The Weston Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on “Memories of Weston [C.I.] and C.R. Marchant School” with Peter Caskey.
The meeting will be Wednesday, April 3 at the Village of Humber Heights Retirement Home”.
In other news, there will be a mini-reunion on Saturday, May 4 between 1 and 5 pm at the Westmount Army Navy. Everyone who went to school in the 50s, 60s, or 70s is invited.
Frontlines is hosting its annual (swish) fundraising dinner on April 27. It’s a ton of fun, and well worth your time.
UrbanArts has a lot coming up.
I’m particularly excited about the opening of Weston Road Flows, a
multimedia exhibition that explores the past, present, and future of the (
former )[ed.] Village of Weston by reinterpreting the past through a modern context. For over 100 years, the current of Weston Road has been the center of the community. This project will honour and reflect upon the spirit of Weston through historical recordings, resident stories, vocal shout-outs, spoken word, and on-site sounds captured with modern beats.
The exhibition runs from the 14th to the 29th of March at 5 Bartonville.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, UrbanArts will also be taking part in
the second-annual I Heart Neighbourhood Charity Auction
This unique collaborative fundraising will help UrbanArts to raise much-needed funds to support vital programs and services. Attendees will enjoy an elegant evening mixing delicious fare and beverages with both a silent and live auction, live entertainment, and the opportunity to learn about the work of five local charities.
Frontlines’ annual dinner is coming up. I had the privilege of going once, and it was swisheroo: live music, fancy food–I even wore a tie. If you have the chance, you should totally go.
Ah, March Break, the worst holiday. It’s too cold to send the little monsters out to terrorize the neighbourhood. It’s too long to guiltlessly let them square their brains. It’s too short to have a proper vacation.
Fear not! It’s not too late to find things to do with your little wretches. Herewith, some last-minute, free-or-cheap, things to do:
All five days: The Weston Public Library has a whole week of STEM programming offered from 1:00 to 2:3o. Registration is now open.
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday: York Rec has leisure swims from 1:30 to 3:30.
On Tuesday: Bob the Magician will be at the Mount Dennis library from 2 to 3.
On Thursday: from 12:30 until 1:30, and again from 1:30 until 2:30, Maya-waasige will share traditional indigenous stories at the Mount Dennis Library.
On Friday: The Weston Public Library will have Lego Mania from 3 until 4.
Good for a trip: By then, god willing, maple sap will be running, and the Kortright Centre is always good. They have a maple syrup festival all week long. Black Creek Pioneer Village will also be having a maple syrup festival. Kids enter free!
Tomorrow, the Pearen Park skating rinks will have extended hours to celebrate Family Day.
On February 22nd, UrbanArts will celebrate Black History Month with “The Colour Black: Where ART & MIGRATION Meets”
And would you look at that graphic design? Wow.
The city will present the 2019 budget in a “special public presentation” on Monday, February 11th, from 3-9PM at the Etobicoke Civic Centre.
If you have a bit of time to spare, the good people at Pearen Park could use a hand with their free learn-to-skate program.