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Jan. 12: Lose Weight Fast – No Pills, No Shakes and No Crazy Exercise with Metabolic Balance at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Free workshop with celebrity nutritionist Jane Durst-Pulkys. Optimize your health, balance your hormones and lose weight fast.
Jan. 13-15, 19-22, 26-28: Scarborough Players present ‘The Drawer Boy’ by Michael Healey at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 8 p.m., Jan. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. only. Directed by Katherine Turner. Tickets $22, seniors/students $19. Box office/info: 416-267-9292, www.theatrescarborough.com
Jan. 15: Family Skating Event at Kew Gardens ice rink (Beaches boardwalk between Waverley & Lee Aves.), 1-3 p.m. Hosted by Beach, Leaside and Glebe Road United Churches. Congregation members, friends and neighbours in the Beach are all invited. Games, free skating, shinny (plastic indoor hockey sticks will be provided – no regular hockey sticks or pucks). Info: hastings@withers.ca
Jan. 18: Community Consultation re: accessory parking lot for 140 Wineva Avenue at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-9 p.m. The proposal includes 12 spaces for the church and 16 spaces for commercial parking. Info: Planner, Jason Tsang jason.tsang@toronto.ca, 416-392-4237
Jan. 21: Robbie Burns Roast Beef Dinner at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 31 Wood Glen Rd., 5:30 p.m. Dinner, songs, readings, Scottish Country Dancers and Highland Dancers. Tickets $35 (sell out event). Tickets and info: 416-699-3084
Jan, 23: Contemplation at KRU. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., is offering a series of six monthly sessions to explore a range of contemplation methods: visual art, movement, labyrinths etc. 7:15-8:30 p.m. Fun. Creative. Sacred. Costs $115. Register with Elaine @ 416 699-6091. Info: www.kruc.ca. Whatever you believe, wherever you are on the journey, you are welcome.
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
Mondays-Fridays: O.S.P.C.A. Thrift Shop, 2232 Kingston Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Good bargains in clothes, shoes, household items, etc., Donations welcome. Pickup arranged (416-694-4853). Help support the animals. Info: 416-266-7716
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
Wednesdays: GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) Support Group at St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie St. (south of Lawrence Ave.), 7-9 p.m. A peer-to-peer community support group for parents and families who have lost a loved one due to substance abuse and addiction. Comfort and empathy is available from others with the same loss. Info: call/text 647-274-3224, email grasptoronto@gmail.com, visit grasphelp.org
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 www.eastendchc.on.ca. To participate in the walking group, call Zari 416-778-5805 ext. 222
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
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 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
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Jan. 11- The Thrill of it All (1963); Jan. 18- You Can’t Take it With You (1938); Jan. 26- Oklahoma! (1955). Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Jan. 11: Baby Time, 10:30-11 a.m. Stories, songs, bounces and rhymes for babies under 19 months and their parents or caregivers. Drop in. •Wednesdays: After School Lego Club, 4-5 p.m. Create, share, play! •Jan. 20: Mud Puddle Puppet Show, 2-3 p.m., based on the Robert Munsch book. •Jan. 21: Family Tech Club, 2-3 p.m. Learn about new innovative apps, 3D Printer demonstrations, science crafts, and maker technologies.This program is suitable for children 6+. Individual or family registration is acceptable. •Jan. 26: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. Info: 416-393-7717, ashdaleevents@gmail.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca. 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
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.
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 www.torontobeachrotary.org or call Nancy L’Estrange 416- 686-2906
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: www.beacheslions.com
The Kiwanis Club of Riverdale meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Chester Village, 3555 Danforth Ave. (at Warden Ave.), 12:15-1:30 p.m., from September until June. Contact Barbara Sneyd at 416-690-0147 or go to www.riverdalekiwanis.com. New members welcomed.
Canadian Federation of University Women, Scarborough Branch. Since 1960 we have been active in promoting women’s rights and education in Scarborough. As part of a national and international organization our purpose is to pursue knowledge, promote education, improve the status of women and human rights, and to participate actively in public affairs. We also enjoy participating in small interest groups: books, bridge, theatre, gourmet lunch, etc. We welcome any woman who shares the purpose of the organization. New members are welcome! We meet monthly from September-May on the 3rd Monday at Knox United Church, Education building, 2569 Midland Ave. Info: Janet Holt 416-293-8822
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (1810 Queen St. E.) •Tuesdays alternating at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston 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.) Info: 416-691-6869
January Sale Show at Studio 888, 2359 Queen Street East (south side just east of Balsam), Sundays (Jan. 15, 22, 29) noon-4 p.m., Wednesdays (Jan. 18, 25) 2-6 p.m. All local artists. Original art priced $100 or less (including tax). Info: 416-200-5551, studio888art@gmail.com, studio888.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.
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
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. •Interfaith Lunch Program Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 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 p.m. •Children’s Peace Theatre Conflict Transformation Group in partnership with Beach United offer an opportunity for children 6–12 years old to explore justice and peace-making through the arts, from a multi-faith perspective. January-March, Sundays 10:30–11:30 a.m., Sessions are free. Please register Karen@beachuc.com. •Yoga at Beach with Esther: Vinyasa yoga, focusing on alignment, deep core work and conscious breathing, Mondays 7 p.m. (please bring your own mat). •Family Skating Event at Kew Gardens hosted by Beach, Leaside, and Glebe Rd. United Churches, Jan. 15, 1–3 p.m. •Blood Donor Clinic, Jan. 20, 1:30-7:30 p.m. •Jam Nite: Bring your instrument, your voice, a song to share. No musical skill level needed, just enthusiasm to make music together! Jan. 24, 7 - 8:30 p.m. •Feb. 4: Jazz & Reflection: Africville, 4:30 p.m. This is the story of a black community in Halifax that was expropriated, featuring jazz artists Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy and Paul Novotny. Info: 416-691-8082, www.beachunitedchurch.com. We are on Facebook and Twitter @NewBeachUnited
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). •Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. Info: www.birchcliffbluffsuc.org
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
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All are welcome! •Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. •Jan 11: Music @ 12:15 p.m. Mark Battenberg will offer a program of meditative music and sound •Jan 14: Gospel, Praise & Blues Service, 4:30- 5:15 p.m. On the 2nd Saturday of every month, we gather for a bit of gospel and praise music, with a touch of the blues. The service is informal. Musicians gather at 4 p.m. to review the tunes, and then the music starts at 4:30 p.m. •Jan 18: New Year Messy Church, 5:30- 7:00 p.m. On the 3rd Wednesday of the month we offer Messy Church. Our theme for January is “Fresh Starts & New Beginnings”. We will begin with a period of crafts, games and activities, then a story and some music finish off with a great supper! •Jan 25: Line Dancing, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Line Dancing is a great way to keep moving! •Jan 28: Jazz Vespers, 4:30- 5:15 p.m. The Kevin Cato Trio will offer 45 minutes of music. Kevin is a great saxophonist and graduate of Humber College. Info: 416-691-9682, HopeUnited.ca
St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St. (W. of Midland, N. of Kingston Rd.). Info: St.pauls.scarb@bellnet.ca, 416-261-4222
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
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
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.
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick Ave.) Join us for Sunday service at 10:30 a.m., with Church school. Info: 416-699-6512, www.stsaviours.ca
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services are at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30) •Mid-week service, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
Salvation Army East Toronto, 107 Cedarvale Ave. •Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Info: 416-467-7416
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. Info: www.nuuc.ca, 416-686-6809
Centre for Spiritual Living Toronto, 1311 Queen St. E. We are a dynamic, inclusive and progressive spiritual community. Join us for Sunday Meditation at 10:30 a.m. followed by music and inspiration at Sunday Service at 11 a.m. Our Dynamic Kids Program is available for families during Sunday programming. We also host a weekly contemplative and mindful meditation practice each Wednesday evening 6-6:45 p.m. LGBTQ and family friendly. Info: www.csltoronto.com 416-778-5433