The weather is finally spring-like, so get out of the house and check out all that’s going on in Brampton. Stuff to do includes painting, knitting, singing, live theatre, and sports. Be sure to check out the Mother’s Day events, too.

Tuesday, May 8:

“Rainy Day Nap” Paint and Cocktails at Tracks Brew Pub, 7 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy a fun two-hour fun evening with an artist who will guide you through, step by step, from the start to a finished painting that you get to take home. All equipment comes with the $45 ticket price.

The Brampton Festival Singers at St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This mixed-voice community choir repertoire includes choir music, folk music, show songs, spirituals, and more. For more information, visit www.bfschoir.wix.com/bfschoir

Wednesday, May 9:

Habitat For Humanity GTA Women Build at Habitat GTA New McLaughlin Build Site, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity GTA calls on women of the city to combat unsafe and unaffordable housing in our community. By bringing women together to swing hammers and fundraise, Women Build promotes empowerment, solidarity, learning, and pride in our city. This event continues through May 12. There is a $50 registration fee and $500 minimum fundraising goals.

LEGO® Robotics at Four Corners Library Branch, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Learn how to build and program a robot using LEGO® Mindstorms in this 4-week series. A LEGO® kit will be available for you to work with each week. On the final day, invite your family and friends to see your LEGO® robot in action. Call (905) 793-4636 or visit any branch to register. Open for children ages 9-12.

Mom & Me “Rainy Day Nap” Paint Night at J. Red & Co., 7 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy a fun two-hour fun evening with an artist who will guide you through, step by step, from the start to a finished painting that you get to take home. All equipment comes with the $45 ticket price.

Thursday, May 10:

Newcomers Circle at Chinguacousy Library Branch, 4 – 5 p.m.
Share your ideas and viewpoints on issues that arise when settling in a new country. This is a Library Settlement Partnerships Program.

KNIT@PAMA at Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives, 6 – 8 p.m.
Drop-in for an evening of knitting and conversation. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome! Supplies and knitting support are included.

Brampton Folk Concert at PAMA, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
This edition of the ongoing series features Flowers in your Hair with March Yan, Brian Gladstone and Glen Hornblast. This program is included in the cost of admission.

Try Art Evenings: Collage Art & Mixed Media at Visual Arts Brampton, 7 – 9 p.m.
This brand new series of single session workshops at Visual Arts Brampton brings together artists and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn different art techniques across a variety of media. The fun-filled evenings of creativity are led by one of Visual Arts Brampton’s many skilled artists in a professional art studio. All materials are included in the ticket price of $25.

Friday, May 11:

Brampton Blazers College/University Showcase at Duggan Park, 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Brampton Blazers are proud to host the Brampton Blast College/Universities Showcase Tournament. This event continues through May 13.

Fame, Jr. at Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, Fame, Jr. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. There are two more performances on May 12. Tickets range from $13 to $15 and are available from the Rose Theatre box office.

Elvis: An American Trilogy at The Rose Theatre, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Steve Michaels stars in An American Trilogy, the quintessential Elvis tribute featuring Elvis’s chart topping hits: “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” “Burning Love,” and “Suspicious Minds,” An American Trilogy spotlights Elvis Presley’s humble beginnings to teen idol to King. Tickets range from $49.75 to $68.50 and are available at the Rose Theatre box office.

Saturday, May 12:

Brampton MOM 2 MOM Indoor Sale at Brampton Fall Fair, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
There will be 140 vendors this year at Brampton’s longest running Mom 2 Mom indoor garage sale, now in its 11th year. Admission is $3.00 and goes to the Peel Safety Village (grandparents and children always enter free). There is free parking and an ATM on site.

Peel Children’s Centre 5th Annual Mother’s Day Brunch at Peel Regional Police Association, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This special event includes a delicious brunch, gifts, silent auction, guest speaker, and entertainment. Proceeds from this event will benefit the services offered to children and youth struggling with their mental health. Tickets are $50.

The Women’s Shopping Expo & Vendor Fair at Jim Archdekin Recreational Centre, 1:30 – 6 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to shop for Mother’s Day gifts and to have a ladies day out. A FREE Rose to the first 50 moms plus prizes, entertainment and 30+ vendors under one roof.

Annual 3km Walk For Wellness at Etobicoke Creek Trail, 1 – 3 p.m.
You’ll have an opportunity to meet and chat with local naturopath doctors, join them for a walk through Etobicoke Creek Trail, and maybe win a health and wellness prize package. The walk starts at the northeast corner of Ken Whillans Drive and Vodden Street East in Brampton. Parking is available at 36 Vodden Street East.

Sunday, May 13:

Brampton Jr. B Excelsiors Game at Archdekin Recreation Centre, 2 – 4 p.m.
The Brampton Excelsiors will host the Mississauga Tomahawks in Ontario Jr. B Lacrosse action. Tickets range from $8 to $10.

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