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September 16th, 2019
September
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
my-market.ca
Runs from June 6 to October 10.
East York Farmer's Market
Tuesdays, 8 am - 2 pm
East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.
A wide range of Fresh Ontario Products from Fruits and Vegetables to Honey and Preserves, Smoked Meats and Cheeses, fresh baking, home made soaps and lotions and freshly made smoothies, and also a BBQ for all your lunch needs while you are visiting. Runs from May 14 to October 29.
Leslieville Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. & Woodward Ave.
www.leslievillemarket.com
All locally and sustainably sourced produce, meat, cheese, dairy, baked goods, flowers and more. Runs from May 12 to October 27.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
www.withrowmarket.com
Runs from June 1 to October 12.
Market 55
Sundays, 9 am - 1 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. (in the parking lot)
www.centre55.com
Runs every Sunday. Featuring fresh, local products from the farm straight to your table!
Labour Day
Mon. Sep. 2
Canada celebrates Labour Day on the first Monday of September and is the last long weekend of the summer – the last time families can take their children on a short vacation before school starts again. If you can't get out of town – be a tourist in your own town.
Back to School (TDSB)
Tue. Sep. 3
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. Sep. 5, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Come out and join us the first Thursday of every month to discuss popular books in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The book club is free to join and new members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the branch. Call 416-393-7703 for more information. This week's book: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.
Parkinson SuperWalk - Beaches
Sat. Sep. 7, 9:30 am Check-in; 10:55 am 5KM Run Begins; 11:05 am Walk Begins
Ashbridges Bay Park, 1561 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca
Parkinson SuperWalk is the largest national fundraising event for Parkinson Canada. Approximately 10,000 people from coast-to-coast organize and take part in it. Visit our website for more information or to register online.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Wed. Sep. 11, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Sunshine Boys (1975) - A vaudeville duo agrees to reunite for a television special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other. Based on a play by Neil Simon, starring Walter Matthau, George Burns and Richard Benjamin. 111 minutes.
Community Environment Days / WARD 14
Sat. Sep. 14, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital, 1 Bridgepoint Dr. (along Blue Rodeo Dr.)
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 14 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Danforth East Community Arts Fair 2019
Sat. Sept. 14 & Sun. Sept. 15, 10 am - 5 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. (south of Danforth, between Coxwell & Woodbine)
deca.arts@gmail.com
Come for a stroll along our section of the Danforth, grab an ice cream cone, a cappuccino or lunch, and then shop our exhibitors' unique selection of arts and crafts.
Grant-Full Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen
Sat. Sep. 14, 3 pm - 6 pm
Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E.
Info: 416-690-5169
Grant AME Daily Bread Food Bank is every Friday 5-8 p.m. A hot meal is also served on the Third Saturday of each month, 3pm to 6pm.
39th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sep. 15, Registration 8:30 am, Run 9 am - 12 pm
Woodbine Beach Bathing Station (East of Coxwell / South of Lakeshore Blvd.)
The Terry Fox Foundation
www.terryfox.org/Run/
The run is a non-competitive event where people get together to raise money in Terry's name. It is a day of celebrating Terry's legacy and helping to keep his dream of a cure for cancer alive. Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade and Wheelchair accessible. Route distance: 5 km Walk, 10 km Bike.
Legion Week at RCL Branch 11
Mon. Sep. 16 to Thur. Sep. 19, 10 am - 8 pm; Fri. Sep. 20, 10 am - 3 pm
9 Dawes Road
Info: Helen Pearce, 416-690-6388 or helendpearce@rogers.com
This free event is open to the public and features a Canadian history learning experience, memorabilia of veterans past and present, uniforms to try on, and veterans on hand to talk with. Call for a special tour.
Alzheimer Society of Toronto: A Place to Begin
Tue. Sep. 17, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This presentation will allow participants to learn about the programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, including Counselling and Support Groups, Education Programs, Finding Your Way, Music Project, Care Navigation and First Link. Drop in. No registration required.
Seniors’ Luncheon
Tue. Sep. 17, 12 noon
St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St.
Info: 416-261-4222, stpauls.scarb@bellnet.ca
All seniors welcome. Free event. Donations welcome.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Swing Time (1936)
Wed. Sep. 18, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Swing Time (1936) - A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancé, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. Musical starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Victor Moore. 103 minutes.
Beach Guild of Fine Art's 25th Annual Fall Show & Sale ‘Art in The Beach’
Fri. Sep. 20, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Sep. 21 & Sun. Sep. 22, 10 am - 5 pm
The Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
www.BeachGuildOfFineArt.com
info@BeachGuildOfFineArt.com
Original artwork by over 40 local artists will be available for yourself or as a gift. Opening Reception: Fri. Sept. 20. Free admission, art raffle and gift boutique. Visit our website for more information.
Dementia 101
Fri. Sep. 20, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Learn about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, the impact of changes to the brain, strategies to reduce risk and how the Alzheimer Society of Toronto can help. Drop-in. No registration required.
Giant Used Book & A/V Sale
Sat. Sep. 21, 9 am -11:30 am
Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd.
Stock up on an entire winter of literary or viewing enjoyment – hard cover, soft cover, coffee table books, cookbooks, children’s, teen’s, romance, fiction, non-fiction, hobbies & craft books, etc. as well as LPs, CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes. Accessible venue.
StrengthBox Challenge for Cops and Kids
Sat. Sep. 21, 10 am
45 Cranfield Rd.
www.strengthboxchallenge.ca
A friendly strength competition and fundraiser to benefit at-risk local youth. Prizes, community, and friendly competition. Anyone (18+) can compete - all levels and abilities welcome. All proceeds benefit skill-building and mentoring programs between police and at-risk youth through ProAction Cops & Kids.
Michael Garron Hospital Cup: Kick the Stigma
Sat. Sep. 21, 11 am - 7 pm
Monarch Park, 115 Felstead Ave.
www.kickthestigma.ca
Lindsay Hunt, Events Officer: 416-469-6580 x 6218 or lindsay.hunt@tehn.ca
Join us for a day-long soccer tournament and festival, featuring live music, games, a beer garden, and an eclectic mix of street food reflecting the diversity of our neighbourhoods. For more info, visit our website.
WindFest Toronto Fun Fly
Sat. Sep. 21 & Sun. Sep. 22, noon to 4 pm
Woodbine Beach, between Coxwell and Woodbine Ave.
www.facebook.com/torontowindfest
Toronto Windfest is an opportunity for all kite fliers to come out, have some fun, show the public some amazing kites and colour the sky. General public are welcome to participate and Bring Your Own Kites. (Vending restrictions prevent sales and kitemaking.) Free Parking is available off Lakeshore at Northern Dancer Blvd.
First Day of Autumn
Mon. Sep. 23
Jam Nite at Beach United Church
Tue. Sep. 24, 7:30 m
140 Wineva Ave.
www.beachunitedchurch.com
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.
Dementia: Understanding Behaviours and Communication
Tue. Sep. 24, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
In this workshop, gain a better understanding of responsive behaviours in dementia, as well as strategies to enhance communication with a person living with dementia. In partnership with the Alzheimer society of Toronto. Drop-in. No registration required.
Historical Talk with Gene Domagala: 100 Years Ago in The Beach
Tue. Sep. 24, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Historian Gene Domagala will speak about 100 years ago in the Beach, 1919-2019, including stories of the Leuty Lifeguard Station, Beach Synagogue, Corpus Christi Church, Doctor Young Memorial and more. A slide presentation accompanies the talk. Free program. Space is limited. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Quiet Man (1952)
Wed. Sep. 25, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Quiet Man (1952) - A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. Directed by John Ford. Stars John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. 129 minutes.
Outdoor Movie Night: The Goonies
Fri. Sep. 27, 7:30 pm - 10 pm
Bob Acton Park ,45 William Hancox Ave.
Community Centre 55
416-691-1113
Join Community Centre 55 and Toronto City Realtor Derek Ladouceur for an Outdoor screening of The Goonies.
Walking Tour With Gene Domagala
Sat. Sep. 28, 1 pm
Meet at the Northwest Corner of Kingston Rd. & Woodbine Ave.
www.tbeths.com
Join local historian Gene Domagala on a walking tour of St. Johns Norway Cemetery - the Early Pioneers of Toronto’s East End. Presented by The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society.
Beaches Fall Festival
Sat. Sep. 28, 11 am - 3 pm
Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave.
Community Centre 55
416-691-1113
There will be something for the whole family! Activities & Crafts for Kids, Pumpkin Carving, Bouncy Castle, Music, Raffle, Prizes, Food, Local Vendors and Much More! Presented by Community Centre 55 & Toronto City Realtor, Derek Ladouceur.
Fallfest
Sat. Sep. 28, 9 am - 12:45 pm
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.)
416-694-4081; www.bbuc.ca
Fresh produce, baking, dishes & glassware, gifts & Christmas items, books, toys, draw, breakfast & lunch.
Community Centre 55's Annual Car Show
Sun. Sep. 29, 10 am - 2 pm
Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave. (4 blocks east of Main St., North of Gerrard St.)
Jade 416 691-1113
Come and check out new and classic cars at our Annual Show & Shine Classic Car Show. Free admission, food & drinks for sale and prizes for Car Owners.
Osteoporosis Support & Information Group Meeting
Mon. Sep. 30, 10 am - 12 noon
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.)
Join us for a presentation on Osteoporosis. Our guest speaker is Dr. Reinhold Vieth on the topic: Further Research Concerning Osteoporosis. All are welcome!
October
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. Oct. 3, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Come out and join us the first Thursday of every month to discuss popular books in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The book club is free to join and new members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the branch. Call 416-393-7703 for more information. This week's book: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel.
Nuit Blanche Toronto
Sat. Oct. 5, sunset to sunrise
Many locations throughout the city
https://nbto.com/
Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event. Artists, cultural and educational institutions, museums, galleries and neighbourhoods participate in Nuit Blanche each year by producing one-of-a-kind projects. Experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of Canadian and international artists. One night only, all night long.
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 7
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did not succeed but he did establish a settlement in Canada. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving, and the first Thanksgiving to have taken place in North America.
Brain Games (Interactive Brain Health)
Tue. Oct. 8, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Through interactive games and exercises, learn about key principles of brain health and activities that may reduce your risk of dementia. In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Drop-in. No registration required.
31st Annual Riverdale Art Show
Fri. Oct. 18, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 19, 10 am - 5 pm
St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave.
www.stbarnabas-toronto.com
Over 200 original art pieces by 22 local artists. Great gift ideas. Located across from TTC Chester subway station. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Free admission!
Soundwave
Sat. Oct. 19, 4:30 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Hailing from the heart of Northwestern Ontario, singer-songwriter Brooklyn Doran’s unique sound weaves song and storytelling, creating a harmonious blend of wit and humour contrasted by vulnerable lyricism and haunting melody. Donations are welcomed.
Alan Cross (Talk/Lecture)
Wed. Oct. 23, 7 pm - 9 pm
The Redwood Studio, 1298 Gerrard St. E.
www.ajournalofmusicalthings.com
Alan is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. If you're into music discovery and would like to make your music collection more interesting, you came to the right place. Alan focuses on the world of alternative rock and what that music means to the music of today. He also spends a considerable amount of time observing and commenting on the intersection of music and technology.
Stuffy Sleepover
Thur. Oct. 24, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Put on your pyjamas, pack up your stuffy, and visit the library for a Stuffy Sleepover! Hear stories, play games, make a sleep mask, then leave your stuffy to spend the night in the library. For children ages 4-8, their parents/caregivers and their stuffed friends. Only the stuffies will be sleeping over. Pick up your stuffy after the sleepover and learn how your friend spent the night. Drop in. No registration required.
Beach Studio Tour Fall 2019
Fri. Oct. 25, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 26 & Sun. Oct. 27, 11 am - 6 pm
From Coxwell Ave. to Victoria Park Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
www.beachstudiotour.ca
25th Anniversary Tour! Home is where the art is! You are invited into the homes and studios of local artists throughout the Toronto Beach. Visit 19 artists at 13 locations. This tour offers fine craftsmanship in a variety of mediums and styles for the home. Self-guided, free admission. Brochures with map will be available at most local shops and on the website. On the weekend of the tour look for the yellow signs and explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood.
Halloween on Queen
Sat. Oct. 26, noon - 4 pm
Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens
thebeachvillage.com/halloween/
The whole family is invited to this FREE community event. Carnival games, fortune teller, crafts, live performances, costume contests, DJ, trampoline fun, scavenger hunt, mazes, costume parade and more! Presented by the Beach Village businesses.
Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Literacy
Sat. Oct. 26, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Is your child struggling with reading, writing or spelling? You might feel they are not meeting their potential and an underlying issue such as dyslexia or a learning difficulty is holding them back. This program, brought to you by the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ONBIDA), is designed to inform and answer questions. Drop-in program. No registration required.
8th Annual Great Pumpkin Giveaway
Sat. Oct. 26, 1 pm - 4 pm
Kew Beach P.S., 101 Kippendavie Ave.
Teja Ricalis: teja@welbanks.com
We will be handing out 250 pumpkins to Beach residents. There will also be many activities for the kids to enjoy: face painting, bouncy castle, balloon artist, and a visit from our local fire station! We will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the food bank, for the upcoming holiday season. See you all there! Presented by Welbanks Mortgage Group.
Speaking of Fish: Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems with Language
Wed. Oct. 30, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
The value we attribute to different species, and the way that value is constructed, affects and drives conservation efforts. Focusing on aquatic species, this presentation examines how the language we use to describe aquatic species can influence our construction of value for that species. Presented by Mary Kate Whibbs, biologist, educator and Aqua-Links Coordinator at the Toronto Zoo. Free program. Drop-in. No registration necessary.
Halloween
Thur. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
November
Disability: Accessing Your Benefits
Fri. Nov. 8, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Learn about the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan and how to assess them. Learn the CRA's definition of a disability: eligibility criteria and requirements. Understand how the Disability Tax Credit and eligible medical expenses are applied to a tax return. Learn about Registered Disability Savings Plans, contributions and benefits, and tax implications. Presented by CPA Canada. Free program. Space is limited. Register in person in the branch or by calling.
Victory Lap Retirement Workshop
Sat. Nov. 9, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. In this 2 hour workshop, author Mike Drak will help you rethink retirement and share tips from his book "Victory Lap Retirement", on how to live your life to the fullest during the post-employment stage of your life. Presented as part of Toronto Public Library's Personal Finance programs. Supported by VISA. Free program. Register in person or by phone. Space is limited.
Managing Your Finances in Retirement
Tue. Nov. 12, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
It's important to manage your finances in retirement. Learn the art of budgeting: balancing the budget, sources of retirement income, expenses and stretching your resources. Looks at common financial strategies for the 3 stages of retirement. Presented by CPA Canada. Free program. Space is limited. Call or visit the branch in-person to register.
The Psychology of Investing
Thur. Nov. 14, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Behavioral finance has become a hot topic due to the popularity of books like Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge. From the stock market to game theory, humans are much more predictable than first believed. This presentation will explore the most popular stock market bubbles and help you identify the next one. Presented by Alan Dustin, investment advisor with over 25 years experience. Free program. To register or for more information, please contact the branch or visit in person.
Estate Planning
Fri. Nov. 22, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
What is estate planning and what is involved in the process? Learn how to create a plan to distribute assets, during life and upon death. Learn about the various tools of estate planning: powers of attorney, wills, joint accounts, gifting and trusts. Presented by CPA Canada. Free program. Space is limited. Call or visit the branch in-person to register.
April
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 4, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Along the Boardwalk & Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
33rd Annual Spring Sprint, 5 km run/walk for adults at 9:30 am; 2 km run for kids/seniors at 10:30 am. Awards following at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Registration dates to be announced. Cash or cheque only. No registration on day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to springsprint@hotmail.ca
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