February 7, 2016

Quote of the Week

"Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom."
~ Scottish proverb

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Events

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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Support for Depression Group, offered by CMHA
Mon Feb 8 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Feel alone and depressed, or hopeless? The Canadian Mental Health Association offers Support for Depression group. The Richmond Hill group meets weekly (Room 204 of the McConaghy Senior Centre)  No fee or registration. Trained facilitators we...

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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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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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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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Holistic Chamber of Commerce hosts a Money Matters talk
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. Koo will share his wisdom.&nb...

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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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Business at Breakfast. A Chamber of Commerce event
Wed Feb 10 / 7:30am - 9:00am

This month's Business @ Breakfast at the RHCOC member Holiday Inn Express & Suites Toronto-Markham Cost (+HST): Members $25; Non-members $30 Please click here to register...

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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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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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Home on the Hill Family Support Group, for those supporting a loved one with mental illness
Wed Feb 10 / 7:00pm

Are you looking after a loved one with a serious mental illness? If so, you are welcome to attend these bi-weekly meetings. For more information please contact Maggie at maggie@rhveltheer.com  ...

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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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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? 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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Valentine's Day Hair & Makeup Workshop
Thu Feb 11 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 Ladies, get ready for Valentine's. Marlene Gardiner, an Arbonne representative, and Dali Kosmajac of Organic Locks, will be offering a free  Hair & Makeup Consultations! They have invited Sigi Bloomberg, Professional Makeup Artist to...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Family Day ~ Join Richmond Hill for these Family Day Activities
Mon Feb 15

There's lots to do at the Town facilities this Family Day SWIMMING Bayview Hill Older Adult Swim 10 - 11 a.m. Bayview Hill Fun ‘N’ Fit Swim 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bayview Hill Leisure Swim 1 - 3 p.m. Oak Ridges Older Adult Swim 9:30 - 10...

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Celebrate Heritage Week, at the Heritage Centre - 2 new exhibits
Mon Feb 15 - Sun Feb 21

The Town's Heritage staff is please to invite the community to celebrate Heritage Week with the opening of two new Once Upon a Time – A Medieval Exhibit - February 16 to May 14thOnce Upon A Time is a unique exhibit showcasing life during the y...

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Hillcrest Mall is open on Family Day
Mon Feb 15 / 11:00am - 6:00pm

Hillcrest Mall is open on Family Day on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hillcrest’s $125-million renovation is currently underway with the Hudson’s Bay now open. Construction on Sporting Life’s new anchor sto...

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Family Day Family Yoga Workshop
Mon Feb 15 / 2:00pm - 3:30pm

My Yoga Studio has just the event for you to vibe with your tribe. This is a great opportunity to come together as a family and support strong bonds.This light, easy and fun workshop will explore:- yummy, basic yoga poses and simple energy medicine...

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The Reel Thing Movie Series - Truth
Mon Feb 15 / 7:00pm

The story of The Killian Documents controversy (a.k.a. 'Rathergate') in the days leading up to the 2004 presidential election. When veteran newscaster Dan Rather and CBS News head Mary Mapes choose to air a segment on 60 Minutes exposing how Presiden...

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Winston Churchill, the Renaissance Man, at talk by Randy Barber, at the Historical Society
Mon Feb 15 / 7:30pm

Randy Barber Chairman International Churchill Society-Canada Randy Barber will speak on some of the interesting aspects of the life of Sir Winston Churchill. His address outlines the life and accomplishments of WSC- a true Renaissance Man, from his...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Feb 16 / 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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Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Oak Ridges Retirement Community
Tue Feb 16 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come join the Chinese New Year celebration at Oak Ridges Retirement Community! They will have a fantastic guest speaker coming in to share history, sing and play traditional Chinese flutes. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Please...

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York Region Parrot Club
Tue Feb 16 / 7:00pm

At this month's York Region Parrot Club meeting the focus will be on rescue birds and harness training. All are welcome to meet the members and the birds. The Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday. For more information please visit their web s...

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Open Mic Life Every Tuesday at The Falcon and Firkin
Tue Feb 16 / 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 - AllowanceMatters
Wed Feb 17 / 10:00am - 11:00am

AllowanceMatters One-hour workshop for parents Class:  Wednesday, February 17 @10am-11am Course Description: Learn why allowances are important for your children. This workshop will explain Knowledge Makes Cents’ effective AllowanceMat...

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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group!
Thu Feb 18 / 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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Crohn's and Colitis - Naturopathic Treatment
Thu Feb 18 / 6:30pm

Why are these illnesses increasing in kids and becoming more and more common?   Learn about new research on inflammatory bowel illnesses and how naturopathic medicine can help Presented by Dr. Rahim Habib ND, Naturopathic Doctor. Call or emai...

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu Feb 18 / 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 Naturalists has invited Susan Walmer to speak about the Oak Ridges Moraine Land
Thu Feb 18 / 7:30pm

12,000 years ago, Mother Nature created a beautiful water filter to provide abundant clean water for the plants and animals that inhabited the earth. Now, we are benefiting from her vision! The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust works to protect sensitive...

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Suite Thursdays: Connie Caldor
Thu Feb 18 / 7:30pm

Connie Kaldor is a Juno award winning artist who has sung for royalty (Joni Mitchell, the Queen) and is a member of the Order of Canada. Her touring has taken her across North America and around the world. She has fourteen albums to her credit; thr...

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St John Ambulance Invites You to Visit
Fri Feb 19 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Do you know what St John Ambulance does? Here’s your chance to find out! Drop in to their Open House to learn about First Aid Training and Volunteer Programs. The Therapy Dogs will be there to greet you, along with Medical First Response, You...

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Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin I
Fri Feb 19 / 8:00pm

Note for Note. Cut for Cut. The Classic Albums Live series continues with the debut album of one of rock and roll’s most iconic bands. The eponymous album, Led Zeppelin, spawned legions of fans and began a musical journey that would last decad...

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Every Friday Night Open Mic!, at Big Daddy's
Fri Feb 19 / 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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The Village Market - open all year round. Just on Saturdays
Sat Feb 20 / 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 man...

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Pancake Breakfast at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sat Feb 20 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Your delicious breakfast includes pancakes with toppings of berries or whipped cream, scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. Consider inviting some friends. These pancake breakfasts are monthly events with a break in the summer. This one...

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Free One on One Piano Lesson, offered in your home.
Sat Feb 20

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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Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild ~ Weaving Beginner I
Sat Feb 20 / 10:00am - 3:30pm

Weaving has a reputation for promoting serenity and a sense of accomplishment. Anyone can learn to weave in this program. You will weave a cloth table runner using a loom. An experienced instructor will guide you through the weaving process and loom...

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Knowledge Makes Cents - Financial Literacy for parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? P2
Sat Feb 20 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? Part 2 One-hour workshop for parents Class offered Saturday, February 20 at 10:30am-11:30am Course Description: Part 2 is a continuation of discussions and tips on how to be the best Chief Financial Parent from Me. a...

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LEGO Block Party
Sat Feb 20 / 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: Marc...

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Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra ~ Movie Magic
Sat Feb 20 / 8:00pm

Movies feature some of the most memorable music of all time. Some you can sing along to, some gets you dancing in the aisles, some sticks in our hearts forever, but all of it stimulates our imagination. 'Movie Magic' presents a variety of music fro...

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Essential Oils Introductory Experience with Sandra Corrado ~ "Essential Oils & Fitness"
Sun Feb 21 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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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MPP Reza Moridi's Annual Chinese New Year Celebration
Sun Feb 21 / 3:00pm - 5:00pm

MPP Reza Moridi welcomes everyone to his Annual Chinese New Year Celebration! The complimentary event will showcase Chinese performances. Councillors Godwin Chan and Castro Liu will emcee Light refreshments will be served. For more information pl...

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York Symphony Orchestra ~ Love at the Opera
Sun Feb 21 / 3:00pm

Come out an afternoon of memorable opera love themes. The greatest overtures and arias will bring you a romantic themed occasion for an evening that will fill your soul. Featuring overtures and arias by Bizet, Puccini, Mozart, Donizetti and Verdi....

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Sunday Afternoon Weekly Open Mic at Yogi's Bar & Grill
Sun Feb 21 / 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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The Vagina Monologues: Benefit Concert
Sun Feb 21 / 8:00pm

Sandgate Women's Shelter presents a benefit performance Eve Ensler's award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The monologues will be performed by inspiring local women from York Region and member...

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Good Information to Know

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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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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Life insurance: 5 Reasons Why You Don't Need it! Written by Janine Purves, CFP, CPCA

1) I want my loved ones to learn to manage on their own. There’s no better time to learn extra responsibility, like paying a mortgage, than when you’re dealing with the stress of losing a loved one. 2) I will never need it. I’m imm...

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February Tax Tips ~ presented by Andre La Rosa, CPA

It’s tax season. A few things to consider today. 2015 Tax ReceiptsFebruary is generally the month you start receiving your tax receipts such as T4’s from work, T5’s from banks, T3’s for investments, etc. Make sure you put th...

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Who Helps Entrepreneurs In York Region? A Resource Guide

York Region is a great place to build and grow a business! Check out these facts, courtesy of the York Region Economic Development team at www.investinyork.ca :• About 10% of the 49,000 business in York Region are focused ICT (information, commu...

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CRA Scams, Beware warns Andre La Rosa, CPA

You may have heard of phone scams by people claiming to be with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). In general, they call a taxpayer and claim that you owe taxes. They ask you to pay the balance now by wire transfer or they will send the police to your home...

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Keeping seniors warm this winter

To save money, a lot of us watch the thermostat like hawks. Seniors doing the same thing can end anger themselves, because they often don’t realize when they’re cold and may risk hypothermia. Older people are high risk for hypothermia be...

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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 Days in Our Sister City, Lakeland, Florida.

Lakeland Florida is Richmond Hill’s Sister City, and we're invited down! The mission of Lakeland Sister Cities International (LSCI) is to develop relationships with people and cities of similar interests to Lakeland. This unique program encour...

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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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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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