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Events, concerts and other super fun things to do in Newmarket this weekend

Celebrate 2020 at tonight’s New Year’s Levee, remembering Newmarket industrial artist Diane Purdie, and the bluegrass/folk sounds of Juno-nominated The Slocan Ramblers just a few of the fun things happening in Newmarket this weekend
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Mayor’s New Year’s Levee

Join Newmarket Mayor John Taylor and Newmarket council at the New Year’s Levee at Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This all-ages event features outdoor skating, Tim Hortons Express train rides, special lighting effects, live music, DJ, hot chocolate and prizes. Free admission. 

Opening reception tonight for Diane Purdie exhibition

The art and life of Newmarket industrial artist Diane Purdie is celebrated with a special exhibition at Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., through Jan. 26. Known as a passionate promoter of arts and culture in the community, this show pays tribute to all aspects of the beloved artist  and teacher who passed away in 2018. Opening reception tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring classical pianist Christian Fairchild. Free admission. 

Kids Galaxy PJ night

Kids ages 5+ are invited to a fun-filled Galaxy PJ Night tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at Main Ideas Studio, 245 Main St. At this drop-off event youngsters will paint a 12’x16’ galaxy canvas or 16 oz mug, then enjoy pizza and a movie. Cost is $30 + tax per painter. To register, call 905-235-1300 or go to www.mainideasstudio.com

Drew Chester takes the stage at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill tonight

Drew Chester brings his alternative/folk/rock sound to Ten Gallon Bar & Grill, 446 Davis Dr. tonight from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Port Credit native plays acoustic guitar and sings a mix of original tunes and popular songs from a variety of musical genres.

The Slocan Ramblers concert at Newmarket Legion

The Newmarket Folk Society presents Canadian bluegrass/folk group The Slocan Ramblers live in concert Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St. Nominated for a 2019 Juno Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year for Queen City Jubilee, The Slocans have become renowned for their energetic live shows and outstanding musicianship. Pre-show and intermission refreshments provided by The Maid’s Cottage. Tickets are $25+ service fee.

Beggars by Choice live at Market Brewing

Beggars by Choice bring their high-energy rock show to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Milton quartet play a variety of covers from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Rush, Jimi Hendrix, The Tragically Hip, The Black Keys and Queens of the Stone Age, as well as some original songs. Try some tasty Brazilian cuisine with Spices and Bites at the pop-up kitchen.

Spend Saturday night with The Kingfishers at Bar97

The Kingfishers perform classic hits and today’s favourites at Bar97 Sports Bar & Grill, 16640 Yonge St., Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. This rock and roll trio, with members from Newmarket, Aurora and Uxbridge, play a wide variety of songs by artists like Neil Young, The Tragically Hip, Johnny Cash, and The Kinks.

Love Story Boutique Bridal Show

Check out the latest bridal trends at the Love Story Boutique Bridal Show at Cardinal Golf Club, 2740 Davis Dr., Sunday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with vendors, prize giveaways, and more. $5 at the door or pre-register at: https://newmarket.snapd.com/events/view/1289042 by Jan. 17 to receive free admission and be entered into a $250 early bird draw.

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Jan. 11 to 12

Josh McCabe live at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill tonight

Josh McCabe takes the stage tonight at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill, 446 Davis Dr., from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Port Perry native plays acoustic guitar and sings a wide mix of classic rock and popular music.

Darren Bailey performs at Market Brewing tonight

Darren Bailey brings his solo acoustic show to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., tonight from 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Kawartha Lakes resident is known for his authentic interpretations of Canadian artists such as Blue Rodeo, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young and The Tragically Hip, as well as American favourites Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and Steve Earle 

The Metropolitan Opera in HD at SilverCity

Live at the Met presents William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s masterpiece Wozzeck (German show with Met titles) conducted by Met director Yannick Nezet-Seguin at SilverCity, 18195 Yonge St., Saturday, Jan. 11 at 12:55 p.m. Considered one of the most significant operas of the 20th century, Wozzeck is set in the aftermath of the First World War and explores how the evils of society encompass a soldier. Tickets at the theatre or here

Succulent Terrarium Making 101

Discover how to create a peaceful garden in your own home at Market & Co.’s Succulent Terrarium Making 101 at Market & Co., 17600 Yonge St., Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. Brianna Taggio of Sweet Stems Floral Design will teach you the art of design, practical techniques, and after care for a lasting succulent terrarium. Plants, soil, bowl, organic accents and all materials are included. Register, $74, here

Randy Brethour and the Hoodoo Too at Market Brewing

Modern meets traditional as Randy Brethour and the Hoodoo Too bring their distinct sound of blues, funk, soul-jazz and ‘60s garage rock to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Since 2016, the Newmarket band has been entertaining audiences at festivals, corporate functions and parties, and released original songs Run Angel Run and The Voodoo Jump on major digital platforms and vinyl in 2018.

The Other Guys live at The Olde Village Free House

Toronto’s The Other Guys perform classic rock hits and other popular songs from the ’70s,’80s and ’90s at The Olde Village Free House, 196 Main St., S., Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. This high-energy six-piece band covers songs from artists such as the Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, Beatles, Blues Brothers, 54-40, Billy Joel, REM, Tom Petty and Tragically Hip.

Veganuary

Interested in learning more about a plant-based diet? Start the new year at the family-friendly Veganuary event at Energy Organic Salon, 16635 Yonge St., Sunday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free workshop hosted by Sweet Pea Sprouts includes a seminar, kids cooking class, and eats and treats. Reserve your spot 

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Jan. 4 to 5

Andrew Sheriff live at Market Brewing tonight

Etobicoke’s Andrew Sheriff brings his new solo project, a blend of indie, folk and bluegrass, to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., tonight from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Sheriff is also known for his contribution to the folk/duo Andrew & Veda. Talented Toronto folk/electro pop singer/songwriter Erica Knox opens the show at 8.

The Rockin’ Krolik performs at Fionn MacCool’s tonight

The Rockin’ Krolik takes the stage tonight at Fionn MacCool’s, 17315 Leslie St., from 7 to 10 p.m. The Canadian singer/songwriter/musician showcases songs from his 2019 debut album that blends the sounds of rock, pop, and folk. 

Live music tonight by Geoff Holt and Matt Gunn at Ten Gallon 

Uxbridge singers/songwriters/musicians Geoff Holt and Matt Gunn perform tonight from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill, 446 Davis Dr. Geoff’s musical sound blends alternative, acoustic and blues, while Matt brings a modern touch to the genres of soul, motown and reggae.

Black Sheep Comedy at Arch Brewing

Start the new year with some laughs at Black Sheep Comedy at Arch Brewing Company, 110 Pony Dr., Saturday, Jan. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. The hilarious evening features a talented line-up of stand-up comedians, including headliner Ernie Vicente - known for his quick one-liners - who got his start at the Yuk Yuk’s club in Toronto and has gone on to perform at Absolute Comedy, The Second City, Montreal’s Comedy Nest, comedy venues in Los Angeles, New York City, and Sacramento, on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud programs, and JFL42 and NXNE festivals, as well as Marc Hallworth, Harpreet Ess, Jenna Shamata and Greg Enright. Tickets are $18 (includes one 12 oz beer or pop) or $20 at the door if available (cash only).

Rock and roll all night with the Baz Littlerock Band

The Baz Littlerock Band rocks Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Saturday, Jan. 4 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. From Bon Jovi and Def Leppard to AC/DC and Motley Crue this four-piece band from Oshawa plays a wide variety of high energy rock songs from the last five decades. 

Pat Dowds performs at Grey Goat Pub & Grill

Pat Dowds brings his solo acoustic rock show to The Grey Goat Pub & Grill, 74 Main St. S., Saturday, Jan. 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Fire When Ready frontman performs classic rock, contemporary rock, and country hits from the ‘60s through today. Dance to in-house DJ music between sets. 

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Dec. 28 to 29

Bottoms Up performs at Market Brewing Company

Bottoms Up brings its danceable rock/blues/country rock sound to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., tonight from 9 p.m. to midnight. The southern Ontario based quintet plays favourite songs spanning over six decades of music.

Kids Candy Cane Cupcake Workshop

Celebrate cupcakes with a festive twist at the Kid’s Candy Cane Cupcake Workshop Saturday, Dec. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Market & Co., 17600 Yonge St. At this hands-on event for ages 6+, Jenn Burko, founder of Bake Three Fifty, will show you how to make delicious buttercream vanilla icing to decorate your cupcake, then how to pipe a perfect candy cane swirl on top. Complete your tasty treat with candy cane toppings. Cost is $18. Register here.

AinsworthDegrandis live at Bar97 

AinsworthDegrandis performs a wide range of classic rock, blues, country and folk at Bar97 Sports Bar & Grill, 16640 Yonge St., Saturday, Dec. 28  at 9 p.m. The talented duo comprised of Ryan Ainsworth on vocals, harmonica and guitar, and Manny Degrandis on bass and backing vocals, also showcase a variety of original songs including Who I Am, Sweet Thang, and Gotta Do it Again.

Tim Hortons First Night 

Ring in the new year at Tim Hortons First Night Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Dr. This fun-filled evening for all ages features lots of indoor and outdoor activities including a glow in the dark dance party in the gym with live music by Switchbeat, a light up dance floor and glow furniture, free public skating and swimming, stage entertainment, inflatables, gymnastics circuit, face painting, New Year’s countdown and fireworks plus a Tim Hortons coffee and hot chocolate truck and Wickedly Sinful food truck.

New Year’s Eve at Market Brewing Company

Welcome 2020 at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. This New Year’s party features a variety of beers, wine, cider, and mixed drinks, a pop-up kitchen by Arthur’s Landing, a rocking performance by Glenn Marais and The Mojo Train, party favours, plus champagne at midnight. No cover. 19+. Email info@marketbrewingco.com or call 905-235-93333 to reserve.  

New Year’s Eve extravaganza at The Sociable Pub

The Sociable Pub, 17380 Yonge St., hosts a New Year’s extravaganza Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. featuring a lavish buffet prepared by a celebrity chef coming from Dubai for the occasion, drinks, and dancing to live music by Newmarket’s own The Kingfishers (8 p.m. to midnight). $100 per person. 19+. Tickets available here.

New Year’s Eve bash at Colonel Mustard’s

Put on your dancing shoes and ring in the new year at Colonel Mustard Bar & Grill’s New Year’s Bash, Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., 16925 Yonge St., featuring live music by Bootlegged, champagne and party favours at midnight. 19+. No cover.

New Year’s Eve party at Fionn MacCool’s

Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 at Fionn MacCool’s New Year’s Eve Party Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., 17315 Leslie St. The evening features live music by Darcy Windover followed by DJ Sogrates, dancing, delicious food, cold drinks, and more. Seating is limited, call 905-898-7899 to book a reservation. 19+.

 

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Dec. 21 to 22

Frozen Fridays and Winter Wonderland Ice Display and Newmarket Ice Lounge

Riverwalk Commons continues to be the coolest place in town Friday evenings with Frozen Fridays (to Jan. 3) from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring live DJ, outdoor skating, train rides, fire and LED shows, as well as the beautiful Winter Wonderland Light Display and Ice Lounge.

A Not-So-Silent Night

It’s a Not-So-Silent Night tonight at Eventmrkt, 352 Doug Duncan Dr., as two of Newmarket’s favourite bands, Rubbertire Peep Show and The Focklers, get loud with some great music from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Don your ugly Christmas sweater for this 19+ event. $10 cover. Doors open at 8.

Eddy Culjak

Scarborough native Eddy Culjak performs acoustic top 40 hits from yesterday and today at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., tonight from 9 to 11:30 p.m. The melodic pop/rock artist released his debut self-titled album in 2005 and continues to tour around the world.

Fresh Holiday Centrepiece Workshop

Having family and friends over during the holidays? Learn how to transform your dining table with a beautiful centrepiece at a workshop Saturday, Dec. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Market & Co., 17600 Yonge St. New Roots Garden Centre will help you create a customized centrepiece using fresh winter greens. Cost is $49 and includes fresh seasonal greens, carnations, accessories, rustic wood sled vessel, and all supplies. Register here.

Traditional Christmas Carolling 

If singing carols is one of your favourite things about the season, head to Niemi Family Farm, 18462 Highway 48, Saturday, Dec. 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. for carolling around the bonfire in the beautiful Christmas village. Free admission. 

A Journey to Bethlehem

The Town of Newmarket and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints present the 32nd annual Live Nativity Pageant at Fairy Lake, 520 Water St., Saturday and Sunday at 7 and 8 p.m. A Journey to Bethlehem features a live cast, including real animals depicting the manger scene and birth of Jesus. Admission free. Bleacher seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. Free hot chocolate by Cachet Supper Club.

Big Shiny ‘90s

Relive your favourite alternative rock songs from the decade that brought us grunge with Ontario’s premier cover band Big Shiny 90s at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Saturday, Dec. 21 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. 

Hanukkah Dance Party

Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with a menorah lighting ceremony, sufganiyah, dreidels, music, and more Sunday, Dec. 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Funnery Play Park and Cafe, 611 Steven Court. Admission is $15.99 for kids and adults are free.

Nerf War

Bring your nerf gun and goggles and get ready to battle in an ultimate Nerf War, Sunday, Dec. 22 at Stellar Hall and Event Centre, 1220 Stellar Dr. Ammo provided. Cost is $10 per game or 3 games for $25 (siblings half price). Register at melissa@stellarhall.ca. Start times are 1, 2 and 3 p.m. (ages 5 to 14) or 4 p.m. (ages 15+). All proceeds help youth in the community who are going on a trip to Switzerland.

Ugly Christmas Sweater party at Colonel Mustard’s

The Pearly Squirrel performs at Colonel Mustard’s Bar & Grill, 16925 Yonge St., Saturday, Dec. 21 from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater for a chance to win prizes. Donations of non-perishable food items appreciated.

Newmarket Hanukkah Celebration

You are invited to Newmarket’s annual Hanukkah Celebration and Grand Public Menorah Lighting at Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Sunday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. This fun evening for the whole family features Hanukkah treats, including latkes and doughnuts, crafts, giveaways, moon bounce, live music by Jane’s Party Band and a special performance by Chabad Hebrew School. RSVP at ChabadNewmarket.com/Chanukah2019

Newmarket Card & Comics Show XL Edition

Have a card or comics collector on your Christmas list? The Newmarket Card & Comics show is back Saturday, Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr.  This XL Edition features even more vendors from across Ontario selling, buying, and trading the best selection of comic books and trading cards, plus an Artist Alley, #CosplayforaCause, a special appearance by Canada’s own superhero, Captain Canuck, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m, and much more. Admission is a donation of your choice to the OPP’s United Way campaign. Kids free.

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Dec. 14 to 15

Derrick Zubar at Fionn MacCool’s tonight

Scarborough native Derrick Zubar brings his country, rock, pop, and blues sound to Fionn MacCools, 17315 Leslie St., at 8 p.m. Derrick has played guitar for artists such as Juno-nominated Blaise Pascal, Jason Grills, and Marion Drexler, as well as having his own solo career, including two albums, 2013’s Like A Song, and 2016’s Road Less Travelled.

A Voices of Joy Christmas 

Enjoy some of your favourite Christmas music at A Voices of Joy Christmas Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Bethel Community Church, 333 Davis Dr. Stay for refreshments after the concert. Voices of Joy is an inclusive community choir that performs a few times a year at local venues. Admission is free.

Kid’s Christmas Grinch tree making workshop

Kids ages 6+ will recreate the tree from the classic movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas at a hands-on workshop Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Market & Co., 17600 Yonge St. Brianna Taggio, owner and creative designer of Sweet Stems Floral Designs, will show you how to build the slanted shaped Grinch tree inside a festive Christmas tin using real cedar and pine and decorated with miniature ornaments. This take-home custom creation can be displayed for many holidays to come. Register, $46, here.

Rockin’ for Sick Kids

Help put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas by bringing a new, unopened toy to For the Kids Benefit Concert and Toy Drive for Sick Kids Hospital Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at The Jam Spot, 1166 Gorham St., featuring live music by Cadillac Blood, Plastic Spaceman, The Saydes, New Anthem and Ethan Flynn. In keeping with its motto to ‘conduct kindness’, host Thunder Love Apparel will donate 50 per cent of merchandise sales from the evening, and all proceeds from the snack bar, to the cause. Lots of raffle prizes, including Toronto Marlie tickets. $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Garrett Vandenberg Band at Market Brewing

Canadian record producer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Garrett Vandenberg performs with his band at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 to 11 p.m. The Paris, ON native showcase songs from his upcoming solo album ranging in sound from indie rock to punk. 

Easy Money live at Colonel Mustard’s

Catch Easy Money live at Colonel Mustard’s Bar & Grill, 16925 Yonge St., Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The popular Toronto-based band is known for delivering a high-energy funk, blues, rock, and soul show perfect for dancing.

Elf costume contest

Calling Santa’s helpers! Dress up in your best elf attire for the festive Elf Costume Contest at Niemi Family Farm, 18463 Hwy. 48, Saturday, Dec. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. Judging will be based on your costume and overall character. All contestants go home with a goodie bag, the winner receives a Christmas basket full of treats. This all-ages event features a visit from Santa, hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting, and wagon rides. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for kids aged 3 to 12. 

Family photos with Santa

Meet Santa and his elves at the Family Photos with Santa event hosted by Safari Kids East Newmarket, 18075 Leslie St. (south of Green Lane) Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. This fun-filled afternoon also features games and crafts for the family, and a showcase of children’s art. Admission and photos are free but donations for the toy drive for Shine Through the Rain Foundation or non-perishable food for the Newmarket Food Pantry are appreciated.

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Dec. 7 to 8

Frozen Fridays 

It’s cool to be cold! Don’t miss the opening night of Frozen Fridays (to Jan. 3) tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. These fun-filled evenings for all ages feature outdoor skating, train rides, hot chocolate, DJ music, photos with Santa, fire/LED shows, giveaways with Jay Miller, fries and poutine by Wickedly Sinful, and more. Visit the mitten tree on display at this winter wonderland and donate new handmade or store bought hats, mittens, socks, and scarves for Inn From the Cold, Belinda’s Place, and Blue Door Shelters. Some activities vary based on the evening. 

Star Wars Ornament and Trivia Night

Are you an enthusiast of both Star Wars and Christmas? To celebrate the new movie in the popular franchise opening Dec. 13, Main Ideas Studio hosts a Star Wars Ornament and Trivia Night, tonight from 8 to 10 p.m., 245 Main St. Paint three starship ornaments to hang on your tree then test your Jedi knowledge with lots of fun trivia. Cost is $30 + tax per painter. To register call 905-235-1300

Cocoa and Cookies with Santa

Jolly Old Saint Nick stops by the Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St. S., Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. for Cocoa and Cookies with Santa. Enjoy free hot chocolate, cookies, and photos. Event is free but donations for the Newmarket Food Pantry are appreciated. Register by Dec. 6 at 905-953-5314 or museum@newmarket.ca

Take a Picture with Santa

Say cheese! The Wasim Jarrah Real Estate teams invites you to the 3rd annual Take a Picture with Santa event, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Dr. This free event welcomes people and pets to pose with Santa for a special holiday keepsake photo. Mrs. Claus will be handing out treats and kids can also make crafts with the elves. Please bring a donation for the Newmarket Food Pantry.

Santa at New Roots Garden Centre

Santa makes a special appearance at New Roots Garden Centre, 17235 Yonge St., Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the family and get some great holiday pictures. Donations for the Newmarket Food Pantry are welcome.

Finnish Christmas Carolling

Niemi Family Farm hosts a Finnish Christmas Carolling Evening, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 6 p.m., 18463 Hwy. 48. Join in the festive singing of traditional Finnish - and some English - Christmas songs around a warm, roaring bonfire. Admission is free, Finnish baking available for purchase. 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

J&B’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., will be so much fun even the Grinch will love it. Sponsored by Lighthouse Legal Services, this 3rd annual event includes an exclusive cask release, door prizes, silent auction, Grinchiest sweater contest, live entertainment by The Jon Tanner Band, and lots of activities through the evening. Over the past two years this event has raised more than $20,000 for Inn From the Cold. Tickets are $25.

Ultimate Kitchen Sink Holiday Cookie Workshop

Leave Santa some creative cookies this Christmas Eve. Kids will learn how to make delicious holiday cookies at the Ultimate Kitchen Sink Holiday Cookie Workshop, Sunday, Dec. 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Market & Co., 17600 Yonge St. At this interactive, hands-on event, kids will get lots of tips and tricks to make easy baked goods including these sweet and savoury cookies featuring hickory smoked potato chips. Tickets are $20. Register at: 

CBC Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to life with a special CBC Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Sunday, Dec. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. at New Hope Methodist Church, 69 Davis Dr., presented by The Very Useful Theatre Company. This festive production features well-known dramatic personalities including Phil Dionne and Judi Cragg of Newmarket and Zara Stuart-Jones, Bruce Williamson, and Ken Lloyd from neighbouring Aurora. Take Note Vocal Ensemble performs traditional Christmas music to complement the readings. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the Newmarket Food Pantry. Tickets are $20 for adults/$15 for seniors (over 60) and children over 12. Call 905-727-3290.

Holiday Community Candlelight Vigil

Remember loved ones who have passed away at a Holiday Community Candlelight Vigil at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Sunday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. This special evening includes light refreshments followed by prayers and poems shared in the Playter Chapel. RSVP and order your complimentary Christmas memory ornament by Dec. 7 at 905-895-6631 or juli@roadhouseandrose.com

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