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What do history, Harris tweed jackets and bicycles have in common? They are all components of the first Ward 32 Tweed Historical Bike Ride. Decked out in their finest woolens, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, local historian and Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala, the Bard in the Park Thespians and 32 Spokes Cycling Club will lead this tweedy two-wheeled tour through the neighbourhood on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ride begins at Grinder, 126 Main St., at 2 p.m. and is set to wind up about 4 p.m.

‘Halloween on Queen’ will lend a spooky vibe to Queen Street East between Lockwood Road and Neville Park Boulevard on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. The event promises costume parades, pumpkin painting, face painting, live music and more. Visit for all the details.

Flu Shot Clinics will be held at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., in November and December. The first will be on Monday, Nov. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m., and the next on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information call 416-691-1113.

The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society will hold its inaugural meeting and membership drive on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The evening features a slide show and talk by Beach historian and Beach Metro News history columnist Gene Domagala. Everyone is welcome.

The group’s next meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, when Jane Fairburn, author of Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage, will be the guest speaker.

Nutritionist Sheila Ream, CNP, will be available for individual consultations on Monday, Nov. 25, at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. Ream, a Beach Metro News columnist, local resident and mother of three, is a certified nutritionist who believes that health is determined by what we eat, drink and think. She invites questions and concerns about personal nutrition issues which she will address during half-hour appointments. The sessions are free but must be pre-booked. To schedule an appointment call CC55 at 416-691-1113.

Toronto City Council recently voted 26-5 in favour of installing a pedestrian-controlled traffic light on Woodbine Avenue between Queen Street East and Kingston Road. Designed like the traffic lights on Lake Shore Boulevard near the Donald D. Summerville Pool, the new lights will allow people to cross Woodbine 40 metres north of Norway Avenue, where there is a TTC bus stop.

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