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

 

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many of the following events may be cancelled or postponed. Please check with event organizers for cancellation updates.
March 21: Organ Stops at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Featuring Sebastian Moreno, Parish Organist of St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church. He is a Colleague of the Royal College of Organist and sits on the Executive Board of RCCO Toronto. During his BFA at York University he found a passion for Anglo-Catholic music and ancient liturgy. No charge admission but donations always gratefully received.
March 23: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group Meeting at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Jo-Ann James, from Osteoporosis Canada, will talk about “Exercise Programs to Benefit Osteoporosis.”
March 24: Beach & East Toronto Historical Society presents Adam Bunch, author of The Toronto Book of the Dead, at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., 7-8:15 p.m. Admission free. All welcome. Info: tbeths.com
March 25: A Tale of Two Villages – An Evening of Upper Beach History with Mark Battenberg at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7 p.m. Uncover some of the stories and local heritage of the villages of Norway and old East Toronto. Topics will also include the Grand Trunk Railroad and some of the prominent citizens and families, whose names are still to be seen on street sign and local landmarks. Refreshments will be served.
POSTPONED : Academy Concert Series presents Goin’ Fishing! ACS Casts Its Line at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Featuring Phil Chiu (piano), Amanda Goodburn (violin), Emily Eng (viola), Kerri McGonigle (cello), and Joseph Philips (bass). Pay What You Decide. Info & ticket reservations: www.academyconcertseries.com or call 416-629-3716
March 31: 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 an enthusiasm to make music together. All ages welcome!
April 4: Jazz & Reflection – Dropped Hat Trio at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Join us for a wonderful afternoon session of jazz with Paul Tarussov (trombone), Laura Swankey (vocals) and Andy Slade (piano) performing jazz selections reflecting on the theme “the kindness of strangers”. No charge admission, donations welcomed.
April 4: How to Take Back Your Life After the Kids Are Grown – Presented by Sisterhood of Mid Life, at Danforth & Woodbine, 10 a.m.-noon. This event is for you if you’re feeling a bit out of place in your own life now that your kids are in their late teens or early 20’s. Learn to step into your Mid Life power. Tickets $10 at Eventbrite.
April 5: Bomb Girls presentation by Barbara Dickson, Author Historian, at RCL Branch 11, clubroom, 9 Dawes Rd, 1 p.m. Discover the important contribution women made during WWII “Trading Aprons for Ammo”. Everyone is welcome – light refreshments available.
April 13: Last day to place your TreeMobile order for fruit trees and food-bearing plants for urban growers. Choose from a great selection of affordable plants – we have apples to asparagus. Order now at transitiontreemobile.org for delivery, planting or pick up on April 25 & 26. TreeMobile is a locally based, not for profit, volunteer powered project bringing local food growing to the Beach area.
April 18: Acoustic Harvest presents Cadence – Four Men, Four Microphones, No Instruments! at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 8 p.m. Tickets $25 adv/$30 at door. Tickets and info: www.acousticharvest.ca
April 19: 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 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
April 19: Drive Green – Electric Vehicle Presentation and Display at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 1 p.m. Why should I drive an electric vehicle? Can I really afford one? Are they reliable in our colder climate? Get answers and more at this presentation and have a look at current models on display. All welcome. Free admission.
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.mentalwellness.help
Tuesdays: The Barons Band at Baron Byng Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., 1-2:30 p.m. Hot swingin’ jazz you can dance to! No cover charge, snacks and bar available. Non-members and groups welcome. Info: Paul Hallam 416-444-1956
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
Fridays (Sept. to June): Friendly French Conversation Group at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (rear entrance, lower level), 9:30-11:30 a.m. All levels welcome. Info: call or text 416-690-7018
Fridays: Grant-full Food & Fellowship. In conjunction with the Daily Food Bank, Grant-full Food & Fellowship Soup Kitchen distributes free groceries from 5-8 p.m. at 2029 Gerrard St. East. Anyone wanting groceries is required to register. A hot meal is also served. 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
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
St. John’s Catholic Church Choir welcomes new members. We practise Thursdays 7:30-9 p.m. and perform Sundays at 11 a.m. at 794 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks east of Main St.). You don’t have to have musical training to sing with us, but you do have to like singing and want to be with others to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. We are friendly and welcoming and our leader is a wonderful music teacher. Info: Maryse 416-699-4237, maryse.ristuccia@gmail.com
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., until May 15. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) •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, 8, and 15 •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.). Info: 416-691-6869
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
Keynote Speaker Series on the Environment at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 2423 Queen St. E. (at Silver Birch Ave.). Caring for Our Common Home – keynote speakers address our ecological crisis, 7:30-9 p.m. •March 26 - Dr. Michael Polanyi (Climate Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance) •April 2 - Jeff Nowers, Lucy Reid (St. Aidan’s priests), Ben Reid-Howells (community organizer). All are welcome. Info: staidansinthebeach.com
Body Image & Disordered Eating Support Group at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., first and third Sunday of every month (starting April 5), noon-1 p.m. Free support for anyone struggling with body image and/or an unhealthy relationship with food. Drop-in, no need to register. Info: fionabramzell@outlook.com
Meditation Sessions at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., Mondays 7 p.m. Relax and enjoy inner peace with free weekly classes. These Meditation Classes are led by experienced volunteers of Sahajayoga Canada. Free. All welcome.
Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club Open House, foot of Lee Ave., Thursday, May 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Lawn bowling is a simple and affordable game that combines strategy, skill, social interaction, competition, low impact exercise and most of all fun! The club also offers the intriguing game of croquet and evening card games. Equipment, lessons and practice play are provided. Info: kewbeachlawnbowlingclub@bell.net
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
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
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All Welcome. Working together to nurture inclusive communities! •Regular Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Lent Worship Series: “Wrestling with Angels”. As the institutional church dies, are we ready for resurrection? Sundays, March 1-29 •Holy Week Services: Palm Passion Sunday, 10:30 a.m. April 5; Good Friday, 10:30 a.m. April 10; Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, 6:35 a.m. April 12 at the Leuty Lifeguard Station on the beach, followed by breakfast at the church; Easter Sunday Communion, 10:30 a.m. April 12. 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
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. (2 blocks E of Main St.). Friday Stations of the Cross & Adoration during Lent (Feb. 26-Apr. 9). Each Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. - Stations only. Each Friday evening at 7 p.m. - Stations followed by Adoration. Info: Church office 416-698-1105 or stjohnschurch@belnet.ca St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd (2 blocks E. of Main St.) Lent & Easter Schedule: Stations of the Cross & Eucharistic Adoration during Lent - each Friday afternoon at 4:30 pm Stations only. Each Friday evening at 7 pm Stations followed by Adoration. Day of Confessions: Wed. March 25th 8:45 am - 9:15 am, 12 noon - 1 pm and 5 pm to 6 pm also on every Saturday - 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm. Palm Sunday Masses: Sat. April 4th Vigil Mass at 4:30 pm & Sun. April 5th at 9 am & 11 am. Tenebrae Service: Wed. April 8th at 7:30 pm. Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord’s Supper & Adoration: April 9th at 7 pm. Good Friday - Liturgy of the Word with Communion: April 10th at both 12 noon & 3 pm and Stations of the Cross with Eucharistic Adoration at 7 pm. Holy Saturday: April 11th - 7 pm Easter Vigil. Easter Sunday: April 12th - Masses at 9 am & 11 am. Contact: 416-698-1105 or stjohnschurch@bellnet.ca
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
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 each Wednesday at 2 p.m. (see Facebook for starting point each week and other special events). Info: 416-699-6512, www.stsaviours.ca, www.facebook.com/churchwithreddoor/
Salvation Army East Toronto, 107 Cedarvale Ave. •Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Info: 416-467-7416