July 25, 2013

THURSDAY, JULY 25th, 2013 - "If life were fair, Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead!" - Johnny Carson

THURSDAY, JULY 25th, 2013 - Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest starts tonight between Woodbine and Beech Avenue beginning each evening around 6:00 - 11:00 ish.

This year there will be bands on the Boardwalk Friday, Saturday & Sunday....beginning at 4:00 on Friday, noon on Saturday & Sunday. AND at the Main Stage in Kew Gardens Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy!!

SUNDAY, JULY 28th, 2013 - Do join us for morning worship at 10:00 am ( summer hours) - Rev. Matt McKay leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: In Guatemala, the indigenous Maya-Mam people have a rich culture but experience poverty and oppression. PWS&D is working with local partner Maya-Mam Association for Research and Development to improve the livelihoods of Maya-Mam people, while also strengthening their cultural identity. With training, farmers are using traditional knowledge and locally available resources to grow more food and protect the environment. In addition men and women are being taught how to exercise their collective rights in order to protect their land from mining operations. "I am very grateful," says Teresa Diaz. "I hope that AMMID continues this work so we can improve our living conditions for our sons and daughters." A Ministry of Presbyterian World Service & Development. August 9th is International Day for the World's Indigenous People.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2013 - Historic Walk with Gene Domagala 1:00 pm - meet at Danforth and Woodbine and walk along the Danforth to Dawes Road. All welcome.

MORE DID YOU KNOW?

An ostrich'e eye is bigger than it's brain!

Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toenails!

Sea Otters use so much energy that they need to eat as much as one-third of their body weight each day!

When a dolphin is sick or injured, it's cries of distress summon immediate aid from other dolphins, who try to support it to the surface so that it can breathe!

Certain Chinese and American alligators can survive the winter by freezing their heads in ice, leaving their nose out to breath for months on end!

Have a good week - MB