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July 30: 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 beverages and chat. Info:
July 30-Aug. 10: Beach Guild of Fine Art Summer Show and Sale at Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd. (between the Bayview extension and Broadview Ave.). Hours: Tue, Wed & Fri 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thur 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sat and Sun noon-5 p.m. The show features large and small paintings by the Guild’s artists. Admission and parking are free.
July 31: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Belle” 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. 21: Free Movie Night – “Shrek the Third”, 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
Aug. 23: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1-2:30 p.m. Meet at Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E., and continue along Gerrard learning about the old Toronto Golf Course and more. Walk ends at Gerrard Ashdale Library.
Aug. 23: Outdoor Movie Night at Main Square, SE corner Danforth Ave. & Main St., event starts at 6 p.m., movie “Jumanji” starts at 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Danforth Village BIA. All welcome to this family-friendly event. Arm chair seating will be provided.
Aug. 23: Yard Sale in the Yard (and Crafts) hosted by Malvern Collegiate Home and School Council at the school track, 55 Malvern Ave., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine. Start your holiday shopping in August. Food, entertainment, and vendors selling garage/yard sale items and crafters selling handmade items. All proceeds support Malvern awards and scholarships, commencement ceremony and celebration, parent engagement seminars, and year-end staff appreciation brunch. Tables to rent. Contact
Aug. 23, 24: TD Festival of South Asia along Gerrard St. E. from Coxwell to Greenwood Aves., noon-11 p.m. Celebrate the culture and cuisine of South Asia.
Aug. 24: PAWS in the Park at Woodbine Park and Ashbridges Bay, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This free, family-friendly fundraiser for the Toronto Humane Society offers shopping, live music, face painting, a dog show, dog mini-makeovers, microchipping and lots more. 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
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:
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
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
Beach Photo Club meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, from September to June, at St. Aidan’s, 70 Silver Birch 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.
Calvary “Grace Pascoe” Care Centre in conjunction with Daily Bread Food is open Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for distribution of food and clothing to clients residing between Woodbine and Victoria Park, and Danforth to the lake. Donations of food and clean clothing accepted on those days. Enter from parking lot at rear of Calvary Baptist Church, Main and Benlamond. Info: Kathie or Susan 416-691-2899
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •July 30: Mad Science – Inventionation, 2-3 p.m. Create your own invention with hands-on activities. For ages 6-12. Registration required. •Aug. 6: DJ the Clown, 2-3 p.m. Interactive show with balloon sculptures, jokes and stories. •Aug. 13: Wrap Up Party & Award Ceremony, 2-3 p.m. Enjoy music, games and see if you’ve won contests. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
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 on the 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,
Free Workshops for Parents and Caregivers at Family Resource Connection, offered through East End Community Health, 10 a.m. Child care provided by Family Resource Connection staff. Info and registration: 416-690-0102
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:
Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® combines mindfulness with unique, gentle movement patterns to restore your energy, re-organize your body & revive your creativity & enthusiasm for life. Feel more grounded & alive! (Wed. 6:15 p.m., Sat. 12:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.). Your first class is FREE! Info: or call for free introductions. Registration: Marlene Kennedy 416-406-0054
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
True Davidson Acres long-term care facility, 200 Dawes Road, is looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of resident activities including feeding, Gift Shop and Hair Salon volunteers. Training provided. Please contact Carly at or 416-397-0364 for more information or to sign up for an orientation date.
Movie Nights in The Beach Village. Enjoy summer under the stars! Free. Movies start at dusk. •July 31, Kew Gardens: Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone •Aug. 21, Ivan Forrest Gardens: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Info:, 416-693-2242
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,,
Walk of Hope in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada will be held Sept. 7 in Woodbine Park. Info:
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,
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. Services on August 17 and 24 to be at Queen Street East Presbyterian at 11 a.m. Info:, 416-699-5871
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
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,,
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:
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. 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.
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:

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