Summer is coming soon, so it’s time to exercise and get in shape. Try lawn bowling, aquafit, swimming, or a combat class. Those with (or without) a green thumb might enjoy the Brampton Horticultural Society’s Annual Plant Sale or a gardening class at PAMA.

Monday, May 14:

Brampton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at The Rose Theatre, 6 – 10 p.m.
The Brampton Sports Hall of Fame will induct four new members in 2018: powerlifter Harnek Singh Rai, Rosemary Miller, Mike Weaver, and Richard Souce. The keynote speaker for this year’s event will be former CFL quarterback and four-time Grey Cup Champion, Damon Allen. Tickets are $55 for adults / $27.50 for children 12 and under and available at the Rose Theatre box office.

Powered By Love: End AIDS in Africa at Chinguacousy Library, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Canadian Federation of University Women and Brampton Library are proud to co-host an evening with Alexis MacDonald, photographer of the extraordinary images in the inspiring book, Powered by Love: A Grandmother’s Movement to End AIDS in Africa. Attendees can learn about the untold story of AIDS in Africa, meet the photographer and get their book copy signed.

Lawn Bowling Club Open House at Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility, 7 – 9 p.m.
All adults are welcome to try a new sport in a relaxed atmosphere and meet new friends. No experience necessary and the club supplies all  equipment. Low-cost membership is available from May to September and there are daytime and evening playing times.

Tuesday, May 15:

Lane Swim at Cassie Campbell Community Centre, 6 – 8:55 a.m.
This drop-in activity is open to all ages interested in swimming lengths. This activity is also being held at Balmoral Rec Centre, Earnscliffe Rec Centre, and South Fletchers Rec Centre. Cost ranges from $2 to $2.75 per person.

Public Swim at Century Gardens Recreational Centre, 7 – 8:30 a.m.
Open to participants 18 years of age or older of all swimming abilities. Cost ranges from $2 to $2.75 per person.

Combat at Chinguacousy Wellness Centre, 8 – 8:55 a.m.
Cardio and strength will be challenged in this class, which offers a combination of boxing and mixed martial arts. Cost ranges from $6.50 to $9.

Aquafit at South Fletchers Recreation Centre, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
A moderate intensity fitness workout in shallow to chest-deep water. Cost ranges from $6.50 to $9.

Open Studio at Visual Arts Brampton, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open Studio Sessions are a welcoming, inclusive place where new and experienced artists can gather, chat, share tips and tricks of the trade, work on projects and leave feeling encouraged. An experienced artist is on hand to offer advice and help. Cost ranges from $7 to $15 per session, or $5 and $10 for members. There are also more sessions available on Thursday, May 17.

Life Drawing at Visual Arts Brampton, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
In this life drawing class, artists are can draw from a life model who will strike dynamic poses. Models vary in age, gender, shape and size, giving artists new challenges and experiences from week to week. Instruction is not offered during these sessions. The cost is $15, or $10 for VAB members.

Wednesday, May 16:

Women’s Cancer Support Group at Fortino’s Brisdale, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WOWS! Brampton is a cancer peer support group group for any woman who has received a cancer diagnosis. The group is run by a Canadian Cancer Society / Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Wellspring-trained peer support group facilitator who is a breast cancer survivor. Participation is free, but interested parties should register at the group’s website.

Gardening at Home in any Space at PAMA, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to grow (and eat) your own healthy sprouts and microgreens indoors, no special equipment or lights required. Register at the PAMA website.

Portraits at Visual Arts Brampton, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In this session, artists work in various media from an extended pose. There is a rotation of 20 minute creative time and 5 minute breaks. The models are both professional and amateur and of various ages, genders and nationalities. Subjects are on a raised model platform with proper spotlighting to create three-dimensionality. The cost is $15 per session, $10 for VAB members (CASH ONLY).

Thursday, May 17:

Changemaking 101 Workshop at Sheridan College Davis Campus, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
This workshop, co-hosted by Enactus and Sheridan College Entrepreneurs, will explore how to begin addressing social or environmental problems you care about. Those with an idea for a social enterprise or project with community benefit will find it particularly useful, but all are welcome to attend. The event is free, but registration is required.

Peel Aboriginal Drum Circle at PAMA, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
PAMA and the Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) invite members of the community to participate in an evening of shared traditions and songs. To learn more about PAN visit www.peelaboriginalnetwork.com. There is free admission to this activity only.

Saturday, May 19:

Brampton Horticultural Society 28th Annual Plant Sale at Brampton Curling Club, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Annuals and perennials will be available for sale, and there will be a garage sale table of garden related items. Society members will be available to provide gardening advice. There is no entry fee for this event.

Free Admission at PAMA, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join PAMA for Museum Month celebrations on Family Fun Day. Admission is free on Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20 for May Museum Month. Guide your family through art projects at PAMA and inspire creativity. Become a curator and add to the PAMA Kids Community Museum Wall. On Sunday, learn about “What’s For Dinner?”

Coding Meetup at Springdale Library, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This casual computer programming meetup for adults has no set agenda. Just bring an idea or a problem, your laptop (or borrow a Chromebook with your library card) and connect with others. There will be an expert on hand to guide you. Collaboration between attendees is encouraged. All levels of coding experience are welcome. No registration necessary, just drop in!​

Helping Hands Girls Empowerment Movement Workshop at Rapport Eclypse Youth Centre, 12 – 4 p.m.
This workshop will be a one-day interactive and intensive session for all youth in the Peel Region. Attendees will participate in hands-on activities, break-out sessions, and learn from speakers about how homelessness affects all aspects of one’s life. Food, bus tickets, and volunteer hours will be provided.

“After the Freeze” Spring Exhibition at Spot 1 Grill and Music Hall, 2 – 7 p.m.
This exhibition, organized by Peel Arts Collective, brings together a variety of artists, musicians and spoken word performers. Peruse beautiful handmade goods, listen to the sounds of a festival of music and spoken word hosted by local author Paul Edward Costa, and take part in features like face painting by makeup and visual artist Nathan Wilson. Admission is $10 and free for children under 10.

Sounds of South Asia Fest in the Park at Sheridan College Davis Campus, 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The International Film Festival of South Asia presents this event featuring international and Canadian singers including Nimrat Khaira, Sharry Mann, and Deep Jandu.

Babbu Maan at the Powerade Centre, 8 – 11 p.m.
The Indian singer/songwriter, actor, and film producer performs at the Powerade Centre. Tickets start at $5.

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