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March 30th, 2015
March
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Annie Hall (1977).
Wed. Mar. 4, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Annie Hall (1977).
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 8
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
Dx3 Canada 2015
Wed. Mar. 11, 8 am - 5:30 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Dx3
www.dx3canada.com
Dx3 is Canada’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to digital marketing, digital advertising and digital retail. It brings agencies, brands, publishers and retailers together for two days of networking and education.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Best In Show (2000)
Wed. Mar. 11, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Best In Show (2000).
TPL Annual Clearance Used Book Sale
Thur. Mar. 12, 9:30am - 8pm; Fri. Mar. 13, 9am - 5pm; Sat. Mar. 14, 9am - 4pm
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.
Friends of the Toronto Public Library South – Annual Clearance Used Book Sale. All items 10 to 50 cents. Proceeds go to the Toronto Public Library programs.
March Break
Mon. Mar. 16 to Fri. Mar. 20
St. Patrick's Day
Tue. Mar. 17
The longest-running Saint Patrick's Day parade in Canada occurs each year in Montreal, Québec. The parades have been held in continuity since 1824; however, St. Patrick's Day itself has been celebrated in Montreal as far back as 1759 by Irish soldiers in the Montreal Garrison following the British conquest of New France. In Canada, Saint Patrick's Day is an official holiday only in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the City of Toronto from 1919 to 1927, the Toronto Maple Leafs were known as the Toronto St. Patricks, and wore green jerseys. In 1999 when the Leafs played on Hockey Night in Canada (national broadcast of the NHL) on St. Patrick's Day, the Leafs wore the green St. Pats retro jersey. Although the baseball season is still in the spring training phase when St. Patrick's Day rolls around, the Toronto Blue Jays wear green uniforms for the occasion.
Community Skate with Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts
Tue. Mar. 17, 12 noon - 3 pm
East York Memorial Arena, 888 Cosburn Ave.
Hot chocolate and cookies. Children’s skates and helmets will be available. If you need transportation to the arena, please call 416-690-1032 by March 9.
Kids in the Kitchen
Tue. Mar. 17 & Fri. Mar. 20, 2 pm - 5 pm
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E.
Info: www.eastendchc.on.ca
A 2-day cooking program for children aged 8-12 and their parents. Learn quick and easy recipes, new kitchen skills, and everybody gets to eat! Free for people in EECHC catchment community. Registration: Sudha 416-778-5805 ext 224.
Applegrove Seniors Active Living Fair
Wed. Mar. 18, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Applegrove Community Complex
60 Woodfield Road
Renate Schober, Seniors Program Worker, 416-461-8143; seniors@ApplegroveCC.ca
Applegrove Community Complex is hosting its 4th Seniors Active Living and Information Fair. Come and join us for a day of information and learning. The event is FREE and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Contact us to register or for more information.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Maleficent (2014)
Wed. Mar. 18, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Maleficent (2014)
Seniors Active Living and Information Fair
Wed. Mar. 18, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Rd.
Info: 416-461-8143, seniors@ApplegroveCC.ca
Come join us for a day of information and learning. The event is free and includes a light breakfast and lunch. For Registration and more information please call or email us.
Outdoor Club of East York Information Night
Wed. Mar. 18, 7 pm
S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave.
Info: outdoorclubofeastyork.ca
Topic: “Getting Help In and Going Out For Help in an Emergency on the Trails” - the pros and cons of cell phones, GPS, and other personal location devices, reading maps, assigning a messenger, and more.
East York Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Thur. Mar. 19, 7 pm - 9 pm
Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, 373 Cedarvale Ave.
East York Garden Club
www.eygc.ca
Guest speaker Peter Keeping will be talking about growing clematis. Clematis is a wonderful flowering vine and Peter’s presentation will cover all aspects of planting, fertilizing, pruning, and propagation. Peter will also introduce some new varieties and their growing requirements. All Visitors are welcome!
Spring begins
Fri. Mar. 20
International Astrology Day
Sat., March 21, 1 pm - 5 pm
Artisans at Work, 2071 Danforth Avenue @ Woodbine
Astrology Toronto
astrologytoronto@gmail.com
Learn something about what the stars really have to say about you at Astrology Toronto’s celebration of International Astrology Day. For free, you can have your stars read during a 5-to-10 minute mini-session with an astrologer, and receive a copy of your birth chart.
Osteoporosis Support & Information Group
Mon. Mar. 23, 10 am - noon
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.)
Info: 416-396-4051
Topic: iNavigate Pedestrian Safety. Admission and parking free.
Beach Garden Society Meeting
Tue. Mar. 24, 7:15 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Info: beachgs.ca@gmail.com, www.beachgs.ca
Topic: A Rooftop Food Garden with Katie German of FoodShare. New members and guests welcome. Come early and enjoy informal discussions with members. Light refreshments served. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Wed. Mar. 25, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: A Fish Called Wanda (1988).
Marketing Your Fiction Book
Thur. Mar. 26, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join Sharon A. Crawford, author of the Beyond mystery series, and Shane Joseph from Blue Denim Press, for a lively presentation about marketing your fiction book. Sharon will discuss how the synchronicity of series characters and plot affects book marketing, while Shane will outline recent publishing innovations.
Free Seniors’ Movie – “The Imitation Game”
Thur. Mar. 26, 10 am
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Doors open 10 am, movie starts at 10:30 am. Presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Drop In - Bridge card game for older adults
Fri. Mar. 27, 10:30 am - 1 pm
Beach Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Prasad, 416-686-5292 or apanch.2014@gmail.com
This is a free event, every Friday at the same time each week (except public holidays and days when center is not available).
Silent Auction
Fri. Mar. 27, 6 pm - 8 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Info: 416-691-1113
Lots of great items from a variety of Beach merchants!
Beaches 3rd Annual Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT!
Sat. Mar. 28, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Kew Gardens Park
Beaches Living
www.beachesliving.ca/lightsout
Let's celebrate together at the 3rd annual Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT! event. Music, Dance, Candle Lights and Paper Lanterns. Visit www.beachesliving.ca/lightsout for event updates.
Scarborough Seedy Saturday & Green Fair
Sat. Mar. 28, 11 am - 4 pm
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd. S. (south of Kingston Rd)
Seeds of Diversity, Stewards of the Earth at St. Agatha Catholic School, and Treehuggers at Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School
Katie Fullerton, scarboroseedysaturday@gmail.com
Learn how to live more sustainably, exchange seeds with other seed savers, buy heirloom and organic seeds or join a workshop on sprouting, seed starting, and soil improvement. Then stop by one of our local garden clubs’ tables and ask an expert! Fun for everyone with 40+ vendor tables including garden associations and regional organizations such as LEAF, the TRCA and Rouge Park. Kids activities too! Admission: $2 or pay-what-you-can.
Leslieville Community Meeting
Mon. Mar. 30, 7 pm
S.H. Armstrong Community Centre, 56 Woodfield Rd.
www.easttorontocommunity.blogspot.ca
Join the community campaign. Leslieville supports good urban design. Visit our website for more details.
April
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 3
Beaches Lions Club 49th Annual Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 5, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E., from Neville Park Blvd. to Woodbine Ave.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club
www.beacheslions.com or Keith Begley at 416-690-2614
Everyone loves the Easter Parade. The event, now in its fourth decade, attracts thousands of people from all over the city. Don't forget your Loonies for the Lions, to support local charities. Applications for the parade can be found at the Beaches Lions Website.
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 5
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 6
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 11, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardwalk and BBCC
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
28th Anniversary 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 will take place at the Beaches Recreation Centre mid March, check back for registration times. No registration day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to springsprint@hotmail.ca
Driving Well Into Your Golden Years - The Senior Driver Licence Renewal Program
Tue. Apr. 14, 2 pm - 3 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join Lisa Thompson, a representative from the Ministry of Transportation, for a presentation outlining trends and statistics for older drivers, testing requirements for drivers over the age of 80, the collision reporting process for those over 70, driving tips and a review of some more recent rules of the road. This is a registered program: please call 416-393-7703 or sign up in person at the reference desk on the second floor.
Heritage Talk with Joanne Doucette "The History of Ashbridges Bay"
Tue. Apr. 14, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library - 2161 Queen St. E.
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society And The Toronto Public Library Present local Historian & Author Joanne Doucette, "The History of Ashbridges Bay". Admission Free. All welcome!
Author Reading: Diane Gordon - Shelter
Thur. Apr. 16, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Toronto's Diane Gordon has been a working actor and writer for many decades and has performed in movies, television shows and on theatre stages across the country. Join us for a Q&A and reading from Shelter, her one-act play featuring main characters Marion and Freda, who meet within the shelter community and go on to find friendship, independence and dignity together.
East York Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Thur. Apr. 16, 7 pm - 9 pm
Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, 373 Cedarvale Ave.
East York Garden Club
www.eygc.ca
Guest Speaker Miriam Goldberger will speak about Taming Wildflowers: From Seed to Vase. Learn how-to grow native wildflowers from seed and how to incorporate wildflowers into your gardens to support pollinators.
Toronto Mom to Mom 2015 Spring Sale
Sat. Apr. 18, 9 am - 1 pm
243 Coxwell Ave.
Jessica Raymond
www.torontomomtomom.com
Perfect place to shop for your babies, kids and parents to be, a little something for everyone. Everything from books, clothes (lots and lots of clothes), toys, gear, treats... Not only do we have parents selling their gently used items but we have an assortment of family businesses selling products and services. Located close to Beach, Danforth, Leaside, Scarborough, North York & Downtown. Admission $2 cash only. Lots of free parking.
Health & Wellness Fair
Tue. Apr. 21, 3 pm - 8 pm
Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd.
Info: 416-396-4310
Over 45 exhibitors offering on-site consultations, unique gifts and samples, nutritional and fitness guidance, mini workshops and presentations, children’s area, and more. Free admission.
Earth Day
Wed. Apr. 22
Stay On Your Feet!
Thur. Apr. 23, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join a representative from Toronto Public Health and learn how to prevent falls and keep your independence by reducing falling risk factors, staying active and healthy, and taking medications safely.
May
Spring Beach Studio Tour 2015
Fri. May 1, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 2, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 3, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victoria Pk. Ave. in The Beach
Beach Studio Tour artists
Nathalie Vachon 647-559-6950; www.beachstudiotour.ca
Come visit 24 artists @ 14 studio sites - paintings, hand-woven fashion, glass art, ceramics, photography, sculpture, jewellery, handbags, home decor and more. Brochures (with map) are available at most local shops and on our website. Come explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood. Self-guided, FREE admission.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 10
Happy Mother's Day!
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 18, 9:45 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park at Coxwell Ave. and the Lakeshore
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca
Toronto's only Victoria Day fireworks show will be a spectacular 14 minute display at Ashbridges Bay Park, rain or shine. TTC service will be increased between Queen Street East and the Bloor-Danforth subway on the Coxwell (22A), Main (64) and Woodbine South (92A). It is recommended that members of the public use the TTC and leave their cars at home. A special viewing area with limited space is set aside to accommodate people with disabilities and their families. City bylaws prohibit the public from setting off personal fireworks in the park.
Victoria Day
Mon. May 18
Happy Victoria Day!
Community Environment Days / WARD 32
Thur. May 21, 4 pm - 8 pm
Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main Street 175 Main St. (enter off Ted Reeve Dr., north of Gerrard St.)
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
WARD 32 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the New Millennium
Thur. May 21, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Can we find intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? The possibility has fired the imagination of dreamers and scientists alike. Dr. Duy Cuong Nguyen explains how astronomers are searching the heavens to turn science fiction into reality. What's Out There? Lectures in Astronomy presented in collaboration with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 22nd, 3pm - 8pm; Sat. & Sun. May 23rd & 24th, 10 am - 5pm
The historic Gardener's Cottage in Kew Gardens (foot of Lee Ave., south of Queen St. E.)
The Beach Guild of Fine Art
info@BeachGuildofFineArt.com; www.BeachGuildofFineArt.com; http://www.facebook.com/BeachGuildofFineArt
The Beach Guild of Fine Art’s Spring Show and Sale featuring paintings by over 40 of the Guild artists. Original small paintings – none over $350. Free admission. Note cards, & Gift basket lucky draw.
Community Environment Days / WARD 36
Thur. May 28, 4 pm - 8 pm
Birchmount Community Centre. 93 Birchmount Rd. (at Kingston Rd.)
Councillor Gary Crawford
WARD 36 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Slobberfest
Sat. May 30, 9 am - 3 pm
Leuty Pavilion on the Boardwalk (foot of Lee Ave.)
Community Centre 55
www.centre55.com; 416-691-1113
For Beach dog lovers and your canine friends. Pack Parade, Vendors, Canine contests and awards, including Best Costume, Eating Contest, Best Tricks and Softest & Roughest coat.
June
Dementia 101: A workshop for caregivers
Thur. June 4, 2 pm - 4 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Please join us for a workshop for those who are caring for someone diagnosed with dementia. This session is facilitated by a representative of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, and includes an overview of Alzheimer's disease, coping strategies and services available in the community.
Exoplanets and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Biology
Thur. June 18, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Amaury Triaud, whose research has led to the confirmation of 48 new nearby exoplanetary systems, discusses how one finds a planet and the techniques that will soon tell us whether life forms have arisen on planets outside our solar system. What's Out There? Lectures in Astronomy presented in collaboration with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Father's Day
Sun. June 21
Happy Father's Day!
First Day of Summer
Sun. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Wed. June 24
July
Happy Canada Day!
Wed. July 1st
Did You Know? -- not till October 27, 1982, July 1st which was known as "Dominion Day" became "Canada Day". The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day. For more information about the history of Canada Day, visit Canadian Heritage website at www.pch.gc.ca.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Sat. July 4
Heatwave Toronto 2015
Sat. July 11 and Sun. July 12, 9 am - 4 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
21st Anniversary! Toronto’s Largest Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s recommended roster 6 to 10. Minimum 2 females on court. BEACH SOCCER - Coed 5’s - 5 players and 1 goalie. Minimum 2 females on field during play. Recommended roster 6 to 12. Female playing goalie does not count toward the minimum 2 females on field. Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
August
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 3
Canada wide
In Canada, Civic Holiday is in most cases the first Monday of August. Civic Holiday in Canada is not a statutory holiday. A bill has been attempted to be passed in the House of Commons but it has always been unsuccessful. If an employer wants you to work, it is a work day.
September
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 7
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.
Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Fri. Sept. 11, 1 pm
Woodbine Park Millennium Garden, 1695 Queen St. E. (corner of Coxwell Ave. & Eastern Ave.)
Centre 55, 416-691-1113 ext 224
Community Centre 55’s 9/11 Remembrance Service at Woodbine Park.
First Day of Autumn
Wed. Sept. 23
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sat. Sept. 26, 10 am - 2 pm
Riverdale Park, East Side (along Broadview Ave. / South of Danforth Ave.)
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 30 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
WOOFSTOCK
Sat. Sept. 26 & Sun. Sept. 27, 10 am - 6 pm
Woodbine Park
www.woofstock.ca or 416-234-WOOF (416-234-9663)
Now entering its 12th year, WOOFSTOCK is all about mixing popular classics with new soon-to-be fan favourites! Back by popular demand will be: Wiener Dog Races, Running of the Pugs, Purina Pro Plan Dog Stars, Woofstock Fashion Show, Stupid Dog Trick Contest, Mr. & Ms. Canine Canada Pageant, Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show & much more.
October
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 12
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.
Halloween
Sat. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
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