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October 31st, 2014
October
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Oct. 1, 2 pm - 4 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: The Big Sleep (1946).
Ward 32 Municipal Election Debate
Thur. Oct. 2, 7 pm
Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Road
Beach Photo Club meeting
Thur. Oct. 2, 7:30 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Our topic will be: Connecting with your Camera, Why Wi-Fi. Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Everyone from the novice to the experienced is welcome. The only requisite is an interest in learning about the photographic arts.
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Sat. Oct. 4, sunset to sunrise
Many locations throughout the city
www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca; scotiabanknuitblanche@toronto.ca
Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event. Toronto artists, cultural and educational institutions, museums, galleries and neighbourhoods participate in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche each year by producing one-of-a-kind projects that transform the city.
Fall Fest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church
Sat. Oct. 4, 9 am - 1 pm
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.)
416-694-4081; www.birchcliffbluffsuc.org
Fresh Ontario produce for your Thanksgiving dinner, baked goods, knife sharpening, books, treasures, and gently-used clothing boutique. Antique appraising, vendor tables, hot dogs/hamburgers and much more. Wheelchair accessible.
Epic Event 2014 at the Balmy Beach Club
Sat. Oct. 4, 8 pm - 1 am
Balmy Beach Club, at the foot of Beech Ave.
www.thebeachgroup.ca
This 3rd annual charitable event is raising money for Sick Kids Foundation Brain Tumour Research Fund. Exclusive auction, live entertainment, raffles, draws, prizes and more.
Ward 32 Municipal Election Debate
Tue. Oct. 7, 7 pm
St. John's Norway Church, 470 Woodbine Ave.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Oct. 8, 2 pm - 4 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: Erin Brockovich (2000).
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 13
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.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Oct. 15, 2 pm - 4 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: Groundhog Day (1993).
Monarch Park Collegiate 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sat. Oct. 18, 12 pm - 3 pm
Monarch Park Collegiate, 1 Hanson Street
www.monarchparkreunion.ca
Join your old friends for a fabulous weekend of reminiscing, reconnecting & rediscover Monarch Park at its finest. For more details please visit the website.
Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Neighbourhood Cheering
Sun. Oct. 19, 8 am - 2:30 pm
Kew Gardens, near Queen St. E. and Lee Ave.
Beaches Lions Club
www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/index.htm
Come to the Cheering Section in the Beach and cheer for our Beach champs and all the runners in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Enjoy music, fun, camaraderie and an amazing marathon. ROAD CLOSURES (East End) from 8 am to 2:30 pm: Lake Shore: from Parlerment to Woodbine; Woodbine: from Lake Shore to Queen; Queen St. E: from woodbine to Beech Av.; Coxwell north bound: from Lake Shore to Eastern; Easter Ave. from Kingston/Queen to Jarvis.
Healthy Living For Older Adults: Keep Active and Maintain Your Independence
Mon. Oct. 20, 2 pm - 3 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join a representative from Toronto Health for a talk about how physical activity can help to keep muscles and bones strong, improve posture and maintain balance. Discover the emotional and social benefits of keeping active including increased energy, improved sleep, self-esteem and confidence.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed., Oct. 22, 2 pm - 4 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: Sunset Blvd. (1950).
Fall Beach Studio Tour 20th Anniversary
Fri. Oct. 24, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 25, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 26, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victora Pk. Ave. in The Beach
Beach Studio Tour artists
Nathalie Vachon 416-691-5195, info@beachstudiotour.ca, www.beachstudiotour.ca
HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS. Come visit 25 artists @13 studio sites located in Toronto's Beach community. 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 our web site. On the weekend of the tour look for the yellow signs and explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood.
Williamson Road Public School 100th Anniversary Open House
Sat. Oct. 25, 1 pm - 4 pm
Williamson Road Public School, 24 Williamson Road
Reconnect with your classmates, share photos and memories. Learn about the Williamson Road Centennial Legacy Project. For information and registration visit www.williamson100.ca
The Pandas are Having a Party!
Sat. Oct. 25, 11 am
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Toronto Zoo visits Beaches Branch! The giant pandas are having a party to celebrate the Toronto Zoo's 40th birthday! Learn about the many special animals that have lived at the Toronto Zoo during the past 40 years.
Walk Roll Run
Sun. Oct. 26, 9 am - 11 am
3701 Danforth Ave.
Variety Village
www.varietyvillage.ca or 416.699.7167
In our 8th year! Join your neighbours and friends to walk, roll or run the 5K or 1K route through the neighbourhood and help Variety Village raise funds to support people with disabilities! Register now! and start fundraising for a great cause. Online registration at www.walkrollrun.ca
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Oct. 29, 2 pm - 4 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: How To Marry A Millionaire (1953).
Halloween
Fri. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
November
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 2 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Nov. 5, 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: Double Indemnity (1944).
Book Launch - "Riverdale: East of the Don"
Wed. Nov. 5, 7 pm
@ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. near Broadview subway.
www.lizmuir.ca
In Liz Muir's book "Riverdale: East of the Don", the reader will learn about the people who first came to live in the area, early millers, brickmakers, builders and other settlers of Victorian Toronto as well as prominent early female residents.
Women's Way Self Defence
Sun. Nov. 9 & Sun. Nov. 16, 10 am - 5 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main Street (Main & Swanwick)
Lainey Anderson, Community Worker
416-691-1113 ext 223 or lainey@centre55.com
Join us with a friend to build your confidence and feel safe in your community! 2 Day Women's Way Self Defense Course presented by Community Centre 55 and facilitated by Instructor Marilyn Walsh. $20 per woman; Lunch included. Call or email to register.
Remembrance Day
Tue. 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
Tue. 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.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Nov. 12, 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: Argo (2012).
The Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 16, starting at 12:30 pm
Downtown Toronto
thesantaclausparade.com
416-249-7833
For 109 years, Toronto has looked forward to the Santa Claus Parade. Starts at Bloor and Christie, moves east to University Ave. then south to Front and Jarvis, ending at the St. Lawrence Market.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Nov. 19, 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: 12 Angry Men (1957).
Hamper's Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 23, 1 pm
Community Centre 55 and Kingston Road Village Business Association
More info: 416-691-1113, www.centre55.com
The parade runs along Kingston Road from Victoria Park Ave. to Walter Street, then north to Community Centre 55 for hot dots, cocoa, coffee, popcorn, and a special visit from Santa. Don't forget to bring a twoonie to support Community Centre 55's Share A Christmas program.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Nov. 26, 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: Midnight In Paris (2011).
Thanksgiving (US)
Thu. Nov. 27
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.
Cavalcade of Lights
Sat. Nov. 29 - Wed. Dec. 31
Festival spans citywide, illuminating 20 neighbourhoods
toronto.ca/cavalcade or call 311
The 48th annual Cavalcade of Lights sets Toronto aglow with spellbinding events, sparkling lights, and a one-of-a-kind tour of Toronto's picturesque neighbourhoods.
December
Tannenbaum 10K
Sun. Dec. 7, starts at 9 am
Along the Boardwalk
Beaches Runners Club
A 10K run along the Boardwalk into the Leslie Street Spit and back, raising funds for Community Centre 55's Share A Christmas Program.
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Sun. Dec. 21
The winter solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet is farthest away from its star, depending on the polar hemisphere of reference. Earth's maximum axial tilt to our Sun during a solstice is 23° 26'. More evidently from high latitudes, a hemisphere's winter solstice occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun's daily maximum position in the sky is the lowest.[2] Since the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, other terms are often used for the day on which it occurs, such as midwinter, the longest night or the first day of winter.
Christmas Day
Thur. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Fri. Dec. 26
January
New Year's Day
Thur. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 5
February
Valentine's Day
Sat. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 16
March
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 8
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
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.
Spring begins
Fri. Mar. 20
April
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 3
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 5
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 6
Earth Day
Wed. Apr. 22
May
Mother's Day
Sun. May 10
Happy Mother's Day!
Victoria Day
Mon. May 18
Happy Victoria Day!
June
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
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.
First Day of Autumn
Wed. Sept. 23
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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