There was a line-up of eager plant buyers before the 9:00 am opening of the Roselands Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale at the Eglinton Flats. Roselands has been going strong since 1926 and uses sale proceeds to fund their work with local schools and with West Park Hospital’s Long Term Care Facility.
Shakespeare in Action will be putting on Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop “a vibrant, interactive presentation that demonstrates how modern hip-hop shares many similarities with Shakespeare” this weekend.
The presentation features three professional actors, thumb-nail sketches of Shakespeare’s life and times, and key scenes & speeches from Shakespeare’s most popularly studied plays – including Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet.
In other Shakespeare news, SIA is looking for staff for their camp inHigh Park in and their production of Shakespeare in the Shell—which will be coming to Little Avenue Memorial Park in Weston. You’ll notice that I’ve buried the lede here—there’s going to be a professional production of Shakespeare in the bandshell in Little Avenue Park! Nice!
Frances Nunziata will be hosting a community safety meeting on May 22 with Chief Saunders.
The Weston Clean Team is giving Cruickshank Park a twice over. They’re meeting this Saturday at 10 a.m., and volunteer hours are given to students.
The MDCA will also be leading a Jane’s Walk on Saturday, starting at Mount Dennis library at 3 p.m..
The walk begins with a discussion of walking opportunities in Mount Dennis, using our ten previous walks as source material.
We will then discuss the Mount Dennis station and maintenance yard, with an announcement about their participation in Doors Open later in the month.
And then we will walk to Eglinton Flats SE, to visit Topham Pond, site of Party by the Pond in July.
Speaking of which, the PbtP will be July 6, and “organizations, entertainers, businesses, and more” are invited to participate. Send them an email at [email protected]
The Weston’s Farmers’ Market will start on May 11, the day before mothers’ day. This year, it will be a t the Weston Baptist Church lot, at 1871 Weston Road. There will be “some great gifts for the first moms or grandmas to arrive at the market that day. The prizes were donated by the stores and restaurants in Weston BIA.”