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Adult Programs

Adult programming and events are all included in the cost of admission, unless otherwise stated and are designed for ages 16+. To register for programs and events, please see details at the bottom of this page.

KNIT@PAMA

Thursday Nights, 6 - 8 p.m. 
Drop-in for an evening of knitting and conversation. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome! Supplies and knitting support are included. Free admission to this activity only. 

  • April 5
  • April 12
  • April 19
  • April 26

Knitting

STRING QUARTET CONCERT

April 5, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Classic String Quartet presents an evening of music. This dynamic quartet performs with artistic excellence and passion. Listen to the sounds of violins, viola and cello performing compositions by Beethoven, Bartok and others. Free with admission.

Music 

BRAMPTON FOLK CONCERTS

Second Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Brampton Folk Club presents a musical evening, backed by a changing lineup of local musicians.
  • April 12 - Looking for a Blue Bird
  • May 10 - Flowers in your Hair with March Yan, Brian Gladstone and Glen Hornblast
  • June 14 - Sunshine on My Shoulders with Carlos Medina, Barry Mulcahy and Joanne Hodgson
Folk Music Courtroom

PEEL ABORIGINAL DRUMMING CIRCLE

Third Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
PAMA and the Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) invite you to participate in an evening of shared traditions and songs. Free admission to this activity only. 
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • Aug. 16
Drumming Circle PAN

SIKH HERITAGE MONTH (FREE)

Sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada, admission for the month of April is free.
To learn more visit ontariosikhheritagemonth.ca 
  • Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to heal the mind, body & soul
    April 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Come learn and practice Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with Harvir Singh to go deep within and revitalize the spirit. This session is open to all: please bring a yoga mat with you. 
  • SikhRi - Guru-Inspired Leadership
    April 7, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
    Join us as Kulvir Singh, Board Chair of SikhRI Canada, an organization which connects people of all backgrounds with the teachings of Sikhi, speaks about Sikhi & leadership as demonstrated through Bani (wisdom), Tavarikh (history), and Rahit (lifestyle). 
  • Autism Awareness in the Sikh Community
    April 7, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
    Autism is now more prominent than ever, it's an important topic to address, not only for acceptance, but for general information. Come join the conversation.
  • Activism or Extremism: Experiences of Minorities in Mainstream and Social Media
    April 8, 2 - 4 p.m.
    Join the World Sikh Organization of Canada in discussing the realities that minority groups are currently facing. Learn how to effectively engage in activism and community-building through mainstream and social media outlets.
  • Mapping the Gaps with the Jaagrati Foundation
    April 8, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.  
    Discuss the Sikh Guru's path throughout history. Come engage with us in a mapping exercise that will portray the intersection of ideas, stories, art, memories, and moments.
  • Embracing the Divine Feminine - BirKaur
    April 14, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
    Experience your own personal relationship with the Divine Feminine through Kundalini Yoga and the mantra Bhand Jamee-ai. Please wear comfortable clothing. A head covering will be provided if needed.
  • SikhRi - Women: Gateway to Freedom
    April 14, 2 - 3 p.m.
    Join us as Harinder Singh, Thinker, Educator and Activist, discusses the relationship between women and the concept of divinity in Sikhi. 
  • SikhRi - Mai Bhago & I
    April 14, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Inni Kaur, Author, Poet & Storyteller, shares the life and legacy of Mai Bhago, the first woman in Punjab to fight on a battlefield. She touches on the incredible inspiration Mai Bhago has been for many people's lives.
  • 31 Minutes of Mool Mantra
    April 15, 1:15 - 2 p.m.
    Let us come together as Sangat (a community) and be exalted by the sacred words of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. In this program, we will lovingly chant the Mool Mantra for 31 minutes. This is open to everyone and anyone. Please bring something comfortable to sit on.
  • From Sat Naam to Wahe Guru
    April 21, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
    The Sikh dharma (duty) is a lifestyle based on meditation, inspiration, sense of self, and a spirit of universal service. Come join Gurfateh in practicing invigorating meditation to access an experience of elevated awareness or Chardi Kala. 
  • Broadening Horizon - The PowerofONE Project
    April 21, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    The PowerofONE Project is an arts based workshop that discusses the impact of language in discrimination by engaging in an open dialogue using art in a safe environment. We will discuss the different types of discrimination, and create a space where community members can share their own experiences. 
  • SikhRi - Sikhi & Acceptance: Sikhi On the Job
    April 21, time TBA
    Dr. Jaspreet Kaur, from the SikhRi Advisory Board, explores the intricate relationship between the practice of Sikhi and the pursuit of a rewarding career.
  • Harmonize with Anatvir
    April 22, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
    Come out and jam with Ustaad Anantvir Singh.
    All levels and instruments are welcome for an open sit-down session.
  • Mental Health and Hip Hop
    April 22, 1:30 - 3:30 
    Hip Hop artist Noyz will lead a discussion on the struggles of mental health and how they impact his daily life as a Sikh artist. Click here to register. 

THE ART OF YOGA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KAULIKA STUDIO

April 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 
Take part in the Art of Yoga presented by the local yoga studio, Kaulika (formally 5 Elements). Please bring your own yoga mat. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited so arrive early! Drop-In, included with the cost of PAMA admission. 

EARTH DAY DOCUMENTARY

April 22, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
"Let There Be Light" directed by Mila Aung-Thwin and Van Royko.
Learn about the most expensive and complex science experiment ever conducted: An attempt to build an artificial sun on Earth. In collaboration with HotDocs 

ART WORKSHOP - Beyond Watercolours

Sunday, April 22, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Unleash your creativity in a fun and relaxed environment on a Sunday afternoon at PAMA! Take part in hands-on activities and be inspired by the exhibitions and collections at PAMA. Let the water flow in this colourful workshop that explores watercolour techniques and more for all levels. Register now

 Art Workshops Watercolour Animals
Members: $10 per workshop, Non-Members: $15 per workshop

OPEN STUDIO

Thursday, April 26, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Calling all artists! Come together to work in an open studio at PAMA. Work independently, share or collaborate in this supportive studio environment. All art forms are welcome. Please bring your own supplies. No solvent-based materials. Free admission to this activity only. 

QUEER EXPOSURE

Thursday April 26, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 
Queer Exposure, presented by LAMP Community Health Centre is a  LGBTQ+ Drop-in program. Join the in this creative arts program and learn a new skill each month.  Free admission to this activity only. 
  • This month's program will be held at the LAMP Community Health Centre :
    2555 Unit 7 Dixie Road, Mississauga

CREATIVE EXCHANGE IN OPEN STUDIO

April 26, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 
The City of Brampton and PAMA invite you on a "Creative Exchange" to "Open Studio" where artists present a hands-on networking experience. Bring your art form into the studio and open up to collaborations and conversations. All forms and media are welcome. Please bring your own supplies, but no solvent-based materials. Free admission to this activity only.

MAY IS MUSEUM MONTH (FREE WEEKEND)

Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday, May 20, 1 - 5 p.m.
Please note we are closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 21.

GREEN THUMBS GARDENING WORKSHOPS 

Wednesdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m. 
In Partnership with Ecosource Admission is free to this program and registration is required.
May 16 - Gardening at Home in Any Space
Learn how you can grow (and eat) your own healthy sprouts and microgreens indoors, no special equipment or lights required. Reserve Your Spot Now

May 23 - Growing Herbs and Making Herbal Teas
Learn the basics of growing herbs as well as uses and make your own tea blends. Reserve Your Spot Now

May 30 - World of Wild Weeds
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. Reserve Your Spot Now

CONNECTIONS ART AND BOOK CLUB (16+)

In Partnership with Brampton Library. Admission is free to this program and registration required through the Brampton Library.
Thursday, June 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Literature and storytelling connect in this inspiring book club. This month's choice is Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver. 

CELEBRATE SUMMER SOLSTICE

Thursday, June 21
  • 5:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy tours of PAMA's We Are Here: The Story of Aboriginal People in Peel Region exhibition.
  • 7- 8:30 p.m. Aboriginal Drumming Circle with Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN)  
This is a free admission evening.

Greening Your Grounds 

Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
In partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority.

July 19 - Getting Started with Rainscaping
Join us for an introduction to stormwater-friendly landscaping for homeowners. Learn about rain barrels, rain chains, rain gardens and permeable paving. Participants will receive a free copy of the Greening Your Grounds Homeowner's Guide. Reserve Your Spot Now

Aug. 9 - Gardening for Birds, Butterflies and Beyond
Helping the environment starts in your own backyard. Learn how to attract and protect native species, such as Monarch butterflies, nesting songbirds and hummingbirds with beautiful landscape features.  Participants will receive a free copy of the Creating Habitat Guide. Reserve Your Spot Now

Aug. 23 - Sustainable Balcony Gardening
Learn about the inspiring beauty and practical benefits of gardening on your balcony, with a focus on native plants and edibles. You will leave with the know-how to bring your small outdoor space to life. 
Spring: Participants will have the opportunity to plant seeds in pots to get started on their beautiful, bountiful balcony! Fall: Participants will receive a seed packet to get started on their beautiful, bountiful balcony.
Reserve Your Spot Now

Aug. 30 -  Winterize Your Lawn and Garden
From lawn care and leaf clean-up, to preparing for next year's garden beds--learn what to do this fall to give your lawn and garden a head start next spring. You will leave this workshop with a plan for a healthy, beautiful yard. Reserve Your Spot Now

ARTISTS' TALK

Sunday, Aug., 12, 2 - 4 p.m.
Join artists Vid Ingelvics and Cynthia Greig as they walk you through their exhibition, Regarding Space.  

Creative Exchange Open Studio Artists

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Telephone
You can register for one of our workshops or classes by calling (905) 791-4055 to speak with a Customer Service Representative.

In-Person
You can register in person at any Service Peel counter located at 9 Wellington Street East.

In case of bad weather
Call 905-791-4055 for updates about possible closures due to weather.  Also check our Facebook or Twitter for cancellations.