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Fall Events 2021

You and your single friends, WHEREVER BORN, are invited to the following events
There is a $5 levy per person per event to be paid on arrival.
YOUR GUESTS and FIRST TIMERS INCLUDED.

When reserving for these events, please give your first & last names plus home phone number in case there is a change. Your home phone number is important - even if you reserve by email. The host may need to call you about a last-minute change.

When paying the levy, do not expect hosts to provide change; we must minimize the handling of cash. If you do not have a $5 banknote, write a cheque payable to the UK CONNEXION before you arrive. You will be asked to drop payment directly into a bag or envelope from the host.

UKC outdoor events are only possible by strict compliance with COVID-19 rules. If you do not believe in the necessity of masking, sanitization, and social distancing requirements, or have any virus symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.
Oct 20 Wed 6:30 pm
Budapest Restaurant
DINNER BUDAPEST RESTAURANT
2182 Danforth Ave.
A traditional Hungarian restaurant serving stews, cabbage rolls, schnitzel, dumplings, and more. Take subway to Woodbine Station then, on south side of Danforth walk 2 ½ blocks to restaurant. Pay parking is available on Danforth or public pay parking off of Amroth Ave (behind Value Village, 1 block east of Woodbine) for $3.00 after 6 pm. This event is limited to 12 socially distanced, vaccinated, masked members. Please have a $5.00 bill or pre-written cheque made payable to UK Connexion. Contact Rosemary at rosemary2k14@gmail.com or 416-423-1753.
Oct 24 Sun 11 am
Hiking
HIKE IN PALGRAVE FOREST AND WILDLIFE
Palgrave Forest
Join hike leader Mary B for a leisurely hike approximately 1-1/2 to 2hours on fairly flat terrain with a few elevations in Palgrave Forest and Wildlife area. Please wear hiking boots and dress for the weather. Bring a snack and water - we will stop to enjoy our snacks at about the halfway mark on the trail. We meet in Tim Horton’s parking lot in downtown Bolton. Please note there are several Tim Horton’s on Hwy 50 - but the one we need is in a small plaza with Tim’s and a TD bank just north of King St. on the west side. After meeting at Tim’s, we drive for about 20 minutes to the forest just north of Palgrave on the west side. We will have a late lunch at the Toby Jug in Bolton, either on the patio depending on the weather or indoor abiding by Covid rules. Please have a $5 or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Important - please call Mary to register at 416-652-1028 no late than the day before leaving your full name and phone number.
Oct 27 Wed 3 pm
Stroll Mt. Pleasant
STROLL MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY/SUPPER
BULL & FIRKIN
Join Christine for a late-October stroll through a part of the cemetery (about an hour) to see the changing colours and enjoy the crisp cool air of fall! We will meet at the Yonge/Davisville entrance to the cemetery. You can access it a little south of Davisville and then take the steps on the east side by the Kay Gardner Bridge to get on the belt-line and then a little east to the cemetery entrance where Christine will be waiting. Or turn left on Merton St. and cut through to the cemetery entrance that way – saves walking up the steps. Afterwards we will walk up to the Bull and Firkin on Yonge (just a little north of Merton) and enjoy an early supper on the patio which is heated – or eat indoors – whatever we prefer. The event is open to 10 members who are fully vaxed, masked, and adhere to social-distancing. Please have $5.00 bill (levy) ready or a cheque payable to UK Connexion. Contact by Mon prior: christineukc23@gmail.com.
Oct 30 Sat 12 pm
Golfing
GOLF FUN DAY
Eglinton/Jane
RESERVE BY SUNDAY PRIOR
Join Jo-ann at the Scarlett Woods golf course for 18 holes of golf. COST: green fees $28.42 for seniors and $38.85 for adults, plus the UKC $5 levy. Rentals are available: Clubs $20 with pull cart included, pull cart only $7, power carts for seniors $29 and $32 for adults. With COVID-19, only one person per power cart. The event is limited to socially distanced, masked members - COVID RULES PERMITTING. Please have a $5 bill or a pre-written cheque ready made payable to UK Connexion. We are now able to enjoy a beverage on the club house patio after the game. IMPORTANT: To reserve, contact Jo-ann at 416-707-7758 or jdathome@sympatico.ca.
Nov 11 Thu 10:30 am
Golfing
GOLF FUN DAY
Eglinton/Jane
RESERVE BY FRIDAY PRIOR
Join Jo-ann at the Scarlett Woods golf course for 18 holes of golf. COST: green fees $28.42 for seniors and $38.85 for adults, plus the UKC $5 levy. Rentals are available: Clubs $20 with pull cart included, pull cart only $7, power carts for seniors $29 and $32 for adults. With COVID-19, only one person per power cart. The event is limited to socially distanced, masked members - COVID RULES PERMITTING. Please have a $5 bill or a pre-written cheque ready made payable to UK Connexion. We are now able to enjoy a beverage on the club house patio after the game. IMPORTANT: To reserve, contact Jo-ann at 416-707-7758 or jdathome@sympatico.ca.
Nov 14 Sun 6 pm
Granite Brewery
DINNER/MINGLING GRANITE BREWERY
Mt. Pleasant & Eglinton E.
Come and join Maureen at The Granite Brewery (covered back patio), on Mt. Pleasant Road, for mingling, drinks and dinner. Good selection of craft beers and pub type food in this long-established neighbourhood restaurant, situated in mid-town Toronto. There is free underground parking at The Granite, with a token from the server (see video). From Eglinton subway station take the 56 bus or any bus going east and get off at Rawlinson and walk west one block to Mt. Pleasant, then south on Mt. Pleasant. Alternatively, take the 74 bus from St. Clair subway station and get off at Soudan Avenue and then walk less than a block north. The event is open to 12 members who are fully vaxed, masked, and adhere to social-distancing. Please have your $5 levy ready or a cheque payable to UK Connexion. To reserve, please contact Maureen at mstuchbury@gmail.com or 416-486-6088 by Fri Nov 12.
Nov 18 Thu 7 pm
Japanese Dinner
JAPANESE DINNER
Danforth/Carlaw
Join Tony at the Katsu Sushi Japanese Restaurant, 572 Danforth Ave at Carlaw (near Pape subway station). It has a wide menu of Japanese specialties including sushi, sashimi, teriyaki and tempura dishes. Vegetarian options and an all-you-can-eat buffet-by-order are also available. Set course and combo dinners from $10.99, plus UKC levy. Check with the host by the Mon prior as there may be some restrictions. The event is open to 12 fully vaxed, masked, and adhere to social-distancing. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Please contact Tony at 416-693-8639.
Nov 21 Sun 3pm
Jazz
BIG BAND SWING/JAZZ AND DANCING - SMOKESHOW BBQ & BREW
Mt. Pleasant/Eglinton
Join Marilyn and Susan at Smokeshow BBQ and Brew, 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd., in the first block south of Eglinton on the west side. Come and enjoy the York Jazz Ensemble, one of Toronto's top 9-piece bands with a large horn section plus singer Cheryl Lyn Backman who has a beautiful bluesy voice. The Band plays rock, ballads and the old big band standards. Smokeshow has a BBQ focused menu plus lots of room to dance. There is a $10 cover charge plus the $5 UKC levy. Please reserve no later than Fri morning, Nov 19, and we are limited to 14 people plus your host. Masks are required to enter the restaurant. Contact marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred) or call 647-210-5110. We are now offering an optional dinner at one of the many local restaurants to continue your evening. If you would like to go to dinner after the show, please contact Susan Brunner direct at Brunnsu@roger.com . There is no additional UKC Levy for this.
Dec 15 Wed 11 am
Walk
WALK IN EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS AND BROWSING IN THE CHRISTMAS TREE STORE
Evergreen Brickworks
Join Christine for another pre-winter walk in the Evergreen Brickworks to see the changing colours in the landscape and hopefully walk up the hill if weather and safety permit to look at the view. We can then return and have a warming cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a delicious treat at the café, or bring your own. Then we can walk next door to browse the items they have on sale in the Christmas Tree store. You can get to the Brickworks by TTC by taking a #28 South bus from Davisville station and return the same way. The buses are every 20 minutes. There is a paid parking lot as you turn in off Bayview Avenue. Please bring a $5 bill for the levy, or a pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. This event is limited to 10 members who are fully vaxed, masked and adhere to social distancing. Please contact Christine by the Mon prior at christineukc23@gmail.com (if the weather is unsuitable, you’ll be contacted by 5 pm, Dec 14).
Dec 15 Wed 12 pm
Newsletter Deadline
If you are not yet on the mailing list for the UK Quarterly, please send your cheque for the $20 subscription for four issues (Autumn 2021 – Summer 2022) plus the current one. Use the yellow application form enclosed or download a form from www.ukconnexion.net. This is also the last day to let our Events Director know what events you would like to organize in Jan, Feb, and Mar. Please contact Christine Quinn at 416-487-9869 or christineukc23@gmail.com.
Dec 19 Sun 3 pm
Jazz
BIG BAND SWING/JAZZ AND DANCING - SMOKESHOW BBQ & BREW
Mt. Pleasant/Eglinton
Join Marilyn and Susan at Smokeshow BBQ and Brew, 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd., in the first block south of Eglinton on the west side. Come and enjoy the York Jazz Ensemble, one of Toronto's top 9-piece bands with a large horn section plus singer Cheryl Lyn Backman who has a beautiful bluesy voice. The Band plays rock, ballads and the old big band standards. Smokeshow has a BBQ focused menu plus lots of room to dance. There is a $10 cover charge plus the $5 UKC levy. Please reserve no later than Fri morning, Dec 17, and we are limited to 14 people plus your host. Masks are required to enter the restaurant. Contact marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred) or call 647-210-5110. We are now offering an optional dinner at one of the many local restaurants to continue your evening. If you would like to go to dinner after the show, please contact Susan Brunner direct at Brunnsu@roger.com. There is no additional UKC Levy for this.