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York Region events: 10 things to do this weekend (March 18 to 20)
Events in Vaughan, Markham, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, King, Stouffville, Georgina and Richmond Hill
March 18, 2016

As March Break wraps up and we inch closer to the first official day of spring, there's plenty on offer for events in York Region this weekend, including a number of Easter-themed events.

Use the links provided to find out more details of the listed events including times, cost and locator maps. If you're looking for events across all of York Region on specific dates, check out the daily listing links in purple to see York Region events organized by date.

1. Saturday night is Earth Hour. A number of York Region's municipalities have events planned. For example in Vaughan, the EARTH HOUR VAUGHAN event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at Vaughan City Hall and includes lantern making, live entertainment and an environmental Jeopardy game. A sustainability fair is part of the CITY OF MARKHAM'S EARTH HOUR.  There's an EARTH HOUR WARD CHALLENGE in Newmarket to see which ward can save the most energy, and an ASTRONOMY MOONLIGHT HIKE at Cold Creek Conservation area in King Township.

2. Easter is not until the following weekend, but there are a number of events this weekend that convey the spirit of the season, including a UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG WORKSHOP Saturday at Elman Campbell Museum in Newmarket and EASTER FEST kicks off Saturday and runs Sunday as well at Brooks Farms in Mount Albert.

3. In Georgina, put a spring in your step at the GEORGINA JERICHO/GEM THEATRE SPRING EVENT from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy crafts, an egg hunt, photo with the Easter Bunny, colouring contest and a movie (starts at 11:15 a.m.).

4. Gardeners take note: the Town of Richmond Hill and Evergreen are partnering on a GARDENING WORKSHOP Saturday morning at the Oak Ridges Community Centre. Good for beginners or the more experienced.

5. On Sunday afternoon (12:30 start), the Woodbridge Memorial Arena is hosting KLEINBURG NURSERY FREE EASTER SKATE DAY. Easter activities (including chocolate egg hunt) too!

6. Also at the Elman Campbell Museum this weekend is a wrap-up of MARCH BREAK ACTIVITIES. On Friday and Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m., check out museum mayhem!

7. Want to play WII FOR FWII AT THE LIBRAWII? Check out the Pierre Berton branch in Vaughan for a Wii bit of fun. Ages 7-12.

8. The month-long SUGARBUSH MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL at Kortright Centre for Conservation in Vaughan and the SUGARBUSH MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL at Bruce's Mill in Stouffville are open both days this weekend.

9. Saturday morning, build a TOOTHBRUSH BASED ROBOT at the Holland Landing branch of the East Gwillimbury Public Library. Ages 6+

10. Also on Saturday at the East Gwillimbury Public Library Holland Landing branch, enjoy a movie. ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP will be shown at 2 p.m. and guests will be treated to popcorn and juice.