January 2013 Calendar

Deadline to submit listings for February, January 10.

LEASIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 670 Eglinton, New Year’s Kid’s Club, Wednesday Jan. 2 – Friday Jan. 4, 9–4. For JK-Grade 7 with youth in Grade 8 and up appreciated as helpers. Music, crafts, baking, outside play and more. Rev. Angela or Phyllis, 416-422-0510. $30/child per day or $75/child 3 days;  $50/family per day or $125/family 3 days. Confidential special assistance and subsidized spaces available.

LEASIDE UNITED CHURCH, evening adult recreational badminton at McRae and Millwood, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9:30 pm. beginning Jan. 8. $40 or $5 an evening. All levels welcome. Bea Lawford 416-421-1135.

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN LEASIDE-EAST YORK, monthly meeting Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Rd., Thursday Jan.17, 7.30 p.m. Guest speaker Karen Ing, senior lecturer, U of T Centre for the Environment, on climate change. Visitors and new members welcome. www.leaside.org/cfuw.

NORTH LEASIDE WOMEN’S GROUP, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Rd.:

  • Jan. 8,
Lisa Whitwell will lead a forum to explore volunteer opportunities for everyone in the family.
  • Jan. 15, 
Pat Bourke, a neighbourhood mom, published her first novel, Yesterday’s Dead, last April. This young adult book set in Toronto describes the struggles of a young teen during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic.
  • Jan. 22,
 Ten strategies to build and protect your family’s wealth, by 
NLWG member and RBC Dominion Securities investment advisor Judi Dalton.
  • Jan. 29,

 Gary Miedema will discuss the charitable organization Heritage Toronto that works with citizens to preserve our city’s heritage, and its  Walks Program.
  • New members welcome. www.northleasidewomensgroup.com


  • Chess in the Library, Saturdays, Jan. 5-26, 12-1:30 p.m. For children, teens and adults, including beginners. Registration required.
  • Habitat for Humanity, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7-8 p.m. Learn about the success of this organization and how you can become involved. No registration required.
  • National Film Board Film Club, Friday, Jan. 11,  2 p.m., A Prairie Story, Wiebo’s War. No registration required.
  • Natural Burial – Respect for the Earth, Monday, Jan. 14, 7-8 p.m. Presentation by the Natural Burial Association, which helps people who have loved nature to rest in nature. No registration required.
  • Teen Movie Night, Wednesday, Jan. 16,  5:30-8 p.m. I Am Number Four. No registration required.
  • Women and War, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2-4 p.m. Topics include human rights violations, how women are represented in war and peace processes, and action being taken to prevent gender discrimination and sexual violence. By the Toronto Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WWII in Asia. No registration required.
  • Therapy Dog Program, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7-8 p.m. Learn about the program administered by St. John Ambulance. No registration required.
  • Family Board Game Day, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2-4 p.m. Celebrate Family Literacy Day with board games. No registration required.
  • Geordie Fallis, Monday, Jan. 28, 7-8 p.m., author of From Testicles to Timbuktu. No registration required.

LEASIDE GARDEN SOCIETY, Thursday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m., Leaside Public Library, Incredible edibles to grow in your garden, with Sonia Day. Guests and new members welcome. leasidegardensociety.org