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Scarborough Employment Services Group
Looking for help in producing a community arts project on the theme of unemployment among immigrant women

Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre: Call for Submission
To help preserve and communicate the heritage of Ontario workers

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
115 St. Andrew's Road
Robbie Burns Dinner (Always sold out, so call soon!)
Jan. 18 2003

Washington United Church 200th Anniversary Brunch
Olde Stone Cottage (The Jeremiah Annis House)
Tickets $12.00 each 
Jan 19 2003, 12 Noon

Annual Black History Month Brunch
At the Colony Hotel
Sunday, January 26, 2003, 1:30 - 5 p.m.

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Concert #3: Classical
Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute, 2450 Birchmount Road
Saturday Feb. 8, 2003 8 pm

10,000 Years of Toronto History: The McCowan Collection
North York Central Library, Yonge St., Toronto, Meeting Room 1.
Bruce McCowan will trace the history of the McCowan family and their Scarborough community by showing objects from the archival and artifact collections of the James McCowan Memorial Social History Society.
McCowan Society local history publications will be available for sale. (Several McCowan Society artefacts are on display at the North York Central Library, Canadiana Department, October 2002 - April 2003.) 
Tuesday February 18th, 2003, 7- 9 pm

25th Annual Toronto Festival of Storytelling
Friday, February 14th to Sunday, February 23rd, 2003
Including stories of Toronto's Heritage told at the City of Toronto Museums (Feb. 15-16)

February is Black History Month
Concert at Scarborough Civic Cente, 150 Borough Dr.
Spirit of Hudson Choir
Claude Watson School for the Arts Stage Band, Jazzmania
Pan Fantasy Steelband, North York Inter-Community Youth /Group
Feb. 23, 2 pm

Canadian African Centre
Showings of the movie, Roots, in celebration of African Heritage Month
2625 Danforth Ave., 2nd floor
Feb. 17-25 (except Feb. 23), 7 pm

Soccer Registrations, Blizzard Club
At Variety Village
Feb. 9, 16, 23, from 1 to 3 pm

Toronto Wildflower Society Meeting
Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Gardners, naturalists and others all welcome
Feb. 26 2003, 7:30

Nature Photograhy "Nature Notes"
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Rd.
Feb. 27 2003, 7:30 pm

BBNC Community Centre
93 Birchmount at Kingston Rd.
Job Search Fridays at Albert Campbell Library, 10 - 11:30 am

Art Guild of Scarborough: Arthur Award Exhibition
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E.
Through March 6 2003

The Velveteen Rabbit
Stage Door Theatre (23rd season)
c/o Cliffcrest Community Centre, 1 McCowan Rd., Scarborough, ON, M1M3L7
Mar. 7-9; Mar. 14-16 2003; 8 PM

Toronto Public Library March Break Special Programs
March 8-15 2003

Manaveli Performing Arts
Premier Tamil Theatre Group presents Arangadal: Festival of Theatre and Dance
Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts
March 9 2003

Rouge Valley Quilters Guild: Bee Night
St. Joseph's Church, 200 Morrish Rd at Old Kington Rd
March 11 2003, 7 pm

Tuesday Literary Club -- Presentations and Papers
Followed by lively discussions
www.tuesdaylitclub.4t.com for location
March 11 2003, 8 pm

Culture Leadership Development Series
Co-sponsored by City of Toronto Culture Division and Scarborough Arts Council
Community artists and non-profit organizations  with small budgets can attend six   workshops such as marketing (March 2003) , management (April), sponsorships and foundations (May), youth involvement (October), strategic planning (November)

St. Patrick's Party
Balmy Beach Club at foot of Beech Ave.
Irish music, food and dancing.
March 15 2003, 4-9 pm

Exploring Lake Iroquois Shore Bluff and the Davenport Trail
Walking Tour covering local history, geology, lost creeks and estate homes. Meet at lobby of J.J. Piccininni Community Centre (St. Clair Ave. W, just west of Lansdowne Ave.)
March 16 2003, 1 pm
(Here's a piece on an "almost-lost" creek -- Gates Gully -- which cuts through the Lake Iroquois bluff in Scarboro Heights)

St. Patrick's Day Mass
St. Michael's Cathedral
65 Bond St.
March 17 2003, 10 am

Scarborough Arts Council: The Bluffs Gallery
Jeanne Isley's Scottish Highland paintings
1859 Kingston Rd.
March 19 2003

Washington United Church 200th Anniversary Show
3739 Kingston Rd.
March 22 2003

Art Guild of Scarborough Art Show and Sale
Centennial Community Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
March 22-23 2003

Connaught Yard Garden Committee Meeting
S.H. Armstrong Community Centre, 56 Woodfield Rd.
Help plan a community garden along the south side of Queen St. in front of the TTC Connaught Streetcar Yard.
Second Thursday of every month, 7 pm

Cliffcrest Community Association Community Meeting
Cliffcrest United Church, 1 McCowan Road
Councillor Brian Ashton will speak about the proposed commercial recreation development in the former Scarborough Transportation Corridor near McCowan Road.
March 24, 7 pm

Toronto Wildflower Society Meeting
Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Gardners, naturalists and others all welcome
Mar. 26 2003, 7:30

Nature Notes: Wetlands and Frog Watch
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Rd.
March 27, 7:30 pm

Rummage Sale, Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church
Mar 28 5-8 pm

St. Andrew's Ceilidh
E.P. Taylor Place, 1 Overland Dr.
Scottish culture and country dancing
March 29 2003, 7:30 pm

City of Toronto Culture Division: River of Life
Paper Mill Gallery
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre, 67 Pottery Rd.
Through March 29

Spring Rummage Sale, Kingston Road United Church
975 Kingston Rd
Mar 31 2-8 pm

Feis Thoronto: Celebration of Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture
Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph St., St. Michael's College
April 5 2003, 9 am - 4 pm

Scarborough Players Present "Angel Street (Gaslight)"
Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kigston Rd.
April 3-19

Toronto World Stage Festival: Outlying Islands by the Traverse Theatre
Poetic, gripping and intense, here is a vision of an innocence, a way of being young, that is about to be destroyed forever. In 1939, on the eve of the second world war, two Cambridge ornithologists arrive on a remote Scottish island to survey birds. For Robert, it is the fulfilment of his dream to find an elusive bird, the Leach's Petrel, that only makes landfall to breed. For John it is a chance to learn from his talented mentor. Together they and the island's leaseholder, Kirk, and his niece Ellen, take a journey to the limits of what it is to be human. Celebrating its 40th anniversay this year, this company will be remembered by Toronto theatre goers for its past World Stage appearance with the award-winning Bondagers.
Outlying Islands by the Traverse Theatre is coming to the Toronto World Stage Festival: April 9, 10, 11 & 12th 8pm; April 12 & 13th 2pm. It is playing at the duMaurier Theatre Centre 231 Queens Quay West. 

Toronto Wildflower Society Meeting
Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Gardners, naturalists and others all welcome
April 23 2003, 7:30

St. Theresa Shrine Catholic School 50th Anniversary
Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of St. Theresa Shrine Catholic School. 
Saturday, April 26th, 2003. Starting at 1:00 pm with a Mass at St. Theresa Shrine Parish, 2559 Kingston Road. Reception following at the school.

Cliffside Public School 50th Anniversary
27 East Haven Dr., Scarborough M1N1M1
May 3 2003, 1-4 PM 

Kick It Up a Notch: Animating Communities
Community Arts Ontario Conference
Harbourfront Centre
May 1-4 2003

Fenwood Heights Street Sale
At "Stop 20" Kingston Road (just east of McCowan)
Over a dozen vendors
Saturday May 3 2003, 8:00 till noon
Fenwood Heights is Toronto's most historic street  -- want to know why?

Antique Show and Sale
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond St. East, Almonte, ON, K0A1A0
Proceeds to the museum
Sun. May 4 2001, 10am-4pm

Red: Contact 2003: Toronto's Photography Festival
Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
May 3 -24 2003

Ride for the Rouge Bike-a-Thon
Starts at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
May 10 2003, 9:30 am

Italian Connection
Scarborough Philharmonic
May 10 2003, 8:00 pm

Amadeus Choir: Voices Of Earth
George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street
May 10 2003, 7:30 pm

Washington United Church 200th Anniversary Service
Special tribute to the Annis Family and the Washington Family
3739 Kingston Road 
May 11 2003, 10:30 am

Victorian Cream Tea
Scarborough Historical Museum
1007 Brimley Road
May 18, 12-4 pm

Queen Victoria's Birthday
Gibson House Museum
5172 Yonge St
May 19, 12-5 pm

Scarboro Heights Historic Sites Walking Tour -- Part Two
May 24, 2003, 2 pm. (Rain date is May 25, 2 pm) Including the Doris McCarthy Trail down Gates Gully to "Passage".
For starting location, call 416-447-4895 
Tour Guides: Bruce and Bea McCowan of the "Scarboro Heights Record".
Cost: For individuals or couples who purchase "Neigh The Front -- Exploring Scarboro Heights" there is no cost. (Otherwise, $5.00 / couple) Please order your copy of this 142 page book soon because space in the tour is limited. 
How to Order "Neigh the Front" and Register for the Tour: Send a $17.00 cheque to the James McCowan Memorial Social History Society, c/o 19 Monarchwood Crescent, Don Mills, Ont., M3A 1H3, 416-447-4895 (Includes postage). 
Reviews are here
An order form is here.

May 24, 2003, 2 pm.

Doors Open Toronto
100 Buildings of architectural and / or historical significance open their doors to the public. www.doorsopen.org
May 25 2003

From the World's Stages and Salons, Rhapsody Quintet
Music Alive
Cliffcrest United Church
1 McCowan Road, Scarborough
May 27 2003, 8 pm

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra: Pops Classics Fundraiser
(Not included in the subscription series)
CBSO's Annual Fundraiser will be presented on May 30, 2003, at the Blue Danube Restaurant, 1686 Ellesmere Road in Scarborough. This is a fun, prize and music filled dinner cabaret evening featuring cocktails (cash bar) at 5:30 p.m., a full dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by dessert and coffee. The concert at 8:00 p.m. will feature pops and light classics and return engagement vocalists Lois Lane and Michael Killinger. Ticket price of $60.00 includes dinner, desert, coffee, concert, door prizes and more. 
May 30, 2003

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra: Pops Classics
(Not included in the subscription series)
Presented in collaboration with the Performing Arts Committee of the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts.  CBSO's Collingwood Concert will be take place at 8:00 p.m. on May 31, 2003 at Collingwood Collegiate Institute, 6 Cameron Street (north east corner of Cameron & Hurontario Streets) park and enter from Hurontario Street. The concert will take place in an auditorium setting as part of the Concert Series presented by the Performing Arts Committee of the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts and will feature local flautist, Karen James. Collingwood Concert Tickets are available from the Performing Arts Committee of the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts.
Saturday May 31, 2003 8 pm

  • G. Gershwin: Cuban Overture
  • Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • R. Vaughan Williams: English Folksongs
  • Pop Tops Soloist: Warsaw Concerto Lois Lane & Michael Killinger and Cookie Store Award Recipients (May 30 only)
  • Weinzweig (Cdn): Barn Dance
  • S. Sondheim: "Chorus Line" Selections
  • W.A. Mozart Soloist: Flute Concerto in D, K314: Karen James, Flute (May 31 only)

Civic Light Opera Company: A Day in  Hollywood
Fairview Library Theatre
May 22 to June 1 2003


Scottish Heritage


May 31 2003, 1:30 PM
The Bluffs Gallery
The Bluffs Gallery
Scarborough Arts Council
1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough

  • 10,000 Years of Toronto History: Bruce McCowan of the James McCowan Memorial Social History Society will speak about the archival and artifact collections of the McCowan family, Scottish immigrants to Scarborough in 1833. From the oldest known evidence of human occupation in Toronto -- 10,000 year-old aboriginal spear points -- to oral histories gathered very recently for the latest McCowan Society publication, Bruce will survey a broad range of leases, wills, personal letters, bankruptcy papers, coins, furniture and architectural and agricultural relics, all weaving the story of an ordinary Scottish Canadian farm family into the wider context of their community. The impact of the Lowland Clearances on the McCowan family will be covered in some detail.
  • The Lowland Clearances: We will also listen to this BBC-Radio Scotland program. This series has a strong focus on the impact of the agricultural revolution on Scots who emigrated to Scarborough in the early 19th century.

Call 416-447-4895.

BBC-Radio Scotland Series: The Lowland Clearances
Beginning about 250 years ago, there was a profound re-ordering of society in Lowland Scotland -- now sometimes called the "Lowland Clearances"... Listen on the internet: www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/radioscotland.
Sundays, 11:00 am UK time:

  • May 18, 2003
  • May 25, 2003
  • June 1, 2003

Each program will also be repeated on the following Saturday at 20:30 UK time:

  • May 24, 2003
  • May 31, 2003
  • June 7, 2003

Scarborough Theatre Guild: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd.
May 29-June 14,  2003

Sunday Concert Series
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Every Sunday, 2-4 pm

Ireland Fund of Canada: Day at the Races
In support of the Celtic Studies Programme, Woodbine Race Track
June 13 2003, 12 noon

Millbrook Fair
June 12-15 2003
Our own Historic Scarborough Fair

Highland Creek Heritage Festival
June 14 2003

Railways in Scarborough
For this walking tour, meet at Victoria Park and the 401 Ramp
June 14 2003, 1:30

2003 Heritage Toronto Awards
The Annual Awards programme was introduced in 1974 to recognize individuals, groups or organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion and preservation of Toronto's archaeological, built, cultural and natural heritage.
www.heritagetoronto.org.  Deadline is July 1 2003. 

The Ireland Supporter's Club: Irish Language Weekend
Claremont Conservation Field Centre, Pickering
Music, singing, ceili dancing, nature walks
June 13-15 2003

Mooredale Youth Orchestra Concert:
Rosedale Heights School, 711 Bloor St. E. (Castle Frank Subway)
June 15 2003, 3 pm

Gardens Around the Rouge
Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society annual garden tour.
June 15 2003, 12:30 - 4 pm

History Hunters
Presented by Daily Planet and the Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Daily Planet and the Royal Ontario Museum want to see your stuff! Bring your relics (rocks, gems, meteorites, historical arms and armor, archaeological artifacts etc.) to the Royal Ontario Museum on June 17 or 18. ROM experts will inspect your items and tell you a little more about them. You will also have the chance to appear on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet! 
This event is free to anyone with a valid artifact or relic.
June 17-18 2003, 10 am to 4 pm
Some priceless "finds" near the Scarborough Bluffs

Scarborough Arts Council: Summer Solstice Party
Live and silent auctions, international food, Latin dance, and the "fusion flamenco" concert by Borg and Vella. This is the Arts Council's annual fundraising party.
1859 Kingston Road, in the park overlooking the bluffs.
Fri. June 20 2003, 6 pm

Scarborough Players Present "The Philadelphia Story"
Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kigston Rd.
June 26-28, July 3-6 and 10-12, 2003

Peru, Bolivia and South Africa Slide Show
Centre for Creative Ministries, 305 Dawes Rd, 7:30 pm
June 26 2003, 7:30 pm

Momiji Yard Sale
10am - 2pm
Sat. June 28 2003

Sacred Music on a Summer Night
Bellefair United Church (Bellefair and Queen St.)
June 29 2003, 7:30 pm

Celtic Concert
Featuring Ashley MacIsaac, Enter the Haggis and the Irish Descendants
Mel Lastman Square
July 1 2003, 7-11 pm

37th Canada Day Celebration in Thomson Park
Crafts, Games, Bands, Heart Hike, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Kids Workshop
The McCowan Log House Museum is in Thomson Park.
July 1 2003, 9am-5pm (Parade is 6-8 pm)


The James McCowan
Memorial Social History Society

And the
Scarboro Heights Record
Are Proud to Be
"Front and Centre" at another Major Exhibition

Toronto -- A Place of Meeting
10,000 Years of Toronto History
May 17 - August 2, 2003

Toronto Reference Library, TD Canada Trust Gallery
789 Yonge Street, Toronto (1 block north of Bloor),
Mon-Thur. 10-8;  Fri-Sat. 10-5

The McCowan Collection

The Robert Ashbridge McCowan and William Harold McCowan Collections of aboriginal artifacts include the earliest known evidence of human occupation in Toronto, approximately 8,000 BC. The sub-title of the exhibition, 10,000 years of Toronto History, was so chosen because of two of these relics found by Ashley and Harold McCowan. For many years, a partial skull was also in the attic of the Harold McCowan home -- and the associated family story relates to the "wigwam that must have been down by the bush".

James McCowan’s letter of August 20 1834 was written from Springbank, Scarborough, 8 days before his death of cholera. This letter is an Upper Canada medical history treasure, not just for it’s references to the cholera deaths in the neighbourhood but, in particular, for McCowan’s first-person description of the early symptoms of cholera. Springbank was on Lot 20 Concession B less than 1/2 mile east of the location of the aboriginal artifact finds.

Notes regarding this medical history treasure.

You can also take the Virtual Tour at http://indexes.tpl.toronto.on.ca/vexhibit/Toronto/TPM/home.html. Click on the spearpoint   and then on the "View Timeline" link to start your tour of the McCowan Collection. The "Paleo-Indian", "Archaic Spear Points", "Ground Stone Axes" and "Ontario Iroquoian Pottery" are from the McCowan Collection. The James McCowan letter of 1834 is also in the virtual tour. The estimate of 500 deaths by cholera in York that year is probably low -- many were very quickly buried in common graves.

The Scarboro Heights Record V11 #6 

Peterborough Exhibition
July 4-6 2003

Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games
July 5 2003

Earth Friendly Garden Tour of Riverdale Gardens
For this walk, meet at Jackman Public School's Millennium Garden, 79 Jackman Ave.
July 6 2003, 2 pm

Toronto All-Star Big Band
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Sun, July 10, 2 pm

Beach Barbeque Bash and Dance
Balmy Beach Club at the foot of Beech Ave. Centennial project of the Toronto Beach Rotary Club to support the restoration of the "Gardener's Cottage". 
July 11, 7 pm

Tartan Sertoma Highland Games
July 11-12 2003

Water Works
Open juried multi-media exhibition. An Ontario Society of Artist's Water Project.
Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough Art Council


Opening Reception July 12: Through Aug. 5 2003

Cliffhanger Productions
Cliffhanger Productions is proud to continue its revival of world mythology and folklore. This summer, Cliffhanger performs two productions at The Guild Inn Gardens, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough
Sheherazade and the 1001 Nights performed at the Greek Theatre. Opening July 11, and running  Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm until August 31
Bluffers Moon, based on a French Canadian tall tale, performed at the ornamental wall in the southwest corner of the Guild Inn Gardens. Running from July 7 until August 31 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sundays at 2:00 pm.

Indianapolis Scarborough Peace Games
Hosted in Scarborough this year
July 18-21, 2003

Beaches Jazz Festival
Kew Gardens
July 23-27 2003

Listowel Fair
5212 Perth Line 86, east edge of Listowell
July 17-20


Massey Harris Field Days
Antique tractor and implement demonstrations
Norbrae Farm, 1 mile north of Greenbank, 1 mile east of #12 Highway
(1 hour from Scarboro Heights)
July 26-27 2003, 10 am - 4 pm

Eglinton Park Garden Tour
For this walk, meet at the Community Garden, behind the Communiuty Centre in Eglinton Park (Eglinton at Oriole Parkway).
July 27 2003, 2 pm

Arnprior Fair
10 Galvin Rd., Arnprior
Aug. 1-3 2003

Island Soul
Music from Jamaica and Trinidad
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen's Quay W.
Aug. 1-4 2003

Paisley -- A Historic Village
Paisley Beef Fest
Beef BBQ, Fish Fry, Open Air Dance, Pancake Breakfast, Mud Volleyball
Aug. 1-4 2003

Simcoe Day at Fort York
Part of Toronto's military heritage

Aug. 4 2003
Campbellford Fair
Aug. 8-10 2003

Taste of the Danforth
Street festival in Toronto's Greektown. Greek fare and music on Danforth east of Broadview.
Aug. 8-10 2003

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Aug. 8-10 2003

Celtic Roots Festival, Goderich
Aug. 8-10 2003

Heavy Horse Field Days
Country Heritage Park
8560 Tremaine Road, Milton
Aug. 9-10 2003

Heritage Toronto Walk of Fairbank
Meet at Briar Hill School Yard on Dufferin St.
Aug. 9 2003, 1:30 pm

Art Naturally
Arts Festival in the beautiful gardens of The Guild, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough. Artists, crafters, buskers, Kidz Corner, international foodfair.

Sat. Aug. 9, 10-6pm
Sun. Aug. 10, 10-5pm

Rotary Fish Fry Buffet
Tobermory Community Centre
Aug. 16 2003, 5pm - 7pm

Steam and Antique Show -- Paisley
Bruce County Heritage Association, 519-353-5502
Aug. 16-17 2003

Pow Wow at Cape Croker
Traditional Native celebration, food, music and drama. Set against the bluffs of Cape Croker at the Cape Croker Indian Park.
South Bruce Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Aug. 15-17, 2003

Stirling Fair
Aug. 14-17 2003

Haliburton Highlands Family History Day
Minden Museum, including genealogy lectures.
Aug. 16 2003

Barrie Fair
Highway 400 and Essa Road Exit 94
Aug. 20-24

Toronto Busker Fest
St. Lawrence Market, Front St. near Jarvis. Proceeds to Epilepsy Toronto.
Aug. 21-24 2003

Blackstock Fair
Aug. 22-23 2003

Tractors and Old Farm Iron
Big, heavy and noisy
Country Heritage Park
8560 Tremaine Road, Milton
Aug. 23-24 2003

Port Perry Fair
Aug. 30-Sept 1 2003

Steam Era
Milton Fair Grounds
Ontario Steam and Antique Preservers Association
Corn Roast every night, County Western Talent Contest, Tractor pulls and demonstrations
Aug. 30-Sept. 1 2003

Owen Sound Fall Fair
Owen Sound Tourism
Sept. 4-6 2003

Uxbridge Fair
Sept. 5-7 2003

Sunderland Fair
Sept. 9-10 2003

Feversham Fall Fair
Sept. 12-13

Shipwrecks and What They Can Tell
Sept. 12-13 2003

Slap Shot
Artists of all ages and media explore the themes of ice, hockey, teams and the spirit of sport. Entry deadline Sept. 16.
Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough Art Council


Sept. 18-30, 2003

Washington United Church
200th Anniversary -- Pork BBQ and the Pioneers' Kingston Road Historic Walk
Following the old route blazed by the Annis brothers over 200 years ago
Finishing at Washington United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd.
For starting point and other details: call Bruce at 416-447-4895
The historic walk is the fourth led by Bruce and Bea McCowan. More details of the walk will be placed on this page in the summer.
September 20 2003, 2 pm

Open Doors Studio Tour
Scarborough Arts Council's Arts Week Presentation
Sept. 20-28 2003

Dedication and Unveiling of "Passage"
Sculpture to honour Doris McCarthy
Passage is to be turned over to the City of Toronto's outdoor art collection.
September 2003: watch here for details

Fall Colours Arts and Craft Show
Dorset  Recreation Centre
Sept. 27 10 am - 3 pm

Roseneath Fair
Ride the authentic 1906 Carousel
Oct. 4-5 2003

Sentimental Journey presents Angela Haskill
We are excited to have Angela return to Sentimental Journey. She is a warm and talented performer. After studying classical music, Angela realized that she was most comfortable singing and sharing her own songs and ideas. Soul searching is something Angela knows a lot about. After spending time as a "street musician" on Sparks Street in Ottawa and developing her skills as a songwriter, plans were set in motion to record her music. We can now share her experiences with the stories told on her first CD, "Awakenings". While Angela's influences range from Stevi Nicks and Allison Kraus to Terri Clark and the Dixie Chicks, her music is hard to stylize, beyond saying that it has a little Celtic flair mixed with the playfulness of some light bluegrass. Her music definitely has a roots feel!
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
Friday, October 10 2003, 7 pm

Haliburton County Studio Tour
Enjoy the fall colours as you drive between art studios and craft-shops all over the County.
Oct. 11-12 2003

Tobermory Hospital Auxiliary FallFest Dinner
Tobermory Community Centre
Oct. 18 2003, 5pm

Old Church Dinner Theatre -- Spooks (A Haunting Comedy)
Newlyweds Peggy and Winston have just bought a magnificent old house. They got it for a song and soon discover why -- it's quite haunted!
Dinner and Show -- $40
643 Mill St., Port Elgin
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 2003

Celtic Studies Annual Conference
"New Perspectives in Celtic Archaeology"
Alumni Hall, Room 400
Sat. Nov. 1 2003

Sentimental Journey  presents Sentimental Journey  presents AFTERGLOW
Feel the warmth, Feel the love, Feel the music… "Ya gotta love it!" Marilyn Mossie and Reid Wilson, both Uxbridge residents, have teamed up to form a new sound with great vocal harmonies covering some of your favorite oldies as well as more recent contemporary classics. This ‘dynamic duo’ offers an eclectic sampling of covers from artists as diverse as Carol King, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Beth Neilson Chapman, The Everly Brothers, The Laws, Gordon Lightfoot and many more. A little something for everyone! Comeback in the "AfterGlow" of some really great tunes…
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
Friday, November 7 2003, 7 pm

Remembrance Day Ceremony
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Dr.
Sunday Nov. 9 2pm

Toronto Municipal Elections
To be heard, vote!
To be sure you can vote, go to www.toronto.ca/vote2003/faq.htm
Nov 10 2003

The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Guest speaker Barbara Forsyth will talk about Toronto's railways
Nov 13. 7 pm

Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism Conference
Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre
Presented by Sir Sandford Fleming College
Nov. 14-15 2003

Sentimental Journey presents Terry Chisholm, "Tribute to the Legends"
Terry plays tribute to the "KING" -- Elvis' latter years. Terry is a Two-Time Canadian National Grand Champion Elvis Tribute Artist. Terry competed in the "Images of the King" Worlds Elvis competition in Memphis this year and among 70 competitors, he came seventh runner up in the Top Ten Finalists. Terry is so versatile that, not only does he pay tribute to the King, but he also pays tribute to the legendary Roy Orbison, Mel Carter, Jay and the Americans, Vince Gill and various other legends of the Rock n' Roll era.
Come dressed for the '50s and '60s -- prize for the best dressed female and best dressed male.
$10 per person, reservations only
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
Friday, November 14 2003, 8 pm

Christ Church Christmas Bazaar
155 Markham Rd
Nov. 15, 10-1 pm

On Kew Players presents "A Murder is Announced"
An agatha Christie mystery
Kew Beach United Church auditorium, 140 Wineva Ave.
8 pm (Nov 16 at 2 pm)
Nov. 14-16 and 20-22

Amnesty International presents Stephen McCammon
Of Canadian Civil Liberties Association -- Facilitating an educational session on civil liberties in Canada and speaking about new and proposed legislation evolved as a result of 9/11.
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor.
Nov 20, 7 to 8:30 pm

Midnight Madness
Main Street Unionville
Nov. 22

Washington United Church 200th Anniversary Service
3739 Kingston Road 
Official Anniversary Weekend. Dinner and entertainment Saturday evening. The speaker at the Sunday service will be the former Moderator of the United Church, Stan McKay.
Nov. 22, 6:00 pm: Dinner Q-ssis Banquet Hall, 3474 Kingston Rd., entertainment by Mary Lou Fallis and Dave Murrell.
Nov. 23, 10:30 am: Anniversary Service with the Very Reverend Stan McKay, former Moderator of the United Church of Canada.

Fiddles and Frets presents an All Women's Fiddle Fest
Hands-on workshop for beginners and intermediates and listening / discussion sessions -- 2 to 5 pm
Evening concert -- 7 pm
Birch Cliff United Church, 33 East Road (Kingston / Warden)
Nov 23 2003

Swedish Christmas Fair
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queen's Quay West
Nov. 22-23

Canadian Aboriginal Festival
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens' Park
Nov. 28 2003

St. Theresa's Bazaar
2559 Kingston Rd. at Midland
Nov. 29, 10-1 pm

Mennonite Christmas Fair
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queen's Quay West
To Nov. 30

On The Way to Bethlehem
Country Heritage Park, Milton
Nov 28-30

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church White Gift Sunday
Please bring non-perishable food items for St. David's Food Bank and Christmas hampers.
Sunday, Nov 30 2003, 9 and 11 am

Scarborough Historical Museum Christmas Social
Tour the festively decorated McCowan Log House and Cornell House and enjoy the aroma of traditional Christmas baking.
Dec. 6 2003, 11 am to 3 pm

Scarborough Village Singers presents Spirit Of Christmas
The Church of St. George, 3765 St. Clair Ave. E at Brimley
Dec. 7, 2 pm

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Music by the combined choirs of Birch Cliff and Birchcliff Heights United Churches.
33 East Road (Warden / Kingston)
Dec. 13, 7 pm

Comedy Night with Gerry Dee and Jim McAleese
The first Canadian ever to win the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition, Gerry gets most of his material from personal experiences such as teaching, growing up with Scottish parents and his day-to-day adventures. Jim has performed alongside Jim Carrey, Norm Macdonald and Howie Mandel. Mike Bullard has said that Jim can tell "more jokes in a minute than anybody I know."
Live on the Algonquin Stage at 18 Philips Road, Brooklin
Sunday Dec. 14 2003, 7:00 pm

Horse-Drawn Christmas Shopping
Downtown Gravenhurst
Dec. 19 2003

Sentimental Journey  presents a CHRISTMAS CAROL SING
Join us in celebrating the season with song. Karaoke, instruments, singers, listeners all welcome.
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
Friday December 19

Jewish Storytelling
Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Ave.
Dec. 24, 7:30 pm

Hogmanay at MacKenzie House -- Scottish New Year
82 Bond St.
Dec. 28 to 30 2003, 7 pm