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Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: 
Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue map

We are a troupe of energetic seniors who entertain in many senior venues in the Greater Toronto area. We bring joy and fond memories to our audiences through music, dance and comedy, under the musical direction of Rhonda Silver, produced and directed by Judith Ross. We have been entertaining seniors for 25 years and, in April 2016, we took on our new name of Jukebox Jammers. 

Our next performance is on Sunday, May 28th, 7:30 p.m. at Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave, Markham.

Tickets are $15.00 each for a two hour show. We can only seat 120 people at this time.

For tickets, please contact Judith Ross at 416-733-0580, or by e-mail at jukeboxjammers@rogers.com

Check out and follow our Facebook page: JUKEBOX JAMMERS (https://www.facebook.com/jukeboxjammers/)







Markham Lions Club
Dog Walk


 Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

Location: Grace Anglican Church
19 Parkway Ave. map

Markham Lions in support of Lions Foundation of Canada will be hosting a fundraising walk on May 28th at Grace Anglican Church facilities. LFC raises funds to help train Dog Guides for Canadians with visual, hearing and medical disabilities.







Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

Sunday, May 28, 2017

12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Location:
Grace Anglican Church [Parking Lot]
 19 Parkway Avenue  map

Markham residents and their four-legged “best friends” will walk together for the Pet ValuWalk for Dog Guides on Sunday, May 28th at Shubie Park. 
 
The largest fundraising endeavor of its kind, the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides helps to raise, train and place service dogs with Canadians who have a medical or physical disability. While each Dog Guide costs an average of $25,000, they are provided free of charge to qualifying applicants. Lions Foundation of Canada receives no government funding and relies solely on donations from individuals, corporations, and fundraising activities. 

Thanks to the generous support of our national sponsors, Pet Valu, VIA Rail, and Cadillac Fairview,100% of the funds raised by each walker will go directly towards our six Dog Guide programs: 

 • Canine Vision Dog Guides, for people who are blind or visually impaired 
 • Hearing Ear Dog Guides, for people who are deaf or hard of hearing 
 • Service Dog Guides, for people with a physical disability 
 • Seizure Response Dog Guides, for people who have epilepsy 
 • Autism Assistance Dog Guides, for children (aged 3-12) on the autism spectrum 
 • Diabetic Alert Dog Guides, for people who have type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness 
 
www.walkfordogguides.com









Markham Garden and Horticultural Society
 Spring Flower Show


Monday, May 29, 2017

Location: Markham Village Community Centre
          6041 Highway 7 East 
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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 also 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.

Our meeting location is the Markham Village Community Centre, 6041 Highway 7 East at the southeast corner of Highway 7 and Main Street Markham.

Guest Speaker is: Jillian Bishop

Topic: 'Tomato Mania'  

www.gardenontario.org/site.php/markhamgs


Wonderful World of Circus Upcoming Shows




Sunday, May 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: 2600 John Street, Unit 115  map

Our shows are for all ages, so come along
and enjoy a day at the circus!

Tickets at the Door:  $20

www.wonderfulworldofcircus.com






The Dance Institute presents We The North

Sunday, May 28, 2017, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard 
map

Celebration of Canadian Music

Dancers ages 4 - 18 years presenting dances in all genres

Cost: $28

Special Deal - 2 tickets for $48 - please call the box office at 905.305.7469

Event Organizer: The Dance Institute 
Telephone: 905.305.7469 
Email Contact: 305_show@markham.ca
Website Address: www.markhamtheatre.ca






Father's Day Contest at Paintlounge

Share Your “Best” Dad Joke & Win a Prize Pack Worth Over $255!

Make us laugh. Make us cry. We want to hear dad jokes that are so bad, they’re actually good!
You may roll your eyes in front of him but we know you secretly love them. So make Dad proud and share your favourite dad joke with us.

Plus, you’ll get a chance to win a $255 + HST prize pack, which includes:

A 24×30″ Paintlounge family workshop (for up to 5 members, $50 + HST)
A Firebat gift box with 3 coffee profiles (12 oz each) plus a signature mug ($55 + HST)
A Lagarto stingray keychain charm ($150 + HST)

Submit your joke to us at http://www.paintlounge.ca/fathers-day-giveaway/





 

Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill's 10th Annual Bike To Work Day Ride

Monday, May 29, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Location: 
WSP/MMM Group, 100 Commerce Valley Drive West map

Join the Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill network for a FREE 7 km group ride in the Highway 7 and Leslie Street Corridor. The event will include prizes, giveaways, exhibitors and a chance to network with local cyclists. 

This year’s ride will include a longer stretch of the Highway 7 bike lanes and various types of cycling infrastructure in the Commerce Valley and Beaver Creek business area. 
 Pre-registration is required by noon on May 26th at explore.smartcommute.ca/s/b2wd. Register by Friday May 19th, to enter yourself in our early bird prize draw. Prizes will be awarded during the water break at the Town of Richmond Hill on May 29th. 

Please note: Prior to joining the event, participants are required to sign a waiver and are responsible for transporting their own bikes to the start location. Visitor parking is available on site at no cost. Additional check-in is required on the YRT bus at the event. 
 
 This event includes… 
 • Continental breakfast for riders (provided by Smart Commute MRH) 
 • Bike safety checks (provided by Evolution Cycles) 
 • Water break at Town of Richmond Hill 
 • Stretching and soft tissue therapy with the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College 
 • Pre-ride cardio warm-up courtesy of Focused on Fitness 
 • Bike rack demo by York Region Transit 
 • Free t-shirt at check-in on the bus 
 • A chance to win great prizes (including a new bike!), courtesy of Evolution Cycles, WSP/MMM Group, Qualcomm, JoyRide 150 and York Region Transit! 

For Smart Commute MRH workplace employees, log a cycling trip at explore.smartcommute.ca anytime between May 1 and 29 to win one of two cycling repair kits! Visit bikemonth.ca for more details on how you can win great prizes by showing your support for cycling. 

If you have any questions about the group ride, please contact info@smartcommutemrh.ca or call 289-844-3026. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 


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Sunday, May 28, 2017



A mix of sun and clouds


    Daytime High: 20°C   Overnight: 14°C
    Chance of Precipitation: 30%
    Wind: 11 - 20 km/h E
    Sunrise: 5:42 a.m.   Sunset: 8:46 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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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Baywatch

29 + 1

 Alien: Convenant

What A Wonderful Family

 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol., 2

Shockwave

Love Off The Cuff

Stork

Wonder Woman

   

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