April 16, 2009

Local current events and activities

Online calendar at www.yorktourism.com provides up-to-date listing
NEWMARKET …quot; Upcoming events and activities in The Regional Municipality of York offer something for everyone, from theatre, music and art galleries to home shows, street festivals, exhibits, forest hikes, Mother’s Day teas and even a powwow.
If you’re looking for something this weekend or next, you might want to consider taking in a show at the new Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts.  Other current items include:
• Five Canadian Women and Their Diaries (to April 30) - King Township Museum
• Cellist Nata Belkin and Organist Konrad Harley (April 17) - Performing Arts York Region
• Aurora Home Show (April 17 to 19)
• Spring Forest Festival in the York Regional Forest (April 18)
Mother's Day
Kate's Garden - Mother's Day Tea (May 7)
Elman W. Campbell Museum - Mother's Day Tea (May 9)
Town of Richmond Hill Heritage Centre - Mom and Me for Tea (May 9)
Aurora Historical Society - Mother's Day Luncheon (May 10)
Oakview Terrace - Mother's Day Buffet Brunch & Dinner (May 10)
Home Shows, Street Festivals and Exhibits
2009 Aurora Home Show (April 17 to 19)
Markham Village Farmer's Market (May 9 through to Oct 10)
Main Street Markham Pedestrian Day (May 24)
Town of Aurora - Spring into Safety (June 5)
Unionville Village Festival (June 6 to 7)
World's Longest Street Festival on the World's Longest Street, Aurora (June 7)
Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville (June 6)
Doors Open Richmond Hill (June 13)
Art Galleries and Art Shows
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan (to June 14)
Yousuf Karsh: Industrial Images exhibition opens (to June 28)
"Karshed": Yousuf Karsh Selected Portraits exhibition opens June 28
Varley Art Gallery of Markham - Great Jazz Standards (Opens April 19) and Legally Deafblind (to May 3)
Arts Society King - Studio Tour King (April 26 and 27)
Heintzman House - Art Show & Sale (April 26)
Town of Aurora Art Show and Sale (May 3)
Ontario Artists Arts Festival - Victoria Day Weekend (May 16 to 17)
Markham Group of Artists’ Annual Spring Art Show (May 26 to June 7)
Markham Arts Council - Mackie Awards (May 31)
Performing Arts
Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts
Ryouku (May 6)
Folk Singer Arlo Guthrie (May 11)
Cynthia Dale (May 13)
Woman Fully Clothed (May 20)
Yadong Guan (May 27)
Stephen Leacock Theatre - Freddy Vette and the Flames (April 25) and
Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (May 9)
Performing Arts York Region - Nata Belkin, Cello & Konrad Harley, Organ (April 17) and
Young Artists Founders' Scholarship Concert (June 5)
Resurgence Theatre Company - Free Theatre Workshop (April 28)
Theatre Williams @ The Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School - Once Upon a Mattress (May 7- 9)
Red Barn Theatre, Sutton - The Glass Menagerie (June 18 to July 4)
Heritage and Culture
The King Township Museum - Five Canadian Women and Their Diaries (to April 30)
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum
REACH Day (April 18)
Spring into Spring Tea (April 18)
History Hands-On in Spring (April 25)
May Day Play Day (May 1)
"You Asked For It" -- Exhibit (May 15 to September 11)
Town of Richmond Hill Heritage Centre
Mom and Me for Tea (May 9)
Queen Victoria’s Cream Tea (May 12)
York Regional Forest - Spring Forest Festival (April 18) and Get Up With the Birds (May 30)
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority - Sunoco Earth Day Tree Planting 2009 (May 2 and 3)
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority - Our Greener Side Celebration (May 9)
Koffler Scientific Reserve - Trillium Trail Walk (May 18)
Unionville Skating Club - Ice Fantasia 2009, "Viva ICE Vegas" (April 26)
Zero PING Events - LANapalooza 2009 Gaming Tournament (May 8 to 10)
Georgina Island Tourism Company - Georgina Island Intertribal Powwow (June 13)
Polo for Heart (June 19 to 21)
For more information on these and other events, please refer to the Calendar on www.yorktourism.com  
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
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Media Contact: Tim Paleczny, Corporate Communications Specialist, York Region
                       Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1238, (416) 297-9696 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675
                       Cell:  905 251-6413  Email: tim.paleczny@york.ca

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