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Markham Pan Am Centre Grand Opening Celebration

 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: 16 Main Street Unionville, Markham
 map

Markham’s newest sports excellence facility built
 to international competition standards!

International-level gymnasium seating 1000 spectators
 two-level fitness centre Olympic-sized swimming pool
with movable floor, community rooms, and more.

Be one of the first in the pool!

Enjoy great prizes, sports demos, activities, entertainment, and more.

Bring your family and friends to this great community celebration!



 



Location: Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street Unionville (at Carlton Road) map 




Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Location: 11 Church Street   map

Pottery Handbuilding and Wheelthrowing

This is an on-going class for beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students. The student acquires technical skills in Hand-building and Wheelthrowing. Practice both techniques with stoneware clay and porcelain. The experiment in glaze, kiln loading and firing will be discussed as the student advances in knowledge and experience. There is a maximum of 6 students per class to allow for individual attention.

Classes are ongoing. Contact teacher for start dates.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                       Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $245.00 plus material fee $20.00 and clay $15.00

Instructor: Wai-Yu
Contact Number: (416) 219-9708

For more information about the Markham Guild of Village Crafts and other classes, visit www.MarkhamGuild.com.

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Markham Garden & Horticultural Society



Christmas Bake Sale

"Jingle Bells"

Monday November 24, 2014

Meeting at 8 p.m.

Floral Design Demonstration

Designer: Leonard Teengs

Location: Markham Village Community Centre
6041 Highway 7  map

The Markham Garden and Horticultural Society, growing since 1920, brings fellow gardeners together to provide an opportunity to show flowers, fruit and vegetables grown in our own gardens.

We have design classes in the flowers shows for those who like flower arranging.

We offer opportunities for gardeners to exchange ideas and techniques.

Each month a speaker provides gardening related information.

You do not need to have a garden to be a member but just a love of nature.

We have a plant sale early in May and alternate each year between a garden tour and a bus tour.

Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month. 

There are no meetings in January, July or December. 

www.gardenontario.org/site.php/markhamgs

markhamgardens@hotmail.com

 



Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
 Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
             171 Town Centre Boulevard
 map

Puss is Boots is a magical musical adventure full of life lessons. Fantastic singing, dancing, comedy, sets, costumes and special effects! Pre and post-event curriculum packages and Q&A with the professional actors immediately following the show.
 
Duration 1.15 minutes (no intermission)

Cost: $10 + hst (11th ticket is free!)

Event Organizer: Diversified Productions
Telephone: 416-696-6041
Email Contact: info@diversifiedtheatre.com
Website Address: www.diversifiedtheatre.com 



Markham Home
For The Holidays

Saturday, November 22, 2014
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 23, 2014
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
Location: Markham Fairgrounds,
 
10801 McCowan Road  map
(located 7 km north of Hwy 7 on McCowan Road)

Welcome to Canada’s Original “True Essence of Christmas” Decorating Show. The True Spirit of Christmas is at the 27th Annual Markham. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS only at the Markham Fairgrounds with over 130 juried exhibitors from all over Ontario as well as Nova Scotia offering Christmas Decorating Accents & accessories, Furnishings (Vintage & Shabby Chic), Christmas ornaments in stained glass, or hand crafted & personalized ornaments, candles in all shapes, colours, sizes and scents, food galore to taste test, Christmas cookies in 7 gourmet flavours, stunning jewellery and Sparkling Christmas 'Fascinators' customized for you at the show, Fresh Christmas greenery, & thousands of affordable unique Christmas gift ideas for family and friends.

Enjoy festive entertainment by The Baker Street Victorian Carolers

Meet Santa direct from the North Pole – Bring Your Camera for this memory!

ADMISSION: $9.00 for Adults, $8.00 for Seniors and $2.00 for children 13 & older.

FREE PARKING – HOURLY DOOR PRIZES

FREE ECE DAYCARE – ATM MACHINE

Everything from the A – W to help bring the Magic of Christmas into your home this Holiday Season.

Contact: Debra at (905) 982-1115 – Debra@countrydecoratingshow.com or go to www.homefortheholidays.ca and enter our $500.00 Shopping Spree!

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Inequality for All: Free Screening at MPL

Sunday, November 23, 2014

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Angus Glen Library, 3990 Major Mackenzie Drive  map

Join the Markham Doc Lovers for this free screening and
discussion of former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s film,
which looks at the widening economic gap in the US.

 For more information about this and upcoming documentary screenings
 at Markham Public Library, join the Markham Doc Lovers at www.meetup.com.

 Tel.: 905-513-7977 ext. 7141

www.markhampubliclibrary.ca





What is Markham?

Discover our evolving community in this new orientation gallery exhibition.

Visitors can explore the changes in our landscape, the way we worked, went to school and how we came together as a community over the past 100 years.

 This long term exhibition includes aerial photography, a virtual tour of Markham Village in 1910 and a place for visitors to record their memories of Markham Fair.

The Markham Museum is located at 9350 Highway 48 (2 km north of Highway 7).  map

For more information about the Markham Museum, please kindly call 905-294-4576 or go to
www.markhammuseum.ca.




The Varley Story


On view now until January 11, 2015

Curated by Anik Glaude

Organized by the Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Frederick Horsman Varley (1881-1969) is commonly known as a founding member of the famed Group of Seven and as one of Canada’s foremost portrait painter. His is a complex and colourful story marked by the ups and downs of a life lived passionately and with fervor. From his beginnings in late-Victorian England, to his final days in Unionville, this exhibition serves as a chronological survey of Varley’s life and an exploration of his artistic practice.

The selected works, drawn primarily from our permanent collection, help illustrate the breadth of Varley’s oeuvre. They include, among others, pencil sketches of the human figure, early watercolours of the British countryside and oil paintings chronicling his travels within the Canadian landscape. These works reveal his evolving style: an individual mixture of solid classical training and of vivid modernist experimentation. Ultimately, they are the product of Varley’s life-long commitment to art making.

The Varley Story could not be told without the mention of Kathleen Gormley McKay. Varley lived with Kathleen and her husband, Donald, first in Toronto and then here in Unionville. Kathleen nurtured Varley’s later artistic career by setting up a studio for him in the basement of her ancestral home, now the McKay Art Centre situated on Main Street Unionville. After Varley’s death, Kathleen promised to donate her considerable collection of works by Varley and his contemporaries to Markham, to be housed in a gallery suitable for their display and preservation. That promise resulted in the building of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham.

Today, our goal is to share the multiple narratives that make up the Varley story through publications, exhibitions and educational programs.

The Varley Art Gallery acknowledges the ongoing support of the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham in the development, exhibition and conservation of our permanent collection.

Guided Tours
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. with general admission

Location: Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville, Markham, ON L3R 2H1  map 

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

Contact us at 905-477-7000 ext. 3261 or varley@markham.ca




Kim Adams: One for the Road Exhibition

September 13, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Organized and circulated by Museum London
Cassandra Getty & Melanie Townsend Exhibition Curators

Location: Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville (at Carlton Road) map 

This exhibition surveys Adams’ 30-year career as an inventor of strange new worlds. An enthusiastic assembler of sculptures made from model parts, bikes, trucks, old appliances and equipment, Adams has exhibited throughout Canada and around the world. He has produced drawings and prints, small models, and huge sculptures that re-envision ideas of home, vehicles, and other machines gone humorously awry.

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







First Link Memory Cafe at Mosaic

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centre
2900 Steeles Avenue East, Suite map
Located next to Sears Outlet

First Link Memory Cafe at Mosaic hosted by Alzheimer Society York Region.

Share your stories and socialize with others! Hosted the last Tuesday of every month.

Are you interested in memory related issues?

Individuals who have been diagnosed with Early Alzheimer's disease and/or related dementias, their Care Partners as well as those who worry about memory problems.

Socialization and information Networking for Care Partners

Being active physically, socially and mentally is good for the brain.

Call 905-597-7000 for more information.

Free program provided by Mosaic and Alzheimer Society of York Region

www.mosaichomecare.com 





Shaun Majumder

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
             171 Town Centre Boulevard
 map

This Gemini award-winning Actor/Comedian is currently the costar on the hit Fox sitcom, “The Rules for Starting Over”. He has also appeared in the feature films, “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle”, “The Ladies Man”, “Pushing Tin”, and “Purpose”. Shaun’s television career has included roles on Fox’s “24”, “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”, and “Cedric the Entertainer Presents”. Shaun is also a favorite of Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival having hosted the TV series for three seasons. One of Shaun’s most popular characters of his creation is “Raj Binder”, an Indian reporter with a thick accent who sweats profusely.

Prime: $64, Regular: $59
Show Only: Prime Seating: $125* per person, Regular Seating: $99*per person

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


Event Organizer: Flato Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)
Email Contact: 305_show@markham.ca
Website Address: www.markhamtheatre.ca

 


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