There are some great events to choose from this week – from theatre to golf to music festivals! Some are in-person and some online. Keep cool and have a great week!
Markham Jazz Festival – Aug 20th – Aug 22nd
JUNO winners, Grammy nominees, jazz, blues, Afro-Caribbean, Latin-inspired hot tunes – all part of this year’s TD Markham Jazz Festival, with three different ways to experience them! Live bands on Main Street Unionville, online schedule and two live shows at Hilton Suites. Brilliant music at your fingertips!
For more details click here. Price: variable
Tee Off for Hospice 2021 – Pheasant Run Golf Club – 26th August
We are giving you a heads up about the Tee Off for Hospice golf event! Grab your golf clubs and get ready to #GolfYourWay in support of Margaret Bahen Hospice and Doane House Hospice! During COVID-19, the hospice has maintained a 93% occupancy rate. There are no costs to hospice residents and families and by supporting the Tee Off for Hospice 2021, you are ensuring that they can continue to offer exceptional hospice palliative care services to the York Region community. The event includes 18-holes of golf including a power cart and a complimentary lunch.
For more details click here. Price from $195
Turtle Tally Online Webinar – Aug 24th – 6.30pm
Ontario’s native turtle species face a variety of conservation challenges, especially in urban areas. While ecologists are doing their best to help, there is still much to learn about this cryptic species, and community scientists are at the forefront of these efforts. Join Tisha from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority as she discusses the threats to Ontario’s turtles, the creative strategies conservationists are using to support our turtles, and what you can do in your own communities as community scientists to help our at-risk turtle friends! For ages 6+.
For details/reservation click here. Price: FREE
Basic Bike Maintenance Virtual Workshop – Aug 19th – 6pm
Markham Cycles is teaming up with Markham Public Library to give this great virtual workshop.
Learn how to perform basic bike maintenance on your bicycle to ensure a safe, worry-free bike ride. Topics will include ABC safety checks, tire wear and pressure, basic bike fit and more.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Pioneer Day – Scugog Shores Museum – August 22nd – 11am -4pm
If you like going on day trips try Scugog Historical Museum Village! This event is their annual fundraiser and is fun and family-friendly. It’s perfect for anyone who likes to learn new things, explore, and celebrate history. Visitors will be treated to heritage demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, and the operation of a printing press. Guests may also explore the museum’s twelve historic buildings while checking out local artisans around the property. The young and young-at-heart can experience crafts, games, and discovery stations throughout the village. Tickets will be available at the event as capacity allows, general admission applies.
For more details click here. Price: Adults $5 Students/Seniors $4 Children 5-12 $2 Children under 4 Free.
Return Fete by Dr Jay Music Event – Aug 21st 3pm – 10pm
Prepare for a musical adventure with LIVE PERFORMANCES by: FARMER NAPPY – 2021 Virtual Road March King – “Backyard Jam”, “Hookin’ Meh”KING BUBBA BASHMENT – Rum King – “Dog Bite”, “I Love My Rum”
Follow the beat to Markham Fairgrounds for this event!
For more details click here. Price $55
Guild Festival Theatre presents Alice In Wonderland – August 19th – 29th – times vary
When Alice follows a white rabbit, she finds herself in a strange world full of unusual characters. Based on the literary classic by Lewis Carroll, Alice encounters the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and many more as she adventures through Wonderland. Adapted by David Savoy, and showing at The Greek Theatre at Guild Park & Gardens in Scarborough.
For details click here. Price: from $22.19