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This Week's Highlighted Markham News & Events

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Every year, during the third week of October, we celebrate the importance of public libraries and our contributions to the community, to education, literacy and life-long learning.

Celebrate with us:

Join our One Book One Markham Book, A Tale for the Time Being Discussion Groups, Tuesday, October 21 at Markham Village Library 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Event Organizer: Markham Public Library
Telephone: 905 513 7977

Hidden Job Market Workshop

 Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Not sure where to begin your job search?

 Attend our Hidden Job Market workshop
to help greatly improve your job search skills.

Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101  map

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Using Social Networking

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Discover how to use social networking to help you in your job search!

Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101 map

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Information Session.
Pre-registration is required.

Interview Strategies Workshop

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

You will learn the secrets of making a great first impression, how to sell your skills to employers, and develop effective ways to answer the most frequently asked interview questions.

Ample time will be devoted to practicing interview techniques.

Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101  map

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop. Pre-registration is required. 

Healthy Little Pumpkins

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Network Family Care Center
3160 Steeles Ave. E.  map

Trick-or-treating and very large buckets of candy are just around the corner and that means it is the perfect opportunity to help teach your kids about healthy nutrition. While trick-or-treating can be fun, over consumption of sugar can cause serious health problems such as ADHD, obesity, diabetes, headaches and stomach aches, to name a few.
So let us help your little pumpkin grow up strong and healthy.

Please join us for an upcoming FREE workshop for you and your children that will teach how to stay healthy during this time.

You will learn nutritious alternatives to candy, what qualities constitute a healthy snack and easy recipes that you can make at home.

There will also be delicious snacks all evening for you and your little or big pumpkin to enjoy.

Let's make Halloween a day of health, wellness and fun!

Markham Guild of Village Crafts

11 Church Street map

Intermediate Crochet Class

Various crochet techniques will be taught, colour changing, shaping and complex stitches. The class is providing guidance in pattern reading for novice crochet students. Bring your own projects and/or get some new pattern(s) free

Wednesdays, October 22 & 29th, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (2 weeks)

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

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

** Prerequisites: Students must have basic crochet skills. **

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

"Face to Face" Exhibition by Painters 6

Wednesday, October 22 to Sunday, October 26, 2014

Location: McKay Art Centre, 197 Main St. Unionville map

The group of artists who call themselves "Painters 6", (Linda Chen, Sheila Ghazarian, Vita Keeling, Florica Laslau, Glen Ou and Lynda Warn) became acquainted while attending a Life Drawing classes with artist Neville Clarke at the Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery of Markham in Unionville, Ontario.

Five members of Painters 6, Chen, Ghazarian, Keeling, Laslau and Warne were also practicing portraiture while attending portrait classes at the Toronto School of Art. Ou is an accomplished professional photographer who is also dedicated to art.

Come by the McKay to view their collection "Face to Face".

Admission is free.

Hours of Operation:
Monday  - closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday   11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday   11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Event Organizer: Painters 6
Telephone: 905-477-7000 ext. 3261
Email Contact:

5th Annual Hope and The City

We are celebrating our 5th ANNUAL Hope and the City event!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Angus Glen Golf Club, 10080 Kennedy Road, Markham


All proceeds raised from this event will support women’s cancer research including breast, cervical, ovarian, and uterine.

Join us for a fantastic night of glamour and pampering just for women.

Support this exciting and inspiring event and help in the fight against cancer.
Walk the “pink” carpet, take in the scene, shop at one of the many participating vendors returning and new selling a range of fashion accessories, home décor items, and unique objects suitable for gift giving.

Take a moment to relax at a pampering station and receive a soothing treatment that can include reflexology, massage, henna application or something other...!

Treat yourself to a selection of foods available from food vendors.

There will be opportunities to win items, take part in the auction and other fundraising activities.

Enjoy the live entertainment and meet members of the York Region Firefighters who are there to greet you!

Get involved!

Your ticket includes:
 - One complimentary beverage
 - A gift bag filled with samples and gifts
 - An opportunity to win the grand prize
 - Participation in fundraising activities
 - Access to shopping with our many vendors
 - Live entertainment
 - Food tasting
 - Some surprises to celebrate our 5th year……!

Exclusive to our first 50 guests, register by September 26, 2014 to receive one complimentary pampering service!

Call the Canadian Cancer Society South York Region Unit at 905-709-4978 to secure your spot or register on-line at

Donation and Sponsorship Opportunities:
Would you like to support Hope and the City in other ways? We are accepting items for the auction and secret envelope table.

Contact Details

Laura Parsons
Fundraising Coordinator
Canadian Cancer Society, South York Region Community Office
30 East Beaver Creek Road, Suite 100
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1J2
Tel: (905) 709-4978 ext. 3844
Toll free: 1 866 889-2345
Fax: (905) 709-1240

Get Carried Away for Cancer! Thursday, October 23, 2014 spend the evening getting pampered, feeling great and celebrating life! For more information, visit

MBT & MSBC present Ready ... Set ... GO!
Small Business Forum 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Markham Convergence Centre
7271 Warden Avenue map

Learn and grow! If you are a start-up, micro business, new business,
or business in growth mode get practical hands-on, use-it-today information.

905-474-0730 ext. 28

Fall Fling Luncheon and Fashion Show

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall
60 McDowell Gate

The Women's Committee of Markham (WCM) is holding their Annual Fall Fling Luncheon and Fashion Show at Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall for about 600 guests. WCM is a group of 16 volunteers who have raised funds for many worthwhile causes for the past forty-six years. Fashions by Eleven Joseph, Rena Artesa, Dress Code and Jillian’s. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Wings of Union Villa and Markhaven, both not-for-profit long term care facilities.


A Tale of Space & Time

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Markham Village Library, Fireside Lounge
6031 Highway 7  map

This Fall, Markham is Reading a Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki.

Explore the cosmological themes present in A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Learn about the nature of time, the place of Earth in relation to the universe, and the theoretical presence of other dimensions. Featuring Dr. Sean Tulin, York University Department of Physics & Astronomy.

This is a One Book One Markham event. Pick up your copy of the book at Markham Public Library, then get ready to join us at events across the city. For complete details of this and other events, please visit
Registration: Free; Drop-In
Contact: 905-513-7977 ext. 3454

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd   map
(northwest corner of Warden Ave and Highway 7)

Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable – coming from just two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. Together, Fleck and Washburn employ the relatively rare 3-finger and clawhammer banjo duet to create an explosion of musical white heat.

Béla Fleck: Official Artist Website

Abigail Washburn: Official Artist Website

Tickets: Prime: $74, Regular: $69

Event Organizer: FLATO Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905-305-7469
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Markham Public Library, in collaboration with, and presented by,
 Thornhill Ontario Early Years:

Songs & Stories in Spanish:

Increase your child’s level of interest in and familiarization with the culture and language,
offered through songs, stories, rhythm and movement.

Ven y aprende canciones y cuentos en Español.

The program is geared for children 0 months - 6 years old.

Location: Thornhill Community Centre Library, Children’s Department
7755 Bayview Ave.  map

Thursday, October 23, 2014

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Free. No Registration Required.

For more information about these and other Markham Public Library programs,
please visit the library, call us at 905-513-7977,
or visit our website at

The Villagers Open Mic
 @ atThe Duchess of Markham

Thursday, October 23, 2014

8:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Location: The Duchess of Markham
53 Main Street Markham North

The Villagers Open Mic has moved!

"Without a doubt, one of the greatest open mics ever to have existed in all of recorded human history and throughout the entire universe..."

Every Thursday night @ The Duchess in Markham Village.

We are celebrating our 4 year anniversary in the coming weeks.

* Weekly featured artists
* Industry nights (music industry w/ feedback and advice for performers)
* Free studio time giveaways
* Demo recording prize packs
* Professional photographer nights
* contests

We pride ourselves on hosting a friendly, open environment for creativity. with a flow and vibe reminiscent to the historic and legendary open mic's of Greenwnich Village.

Sign up begins at 8:00 p.m. and the first performer is on shortly after 8:30 p.m. Come early for sign-up as it gets quite busy. Set-times are generally 15-20 minutes (2-3 songs with changeover) But we can arrange longer, featured and promoted sets in advance.

Whether you're a solo musician, jammer, rock a suessaphone, accordion, flute, beatbox or dance, all are welcome!

Phone: 647 502-4138

The Jim Cuddy Band

Friday, October 24, 2014

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

Location: Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd   map
(northwest corner of Warden Ave and Highway 7)

When Jim got his first guitar at the age of ten, the first song he learned was Gordon Lightfoot’s “That’s What You Get for Loving Me”. Today, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor are widely respected as one of Canada’s best song writing teams. In 1998, Jim released All in Time which went on to sell Gold in his native Canada. His next album, 2006’s The Light That Guides You Home, was released to critical acclaim and won the Juno for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. In 2011 Jim released Skyscraper

Soul, his 3rd solo album. His voice, always a voluptuous instrument, has never sounded better and Cuddy proves once again that his song writing ranks with the best Canada has to offer.

Official Artist Website

Tickets: Prime: $74, Regular: $69

Event Organizer: FLATO Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905-305-7469
Email Contact:
Website Address:

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Mattress for Less.
Save Big on Duvets
& Designer Linens.

Kimberly Clark, Broker

Direct: 647-293-8632
Office: 905-471-2121

Sher's 5 Star Catering
Pulse Dance Works

Markham Boxing

Ron Beer's Family Self Defense
Ron Beer's
Family Self Defense


Janitorial Company GTAJanitorial Company GTA 

Skills for Change

Supreme Cleaning Group

Professional Cleaning Services

Cambridge Academy
Cambridge Academy

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
Sales Representative,
Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage

Padgett - The Small Biz Pros
The Small Biz Pros

Our Studio
 Clean and Care Services


Carefect Home Care Services
Dance Art Studio
Dance Art Studio

 John Procenko Real Estate Team
PProfessional...... Proactive. 
John Procenko
Real Estate Team

Alliance Francaise
Alliance Française
Tom Sachdeva
 - Salespersonesperson
 Re/Max Dynasty
  Realty Inc. Brokerage

Re/Max Dynasty Realty Inc Brokerage

Fine Design Living
Nadia A. Cawley-Thomas

Nadia A Cawley-Thomas
Sales Representative
Your Choice Realty Corp.
Direct: 647.828.0448
Office: 416.479.4241


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