News in Brief

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market will hold a Harvest Festival on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. Although this is the last of the special event days, the market will continue to operate in East Lynn Park until Oct. 27. The park is located on Danforth Avenue just west of Woodbine Avenue.
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Some of Toronto’s top musicians will perform a benefit concert for the Children’s Peace Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the El Mocambo beginning at 8 p.m. Artists include trumpet player Brownman Ali with his Electryc Trio and singer/songwriter/guitarist Tim Bovaconti, accompanied by Pat Allcock. ‘Bobby Jones and Friends’ led by Children’s Peace Theatre founding artistic director Robert Morgan, will perform renditions of Bob Dylan favourites. Last but not least — DJ Danny Dwyer, a silent auction offering lots of fabulous items and  amazing door prizes.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. El Mocambo is located at 464 Spadina Ave., just south of College Street.
Children’s Peace Theatre is an award-winning not-for-profit, theatre-based organization located on the Taylor-Massey Estate in the heart of Crescent Town. For more information, or to buy tickets for this concert, visit or call 416-752-1550.

Beaches/East York MP Matthew Kellway is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Beaches Rec Centre, 6 Williamson Rd. The agenda includes urban/federal issues featuring Waterfront TO, CodeBlueTO. This is your opportunity to express your vision. Refreshments will be provided.
To find out more, contact or call 416-467-0860.

The Community Centre 55 Graffiti Removal Crew is not only accomplished at taking paint off neighbourhood walls, they are also very good at putting it on. This past summer the crew members created an artistic mural, called Rainforest & Imagination, on the east wall of 1066 Kingston Rd., just east of Victoria Park Ave. The unveiling will take place Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. The event includes light refreshments.
For more information call CC55 at 416-691-1113.

Anyone with a green thumb, and even those without one, will want to attend the next meeting of the Beach Garden Society, when the topic is ‘Creating a Perennial Garden of Continuous Bloom’. The meeting takes place at the Adam Beck Community Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. New members and guests are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Contact Lesley Spencer at 416-690-5740 or visit for more information.

Would you be able to cope if disaster struck right now? Could you leave your home with three minutes notice? Although we don’t like to think about these things happening, isn’t it best to be prepared for any eventuality, such as long-term loss of electricity, flooding, or ice storms? Community Centre 55 is offering a Canadian Red Cross Personal Disaster Preparedness Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. You’ll learn what to do and what to pack in your emergency kit.
For more information call Evonne at 416-691-1113 ext. 222.

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