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What's On, Newmarket: fall market, haunted scream park

A fall market, online scavenger hunt, haunted scream park, and a book launch party just a few fun things happening this month
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Local musician Glenn Marais launches his poetry book, Dance with Fear, Live in the Light, Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Market Brewing Company, Supplied photo/Glenn Marais

The Grady Brothers live at Market Brewing

The Grady Brothers perform at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Saturday, Oct. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. Siblings Andrew and Matt have been entertaining audiences across southern Ontario for over a decade with their renditions of a wide range of popular songs from country to Celtic, classic rock to today’s hits.

Fall market series at Upper Canada Mall

The Best of Fall Market runs Oct. 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Upper Canada Mall South East parking lot, 17600 Yonge St. Hosted by Mama’s Locally, this pop-up event features 40 local vendors showcasing home decor, clothing, beauty products, a funnel cake food truck, and much more. Covid measures in place for safe shopping. Click here for a list of participating vendors.

Haunted hollows scream park

Be scared if you dare! Set on one and a half sprawling acres, Haunted Hollows Scream Park features more than 30 spine-tingling individual scenes with live actors and professional lighting and sounds. This haunting walk-thru experience runs Friday and Saturday evenings in October from 7 to 10 p.m. Masks mandatory. 18444 Yonge St. (just north of Green Lane). Tickets $20

CHATS online scavenger hunt

Virtually travel throughout York Region collecting artifacts and earning points in the CHATS Online Scavenger Hunt running through Oct. 19. Created by Mark Kolb, owner of Brainy Games, participants will also unscramble and answer trivia questions to collect worldwide landmarks. Prizes awarded to top point earners. Registration is a $5 donation to the United Way of Greater Toronto. To participate visit:

Self-care online workshop

Kids, join Rory and Skippy on an adventure to find their coping tools in Youthspeak’s free online workshop Building a Self Care Toolkit Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. This fun and interactive event will provide youngsters with 10 tools for managing stress and anxiety and teach adults how to help implement them in order to be effective. Customizable toolkit and workbook included. Register here.

Scotiabank Toronto waterfront marathon virtual race

Tie up your laces any day in October and run or walk in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Virtual Race in support of youth mental health awareness programs. From 5 kms to marathons there are a variety of options for new to avid racers. To register or donate visit here

Glenn Marais book launch party

Local musician and first-time author, Glenn Marais, launches his poetry book Dance with Fear, Live in the Light Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St. Grab a craft beer and some food from the 6ft Apart truck, then enjoy poetry readings, live music, and an art display by the book’s illustrator, Courtney Revie. Due to social distancing rules, please get your free event ticket at: