Milton Culture Days - FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

1010 Main Street E

Milton, ON

Join Arts Milton at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton for three days of free, interactive activities and performances. Events will covers various genres including music, dance, theatre, art, craft, literature, technology and culinary arts. You'll find everything you need in one accessible building! Launch Event (open to the public): Fri, Sept 27, 7 pm - 9:30 pm Activity Day 1: Sat, Sept 28, 10 am - 4 pm Activity Day 2: Sun, Sept 29, 10 am - 4 pm

Milton Culture Days

Location

1010 Main Street E

Milton, ON

Organizer

Arts Milton

Events

Drum Together

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

A hands-on rhythm based community drumming circle led by Akwaba Cultural Exchange. A facilitator will lead participants in playing drums and other small instruments. No musical experience needed! This is an open space for people to come tog...

Traditional Accordion Music

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Take a walk (or dance!) down memory lane with young Boris and his traditional accordion. The musician will provide a performance of European folk music on behalf of Anderson's Accordion. This music has a long history and a rich tradition of...

Puppet Figures with Art Camp

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Allycia Uccello from Art Camp will lead children in the creation of their own moveable puppet figure using cardstock, drawing materials, wooden sticks, and brass fasteners. Take your character home and put on a puppet show for the family!

Art as Therapy

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Join the Art as Therapy team in a mindfulness experience using art and music. No previous art-making is required! You will have the opportunity to play and experiment with various art materials. Caution: you may experience a sense of fun an...

Lego® STEM Workshop

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Calling all master builders! Students will learn physics and science while building a motorized LEGO® model during this fun and educational workshop with e2 Young Engineers. We are extremely excited to offer e² Young Engineers® programs...

The Nutcracker: Open Class

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

The Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular Open Class presented by The Dance Class. Join Clara and the cast of The Nutcracker as they prepare for their 2019 performance. Audience members will enjoy a typical dance warm-up, a short presentation of N...

Arts Milton Community Project

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Each year at Culture Days, Arts Milton invites Miltonians to participate in a collaborative creation. The 2019 Arts Milton Community Project involves working with artist and FirstOntario Arts Centre instructor Aparna Rangnekar to paint a do...

CRASH Rhythm Bucket Drumming

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

The CRASH Rhythm workshop is a 1-hour interactive workshop that uses bucket drumming to explore music and engage young children in music education. Lead by percussionist Hilary Whiskin, participants will learn the basics of drumming, how to...

Poetry Workshop

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Attendees will learn to write short poems in a safe and inclusive environment. This workshop is led by Frishta Bastan of Fresh Poetry. Frishta is a poetess, spoken word performer, ​and instructor.

Gavin McLeod Music

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Gavin McLeod is a young singer, songwriter and blues guitar player from Milton, Ontario. He'll provide the vibe as he sings and plays in the Escarpment Hall - feel free to submit requests! Gavin has played around the GTA as the frontman...

Introduction to Irish Dancing

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

The Graham Irish Dancers will provide a short performance to demonstrate some of the variety in Irish Dance. They will then assist audience members to learn some basic steps so that the audience members can then join the dancers for some so...

Guy Mbayo Performance

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Powerhouse performer Guy Mbayo from the République démocratique du Congo presents Congolese Christian Music. Singer and songwriter of over 100 songs, Guy looks forward to sharing her unique culture with the Milton community.

Halton Dance Network heartBEATZ

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

"The HDN’s presentation of “heartBEATZ” 2019 is a transformative event that embodies HDN’s mandate to build community in and through dance. This year the choreographer is HDN’s Alan Faigal. He has created an original piece, set on dancers c...

The Bollywood Dance Company Performance

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

The Bollywood Dance Company will showcase their dances with full glitz and glamor which will get you tapping your toes, raising your hand, moving your shoulders and bobbing your head along with the performers. Lucky for you; we will be givi...

Keychain Hand Metal Stamping

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Along with Carrie Ismail from Hand to Heart Jewelry, participants will learn and execute all the steps to hand stamp their very own keychain! 1. Planning your piece 2. Hand stamping your piece letter by letter 3. Darkening the letters 4. Po...

Blind Taste Testing and Art-Making

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Hartman's Community Centre will lead participants in a blind taste testing and art-making​ activity. Encounter the wonderful world that those who have visual impairments experience every day! You'll enjoy a fun-filled time activity that tea...

Diana and Justin Tesser Perform

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

The Italian Cultural Centre of Milton presents a musical performance! Diana and Justin Tesser are siblings and local performers, with Diana on vocals and Justin on vocals/piano. Together they share their love of music through a variety of s...

Tabla Workshop by Jayanti’s Tabla Academy

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Enjoy some performances by students at Jayanti’s Tabla Academy! Learn about tabla, a traditional Indian drum, and its role in Indian arts & culture. Visitors can pick songs and learn a little bit on the drums.

Highland Dancing

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Scottish Highland Dance demonstration by JS School of Highland Dance Milton. Highland Dancing is a form of dance dating back to the 11th century in the Highlands of Scotland. It can begin at an early age and is a superior form of physical...

Recording Your Family History

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Author and illustrator Kenn Flynn will help you record your family history, learn to draw characters that represent your family members, and create a visual storyline of how your family came to Canada.

Wushu Katas

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Sunny Tang Martial Arts Centre was founded in 1973 by Grand Master Tang and offers locations in Scarborough, Mississauga, ​and Markham.  Master Tang is a recognized leader in Chinese martial arts across the country and was the delegation le...

ArtHouse Pollinator Canoe Painting

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

ArtHouse for Children and Youth invites our community to turn a canoe into a piece of public art. The finished piece will be filled with earth and indigenous plants purchased from the Kayanese Gareenhouses on six nations reserve. This beaut...

3D Printing Demonstration

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Ever wanted to make your own toys? Make a copy of your house key right at home? 3D printing is the future, making products you need right at home and customizing them the way you want! Come and learn about 3D printing with Matthew Patience...

Chinese Traditional Dance

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Don’t miss the colourfully dressed and graceful Chinese dancers perform traditional dances. The dancers will perform traditional dances, a fashion show, and then interact with the audience by teaching them how to play with a fan prop.

Calligraphy Practice

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

The Milton Chinese Association will guide you as you learn how to hold a calligraphy brush properly and practice your handwriting on special paper. Watch as your words appear and then disappear so you can continue to practice!

Finding your Chinese Name

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Artists from the Milton Chinese Association will be on hand to design a special picture just for you. Tell us your name in English, and see it translated into a calligraphy picture with Chinese Characters.

Lucky Golden Fish Craft

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Hosted by Milton Chinese Association. Participants will use one Chinese lucky red envelope to follow the instructions and make one lucky golden fish craft. The Chinese New Year red envelope is a traditional gift for children during Chine...

Asian Street Dance <Me Gustas Tu>

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

The Milton Chinese Association hosts a dance performance by Me Gustas Tu - an all-girls​ dance group who will perform a Chinese street dance for Culture Days visitors. Get ready for a show!

Milton Choristers: Listen, Learn, and Lend a Hand!

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Milton's adult community choir will entertain attendees with selections from recent and upcoming performances. Some hands-on experiential activities will engage participants in some fun choral exercises; contrary to what you may have heard,...

Making Moving Pictures

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Video loop showing the earliest moving picture technologies, working models of early animation devices including the Phenakistoscope, the Praxinoscope, the Zoetrope, etc., an opportunity for kids to colour or draw their own Zoetrope animati...

Milton Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Sit down in the MinMaxx Hall and enjoy a live performance by the incredible Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra is known for its​ Christmas tradition of “Winterlude”, as well as an annual spring concert at the FirstOntario Arts Cen...

Lights, Improv, Action!

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

We will be playing theatre games for those who have been bitten by the performance bug and crew opportunities for those who enjoy making the magic happen by being back stage!

PC Cooking School Cooking Class

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Join Real Canadian Superstore Nutritionist Karoline Otto and Lisa Deluce as they bring their PC Cooking School knowledge to Culture Days. Kids will learn how to make something by hand…and then enjoy their own creation! Capacity is limited b...

Rock Band Open Stage

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Channel your inner rock star by singing, strumming, or drumming along with our house band as Rick Imus Music Studio and friends return to host Rock Band Open Stage. But now you’ll have the option to try a hand drum station and drum fills. D...

Art on Music

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Rija Mustafa leads a workshop in which participants will paint various scenes of nature - but the canvases have been replaced by vintage records! The easy to follow session will show you how to paint natural landscapes on a vinyl record's u...

Wordplay Workshop

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Do you have a story inside you just waiting to get out? Have you been meaning to write your memoirs? Have you always wanted to get better acquainted with great works of literature? Indulge your love of letters with an entertaining series of...

Creative Therapeutic Activities

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Our Child and Youth Practitioners will be facilitating fun creative therapeutic activities for children and youth to participate in. Each activity will have a purpose in tackling various behavioral needs of children. For example, for Childr...

How to Nail a Perfect Photo

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Local Miltonian photographer Sarah Arfan Photography will teach participants how to capture the perfect photography. She'll use examples and discuss composition and various rules to consider. She'll teach you how to play around to make pict...

Bollywood Raga

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Shreya Bollywood Dance is an up and coming local Burlington performance group who are passionate about Bollywood dance. The Milton Culture Days performance is a fusion of Indian folk dance and classical with Bollywood style. In this perform...

Lego Stem

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Snapology Milton will provide children with a fun and educational LEGO engineering task to complete. Snapology offers a variety of activities designed to reinforce core competencies and curricula being taught at each grade level. Our prog...

Bollywood Through the Years

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

The South Asian Mommies of Milton will present a showcase of the change in styles over the different decades of Bollywood cinema in this exceptional dance display. This presentation has become one of Milton Culture Days cornerstone performa...

Wee Jam's Music Together® Mixed-Age Demo

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Little ones and their grownups will get together to experience "Music Together® in this mixed-age class. Located in Milton, Ontario, Wee Jam Music was founded in 2010 and is committed to providing the local community with a place for the fa...

Paper Cutting Workshop

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Work with Yun Xie of Yun's Art Studio in this small but special workshop to learn the art of paper cutting. Paper-cutting is one of the oldest and most popular folk arts in China and a traditional part of Chinese culture. Yun's designs repr...

Bharata Natyam Dance Demonstration

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Lakshmi Venkataraman will perform a South Indian classical dance in the style of Bharata Nayam - a combination of intricate footwork and facial expressions that tell various stories based on the Hindu Mythology. Lakshmi started her train...

Story and Craft time with Ved and Friends

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Author Diksha Pal-Narayan invites you to join us in listening to one of the magical stories behind the Diwali celebrations which include Kings, Queens, and a magical monkey! We also have stories of an elephant who caught a cold, and a very...

Parlons Français en jouant

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

French can be fun when you are learning through games and with passionate French native Teachers. If you like the language and culture and would like to have fun while listening and speaking French, please join us! We will have fun games us...

The Bee & The Dragonfly

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

BEE creative and make and decorate your own bee or dragonfly! Add big eyes for your dragonfly and put colourful wings on your fuzzy bees! Let’s learn some fascinating facts about these wonderful insects who inhabit our world at Country He...

Halton Master Gardeners Bees Nest and Games

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Challenge your pollinator knowledge with our fun Match Game Quiz. Then stick around and make your own bees nest!  The Halton Master Gardeners volunteer at local garden tours, Seedy Saturdays & garden shows, assist with special community gar...

Machine Sewing for Kids

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Work with sewer Althea Mitchell of Yours Truly Althea to learn the basics of sewing and have fun while creating your own personalized colourful beanie bug character to take home.

Arts Milton's Friendship Project Board Game Afternoon

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Join Arts Milton and Friendship Project friends for an afternoon of board games for all ages. This ice breaking activity is one of our favourites from the program! As part of our mission to connect the greater Milton community with artists...

Interactive Bhangra with Bollywood West Dance Studio

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Bollywood West presents to you their Bhangra Stars! Bhangra is a traditional folk dance originated in Punjab, India. A good​ harvest was celebrated with this dance, singing and sounds of the Dhol drum. Join the Bhangra Stars in this intera...

Drop-in Introduction to the Creative Journal

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

This is an opportunity for adults and children to use studio space and to learn about the Creative Journal and how it can be used. Together with Creative Journal artist Carolyn Skelly, participants will try out drawing and writing exercises...

Ce Ce's Cupcake Decorating

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Ce Ce's Cupcakes is back at Milton Culture Days but this year instead of cake, she's bringing cupcakes for the kids! Children are welcome to delve in and decorate their own cupcake. "I have been baking my entire life, some of my best reci...

Dance Elite Performance

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Enjoy a dance performance by students from Milton's Dance elite. Our students say that Dance Elite ‘feels like home’. They also say they feel relaxed, supported and like they can be themselves. We support each student to bring their own p...

isavirtue paper co. Ancestry Map

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Milton is a city made up of so many different cultures. Use a custom isavirtue paper co. stamp to make your mark on this giant map of the world. Let's see just how diverse Milton really is! isavirtue paper co. is located in Milton and of...

Laksharts Henna and Artwork

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Artist Lakshmi Venkataraman will exhibit her artwork and offer henna designs to attendees. Henna, also known as Mehndi in Hindi, is a reddish-brown coloring made from a flowering plant that grows in tropical and subtropical regions of Afr...

Magic of Tyler Fergus

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Watch as Tyler Fergus dazzles both children and adults with a mixed magic show full of daring adventure, comic relief, and a whole lot of audience participation. Stay till the end to learn some simple magic tricks yourself!

Chinese Traditional Dance

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Don’t miss the colourfully dressed and graceful Chinese dancers from the Milton Chinese Arts society perform traditional dances. The dancers will perform traditional dances, a fashion show, and then interact with the audience by teaching th...

Stage Backdrop 2019 - Collaborative Vision Board

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Work with artist Omar "Oms" Hopkinson and Isabelle Labbe from Gesso Lifestyle to create to a large scale collaborative vision board during the Milton Culture Days 2019 Launch Event. Contribute to this "living wall" of dreams by writing and...

Ask A Philosopher

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Got a burning question you've been longing to debate with someone? Need a little wisdom in your day? Yearning for new ideas to inspire you? Thinkers of all ages are invited to sit and chat with a real-life, friendly neighbourhood philosophe...

Stagecoach Performing Arts

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Stagecoach Performing Arts students will present a mini production that they themselves put together. At Stagecoach Performing Arts, we have developed a unique Educational Framework for each stage of learning. The ages of children in each s...

Kashmiri Foodie Stuffed Dates Station

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Food blogger and Instagram influencer Tabassum Wyne invites you to visit her Stuffed Dates Station at the Milton Culture Days Launch Event. Choose from a variety of ingredients to create your own tasty morsel! "My name is Tabassum and I lo...

Discovering Relief Printmaking

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Have you ever tried making art by removing lines rather than adding them? That’s how handmade relief prints are created. Linocut and relief printmaking isn’t a new way of making art. It’s been around for hundreds of years! Come try it out f...

Storytime with Local Author Brian Meadwell

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

In a world full of obstacles and challenges, author Brian Meadwell believes everyone has the ability to live the life of their dreams regardless of their gender, age or life situation. Join Brian for a reading of his book Just a Silly Littl...

A Powerful and Funny American Sign Language (ASL) Engagement

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Come on in and see ASL in action.  There will be some laughs.  There will be some learning.  There definitely will be three videos showing the power of ASL! Be ready for a fun-tastic learning experience.   Hosted by EC Drury School for the...

Button Making at MPL

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

School bag looking a little drab? Drop by the Main Branch of the Milton Public Library to make some bookish buttons. Use some of our templates, or design your own button and bring that backpack to life! 

Blackout Poetry at MPL

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Repurpose the pages of old books and newspapers by transforming them into poetic works of art! A blackout poem is when a poet takes a marker (usually black marker) to already established text (like in a newspaper) and starts redacting words...

Be Creative: Tech Toys at MPL

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Interested in virtual reality? Want to try designing your own 3D objects? Or would you like to see your very own drawings come to life? Drop by to try out some of MPL’s latest technology and online resources!

Close-up With Quilts

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Quilts are more than just a practical way to keep warm on long winter nights: they are works of art infused with the skill, craft, and design of their makers. Come take a closer look at quilts handmade with love by artisans from the Halton...

Sarah Mills Music at MPL

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

"Sarah Campbell Mills is a 15-year-old​ singer-songwriter from Burlington, Ontario. She performs all over the GTA and just finished playing the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington with her band Outbreak. She has been described as a young...

Zentangle: Basics and More

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Zentangle is a method of drawing repetitive patterns called tangles using 3 to 5 simple strokes. Tangles can be drawn in any direction and in any combination.  You will learn some basic tangles and discover how shading, colour, and differen...

Gases, Growths and Glitter by Elle Stanley

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

"My current artwork moved in two directions as I began to paint my series. At first, I was fascinated with microscopic cellular cancer images and growths inside the body, but as I continued, the growths inside the body moved outside and bec...

Clay Pinch Pots with the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

A pinch pot is a simple form of hand-made pottery produced from ancient times to the present. Simple clay vessels such as bowls and cups of various sizes can be formed and shaped by hand using a methodical pinching process in which the clay...

Ioulia McKee Yoga

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Join us at the Milton Culture Days Launch Event for a short upbeat yoga session with talented yoga instructor Ioulia McKee. Ioulia is a yogini, wife, mama, piano and vocal teacher living and working in Milton.

Tile Craft with FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Work with FirstOntario Arts Centre Instructor Sherry to repurpose and decorate tiles in this simple workshop for children. New Arts Centre programs begin Oct 15 - Sign up for one now!

Milton Culture Days 2019 Launch Event

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Join Arts Milton for the 3rd Annual Milton Culture Days Launch Event in the Escarpment Hall at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. After a land acknowledgement, Mayor Gordon Krantz will speak on behalf of the Town of Milton, followed by Ar...

Sarabellum Band

Organized by Arts Milton at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Sarabellum is a local Milton youth band made up of four members who play locally at various events and restaurants. The group will play at the Milton Culture Days Launch Event on Friday, Sept 27 at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. The g...