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An initiative of the Markham Arts Council, Markham at the Movies is a partner of the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit. 

It is a non-profit group run by volunteers and film enthusiasts who focus on bringing award-winning Canadian and international films to our own doorstep.

Our film choices are made with an eye to entertain and enlighten audiences. 

Our website is www.markhamatthemovies.com 

All films are shown at the Flato Markham Theatre at 171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling the Flato Markham Theatre Box Office 905-305-SHOW (7469)

Markham At The Movies Upcoming Movie

Puzzle

Puzzle


Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

Director: Marc Turtletaub

Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman

PUZZLE trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYxnuQtH8XI





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Ladies Morning Craft Classes

March 20 - May 22, 2019

Location:  Markham Missionary Church
                      5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E.  map

Join us every Wednesday morning from 9:15  - 11:15 a.m. starting March 20 - May 22 to “craft ’n chat”. Bring your own project or just come to visit! We have ladies willing to help with knitting/crocheting, stained glass, stamping/cardmaking, etc. There will also be refreshments and a weekly devotional.

ALL are welcome!

Register by email to 
emc@markhamemc.ca. Downloadable forms are available at www.markhamemc.ca. The registration fee is $20.
Nursery and childcare is available for children 0 – 5 years old. $5/child for 10 weeks.




Better Business Expo

Better Business Expo - York Region 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Le Parc, 8432 Leslie Street, Markham  map

What is the Better Business Expo?

The Better Business Expo is Canada's premier business-to-business tradeshow and networking event. This event connects business professionals with the most innovative business development products and services.

What is the format of the event? There are two components of the Better Business Expo. This event features the areas largest business development tradeshow with over 100 exhibitors and a conference with keynote speakers and business leaders from the community.

Who should I expect to meet? The Better Business Expo allows you to connect with the communities most proactive suppliers of business development products and services.

The open networking aspect attracts hundreds of business owners, executives and entrepreneurs looking for resources and contacts to help them start or grow their businesses.

What is the dress code? The dress code is business casual.

When should I arrive? Attendees can arrive at any time. Workshops start at 2PM and the tradeshow opens at 3PM.

What should I bring?
 Bring your colleagues, associates and business cards.

Do I need to register? Registering in advance is strongly advised. Early Bird Admission ends soon. Tickets are available at the door for $40.

Where can I find more information? www.betterbusinessexpo.ca

Interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor? Call 905-581-2512




Water Polo Canada

2019 Senior Water Polo National Championship

Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

8 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.

Location: 
Markham Pan Am Centre
 16 Main Street Unionville
 map

Event Organizer: Water Polo Canada

Water Polo Canada hosts the 2019 Senior National Championships for their National League Play.


Website: www.waterpolo.ca




BotQuest - Markham's Robotics Tournament

BotQuest - Markham's Robotics Tournament

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Angus Glen Community Centre Library
3990 Major Mackenzie Drive East  
map

Bring your team to compete at BotQuest Robotics Tournament. A team consists of 4-5 students (Grade 4 - 8) and is led by an adult Captain! During the tournament, every team will have an chance to complete the challenge with their robot while a panel of judges marks their performance. Start working on your team's robot now for a chance to be the BotQuest winner! The 3 winning teams will receive prizes! Pizza and refreshments will be provided during the tournament.


TOURNAMENT'S CHALLENGE: You’re On Thin Ice!

The Story:


Your team is a part of the newest expedition to the North Pole to research the effects of global warming on Arctic Foxes. Unfortunately, your robot rover has gotten stuck on an iceberg, and it is your team’s job to make sure it gets back to the Arctic Research Station safely! Make sure to keep your rover on the ice floes while hiding from polar bears and avoiding icicles!


The Challenge:

Teams must build a robot rover and safely get it from one side of the course to the other. Students may use LEGO EV3, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi to program their robot. Teams start with 30 points and have 10 minutes to navigate the course. Every 2 minutes elapsed while attempting the challenge will result in 1 point deducted. Along the course, obstacles may block its path (eg. Polar bear, icicles). Touching an obstacle with the robot will result in 2 points deducted. Going off of the challenge course will result in 3 points deducted. If a team is able to reach the finish without human interaction (eg. Remote control, re-orienting the robot physically) they will have 5 points added to their score. Finishing the course will add 3 points to their score. The team with the highest remaining score by the end of their challenge attempt wins.


Scoring System:

You start the challenge with 30 points, and then your team will lose or earn points when: 
Every 2 minutes elapsed = -1
Touching a polar bear = -2
Touching an icicle = -2
Going off the course = -3
NO human interaction = +5
Reached the finish = +3


Course Dimension

Hexagon side length = 30 cm


The Big Bad Musical

ARTSies Inc. Presents- "The Big Bad Musical"

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: 
SMSV Church, 3300 Highway 7 East map

Our Winter Session comes to a close with a fabulous performance by ARTSies students ages 6-14! 

The Big Bad Wolf is facing a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even! This musical is smart and wickedly funny, and includes great music of many different styles. 

Get in touch to reserve your FREE seat in the audience! Optional donation to enhance future performances, and also raise money for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Organizer: ARTSies Inc
Website: www.artsiesinc.com
Contact Email: info@artsiesinc.com
Phone: 647-909-6260





Markham Stamp Club
Markham Stamp Club Meeting

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: 
Markham Village Arena, 6041 Highway 7 map

For All Ages | Free

Stamp collecting enthusiasts meet to socialize, trade and buy stamps, all year round. Anyone with interest in, or questions about stamps is welcome.




Back to the 80's

St. Ez Productions presents Back To The 80's...
The Totally Awesome Musical

Wednesday, March 27 to Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: 
YCDSB Centre of the Arts, 525 New Westminster Drive, Thornhill, ON L4J 7X3 map

From the era that brought the world the Rubik's Cube, Max Headroom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes the "totally awesome" musical Back to the 80's. In the style of movies such as Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Karate Kid, Back to the 80's is a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the decade.

Join the class of 1985 as they experience the fun and heartbreak of growing up in a totally awesome decade!

TICKETS: $20 

PURCHASE TICKETS AT www.stezproductions.com

Totally Awesome Party on Opening Night only at 5:30 p.m.!
Wednesday is our opening night! Join us before the show for a Totally Awesome Party featuring refreshments, children's activities, and a photo booth! 

TOTALLY AWESOME PARTY LOCATION: St. Elizabeth CHS Cafeteria
DATE & TIME: 27 March 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST

The show will start at 7:30 p.m. EST in the YCDSB Centre of the Arts.



Toastmasters International

IIBA Markham Toastmasters Open House

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Milliken Mills Community Centre, Room A or B

          7600 Kennedy Road,
Markham, ON map

Looking to build on your communication and leadership skills?

Come one and all to the Spring Open House at IIBA Markham Toastmasters and join in for an evening of fun and learning.

Please contact Ken at Kenneth.d.scott@jci.com for more information.

Website: https://iibamarkham.toastmastersclubs.org






4th Annual Markham Village Wedding March

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What do you get when you mix great freebies and prizes, amazing deals, and 20+ retailers in historic Markham Village? The 4th Annual Markham Village Wedding March, presented by Kate's Garden and Main Street Markham!

Take a stroll on Historic Main Street Markham to visit 20+ wedding vendors.

Florist, cakes, caterers, bridal wear, menswear, event decor, guest gifts and much more!

Pick up your event passport from Kate's Garden on Saturday, March 30th, and complete it to be entered in the free draw to win $5,000 worth of wedding prizes.

The Prize Draw Includes:
- Yoga & Lifestyle Unlimited Membership - $2400
- Kate’s Garden Wedding Flowers - $1000 Gift Certificate
- Markham Cruise & Travel Centre Sandals Travel Voucher - $250
- Cakes by Tanya - $200 off a Wedding Cake
- Peppertree Klassics Gift Card - $100 and a Pair of Saxx Boxers
- Station Pizza Gift Card - $25
- Old Curiosity Tea Shop – Tea for Two
- Hartman 85 Main – $100 Gift Card
- Svengali Salon Gift Card for a Facial, Manicure and Pedicure - $ 175 Value
- Ski N Ride Season Ski Tune Pass for Two - $300
- Love Gelato Café - $200 off a Wedding Package
- Paint Lounge Gift Card - $50
- Crafty Pots Gift Card - $50
- Azyun Restaurant Gift Card - $50
- Rawlicious Gift Card – $25
- Solace Massage Therapy 1 Hour Gift Card - $80 Value
- Hempen’s Jewellers Sterling Silver and Pearl Bangle - $190 value
- It’s the Cat’s Meow Cafe – a Pound of Coffee
- Julia’s Bridal Salon Gift Card - $50
- Mother’s Deli – a Large Sandwich Platter
- Markham7 Dental – Discount on Teeth Whitening Services
- Duchess of Markham Gift Cards - $50
- Cigar Company & Gentleman’s Barber Shop
– 4 $25 Gift Cards and Grand Luxe Package $75 Value
- Paradise Spa Gift Card - $50




Earth Hour

6th Annual Earth Hour Event Lantern Walk

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cornell Community Centre, 3201 Bur Oak Avenue  map 

Please join the Cornell Residents Association on Saturday March 30, 2019 beginning at 7:15 p.m.! We will be celebrating the 6th Annual Earth Hour event at Cornell Community Centre. In partnership with Ward 5 Councillor Keyes we look forward to hosting this great lantern walk.

Come early at 7:15 p.m., for some fun kids activities and learn about community resources from the Markham Library, Sports & Recreation, Sustainability, Emergency Preparedness, Ward 5, Markham Museum and the Cornell Residents Association and Keep Cornell Beautiful.

At 8:10 p.m., we will kick off the lantern walk with a few words from Ward 5 Councillor Andrew Keyes and afterwards stick around to enjoy some hot chocolate and treats.

Please bring a lantern!




2019 Bujak Open  

Bujak Badminton Tournament

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31, 2019, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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

Over 300 athletes will participate in this tournament.


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Public Transit in Markham


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 VIVA - 905·886·6767
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 TTC: 416·393·INFO (4636)
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 Markham Weather Forecast


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sunny 

Sunny


         Daytime High: 4°C  Overnight Low: -5°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 0%
         Wind: 15 - 23 km/h Northwest
         Sunrise: 7:09 a.m.   Sunset: 7:36 p.m.

                     

The Next 3 Day Forecast

Wednesday
March 27
Thursday
March 28

Friday
March 29

Sunny Cloudy with showers Mainly sunny
Sunny Cloudy with
showers
Mainly
sunny

High   7°C

High   8°C

High    8°C

Low    0°C Low    0°C Low    0°C


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  More Upcoming Markham Event




Holi Gala 2019


Holi Gala 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Location: J & J Buroak Banquet Hall
50 Anderson Ave.  
map

Holi is a Hindu spring festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent, celebrated predominantly in India, but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love".


Click here to view more exciting shows,
 events and festivals of 2019.





Movies Showing At
Our Local Movie Theatre,
Markham Cineplex Cinema & VIP





  Serenity Wonder Park

  Serenity Five Feet Apart

  Serenity More Than Blue

  Serenity The Crossing

  Serenity Captain Marvel

  Serenity How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

  Serenity Alita: Battle Angel

  Serenity The Wandering Earth


  Serenity Green Book




            Click here for movie show times.


   

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