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Jan. 23: Rotary Beach Toronto Chartering Party at The Balmy Beach Club, 360 Lake Front, 6:30-9 p.m. Silent auction, 50/50 draw, apps provided and full bar on site. Tickets $40 at door. Info: rotarytorontobeach@gmail.com
Jan. 24: Winter Wonderland for children aged 6-12 at The Salvation Army East Toronto, 107 Cedarvale Ave., 6-8 p.m. RSVP: heather_matondo@can.salvationarmy.org. Info: 416-467-7416
Jan. 25: Robbie Burns Roast Beef Dinner and Ceiliah at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 31 Wood Glen Rd., 5:30 p.m. Dinner, songs, readings, Scottish Country Dancers and Highland Dancer. $35. Sell out Event. Tickets and info: 416-699-3084
Jan. 25: Centre 55 Winter Carnival at Kimberley P.S., 50 Swanwick Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts, carnival games, face painting, bouncy castle, bake sale and more! Info: 416-691-1113
Jan. 25: Rolling Bin Indoor “Yard” Sale at RCL Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 2-4 p.m. New and old items – no set prices just what you feel the item is worth. No profit, all donations go towards community projects. Also please stay and enjoy a chance to win at the meat spin which runs from 3 to approximately 4:30 p.m. Info: 416- 699-1353
Jan. 27: Spoken Lives at Mustard Seed, 791 Queen St. E., 6-9 p.m. Four speakers share their personal stories of adventure, success, and what they learned along the way. Tickets $30 (includes dinner), on Eventbrite. Info: www.spokenlives.com
Jan. 27: Leonard Cohen – Words & Music at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave, Mondays at 10 am. In this four week series, Dr. Mike Daley tells the incredible life story of Leonard Cohen, one of the great literary and musical figures in Canadian history, in detail using the best available research. Lectures $15 each. Tickets available on Eventbrite or at the door.
Jan. 28: 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
Jan. 28: Preparing for Death 101: The Elephant in the Room at Farmacia Health Bar, 2096 Queen St. E., 7-9 p.m. Facilitated by Danielle Francesca Lobo, Death Doula Consultant. $25. Registration: www.healingboat.com
Feb. 1: Jazz & Reflection at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. “Classic Beauties” featuring Colleen Allen, sax; Alana Bridgewater, vocals; and Steve Hunter, piano, performing classic jazz arrangements. Donations are appreciated at this event.
Feb. 1: Meet writer/filmmaker/podcaster/orca activist Mark Leiren-Young at Ella Minnow Children’s Book Store, 991 Kingston Rd., 2 p.m., along with local community group, Plastic Free Beach Toronto. Recommended for families with children ages 6+.
Feb. 2: Lunar New Year Celebration, presented by Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Broadview & Gerrard, noon-2 p.m. A lion dance parade will visit businesses and bring fortunes of the Year of the Rat to everyone in the community.
Feb. 2: “Sports Club” Super Bowl Party at RCL Branch 11, Clubroom, 9 Dawes Rd., 5:30 p.m. $10/person. Tickets include snacks and buffet-style meal. Draw prizes, plus lots more! Come and enjoy the game on our 3 big screen TV’S and full stereo sound. Tickets sold at the clubroom bar. Limited tickets available at the door. Info: 416-699-1353
Feb. 8: East Toronto Lunar New Year Community Fair at Gerrard Square, 1000 Gerrard St. E., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Live entertainment, community booths, lion dance, and music.
Feb. 8: Mind-Full Mandelas at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 6-8 p.m. Exploring the year of 2020 from a perspective of balance and joy. Create paintings on CD’s using a subtractive technique to create our visions for 2020. Facilitator: Connie Tong, artist. This event is for young adults 21-35 years of age. Donations welcome.
Feb. 9: Mindfulness Drop-In Sundays at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 8 a.m. A one-hour mindfulness meditation led by Christine McMulkin, followed by light refreshments. All are welcome. No registration required. Donations gratefully received. This community event is a collaboration between Beach United Church and The Centre for Mindfulness Studies. Info: www.beachunitedchurch.com
Feb. 9: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble presents ‘Flights of Fancy’ at St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave., 2 p.m. Tickets: $25, $15 students, available at the door (cash only), $20 in advance online, children under 12 free with paying adult. Tickets and info: www.rezonanceensemble.com/concerts
Feb. 11: Movie screening ‘Road to Mercy’ at the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., Hosted by Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, and joined by expert Maureen Taylor for a Q&A about assisted dying. Info: 416-467-0860
Feb. 13: Soup Tasting Competition at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 4:30-6 p.m. Sample and choose your favourite soup! Winner gets possession of the Silver Ladle for one year. $5/person. Proceeds to CC55’s programs. Info: 416-691-1113
Feb. 15: Soundwave Cafe at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Indie Folk music performed in a relaxed cafe atmosphere, with complimentary coffee and tea. Featuring guest artists Avery Florence, vocals and guitar, with Emilie Gelinas-Noble, viola. Donations are appreciated at this event.
Feb. 16: The Leslieville Flea at The Distillery District Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Say hello to 50+ vendors selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans. Info: www.leslievilleflea.com
Feb. 19: Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society General Meeting and Free Presentation by Toronto Master Gardener, Maureen Hulbert “Fabulous Canadian Flora from Coast to Coast” at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 7 p.m. Refreshments included. Guests welcome.
Feb. 20: Community Centre 55 presents The Retro Ramblers at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. This special seniors’ event features live music, lunch and prizes. $10 includes lunch (payment due by Feb. 14). Tickets & info: Jade 416-691-1113, jade@centre55.com
Feb. 22: Toronto Beaches Children’s and Youth Chorus and the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7 p.m. Varied music ranging from simple folk songs to music spanning the globe. Tickets/info: info@tbcyc.com or 416-698-9864
Feb. 25: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden & Kingston Rd.), 5-6:30 p.m. Adults $8, children $4, family rate. “Laying on of Ashes” Service at 7 p.m. Accessible. Info: 416-694-4081, www.bbuc.ca
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. (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. Call: 1 (855) 222-5542. Website www.gatoronto.ca
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
First and second Thursdays: Euchre, Games, Crafts & more at St. David’s & St. Andrews Church, 49 Donlands Ave. (at Danforth), 1-3 p.m. Refreshments. Info: 416-461-8399, 416-698-2508
Fridays: Free Duplicate Bridge at Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd., 10:30 a.m.-1.30 p.m.
Fridays: Grant-full Food & Fellowship Soup Kitchen in conjunction with the Daily Food Bank is distributing free groceries from 5-8 p.m. at Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. East. A hot meal is also served. Info: 416-690-5169
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
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. •Wednesdays at Beaches Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.). No lunch 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
Great Escape Book Store Book and Film Club presents ‘Deliverance’ •Read it! Meet and discuss April 1 at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7 p.m. •Watch it! April 8 at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., 7 p.m., followed by Q&A with film critic Bruce Kirkland. Info: 416-691-7150, www.facebook.com/greatescapebookstore
Free Seniors’ Movie. There is no movie scheduled for January. The next movie will screen in February at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Artists’ Network Gallery, 1158 Queen St. E., presents ‘Home – Group Exhibition’, featuring works that emulate coziness, comfort and warmth in the tradition of Danish ‘hygge’. Opening reception: Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m. Show runs to Feb. 2. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 12-5 p.m. Info: www.artistsnetwork.ca
The Psychic is In! at Juice & Java, 2102 Queen St. E. (at Wineva), last Sunday of the month, 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
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.; Christian Meditation, 7:30 p.m. •Thursdays: Euchre, 7 p.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick Ave.). All are welcome. Sunday service at 10:30 a.m., with children’s church. Prayer walk around the neighbourhood Wednesdays 2 p.m. See Facebook for starting point each week. Info: 416-699-6512, www.stsaviours.ca, www.facebook.com/churchwithreddoor/
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
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All Welcome. Working together to nurture inclusive communities! •Regular Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. February Worship Series: Who is my neighbour? Feb. 9: Guest speaker: Beth Baskin, Program Coordinator, Social Analysis and Congregational Engagement, United Church of Canada. Feb 23: Guest speaker: Rev. Dr. Anne Simmonds (chaplain/spiritual care) •Knitting Group: Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. Knitters and crocheters of all levels welcome. Donations of yarn welcome. 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.) Please join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Easy access from the TTC. 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
Salvation Army East Toronto, 107 Cedarvale Ave. •Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Info: 416-467-7416
Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Rd. (just north of Queen St.). Bring your friends, family & neighbours as we get together for our Sunday Morning Worship Service and Kids Program, beginning at 11 a.m. Info: 416-694-3054, www.waverleyroadbaptist.ca