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March 23: Acoustic Harvest presents Grit Laskin and “Give Me Wood and I’ll Make it Sing For You” – a Lecture, Presentation and Concert at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 8 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.). Tickets: $25 @ door/$22 in advance on our website: www.acousticharvest.ca. More info: www.williamlaskin.com. Accessible venue.
March 25: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group Meeting at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-12 noon. Speaker: Melinda Muller, War Amps. Topic: The CHAMPS Programme
March 25: Practical Spirituality Meditation & Study group at Mtg Rm of 2161 Queen St E, 6:30-8 p.m. March 25 will be about improvement in the workplace through visualization. Free event, donations welcome. Info: 416-901-3747, happy-science.ca
March 26: Transit Town Hall, hosted by Councillor Paula Fletcher, at St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave., 7-9 p.m. Have your say and also hear from MPP Peter Tabuns and TTC Riders. Info: councillorpaulafletcher.ca/event/transit-town-hall/
March 26: Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy at Hoopers Pharmacy (downstairs), 2136 Queen St. E., 7-8:30 p.m. A relaxed and informative evening will discuss what is craniosacral therapy and its benefits, such as stress, migraines, concussions, and chronic back and shoulder pain. $5, after payment you will receive a $5 Hoopers Pharmacy coupon. Preregistration required. Limited space. Contact: Renee Long, RMT, Craniosacral Therapist, reneelongrmt@gmail.com
March 28: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Green Book” at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Doors open 10 a.m., movie starts at 10:30 a.m. Presented by ReMax Hallmark – Share & Shep Sheppard
March 29: Blood Donor Clinic at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 1:30-7:30 p.m.
March 30: Scarborough Seedy Saturday & Green Fair at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd. S. (south of Kingston Rd.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Heirloom seeds for sale and trade, seed exchange, vendors, gardening booths and advice, green living ideas, electronics recycling, and more. $2 or pay what you can. Info: scarboroseedysaturday@gmail.com, facebook.com/SSSGFair
March 30: Fair Trade Fayre at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 12:30-3 p.m. Join us from 12:30-1 p.m., when Samuel Ansell, CEO of Casa Relief, will share his experiences working in the world-wide fair trade movement. ‘Shop the world’ from 1-3 p.m. and support Fair Trade vendors. There will also be Fair Trade coffee, olive oil, chocolate & baking ingredients for sale.
March 30: A Band Extravaganza! New Horizons Jazz Orchestra and the New Horizons Symphonic Band at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20, availalable at door. Info: 416-267-8265
March 31: Celtic Music Service at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., 10:30 a.m. Join us as we share Celtic story and spirituality through beautiful music and lively song. With live Irish music featuring guest musicians and the BBUC Choir, under the direction of Randy Vancourt. All are welcome, and nursery care is provided. Info: www.bbuc.ca
April 1: Valuation Clinic at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 2-4 p.m. Treasure Antiques and Appraisals of Oakville will be onsite to evaluate antiques, heirlooms, fine art, decorative art (silver, china, clocks and art objects), jewellery and watches. Treasure Antiques will also be accepting offers to purchase and consignments for sale of high-quality items. Find out what your items are worth. $5.00 per appraisal.
April 4: Beach Photo Club at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-9:30 p.m. Topic: “Studio Work: Building Analogue Images” with Adam Swica. Club meets first and third Thursday of every month (September to May). Info: www.beachphotoclub.com, beachphotoclub@gmail.com
April 5: Looking at Community and Generosity through Art-Making at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-9 p.m. Dinner and Aboriginal Dot Art Session for young adults 21-35 years of age. Contact: Dayna Browne youth@beachuc.com. For more info: www.beachunitedchurch.com
April 5-7, 11-14, 18-20: Scarborough Players presents ‘Caught in the Net’ at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 8 p.m. (April 7, 14, and 20 at 2 p.m.). Tickets $24, Seniors/Students $19. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Box office: 416-267-9292, www.theatrescarborough.com
April 6: Beaches Spring Sprint. Registration March 25, 26 and 27, and April 2 and 3 at the Beaches Rec Centre, 6 Williamson Rd., 7-9 p.m. $25 cash or cheque only. Registrations will not be accepted on race day. Info: springsprint@hotmail.ca
April 6: Acoustic Harvest presents Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 8 p.m. Tickets $25 at door ($22 advance at www.acousticharvest.ca). Free parking. Venue is wheelchair accessible. More info: rickfines.ca, suzievinnick.com
April 6: Jazz & Reflection at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Featuring the Barry Livingston Group, with Barry Livingston, compositions and piano; Colleen Allen, soprano saxophone and flute; Suba Sankaran, vocals; Kobi Hass, bass; and Paul Fitterer, drums. Theme “Renewal”. Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com, barrylivingstonmusic.com/barry-livingston-group/
April 6: 4th of Its Kind Spring Fling Craft & Foodie Affair at RCL Legion, 9 Dawes Rd., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 50 craft and food vendors. Prizes and gifts. Free parking. Info: facebook.com/the4thofitskindspringflingcraftandfoodieaffair/
April 7: National Piano Trio plays Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 1:30 p.m. Bring your kids! Immediately following the concert there will be an Instrumental Petting Zoo. Your children can see, hear, touch and try a string, woodwind or brass instrument. $25 at the door or $20 at nationalpianotrio.eventbrite.com
April 9: Legendary River Cruise Night at Expedia Cruiseshipcenters East York, 2474 Danforth Ave. (across from Sobeys), 7-9 p.m. The session is hosted by Viking Cruises’ Jordana Botting. Refreshment available. Info & RSVP: 647-351-6699 Charlotte
Apr. 13: Messy Church Event at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd., 5:30-7 p.m. Topic: Spring a New Start. This exciting interactive program, involving games, crafts, story, song and supper, is open to the community for kids 6-12 & parents. Please pre-register at 416-699-3084 or fboffice@rogers.com
April 13: Bowmore Make It Fair at Bowmore School, 80 Bowmore Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This one-day event showcases do-it-yourself electronics, craft hacking & more. It is a chance for vendors and non-profit organizations who promote DIY and Maker projects to share their knowledge with hands-on fun! Free. All welcome. (Some demonstrators may ask for a small donation towards their materials.) Info: bowmoremakeitfair@gmail.com
April 19: Toronto Beach Chorale presents Maurice Duruflé’s ‘Requiem’ at St. Aidan’s Church, 2423 Queen St. E. (at Silver Birch Ave.), 7:30 p.m. Featuring Jillian Yemen, mezzo-soprano, and Jonathan Kirby, bass. Tickets $25 advance ($30 at door), youth (7-18) $12.50 ($15 at door), kids under 7 free. Tickets from choir member, online at www.torontobeachchorale.com, or at door (cash only).
Tuesdays: The Barons Band at Baron Byng Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., 1-2:30 p.m. Hot swinging jazz you can dance to! Info: Paul Hallam 416-444-1956
Wednesdays: Free Drop-In Playgroup for pre-schoolers with a parent or caregiver. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St Aidan’s Church (corner of Queen St E and Silver Birch) lower level. Toys, snacks, stories and songs. Runs weekly until April 24.
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 (no lunch April 17 & 24) 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.) Info: 416-691-6869
The Psychic is In! Live Entertainment at Farmacia Organic Health Bar, 2096 Queen St. E. (at Wineva), Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays weekly and second and last Sundays, 10 a.m.-ish to close (6 p.m.). Great food, great shops to walk-about. Kid-friendly. Psychic Medium, Tarot, Astrology. Text or vx 647-449-5920, email thepsychicinn@gmail.com, www.thepsychicinn.com
Artwork by Sandi Stahlbrand, local artist, at Essentia Toronto, 2180 Queen St. E. Featuring paintings and photography inspired by Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and the Gulf of Mexico. Reception Thursday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. Show runs to the end of March.
Passengers–works by Ed Bahoric at Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E. Reception Saturday, March 16, 3-6 p.m. Show runs to March 31. Info: 416-778-0923, www.gerrardartspace.com
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E. •March 22: Coping with Grief and Loss, 2-3:30 pm. Learn about the grief process and healthy coping strategies to deal with the many losses we experience throughout our lives. Free. Registration: Joanne 416-778-5805 x 218 •Gardening Group, 11 a.m.-noon. Are you interested in indoor and outdoor planting activities? Join us to discuss the types of plants you are interested in growing. Free. Registration: Jackie 416-778-5805 x 220. Centre info: www.eastendchc.on.ca
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: Drop-in Playgroup, 9:30 a.m.; Mid-week service, 10:30 a.m.; Christian Meditation, 7:30 p.m. •Thursdays: Euchre, 7 p.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All Welcome! Working together to nurture inclusive communities. •Regular Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Lent Worship Series ”It takes Practice ... Exploring Sacred Rituals”: Sing, pray & meditate: Taizé style (Mar. 24); Circles and spirals: mandala meditation (Mar. 31); Moving inwards: labyrinth experience (Apr. 7); Palm/Passion Pilgrimage (Apr. 14). Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com. Find us on Facebook and Instagram.
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church: 35 Wood Glen Rd. (corner of Kingston Rd. & Wood Glen Rd.) Please join us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. A welcoming atmosphere with interactive services. Sunday School is provided. Lent and Holy Week special services: Stations of the Cross, Maundy Thursday Last Supper Service, April 18 at 7 p.m. and Good Friday, April 19th “Laying down our Burdens” at 10:30 a.m. Please join us on Sunday, April 21 as we celebrate the Resurrection. Minister: Rev. Angela J. Cluney. Find us: www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com or fboffice@rogers.com
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd - Lent & Easter Schedule: Station of the Cross every Friday at 4:30 pm, Stations of the Cross with Eucharistic Adoration - Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19 only. Confessions: Every Sat. - 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm & Wed. Apr. 17 - 8:45 am to 9:30 am and again from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Palm Sunday Masses: Sat. Apr. 13 Vigil Mass at 4:30 & Sun. Apr. 14 at 9 am & 11 am. Holy Thursday: Apr. 18 no 8:15 am Mass - 7 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Eucharistic Adoration. Good Friday: Apr. 19 no 8:15 am Mass - 12 noon & 3 pm Liturgy of the Word with Communion, 7 pm Stations of the Cross with Eucharistic Adoration. Holy Saturday: Apr. 20 - 7 pm Easter Vigil. Easter Sunday: Apr. 21 - Masses at 9 am & 11 am. Contact: 416.698.1105 or stjohnschurch@bellnet.ca