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September 2014

Get Ready For School with the Help of VPL

September 16 - November 27
Various Vaughan Public Library Locations
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Portraits of Giving: a unique photographic presentation

September 29 - December 26
Various Locations

Merk Photography is pleased to present Portraits of Giving: a unique photographic presentation created to celebrate people in our community who reach beyond their busy lives to give to others. It is where professional photography meets warm, personal stories. The result is a heartwarming exhibit that celebrates people with a passion for giving. Karen Merk, LPPOC, PMP, an award winning York Region photographer, was personally inspired by people in our community who contribute their time and resources to the benefit…

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Vaughan IN FOCUS: a community photography exhibition

September 29 @ 8:30 am - November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Vaughan City Hall,
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan,
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The Vaughan IN FOCUS exhibition features the work of Vaughan-based photographers on display in the On the Slate atrium gallery at Vaughan City Hall. The exhibition is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 25 to Nov. 21, 2014. This third annual juried photography exhibition depicts original work by both emerging and established photographers. More Information 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive Vaughan Tel: (905) 832-8500 x.8459 Email: mirella.tersigni@vaughan.ca Website: http://www.vaughan.ca/artsandculture

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October 2014

Halloween Haunt

October 3 - October 31
Canada’s Wonderland

Halloween Haunt October 3 @ 8:00 am – October 31 @ 5:00 pm Twelve Nights of Terror! Canada’s Wonderland will once again transform into the largest haunted attraction in Canada with terrifying rides in the dark, menacing mazes and horrifying creatures around every dark corner. Halloween Haunt will descend onto Canada’s Wonderland. Warning, this event contains disturbing and scary content – 13 yrs and over only!!

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Halloween Spooktacular at the Library

October 25 - October 31
Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL),
Various locations, Vaughan, Ontario Canada
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Are you ready for some hauntingly spooktacular stories?  How about some fun Halloween themed play activities such as tossing the ball into jack-o-lantern’s mouth?  Join us for Halloween Spooktacular as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 am: Ansley Grove Library – 350 Ansley Grove Road Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m: Bathurst Clark Resource Library – 900 Clark Avenue West Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m.: Woodbridge Library – 150 Woodbridge Avenue Thursday,…

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Halloween: Legacy of Horror

October 25 - October 31
Unnamed Venue,
6 Red Ash Drive, Markham,
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We host an elaborate residential Halloween haunt each year. The number of visitors and media attention increases every year. We have over 2000 visitors on Halloween night alone. Most importantly we collect money for the SickKids Foundation. 100% of donations go to the foundation. What sets our event apart from others is that a majority of the props are handmade, designed, engineered and sculpted from scratch. All ages welcome WE WILL BE OPEN AND OPERATIONAL from October 25th- October 30th…

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Pumpkinland at Whittamore’s Farm

October 28 - October 31
Whittamore’s Farm

Pumpkinland at Whittamore’s Farm September 13 – October 31 Join in the family fun and experience the majesty of the autumn season at Pumpkinland and our Harvest Festival Weekends which run from September 15 through to Halloween. Choose from lots of pumpkins and become a kid again as you chase your children through our Corn Maze and ride with them on a Wagon through our Spooky Forest. Enjoy the best of fall time entertainment around as Farmer Frank shoots and…

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November 2014
All Ages | Free

“What’s in the Night Sky?” Astronomy Workshops

November 1 @ 5:30 pm
Cold Creek Conservation Area,
King Township, Ontario Canada
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  Please join us for our NEW and exciting Astronomy Workshop and learn about the night sky at Cold Creek Conservation Area. Astronomers with or without telescopes are invited to these workshops to observe and learn “What’s in the sky this month”, planets, galaxies, nebulas, and other deep sky objects. Guest speakers will explore the different tools used to enhance your experience and provide tips, tricks and techniques to map out the sky. All telescopes and binoculars accepted for use.…

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$25/person

Harvest Dinner Dance

November 1 @ 6:30 pm
Optimist Hall,
56 Forham Drive, Newmarket,
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We are having a fundraiser on November 1  for the Children of Camp Kirk,http://www.campkirk.com/index.html  a fully funded and sponsored by the Lions, children’s camp in Haliburton for learning disability, autism or other types of exceptionalities.

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Digitization Day

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Newmarket Public Library,
438 Park Avenue, Newmarket,
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The Newmarket Public Library is running an introduction to scanning on Saturday, September 13. Appointments run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are 30 minutes each. Learn how to use our Zeta scanner one-on-one with staff from our Digital Services team. Great for preserving your photos and documents for posterity. Bring in a few of your own items and give it a try! No drop ins please.  To register for an appointment call 905 953-5110 ext. 4770.

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Greener Home and Garden Seminars

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Various Locations in York Region,
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York Region, in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), is offering a series of educational seminars to provide tips, tricks and advice for water efficiency in your home and garden, reusing and reducing consumption and experiencing our natural environment. All seminars are free, but advance registration is required as spaces are limited. Monthly Events   The Cost of Clutter Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Are you drowning in your home from too much stuff?…

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The Joy of Aging 2014

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bellvue Manor,
8083 Jane Street , Vaughan,
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The Joy of Aging is a unique annual event for life-loving women over 40 who cherish their health and intend to keep it. We know you care as much about your mind as you do about your body. By popular demand, our focus this year is- Igniting The Spark In Your Relationship-for you and everyone close to your heart.  You’ll laugh, you’ll be inspired and you’ll enjoy a very special morning out featuring a delicious healthy breakfast, live music, sponsor booths…

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Creativity Connected – Fourth Annual Creative Industries Symposium

November 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts,
10268 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
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Creativity Connected – Fourth Annual Creative Industries Symposium Are you an architect, dancer, designer, writer, IT professional, musician, publisher, photographer, engineer, in film, television, radio, or work in another creative field? If so, then we want you to join us for Creativity Connected – Creative Industries Symposium! Creativity Connected  explores the uniqueness of York Region’s creative businesses and talent. Event Details Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge Street,…

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$10 AND Kids 12 and under are FREE

Hockey Helps the Homeless – MARKHAM

November 13 - November 14
Centennial Community Centre AND Angus Glen Community Centre

Hockey Helps the Homeless – MARKHAM Homelessness is not just an urban problem – Poverty rates in Markham are higher than the provincial average Over 22,000 people are living under the poverty line, and over 22.5% of them are children. This is the highest rate of child poverty in York Region Net proceeds from the Markham Tournament will be donated directly to 360 Kids All funds raised in Markham stay in Markham In partnership with Hockey With Heart, HHTH Markham’s…

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Old Fashioned Christmas

November 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Town of Georgina, Department of Recreation, Parks & Culture,
26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick, Ontario L4P3G1 Canada
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Kick off the holiday season with a 19th century style Christmas. Brass Band, Choir, Kids Crafts, FREE Hot Apple Cider & Cookies, Historic Demonstrations, and so much more! The lantern is decorated in natural and vintage-inspired decor and lit by lantern. Finish off the evening by walking next door to the Town of Georgina Civic Centre to celebrate the Festival of Lights (8:00pm-9:00pm), as the Civic Centre lights up the night with their Christmas tree display AND a visit from…

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Luca’s Will to Live Gala

November 22 @ 5:30 pm
Riviera Parque Dining, Banquet & Convention Centre,
2800 Hwy #7 West, Vaughan,
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Festival of Lights in Markham!

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Main Street Markham

  Festival of Lights – Nov 28 Friday, November 28, 2014 6pm – 9pm The family favourite returns to FRIDAY NIGHT!! Come and see some of the improvements we’ve made on your Main street while you enjoy a Free Horse and Buggy ride! There will also be jugglers, live music, stilt walking elfs, fire artists from Zero Gravity Circus, carollers and more! Also our stores will be open late for all your holiday shopping too! Lots of free parking behind…

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Markham Santa Claus Parade 2014

November 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Street Markham,
north on Markham road from Hwy 7 to 16th Avenue
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Santa Claus Parade – Nov 29 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2014 11am-12pm The 42st Annual Santa Claus parade takes place from 11am – 12pm, and proceeds north on Markham road from Hwy 7 to 16th Avenue. For more information, please visit www.markhamsantaclausparade.com If you are interested in becoming a VOLUNTEER for this event, please click here to register.

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December 2014
Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting roxannemccormick@rogers.com at a price of two tickets for $25 or one ticket for $15. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $15 each.

York Region Community Choir performs its annual holiday concert, “We are Winter: Survive, Celebrate, Sing!”

December 7 @ 2:00 pm
Trinity Anglican Church,
79 Victoria Street, Aurora,
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York Region Community Choir performs its annual holiday concert “We are Winter: Survive, Celebrate, Sing!” Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm Trinity Anglican Church located at 79 Victoria Street, Aurora, Ontario L4G 1R4 Our annual winter concert takes its inspiration from the Canadian Winter Olympic Team who declared that “We Are Winter!” Winter is part of our identity. We not only survive its challenges, but also find ways to enjoy ourselves and to thrive. Through our music, we will…

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April 2015

2015 Diamonds & Pearls Gala

April 30, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Oakview Terrace,
13256 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill,
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CANCER RECOVERY FOUNDATION OF CANADA Oakview Terrace 13256 Leslie Street Richmond Hill, ON Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:30 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction 7:30 pm Dinner followed by Entertainment & Dancing About CRFC: Established  in  2003,  Cancer  Recovery  Foundation  Canada  works  to  deliver  simple  acts of care and kindness to individuals and families experiencing cancer.  Our programs focus  on patient services and direct care  to  families  affected  by  a  child  or parent’s cancer.  We help to meet  the physical,  emotional…

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