News in Brief

The Friends of Glen Davis Ravine are holding a fundraising Darts Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 23 at The Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., from 7 to 10 p.m. The Friends are a community organization which made an unsuccessful bid to oppose the construction of a condominium building at the Glen Davis Ravine in the Main and Kingston Road neighbourhood. They’re still paying off legal fees from their Ontario Municipal Board challenge.
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Community Centre 55 is offering a Free Tax Seminar on Monday, Feb. 27. Experts from Liberty Tax Service will show you how to prepare for your taxes, explain what deductions you may be eligible for, and point out some of the common items you may miss when doing your own taxes. Bring your questions to 97 Main St. at 11:15 a.m.
For more information call Evonne at 416-691-1113 ext. 222.

Woodgreen Community Services is holding an Income Tax Clinic from Thursday, March 1 until Saturday, April 28. This free service is available to families and individuals who meet low-income criteria. Singles must earn less than $25,000 per year and families less than $30,000 annually.
The clinic will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The volunteers at Woodgreen will attempt to offer this program in as many languages as possible.
Call them at 416-645-6000 ext. 1186 or email for more information or to set up an appointment. Woodgreen Community Services is located at 815 Danforth Ave.

It’s time again to hop on board for The Scarborough Model Railroaders’ Train Show on Sunday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, March 4. There are two floors full of both HO and N scale train layouts at 17 Jeavons Ave. in the Birchmount Road and Danforth Avenue neighbourhood. On one floor there are 1500 square feet of 1950s era HO passenger and freight train layouts set in Southern Ontario, with authentic steam and diesel sound. The N scale layout features almost 30 scale miles of double-track mainline through mountain scenery.
Entry fares are $5 for adults, $2 for children, $3 for seniors, or the whole family can get in for $12. The show runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information, or if you’d like to find out how to become a member of the group, visit . New members are always welcome.

Applegrove Community Complex will hold a Meet the Candidates night on Thursday, March 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. for candidates running in the riding of Toronto-Danforth. A successor to the late Jack Layton will be determined in a by-election on Monday, March 19. The Applegrove event will give you an opportunity to talk with each candidate, ask them questions, and hear their platforms.
Childcare will be provided for children aged two to 10 years but you must pre-register by Feb. 27. To do that, or to get more information, call 416-461-8143. Applegrove C.C. Is located at 60 Woodfield Rd.

Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships (TIGP) will hold its annual fundraising gala on Thursday, March 22 at Danforth Collegiate & Technical Institute, 800 Greenwood Ave. This year’s event, called Temptations 2012, features a light dinner, a live band, door prizes and silent and live auctions, with Beaches-East York MPP Michael Prue serving as auctioneer.
Tickets are $10 and are only available in advance. Call Sue McMahon at 416-531-8447 or email . TIGP has been fostering caring relationships between youth and seniors since 1983.

The small patch of land off William Hancox Avenue in the Ted Reeve residential development  is currently without a name, but Beaches-East York Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon would like to change that. She is asking for suggestions to name ‘No Name Park’.
Email your entries to  or call 416-392-1376. The deadline is June 1.

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