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April 18: Beach Garden Society at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:30-9 p.m. Please join the Beach Garden Society as Marion Jarvie tells us everything we wanted to know and more about Japanese Maples. She will discuss planting, pruning and overall care in our gardens. Refreshments and engaging conversations provided by our members.Beach Garden Society “Beautifying the Beach for over 30 years”. Info: www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety/
April 19: Drug Policy Town Hall with Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith at Canadian Martyrs Catholic School (gym), 520 Plains Rd., 6 p.m. Learn more about the proposed legislation to legalize and regulate cannabis, and the recently-passed Bill C-37, at this panel discussion. Info: 416-467-0860, beynate.ca
April 19: Great Escape Bookstore Book and Film Club screens Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers on a Train’ at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., 7 p.m., followed by Q&A with film professor Kathleen Cummins. Info: 416-691-7150
April 20-22: Scarborough Players present ‘Tons of Money’ at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 8 p.m., April 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets $22 (discounts for students and seniors). Free parking, reserved seats, wheelchair accessible. Info: 416-267-9292, www.theatrescarborough.com
April 21: Retro 80’s Video Dance Party at St. Joseph Catholic School, 176 Leslie St., 7-11 p.m. DJ/VJ, lighting show and video screen, wine tasting with sommelier, appetizers/wine/beer, silent auction. 19+ only. Presented by St. Joseph Parent Council. Info: fundraiserstjoseph@gmail.com
April 22: Spring Pop-up Market at Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E., 2-7 p.m. Curated by ‘Bruha’s Cupboard’ and features 8 different vendors with products such as organic chocolate, natural skin care and funky house décor. Info: facebook event page Spring GAS Pop-up Market
April 22: Rummage & Bake Sale at Hope United Church (corner of Main & Danforth), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Baking, jewelry, books, clothes, shoes, purses, videos, records, tapes, kitchen items. Great bargains! Everything on sale!
April 22: Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine ‘Earth Day Clean Up!’ at 350 Beech Ave., 10 a.m.-noon. Join the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine this Earth Day to clean up our neighbourhood ravine! This is an event for all members of your family. We will meet at the Beech Ave. entrance to the ravine (Kingston Rd./Beech Ave.). Please bring your gloves, but we will provide the garbage bags, and some light snacks!
April 22: Daffodil Tea at The Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist, Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd), 1:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful tea, white elephant sale, prizes, books and bake sale. Tickets are $5, available at the door. Accessible venue, plenty of parking. Info: 416-691-4560, www.stjohnsnorway.com
April 22: Rummage/Garage Sale at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 9-11:30 a.m. Bargains & treasures galore! Clothing, shoes, jackets, purses, belts, etc. Linens, towels, housewares, small appliances, home decor, toys, cutlery, tools, sporting goods and more. You never know what you’ll find... ever watch Antiques Roadshow??? Come early for best selection. TTC 86 & 116 pass the door. Handicapped access. Parking entrance opposite 11 Crestwood
April 23: Free Chamber Choir Concert at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. & Silver Birch, 4:30 p.m. Cantorei Sine Nomine sings Renaissance music by Josquin: the sublime Miserere Mei.
April 23: 8th Don Mills Scouts Electronic Waste Free Recycling Fundraiser at Real Storage, 1 Woodfield Rd. (east of Leslie St. and Lake Shore Blvd. E.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop off televisions, computers, printers, photocopiers, ink cartridges, cell phones, batteries and more. Money is raised on pound of electronics collected. Proceeds support camp and event opportunities. Info and large item pickup: Luciamcdonough@gmail.com, 647-239-8668 or bdiesberger@gmail.com, 416-697-1208
April 24: Scarborough Osteoporosis Support and Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Topic: The Importance of Movement and Keeping Ourselves Fit. Admission and parking free. Info: 461-396-4051
April 25: SNYP (Spay/Neuter Your Pet) Mobile Clinic at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., by appointment only. Toronto Animal Services provides this service at low or no cost to people/families with household income of less than $50,000. Not for dogs over 30 lbs. To register: Shirin Yilmaz 416-778-5805 ext 226
April 26: Budget Breakfast with MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith at The Nooks General Store, 2005 Danforth Ave., 7:30-9:30 a.m. Food and drink provided. Info: www.beynate.ca
April 26: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Monthly Meeting at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. This meeting is open to ALL. Regroup after at The Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd. for Pints & Politics. Info: https://www.facebook.com/BEYFLA/
April 26, 27: Courageous Voices 2017 at E.A.S.T. Alternative School, 21 Boultbee Ave., 7-8:30 p.m.; additional performance May 3 at Metropolitan Community Church, 7-8:30 p.m. A performance by the Grade 8 students of E.A.S.T. Alternative. The script is a dialogue among chosen heroes and heroines composed entirely of their quotes. PWYC, suggested donation $10. Performance is not suitable for children under 10 years old.
April 27: Free Seniors’ Movie – “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling 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.
April 27: Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships present Temptations 2017 Fundraiser at Toronto Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave., 5-9 p.m. Silent and live auction, dinner, and entertainment by The GWood Band. Admission $20 includes dinner and door prize draw. To purchase tickets and/or donate: Sue McMahon 416-531-8447 ext. 1 or sue@tigp.org. Info: www.tigp.org/news/temptations-2017
April 29: Spring Fling Craft and Foodie Fair at Malvern Collegiate cafeteria, 55 Malvern Ave., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 72 craft and food vendors, book sale, entertainment by Guthrie School of Dance & pianist Brad Alexander. Grand prizes for 4 lucky winners. Free admission, and first 300 visitors receive a free gift. Free parking. Elevator available for those requiring assistance. Credit card transactions available. No ATM on site.
April 29: Spring Sale at St. Luke’s Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. (at Cosburn Ave.), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors wanted. Tables $30. Excellent time to showcase your products, crafts, or attic treasures whether new or used. To reserve a table, please call the church office 416-421-6878 ext. 21
April 29: CHOIR! East Toronto presents “Poppin’ Through the Decades”, 7 p.m., an evening of music. The concert is FREE. Donations will be accepted on behalf of L’Arche Toronto. Following the concerts, refreshments will be provided! Info: www.facebook.com/ourcommunitychoir
April 29: Historical Walk along Danforth Avenue with Gene Domagla, 1 p.m. Meet at NW corner of Woodbine and Danforth Avenues.
April 29: Spring Thaw Jazz at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr. (S of Queen St.), 8 p.m. Sit back and enjoy classic jazz grooves by legendary artists such as Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Wayne Shorter as well as fresh, original compositions presented by talented members of Toronto’s jazz and creative music scene. Refreshments will be served. This fundraising concert is in support of Truth and Reconciliation work. Tickets $20 at door or by calling 416-699-5871 or emailing office@beacheschurch.org
April 29: Free Open Mic Event at The Social Gardener Café, Riverdale Hub, 1326 Gerrard St. E., 5-8 p.m. Anyone wishing to express their creativity through poetry, music or stand up comedy is welcome. Our VEGAN cafe will also be open for those wishing to purchase coffee or food. We are hoping to make this an ongoing event every last Saturday of the month. Register or express interest: nathanielpenner@hotmail.com
April 29: Community Centre 55 Environment Day at 97 Main St. (corner Swanwick Ave. & Main St.), 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine. Accepting used electronics (proceeds from e-Waste go toward Centre 55's year round programs), art supplies, corks, costume jewellery, dress up clothing, and more. Info: 416-691-1113, cameron@centre55.com
April 30: Country Gospel Music Service at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., 10:30 a.m. Come clap your hands, sing along and enjoy the sounds of old time gospel music! Join us as we share spirituality through the beautiful words and lively melodies of traditional gospel songs. Featuring our choir and special guest musicians. All are welcome, and we provide nursery care. Info: www.bbuc.ca
Apr 30: Speaker from the Fred Victor Society about homelessness in Toronto during church service at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 10:30 a.m. Info: 416-699-6091, www.kruc.ca
May 2: Open House at Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club, 30 Ashbridge’s Park Rd., 6-9 p.m. Get into sailing this summer. Find out about our junior and adult learn-to-sail program or how to get out on the water without owning a boat. Info: 416-698-4498, www.abyc.on.ca
May 2, June 6: Art Café at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., 1st Tuesday of every month 2:30-3:30 p.m. Join us to express and explore your emotions and thoughts through drawing, painting, poetry writing, etc. No artistic skill required, explore your emotions and connect with other community members. Some supplies available – fell free to bring your own! This program is free. Visit www.eastendchc.on.ca for Centre information. To register, please call Zari Atai 416-778-5805 x 222
May 3: Junior & Senior Concert at Malvern Collegiate Auditorium, 55 Malvern Ave., 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Come celebrate the end of the school year with the Malvern music program as we present our annual spring concert in the Malvern Collegiate Auditorium. Raffle with prizes to be won. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
May 5: East York Barbershoppers Annual Auction at Harmony Hall, 2 Gower St. (just east of Dawes Rd.), early bird sale 7 p.m., auction 8 p.m. Many items up for auction, plus sales of beautiful hanging baskets, fresh fruit and vegetables, and frozen steaks. Admission $5 includes hot dogs, coffee, and snacks. All proceeds support the not-for-profit East York Barbershoppers and the charities it supports directly – Harmonize 4 Speech and the Harmony Hall & Senior Citizens Centennial Centre. Info: www.eybs.ca
May 5: Wildwind Flute Choir Concert at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St. (W of Midland Ave., N of Kingston Rd.), 7:30 p.m. 12 flutists from Durham play a variety of flutes and an inspiring selection of music. Tickets (available at door) $15, children under 13 are free. Tickets and info: 416-261-4222, stpauls.scarb@bellnet.ca
May 6: Spring Carnival at St John’s Catholic School, Kingston Rd. Featuring inflatable/bouncy castles, pony rides, farm animals and petting zoo, arts and crafts, Lego table, BBQ and ice cream, music, bake sale, and photo booth. Info: http://stjohnparents.weebly.com/
May 7: Spring Nature Walk with the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine, 1:30-3 p.m. Enjoy a walk up an old smugglers’ trail beside a spring-fed brook. Meet at NE corner of Glen Manor Road and Queen St. E. Led by Master Naturalist, artist and storyteller, Joanne Doucette. Moderate grade, some stairs, but pace will be reasonable. Please RSVP on Facebook or friendsofglenstewartravine@gmail.com
May 12: Choral Music at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (at Benlamond), 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful evening of choral music featuring the UMHB Elite Vocal Ensemble (University Mary Hardin-Baylor of Belton, Texas) followed by coffee & desserts. Admission $10.00 at the door.
May 14: O’Pears Folk A Capella Concert at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 1:30 p.m. Art exhibit by Karen Leslie Hall before and after concert. $20, kids 12 and under free. Community box lunch, 12 noon. Info: 416-699-6091, www.kruc.ca
May 16: Ward 31 Environment Day at East York Memorial Arena parking lot, 4-8 p.m. Drop off recycling, reusables and electronics, pick up free compost. Paper shredding, bike repairs and a BBQ, too.
May 18: Ward 32 Environment Day at Ted Reeve Arena parking lot (enter off Ted Reeve Dr. off Gerrard St. E.), 4-8 p.m. Drop off electronics (desktops, laptops, printers, etc.), household hazardous waste (cleaning supplies and solvents, paint, batteries, E-cigarettes, mercury thermometers, etc.), donate items (yarn, books, sporting goods, eyeglasses, etc.), exchange or pick up new green bins, pick up free compost. Info: 416-392-1376 or bit.ly/1eTvg9O
May 28: Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church 70th Anniversary at 35 Wood Glen Rd. (at Kingston Rd.), 10:30 a.m. All friends, family and alumnae are invited to the 10:30 celebration service with guest minister, The Rev’d Stephen Kendall (former Fallingbrook minister, now Principal Clerk, General Assembly). Celebratory lunch at The Toronto Hunt, 12:45 p.m. RSVP before May 15 to fboffice@rogers.com. Info: 416-699-3084 or fboffice@rogers.com
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: www.beachesmentalwellness.com
Sundays: Acoustic Open Mic at Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave., 3-6 p.m. Music genres include folk, pop, country, R&B, jazz. All ages and styles welcome. Hosted by Nicola Vaughan. All ages welcome. No cover charge. Info: 416-551-7560
Bridge, Duplicate at Beaches Recreation Centre, 4 Williamson Rd., Fridays 10.30 a.m. Players of all levels are welcome. Info: Agatha131@hotmail.com
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
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.
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunches will end Friday, May 19, and begin again in the fall. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (1810 Queen St. E.) •Tuesdays alternating at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) April 18, May 2 & 16 and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) April 25 & May 9 •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.) Info: 416-691-6869
Amazing Gadget Show at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (south side at foot of Spruce Hill). Show runs to April 30. Gallery hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 2-6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays noon-4 p.m. Info: 416-200-5551, studio888art@gmail.com, studio888.ca
Call for volunteer board members. East End Community Health Centre is a non-profit centre that provides health, social, and community outreach services to Southeast Toronto. We prioritize service to people who may experience barriers to healthcare—such as people with low income, newcomers to Canada, or cultural minorities. We are looking for community members who live in our catchment area and may be interested in volunteering as a board member. We especially encourage applications from people who represent our priority client groups. To learn more about the Centre, visit www.eastendchc.on.ca. To learn more about being a board member, please contact Joyce Kalsen, executive director, at 416-778-5858 by Thursday, May 4, 2017.
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30) •Mid-week Service, Wednesday 10:30 a.m. •Bible Study, Wednesday 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Blood Donor Clinic, April 21, 1:30-7:30 p.m. •Knitting for Shivering Children, April 22, 10 a.m. •Music for the Soul “Cuban Rhapsody” with Jane Bunnet and Hilario Duran, April 22, 4:30 p.m. •Beach Jam Night, April 26, 7 p.m. •Interfaith Lunch Program Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join us for a time of sharing good food and community. Info: 416-691-8082, www.beachunitedchurch.com. Find us on Facebook.
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: www.beacheschurch.org, 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: www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. •April 19: Easter Messy Church •April 22: Spring Rummage and Bake Sale, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. •April 29: Spring Jazz Vespers with Michael Lalonde Trio – Scott Neary, guitar, Bill McBirnie, flute, and Michael Lalonde, bass •Tuesdays: Youth Group, 7 p.m. •Thursdays: Yoga Class, 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Info: 416-691-9682, HopeUnited.ca