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During COVID-19, many community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please visit the groups’ websites or connect with organizers to receive the latest information.
June 23: AGM (via Zoom) of Ward 9 Community News Inc., publisher of Beach Metro Community News, 6:30 p.m. Details are in the May 18 issue on page 2. This is a members only meeting. Cut-off date for purchase of $5.00 memberships is June 16, 5 p.m., at the Beach Metro News office, 2196 Gerrard St. E. See the meeting agenda and biographies of nominees on page 4 of this edition.
June 24: The Neighbourhood Group Challenge, on Zoom. Walk, run, cycle, do yoga, dance and more to raise funds in support of TNG helping seniors to live independently, safely, and with dignity in their own homes. Info: theneighbourhoodgroup.akaraisin.com/ui/TNGChallenge
Summertime Soireé: An Evening of Piano Favourites, Saturday, June 26, at 7 p.m. (Facebook Livestream). Join our music director, Steven Webb for a fun, relaxing evening of piano favourites, streamed live from the church sanctuary. Steven will respond to your requests and questions throughout the evening, performing a wide-range of musical styles including rock, jazz, classical, and folk, interspersed with amusing musical anecdotes. Send your requests in advance to: music@beachuc.com, and guarantee a performance during the livestream! For more info and the link to the livestream, please visit our website: https://beachunitedchurch.com/
Beach Citizen of the Year 2021 nominations are now open. Do you know someone who has worked hard to improve life in the Beach community, who has had an impact on a broad spectrum of community members, has made a tangible contribution and inspired others to participate in community life? This award is for someone who has volunteered their time, not someone in a paid position. To nominate, visit www.beachcitizenaward.org or www.centre55.com, by mail to Beach Citizen of the Year, Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Toronto, ON, M4E 2V6, by email to jade@centre55.com. Please include as much information as possible about your nominee, including why your nominee should be recognized as Beach Citizen of the Year. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.
Variety’s Food Drive at Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave. Donate your non-perishable food items Monday to Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., until Aug. 24. Donated food goes towards Scarborough Food Securities Initiative and Women and Children Shelters.
Grantfull Food and Fellowship Foodbank and Soup Kitchen, 2029 Gerrard St. E. Operating hours: Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. only home deliveries. Fridays 4-6 p.m. for walk-ins. Registration is required. Please wear a face mask and respect social distancing. To make arrangements for home delivery if you are unable to come to the foodbank, please call 416-690-5169, or send us an email at: grantfullfoodbank@gmail.com
Beaches 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. Ask to join us: Mental Wellness Peer-to-Peer Support-Groups. Info: www.mentalwellness.help
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
Al- Anon at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Alateen members are welcome to attend. Info: 416-691-1113
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch Program for adults. Bag lunches at the door will be available from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. until Wednesday, June 30. •Mondays at Corpus Christie Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) •Tuesdays at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.), co-hosted by St. Aidan’s Anglican Church •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva), hosted by Kingston Road United Church. Lunches will resume in the fall after Thanksgiving. Details to be determined. 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). Our ministries and programs are continuing, with study groups online, service videos on YouTube, opportunities to meet virtually in small groups, and an eco-spirituality theme for action and learning all year. Find out more on our website: staidansinthebeach.com
Beach United Church invites you to join minister Karen Dale and music director Steven Webb every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. online. The Sunday Worship theme for the month of June is Thrive: a series exploring the question are we thriving or surviving? On Sunday June 20th watch the compilation video celebrating Father’s Day and the “father figures” who have made a positive difference in our lives. Join the Interactive Sunday Session via Zoom on June 27 at 10.30 a.m. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and hear from others. Links will be posted on our website: https://beachunitedchurch.com/
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road. Our weekly worship service is posted on YouTube each Saturday afternoon. Check our website for the weekly link. We have virtual Sunday School each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Please email the church for the link. Info: www.kruc.ca, kruc.info@gmail.com
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr. (S of Queen) in the heart of the Beach. Sunday services are continuing remotely at 10am. To join us on Zoom or by phone please visit the church website for more info: www.beacheschurch.org, 416-699-5871. Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd at Kingston Rd, is available on ZOOM. Please join our Worship Services on Sundays at 10:30 am with Rev. Angela J. Cluney. Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Join us for our newly created Hobby Circle on the second Friday of the month at 2 p.m. Any hobby is welcome. For all ZOOM & phone links: email fboffice@rogers.com or call 416-699-3084. Everyone is Welcome!
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd., 2 blks east of Main St. Holy Communion Services on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (please register). See our website for parish information, Sunday Mass on YouTube, and more: www.stjohnsrc.ca, 416-698-1105
Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (at Benlamond). Sunday service and mid-week study groups by phone. Call 416-691-4721 for more details. For updates about what is open visit www.calvary-bapist-church.ca
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church is an affirming congregation that welcomes you to share in an online worship experience during the pandemic. Links are posted on YouTube each Sunday and you can connect through our website and Facebook page. While the doors may be closed, we are not: whoever you are, however you identify, you are welcome here. The Bluffs Foodbank is open on Thursdays and our weekly programs: Toby’s Place for 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and Dorothy’s Place for 2SLGBTQ+ seniors, continue online. Find out more at www.bbuc.ca
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. at Swanwick. All are welcome. Due to Covid, our 10:30 a.m. Sunday service is now on zoom. Call the church for info. 416-699-6512. www.stsaviours.ca https://www.facebook.com/churchwithreddoor/ Sermons available on Proclamation! Podcast (now available for free on iTunes)