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Winter Events 2018

Feb 14 Wed 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.
Feb 17 Sat 6:30 pm
Lavender Hill
POPCORN/BRITISH COMEDY MOVIE
Bathurst/Eglinton
Come and join Christine for another home movie night. Please eat dinner prior. We'll socialize for a while and then watch The Lavender Hill Mob, the 1951 CLASSIC British comedy starring Sir Alec Guiness and Stanley Holloway and many more actors you will recognize. . . No charge except $5 UKC levy. BYOB and POP. Popcorn, tea, coffee will be served. Please let Christine know by Wed Feb 14. For comfort, the event is limited to 10 people. Contact kcquinn@rogers.com or 416-256-5851.
Feb 18 Sun 6 pm
Squire and Firkin
DINNER/MINGLING SQUIRE PUB RESTAURANT
Bloor/Islington
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.
Feb 21 Wed at 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. Everyone is welcome! The more, the merrier! For beginners to euchre, lessons will be provided, plus basic instructions can be e-mailed to you ahead of time. This is a fantastic and fun game for keeping the brain cells active! No cost except $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. Email 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 drink. There are no stairs when entering this 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.
Feb 24 Sat 3:45 pm
Climax Jazz Band
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND LEASIDE PUB
Laird south of Eglinton
Join Marilyn at the Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive. This is three blocks south of Eglinton at the northwest corner of McCrae. (Bus-stop is right outside the pub.) The Climax Jazz Band plays traditional New Orleans 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 wonderful band, only the $5 UKC Levy. There is only a small parking lot, but street parking is available plus a large shopping plaza a block down on the east side of Laird. Please register by the Friday morning before so we can reserve our table: marilyn45goodman@gmail.com (preferred) or call 647-210-5110.
Feb 25 Sun 2 to 4 pm
BOOK CLUB MEETING
Central Etobicoke Area
Are you excited about reading? Do you like to discuss the books you have read? Join Joan and Dorothy for a book club meeting at Dorothy's home, to discuss the month's chosen book. If you wish, bring a list of titles/ authors of books that you have enjoyed or want to read in the future. For this Book club meeting, please read the book Nutshell by Ian McEwan. Toronto Public Library has many copies of this book. Members only for this event and reserve early as number of participants is limited. Cost: $5 UKC levy. Some free parking available; TTC bus service close by. Reserve a spot by the Wed before. Dorothy's address will be given when members register for this event. Contact Dorothy at 416-245-4345 or Joan at: rsvpjoan@yahoo.com.
Feb 25 Sun 6 pm
Old Spaghetti Factory
THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY
54 The Esplanade
Join Chris at the Old Spaghetti Factory, a top dining experience in Toronto for decades, housed in a charming historical building that was a blacksmith's shop at the turn of the century. Just one block east of the old Hummingbird/Sony Center. Mingling starts at 6 pm in the bar, dinner at 7 pm. Several popular Italian specialties are offered with prices ranging from approx. $13 to $20. All meals include soup or salad, fresh bread with plain or garlic butter, finished off with spumoni ice cream, tea, or coffee. Individual billing; tax and gratuity not included. Plus UKC levy. (No need to pay levy if you attended earlier event.) RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL by the day before by calling Chris at 647-205-1936.
Mar 3 Sat 8 pm
Singles Dance
SINGLES PROFESSIONALS DANCE
Location TBA
Join Lin at reserved UKC tables for the Singles Professionals Network dance. www.singlesparties.com. Cash bar and great DJ. Cost $15 includes UKC levy. When you arrive at the dance, please mention at the front desk that you are with the UK Connexion. The location will be announced by email and on our website. Please reserve by the day before by calling Lin at 647-343-4823 and leaving your full name and phone number slowly and clearly. (She may need to call you if there are any changes).
Mar 4 Sun 6:30 pm
Elephant and Castle
"15/15" DINNER/MINGLING ELEPHANT & CASTLE
King/Simcoe
Join Christine at the ELEPHANT & CASTLE, 212 King St W. Free snack platters provided, plus 15% off the menu prices if 15 or more attend. We meet and mingle near the back in a reserved area before sitting down for excellent pub food like Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips, etc. Entrées: $9 - $16. 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 416-256-5851 or kcquinn@rogers.com. No need to reserve, just drop in.
Mar 6 Tue 1 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 (+$5 UKC levy). As event is limited to maximum 12 people, please contact Mary at mbjukc@gmail.com (preferred) or 905-507-0397 by noon Sun Mar 4 so reservation can be firmed up. Location 128 Queen St S, Centre Plaza, Streetsville just south of Britannia Road.
Mar 8 Thu 7 pm
Regency
REGENCY RESTAURANT
LITTLE INDIA
Enjoy an excellent Indian buffet dinner for only $13.99 at the Regency Restaurant, 1423 Gerrard Street East, east of Greenwood Avenue in Little India. This spotless restaurant sports 4 curries, yoghurt chicken, with many side dishes, naan, poppadum, salads. Food and service are excellent. $5 UKC levy collected. Let Roger know whether you can make it: 416-485-4512 or rogerbroadbent2@hotmail.com.
Mar 11 Sun 6 pm
Squire and Firkin
DINNER/MINGLING SQUIRE PUB RESTAURANT
Bloor/Islington
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. (No need to pay levy if you attended the earlier event.) 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 14 Wed at 6 pm
Monks Kettle
DINNER/EUCHRE AT 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. No cost except $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. Email 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 15 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-byorder 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 15 Thu
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 (Spring 2018 - Winter 2019). 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 416-256-5851 or kcquinn@rogers.com.
Mar 17 Sat 4 pm
Jazz
TARTISTRY CAFÉ & JAZZ
1252 The Queensway
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and join Marie at this café located 1 block east of Kipling on the north side. It has all kinds of antiques and a wonderful choice of butter tarts, coffees, teas, etc. Also jazz from 4 to 6 pm, featuring Ed Vokurka, Canada’s top jazz violinist, as well as other musicians playing along with him. No cover charge except UKC levy. Please contact Marie at 416-252-5709 or waterducks44@yahoo.com.
Mar 18 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 at email 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 21 Wed 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.
Mar 24 Sat 3:30 pm
Jazz
SWING/JAZZ AND DANCING - ALLEYCATZ
Yonge/Eglinton
Join Marilyn at the Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge, 2.5 blocks north of Eglinton. The York Jazz Ensemble is one of Toronto's top nine-piece bands
with a terrific horn section and singer. The music is mostly jazz, blues, rock, ballads and big band standards. Alleycatz has a good-sized dance floor so just listen to the music or ask someone to get up and dance. They are well known for the good food and extensive menu. Underground parking is available half a block south on Broadway. Please reserve ahead of time as we have to book a table. marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred) or call 647-210-5110.
Mar 25 Sun 2 to 4 pm
Book Club
BOOK CLUB MEETING
Central Etobicoke Area
Are you excited about reading? Do you like to discuss the books you have read? Join Joan and Dorothy for a book club meeting at Dorothy's home, to discuss the month's chosen book. If you wish, bring a list of titles/ authors of books that you have enjoyed or want to read in the future. For this Book club meeting, please read the book Nemesis by Philip Roth. Toronto Public Library has many copies of this book. Members only for this event and reserve early as number of participants is limited. Cost: $5 UKC levy. Some free parking available; TTC bus service close by. Reserve a spot by the Wed before. Dorothy's address will be given when members register for this event. Contact Dorothy at 416-245-4345 or Joan at: rsvpjoan@yahoo.com.
Mar 25 Sun 6 pm
Old Spaghetti Factory
THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY
54 The Esplanade
Join Chris at the Old Spaghetti Factory, a top dining experience in Toronto for decades, housed in a charming historical building that was a blacksmith's shop at the turn of the century. Just one block east of the old Hummingbird/ Sony Center. Mingling starts at 6 pm in the bar, dinner at 7 pm. Several popular Italian specialties are offered with prices ranging from approx. $13 to $20. All meals include soup or salad, fresh bread with plain or garlic butter, finished off with spumoni ice cream, tea, or coffee. Individual billing; tax and gratuity not included. Plus UKC levy. (No need to pay levy if you attended earlier event.) RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL by the day before by calling Chris at 647-205-1936.
Mar 28 Wed 7:30 pm
Jazz
LIVE JAZZ & BLUES
Port Credit
Mary invites you to SHORE Grill& Grotto for Carson Freeman live jazz/blues with special guests in the Lounge. Appetizers and/or meals are available. Restaurant is located at 71 Lakeshore Road East (2 1/2 blocks west of Hurontario on the south side, a short walk from Port Credit GO train station). Kindly contact Mary at mbjukc@gmail.com (preferred) or 905-507-0397 by Mon Mar 26 and arrive early so we can get seating together.
Mar 31 Sat 3:45 pm
Climax Jazz Band
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND LEASIDE PUB
Laird south of Eglinton
Join Marilyn at the Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive. This is three blocks south of Eglinton at the northwest corner of McCrae. (Bus-stop is right outside the pub.) The Climax Jazz Band plays traditional New Orleans 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 wonderful band, only the $5 UKC Levy. There is only a small parking lot, but street parking is available plus a large shopping plaza a block down on the east side of Laird. Please register by the Friday morning before so we can reserve our table: marilyn45goodman@gmail.com (preferred) or call 647-210-5110.