May 21, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 21st, 2015 - "I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon and then it's time for my nap." Bob Hope

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2015 - Small paintings for small spaces. At the Gardener's Cottage in Kew Gardens. The Beach Guild of Fine Arts annual show featuring works from over 40 artists - Friday 3:00 - 8:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 5:00 Free admission

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 23rd & 24th, 2015 - The Beach Village Spring Fling at Ivan Forrest Gardens, Glen Manor & Queen. Sidewalk sale; entertainment and activities

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 23rd & 24th, 2015 - Doors Open Toronto - to find local venues visit and search 'doors open'

SUNDAY, MAY 24th, 2015 - Join us for morning worship at 10:30 - Philip Yoo leading. Pentecost Sunday - wear something red, orange or yellow. Following worship the study group will meet in the prayer room to continue the Presbyterian Catechism.

MISSION CAPSULES: "I became a teacher to serve the country. After three decades of war, Afghanistan needs reconstruction through education," says Mirwas, the head teacher at a school in Laghman province. PWS&D's girls education project in Afghanistan is not only working to raise awareness about the importance of education for all children, it is also building the capacity of students and teachers to handle social, political, cultural and human rights issues. In a country struggling to rebuild after decades of conflict, female students and their focus on education for girls is helping to raise a generation of young leaders who want to be teachers, lawyers, human rights workers and politicians. These girls will be forces of renewal and peace for their communities and their country.

OF INTEREST: In 1967 the Dutch community built a cedar maze on Center Island which thrived for years. 2011 most of the trees were dead and it was in a very bad state so it was removed. Recently a William Meany from Alberta was visiting Toronto and took some friends to Center Island to see the maze that he remembered from his childhood. When he discovered that it was no longer there he donated money to the City of Toronto to have it rebuilt. It has been replanted and will be reopen, once again, sometime this summer. There is a school bell that survived a fire that destroyed an island school - it will be in the center of the maze and anyone who reaches it will be able to ring the bell.

SATURDAY, MAY 30th, 2015 - Beaches Artists' and Artisans Spring Market at Beaches Presbyterian 11:00 - 4:00. Spring fashions for you and your home. Unique gifts created by local artists.


In 1977, researchers detected a strong radio signal from space that lasted 72 seconds. It hasn't been detected since.

Alexander the Great conquered half the known world by age 22.

Pluto hasn't completed a full orbit since it's discovery and won't until March 23rd, 2178.

It takes our brains 80 Milliseconds to process information. That means we are all living ever so slightly in the past.

Have a good week -- MB