News in Brief

Friday, March 7, is World Day of Prayer. To mark the event, Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St., will host 16 Beach churches to celebrate “Streams in the Desert,” written by women in Egypt. Christians in more than 170 countries will pray with Egyptians on this day. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. and all are welcome. For more information call Victoria Drysdale at 416-694-7619.

The local farmers’ markets we know and love can still be found during the winter. An indoor farmers’ market is held Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m. at Artisans At Work, 2071 Danforth Ave., with vendors from the East Lynn, Coxwell, Leslieville and Fairmount.

A foot care clinic will be held by appointment at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., on Monday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Betty Daignault, a nurse for 24 years who has done foot care for the past six, will lead the clinic. The fee is $20 and patients are asked to bring a small towel. Those with a doctor’s note can claim it on health insurance. Veterans with their own vet card and OHIP number can bill their treatment directly. Call CC55 at 416-691-1113 to register.

Kew Gardens plans will be the subject of a March 18 meeting, held 7 p.m. at the Beaches Recreation Centre. Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, city staff, the Beach BIA, and consultants from Plant Architect Inc. will be on hand to talk about improving the park’s north edge along Queen Street. For more information, call the councillor at 416-392-1376, or Trevor Schmidt with Toronto Parks at 416-395-7898.

The challenge of how to “walk in the path of truth” will be the subject of 10 ecumenical Bible study sessions held Mondays (except Easter Monday and Victoria Day) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church, beginning March 17. The Honourable Justice Blenus Wright, a former assistant deputy attorney-general with an M.A. in biblical studies will lead the discussion sessions. A fee of $30 covers all 10 and late registrants are welcome. Ample parking is available at the church, located at 470 Woodbine Ave. For more information or to register, call 416-461-6456.

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