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Dec. 3: Christmas Market at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Table rental $40. To reserve, call 416-421-6878 x 21 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dec 3: Christmas Market at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We are excited to welcome you back to our annual Christmas Market in person, featuring a variety of local artisans along with their baked goods, jams and jellies, handmade jewellery, knitted toys, and much more. Info: beachunitedchurch.com
Dec. 3, 4, 28, 29: Model Railroad Club Show at 11 Curity Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Purchase tickets at the door: cash, debit, credit card. Children $10, Seniors $12, Adults $15, Family rate (max. 5 people, max. 2 adults): $45. Info: www.modelrailroadclub.com
Dec 4: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a dramatic reading featuring Tom Allen and friends, at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 64 Glen Manor Dr., 3 p.m. This great charitable fundraising event also includes live music and refreshments. Tickets and info: office@beacheschurch.org, 416- 699-5871
Dec. 4: Santa at the Design Nest, 1021 Kingston Rd., 2-5 p.m. Bring a $20 cash donation for the Bluffs Food Bank and have your picture taken with Santa. Info: shea@royallepage.ca
Dec. 4: Breakfast with Santa at RCL Branch 11, Main Floor, 9 Dawes Rd., 10 a.m.-12 noon. (last seating at 11:30 a.m.). Pancakes, bacon or sausages, scrambled eggs, coffee/tea for adults, juice for kids, all for $5. Guess the jar full of Candies for $1. Exact or closest will win the jar! Wear your Best Ugly Christmas Sweater to win contest for a prize & picture with Santa - draws done at 11:30. Tickets on sale in the clubroom and will be sold at the door.
Dec. 9, 10, 11: Karen Franzen and Friends 20th Annual Holiday Show, Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat/Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This holiday art crawl features 10 artists at 3 locations (3 Wembley Dr., 148 Gainsborough Rd., 8 Eastwood Ave.) offering handmade ceramics, fine art drawings and paintings, hand painted tea towels and cards, skin care products, and jewellery. Info: www.karenfranzen.com
Dec. 10: Acoustic Harvest presents THE PAIRS (www.thepairsmusic.com) and BASSET (www.bassettheband.com) at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 8 p.m. Tickets $30 in advance at www.acousticharvest.ca, $35 cash at the door. Masking is strongly recommended by our artists and vulnerable/immunocompromised audience members.
Dec. 10: Scarborough Harmony Chorus presents “Together Again”, an afternoon concert of popular and holiday music, at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 2 p.m., doors open at 1 p.m for craft and bake sale. Tickets $25 in advance (15 years and under free) or at the door. Info: scarboroughchorusinfo@gmail.com, 416-518-3467. SHC is a women’s chorus singing a cappella music in four-part harmony. Info: www.scarboroughharmonychorus.com
Dec 10: Jazz & Reflection at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. Join Mike and Jill Daley as they share their favourite Christmas music in our warm and inviting Great Hall. Donations are welcome and proceeds support the Beach United food programs. Info: beachunitedchurch.com
Dec. 10: Pancake Breakfast at Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd., 9:30-11 a.m. Hosted by the Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council. Community Breakfast and Santa sighting. If able, please bring a donation for the food bank.
Dec. 10: Pancake Breakfast & Crafts with Hamper the Reindeer at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 8-9:45 a.m. RSVP: 416-691-1113, jade@centre55.com
Dec. 10, 11: Leslieville Flea Holiday Market at the Jimmy Simpson Recreation Centre, 870 Queen St. E., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 70 vendors offering vintage, antique and handcrafted items. Info: www.leslievilleflea.com, Instagram @leslievilleflea
Dec. 13: Carolling in the Park at Glen Stewart Park, south of the bridge, 7:30 p.m. Sing along with the Salvation Army Band and choirs.
Dec. 20: The Sacred Muse – Concert for the Winter Solstice at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave., 7:30 p.m., with Beaches composer Mark Battenberg and guests. Free admission. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank and pantry.
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Dinner/Dance at RCL Br. 11, Main Floor, 9 Dawes Rd., 6:30-12:30 p.m. Tickets $35.00 p/p sold in advance to Dec. 29. Only 100 Tickets/select reserved seating. Entertainment: Yvonne Chapman. Prizes, draws, party favours, glass of Champagne at Midnight.
Fridays: Grantful Food and Fellowship Food Bank and Soup Kitchen, 2029 Gerrard Street E., is open from 3:30-6:00 pm. Registration is required. info: 416-690-5169.
Alcoholics Anonymous at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Info: 416-691-1113
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 Lunches, 11 a.m. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) •Tuesdays – alternating locations: St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.), Dec. 6, 20, Jan. 10 etc. and St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, (2423 Queen St. E), Nov. 29, Dec. 13, 27, Jan. 10 etc. •Wednesdays at Beaches Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.). Lunch format may vary site to site. Info: 416-691-6869
Christmas Miracles: The Magic of Hope at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., In Person Dec. 17th at 7:30 p.m. and Online Dec. 21st to Jan. 8th, an annual Christmas fundraiser for the Church and community. Stories read by retired CTV News Anchor Lloyd Robertson, Avis Favaro, Doly Begum MPP, and Don Gray. Poetry reading & violin selections by Daniel Giverin. Seasonal music by guest musicians and our choir, led by Randy Vancourt. Tickets and info: www.bbuc.ca. Tickets for Dec. 17 are limited so buy early. Masks are optional.
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., at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. (unless specified in program). Info: beachphotoclub.com or email beachphotoclub@gmail.com
The Courtyard and Scarborough Farmers' Market Family presents "The Show", an indoor Winter Market, at East End United Regional Ministry, 310 Danforth Ave., Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. until Dec. 17. Offering pastries, preserves and local products.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Dec. 7: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. “When You are Engulfed in Flames” by David Sedaris •Dec. 8: Menopause, Healthy Weight, and Hormone Balance, 7-8 p.m., with holistic nutritionist Daphne Kostova. Registration required. Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Dec. 2: PA Day Puppet Show, 2-2:45 p.m. All ages welcome. Drop-in. •Dec. 14: Elf Academy, 10:30-11 a.m. Holiday crafting fun. Drop-in. Info: 416-393-7783
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Dec. 2: PA Day Movie “Minions: the rise of Gru”, 2-4 p.m., for ages 6 and up. •Dec. 10: Holiday Sing-a-long Concert, 3-3:30 p.m., led by Alejandra Ballon. Drop-in. •Dec. 17: Hands on Exotics: Safari Adventure!, 11 a.m.-noon, for ages 6-12. Registration required. Info: 416-393-7717
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •Dec. 10: Drag Queen Story Hour with Gila Munster, 2-3 p.m., for children of all ages. Info: 416-396-8939
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •PA Day Bingo, 2-2:45 p.m., for ages 3-12. Info: 416-393-7700
Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. All welcome! •Sunday Worship Service: 10:15am in-person & via Zoom •Christmas Marketplace: Dec 3, 11am-2pm •Advent Candlelight Service: Dec 6 @ 7pm •Games Night: Dec 10, 5-10pm, pizza & pop for purchase •Traditional Skills: 2nd Sat/Month 2-4pm •Christmas Concert & Carols: Sat, Dec 10, 3-4pm, donations to food bank welcome •Yoga (indoors): Sundays 2:30pm, for people of all abilities •Donation Drive (Ongoing): Donation baskets outside main doors 24/7-given to Nourish East End Food Bank •Movie Night: Dec 11, 5pm & 7:30pm with pizza & popcorn •FREE Community Meal: Dec 18, 11:30am-12:30pm. Volunteers Needed (3rd Sunday of every month) •Advent Solstice Service: Dec 20 @ 7pm •Christmas Eve Extravaganza Service @ 7pm. Info and event links: Church office 416-461-7200, office@kpuc.org, www.kpuc.org
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 2423 Queen St. E. at Silver Birch welcomes you to join us for Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. in person, or at 10:30 a.m. in person or on Zoom. Wednesdays: Mid-week service, 10:30 a.m. All welcome. 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. Holiday Craft Market: Dec. 3rd from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: www.staidansinthebeach.com, 416-691-2222
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. at Swanwick. All are welcome. We’re meeting both in-person, and via Zoom each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Call the church for info. 416-699-6512. Blessing Box in church yard: “Take what you need, give what you can”. Info: www.stsaviours.ca, https://www.facebook.com/churchwithreddoor/. Sermons available on Proclamation! Podcast (now available for free on iTunes).
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 64 Glen Manor Dr. We are an inclusive and affirming congregation in the heart of the Beach. BPC has strong commitments to community service and social justice issues. Highlights include providing non-perishable foods for those in need through our Free Food Pantry. Our Refugee Committee has been in operation for many years helping families and individuals arrive and start a new life in Canada. Book study group ‘Theology on Tap’ meets Mondays 7pm on Zoom. Current book is ‘Jewish and Christian Women in the Ancient World’. Our annual reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol featuring Tom Allen will be held Dec. 4th at 3 p.m. Ticket info and links: www.beacheschurch.org, 416-699-5871. Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd. at Kingston Rd. Please join us for in-person and Zoom worship. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Angela J. Cluney. Advent Worship Services: November 27, December 4 & 11. Lessons & Carols Service: December 18. Christmas Eve, December 24 at 7 p.m., Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, 10:30 a.m. Special Music throughout the season. For more information: email fboffice@rogers.com or call 416-699-3084. Website Including Events Calendar and Sermon Messages: http://www.fallingbrookpresbyterianchurch.com All are Welcome!
Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E. All are welcome every Sunday from 11 am to worship service in-person, Facebook, ZOOM, or YouTube livestream with Pastor Kenesha Blake-Newell. Bible study every Wednesday at 7 pm on ZOOM. Join our prayer line every Wednesday for prayer from 11 am - 12 noon. Links and info: www.grantame.com; email: grantamechurch@yahoo.ca; Info: 416-690-5169.
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. We offer a combination of in person and YouTube livestream opportunities Sundays at 10:30 a.m. We ask that all folks attending in-person worship wear a mask to help care for the most vulnerable in our community. Services are led by our creative and passionate music director Steven Webb and Rev. Greg Daly our minister. In addition to Sunday services Beach United Church offers a variety of inspirational music and educational programs open to the entire Beach community. Info: beachunitedchurch.com
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 In-Person or on Livestream at 10:30 a.m. We have a Food Pantry open on Monday mornings from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Info: stjohnsnorway.com, 416-691-4560