January 31, 2016

Quote of the Week

"I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that.
Then I realized I was a somebody."
~ Lily Tomlin (comedian)

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Would you like to know what is happening in Town
after February 14th? Visit www.OnRichmondhill.com

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Events

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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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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Singers Needed!
Mon Feb 1 / 7:00pm

Community choir is looking for singers, especially altos & basses, who can read music. Rehearsals are held Monday evening.  Accompanist also needed.  Please call  905-884-4535 or 884-7922 for further information. ...

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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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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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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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"Garden Seduction," a presentation by Kent Brown, at the Horticultural Society monthly meeting
Tue Feb 2 / 8:00pm

Former Toronto Zoo Superintendent of Horticulture and owner of The Plant Manager interior landscaping firm, Ken will share anecdotes and facts from his wealth of gardening experience, challenging us to partake in both the benefits and pleasures of th...

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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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"See yourself in a whole new light". Sun Life Financial seminar for prospective advisors.
Wed Feb 3 / 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Are you looking for a career opportunity where you can make a difference and bring balance to your life? Do you want to be your own boss, where the earning potential is limitless and your efforts are rewarded> If this sounds like you, you are we...

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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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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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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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Fibromylagia & Chronic Fatigue Group of York Region's Monthly Meeting
Thu Feb 4 / 11:00am - 1:00pm

Fibromylagia & Chronic Fatigue Group of York Region meets for monthly at St. Marys Catholic Church.This month their topics are: "Getting Back to Basics" with life coach Carolyn S. "Importance of Keeping More of Uour Money" with Janine P....

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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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Natural Solutions for High Cholesterol and Optimizing Heart Health
Thu Feb 4 / 6:30pm

Concerned about your cholesterol or triglycerides? Learn naturopathic perspectives on cholesterol and how to protect your arteries and heart overall. Presented by Dr. Rahim Habib ND, Naturopathic Doctor. Call or email to RSVP - 905-597-7201 or thr...

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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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Richmond Hill Winter Carnival - a great family weekend
Fri Feb 5 - Sun Feb 7

In 1968, a group of neighbours who lived near the Mill Pond Park in Richmond Hill, at the corner of Trench and Mill Street, decided to hold a “Winter Carnival” at the Mill Pond Park.   Forty-eight years later, a group of communi...

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Celebrate Carnival at Touro!!
Fri Feb 5 - Sat Feb 6

Live dance shows hourly starting at 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm both Friday and Saturday. Exciting and interactive photo booth, to capture your Carnival memories Win an all inclusive trip for two to Varadero Cuba, with the Jewel 88.5 Come try some exot...

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Richvale Lions Club Charity Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Fri Feb 5 / 7:00pm

All are invited. Register 6:15pm; Start 7:00pm Featuring $ 10 Bounty Chip,  included in $ 50 Buy-inRefreshments available.For more details call 905 770-1772...

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The Colourful Universe ~ Understanding and Using Colour to Explore the Universe. 4 Week Course
Fri Feb 5 / 7:00pm

Who hasn't marvelled at the spectacularly colourful Eagle Nebula (aka "Pillars of Creation") photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope; or the blaze of colours on display by trees during a typical Canadian autumn; or the myriad of colours thrown out...

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The McCartney Experience
Fri Feb 5 / 8:00pm

A 5-piece ensemble delivers a dynamic live performance, paying tribute to Paul's current touring act. All your favourites, from Yesterday, All My Loving, and Back in the USSR, through Jet, My Love, and Maybe I'm Amazed, this show presents an authent...

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Every Friday Night Open Mic!, at Big Daddy's
Fri Feb 5 / 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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Free One on One Piano Lesson, offered in your home.
Sat Feb 6

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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Yes, the Village Market is open in the winter. Saturday's only
Sat Feb 6 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Yes, it's February, and it is a treat to still have local organic greens. As well as local organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of gluten free products. Also m...

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Chinese New Year Storytime
Sat Feb 6 / 11:00am - 11:30am

Come to the library for a fun morning of stories, songs, and a craft for Chinese New Year.  Please pick up your ticket 15 minutes before the program starts at the Circulation Desk.  Limit of 20 children.Age group: Family. Admission: Free....

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ English High Tea
Sat Feb 6 / 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Sip tea from fine china teacups and enjoy a selection of homemade scones, finger sandwiches, and desserts. Invite friends and family and plan to attend this relaxing, enjoyable afternoon. All proceeds go to local charities. Tickets: $15.  Purc...

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Learn to Meditate ~ 4-week Series with Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Teacher Rose Hirano
Sun Feb 7 / 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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Chinese New Year Brunch ~ at the Sheraton
Sun Feb 7 / 11:00am - 2:00pm

The temptations are endless! With market fresh variety, the Sunday Brunch at the Sheraton will tantalize your palate.  Executive Chef Glen Gardner has taken the flavours of York Region and created a buffet unlike any other brunch in the city....

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Richmond Hill Chinese Baptist Church ~ Chinese New Year Celebration Program for Children (0-12 yrs)
Sun Feb 7 / 11:00am - 12:45pm

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with: Games Crafts Balloon animals Photos Chinese New Year Story Refreshments Wear your favourite Chinese New Year clothing! Bring a friend and join the fun! Admission: Free! Families welcome....

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Superbowl Party at the Sheraton
Sun Feb 7 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Catch the game on their large projector screen! All you can eat: traditional chili bar nachos deep dish pizza chicken wings Cost: $19.95.  Arrive early to get a good seat!...

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Sunday Afternoon Weekly Open Mic at Yogi's Bar & Grill
Sun Feb 7 / 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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GOTE (Going Out to Eat) - a monthly dinner party at a local restaurant. All invited
Mon Feb 8 / 6:30pm

OnRichmondhill.com wants a more connected community.  For several years now there has been a weekly 'Connecting the Community' meeting on Tuesday mornings.   This has been open to anyone - it's 'cross sector collaboration'.  We neede...

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Monday Night Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Feb 8 / 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 9 / 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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Money Matters... Learn how to make it work for you.
Tue Feb 9 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

With all the economic turmoil in the markets in North America and around the world, it’s more important than ever that business owners and people know how to keep their money safe and secure, but also growing.    C. C.'s mission is...

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Open Mic Life Every Tuesday at The Falcon and Firkin
Tue Feb 9 / 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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Knowledge Makes Cents - Financial Literacy for parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? P2
Wed Feb 10 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? Part 2 One-hour workshop for parents Class:  Wednesday, February 10 @ 10am-11am Course Description: Part 2 is a continuation of discussions and tips on how to be the best Chief Financial Parent from Me. a C...

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Richmond Hill Public Library ~ "What Next? How to Get Published" with Joseph Kertes
Wed Feb 10 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

So your story or novel is finished. Now what? Learn about manuscript formatting, cover letters, publishing resources, literary magazines and e-zines, literary agents, book publishers (large and small). Get your story/poem/book out there for the world...

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Aptus Learning ~ Workshop: How to Succeed in Highschool
Wed Feb 10 / 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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Knowledge Makes Cents - Financial Literacy for parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? P2
Thu Feb 11 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? Part 2 One-hour workshop for parents Class:  Thursday, February 11 @10am-11am Course Description: Part 2 is a continuation of discussions and tips on how to be the best Chief Financial Parent from Me. a Chi...

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Depression and Anxiety: Naturopathic Perspectives and Treatments
Thu Feb 11 / 6:30pm

Want to improve your mental health? Learn how naturopathic medicine can effectively help those with depression and anxiety. Also learn about perspectives on children's mental health. Presented by Dr. Rahim Habib ND, Naturopathic Doctor. Call or ema...

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Awaken the Heart ~ Meditation with Rose Hirano, Kadampa Buddhist Teacher
Thu Feb 11 / 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 11 / 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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Every Friday Night Open Mic!, at Big Daddy's
Fri Feb 12 / 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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Root Vegetables & More..... good organic food, and more at The Village Market, every Saturday
Sat Feb 13 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

As well as local organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of gluten free products. Also many prepared foods - you may wish to stop and enjoy something to eat!  ...

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Free One on One Piano Lesson, offered in your home.
Sat Feb 13

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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Family Life Education ~ Focus on the Fathers
Sat Feb 13 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Focus on the Fathers is a 6-week group program, presented by Catholic Community Services of York Region and Family Life Education, designed to strengthen personal and parenting skills for fathers of children 0 - 6 years of age. The course runs Satur...

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Knowledge Makes Cents - Financial Literacy for parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? P1
Sat Feb 13 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? Part 1 One-hour workshop for parents Class offered Saturday, February 13 at 10:30am-11:30am Course Description: From a very young age, your children are observing your money habits – both good and bad! So what...

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Valentine's Day Storytime
Sat Feb 13 / 11:00am - 11:45am

Come to the library for a fun morning of stories, songs, and a craft for Valentine’s Day! Please pick up your ticket 15 minutes before the program starts at the Circulation Desk.  Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an...

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Valentine's Dinner at the Sheraton. Offered Saturday and Sunday
Sat Feb 13 - Sun Feb 14

A beautiful Valentine's dinner........ $49.95 per person {taxes and gratuities extra} For reservations please call 905 695-2828...

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LEGO Block Party
Sat Feb 13 / 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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The Love Train Revue, with George St. Kitts, Launching Mardi Gras North
Sat Feb 13 / 8:00pm

Our beloved George St. Kitts & Band returns to the stage at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.  He recently performed with Martin Short & Diana Ross at Ambi Gala for HRH Prince Albert II, Lady Monika Bacardi, James Franko,...

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Knowledge Makes Cents - Financial Literacy for parents - "Me, a Chief Financial Parent?" Part 1
Sun Feb 14

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? Part 1 One-hour workshop for parents Class options: Sunday, February 14: 10am-11am Sunday, February 14: 11:15am-12:15pm Sunday, February 14: 1pm-2pm Course Description: From a very young age, your children are...

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Family Day Brunch ~ at the Sheraton
Sun Feb 14 / 11:00am - 2:00pm

A Family Day Sunday Brunch!! Lots of activities for children to do as well as they get their own kids buffet with their favourites like nuggets, fries, pizza, hotdogs and pizza. Main buffet items include: Array of fresh salads Smoked salmon It...

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Sunday Afternoon Weekly Open Mic at Yogi's Bar & Grill
Sun Feb 14 / 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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Good Information to Know

Seeking Singers for RAGTIME (July 2016). Performances at RHCPA.

Know someone that might be interested in this casting call? Wavestage is getting ready to kick off their 22nd Season auditions this weekend and can't wait to meet the talented performers attending! They are currently auditioning for productions of R...

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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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Psychological Pricing: 4 Tips and Tactics, some good information from Staple's Biz Launch

Finding the right price point for your products is essential to maintain a high enough profit margin to pay your business expenses and make you enough money to pay your own bills. But how do you know what to charge? These four tips will help. Tip 1:...

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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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Community Allotment Garden. What are your thoughts? The Town is doing a survey.

Community allotment gardens can take various shapes and often reflect the needs of the local community. Richmond Hill operates one community allotment garden at Phyllis Rawlinson Park located at 11715 Leslie Street. Plots in this garden are leased on...

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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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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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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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Richmond Hill Invests in Its Community - Community and Cultural Grant Program funds 19 Projects

Richmond Hill is proud to support local community and cultural organizations whose initiatives enhance the quality of life and cultural vibrancy of residents. To further this type of work within the Town, Council approved funding for 19 project appl...

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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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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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