February 24, 2017

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Events

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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March Break - S.T.E.A.M. Across Canada, at the Central Library
Mon Mar 13 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Come in on Monday and let off some S.T.E.A.M!!!! We’ll have fun exploring some interesting facts about Canada through stations featuring science, technology, engineering, art and math. Age group: 7-9 years.Admission: FREE.Limit of 15 participa...

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March Break - Super Science's Special Event Presentation at Richmond Green Library
Mon Mar 13 / 1:00pm - 1:40pm

Spectacular 40 minute hands-on, interactive science show including dry ice demonstrations, bubbling potions, cool chemical reactions, air pressure experiments and much more!Limit of 40 participants. Age group: Family Ages 6+ Admission: FreeNote: Ch...

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March Break - Hands on Exotics presents Junior Safari, at the Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Mon Mar 13 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come to the library to learn about how to care for pets at home. You’ll also get a chance to see some cool live animals!Limit of 30 tickets Age group: 6-10 years.Admission: FREE.Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adul...

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March Break - Celebrate Canadian Picture Book Authors, at the Central Library
Mon Mar 13 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come celebrate Canadian Picture Book Authors with stories, crafts and activities based on your favourite characters, Franklin the Turtle, Scaredy Squirrel and Fox and Squirrel. Limit of 20 participants. Age group: 4-6 years.Admission: FREE. Note: C...

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Mental Health First Aid Training ~ now offered in Richmond Hill. 4 evening sessions.
Mon Mar 13 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

One in three people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. As a result, this course was developed to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health...

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Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon Mar 13 / 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 Mar 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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March Break - Lego Challenge, at the Central Library
Tue Mar 14 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Take the Lego Challenge and put your engineering skills to the test as you design and build with Lego. Limit of 20 participants Age group: 7-10 years.Admission: Free Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program...

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March Break - Music and Movement at Richvale Library
Tue Mar 14 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Learn through music and movement.Co-sponsored by YMCA Ontario Early Years. Limit of 15 kids Age group: 4-6 years with an adult. Admission: FREE. Please pick up your free ticket 15 minutes before the program starts at the Circulation Desk of the R...

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March Break - Big Kid Entertainment presents Rapunzel at Richvale Library
Tue Mar 14 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A reinvention of the Rapunzel fairy tale that focuses on 3 unique characters. Come see what Rapunzel, the Baker and the Witch are all up to! Limit of 70 people Age group: 4+ years. Admission: FREE. Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accom...

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March Break - Sick of Winter Hawaiian Party Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Tue Mar 14 / 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Say goodbye to winter with crafts and activities Limit of 15 participants Age group: 5-10 yearsAdmission: Free Please pick up your free ticket 15 minutes before the program starts at the Circulation Desk of the Oak Ridges Moraine Library. Tickets...

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Kids Weave Program at the Central Library
Tue Mar 14 / 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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March Break - Soli and Rob Music Concert, at the Central Library
Wed Mar 15 / 10:00am - 10:40am

Join Soli & Rob for a guitar-strummin’, toe tappin’ extravaganza for the whole family.This interactive and engaging sing-along with guitar and ukulele is sure to include an “out of the suitcase” appearance from puppet side...

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March Break - STEM Fair with Logics Academy at Richmond Green Library
Wed Mar 15 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Explore what is possible at our first STEM fair at Richmond Green. Kids will have a chance to play with various robotics and coding technologies by participating in group challenges and STEM stations. Limit of 50 participants. Age group: Family...

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Choosing Your Power of Attorney. A Presentation by TD Wealth
Wed Mar 15 / 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Join Linda Alderson, CA CPA and Author of 'Let the Records Show' as she walks guests through the process of selecting a Power of Attorney and protecting yourself as you age. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited; please rsvp in adva...

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March Break - Mad Science presents Science of Magic Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Wed Mar 15 / 4:00pm - 5:00pm

How do magicians use science to do their tricks?Discover how to make objects disappear and reappear using optical illusions, polymers, mirrors, as well as hidden compartments, sleight-of-hand, and misdirection. Limit of 30 participants Age group: 6...

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Speaker Box // Open Mic + Poetry Slam
Wed Mar 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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March Break - Mad Science presents Spin! Pop! Boom at Richvale Library
Thu Mar 16 / 10:00am - 10:45am

Be amazed by the wonders of physics and chemistry through exciting demonstrations. Limit of 70 tickets Age group: 5-12 years. Admission: FREE. Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and...

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March Break - St. Patrick's Day Storytime Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Thu Mar 16 / 10:30am - 11:15am

Come to the library for a fun morning of stories and songs about St. Patrick’s Day traditions.Limit of 20 participants Age group: 4-7 years Admission: Free Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program roo...

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March Break - Little Red Theatre presents The Coat, at the Central Library
Thu Mar 16 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Enjoy a multi-media hearty hockey adventure and take an exciting tour of the world from the perspective of a lost coat and the child that misses it. www.littleredtheatre.on.ca Things are lost, things are gained. These are life’s difficult trans...

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

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Mar 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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March Break - Parachute Playtime, at the Central Library
Fri Mar 17 / 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Come to the library for a morning of parachute activities and games.Limit of 10 participantsAge group: 5-7 years.Admission: FREE.Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up for the s...

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March Break - Magic with Scott Dietrich, at theCentral Library
Fri Mar 17 / 10:30am - 11:15am

With a wave of a wand, Scott Dietrich, will amaze, amuse and astound you with his magical illusions. There will be lots of audience participation as he fascinates you with his magic. Age group: 4-10 years.Admission: FREE.Limit of 80 participants N...

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March Break - Fun with Franklin the Turtle at Richvale Library
Fri Mar 17 / 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Come for an adventure with Canada’s favourite turtle, Franklin. We will have a great time reading and singing and doing a fantastic craft! Limit of 15 tickets Age group: 3-6 years. Admission: FREE. Note: Children under the age of 11 must be...

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The Village Market - Saturdays only
Sat Mar 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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Mental Health First Aid Training ~ now offered in Richmond Hill. 2 day course
Sat Mar 18

One in three people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. As a result, this course was developed to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat Mar 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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Art Exhibition and Sale - Caterina Liberatore
Sat Mar 18 / 11:00am - Sun Mar 19 / 5:00pm

This weekend see the work of RHGA member Caterina Liberatore. Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm There is no admission fee. Refreshments are served. Plenty of free parking.  The Mill Pond Gallery is located in the heart...

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Mental Wellness & Illness at RHCCC - Topic: Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Sun Mar 19 / 8:45am - 10:20am

The Richmond Hill Christian Community Church is offering 6 sessions to help address this concern. This week's presentation: Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Mindfulness. Presented by Dr Michael Pare MD and Dr Victoria Chan PhD (...

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CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Money 2 Week Course
Sun Mar 19 / 3:00pm - 6:00pm

This course is free and includes a workbook and private access to on-line budgeting tools.Grace Baptist Church is pleased to offer the CAP Money Course, a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-b...

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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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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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