February 18, 2017

Quote of the Week

"Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation."
~ Oscar Wilde

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Events

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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"The Natural History and Beauty of Antarctica and South Georgia Island" A RH Naturalists Talk
Tue Feb 21 / 7:30pm

The Richmond Hill Naturalists have invited Otto Peter to do a presentation - “The Natural History and Beauty of Antarctica and South Georgia Island”. Otto Peter, who has a Degree in Biology, is a lifelong nature lover who with his wife h...

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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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Mental Wellness & Illness Presentations at RHCCC - This week's topic: Schizophrenia
Sun Feb 26 / 8:45am - 10:20am

The Richmond Hill Christian Community Church is offering 6 sessions to help address this concern. This week's presentation: Schizophrenia: an update.  Presenter: Dr Patrick Lo MD FRCPC (psychiatrist)Objectives:1. To outline the causes and prese...

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Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon Feb 27 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Feb 28 / 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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Kids Weave Program at the Central Library
Tue Feb 28 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate Canada’s past with a weaving project that has a modern twist. Learn how to weave with a CD and help us create a unique display for the library.Age group: 8-12 years. Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult...

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Mothers C.A.R.E. (Cantonese-speaking support group) at RH Chinese Baptist Church
Wed Mar 1 / 10:30am - 12:00pm

Richmond Hill (Chinese) Baptist Church (“RHCBC”) is offering Parenting Workshops (in Cantonese)Mothers with infants age 0-24 months old. They aim to: CARECreate and provide a caring environment for mothers to connect, share and learncAre...

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VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Monthly Meeting
Thu Mar 2 / 11:15am

All who are visually impaired are invited to attend. Social Activities Lunch served. If you have any allergies, please bring your own lunch. For more information please contact  Mariam at 905-770-0601...

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Mar 2 / 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. Francopho...

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LEAF ( Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) York Region Volunteer Orientation
Thu Mar 2 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

For this organization, volunteers play a critical role in helping improve the urban forest. There are various ways in which you can get involved depending on your skills, interests and availability. (Please note that volunteers must be at least 18 ye...

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Thursday Evening Meditation Class: Meditation for Daily Life
Thu Mar 2 / 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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Opera York presents L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love)
Thu Mar 2 / 7:30pm

L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) is Gaetano Donizetti's most popular comic opera. Nemorino, a simple peasant, in love with Adina, a wealthy landowner is distraught because she seems indifferent to him. He meets a traveling doctor who has a magic...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Mar 2 / 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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Richvale Lions Club Charity Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Fri Mar 3 / 6:15pm

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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Eat Well. Shop The Village Market
Sat Mar 4 / 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 Mar 4 / 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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Mill Pond Gallery Exhibition and Sale - Valentine Ioppe
Sat Mar 4 / 11:00am - Sun Mar 5 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artists present original work by member Valenting Ioppe. His powerful and dramatic interpretations of the nature and sea hold a unique place in Russian and Canadian art. His thorough knowledge of art and composition is evi...

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Songs for Steffi
Sat Mar 4 / 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Enjoy fabulous local talent at the Royal Canadian Legion16 local performers, 50/50, food, beer & more! This is a fundraiser for Steffi Goodfield, host and founder of York Region Open Mic, to help continue her dream of supporting the  local...

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Opera York presents L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love)
Sat Mar 4 / 7:30pm

L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) is Gaetano Donizetti's most popular comic opera. Nemorino, a simple peasant, in love with Adina, a wealthy landowner is distraught because she seems indifferent to him. He meets a traveling doctor who has a magic...

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Mental Wellness & Illness Presentations at RHCCC - This week's topic: Depression
Sun Mar 5 / 8:45am - 10:20am

The Richmond Hill Christian Community Church is offering 6 sessions to help address this concern. This week's presentation: Depression: an update. Presented by Dr Michael Pare MDObjectives:1. To outline the causes and presentations of adult depressi...

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Good Information to Know

The Town cares about Older Adults. They're doing a survey and having discussion groups.

The Town of Richmond Hill cares about Older Adults and the recreation needs of the Adults 55+ community. They are developing a plan to continue delivering recreation programs while addressing the changing needs of our Adults 55+ residents. If you o...

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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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Looking Ahead:

Business Achievement Awards - Mar. 7
International Women's Day Celebration - Mar. 8
Mental Health First Aid - March 13
Entrepreneurs in Residence
- Mar. 23
Steppin Out Production's 13th: The Musical - Mar. 23-25
Gerry Dee Live - Apr. 10

 

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