We are gearing up for our sixth annual Function in the Junction, to be held on Sat., April 11, 2015. It will be a lively evening to share local food, drinks and music and raise money for a worthy neighbourhood cause — the Annette Street Public Library! The library is a cornerstone of our community, offering a welcoming space for readers and an inclusive variety of programs as well as community gathering space. Basic expenses for the library are paid for by our property taxes, so funds from the Function will go towards important resources not covered by municipal funding.
Come spend the evening with your community on April 11! Tickets will be available at Latitude 44 Gallery and Agora Cafe starting March 13 (cash or cheque only). See posters soon in Junction shop windows and on our website for more info as it becomes available.
The next JRA general meeting is on Thu., Mar. 12, 7-9 pm at West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St. W. Meet your neighbours. Refreshments served. Note: If you cannot attend this meeting in person, you can catch our video streaming of the meeting in real time. To watch it live on your computer, go to http://www.junctionra.ca/jra-tv. There may be a 15-second commercial (not ours) before you can watch. We’ll post the agenda there, so you can follow along. There is a facility for asking questions remotely. After the meeting, the video is posted online.
======== News, Opportunities, and Ongoing =======
From Bloor West Village Residents Association: “The BWVRA learned this week that the City of Toronto Budget Committee has moved to reduce funding to the City Planning department. This recommendation will be decided upon by the Mayor and the Executive Committee on Monday March 2nd. In our view, this decision was taken without understanding the serious impacts this would have not only on our neighbourhood but all City-wide area studies and Heritage District Conservation studies currently under consideration by the Planning department.
We are asking for your help. The recommended motion will set us back in our continued efforts for responsible and well-planned growth in our area. It is important for your voice to be heard by the Mayor and the Executive Committee. We have drafted a letter which you can send by clicking at the website above. Please go there by noon on Sunday March 1st to read more and to take action. Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to send this letter We all can make a difference in our community.”
From Green13: From Feb. 3 to Mar. 3, the National Energy Board has invited citizens to apply for an opportunity to comment about Enbridge’s proposed Energy East Pipeline, which will carry dirty, carbon-intensive tar sands crude across Canada and into world markets. Energy East will move 1.1 million barrels of tar sands oil a day. From a climate standpoint, the pipeline poses a threat greater than Keystone XL — in fact, worse than adding 7 million new cars on the road. But here’s the real shocker: the NEB won’t accept submissions that address the pipeline’s climate impact!
How to respond to this bias? The best way may be to challenge the legitimacy of the whole process. This is just the aim of People’s Climate Intervention, co-sponsored by a number of organizations including Greenpeace, TO 350, Council of Canadians, Green Neighbours 21, and Green 13. We need you to stand up and join us in fixing our broken regulatory process. Please, by Mar. 3, go to http://www.toronto350.org and apply online to have your say.
TTCriders Public Forum: With the victory of the Tory mayoralty campaign, and the rather ominous vote for Ford in inner suburban areas, we think it is an opportune time for stocktaking in the growing public transit movement in Toronto. TTCriders and The Free and Accessible Transit Campaign of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly are jointly sponsoring a public forum on transit issues, inviting partners in the public transit movement and people generally interested in fighting for better, more affordable and more accessible public transit. Sun., Mar. 1, 1-3 pm, Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. (just west of Boor and Bathurst). RSVP to email@example.com.
From Sarah Doucette and Gord Perks: “The first meeting of the Climate Change Mitigation Subcommittee will be taking place on Mon., Mar. 2, at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. We will be looking to the public to hear your concerns, ideas, and goals regarding both climate change, and the work we can do at the City level. For more information, please see the meeting’s poster, and join us on Mar. 2!” More from Gord Perks’ office (he is the committee chair): “The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending, no rsvp is required. The open call for people to attend and speak is here, but I believe this first meeting will be informal. It will mostly be setting the terms of reference; a few people have registered to depute.”
From Metrolinks: “Help choose your community’s public art!” Bloor-Perth Underpass Art Project Consultation, Wed., Mar. 4, 6-8 pm, at Crossways Employment and Social Services, 2340 Dundas St. W., 3rd floor, Suite 301. Metrolinks and the City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto (StART) program have teamed up to deliver locally-inspired public art that deters graffiti-vandalism while adding vibrancy and artistry to the community. This is one opportunity to review preliminary concepts and let the artists know what you want the art in your community to look like. The concepts will also be posted online for review and feedback Mar. 5-11. Elevators to the 3rd floor are located beside the Toronto Public Health office on the main floor. For more information, call Loretta at 416-241-2300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Tax Clinics – Peggy Nash will be sponsoring free tax prep clinics over the next six weeks for residents of Parkside-High Park who are:
- Without dependants with a gross household income of less than $25,000
- With dependants, including a spouse or equivalent, with a gross household income of less than $35,000
To book an appointment, see the website above, and do it soon!
“The Mouse House,” a play by Robert Ainsworth, will be presented live at the Village Playhouse, 2190E Bloor St. W., from Feb. 27 to Mar. 21, directed by Julian Mulock. Plot: While working in seclusion in a northern Ontario family cottage, a mild-mannered middle-aged writer suddenly becomes responsible for the life of an aggressive juvenile delinquent. A hard-hitting yet touching thriller with lots of surprises. Warning: Contains coarse language. Tickets are $18-22, call 416-767-7702 for reservations.
======== Events coming up, in and near the Junction ========
Note: All events are free and open to the general public unless otherwise noted.
=== Jump to Events for children == and == Recurring events =======
Sun., Mar. 1 – Performance of “Making Meanings of Memories” 50+ workshop group, Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St., 2-3:30 pm. After working with Simon Malbogat of Mixed Company Theatre for six sessions, the group concludes with a mini-presentation. For more information about the workshop, see page 4 of the Heritage York Newsletter.
Wed., Mar. 4 – Swansea Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 pm, Swansea Town Hall. Douglas Gibson, editor and publisher and author of “Stories about Story Tellers: Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau” will talk about the writers he has known. Visitors welcome, light refreshments. More information. Note: Doug Gibson will also speak at Runnymede Library on Mar. 12.
Thu., Mar. 5 – Humber River Watershed; A Meandering Journey from Past to Present, Runnymede Library, 6:30-8 pm. The Humber River is Toronto’s largest river system and has an incredibly rich and unique history. Discover why this Canadian Heritage river is being protected and what the City of Toronto is doing to ensure that the natural areas surrounding it remain healthy and diverse for generations to come. Presenter: Jimmy Vincent, coordinator from Humber Arboretum and Centre for Urban Ecology. Supported by TD Friends of the Environment.
Thu., Mar. 5 – West Toronto Junction Historical Society meeting, Annette Library, downstairs. 7:30 pm business meeting; 8:15 pm speaker: Dave Cook, author of Fading History Vol. 2, which has 11 chapters covering a wide range of stories of historical interest.
Fri., Mar. 6 – Pub Night at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St. Doors open 6 pm, music by Randi Helmers and Friends on their ukes from 8 pm to midnight. If you play a ukulele please bring it, as Randi will have an open mike session. Free admission; sandwiches, beer, wine, coffee, snacks for sale. Bus #55 from Jane TTC station, or #30 from High Park or Islington stations.
Sat., Mar. 7 – “Family Screech & Hoot Owl Prowl” family event, High Park (meet at Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Dr.), 6-8 pm. Learn all about the owls of High Park! An indoor interactive slideshow will focus on owl adaptations, what they eat, where they live and the different species that can be found in Toronto. The second half of the workshop will be a night hike through the trails of High Park to explore owl habitat, try our owl calls. $8.50/person (children under 4 are free), register in advance at website above, or call 416-392-1748.
Sun., Mar. 8 – “Living the Way of the Bicycle,” talk by Alix Aylen, 2 pm (doors open at noon), Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St., TTC bus 55 from Jane station stops at the door. Free admission and refreshments. Sponsored by Heritage York. Bicycle enthusiast Alix Aylen will tell about building a bike and touring from Toronto through Mexico on it, cycling over 10,000 km; features a visual presentation and “The Bike.”
Sun., Mar. 8 – Concert by children’s band Oozakazoo, 3030 Dundas St. W., 4 pm (doors open 3:30). Admission by donation — thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Sweet Potato (2995 Dundas St. W.), every dollar donated at the door will go directly to The Stop Community Food Centre. Oozakazoo create original folk, rock and bluegrass tunes for all ages. Their CDs have won awards and received critical acclaim.
Tue., Mar. 10 – Film “Planet Ocean” (2012) and discussion, hosted by Green 13 at Jane/Dundas Library, 6:15-8:15 pm. Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot. Can we imagine a film that would change the way people look at the ocean? With astonishing photography, the film takes us on a magnificent journey into the heart of the least-known regions of our planet, and narrates the most marvelous and most terrifying human experiences of our time. This film is also a plea for humanity to respect the world in which we live.
Tue., Mar. 10 – High Park Blood Donor Clinic, Humberside CI, 280 Quebec Ave., 4-8 pm. Give blood before March Break and help the blood bank! Free. Book an appointment and view eligibility online at www.blood.ca or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE.
Thu., Mar. 12 – Junction Residents Association Meeting, West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St. W., 7 – 9pm. Meet your neighbours. Refreshments served.
Thu., Mar. 12 – Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson, Runnymede Library, 7-8 pm. Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro’s editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau and others, the show (which has run more than 80 times) is animated by music and lively caricatures. Note: Doug Gibson will also speak at Swansea Town Hall on Mar. 4.
Thu., Mar. 12 – “The Summer/Autumn Garden,” Lambton House, 7:30 pm. Professor Emeritus Bill Andrews will show and tell us how to achieve beauty, diversity and low maintenance in your garden.
Sat., Mar. 14 – Blood Donation Clinic, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, Swansea Town Hall. Please donate blood; bring your donor or ID card. Canadian Blood Services needs volunteers!
Tue., Mar. 17 – Diabetes Education, Jane/Dundas Library, 6-7 pm. The West Toronto Diabetes Education Program services adults with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes within the West Toronto Region. Our diabetes health care team consists of registered nurses and dietitians dedicated to helping adults achieve optimal diabetes control through self-management and continuous support.
Wed., Mar. 18 – Pan Am Poetry Slam and Celebration Night, Jane/Dundas Library, 5-8 pm. This Pan Am Poetry Slam and Celebration Night features 2015 Canadian Pan Am National Team Gymnast Rosie Cossar, Canadian National Poetry Champion Patrick de Belen and local youth poets. This will be a night of arts, inspiration and ultimately a celebration of the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Drop in program, no registration required.
Wed., Mar. 18 – Movie Night: “Calvary” (2014, 100 mins.),” 6-8 pm, Runnymede Library. Introduced by Risa Shuman, CBC Sunday Edition film commentator and former TVOntario Saturday Night at the Movies senior producer. Film written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. Set in rural Ireland, this bleak but powerful seriocomedy centers on Father James, a good man intent on making the world a better place. When his life is threatened one day during confession, he finds he has to battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Sat., Mar. 21 – Storyfire, Runnymede Library, 2-3 pm. Toronto Public Library’s wonderful storytellers welcome you to Storyfire, a celebration of storytelling that kicks off the 2015 Toronto Storytelling Festival. Featuring Ana Malespin, Astrida Narbutas. Recommended for all ages.
Sun., Mar. 22 – HIJ House Reading Series #12, at BookThug HQ, 260 Ryding Ave., 2-5 pm, with Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Paul Vermeersch. Two new HIJ chapbooks containing work by our featured authors will be available for purchase at the event. Homemade pie will be served. Free, but a hat will be passed for the authors.
Tue., Mar. 24 – The eh List Author Series: Russell Smith – Confidence, Runnymede Library, 7-8:15 pm. Russell Smith is a successful author, bon vivant and journalist; he has it all. Like the people who populate this collection of tales who have everything — money, status, brains, futures, and secrets. But confidence? Maybe not so much. Come and meet Russell and his cast of colourful characters.
Wed., Mar. 25 – “Soil,” talk by The Toronto Master Gardeners, Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave., 7:30 pm. Sponsored by Swansea Horticultural Society. Join us in the Rousseau Room, Main Floor, and have your questions ready.
Thu., Mar. 26 – Crooked House Road for Women Benefit Concert Series, 3030 Dundas St. W., 9 pm. CHR is hosting a benefit concert series in Feb/Mar/Apr in support of local charities focused on aiding women struggling against poverty and violence. This month, to benefit Sistering, which has been providing a variety of essential services to homeless and marginalized women since 1990. Program: 9:30 pm, Simeon Ross; 10:30 pm, Crooked House Road; 11:30 pm, Heavyweights Brass Band. Donate what you can.
Sat., Mar. 28 – Lambton House Earth Hour Walk, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30). Bring your flashlight or lantern or even a candle, for a walk in the Valley, along the Humber if the ice permits, with guide Madeleine McDowell and her lantern. Return to Historic Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St., for hot spiced apple cider and maybe some stories.
Sat., Mar. 28 – Green 13’s Annual Earth Hour Walk. After turning off your lights for Earth Hour, please consider what else you can do. It’s time to make a difference. The plan:
- Power down at home. Bring with you your own lantern or candle.
- Join your neighbours at 8:15 PM at the Alex Ling Fountain at the NW corner of Bloor and Jane.
- Walk starts at 8:30 pm. Plan to stay for refreshments following the walk (location to be confirmed).
Sun., Mar. 29 – Swansea Town Hall’s annual HUGE spring indoor garage sale from 10 am to 2 pm. Three floors packed with lots of wonderful new and used items! On our Ravine Level, the Swansea Seniors will have tables packed with great finds! Bring all your large and small electronic goods to our patio as iRecycle will be picking up all donations of any your electronic and e-waste! Table rentals are available for $30-45; see link above.
Sun., Mar. 29 – Music, She Wrote, St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave., 3 pm. The Windermere String Quartet will perform pieces all by women composers, including a new commission. Buy tickets online, $10 / $20 / $25.
Tue., Mar. 31 – “Vegetarianism 101: Easy steps to eating less meat!” 7-8:30 pm, Jane/Dundas Library. Interested in making healthier, more sustainable and more compassionate food choices? The Toronto Vegetarian Association will give you some tips and tools for going vegetarian or reducing your consumption of animal products, and answer all those commonly asked questions like, where do I get my protein and what’s a quick meal I can pull together on a work night? Free vegan snacks! Questions? Email email@example.com
Tue., Mar. 31 – Ask an Expert: Planning for Retirement, Annette St. Library, 7-8 pm. Retirement is the largest bill you’ll ever face. As a member of the healthiest and longest-living population ever, government payments are not enough to fund retirement. Learn how to become proactive and start retirement planning early. Discover the benefits of using government tax deferral/savings opportunities, participating in company pension plans, and including non-registered investments as part of a retirement plan. A member of the CPAC (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada) will be the presenter.
====== Events for children and families (in order by date) ======
Free Library programs for children during March Break, Mar. 14-20:
Sat., Mar. 14 – Creepy Crawlers Express, Annette St. Library, 2-3 pm. Learn about different creatures from all around the world that crawl and creep. Appreciate nature’s diversity. For ages 4 and up.
Mon., Mar. 16 – Makers Afternoon – Crafters Wanted, Jane/Dundas, 2-3 pm. Bring your creativity to the library. Make something wonderful with a fun selection of crafting materials.
Mon., Mar. 16 – LEGO Fun, Runnymede Library, 2-3 pm. Calling all LEGO fans! Join us for fun LEGO challenges and test your creativity. Limited tickets available 30 minutes before program. Ages 6-12 years.
Tue., Mar. 17 – Puppet Show! Runnymede Library, 2-2:45 pm. Enjoy two fairytale puppet shows! Rumpelstiltskin and Stolen Tarts will be performed by the Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group.
Tue., Mar. 17 – Afternoon at the movies, Jane/Dundas Library, 2-3:30pm, “The Boxtrolls.” A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the book “Here be Monsters” by Alan Snow. 2014. 96 minutes. Rated G.
Tue., Mar. 17 – Comic Book Workshop, Runnymede Library, 3:30-5 pm. Learn how to draw comic book style art with artist Matthew Dimuantes. All materials provided. For ages 12-19. Call 416-393-7697 to register.
Wed., Mar. 18 – Makers afternoon – Builders Wanted, Jane/Dundas, 2-3 pm. Join us for a constructive afternoon of building with Lego.
Wed., Mar. 18 – Magic Show: Magician IncrediBrent, Runnymede Library, 2-3 pm. Join us for a fast paced, funny and interactive magic show for children of all ages!
Thu., Mar. 19 – Spectacle de magie avec Jean Deshaies, Jane/Dundas, 10:30-11:30 am. Spectacle de magie avec Jean Deshaies. Billets gratuit disponible 30 minutes avant le programme.
Thu., Mar. 19 – Magic Show: Mysterion!, Jane/Dundas Library, 2-3 pm. A magic show featuring mentalism, the supernatural, spoon bending, mind reading, and ESP.
Thu., Mar. 19 – Build a City! Runnymede Library, 2-3 pm. Together we will build our own model city using recycled materials! For children ages 5-12.
Fri., Mar. 20 – Games! Games! Games! Jane/Dundas, 2-3 pm. A fun afternoon of library games.
Fri., Mar. 20 – Family Film, Runnymede Library, 2-4 pm. Enjoy a free screening of “The Boxtrolls.” A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the book “Here be Monsters” by Alan Snow. 2014. 96 minutes. Rated G.
Note: If you want to go further afield, the Library has many possibilities.
Other programs during March Break:
Colborne Lodge Family Drop-In, March 14-20, 12:30-4 pm, ages 3 & up. Drop in for a tour of the historic house and a children’s activity. Make it a day in High Park for you and your family! The Lodge is located close to both the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground and the High Park Zoo. Regular admission applies: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax).
Jack Grunsky in Concert, Sat., Mar. 14, 2 pm, Windermere United Church, 356 Windermere Ave. “Our annual super-fun March Break Children’s Concert, featuring four-time Juno award-winner Jack Grunsky.” Pay-what-you-can fundraiser for the children’s ministries. For more information, call 416-769-5611.
Easter Traditions at Colborne Lodge – Saturdays (Mar. 21, 28, Apr. 4), Sundays (Mar. 22, Apr. 5), 12-4 pm. Visit inside Colborne Lodge and learn about 19th-century Easter traditions. Families will tour the museum and spot Easter treasures hidden in the restored rooms. Children dye their own eggs using natural dyes. Last tour at 3:15 p.m. Included with regular admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax)
Drama Class for ages 6-12, 5:15-6:15, Windermere United Church, 356 Windermere Ave. (south of Bloor), Weekly on Wednesdays from Feb. 4 to June. Explore storytelling through music, text and movement. Free. Call 416-769-5611 for information and registration.
TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club, Sat., Mar. 7, 2-4 pm, Runnymede Library. Over six Saturdays (began Jan. 31, ends Mar. 7), professional actors and educators from Shakespeare in Action theatre company lead kids 7-12 through drama games and Shakespeare’s plays, such as The Comedy of Errors, Henry IV, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night. Register in advance at 416-393-7697.
Kid Workshop: Build Sports Book Ends, Sat., Mar. 14, 10 am to 12 noon, Home Depot, 2121 St. Clair Ave. W. Kids will learn how to build sports book ends using a hammer and glue, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. A great free activity for children ages 4-12. Pre-register at website.
High Park Easter Egg Hunt - Colborne Lodge, Sun., Mar. 29, 11 am- 3 pm. Bring your Easter basket and join in this annual community event. Children enjoy egg hunts and colour eggs using natural dyes inside historic Colborne Lodge. $3 for egg hunts and $1 for egg dyeing. Registration not required.
Junction Family Resource Centre, at Annette St. Library. A free drop-in program run by Macaulay Child Development Centre, 3 days a week: Mon., 10 am – 1 pm; Tue. and Thu., 12:30-4 pm. Parents and caregivers bring their pre-school children for:
- Fun and educational activities for the children
- A chance to get to know other parents and caregivers
- Information on parenting/child development
- Healthy and nutritional snacks
For more info, call the library at 416-393-7692.
More programs for kids in March: at Annette St. Library; at Jane/Dundas Library; at Runnymede Library
======== Recurring events (in order by day of week) ==========
Morning Knitting Club, Saturdays (Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28), 10 am – 12 pm at Annette St. Library, 145 Annette St. Join other knitters to knit together in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Some instruction provided to beginners. Bring your own wool and needles.
Family Nature Walks, alternate Saturdays, 1:30-3 pm, High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside Dr. No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event. Event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! $2-5 per person suggested donation.
- Sat., Mar. 14 – “Know Your Nature” (led by High Park Rangers youth) – See High Park through the eyes of young naturalists. Our High Park Rangers have been busy planning a nature hike to introduce you to some of the amazing nature they have discovered this winter.
- Sat., Mar. 28 – “Orienteering” – Forget your GPS! Find your way through our orienteering course using a map and compass. Each station is an activity that teaches you about the natural ecology of the park. Bring your own compass or borrow one of ours.
High Park Walks, alternate Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Free walking tours. Meet at the benches south of Grenadier Cafe.
- Sun., Mar. 1, “Discover the Park Through Archival Photos”: Master Gardener Terry Fahey narrates the story of changes in the park over the past 100 years.
- Sun., Mar. 15, “My Favourite Trails”: City Councillor and High Park resident Sarah Doucette reveals her special park places.
Swansea Community Lunch, last Monday (Mar. 30), Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave.,12:15 pm. WTSS Silver Circle and SASA present a hot, nutritious lunch, $5. An opportunity for adults 55+ years to socialize. Call 416-653-3535 x.240 to reserve.
Green 13 monthly planning meeting, fourth Monday (Mar. 23), 6:30 pm, Annette St.. Library. Anyone concerned with our climate and environment is encouraged to attend, particularly those interested in volunteering or in presenting initiatives on which they are prepared to act.
Writers’ Group, third Tuesday (Mar. 17), 6:30-8 pm, Runnymede Library. Creative writing group meets once a month to discuss their current writing projects. Phone 416-393-7697 for more information.
The StreetKnit Project, last Tuesday (Mar. 31), 6:30-8:15 pm, Annette St. Library. Put your knitting needles together and help keep someone without a home warm this year. Patterns, wool and some needles are available, or if you have something in your personal stash to donate to the cause, it will be welcome. For more info, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto Debating Society, alternate Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm. A group of people interested in words, ideas & the power of quick thinking. A non-profit public community organization, we meet at Swansea Town Hall, 2nd floor, from Sep. to May. Attendance is always free. See videos on the website.
Polish Film Night, second Wednesday (Mar. 11), 6-8 pm, Runnymede Library. A free screening of a recent Polish film with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto.
West Bend Community Association meeting, third Wednesday (Mar. 25), 7 pm, Indian Rd. Cresc. P.S., 2nd floor teachers’ lounge, 285 Indian Rd. Cresc. This meeting: Our MPP Cheri DiNovo. Everyone welcome; agenda for the meeting and minutes from our previous meetings are on our website.
High Park Speakers (Toastmasters) meeting, (almost) every Thursday, 6:15-8 pm, at Annette Library, downstairs. Guests are welcome at 6:05 for orientation. See more information at website.
Toronto Fiddle Collective, third Thursday (Mar. 19), 7-10 pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 3591 Dundas St. W. (at Jane). Guest is Dan MacDonald. Beginner workshop at 7 pm and one intermediate/advanced at 8, then a jam at 9 pm. Tickets for purchase ($35) at 416-402-1642 or email@example.com
Toronto Swing Dance Society, Friday (Mar. 13), 7:30 pm to midnight, Lithuanian House, Hall B, 1573 Bloor St. W. Monthly dances for all ages, all welcome, no experience or partner required. $10 members, $15 non-members. Mar. 13: Lesson in West Coast Swing taught by Sean Browne.
Junction Seniors – Tuesdays 10-11 am at Agora Cafe, and Fridays 2-3 pm at Pascal’s.
Local library Book Clubs are as follows:
next JRA Community Meeting – Thu., March 12, 2015, 7-9 pm
- first Tuesday (Mar. 3), 6:30-7:30 pm, Runnymede, “Evening Book Club,” call 416-393-7697 to register.
- first Wednesday (Mar. 4), 3-4 pm, Runnymede, “Tea and Books”
- first Wednesday (Mar. 4), 7-8 pm, Jane/Dundas, “Your Next Read Book Club”
- second Monday (Mar. 9), 1:30-2:30 pm, Runnymede, “Afternoon Book Club”
- last Monday (Mar. 30), 6:30-8 pm, Runnymede, “Polish Book Club”
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