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Oct. 16-20: Community Health and Wellbeing Week at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E. Health Equity at the Centre – We believe it is important to help people have control over what impacts their health. Social-determinants of health include education, income, access to shelter, and food. •Monday, 6-7:30 p.m.: Health Equity Based Film - Keeping Canada Alive. •Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m.: Information Session for Newcomers •Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m.: Dental Focus Group with MPP Arthur Potts *Must register in advanced. •Thursday, 6-7:00 p.m.: Financial Education. •Friday, 2-4 p.m.: Community Kitchen. All programs are free. Visit www.eastendchc.on.ca for Centre information. For more information call 416-778-5805. To register for the Dental Focus Group please call Jackie Carruthers 416-778-5805 x 220
Oct. 20-22: Beach Studio Tour, Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. A self-guided tour to see and buy original art and hand-made designs from 23 local artists at 13 studios in the Beach neighbourhood. Fine art, paintings, wood carving, sculpture, baskets, photography, ceramics, jewellery, and hand-woven fashion. Free admission. Info: beachstudiotour.ca
Oct. 21: Great Pumpkin Giveaway at Kew Beach Public School, 1-4 p.m. Join Welbanks Mortgage Group at their annual event featuring a bouncy castle, face painting, hot chocolate and 250 pumpkins to give away.
Oct. 21: Just Say Boo! Join CareVillage at the Masonic Temple, 13 Chisholm Ave. (Danforth Ave.), 10 a.m.-noon, for a fun, free, family Halloween party. Great for kids 0 and up. Games, prizes and adorable costumes await! Info: www.facebook.com/events/2072403739646653/
Oct. 21: Fall Harvest Supper at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St. (W. of Midland, N of Kingston Rd.), 5:30 p.m. doors open. Gather with friends and neighbours for an old fashioned Fall Supper! Tickets: Adults $20, Children 4 & under free, 5-12 years $5. No ticket sales at the door. Please call in advance for tickets. Info: Stpauls.scarb@bellnet.ca or 416-261-4222
Oct. 21: Your Home on the Greens Walking Tour over the lost golf course of Beach Hill, 2-4 p.m. with Joanne Doucette, local historian and storyteller. From 1876-1912 the Toronto Golf Club’s 18-hole course stretched from Coxwell to Norwood Ave. and from the tracks to Dundas. Find out more about your house, your street and your neighbourhood. Meet at the northwest corner of Gerrard and Woodbine. Many hills and stairs on the walk. Service animals only please. Registration not required. Sponsored by Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association.
Oct. 21: Lonny’s Smile Kids Urban Day Camp at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 10 a.m.-noon. BOO! Beach/Danforth friends! Please drop in to our Lonny’s Smile ‘Camp in the City’. Dance lesson, games, music, and lots more! Come in your Halloween costume for a treat! All proceeds send kids with congenital heart disease to summer camp.
Oct. 21: Kids Halloween Party, hosted by Girls Are & the Children’s French Book Corner, at 145B Main St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Please join us for some Halloween fun with treats, live music, crafts and more. Costumes are welcome.
Oct. 23: Scarborough Osteoporosis Support and Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Topic: Therapeutic Equipment to Assist Those with Osteoporosis. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
Oct. 26: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Wind River” with Jeremy Renner 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.
Oct. 27-29: Fear Factory at the Beaches Rec Centre, 6 Williamson Rd., Friday 7-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 1-3 p.m. Free admission with food donation.
Oct. 28: Halloween On Queen at Kew Gardens (2075 Queen St. E.) and Ivan Forrest Gardens (131 Glen Manor Dr.), noon-4 p.m. Dress to impress as our infamous costume contest will be back with prizes to be won! Plus: games, crafts, inflatables, face painting, live music, magicians, stilt walkers. Brought to you by the Beach Village BIA and local businesses. Stop on by many of the businesses for treats, and make sure to stop in Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens for Halloween festivities! Free. Info: www.thebeachvillage.com, office@thebeachvillage.com
Oct. 29: Heavenly Hit Parade Music Service at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 10:30 a.m. How many gospel songs have crossed over to become hits on the pop charts? Find out at this music service featuring the BBUC Choir directed by Randy Vancourt, and special guest performer Jenni Burke. All welcome, nursery care provided. Info: www.bbuc.ca
Nov. 1: Applegrove presents ‘Punkin Grove’ Pumpkin Parade and Contest at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E., 5:30-8 p.m. Get your pumpkins ready! Viewing and judging 7-7:15 p.m. Bring a flashlight for the parade. In partnership with the Heritage Trust of Ontario.
Nov. 3-26: Best in Show Group Art Exhibition at Artisans at Work, 2071 Danforth Ave. Opening reception: Nov. 3, 7:30-11 p.m. Music by The Sidewalkers (acoustic indie folk), refreshments, and meet the artists of this unique creative space: Elizabeth Lopez, Diana Bahr, Jade Gregory, Lili Vahamaki. Info: www.aawgallery.com, www.facebook.com/creativespacetoronto
Nov. 4: Christmas Bazaar at St. Nicholas Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (just east of Warden Ave.), 12-3 p.m. Don’t miss this fabulous bazaar! Shop for wonderful crafts, baked goods, candies, preserves, jewelry, books, attic treasures, and much more.… and then treat yourself to a lovely lunch. Info: 416-691-0449, www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com
Nov. 4: Repair Cafe at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave. (Danforth), 1-4 p.m. We are looking for fixers and welcome community members to attend. Repair Café is a grassroots, volunteer group that organizes events where neighbours help neighbours learn how to repair household items.
Nov. 4: Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar at Salvation Army East Toronto, 107 Cedarvale Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts, knitted goods, home baking, frozen dinners, tea room, white elephant table.
Nov. 7: “Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy” Workshop with Renee Long, RMT, Craniosacral Therapist, at Hooper’s Pharmacy, 2136 Queen St. E., 7-8:30 p.m. How craniosacral therapy can benefit stress reduction, headaches, concussions and babies. Craniosacral techniques as home care will be taught during this introductory workshop with a question and answer period. Info: 416-876-1910
Nov. 11: Holiday Bazaar at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 31& 35 Wood Glen Rd. (at Kingston Rd.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Attic treasures, baking, basket draws, art, jewellery, knitting latest style- scarves, socks, yoga socks, text mitts, preserves, , PJs, quilts, sewing – Christmas and every day, silent auction, tea room. Info: 416-699-3084, fboffice@rogers.com
Nov. 14: Beaches Amnesty Group meeting at Hope United Church (NW corner of Main & Danforth), 6-8 p.m. The regular meeting moves to this new location for a special event featuring speaker, Alex Neve. Meetings will resume at Taylor Memorial Library on February 13, 2018. Info: 647-303-0349
Nov. 18: Christmas Marketplace at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Welcome aboard the BUC Express! Local artisans and vendors, one-of-a-kind gifts, jewellery, home décor, homemade preserves and baked goods, meat pies and quiches, live entertainment, boxcar diner.
Nov. 18: “On Broadway” Fundraiser and Silent Auction at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Road, 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Info: 416-686-6809, www.nuuc.ca
Nov. 18, 19: Craft Fair at Corpus Christi Church, 1810 Queen St. E., Saturday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 25: 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. This is a very popular annual sale. There will also be lunch and home baking.
Nov. 26: Cantemus Singers, directed by Michael Erdman, present “Nowell, Noël”: Christmas carols, motets, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s lively Messe de Minuit pour Noël (1695) at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (at Queen St. E.), 3 p.m. Fundraiser for Centre 55’s Share-a-Christmas campaign. Tickets at Centre 55 and at the door. General Admission $20 / Kids under 12 free. Info: 416-578-6602 or www.cantemus.ca
Nov. 26: Christmas Craft & Bake Sale at St. John’s School, 780 Kingston Rd. (2 blocks east of Main St.), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop in before Hamper’s Santa Claus Parade for hot beverages and goodies. Come find that perfect gift or stocking stuffer. New local vendors attending. Parking and accessible entrance. Info: Jane 416-698-3528, dietrichjane10@gmail.com
Nov. 26: Beach Santa Claus Parade, 1 p.m. The parade travels along Kingston Rd. from Victoria Park Ave. to Walter St., then north on Walter and Kimberley Ave., ending at Community Centre 55. Bring your letter to Santa to the parade! Please bring a toonie to support CC55’s Share A Christmas program. Presented by CC55 and the businesses of Kingston Road Village. Info: 416-691-1113, www.centre55.com
Nov. 26 & Dec. 3: 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, families $12. Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
Sundays: Acoustic Open Mic at Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave., 3-6 p.m. Music genres include folk, pop, country, R&B, jazz. Hosted by Nicola Vaughan. All ages welcome. No cover charge. Info: 416-551-7560
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
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: Paul Williams 416-699-2518
The Psychic is In! at Juice & Java Café, 2102 Queen St. E., third Saturday of every 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
Do you have oak trees on your property? Consider banding them this October to protect them in the event that there is another population explosion of Fall Cankerworms. For information on the Fall Cankerworm and instructions on how to band your trees, search online: City of Toronto Fall Cankerworm. For updates and related information, please follow Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/131013903608644/
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.) Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 •Tuesdays alternating at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 21 and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) Oct. 17, 31, Nov. 14, 28 •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8 •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9 •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10. Info: 416-691-6869
Studio 888: ‘Impressions’ – a lino printmaking exhibition at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (foot of Spruce Hill), featuring Beach artists Linda Kristin Blix, Pat Leary, Liz Russ & Gerry Withey. Show runs until Oct. 29. Gallery open Wed/Thurs/Fri 2-6 p.m., Sat/Sun 12-4 p.m. Info: studio888.ca, 416-200-5551, studio888art@gmail.com
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Oct. 18 – Shadow of the Thin Man (1941); Oct. 25 – The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) •Oct. 20: Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake) Community Film Screening: Round Up, about Pete Standing Alone’s personal journey from cultural alienation to belongs and pride, and Trick or Treaty, profiling Indigenous leaders in their pursuit of justice at they attempted to establish a dialogue with the Canadian government, 2-4 p.m. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Oct. 26: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. Info: 416-393-7717, ashdaleevents@gmail.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca. Library is wheelchair accessible.
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •Oct. 18: Out of the Depths – Blue Whales Research at the ROM, 6:30-7:45 p.m. •Thursdays: Knit Wits, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 416-393-7700
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
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen). Join us Sundays 10:30 a.m. for a dynamic, spiritually relevant service accompanied by excellent music. Families are always welcome and we offer a Sunday school program. Info: www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com
St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. Service Times: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Our Sunday School will be starting up for the year on October 15th at the 10:30 service. Info: Fr. Nico 647-236-3457
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. •Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222, staidansinthebeach.com
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service held at 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Enjoy singing? Our Sunday choir welcomes new members. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: Steven music@beachuc.com •Kids Clean Up Beach, Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m. •Jam Nite, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Open to all instrumentalists, singers and poets. •Jazz & Reflection, “Road to Serendipity” featuring the Denielle Bassels Trio, Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m. • Remembrance Sunday - “War Poets & Peace Activists”, Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m. •Knitting Circle, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. •Christmas Marketplace, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Welcome aboard the BUC Express! Local artisans and vendors, one-of-a-kind gifts, jewellery, home decor, homemade preserves & baked goods, meat pies & quiches, live entertainment and a boxcar diner! 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. •Thursday Yoga Classes, 10:30-11:30 a.m. •Oct 18: Messy Church!, 5:30-7 p.m. All-ages family event with crafts, activities, music and a story, and a great meal. October’s theme is “Thanksgiving” •October 28: Jazz Vespers, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Jazz concert series featuring guitarist Christopher Platt and pianist Josh Smiley. Info: 416-691-9682, HopeUnited.ca