Dog Days

Last week’s corn fest and picnic at the East Lynn market was a great party that many of didn’t make it out to because of the heat.   Those who were there kept their toes in the wading pool and had a great time with the bands who braved the heat to play.  This week:

Kraft Korner

The korner will be set and ready to go with a slightly more mature craft especially for those budding fashionistas.  It’s a sea-tastic DIY gold shell necklace a la Marc Jacobs.  This craft has limited participants so please pre-register at  Materials will be supplied, but feel free to bring anything else you would like to add or replace to make your piece an original.  That’s a 3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon at East Lynn Park. 


Children’s Yoga with Svetlana

Svetlana Vlasic is well known to moms with babies in the Danforth East neighbourhood as a fixture in the Main Square Community Centre teaching “Mom and Tot” yoga classes.  She and her husband Slobodan teach many classes in community centres in the east end and from their home, to all ages and all levels of yogis and yoginis!  Svetlana will be at the market to give a free class for kids from 4:30 til 5:00 this Thursday.  If your kids are anything like my kids, they could probably use some zen.


Aside from last night, we haven’t received much rain in July.  Just a reminder to give those trees on your boulevard a little drink – especially the younger ones.


Starting September 6, 2011, garbage day will change from Tuesdays to Fridays for residences between Coxwell and Victoria Park, from Danforth north to Massey Creek.

Community Picnic and Corn Fest @ East Lynn Farmers’ Market

I’m told that farmers don’t get bothered by the heat.  The wading pool will be open and I suspect there will be a few people with their toes in the water. And besides all that, it’s it’s DECA’s second corn fest at the Farmers’ Market. Two local bands will serenade you, while you chow down on a fresh cob of buttery, sweet corn.

Sean Bray’s Peach Trio plays a mix of American roots and jazz. The Bad Dog trio, headed by DECA volunteer, Tak Bui, is a stomping country and blue grass band. They’ve been practising some kids’ songs so the young ones can singalong

Join us from 5 to 7 this Thursday at East Lynn Park.

Bike Clinic – Don’t forget, DECA’s second bike clinic will be this Saturday, July 23rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Main Square (S.E. corner of Main and Danforth). There will be 10 bike mechanics with stands, tools and some spare parts, etc. This is a pay what you can event.

The Market This Week – Crafts and Bike Clinic!

Cheese curd, fresh bread, just-picked rasberries, pretty perfect pie pastry, BEANS!, rice balls, local lettuce and your choice of farm-fresh veggies.

What?  That’s not enough to draw you down to the East Lynn Farmers’ Market?

O.k.  Well, this week in the crafting kids corner, Melissa  is crafting some make believe with super hero masks and fancy pocketbooks at 3:30. This one is drop in and all the supplies for the super hero masks are supplied. If your little one would like to make the pocket book, please bring a scarf, boa or necklace for the handle. Recycle something from home or hit up the Value Village on the way! Donations are graciously accepted for future crafts supplies.

As always face painting starts at 4:30. And check out our awesome hand-made-super-beautiful fair games. Ring toss and bean bag throw. Try your hand and win…well win the adoration of your family.

The wading pool will be open.  DECA volunteers helped prepare and paint the pool earlier this year to paint over the graffiti.  Many thanks again to the volunteers who did the handy work. It looks great!  Watch this space for information about how you can help donate funds to cover the cost of painting the pool.

The fabulous Melanie has arranged not one, but two DECA bike clinics.  The first is this Thursday July 14th at the Farmers Market. Have a question, have a problem, bring your bike and get some answers.  The bike doctors will be seeing patients from 3 to 7 p.m.

The second clinic will be July 23rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Main Square (S.E. corner of Main and Danforth). There will be 10 bike mechanics with stands, tools and some spare parts, etc. This is a pay what you can event.

Next week is the corn roast and family picnic. Stay tuned!

Don’t Tell Them What The Poets Are Doing

Name that tune?

First up, if you were looking forward to talking poetry at TKOs this month, you’re going to have to get your fix somewhere else.  The meeting has been cancelled, but will return again next month on August, 11th.

Last but not least, frequent attendees of DECA arts events will likely remember Mark Sepic’s performances.  He’s got a Fringe Festival show on now at the Solo Room at 736 Bathurst.

Have you named the tune from the headline?  Hint….the band has a Tragic history.

Wag on the Danforth Adopt-A-Thon

Join Ruth and friends on Saturday July 9th from 11am-4pm for Toronto Cat Rescue’s first adopt-a-thon with “Wag On The Danforth!  Wag is a family-run business at 1918 Danforth, across from East Lynn Park, that carries a wide variety of all natural foods for cats, dogs, small animals and birds.

There will be a couple of adult cats and lots and lots of kittens waiting for their forever families to adopt them. Drop by and adopt your new best friend(s).  The cat rescue folks want you to know that when you adopt a kitty from Toronto Cat Rescue you save two lives; the one you adopt and the one you make room for.   The adoption fee is $175. This ensures that the cats that come into our care receive the medical attention they need, are spayed or neutered, vaccinated (and receive a rabies vaccination if age appropriate). Our fee also includes 6 weeks of free pet insurance.

 Toronto Cat Rescue is a no-kill, not for profit, 100% volunteer, registered charity.