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Fall Events 2018

Dec 13 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.
Dec 15 Sat 3 pm
Jazz
BAND SWING/JAZZ AND DANCING - ALLEYCATZ
Yonge/Eglinton
Join Marilyn at the Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. 2.5 b locks north of Eglinton on the east side. Come and listen to the York Jazz Ensemble one of the top 9-piece bands playing in Toronto. They have an amazing large horn section and a wonderful new singer Cheryl Lyn Backman who has a beautiful bluesy voice. The Band plays jazz, blues, rock, ballads and some of the old big band standards. Alleycatz has a good sized dance floor so lots of room to dance. This quality band has a $10 cover charge, plus of course our $5 UK Connexion levy but no need to pay levy if you attended the earlier event. There is some street parking, plus a public lot almost directly across from the club on the west side of Yonge St. Please reserve no later than Friday morning as we have to book a table. Contact marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred)
or 647-210- 5110.
December 15
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 (Winter 2019-Fall 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 January, February, and March. Contact Christine Quinn at 416-256-5851 or kcquinn@rogers.com.
Dec 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. 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.
Dec 18 Tue 6 pm
Jazz
REX HOTEL JAZZ & BLUES BAR
Queen/ University
Join Kay 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 t he program and to let Kay know you'll be coming: kmorgan@primus.ca or 416-972-1108.
Dec 22 Sat 8 pm
Singles Dance
CHRISTMAS DANCE WITH SPN at Famee Furlane
Islington/Steeles
New UKC Host
Join Bonita 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 and ask where the UKC tables are. Please reserve by the day before by contacting Bonita at bonita80@sympatico.ca
or 416-222-4270 leaving your full name and phone number slowly and clearly.
Dec 23 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.
Dec 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 s top right outside the Pub.) The Climax Jazz Band plays tradition 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. Comtact marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred)
or 647-210-5110.
Dec 31 Mon 8 pm
Singles Dance
NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY
Palais Royale with the SPN
Bonita invites us to join her at reserved UK Connexion tables at the Singles Professionals Network dance (www.singlesparties.com") at the Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. West. Dance your way into 2019. Party favours. Champagne and dessert at midnight. Cash bar and great DJ. For tickets, $45 in advance, call the SPN booking number 416-236-8222 and say that you are with the UK CONNEXION group hosted by BONITA. Cost includes UKC levy. IMPORTANT: After you have purchased your ticket, please contact Bonita at bonita80@sympatico.ca or 416-222-4270 to tell her you are going. When you arrive at the dance, please mention at the front desk that you are with the UK Connexion and ask where the UKC tables are.