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Upcoming Events in Mount Dennis, March 16 to April 30, 2011

Black Creek Conservation Project Spring Bird Walk
Saturday March 19, 10 am to Noon
Smythe Park to Scarlett Road
meet by the children’s playground in Smythe Park

(Driving entrance is off Scarlett road between East Drive & Dundas ST,  TTC and walking entrance at Jane and Alliance  (across from Jane park Plaza)

For more info see www.bccp.ca


The Mount Dennis Branch of the Toronto Public Library
Program for Grandparents and their Grandchildren

Wednesdays, March 23-April 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Grandparents will connect with other grandparents, participate in gentle fitness, and create arts and crafts with their grandchildren, aged 0-6 years.

Register in person or by calling 416-394-1008.


City of Toronto

Weston Mount Dennis Neighbourhood Public Art Competition

Open House – Public Viewing

Thursday March 24, 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Friday March 25, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Auditorium of the Mount Dennis Branch, Toronto Public Library, 1123 Weston Road

A two-stage competition is underway for a public artwork to be located at the northwest corner of Weston Road and Dennis Avenue.Five artists/artist teams were selected as the semi-finalists in the first stage of the competition and invited to submit proposals.  The proposal are on display for review and comment.


Black Creek Conservation Project

Tree Tending and Wood Chip Application
Saturday March 26, 1:00 – 3:30pm
Meet at Rockcliffe Yard, (Alliance and Rockcliffe)


Mount Dennis Community Association

Earth Hour Celebration

Saturday March 26, 8:30 – 9:30

At 8:30 Meet up with your neighbours in various Mount Dennis  locations* – bring a candle, lantern or flashlight and walk together to Eglinton flats / Topham pond.

At 9:00 join all our candles together and share hot chocolate and granola bars with your neighbours as you marvel at the stars/night/trees/animals …  sharing ideas to honour the earth.

9:30 head home – hopefully having met someone new, seen something new and/or learned something new that you can put into practice  to save the world.

*Scotia Bank,  Corner of Jane & Lambton,  Mount Dennis United Church, Corner of Jane and Bartonville.


Mount Dennis Legion – 1050 Weston Road

Progressive Euchre held on the 1st Saturday of the months of February thru May.

Join us on April 2nd for Progressive Euchre. Entry fee is $6. Registration from 7 to 7:15 p.m. Play (10 games) begins at 7:30 p.m. Cash prizes.

Fridays – Weekly BBQ from 6 till 7:30 p.m.

Cash Bar. All 19+ years are welcome!

Every Tuesday Afternoon Seniors Club from Noon till 3 p.m.

Join us for a light lunch ($2).

Enjoy meeting new friends, playing cards, snooker, pool, tabletop shuffleboard, dominoes or just good conversation.    All 55+ years are welcome.

Registration, tickets or  info please e-mail legionbr31@yahoo.com or call 416-767-0231


Ontario and Federal New Democratic Party

‘Poor No More’

Saturday March 19,  2pm

York Civic Centre Council Chambers

We all know about them, we all see them, many of us are them. The

working poor. The people who have jobs, who work as hard as they can, but they never seem to get ahead of the rent, of childcare, of paying off debts, and for whom time off sick can get them in trouble, or possibly even fired.

Paul Ferreira, Ontario New Democratic Party (ONDP) candidate for York South–

Weston, and Mike Sullivan, federal New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for York South–Weston, are pleased to present a FREE screening of this important and  timely documentary.


Spring Cleanups

Saturday April 2, 10am.

Meet at Jane and Bartonville to clean up along Jane

Sunday April 10, 10am.

Meet at Jane and Lambton to clean up the ravine along Lambton and Astoria

Saturday April 16, 10am

Mayor Rob Ford’s Community Clean up Day.   Westlake (formerly Jasper) Park.   Join us for free BBQ at noon following the clean up in the Park.

Saturday April 23, 10am

Meet on Oxford Avenue in front of Stanchester apartment

Saturday April 30, 10 am

Meet at the end of Sommerville Ave

Clean up in Pearon Park and along the ravine by Glenvalley Dr and Sunnybrae ave

Join us for dessert and tea following on Sunnybrae ave after the clean up

Garbage bags, Gloves and litter provided at each clean up


York Lions Steel Band

We have Openings for Musically Talented Youth, Ages 11-16

Would you like to learn how to play the only new instrument of the 20th  Century – THE STEEL DRUM?   Then travel and perform in cities around Ontario and the U.S.A., ALL FOR FREE ?

Practices are Monday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00 PM

at Harwood Hall, 85 Cayuga Ave. (Weston Rd. & Rogers Rd. area)

CALL 416-769-3446 for more information


FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION

for NEWCOMERS and LOW INCOME FAMILIES

Thursday April 7,  5 – 8pm

Monday April 11,  5 – 8pm

Saturday April 16, 10 am – 1pm

Tuesday April 26,  5 – 8pm

Toronto Public Library WESTON,  2 King St., Toronto, ON, M9N 1K9

Please register in the library in person or by calling 416.394.1016


Ongoing events

Community Kitchen meets every Friday from 6 -9 at Mount Dennis United Church – everyone is welcome.  Next meeting is March 25 – Jane’s walk planning and Youth Movie Night

Interested in participated in Foodshare’s Good Food Box program?  Community Kitchen is coordinating pick-ups every other week.  Want to get in on the next delivery then email mountdenniscommunitykitchen@gmail.com to place your order.

Mount Dennis Walking Club meets on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am at the corner of Eglinton and Weston Road.  Each week is a different route thru Mount Dennis.

Free Yoga classes on Wednesdays and Fridays at Mount Dennis United Church – 7pm

Mount Dennis Social club meets on Wednesdays from 5 – 8 pm at Mount Dennis United Church.  Share in food, cards and social time.  Open to all 19+

Play & Learn meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 – 11:00 am at Dennis Avenue Community School.  Play and Learn is a program where parents and caregivers and their children (ages 0 -6) meet others and play interactively in a learning environment.  The Program includes creative activities, drama, music, pre-reading, math concepts, large and fine motor activities. Run by Macaulay Child Development Centre Ontario Early Years Centre contact 416-653-3270 for more information.


Mark your Calendar for these future events

May 7&8,  2pm Jane’s Walk in Mount Dennis

May 7, 6:30pm:  Humber Community Seniors’ Services Fundraiser ‘Mobster Ball’ –   @Mount Dennis Legion Hall – more info contact Raymond at 416 249 7946 / kane@humberseniours.org

May 15, 3pm ‘Jake’s Gift’ a one hour play presented at the Royal Canadian Legion, Mount Dennis Branch 31  1050 Weston Road • Tickets: $10 (free for all WWII veterans)  Call 416-767-0231 or via email legionbr31@yahoo.com

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