News Briefs for Sept. 6, 2016

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and the scriptural verses that inspired it are the focus of a 10-session bible study group at St. John’s Norway Church, beginning Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m to noon. The workshops will be led by Sister Anne Norman, Sacristan and Music Co-ordinator at the Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine. She is a Music graduate of Dalhousie University and played violin in the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Discussion and questions are welcome. The $30 fee covers all 10 sessions, and late registrants are welcome. The church is located at 470 Woodbine Ave., and there is ample parking. For information and to register, call 416-694-5969.

It is Royal Canadian Legion Week from September 19 to 23 and Branch 11 is inviting you to stop by. On hand will be memorabilia from veterans past and present, uniforms to try on, and private tours. For a special tour of an “everlasting learning experience”, call Helen Pearce (416) 690-6388 or email The legion is located at 9 Dawes Road and is open for Royal Canadian Legion Week Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Legion weeks are held across the country and are a time for legions to invite their neighbours in for community events.

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