What’s happening in and around Newmarket

Weekend events include singles 50+ meetup, Bob Seger tribute show, Canadian Concert Classics kickoff, multicultural festival, Georgina PowWow’s Chippewas

Thursday 22 Sept.

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 in the event room open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Seating is general admission, limited number of tables available. All other seats are seats only. Arrive early to secure 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 2pm to 7pm until October 6th, 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 of Bob Seger’s greatest hits live at 7:30 PM at the NewRoads Performing Arts Center, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. Tickets $54.

Movie Fridays at Newmarket Public Library: No registration required, just walk in and enjoy a free movie. Children must be accompanied by an adult. On September 23, from 1.30 pm to 3.15 pm, see The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge on the Run, in which SpongeBob travels to Camp Koral and meets new friends. Watch the trailer.

Newmarket/Aurora 50+ Meetup Group: The groups meet at 7pm in SilverCity Newmarket for don’t worry baby, the highly anticipated 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 8am to 8pm

Saturday Sept 24

Repair cafe: The Repair Café returns to the Newmarket Public Library in partnership with NewMakeIt and York Region. Volunteers repair appliances, toys, clothing, bicycles, electronics and more. Please bring an item with any replacement parts. One item is allowed per guest. Register early, space is limited, 11am-3pm $5 at the door (proceeds go to NPL’s free community seed library). Register for this event

Canadian concert classics: The series begins with Gemini nominee Lily Frost and her four-piece ensemble. In Newmarket’s Old Town Hall, enjoy three concerts of Juno award-winning talent sponsored by Mercedes Benz Newmarket. Doors open at 6pm with concerts performed from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. There are only 168 seats available per concert. Tickets are on sale at newtix.ca. Single tickets are $60 per show or save $45 if you buy tickets for 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 until 8pm

Kingscraft Fine Artists Art Show, September 24 & 25: The studio at 12936 Keele St. in King City will be 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 to kick off Culture Days. Focused on celebrating the roots of our community while embracing new cultures, vibrant music, traditional dress and exceptional dances from around the world, this event takes you on a unique cultural tour; all in one location, all on the same day.

Chippewas from Georgina Island PowWow: Everyone is welcome as this annual event returns to the grounds of Sutton District High School on Dalton Road, featuring traditional drumming and dancing, as well as First Nation food and craft vendors. The Grand Entry, one of the Pow Wow highlights, takes place at noon and 6pm on Saturday and noon on Sunday. The PowWow closes when the sun sets on Saturday and around 5pm on Sunday. There will be a sunrise ceremony on Sunday around 6:30 a.m., led by Elder Shelly Charles, to welcome the day. Entrance is 2,- per person, free parking.

Nieuwmarkt farmers market: Farmers, vendors and volunteers create a hive of activity reminiscent of the city’s early years as a new market. A place to buy farm fresh produce, homemade cakes, handmade crafts and a great place to meet 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 8am to 1pm

Sunday 25 Sept.

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

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

Georgina Farmer’s Market: Weekly market with about 30 vendors from local farmers and artisans, with live music, yoga in the park and other events at The Link, 20849 Dalton Rd. on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to 3 Oct.

Shortly:

Newmarket Cycles Bicycle Lending Library, Sept. 28: Borrow a bike and other cycling accessories for free with your Newmarket Public Library card at the Community Bike Hub from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, DIY bike repair from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, followed by a group ride from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, on 621 Timothy St Bikes can be borrowed per 2 weeks on a first come, first served basis. Read more about the bicycle rental library here.

I Love it Here, Women’s Networking Breakfast, Thursday, September 29: Fair Chance Learning, in partnership with the Town of Newmarket and the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, invites you to explore the tools that will take your team to the next level – from skills and certifications to identifying strengths and talents that are unique for you. If you don’t have a team, find ways to leverage your own leadership and effectiveness to reach new heights in your career and engage in powerful conversations. Sign up for free, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Old Town Hall: I Love it Here, Women’s Networking Breakfast

Movie Fridays at Newmarket Public Library: No registration required, just walk in and enjoy a free movie from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult. On 30 Sept. from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm, The Personal History of David Copperfield is a fresh take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, the story of the life of his iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place in it. Watch the trailer.

We Walk the Line tribute to Johnny Cash, Friday September 30: Julie Mahendran sings the role of June Carter Cash in this tribute to Johnny Cash’s music at 7:30 PM at the NewRoads Performing Arts Centre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. Covering Johnny Cash’s entire career from the 1950s on Sun Records to 2003 on the American Recordings label, this concert features Johnny’s greatest hits, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, I Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Hurt and the famous duet, Jackson sang along with June Carter and many other classic songs. Tickets $46.

55’n Up Club, Saturday October 1: The club celebrates United Nations Older People’s Day with a blue grass band, vendors at 10 a.m. on 1914 Mount Albert Rd., Sharon.

Canadian Concert Classics, October 13, November 12: Enjoy concerts by Juno award-winning talent sponsored by Mercedes Benz Newmarket in Newmarket’s Old Town Hall. On Thursday, October 13, one of the best new bands of the decade is the seven piece Bywater Call band. And on Saturday, November 12, is two-time Juno award winner Donne Roberts and his six-piece band. Doors open at 6pm with concerts performed from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. There are only 168 seats available per concert. Tickets, $60, can be purchased at newtix.ca.

York Cinemania Film Circuit, October 19: The official match (A wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to make a hit movie, starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez) at 7pm and 9pm in SilverCity Newmarket. Click to buy 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 Center in Newmarket features: Sunday, November 6, TakeFive Ensemble with Shoshana Telner; Sunday 26 February 2023 (Old Town Hall) Showcase for young artists; Sunday 26 March 2023, Het Quatuor Despax; Sunday May 7, 2023, the Drew Jurecka jazz trio. To enroll by check, VPAN Enrollment Form 2022-2023.docx. Go to the website to register online.

Board games: Join local board game aficionados every other Friday at Cardinal Press Espresso Bar on 200 Main St. Newmarket at 6pm. The games are provided and teachers are available, or you bring your games to teach others. Note from the organizers: we don’t tend to play many ‘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. on Main Street, Newmarket from 2pm to 4pm. Beginners welcome; all dances taught; you don’t need to bring a partner. Access by donation; your first lesson is free. Join the group on the first, third and (if there is one) fifth Saturday of the month.

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