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Summer Events 2018

Aug 16 Thu 2 pm
Toronto Island
IDYLLIC AFTERNOON ON TORONTO ISLAND
Toronto Island
Ann is going to spend the afternoon on Toronto Island before the concert, mentioned below, and would love to have company to stroll and sup before the concert. (No levy if you attend the concert).
Aug 16 Thu 6 pm
Music Garden
AUGUST MUSIC ON THE WATERFRONT
Toronto Music Garden
There is no more perfect way to spend a hot summer evening than listening to music on the waterfront in the beautiful Toronto Music Garden. We will meet any time from 6pm (look for the UKC sign) and bring a picnic, (finger-food to share if you wish) and socialize until the music starts at 7pm and lasts approx. one hour. Admission is free but they appreciate a donation. The UKC levy will apply. The concert is Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew Jurecka performing classical and traditional music on violin, mandolin and the 9-string hardanger fiddle. Afterwards we will stroll along the harbourfront and join in the very lively music and dancing. Contact Ann at agarnett@rogers.com (preferred) or 416-447-5239 to be notified of any changes.
Aug 18 Sat 3:30 pm
Jazz
BAND 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. In addition to the usual $5 levy, there’s a cover charge of $10. 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. Contact Marilyn at marilyn45goodman@gmail.com (preferred) or call 647-210-5110.
Aug 19 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.
Aug 23 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.
Aug 26 Sun 12 pm
Golfing
GOLFING FUN DAY
1000 Jane St.
Join Dorothy and Joan at Scarlett Woods (Jane/Eglinton) Executive Golf Course for 18 holes of golf. You don’t have to be an expert. All welcome! Bring your single friends! If needed, we will be playing ‘BEST DRIVE’, meaning that for the drive only, on holes greater than 150 yards, players who are beginners, pick up their balls and place them in line with the ball of the player who has the best drive. There will be prizes for ‘CLOSEST TO THE HOLE’ and ‘LONGEST DRIVE’ at designated holes. There is a maximum of one prize per golfer. Our tee off times will begin just after 12 noon, so please arrive to the golf course before 11:45. Cost: green fees of $30.50 for seniors and $43.50 for adults, plus $5 UKC levy. Rentals available: clubs $20, pull cart $7 and power carts $30 for seniors, $32 for adults. Power carts can be shared. (All prices subject to change.) IMPORTANT: You definitely need to reserve your spot by 6 pm on the Thu before. Email JOAN rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or call DOROTHY at 416-245-4345.
Aug 26 Sun 5:15 pm
Wild Goose
DINNER AT THE WILD GOOSE
border of Mississauga/Etobicoke
Everyone is welcome and since NO reservations are needed, just show up; UKC levy of $5 will apply. (No need to pay levy if you attended earlier event.) This will be the ’19th hole’ for many of the afternoon golfers, with no levy payable. The WILD GOOSE Bar & Grill is located at 5395 Eglinton Ave. W, just west of Renforth Drive. From Scarlett Woods golf course, go west on Eglinton and about 7 minutes later, just after passing the lights at Renforth, you will see the restaurant in the plaza on the south (left side). Hopefully it will be a lovely sunny day, so we can enjoy dinner on the large patio. Any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact JOAN rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or DOROTHY at 416-245-4345.
Aug 30 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.
Sep 2 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. If more details are needed, contact Christine at 416-256-5851 or kcquinn@rogers.com. No need to reserve, just drop in.
Sep 8 Sat 6:30 pm
Comedy Movie
POPCORN/BRITISH COMEDY 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 Shirley Valentine, a film about a bored, taken-for-granted housewife who leaves her mundane life in England for the sunnier climes of Greece, starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conte. No charge except $5 UKC levy. Please BYOB and POP. Nibbles, popcorn, tea, coffee will be served. Please let Christine know by Wed Sep 5. For comfort, the event is limited to 10 people. Contact kcquinn@rogers.com or 416-256-5851.
Sep 9 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. RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL by the day before by calling Chris at 647-205- 1936.
Sep 11 Tue 12:30 pm
Bowling
FIVE-PIN BOWLING
STREETSVILLE (Mississauga)
Mary invites you for some fun 5-Pin bowling exercise (no experience necessary). Adults $10/Seniors $9, includes 3 games, bowling shoes and tax. ($5 UKC levy extra). Please contact Mary at mbjukc@gmail.com or 905-507-0397 latest noon Sun Sep 9. Location Streetsville Bowl, 128 Queen St S, Centre Plaza, Streetsville just south of Britannia Road.
Sep 15 Sat
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 (Autumn 2018 – Summer 2019). Use the yellow application form or download a form from
Application Form. This is also the last day to let the Events Director know what events you would like to organize in October, November, December. Contact Christine Quinn at 416-256-5851 or kcquinn@rogers.com.
Sep 16 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 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.
Sep 20 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 buttimore@rogers.com (preferred) or 416-594-1293.
Sep 23 Sun 12 noon
Golfing
GOLFING FUN DAY
1000 Jane St.
Join Dorothy and Joan at Scarlett Woods (Jane/Eglinton) Executive Golf Course for 18 holes of golf. You don’t have to be an expert. All welcome! Bring your single friends! If needed, we will be playing ‘BEST DRIVE’, meaning that for the drive only, on holes greater than 150 yards, players who are beginners, pick up their balls and place them in line with the ball of the player who has the best drive. There will be prizes for ‘CLOSEST TO THE HOLE’ and ‘LONGEST DRIVE’ at designated holes. There is a maximum of one prize per golfer. Our tee off times will begin just after 12 noon, so please arrive to the golf course before 11:45. Cost: green fees of $30.50 for seniors and $43.50 for adults, plus $5 UKC levy. Rentals available: clubs $20, pull cart $7 and power carts $30 for seniors, $32 for adults. Power carts can be shared. (All prices subject to change.) IMPORTANT: You definitely need to reserve your spot by 6 pm on the Thu before. Email JOAN rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or call DOROTHY at 416-245-4345.
Sep 23 Sun 1:30 pm
Theatre
PLAY at VILLAGE PLAYERS THEATRE
Bloor West Village
CRIMES of the HEART by Beth Henley - A new crisis stirs up old resentments for a troubled family in this witty and warm-hearted Pulitzer- Prize-winning drama. Please join Mary in the lobby by 1:30 pm to buy your tickets at the box office as the play starts at 2 pm and seating is on a first come, first served basis (Adults $24/Seniors $20). Mary will collect $5 UKC levy. Location 2190E Bloor St W (downstairs on the north side across the street from No Frills) just east of Runnymede subway. A municipal parking lot is located behind the theatre, and there is street parking on Bloor and side streets. As play sells out fast, they have asked that we contact theatre a week prior to play to hold seats so please contact Mary at mbjukc@gmail.com or 905-507-0397 by Sun Sep 16. After the play, you are welcome to join us at the Bread and Roses Bakery Café a short walk away.
Sep 23 Sun 5:15 pm
Wild Goose
DINNER AT THE WILD GOOSE
border of Mississauga/Etobicoke
Everyone is welcome and since NO reservations are needed, just show up; UKC levy of $5 will apply. (No need to pay levy if you attended either earlier event.) This will be the ’19th hole’ for many of the afternoon golfers, with no levy payable. The WILD GOOSE Bar & Grill is located at 5395 Eglinton Ave. W, just west of Renforth Drive. From Scarlett Woods golf course, go west on Eglinton and about 7 minutes later, just after passing the lights at Renforth, you will see the restaurant in the plaza on the south (left side). Hopefully it will be a lovely sunny day, so we can enjoy dinner on the large patio. Any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact JOAN.
Sep 25 Tue 6 pm
Jazz
REX HOTEL JAZZ & BLUES BAR
Queen/University
Join Liz at the Rex, an hotel since the late '80s, it has been at the forefront of Toronto's thriving local jazz scene and has grown into a musical mecca that continually attracts Canada's finest musicians. The casual atmosphere, eclectic mix of retro -chic decor, and an exciting variety of draught beer and good pub food combine to make The Rex feel like a second home that is unique in that it remains inexpensive and affordable. Two pay parking lots just north on St. Patrick or on-street parking. No cover charge, just $5 UKC levy, plus the band will pass the tip jar for contributions. For more information about the program and to let Liz know you'll be coming: 416-368-1613 or lizmcgroarty41@gmail.com.
Sep 29 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 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 Fri morning before so we can reserve our table: marilyn45goodman@gmail.com (preferred) or call 647- 210-5110.
Sep 30 Sun 11 am
Hiking
HIKE IN PALGRAVE CONSERVATION AREA
Hwy 50/King St
Join Mary and Arnold at the Tim Horton’s in downtown Bolton at 11am (Hwy 50 and King St) and we will then proceed to the hike trail just north of Palgrave on the west side of Hwy 50 - about 20 minutes from Bolton. Enjoy a pleasant and exhilarating hike on the trails for approximately 2.5 hours. Some elevations - dress for the weather and pack snack/lunch and water. We will take a break near the pond. Afterwards we will head back to Bolton to relax and enjoy some refreshments at The Toby Jug Pub (directions will be given at the hike). To carpool from Kipling subway leaving at 10:15 ($5 return) contact John at jpett@bell.net or 416-259-1541. Please contact Arnold at 416-222-3551 by Sep 29 and leave name and contact number.