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28th Annual Greek Summer Festival

Celebrating 28 Years!!!

July 21, 22, 23 & July 28, 29, 30, 2017

Location: 11323 Warden Avenue map

Come dance to Greek Music all Night!
Also live performance by our Community's Dance Groups.

Friday & Saturday: 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For more information please call 905-887-7311.







 

FREE Art Classes (Space is Limited)

Winged Canvas Art Hub

185 Bullock Drive, Unit 1, Markham ON map

(905) 205-1231 | hello@wingedcanvas.com

Join us at Winged Canvas Art Hub as we open our studio for kids to come and explore their creativity! If you have kids between 5 and 12 years old, you are eligible for a free trial art class! As Markham's top-rated art studio, we offer a variety of specialty art programs to suit your interests (Limit 1 per child. Not applicable for students who have been here before). Check out the three programs we are offering:

Option 1 - Art for Kids: This class is designed to teach young minds drawing techniques, good craftsmanship, and creative problem solving. Our goal is to set a foundation and appreciation for the arts so that each student will be primed for future studies. Students will work in a variety of non-toxic wet media as well as plasticine. Suitable for ages 5+

Option 2 - Beginner Drawing: The instructor will demonstrate fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, colouring, inking, and explain principles such as proportion and composition. Students will work in various dry media such as pencil, pen, coloured pencil, marker, and pastel. Suitable for ages 7+

Option 3 - Mixed Art: Kids will grow their creative thinking skills in this class that teaches cartooning, drawing, painting, and more. One-on-one teaching style in a group setting. Each week, the instructor will provide a theme and work with you to design projects according to your interests, level, or portfolio goals. Suitable for ages 6+

For more details on dates/times and registration, please click the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/XZNdiecAfDXuqwH63

Simply register and show up on the day. We provide all the materials It’s really that easy. We look forward to creating with you!






Pride of Canada Carousel

Open: Weekdays, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. *
Weekends + Holidays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. *
 
Address: 8080 Birchmount Rd., Unionville
map

Cost: $2 per ride

* Kids 2 and under, below minimum height requirement
ride free with paying adult

 * weather permitting






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2017 Pan American Junior Badminton Championships

July 21 – 28, 2017

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre, 16 Main Street Unionville  map

Come and support the athletes participating in the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships which will be held at Markham Pan Am Centre.

Event Organizer: Jean Wong

http://www.badminton.ca/file/729850/?dl=1






Butterfly 

Butterfly Day

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m

Location:
Bob Hunter Memorial Park
                     7277 14th Avenue, Markham
map

Join Parks Canada to learn about the park's butterflies and their important role in pollination. Stop by to catch up with visiting experts from the Toronto Entomologists Association, who will happily share their love and knowledge of butterflies with visitors throughout the day. This drop-in event will include short butterfly and wildflower walks as well as hands-on activities for "kids" of all ages. Guided walks and trails are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

No registration is required. For more information, please call 647-938-3946. 





Markham Concert Band hosts
Encore Symphonic Concert Band

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Millennium Bandstand, 146 Main Street Unionville (map)

As part of our Concert Sundays series presented with the assistance of the City of Markham's Celebrate Markham grant program, we are proud to host the Encore Symphonic Concert Band for a FREE concert at the fabulous Unionville Millennium Bandstand. Join us every Sunday night until July 30th!

http://encoreband.ca





Unionville Celebrates Music on Main!

Streetside live concerts all summer long!

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Labour Day

Step back in time to SHOP, DINE and RELAX!

Spend your weekend strolling & shopping Main Street Unionville, where you will absorb and experience a truly Canadian cultural refreshing visit. Historic Unionville, a beautiful village older than Canada itself, is filled with unique shops and restaurants, and will be open to welcome you all weekend long. Unionville welcomes an array of talent from the GTA every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Experience 1867 like they did in 1867 surrounded by the beautifully preserved Historic Unionville village.

Located near Kennedy Road and Highway 7, just off Hwy 404, Main Street Unionville is minutes from downtown Toronto, yet a world away from the hustle of the big city.  Older than Confederation itself, with buildings preserved from the 1800’s, Main Street Unionville offers an assortment of trendy street cafés, bistros, restaurants, shops and boutiques. Everything will be open this weekend. Come for a truly Canadian experience much like it was 150 years ago!

Culture comes alive in Unionville this weekend on Main street Unionville:

Sunday, July 23rd 
EXOTIC CAR SHOW, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. @ MAIN STREET
Tone Dogs, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. @ Jakes – 202 Main

Free parking and open air concerts!

For more information on Unionville Celebrates Music on Main, please contact: Unionville BIA – Jermaine Wellington – Executive Director        905.477.0117
info@unionvilleinfo.com                                                  www.unionvilleinfo.com





 


Unionville Exotic Car Show

Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Main Street Unionville
157 Main Street Unionville, Markham
map

Unionville BIA and Saturns Drives will be hosting the Unionville Exotic Car Show in support of Hand Over Hand.

Held on the beautiful historic Main Street Unionville, exotic cars will line the street for car enthusiasts to come and see.  Along with the cars, there will be vendors, a DJ, and live performances at the Millenium Bandstand.

This event will be held in support of Hand Over Hand Community Organization, a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering a community where people with disabilities will feel safe, accepted and supported through peer networks.  Hand Over Hand was started by students at Unionville High School in 2005 due to a lack of peer-driven, affordable programs for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities in York Region.

Event Features:
 - Exotic Cars
 - Raffle Prizes
 - DJ
 - Live Performances
 - Food Vendors
 - Shopping & Dining along Main Street

Come out with friends and family to see amazing cars, enjoy live music, and to learn more about Hand Over Hand!

Event website: http://www.unionvilleinfo.com/event/49-unionville-exotic-car-show-2







The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

June 25, 2017 to October 8, 2017

every Sunday

from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

at 9 Station Lane  (map)

On Sunday, June 27th, the Unionville Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market on Station Lane in Unionville, will open for the 2017 season. This unique farmers’ market is held in a park-like setting beside the Stiver Mill every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until October 8, 2017.

The Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market was originally started to bring awareness to the plight of the Stiver Mill. The City of Markham and the Federal Government came together after five years to support the restoration of the Stiver Mill. The newly renovated Stiver Mill, now called the Stiver Mill Cultural Centre, officially opened in June 2014. As Mayor Frank Scarpitti says “it is a showpiece”.

Along with fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, honey, meat and crafts, there's live entertainment weekly.

Meet your friends and enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Market Grill.

The newly renovated Stiver Mill includes a beautiful boardwalk running from Main Street Unionville, beside the Train Station and around the Stiver Mill. Enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk to the Farmers’ Market. Hope to see you there opening day!

For more information, visit www.unionvillestivermillmarket.com.

Contact email: stivermillmarket@hotmail.com






 

 

Canada 150 Kids Workshop Series @ Paintlounge

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re running a limited-time kids workshop series featuring four Canadian landscapes in the style of renowned Canadian artist, Ted Harrison!

Explore our country from the West Coast Rockies, to the Yukon Inukshuk, to Ontario’s Niagara Falls, all the way to the East Coast Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick.

Ted Harrison's style can be summarized as bold and vibrant – depicting pink lakes, purple mountains and bright orange hills. Although his style is almost childlike, his art retains innocent charm that appeals to everyone.

This workshop series is suitable for children ages 7-14 (a parent or guardian must stay with the child).

Price
$25 + HST per workshop, includes a 12×12″ canvas, instruction, all supplies, and materials.

Location
Paintlounge Markham, 118 Main Street Markham North, L3P 1Y1
map

Schedule
Hopewell Rocks - Tuesday, July 25 @ 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Inukshuk - Friday, July 28 @ 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Register at http://www.paintlounge.ca/canada150/


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         Daytime High: 24°C   Overnight: 16°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 70%
         Wind: 17 - 26 km/h E
         Sunrise: 5:58 a.m.   Sunset: 8:48 p.m.
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Farmers' Market
Main Street Markham
Farmers' Market

Every Saturday from May 13 – October 7, 2017

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: 132 Robinson Street map
(Main Street Markham North,
2 lights north of Highway 7)

Freshness straight from the farm! A great place to shop and live entertainment too starting at 10 a.m.! New musicians this year! Come and see who is playing!

An Old Fashioned Tradition

The Farmers’ Market of Markham Village captures the good old fashioned traditions of the past. The “turn of the century” look of our market is enhanced by a charming venue, complete with old fashioned signs and canopies.

Specializing in Farm Fresh Products

Featuring many organically grown fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, preserves, flowers and much much more! The market’s merchants guarantee quality products and competitive pricing.

The Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market is a proud member of Farmers’ Markets of Ontario’s Greenbelt.

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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Dunkirk

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War For The Planet Of The Apes

Wukong

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Despicable Me 3

Transformers: The Last Knight

Wonder Woman

Atomic Blonde

   

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