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Weekend events include singles 50+ meetup, Bob Seger tribute show, kickoff of Canadian Concert Classics, multicultural festival, Chippewas of Georgina PowWow
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COVID Relief by Cathy Harris: The Newmarket Juried Art Show continues this weekend at the O(ld Town Hall. File photo |Greg King for NewmarketToday

Thursday, Sept. 22

Brew HAHA at Old Flame: RyGuy Comedy presents Brew HAHA with headliner Marc Hallworth (JFL42, Yuk Yuks, Sirius XM Radio, and more) upstairs at Old Flame Brewing Co., 140 Main St. S. Newmarket. Doors open in the event space at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Seating is general admission, limited tables available. All other seats are chairs only. Arrive early to get good seats and enjoy the 12oz beer (19+) or soft drink included with your ticket. $20 in advance or $25 at the door if available.

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. 23

Bob Seger's Greatest Hits: 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. On Sept. 23, from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., see 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. 

Newmarket/Aurora 50+ Meetup Group: The groups meets at SilverCity Newmarket at 7 p.m. for Don’t Worry Darling, the eagerly awaited psychological thriller. To join the group and see more events, click here.

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

Saturday, Sept. 24

Grand opening of the Central York Fire Service Station 4-5: The community is invited to see the newest CYFS fire station for Newmarket/Aurora from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 300 Earl Stewart Dr., Aurora. Activities include morning coffee and doughnuts, barbecue hotdogs, Tim Horton Express Train, arts and crafts, fire safety wheel, vehicle rescue, fire trucks, prizes, games, Sparky the Fire Dog, fire extinguisher demonstration, and fire safety information.

Repair Café: 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 

Canadian Concert Classics:  The series kicks off with Gemini-nominated Lily Frost and her four-piece ensemble. At Newmarket's Old Town Hall, enjoy three concerts featuring Juno award-winning talent, sponsored by Mercedes Benz Newmarket. 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).

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

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. 

Aurora Culture Days Multicultural Festival: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aurora Town Park, 49 Wells St., enjoy food, music and dancing at the kickoff to Culture Days. Focusing on celebrating our community's roots while embracing new cultures, lively music, traditional clothing and exceptional dancing from around the world, this event will take you on a one-of-a-kind cultural tour; all in one location, all in the same day.

Chippewas of Georgina Island PowWow: All are welcome as this annual event returns to the Sutton District High School grounds on Dalton Road, featuring traditional drumming and dancing, as well First Nation food and craft vendors.The Grand Entry, one of the Pow Wow highlights, will take place at noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. The PowWow will wrap up when the sun goes down on Saturday and around 5 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a sunrise ceremony, conducted by Elder Shelly Charles, on Sunday around 6:30 a.m. to welcome the day. Admission is $2 per person, free parking.

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. 25

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. 

Chippewas of Georgina Island PowWow: All are welcome as this annual event returns to the Sutton District High School grounds on Dalton Road, featuring traditional drumming and dancing, as well First Nation food and craft vendors.There will be a sunrise ceremony, conducted by Elder Shelly Charles around 6:30 a.m. to welcome the day.The Grand Entry, one of the Pow Wow highlights takes place at noon. The PowWow will wrap around 5 p.m. Admission is $2 per person, free parking.

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. until Oct. 3.

Coming Up: 

Newmarket Cycles Bicycle Lending Library, Sept. 28: 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.

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

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Friday, Sept. 30: The Town of Newmarket is inviting the community to join, commemorate, honour, and reflect on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at 3 p.m. at Fairy Lake Park (Amphitheatre). Kim Wheatley, Shawanaga First Nation Reserve Anishinaabe Ojibway grandmother will offer words, perform hand drumming and prayers.You're invited to wear an orange shirt to honour the children who survived residential schools and remember those who did not. Parking is available at Fairy Lake or anywhere along the Nokiida Trail, or at the town office at 395 Mulock Dr.

 

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. 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. 

We Walk the Line tribute to Johnny Cash, Friday, Sept. 30: Julie Mahendran sings the role of June Carter Cash in this tribute to the music of Johnny Cash at 7:30 p.m. at NewRoads Performing Arts Centre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. This concert covers the entire career of Johnny Cash from the 1950s at Sun Records, to 2003 with the American Recordings label and includes Johnny's biggest hits, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, I Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Hurt and the famous duet, Jackson sung with June Carter amongst many other classic songs. Tickets $46.

55'n Up Club, Saturday, Oct. 1: The club is celebrating United Nations Older Persons Day with a blue grass band, vendors at 10 a.m. at 1914 Mount Albert Rd., Sharon. 

Canadian Concert Classics, Oct. 13, Nov. 12:  At Newmarket's Old Town Hall, enjoy concerts featuring Juno award-winning talent, sponsored by Mercedes Benz Newmarket. 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, $60, can be purchased at newtix.ca.

York Cinemania Film Circuit, Oct. 19: The Official Competition (A wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to make a smash hit film, starring Penélope Cruz , Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez) at 7 and 9 p.m. at SilverCity Newmarket. Click to purchase tickets, $15. 

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.  

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.

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