February 24, 2017

Quote of the Week

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

– Mark Twain

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Events

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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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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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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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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Meditation, Information, and Discussion Series: Week 2: How Will Attending a Running the Bars Treatm
Sat Mar 4 / 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This is a Free Session with a limited number of spots about it where the Guests will be a part of a guided meditation. After a relating meditation session Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the healing modality of Running the Bars and h...

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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: Schizophrenia
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: 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 Mar 6 / 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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Start the Week Right With Zumba Fitness
Mon Mar 6 / 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 Mar 7 / 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 Achievement Awards
Tue Mar 7 / 6:00pm - 9:30pm

This is the Business Event of the Year! The 26th Annual Business Awards features a special performance by the Richmond Hill Philharmonic and Guest Speaker, Marc Saltzman. Early Bird Price if booked before February 20th, 2017(+HST):Single: $135/tick...

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Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society March Meeting ~ Speaker from Seeds for Change!
Tue Mar 7 / 8:00pm

Seeds for Change is a grass roots community organization that has partnered with the York Region Food Network to create healthier neighborhoods through establishment of school and community gardens. Lynne Koss is passionate about addressing the worl...

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Monthly Foot Clinic ~ at St. Matthew's United Church
Wed Mar 8 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

Foot care is completed by trained nurses, by appointment only. The clinic rate is $35. (Home visits can also be arranged for $50, receipts provided.) Appointments must be reserved one week in advance. Please call the church office 905-884-3606 to...

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Toastmasters Area 24 International Speech and Evaluation Contest
Wed Mar 8 / 6:30pm

The 5 Toastmasters Clubs in Area 24 in Richmond Hill invite members and non- Toastmasters to their annual International Speech and Evaluation Contests. This event will feature their 5 best inspirational speakers as well as their 5 best critical thin...

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International Women's Day Celebration, at RHCPA
Wed Mar 8 / 8:00pm

Since its first observance in 1909 the size and scope of International Women’s Day has evolved to reflect the ever changing landscape of the female story. Participate in this world event at the RHCPA as we celebrate the female artistic spirit...

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Thursday Evening Meditation Class: Meditation for Daily Life
Thu Mar 9 / 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 Mar 9 / 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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Classic Album Live presents U2's "The Joshua Tree"
Thu Mar 9 / 8:00pm

Released in 1987, multi-Grammy award winning album, The Joshua Tree, is the fifth studio album by U2, receiving critical acclaim and topping the charts in over 20 countries. It produced the hit singles 'With or Without You,' 'I Still Haven’t F...

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CARE Speaker Series – Let's Talk About Driving. At Delmanor
Fri Mar 10 / 3:00pm

Ths is another CARE Speaker Series. The topic will focus on driving and understanding some common conditions of aging that can impact driving. As space is limited please RSVP to Susan or James at 905 770-7963.Donations to the Richmond Hill Food Bank...

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Serenade Flute & Guitar Concerts ~ front row seats only!
Fri Mar 10 - Sat Mar 11

Join flutist Jaye Marsh, guitarist Lawrence Barley and pianist/host Joanna Grace for a Clearly Musical Home Concert. Two concerts: Friday, March 10 - 7:30-9:30 pm Saturday, March 11 - 7:30-9:30 pm Everyone gets a front row seat Q&A with...

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Have you been to The Village Market lately?
Sat Mar 11 / 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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St. Matthew's United Church Health Ministry Breakfast Series: Are near death experiences real?
Sat Mar 11 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Did you know that credible accounts of Near Death Experiences as well as other mystical experiences are common to humans across the globe. What can be made of these phenomena? Interestingly, science not religion, has come up with convincing evidenc...

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Community Pancake Breakfast at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sat Mar 11 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Breakfast includes pancakes with toppings of berries, whipped cream; scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. Cost: Adults - $8.00; Children 12 and under - $4.00. Funds raised will support their programs. For details please call the church...

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Art Exhibition and Sale
Sat Mar 11 / 11:00am - Sun Mar 12 / 5:00pm

This weekend at the Mill Pond Gallery see the original artwork of three of the Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Myrna Titleman, Jean Roberts and Helen Litras. The above work is by Myrna Titleman. Helen Litras Jean Roberts Gallery Hours: Satu...

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March Break- Maker Kick-Off Richmond Green Library
Sat Mar 11 / 12:00pm - 5:00pm

This maker tech world is exploding at Richmond Green! Come start your March Break with a bang by exploring technology with stations from Richmond Hill Public Library, Let’s Talk Science, MakerWiz, and special projects from Richmond Green Secon...

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It's Time to "Spring Forward" Tonight
Sat Mar 11

Tonight we move our clocks one hour ahead and "lose" an hour during the night. This tradition of Daylight Saving Time (and not Daylight Savings Time with an "s") wasn't just created to confuse our schedules. The change to Daylight Saving Time&n...

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Mental Wellness & Illness Presentations at RHCCC - This week's topic: Anxiety Disorders
Sun Mar 12 / 8:45am - 10:20am

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

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Good Information to Know

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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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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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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Adventures in Podcasting

My adventures in Podcasting began last September and the learning curve has been nice and steep ever since. So far, I have had ten outstanding guests, all of whom, in my opinion, are true Consciousness Expanders. These recordings generally hover arou...

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Looking Ahead:

Entrepreneurs in Residence - Mar. 23
Steppin Out Production's 13th: The Musical - Mar. 23-25
Maple Syrup Festival - March 25
Gerry Dee Live - Apr. 10

Hike for Hospice - May 7

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