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Feb. 20: 100 Women Who Care Toronto East meeting at The Mayfair Raquel Club, 7:15 p.m. Interested in helping local charitable organizations but short on time? In just 1 hour, learn about 3 local charities and help select one to receive this quarter’s donations ($100 per member). Special guest speaker is Deb Williams, makeup artist and author of “Grace Makeup for Midlife”. Info: torontoeast-100women@rogers.com
Feb. 21: Let’s Talk About Advance Care Planning at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., 1:30-3 p.m. Get more information about Advance Care Plans and Power of Attorney. Learn how to discuss your plans and decisions with the significant people and health-care providers in your life. Tools and resources to help your planning process. Registration is required. This program is free. Visit www.eastendchc.on.ca for Centre information. To register, please call Joanne Gallagher 416-778-5805 x 218
Feb. 21: Auditions for The Isaiah Project at Woodbine Heights Drama Club, 7 p.m. Through music, mask, dance and spoken word, The Isaiah Project translates the greatest prophetic poetry of the book of Isaiah into a timeless drama for today: a story of people both lost and found. Award-winning scriptwriter and lyricist Dennis Hassell partners with musical composer, international performer and recording artist Jeanine Noyes in this community workshop production. Wanted: Community Singers, Actors, Dancers, Musicians (esp. clarinet, viola, violin, flute, accordion); craft people & crew. Performances are April 28 and 29. Contact: Bob Paterson-Watt at woodbineheights@gmail.com
Feb. 21: Donald D. Summerville Playground Community Consultation at the Balmy Beach Club, 360 Lake Front, 7-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Councillor McMahon and City of Toronto Parks staff. Info: councillor_mcmahon@toronto.ca
Feb. 22: Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination Town Hall at Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hosted by MPP Arthur Potts and MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. Discuss how communities can stand against hate, intolerance, and discrimination. Info: 416-690-1032, arthurpotts.onmpp.ca
Feb. 22: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Get Out” at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Doors open 10 a.m., movie starts at 10:30 a.m. Presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Feb. 23: Music on Main at Calvary Church, 72 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Instrumental and vocal music with Scarborough Music Lovers Band and East York Barbershoppers, followed by desserts. Tickets $15. Info: 416-691-4721
Feb. 23, 24: Parent Knowledge Conference at Norway Junior P.S., 390 Kingston Rd. •Friday: Keynote Speaker & Presentation, 6:30 p.m. ‘Exploring Executive Functioning and Mindfulness’ •Saturday: Workshops. How We Can Support Our Children’s Commitment to Sport, 9 a.m.; Changes to the TDSB’s Special Education Program, 10 a.m.; Preventing Bullying and Building Healthy Relationships, 11 a.m. Cost: Norway parents/guardians $10 both days or $5 one day; Community parents/guardians $20 both days or $10 one day. Tickets: https://goo.gl/forms/vb31oPv4kv39hlwC2
Feb. 24: Karla Groten Benefit Concert at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7 p.m. Performances by Toronto Beaches Children’s Chorus and Friends, silent auction, bake sale. All proceeds go toward the Trust Fund for Karla’s children.
Feb. 24: Create Art Studio Open House at 1801 Danforth Ave., 1-4 p.m. Meet our instructors, have a tour and make a fun art project! Free.
Feb. 25 & March 4: 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 (cash only). New members welcome. Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
Feb. 26, March 26, April 23, May 28: Sacred Circle Dance at Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. (1 block N of Coxwell subway station. Enter through doors up laneway on west side, up the stairs into the sanctuary.) 1-3:15 p.m. Dance time-honoured simple folk dance steps to a wide range of music, ground yourself in the here and now of the circle. All dances are taught/reviewed. All are welcome. Info: Carolynn at cebett@gmail.com
Feb. 26: Scarborough Osteoporosis Support and Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
Feb. 28: Bereavement Support Group at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. (corner Danforth Ave. & Main St.), 5-6:30 p.m., for those aged 55+ who have lost a spouse or partner. Info: 416-698-4628
March 2: World Day of Prayer Service at Grant African Methodist Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E. (1 block E of Woodbine), 7 p.m. Info: Evangelist Connie 416-316-1266, Sis Delores or Rev. Shirley 416-421-4128
March 6: Fairmount Park Playground Community Consultation at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Councillor McMahon and City of Toronto Parks staff. Info: councillor_mcmahon@toronto.ca
March 11: The Psychic is In! at Juice & Java Café, 2102 Queen St. E., once a month, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.-ish. Live entertainment and great food plus great shops to walk-about in Toronto Beach! Info: text 647-449-5920, email ThePsychicInn@gmail.com, www.ThePsychicInn.com
March 24: Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd. S. (south of Kingston Rd.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Annual seed exchange, heirloom seed vendors, gardening booths and advice, environmental organizations, green living ideas and great workshops on growing and living sustainably. Over 50 exhibitors and many workshops. Info: scarboroseedysaturday@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/SSSGFair
March 26: Applegrove Community Complex Annual Meeting at 60 Woodfield Rd., 6:30 p.m. Meeting will include a light supper, speaker, annual report, and awards. The agency is also looking for individuals to join the Board. To vote, membership must have been obtained by February 23. RSVP: 416-461-8143
March 30: Toronto Beach Chorale presents Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m., with Artistic Director Mervin W. Fick and Jennifer Krabbe, Laura McAlpine, Matthew Cassils, and Marcel van Helden. Tickets: General $25 ($30 at door), Youth 7-18 $12.50 ($15 at door), Children under 7 free. Tickets and info: www.torontobeachchorale.com or a choir member
Mondays: French Conversation Group for adults, 7-9 p.m. This is a group of about 10 people at the intermediate level and above. If you are highly motivated and interested in joining, please call (leave your number if the answering machine responds) 416-699-4681
Mondays-Fridays: O.S.P.C.A. Thrift Shop, 2232 Kingston Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Good bargains in clothes, shoes, household items, etc., Donations welcome. Pickup arranged (416-694-4853). Help support the animals. Info: 416-266-7716
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.beachesmentalwellness.com
Tuesdays: ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s’ Dance Class at Beach United Church (Meeting Room 1 – fully accessible facility), 140 Wineva Ave., 1-2 p.m., until March 27. This Toronto-based dance class helps those with Parkinson’s disease explore the potential of their own movement through choreography and improvisation. No dance experience necessary. Caregivers/spouses are welcome but it is not necessary to bring a dance partner. $60 for each 6-week term ($10/class). Instructor: Claire Wootten, long-time Beacher and Associate Professor in Dept. of Dance, York University. Info and registration: Sarah Robichaud 647-217-9252, register@dancingwithparkinsons.com or clairefwootten@gmail.com
Fridays: Friendly French Conversation Group at Calvary Baptist Church, 74 Main St. (rear entrance, lower level), 9:30-11:30 a.m. All levels welcome. Don’t use it you’ll lose it. Info: Diana 416-698-6537
First Saturday of every month (September to May): Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen at Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E., 3-6 p.m. This program, supported by Second Harvest, provides a hot meal to those in need. Info: 416-690-5169
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
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. for distribution of food to clients residing between Woodbine and Victoria Park, and Danforth to the lake. Donations of food accepted on those days. Enter from parking lot at rear of Calvary Baptist Church, Main and Benlamond. Info: Kathie or Ann 416-691-2899
Rotary Club of Toronto Beach holds a breakfast meeting every Tuesday, 7 a.m., at the Balmy Beach Club. For information please visit www.torontobeachrotary.org or call Nancy L’Estrange 416-686-2906
Beaches Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at their Clubhouse, 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Rd. Interested in serving your community? Call Andy Buhot 416-690-3324. Info: www.beacheslions.com
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) Feb. 26, March 5, 12 •Tuesdays alternating at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) Feb. 27, March 13, 27 and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) Feb. 20, March 6, 20 •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) Feb. 21, 28, March 7 •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) until May 17 inclusive •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) until May 18 inclusive. Info: 416-691-6869
Market 55 @ Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. (at Swanwick). Indoor farmers’ market featuring produce, meats, cheese, baked goods, fresh coffee beans, fermented foods and more! Every Sunday 10am-2pm. Info: market55to@gmail.com
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd. •Saturdays: Live Entertainment, 7:30-11:30 p.m., in the clubroom. Saturdays: Shoot Pool and win some meat, 3-5 p.m. $10 per person. Info: 416-699-1353
Winter Stations, along the boardwalk between Ashbridge’s Bay and the Balmy Beach Club, until April 1. This year’s theme is ‘Riot’. Info: winterstations.com
Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. Featuring all things vintage from collectible to antique. Hats, books, china, a large selection of post cards and stamps and much more. Thank you for supporting Pegasus
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Feb. 21 – The Heiress (1949); Feb. 28 – About Schmidt (2002) •Beaches Adult Book Club, first Thursday of every month, 7-8 p.m. March 1 – Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin; April 5 – Don’t I Know You? by Marni Jackson •March 2: Financial Abuse, 2-3 p.m. Learn about red flags from local bankers with the Canadian Bankers Association. Part of ‘Your Money Seniors’ Series. Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Film Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 22 – Marshall •Feb. 28: Non-Fiction Book Club, 6:30 p.m. ‘Legacy: How French Canadians have shaped North America’ •March 3: Family Book Club, 11 a.m. ‘To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space’ •March 6: Survive and Thrive – Move Ahead Financially after Losing Your Job, 6:30-7:30 p.m., presented by CPA Canada •March 15: Food Skills for Teens, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A Toronto Public Health workshop about basic cooking skills for youth aged 12-19. Registration required. Info: 416-393-7783
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Feb. 27: Top Secret – The Dangers of Censorship in the age of fake news, with award-winning author Cordelia Strube, 7-8 p.m. •Saturdays: Chess Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Casual chess for ages 13 and up. Info: 416-393-7717, ashdaleevents@gmail.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca. Library is wheelchair accessible.
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •March 14: Mad Science, 2-3 p.m., for school-aged children. Foggy dry ice storms, magic mud, altered sound waves and more. •Book Club: First Tuesday of the month, 2 p.m.; first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. •Info: 416-396-8940
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. (2 blocks E. of Main St.). Lent Services – every Friday during Lent: 4:30 pm Stations of the Cross, 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross, 7:30 pm Eucharistic Exposition & Adoration for an hour. Everyone welcome. Email: stjohnschurch@bellnet.ca or phone 416-698-1106
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service held at 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Jam Nite, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Bring your instrument, voice, a song to share. No musical skill level needed.•Jazz & Reflection, March 3, 4:30 p.m. “Old School Gospel” featuring Jake Hiebert. Freewill offering. •Knitting for Shivering Children Group, March 10, 10 a.m. We welcome new members, including beginners, to knit vests, blankets, hats and stuffed animals for impoverished children. •SoundWave Café, March 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. featuring “The Sun Harmonic” performing in a relaxed coffee house atmosphere. •Blood Donor Clinic, March 23, 1:30-7:30 p.m. Info: 416-691-8082, www.beachunitedchurch.com. Find us on Facebook.
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All are welcome! •Sunday Worship Service, 11 a.m. •Wednesday Line Dancing, 1:30-3:30 p.m. •Thursday Yoga Classes, 10:30-11:30 a.m. •Feb. 21, 5:30-7pm, Messy Church. All-ages family event with crafts, activities, music and a story, and a great meal. February’s theme is “Lent” •Feb. 24, 4:30-5:15pm, Jazz Vespers featuring the Eighth Street Orchestra. •Feb. 27, 7:30-9pm, Toronto Winds Present: Ontario Pictures. A performance featuring a wide array of Ontario-based composers. •March 7, 12:15pm-1pm, Noontime Concert Series, The Dark Lake Quartet. A monthly noontime concert.•March 10, 4:30-5:15pm, Gospel, Blues, and Praise Service. Join us at Hope United for a service featuring inspirational music that will touch the soul and lift the spirit. Info: 416-691-9682, HopeUnited.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. •Thursdays: Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
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! LGBT friendly. Sundays 10 a.m. Info: www.beacheschurch.org, 416-699-5871 Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen), where all are welcome. Join us for Lenten and Easter services. Sundays in Lent from Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m., Palm Sunday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m., Maundy Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m., a communion service downstairs in the Friendship Hall, and Easter Sunday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. Info: www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com