Summer events in the community – updated July 7

There are a lot of events happening in the next couple of months – all within a short walk.

Every Sunday until Oct. 28

Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Outdoor pools
Greenwood Pool is open daily from 12 to 7 daily, and from 7 to 8 for adult swim (18+). Also see swim lessons.
Monarch Park Pool schedule (click on Drop-in Programs, then Swimming)
Donald Summerville Olympic Pool schedule (click on Drop-in Programs, then Swimming)

Gerrard-Ashdale Library
Kids’ Summer Reading Club – visit the library to find out more.

July 7 – 8
Festival of South Asia
Sat. July 7 & Sun. July 8, noon – 11pm.
Gerrard Street India Bazaar (Gerrard St. E. between Greenwood and Coxwell Ave.)

A celebration of South Asian Culture & Cuisine. Come out to the Little India Bazaar and savour the food, music and dance. From Bhangra to Basmati to Bollywood music, this event has all the ingredients to make festival visitors feel like they’ve traveled the world.

Heatwave Beach Volleyball
Sat. July 7 & Sun. July 8, all day
Ashbridge’s Bay (Toronto Beaches)
The Hospital for Sick Children
The 18th annual Heatwave Toronto 2012 Beach Volleyball Challenge for SickKids.

Sat. July 7 and Sun. July 8

Afrofest is a free weekend-long celebration of African culture and diversity.
Woodbine Park, Coxwell and Eastern.

Sat. July 14
Basketball tournament and barbecue
Coxwell Courts, 149 Coxwell Avenue
Sponsored by Community Rise Up and S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre

More info: Rise Up – Facebook.

Fri. July 20 to Sun. July 22
Beaches International Jazz Festival first weekend
– Woodbine Park, Coxwell and Eastern – free

The 23rd annual festival kickoff on Friday evening July 20 to Sunday July 22 afternoon at Woodbine Park. Followed by the Streetfest, three nights of jazz in all its variations from Thur. July 26 to Saturday July 28 between 7pm – 11pm. Upwards of 50 Canadian bands will be performing along Queen Street East from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave. There are performances on stage at Kew Gardens, Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

October 20
Duke of Connaught School’s 100th birthday party

Among the sources for this info: Beaches Living Guide calendar, Beach Metro News community calendar

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