April 2, 2016

Quote of the Week

"Life is like a game of cards.
The hand that is dealt you represents determinism;
the way you play it is free will."
~ Jawaharlal Nehru

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Events

Yard Waste Collection - first of the season!
Mon Apr 4

After a long winter there is sure to be yard waste. This is a reminder to placee at the curb before morning. Here are all the dates for 2016: April 4 and 18May 2, 16 and 30June 13 and 27July 11 and 25August 8 and 22September 12 and 26October 3, 17,...

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Robotics JuniorFIRST LEGO. 9 Week Program. Ages 6 to 9. Central Library
Mon Apr 4 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

JuniorFIRST® LEGO® League is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them.This program features a real-world challenge,...

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Interested in singing with a new community choir?
Mon Apr 4 / 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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Start the Week Right With a Zumba Weekly Class
Mon Apr 4 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join a weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness party. 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 Apr 5 / 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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CHATS: A Conversation on Diabetes Management, at Delmanor
Tue Apr 5 / 3:00pm

CHATS (Community & Home Assistance to Seniors)be at Delmanor for a conversation on Diabetes Management Refreshments to follow. Please RSVP to Susan or James at 905 770-7963 Donations to the Richmond Hill Food Bank would be greatly appreciated....

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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue Apr 5 / 7:00pm - 5:45pm

The Richmond Hill Library is hosting a new social skills program for children with autism in which a customized program will be created and implemented for each child. In partnership with Connecting Stars, a Senior Therapist will prepare an individu...

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Woman's New Moon Transformational Circle
Tue Apr 5 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Women are welcome to attend this magical evening of intention setting, meditation, relaxation and connection. Empowering women on their journey while creating a community to connect and manifest is the purpose of this gathering.Each circle will inclu...

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"Tips and Tricks with Annuals," presented by the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society
Tue Apr 5 / 8:00pm

Former host of HGTVs One Garden Two Looks and The Indoor Gardener, Denis Flanagan will give us a glimpse at some of the exciting new varieties of annuals for 2016 and discuss how to create a successful and colorful annual garden, including advice on...

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English Reading Buddies. Grades 3 & 4. A free 6 week program at the Central Library
Wed Apr 6 / 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to read and play literacy games. This program offers children an accepting environment to practice their ENGLISH reading skills and make new friends. Discover how much fun reading can be!Age group: Grades 3...

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Elevate - Become the person you have always been deserving of being. A free talk by Randy Taylor
Wed Apr 6 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Elevate is hosted by Randy Taylor, one of Canada’s top motivational speakers and thinkers.   These regular public gatherings began with a question. “Where can people go to believe in themselves more and overcome self-limiting d...

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Paws 4 Stories: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. For Grades 1 - 3. Richvale Library.
Wed Apr 6 / 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This program, designed for reluctant and shy readers, will help increase literacy and confidence too.Children have the opportunity to read aloud to a gentle puppy pal who will be visiting with their trained handlers (St. John Ambulance).Register in p...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? #1
Thu Apr 7 / 9:30am - 10:30am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? - Part 1 For parents. Offered on Thursday April 7 @ 9:30AM-10:30AM From a very young age, your children are observing your money habits – both good and bad! So what should you do at home to help your children for...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? #2
Thu Apr 7 / 10:45am - 11:45am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? - Part 2 For parents. Offered on Thursday April 7 @ 10:45AM-11:45AM Part 2 is a continuation of discussions and tips on how to be the best Chief Financial Parent from Me, a Chief Financial Parent? - Part 1. REGISTER H...

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VIP (Visually Impaired Persons)Monthly Meeting
Thu Apr 7 / 11:15am - 2:15pm

For those who are visually impaired you are invited to join the VIP meeting.The presentation will be on a new technology called OR-CAM. Lunch will be provided (Pizza, coffee/tea). If you have any food allergies, please bring your own lunch. For mor...

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Richmond Hill Beaded Art Show & Sale Spring 2016
Thu Apr 7 - Sun Apr 10

This is a true community event and one of a kind show, we support a local charity as a way of giving back to our community, in this show we are helping Autism Ontario A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the charity mentioned above. Artis...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano - Practical Compassion for Daily Life
Thu Apr 7 / 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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Mind-Body Fusion Class ~ held at Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts
Thu Apr 7 / 7:15pm - 8:30pm

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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Let Your Yoga Dance Workshop
Thu Apr 7 / 8:00pm - 9:15pm

Let's dance into spring with a series of LET YOUR YOGA DANCE WORKSHOPS, being offered at the Schwartz-Reisman Centre. Let Your Yoga Dance® combines the spirit of yoga, innovative dance experiences, and moving meditation with dynamic music to lib...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ Classic Albums Live: CCR's "Chronicle"
Thu Apr 7 / 8:00pm

The Classic Albums Live series concludes with a band that defined American rock and roll in the 60’s and 70’s, Creedence Clearwater Revival. The album Chronicle was a compilation of their greatest hits that included ‘Proud Mary&rsqu...

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Euchre Night! Come Have Fun! Organized by the Richvale Lioness Club
Fri Apr 8 / 7:30pm

Euchre Night hosted by the Richvale Lioness Club. • Prizes• Snacks• Everyone welcome Proceeds to community support. Admission: $5.00 Want more information? Please call Lioness June 905-770-9187...

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The Village Market. A place to get organic food, and more.
Sat Apr 9 / 8:30am - 2:30pm

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 v...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Pancake Breakfast
Sat Apr 9 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Your delicious breakfast includes pancakes with toppings of berries or whipped cream, scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. Consider inviting some friends. These pancake breakfasts are monthly events with a break in the summer. Cost: Adu...

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38th Annual Richmond Hill Group of Artists Juried Exhibition and Sale
Sat Apr 9 / 11:00am - Sun Apr 10 / 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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Seedy Days - at the Central Library
Sat Apr 9 / 11:00am - 4:00pm

Check out our first ever Seed Library, and “check out” some seeds for your garden!Never borrowed from a seed library before? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!1. Check out the seeds you would like to try to grow.2. Plant your seeds, and follow...

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Richmond Hill Grows - Seed Library Launch
Sat Apr 9 / 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Join the celebration of the Richmond Hill Grows – Seed Library Launch! Charlie Dobbin, member of the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society and host of the Garden Show on AM740 (every Saturday at 9:00am), will present on Gardening in...

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Richmond Hill Community Spaghetti Dinner
Sat Apr 9 / 3:45pm - 5:15pm

Everyone is invited to join us for a delicious meal where neighbours can get to know each other without cost being a limiting factor. Please note new time and location - please use the east entrance of the arena. MENU Spaghetti Salad Bread Tea/...

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GOTE (Going Out to Eat) - a monthly dinner party at a local restaurant. All invited
Mon Apr 11 / 6:30pm

OnRichmondhill.com wants a more connected community.  For several years now there has been a weekly 'Connecting the Community' meeting on Tuesday mornings.   This has been open to anyone - it's 'cross sector collaboration'.  We nee...

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The Reel Thing Movie Series ~ Les Etres Cher
Mon Apr 11 / 7:00pm

Guy's tragic death is a shock for the Leblanc family. For many years, the real cause of his death is kept hidden from some members of the family, including his son David. The latter in turn starts his own family with his wife Marie. He lovingly raise...

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Start the Week Right With a Zumba Weekly Class
Mon Apr 11 / 7:30pm

Join a weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness party. 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 bottl...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Apr 12 / 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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Opening Reception for L'Arche Daybreak's "Making Room" Art Exhibit at RHCPA
Tue Apr 12 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

During the month of April at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, the many talents of this inspiring group of artists will be on display. All are invited to attend the opening reception.  Come and celebrate the gifts and unbounded...

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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue Apr 12 / 7:00pm - 7:45pm

The Richmond Hill Library is hosting a new social skills program for children with autism in which a customized program will be created and implemented for each child. In partnership with Connecting Stars, a Senior Therapist will prepare an individu...

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Monthly Foot Clinic at St. Matthew's United Church
Wed Apr 13 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Walking is very important to all of us, and maybe the only form of exercise in which many of us participate. For this reason, proper foot care is very important.The foot care team - all nurses with specialized training - will, in a clinic setting:&b...

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Paws 4 Stories: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. For Grades 1 - 3. Richvale Library.
Wed Apr 13 / 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This program, designed for reluctant and shy readers, will help increase literacy and confidence too.Children have the opportunity to read aloud to a gentle puppy pal who will be visiting with their trained handlers (St. John Ambulance).Register in p...

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Home on the Hill Family Support Group, for those supporting a loved one with mental illness
Wed Apr 13 / 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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Parenting Workshop ~ 'Read, Rhyme, Sing, Play'. At the Central Library
Wed Apr 13 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join Early Literacy Specialist, Jill Javelosa-Alvarez for a workshop on supporting Early Literacy development in young children. In this fun and interactive workshop, participants will explore the building blocks that lead to a child’s ability...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - AllowanceMatters
Thu Apr 14 / 9:30am - 10:30am

AllowanceMatters For parents. Offered on Thursday April 14 @ 9:30AM-10:30AM Learn why allowances are important for your children.  This workshop will explain Knowledge Makes Cents’ effective AllowanceMatters system. No worries if you dis...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - Not Too Late
Thu Apr 14 / 10:45am - 11:45am

Not Too Late For parents. Offered on Thursday April 14 @ 10:45AM-11:45AM Unlike the KMCents students, many parents didn't receive effective financial education growing up. This class helps the parents catch up by learning about the importance of Pa...

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Naturopathic Cleansing & Detoxification Presentation
Thu Apr 14 / 6:30pm

There are toxins in our water, air, food and our bodies. Learn about how to test your levels and their impact on children and all of our collective health as well as naturopathic solutions to keep your body clean and running well. Presented by Dr. R...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano - Practical Compassion for Daily Life
Thu Apr 14 / 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 c...

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In Praise of Heritage Homes. The Shocking Truths about Your Home's Electrical System.
Thu Apr 14 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Faulty and degraded electrical is one of the leading causes of house fires in Canada. Did you know: An electrical fire happens every eight minutes in North America Renovations completed in the 1960's and 1970's used aluminum wireing, creating a...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class ~ held at Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts
Thu Apr 14 / 7:15pm - 8:30pm

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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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ Suite Thursdays: Jaffa Road
Thu Apr 14 / 7:30pm

Named 'World Music Group of the Year' at the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards and nominated for two Juno Awards (2010, 2013) Jaffa Road is a highly acclaimed Toronto-based world music group made up of some of Canada’s most exciting and innovativ...

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Opera Belacanto of York presents La Traviata
Thu Apr 14 / 7:30pm

La Traviata tells the moving story of how the beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation. The performance features GTA singers soprano Alicja W...

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Women in Business Networking
Fri Apr 15 / 9:00am - 10:00am

Get connected with women in business. Bring your business cards and prepare a 30 second talk to introduce yourself. Guest Speaker: Randi Goodman  Topic: 7+ easy ways to explode your business Pre-registration required.  Click here to regi...

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A Parenting & Early Childhood Conference on Raising Healthy, Creative & Resilient Children
Fri Apr 15 - Sun Apr 17

Learn how to support the growing child, and learn how families and communities contribute to the healthy development of children. Led by Sharifa Oppenheimer, author of bestseller "Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children", experienc...

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Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra ~ Nordic Reflections
Fri Apr 15 / 8:00pm

The countries that ring the Arctic Circle at the northern edge of Europe may be small, but their music has had a big impact. Nordic music has a distinct sensibility that can only be described as sublime. Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen n...

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Good food, including garlic, to be found at The Village Market. Saturday's Only.
Sat Apr 16 / 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 e...

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St. Matthew's United Church Health Ministry Breakfast Series - "Hypertension: What you need to know"
Sat Apr 16 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Do you suffer from hypertension? How would you know if you had it? What are the symptoms? What is the treatment? And most importantly can you prevent it? Want the answers? Then this seminar is for YOU!Speaker:  Dr. Martin Richmond, a well known...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat Apr 16 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Town of Richmond Hill Adults 55+ membership offers numerous benefits to members including a Computer Information/Assistance Session on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at the McConaghy Centre. The Richmond Hill Computer Technology Volunte...

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Victoria Ballet Company ~ Cinderella
Sat Apr 16 / 2:00pm

Victoria Ballet Company (Artitstic Director: Victoria Mironova) presents Prokovfiev's classic ballet. Performances on April 16 at 2:00pm and Apri 17 at 7:00pm. Tickets: $31.60 - $79.00. Purchase tickets online here or call the Box Office at 905-787...

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Lego Block Party at the Oak Ridges Moraine Library. Ages 7 to 12.
Sat Apr 16 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Come out and build a Lego masterpiece! Lego fans meet and build whatever they can imagine and share their stories with each other. The Library supplies the Lego for this program. Please do not bring your own Lego into the program room.Admission: FR...

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Disco Fever Gala ~ a Mackenzie Health Fundraiser
Sat Apr 16 / 6:00pm

"Grant our wish of raising funds for the fetal monitors so we can make more families' wishes come true!" Dinner, dancing, live entertainment, silent auction and all-inclusive bar Tickets:  $130; Table of 10 $1200 Please contact Pedro at 416 9...

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Opera Belacanto of York presents La Traviata
Sat Apr 16 / 7:30pm

La Traviata tells the moving story of how the beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation. The performance features GTA singers soprano Alicja W...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun Apr 17 / 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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Mill Pond Clean Up, organized by the Blue Dot Committee
Sun Apr 17 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Blue Dot Committee of Richmond Hill invite the community to participate in the Town's  'Clean Up, Green Up'Meet at Mill Pond Park Gazebo - NW corner of Mill St and Trench St/Wood Lane Dress for weather! Gloves and garbage bags will be prov...

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Seedy Days - at the Central Library
Sun Apr 17 / 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Check out our first ever Seed Library, and “check out” some seeds for your garden!Never borrowed from a seed library before? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!1. Check out the seeds you would like to try to grow.2. Plant your seeds, and follow...

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York Symphony Orchestra ~ Tchaikovsky
Sun Apr 17 / 3:00pm

The power of Tchaikovsky in a concert of his most magnificent works: Tchaikovsky ~ Waltz from Sleeping Beauty Tchaikovsky ~ Piano Concerto No. 1 Tchaikovsky ~ Symphony No. 4 Guest Artist: Jerry Chen, Piano Tickets: $15.00 - $30.00. Purchase...

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Good Information to Know

360Kids Just Opened. And they'd like help filling their pantry and closets

The Home Base Youth Drop-in Centre at the new Richmond Hill Hub has their food pantry and clothing room is getting very low on essential supplies and they are in need of help! If you, your friends/workplace colleagues are cleaning any of their close...

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Spirituality: Understanding It and Pursuing It

Spirituality is a concept that many people talk about but one that few understand or even agree upon its definition. What follows is a start in the explanation of this concept and I hope you’ll find it useful in leading you to a greater under...

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If you Like Walking, You'll Love Nordic Pole Walking

What is Nordic Pole Walking? Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact, easy to learn, and enjoyable exercise for people of all ages and fitness levels. There are approximately 350 scientific and clinical studies pointing to the health benefits of Nordi...

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Carrville - Rutherford Rd will be widened. Here's some good information.

The Regional Municipality of York has completed a Schedule C, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study of road improvements to Rutherford/Carrville Road between Jane Street and Yonge Street in the City of Vaughan and Town of Richmond Hill....

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Wavestage Theatre is seeking ADULT CHORAL singers to join the production of RAGTIME in the ensembe

Wavestage Theatre Company is seeking a multi racial cast for the New Rochelle, Jewish Immigrants, Italian Immigrants, Haitians and Harlem ensembles. Rehearsals are at the corner of 401 and Bayview Ave in North Toronto. Beginning April 30 3-8 Satu...

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