My Picks for May 10-12
Divya Sabharwal, YorkScene Marketing & Social Media Manager
All those April showers definitely brought May flowers, and we love them!
We are getting right into the swing of things, and summer time is the best time for festivals, fairs, family events and tons of other things happening around town.
Let’s start with flowers-are you like me, staring at your lawn and noticing a lot of missing patches, flowers that haven’t come to bloom this summer? Are you a newbie at plants and planting in general?
If you live in Markham and if you’re brand new to gardening and want to learn more, the Markham Grows Seed Library is holding introductory workshops in branches across Markham. This is a great way to understand how to plant seeds, what the planting and feeding routine is like. Not only is this a great program to get your lawn ready, it’s also a great program to share with your family and young ones.
This program is self-sustaining and is based on a give-back basis. Once your planets have offered their seedlings, you can just come back to the Markham Grows Seed Library and pass them on to the next batch of newcomers. Simple, right!? For more information please call 905-513-7977 ext. 3481.
We’re going to keep our eyes out for events like this throughout the region, not just Markham-Stay tuned!
Have you lived in Richmond Hill for many years and think you know everything about your town? Well Doors Open Richmond Hill will be sure to surprise even the most travelled Richmond Hill resident.
The Ontario Heritage Trust – the Province’s lead heritage agency – and the Town of Richmond Hill invite you to take part in the Town’s annual Doors Open Richmond Hill on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Richmond Hill will be boasting its commercial buildings, courthouses, places of worship, gardens and natural heritage and historic sites. This is a not to miss event for everyone, young and young at heart, and it’s all FREE!
For more information regarding Doors Open Richmond Hill, and other municipalities, you can visit www.doorsopenontario.on.ca.
Farmers’ Markets are back! This means everything supports the local economy; there will be fresh fruits and veggies, local artisans and some amazing family activities. I have made it a point to help farmers and those in my local community by going to farmers markets and purchasing majority of my fruits and veggies from there. Not to mention, we have some gorgeous and quaint Main Streets that many people have not discovered yet. This weekend the Main Street Markham’s Farmers’ Market will be having a “Science Rendezvous”-a mini science fair, where children can learn how to walk on water, watch bees make honey in their hives and lots of fun activities. The Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market starts at 8 pm and runs until 3pm on Saturdays until October 8.
East Gwillimbury features much the same events, join the East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market, every Saturday from 8am to 1pm and meet all their friendly Vendors!
If you hadn’t already taken the time to go see the Richmond Hill Group of Artists Juried Exhibition you should make it a point to go this weekend! The talented artists in York Region will be showing their work at the Mill Pond Gallery. Not only can you purchase these one of a kind art pieces, you can also vote for your favourite to win the “People’s Choice Award.”
The Mill Pond gallery is located at 314 Mill Street, in Richmond Hill.
If you’re looking for activities to celebrate your “Supermom”, you can head over to our website to see the various events that are taking place to get a few ideas.
A few of my favourites include heading over to Paintlounge, in Markham, to spend a day creating art with your mom.
You can head over to the different performing arts theatres to watch a play or performance, there are always wonderful productions taking place in York Region.
If the weather starts to cooperate by Sunday, you can even take a stroll on your closest Main Street.
The office favourite is Main Street in Newmarket, because of its amazing ‘Made in Mexico’ restaurant. We love it there!