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33rd Annual Applefest

Saturday, Saturday, 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2017

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Highway 48  map

Join in Markham Museum's salute to the wonderful apple on September 26 and September 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! The Museum operates its own apple cider mill and offers fresh samples to visitors. Take a stroll through our heritage apple orchard and participate in a variety of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy exhibitions, great food, and music too. It is a fun-filled weekend for the entire family! $8.00/person (Children under 2 are free). Last admittance at 3:30 p.m.

This year’s event will offer access to several exhibitions, new rides and games, live entertainment and family-fun activities for all to enjoy. Come and taste fresh, delicious apple cider, apple butter, and more. Enjoy a variety of tasty apple treats and specialty food trucks over the weekend too.

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2017 Panda Cup International Table Tennis Tournament

Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th, 2017

9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Opening ceremonies on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

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

2017 Panda Cup International Table Tennis Tournament will take place on September 23rd and 24th at Markham Pan Am Centre, the world-class sports complex that hosted 2015 Pan American Games Table Tennis competition, and 2016 ITTF North America Olympic Qualification Tournament. Panda Cup Tournament will be the largest one of the four most influential sports event to be hosted at the prestige venue in 2017.

50 teams totaling 250 players will participate 2017 International Panda Cup Tournament. The teams are from local communities in Markham and York Region, from China, United States, other countries and regions.

Attendance of the event is to reach over 1000 including athletes, coaches, officials, referees, and supporters.

The 2017 Panda Cup will attract over 200 International level table tennis athletes. Come and see the world level table tennis athletes in action!

Telephone: 647-448-9296  

Rainbow Art Exhibition

Paint A Smile's Rainbow Art Exhibition

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Markham Village Library, 2nd floor, 6031 Highway 7 map

Rainbow Art Exhibition is a community event held by Paint A Smile in collaboration with Community Living York South and DD Community Connector. The show's theme is inclusion and creative self expression for people with disabilities. We have a large submission of artwork from children at Community Living York South and community members. With over 50 pieces of selected artwork, a performance from Tone Labs Music, face painting, and great raffle prizes in place, it'll be a great afternoon to spend with the family at the Markham Village Library. Admission is Free!
Please come join us in celebrating inclusion and community.

Paint A Smile's Rainbow Art Exhibition reveals your everyday rainbows: the people around you, particularly those living within a visible or invisible disability. Appreciate the skills and abilities hidden within your friends and family members. You'll find that "rainbows aren't only for a rainy day."

Canadian Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society Show

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Location: First Markham Place, 3255 Highway 7 East map

Exhibitors will have until early morning to complete staging, then Judging will follow until approximately noon.  Public viewing will follow judging until approx 2:30 p.m., when all cut-flower exhibits will be grouped and put up for auction.  This is both great for photo opportunities and for getting wonderful blooms to take home.

Bethany Lodge Fall Fair

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to  2:00 p.m.

23 Second Street South map

Come and join us for Bethany Lodge's Annual Fall Fair. This event which has been going on for over 45 years, features a Silent Auction, BBQ, ponies & games, face painting, Bake Sale and much more. This is one of three fundraising events at Bethany and all proceeds go directly to benefit the residents of Bethany Lodge and Manor.

No admission cost

Markham Cycling Day

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. map

Markham’s One-of-a-kind Cycling Event for Children, Youth and Adults

Cost: Free

Bicycle races for children and bicycle rides through Markham for the entire family.

This is an expansion of the well established and highly successful Markham Giro Bicycle Races for children and youth only, ages 3 – 14 years, and our Tour de Markham event with 10km, 25km and 50km cycling routes. The Tour de Markham is open to all.

Markham Cycling Day is centered at the Markham Civic Centre and offers a safe, fun and educational experience that encourages everyone to enjoy all the City of Markham has to offer while they enhance their passion for cycling.

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Event Organizer: Markham CPAC 
Telephone: 905-477-8636 
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Science Fair at Angus Glen Library

Saturday, September 23, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Angus Glen Library
3990 Major Mackenzie Dr. E. map

Join us to have a blast! We are planning tons of unique science demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. From experts showing their collections, to community members showing and teaching 3D printing and robotics. No registration required.

Cost:  Free

Event Organizer: Markham Public Library 
Telephone: 905-513-7977 extension 7145 

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

The Pride of Canada Carousel, a 50-foot,
one-of-a-kind merry-go-round
featuring 44 rideable sculptures.

Cost: $2 per ride

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

* weather permitting

Markham Little Theatre presents
On a First Name Basis

September 22, & 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Location: the Backstage (Markham Museum)
9350 Markham Rd. map

Special Presentation at Backstage (Markham Museum)

A comedy by Norm Foster

This heartwarming Canadian comedy introduces us to David Kilbride, a successful but self-involved novelist who is confronted by his housekeeper of 28 years.  When it is revealed that he knows absolutely nothing about her, including her first name, he makes it his evening’s mission to learn everything he can about his outspoken employee.  She isn’t going to make his job an easy one.

Tickets - General Admission
              Wednesday and Thursday $24
               Friday and Saturday $26
Event Organizer: Markham Little Theatre
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Telephone: 905.305.7469

Student & Teacher Art Show

2017 Winged Canvas Art Hub
Student & Teacher Art Show

September 15 - October 5, 2017

Winged Canvas Art Hub
185 Bullock Drive, Unit 1, Markham

We're excited to announce our 2017 Student & Teacher Art Show! The show will feature artwork from all of our students as well as staff. Current AND past students have an opportunity to display their artwork in our Gallery and Monet Studio. Artists 12 years or older can sell their artwork at the show, but all ages are welcome to participate in the exhibition.

National Learn to Code Day

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

YSpace Markham, 169 Enterprise Blvd., 3rd Floor map

On September 23rd, 2017, Ladies Learning Code is hosting its fifth annual National Learn to Code Day -- the first and only event of its kind in Canada. On that day, over 1,500 Canadians will gather together in over 25 communities to challenge themselves to learn a new skill: Using Data to Solve Problems: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners

In partnership with Accenture, we'll build on our mission of teaching Canadians 21st century digital skills and encourage them to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to make meaning of data.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are all around us - from Siri on your iPhone to Google Map suggestions, to recommendations for purchases during your Amazon check-out. While many of us may think AI and machine learning mean more robots and self-driving cars, at a fundamental level, they are about data - and ways to make meaning of data.

This workshop has been designed for absolute beginners. If you know absolutely nothing about coding, computer programming or data science, you’ve come to the right place! Our only expectation is that you know how to open up a web browser and do something online like checking your email. (But if you’re reading this, we’re pretty sure you know how to do that.)

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Xiaojing Yan Art Exhibition

Out from among the tranquil woods   

September 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018

216 Main Street Unionville (at Carlton Road) map 

Markham-based Xiaojing Yan is known for her intricate sculptural installations that explore the intersections of the natural and cultural worlds. Her work is at once simple and complex; concrete and abstract; personal and universal. The material qualities of her work, significant on both aesthetic and conceptual levels, are at the core of her practice. She transforms lingzhi mushrooms, star anise, freshwater pearls and cicadae, among others, to explore traditional Chinese mythology and folklore. Ultimately, Yan revisits her own identity as a first generation Canadian, while offering contemporary perspectives on issues of mortality, belonging and contemplation.

About the Artist

Xiaojing Yan is a Chinese-Canadian artist working and living in Markham, ON.  She received an M.F.A on Sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA and a  B.F.A from Nanjing Arts Institution, China.

Yan’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. Yan has exhibited at Durham Art Gallery, Durham; Katzman Contemporary, Toronto; The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville; Mississauga Art Gallery, Mississauga; Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto; TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary; Plug In Contemporary, Winnipeg; Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey; Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford; Artspace, Peterborough; and many more. Her work was also featured at Art Toronto twice in 2012 and 2014. Varley Art Gallery in Markham, Ontario will present her major solo exhibition in 2017; and Suzhou Museum will present her first solo museum exhibition in China in January 2018.

Yan’s work has been included in many collections and has done many public art projects . Recent projects include:  Cloudscape in collection by Seneca College at Newnham Campus, Toronto; Moon Gate, a public sculpture, commissioned by Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China; Sound of the Rain, a public wall sculpture, recently commissioned by Elora Centre for the Arts.

Yan is also a recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the 2013 Mandarin Profile Awards of Fairchild TV, Project Grant from the Canadian Council for the Arts, and The Chalmers Arts Fellowship and Mid-career Grant from Ontario Arts Council.

The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chalmers Arts Fellowships program administered by the Ontario Arts Council. 

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Risk of a thunderstorm

         Daytime High: 31°C   Overnight: 20°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 40%
         Wind: 6 - 8 km/h W
         Sunrise: 7:07 a.m.  
         Sunset: 7:11 p.m.
         UV: 3 Low Risk
         Pollen: Low

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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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 events and festivals of 2017.

Movies Showing At
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Cineplex Odeon Markham & VIP

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Kingsman: The Golden Circle


The Sinking City: Capsule Odyssey

The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Adventurers

Annabelle: Creation

The Emoji Movie

Wolf Warrior 2

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