Make Jewellery - Blue Sapphire Bead Boutique
The Blue Sapphire Bead Boutique is a bead store that also has classes on how to make jewellery. They can accomodate almost any schedule. They keep their class sizes small - 1 to 4 people. It's easy to arrange a class for just yourself, or with a few friends. The class costs $20 (plus materials) and they'll teach you how to make just about anything you want to learn, depending on the amount of time. I made a beautiful necklace, bracelet and earring set - and I'm loving the fact that I've learned a new hobby :o)
Play Tennis - in the winter! Chinguacousy Park
Of course there are a number of outdoor public tennis courts scattered around Brampton, but in the winter, there's one tennis club that has a heated dome with 6 courts. If you're not a member there, it is a $10 daily guest fee, in addition to the hourly court fees. Chinguacousy Park also has a mini ski/snowbard learning hill, curling club, tobagan hill. In the summer they have a Sushi tea house, petting zoo, minigolf, picnic area, etc.
Go to the "beach" - Professor's Lake
There's a 65 acre lake where a gravel pit used to be. It's nestled away in a residential area. There's a beach area where you can enjoy soaking up the rays, you can swim, use the foot paths to take a stroll, a bike ride or go rollerblading. There are quite a few neat fish that live in the lake.
Go skating - Gage Park
They have a cute skating ring that goes round and round the gazebo. It's not big, but it looks kind of pretty and the rink is temperature controlled. It's in a nice looking area of Brampton. There are lovely mature trees in the area and nice large historic homes. On New Year's eve, they have fireworks there. In the summer, you can often see weddings during the day in the gazebo at Gage Park, and concerts/performances at night. Small but somewhat quaint.
Go to the Rose Theatre to catch a concert or show
Brampton has a beautiful state-of-the-art new theatre. They've attracted a few "kind of" big named artists so far - like Chantal Kreviazuk and oooh...the Bacon Brothers (yup - Kevin Bacon and his bro :o). You can also enjoy the opera, the symphony, "broadway" shows. Stomp was there earlier this year.
Go take a drive to Toronto for the day but if you don't have access to a car then take the bus and if you can't catch a bus then come on down to one of the local bars where you'll probably catch me and my boys on a hot summers night. By the Way that bar is called Magnums.
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