News in Brief

Pegasus Thrift Store is catering to collectors over the next couple of weeks. If Red Rose Tea animals or nursery rhyme figures are on your list, then you will want to stop in to the store at 931 Kingston Rd. Toby jugs, Tender Tea Leaf birds and people of the world, and Factices Dummy perfume bottles will all be available.
Pegasus is a treasure trove of vintage clothing and household items, and all proceeds go to support programs for adults with disabilities.

Birchcliff Bluffs United Church will hold a Blessing of the Pets service on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m. Bring your pet and have it blessed at this special animal-friendly service.
For more information call 416-694-4081.

The Friends of Moncur Park along with Beaches/East York Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon invite you to a family Movie Night at the park on Saturday, Sept. 24. Bring your chairs, blankets and hot drinks and settle in for a showing of How to Train Your Dragon beginning at 7 p.m.
Moncur Park is located north of Dundas Street and east of Coxwell Avenue. For more information contact Councillor McMahon’s office at 416-392-1376 or visit

Councillor McMahon is holding another round of her popular Coffee Talks on the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2. If you haven’t already met her, here is your chance to sit down with her over a coffee and let her know what’s on your mind.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, she will be at Cozy Cafe, 2075 Danforth Ave. (at Woodbine) from 9 to 11 a.m. From noon to 2 p.m., meet up with her at the Beaches Bake Shop, 900 Kingston Rd. (east of Pickering St.). At 3 p.m., she moves over to Prana Coffee, 2130A Queen St. E., until 5 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 2, Councillor McMahon will be at one location only: Voulez Vous Cafe at 1560 Queen St. E. (at Ashdale Ave.), from 10 a.m. to noon.
For more information call 416-392-1376 or visit

The Walk 4 Rescue 2011 fundraiser will be held Sunday, Oct. 2 at Working Dog Saloon, 3676 St. Clair Ave. E., in the Midland and St. Clair area. This event raises funds for homeless, neglected and abused animals and all money goes to non-profit animal welfare organizations. First prize for most pledges is an iPad.
Registration forms are available at the pub or at

Community Centre 55 is offering a Women’s Self Defence Course on Wednesday evenings through the month of October. Women’s Self Defence Instructor Marilyn Walsh will teach women, aged 12 and up, how to create a circle of safety, control panic, kick and hit to the attacker’s weaker points, defend against weapons and more.
The classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at CC55, 97 Main St. The cost is $30 per participant, and registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 30. For more information contact Evonne at 416-691-1113.

Notre Dame High School is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a Mass and Open House on Saturday, Oct. 15. The school was founded by the Congregation of Notre Dame in 1941 to provide excellence in education for young Catholic women.
The Mass will be held at St. John’s Church, 786 Kingston Rd., at 2 p.m. and the Open House will follow at the school, 12 Malvern Ave., from 3 to 6 p.m.
If you would like to find out more, visit or email

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