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Sept. 19: Beach Garden Society at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:30-9 p.m. Glenda Bargeman, owner of ‘Lotsa Hostas’, will talk about these low-maintenance, shade-tolerant perennials. Our biggest Flower Show of the year will be open for viewing at the end of the talk. Refreshments provided. Info: www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
Sept. 20: Open House for New Curlers at Scarboro Golf and Country Club, 321 Scarborough Golf Club Rd., 7 p.m. Openings for all ages, sections, time slots and experience levels. Expert instruction by our in-house “pro”. Curling membership also includes a Social Membership allowing year round access to clubhouse facilities and dining! If you miss the Open House, or anytime, please email roy.weigand@scarborogcc.com for rates. Info: 416-266-4546 ext 224
Sept. 21-23: Project Future – Languages of the Land Festival at Children’s Peace Theatre, 305 Dawes Rd. Project Future is a land-based artistic mentorship for Indigenous and Black Youth Artists on Dish With One Spoon Treaty Territory that began on the Spring Equinox and culminates on the Fall Equinox. Event features permaculture workshops, performances and story weaving. Info: childrenspeacetheatre.org
Sept. 22: Outdoor Movie Night at Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave., 7:30 p.m. (dusk). Film: ‘E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial’. Free admission. Popcorn. Please bring chairs and/or blankets. Info: 416-691-1113
Sept. 22: Spaghetti Dinner at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St. (W. of Midland Ave., N. of Kingston Rd.), 5-7:30 p.m. Includes: pasta, salad & dessert. Tickets $10 for adults, children under 12 are free. Tickets & info: 416-261-4222, stpauls.scarb@bellnet.ca
Sept. 22: Classic Rock Extravaganza, a charity event for The Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care, at Whistler's Grille, 995 Broadview Ave., 7 p.m. $10 cover. All cover is in aid of Hospice. Info: www.whistlers.ca
Sept. 22-24: Art in the Beach at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: beachguildoffineart.com
Sept. 23: Giant Used Book & A/V Sale (no text books or magazines) at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 9-11:30 a.m. Here’s your chance to stock up for an entire winter of literary or viewing enjoyment. You’ll find hard cover, soft cover, coffee table books, cookbooks, children’s, teens, romance, fiction, non-fiction, hobbies & crafts books, etc. as well as audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes.
Sept. 23: Village of East Toronto Fall Festival at Kimberley School, corner Main St. & Swanwick Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids’ crafts and activities, bouncy castles, live music, food, and vendors. Bring your homemade apple pie for judging at 11 a.m. Info: 416-691-1113
Sept. 24: Gospel Sunday Service at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 10:30 a.m. Come enjoy uplifting gospel songs as part of a family-friendly musical service in a beautiful church setting. Featuring the BBUC Choir under the direction of Randy Vancourt, and special guest musicians. All are welcome, and nursery care is provided. Info: www.bbuc.ca
Sept. 24: Great Lakes Water Walk starting at Scarboro Missions on Kingston Rd., 7 a.m., west through The Beach, ending with a ceremony at Marilyn Bell Park (Ontario Place), 3 p.m. This is an inclusive, free Indigenous-led walk to safeguard the water by walking together. People of all backgrounds are welcome! Info: www.greatlakeswaterwalk.ca, or social media @GreatLakesWaterWalk. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BecauseOfWater. Organized by Nibi Emosadaamajig and Ecologos / Water Docs
Sept. 28: St. Aidan’s Celebrating “Life in the Beach” an Authors’ Dinner, at the Balmy Beach Club, 6 p.m. Featured speakers are: Peter Robinson famed author of the Inspector Banks Mysteries, who reveals a bit about the latest Banksian episode (October release). Mike Downie, award-winning documentary filmmaker, co-creator Secret Path and co-founder Chanie Wenjack Fund, describes the experience of working with his brother Gord , to bring Chanie’s story to life. Lisa Denikolits & Cathy Dunphy, the local ladies of the Mesdames of Mayhem, treat us to more murderous charm from their latest release, 13 Claws. Join us to meet and mingle with the authors. Dinner, music, book sales and book signings. Tickets $75 must be purchased in advance. Please call the Church Office at 416-691-2222 or email staidan@eol.ca.
Sept. 28: Free Seniors’ Movie – “The Trip to Spain” 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. 30: Wanderlust in Leslieville, between Vancouver and Booth Aves., noon-6 p.m. This customer appreciation event, hosted by Leslieville BIA, features food, music, and art en plein air. Info: www.leslievillebia.com
Sept. 30: Routes of Change Fundraiser ‘The Night of Nuit Blanche’ at 36 Distillery Lane, penthouse loft, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Raise funds to help Markus circumnavigate the globe for five years without using a motor, inspiring people everywhere to reduce their carbon footprint. Silent auction, DJ, food and drinks. Donations at the door, cash bar. Info: routesofchange.org
Oct. 1: Fall Ravine Cleanup starting at the Beech Ave. entrance to the Glen Stewart Ravine, 10 a.m. The Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine invite the community to volunteer to clean the ravine. Bring gloves and dress to get dirty. Supported by Beaches Bakeshop, Courage Foods, and Tori’s Bakeshop. Info: Friendsofglenstewart@gmail.com or on Facebook.
Oct. 1: Toronto Beach Chorale celebrates Canada Culture Days at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. (at Scarborough Rd.), 2-4 p.m. Take part in a free, open choral rehearsal of Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, and Beethoven’s Fantasia for Piano, Choir and Orchestra. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how choral music is rehearsed and practise a few vocal techniques as a member of the audience. Info: www.torontobeachchorale.com, www.culturedays.ca
Oct. 1: Last, Last Chance Car Show at Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Prizes. Food and drinks for sale. Info: 416-691-1113, evonne@centre55.com
Oct. 14: Messy Church Event – an exciting interactive program at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd., 5:30-7 p.m. Open to the community for kids 6-12 & parents involving games, crafts, supper, devotion and song. Please Pre-Register at 416 699-3084 or fboffice@rogers.com
Oct. 14: Fall Fest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Vintage/collectibles table, fresh produce, housewares, baking, books, prize draw, children’s table, breakfast sandwiches & BBQ. Vendors’ tables available for $30. Info: 416-694-4081
Oct. 15: Beach author Maia Caron celebrates the Toronto launch of her historical novel Song of Batoche at the Balmy Beach Club, 2-4 p.m. Song of Batoche is an epic retelling of the Métis North-West Resistance of 1885, where the women are key players in Louis Riel’s prophetic mission. Maia will read a scene from her book. Q & A to follow, then it’s a Métis Jigging Party. Appetizers and desserts. Cash bar. Info: maiacaron.com News & Events page. If interested in attending please RSVP on the Song of Batoche Facebook event page.
Oct. 15: Chamber Musical ‘The Last Curlew’ with Tom Allen & Friends at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 1:30 p.m. Based on book ‘Last of the Curlews’ by local Beach resident Fred Bodsworth. Tickets $25. Info: 416-699-6091, www.kruc.ca
Nov. 14: Beaches Amnesty Group meeting at Hope United Church (NW corner of Main & Danforth), 6-8 p.m. The regular meeting moves to this new location for a special event featuring speaker, Alex Neve. Meetings will resume at Taylor Memorial Library on February 13, 2018. Info: 647-303-0349
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 swinging jazz you can dance to! Info: Paul Hallam 416-444-1956
Tuesdays: ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s’ Dance Class at Beach United Church (Meeting Room 1 – fully accessible facility), 140 Wineva Ave., 1-2 p.m., Sept. 19-Dec. 5. This Toronto-based dance class helps those with Parkinson’s disease explore the potential of their own movement through choreography and improvisation. No dance experience necessary. Caregivers/spouses are welcome but it is not necessary to bring a dance partner. $10/class. Instructor: Claire Wootten, long-time Beacher and Associate Professor in Dept. of Dance, York University. Info and registration: Sarah Robichaud 647-217-9252, register@dancingwithparkinsons.com or clairefwootten@gmail.com
Sundays: Acoustic Open Mic at Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave., 3-6 p.m. Music genres include folk, pop, country, R&B, jazz. Hosted by Nicola Vaughan. All ages welcome. No cover charge. Info: 416-551-7560
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
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
The Psychic is In! at Juice & Java Café, 2102 Queen St. E., third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.-ish. Live entertainment and great food plus great shops to walk-about in Toronto Beach! Info: text 647-449-5920, email ThePsychicInn@gmail.com, www.ThePsychicInn.com
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E. •Oct. 3-Nov. 24: 55+ Internet Cafe, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Fridays 1-3 p.m. Learn how to use computers and find health information you can trust. Registration required. Free. Info: Shirin Yilmaz 416-778-5805 x 226 •Oct. 13-27: Coping with Grief and Loss, Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Learn about the grief process and healthy coping strategies. Registration is required. Free. Info: Joanne Gallagher 416-778-5805 x 218. Centre info: www.eastendchc.on.ca
Alpha Course – Dinner and Discussion about Christian Faith at Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Rd., Thursdays 6:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 28. Free. Registration and info: www.waverleyroadbaptist.ca, 416-694-3054
Seniors’ Lunch & Learn Series at Michael Garron Hospital (G2 Conference Room, G-wing 2nd floor), 825 Coxwell Ave. Light lunch provided. •Oct. 18, noon-1 p.m.: How Prepared are You if Your Health Abruptly Changes? •Nov. 18, noon-1 p.m.: You and Diabetes. Info: 416-469-6580 x 3205
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Sept. 20 – Silver Lining Playbook (2012); Sept. 27 – Chariots of Fire (1981); Oct. 4 – After the Thin Man (1936); Oct. 11 – Another Thin Man (1939) •Oct. 3: Understanding Financial Statements, 2-3:30 p.m. Presented by CPA Canada. Info: 416-393-7703
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •Oct. 3: Beaches Reads – ‘Last of the Curlews’ by Fred Bosworth, 2 p.m., with CBC radio host Tom Allen and Great Escape Bookstore’s Katya Nosko. Info: 416-396-8940
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Sept. 28: Book Club, 7 p.m. •Fridays: Baby Time, 10:30-11 a.m. Stories, songs, bounces and rhymes for babies under 19 months and their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. •Saturdays: Chess Club, 1 p.m. Info: 416-393-7717, ashdaleevents@gmail.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca. Library is wheelchair accessible.
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •Sept. 27: Income Tax, Benefits and Credits, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about personal tax credits and how to claim them, how to apply for benefits, and more. Offered in partnership with WoodGreen Community Services Financial Empowerment Program. •Sept. 30: Have Fun with Poetry!, 2-3 p.m. A fun approach to creating poetry for children of all ages. Info: 416-393-7700
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All are welcome! •Sunday Worship Service, 11 a.m. •Sept. 20: Messy Church, 5:30-7 p.m. All-ages family event with crafts, activities, music and a story, and a great meal. •Sept. 23: War Time Radio Show Auditions, 1-4 p.m. Join us as we stage a live to air “1944 Radio Show” in celebration of Remembrance Day. •Sept. 23: Jazz Vespers, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Jim Clayton Trio. •Oct. 4: Music @ 12:15, 12:15-1 p.m. KlezFactor •Oct. 14: Gospel, Blues & Praise Service, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Info: 416-691-9682, HopeUnited.ca
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service held at 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Children at BUC: The Sharing Circle, Sundays 10:30 a.m., until Oct. 15. A new program for children ages 5-10 in which we will explore the culture and spiritual practices of First Nations Peoples. •Enjoy singing? Our Sunday choir welcomes new members. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Contact music@beachuc.com for more information. •Dancing with Parkinson’s, Tuesdays 1 p.m. $10 per class. •Blood Donor Clinic, Sept. 21, 1:30-7:30 p.m. •Jam Nite open to all instrumentalists, singers and poets, Sept.26, 7 p.m. •Jazz & Reflection, Oct. 7, 4:30 p.m. Theme “Upon the Stars” featuring the David Occhipinti Trio. 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
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) •Wednesdays: Mid-week service, 10:30 a.m.; Christian Meditation, 7:30 p.m. •Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
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.