From coding to cardio, from gardening to painting, from masterminds to monster mashups, there is something for everyone in Brampton this week. Check out our list of things to do and find an activity that’s right for you!
Monday, May 28:
Fit Express at Cassie Campbell Community Centre, 9 – 9:25 a.m.
Including cardio, strength training, and interval training, this class will give you everything you need to keep fit when you’re on the go. Ages 14 and over. Cost ranges from $6.50 to $9; members get in free.
Zumba at Chinguacousy Wellness Centre, 9 – 10 a.m.
Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness: cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. 14 years and over. Cost ranges from $6.50 to $9; members get in free.
Soccer Playtime for Parents and Tots at Brampton Soccer Centre, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Play along with your little one on child-friendly equipment, while you meet and mingle with other parents or caregivers. This drop-in program is organized by those in attendance. Active participation by a parent/guardian (over 14 years of age) is required. There is a maximum of 3 children per parent/guardian, ages 6 months to 6 years. Cost is $2.
Tuesday, May 29:
Senior Series featuring Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo at Chinguacousy Library, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Barbara Dickson, historian and author, will be discussing her book Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo, the historical record of Canada’s biggest WWII munitions plant, General Engineering Company Canada Limited near Scarborough.
Vote Pop-Up Event at Bramalea Community Health Centre, 5 – 7 p.m.
Share what’s most important to you this election season and practice voting. All are invited. To register or find out more, call 905-451-8090 ext. 122.
Brampton Mastermind at The Rose Theatre, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Brampton Mastermind Networking group is designed to inspire, motivate and educate entrepreneurs in Brampton and parts of the GTA to successfully overcome business challenges.
Wednesday, May 30:
“World of Wild Weeds” Green Thumbs gardening workshop at PAMA, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Plants are powerful organisms that can harm, heal and sometimes take over the whole yard. Discover what kinds of plants are growing and some of their uses. Please register at the PAMA website.
Create an Android App with MIT App Inventor at Chinguacousy Library, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Learn how to create your own Android app with MIT App Inventor. Join Sheridan College computing experts at MakerSpace Brampton for this Level 2 intermediate workshop. This workshop is a continuation of Level 1 (May 23). Please bring your own laptop and Android device. This workshop is appropriate for teens and adults (ages 13+).
Thursday, May 31:
Underdogs: A Dialogue on Social Entrepreneurship at Sheridan College (Davis Campus), 6 – 8 p.m.
Students, staff and community members are invited to a speakers’ panel on social entrepreneurship co-hosted by Fuse Brampton and Sheridan College Entrepreneurs. This evening will explore what it means to be a social entrepreneur and how to go about using entrepreneurial tools to address social and environmental challenges.
Hometown Habitat film screening at Knightsbridge Community & Senior Citizen’s Centre, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Join The Friends & Stewards of Dorchester Park for a free showing of the film Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home. The message is inspiring: all of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the Earth. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion.
Friday, June 1:
#MonsterWorld Mashup at The Den/Sheridan College (Davis Campus); launch party 6 p.m., showtime 8 – 11 p.m.
Good Kind Productions is collaborating with MonstrARTity to bring the popular global movement of the Sofar Sounds secret concert series to Brampton for the first time ever, where a secret lineup of surprise musical guests will have the crowd buzzing. The evening includes stand-up performances by a number of hilarious Brampton and GTA-based comedians, as well as a curated arts exhibit featuring works by local artists, with the support of Beaux Arts Brampton.
Saturday, June 2:
GTA Eid Festival at Galaxy Grand Convention Centre, June 2 – 3
This year’s GTA Eid Festival will showcase more than 50 stalls featuring the latest fashions (kids, women, men), childrens’ competition, free gifts for kids, jewelry, food, henna, hair design, make-up and more.
Sierra Club Brampton Annual Wildflower Planting at Heart Lake Conservation Area, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Come spend the day at the Aboriginal Medicine Wheel Garden as we plant wildflowers and create habitat for pollinators. The event will run rain or shine, please come with closed toed shoes, long pants, and a long shirt. The event is free but registration is required.
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 and collaboration between attendees is encouraged. All levels of coding experience are welcome.
International Day of Biological Diversity Workshop at Good Food Brampton, 12 – 4 p.m.
Through hands-on activities, facilitators will highlight the differences between native and invasive species, including forageable edibles, and how this is impacting environmental biodiversity locally. There are only 20 spots available for this workshop, so please RSVP as soon as possible.
“Love on the Lake” Couples Paint Night at Oscar’s Roadhouse, 2 – 4 p.m.
Enjoy some 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.
#MonsterWorld Mashup at Garden Square, 5:30 – 11 p.m.
The second day of the #MonsterWorld Mashup includes a diverse setlist of world music artists and an assortment of spoken word performers, all for free! Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind monstrous production.
True North Strong concert at The Rose Theatre, 7 p.m – 12 a.m.
A celebration of Canada’s music! Featuring dancers from age 3 to adult, recreational and intensive students join together for an evening to be remembered. Tickets are $35.
Sunday, June 3:
Second Annual Aphasia Walkathon at Chinguacousy Park, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Halton Aphasia Centre, operating as the Halton-Peel Community Aphasia Programs (H-PCAP), is a not-for-profit organization that provides conversation group therapy for people with aphasia. Interested participants can register here.