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Summer Events 2017

You and your single friends, WHEREVER BORN, are invited to the following events.
When reserving for an event, please leave your FIRST and LAST names and phone number so you can be notified if there is a change.
There is a $5.00 levy per person per event to be paid on arrival - Your GUESTS and FIRST-TIMERS included.
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Jul 19 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.
Jul 23 Sun 6 pm
Squire and Firkin
DINNER/MINGLING SQUIRE PUB RESTAURANT
Bloor/Islington
Please join Marilyn for mingling and drinks, followed by dinner. Arrive early to 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 and please invite your single friends but remind them of the $5 UKC levy. Also, we consistently have more men than women which does make a nice change. Location: 3335 Bloor St W, just 2 blocks east of Islington subway station, and street parking is usually available. Reservations are not needed, please just drop in. If you have questions contact Marilyn at marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred) or 647-210-5110.
Jul 29 Sat 10 am
Guild Arts Festival
A STROLL THROUGH THE GROUNDS
Restored Guild Inn
Visit the Arts Festival. Join Oli to enjoy the grounds of the Guild Inn which has been renovated. Let’s meet in the parking lot at 201 Guildwood Parkway to explore the grounds and parkland and browse the Arts Festival. RSVP to Oli at 905-271-8799 by Fri morning prior.
Jul 30 Sun 11:30 am
Golfing
UK CONNEXION GOLF TOURNAMENT
Jane/Eglinton
Join Dorothy and Joan at Scarlett Woods executive golf course for 18 holes of golf at 1000 Jane Street. You don’t have to be an expert. All welcome! Bring your single friends! We will be playing ‘BEST DRIVE’, meaning that for the drive only, on holes greater than 150 yards; players 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. Cost: green fees of $30 for seniors and $45 for adults, plus $5 UKC levy. Rentals available: clubs $20, pull cart $5 and power carts $30 for seniors, $32 for adults. Power carts can be shared. IMPORTANT: Reserve ASAP please! Email JOAN rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or call DOROTHY at 416-245-4345.
Jul 30 Sun 5:15 pm
Wild Goose
DINNER AT THE WILD GOOSE
Mississauga/Etobicoke
Everyone is welcome and since NO reservations are needed, just show up; UKC levy of $5 will apply. 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 10 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 5 Sat 4:00 pm
Grossman's Pub
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ
GROSSMAN'S TAVERN, 379 Spadina
Join Ed 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 4.00. There’s no cover charge, just the UKC levy. At 7.00 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 Ed at 905-820- 5145 or email edthurygill@sympatico.ca by the day before. It’s recommended that emails include a contact phone number in case of last-minute changes.
Aug 6 Sun 10:30 or 11:30 am
Walk
WALK ALONG HUMBER RIVER
James Gardens
Join Dorothy and Joan for a brisk walk along the Humber River Trail from James Gardens to the Old Mill and then to 2401 Bloor Street West, for lunch at Dark Horse restaurant. This walk is divided into two segments – the first starts at James Gardens and the second starts at the Old Mill subway station. For the James Gardens start, meet at 10:30 near the rear of the parking lot (free parking) where the walking path commences. For the Old Mill start, meet in front of the Old Mill subway station at 11:45 or by the free parking lot on the east side of the bridge. The parking lot that is closest to the Old Mill is a pay parking lot. Wear appropriate walking shoes; bring water, sun screen, and a hat. The $5 levy applies. If planning to do this walk, please book with either Joan or Dorothy by Sat Aug 5 before 6 pm. Contact Joan at: rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or Dorothy at 416- 245-4345. For those that park their cars in the Old Mill lot or at James Gardens, after lunch we will walk back together along the same route.
Aug 6 Sun 12:30
LUNCH at DARK HORSE RESTAURANT
2401 Bloor St West
Join Dorothy and Joan at 12:30 PM for lunch on the patio of Dark Horse, an English style restaurant, one block east of Jane Street/Jane Subway Station. The $5 levy applies for those attending lunch only. But no need to pay if you attended earlier event. New members are very welcome. Contact Joan at: rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or Dorothy at 416-245-4345 if any questions.
Aug 6 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.
Aug 12 Sat 5 pm
HANG OUT BY THE BOATS PLUS CASUAL BURGER DINNER
Coxwell and Lakeshore
Join Marilyn at the Toronto Hydroplane & Sailing Club, Coxwell Ave and Lakeshore Blvd. (Sorry but no direct TTC access.) Nearest bus Queen and Coxwell. This is a small event, just 10 of us this time by the Lake at a low key sailing club. Burger and salad dinner included, with DJ later and possible karoke. BYOB until club bar opens, and apologies but sailing is NOT included. Cost to be confirmed, but probably $10 for the meal, plus $5 UKC levy. To reserve and for more information when available please email Marilyn at marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred) or call 647-210-5110.
Aug 12 Sat 8 pm
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.)
Aug 13 Sun 2 to 4 pm
BOOK CLUB MEETING
Central Etobicoke
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 that month's chosen book over tea, coffee, or water, and some snacks. If you wish, bring a list of titles/ authors of books that you have enjoyed or want to read in the future. Research has shown that both reading and socializing play an important role in maintaining mental health. For this book club meeting, please read beforehand the book, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The Toronto Public Library has many copies, including large print copies, but there are many holds on this book, so reserve it from TPL early. Dorothy's address will be given when members register for this event. You must be a member to attend this event. Some free parking available. TTC bus service close by. Cost is $5 plus the $5 UKC levy. Reserve early as there will be a limited numbers of participants. Reserve a spot by Sun Aug 6 by contacting Dorothy at 416-245-4345 or Joan at: rsvpjoan@yahoo.com.
Aug 13 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 the earlier event.) IMPORTANT: Please reserve by the day before by calling Chris at 647-205-1936.
Aug 16 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.
Aug 19 Sat 4:00 pm
Grossman's Pub
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ
GROSSMAN'S TAVERN, 379 Spadina
Join Ed 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 4.00. There’s no cover charge, just the UKC levy. At 7.00 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 Ed at 905- 820-5145 or email edthurygill@sympatico.ca by the day before. It’s recommended that emails include a contact phone number in case of last-minute changes.
Aug 20 Sun 6 pm
Squire and Firkin
DINNER/MINGLING – SQUIRE PUB RESTAURANT
Bloor/ Islington
Please join Marilyn for mingling and drinks, followed by dinner. Arrive early to 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 and please invite your single friends but remind them of the $5 UKC levy. Also, we consistently have more men than women which does make a nice change. Location: 3335 Bloor St W, just 2 blocks east of Islington subway station, and street parking is usually available. Reservations are not needed, please just drop in. If you have questions contact Marilyn at marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred) or 647-210-5110.
Aug 24 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.
Aug 26 Sat 3:45 pm
Climax Jazz Band
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND THE LEASIDE PUB
Laird near Eglinton
Join Marilyn at The Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive, three blocks south of Eglinton (56 bus). Enjoy live jazz with good company and a wide selection of food and drinks. There’s no cover charge, just the UKC levy. In order to make reservations, please register by 6 pm on the Thu prior: marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com or 647-210-5110, leaving your full name and contact number. It’s recommended that emails include a contact phone number in case of last-minute changes. The band doesn’t start until 4 pm but there’s some uncertainty about being able to make reservations so it’s best to be there by 3.45 in order to sit together. Being earlier is even better.
Aug 27 Sun 11:30 am
Golfing
UK CONNEXION GOLF TOURNAMENT
1000 Jane Street at Jane/Eglinton
Join Dorothy and Joan at Scarlett Woods executive golf course for 18 holes of golf. You don’t have to be an expert. All welcome! Bring your single friends! We will be playing ‘BEST DRIVE’, meaning that for the drive only, on holes greater than 150 yards; players 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. Cost: green fees of $30 for seniors and $45 for adults, plus $5 UKC levy. Rentals available: clubs $20, pull cart $5 and power carts $30 for seniors, $32 for adults. Power carts can be shared. IMPORTANT: Reserve ASAP please! Email JOAN rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or call DOROTHY at 416-245-4345.
Aug 27 Sun 5:15 pm
Wild Goose
DINNER AT THE WILD GOOSE
On the border of Mississauga/Etobicoke
Everyone is welcome and since NO reservations are needed, just show up; UKC levy of $5 will apply. 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 10 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.