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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 the First World War “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:
Sept. 23-27: Sewing Event Sale at Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. Sewing machines, fabric, notions, trim, thread, buttons and more. Fall and winter fashion has arrived. New items daily. Pegasus is a not for profit store with all proceeds supporting programs for adults with disabilities.
Sept. 23-28: Royal Canadian Legion Week Open House at Br. 1/42, 243 Coxwell Ave. Stop in to see and learn what Canada’s largest Veterans Organization is involved with. Info: 416-465-0120
Sept. 24: 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:
Sept. 25: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Magic in the Moonlight” with Colin Firth and Emma Stone, 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.
Sept. 26, 27: Bluffs Fencing Club Open House at 1576 Kingston Rd. (at Eastwood), 2-6 p.m. Visit the club and experience a strategic and unique sport that provides physical fitness and mental challenge. Info: 647-556-3183,,
Sept. 27: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Meet at the corner of Golfview Ave. and Gerrard St. E. (in front of Grant AME Church), and meander through the Beach Hill neighbourhood, taking in the local history along the way. The walk ends at Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E.
Sept. 27: Fun Fair at Duke of Connaught School, 70 Woodfield Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine. Meet your neighbours and support a great school. Music, games, prizes, yummy food, and much more. Info:
Sept. 28: Toronto Beach Chorale Culture Days Celebration at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 2-4 p.m. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how choral music is rehearsed. Practise vocal techniques as a member of the audience as conductor, Mervin William Fick, leads a free, lively, open working rehearsal. Info:,,
Sept. 29: Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism at Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St., 6:30 p.m. Presented by Soka Gakkai Canada. Free. Info: 416-654-3211,
Sept. 29-Dec. 8: Ten Ecumenical Bible Study Sessions at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church, Prideaux Room, 470 Woodbine Ave., 9:30-11:30 a.m. “A Quick Run Through the Prophets plus prophets today” with new leader, Reverend Allan Baker. Fee $30 covers all sessions. Late registrants welcome. Ample parking. Info and registration: 416-461-6456
Sept. 30: Liberal Candidates Debate & Mixer at Royal Canadian Legion, 9 Dawes Rd., doors open at 7 p.m., debate 7:30-9 p.m., cocktails, canapes and conversation with the candidates 9-11 p.m. Hosted by BEY Liberals. Free admission. All welcome. RSVP: Info:
Oct. 2: Beach Photo Club meeting at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:30 p.m. Topic: Connecting with your Camera Why Wi-Fi. Group meets the 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.
Oct. 4: Fall Fest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh Ontario produce for your Thanksgiving dinner, baked goods, knife sharpening, books, treasures, and gently-used clothing boutique. Antique appraising $5 per item (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No appointment necessary). Vendor tables available $30. Hot dogs and hamburgers, too. Wheelchair accessible. Info: 416-694-4081,
Oct. 4: Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association’s Fall Fete at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E. (just west of Woodbine Ave.), 5-7 p.m. Potluck Social / ‘Local Food’ Contest, and unveiling of and documentary on the new Woodbine Rail Underpass Mural. Info and contest rules:, facebook ‘BHNA I’m a Local’
Oct. 4: Epic Event 2014 at the Balmy Beach Club, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. This 3rd annual charitable event is raising money for SickKids Foundation Brain Tumour Research Fund. Exclusive auction, live entertainment, raffles, draws, prizes and more. Info:
Oct. 4: Jazz and Reflections at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Jazz Vespers series presents Joe Sealy (piano), Paul Novotny (bass), and Barbra Lica (vocals). Goodwill offering. Free coffee. All welcome.
Oct. 5: Children's Hebrew School Registration at Beach Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Ave., 10 a.m.-noon. At the same time, please join us in the back garden to decorate the Succah. Info: 416-694-7942
Oct. 5: Payadora Tango Ensemble: Contemporary Tango-Tamers at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 1:30 p.m. $20, kids 12 and under free. Info: 416-699-6091,
Oct. 24-26: Beach Studio Tour 20th Anniversary, Friday 6-9 p.m, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit 22 artists in 13 locations in the Beach. Free admission. Info: 647-206-1534,
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: Seniors Tuesdays at Br. 1/42 Royal Canadian Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave. Spend the afternoon dancing to our Swing Band. Info: 416-465-0120
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: Christian Meditation at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. & Silver Birch, 7:30-8:15 p.m. Meditation beginners and experienced practitioners welcome. We use simple chant, breathing and silence.
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
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •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 a 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. •Oct. 4: Beaches Writers’ Group, 2-4 p.m. Share and develop your writing skills in a supportive environment. Bring a sample of your work to read aloud. All welcome. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Sept. 24 – Sabrina (1954), Oct. 1 – The Big Sleep (1946), Oct. 8 – Erin Brockovich (2000). Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Sept. 27: How to do things with Songs, 11 a.m. Celebrate Culture Days with an interactive show featuring a clown. Families and children of all ages welcome. Free. Drop-in. •Oct. 22: Business Basics, 6:30 p.m. This workshop covers basic business planning for artists, creative entrepreneurs and freelancers. Includes goal setting, marketing and promotion, management, measurements and outcomes, and more. Info: 416-393-7783
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Sept. 25: Ashdale Writers Group Reading Showcase, 6:30 p.m. An evening of prose and poetry. All welcome. •Sept. 27: Science Literacy Week Program – Galaxy in a Bottle, 2 p.m. Create an amazing project. Materials provided. For ages 8 and up. Registration required. •Sept. 29: Community Conversation, 7-8 p.m. Four Weeks to Election Day, what are your issues? Neighbourhood community engagement opportunity. •Oct. 7: Back to Basics – Growing Your Small Business, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •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
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults will begin Wednesday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (There will be no Thanksgiving lunch at Corpus Christi Church on Monday, Oct. 13) •Mondays at Waverley Road Baptist Church (129 Waverley Rd.), hosted by Corpus Christi Church •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. Info: 416-691-6869
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. Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon Beach R&R Group meets Tuesdays at St. Aidan’s Church, basement, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (corner of Queen St. E.), 7:30 p.m. (newcomers’ meeting 7 p.m.). Use side door in middle of the building. No fees or dues.
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
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
New 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
How are the Brits related to the Biblical Israelites? Come find out at 313 Sherbourne St., 2nd Sunday monthly, 2:30 p.m.
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:
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 10:30 a.m. Info:, 416-699-5871
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,,
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. Sept. 28: Miriam Schacter, Psychotherapist/Dance Wellness Teacher, will discuss lessons she’s learned about the hero’s journey through her work using dance to connect with people living with a variety of conditions. Drop in at our Volunteer Fair and find out how you can make a difference in our community. Bring the whole family! Info:, 416-686-6809
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,
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. Sunday Services are 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Sunday School & Nursery at 10:30). Mid-week service - Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Christian Meditation - Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,

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