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

 

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.
Rock & Roll Revisited: the music of Bruce Cockburn played by local musicians, exploring the theme “The job of being human”. Video link (43 minutes in length) available by donation through Eventbrite from May 3-17. www.eventbrite.ca/e/rock-roll-revisited-bruce-cockburn-tickets-152017559613
Beach Studio Tour Online Art Show, April 30-May 30, featuring local artists. Info: beachstudiotour.ca
The View from Here – a juried group show at Leslie Grove Gallery, 1158 Queen St. E., until May 16. An exclusively online art show. Whether traditional or contemporary, or impressionist or abstract, the 38 artworks in this show describe a sense of place and expand our definition of it. Info: www.lesliegrovegallery.ca
Springfest Online Auction, May 17-31. Many interesting items including art, gift baskets & one-of-a-kind treasures on the auction block. Proceeds support Birchcliff Bluffs United Church. Info: www.bbuc.ca, 416-694-4081
Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E. •The Show About Stories, extended to May 16. With work by Glenise Stuart, Aleksandra Rodneva, Grethe Jensen, James Soper, Joe Rivera, and Dahlia Sawwan •The Collage Show, April 28-May 16. •Treasures That Prevail, multi-layer fused glass by Lauri Maitland, May 19-June 6. We return to curbside viewing and art purchase pickup, Thursday - Sunday 2-7. Info:gerrardartspace.com
Beach Photo Club. We invite all shutterbugs to check out our local photo club, offering 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
Community Centre 55 AGM for members, Tuesday, June 8 , 2021 at 7 p.m. at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., for the purpose of considering and taking action with respect to the following: to approve the financial statements of Community Centre 55 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020; to receive our Program report; and to fill one vacancy on the Board of Management. Info: Debbie Visconti, Executive Director, Community Centre 55 at 416-691-1113 ext. 225
Kew Beach Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club; 113 years and going strong! Located at the foot of Lee Avenue beside the hockey rink. We are always ready to welcome new members, with very reasonable annual fee. We will provide equipment if you want to give it a try. Following Covid protocols to keep members safe, we are the best bet in the beach! Surrounded by a fence, our own clubhouse with washrooms, lots of hand sanitizer. Join at the level of social or competitiveness that suits your style. Info: facebook.com/KewBeachLawnBowlingClub. Email: kewbeachlbc@gmail.com. Phone: 416-694-4371
Grantfull and Fellowship Foodbank and Soup Kitchen, 2029 Gerrard St. E. As of May 5, the Foodbank days and hours of operation will change to: home delivery - Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. As of May 7, Walk-ins - Fridays from 4-6 p.m. Registration is required. Please wear a face mask and respect social distancing. To make arrangements for home delivery if you are unable to visit the foodbank, please call 416-690-5169. Or send us an email at: grantfullfoodbank@gmail.com
The Period Purse – Toronto East Spring Blitz. Donations of period products, new cloth masks and underwear for delivery to local food banks and shelters can be made at three locations until May 28: Origin Wellness, 2017 Danforth Ave.; MCA Wellness Clinic, 2245 Queen St. E.; Might & Main Coffee Shop, 126 Main St. To make on online donation, visit www.theperiodpurse.com/donations. Info: torontoeast@theperiodpurse.com
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
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
Al- Anon at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Alateen members are welcome to attend. Info: 416-691-1113
Al-Anon Beach R&R Group meets Tuesdays at St. Aidan’s Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave., 7:30 p.m. (newcomers’ meeting 7 p.m.). Use side door in middle of the building. No fees or dues.
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch Program for adults. Bag lunches at the door will be available from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. •Mondays (except holidays) 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. Info: 416-691-6869
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 am online. May Theme: Arise! 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. May – Iscariot by: Tosca Moon Lee. 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. Joyful Easter greetings to all. Confessions by appt. during Covid. See our website for parish information including weekly videoed homilies and our YouTube channel: www.stjohnsrc.ca, 416-698-1105
CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 Queen St E. Our Parish community wishes you a Happy Easter! We might be closed for Sunday Mass but our church is open for daily prayer Tuesday to Friday 10-11 am. We live-stream Masses from Tuesday to Friday at 9 am and on Sundays at 11 am (http://bit.ly/corpuschristiyoutube) as our Masses will not be celebrated with the public until at least May 20, 2021. The priest may hear your confession on Saturdays from 4-4:45 pm at the Office or by appointment. Communion services are every 15 minutes on Saturdays from 5-6 pm, and Sundays from 12:30-1:30 pm. Preregistration is required for all in-person events (http://bit.ly/CorpusChristiEvents). Stay tuned for a faith formation study True Reformers at the beginning of May. Info: corpuschristito.archtoronto.org and check the bulletin online, or call 416-694-0382. May the Lord Jesus help us all at this difficult time to trust in Him. As Christ says, “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt 28:20b)
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
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. 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. Info: www.stsaviours.ca https://www.facebook.com/churchwithreddoor/ Sermons available on Proclamation! Podcast (now available for free on iTunes).