February 2013 community events

Lots going on in the neighbourhood over the next few weeks:

Sat. Feb. 2
YogaThon Fundraiser at Applegrove Community Centre
60 Woodfield Road
1 p.m to 3:30 p.m.

Stretch through over 100 ‘Salute to the Sun’ sequences. $20 in pledges, a fee or combination supports Applegrove’s services such as early learning activities, pre- and post-natal nutrition, and therapeutic play. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Info and registration: applegrovecc.ca, 416-461-8143.
On their site, you can also see more about upcoming events.

S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre
56 Woodfield Road

Check the S.H. Armstrong schedule for drop-in programs — leisure swim times, other activities. Also see March 11-15 below for March Break camp at S.H.

Sun. Feb. 3
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fundraiser for Ashbridge farmer’s market
In front of Le Papillon on the Park Restaurant, 1001 Eastern Avenue

Come out and support our local farmer’s market at Jonathan Ashbridge Park – termed the Leslieville Farmers’ Market – and enjoy some delicious soup! Bring your own bowl, container and spoon.

Sun. Feb. 3
Artist’s reception – Aron Tager 7 to 9 p.m.
Exhibit til Feb. 28
Voulez-Vous Café

Neighbourhood artist and actor Aron Tager is holding a special mini-retrospective of his work at the Voulez-Vous Café, 1560 Queen St. E., now through Feb. 28. The show will feature some of Aron’s recent work in paper mosaic, as well as examples from his past artistic output. As well as being an artist in the community, Aron is also an accomplished actor, having appeared in many films and television series over his career.
For more information call 416-466-8088.

Til Mon. Feb. 4
Photos on display at Lazy Daisy Café, 1515 Gerrard St. E.

Feb. 4 is last day for photographer Frank Lemire’s show of photos from Ontario’s provincial parks.

Thu. Feb. 7
6 p.m.
Free Movie Screening
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen East at Coxwell
“Thank You For Smoking”

Come enjoy this comedy about a spin doctor for Big Tobacco, who is still trying to be a role model for his twelve-year-old son.
Doors open at 5:30, film begins at 6:00 p.m.

Thu. Feb. 7
Is Playing in the Mud Good for Your Health?
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gerrard-Ashdale Library
Your immune system and the hygiene hypothesis
An adult educational seminar presented by the Department of Immunology and Let’s Talk Science, University of Toronto.

Fri. Feb. 8
Valentine’s Day Craft
Fri Feb 08, 2013
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Gerrard-Ashdale Library

Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Come to Gerrard-Ashdale Libray and create your very own handmade craft! Perfect to give to someone special. All children welcome.
See also: Reading club is coming to Gerrard-Ashdale Library. It runs Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm for Roden and Equinox students (kindergarten to Grade 3) and from 4:30 to 5:30pm for Duke of Connaught students.

Sat. Feb. 9
Writers and writing in East Toronto
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Gerrard-Ashdale Library

In a supportive environment bring a piece of writing to share; review and comment on others’ writing; talk about process; tell your story as a writer; help to form this fledgling group.

Sat. Feb. 9
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Art With Heart Group Show: Fundraiser for Jessie’s House
Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard St. East

Art show runs February 6 – 24 at
Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard Street East

Feb. 12 – 14
Kindergarten Registration, Duke of Connaught Schoo
Please bring proof of residence, child’s birth certificate, health card and immunization records. Call the school at 416-393-9455. For more information visit www.tdsb.on.ca/kindergarten
For Roden Public School kindergarten registration dates, call 416-393-9555.

March 6 – registration starts for the spring session at S.H. Armstrong
March 11-15 March Break camp
Call 416-392-0734.
March Break camp for age 6 to 12
Extended care before camp
Extended care after camp

Fridays: Helping Our Babies Grow at Applegrove Community Complex
60 Woodfield Rd., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
A free program of nutrition, workshops and support for pregnant women (and until babies are 6 months old) in the area bounded by Greenwood Ave. and Victoria Park Ave., south of the Danforth. Info: 416-461-8143

Among the sources for this info: Beaches Living Guide calendar, Beach Metro News community calendar, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s website

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