March 20, 2016

Quote of the Week

"There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrain of nature -
the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter."
~ Rachel Carson

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after April 3rd? Visit www.OnRichmondhill.com

Events

"Pioneer Footprints in York County" ~ A Richmond Hill Historical Society Meeting. All Welcome
Mon Mar 21 / 7:30pm

Ruth Burkholder will speak about her book “Pioneer Footprints in York County: Pennsylvania German Families who arrived in York County in the early 1800s.” Ruth was asked by a committee of the York County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Germa...

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Interested in singing with a new community choir?
Mon Mar 21 / 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Chorus York is a new community choir looking for singers, especially basses, who can read music. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Matthew's United Church Accompanist also needed. For more information please call 905 884-45...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Mar 22 / 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. A diverse gro...

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Oak Ridges Crime Prevention Meeting
Tue Mar 22 / 6:30pm

Protect your home and property using best practices from York Regional Police. All are welcome to this free Crime Prevention Meeting. Topics include: How to Create a Neighbourhood Watch Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Making your...

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Family Life Education presents a Weekly Divorice Care Group
Tue Mar 22 / 6:45pm - 8:45pm

Divorced? Separated? A group for men and women who are going through separation and divorce and want to explore issues of concerns and find mutual support.Weekly Topics: What's happening to me? Financial survival. The road to healing/Finding he...

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Understanding the Goal of Life: Free Talk by the Conscious Evolvers of Greater Toronto
Tue Mar 22 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

It's been said, "Life is a game in which no one gets out alive." Everything that we have and acquire in life is left behind when we die. We take nothing with us. - our possessions, skills, learning, degrees, jobs, family, friends, colleagues, and ye...

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Open Mic Life Every Tuesday at The Falcon and Firkin
Tue Mar 22 / 8:30pm

This is a friendly supportive environment!  Weekly food and beer specials! Kitchen stays open late! SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC! BE THE LIVE MUSIC! NEWBIES WANTED AND ENCOURAGED! This is a full service open mic  - complete with small drum ki...

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Moving Ahead with Diabetes Management - March Lunch & Learn at St Matthew's United Church
Wed Mar 23 / 12:00pm

St Matthew’s Health Ministry invites you to their March Lunch & Learn Learn or update yourself in: Brief review of Diabetes Type 1 & Type 2 New treatment options (pills, insulin &blood glucose monitors) Prevention & Treatm...

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Spirituality: Understanding It and Pursuing It, a Talk
Wed Mar 23 / 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Blending Physics with Metaphysics, this talk explains what Spirituality is. It describes the Creator's purpose and answers many of life's bigger questions, such as: Who are we? Why are we here? What is our purpose? It gives us some ways of tracking o...

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Beginner & Intermediate Erhu Classes - Open House
Wed Mar 23 / 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Come to the Open House on March 23 at 6:30-7:30pm at Richmond Hill (Chinese) Baptist ChurchThere will be demonstrations by the instructor and students and Q&A time. 8 Lessons: April 6 to May 25, 2016 (every Wednesday) Beginners class - 6:15pm...

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"Guys and Dolls" a fun musical presented by Steppin Out Productions! 4 Shows
Wed Mar 23 - Sat Mar 26

Set in New York City, Guys And Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Ade...

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Home on the Hill Family Support Group, for those supporting a loved one with mental illness
Wed Mar 23 / 7:00pm

Are you looking after a loved one with a serious mental illness? If so, you are welcome to attend these bi-weekly meetings (2nd and last Wednedays of the month). For more information please contact Kathy at kathleen.mochnacki@gmail.com...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano - Practical Compassion for Daily Life
Thu Mar 24 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

When we experience real compassion we develop a genuinely optimistic and beneficial attitude. By integrating positive states of mind such as patience, love and compassion into our daily life – we have a healing effect on those around us and can...

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Maundy Thursday, celebrated at Richmond Hill United Church
Thu Mar 24 / 7:00pm

All are invited to attend the services at the historic Richmond Hill United Church. Maundy Thursday or Tenebrae (shadows) service is in the sanctuary with readings focusing on Jesus' last night with his disciples, and the sharing of communion. Clic...

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Luke McMaster ~ he's the act for Suite Thursdays
Thu Mar 24 / 7:30pm

Formerly one half of Gold selling Canadian duo McMaster & James, Luke McMaster cut his teeth with some of the biggest acts of the day, including opening for Christine Aguliera. Following writing collaborations with such global superstars as Rihan...

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Maundy Thursday Communion at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Thu Mar 24 / 9:00pm

All are welcome to attend Easter Services and celebrate this holiest time of year at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. This evening service invites us to reflect on the last meal Jesus and his disciples shared. Like them we share bread and wine; pr...

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Good Friday Breakfast and Worship at Richmond Hill Presyberian Church
Fri Mar 25 / 9:00am

All are welcome to attend Easter Services and celebrate this holiest time of year at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. A symbolic breakfast of hot cross buns at 09:00 a.m. will be followed by solemn service of Word and special music at 10:30 a.m. A...

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Temperanceville United Church Good Friday Service
Fri Mar 25 / 10:00am

All are welcome to attend the Good Friday Service at the historic Temperanceville United Church....

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Good Friday Services at Richmond Hill United Church. All Welcome!
Fri Mar 25 / 10:30am

All are invited to attend the Good Friday services at the historic Richmond Hill United Church. The service includes the Youth and Chancel choirs performing....

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Hillcrest Mall is open on Good Friday
Fri Mar 25 / 11:00am - 6:00pm

Hillcrest Mall is open on Good Friday, March 25th, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hillcrest’s $125-million renovation is currently underway with the Hudson’s Bay now open. Construction on Sporting Life’s new anchor store has beg...

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Good Friday Experience Family Yoga Workshop
Fri Mar 25 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

My Yoga Studio has just the event for you to vibe with your tribe. This is a great opportunity to come together as a family and support strong bonds.This light, easy and fun workshop will explore: yummy, basic yoga poses and simple energy medicin...

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The Village Market - open all year round. Just on Saturdays
Sun Mar 27 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

This market is Saturday morning only.  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 ven...

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Mill Pond Gallery Exhibition and Sale
Sat Mar 26 / 11:00am - Sun Mar 27 / 5:00pm

New Beginnings   All are invited to an Art show and sale entitled New Beginnings at the Mill Pond Gallery. The show will feature original works of Heather Hennick and Eva Baxter.   Heather Hennick is an artist and professional art thera...

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Resurrection Sunday and Baptism Service at Gormley Church
Sun Mar 27

Join Gormley Church for a Sunrise Service, Pancake Breakfast and Resurrection Sunday Service including Baptisms! You are Loved! You are Invited! You are Welcome! Sunrise Service at The Corner Cross (metres from the church @ Leslie & Stouffvil...

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Easter Service at the Temperanceville United Church
Sun Mar 27 / 9:30am

All are welcome to attend the Easter Service, Blossoming of the Cross,  at the historic Temperanceville United Church....

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun Mar 27 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Stop Worrying, Start Living.There are many uncertainties in this life. When we naturally respond with worry, our mind becomes tight and uncomfortable and it can be difficult to think clearly or enjoy anything. In this series of classes, we will learn...

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Easter – The Joyous Day of Resurrection, celebrated at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sun Mar 27 / 10:30am

All are welcome to attend Easter Services and celebrate this holiest time of year at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. The church will be decorated with Easter flowers and the music will soar with Resurrection Joy. Baptism and Affirmation of Bapti...

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Easter Services at St. Matthew's United Church
Sun Mar 27

All are welcome to St. Matthew's United Church Easter Services. Sunrise worship at 7 am, followed by light breakfast Family worship at 10:30 am...

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Easter Services at the Richmond Hill United Church
Sun Mar 27

Two Easter Services 7:00 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service in the Garden Room. 10:30 a.m. "Alleluia!" The story of the resurrection and the celebration of communion. All welcome!  ...

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Easter Brunch at the Sheraton
Sun Mar 27 / 11:00am - 3:00pm

Enjoy Easter Brunch Buffet at the Sheraton. Carved Roast Beef Crab legs Shrimp cocktail Italian antipasto and deli Roast lamb Eggs benedict Breakfast favorites Domestic and international cheeses Assorted European pastries Selection of cak...

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Holi Mela. Celebrated at Vishnu Mandir. Come Celebrate!
Sun Mar 27 / 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This event will include live entertainment, vendor stalls, food, beverages, sweets and more! All are welcome to celebrate the joyour and colourful festival of Holi. Free admissiion.  Food and beverage couposn for purchase. For more informatio...

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Zumba Weekly Class Starts Tonight
Mon Mar 28 / 7:15pm - 8:30pm

Join us for weekly Zumba® classes, weekly 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...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Mar 29 / 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. A diverse gro...

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Nutrition Workshops for Pregnant Women and New Moms
Tue Mar 29 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

Are you… Pregnant? A new mom? Do you live in Richmond Hill?If so, consider attending an upcoming community workshops to learn about healthy eating, nutrition and food safety. Share your knowledge and experience with other parents while partici...

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Knowledge Makes Cents - Financial Literacy for parents - AllowanceMatters
Wed Mar 30 / 10:00am - 11:00am

AllowanceMatters  One-hour workshop for parents Class: Wednesday, March 30 @10am-11am Course Description: Learn why allowances are important for your children. This workshop will explain Knowledge Makes Cents’ effective AllowanceMatter...

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Long to reign over us: Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday, a presentation at Delmanor
Wed Mar 30 / 3:00pm

The McMullen/Dark Collection of Royal Commemoratives joins us in celebration of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II as she approaches her 90th birthday. “Special” items and commemoratives will be passed around during the presentatio...

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So you are a spiritual being, now what?
Wed Mar 30 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Explore the fundamentals of spirituality and learn how you can start living in alignment with your true spiritual essence. - What is Spirit?- What is a spiritual being?- Proof that we are spiritual beings.- As spiritual beings, how are we to live?...

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Knowledge Makes Cents - Financial Literacy for parents - AllowanceMatters
Thu Mar 31 / 10:00am - 11:00am

AllowanceMatters  One-hour workshop for parents Class: Thursday, March 31 @10am-11am Course Description: Learn why allowances are important for your children. This workshop will explain Knowledge Makes Cents’ effective AllowanceMatters...

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ADHD & Learning Disorders, Naturopathic Program for Success
Thu Mar 31 / 6:30pm

Hyperactive? Anxious? Difficult behaviour? Sensory issues? ADHD diagnosis? Learn about the causes and naturopathic methods to help kids and adults with these problems including our whole-person based program. Presented by Dr. Rahim Habib ND, Naturo...

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York Singles (50+) Club Information Night
Thu Mar 31 / 7:00pm

If you are over 50 and single, why not join the York Singles Club? Activities include: Sports Cards Games Parties Dinners Movies Theatre Pub nights Come out to a New Member Information Session on the last Thursday of the month (except fo...

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Mind-Body Fusion Starts Tonight
Thu Mar 31 / 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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Activating Your Chakras Through Foot Reflexology & Essential Oils
Fri Apr 1 / 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Foot reflexology and essential oil therapy are two powerful healing modalities that not only balance the physical body, they also work on the subtle energy flows in the body. By coupling the immensely beneficial vibrations of pure essential oils wit...

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Richvale Lions Club Charity Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Fri Apr 1 / 7:00pm

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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Curtain Club Theatre ~ "Wait Until Dark"
Fri Apr 1 / 8:00pm

"Wait Until Dark", the mystery thriller by Frederick Knott, runs from April 1 to April 16. Don’t let the quaint apartment of Susan and Sam Hendrix fool you. Hidden within is a score for which thieves and conmen would kill. Employing disguise a...

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38th RHGA Juried Art Show - Opening Night Celebrartion
Fri Apr 1 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us to celebrate the Opening Night of the 38th Annual Richmond Hill Group of Artists Juried Art Exhibition and Sale.   This year we are pleased to have artist Sam Paonessa select the work submitted by our talented artists for the...

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Good food is to be had at The Village Market. Saturday's only.
Sat Apr 2 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

People come from all over the GTA. 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. You may wish to stop and enjoy something to eat...

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Bowl For Kids Sake ~ a fun fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Sat Apr 2

Bowl for Kids Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters' premier fun-raising event where people get together with friends, family, and co-workers and have a fun time bowling in support of Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programs in your community. Registrat...

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38th Annual Richmond Hill Group of Artists Juried Exhibition and Sale
Sat Apr 2 / 11:00am - Sun Apr 3 / 5:00pm

Visit us this weekend at the Mill Pond Gallery for the 38th Annual Richmond Hill Group of Artists Juried Art Exhibition and Sale.   This year we are pleased to have artist Sam Paonessa select the work submitted by our talented ar...

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Karma and Reincarnation
Sat Apr 2 / 2:00pm - 4:30pm

The Law of Karma states that people reap the results of past actions. What if the right conditions to experience the results are not yet in place? What happens to the still unexperienced results of our past actions? Do they carry over to future liv...

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Annual Holi Dinner and Show at Vishnu Mandir
Sat Apr 2 / 5:30pm

The program will include an entertaining assortment of singing, dancing and a play about a child's search fro the true meaning of Holi. Tickets: $25 adult; $15 child. For more information please email laxmisabha@vishnumandir.com   {2016}...

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Opera York Gala Evening ~ Jewels of the Opera
Sat Apr 2 / 6:00pm

Join Opera York at its Gala Evening! 6:00 pm  - Reception 7:00 pm  - Full Italian Dinner  8:30 pm  - Opera Highlights Mini Concert  9:00 pm  - Dancing Enjoy: Highlights from Tosca Silent Auction Raffle Tick...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun Apr 3 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Stop Worrying, Start Living.There are many uncertainties in this life. When we naturally respond with worry, our mind becomes tight and uncomfortable and it can be difficult to think clearly or enjoy anything. In this series of classes, we will learn...

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Good Information to Know

Support Yonge Subway Extension - Please sign this petition

Do you want: Faster commutes, less congestion and less greenhouse gas emissions Improved transit connections More jobs and places to live for a lasting economic stimulus Please sign the Change.org petition started by councillor Godwin Chan to...

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Creating Edible Gardens, including an Edible Garden Community Grant

Transition Town has an initiative called Treemobile, which is fruit tree-planting to adapt to climate changed future. This is a volunteer based social enterprise that thrives on community involvement.  This program has been extremely successful...

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A Night on the Streets in the Shoes of a Homeless York Region Youth - My 360 Kids Experience

My 360 Experience ~ Councillor Karen Cilevitz tells her story.On the night of Thursday, March 3rd, and into the early morning hours of Friday, March 4th, 2016, I participated in the 360kids “Experience”, spending the night on the streets...

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Attention Grandmothers who are good in the kitchen!!

Chopped Canada is casting.  And they would like to hear from grandmothers, particularly in the Richmond Hill area. Each episode of "Chopped Canada" challenges four chefs to turn boxes of mystery ingredients into a three-course meal in a race a...

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Keep Smiling: Fake It Until You Make It!

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." ~Thich Nhat Hanh   Were you aware that smiling is good for you?  According to Dr. Riggio's article in Psychology Today , smiling...

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March's Monthly Tax Newsletter ~ by Andre La Rosa, CPA

It's Tax season.  A few things to consider this month. Fraudulent emails and phone calls – Protect yourself.Canadians continue to get emails and calls from people claiming to be with CRA and demanding you send money. Visit the CRA web sit...

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Ontario Certified Teacher Explains the Importance of Spelling

With spell-checkers on our computers and on our phone, one of the most common questions being asked by my students is why is spelling even necessary? Is spelling or rather the ability to spell slowly becoming obsolete?  My answer to these questi...

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Daffodil Month - Volunteers Needed Now

When loved ones are diagnosed with, or pass away from cancer, we often want to do something to help or honour them. This April, the Canadian Cancer Society wants you to know that there is something you can do. This April, by volunteering just a few...

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