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Personality & Fit
Career Exploration Workshop 1
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Values & Work Environment
Career Exploration Workshop 2

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workplace Skills & Abilities:
Career Exploration Workshop 3

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Exploring Work Interests:
Career Exploration Workshop 4

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Labour Market Research:
Career Exploration Workshop 5
Thursday, September 4, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Managing Career Change:
Career Exploration Workshop 6

Thursday, September 4, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thinking about changing your career? Planning your first career? These workshops will help you explore your options and determine the best career choice for you. Assess your personality, values, skills, abilities and interests to find careers that suit you. Discover how to research careers and occupations, and how to successfully manage a career change. These workshops can be taken as a series or individually. Choose from Personality & Fit; Values & Work Environment; Workplace Skills & Abilities; Exploring Work Interests; Labour Market Research; and Managing Career Change.

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

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

Write Your Winning Resume Workshop

Friday, September 5, 2014, 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

You will learn how to highlight your skills and accomplishments effectively to employers. Functional, Chronological and Combination Resumes will be discussed. You will develop the key elements of your resume in this workshop. Follow-up assistance will be provided through resume critiques.

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

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

Now until September 28, 2014

Did you know the Markham Museum is a great at gardening and wild about water conservation? Find out more by taking part in our brand new self-guided geocaching tour that explores the greenest grounds at the Markham Museum.

What you'll need:

GeoTour Passport: Pick one up at the museum visitor's desk

GPS Unit: Borrow a GPS unit from the visitor's desk, bring your own or use the Google Maps app on your smartphone.

The GeoTour is available during Markham Museum's regular hours with the price of admission.

This program is made possible through the support of the City of Markham Environmental Sustainability Fund.

Location: Collections Building of Markham Museum
             9350 Highway 48   map
             (2 km north of Highway 7)

Markham Guild of Village Crafts
Quilting Classes

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Location: 11 Church Street  map

This course is an advanced level course where you will try all sorts of fun and challenging projects and some very unique techniques.

Ongoing Classes
– 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
or email

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


Open Studio Painting Group

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Location: 11 Church Street  map

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 June 2015.

The idea of the Open Studio concept is that you can drop in anytime within the 9 am - 2:30pm 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 or phone 905-477-0774. You can also drop by the Markham Guild during a Thursday and see what we are up to.

Guglielmo Marconi
- The Early Days of Wireless Exhibition

June 16 – October 5, 2014

Location: Collections Building of Markham Museum
9350 Highway 48   map
(2 km north of Highway 7)

Guglielmo Marconi was an inventor, scientist and businessman, who played a critical role in the development of wireless telegraphy. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun. Marconi, engineer and entrepreneur, advanced the worldwide popularity of radio at home and in industry through his Marconi companies. Featuring highlights from the collections of the Hammond Museum of Radio, including a very rare 1901 Marconi spark transmitter, this exhibition explores the rapid development of radio commencing with its early use in maritime telegraphy and safety systems. Communication artifacts will be on display from June 16 to October 5, 2014 in the Collections Building at Markham Museum.

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

Year Round Family Storytimes

FREE fun-filled storytimes introduce you and your child to great children’s books and to songs, rhymes and activities that promote the development of your child’s language and pre-reading skills. Markham Public Library’s interactive storytimes highlight the 5 literacy practices that are the stepping stones to reading success.

Family Storytimes are free and there’s no need to register – just drop in and enjoy! 

Click here for schedule of Family Storytimes.

Taoist Tai Chi Open Houses

Give Taoist Tai ChiTM a try at these free-of-charge open houses.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. to noon and 7 to 9 p.m.
Also Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Observe and try this ancient, balance-enhancing art,
enjoy refreshments and learn more
at Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, 124 Dickson Hill Rd., Markham
 (northeast of Highway 48 and 19th Ave.).

Call 905-640-0117, e-mail or visit

Alzheimer Society of York Region
Caregiver Support Groups

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Woodhaven Long Term Care 
380 Church Street, 4th Floor  map

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 and trapped.

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 related disorders.

What is Markham? Exhibition

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

Markham Moon Festival

Friday, September 5, 2014

 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Blvd.

Originally named the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays celebrated by Chinese communities around the world.

"When the moon is full, mankind is one."

In China, the full moon has always represented the gatherings of friends and family. Thus, Moon Festival is a time for family reunions. On this night families will get together at scenic spots or parks for moon appreciation parties and eating moon cakes.

We would like to invite families and communities in Markham to come together and welcome the full moon at the Markham Civic Centre. Festive food including moon cake, traditional Chinese tea and festive fruits are provided by our sponsors and share with the community. Of course, there will be lanterns for kids.


  • Greetings from the Mayor & Council
  • Moon Festival Art Contest Award Presentation
  • Kids and Lanterns
  • Moon Festival Legends
  • Art of Chinese Tea Drinking
  • "Getting to Know You" Game
  • Singing Performances
  • Chinese Dances
  • Chinese Opera Singing
  • Chinese Music Instruments
  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Chinese Exercise & Dancercise
  • Riddles and Games
  • Lucky Draw

Mid-Autumn Festival Bash

Saturday, September 6
& Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Pacific Mall
4300 Steeles Ave East  map

Special Entertainment & Prize Galore!


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