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Dec. 1–18: Festive Group Show at Studio 888 featuring all local artists: Beverly Allen, Pam Burt, Nina Hod, Jeanne Isley, Rhonda Kosowan, Pat Leary, Karin McLean, Diana Menzies, Andrew Oliver, Marlene Pape, Bev Quinn, Norma Meneguzzi Spall, Lucie Sparham, Donna Volden, Gail Williams, Gerry Withey. Opening reception December 1st from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Studio 888 at 2359 Queen Street East, at foot of Spruce Hill. Weds Thurs & Fridays 2-6pm / Sats & Sundays noon to 4 p.m. and also by chance (open lots) & appointment. 416-200-5551 / studio888art@gmail.com / studio888.ca
Dec. 3: Christmas in the Park - Tree Lighting in Kew Gardens, Alex Christie Bandshell, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join the Toronto Beaches Lions Club for this annual tradition. Carol singing, hot chocolate, dignitaries, and Santa and Mrs. Claus who will be arriving by convertible along Queen Street. Info: www.beacheslions.com
Dec. 3: Holiday Bazaar at True Davidson Long Term Care Facility, 200 Dawes Rd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Holiday lunch, silent auction, homemade baked goods, rummage tables, knitted goods and much more! Funds raised support volunteer activities. Info: cwolf@toronto.ca
Dec. 3: Free Family Movie Food Drive at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free screening of ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ with donation of non-perishable food item(s) to Community Centre 55 ‘Share A Christmas’ program. Sponsored by Wafa Masri & Jalila Freve. Limited tickets available at www.WeSellToronto.com/FreeMovie
Dec. 3: Snowman Christmas Bazaar at Hope United Church (corner of Main and Danforth) 11:00am-1:30pm. Knit wear, jewellery, books, lunch plate, bake table.
Dec. 3: Other One of a Kind Craft Show and Sale at Malvern Collegiate cafeteria, 55 Malvern Ave. (Upper Beaches), 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 70 Vendors, raffle draw for 4 grand prizes, pianist Brad Alexander, Crave Catering Café, selfie contest. First 300 visitors receive a free gift. Free parking. Elevator available.
Dec. 3: Pancake Breakfast with Hamper & Childrens craft sale 8-11am. Community Centre 55 located at 97 Main St. Suggested Donation of $3.00 per person. For more information, call 416-691-1113.
Dec. 4: Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show at 17 Jeavons Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Two floors of HO and N scale layouts – 1950s southern Ontario with authentic steam & diesel sound, and double-tracked mainline through mountain scenery. Adults $5, children $2, seniors $3, families $12. Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
Dec. 4: Tannenbaum 10k along the Martin Goodman Trail, 10 a.m. This annual run is a flat fast and very festive race in the heart of Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood. Come run with Santa and his helpers Fun, friendly and a great value and huge support, raising over $18,000 each year for Centre 55’s Share a Christmas Program. Sign up at www.tannenbaum10k.com
Dec. 4: Cantemus Singers Benefit Concert for Centre 55’s Share A Christmas at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (at Queen St. E.), 3 p.m. “In Dulci Jubilo!”, Christmas motets and carols by Praetorius, Schutz and Bach, directed to Michael Erdman. Tickets $20 (available at CC55 and at door), kids under 12 free. Info: 416-578-6602, www.cantemus.ca
Dec. 4: Toronto Beach Chorale presents ‘Gloria!’ by John Rutter at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. (W of Victoria Pk. Ave.), 7:30 p.m. TBC will be joined by a brass ensemble, timpani, percussion and organ. Tickets: General $20 advance ($25 at door), Youth 7-18 $10 advance ($12 at door), kids under 7 free. Info: www.torontobeachchorale.com
Dec. 4: Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association’s Annual Bake-o-Rama from 3 to 5pm at the Naval Club of Toronto located at 1910 Gerrard St. E. Bake sale, warm cider, holiday cheer… and the bar will be open! We’ll be accepting donations for NEW hats, mitts, underwear (long much appreciated!) and undershirts (in XL sizes where possible) for the Out of the Cold program. For more information, contact Christy Conte at bakeoramabeachhill@gmail.com
Dec. 4-7: Holiday Pop Up Market at the Kingston Social, 1427 Kingston Rd. Dec. 4 11am-6pm, Dec.5-7 11am-9pm. Woo-Hoo Home Decor is transforming the Kingston Social into a charming Holiday Pop Up Market. A unique 4 day shopping opportunity with a wide selection of gift items, holiday decor, fine china, crystal, collectibles, vintage items, recycled glass and much more. The first 50 customers receive a gift with purchase. The house bar will be open, offering wine, beer, spirits and coffee. For more info call 647-727-5464
Dec. 6: Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and Toronto Public Library present Joanne Doucette at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., 7-8:15 p.m. Topic: The "Streetcar Suburbs" of Beach Hill - the extension of the Gerrard Street East streetcar lines and the development of the historic Beach Hill neighbourhood. Admission free. All welcome.
Dec. 6: Seniors Jazz Band & Lunch at Royal Canadian Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., 12:30 p.m. Enjoy music, dancing and a free lunch. All welcome. Info: 416-465-0120
Dec. 10: ‘Tis the Season on Kingston Road Holiday Fest •10:30am to 12:30 pm Pictures with Santa at 872 Kingston Road •2pm Reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at KRUChurch •3pm Carol Sing-Along at KRUChurch
Dec. 10: “Touched by an Angel” at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 7:30 p.m. Songs, stories, art and angelic delights celebrate heavenly and earthly angst. $10 per person, $2 per child. Funds raised support Bluffs Food Bank. Info: 416-694-4081
Dec. 10: Santa at the Cottage at The Gardener’s Cottage, Lee Ave. in Kew Gardens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by the Toronto Beach Rotary. Come visit Santa at the Gardener’s Cottage. Bring your camera. Hot chocolate and treats provided. Donations of non-perishable food items to Community Centre 55’s Christmas food drive gratefully accepted.
Dec: 10: Back by popular demand! Holiday Concert with CADENCE, Canada’s premier vocal group. 7:30pm-10:30pm at Beach United Church, 149 Wineva Avenue. Adults $20, Children $10.
Dec. 10: Santa in the Triangle at Aroma Espresso Bar, 1864 Queen St. E., 2-4 p.m. Have a free pic with Santa taken and enjoy some festive fun! Hot chocolate and candy canes for the kids. Donations to the local food bank will be accepted. Event sponsored by Laura Inward of Keller Williams Advantage Realty and Lee Welbanks of Welbanks Mortgage Group.
Dec. 12: Town Hall on Proposed OMB Reforms at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts. Info: 416-690-1032
Dec. 13: Carolling in the Park at Glen Stewart Park, Glen Manor Drive & Queen St. E. (south of the bridge, north of Queen), 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sing along accompanied by the Salvation Army Band. Song sheets will be provided. Hot chocolate, cider, and a special visitor! Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Info: David Breech 416-759-9997 ext. 0
Dec. 17: The Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council will be hosting their annual pancake breakfast from 9:30 a.m to 11 a.m. Collection of non-perishables for food bank. Visit by Santa. Craft sale by Pegasus. Fun for all. Great community get together.
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve on the Lake at the Balmy Beach Club, foot of Beech Ave., 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Bring in 2017 at the Balmy Beach Club. Party favours, DJ, dancing, snack buffet at midnight. Non-members welcome. Must be legal drinking age. Tickets (available at the bar Dec. 1) $30 + HST per person. Info: 416-691-9962 x 5
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
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
Tuesdays: The Barons Band at Baron Byng Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., 1:30-3 p.m. Hot swingin’ jazz you can dance to! Info: Gerry O’Connor 416-429-6041, Paul Hallam 416-444-1956
Thursdays: Meditation group meets for mindfulness practice and discussion of ways to wellbeing and wholeness, 7:15 p.m. Details: beginnersmind123@gmail.com
Community Class Yoga - December 2, December 16 (Friday’s) 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm at PÜR YOGA, 2245 Queen Street East, Lower Level. A Community Class Yoga is being hosted in support of the Out of the Cold Program for St. Aidan’s Church. This gentle, restorative yoga is a wonderful way to start your weekend. A minimum donation of $5 is requested to support the Out of the Cold Program.
Calvary “Grace Pascoe” Care Centre in conjunction with Daily Bread Food Bank 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
Malvern Holiday Concerts 'Home for the Holidays' presented by Malvern Collegiate Music Department •Dec. 7: Junior Concert, 7 p.m., featuring vocal and instrumental performances of holiday and non-holiday music by the Grade 9 and 10 students •Dec. 8: Senior Concert, 7 p.m., featuring vocal and instrumental performances of holiday and non-holiday music by Grade 11 and 12 students.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. •Dec. 13: Author Talk – David Balzer, 7 p.m. “Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else” offers a trip through art history and around the globe, exploring the cult of curation. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Mondays: Adult Crafternoon, 2-3 p.m.; Leading to Reading, 5-6 p.m. (registration required) •Tuesdays: WoodGreen English Conversation Circle, 1:30-3 p.m. •Thursdays: Lego Club, 4-5 p.m. •Every other Saturday: Ashdale Writers Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Info: 416-393-7717, ashdaleevents@gmail.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca. Library is wheelchair accessible.
The Psychic is In! Toni “Wolfheart” Johns at Juice & Java Café, 2102 Queen St. E. in Toronto Beaches. By appointment only. Johns is a Psychic Astrologer with 40 years experience. Call/text Toni at 647-449-5920, email ThePsychicInn@gmail.com. Info: www.ThePsychicInn.com. Psychic consultations are for entertainment purposes only.
Community Kitchen at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., first and third Fridays of each month starting Nov. 18. Learn how to prepare healthy meals to help prevent and manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Free to people on limited income, and living in the East End CHC catchment. See www.eastendchc.on.ca for Centre information. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call Olivia at 416-778-5805 ext. 208.
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (1810 Queen St. E.) •Tuesdays at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) Nov. 29, Dec. 13, and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) Dec. 6 & 20 •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
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
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. East at Silver Birch Avenue: Sunday Services are at 8:30 & 10:30 am (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30). Mid-week service, Wednesdays at 10:30 am. All welcome. 416-691-2222 staidansinthebeach.com
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. Regular Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am. All are welcome! Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. Interfaith Lunch Program every Thursday 11 am – 1:00 pm: Join us for a time of sharing good food and community. Enjoy singing? Our Sunday choir welcomes new members. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 7 – 8:30 pm. Beach Jazz & Reflection: The Alison Young Trio, 4:30 pm, Sat. Dec.3. Cadence Holiday Concert: 7:30 pm, Sat. Dec. 10. Winter Solstice Candlelit Yoga: 7 pm, Mon. Dec.19 – open to all, freewill offering. Info: 416-691-8082, www.beachunitedchurch.com We are on Facebook and Twitter @NewBeachUnited
Hope United Church. 2550 Danforth Ave. •Sunday Worship Service 11:00pm • Dec 3, 11:00am-1:30- Snowman Christmas Bazaar Join us for our annual Christmas Bazaar. Christmas crafts, clothes, decorations, jewelry, toys, baked goods, preserves, hand made mittens and scarves, pet stuff and much, much more. While you shop, come & enjoy a Sandwich plate & dessert with tea/coffee for $5.00 •Dec 10, Christmas Jazz Vespers 4:30 – 5:30pm– B2 Trio: Bill Maclean, Brian Stevens, Mike Lalonde with special guests: Karen Henderson - Cello and Brian Johnston - Drums. They will present music from their latest recording “12 Songs for Christmas!” •Dec 14, Music @ 12:15pm – Vox Aeris Brass Trio – A fanfare of Christmas music. This is their inaugural concert as “Musicians in Residence” at Hope United. Free Christmas Lunch to follow concert •Dec 17 at 7:00pm “Bethlehem” A Christmas Cantata composed by Brian Stevens •For more information, please call 416-691-9682, HopeUnited.ca
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen). We would love to have you join us for our Advent and Christmas services. Advent 2, 3, and 4 will be Sundays Dec. 4, 11, and 18, all at 10:30am. Sat., Dec. 24 at 7:00pm will be our Christmas Eve candlelight service. Sun., Dec. 25, will be our joyous Christmas Day worship service. Our annual Drive for Food is Sat., Dec. 3, 9:00-11:00am. Food donations can be left at the church’s side door that morning. For more information visit www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks W of Victoria Pk. Ave.). Join us each Sunday for Worship and Church School, 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: www.kruc.ca. 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: www.beacheschurch.org, 416-699-5871
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. (2 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, www.stjohnsrc.ca, stjohnschurch@bellnet.ca
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, corpuschristi@bellnet.ca
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). •Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. Info: www.birchcliffbluffsuc.org
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: www.waverleyroadbaptist.ca
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.
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, www.tumc.ca