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It’s time for another Movie Night in East Lynn Park!

Stick around after the farmers’ market this week for a open air screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. – or whenever it’s dark enough to see the screen.

We hope many of your took the challenge we posed last week to buy fruits and vegetables from as many colours of the rainbow as possible.  This week – don’t forget to look for bright Ontario melons!

Kids Activity: Come play with oaks ‘n acorns! Join them from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for some super fun interactive parachute play. They’ll engage and delight the tots with all sorts of parachute games and fun. No sign up required, just meet them in the park.

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Wellness Booth:

Is your child a toe walker? Did they have a slow birth or fast birth? Do they have difficulty with reading or spelling? How do they hold their pencil? What do these findings mean about any developmental stages that may have been skipped? Tanya Mouland, a licensed educational Kinesiology/Brain Gym teacher and consultant, will be offering Free Mini Brain Gym Assessments from 3pm to 7pm. Find out how improving physical, mental and language development in children (and adults) can be easy and fun.

Some local offerings with special deals/demo classes to take advantage of in the next couple of weeks! As you plan your fall activities, remember that there are lots of local offerings – take a look through our past posts for ideas, searching the “classes” tag!

Free Wee Hands Baby/Toddler/Preschooler Signing Demo Class – August 18

Email info@sillygoosekids.com to register – this demo class is free but space is limited. They can also give you the details on what the classes would cost if you register!

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Free Magic Languages Demo Classes for 1-3 yr olds – French and Spanish – August 18

Email info@sillygoosekids.com to register – same deal as above, demo class is free but it would cost you to register for the classes.

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Colour Creative Early Bird Discount – by August 26

Early Bird Special is $25.00 off after-school registrations made by August 26th!  Email colourcreativearts@gmail.com for more information.

 

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According to the experts at Foodland Ontario, August is the best month for fresh, Ontario fruit and vegetables.  One walk through the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market and one would have to agree.  The colours of the blueberries, peaches, broccoli, corn and beets make a complete rainbow of delicious food to choose from. Why not challenge yourself this week by buying as many colours as possible!

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Mrs. Darling will be at the market at 4:30 p.m. for a kids craft.  We also expect to see the Young Ruffians Drama group leading little ones through a fun activity.   The community booth this week will be Toronto East General Hospital.

Wellness Booth

While you shop, you can also be planning for your physical health.  Sean Meiliunas will be at the market from 4 to 7:00 p.m. offering FREE 7-day passes to the local GoodLife Fitness gym located at Coxwell/Gerrard. Find out how we can help you achieve your fitness goals in a fun, healthy way and try out the gym! Also doing a draw to win a FREE dinner at Pappas Grill on the Danforth! Enjoy homemade Greek cuisine by the finest establishment in Greek Town! 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.

From a delinquent blogger to her neighbours – here are some things going on around here!

Tool Library “Maker Palooza Kids”

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Fundraising Karaoke!

 

Unleash Your Inner ROCKSTAR ! Karaoke Night at The Groove Bar & Grill (1952 Danforth Ave) on August 9th starting at 10:00 p.m, supporting Habitat For Humanity and Women Build. Tons of fun and prizes supporting this amazing cause!! 
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Parks Update

Thanks to Councillor McMahon for the news! Construction of a new playground in Stephenson Park is scheduled to begin on September 8 (targeted completion is October 31, 2014) and in the next few weeks, outdoor ping-pong tables will be installed in a few parks, including East Lynn!

Outdoor Movie Night at Main Square

The Danforth Village BIA will host this family-friendly event, a screening of the movie “Jumanji”. All are welcome! Arm chair seating will be provided.

Saturday, August 23, event starts at 6:00 pm, movie starts at 8:30pm
Main Square, Southeast Corner of Danforth Ave. & Main St.

That nagging feeling about summer winding down is inevitable when we make that turn of the calendar to August.  Don’t despair! We have the cure for that feeling – come to the East Lynn Farmers’ Market and turn a regular Thursday night into a perfect summer experience.

Peaches

Peaches! Have you had your first taste of a glorious Ontario peach yet this season? I was eating some that I picked up at a farmers’ market up north the other day with my kids and I wasn’t even lying to them when I told them that they tasted like candy. (They agreed and a big fight ensued about who got to eat them, but I digress…) Pro tip: Bring a sturdy tote in which to get your peaches home.

Kids activity

The Toronto Public Library will be reading stories at 4:30pm.

Community Booth

Three exciting visitors are:

  1. Cathy’s Crawly Composters www.cathyscomposters.com – Cathy will be available to chat about worm composting and other environmentally sustainable tricks of the trade.
  2. FaReal Custom Tees will be selling their popular East York T-shirts. (They are a DECA pop-up shop success story, by the way!) Check out their Facebook page for more info on them.
  3. Crossroads BIA will be telling people about their 5th Annual ‘Wheels on Danforth’ event on August 16. (You should mark your calendars and check out www.wheelsonthedanforth.ca

Wellness booth

Nana Jokura, ND from Accept Wellness is giving away free Zinc Tests & Tongue and Pulse Diagnoses from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. She tells us that if you suffer from low immune function, hair falling out, skin conditions or poor appetite you might be low in zinc. The Free Tongue and Pulses Diagnosis is for her to see what might be out of balance with your health. Learn about how naturopathic medicine and acupuncture can help you with stress, energy, digestion and sleep. www.acceptwellness.com

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.

The weather report is calling for rain tonight but tomorrow afternoon should be all clear for your market shopping! Recent new additions include peaches!  I highly recommend the corn too.  Tawse Winery will be the local winery this week.

There are so many amazing volunteers that donate hours upon hours of time each year to make the market happen.  A reminder that we could use a few more volunteers to help the market manager with setting up and taking down the DECA tent and tables each week.  We’re also looking for people who might want to spend a few hours talking to neighbours at the DECA booth.  And there is one more date that we’re looking for a team of two volunteers to cook for the farmers.  If you or someone you know wants to become more involved in any capacity, please emails us at events(at)danfortheastcommunityassociation.com.

This week our community booth will be Save the Bees. Here’s a preview of what you can learn about from chatting with her:

Pollinators can be thanked for one out of every three bites of food we eat including most of the fruits and veggies found at farmers markets. You may have heard that bees are important pollinators and that they are in decline. What you may not know is that Danforth East resident Dr. Sheila Colla is one of North America’s native bee experts.  Her research documented the decline of the Rusty-patched Bumble bee, a formerly common species in southern Ontario, which was then listed as the first Endangered bee species in North America. Sheila has co-authored “The Bumble bees of North America- An Identification Guide“.  Sheila has helped launch a citizen science project (bumblebeewatch.org) to have people like you help her search for the elusive Rusty-patched using a smartphone or digital camera. Come learn about your native pollinators and what you can do to help them!

Local Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway will also be at the market to chat about local issues and events.

Capturing the Market Magic

Thank you to Stephen Rabjohn for volunteering to take some photographs at the market.  Here is a selection of his work:

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To see the rest of Stephen’s collection, check out the full album on the Farmers’ Market Facebook Page.

Wellness Booth

Featured Wellness Guest: East ender Brittany Logsdon, the travelling yoga teacher from Trunk to Trail will be offering a free 30 minute family yoga class in the park at 5:30 p.m. There will be mats, but bring your own if you’d like!

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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.

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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