Free community events are listed at no charge only when space is available. To list events that have an admission charge or are selling goods or services ~ cost is $10.60 (GST included).

September 23: 10 am - 11 pm
Bain Coop 31st Annual Street Festival
features crafts, healing arts, food vendors, carnival games, Karaoke, Jumping Castle, Ben Knight, Juggler Dan Cole. Evening street dance. Info: Jackie 416-778-6527. Vendor space: Angela Palmer 416-778-6841.

September 28: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bridging Program
for Foreign Trained ECE/Elementary School Teacher - a free workshop at WoodGreen East York ERC, 1450 O'Connor Dr. Info: 416-615-1515.

September 28: 7:30 pm
Scottish Country Dance Classes
for Beginners start at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth (close to Chester subway). Come alone or bring a friend. Call Carole Bell 416-221-1201 or email:

September 30: 1 pm - 4 pm
South Riverdale Community Health Centre's
is having an Open House at 955 Queen St. E. Help celebrate our 30 years of serving the community. All interested community residents welcome.

September 30: 1 pm
Heritage Walk
led by Ron Fletcher, President, Riverdale Historical Society, beginning outside the Don Jail at Broadview & Gerrard. Non-members $4. Free to members ($10 annually).

September 30: 7 pm
Love of Music
featuring The Alexander Mackenzie High School Choir, The Metropolitan Toronto Police Male Choir, Cro Arte, York Highlands Chorus (Sweet Adelines) & the DCAT Chorus and a very special guest at City Playhouse Theatre, Bathurst & Centre St. City of Vaughan. Tickets $20. Info: Terry Brackett 416-463-5428.

September 30/October 1: 10 am - 5 pm
Art down by the Bay 2006
by The Beach Guild of Fine Art at the Beaches Lions Club on Ashbridges Bay (at Coxwell & Lakeshore). Original work by over 30 artists. Free admission & free parking.

Until October 1:
Wed-Thurs-Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
Sat-Sun: 11 am - 4 pm
Woman of Influence: Their Passions Their Power
by Lynn Kelly at the Gallery 888, 888 Queen St. East. Info: 416-462-9930 or

October 3: 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Riverdale Seniors Council
presents a workshop on Stroke & Prevention at WoodGreen Community Services, 835 Queen St. E. Speaker: Professional from St. Michael's Hospital. Info: call 416-469-5211 ext. 1246.

October 4: 12 pm - 4:30 pm
Infofair: Mental Heath & Addiction Services in East Toronto
at the East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave. Free Admission. Info about mental health, addiction & related services.

October 6: 6 pm
Withrow Park Potluck Supper
-a gathering of neighbours. Meet at the picnic tables in north-west quadrant near the tennis courts. Bring a dish, dessert or drink along with a ball, Frisbee, croquet set or guitar and a camping light. Info: 416-461-2184.

October 10: 7:30 pm
Living successfully with schizophrenia
: a free public education forum featuring an inspiring personal success story. Refreshments included. Lecture Theatre, 2nd fl, E. Wing, TEGH, 825 Coxwell Ave. Info: 416-691-1740.

October 12: 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Spiritual Spa:
Great & Grateful stories.... a quiet evening of prayer, reflection, creativity, and music at Mustard Seed, 791 Queen St. E. Please pre-register at 416-465-6069 by October 9.

October 14: 11 am - 4 pm
Kick off the Harvest
season with fun family activities for kids of all ages (crafts, pumpkins, music, clay working), explore the Brick Works quarry garden, and savour the local organic farmers market - there will be lots of pumpkins too! Rain or shine.

October 19
Danforth Jewish Circle Children's Jewish Studies Program
is holding
an Open House for anyone looking for a Jewish Studies Program with a
difference. Program are for kids from SK to Grade 6. Info: 416-580-1233.

October 21: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Join Evergreen for a Fall Nature Walk with plant & animal specialists, as we look at the fall seasonal changes and how they affect plants & animals.
Brick works wetland at 550 Bayview Avenue. Info: Claire 416-302-3785.

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Toronto-Danforth Ontario Early Years Centre
, 1102 Broadview Avenue, (north of Mortimer) A place where children (0-6), parents and caregivers can participate in early learning programs. Info: 416.425.3636

Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Family Resource Centre
- at Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, 86 Blake St. Active & creative play for children (ages 0 - 5) focusing on ECE and programming for accompanying adults. Info: Ursula 416-392-1750.

Monday - Friday: 3 pm - 9pm
Eastview Boys & Girls Club Programs
held at 86 Blake St for Children (6 to 12) and Youth (13 to 18). Meet new friends and develop skills participating in activities such as computers, arts & crafts and sports. Info: 416-392-1750.

Tuesday & Friday: 9 am - 12:30 pm
Wed. & Thurs.: 9 am - 3:30 pm
Parent/Child Drop In
from birth to age 6 for free crafts, toys, puzzles, snacks, workshops at Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Rd Info: 416-461-8143.

Tuesdays: 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Euchre Club
at Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Road in the Lounge.

Wednesdays: 7:15 pm
Toronto Choral Society
mixed choir welcomes new voices, especially men! Come out to Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue. Info: 416-410-3509 and log on to

Second Wednesdays: 7:30 pm
Riverdale Horticultural Society
meets from October until June at Frankland Community School at 812 Logan Avenue (south of Danforth). Meetings include guest speakers on gardening topics, plant sales & refreshments.

Thursdays: 9:30 - 10:30 am
Yoga: Beginner Class
at Matty Eckler Community Centre, Pape & Gerrard. Combat fatigue, release tension & stress. May be required to supply your own mat. Register: 416-392-0750.

30th Brownies & Girl Guides
- for girls ages 7 to 12 who are interested in making new friends, crafts, outings, music, badges, camping and more! Weekly meetings are held at SH Armstrong, 56 Woodfield Rd. (west of Coxwell, north of Queen). Info: Brownies - Andrea 416-778-1753 or Girl Guides - Mel 416-465-2481.

St. Joseph's Senior Apartments, 67 Curzon Street
Tuesdays: 2 pm - 4 pm
Craft Room - Cost 50 cents.
Info: Kit Corkery 416-463-4165;
Tues & Thurs: 7:15 pm - 9 pm
Bingo - $1.50 first $1;
Wednesdays: 1 pm - 3:30
Euchre - $1.00.
Info: Margaret Gagnon 416-463-2914

WoodGreen Active Seniors Program
includes free Computer, Dance, Singing, Crafts and Sewing Classes for Adults 55+. Info: Pura @416-469-8242 or email:

Toronto Public Library Programs
Danforth/Coxwell Library
1675 Danforth Ave. 416-393-7783
October 21: 2 pm
Family Saturday - Halloween fun

Tuesdays: 2 pm
Preschool Storytime - Drop in

Wednesdays: 11 am
Toddler Time - Drop in.

Gerrard/Ashdale Library
1432 Gerrard St. E. 416-393-7717
Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 am
Storytime: Drop in.
Age 18 mths +

October 17: 10:30-11 am
Diwali and Eid Stories

Jones Library
118 Jones Avenue 416-393-7715
September 9: 10:30 am
Intergenerational Storytime & Craft
Come with your grandparents and celebrate Grandparents Day.

Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11 am
Babytime - must register

Fridays: 10:30 - 11 am
All Ages Storytime - must register
Registration begins October 10 at 1 pm

701 Pape Avenue 416-393-7727
October 20: 7-7:45 pm
Family Fun Night
Drop in for stories & activities.
Ages 2 and up.

Tuesdays: 10:15 - 10:45 am
Babytime - must register
Register September 25-29

Queen/Saulter Library
765 Queen St. E. 416-393-7723
September 23: 2 - 3:30 pm
Say Goodbye to the Ducks & Geese

Riverdale Library
370 Broadview Ave 416-393-7720
September 30: 2 - 3 pm
Chinese Moon Festival
Come celebrate with stories, crafts and moon cakes.


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