February 12, 2017

Quote of the Week

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

~ William James

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Events

The Reel Thing Fim Series presents "Boundaries (French: Pays)"
Mon Feb 13 / 7:00pm

The Reel Thing presents monthly engaging films for the Richmond Hill audience. Boundaries (French: Pays) a Canadian drama, is directed by Chloé Robichaud and premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The central characters are...

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Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon Feb 13 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free English lessons, to people of all backgrounds, are offered at Grace Baptist Church.If you want to improve your conversational English and hear the Christian message of hope, you are welcome every Monday from 7:00-9:00 pm. It’s a friendl...

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Start the Week Right With Zumba Fitness
Mon Feb 13 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join the weekly Zumba® classes, a 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 bottle...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Feb 14 / 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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Valentine's Dinner ~ at the Sheraton's Crave Restaurant
Tue Feb 14

Enjoy a 4 course meal with your sweetheart! StarterWild mushroom and trule filled jumbo ravioli, shaved parmigiana cheese, white wine, roasted tomato compote and fresh herbsORSeared Icelandic cod fillet served on fondue of leeks, sun-dried tomato,...

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Richmond Hill Board of Trade ~ Business After 5 Networking
Wed Feb 15 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This is an opportunity to build relationships and make new contacts Bring your business cards and brochures.This month the location is at the RHBOT member - Sign-A-Rama Richmond Hill. There is no charge to attend but registration is required. ...

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Speaker Box // Open Mic + Poetry Slam
Wed Feb 15 / 7:00pm

Speaker Box will be returning for another incredible year of performances. There will be an open mic for those looking to share poems, comedy, songs about failed new years resolutions, or if you've never gotten on the mic it's a good time to start!...

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Feb 16 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy free French language conversation. This group is for people (francophones to beginners) looking to exercise their French language conversation skills. The meetings are unstructured and depend on the initiative of the participants. Francophone...

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Alpha Course: "Explore the Meaning of Life". At the Summit Church. Intro Session
Thu Feb 16 / 6:30pm

What is Alpha?Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The Alpha Course meets once a week for 8 weeks. Each evening begins with light dinner followed by a short talk that looks at a differen...

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Thursday Evening Meditation Class: Meditation for Daily Life
Thu Feb 16 / 7:00pm - 8:15pm

This series will focus on establishing a daily meditation practice, the root of our future happiness. Through exploring topics such as karma, samsara, faith and wisdom we develop a powerful context for our meditation practice to really start to chang...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Feb 16 / 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, energized and peace...

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Millan & Faye presents: The Opera! - a Suite Thursday event
Thu Feb 16 / 7:30pm

Opera Comedienne Kyra Millan and her music partner Tina Faye, invite the audience into the world of opera through a brilliantly funny, whirlwind concert full of operatic favourites and well-known classical tunes, as well sketches and improv that cele...

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An Evening with Richmond Hill MP Majid Jowhari ~ A Year of Accomplishments
Fri Feb 17 / 7:00pm

This event is organized by the Richmond Hill Federal Liberal Association. Tickets: $100. Tax deductible (net amount).  Click here to order For more information please email  richmondhillfla@gmail.com...

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The Village Market - open Saturdays all year long!
Sat Feb 18 / 8:00am - 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. Non-food items sold by small local vendors are also to be found. You can stop an...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat Feb 18 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Town of Richmond Hill Adults 55+ membership offers numerous benefits to members including informal Computer Information/Assistance Sessions on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month lead by the Richmond Hill Computer Technology Volunteers "RH-CT...

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Rock 'N' Roll with Pete the Cat. At Richvale
Sat Feb 18 / 10:15am - 11:00am

Join the groovy fun with our favorite cat, Pete! We will share songs, finger plays and make an adorable craft. Age group: 3+ years.Admission: FREE Limit of 15 tickets Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the progra...

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STEAM Fairy Tale Storytime. At Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Sat Feb 18 / 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Let’s practice our STEAM skills with a fun fairy tale and some hands-on activities based on the story.Age group: 3-6 years with an adult.Admission: FREE.Limit of 24 tickets Please pick up your free ticket 15 minutes before the program starts a...

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Broadway Showstoppers - performed by the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat Feb 18 / 8:00pm

Much of the most memorable music of all time comes to us from the Musical Theatre. Canada’s theatre districts have put our major cities on the map in the eyes of the world. “Broadway Showstoppers” features music we have enjoyed in...

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York Symphony Orchestra ~ Opera's Greatest Hits
Sun Feb 19 / 3:00pm

Join the York Symphony Orchestra for a concert of your favourite opera themes. Come share this memorable performance featuring the greatest overtures and aries by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti and Meyerbeer. Special guest artists include Jennif...

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Pete the Cat, on stage for 2 performances, at RHCPA
Mon Feb 20

Pete the Cat never loses his cool and the boy, Jimmy Biddle, never strays from his routine. All of that changes when the groovy blue cat moves in with the Biddle family. Can cat and boy ever be friends? This Family Day, come meet the grooviest cat of...

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York North Lyme Disease Support Group Meeting
Mon Feb 20 / 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Lyme patients and caregivers/family/friends are welcome to join attend a 'Family Day An Afternoon Meeting Open Discussion and Get-together'. Please come Fragrance Free For more information: yorknorth.lymegroup@gmail.com Location: Richmond Hill Pol...

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Canadian Radio, Eh? ~ a talk at the Historical Society
Mon Feb 20 / 7:30pm

Richmond Hill Historical Society member, Paul Lynott, will tell the story of the history of radio.  Some of the major advance in radio have a Canadian connection. Paul has been passionate about radio since he was five years old. He is a past me...

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Women in Business Networking
Tue Feb 21 / 8:30am - 10:00am

All are invited to this Women in Business event. Guest Speaker: Alexandru Horghidan, Small Business Consultant, Town of RichmondHill Cost: Free for members.  $20 for non members.  Registration required.  Click here.  ...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Feb 21 / 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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Spirit of Blue - In Support of Scleroderma Canada
Tue Feb 21 / 7:00pm

Spirit of Blue will begin at 7:00 pm with a Dessert Reception. Attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy a drink and some fabulous sweets. This incredible show will begin at approximately 8:00 pm. The Master of Ceremonies, Frank Spadone, will kee...

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York Region Parrott Club Monthly Meeting
Tue Feb 21 / 7:00pm

York Region Parrot Club meets monthly.  Membership fees: Single $40;Family $60; Senior/Student $20. www.yorkregionparrotclub.ca Please note the Club's new meeting space - Richmond Hill  Legion - 233 Centre Street EastIn the event that t...

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St. Mathew's Lunch 'n Learn:Vitamins & Natural Supplements
Wed Feb 22 / 12:00pm

Come learn about "Vitamins & Natural Supplements to Improve Your Health & Enhance Your Wellbeing” The ABCs of vitamins The many types of supplements available How and when to take vitamins for best absorption Speaker: Rosemary M...

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Whitehorse, on stage at RHCPA
Wed Feb 22 / 8:00pm

It’s a pretty simple formula. Take two acclaimed musicians, add guitars, songwriting expertise and white-hot desire and what you get is the husband-and-wife folk-rock duo, Whitehorse. The process may be simple but their sound, especially live...

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Top 10 secrets of downsizing you can't ignore! What you need to know to buy your next home.
Thu Feb 23 / 6:30pm

This complimentary seminar  "Top 10 secrets of downsizing you can’t ignore! What you need to know to buy your next home," is presented by local expert Victoria Sedova, Real Estate Broker. Followed by a Q&A session Please RSVP by Feb...

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Thursday Evening Meditation Class: Meditation for Daily Life
Thu Feb 23 / 7:00pm - 8:15pm

This series will focus on establishing a daily meditation practice, the root of our future happiness. Through exploring topics such as karma, samsara, faith and wisdom we develop a powerful context for our meditation practice to really start to chang...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Feb 23 / 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, energized and peace...

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Celebrate Carnival at Touro Brazilian Steakhouse
Fri Feb 24 - Sat Feb 25

In line with the celebrations in Rio, Touro Brazilian Steakhouse is have a Carnival Celebration Feb 24 & 25Tropicana Queens will be performing hourly from 6:30-9:30 pm.There will be a promotion of  exotic Caipirinha in many flavours - Caipir...

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Good food to be had at the Village Market.
Sat Feb 25 / 8:00am - 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. Non-food items sold by small local vendors are also to be found. You can stop an...

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Garage Sale - at St. Matthew's United Church
Sat Feb 25 / 9:00am - 12:00pm

All are invited to drop by to see if there's something for them. Small Furniture Household Goods, Clothing Toys .....and more If you are interested in donating items, please call 905-770-1725....

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Find Your Voice And Become The Leader You Were Meant To Be. A Toastmaster Open House
Sat Feb 25 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Find out about Toastmasters in this learn-by-doing environment. • Listen to speeches from club members.• Find out how you can become an effective communicator and leader.• Free refreshments served by friendly Toastmasters. There will...

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Steiner Centre and Toronto Waldorf School Open House
Sat Feb 25 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

All are welcome. Meet faculty members and students: Waldorf Teacher Education (Early Childhood and Elementary) Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy HEART - Healing Education and Remedial Training Summer Festival of Arts and Education Come an...

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Mill Pond Gallery Exhibition and Sale
Sat Feb 25 / 11:00am - Sun Feb 26 / 5:00pm

  ...  Somewhere in time Join Richmond Hill Group of Artists members Lois Gardner and Jackie Barnhard this weekend at the Mill Pond Gallery. Their origianal artwork will be on display, moments captured in time by brush and pen of the art...

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Balloon-Powered Race Cars at Richvale Library
Sat Feb 25 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

How far and fast can you go? Build your own balloon-powered car and test it out on our race track, while learning about the force generated by moving air!Limit of 12 ticketsAge group: 6-9 years.Admission: FREE. Note: Children under the age of 11 mus...

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Hands and Hearts for Africa - Sock Hop Fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation & African AIDS
Sat Feb 25 / 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Come out and have some fun and listen to the music of the fifties and sixties. Music by Little Peter and the Elegants. Cost: $25 single; $45 family. Please call the church at 905 884-1301  x5 This is a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Founda...

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Good Information to Know

Volunteers Needed to work with Richvale Lions Vision Screening Program

Richvale Lions need volunteers for their Vision Screening Program. These screenings will be conducted at 10 elementary schools for  approximately 400 to 500 children in the southern portion of Richmond Hill during the last week of February and...

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Blackmore Tennis Club petitioning to have facility open during park's reconstruction.

The members of Blackmore Tennis Club submitted a petition to the Town of Richmond Hill with 311 signatures asking it to reconsider closing of their tennis club. The park is shortly to undergo at $27 million renovation, including a new arena. The cl...

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February's Tax Tips ~ from Andre La Rosa, CPA

It’s tax season. Visit Andre's web site for your tax checklist, important dates, and to sign up for the monthly newsletter. www.larosacpa.ca  A few things to consider this month: 2016 Tax ReceiptsFebruary is generally the month you start...

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Street Banner Contest ~ Celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation! Deadline Feb. 24th.

Richmond Hill's street banner contest is a Canada 150 initiative that strives to engage community members and showcase local artists. The banner designs are selected through a contest that is open to all members of the community. Please click here t...

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Looking Ahead:

Opera York's L'elisir d'amore - Mar. 4
International Women's Day Celebration - Mar. 8
Mental Health First Aid - March 13
Steppin Out Production's 13th: The Musical - Mar. 23-25
Gerry Dee Live - Apr. 10

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