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Summer Events 2019

Aug 15 Thu 6 pm
Music Garden
TORONTO MUSIC GARDEN
on the Lakeshore
Join Ann for BLISK Ukrainian quartet with their spine-tingling voices and harmonies, the all-female quartet brings ancient vocal and dance traditions of Eastern European into the modern world through their original compositions, story-telling, dance, and distinctive arrangements of folk music. Their singing is accompanied by recorder, tapan, accordion and tambourine. Google video to see how lively they are. We'll meet in the Music Garden from 6pm on - bring your own dinner (and item to share if you wish) and look for the UKC sign. The concert starts at 7 pm. Free (donation requested) - plus $ 5 UK levy. Please register in advance to agarnett@rogers.com or 416-447-5239 especially in view of the unpredictable weather so that you can be notified of any change.
Aug 16 Fri 6:30 pm
Harbourfront
AN EVENING AT HARBOURFRONT
Harbourfront
Irene P. invites you all to join her for an evening at the Harbourfront. Lively music of Barbados by the Water. We can meet about 6:30 PM for some tasty food from one of the vendors on site, before we take our seats for some electrifying sounds from the far south. We can all meet outside on the veranda where many of the Muskoka chairs are, or beside the Information desk. Call and let Irene know where you want to meet. Contact: 416-203-1563 or irenephillips@hotmail.com.
Aug 17 Sat 6:30 pm
Movie
POPCORN/AMERICAN “OLDIE” DRAMA MOVIE
Bathurst/Eglinton
“Fasten your seat-belt, it’s going to be a bumpy night.” Join Christine for a home movie night. Please eat dinner prior. We’ll socialize for a while and then watch ALL ABOUT EVE – a film gripped with intrigue starring Bette Davis, George Sanders, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm. No charge except $5 UKC levy. BYOB and POP. Popcorn, tea, coffee will be served. Please let Christine know by Wed Aug 14. For comfort, the event is limited to 10 people. Contact kcquinn@rogers.com or 416-256-5851.
Aug 18 Sun 12:45 pm
Golf
GOLFING FUN DAY
Eglinton/Jane
Join Dorothy 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! 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' with a maximum of one prize per golfer. 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 by two people. Prices subject to change. The 19th hole will be at the SQUIRE with no levy payable. From SW drive west on Eglinton, south on Islington, east on Bloor. The Squire is two short blocks on your right. IMPORTANT: Reserve your spot by 6 pm on the Thursday before. Contact Dorothy at dorothybb@sympatico.ca or 416-245-4345.
Aug 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. 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.
Aug 22 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 24 Sat 6:30 pm
Abbey Road
DARTS/LIVE BAND ABBEY ROAD PUB & PATIO
Mississauga
Join Mary for great British pub style food, darts and live band ($5 levy extra). Contact Mary at mbjukc@gmail.com preferred or 905-507-0397 by noon Wed Aug 21. Location: 3200 Erin Mills Pkwy tucked away in a corner of the Millway Shopping Centre, just north of Dundas.
Aug 25 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 but no need to pay if you attended the earlier event. Please call Chris up to the Fri prior at 647-205-1936.
Aug 29 Thu 7 pm
Dance
DANCING ON THE PIER
Harbourfront
Join Irene P. where the cool breeze blows in from the lake while relaxing to the powerful tribute to the trendy music of the 30's, 40's, and 50's. The most exciting BIG Band around Toronto. For refreshments before or after the concert, Sobeys's is just steps away where you both many options to good healthy food, usually $10 for a complete dinner. See you there! Please contact Irene at 416-203-1563 or irenephillips@hotmail.com.
Aug 31 Sat
Dance & BBQ
CORN ROAST BBQ AND DANCING
Toronto Hydroplane & Sailing Club
Join Marilyn at The Toronto Hydroplane & Sailing Club, 20 Ashbridges Bay Park Road for their annual Corn Roast and BBQ followed by dancing. All details will be confirmed closer to the date. Cost will be around $20 plus the UK levy, and the bar will be open with alcoholic drinks usually $5 each. This is limited to the first 10 UKC members to respond and the Club only accepts CASH and has no ATM. This is a small sailing club with parking available but no direct TTC to the gate. Nearest streetcar or bus stop is at Queen and Coxwell then a five+ minute walk. This will be a fun and casual afternoon and evening. marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred).
Sep 1 Sun 6:30 pm
Elephant and Castle
DINNER/MINGLING
ELEPHANT & CASTLE, King/Simcoe
Join Christine at the ELEPHANT & CASTLE, 212 King S t W. Free snack platters provided. We meet and mingle near the back in a reserved area before sitting down for excellent pub food like Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips, Steak, etc. Entrées: $11 - $20. 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 kcquinn@rogers.com or 416-256-5851. No need to reserve, just drop in.
Sep 7 Sat 4 pm
Grossman's Pub
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ GROSSMAN'S TAVERN
379 Spadina
Join Susan (standing in for Rosemary) 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. There’s no cover charge, just the UKC levy. At 7 pm we plan to walk across the street to The Red Lounge, 444 Spadina, which serves good, reasonably priced, western and Asian food. To register, contact SUSAN at 416-925-4959 or brunnsu@rogers.com by the day before. Either way, please provide your full name and contact telephone number.
Sep 10 Tue 12:30 pm
Bowling
STREETSVILLE BOWL
Mississauga
Join Mary for some fun 5-pin bowling exercise. Adults $10/Seniors $9 per person for 3 games, includes shoes and tax, plus $5 levy. You can join us after for a drink, snack or light meal at Cagney's Restaurant next do or. Contact Mary at mbjukc@gmail.com preferred or 905-507-0397 by noon Sun Sep 8. Location 128 Queen St S, Centre Plaza, Streetsville just south o f Britannia Rd.
Sep 14 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 Fri morning as we have to book a table. marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred) or 647-210- 5110.
Sep 15 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.
Sep 15 Sun
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 (Fall 2019 - Summer 2020). 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 October, November and December. Contact Christine Quinn at 416-256-5851 or kcquinn@rogers.com.
Sep 18 Wed 7 pm
Jazz
JAZZ/BLUES SHORE GRILL & GROTTO
Port Credit
Join Mary for live Jazz/blues with Carson Freeman and guests. $5 UKC levy applies. Appetizers and meals available. As seating is limit ed to 12 people, contact Mary at mbjukc@gmail.com preferred or 905-507-0397 by Sun Sep 15. Location: 71 Lakeshore Rd E (2 1/2 blocks west of Hurontario on the south side, a short walk from Port Credit GO train station).
Sep 19 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.
Sep 21 Sat 12 noon
Golfing
GOLFING FUN DAY
Eglinton/Jane
Join Joan at Scarlett Woods Executive Golf Course f or 18 holes of golf. There will be prizes for ‘CLOSEST TO THE HOLE’ and ‘LONGEST DRIVE .’ There is a maximum of one prize per golfer. Cost: green fees of $31.5 0 for seniors and $45.50 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 by two people. Prices subject to change IMPORTANT: Reserve your spot by 6 pm on the Thu before. Contact JOAN joanmarbles@yahoo.com.
Sep 21 Sat 5:15 pm
London Pub
DINNER AT LONDON GATE PUB
Mississauga/Etobicoke
Everyone is welcome. UKC levy of $5 will apply. This will be the ‘19th hole’ for the afternoon golfers, with no levy payable. Th e London Gate Pub (formerly the Wild Goose) is located at 5395 Eglinton Ave. W, just west of Renforth Drive. It is located close to highways 401 and 427. Hopefully it will be a lovely sunny day, so we can enjoy dinner on the large patio. Reservations required by 8 pm the evening before. Please contact JOAN at joanmarbles@yahoo.com.
Sep 22 Sun 1:30 PM
Theatre
VILLAGE PLAYERS THEATRE
Bloor West Village
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. This play about the author's fragile sister, their tenacious mother, and a gentleman caller has become a modern American classic. Please meet Mary in the lobby at 1:30 pm to buy your ticket at the box office. Adults $24; seniors $20. Twelve seats will be reserved for UKC so please mention you are with our group (The $5 UKC levy will be collected at that time.) Play starts 2 pm sharp and seats are on first come, first served basis. Location: 2190 Bloor St W (downstairs on the north side across from No Frills) just east of Runnymede subway. As the play sells out fast, please contact Mary at mbjukc@gmail.com preferred or 905-507-0397 by Wed Sep 18 . You can join us at the Bread & Roses Café a short walk away after the play.
Sep 24 Tue 6:30
Jazz
N’AWLINS JAZZ BAR
299 King St. West
Summer may be over, but before winter returns come to N'Awlins Jazz Bar for an evening of great New Orleans food and hot piano playing from Stacie McGregor. See www.nawlins.ca and www.staciemcgregor.com. Please reserve with Kay by Sat Sep 21, kmorgan@primus.ca (preferred) or 416-972-1108.
Sep 28 Sat at 3 pm
Walk
WALK AT WOODBINE BEACH & DINNER
Woodbine Beach
Meet Irene D. outside the HSBC bank at Queen/Woodbine (1847 Queen St E) and enjoy a walk on the boardwalk followed by dinner at The Stone Lion restaurant, 1958 Queen St at 6 pm. The restaurant food and service are excellent and prices are moderate ($20 - $25). The UKC $5 levy will apply. Take the TTC to Woodbine station and then the 91 bus south to Queen & Woodbine. Irene will be waiting to greet you outside the HSBC bank on Queen near the SW corner. She will be carrying a UK CONNEXION sign. If you can't find her, call her on her cell phone 416-992- 8042. To reserve, please contact Irene by Wed Aug 7 at 416-282-7820 or irenedjano@gmail.com.
Sep 29 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 lev y will apply. No need to pay if you attended earlier event. Please call Chris up to the Fri prior at 647-205-1936.