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Before we get to this week, let’s talk about how outstanding the market was last week. Seems like every Thursday we’ve seen perfect market weather and last week was no exception. There were many new additions to the market last week too, including new vendors with blueberries, flowers and an amazing selection of greens!  Thanks to Mary-Margaret McMahon for not only sponsoring the movie night, but spending hours popping popcorn for the Indiana Jones fans to enjoy while taking in the movie. We also had many contributions from local businesses and neighbours that made the Beach Party & Movie Night so successful – thank you to Silly Goose Kids, Ankh Yoga and Nicola St. John.

MM poppin' away for Movie Night.

MM poppin’ away for Movie Night.

Popsicles from Nicola

Popsicles from Nicola

Kids yoga brought to you by Ankh Yoga

Kids yoga brought to you by Ankh Yoga

Blueberries have arrived!

Blueberries have arrived!

Fresh cut flowers

Fresh cut flowers

The women of Silly Goose Kids running camptown races.

The women of Silly Goose Kids running camptown races.

A selection of Kale from Green Haus Produce.

A selection of Kale from Green Haus Produce.

This week our community guests will be Stop Line 9 and the Merrill Dog Park Association.

Wellness Booth

Origin Wellness is a brand new Registered Massage Therapy clinic located steps away from East Lynn Park at 2017 Danforth Avenue, behind Ankh Yoga.  To introduce themselves to the community, they will be at the market to offer in-chair massage and let neighbours see what they have to offer. Yvonne Moir & Erin Kell Whitehead RMTs  will be there from 3:30-6:30 p.m. 

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 5 – October 9 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page. 

Notice: Tool Library Kids Week postponed

The Tool Library cancelled their kids week  previously mentioned on the blog but will be looking to hold a kids week later in August.

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The Tool Library is launching a special week for young makers during the week of July 21st, next week. They’ll have lots of drop-in programs ranging from Marshmallow Catapult’s to 3D Printing.

Read all the details below or check out their website.

Workshop list:

Monday, July 22:

  • 9am-1 p.m. – Marshmallow Catapult Build: Young makers are introduced to our full woodworking shop through the building of something completely useful. Ages 8-12. $25
  • 2-4 p.m. – Duct Tape Craft Class: Use colourful duct tape to craft items such as jewelry and wallets.  Ages 8-12. (also available July 24). $15
  • 4-6 p.m. – 3D Print Your Minecraft: Learn how to make 3D models in TinkerCAD and export those models to minecraft. Then learn how to export minecraft models as 3D printable .stl files, and take home a print of one of your creations! Ages 9-13. $25

Full day price: $60

 

Tuesday, July 23:

  • 9a.m. -1p.m. Monster Making: Through simple sewing techniques, make a cuddly monster that is sure to keep all other monsters at bay.  Ages 7-12. $25
  • 2:30 -5:30 p.m. Kids’ Growing City Gardening Project – Learn about local healthy food and take home a craft that grows! Ages 4-6. $25

Full day price: $50

 

Wednesday, July 24:

  • 9a.m. – 11a.m. Bubble Bot Build – Using basic electronics, build a bot for blowing bubbles. Ages 8-12. $20
  • 11 a.m. – 1p.m. Egg Parachutes – Try your hand at simple design by making a parachute to rescue an egg from its drop! Ages 8-12. $15
  • 2p.m.-4p.m.Duct Tape Craft Class: Use colourful duct tape to craft items such as jewelry and wallets. Ages 8-12. $15
  • 2p.m. – 4p.m. – Sculpt, Scan, Print! – Sculpt a small model with clay, make a 3D scan, and 3D print a copy of your creation.  Ages 6-10. $25

Full day price: $60

 

Thursday, July 25:

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Maker Craft Day – A day filled will activities from button making to do-it-yourself  LED flashlights! Ages 7-12. $50

For more information please contact:  Michelle at (647) 386-091 or michelle@torontotoollibrary.com

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There’s so much new and exciting to share about this week’s farmers’ market.  First, blueberries will be arriving this week! Plus, last week I spotted cherries and tried some super tasty corn. We’re coming up to prime produce season so both selection and taste are plentiful!

In the fun department, we’re having a Beach Party & Movie Night Celebration with generous support from Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon.  There will also be drama activity with Young Ruffians, Camptown Races with Silly Goose Kids, ice cream and popcorn.  Beach blankets and beach chairs welcome!

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Wellness Booth

Ankh Yoga (Danforth & Moberly) will be offering two free yoga classes in the park at the market this week. There will be an adult class at 3 p.m. and kid’s class at 4 p.m. There will be some mats there, but feel free to bring your own mat or blanket. Stop by and say hi to find out more about their classes, teachers and workshops 

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 5 – October 9 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page

Thanks to Councillor Janet Davis for hosting this upcoming event!

Fix It up: a workshop on Toronto programs for home improvements

Learn about the City of Toronto’s programs to help you retrofit your home to improve safety, sustainability and cost savings.

When: Thursday July 17th, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Danforth Mennonite Church (2174 Danforth Avenue, just east of Woodbine)

Hear about:

  • Home Energy Loan Program: New City of Toronto program, offering low interest financing for home energy improvements
  • Lead Water Replacement Program

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

This Saturday starting at 11am and throughout the lunch hour, come on out to the Sobey’s parking lot to help raise funds to build a kitchen for the Gledhill Breakfast Club!

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(PS – Kudos to the organizers of this event, who are still working for the kids over summer vacation – YOU are what makes Gledhill such a special school!)

This week:

The winery this week will be Pillitteri Estates Winery from Niagara.  Stop by for samples!

We’re delighted to have Mrs. Darling join us this week for a fun kids craft activity at 4:30 p.m.

Our Community Booth guest will be SuperShero Amy! She’ll be at the market promoting Habitat for Humanity GTA Women Build initiative.  Come by her booth to take a pic with her, sign a stud, meet & tweet, donate & advocate ! Apparently there will be prizes and more !

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Your Market – Get Involved!

Our market is fortunate to have so many committed volunteers that help each week.  But we’re always looking for more people to help out. There are many different ways to get involved.  First, we need volunteers to be stationed at the DECA booth each week trying their best to answer random questions, being a smiling face to neighours and helping the market manager with setting up and taking down the DECA tent and table. Later in the year we could use a few extra hands closer to 7:00 p.m. to help with taking down of the tents and tables as it starts to get dark early.

Second, we have a number of neighbours who cook dinner for our farmers each week.  That’s right! We don’t let the people who bring us food each week go hungry on their drives back to farm country.  This involves cooking 15-20 meals of your choice in your kitchen and bringing them to the market.  A small honorarium is provided.  We are looking for a few volunteers for these specific roles in July and August.  So if it’s something you’d like to try, send us an email (events(at)danfortheastcommunityassociation.com).

Also, we’re always looking for people with photography skills to take pictures of the market to be used online and in other promotional material and graphic design skill to help us make a few posters each year to advertise our special events.  Finally, we have so many generous individuals and businesses who donate their talents for the weekly children’s activity. If you have a talent or idea to contribute or know someone who does, let us know.
If you’d like to contribute in any of these ways, or have an idea for something else that will add to the volunteer magic that makes our market so spectacular, please let us know by emailing us.

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The famous Sprately Sandwiches.

Wellness Booth

Nana Jokura, ND from Accept Wellness, is getting the neighbourhood to stick out their tongues again at the Wellness Table. The Free Tongue and Pulses Diagnosis (normally done before acupuncture) gives a snapshot of what might be out of balance with your health. Learn about how naturopathic medicine and acupuncture can help with sugar cravings, mood swings, better sleep, land fertility. She’ll be at the market from 3-7:00 p.m.

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The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 5 – October 9 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page

Thanks to volunteer extraordinaire, Melanie, for this exciting post!
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Year after year, the Danforth East Art Fair has proven that we are living amongst a mass of creative and artistic genius. With nearly 60 artisans and vendors participating in the Art Fair this fall, we are confident that this will be our best year yet. New to the Art Fair in 2014 we will be hosting a Youth Booth for two talented kids ages 12-17 years old, proving that talent and creativity are ageless. Thanks to our generous community sponsors at Bosley Real Estate and Pegasus Studios, these kids will have a chance to show and sell their goods at no cost during the art fair.
Perhaps you know a budding painter, jeweller, fashion designer or sculptor? We are looking for young artists working in any medium who are able to show and sell their work in an open market during the weekend of September 13-14, 2014. This is an excellent opportunity to network with established artists in the community as well as to develop personal portfolios for the future.
If your interested or know someone who may be, fill out our application before July 15, 2014 and email it to deca.arts@gmail.com.
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