Guild of Village Crafts
This course is an advanced level course where you will try all sorts
of fun and challenging projects and some very unique techniques.
– 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
Beginner Crochet Class
This class will teach basic crochet stitches with an introduction to
elementary crochet techniques.
Oct 1 & 8th, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $28. Material fee $10 is extra.
Contact Number: (905)-884-2829
Crafting and Stamping
6 Week Session
Wednesdays, October 1st to November 5,
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost $78.00 + $50.00 supplies fee
Contact Number: 905-472-0469
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 905-477-0774. You can
also drop by the Markham Guild during a Thursday and see what we are
For more information about the Markham Guild of Village Crafts and
other classes, visit
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)
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
Thursday, October 2, 2014
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard
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
Prime: $64, Regular: $59
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
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:
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.
Heather Skoll email@example.com
Just Add Texture!
October 4, 2014
or Saturday, November 1, 2014
7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North
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.
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
Town Centre Boulevard map
Autumn 2014, Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan and Jayanthi
Kumaresh will tour North America offering concerts of Indian
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
here to order tickets
online or please call the Box Office at 905-305-SHOW (7469) or
For more information on these three talented artists visit their
Organizer: Flato Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)
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
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
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
Cindy Gerrie Art
October 1 - 5, 2014
Location: McKay Art Centre
197 Main Street Unionville.
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
Once the home and studio of Fred Varley, the historic house is on
picturesque Main Street Unionville.
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.
Thursday, October 2
to Sunday, October 5, 2014
10801 McCowan Road
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.
Adults $15, Seniors $10, Child 12 & under $2, Children 4 and under
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).
There's plenty more
happening during the Markham Fair, check out the complete Event List
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.
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
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
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