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

 

During COVID-19, many community events have been cancelled or postponed. Please visit the groups’ websites or connect with organizers to receive the latest information.
As events start up again, either virtually or in-person, don’t forget to send your info to calendar@beachmetro.com.
Nov. 8-Dec. 9: The Leslieville Flea Virtual Market – Holiday Edition. Every Sunday through Wednesday from Nov. 8 to Dec. 9, three vendors per day will take over the Leslieville Flea Instagram (IG) stories for 2 hours each. Here’s How to shop the Leslieville Holiday flea: 1. Make sure you are following us on Instagram @leslievilleflea. 2. Watch our feed for previews of vendors who will be featured so you can make your list. 3. Tune into our instagram stories each day to see what vendors are selling. Follow the links and prompts from each vendor to make your purchase. All payments and delivery arrangements will be made directly through the vendors. Info: leslievilleflea@gmail.com
Nov. 17: Virtual Bazaar at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church. Online buying catalogue may be viewed on our website www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com. Items include quilts, PJs, placemats, baby gifts, socks, scarves/cowls and more. Make your selection and order by number using email fallingbrookbazaar@gmail.com. Pickup Nov. 27 & 28 at the church: 35 Wood Glen Rd. We accept exact cash at pickup. Info: 416-698-1878
Nov. 25: Christmas Market Online, at www.beachunitedchurch.com, opens Nov. 25. This first-ever online Beach United market features favourites from the past: homemade shortbread, jams and jellies, Beach United’s famous pies (both meat and vegetarian), knitted toys, 3-ply masks in both fitted and pleated styles and numerous sizes, Fair Trade chocolate, and more. Shop with your credit card then pick up your purchase at the Church. Online market will remain open while supplies last. Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com
Nov. 27-29: Toronto East End Locally Made Holiday Market at https://fb.me/e/1BmqDQmbM. This online event hosted by Your East End Community Stores are Online for You features local artists and businesses and it’s free to become a vendor. There will be giveaways and the option to pick-up centrally and locally at Mess Hall on Gerrard Street or directly with the vendors (local pick-up and shipping options). Info: Lindsay Thompson 647-309-7720
Beach United Church Documentary Series: The Social Dilemma. Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/uaaC57tcci0. Watch the documentary before Nov. 25. Register by sending your email address to maryanne.alton@sympatico.ca to receive the Zoom invite. We will also post it on the BUC website www.beachunitedchurch.com. Zoom discussion: Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Let’s meet online and discuss issues facing our society. Let’s explore the issues through a documentary lens. Moderated by Mary Anne Alton, documentary producer and director for over 30 years. Open to anyone who’s interested.
RC LEGION Branch 11 Youth Education Chair, Helen Pearce, is calling on all students from Grades 1 to 12 to participate in the Legion’s National Remembrance Day Literary & Poster Contest. Entries must be delivered by November 20 to Branch 11, Clubroom Entrance, 9 Dawes Rd., from 1-9 p.m. Also, Ontario Command has a Remembrance Video Contest for Grades 4 to 12. Both contests are a wonderful way to experience and learn about Canada’s Military history and contributions as well as a chance to earn awards for your efforts. Please go to Branch 11’s website: www.rcl11.com to obtain the instructions and the entry forms. Info: 416-699-1353
Beach Photo Club. Are you interested in photography? We invite all shutterbugs to check out our local photo club. We offer a range of activities including guest speakers, mentorship, opportunities to share your work, photo excursions, competitions, practical seminars and more! We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from September to June, 7-9:30 p.m. Normally we meet at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave (unless specified in program), but due to Covid, we are meeting on Zoom for the time being. Info: beachphotoclub.com or email beachphotoclub@gmail.com
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch Program for adults. Bag lunches at the door will be available from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. •Mondays (except holidays) at Corpus Christie Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) •Tuesdays at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.), co-hosted by St. Aidan’s Anglican Church •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •3rd, 4th, & 5th Fridays (beginning Nov. 20) at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) Info: 416-691-6869
Variety Holiday Food Drive at Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave., Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., until Dec. 15. Spark some joy for families in need this season and donate a non-perishable food item in support of scarboroughfoodsecurityinitiative.com
Daily Rituals: Celebrating the Everyday – Juried Open Group Exhibition at Leslie Grove Gallery, 1158 Queen St. E., Nov. 3-29. Our lives revolve around many routines. These can be seen as mundane or as a time for noticing the beauty that is present within the heart of the ordinary. Info: 416-465-0302
Rock & Roll Revisited: Just Crazy Enough. Online video link live from Nov. 9 to Nov. 30. What can we learn from different kinds of minds? Karen Dale, in ministry with Beach United Church, explores this theme between songs and music by The Doors, Matchbox 20, The Stones, and Bill Withers, played by local musicians John Doyle, Ed Romaniuk and Steve Cooke, who have played in such bands as Toronto Harbour and Delayne Drive. Video link: vimeo.com/476492905. Donations to support programs like this are welcomed at www.beachunitedchurch.com
Jazz & Reflection – Heart of the Holiday. Video link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jazz-reflection-heart-of-the-holiday-tickets-128656437869 live Dec. 5-31 on Eventbrite. Jazz vocalist Alana Bridgewater, accompanied by jazz guitarist Nathan Hiltz, celebrate the Christmas season with a video performance of holiday classics including Sleigh Ride and Mary’s Boy Child. The Video Link is available through Eventbrite or by going to www.beachunitedchurch.com and clicking on the promo poster for this event on our home page – it will take you directly to the Eventbrite page. Donations gratefully accepted.
Rotary Club of Toronto Beach. Info: rotarytorontobeach@gmail.com
Beaches Lions Club. Interested in serving your community? Info: www.beacheslions.com
Danforth Mental Wellness Group. Join us most days for a free video support group run through ZOOM. Sign up and get details at https://www.meetup.com/Mental-Wellness-Peer-to-Peer-Support-Groups/. Info: www.mentalwellness.help
Beaches Mental Wellness Group. In-person meetings at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Tuesdays 6:15 p.m. (see website for COVID details). Join us most days for a free video support group run through ZOOM. Sign up and get details at https://www.meetup.com. Ask to join us: Mental Wellness Peer-to-Peer Support-Groups. 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.
Gamblers Anonymous. If you or a family member are struggling with gambling, Gamblers Anonymous is there to HELP. Call: 1(855) 222-5542 or visit www.gatoronto.ca
Toronto Seniors Helpline offers support and information, 365 days a year, about Meals on Wheels, transportation, adult day programs, crisis services, at-home care such as nursing and personal support, phone counselling, and caregiver resources. Call 416-217-2077, 1-877-621-2077, TTY 1-844-946-1700
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr. (S of Queen) in the heart of the Beach. Sunday services are continuing remotely at 10am. To join us on Zoom or by phone please visit the church website for more 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.) Minister: Rev. Angela J. Cluney. Find us: www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com or fboffice@rogers.com
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road. Our weekly worship service is posted on YouTube each Saturday afternoon. Check our website for the weekly link. We have virtual Sunday School each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Please email the church for the link. Info: www.kruc.ca, kruc.info@gmail.com
Beach United Church invites you to join minister Karen Dale and music director Steven Webb every Sunday morning at 10:30 am online. Sing Noel! Sing your way through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany: Nov 29 Facebook Livestream; Dec 6 Communion FB Livestream; Dec 13 Zoom Sunday Session; Dec 20 Recorded worship; Dec 21 “Longest Night” Recorded worship; Dec 24 Outside Candlelit Carol Sing 7.30 pm; Dec 27 Recorded worship; Jan 3 Epiphany Zoom Sunday Session. To join Zoom sessions Contact: Karen@beachuc.com. You do not need a Facebook account to join Live-stream worship. Click on the link below and if a pop-up appears asking you to sign-up, check “not at this time” and you will get through. Here is the link: www.facebook.com/beachunitedchurch/live More info: www.beachunitedchurch.com or find us on Facebook & Instagram.
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave.: Sunday services are at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. with a Children’s Program at 10:30. Pre-registration for each service is required (contact info below). Please note that we are holding all services in the former parish hall on Silver Birch south of the church (now Claremont School) during our renovations. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Road (N of Queen). This pandemic isn’t keeping us from connecting with one another, even if it’s online, by phone, messaging, or writing cards and letters. So, we welcome you for our Sunday Morning Worship Service! We get together online at www.twitch.tv/waverleyroadbaptist beginning at 11 a.m. For more info: 416-694-3054, info@waverleyroadbaptist.ca, or www.waverleyroad.ca
Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (at Benlamond). Sunday service and mid-week study groups by phone. Call 416-691-4721 for more details. For updates about what is open visit www.calvary-bapist-church.ca