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Weekend events include Terry Fox Run, writers community open house, Pat Barrett Canada Worship Night tour, classic and custom car, truck, bike show
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Glenn Rodger invites you to join the Terry Fox Run Sunday, Sept. 18, or support his fundraising efforts.

Thursday, Sept. 15  

Newmarket Public Library Online Cookbook Club, Sept. 15: Make different dishes each month based on a theme, with suggested recipe books available at NPL (or use a recipe source of your own). At the monthly Zoom meetings, show each other the dish you have created (this can be a photo if it’s already been consumed), and chat about food, recipes and more. September theme is Local Ingredients and Seasonal Eating. Afternoon club from 3 to 4 p.m. register now; evening club from 7 to 8 p.m. register now.

East Gwillimbury Farmers Market: Every Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. until Oct. 6, the market is held at the East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St., Sharon.

Friday, Sept. 16

Film Fridays at Newmarket Public Library: No registration required, just drop in and enjoy a free movie from 1:30 to 4 p.m.. Children must be accompanied by an adult. On Sept. 16, In The Heights, the film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life. Watch the trailer. 

Newmarket Juried Art Show, to Sept. 25: The fourth annual Newmarket Juried Art Show  at the gallery in Newmarket’s Old Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Big City Lights at Old Flame: From 7:30 to 10 p.m., Big City Lights plays live at Old Flame's Music Hall at 140 Main St. South. BCL plays country music with a twist of soulful pop, rock and R&B, pushing the limits and bringing a new sound to the ever growing genre. Tickets are $20, $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Pat Barrett - Canada Worship Nights: With popular songs such as Build My Life, The Way (New Horizon) and Good Good Father, Pat Barrett is a key songwriter and artist in the broader worship music community. Barrett, a worship leader based in Atlanta, GA and former singer/songwriter with the band Housefires, released his solo debut album in 2018 landing two #1 singles at Christian radio. At Cedarview Community Church, 1000 Gorham St., Newmarket from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $17 to $35.

Newmarket Cycles Bicycle Lending Library: Borrow a bicycle and other bike accessories for free using your Newmarket Public Library card at the Community Bike Hub from 1 to 3 p.m., DIY bike repair from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a group ride from 3 to 4 p.m., at 621 Timothy St. Bicycles can be borrowed for 2 weeks at a time on a first-come-first-serve basis. Read about the bicycle lending library here.

Newmarket Juried Art Show, to Sept. 25: The fourth annual Newmarket Juried Art Show  at the gallery in Newmarket’s Old Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

English Country Dance: Join the dance at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave. at Main Street, Newmarket from 2 to 4 p.m. Beginners welcome; all dances taught; you don't need to bring a partner. Admission by donation; your first class is free. Join the group on the first, third and (when there is one) fifth Saturday of the month.

Newmarket Farmers Market: Farmers, vendors and volunteers create a hive of activity reminiscent of the town’s early years as a new market. A place to buy farm fresh produce, homemade baking, handmade crafts and a great place to meet up with friends over breakfast or lunch. At Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market: Saturdays at Town Park, 64 Wells St from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Sunday, Sept. 18

Newmarket Terry Fox Run, Sunday, Sept. 18: Join the 42nd Marathon of Hope, a five-kilometre route, starting at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex on Eagle Street at 9 a.m. in support of cancer research. Register or donate online

Beautifully Human, Walking the Healing Journey Together, Saturday, Sept. 18: An hour of connection, drumming and wellness led by Glenn Marais, a certified meditation/mindfulness practitioner from McMaster University with Reiki Level II certification. This will also feature live music with Jesse Karwat and Manny De Grandis in the Main Street Music Hall above Old Flame, 140 Main St., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, if available.

Writers Community of York Region Open House: From 1 to 4 p.m., WCYR hosts an open house with guest speaker Sue Reynolds, author of Getting Unstuck, Lubricating the Mechanisms of our Writing Life at 1 p.m., at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall, Doug Duncan Drive. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

Annual Classic & Custom Car, Truck, and Bike Show for BBBSY: Featuring classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles from all eras, the Highway 11 Cruisers C.C. and NewRoads Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC / NewRoads Automotive Group hold the 2022 season finale event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of York at the Gormley GO station, 1650 Stouffville Rd. (north side, one traffic light west of Highway 404). Show registration is $10 to BBBSY, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spectator parking is a $10 to BBBSY.

Newmarket Juried Art Show, to Sept. 25: The fourth annual Newmarket Juried Art Show  at the gallery in Newmarket’s Old Town Hall. 

Georgina Farmers Market: Weekly market features about 30 vendors from local farmers and crafters, with live music, yoga in the park and other events at The Link, 20849 Dalton Rd. on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coming Up: 

Bob Seger's Greatest Hits, Friday, Sept. 23: Classic Seger brings their world-class tribute show performing Bob Seger's greatest hits live at 7:30 p.m. at NewRoads Performing Arts Centre, 505 Pickering Cres, Newmarket. Tickets $54.

Film Fridays at Newmarket Public Library: No registration required, just drop in and enjoy a free movie from 1:30 to 4 p.m.. Children must be accompanied by an adult. On Sept. 23, from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge on the Run, in which SpongeBob goes on a trip to Kamp Koral and meets some new friends. Watch the trailer. On Sept. 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., The Personal History of David Copperfield is a fresh take on Charles Dickens semi-autobiographical masterpiece chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. Watch the trailer. 

Canadian Concert Classics, Sept. 24, Oct. 13, Nov. 12:  At Newmarket's Old Town Hall, enjoy three concerts featuring Juno award-winning talent, sponsored by Mercedes Benz Newmarket. The series kicks off Saturday, Sept. 24 with Gemini-nominated Lily Frost and her four-piece ensemble. On Thursday, Oct. 13 is one of the best new bands of the decade, the Bywater Call seven-piece band. And on Saturday, Nov. 12 is two-time Juno award winner Donne Roberts and his six-piece band. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concerts performed from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There are only 168 seats available per concert. Tickets can be purchased at newtix.ca. Single tickets are $60 per show or save $45 when you purchase tickets to all three concerts ($135).

Repair Café, Sat., Sept. 24: The Repair Café returns in collaboration with NewMakeIt and York Region at the Newmarket Public Library. Volunteers repair appliances, toys, clothing, bicycles, electronics, and more. Bring in an item with any replacement parts it may need. One item allowed per guest. Register early, space is limited, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5 at the door (proceeds go to NPL’s free community seed library). Register for this event

Kingscraft Fine Artists Art Show, Sept. 24 & 25: The studio at 12936 Keele St. in King City is open to the public for this show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

I Love it Here, Women's Networking Breakfast , Thursday, Sept. 29: Fair Chance Learning, in partnership with the Town of Newmarket and the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, invites you to explore the tools that elevate your team - from skills and certifications to identifying strengths and talents that are uniquely yours. If you don't have a team, find ways to tap into your own leadership and effectiveness to reach new heights in your career and engage in empowering conversations. Register for free, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Old Town Hall: I Love it Here, Women's Networking Breakfast

Board Gaming: Join local board game enthusiasts every other Friday at Cardinal Press Espresso Bar at 200 Main St. Newmarket at 6 p.m. The games are provided and teachers are available, or you bring your games to teach others. Note from organizers: We don't tend to play a lot of 'traditional' board games such as Monopoly, Clue, Sorry! Let them know what you would like to play when you RSVP and they will bring those games. 

English Country Dance: Join the dance at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave. at Main Street, Newmarket from 2 to 4 p.m. Beginners welcome; all dances taught; you don't need to bring a partner. Admission by donation; your first class is free. Join the group on the first, third and (when there is one) fifth Saturday of the month.

Newmarket Cycles Bicycle Lending Library: Borrow a bicycle and other bike accessories for free using your Newmarket Public Library card at the Community Bike Hub from 1 to 3 p.m., DIY bike repair from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a group ride from 3 to 4 p.m., at 621 Timothy St. Bicycles can be borrowed for 2 weeks at a time on a first-come-first-serve basis. Read about the bicycle lending library here.

Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket Three for the Show concert series: VPAN's 2022-23 concert series at 2 p.m. at the NewRoads Performing Arts Centre in Newmarket features: Sunday, Nov. 6, TakeFive Ensemble with Shoshana Telner; Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 (Old Town Hall) Young Artists Showcase; Sunday, March 26, 2023, The Quatuor Despax; Sunday, May 7, 2023, the Drew Jurecka jazz trio. To subscribe by cheque, VPAN subscription form 2022-2023.docx. To subscribe online, visit the website.  

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