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June 25: 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:
June 26: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Lunch Box” 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.
June 26: Movies Under the Stars – ‘The Princess Bride’ at Norwood Park. Event starts at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:45 p.m. Presented by Community Centre 55.
July 1: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Start at the War Memorial in Kew Gardens (Queen St. E. & Bellefair), walk east to Lee, down to the boardwalk, ending at the Balmy Beach Club. Learn about the Scarborough Amusement Park and lots more.
July 1: Canada Day BBQ and Community Open House at the Naval Club of Toronto, 1910 Gerrard St. E., 11 a.m. All welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
July 1: Canada Day Celebrations at Royal Canadian Legion, Baron Byng Beaches 1/42, 243 Coxwell Ave., noon-6 p.m. Games for children, entertainment for adults. Info: 416-618-7999
July 6: Shear the Vicar! at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., after the 10:30 a.m. service. Vicar Cynthia Stretton will have her head sheared if $5,000 is raised for the church. Gail Barkic, Co-ordinator of Churches by the Bluffs Food Bank, will have her locks buzzed if $5,001 (or more) is raised. Hairstylists Mae Cromwell and Gordanna are donating their time and talent. Donations may be made at using the Canada Helps “Donate Now” link, choosing the Shear The Vicar link. Cheques may be made out to Birchcliff Bluffs United Church.
July 12: ‘A Benefit for My Son Jake’ at Royal Canadian Legion, 2 Robinson Ave., 8 p.m. A truly FUN fundraiser for a terrific cause – a special medical device to ease Jake’s battle with cystic fibrosis. Great food, DJ, prizes, cash bar. Tickets $20 at the door.
July 12: Garage Sale & BBQ at True Davidson Long Term Care Facility, 200 Dawes Rd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fun shopping and great food. Enjoy some time with the volunteers and residents. Proceeds support the volunteer activities at the facility. Info or to donate items:
July 14: Stress and Stress Reduction Strategies, a talk with Dr. Andrew Greszczyszyn DC, PhD, at Active Healing Centre, 937 Kingston Rd., 7:30-8:30 p.m. Refreshments. Info: 416-699-0336,
July 18-27: 26th Beaches International Jazz Festival. Main stage concerts will take place in Woodbine Park, July 18-20 and July 25-27. Taste of Jazz, July 22 & 23. Street festival, July 24-26. Fun Run, July 27. 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.
Aug. 23: Outdoor Movie Night at Main Square, SE corner Danforth Ave. & Main St., event starts at 6 p.m., movie 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. 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:
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
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
Second and Fourth Thursday of every month: Chase the Blues Away at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., 1-3 p.m. Drop-in to this free education and support group for people living with depression. Learn problem solving, stress management, self care and coping skills. Program info: Zari 416-778-5805 ext 222. Info:
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
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.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •June 25: Your Brain on Speed – How the Brain Responds to the Rush Hour of Life, 7 p.m. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Nasreen Khatri, talks about how the multiple roles of the ‘sandwich generation’ and technology impact adult brain health. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •June 25: Mini Tech Fair, 1-2:30 p.m. Interactive introductory workshop on iPads, android tablets, e-readers, netbook and more. Tech-savvy teens will be available to help and answer questions. Registration required. •June 26: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. ‘February’ by Lisa Moore. •TD Summer Reading Club. Free program materials, participate in library programs, and earn collectible stickers. Games, activities, contests and more. Registration starts June 25. •July 24: Summer Storytelling Evening, 7-8 p.m. An hour of stories on a warm summer evening in the heart of the Gerrard India Bazaar. All ages welcome. 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 Roger Cecchetto 416-415-5000 ext. 6078
Business Connection Exchange (BCX Beaches Chapter) meets 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,
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. Mondays & 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:
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
Free Movie Nights hosted by Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, 8 p.m. Bring your chair and blanket. •July 5: Fantastic Mr. Fox at Fairmount Park, 1725 Gerrard St. E. •July 12: LEGO Movie at Lawlor Parkette behind Lawlor Ave., Swanwick Ave. and Pickering St. •July 15: Rio 2 at Moncur Park, 10 Gainsborough Rd. •July 17: Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark at East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. •July 22: LEGO Movie at Cassels Park, 69 Cassels Ave. •July 27: LEGO Movie at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave.
Movie Nights in The Beach Village. Enjoy summer under the stars! Free. Movies start at dusk. •June 24, Kew Gardens: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure •July 10, Ivan Forrest Gardens: Frozen •July 31, Kew Gardens: Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone •Aug. 21, Ivan Forrest Gardens: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Info:, 416-693-2242
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
Beach United Church. Join us in our newly renovated location at 140 Wineva Ave. Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care and children’s activity time available. •Jazz Festival Sunday Service, July 27, 10:30 a.m. with Ewen Farncombe and Julian Anderson-Bowes. •Senior Lunch, June 25 (last one of the season), senior games followed by lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 416-691-8082, We are on facebook and twitter @NewBeachUnited
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,,
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,
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:
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. Info:, 416-699-5871
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. Join us Sundays for inspiring services and vibrant children’s programs. 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. 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. Aidan’s Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. Join us Sundays 9:30 a.m. beginning June 29 until the end of August. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
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:

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