Danforth East Spooooooky Season

The Earl Beatty Community Centre is well into the fall programs and the first big community event is coming up – up four flights of stairs to a haunted house.


 Friday October 28th, 2011 – 6 – 9 p.m.  Earl Beatty Community Centre Gymnasium, 455 Glebeholme Boulevard, 416-392-0752

ADMISSION: $2.00 (14 & under) $3.00 (15 & up) and a non-perishable food item for the Daily Bread Food Bank. Recommended for ages eight and up, children under nine must be accompanied by and adult. Proceeds to support the advisory council programs.


Whether you have a dog or not, you are spookily invited to join the Merrill Park Dog Association for the Howl-O-Ween Dog Carnival on Sunday, October 30th, 2-4 p.m. There will be ghoulish games, freaky fun, frightening food and the crowning of Count Barkula.  If you want to join the pot luck, bring along some snacks or drinks. Costumes are not required, but they are most certainly encouraged. Merrill Bridge Road Park is at the bottom of East Lynne Avenue, west of Aldergrove .

Mark Your Calendars

Lots to tell you about today so I’ll try to keep it short and sweeeeeet.

2011 Penultimate Farmers’ Market – Thursday, Oct 20th

O.k. have you been buying the honey crisp apples?  They’re truly unbelievable, aren’t they? And they’re the size of my head.  Moving on. The farmers will be there tomorrow. The fun will be there tomorrow. But the fabulous face painting and crafts will not be there so forewarn your butterfly princesses and your glittery spidermen that everyone will be back next week for the final (sniff) market of the season.

True Brew – Free Cake! – Until Monday, Oct 24th

Visit the True Brew cafe on the Danforth, just east of Woodbine, from now until Monday, buy a sandwich and get a free piece of cake. Need I say more?

Woodbine Heights Live Auction – Saturday, Oct.22nd 

The Woodbine Heights Baptist Church is hosting a live auction this Saturday with, what I’m sure will be, great deals for great stuff and great services. Food and drink will be served. Tickets are $10 each or 5 for $40. Kids under 12 are free. Woodbine Heights is very active in our neighbourhood. It operates a food bank, offers community meals and advocates for low-income people. The auction is 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 1171 Woodbine at Sammon. For more info, contact woodbineheights(at)gmail.com.

Move Towards Change Walk – Thursday Oct 27th

Families will be walking to raise awareness about preventing child abuse on Thursday, Oct 27th from 4:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. beginning at Teesdale Place at the Lumsden apartments in Crescent Town and walking to the Royal Canadian Legion at 9 Dawes Road where there will be a free event and discussion.

Greenwood Park Fall Festival – Saturday, Oct 29th

The Friends of Greenwood Park (FROG) invite you to enjoy the NEW playground, pumpkin painting and parade, face painting, treats, a magic show, storytelling, a campfire, lion dancers, artisans, music, best pet tricks and races at the off-leash area. How fabulous are the FROG people? Wonderful to see another group of residents throwing parties! The event runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more info, contact friendsofgreenwoodpark.frog(at)gmail.com

Green Home Fair – Saturday, Oct 29th

Save money and create a healthy home. There will be vendor displays and children’s programs throughout the afternoon. As well, there will be a session on saving energy and money from the Windfall Ecology Centre, a Q&A with Vanessa Farquharson, author of Sleeping Naked is Green and how to create a healthy home for your family and pets by the Zero Point. Bring your used batteries, bulbs and paint to be recycled. It all happens from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church at 72 Main St., north of Kingston Rd. For more info, contact greeningward32(at)gmail.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Upper Beaches Tree Tour – Sunday, Oct 30th

Join LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) and Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon for a colourful fall tree tour through Merrill Bridge Park ravine and some quirky species in the neighbourhood. Costumes are highly recommended as is a $5 donation. Register at www.yourleaf.org.

Merrill Park Dog Association ‘Howl-O-Ween’ Party – Sunday, Oct 30th

Speaking of Merrill Park, stay tuned for more information about this event.

DECA Pumpkin Parade – Tuesday, Nov 1st

East Lynn Park, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bring your pumpkins, your candles and your cameras. We’ll handle the rest.