Friday, 24 October 2008

Eight wines, seven countries JAMCafe (195 Carlton) is hosting another of its successful wine tasting events on Wednesday, October 29. Hors d’oeuvres and the tasting will be served at 6:30 pm.
The wines will be introduced by Malcolm Cocks from Hobbs & Co Wine Merchants and Glen-Ward Wines. If you like the wines, Malcolm will accept orders after the event.
Included are a South African reisling, a Vouvray and Sancerre from France, and then five lovely reds from New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Australia and California.
For details about the wines,
You’ll need a reservation: or (416) 921-1255. $35 per person. Dinner is not included but can be provided separately (about 8:30 pm).
And another thought…
JAMCafe want to remind you that they’re accepting reservations for holiday parties from businesses and residents for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Christmas is coming – I love it.
National Me to We Day
Free the Children (located at 233 Carlton) is a remarkable world-wide agency that manages “the world’s largest network of children helping children through education.” Their primary goal is to free children around the world from poverty and exploitation.
Since the group’s founding in 1995, it has built over 500 schools and started innovative programs in 45 countries. It’s a registered charity in Canada and the US as well as several other countries abroad.
Last week marked the second annual “Me to We” Day when 8000 students from across Toronto arrived at Ricoh Coliseum. Thousands more joined in online across Canada. With guest hosts Tanya Kim and Ben Mulroney, the program featured appearances by Justin Trudeau, Sarah McLaughlin, Mia Farrow and many others.
The day was more than a celebration of young people and their power to change the world. It also launched the 100-school challenge.
Tune in on Saturday, October 25 (CTV, 7 pm) or Sunday, October 26 (CTV, 12 pm) to see e-talk’s video highlights from the day and to learn about the challenge.
Check out Free The Children and their promo for the day at:
Save energy and money
Kyle at Loonie or Less (480 Parliament) is now an official retailer in the Every Kilowatt Counts program with Ontario Power Authority. You can buy a 60 watt-equivalent Compact F lightbulb (retail $6) for $1 after the INSTANT in-store coupon. He also has table and floor lamps (normally $39.95) for openly $9.99 after the INSTANT coupon.
The promotion runs to November 16. Customers are limited to five coupons per day.
Sharon did a big shop And she’s stocked up on exciting new winter fashions. She has Victorian 100% cotton nighties from small to XL at $39.99, men’s and women’s hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters, vests, jackets and skirts. Her greeting cards are both beautiful and funny.
Those Victorians could keep themselves warm at night. They had to – their houses were beautiful but, wow, drafty! So pop in and get something cuddly for yourself.
Under the Apron Big Mamma’s Boy (554 Parliament) keeps getting warm, positive reviews from bloggers and electronic media across the Internet. Their latest is a close-up introduction to chef Michael Guenther in an Xtra web article from last week. Congratulations, Michael.
It’s worth reading: Just click on the link.

The Trap Door Party From Sunday, October 26 to Tuesday, October 28, Vancouver’s MOVE company presents a fresh look at traditional dance forms. Classical and modern, the dance and music create a refreshing evening that’s ultra-cool and great fun. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8 pm. Winchester Dance Theatre, 80 Winchester St, $25 (students $20)