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Beach Metro News history columnist Gene Domagala will lead another of his popular historical walks on Sunday, Sept. 29. This one will begin at noon in front of the Kew Beach Fire Hall, 1904 Queen St. E., and will explore the Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue area.

Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church will hold its annual 100 Mile Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 29. Inspired by the book 100 Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and J. B. MacKinnon, this annual event aims to promote the consumption of foods grown locally, thereby reducing our carbon footprint. Sarah Elton, CBC radio journalist and author of Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet and Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians are Changing the Way We Eat will be the guest speaker. A suggested minimum donation of $5 would be appreciated. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to 416-699-3084 or email

Beach author Ann Elizabeth Carson’s latest book, We All Become Stories, will debut at ‘Writing Down the Ages’, a publisher’s book launch at the Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. Guest readers will be Kate Story and Gianna Patriarca, with a special musical performance by Max Layton. Admission is $15 and guests will receive a free copy of the book.


Neighbourhood Link Support Services will celebrate National Seniors Day with a free seniors lunch and entertainment on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church. There will be musical performances by The Orvilles and the Chinese Seniors Choir, magic by Seniors Sorcery and games, activities and draws for prizes. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church’s Memorial Hall, 70 Silver Birch Ave. Transportation is available. Contact Janet at 416-691-7407 extension 224 for more details.


FitnessWorks For Women is holding a Fundraiser for Cancer Research on Saturday, Oct. 5. Pay what you can for a day-long session of Zumba, step, pilates, yoga, belly dancing, line dancing and more, and all funds raised will go to the Canadian Cancer Society. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. and runs to 3:30 p.m. The gym is located on the second floor at 2171 Queen St. E., just east of Lee Avenue. More info is available at or call 416-691-BFIT (2348).


The Butterfly Conservatory is the first stop on Community Centre 55’s Niagara Falls tour, setting out on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8:45 a.m. from the centre. After a self-guided tour through the conservatory at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, it will be time for lunch with a spectacular view of the falls. The day’s final stop will be a guided tour of the Niagara Falls Historical Museum, dedicated to the war of 1812. The trip winds up back at CC55 at 5 p.m. Tickets for the day trip are $90 per person. Book soon with Evonne or Cameron at 416-691-1113.

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