Check out our list of things to do in Brampton this week: cycling, dog training classes, flag football, barbecued ribs, South Asian celebrations, and a special event at Wet ‘n’ Wild water park.

Tuesday, May 22:

“Monet’s Lillies” Paint Night at Tracks Brew Pub, 7 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy good food and sip some wine or a cocktail, while picking up a brush. An artist will provide step by step guidance from start to finished painting. The $45 ticket price includes one 16” x 20″ canvas, brushes, apron, water-based non-toxic paint and easel.

Wednesday, May 23:

Green Thumbs Workshop at PAMA, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Growing Herbs and Making Herbal Teas: Learn the basics of growing herbs as well as their uses. Learn how to make your own tea blends. Please register at the PAMA website.

“Lakeshore Sparkle” Paint Night at J. Red & Co., 7 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy good food and sip some wine or a cocktail, while picking up a brush. An artist will provide step by step guidance from start to finished painting. The $45 ticket price includes one 16” x 20″ canvas, brushes, apron, water-based non-toxic paint and easel.

Create Your Own App at Chinguacousy Library, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Join Sheridan College computing experts at MakerSpace Brampton for this Level 1 beginner workshop. Bring your own laptop and Android device, or borrow a Chromebook with your Brampton Library card. If you do not already have a Google/Gmail account, it is recommended that you set one up prior to the workshop. This workshop is appropriate for teens and adults (ages 13+). Please register online.

Thursday, May 24:

Envisioning Green Homes and Gardens in Fletchers Creek SNAP Neighborhood at Chris Gibson Recreation Centre, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Find out how to make your house and yard more sustainable and join the discussion about making your neighbourhood climate-change ready. Each participant will receive a special gift as a thank you for attending, as well a chance to win a flowering shrub. Space is limited and registration is required.

Friday, May 25:

Befriending Bees and Butterflies at PAMA, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn the importance of bees and other pollinators in our local communities through an interactive presentation. Everyone will take home wildflower seeds and a small habitat feature for their backyard. This program is suitable for families with children over the age 6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Rib N’ Roll at Gage Park, Friday through Sunday
Get ready for the 15th annual Rotary Rib N’ Roll, Brampton’s popular rib festival and the first major event of the summer. Money raised at the event goes to support four worthy causes in Brampton: Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, Tour for Kids, ErinoakKids and Rotary Youth projects. For more details, check the Rib N’ Roll website.

Voices of South Asia at Sheridan College Davis Campus, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Sheridan will celebrate South Asian Heritage Month with the launch of “Voices of South Asia.” This event will feature a series of talks and performances by some of the most talented and accomplished South Asians in Ontario. The event is free and open to the public.

Painters of Night at Beaux-Arts Brampton, 7 – 10 p.m.
Join the Painters of Night for an evening of art, camaraderie, good music, and food. Beaux-Arts Brampton provides an easel and a modern, spacious classroom while you provide your own materials and creativity. Participants can choose to bring potluck food or drink to share with everyone. Tickets are $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

Saturday, May 26:

Bramalea Cyclefest at All People’s Church, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In partnership with Bike Brampton, All People’s Church is hosting the 4th Annual Bramalea CycleFest to kickstart the launch of Bike to School Week in the Region of Peel. Bramalea Cyclefest is the first ever community bike ride, walk, run or rollerblade initiative in the Bramalea area. Members of the community are invited to join the CycleFest as they give away bicycles and raise money for World Vision’s water projects in Mali, Africa. Free barbecue lunch served from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Register at the CycleFest website.

Season Pass Holder Opening Weekend at Wet ‘n’ Wild, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This season pass holder appreciation event includes a DJ Dance Party, live music by SkipTracer and more. Season passes purchased before May 25 get a special rate of $79.95 + HST per person. This event is also taking place on Sunday, May 27.

Brampton Royals Baseball Game at Dave Dash Park, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
The Brampton Royals will host the Mississauga Southwest Twins in Central Ontario Baseball Association action.

Punjabi Writers Book Club at Chinguacousy Library, 2 – 5 p.m.
Meet Punjabi authors and discuss their books. This program is presented in collaboration with Punjabi Kalman Da Kafla.

“Spring Landscape” BYOB Paint Night at Visual Arts Brampton, 7 – 9 p.m.
Come for an evening of artistic exploration and socialization as an instructor leads the group through a new painting from start to finish. All the materials you will need for the session are provided (canvas, brushes, apron, paints, palette). Tickets are $25. Ages 19+ only, please.

Brampton Folk Club Annual Showcase Concert at St. Paul’s United Church, 7:30 – 10 p.m.
This fundraising concert helps finance the club’s participation in many community events and features a wide variety of music. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. For more information, please visit the Brampton Folk Club website.

Brave & Crazy at Spot 1 Grill, 9:30 p.m.
Fans of Melissa Etheridge and classic rock will love Brave & Crazy. There is a $10 cover charge.

Sunday, May 27:

Brain Tumour Walk at Professor’s Lake Park, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Walk to raise funds to support the local brain tumour community. These funds go towards life-changing research, support programs, information, advocacy, awareness, and hope. Register at the Brain Tumour Walk website.

Trainsmart’s 4th Annual 5k Run/Walk at Centennial Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Be active, have tons of fun, receive prizes and support your community. Tickets are $40. Proceeds will go towards accessible exercise for individuals living with cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Women’s Flag Football Tournament at Fletcher’s Meadow, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join 905 Sports at their very first free Women’s Flag Football Tournament in Brampton. The event is open to female residents in Brampton and volunteers are also welcome to sign up. Register at the 905 Sports website.

Camp Canine 2018 at Gage Park, 1 – 2 p.m.
Join the Summer Group Training Program. The program is 16 weeks in total, broken up into two eight-week courses. It focuses on obedience, controlled socialization, while under real-world distractions. Check the Grassroots K9 website for pricing and registration.

Community Connections Opening Reception at PAMA, 2 – 4 p.m.
PAMA offers Creative Expressions art workshops in the community designed for children and adults with developmental and physical challenges. The program provides participants with confidence and a sense of pride that translates into their everyday life. This exhibition will showcase the amazing work created during the program and run through July 15.

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