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November 13th, 2019
November
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!
Pumpkin Parade!
Fri. Nov. 1, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ed McCleverty Playground (a.k.a. Ted Reeve Playground), Main & Gerrard
Co-hosted by Councillor Brad Bradford & Friends of Ed McCleverty Playground
Bring your pumpkins for one last spooktacular night out in the neighbourhood. Pumpkins will be set out around the wading pool for one last group lighting before being disposed of in a city provided bin. Stay for the final "group glow" or drop off and go.
Withrow Park Pumpkin Parade
Fri. Nov. 1, 6:30 pm
725 Logan Ave.
Bring your Jack O'Lanterns to the paths surrounding the fire pit and light up the pathways with your pumpkins. Spooky storytime with Pepper at 7 pm. This is a 100% Volunteer run event. Please help us clean at the end of the evening by putting your jack-o-lantern in the bin. Presented by Friends of Withrow Park. Special thanks to Councillor Paula Fletcher for her assistance.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 3 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Glen Stewart Ravine Autumn Clean Up
Sun. Nov. 3, 10 am - noon
Meet at Beech Avenue
Info: friendsofglenstewartravine@gmail.com
Bring family and friends and spend Sunday morning in the ravine. Bring your own gloves or use ours and dress for the weather and conditions. Treats for all. Event posted on Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine Facebook page.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - Royal Wedding (1951)
Wed. Nov. 6, 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: Royal Wedding (1951). A musical set during Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Philip Mountbatten. A brother-sister dance team go to London and get caught up in romance. Stars Fred Astaire, Jane Powell and Peter Lawford. 93 minutes.
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.
Voices from the Lodz Ghetto
Fri. Nov. 8, 10 am - 11 am
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
A 23-minute Neuberger curated film follows the stories of Sally Rosen and Manny Langer, two Holocaust survivors. The discussion will be facilitated by Dan Panneton from the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre.
Holiday Bazaar
Sat. Nov. 9, 10 am - 2 pm
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd.
416-699-3084, fboffice@rogers.com
We will have our famous Tea Room, Silent Auction, Art, Jewelry, Basket Draws, Attic Treasures, Preserves, Baking, Sewing, Knitting and Seasonal Crafts! Admission is free!
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.
Christmas Bazaar
Sat. Nov. 9, 11 am - 3 pm
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.
416-699-6091; www.kru.ca
A unique market featuring one-of-a-kind crafts and artisan wares plus old favourites; bake table, books, jewellery, baskets, Christmas decor, quilt raffle and tea room.
Community Climate Conversation
Sun. Nov. 10, 12:15 pm -1:45 pm
79 Hiawatha Rd.
michaelfdpolanyi@gmail.com
Toronto has declared a climate emergency. Now the City is consulting on its 2021-23 Climate Plan. Come and share your priorities for climate action! Hosted by Neighbourhood Unitarian Congregation. All welcome. Light vegetarian lunch served.
Remembrance Day
Mon. Nov. 11
"Lest We Forget". Wear your poppies to celebrate the lives and remember the sacrifices of our brave men and women who have died fighting for the freedom and security of our nation and our values.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Mon. Nov. 11, 11 am
Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 1/42
We start off at Corpus Christi Church where we form up for a parade, then proceed east along Queen Street to the Cenotaph. Ceremony will begin at five minutes to 11 am.
Remembrance Day Luncheon
Mon. Nov. 11, after the service at Kew Gardens
Baron Byng Royal Canadian Legion at 243 Coxwell Ave.
416-691-1113
Join us for a Remembrance Day Luncheon, immediately after the service at Kew Gardens. Organized by the Baron Byng Royal Canadian Legion and Community Centre 55.
Scott Kennedy: Don Mills - The Way It Used To Be
Tue. Nov. 12, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us as historian Scott Kennedy reads from and discusses his 2017 book Don Mills: From Forests and Farms to Forces of Change. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. Drop-in. No registration required. Space is limited. Seating is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
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.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Wed. Nov. 13, 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 Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to the fight against tyranny. Stars Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Basil Rathbone. 102 minutes.
Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting
Wed. Nov. 13, 7 pm
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd.
Theme is “Flowers For The Holiday” by Floral Art Designer Rosemary Passafiume-McLean. Refreshments included. Guests welcome.
Toronto Christmas Market
Thur. Nov. 14 thru Sun. Dec. 22
The Distillery Historic District
http://torontochristmasmarket.com/
Celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas, inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New. This annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products.
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.
Christmas Craft Market
Sat. Nov. 16, 10 am - 6:30 pm & Sun. Nov. 17, 10 am - 1:30 pm
Corpus Christi Church, 1810 Queen St. E.
Carol Lombard 416-418-5713, acelingma@gmail.com
All handmade items, bake table, lunch at our popular “café”.
Toronto East Rotary Club's 10th Annual Arts & Crafts Sale
Sat. Nov. 16, 10 am - 5 pm
Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave.
www.TorontoEastRotary.com; 416-463-3834
Diverse artisans. Refreshments. Live music. Face painting. Draws. FREE admission! Proceeds raised to support local community programs.
Christmas Market
Sat. Nov.16, 10 am - 2 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
www.beachunitedchurch.com
Fair Trade and locally produced gift items, handcrafted Christmas decor, and tasty treats, including amazing gingerbread creations and our famous meat pies, jams and jellies, and more!
Smiling Blue Skies Art Auction and Raffle
Sat. Nov. 16, 1 pm - 3 pm
The Duke, 1225 Queen St. E.
Hosted by Anthony Farnell, Chief Meteorologist for Global News and owner of Storm the Weather Dog. This Canadian organization is dedicated to helping furry family members. Every dollar donated supports the Ontario Veterinary College quest to find more and better ways to deal with and understand canine cancer.
The Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 17, starting at 12:30 pm
Downtown Toronto
thesantaclausparade.com
416-249-7833
For 115 years, Toronto has looked forward to the Santa Claus Parade. Starts at Parliament & Bloor, moves west to Avenue Rd. then south to Wellington, ending at the St. Lawrence Market.
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council Annual General Meeting
Tue. Nov. 19, 7 pm
Beaches Recreation Centre, upstairs, 6 Williamson Rd.
Public/potential new members are welcome to attend and volunteer at upcoming events hosted by the Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council.
November is Make a Will Month!
Wed. Nov. 20, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Learn about the importance of having a will and powers of attorney for you and your family. Lawyers who practice Trusts and Estate Law will speak about the elements of a will, what happens if you don't have one, what are powers of attorney, why they are important and special considerations to keep in mind when preparing your estate and care plans. Presented by Ontario Bar Association's Speakers Bureau.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Wed. Nov. 20, 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: Murder at the Gallop (1963). When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Marple suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder. Stars Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis and Robert Morley. 81 minutes.
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.
Leslieville Tree Lighting
Fri Nov. 22, 6 pm - 10 pm
Leslie Grove Park, 1158 Queen St. E. (at Jones Ave.)
Join Councillor Paula Fletcher for hot chocolate and snacks, live music, and plenty of holiday cheer! Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food bank.
Craft Sale
Sat. Nov. 23, 9:30 am - 2 pm
St. John the Baptist Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.)
Local Artisans will have crafts and gifts for the home and the holidays. Please also join us for lunch, and home baking will also be available.
Hooper's Customer Appreciation Days
Sat. Nov. 23 & Sun. Nov. 24
Hooper's Pharmacy & Vitamin Shop, 2136 Queen St. E.
416-699-3747
20% OFF Store Wide! Stock up on basics and shop for Christmas. Check out our Clearance section with further discounts up to 70% off. Demo's, free samples, prize giveaways and much more. Our biggest event of the year! We have the largest vitamin and supplement store in the Beaches, serving the community for over 25 years. This is our way to celebrate our customers and community!
Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon
Sat. Nov. 23, 11 am - 2 pm
Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd.
Home baking, preserves, crafts, knitting, sewing, collectible and new Christmas decorations, silent auction, quilt raffle, cheeses, frozen dinners, encore table (“regifted” goods), luncheon from 11-1:30, and more. Accessible venue.
Hamper's Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 24, 1 pm - 3 pm
Kingston Road and Victoria Park
Community Centre 55 & Kingston Road Village Businesses
416 691-1113
The parade runs west along Kingston Road from Victoria Park Ave. to Walter Street, then north to Community Centre 55 where a barbeque, children's crafts and photos with Santa will be held immediately following the parade. Don't forget to bring your letters to Santa and a Toonie to support CC55's Share a Christmas Program.
Christmas Craft & Bake Sale
Sun. Nov. 24, 9 am - 3:30 pm
St John's Elementary School Gymnasium, 780 Kingston Rd.
More than 30 local artisans selling their wares at affordable prices! Back by popular demand is the wine raffle! Don't miss the 50/50 draw or the raffle baskets! Cafe with light food offerings & beverages. We're on Hamper's Christmas Parade route - drop in before or after the parade for some early Christmas shopping! Accessible to all and parking behind the school.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - Monkey Business (1931)
Wed. Nov. 27, 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: Monkey Business (1931). Running from the authorities, the Marx Brothers stowaway on a luxury liner where they encounter and become bodyguards for rival gangsters. Stars The Marx Brothers. 77 minutes.
Thanksgiving (US)
Thur. Nov. 28
Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has officially been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving.
Light Up The Beach
Fri. Nov. 29, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Beaches Boardwalk, at the foot of Leuty Ave.
DeClute Real Estate Inc.
www.lightupthebeach.com
Get into the Holiday spirit by joining Santa Claus as he counts down to light over 80,000 Christmas lights lining the shore & Toronto Boardwalk along the Beach. Hot chocolate and festive songs! The lights will sparkle nightly until late-February along the Boardwalk from the Leuty Lighthouse to The Balmy Beach Club. Free fun family event. In Support of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation.
Cavalcade of Lights
Sat. Nov. 30 thru Tue. Dec. 31
Festival spans citywide, illuminating 20 neighbourhoods
toronto.ca/cavalcade or call 311
The annual Cavalcade of Lights sets Toronto aglow with spellbinding events, sparkling lights, and a one-of-a-kind tour of Toronto's picturesque neighbourhoods.
First Lighting Celebration
Sat. Nov. 30, 7 pm
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall
toronto.ca/cavalcade or call 311
A well-loved Toronto tradition. People gather every year for the first lighting of the beautifully-decorated Christmas Tree and Nathan Phillips Square with thousands of energy efficient LED lights in colours of red, white and silver. This special evening also includes live musical performances and a fireworks finale.
The Winter Kidzfest
Sat. Nov. 30, 11 am - 5 pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
www.downtownyonge.com/kidzfest
Come and have fun with the family at the annual KidzFest. See your favourite children's characters come to life, have your photos taken and enjoy free activities.
The 9th Of Its Kind Craft Show and Sale
Sat. Nov. 30, 9 am - 2 pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd. (south of Danforth)
Info: vickytsorlinis@rogers.com
45 handcrafted and food vendors. Free admission. All proceeds to Emily’s House and the Philip Aziz Centre for Palliative/Hospice Care.
December
Greenwood Park Tree Lighting
Wed. Dec. 4., starts 5:30 pm
150 Greenwood Ave. (at Dundas St. E.)
Join Councillor Paula Fletcher for hot chocolate and samosas, music, and plenty of holiday cheer! Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food bank.
Christmas in the Park - Tree Lighting
Sat. Dec. 7, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kew Gardens Bandshell, 2075 Queen St. E.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club
www.beacheslions.com
A community event with music, family entertainment, candlelight caroling, tree lighting, photo opportunities with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate, and more!
Pancake Breakfast With Hamper
Sat. Dec. 7, 8 am - 9:45 am
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Info: 416-691-1113; cameron@centre55.com
Join us for a pancake breakfast with Hamper the Reindeer! Visit from Santa from 8:30-9 am. No reservation required. Suggested donation of $3 per person. Children's crafts and activities will also be offered.
Beach Guild of Fine Art's Christmas Art Show & Sale
Sat. Dec. 7, 10 am - 8 pm & Sun. Dec. 8, 10 am - 5 pm
The Gardener’s Cottage at Kew Gardens, 30 Lee Ave. (south of Queen St.)
www.beachguildoffineart.com; info@beachguildoffineart.com
Browse for those special gifts in the charming, historic ambience of the Gardener’s Cottage, located in the heart of Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood. Take in the creative works of over 30 local artists. The show features a wonderful array of original art, small paintings, Christmas ornaments and unique gifts. Admission is free.
Barbara Dickson: Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo
Tue. Dec. 10, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us as historian Barbara Dickson reads from and discusses her 2015 book Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo. Learn more about the role of Canadian women in the domestic munitions industry during the Second World War. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. Drop-in. No registration required. Space is limited. Seating is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Pancake Breakfast
Sat. Dec. 14, 9:30 am - 11 am
Beaches Recreation Centre Gym, 6 Williamson Rd.
springsprint@hotmail.ca
Annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Advisory Council. Donate a non-perishable food item or new unwrapped toy for Community Centre 55’s Share a Christmas program.
Withrow's Winter Market
Sat. Dec. 21 & Sun. Dec. 22
Crow's Theatre at Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. (Dundas & Carlaw)
Withrow Park Farmers Market
Withrow's pop-up Winter Market is back for its 3rd year! Locally handcrafted goods, artisanal foods & local farmers: the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts and delicious holiday treats!
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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