To add your event to our Community Calendar, please send details to Melinda Drake calendar@beachmetro.com

 

June 29: Summer Art Show featuring work by David Barron & Ash Jetha at 82 Normandy Blvd., back garden, 5:30 p.m. Refreshments, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Info: david.barron@rogers.com, ash@ashjetha.com
July 1: Canada Day at RCL Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 12 noon-7 p.m. Open to the community. Come join the fun! Live Music 2-6 p.m. with Ronnie & the Corvairs. Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Dunk Tank, B.B.Q. 1 free burger or hot dog and 1 piece of cake per person.
July 1: Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay, 10 p.m.
July 10: Garden@Kimbourne Open House, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd., 12 noon-4 p.m., rain or shine. This community event is family-friendly and open to everyone! You’ll find free crafts, games, face painting, food, drinks, local vendors, and more.
July 13: Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society General Meeting and Free Presentation at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 7 p.m. “Identifying Weeds” by well-known speaker Anna Leggatt. Bring your own weeds for identification.
July 16: Blues Festival, hosted by Toronto East Rotary Club, at East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave., 12 noon-9 p.m. rain or shine. Music, food, beverage terrace, artisan tables, kids’ face painting. Free admission. Info: www.torontoeastrotary.com
July 24: Lost Pilgrims will be playing music and leading worship at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen (at Kingston Rd.), 10:30 a.m. Join us with Hugh, Scott, David & Stephen who play blue grass, country, folk and rock music while Ian manages the sound and equipment. Info: fallingbrookpresbyterianchurch.com
Outdoor Movie Nights in Kew Gardens, presented by the Beach BIA, Wednesdays from sunset to 11 p.m. Info: www.facebook.com/makewaves.TO
Beach Citizen of the Year. To nominate someone who has inspired others and made a tangible contribution to life in the Beach community, visit www.beachcitizenaward.org, www.centre55.com, or email jade@centre55.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.
Seasonal Outdoor Yoga. Drop-In Community Kundalini Yoga Classes at Taylor Creek Park, Picnic Area #1, left of the Dawes Road parking lot, Tuesdays 10-11:15 a.m. Bring your own blanket/mat and water bottle. Donations accepted, not expected. For ALL levels of experience. Beginners welcome!
Food bank at Grace Pascoe Care Centre (GPCC), 72 Main St. (back doors off parking lot) welcomes all in the community who need groceries and are proud to be an agency of the Daily Bread Food Bank. Opening Hours - Thursday evenings, from 6-9 pm. Clients will be asked to register as a Daily Bread user, and we kindly ask you bring your own bags and please wear a mask if you don’t have a health exemption. Info: 416-691-4721
Grantful Food and Fellowship Food Bank and Soup Kitchen, 2029 Gerrard St. E., will be closed on July 1, but open on June 30 from 3:30-6 p.m. Registration is required. Face mask is mandatory. Info: 416-690-5169.
Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club & Croquet welcomes new members. Right by the lake at the foot of Lee. Reasonable fees. Social or competitive enough to suit your style. All you need is running shoes. Play times suitable for all schedules. Contact information: facebook.com/KewBeachLawnBowlingClub email kewbeachlbcinfo@gmail.com phone number: 416-694-4371
“Dynamic Earth” Exhibit at Essentia Toronto, 2180 Queen St. E., until July 10. Illustrating the complexity and subtlety of the earth, the show features works by Tornado Hunter and artist, Greg Johnson, and artists Victor Peters, Gillian Schultze, Nahanni McKay, Sharlena Wood, and Maria Ciampini.
Free Meditation at Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., Mondays 7-8 p.m., staring July 4. Free. All welcome.
Older Adult Social at St. David’s Church, 47 Donlands Ave., every other Thursday 1-3 p.m. All welcome. Crafts, games, light snacks. Info: Judy 416-522-2923, doucettehj@gmail.com
Free Yoga Classes at Garden@Kimbourne, Sundays 11 a.m. Taught by a certified yoga instructor, these classes are open to all ages, levels, and abilities. Info: bit.ly/GardenYoga2022
Beaches Mental Wellness Group meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. at Swanwick. Info: www.mentalwellness.help. Or join us most nights of the week on Zoom. Go to: https://www.meetup.com. Ask to join us: Mental Wellness Peer-to-Peer Support-Groups
Danforth Mental Wellness Group. Join us most days for a free video support group run through ZOOM. Sign up and get details at https://www.meetup.com/Mental-Wellness-Peer-to-Peer-Support-Groups/. Info: www.mentalwellness.help
Gamblers Anonymous. If you or a family member are struggling with gambling, Gamblers Anonymous is there to HELP. Call: 1(855) 222-5542 or visit www.gatoronto.ca
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunches will resume in October. Info: 416-691-6869
Beach Photo Club. Are you interested in photography? We invite all shutterbugs to check out our local photo club. We offer a range of activities including guest speakers, mentorship, opportunities to share your work, photo excursions, competitions, practical seminars and more! We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from September to June, 7-9:30 p.m. Normally we meet at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave (unless specified in program), but due to Covid, we are meeting on Zoom for the time being. Info: beachphotoclub.com or email beachphotoclub@gmail.com
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 2423 Queen St. E. (at Silver Birch) welcomes you to join our summer Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. in person or on Zoom. Our energetic, active church offers varied opportunities for spiritual growth, vibrant Children’s and Music programs, Youth activities, and a strong commitment to action on social justice and environmental issues. Info: www.staidansinthebeach.com, 416-691-2222
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., invites you to share in worship with our passionate and creative ministry team, Rev. Greg Daly and music director Steven Webb. Registration is no longer required to attend worship in person. Masking, proof of vaccination, and social distancing protocols remain in place for everyone’s safety and lists of attendees will be maintained for the purpose of communication in case of a known infection. Services continue to be livestreamed and recorded and are available through our website: www.beachunitedchurch.com
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr. (S of Queen). We are an inclusive and affirming congregation in the heart of the Beach. As of Ash Wednesday our church is now open for in person services every Sunday at 10am. All regulations and protocols regarding Covid-19 are followed. You can also join us remotely via Zoom or by phone. For a link to the service and more info please visit our website at http://www.beacheschurch.org or call 416-699-5871. Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey.
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd at Kingston Road. Please join our Summer Worship Services on Sundays at 10:30 am with Rev. Angela J. Cluney on July 31 and August 7 in the Friendship Hall. We will have a special service with the Lost Pilgrims on July 24 at 10:30 a.m. Please join us as we worship together with Westview Presbyterian Church on July 3, 10 and 17 at 233 Westview Blvd. You can join us for livestream from the website:wvchurch.wordpress.com and Facebook at 9:30 a.m. Then join us in August at Faith Community Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on August 14, 21 and 28. For all details, Zoom & phone links: e-mail fboffice@rogers.com or call 416-699-3084. Check out our website for sermon messages, special music and events at fallingbrookpresbyterianchurch.com. Everyone is Welcome!
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd., 2 blks. east of Main St. No registration required. Masks needed. Masses: Sat. Vigil at 4:30 pm, Sun. 9 & 11 am, Tue. - Fri. 8:15 am. Confessions 3:45 to 4:15 on Sat. Please contact church office: stjohnsto.archtoronto.org, 416-698-1105
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave and Kingston Rd). Sundays at 10:30 AM. We are a diverse, open, and inclusive Christian community where you will find many possibilities for nurturing your own spirituality and enriching your life, as well as opportunities to serve others through acts of caring, compassion and justice. Our wonderful music program includes special monthly Musical Sunday Services (the last Sunday of each month.) Also home to the Bluffs Food Bank, Toby’s Place (a safe space for LGBTQ2S+ Youth) and Dorothy’s Place (serving LGBTQ+ seniors). Whatever you are wearing, whatever you feel about God, wherever you are on your spiritual journey - you will fit right in. Sunday school and nursery care available. Info: 416-694-4081, www.bbuc.ca
Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E., invites you to join our Sunday Worship Service with Pastor Kenesha Blake-Newell every Sunday at 11 a.m. in person or live-streamed on Zoom and Facebook. Bible Study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Join our prayer line every Wednesday for prayer from 11 a.m.-12 noon. Links and info: www.grantame.com, email: grantamechurch@yahoo.ca, 416-690-5169
St. John The Baptist Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. Welcome to St. John the Baptist Norway! We are a growing community which enjoys the Anglican expression of the Christian faith. We gather to connect with one another and worship God on Sundays at 9 a.m on ZOOM and on our Livestream at 10:30 a.m. Info: stjohnsnorway.com, 416-691-4560
Scarborough Baptist Church, 1597 Kingston Rd. (east of Warden). We invite you to join us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. for Worship In-Person and on Zoom, and Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. on Zoom only. Info: www.scarboroughbaptist.ca, 416-698-1973
Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. All are welcome! Sunday Worship Service: 10:15am in-person & via Zoom. •July 9: Games Night, 5-10pm. Pizza/Pop for pur-chase. (2nd Sat of each month) •Yoga Classes outdoors, bi-weekly, Sundays 11 a.m. •3rd Sunday of Every Month: Free Community Meal, 11:30am-12:30pm. Volunteers Needed! •Artisan Market, July 10, 12-4pm: showcasing local goods, vendors wanted! •July 27: Messy Church, 5:30-7 p.m. Explore spirituality through activities, story, music & a meal. All Info & Event Links: https://www.kpuc.org/calendar. Info: 416-461-7200, of-fice@kpuc.org, www.kpuc.org