Calendar – May 2013

LEASIDE UNITED CHURCH Hymn Festival: From the Past Will Come the Future, celebrating 100 years of singing together as a worshipping community. Sun., May 5, 7:30 p.m., 822 Millwood Rd. Jane Pitfield, commentator. Choirs and musicians from Leaside Bible Chapel, Leaside Presbyterian, Leaside United, Northlea United, St. Anselm’s, St. Augustine of Canterbury and St. Cuthbert’s.

LEASIDE UNITED CHURCH Spring Awesome Sale, Fri., May 10, 3-7 p.m. and on Sat., May 11, 9 a.m.-noon. Bargains for all ages in 15 departments of furniture, home decor, clothing, linens, jewellery, electronics, books, toys, etc., and a snack bar. Proceeds fund local and outreach programs.


  • Plant Sale. Locally grown, top quality perennials as well as member donated plants. Sat., May 11, 9 a.m.-noon. Trace Manes Community Centre, 110 Rumsey.
  • Society meeting, Thurs., May 9, speakers Jack and Jackie Looye, rhodos and azaleas, Leaside Library, 7:30 p.m., refreshments at 7. Visitors and new members welcome. Membership $25 individual or $30 family.

LEASIDE LIBRARY, 165 McRae, Dr, 416- 396-3835.

  • Art Exhibit: Paper Chase by Naomi Chorney, every Wed., May 1-31, Community Room.
  • One Hundred Years of Sheridan Nurseries, Wed. May 1, 7 p.m. Learn the surprising origins of many common garden varieties like Boxwood from Korea and Yew seed from Japan. Drop in.
  • Toddler Time (19-35 months): Ready for Reading! Every Wed., May 1- June 5, 9:30-10 a.m. Stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents or caregivers. Drop in.
  • Family Time (19 months-5 yrs): Ready for Reading! Every Wed., May 1 – June 5, 10:30- 11 a.m. Stories, songs and rhymes for children with parents or caregivers. Drop in.
  • Preschool Time (3-5 yrs): Ready for Reading! Every Wed., May 1 – June 5, 2-2:30 p.m. Stories, songs and rhymes for children with parents or caregivers. Drop in.
  • Baby Time (birth-18 months): Ready for Reading! Every Thurs., May 2 – June 6, 9:30- 10 a.m. (session 1); 10:15-10-45 a.m. (session 2) Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies with parents or caregivers. Drop in.
  • Chess in the Library, every Sat., May 4, 11, 18, 12-1:30 p.m. For children, teens and adults. Drop in.
  • City of Toronto Historic Museum: Todmorden Mills, Sat., May 4, 2 p.m. Learn how kids lived and played 100 years ago. Make your own 19th century inspired craft to take home. Drop in.
  • Monday Afternoon Book Club, May 6, 2 p.m., The Beggar’s Opera by Peggy Blair and/or Havana Best Friends by Jose Latour. Drop in.
  • Author Talk: Zoe S. Roy, Thurs., May 9, 2 p.m. Roy introduces her debut novel, The Long March Home, about three generations of women dealing with family tragedy, discrimination and political revolution. Drop in.
  • National Film Board film: Payback, Fri., May 10, 2p.m., 86 minutes. Based on Margaret Atwood’s Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. Plus one minute viewing of a short animation, The Visitor.
  • Teen Movie Night: The Hunger Games, Wed., May 15, 5:30-8 p.m. – Dystopic realities have 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen competing for her survival in this state-run contest of the survival of the fittest. PG 13. Drop in.
  • Being Jewish in Ontario: A Pictorial Celebration, Thurs., May 16-30, in celebration of Jewish History Month. Photographs from Jewish communities, rural and urban, by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Drop in.
  • Living and Learning with Baby, from birth to 6 months. Thurs.,May 16-June 27, 1:30 p.m. Toronto Public Health weekly program includes child safety, child growth and development, infant nutrition, caring for sick children, adjusting to parenthood, and connecting with community resources. 416- 338-7600 for more information or to register.
  • Pajama Time (5 yrs. and under): Ready for Reading! Every Tues., May 21 – June 25, 7p.m. Bedtimes stories, songs, fingerplays and movies for children with parents or caregivers. Bring your favorite cuddly toy. Drop in.
  • Spring Book Sale, Sat., May 25, 11a.m.-3 p.m. Everyone welcome.
  • Youth Advisory Group meeting Wed., May 29, 4-6 p.m. Summer reading and program planning.
  • Meatless Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. Toronto Vegetarian Association interactive workshop. Drop in. All ages.
  • Thursday Evening Book Club, May 30, 7 p.m. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Everyone welcome. Drop in

NORTH LEASIDE WOMEN’S GROUP every Tues. 9:30 a.m., Northlea United Church, tea, coffee and a speaker. Guests welcome. May 7