Calendar – March 2013

Deadline to submit listings for April; March 11

SECOND CUP, 1595 Bayview, free concert Friday night, March 1, by guitarist Phillip Brown.

LEASIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 670 Eglinton East, March Break Kid’s Club Tuesday-Thursday March 12-4, 9 a.m.–
4 p.m. for children JK-grade 7. Grade 8 youth and up appreciated as helpers. Music, crafts, baking, outside play and more. Rev. Angela or Phyllis at the church office, 416-422-0510. $30/child per day or $75/child for 3 days;  $50/family per day or $125/family for 3 days. Special assistance and subsidized spaces are available strict confidentiality.

NORTH LEASIDE WOMEN’S GROUP, Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Rd., 9:30 a.m. Topics: March 5: Eglinton Community Centre. Learn about this local facility. March 12 & 19, no meetings – school breaks. March 26, beekeeping. Gurushabd Khalsa, an urban beekeeper, was featured in the Toronto Star last summer.

LEASIDE GARDEN SOCIETY, Leaside Library, Thursday, March 14, refreshments 7 p.m., meeting 7:30. Growing cacti and other succulents, David Naylor. Visitors and new members welcome.

LEASIDE LIBRARY, 165 McRae, 416-396-3835

  • Art Exhibit:  Reflections, by Alan Breeze, Fridays March 1-31, Community Room.
  • Chess in the Library, Saturdays March 2-30, 12–1:30 p.m. For children, teens and adults. Drop in.
  • Afternoon Book Club, Monday March 4, 2 p.m. Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens. Drop in.
  • Author Talk, Wednesday March 6, 7 p.m. Rob Laidlaw, founder of Zoocheck Canada, Author of No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs and On Parade: the Hidden World of Animals in Entertainment.
  • Monday March 25, 7 p.m. Ava Homa, author of Echoes from the Other Land, a short story collection about modern Iranian women and resistance. Nominated for the world’s largest short story award. Thursday March 28, 2 p.m. Sharon Crawford, author of Beyond the Tripping Point, mystery short stories. All drop in.
  • National Film Board film: A Drummer’s Dream, by John Walker highlights a unique assembly of some of the world’s greatest drummers. Friday March 8, 2 p.m., 85 minutes. Drop in.
  • Movie Matinee, Monday March 11, Thursday March 14, 2 p.m. For children of all ages. Drop in.
  • Afternoon Storytime, Tuesday March 12, 2 p.m. Stories and a movie for children of all ages. Drop in.
  • Games Night for Teens, Tuesday March 12, 6 p.m., board games. Drop in.
  • Mad Science, Wednesday March 13, 10 a.m. Foggy dry ice storms, hovercraft, magic mud, and  more for children 6-12. Space limited. Free tickets 30 minutes before the show. No day camps or daycares.
  • Teen Movie Night: Snow White and the Huntsman, Wednesday March 13, 5:30 p.m. An evil queen out to destroy Snow White is unaware the huntsman she dispatched has traded sides. PG 13. Drop in.
  • Duct Tape Craft for Teens, Thursday March 14, 5 p.m. Drop in.
  • So You Want to Drive? Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m. Jim Kilpatrick, regional trainer for Young Drivers of Canada, for a free workshop on the G1 exam, the graduating licensing system, car insurance, the road test, and collision free driving. Space  limited. 416-396-3835.
  • Save the Bumblebees! Monday March 18, 2 p.m. Lecture by Sheila R. Colla, PhD candidate at York University. Drop in.
  • Abbeyfield Canada, Thursday March 21, 2 p.m. Bill Statten on non-profit housing option to provide elders a home in their local community. Drop in.
  • Youth Advisory Group meeting, Wednesday March 27, 4 p.m. Planning for Leaside 100.
  • Student Success Series, Wednesdy March 27, 6:30 p.m. 416-245-2076 or . Limited seating.

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN LEASIDE-EAST YORK, monthly meeting Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe, Thursday March 21, 7.30 pm. Mya Sangster, heritage chef, Fort York, on heritage cooking in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors and new members welcome.

ST. CUTHBERT’S CHURCH, 1399 Bayview, ecumenical World Day of Prayer, Friday March 1, 2 p.m. Pray and act in solidarity with the men and women of France.

ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERURY, 1847 Bayview, Nordic Opera Canada presents The Little Matchgirl featuring Brigitte Bogar, Friday, March, 8 p.m. $20. 416-270-0333.

LEASIDE UNITED CHURCH, Thursday March 7, 7:30 p.m. screening of new NFB film Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada, followed by a panel discussion. Welcome and reception 7 p.m. All welcome, no charge.