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Winter Events 2019

Feb 23 Sat 3:45 pm
Jazz
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND - THE LEASIDE PUB, Laird south of Eglinton
Replaced Event
Join Marilyn at the Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive. This is three blocks south of Eglinton at the north west corner of McCrae. (Bus stops right outside the Pub.) The Climax Jazz Band plays traditional New Orleans style jazz and is a legend in Toronto. There is great pub food plus a $10 steak special on Saturday afternoons. No cover charge to hear this great band, only the $5 UKC levy. There is only a small parking lot, but street parking is available. Please register no later than Thursday evening so we can reserve our table. This is a very busy club and reservations are essential. marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred) or 647-210-5110.
Feb 24 Sun 5 pm
MYSTERY AFTERNOON AT THE ROSE ON MT PLEASANT
Mt Pleasant/Eglinton
Join Maureen at the newly renovated club (formerly The 744) near the corner of Eglinton and Mt Pleasant and enjoy time listening to the band of the day. There is a good selection of wine and beer available, as well as a decent menu. Prices are reasonable. There will be a cover charge ($10-$15) as well as the $5 levy. From Eglinton station take the 56 bus (or any bus going east)and get off at Redpath Avenue and walk east along Eglinton (south side) to Mt. Pleasant, then south on Mt. Pleasant, no more than 5 minutes, or alternatively take the 74 bus from St. Clair station (to Donlands) and get off at Soudan Ave then walk north less than a block. Please contact Maureen at mstuchbury@gmail.com or 416-486- 6088 by Fri Feb 22.
Feb 28 Thu 7 pm
Japanese Dinner
JAPANESE DINNER
Danforth/Carlaw
Join Tony at the Katsu Sushi Japanese Restaurant, 572 Danforth Ave at Carlaw (near Pape subway station). It has a wide menu of Japanese specialties including sushi, sashimi, teriyaki and tempura dishes. Vegetarian options and an all-you-can-eat buffet-by-order are also available. Set course and combo dinners from $10.99, plus UKC levy. Register by 5 pm on the day of the event . Please contact Tony at 416-693-8639.
Mar 2 Sat 3 pm
RIC
RYERSON PHOTO EXHIBITION AND DINNER
Yonge/Dundas area
Join Jackie on this fun Saturday adventure! We’re going to start at 3pm, meeting at The Ryerson Image Centre where there’s an interesting photo exhibition as well as individual photography displays by artistic students - admission to this gallery is free! Located on their campus at 33 Gould St at Bond. Then we’re going to dine at Spring Rolls at 40 Dundas St West, 8-minute walk from the gallery. Their extensive menu covers Asian: Thai & Chinese cuisines and their "All You Can Enjoy" sampler is $30 + tax & tip and is really good quality. After 6pm there's free parking in their underground lot at The Atrium on Bay (but Dundas/Yonge subway is at hand). Please remember the $5 UKC levy—only one levy for both events! RSVP by email please from February 20—28 jackie@burgerfs.ca. Call only if you have no email 416-483-5153; be patient as I get back to you.
Mar 3 Sun 6:30 pm
Elephant and Castle
DINNER/MINGLING
ELEPHANT & CASTLE, King/ Simcoe
Join Christine at the ELEPHANT & CASTLE, 212 King S t W. Free snack platters provided. We meet and mingle near the back in a reserved area before sitting down for excellent pub food like Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips, Steak, etc. Entrées: $11 - $20. Located directly across from Roy Thomson Hall - just steps from St. Andrew subway. For GO train users it is a relaxing 10 minute walk from Union Station and parking is free at GO stations. New members are very welcome. BRING YOUR SINGLE FRIENDS but please tell them about the $5 levy. (No need to pay levy if you attended the earlier event.) If more details are needed, contact Christine at kcquinn@rogers.com or 416-256-5851. No need to reserve, just drop in.
Mar 5 Tue 12:30 pm
Bowling
5-PIN BOWLING
STREETSVILLE, Mississauga
Mary invites you for some fun 5-Pin bowling exercise (no experience necessary). Adults $10/Seniors $9 per person for 3 games, includes tax and free bowling shoes, plus $5 UKC levy. You can join us after for a drink/snack or light meal at Cagneys Restaurant next door. Please contact Mary at mbjukc@gmail.com preferred or 905-507-0397 by noon Sun Mar 3 so a reservation can be made. Location 128 Queen St S (905-826-6161), Centre Plaza, Streetsville just south of Britannia Rd.
Mar 9 Sat 4 pm
Grossman's Pub
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ GROSSMAN'S TAVERN
379 Spadina
Join Rosemary for great New Orleans jazz played by The Happy Pals, a top Toronto Dixieland jazz band. The band doesn't start until 4 .30 but it's more likely we can sit together if we're there by 4. There’s no cover charge, just the UKC levy. At 7 pm we plan to walk across the street to The Red Lounge, 444 Spadina, which serves good, reasonably priced, western and Asian food. To register, call Rosemary at 416-423-1753 or rosemary2k14@gmail.com by the day before . Either way, please provide your full name and contact telephone number.
Mar 10 Sun 5 pm
The Rose
MYSTERY AFTERNOON AT THE ROSE ON MT PLEASANT
Mt Pleasant/Eglinton
New Host
Join Christine (standing in for Maureen) at the newly renovated club (formerly The 744) near the corner of Eglinton and Mt Pleasant and enjoy time listening to the band of the day. There is a good selection of wine and beer available, as well as a decent menu. Prices are reasonable. There will be a cover charge ($10-$15) as well as the $5 levy. From Eglinton station take the 56 bus (or any bus going east) and get off at Redpath Avenue and walk east along Eglinton (south side) to Mt. Pleasant, then south on Mt. Pleasant, no more than 5 minutes, or alternatively take the 74 bus from St. Clair station (to Donlands) and get off at Soudan Ave then walk north less than a block. Please contact Christine at kcquinn@rogers.com or 416-256-5851 by Fri Mar 8.
Mar 11 Mon 10:30 am
Hiking
HIKE ALONG HUMBER RIVER
James Gardens
Join Dorothy and Joan for a hike along the Humber River Trail (approx 6 km round hike) from James Gardens to the Old Mill and then to 2401 Bloor Street W for lunch at Dark Horse restaurant. The hike is divided into 2 segments – the first starts at James Gardens and the second starts near the Old Mill Inn. For the James Gardens start, meet at 10:30 am near the rear of the parking lot (free parking) where the walking path commences. For those starting at the Old Mill, meet a short 5-minute walk from the Old Mill station, just past the Old Mill Inn and over the bridge where there is a free parking lot. Please be there by 11:30 am. Note that the free parking lot is on the east side of the bridge, not the one directly across from the Old Mill Inn. Dress appropriately for the weather, including suitable footwear. The $5 UKC levy applies. Please book with Joan or Dorothy by noon Sat Mar 9. Clearly indicate which meeting spot you will be s tarting at and include your phone number. Contact Joan at: rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or Dorothy at 416-245-4345. After lunch we will walk back along the same route for those who park their cars in the Old Mill lot or at James Gardens or those who want more exercise.
Mar 11 Mon 12 noon
Dark Horse
LUNCH at DARK HORSE RESTAURANT
2401 BLOOR ST. W.
Join Dorothy and Joan at for lunch at the Dark Horse. This is an English style restaurant, 1 block east of Jane Street/Jane station. The $5 UKC levy applies for those attending lunch only. No need to pay levy, if you attended earlier event. New members are very welcome. Reservations for this lunch are a must, so contact Joan at: rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or Dorothy at 416-245-4345. Book by noon Sat Mar 9.
Mar 13 Wed 6 pm
Monks Kettle
DINNER/EUCHRE AT THE MONK'S KETTLE
Bloor/Royal York
Join Dorothy and Joan at the Monk's Kettle at 3073 Bloor St W, just west of Royal York Rd & Royal York subway station. For experienced euchre players. Cost is $5 UKC levy. MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. There is a limit to the number of participants for this event. Please sign up early, as last day to reserve your spot is the Sunday before this event. Contact JOAN at rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or call DOROTHY at 416-245-4345. Please remember to support the restaurant and their staff by ordering food and/or drinks, so that we are welcomed back again. There are no stairs when entering the restaurant, but there are stairs to the washrooms. Metered parking on and near Bloor St. W and by subway station. Some free street parking on side streets, especially starting at 6 pm.
Mar 14 Thu 6:30 pm
Bedford Academy
MID-WEEK FUN AT THE BEDFORD ACADEMY
Bloor/Bedford
Join Bruce for mingling and dinner in a reserved private cozy bar, with elevator access and washrooms on the same floor, at the Bedford Academy Pub, 36 Prince Arthur. Food choices are excellent, with a wide range of wines, domestic and imported beer at this interesting establishment. To reserve, please contact Bruce at buttimore@rogers.com (preferred) or 416-594-1293.
March 15 Fri
Newsletter Deadline
If you are not yet on the mailing list for the UK Quarterly, please send your cheque for the $16 subscription for four issues (Sp ring 2019 - Winter 2020). Use the yellow application form or download a form from www.ukconnexion.net. This is also the last day to let the Events Director know what events you would like to organize in April, May, and June. Contact Christine Quinn at 416-2565851 or kcquinn@rogers.com.
Mar 16 Sat 6 pm
Squire and Firkin
DINNER/MINGLING – SQUIRE PUB RESTAURANT
Bloor/ Islington
NOTE: It’s on SATURDAY, not Sunday, this month. Join Chris for mingling and drinks, followed by dinner. Enjoy a beer, wine or cocktail and complimentary snack platters provided by the pub before we sit down to dinner about 7:15 pm. This is a great event for new members so please invite your single friends, but remind them of the $5 UKC levy. Location: 3335 Bloor St W, just 2 blocks east of Islington subway station. Street parking available, as well as free street parking one block south on Lothian Ave, the street beside the pub. Reservations are not needed, please just drop in. If you have questions contact Chris at 647-205-1936.
Mar 17 Sun 7 pm
St. Patrick's Day Party
ST PATRICK'S LIVE BAND PARTY AT A DOWNTOWN CONDO
Market St./Esplanade
NEW EVENT, not in UK QUARTERLY
Join Rose Marie for an evening of Amazing Music and Dancing to a live band of celebrity status. We're also hoping to have her neighbour Dini Petty and a pro-photographer join us to add to St. Paddy fun! This is a pot luck event of NIBBLES/Appetizers ONLY, PLUS BYOB. There will be tea, coffee, pop, ice and water available. Dress code smart casual is good, but you can dress as festive as you like. There is parking for $6 on the west side of the building. Cost per ticket is $30.00 Please contact Rose Marie by email ( preferred) rosebresolin@hotmail.com including the $5 UKC levy or call to register 647-270-5347. She will give you her location and the address for where to send your cheque, and can note down the NIBBLES you will be bringing. As this promises to be a memorable evening, attendance by Friday March 8 at the latest. please confirm Looking forward to our sharing a night of fun.
Mar 23 Sat 6:30 pm
British Movie
POPCORN/BRITISH MOVIE
Bathurst/Eglinton
Come and join Christine for a home movie night. Please eat dinner prior. We’ll socialize for a while and then watch The Entertainer, a 1960 drama film directed by Tony Richardson, based on the stage play of the same name by John Osborne. Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, and a cast that some of you’ll probably recognize. No charge except $5 UKC levy. Please BYOB and POP. Nibbles, popcorn, tea, coffee will be served. Please let Christine know by Thu Mar 21. For comfort, the event is limited to 10 people. Contact kcquinn@rogers.com or 416-256-5851.
Mar 24 Sun 6:30 pm
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - NO LEVY
Tranzac Club
Our most important event of the year! It determines our future. Join us in the TIKI ROOM at the TRANZAC CLUB, 292 Brunswick Ave. (just south of Bloor between Spadina and Bathurst). At the meeting, we will elect our five DECISION-MAKING OFFICERS for the coming year: President, Treasurer, Events Director, Webmaster and Membership/Newsletter Director. Please give your nominations to our President Vanessa van.jones@yahoo.ca or 416-465-7532. And we select our ADVISORY OFFICERS: Assistant Membership Director, Phone Inquiry Directors, Past Event Reviews Director, Recording Secretary, and Hot-line Director. We also ask for volunteers to be Phone Greeters. It's not all business! Afterwards we will repair to the bar to toast the new Committee. SEE YOU THERE! (NO levy.)
Mar 27 Wed 4 pm
British Pub
DARTS AND GREAT BRITISH PUB FOOD/DRINKS
Mississauga
Hope all you west enders and others can join Mary at this new venue, the Abbey Road Pub, for late afternoon darts and great British pub style food and drinks 4 to 7 pm. Please contact Mary at mbjukc@gmail.com (preferred) or 905-507-0397 by noon Sun Mar 24 so reservation can be made. Location 3200 Erin Mills Pkwy (905- 608-9603) tucked away in a corner of the Millway Shopping Centre, just north of Dundas.
Mar 30 Sat 3:45 pm
Climax Jazz Band
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND - THE LEASIDE PUB
Laird south of Eglinton
Join Marilyn at the Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive. This is three blocks south of Eglinton at the north west corner of McCrae. (Bus stop right outside the Pub.) The Climax Jazz Band plays traditional New Orleans style jazz and is a legend in Toronto. There is great pub food plus a $10 steak special on Saturday afternoons. No cover charge to hear this great band, only the $5 U KC levy. There is only a small parking lot, but street parking is available. Please register no later than Thursday evening so we can reserve our table. This is a very busy club and reservations are essential. marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred). 647- 210-5110.
Mar 31 Sun 6 pm
Bier Markt
DINNER AT THE BIER MARKT
58 The Esplanade
Join Chris at the Bier Markt for a fabulous dinner of chicken, beef, pork Schnitzel, along with various types of beer. There are also many varieties of pizza and other foods. The restaurant is a few doors down from the Old Spaghetti Factory. Prices from $17. The $5 levy will apply. Please call Chris up to the Fri prior at 647-205-1936.