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Nov. 13: Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 7 p.m. “Flowers For The Holiday” by Floral Art Designer Rosemary Passafiume-McLean. Refreshments included. Guests welcome.
Nov. 13: Something to Talk About at St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd., 7 p.m. This series will look at the “pivotal players” in shaping the Catholic Church. This month’s video and discussion will be on St. Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest and Doctor of the Church from the 13th century. Info: Paul rpm@paulmccourt.com or church office 416-698-1105
Nov. 14: Bright Lit, Big City Literary Reading Evening at Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine, 2050 Danforth Ave., 8 p.m. Info: www.hirut.ca
Nov. 16: Smiling Blue Skies Art Auction and Raffle at The Duke, 1225 Queen St. E., 1-3 p.m. Hosted by Anthony Farnell, Chief Meteorologist for Global News and owner of Storm the Weather Dog. This Canadian organization is dedicated to helping furry family members. Every dollar donated supports the Ontario Veterinary College. Info: www.smilingblueskies.com
Nov. 16: Christmas Market at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop for Fair Trade and locally produced gift items, handcrafted Christmas decor, knitted toy animals, jewellery, baked goods and tasty treats, including amazing gingerbread creations and our famous meat pies, jams and jellies, and more. Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com
Nov. 16: Organ Stops, organ recital series at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. With David Simon, organist of the Cathedral of St. James (Anglican) in Toronto, who has performed across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia and has given premieres with the Toronto and New Haven Symphony Orchestras. Donations gratefully received. www.beachunitedchurch.com
Nov. 16: “British Beat” FUNdraiser and Silent Auction at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd. (Coxwell & Gerrard), 7 p.m. Featuring the music of The Spirit Choir and The Beachles. Exciting items to bid on! Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets $25 (cash or cheque). Info: 416-686-6809, www.nuuc.ca
Nov. 16: Snowman Christmas Bazaar at Hope United Church, corner of Main & Danforth, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Nov. 16: Christmas Bazaar at St. Theresa’s, 2559 Kingston Rd. (at Midland), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bake table featuring homemade apple and mince pies, Christmas table, crafts, silent auction, raffles, white elephant, lunchroom and tearoom.
Nov. 16: Christmas Bazaar at Chester Village, 3555 Danforth Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Baked goods, Christmas crafts, knitted clothing, specialty teas, kids’ arts and crafts room, 50/50 draw, raffle, BBQ and more. Info: 416-466-2173, www.chestervillage.ca
Nov. 16: Community Christmas Market at Woodbine Heights Baptist Church, 1171 Woodbine Ave. (Woodbine & Sammon), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Over 25 local artisans and crafters, baked goods, tea room and children’s craft table. Info: www.woodbineheights.ca
Nov. 16: Ladies Auxiliary Bazaar at RCL Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Baked goods, jewellery, knitted items, nearly new, books, toys, and more. Have a coffee and muffin or lunch. Draw tickets and prizes.
Nov. 16, 17: Christmas Craft Market at Corpus Christi Church, 1810 Queen St. E., Saturday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. All handmade items, bake table, lunch at our popular “café”. Tables available for crafters. We are also looking for bakers for our bake table. Info: Carol Lombard 416-418-5713, acelingma@gmail.com
Nov. 16, 17: Indigenous & Ingenious Show and Sale at Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. E., 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Featuring 19 Indigenous artists and artisans with authentic Indigenous-made goods. Indigenous food available and drumming performances throughout the weekend. Admission $5. Everyone is welcome! Facebook page: Indigenous & Ingenious Show and Sale.
Nov. 17: Christmas at Cedar Ridge Show & Sale at Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery, 225 Confederation Dr., 12 noon-5 p.m. Artisanal gifts, door prizes, holiday treats, tea, coffee. Admission $5, children under 12 free. Info: cedarridgestudiogallery.com
Nov. 19: Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council Annual General Meeting at the Beaches Rec Centre, 6 Williamson Rd., 7 p.m. Public/potential new members welcome to attend and volunteer at upcoming events hosted by the Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
Nov. 19: 144th Toronto Brownies 25th Anniversary Celebration at Birch Cliff Public School, 1650 Kingston Rd., 6:30-8 p.m.
Nov. 19: Seniors Luncheon at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., noon. All seniors welcome. Free, but donations welcome. Accessible venue. Info: 416-261-4222
Nov. 22: Friday Night Entertainment presents Al Reilly & Catalyst at RCL Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 7:30-11:30 p.m. Free admission. Snacks. Info: www.rcl11.com
Nov. 23: Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Home baking, preserves, jams & jellies, crafts, knitting, sewing, collectible and new Christmas decorations, granny’s attic, country store, silent auction, quilt raffle, cheeses, frozen dinners, encore table (“regifted” goods), luncheon from 11-1:30, and more. Accessible venue.
Nov. 23: Craft Sale at St. John the Baptist Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Local Artisans will have crafts and gifts for the home and the holidays. Please also join us for lunch, and home baking will also be available. Vending table inquiries: Genny Stock crafts.stjohns@gmail.com
Nov. 23: Holiday Bazaar at True Davidson Long Term Care Facility, 200 Dawes Rd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The funds raised from this event will go to support the volunteer activities at the facility. Enjoy a silent auction, homemade baked goods, rummage tables, knitted goods and much more! Info: susan.kearns@toronto.ca
Nov. 23: Christmas Fair at St. Clair O’Connor Community Centre, 2701 St. Clair Ave. E. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts, baked goods, silent auction, collectibles. Lunch. All welcome. Info: 416-757-8757
Nov. 23: Gifts for the Soul Holiday Market at St. Matthews Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave. (north of Gerrard), 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Art, mom & baby gifts, jewellery, pottery, bath & spa, pop-up charity beauty sale.
Nov. 23: Nisbet Lodge-McClintock Manor Foundation Christmas Bazaar at Missionary Hall, Calvary Church, 746 Pape Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafters and vendors with lovely handmade items, bake sale, silent auction, and café. Info: Gwen Ramsay foundation@nisbetlodge.com
Nov. 24: Cantemus Singers, directed by Michael Erdman, present “A Boy Is Born” – benefit concert for Centre 55’s Share A Christmas at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (at Queen St. E.), 3 p.m. A concert of Christmas motets and carols by Tallis, Byrd, Amner and King Henry VIII. Tickets at Centre 55 and at the door. General admission $20 / kids under 12 free. Info: 416-578-6602, www.cantemus.ca
Nov. 24: Hamper’s Santa Claus Parade, 1 p.m. The parade travels west along Kingston Road from Victoria Park to Walter St., then north to Community Centre 55. Kids, bring your letters to Santa! Bring a toonie to support CC55’s Share A Christmas program. Info: www.centre55.com, 416-691-1113
Nov. 24: Christmas Craft & Bake Sale at St. John’s School gym, 780 Kingston Rd. (2 blks E. of Main St.), 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 30+ artisans, raffles, 50/50 draw, silent auction for wines and merchandise! Accessible to all. Info: Jane 416-698-3528, dietrichjane10@gmail.com
Nov. 24: What is Mental Health? A discussion at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. (Chester subway), 12:30-1:30 p.m. How do we talk about it? What can we do to help? Info: www.stbarnabas-toronto.com
Nov. 24 & Dec. 1: Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show at 17 Jeavons Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Two floors of HO and N scale layouts – 1950s southern Ontario with authentic steam & diesel sound, and double-tracked mainline through mountain scenery. Adults $5, children $2, seniors $3. New members welcome! Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
Nov. 25: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group Christmas Party at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Finger food potluck lunch, Christmas sing-along, lucky draws.
Nov. 26: Jam Nite at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7 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
Nov. 28: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Downton Abbey” at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Doors open 10 a.m., movie starts at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by Pippins.
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 5-8, 12-14: Scarborough Players present ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd., 8 p.m., Dec. 1, 8 & 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets $24 at box office 416-267-9292 or www.theatrescarborough.com
Nov. 30: Christmas Bazaar at Faith Presbyterian Community Church, 140 Dawes Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Famous Filipino food, bake table, Christmas crafts, white elephant table, toys, gifts, and much more! Accessible venue. Info: faithpresbyteriancc@gmail.com
Nov. 30: Christmas Craft Market and Café at Royal Canadian Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 416-465-5252
Nov. 30: 9th of Its Kind Craft Show and Sale at RCL Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 50 artisans and food vendors. Free gift to first 300 visitors. Grand prizes draws. Toonies for Tummies and $5 surprise box event is back. All proceeds to Beaches Wellness Peer to Peer Group counselling Support Group, Centre 55 and their hamper for holidays program, and RCL Legion Br. 11
Nov. 30: Kids Christmas Party at The Salvation Army East Toronto, 107 Cedarvale Ave., 4-6 p.m. RSVP: heather_matondo@can.salvationarmy.org
Nov. 30: Christmas Bazaar at St. Davids and St. Andrews Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tea room with Mrs. Claus. Raffles, baked goods, jelly beans jar, Christmas cards and decorations, stuffed animals and more. Info: Yvette 416-698-2508, 416-461-8399
Dec. 1: Free Movie Fundraiser at the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Movie: Abominable. In support of Community Centre 55 Share A Christmas program. Free entry with non-perishable food donation(s). Reserved seating. Tickets are limited: must RSVP to www.weselltoronto.com/movie
Dec. 6: ‘Cadence’ Holiday Concert at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 7:30 p.m. Info: 416-261-4222
Dec. 6-8: Karen Franzen & Friends 18th Annual Holiday Show at 3 Wembley Dr. (Coxwell & Upper Gerrard), Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: www.karenfranzen.com
Dec. 7: Hollyberry Fair at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. (at Cosburn), 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tea room, knitted goods, baking, quilt raffle, books, Christmas items, attic treasure, and more! Bring your cell phone to take a picture of your child with guest visitor, Santa! Info: 416-421-6878 x 21
Dec. 7: Christmas Marketplace at Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. (2 blocks north of Danforth, 1 block east of Coxwell), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Pick up some holiday cheer with the whole family. Local artisans, bake sale, choose-your-own-adventure cookie bar, preserves, lunch in the tea room ($10 adults, $5 children). Info: 416-461-7200, www.kpuc.org
Dec. 7: Acoustic Harvest presents Tony Quarrington’s For King and Country at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 8 p.m. Tickets $25 advance/$30 at door. Tickets and info: www.acousticharvest.ca
Dec. 7: Cookie Walk at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 10 a.m. Choose from dozens of cookies. $12 a box. Info: 416-261-4222
Dec. 14: “Christmas Miracles: May All Your Dreams Come True” at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 7:30 pm. Seasonal stories read by retired CTV News Anchor Lloyd Robertson, Avis Favaro, Don Gray, and Doly Begum. Christmas music. Refreshments. Proceeds support Bluffs Food Bank. Accessible venue. Tickets $20 at www.bbuc.ca or Church office 416-694-4081
Dec. 14: Holiday Market. at St. Aidan’s Church, 2423 Queen St. E. (at Silver Birch Ave.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafts, gifts, baking, and much more. Info: 416-691-2222
Dec. 14, 15: Cadence Vocal Band Holiday Concerts at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity, and fun for all ages. Tickets $20/adults or $10/children under 10. Tickets available through Eventbrite, church office or at the door. Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com, www.cadence-unplugged.com
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Party at the Balmy Beach Club, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Open to the public. DJ-JJ, party favours, salty snacks on arrival, snack buffet at midnight. Tickets available at bar beginning Nov. 15. $35 + HST. Purchase 10 or more tickets and you can reserve a table. This is an adult event.
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.
Calvary “Grace Pascoe” Care Centre in conjunction with Daily Bread Food is open Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Donations of food accepted on those days.Info: Kathie or Ann 416-691-2899
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 15 to May 15, 2020. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.). No lunch Feb. 17 •Tuesdays at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.). Co-hosted by St. Aidan’s Anglican Church. No lunch Dec. 24 •Wednesdays at Beaches Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.). No lunch Dec. 25, April 1, April 8 •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.). Info: 416-691-6869
Donations of clean clothing needed for low-income seniors. Pants, tops, jeans, warm mitts and socks, jackets, warm coats, running shoes, boots etc. All donations are greatly appreciated. To arrange weekend or evening drop-off, please call 416-690-5650.
The Psychic is In! at Juice & Java, 2102 Queen St. E. (at Wineva), most Sundays, noon(ish)-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
Group Watercolour Show at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. All local artists: Elizabeth Berry, Sheila Frost, Donna Gordon, Ursula Kostiw, Donene Lashbrook, Pat Leary, Karin McLean, Lori Molnar, Joyce Nelson, Liz Russ, Lucie Sparham, Susan Ward, Gail Williams, Gerry Withey & guest sculpturist Celine Cimon. Opening reception Nov. 23 from 1-4 p.m. Show runs to Dec. 22. Info and gallery hours: 416-200-5551, studio888art@gmail.com, www.studio888.ca and on Facebook and Instagram
Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E., presents ‘Expose’ solo show by Dana Green, Nov. 13-Dec. 1. Reception: Saturday, Nov. 1, 3-6 p.m. Info: 416-778-0923, gerrardartspace.com, facebook.com/events
Essentia Toronto, 2180 Queen St. E., is proud to host local Beach artist, Pam Mayhew for the month of November. Special evening, closing reception on Nov. 28 from 6-8 p.m. Info: 647-348-0321
East End Climate Collective Weekly Drop-in, Fridays 5-7 pm, starting November 22nd, at Neighbourhood Unitarian Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd. Concerned about climate change? Come and connect with others for reflection, discussion, learning, song and action. Vegetarian soup served. Info: michaelfdpolanyi@gmail.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: 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! •Everyday Parables: Living from a place of gratitude. Rediscovering God in the common things and the parables of Jesus, Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. with minister Karen Dale. •Worship Amplified, Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m. Music that tells a story, featuring songs by The Tragically Hip, Midnight Oil, Everlast and Lindisfarne. Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, & 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: 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.), Sundays 10:30 a.m. A welcoming service involving everyone with beautiful music. Sunday school and Nursery room are provided. The services are relevant to contemporary issues with a focus on caring for all of God’s people and the earth. Fellowship to follow at our FB Café. Minister: Rev. Angela J. Cluney. Find us: www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com or fboffice@rogers.com