To add your event to our Community Calendar, please send details to Melinda Drake calendar@beachmetro.com

 

Sept. 7: Comics Without Borders at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W., 8-10:30 p.m. Featuring Judy Croon, Simmone Park, Carol Zoccoli, Anna Gustafson, Kate Davis, Laurie Elliot, and Ahmed Ahmed. Hosted by Martha Chaves. All proceeds to Variety. Tickets and info: www.varietyvillage.ca
Sept. 7: Hogtown Roller Derby double header at Ted Reeve Arena-Bubble, 175 Main St., 4 p.m. An action packed evening of full contact roller derby! Adults $10, seniors $8, kids 12 and under free! Family friendly event!
Sept. 11-29: Joanne Filletti’s Solo Show at Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E. Reception: Saturday, Sept. 14, 3-6 p.m. Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/418160478801480/
Sept. 12: Join Dr. Kari Krogh for “Forest Bathing”, a nature immersion experience starting at the Balsam Ave. entrance to the Glen Stewart Ravine, 10-11:30 a.m. This walk is for nature lovers who use mobility aids and their support assistants, and anyone else. Register on Eventbrite: Ravine Forest Bathing Walks or contact friendsofglenstewartravine@gmail.com. Also supported by Kingston Road United Church, Courage Foods and Inflow Inventory.
Sept. 13: Friday Night Music with Dan Walek at R.C.L. Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 7:30-11:30 p.m. Free admission. Snacks in the Clubroom. Info: 416-699-1353, www.rcl11.com
Sept. 14: Councillor Paula Fletcher’s Community Environment Day at Jack Layton Way (by Bridgepoint Hospital), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop off reusable and recyclable items such as clothing, small appliances, non-perishable food items and electronics. You can also drop off household hazardous waste for safe disposal and pick up free compost for your garden. The shredding truck will also be available. Community and environmental groups will also be exhibiting. Info: councillorpaulafletcher.ca/event/community-environment-day-riverdale/
Sept. 14: Grant-Full Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen at Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E., 3-6 p.m. Grant AME Daily Bread Food Bank is every Friday 5-8 p.m. A hot meal is also served. Third Saturday of each month: A free dinner will be served from 3-6 p.m. Info: 416-690-5169
Sept. 14, 15: Danforth East Community Arts Fair (#DECAF19) at East Lynn Park, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Artists and artisans exhibits, Emerging Artist Booth, live music, delicious food, family-friendly activities, and more. Info: deca.to/danforth-east-arts-fair/
Sept. 15: Terry Fox Run – Beaches & East Toronto starting at Woodbine Beach Bathing Station Change House (east of Coxwell, south of Lakeshore Blvd.), registration 8 a.m., open start 9 a.m.-noon. 5 km walk, 10 km bike. Bicycle, stroller, rollerblade and wheelchair accessible. Parking available. Info: www.terryfox.org/run/
Sept. 15: The Leslieville Flea at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 2 acres of green space to explore. Food, beer, music & vintage & handcrafted goods. Info: leslievilleflea.com
Sept. 16-20: Legion Week at RCL Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This free event is open to the public and features a Canadian history learning experience, memorabilia of veterans past and present, uniforms to try on, and veterans on hand to talk with. Call for a special tour: Helen Pearce 416-690-6388 or helendpearce@rogers.com
Sept. 17: Seniors’ Luncheon at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 12 noon. All seniors welcome. Free event. Donations welcome. Info: 416-261-4222, Stpauls.scarb@bellnet.ca
Sept. 19: Drop-in Beach Interfaith Lunch at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We invite adults in the community to join together for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. This is the last of the BIOC summer drop-in lunches before the regular lunch program restarts after Thanksgiving Sunday. Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com
Sept. 19-Oct. 6: September at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (foot of Spruce Hill). Painted Pieces by Marina Hanacek, inspired by natural and man-made forms and textures. Opening reception Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6-9 p.m. Artist info: www.marinaart.org / hanacek.marina@gmail.com. Open hours for this show: Weds thru Sundays 12-4 p.m., also by chance (open lots) & appointment. Gallery info: 416-200-5551, studio888art@gmail.com, studio888.ca
Sept. 20: Spaghetti Dinner at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 5-7:30 p.m. Includes spaghetti dinner, garlic bread, and dessert. Cost: $10 (12+), under 12 free. Info: 416-261-4222, Stpauls.scarb@bellnet.ca
Sept. 20-22: ‘Art in the Beach’ Show and Sale at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Free draw for an original painting. Donations for the Bluff’s Food Bank welcomed. Info: www.beachguildoffineart.com
Sept. 21: Giant Used Book & A/V Sale at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 9-11:30 a.m. Stock up on an entire winter of literary or viewing enjoyment – hard cover, soft cover, coffee table books, cookbooks, children’s, teen’s, romance, fiction, non-fiction, hobbies & craft books, etc. as well as LPs, CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes. Accessible venue.
Sept. 21: Acoustic Harvest presents Rant Maggie Rant at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 8 p.m. Tickets $27 at door, $25 in advance at www.acousticharvest.ca. More info: www.rantmaggierant.com
Sept. 21: StrengthBox Challenge for Cops and Kids at 45 Cranfield Rd., 10 a.m. A friendly strength competition and fundraiser to benefit at-risk local youth. Prizes, community, and friendly competition. Anyone (18+) can compete -- all levels and abilities welcome. All proceeds benefit skill-building and mentoring programs between police and at-risk youth through ProAction Cops & Kids. Info, registration, or to make a donation: www.strengthboxchallenge.ca
Sept. 24: Jam Nite at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7:30 p.m. Bring your voice, your instrument, a song to share and join us for a fun, relaxed jam session. No skill level is needed. All you need is enthusiasm to make music together. Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com
Sept. 26: The Vatican Deception at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, 7 p.m. Brought to you by Gemini Award-winning executive producer Mark Terry, and award-winning director Paul Stark, the film examines several exceptional prophecies published by the Vatican, and an escalating conflict that prophecy says is leading to global ruin. Featuring Chief Vatican Exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth. Advance tickets $10 at www.foxtheatre.ca or www.TheVaticanDeception.com, $11.50 at the door.
Sept. 27: Movie Night at Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave. (4 blocks east of Main St., north of Gerrard), 7:30 p.m. Featuring ‘The Goonies’. Info: 416-691-1113
Sept. 28: Historical Walk with Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. This Norway Village walk starts at the northwest corner of Kingston Road and Woodbine Ave.
Sept. 28: Beaches Fall Festival at Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Games, prizes, food, entertainment, local vendors and more.
Sept. 28: Rummage & Book Sale at Hope United Church, corner of Main St. & Danforth Ave., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kitchen items, books, clothes, shoes, purses, videos, records. Great bargains!
Sept. 28: Fallfest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Fresh produce, baking, dishes & glassware, gifts & Christmas items, books, toys, draw, breakfast & lunch. Info: 416-694-4081, bbuc.ca
Sept. 29: The Last, Last Chance Car Show at Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission, prizes, food and drink for sale. Info: Evonne Hossack 416-691-1113, evonne@centre55.com
Sept. 30: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group Meeting at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-12 noon. Speaker: Dr. Reinhold Vieth. Topic: Further Research Concerning Osteoporosis. All welcome.
Oct. 5: Fall Harvest Dinner at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 6 p.m. Gather with neighbours and friends for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and dessert. Live entertainment and a singalong to follow. Tickets $25. Presale only, no ticket sales at the door. Info: 416-261-4222, Stpauls.scarb@bellnet.ca
Oct. 5: Jazz & Reflection at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Theme: Love featuring The Dorian Group: Gary Gregg on the trumpet, Andrew Smith on sax, Lorne Tepperman on the piano, Jan Ravens on bass and Mark Shannon on drums. Donations are welcomed. Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com
Oct. 6-Nov. 17: Mind-Full Chefs at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, Sundays. A fun, interactive, 7-session program for children aged 6 to 12 to explore their senses through food preparation, cooking, meditation and yoga practices, concluding with a family brunch for the Thanksgiving Harvest season. Registration required by Sept. 30. Register online at www.eventbrite.ca/e/mind-full-chefs-tickets-69660826407 or Facebook www.facebook.com/events/502777340496526, Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com
Oct. 19: Soundwave at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Hailing from the heart of Northwestern Ontario, singer-songwriter Brooklyn Doran’s unique sound weaves song and storytelling, creating a harmonious blend of wit and humour contrasted by vulnerable lyricism and haunting melody. Donations are welcomed.
Tuesdays: The Barons Band at Baron Byng Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., 1-2:30 p.m. Hot swingin’ jazz you can dance to! Info: Paul Hallam 416-444-1956
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.mentalwellness.help
Wednesdays: Beaches Gamblers Anonymous meeting at Church of the Resurrection, 1100 Woodbine Ave. (lower level enter through Side Red door), 7:30-9 p.m. No fees or dues, just a desire to stop gambling. Peers helping peers. Help is available. Info: 1 (855) 222-5542
Thursdays: Danforth Mental Wellness Group at Neighbourhood Link, 3036 Danforth Ave. (at Vic Pk), 6-7 p.m. Peers helping peers with issues affecting mental health. Info: www.mentalwellness.help
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.
Beach Interfaith Outreach Summer Lunches, drop-in, Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •Sept. 19 – Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. Info: 416-691-6869
Scarborough Players present “Rabbit Hole” at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), Sept 6, 7, 12-14, 19-20 at 8 p.m., and Sept. 8, 15, and 21 at 2 p.m. Directed by Maureen Lukie. Free parking, reserved seats, wheelchair accessible. Tickets $24 (discounts for Students and Seniors). Box office: 416-267-9292, www.theatrescarborough.com
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •Sept. 7: Stress Relief Through Meditation, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Led by Meditation Toronto. Drop in. •Sept. 18: Don’t Get Scammed, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about common sales and advertising tactics to recognize when you may be a target. Drop in. •Sept. 25: First Time Job Seekers Workshop, 6:30-7:30 p.m., for ages 18 and up. This workshop provides a summary of employment services where you can get assistance with your job search, including help with improving your interview skills, creating an effective resume, get support with networking activities, and more. •Sept. 28: Quintessential Bellydance, 2-3 p.m., for ages 16 and up. Dancer Evyenia Karmi offers a glimpse into the exotic world of bellydance. Drop in. Info: 416-393-7700
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Sept. 4 – Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018); Sept. 11 – The Sunshine Boys (1975); Sept. 18 – Swing Time (1936) •Oct. 3: Book Club, 7 p.m. ‘Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic’ by Alison Bechdel. Info: 416-393-7703
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All Welcome. Working together to nurture inclusive communities! •Living with Reverence: Sunday Worship Series, Sept. 1-29 at 10:30 a.m., with minister Karen Dale. We will be reflecting on reverence for God, life, nature, self and others. The worship experiences include body blessing, 30 day practice for change, bringing wonder to routine, exquisite respect, flower prayer, kneeling prayer, and shoeless worship. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Gardening Group. We welcome any and all who would like to join us in tending the church garden Sept. 3 and 17, beginning at 7 p.m. All hands welcome! Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com. Find us on Facebook and Instagram.
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.), Sundays at 10:30 a.m. We are a diverse, open, and inclusive Christian community where you will find many possibilities for nurturing your own spirituality and enriching your life, as well as opportunities to serve others through acts of caring, compassion and justice. Our wonderful music program includes special monthly Musical Sunday Services (the last Sunday of each month). Also home to the Bluffs Food Bank, Toby’s Place (a safe space for LGBTQ2S+ Youth) and Dorothy’s Place (serving LGBTQ+ seniors). Whatever you are wearing, whatever you feel about God, wherever you are on your spiritual journey – you will fit right in. Sunday school and nursery care available. Info: 416-694-4081, www.bbuc.ca
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 Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
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: www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com or fboffice@rogers.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. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com