January 21, 2016

Quote of the Week

"The world is a dangerous place to live;
not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

~ Albert Einstein

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Would you like to know what is happening in Town
after February 4th? Visit www.OnRichmondhill.com

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Events

Women in Business, Networking and Support
Fri Jan 22 / 9:00am - 10:00am

This is a women entrepreneur and professionals support group.  There are monthly meetings.  Marlene Gardiner, an Arbonne representative, will be giving a short talk "Making a Lasting First Impression". There is no charge to attend. Click h...

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Skating at Richmond Green
Sat Jan 2 - Tue Mar 15

If you’re looking for an outdoor leisurely skate, visit Richmond Green’s artificial ice surface located behind Tom Graham Arena. There is no charge to skate. The outdoor, looped quarter mile skate trail has: covered seating area ro...

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Ward 1 Councillor Greg Beros' New Year's Levee
Fri Jan 22 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Come join in celebrating the traditions of a new year. Refreshments served....

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You Can't Take It with You - Presented by the Grade 12 class of Toronto Waldorf School
Fri Jan 22 / 7:30pm - Sat Jan 23 / 7:25pm

Bring your family to see the Grade 12 performance of You Can’t Take It with You! Suitable for all ages. Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, this play won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. It is a classic American stage comedy that deftly ble...

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Matryoshka 2016
Fri Jan 22 / 8:00pm

Matryoshka is a one-actor-play based on selected short stories of Anton Checkov. Parsa Pirouzfar, the playwright and director, performs all of the characters in this theatrical production. This play will be performed in the Persian language. Tick...

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Every Friday Night Open Mic!, at Big Daddy's
Fri Jan 22 / 9:30pm

This high energy Open Mic/Open Jam is the place to go to hear and create some awesome music! No open mic gives you more stage time! Things start about 9:30 pm and go on to 1am….ish SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC! BE THE LIVE MUSIC! NEWBIES WANTED AND...

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A good thing to do on a Saturday in the winter: go to The Village Market
Sat Jan 23 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Make it part of your Saturday routine to visit The Village Market. Prioritize eating well! As well as local organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There are some imported organic veggies as well...

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Free One on One Piano Lesson, offered in your home.
Sat Jan 23

StudioVivian is offering 30 minute one-on-one trial piano lessons on Saturdays!  The free trial lesson/assessment will take place at student's home at a time convenient for them.  Other days of the week may be available. To book a free les...

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Karma and Reincarnation Workshop
Sat Jan 23 / 10:00am - 12:30pm

The Law of Karma states that people reap the results of past actions. What if the right conditions to experience the results are not yet in place? What happens to the still unexperienced results of our past actions? Do they carry over to future liv...

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Find out about the Town's Operating Budget at Hillcrest Mall
Sat Jan 23 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Residents are invited to drop by the Public Information Session for the Town of Richmond Hill's 2016 Operating Budget. Find out how your tax dollars are spent and offer your input into service priorities. Click here for more details....

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Essential Oils Introductory Experience with Sandra Corrado ~ "Essential Oils and Greening Your Home"
Sat Jan 23 / 10:30am - 12:30pm

Come out for an Essential Oils Introductory Experience! Energize, relax, rejuvenate, refresh, invigorate, clean, empower, and more. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for many applications. Explore Young Living’s Everyday Es...

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Banana Hatz: A Ukelele Adventure Sing-Song. Shows at 11am and 2 pm
Sat Jan 23

Tickadeeboo Entertainment are pleased to present a family friendly hour of singin’, Ukulele playin’, Banana Hatz wearin’, craziness and musical silliness. Featuring Douglas John from Treehouse TV’s ‘Ants in your Pants&...

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Artists in Residence - Winter Weekends
Sat Jan 23 / 11:00am - Sun Jan 24 / 5:00pm

The Mill Pond Gallery will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout January. Our members will be busy creating, as well as exhibiting some of their finished pieces.  We welcome you to come in and see artists at work, lear...

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LEGO Block Party
Sat Jan 23 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come out and build a Lego masterpiece! Lego fans meet and build whatever they can imagine and share their stories with each other. Lego is supplied. Please do not bring your own Lego into the program room. Join the other Lego Block Parties: Janu...

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Back by popular demand! Flyball Governor (formally The Trytones Band) do London again.....
Sat Jan 23 / 8:30pm

......London Pub, that is! Come inside and warm up! Popular Rock and Roll Covers - 60's - 70's - 80's - 90's - 00's Have a great night with friends (come early for dinner) Sing along, shoot the breeze, party, dancing! Cover charge not in eff...

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Learn to Meditate ~ 4-week Series with Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Teacher Rose Hirano
Sun Jan 24 / 10:00am - 11:00am

This four-class series is a perfect opportunity to discover the benefits of meditation and develop inner peace. You may often be so busy that you feel you don’t have time to sit and meditate, but actually taking a moment to restore your mind e...

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Knowledge Makes Cents - Financial Literacy for parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? P2
Sun Jan 24

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? Part 2 One-hour workshop for parents Class options: Sunday, January 24: 10am-11am Sunday, January 24: 11:15am-12:15pm Course Description: Part 2 is a continuation of discussions and tips on how to be the best C...

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"Just Friends" Social Group Membership Drive
Sun Jan 24 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Just Friends, a social group for mature couples and singles, is having a membership drive. Make new friends and enjoy social interaction.  Members participate in various social activities throughout the month. No membership fees. The group wi...

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"Knead the Balls" Workshop ~ at My Yoga Studio
Sun Jan 24 / 3:00pm - 5:15pm

This workshop will empower you to personally adopt simple and effective self-care regimens. We will stretch massage and restore the body with Yoga and The Yoga Tune Up® (YTU) Therapy Balls. YTU balls can be used as an adjunct offering benefits o...

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Refresh and Restore Your Energy with Sound Healing
Sun Jan 24 / 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Sit back and receive healing sounds from Joanna Grace as she uses her voice to customize vocal tones to release your unwanted stress, relax your body and mind and restore your energy for the winter season ahead.   Sound Healing Energy combines...

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Sunday Afternoon Weekly Open Mic at Yogi's Bar & Grill
Sun Jan 24 / 4:00pm - 8:00pm

This town’s hippest new music venue is family friendly and open to ALL genres of music! They also boast a fabulous new menu, so come for the music and stay for dinner (or vice versa!) Be the music and you might get the opportunity to play your...

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Rowan Moon ~ January Meditation Circle
Mon Jan 25 / 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Are you ready to take your manifesting skills to a whole other level?!     The Rowan Moon offers the opportunity to strengthen your perseverance and nurture your dreams. Its energy encourages the combining of intellect with intuition....

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Monday Night Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Jan 25 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come out for weekly Zumba® classes - Latin-inspired dance-fitness parties. Dance to a variety of Latin and International rhythms. Athletic wear, indoor running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required.  Bring a sealable b...

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Toronto Waldorf School ~ Grade 1 Info Evening
Mon Jan 25 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Enrolling your child to Grade 1 this September? Learn more about the curriculum and school at this Information Session offered. Class Teachers and Admissions Coordinator will answer your questions. Limited Spaces - RSVP here. See the classroom. F...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Jan 26 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Our community has many very good people involved with many very worthwhile things.  Connecting the Community meets weekly to foster "cross sector collaboration".  The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill.com...

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Business After 5, with the Chamber of Commerce
Tue Jan 26 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Members and non-members are invited to this first of the year 'Business After 5'Member, Janine Purves of Assante Capital Management Ltd is hosting the event at her office As well as networking there will be wine tasting. Bring your business cards a...

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Small Business Enterprise Centre ~ Create a Professional Business Website Using Worpress (Webinar)
Tue Jan 26 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn how to create a beautiful, professional website using Wordpress! This webinar will: Teach you the secrets to registering a great domain name (with free tools to use) Talk about the do's and don'ts of webhosting Go through a complete Wordp...

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Open Mic Life Every Tuesday at The Falcon and Firkin
Tue Jan 26 / 8:30pm

This is a friendly supportive environment!  Weekly food and beer specials! Kitchen stays open late! SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC! BE THE LIVE MUSIC! NEWBIES WANTED AND ENCOURAGED! This is a full service open mic  - complete with small drum ki...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Lunch & Learn: Mindfulness Meditation to Improve Your Well-Being
Wed Jan 27 / 12:00pm

Learn practices that focus on the benefits of meditation-connection to breathe, the mind/body relationship, and a body scan for stress reduction and pain management. This month's speaker is Tara Brasier of Fire Bird Studio. Cost: Free Will Offering...

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Family Literacy Day Celebration
Wed Jan 27 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Bring the whole family and join us for our all-ages Family Literacy Celebration! We’ll have games, prizes and live demos of how to access eBooks for children from the RHPL website. Bring your own devices and experience first-hand the benefits o...

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Aptus Learning ~ Workshop: How to Succeed in Highschool
Wed Jan 27 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Does your child have the planning and organizational skills to succeed in school? Is your child a motivated, responsible student with strong goals? Find out how your child can get better skills, better grades, and better options! Attend a FREE works...

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Ward 5 Residents Meeting, hosted by Councillor Karen Cilevitz
Wed Jan 27 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

This is the first in a series of informal discussions for 2016 between Councillor Cilevitz and her Ward 5 residentsThere will be a discussion followed by an informal Q&ATopic for Discussion: Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe...

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Yiddish Glory - The Lost Song of Life and Faith
Wed Jan 27 / 8:00pm

An all-star supergroup resurrects Yiddish songs from World War II that were thought lost to history until U of T professor Anna Shternshis discovered them sealed in Ukrainian archives. From a collection of thousands, the most heartfelt and defiant...

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Women in the Know ~ Parenting - Adolescent Years
Thu Jan 28 / 6:30pm

Are you ready for your child's adolescent and teenage years? Join Women in the Know for a parenting talk from Dr. Jessica Chan, Ph.D. and Child and Family Psychologist, and gain some insights into the Adolescence Development Stage.Dr. Chan will: D...

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York Singles (50+) Club Information Night
Thu Jan 28 / 7:00pm

If you are over 50 and single, why not join the York Singles Club? Activities include: Sports Cards Games Parties Dinners Movies Theatre Pub nights Come out to a New Member Information Session on the last Thursday of the month (except fo...

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu Jan 28 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Experience the relaxation of Yoga and intensity of Pilates while you flow from pose to pose. As you strengthen and lengthen your muscles, you will utilize your core stabilizing muscles to maintain good posture. Feel more centred,...

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Foot Reflexology for Beginners
Fri Jan 29 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

In this 4-hour, hands-on workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of Foot Reflexology and how to begin using it to address their common health concerns. Foot reflexology can be used to help relieve aches and pains, coughs and colds, fevers...

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Oak Ridges Community Family Game Night
Fri Jan 29 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meet new friends while enjoying table games, snacks and refreshments.  Bring your favourite game! For more information, email keith@mybic.caor call the church office at 905-773-3904. See you there!  ...

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Curtain Club Theatre ~ "The Drowning Girls"
Fri Jan 29 - Sat Feb 13

"The Drowning Girls", a Canadian drama by Beth Graham, is the Curtain Club's third production of the2015/16  season. Rub-a-dub-dub, three brides in tubs. Found drowned. These women gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by...

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Every Friday Night Open Mic!, at Big Daddy's
Fri Jan 29 / 9:30pm

This high energy Open Mic/Open Jam is the place to go to hear and create some awesome music! No open mic gives you more stage time! Things start about 9:30 pm and go on to 1am….ish SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC! BE THE LIVE MUSIC! NEWBIES WANTED AND...

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'Tis the Season' when it is a treat to get locally grown greens
Sat Jan 30 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Yes, at the end of January it is a treat to still have local organic greens,  like these, grown by farmer Jim Giffen in his greenhouses north of Barrie. As well as local organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a he...

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Infuse - Invigorate - Inspire ~ Your Mind, Body and Soul
Sat Jan 30 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

This is a one day exclusive event. 6 Great Classes Gentle and Relaxing Yoga Tai Chi Qigong Movements for More Energy Self Defense for Everyday Basic First Aid Acupressure Massage for the Back and Shoulders Relax and Rejuvenation Meditation...

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St. Matthew's United Church Health Ministry Breakfast Series ~ Reincarnation - Fact or Fiction?
Sat Jan 30 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Over half the human population believes in reincarnation, but the vast amount of evidence of reincarnation does not come from religion. Instead, strangely enough, it comes from science. Enjoy a heart healthy breakfast as speaker Paul Meschino, DC (D...

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Free One on One Piano Lesson, offered in your home.
Sat Jan 30

StudioVivian is offering 30 minute one-on-one trial piano lessons on Saturdays!  The free trial lesson/assessment will take place at student's home at a time convenient for them.  Other days of the week may be available. To book a free les...

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Toronto Waldorf School ~ Grades 1 - 5 in a Waldorf School
Sat Jan 30 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Take an in-depth look at the Grade 1 to 5 curriculum in a Waldorf School! Led by Experienced Class Teacher Kathryn Humphrey who has taught at TWS for nearly 30 years. There will be hands-on activity for each grade to develop a better understanding...

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LEGO Block Party
Sat Jan 30 / 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Come out and build a Lego masterpiece! Lego fans meet and build whatever they can imagine and share their stories with each other. Lego is supplied. Please do not bring your own Lego into the program room. Join the other Lego Block Parties: Febr...

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Choral Bonaza 2016
Sat Jan 30 / 6:30pm

A wonderful choral event is taking place right here in Richmond Hill! Featuring 8 choirs, singing individually, and as a mass choir. Aurora Evergreen Choir Doncrest Public School Choir McConaghy Choir of Richmond Hill Richmond Hill Presbyteria...

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Learn to Meditate ~ 4-week Series with Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Teacher Rose Hirano
Sun Jan 31 / 10:00am - 11:00am

This four-class series is a perfect opportunity to discover the benefits of meditation and develop inner peace. You may often be so busy that you feel you don’t have time to sit and meditate, but actually taking a moment to restore your mind e...

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Explore Truth & Trust in Communication
Sun Jan 31 / 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This event brings real people face-to-face to explore authentic communication and inspiration for wellness! This interactive experience includes different ways to communicate and different perspectives in listening and delivering spoken words as wel...

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Suono Music Studio 2016 Winter Piano Recital
Sun Jan 31 / 4:00pm

Before February commences, Suono Music Studio would like to invite you to join us for an afternoon of music and company in the warm sanctuary of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. On this musical Sunday afternoon, we will be hearing talented pianist...

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Sunday Afternoon Weekly Open Mic at Yogi's Bar & Grill
Sun Jan 31 / 4:00pm - 8:00pm

This town’s hippest new music venue is family friendly and open to ALL genres of music! They also boast a fabulous new menu, so come for the music and stay for dinner (or vice versa!) Be the music and you might get the opportunity to play your...

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Carpool Week! ~ Time Flies When You Share the Drive!
Mon Feb 1 - Sun Feb 7

February 1st to 7th is Carpool Week throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill wants you to discover the benefits of sharing your ride, which include saving time and money, reducing driving-related stress,...

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Monday Night Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Feb 1 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come out for weekly Zumba® classes - Latin-inspired dance-fitness parties. Dance to a variety of Latin and International rhythms. Athletic wear, indoor running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required.  Bring a sealable b...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Feb 2 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Our community has many very good people involved with many very worthwhile things.  Connecting the Community meets weekly to foster "cross sector collaboration".  The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill.com...

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Ground Hog Day - please please please don't see your see your shadow!
Tue Feb 2

Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like weather will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog wil...

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Open Mic Life Every Tuesday at The Falcon and Firkin
Tue Feb 2 / 8:30pm

This is a friendly supportive environment!  Weekly food and beer specials! Kitchen stays open late! SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC! BE THE LIVE MUSIC! NEWBIES WANTED AND ENCOURAGED! This is a full service open mic  - complete with small drum ki...

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Small Business Enterprise Centre ~ Marketing Digitally
Wed Feb 3 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Brandon Krieger, President of  KNSS Consulting Group conducts this seminar for business owners. During this seminar you will learn about: You, your market, your Marketing, your people and your systems and how your community values their rela...

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Knowledge Makes Cents - Financial Literacy for parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? P1
Wed Feb 3 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? Part 1 One-hour workshop for parents Class: Wednesday, February 3 @ 10am-11am Course Description: From a very young age, your children are observing your money habits – both good and bad! So what should you do...

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Family Life Education ~ Parents of Teens Group
Wed Feb 3 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Positive parenting is an approach to raising teenagers that promotes appropriate development and behaviour. Topics covered in the Parents of Teens program, presented by Catholic Community Services of York Region,  include: Positive parenting...

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Knowledge Makes Cents - Financial Literacy for parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? P1
Thu Feb 4 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? Part 1 One-hour workshop for parents Class: Thursdday, February 4 @ 10am-11am Course Description: From a very young age, your children are observing your money habits – both good and bad! So what should you do...

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Staples Elgin Mills presents a free workshop, from Vocal Power "Lose Your Fear of Public Speaking"
Thu Feb 4 / 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Are you wishing you could speak better?  Staples Elgin Mills is offering a free seminar, by Earl Sky, of Vocal Power. What you will learn:• How to loosen up your vocal pipes so that you can be heard and understood• How to improve your...

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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group!
Thu Feb 4 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This French language conversation group welcomes adults (from francophones to beginners) looking to put their French language CONVERSATION skills into action. Francophones and stronger speakers are encouraged to share their French language skills wi...

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Awaken the Heart ~ Meditation with Rose Hirano, Kadampa Buddhist Teacher
Thu Feb 4 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Keeping a good heart and caring attitude towards others will result in happiness for ourself and all those around you. In this way you can transform your life and stay positive and constructive in the face of daily challenges. This series...

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu Feb 4 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Experience the relaxation of Yoga and intensity of Pilates while you flow from pose to pose. As you strengthen and lengthen your muscles, you will utilize your core stabilizing muscles to maintain good posture. Feel more centred,...

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Good Information to Know

"Welcome to your constituency office", declaresMajid Jowhari, MP Richmond Hill

Majid Jowhari welcomed hundreds to his office for the official constituency office on Sunday January 17th.  His family, friends, staff, volunteers, other elected officials, media and many others came to see his new space located at 9140 Leslie S...

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Artists Call for Entry. Deadline February 5th

Local artists are encouraged to apply. All mediums and artistic disciplines will be considered and although preference is given to Richmond Hill artists this is open to non-residents as well who are willing to showcase their work in a community setti...

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January Tax Tips ~ by Andre La Rosa

As we begin a new calendar year, a few things to consider: BackupEnsure you backup your files regularly but also good to have a year end backup. 2016 PayrollNew 2016 payroll tax tables are now available on CRA web site and will be available for dow...

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"Setting Your Kids Up for Financial Success", By Deborah McMillan, Knowledge Makes Cents

It’s no secret that our kids learn as much from our attitudes as from our actions. If we have a positive outlook on life, family, and health, chances are our children will grow up with the same outlook. But if we’re anxious, stressed and...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters. They do good work and would like to do more

The A&B Courier Bowl for Kids Sake event is an annual campaign consists of 5 bowling events across York Region and Bradford/West Gwillimbury. The success of this campaign is vital in order to continue our valuable mentoring programs. Currently t...

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Five Financial Products You Should Own

You don’t need to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to build wealth. With the right products, you can grow and protect a healthy nest egg.Here are five key financial products that should be part of your plan:1. Registered Retirement Sav...

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Richmond Hill's Citizen Budget - you can easily tell the Town how to spend tax dollars

Every year, Richmond Hill uses tax dollars to provide a number of services for the community such as road maintenance and snow clearing, fire rescue and prevention, pools and community centres, parks maintenance and libraries. To help residents bett...

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Join the Blue Dot Movement. Say you want to live in a healthy environment

To date, over 90,000 Canadians, including over 700 in Richmond Hill, have signed a petition, initiated by the David Suzuki Foundation, asking all levels of government to recognize our right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water and eat healthy food...

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JRCC Furniture Depot Helps Five Refugees Families Furnish Their Homes

The Syrian refugee crisis has captivated the conscience of Canadians from coast-to-coast. Many communities have stepped up to help those arriving from their war-torn homeland. The Jewish Russian Community Centre (JRCC) Furniture Depot, in collaborat...

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Safey Tips to Help Prevent Residential Break and Enters

More than 400 residential break and enters have occurred across the south end of York Region in the past three months, prompting police to urge citizens to take extra steps to protect their homes.Since October 1, 2015, York Regional Police have recei...

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You Have the Power to Give Life. Blood Donor Clinic at Hillcrest Mall.

In the month of December the staff at the Blood Donor Clinic at Hillcrest Mall asked for your help and you responded. 696 units of blood were collected their. They were able to achieve 95% of their collection goal. To a hospital patient and their f...

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