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Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Quilting Classes

This course is an advanced level course where you will try all sorts of fun and challenging projects and some very unique techniques.

Ongoing Classes
– 3 sessions per month

First Wednesdays each Month: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Fee: $63.00 per Month

Instructor: Peggy Kwan
Contact Number: 416-497-7340
or email 

Beginner Crochet Class

This class will teach basic crochet stitches with an introduction to elementary crochet techniques.


Oct 1 & 8th, 2014

(2-evening sessions)
 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fee: $28. Material fee $10 is extra.

Instructor: Katarina
Contact Number: (905)-884-2829

Paper Crafting and Stamping

6 Week Session

Wednesdays, October 1st to November 5, 2014

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost $78.00 + $50.00 supplies fee

Instructor: Connie
Contact Number: 905-472-0469

Open Studio
 Painting Group

Come and paint with The Village Palettes Art Group. We meet every Thursday from September 11th to early June. Bring your paints, brushes, canvas, paper and whatever else you might need and join us!

Our day runs every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ongoing until June 2015

The idea of the Open Studio concept is that you can drop in anytime within the 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. time frame. This makes the atmosphere very "easy going" and less rigid and confined.

There is a $15 per Thursday fee which helps cover the cost of the facility. New members are welcome to try the Open Studio Painting Group free of charge for the first time.

Guest artists are brought in throughout the year to inspire new ideas and teach new techniques. We also host an Art Show each year.

If you have any questions or you are interested in our group, please email Marg at or phone 905-477-0774. You can also drop by the Markham Guild during a Thursday and see what we are up to.

For more information about the Markham Guild of Village Crafts and other classes, visit

Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers

Wednesday, October 1 & Thursday, October 2, 2014

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Thornhill Employment Hub
8199 Yonge Street, Suite 101B, (South of Highway 7)  map

New to Canada?

Join us for a 2 day workshop on Self-Employment in Canada?

- Business/Personal Profile
- Owning a business in Canada
- Industry Information
- Assess your Skills

To register call 905-477-4639/1-855-234-8868
or email

Voca People

Thursday, October 2, 2014

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard map 

This Broadway Sensation is completely original – a thrilling musical adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before! Full of energy and bursting with fun, this international hit features over 70 a cappella and beat box versions of the songs you and your whole family will love, including favourites from Madonna, Queen and Mozart! No instruments, no sound effects – just eight incredible voices breathing life into the greatest music on earth. Now is your chance to see this ingenious, entertaining show live!

“IMPRESSIVE! Filled with famous melodies by everyone from Mozart to Michael Jackson. The harmonies are OTHERWORLDLY!” ~ Time Out New York

Tickets: Prime: $64, Regular: $59

buy tickets

Official Artist Website

Toastmasters Area 25
Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contest

 Thursday, October 2, 2014

5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Address: 27 Allstate Parkway map

Participants from 5 clubs in the Markham area will complete to make the audience laugh and win their hearts. The Humorous Speech Contest is sure to entertain and show how being a Toastmaster can polish skills and confidence as a humorist or as a leader. The Table Topics Contest is for participants who are willing to think on their feet and have the audience on their toes!

The winner from each of these contests will move on to the Division A contest on October 16th.

The 5 Toastmsasters clubs participating are:
Destiny Toastmasters
Genivar Toastmasters
Momentum Toastmasters
Speak with Authority

Destiny & Momentum Toastmasters are open to members from outside of the corporation.

Curious Audience Members are welcome. Space is limited so registration is required.
Please email: Heather Skoll 


Just Add Texture! Painting Workshop

Saturday, October 4, 2014
or Saturday, November 1, 2014

7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.

Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North  map

Ever wondered how acrylic paintings get their bumps and ridges? Think: Texture Paste!
For this special evening, we're throwing in something special to make your masterpiece that much more awesome.

Learn how to apply texture paste with the palette knife and add it to your painting to sculpt peaks and ridges.

Price: $20+

Register at


National Bank

Zakir Hussain, Tabla; Kumaresh Rajagopalan,
Violin; Jayanthi Kumaresh, Veena

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
             171 Town Centre Boulevard

In Autumn 2014, Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan and Jayanthi Kumaresh will tour North America offering concerts of Indian classical music.

These three artists – each renowned for their own accomplishments – bring a unique contribution and influence to the collaboration. Hussain is of course a master tabla player known the world over for his dazzling and mesmerizing performances and collaborations with artists of all genres. Kumaresh R is known as one of India’s top Carnatic violinists known for his brilliant musical interpretations with numerous artists including the dynamic violin duo with his brother Ganesh. Jayanthi K is recognized as one of the world’s top performers on the veena, a plucked stringed instrument with origins to Pakistan. The veena is considered by many a celestial instrument with ties to ancient times. Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of the arts, is many times depicted playing a veena.

The musical result of these three artists joining together on stage will be a brilliant virtuosic performance combining traditional Indian classical music with flavors of Carnatic music hailing specifically from southern India.

Presented in association with: Small World Music

Tickets: Prime: $64, Regular: $59

Click here to order tickets online or please call the Box Office at 905-305-SHOW (7469) or 1-866-768-8801.

For more information on these three talented artists visit their website:

Event Organizer: Flato Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)
Email Contact:
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Alzheimer Society of York Region
Caregiver Support Groups

October 1, 2014, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Woodhaven Long Term Care 
380 Church Street, 4th Floor  map

1st Wednesday of each month (no group in July/August)

Anyone familiar with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders (ADRD) knows the significant impact it can have on family members of the impaired person, especially the primary caregiver. At the onset of the illness, only those close to the person with Alzheimer's disease may begin to notice slight behaviour changes which they may not understand. The afflicted person may become forgetful, quick tempered or withdrawn. As the disease progresses these behavioural changes become more pronounced, and by the time diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is made, the family may feel frustrated, alone and trapped.

Support groups help families and caregivers of an impaired person maintain and increase feelings of self-worth and control by sharing common problems. Through trained and competent leadership, members of the group can experience emotional relief, develop greater self-awareness and understanding, and acquire new and more positive attitudes. People learn to share problems, and help each other to cope more effectively in a safe caring environment. Groups help people to form new and meaningful relationships, and make them aware of various community services. By working together, people feel less helpless. Support Groups provide a forum to learn and understand how to cope with and care for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Cindy Gerrie Art Exhibit

 October 1 - 5, 2014

Location:  McKay Art Centre
197 Main Street Unionville. map

Cindy Gerrie's paintings are acrylic and mixed media.

The McKay Art Centre features works for sale from talented community artists and is the perfect spot to visit on your next trip to Unionville.
Once the home and studio of Fred Varley, the historic house is on picturesque  Main Street Unionville.

Admission: Free

Winter Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Markham Fair 

Thursday, October 2 to Sunday, October 5, 2014

10801 McCowan Road  map

Markham Fair is one of Canada oldest country fairs. Since 1844 the fair has been providing the community with a showcase for talents and products in a friendly competitive spirit. With over 700 volunteers working on more than 70 committees, Markham Fair is the largest community based volunteer organization in Canada.

Markham Fair occurs annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving, and hosts upwards of 80,000 attendees. Approximately 3,000 exhibitors will enter more than 12,000 items, which will be judged and put on display during the fair.

As well as the competitive displays, the community is further brought together to enjoy various forms of entertainment such as horse pull, demolition derby, tractor pull, midway rides and displays of farm animals.

Free Parking.

Adults $15, Seniors $10, Child 12 & under $2, Children 4 and under free.

Fair Hours: Thursday to Saturday  9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
               Sunday  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Markham Fair is located on the Markham Fairgrounds at 10801 McCowan Road (6 km north of Highway 7).  map

There's plenty more happening during the Markham Fair, check out the complete Event List at

Dog Day at the Market

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Dogs and owners are invited to the Unionville Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market on Sunday, October 5th for Dog Day at the Market. (map) The fun begins at noon with contests and prizes provided by Global Pet Foods. Debbie Reynolds from Life’s Ruff, OSPCA, and Markham Animal Care Committee will be on hand to help with the contests and give out information.

Contests include Best Dressed, Best Sit & Stay, Best Trick, Biggest dog, Smallest dog, Longest tail, Shortest tail, Dog & Owner look-alike, Happiest Dog, and Saddest Looking Dog.

The Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market, located beside the newly restored Stiver Mill on Station Lane in Unionville, features fresh veggies, fruit, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, plants, soaps, Farmers’ Wives’ Table, Kids’ Table and more. Weekly entertainment and a Market Grill.

For more information, or call 647-983-9054.

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Supreme Cleaning Group

Professional Cleaning Services

Cambridge Academy
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Jamieson Y Recruitment

Cosmopolitan Furnished Suites
Furnished Suites
Toronto's best hotel alternative

Downsizing Diva
Hogan Landscaping

Timothy Reynolds, CGA
TwinBytes Inc.
Linda Lomano - Sales Representative of Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage
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Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage

Padgett - The Small Biz Pros
The Small Biz Pros

Our Studio
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Carefect Home Care Services
Nadia A. Cawley-Thomas

Nadia A. Cawley-Thomas
Sales Representative
 Your Choice Realty Corp.
Direct: 647.828-0448
Office: 416.479.4241

Dance Art Studio
Dance Art Studio

Sher's 5 Star Catering
Pulse Dance Works
KICKS Dance Studio
John Procenko Real Estate Team
PProfessional...... Proactive. 
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Real Estate Team

Alliance Francaise
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Tom Sachdeva
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