – Knob Hill U.C., 10:30 a.m. •April 5: Easter Sunrise Service at Sunnypoint Park, 55 Sunnypoint Cres. (Kingston Rd./Brimley), 7:30 a.m. •April 5: Easter Service with Communion at Birchcliff Bluffs U.C., 10:30 a.m. Info:
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick Ave.). Celebrate Holy Week at St. Saviour’s. •April 2: Maundy Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m. •April 3: Good Friday Service, 10:30 a.m. •April 5: Easter Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m. Info: 416-699-6512,

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