To add your event to our Community Calendar, please send details to Melinda Drake


May 14: Beach Garden Society meeting at new location, Henley Gardens, 1091 Kingston Rd. (at Victoria Pk.), 7:30 p.m. Ken Brown will be giving you a comprehensive list of vegetables and techniques to grow in innovative ways to maximize space. Vertical gardening will work on condo balconies, side yards or on decks. Learn how you can expand your choices from a sun warmed tomato fresh off the vine to many other options. Info:
May 18: Historical Walking Tour with Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. ‘Queen Victoria Day on Queen Street’, starting at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
May 18-20, 25, 26: Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser at 14 Lyall Ave. (Main & Kingston Rd. area), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Michael Erdman and Cantemus Singers hold their annual sale of garden perennials to raise funds for the Emergency Food Bank at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Regent Park, part of the Daily Bread Food Bank network. Over a thousand well-grown garden perennials are sold at reasonable prices. Info: 416-578-6602,
May 20: Victoria Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay, 9:45 p.m.
May 21: Beach and East Toronto Historical Society presents ‘Researching the History of Your House’ with Barbara Myrvold and John Ellis, at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., 7-8:15 p.m. Info: 416-393-7703
May 22: Join Our Team Info Session at Expedia Cruiseshipcenters, East York, 2474 Danforth Ave. (across from Sobeys), 2-3:30 p.m and 7-8:30 p.m. More info & RSVP: 647-351-6699 Charlotte
May 24: Moonlight Madness along Queen St. E. in the Beach Village, 4-9 p.m. Special deals, discounts and promotions from Neville Park to Lockwood Rd. New this year: brewery sampling. Info:
May 24-26: Beach Guild of Fine Art presents Small Paintings for Small Spaces Show and Sale at the Gardener’s Cottage, 30 Lee Ave. (in Kew Gardens), Friday 1-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Note cards, greeting cards. No painting over $350. Free admission. Info:
May 25: Spring Fling at Stephenson Park, 61 Stephenson Ave., 4-8 p.m. Children’s crafts, face painting, bouncy castle, parachute games, local vendors, music, BBQ and more. Hosted by Community Centre 55 and Friends of Stephenson Park. Proceeds to CC55 programs. Info: 416-691-1113
May 25: Volunteer Open House at Main Street Terrace Long Term Care, 77 Main St., 2-4 p.m., in the main floor lobby. Refreshments will be served. Info: Arlene Buchanan, Recreation Manager 416-690-3001 ext. 227
May 25: Variety Community Yard Sale at Variety Village, upper parking lot, 9 a.m.-12 noon. Great deals and unique finds! Collectibles, kitchen items, books, toys, records, garden tools, and even a few antiques! Info:
May 25: Soundwave Café at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sip coffee, relax and listen to great music performed by singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist Alanna Matty. Based in Toronto, Alanna uses the music she writes to analyze and work through feelings and difficult moments in her life. Goodwill donation.
May 25: Repair Café at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave., 12 noon-4 p.m. (registration ends at 3 p.m.). Learn how to fix your broken household items for free – computers, electronics, small appliances and furniture, clothing, jewellery, toys, books/paper, bikes and more. Info:
May 25: Street Party at Forward Baptist Church, 1891 Gerrard St. E., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. We are throwing a huge bash in celebration of our 100 Year Anniversary! BBQ lunch, popcorn, and all kinds of inflatables! Free. Info:, 416-699-7156
May 25: Giant Garage Sale at St Nicholas Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (just east of Warden), 9 a.m.-12 noon. Everything from soup to nuts! Don't miss it.
May 26: Songs From The Stage at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden & Kingston), 10:30 a.m. A service based on some of the world’s favourite songs written for Broadway and West End musicals, featuring the BBUC Choir under the direction of Randy Vancourt, and special guest performer Janet MacEwan (Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins). All welcome, and nursery care is provided. Info:
May 27: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-12 noon. Speaker: Sheri McKeen, Central East Local Health Integration Network. Topic: Services for People with Osteoporosis
May 29: Join Our Team Info Session at Expedia Cruiseshipcenters, East York, 2474 Danforth Ave. (across from Sobeys), 2-3:30 p.m. More info & RSVP: 647-351-6699 Charlotte
May 30: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Red Joan” starring Judi Dench, at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Doors open 10 a.m., movie starts at 10:30 a.m. Presented by ReMax Hallmark – Cher & Shep Sheppard.
May 31: Exploring Spirituality Through Yoga: Mind, Body & Soul at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-9 p.m. Session for young adults 21-35 yrs. Dinner will be provided @ Beach United Church followed by a walk down to the Beach just south of Kew Gardens for yoga with community instructor Sarah Bradley. Note: bring your own mat or towel for practice. Please register at
June 1: Spring Carnival at St. John’s Catholic School, 780 Kingston Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bouncy castles, magic show, bake sale, photo booth, raffle baskets, art & crafts, and food options. Info:
June 1: Spring Festival presented by Kingston Road Village Business Community, along Kingston Rd. east of Main St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Draw prizes, strawberry hunt, giant hopscotch, birdhouse painting, sampling, food!
June 1: Acoustic Harvest presents Angelique Francis at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 8 p.m. This singer/songwriter from Ottawa performs blues, soul, folk, jazz, gospel and rock. Tickets $25@the door/$22 in advance on our website:
June 4: Community Centre 55 Annual General Meeting at CC55, 97 Main St. 7 p.m., for the purpose of considering and taking action with respect to the following: to approve the financial statements of Community Centre 55 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018; to receive our Program report; and to fill two vacancies on the Board of Management. Info: Debbie Visconti, Executive Director, 416-691-1113 ext. 225
June 5: Annual General Meeting of Ward 9 Community News Inc, publisher of Beach Metro Community News, at the newspaper office, 2196 Gerrard St. E., 7 p.m. Members only meeting. Memberships ($2) available at the newspaper office until May 29. For more information refer to the article on page 7 in the April 30 issue.
June 6: Kimberley Jr Public School & Centre 55 Family Fun Night, 50 Swanwick Ave, 5:30-7:30
June 7: Kingston Road Pollinator Planting, 1-5 p.m. Join the Kingston Road Village Community Association as we plant pollinator plants in the tree wells and containers along Kingston Road from Pickering Street to Victoria Park Ave. Muscle and planting know-how most welcome! To sign up please go to our Event notice:
June 8: Plant & Yard Sale at Woodbine Heights Baptist Church,1171 Woodbine Ave. (Woodbine & Sammon), 9 a.m.- 12 noon. Beautify your home & garden with perfect purchases from this sale of local renown. 100’s of perennials for your garden. All proceeds support Woodbine Heights Baptist Church and our outreach programs. Info:
June 8, 9: Beaches Arts & Crafts Show at Kew Gardens (Queen St. E. & Lee Ave.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. rain or shine. Over 150 artists, artisans, and designers. Free admission. Info:,,
June 15: Family Fun Fair at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 176 Leslie St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. Jumping castles, BBQ, games, entertainment, yummy treats, and more.
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
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:
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
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •Mondays, to May 13 at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) •Tuesdays at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) •Wednesdays, to May 15 at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays, to May 16 at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays, to May 17 at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) •Thursday, July 18 at St. Nicholas Church (hosted by St. Aidan’s and St. Nicholas) •Thursday, August 15 at Beach Hebrew Institute •Thursday, Sept. 19 at Beach United Church. Info: 416-691-6869
The Psychic is In! Live Entertainment at Juice & Java, 2102 Queen St. E. (at Wineva), some weekdays plus most Sundays, 10 a.m.-ish to close (6 p.m.), until the end of July or August. Great food, great shops to walk-about. Kid-friendly. Psychic Medium, Tarot, Astrology. Text or vx 647-449-5920, email,
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E. •Gardening Group: Fridays 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 24- August 30. Learn how to grow and cook with herbs and sprouts, while enjoying good company. This program is free. Info: Jackie 416-778-5805 x 220. Centre info:
Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club Open Houses at the Club (foot of Lee Ave., south of Queen St. near the Leuty Lifeguard Station), May 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and May 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. Lawn Bowling provides gentle, healthy exercise and competition in a relaxed social atmosphere. Young or old, men or women, everyone is welcome! Info: Facebook: KewBeachLawnBowlingClub or email:
Studio 888 presents Celine Cimon and Liz Russ at 2359 Queen St. E. (foot of Spruce Hill), May 17-June 2. Weds thru Sundays 1-5pm / Thursdays til 7:30. •Moonlight Madness Friday, May 24 open til 9pm, and also by chance (open lots) & appointment. Info: 416-200-5551,,
Yasodhara Yoga Toronto Centre Offerings •Hidden Language Hatha Yoga: Tuesdays 7-8:15 p.m. (May 14, 21, 28) •Hatha Yoga: Thursdays 1:15-2:15 p.m. (May 16, 23, 30) •Gentle Hatha Yoga: Thursdays 2:45-3:15 p.m. (May 16, 23, 30). All offerings are drop in and pay as you choose. Info:, 416-566-7510
Art: Movement in Stillness by Judith Thompson at Essentia, 2180 Queen St. E., until May 30. Judith’s recent work combines her passion for visual art, nature and movement inspired by the beach. Closing reception attended by the artist: May 30, 6-8 p.m.
Bard in The Park & Community Centre 55 present “As You Like It” at Norwood Park, May 30, 31 at 7 p.m., June 1 at 2 p.m., and at Kew Gardens, June 10-15 at 7 p.m., June 15 at 2 p.m. Pay what you can.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. May 15 – The Whales of August (1987); May 22 – The Desert Rats (1953) •May 15: Garden Wise – Organic and Sustainable Methods, 7 p.m., presented by Toronto Master Gardeners. •May 21: Crazy thought – so you might want to become an author! Q & A with the Mesdames of Mayhem, 2 p.m. •May 21: Researching the History of Your House, with Barbara Myrvold and John Ellis, 7 p.m. Presented by Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. Info: 416-393-7703
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •May 16: Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting, 6 p.m. This adults-only workshop teaches the basic techniques. Registration required. •May 22: Origami and Papercrafts, 4 p.m. Info: 416-396-8940
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •May 29: Digital Life Skills for Seniors – Online Health, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn how to evaluate websites for quality, reliability and safety. Info: 416-393-7700
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. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All Welcome. Working together to nurture inclusive communities! •Regular Sunday Worship, 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. Theme: Seeds of Compassion “There is nothing wimpy or starry-eyed about this essential Christian virtue. Living compassionately is rarely convenient and often downright challenging” Joyce Rupp “Boundless Compassion”. The theme of compassion will continue to be explored on May 19, 26 and June 2 when we will also celebrate Communion together. Info: Find us on Facebook and Instagram.
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:, 416-699-5871 Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
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,,
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd. (corner of Kingston Rd. and Wood Glen Rd.) Please join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Easy access from the TTC. A welcoming atmosphere with interactive services involving the congregation, choir and minister. Sunday School and Nursery room are provided. The services are relevant to world issues with a focus on care and justice for God’s people, our community and the earth. Friendly atmosphere with fellowship to follow at our FB Café. Minister: Rev. Angela J. Cluney. Find us: or