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The UK CONNEXION

Winter Events 2021

You and your single friends, WHEREVER BORN, are invited to the following events
There is a $5 levy per person per event to be paid on arrival.
YOUR GUESTS and FIRST TIMERS INCLUDED.

When reserving for these events, please give your first & last names plus home phone number in case there is a change. Your home phone number is important - even if you reserve by email. The host may need to call you about a last-minute change.

When paying the levy, do not expect hosts to provide change; we must minimize the handling of cash. If you do not have a $5 banknote, write a cheque payable to the UK CONNEXION before you arrive. You will be asked to drop payment directly into a bag or envelope provided by the host.

UKC outdoor events are only possible by strict compliance with COVID-19 rules. If you do not believe in the necessity of masking, sanitization, and social distancing requirements, or have any virus symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.

Events below marked “PENDING” will not occur unless Toronto relaxes the STAY-AT-HOME order.


 
Mar 5 Fri 6pm
Zoom
ZOOM HAPPY HOUR
NO LEVY
Join Susan for a Zoom Happy Hour video conference this Friday. This will be a free event to help UKC members keep connected in these trying times. The Zoom program can be downloaded here . Once it is downloaded you have to set up Zoom by signing in with your email address and setting up a password. There are tutorials on this product here. You can also join a test meeting here https://zoom.us/test to test your video and sound in Zoom. Please register with Susan at brunnsu@rogers.com by 3 pm on Friday. Around 6 pm on Friday, Susan will send you an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.
Mar 6 Sat 12 noon
Walk
ALEXANDER MUIR MEMORIAL GARDEN WALK
Yonge/Lawrence
CANCELLED
Mar 10 Wed 1pm
Walk
HIGH PARK WALK
High Park Subway
PENDING
Join Ann for a refreshing walk in High Park followed by a warming drink in the Kingsway. Meet at 1 pm at the High Park subway. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Registration essential please to Ann at agarnett@rogers.com.
Mar 11 Thu 7pm
Zoom Poetry
POETRY ZOOM
Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb" has poetry lovers revisiting their love of this literary form. As a result Polly (Clarke) is planning an evening of Poetry. Bring your favourite poem to read or come as a listener. There is no particular theme but keep it light. If this event attracts a group, Polly is prepared to host again on the following Thursday March 18 at 7pm. Please forward your e-mail to Polly to confirm your attendance (and receive Zoom invitation). Indicate if you would present or be the audience. Limited to 10 people to allow time for several presenters. E-mail pollyc54@gmail.com.
Mar 20 Sat 10:30 am
Hiking
SOCIAL DISTANCING HIKE ALONG THE HUMBER RIVER
James Garden
PENDING
Join Dorothy for a hike along THE HUMBER RIVER TRAIL from James Gardens to the Old Mill. This hike is divided into two segments: the 1st starts at James Gardens and is 3K each way. The 2nd starts near the Old Mill Inn just passed the bridge over the Humber River. For the James Garden start, meet at 10:30 am near the rear of the parking lot. For those staring at the Old Mill, meet a short 5-minute walk from the Old Mill TTC station, just passed the Old Mill Inn and over the bridge of the Humber where there is free parking. Please dress/footwear fit the weather. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Book by noon Fri prior advising which location to meet, along with your phone number. For those who park or those who want more exercise, we will take the same route back. Call Dorothy at 416-245-4345.
Mar 24 Wed 12 noon
Walk
A WALK THROUGH THE EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS AND BEYOND
Brickworks
PENDING
In December when members visited the Brickworks, we saw a hill in the distance and decided come March we’d climb the hill to see what’s on the other side. So, join Christine to find out! Bring a snack and after we have tackled the hill (it’s not that steep or long) we can pick up a Fair-Trade coffee at the take-out coffee shop back at the Brickworks. Lots of places to sit, really friendly and helpful staff, and the public washrooms are open. You can get to the Brickworks by TTC by taking a #28 South bus from Davisville station and return the same way. The buses are every 20 minutes. We’ll meet at the Brickworks bus-stop. There is paid parking on site. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Contact Christine by the Mon prior at christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-256-5851.
Mar 31 Wed 7 pm
VIRTUAL BOOK OF THE MONTH GROUP VIA SKYPE
NO LEVY NO MASK!
Christine is hosting a new 3-month levy-free, mask-free initiative and is limiting it to 10 members (including the host) to make it more comfortable, via Skype. We ask only that after you have read the blurb printed below and it interests you, that you commit to reading the three books that we finally choose and participate each month in a virtual book group meeting: Become part of a “book of the month” group to review and discuss a book. We will meet at 7 pm Wed Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 31. The deadline to register with Christine is Jan 6 by contacting her with ONE book title (no more than one), the author and a BRIEF description or link. Once she’s received the suggestions, you’ll be sent a list and there will be a democratic draw (explained when you register) to choose five titles at random. You will then be asked to rate these five titles in order of preference. The three “favourites” will be the books we’ll read over the three-month period. Please contact Christine by Jan 6. More details will be given at that time. If we want, we can complement our meetings with a glass of wine and some nibbles! Christine at christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-256-5851.

ZOOM MEETINGS EVERY FRIDAY ARE PLANNED UNTIL THE END OF MARCH.