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kidapalooza

Kidapalooza Family Event

Saturday, February 13 to Monday, February 15, 2016  

Location: Markham Fairgrounds
 10801 McCowan Road  map

For more information visit www.kidapalooza.ca





Let's Create

Let's Create at Markham Public Libraries

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Click here for the schedule of the many fun activities available at our Markham Public Libraries.





Markham Little Theatre's Assisted Living

Markham Little Theatre - Assisted Living

Saturday, February 13, 2016

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

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

A comedy by Deirdre O'Connor

A middle aged woman who cares for her ailing mother, Anne is tired of being the responsible one in the family. Frustrated by the lack of help she receives from her dead- beat brother, Anne hires a young man to assist her around the house. When his troubled past comes to light, this funny and surprising play allows Anne to come to terms with her own life.

Tickets: $26

Event Organizer: Markham Little Theatre
Telephone Number: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)
Email Contact:  info@markhamlittletheatre.ca
Website Address: www.markhamlittletheatre.ca

Tickets available online or through the box office at 905.305.7469
or toll free 1.866.768.8801 (not available in 416 or 647 area codes)

www.markhamtheatre.ca 






Hip Hop Program


Hip Hop Program

Saturdays, January 30 – April 30, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Immigrant Youth Centre
5284 Highway 7 East, Unit 2, Markham  map

Join our Hip Hop Dance program and perform at the IYC Annual Showcase!

For beginner and intermediate dancers.

*Volunteer hours can be earned! For youth ages 13 - 24.

To register contact chantel.kim@cicscanada.com or 905-294-8868 ext.108.




Family Snowshoeing

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road map

Markham Museum provides the perfect place to spend time with your family while enjoying the Canadian winter. Join us on February 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a basic introduction to snowshoeing, group activities/games and free time to explore the 25 acre Museum grounds. Snowshoes will be provided. Wear warm outdoor clothing, including winter boots. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost $16.95 per person. Pre-registration required. Call 905-305-5970 to register today!



Valentine’s Pottery Date Workshop

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location:  Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road map

Go ahead, get a little dirty! Join us in the Pottery Studio for a pre-dinner afternoon of fun, romance and hand building. Our skilled instructors will walk you through a simple project, or you are free to make your own creations.

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $67.80 for two people (includes all supplies and firing).
Call 905-305-5970 to register today!
Email Contact: museuminfo@markham.





Markham RoyalsOntario Junior 'A' Hockey
Markham Royals vs Lindsay Muskies

Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1 p.m.

Location: Centennial Arena
8600 McCowan Road  map

“The arrival of Junior ‘A’ hockey back to Markham is great news and we’re thrilled to welcome the Red Wings Junior ‘A’ organization to our community,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “The new Markham Royals Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club will be joining a well-established hockey community known for producing over sixty NHL players including Steve Stamkos, Steve Thomas, Brad May, Mike Zigomanis, Cody Hodgson, Jeff Skinner, Mike Palmateer, Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Members Syl Apps and Adam Oates. We’re confident the Markham Royals Junior ‘A’ team will carry on that tradition of hockey excellence.”

Website: http://markhamroyals.pointstreaksites.com/view/mroyals 




Family Day Workshop

Family Paint Day on Family Day

Monday, February 15, 2016

Times: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North  map

This Family Day, come as a family for our “Up, Up, and Away” Family Workshop and explore colours, paints, and painting techniques and create collaborative art on a big canvas together.

Our friendly artist staff will be there to guide your family through the workshop. Your family can customize colours, design balloons (paint circles or use thumbprints!) and add in your own family name (to replace the “Family Day Workshop” text in the image) so you have a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home.

Price: $50 + HST per family for a 24×30″ session or $60 + HST per family for a 24×36″ session. Canvas, paints, supplies and smocks included (max 5 members per family).

Age: Recommended for kids ages 5-12

Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North  map

Register at: http://www.paintlounge.ca/events/family-day/




 

Winterfest at the Markham Museum

Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 9350 Markham Road  map
(north of 16th Avenue)

Celebrate Family Day at the Museum!

Explore the science of snow, and try snowshoeing and ice block building.

There will be lots of activities, crafts for the kids, music, and great food!

Free Kid-friendly Activities
Snow Globe craft
Ice Block Building
Snow painting
Geocaching: Use a GPS unit to explore the Museum grounds
KEVA: Build structures with KEVA Planks

Something for Everyone
Listen to Geoff Coulson from Environment Canada talk about severe winter weather and winter weather safety
Watch science and ice carving demonstrations
Try some maple toffee made onsite by the Markham Historical Society
Learn how to identify winter habitats
Get hands-on experience printing with the proofing press in the Print Shop
Enjoy different food options offered by local Food Trucks


Other Attractions

These activities are an additional cost on top of the Museum admission fee. Visitors can purchase tickets at the main entrance or pay at attraction with cash.
Wagon Ride ($3.00 each)
Snowshoeing ($2.00 each) *weather dependent
Drop-In Pottery Activity: Participants will create their own Snowflake Ornament ($5.00 each)

Exhibitions:
South Gallery: What is Markham?
NEW! Main Gallery: SNOW (Open to public from January 30 to April 24)

Snow. A source of passion, creativity and ingenuity — what would Canada be without it? Discover this new exhibition that presents a cultural history of snow. You’ll never look at winter the same way again. SNOW is a travelling exhibition created by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with the J. Armand Bombardier Museum.
Mezzanine: KEVA

Please note: There will be no guided tours during Winterfest. Every event attendee will receive an event map of the site outlining the activities running and the buildings that are open. All historic buildings that are open will have a knowledgeable staff member stationed inside to provide interpretation for the public.

Cost: $3 per person (children under two are free)

Parking

Parking at the Museum is limited. We suggest visitors walk, take public transit or carpool to the event. If you are driving, make sure you arrive early to get a parking spot.

For more information, please contact 905-305-5970 or e-mail museuminfo@markham.ca

www.markhammuseum.ca

 


2016 Year of the Monkey

Chinese New Year Show & Celebrations
at the Markham Civic Centre

101 Town Centre Boulevard  map

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy a dazzling afternoon of cultural entertainment
 and activities with your families to celebrate this festive season.

Celebrating the traditions of Chinese New Year.

Sponsored by TD Bank Group, Organized by the FCCM.



Chinese New Year Celebrations
at First Markham Place

3255 Highway 7 at Woodbine Ave.  map

Sunday, February 14, 2016 at noon
 Internationally Renowned Feng Shui Master
Paul Ng will be giving
his Annual New Year Speech.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Chinese Collective Arts Association Dance Group will be performing a few of their award winning dances. A creative festive and memorable afternoon.

Website: www.firstmarkhamplace.com

Tel: 905-944-0128

Click here to continue viewing more Chinese New Year Celebrations in Markham.





Valentine cookiesSylvan's Valentine Math Edge Children's Event

Saturday, February 13, 2016

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sylvan Learning Centre Markham, 11 Laidlaw Blvd. map

Join us for our Children's Valentine Math Edge event!

Activities include:
Valentine's crafts
Games
Prizes
Tasty treats

Math Edge demonstration for children in grades 1-5.

Math Edge is a fun and engaging way to learn math, and children will have so much fun during the demonstration they will forget they are even doing math!

This is a free event and registration is required as space is limited.

Please register your child today by calling 905-201-5156.






Art & Wine with Your Valentine Art & Wine
with Your Valentine

Friday, February 12 to
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North  map

This Valentine’s Day, experience it in style with an artistic adventure at Paintlounge at 118 Main Street North in Markham!

Our Valentine’s package is available:
 • Friday, February 12, 2016, 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
 • Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
 • Sunday, February 14th, 2016, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

And includes:
 • two solo (16×20″) freestyle painting sessions (max 3 hours)
 • two drinks (choose from red or white wine, beer, hot loose-leaf tea or hot americano)

Price: $70 + HST per couple
Space is limited, please reserve your spot with us!
Register at http://www.paintlounge.ca/valentines/






The Markham Civic Centre Outdoor Ice Rink
is Open for the Season


Free Public Skating

Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Skate Rental: Adults $10, Children $5 (helmet included)

Extended Skate Rental Hours
Fridays: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Recreational skating only.
No hockey sticks, pucks or balls allowed.

Address: 101 Town Centre Blvd.  map








Dance Art Lessons

Location: 15 Gervais Drive, Toronto  map





City of Markham Family Day Programs


Family Day Programs

Click here for more information about the fun Family Day programs of the City of Markham on Monday, February 15, 2016.






Family Day Canvas Challenge

Family Day Canvas Challenge

Monday, February 15, 2016 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  OR  2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location:  Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville map

Families are invited to explore the work of artist Sarah Cale in Instants passing in the air I breathe to create their own mixed media canvas masterpiece (60cm x 75cm) to take home in this fun, educational and interactive program experience! Guided by an experienced art educator, families will be challenged to create an artwork, as inspired by Sarah Cale, that will challenge their preconception of what a painting is and looks like.

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Barcode: 282280
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Barcode: 282280

$35/family of 4, $5 for additional person
Register now as spots are limited.



 


RBC Family Skate

RBC Family Skate

Monday, February 15, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Milliken Mills Community Centre, 7600 Kennedy Rd.   map

Sometimes good old family fun can help encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. So strap on your skates and join us as we wobble across the ice.




 

The Village Palettes Art GroupThe Village Palettes Art Group
Open Studio
Painting Group


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Location: 11 Church St. map

Come and paint with The Village Palettes Art Group. We meet every Thursday from September 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. The idea of the Open Studio concept is that you can drop in anytime within the mentioned time frame. This makes the atmosphere very "easy going" and less rigid and confined.

Regarding the cost, our first painting session runs from September to early December and the second session is January to June. Each session has a separate fee. For fee amount please contact us using the information below.

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 at least once a year.

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

Visit our website at www.villagepalettes.com or check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/villagepalettesartgroup.



Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Location: 11 Church St.
map

Youth ArtSaturday Youth Art Class with Christine

For Pre-teens and Teens

With guidance from Christine who is an experienced artist, students can explore a variety of media and techniques while going through the step by step process of creating a project of their choice. Students will learn how to improve their drawing skills with practical guidance and advice while they work through their project from conception to completed work.

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00pm.

(6 week sessions)
February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016

Fee: $84.00 + $20.00 material fee

Instructor: Christine
Contact Number: (905) 477-7208.


For more information about the Markham Guild of Village Crafts and to view more craft classes visit www.markhamguild.com.

 


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  More Upcoming Markham Events

 

Winterfest at Markham Museum

Winterfest at the Markham Museum

Monday, February 15, 2016>
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.




Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year 2016

February 5 - 21, 2016

  

Click here to view more exciting shows, events and festivals of 2016.


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