News in Brief

The Beach Hebrew Institute will mark Holocaust Education Week with a showing of the PBS documentary, The Hidden Child, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. The film tells the story of six-year-old Maud Dahme who was hidden and saved from Nazi death camps by a family in the Netherlands. Today Dahme is involved in Holocaust and genocide education. A discussion period will follow the one-hour film. Admission is free and everyone is invited.
The Beach Hebrew Institute is located at 109 Kenilworth Ave. For more information visit or call 416-694-7942.

The Out of the Cold program at St. Aidan’s Church will begin its sixth season of operation on Monday, Nov. 7. Caring volunteers are needed to greet, socialize with, and serve dinner and/or breakfast to homeless guests on Monday afternoons or evenings or Tuesdays mornings. Participants work in teams and are asked to commit to three hours of service a month.
St. Aidan’s is located at the corner of Queen Street East and Silver Birch Avenue. For more information email

The TTC will hold an Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 9 to unveil its new landscape plan for the perimeter of the Ashbridges Bay Maintenance and Storage Facility. The event will be held at the Toronto EMS, 895 Eastern Ave., beginning at 6 p.m. It includes a presentation by Landscape Architects, Brown and Storey, who designed the plan, and will be followed by a question and answer period.
For more information contact Lito Romano, TTC Community Liaison Officer, at 416-397-8699 or, or call Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s office at 416-392-1376.

Beaches/East York MP Matthew Kellway is hosting two events at his constituency office on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The first is a Youth Advisory Meeting, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Young people who are motivated to make positive changes in the community are invited to attend. This is your chance to express your views and have an impact on Canada’s future.
At 7 p.m., Kellway will hold a Town Hall meeting where he will update us on what has been happening in the House of Commons and what is coming up. Light refreshments will be provided at both events.
The office is located at 155 Main St., just south of Gerrard. To RSVP call 416-467-0860 or email

Flu Shot Clinics are once again being offered by Community Centre 55 and Toronto EMS at the Centre, 97 Main St. On Monday, Nov. 14, the clinic will operate between 8:30 and 11 a.m. On Monday, Nov. 21, the clinic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. This year there is one vaccination containing H1N1 plus two other strains.
For more information call Evonne at 416-691-1113 ext. 222.

The Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to come and learn more about the Advisory Council. New members may be considered after nomination. The Beaches Rec Centre is located at 6 Williamson Rd.
For more information email

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