March 15, 2015

Quote of the Week

"So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood
can always flare up again within us."

 ~ Gaston Bachelard French philospher

Events

Roma Crafts ~ March Break Special Workshop: Acrylic Painting on Canvas - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Registration runs until March 6. Limited spaces! Roma Crafts is also running these other fun and educational Special Workshops during March Break: Tuesday, March 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm: Watercolour Painting of a Flower Wednesday, March 18, 10:00am...

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March Break at the Library ~ Become a Storybook Illustrator - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 10:30am - 12:00pm

Art One Academy will do a step by step demonstration for our junior illustrators, who will draw the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland and learn about lines and pattern. They will explore the world of classical literature and fantasy creatures, an...

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Arya Norouz Bazaar, at the Sheraton - Mar 14 to 17, 2015
Sat Mar 14 - Tue Mar 17

All are invited to attend the 16th annual Arya Norouz Bazaar. Performances, exhibits, vendors, food. Saturday 10 am to 10 pmSundday 10 am to 10 pmMonday 12 pm to 10 pmTuesday 12 pm to 10 pm For more information please call 416 500-7577 or 416 89...

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March Break at the Library ~ Play Dough Palooza - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Put your old clothes and thinking caps on for this messy DIY playdough palooza!  Make playdough from scratch and complete playdough challenges. The kids will be able to take their dough and keep creating at home.  Ages:  All Ages Co...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Social Bridge Drop-In - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to practice what you have learned in class or refresh your bridge skills.  Players of all levels are welcome.  This is a non-instructional drop in, so participants should have taken lessons and/or played pre...

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March Break at the Library ~ Face-Drawing Workshop: Facial Expression - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Art One Academy teaches students to draw human faces in the style of comic books and animation. Ages: 9 - 12 years Cost: $10.00 per student. Register online here....

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March Break at the Library ~ Mad Science Workshop: Harnessing Heat - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Witness a mini rocket launch while learning the properties of heat. Watch the states of matter change as raw sugar turns into candy floss. Ages: 6 - 10 years Cost: $6.50 per child. Register online here....

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March Break at the Library ~ Lego Duplo Fun - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Join in for creative play and tons of Lego fun! Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins in the South Walkway. Ages:  3 - 6 years Cost: Free...

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Business After 5 ~ A RHCOC After-Hours Networking Event, March 16 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking works! Bring your business cards to this after-hours Chamber of Commerce event! Cost: Members - Free with preregistration. Walk-ins will be charged $10 Future Members - Pre-registered and Members and Walk-in: $20 No shows will be...

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Lego Block Party @ Oak Ridges Moraine Library - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Come out and build a Lego masterpiece! Lego fans meet and build a creation around a specific theme and share their stories with each other. We supply the Lego for this program. Please do not bring your own Lego into the program room. Only 20 ti...

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March Break at the Library ~ Lego Block Party
Mon Mar 16 / 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Lego fans meet and build whatever they can imagine!  Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins. Ages: 7 -12 years Cost:  Free....

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The Reel Thing Film Series ~ Elsa and Fred - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 7:00pm

Starring Hollywood legends Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine, Elsa & Fred is a romantic comedy between two elderly people whose paths cross unexpectedly: the recently widowed, mild-mannered Fred and the unpredictable Elsa, who shakes thing...

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Covernotes Open Mic Night! - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 7:00pm

Covernotes' Open Mic Night is open to all musicians, spoken word artists, poets and writers.  Or just come to listen. You never know what to expect!  For more information or technical questions, contact Greg at events@covernotescoffee...

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"All about Cornflower Glass from the 1900's", Richmond Hill Historical Society Meeting (Mar. 2015)
Mon Mar 16 / 7:30pm

In 1914, William John “Jack” Hughes began cutting glass tableware full - time in the basement of his home at 212 Wychwood Ave., Toronto. Ninety years later, his popular floral pattern, which he called “corn flower,” is one of...

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Bring Peace into the World ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano - Mar 16, 2015
Mon Mar 16 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Part of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada Monday Meditation Series. Rose Hirano will teach on particular aspects of the mind and help participants understand its different parts and how it functions. Participants will then be able to identify and aba...

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St. Patrick's Day - March 17th - What is it all about!?
Tue Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Day is marking the death of a saint – St. Patrick. He is credited with converting the early people of Ireland to Christianity about 1600 years ago and this was the root of the celebration. In Ireland it is a national holida...

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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration' - Mar 17, 2015
Tue Mar 17 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Do you want to know how people are contributing to the well-being of the community and let others know how you are contributing? Connecting the Community meets weekly and is facilitated by Marj Andre, director of OnRichmondhill.com.A diver...

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Roma Crafts ~ March Break Special Workshop: Watercolour Painting of a Flower - Mar 17, 2015
Tue Mar 17 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Registration runs until March 6. Limited spaces! Roma Crafts is also running these other fun and educational Special Workshops during March Break: Monday, March 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm: Acrylic Painting on Canvas Wednesday, March 18, 10:00am - 1:00...

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March Break at the Library ~ Castlemoon Theatre Presents: Chester! - Mar 17, 2015
Tue Mar 17 / 10:30am - 11:30am

An interactive puppet play for children 3 to 6 years old based on Canadian author Melanie Watt’s children’s books. Each child will create their own puppet for use during the story.  Please note: If a parents wishes to accompany a ch...

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March Break at the Library ~ St. Patrick's Day Storytime - Mar 17, 2015
Tue Mar 17 / 10:30am - 11:15am

Come to the library for a fun morning of stories and songs about St. Patrick’s Day traditions. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  Ages: 4 - 6 years Cost: Free. Limit of 20 children....

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Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad, an exhibit at the Heritage Centre
Tue Feb 17 - Sat May 9

On loan from the Welland Historical Museum, the Heritage Centre is pleased to offer this opportunity to travel back to the 1800s to learn about slavery, the escape route referred to as the Underground Railroad, and the challenges freedom-seekers face...

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Little Red Theatre presents "Tales of Anansi the Spider" - Mar 17, 2015
Tue Mar 17 / 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Little Red Theatre presents four funny tales about the adventures of Anansi’s the spider with lots of music and movement. Register online here. Ages: 4 – 11 years Cost: $6.50 per person. Please note: If a parents wishes to accompany a...

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Richview Manor Retirement Residence ~ St. Patrick's Day Celebration - Mar 17, 2015
Tue Mar 17 / 2:45pm - 5:00pm

The luck of the Irish is upon everyone! Join the community at Richview Manor for an afternoon of malarkey and fun on St. Patrick’s Day. Green will be everywhere in sight, from the clothes to the beer! Musical entertainment will be here, and t...

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Delmanor Elgin Mills ~ St. Patrick Day Celebration - Mar 17, 2015
Tue Mar 17 / 3:00pm

There's no better way to St. Patrick’s Day than to join the community at Delmanor Elgin Mills for music by the famous “Par Three Trio”, a good old Irish group that will have everyone up on their feet dancing! Enjoy some green beer...

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Covernotes ~ "Meet The Artist": Kathleen Megna - Mar 17, 2015
Tue Mar 17 / 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Covernotes Richmond Hill invites you to meet photographer Kathleen Megna. Enjoy smiles, hot roasted coffee in the lovely warm atmosphere of an old schoolhouse from the 1800s....

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Iranian Fire Festival ~ at Richmond Green - Mar 17
Tue Mar 17 / 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Welcome the spring - with food, festivities and fire! About the Fire Festival On the last Tuesday evening of the year, literally the night before Red Wednesday, Iranians gather to celebrate Chahar Shanbeh Suri. Bonfires are lit in public places--wi...

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York Region Parrot Club ~ March Meeting: Avian Behaviour with Kristi - Mar 17, 2015i
Tue Mar 17 / 7:00pm

The York Region Parrot Club is pleased to have Kristi Flemming back this month to talk about Avian Behaviour. The presentation will start at 7:30 -if there are any birds that need to be groomed, it will take place before the presentation (between 7:0...

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Krasman Centre ~ Family Support Drop-In Night - Mar 17, 2015
Tue Mar 17 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Krasman Family Support Program runs a Family Support Drop-In Night on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Family Support Program offers resource services to families of psychiatric survivors. The philosophy of the program is that...

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Are You Thinking of Starting a Business? Free Informal Information Sessions - Mar 18, 2015
Wed Mar 18 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Daniela from the Town’s Small Business Enterprise Centre and Joan, the Small Business Librarian, will share an information table in the library lobby. If you are thinking of starting a small business but have no idea where to start you may w...

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Roma Crafts ~ March Break Special Workshop: Sewing - Hand Embroidery - Mar 18, 2015
Wed Mar 18 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Registration runs until March 6. Limited spaces! Roma Crafts is also running these other fun and educational Special Workshops during March Break: Monday, March 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm: Acrylic Painting on Canvas Tuesday, March 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm...

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V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community ~ Wellness and Vitality Fair - Mar 18, 2015
Wed Mar 18 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Feel great by participating in a V!VAfit exercise class and speak with V!VA Thornhill Woods health & wellness experts to learn more about how you can lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Delicious and nutritious snacks will be provided. RSVP is...

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March Break at the Library ~ Family Yoga - Mar 18, 2015
Wed Mar 18 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Co-sponsored by YMCA Ontario Early Years. Come and join our program to learn about the benefits of Yoga. Yoga promotes balance, coordination, good posture and body awareness. Please dress comfortably. Note: Adult must attend with child. Limit o...

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March Break at the Library ~ Super Science Event - Mar 18, 2015
Wed Mar 18 / 10:00am - 10:40am

Children will be amazed with the spectacular Super Science bubbling potions, cool chemical reactions, fantastic air pressure demonstration and much more. Ages:  5 – 11 years Cost:  $6.50 per person. Register online here....

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ "Dinosaur Train - Live!", 2 Shows - Mar 18, 2015
Wed Mar 18

Dinosaur Train – Live! brings the beloved stars of the hit PBS series to the stage. Join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth....and rode...

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March Break at the Library ~ Applefun Puppetry Presents Jungle Trek! - Mar 18, 2015
Wed Mar 18 / 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Boldly go where few puppets have gone before! The jungle is a peaceful place… until some nutty space explorers arrive. Join Applefun Puppetry for 45-minutes of interactive fun. Afterwards, everyone learns how to make a paper puppet to take ho...

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March Break at the Library ~ Pawsitively Pets Show
Wed Mar 18 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

See and touch mammals, reptiles, and amphibians in this one hour show. Please note: If a parent wishes to accompany a child to this program, the parent must also purchase a ticket. Ages: 5 - 11 years Cost: $6.50 per person. Register online here....

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March Break at the Library ~ Fun with Geronimo Stilton - Mar 18, 2015
Wed Mar 18 / 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Calling all Geronimo Stilton fans! Come on out for games, crafts and trivia. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins in the South Walkway.  Ages: 7 – 9 years Cost: FREE...

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Dynasty Watercolour Association Monthly Meeting - Mar 18, 2015
Wed Mar 18 / 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Dynasty Watercolour Association (DWA) is a group for watercolour and acrylic artists. Its meetings are a chance for all watercolour artists to meet for fellowship, support, sharing of knowledge and experiences, demonstrations, workshops, workshop...

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Canadian Red Cross First Aid Training - March 19 & 20, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 9:00am - 5:30pm

Would you know what to do in a first-aid emergency? Gain the peace of mind that comes from being properly trained to perform Standard First Aid and CPR, and from being able to use the automated external defibrillators that are increasingly available...

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Reptilia LIVE! at Hillcrest Mall for March Break: March 19 - 21, 2015
Thu Mar 19 - Sat Mar 21

Slither into Hillcrest Mall this March Break for Reptilia LIVE! Canada’s largest indoor reptile zoo, Reptilia, will bring its live animal show for families and children to Hillcrest Mall from March 19 to 21. At the live show, followed by an i...

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Roma Crafts ~ March Break Special Workshop: Graphite Pencil Drawing of Panda - Mar 19, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Registration runs until March 6. Limited spaces! Roma Crafts is also running these other fun and educational Special Workshops during March Break: Monday, March 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm: Acrylic Painting on Canvas Tuesday, March 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm...

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March Break at the Library ~ Fun with Colours - Mar 19, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Co-Sponsored by the YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre.  During this program participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that help to develop colours recognition in the world. Please note:...

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March Break at the Library ~ Lego Block Party - Mar 19, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Lego fans meet and build whatever they can imagine.  Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins in the South Walkway.   Ages:  7 -12 years Cost: Free. Limit of 20 children...

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March Break at the Library ~ Music and Movement - Mar 19, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Co-sponsored by YMCA Ontario Early Years. Come and enjoy an hour of learning through music and movement. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins in the South Walkway. Ages: 4 - 6 years. Please note: An adult must attend with...

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March Break at the Library ~ Mad Science Fire and Ice Show - Mar 19, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 2:00pm - 2:45pm

The audiences will be mesmerized with special Dry Ice that doesn’t melt. Then, things will heat things up with indoor fireworks, disappearing fire, Eggbert, our hefty egg friend who has outgrown his own home, and a thrilling finale that will le...

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March Break at the Library ~ Un-Birthday Party - Mar 19, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 2:30pm - 3:30pm

You are cordially invited to an "Alice in Wonderland"- themed tea party, where it is nobody’s birthday but everybody’s un-birthday!  Sip from a tea cup as you enjoy stories, taste tasty treats and celebrate a happy un-birthday for a...

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Richview Manor Retirement Residence ~ Swing into Spring! - Mar 19, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 2:45pm - 4:00pm

The winter of 2014-2015 was brutal! This blustery season of snow, ice, wind, extreme cold day after day with no end in sight won't soon be forgotten. Well, the light at the end of this dark tunnel is here, and Richview Manor is planning to celebrate...

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March Break at The Laughter Studio ~ Laughter Yoga
Thu Mar 19 / 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Spring into a new kind of happiness! Discover a new way to Laugh For No Reason. Learn about an efficient & scientifically proven method to de-stress & have fun instantly (no use of joke or comedy.) Learn an innovative way to bring more j...

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March Break at the Library ~ The World in Graphic Novels - Mar 19, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Come out to this unique program and explore the different worlds in graphic novels such as “Amulet”. Ages: 9-12 years Cost: Free. Register online at www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca....

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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group - NEW HOURS! - Mar 19, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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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Richmond Hill Naturalists Club Monthly Meeting: An Evening with Laurence Packer - Mar 19, 2015
Thu Mar 19 / 7:30pm

The public is cordially invited the Richmond Hill Naturalists Club Monthly meeting. This month's speaker is Professor Laurence Packer of York University. Professor Packer has been studying bees since 1975. His research laboratory is one of the large...

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What is Nowruz all about?
Fri Mar 20

On March 20th, many Persians in Richmond Hill will be celebrating Nowruz, Persian New Year. Nowruz means “new day” in Persian. Nowruz begins the first day of Farvardin of the Islamic solar calendar, usually March 20th or 21st. Nowruz is...

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Canadian Red Cross Baby-Sitting Course - Mar 20, 2015
Fri Mar 20 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Caring for children is more than just child's play. Does your baby-sitter know how to: Feed a baby or change a diaper? Prepare a simple meal? Play games with children of all ages? Prevent injuries and keep children safe? Handle an emergency i...

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March Break at the Library ~ Pete the Cat Special Storytime - Mar 20, 2015
Fri Mar 20 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Fans of Pete the Cat can come out for stories, songs and crafts. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins in the South Walkway.   Ages: 4 - 6 years Cost: Free. Limit of 20 children....

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Roma Crafts ~ March Break Special Workshop: Soft Pastel Drawing of a Butterfly - Mar 20, 2015
Fri Mar 20 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Registration runs until March 6. Limited spaces! Roma Crafts is also running these other fun and educational Special Workshops during March Break: Monday, March 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm: Acrylic Painting on Canvas Tuesday, March 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm...

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March Break at the Library ~ Super Sarah Magic Show - Mar 20, 2015
Fri Mar 20 / 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Super Sarah will amaze you with her magical fun. Please note: If a parents wishes to accompany a child to this program, the parent must also purchase a ticket. Ages: 4 - 10 years Cost:  $6.50 per person. Register online here.  ...

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March Break at the Library ~ Chamelea presents 'Crime Scene Investigation' Workshop - Mar 20, 2015
Fri Mar 20 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Kids will discover secret clues, investigate the motives of cunning suspects, and use scientific techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology to uncover solutions to baffling crimes. Limit 25 students Ages: 9 - 12 years Cost: $6.50 per child....

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Delmanor Elgin Mills ~ Fit As A Fiddle - Mar 20, 2015
Fri Mar 20 / 3:00pm

Join the community at Delmanor Elgin Mills for an action-packed, one-hour show, with audience participation, which will leave you feeling  as “Fit As A Fiddle” Refreshments to follow. RSVP to 905-770-7963...

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March Break at The Laughter Studio ~ HAPPY the Movie
Fri Mar 20 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

On the International Day of Happiness 2015, go on a journey from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia to explore the secrets behind humanity's most valued emotion. Discover real life stories of people from around the world. Learn the...

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Young Living Essential Oils Introductory Workshop - Mar 20, 2015
Fri Mar 20 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Experience the power, potency and purity of Young Living Essential Oils! Essential Oils are used in: Self-Care Pain Management Uplifting Mood Relaxation And More! "Some are calling these oils the medicine of the future" Essential oils pro...

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The Village Market has local food and gluten free products and more
Sat Mar 21 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Saturday mornings are you only chance to visit The Village Market. Unlike traditional outdoor farmers markets, the Village Market runs all year long, indoors. This provides a local year round access to the freshest local organic vegetables, eg...

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Canadian Red Cross First Aid Training - March 21 & 22, 2015
Sat Mar 21 / 9:00am - 5:30pm

Would you know what to do in a first-aid emergency? Gain the peace of mind that comes from being properly trained to perform Standard First Aid and CPR, and from being able to use the automated external defibrillators that are increasingly available...

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Art Class ~ Gouache with Doug Purdon - Mar 21, 2015
Sat Mar 21 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join renowned artist Doug Purdon as he shows participants how to use gouache in their watercolour paintings to achieve effects that are impossible to obtain by using transparent watercolor paints alone.  Learn new techniques, breaking a few rule...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Computer Assistance Session - Mar 21, 2015
Sat Mar 21 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

The McConaghy Computer Club is a place for Adults 55+ to meet and share computer experiences, and discuss problems, issues, tips and solutions. The Club aims to enhance the digital literacy skills of seniors across our community and make them feel co...

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St. Mary's Anglican Church ~ Green Team Presentation to Calebrate World Water Day!
Sun Mar 22 / 12:15pm - 1:30pm

Clebrate World Water Day! The Green Team of St. Mary's Anglican invites the public to a viewing of informative videos: waterbrothers/plastic ocean oceancleanup/Boyan Slat Discussion afterward. Light refreshment will be served. Hope to see y...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Social Bridge Drop-In - Mar 23, 2015
Mon Mar 23 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to practice what you have learned in class or refresh your bridge skills.  Players of all levels are welcome.  This is a non-instructional drop in, so participants should have taken lessons and/or played pre...

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Committee of the Whole Me
Mon Mar 23 / 4:30pm

Committee of the Whole are meetings of council where issues get discussed.  Often there are delegations. The agenda will be available on the Friday before the meeting. Click here for the list of other upcoming council meetings Please see belo...

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Family Services of York Region ~ Family Transitions Group for Separated & Divorced or Single Parents
Mon Mar 23 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This 12-week group promotes a healthy transition for parents going through separation or divorce. This Triple P course will address self care and moving from a two parent family to a one parent family. Course starts March 23 and runs Mondays, 6:00p...

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Live, Laugh and Oil On
Mon Mar 23 / 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join Performance and Wellness Coach Sandra Corrado and Laughter Coach Marjorie Moulin for a unique evening of laughter and learning: In a fun environment, learn quick and effective techniques to create a healthy, relaxed and energizing environment...

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The Power of a Kind Heart ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano - Mar 23, 2015
Mon Mar 23 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Part of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada Monday Meditation Series. Rose Hirano will teach on particular aspects of the mind and help participants understand its different parts and how it functions. Participants will then be able to identify and aba...

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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue Mar 24 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Do you want to know how people are contributing to the well-being of the community and let others know how you are contributing? Connecting the Community meets weekly and is facilitated by Marj Andre, director of OnRichmondhill.com.A div...

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York Region Community of Women Advisory Committee ~ Women Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE) Forum
Tue Mar 24 / 9:30am - 1:00pm

WAVE is a free forum that will that will highlight survivors and their stories of triumph. celebrate positive self-esteem and self-confidence, give visibility and representation to York Region agencies providing support to women, and offer a safe env...

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Delmanor Elgin Mills ~ What's the Deal With Vitamin D? - Mar 24, 2015
Tue Mar 24 / 2:30pm

Sue Merritt one of the Living Well Coaches will present a lecture to learn how Vitamin D impacts every aspect of health. Having enough is probably the single easiest thing you can do to be healthier How much is enough? Join the community at Delmanor...

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RHCOC ~ AccessibilityWorks, March 24 2015
Tue Mar 24 / 4:00pm

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce visits Richmond Hill to talk about accessibility! Join Louie Di Palma, Director of SME initiatives at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for a step-by-step workshop of what your business needs to do in order to comply wi...

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Rotary International President here in Richmond Hill - Mar 24, 2015
Tue Mar 24 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

All are invited to join Rotary International President Gary CK Huang for dinner. Cocktails at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm Gary is expected to speak about Rotary's1. The quest for peace in the world2. The eradication of polio3. The development of cle...

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Richmond Hill Cultural Summit 2015 - Mar 24, 2015
Tue Mar 24 / 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Celebrate culture in Richmond Hill! The Richmond Hill Cultural Summit is an evening for all artists, creative industry professionals, cultural not-for-profit organizations, students, volunteers and culture lovers to network and learn more about Rich...

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Connect With Your Intuitive Powers (Beginners) - May 24, 2015
Tue Mar 24 / 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Intuition is a gift we all have, and developing it requires practice and patience. In this experiential course, participants will deepen their intuitive skills, through the use of meditation, visualization and energy techniques. Participants will le...

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"They Came from Away: Welcoming the World to Newfoundland on September 11, 2001"
Tue Mar 24 / 7:30pm

Come join an international reunion of plane people as they gather to celebrate and reflect on a week of being grounded in Gander, Newfoundland after the attacks on September 11, 2001. Written and performed by Trevor McKinven. Doors open at 7:00pm....

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Are You Thinking of Starting a Business? Free Informal Information Sessions - Mar 25, 2015
Wed Mar 25 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Daniela from the Town’s Small Business Enterprise Centre and Joan, the Small Business Librarian, will share an information table in the library lobby. If you are thinking of starting a small business but have no idea where to start you may w...

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Richview Manor Retirement Residence ~ One of a Kind Craft Show - Mar 25, 2015
Wed Mar 25 / 11:00am - 4:00pm

A special event at Richview Manor! In support of Mackenzie Health’s Strides For Stroke, volunteer Maureen Wilkinson has rounded up a number of talented vendors for our first ever One of a Kind Craft Show! Visit the Dufferin Room for a shopping...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Lunch & Learn: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others
Wed Mar 25 / 12:00pm

This Lunch & Learn features Eleni Silverdis, Reminiscence Coordinator at Sunrise Richmond Hill. Learn about how important it is that caregivers take good care of themselves, and ways that they can do so. Cost: Freewill offering.  Call the c...

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"Ask the Doctor" Session for Caregivers Supporting a Relative with a Serious Mental Illness
Wed Mar 25 / 7:00pm

Home on the Hill is providing Family Caregivers of relatives living with serious mental illness an opportunity to ask these many unanswered questions of a Psychiatrist, to help support them in their role. Family caregivers and members of ou...

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Council Public Meeting - Mar 25, 2015
Wed Mar 25 / 7:30pm

Council public  meetings are where planning appications are reviewed The agenda will be available on the Friday before the meeting. Click here for the list of other upcoming council meetings Please see below for a description of this an...

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Schulich School of Business ~ Global Marketing Sample Class
Wed Mar 25 / 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Schulich Experience is coming to Richmond Hill! Join Professor Alexandra Campbell for sample class about Global Marketing. You will learn: How brands can be made culturally relevant The sustainability of the global brand   How t...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Spring Floral Arrangement Workshop - Mar 26, 2015
Thu Mar 26 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Get into the mood for spring and make your own table centre piece with fresh flowers.  Learn about the importance of texture, colour and composition in successful floral arrangements and take home a touch of spring! Course Code:  537615 Co...

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Richmond Hill Beaded Art Show and Sale Spring 2015, March 26-29
Thu Mar 26 - Sun Mar 29

This is a true community event. The Richmond Hill Beading Artists support a local charity as a way of giving back to community. This year a portion of the show's proceeds will go to support the Salvation Army Community Services' Breakaway Program, wh...

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Small Business Enterprise Centre ~ Health and Safety for Small Businesses - Mar 26, 2015
Thu Mar 26 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In this seminar, you will learn about: Health and safety legislation and how it pertains to your business. Liabilities and how to protect your business. The minimal requirements that you need to consider for your business. Cost: Free. Pre-reg...

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Women in the Know ~ Spring into Action and Simplify Your Life!
Thu Mar 26 / 6:15pm

Is your life cluttered and full of stuff? Do you want to simplify things around your home but don’t know where to start? Learn how to organize, sort and declutter your home. Trained transition professionals Gina Stavenjord & Gail Macintyre...

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York Singles Club 50+ New Member Information Session - Mar 26, 2015
Thu Mar 26 / 7:00pm

YORK SINGLES CLUB is York Region’s #1 Social club for 50+ singles. We provide many activities and have a membership of approximately 120 people. Activities include: Dances Biking Euchre Bridge Bowling Media club Camping Hiking House...

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Looking Ahead: For Recently Separated or Divorced People
Thu Mar 26 / 7:00pm - 11:00pm

This 6-session group is for people who have recently separated or divorced. Topics include: Coping with change Feelings of anger and loss Living alone and loneliness Resources for a new lifestyle This workshop is open to all members of the...

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Steppin Out Productions Presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" - 4 shows
Thu Mar 26 - Sun Mar 29

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan, Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twis...

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Opening Night Celebrations - RHGA Annual Juried Show
Fri Mar 27 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Celebrate with us! It's the opening night of the 37th Annual Richmond Hill Group of Artists Juried Show 2014 Best in Show Winner - Michelle Richards-Clermont - 'Wisdom' Jurors Barbara Sutherland and Andrew Benyei will select...

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The Curtain Club presents 'Rough Justice' Mar 27 - Apr11, 2015
Fri Mar 27 - Sat Apr 11

Come out to The Curtain Club for an evening of legal intrigue with James Highwood's Rough Justice. Storyline: James Highwood is a TV journalist, whose lifework challenges the British system of justice. In a sudden role reversal, he finds that the...

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The Village Market - a good place to get good food
Sat Mar 28 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

The Village Market runs all year long, indoors, providing a local year round access to the freshest local organic vegetables, eggs and meats. This year there is a new farmer who is even growing local organic baby greens year round in his greenhouses...

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Transformations Workshop with Sandra Corrado - Mar 28, 2015
Sat Mar 28 / 9:00am - 7:00pm

Do you feel like you are missing out on your dreams? Are you ready to take your life to a new and empowered level? Are you ready to leave your unwanted personal baggage behind? In this workshop, Sandra Corrado (CHRP, FIS, PTS, ZIN, Human Performa...

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Canadian Red Cross First Aid Training - March 28 & 29, 2015
Sat Mar 28 / 9:00am - 5:30pm

Would you know what to do in a first-aid emergency? Gain the peace of mind that comes from being properly trained to perform Standard First Aid and CPR, and from being able to use the automated external defibrillators that are increasingly available...

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St. Mary's Anglican Church ~ Second Hand Sale - Mar 28, 2015
Sat Mar 28 / 9:00am - 2:00pm

Come on out and support St. Mary's ministry and community outreach efforts by supporting its Second Hand Sale! Browse the following areas for bargains: Men's Clothing Women's Cothing Children's Clothing French Room (Dressier Items) Household/...

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Evergreen ~ Get Your Garden Ready! - Mar 28, 2015
Sat Mar 28 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Are you looking for advice in planning your backyard garden? Do you want to get a ‘jump start’ on the growing season?  If so, come on out for some helpful tips and tricks to increase your garden’s bounty and build the health o...

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l'AFRY ~ The Francophonie Festival 2015
Sat Mar 28 / 11:00am - 4:00pm

A free French language activity for the whole family! Enjoy free workshops, entertainment and much more! Learn about companies and professionals offering services in French in York Region. Partagez le français - York Region (a French lang...

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37th Annual RHGA Juried Exhibition and Sale
Sat Mar 28 / 11:00am - Sun Mar 29 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artists present the best work from our talented members in the 37th Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale. Jurors Barbara Sutherland and Andrew Benyei have selected approximately 60 pieces of original artwo...

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Yin Therapy & Acuball Workshop, at My Yoga Studio - Mar 28, 2015
Sat Mar 28 / 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Discover the amazing benefits of Acuball and Acuback - or learn how to use the better one you have! This workshop will guide you through a Yin style practice with the use of Acuballs and Acubacks to release target areas of your body. The Acuball and...

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Lego Block Party @ Central Library - Mar 28, 2015
Sat Mar 28 / 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Come out and build a Lego masterpiece! Lego fans meet and build a creation around a specific theme and share their stories with each other. We supply the Lego for this program. Please do not bring your own Lego into the program room. Only 20 ti...

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York Region Environmental Alliance Annual General Meeting - Mar 28, 2015
Sat Mar 28 / 2:30pm

Come and meet York Region Environmental Alliance's great Board of Directors and get an update on everything YREA has accomplished in 2014. Hear about YREA's plans for 2015! All members and donors may attend. Renew your membership/donate online or p...

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My House: Rainbow Resources of York Region ~ Rainbow Families Group - Mar 28, 2015
Sat Mar 28 / 2:30pm

Rainbow Families of York Region is an LGBTQ+ friendly parenting group that provides a safe space for parents and their children to gather as a community. There goal is to form social supports and organize recreational activities to improve group part...

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Earth Hour: Use your power to change climate change - Mar 28, 2015
Sat Mar 28 / 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Earth Hour is an international event that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour on the evening of March 28th at 8:30 pm local time to promote electricity conservation and thus low...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Palm-Passion Sunday - March 29, 2015
Sun Mar 29 / 10:30am

Palm - Passion Sunday remembers the joyful crowds who greeted Jesus with Hallelujahs.  Later they would shout “Crucify him!”  Music and liturgy reflect this duality of joyous welcome and cruel cross. If you do not already have...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Sunday Afternoon Tea and Dance - Mar 29, 2015
Sun Mar 29 / 2:00pm

Come out for a fun afternoon of Social Dancing to everyone’s favourite tunes, both old and new.  Dance to music from the Big Band song books to the classic Oldies...Elvis to Buble and so much more!  Light refreshments will be served....

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Oak Ridges Community Spaghetti Dinner - Mar 29, 2015
Sun Mar 29 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Meet your neighbours over a delicious spaghetti dinner hosted by community resident Dora Georgiopoulos, and sponsored by Councillor Greg Beros and various local businesses. Contact: oakridgescommunity@hotmail.com $1.00 suggested donation...

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Bahá'í community of Richmond Hill ~ Screening of "To Light a Candle"
Sun Mar 29 / 7:30pm

The Bahá’í community of Richmond Hill cordially invites all citizens of York Region to attend a free special screening of the documentary film “To light a Candle”, directed by acclaimed Iranian-Canadian journalist, aut...

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Good Information to Know

Brave Youth (13 to 25) wanted for PanAm Games Torch Bearers

The Pan/Parapan Am Games Secretariat at the Government of Ontario are working to identify torchbearers for the upcoming Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay. They are seeking 5 torchbearer nominee from the York Region area between the age of 13- 25...

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Attention Employers: Canada-Ontario Job Grant Program - funds available to invest in your employees

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides an opportunity for employers to invest in training with help from the government. Small, medium and large businesses can take advantage of the grant and deliver short-term training to existing and new employees....

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DDO Astronomy Skylights, by Chris Vaughan

Public programs at the David Dunlap Observatory resume in late spring – but there are still plenty of sights to see from your own backyard this winter! "Winter Sky" Above is a photo by Bill Longo of the Orion constellation in the southern sky...

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation seeks local Big Bike teams

To support the Heart and Stroke Foundation's, life-saving research, they are seeking local Big Bike teams to ride 30 person bike. The York South office of the Heart and Stroke Foundation is recruiting teams to participate in our community’s an...

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LEAF's Backyard Tree Planting Program

Make your yard beautiful this spring! LEAF wants to help you get the right tree in the right place with their subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program. Their experts will provide extensive advice and resources on proper care to ensure that your tre...

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Do you believe that Ontario residents have the right to live in a healthy environment?

One of our very active community members, Terry Knight, believes we definitely should have this right to live in a healthy environment.  And she believes she is not alone. To date, almost 70,000 Canadians, including over 250 in Richmond Hill, h...

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Thank you for the 360 Experience - Debra McLaughlin, 105.9 The Region

A letter from Debra McLaughlin, General Manager, 105.9 The Region, to her supporters It is the morning after the morning of the 360 Experience and I can tell you that I am still cold. I have had multiple hot showers, sat next to a fireplace, slept w...

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What does Your Library mean to you? Please give feedback.

Please help our libraries determine their visual identity. Please complete a short survey to help identify what their new brand should represent. Please click here to complete the survey (by March 31, 2015)....

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Community Survey ~ Richmond Hill Heritage Centre

Richmond Hill is looking for input on the programs, events and services offered by the Heritage Services team, at the Heritage Centre and around the Town. Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey. By completing the survey, you will...

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Fostering Bright Futures ~ contributing to a York Region Children's Aid Bursary Fund

Of the kids who have grown up in the care system following neglect or abuse, only 44 per cent of them complete high school putting them at further disadvantage. For youth at York Region Children’s Aid Society who have overcome so much to pursue...

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Come and Participate in Pitch-In Canada Weeks

The Town is encouraging individuals, residents, schools  and groups to “Pitch-In” and help clean up Richmond Hill during this year’s Pitch-In Canada Week activities.During the weeks of April 19 to May 2, communities across Cana...

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Artrepreneur ~ A New Initiative for Artists - Apply now!!

The York Region Arts Council (YRAC) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has awarded a one-time $10,000 grant to launch Artrepreneur, a twelve week business development incubator for artists, arts groups and arts organizations....

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How to Get the Most out of Your Doctor's Visit ~ a checklist from Bayview Concierge

Picture this: You’ve waited months to see a specialist, and finally you’re going tomorrow. Then you see her, and you initially think the appointment went well, but as you’re heading home you remember two or three questions you forgo...

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Monthly Tax Tips ~ provided by Andre La Rosa, CPA, CGA

It's tax season.  Andre has few things for us to consider this month. 2015 Tax Installments, avoid penalty and interestPersonal tax installments, if required, are due quarterly on March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15. Penalties and i...

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