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.
April 9: Blood Donor Clinic at Beach United Church. Appointments by pre-registration only at www.blood.ca
CANCELLED April 11: Glen Stewart Ravine Annual Spring Cleanup, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at Beech Avenue ravine entrance (just south of Kingston Rd.). Bring gloves, and wear a mask for sign-in and bag pickup (bags will be supplied). Kids are invited to make their own colourful posters, with messages about keeping the ravine clean for the plants and animals that live there, and bring them to the event. Info: friendsofglenstewartravine@gmail.com
April 24: Blantyre Park Community Spring Cleanup Day, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at the horseshoe pit and help collect trash from the park area. Please bring a non-perishable food item for spring food bank drop off.
Staying Active Indoors Workshop (FREE), on Tuesday, April 27 at 11 a.m. Being physically active is possible for everyone, no matter what your health status! Join the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto for an INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP designed for older adults over the age of 65. Caregivers also welcome! A trained health provider will teach you how to keep moving in fun and safe ways inside the home. To register: call 416-480-6026 or email info@rgptoronto.ca
Fruit trees available at Treemobile, a volunteer driven not-for-profit local group that encourages foodscaping as a way to build more sustainability in communities. They supply trees and plants including apples, pears, plums cherries,apricots berries and more. Select from their catalogue online and they will set up delivery or pickup times (local one is near Main and Gerrard). All profits go towards their Edible Community Garden Grant. To order, volunteer, or apply for a grant visit transitiontreemobile.org. Order by April 16 for May delivery/pick up.
Community Centre 55 AGM will be held on Tuesday, June 8 , 2021 at 7 p.m. at Community Centre 55, 97 Main Street 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, 2020; to receive our Program report; and to fill 1 vacancy on the Board of Management. For additional information, please contact Debbie Visconti, Executive Director, Community Centre 55 at 416-691-1113 ext. 225
Kew Beach Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club, at the foot of Lee Ave. beside the hockey rink. 113 years and going strong! We plan to be open for bowling in late May. New members welcome. Very reasonable annual fee. We will provide equipment if you want to give it a try. Following Covid protocols to keep members safe, we are the best bet in the beach! Surrounded by a fence, our own clubhouse with washrooms, lots of hand sanitizer. Join the sport at the level of social or competitiveness that suits your style. Info: facebook.com/KewBeachLawnBowlingClub, email kewbeachlbc@gmail.com or call 416-694-4371
AmethystAura Qigong in the Park(s). QiGong is a gentle flowing exercise that unites breath work, movements, meditation and visualization to create vitality and energy while improving your health, mobility and wellness. Starting in April AmethystAura Qigong will be offering 1/2 hour morning qigong classes in Kew Park, Rosetta Gardens, and the park area by Balmy Beach. First class is free. For more information, dates and times available contact AmethystAura20@gmail.com or call Lynne at647 701-4458
Beach United Spring Organ Recital featuring Maria Gajraj, April 18-May 18 ONLINE. Video link at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spring-organ-recital-maria-gajraj-tickets-148354186365. Featuring Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Grieg and Daveluy, presented by guest organist Maria Gajraj. Maria is a passionate musician, collaborator, and educator. Proceeds go to the artists and Beach United’s interfaith take-away lunch program for those in need.
Food, Fun and Fibre: An Online Cooking Demo with Mairlyn Smith 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 ONLINE. Smith is a professional home economist, regular guest expert on Cityline, keynote speaker, Second City Comedy Troupe alumna and best-selling cookbook author. Mairlyn will demonstrate two dishes from her latest cookbook “Peace, Love and Fibre” sprinkling in culinary tips, healthy habits and seasoned with laughter. Zoom link provided with a donation through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/food-fun-and-fibre-an-online-cooking-demo-with-mairlyn-smith-tickets-147679458235. Proceeds to support local food programs. $10 donation suggested.
Women, War and Love: Author Kim Echlin reads from “Speak, Silence” 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 27 ONLINE. International bestselling author Echlin will read from her new book “Speak, Silence” followed by an opportunity to ask Kim questions. Zoom link provided with a donation through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/women-war-and-love-kim-echlin-reads-from-speak-silence-tickets-147847296243. Open to all. Donations to this event will support volunteer-run food programs at Beach United Church.
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. 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
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.) •Fridays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva), hosted by Kingston Road United Church. Info: 416-691-6869
Beach Photo Club. Are you interested in photography? We offer 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
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 2423 Queen St. E. (at Silver Birch). Our ministries and programs are continuing, with study groups online, service videos on YouTube, opportunities to meet virtually in small groups, and an eco-spirituality theme for action and learning all year. Find out more on our website: staidansinthebeach.com
Beach United Church invites you to join minister Karen Dale and music director Steven Webb every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. online. April Theme: Arise! Links will be posted on our website: https://beachunitedchurch.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
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 at Kingston Rd, available on ZOOM. Worship Services on Sundays at 10:30 am with Rev. Angela J. Cluney. Our Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month at 7 pm. April - The Uncommon Reader by: Alan Bennett & Where the Crawdads Sing by: Delia Owens; May – Iscariot by: Tosca Moon Lee. Join us for our newly created Hobby Circle on the second Friday of the month at 2 p.m. Any hobby is welcome. For all ZOOM & phone links: email fboffice@rogers.com or call 416-699-3084. Everyone is Welcome!
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd., 2 blks east of Main St. Joyful Easter greetings to all. Confessions by appt. during Covid. See our website for parish information including weekly videoed homilies and our YouTube channel: www.stjohnsrc.ca, 416-698-1105