April 5, 2015

Quote of the Week

"We change, whether we like it or not."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Events

Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue Apr 7 / 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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Oak Ridges Community Centre Open House - Apr 7, 2015
Tue Apr 7 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Visit the Oak Ridges Community Centre Open House to learn about the programs offered to Adults 55+. Open to Adults 55+ members and non-members! Visitors can try a drop-in program or one of the many fitness programs offered that day, join a facility...

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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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David Dunlap Observatory Master Plan - Principles & Options Report Public Workshop
Tue Apr 7 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the Town staff for a presentation of the Principles & Options Report and to contribute to discussions regarding the preferred components of the final Master Plan. Click here for more information RSVP to Tracey Steele at 905-771-2476 or tra...

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'Talent CAN Be Taught' Open House
Tue Apr 7 / 7:00pm

Talent CAN Be Taught Open will have an open house.  They are new to the neighbourhood. There will be entertainment, a brief presentation, refreshments, and a Q & A session. A special deal is also being offered for anyone interested in less...

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Adults 55+ Program - Computer Information Session
Tue Apr 7 / 7:00pm

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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Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society ~ Monthly Meeting & Presentation - Apr 7, 2015
Tue Apr 7 / 8:00pm

Climate change is creating both challenges and opportunities for existing plants and animals.  Gardeners can no longer expect the future to look like the past. Please come out to the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society's April meetin...

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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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Business@Breakfast ~ A Chamber of Commerce Event at Lone Star Grill House - Apr 8, 2015
Wed Apr 8 / 7:30am - 9:00am

Networking works! Bring 2 potential members and your breakfast is free! Bring your business cards and brochures and prepare a 30-second infomercial for your introduction. Click here to pre-register. Cost: If Pre-Registered and Pre-Paid: Members -...

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Richmond Hill Retirement Residence ~ An Afternoon of Music
Wed Apr 8 / 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Join the community at Richmond Hill Retirement Residence for an afternoon of great music by 2 local musicians. Toe-tapping and feet-stomping fun will surely be had by all! Seating is limited! RSVP to 905-770-4704....

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Landlords and Tenants Rights and Responsibilities Information Session
Wed Apr 8 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This information session includes discussion on the following topics: Before You Rent Safety and maintenance of place Tenant screening Rent and deposits Lease and rental agreement During Occupancy Entering the unit Maintenance and safet...

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Self-Care for Strength with Eleanor Silverberg...Exploring Motivation for Positive Change
Wed Apr 8 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In March's meeting it was "Let's get Phys-i-cal, Phys-i-cal!" In April's it is going to be "Let's get Mo-ti-va-ted, Mo-ti-va-ted!" We will be discussing the often present issue of getting and staying motivated to get physical or for any other ch...

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Women in the Know ~ The Conflict Triangle: Shifting from Conflict to Creativity and Connection
Thu Apr 9 / 6:15pm

Do you find yourself sometimes feeling that you have to swoop in and save the day for family or colleagues? Sometimes you feel that you’re being taken advantage of or used as a scapegoat? Are people letting you down? Would you like to expe...

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Public Heroes GTA 2015 Awards Ceremony & Dinner
Thu Apr 9 / 6:30pm

The Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) GTA is hosting this Awards Ceremony & Dinner. Since 2011 IDI recognizes the outstanding service of Toronto Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services in maintaining public safety in the city of Toronto...

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Fourth Dimensional Consciousness
Thu Apr 9 / 7:30pm - 10:00pm

A series of twenty-four Meetups: Thursdays, April 9th to September 17th, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts 120 Newkirk Avenue, Unit 12, Richmond Hill   Subject for April 9th: The Purpose of Our Human Journey How to R...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Presents the National Chinese Acrobats
Thu Apr 9 / 8:00pm

With more than 20 performers, the National Chinese Acrobats captivate and mystify. Their highly entertaining and brilliant combination of acrobatics, dance and martial arts leaves audiences mesmerized! Based in Beijing and founded in 1959 the compa...

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Ad Astra presents a weekend of science fiction, fantasy and horror, at Sheraton - Apr 10 to 12, 2015
Fri Apr 10 - Sun Apr 12

Ad Astra is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors, artists and other creative professionals. Ad Astra has many events including, but not limited to:- workshops- panels- Meet...

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Art Class ~ Weaving for Beginners #2
Fri Apr 10 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

Participants will learn how to weave a cloth sampler by exploring a variety of weave structures. Colour will be used as an element of design. This 4-session course runs: Friday, April 10 and 17, 7:30pm-9:30pm Saturday, April 11 and 18, 9:00 am-4...

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Cosmo Music presents Jeremy Taggert
Fri Apr 10 / 7:00pm

Former drummer and founding member of Canadian Alt-Rock group, OUR LADY PEACE, Jeremy Taggart will be taking the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage for an intimate and interactive evening of pure drumming talent! In addition to drumming for Our Lady Peac...

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The Village Market has local food, gluten free products, and fresh produce year-round!
Sat Apr 11 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Saturday mornings are your 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, e...

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Pancake Breakfast - served at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church - Apr 11, 2015
Sat Apr 11 / 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. A portion...

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Richland Academy ~ Tour and Discover Open House - Apr 11, 2015
Sat Apr 11 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

We invite prospective families to join us at our Open House on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm to discover Reggio-inspired Inquiry Learning.  We are currently enrolling for 18 months to Grade 8.  RSVP with Angel...

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Art Class ~ Faux Encaustic and Collage with Sharon Kirsch
Sat Apr 11 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

This one-day workshop will share an alternative process for creating encaustic using acrylic paints. Learn to create the look of encaustic without the hazardous process involving solvents and heat. Create incredible layered wax-like surfaces that re...

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Educational Talk ~ The One-Room Schoolhouse - Apr 11, 2015
Sat Apr 11 / 10:30am - 11:30am

At age 17, Dorothy Duncan began her teaching career in a one room schoolhouse where she had 49 students and taught eight different grades. What was it like? What was her training? What happened on a typical day? What were her rewards? Cost: $5. Plea...

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Richmond Hill Community Spaghetti Dinner
Sat Apr 11 / 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Everyone is invited to come for a delicious meal where neighbours can get to know each other without cost being a limiting factor. 5:45 pm last call. Menu - spaghetti, rolls, salad, beverages and treats! Suggested donation - $1For more information...

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Genius Owl ~ Digital Parenting Workshop
Sat Apr 11 / 6:00pm

Genius Owl and Al Parsai are pleased to announce an interactive weekly workshop for those parents who have any of these questions in mind: Is my child addicted to video games? How can I control my child’s screen time? Does my child uses th...

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Artist Workshop at The Mill Pond Gallery - Apr 12, 2015
Sun Apr 12 / 9:30am - 3:30pm

Landscapes in Oil/Acrylic – Keith Thirgood Workshop: Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Keith is a Canadian landscape artist working in the Canadian post impressionistic style. Keith creates painting “en plein air&rd...

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CATA Reiki Share
Sun Apr 12 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join fellow Reiki practitioners at our monthly Reiki share so you can: Practice Reiki Receive Reiki healing Review hand positions Raise your energetic vibration Gain guidance and mentoring from a Reiki Master These sessions are available fo...

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Free Portrait Demo with Michelle Richards-Clermont
Sun Apr 12 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Michelle will be demonstrating her vibrant portrait technique using soft pastels. Come & see how she uses a multitude of colours to create compelling original portraits of people and animals. Location: DeSerres, 9325 Yonge St Her follow up wor...

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York Region Public Health ~ "Bounce Back & Thrive!" Group for Parents and Caregivers
Mon Apr 13 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Bounce Back & Thrive! is a free program offered by York Region Public Health to parents and caregivers of children between one and eight years old. The 10-week resiliency skills training course is led by Public Health Nurses (RNs). You will lea...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Social Bridge Drop-In - Apr 13
Mon Apr 13 / 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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The Power of Mindfulness ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano - Apr 13, 2015
Mon Apr 13 / 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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Covernotes Open Mic Night
Mon Apr 13 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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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Weekly Zumba® Class - Apr 13, 2015
Mon Apr 13 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Do you love music? Do you love to have fun? Are you looking for ways to tone up for Spring? Start your week right with a Zumba® class! Zumba® classes are Latin-inspired dance-fitness classes. This "exercise in disguise" is set to Mereng...

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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue Apr 14 / 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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"The Sacred Quest-A Hero's Journey" An Explore the Mysteries Of Life Gathering by Dr. Paul Meschino
Tue Apr 14 / 6:45pm - 9:00pm

Is there a transcendent and spiritual order to life’s apparent random and chaotic events? Join Dr. Paul Meschino as he delves deep into the mystical and mythological realms of human experience to reveal the underlying blueprint for the adventur...

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The Holistic Chamber of Commerce ~ Demonstration, Social, and Networking Event
Tue Apr 14 / 6:30pm

Are you looking for an opportunity to bring visibility to your holistic business, or to learn more about different services offered by the holistic community? The Holistic Chamber of Commerce Toronto York wants you to have the experience of sharing...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ French for Beginners - 8 wk course. April 15, 2015
Wed Apr 15 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to the French language with emphasis on communication in everyday situations. Expand your vocabulary and learn to conjugate verbs in a relaxed setting. Must be a Town of Richmond Hill Adults 55+ Member to register. Call 905-737-1818 x...

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Richmond Hill Retirement Residence ~ Spring Colours
Wed Apr 15 / 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Join the community at Richmond Hill Retirement Residence and find out what the best make-up colours are to wear and what's new for Spring! Space is limited! RSVP to 905-770-4704.  ...

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Richmond Hill Retirement Residence ~ Senior Fraud Seminar
Wed Apr 15 / 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Please join the community at Richmond Hill Retirement Residence for a very informative seminar on Senior Fraud. Presented by York Regional Police Senior Specialist. Space is limited! RSVP to 905-770-4704....

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Peru Travelogue - Apr 15, 2015
Wed Apr 15 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Take a journey to Peru in South America!  This travelogue presentation includes the ancient cities and civilizations of this fascinating country, including Machu Picchu.   Also included will be archeological sites on the northwest coa...

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V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community ~ Mahjong - Apr 15, 2015
Wed Apr 15 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the community at V!VA Thornhill Woods for the beginning of a six week course on how to play Mahjong and build the confidence to play in a group with your friends! Space is limited! RSVP to Wendy or Marteen at 905-417-8585. Location: V!VA Thorn...

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Catholic Community Services of York Region ~ Bridge Group for Women
Wed Apr 15 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Would you like to learn about yourself, build and acknowledge your strengths and connect with others in a warm and supportive environment? The Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) presents the Bridge Group for Women This is an 8-sessio...

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Dynasty Watercolour Association Monthly Meeting - Apr 15, 2015
Wed Apr 15 / 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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V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community ~ "My Time to Give" Volunteer Recruitment Fair
Thu Apr 16 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Want to make your community a better place? Come on out and: Find volunteer opportunities in your community. Connect with organizations from a variety of sectors. Research organizations to find the best fit for you. Open to volunteers of all...

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Partagez Le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group
Thu May 14 / 6:30pm - Tue Apr 14 / 8:35pm

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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Fourth Dimansional Consciousness
Thu Apr 16 / 7:30pm - 10:00pm

A series of twelve Meetups: Thursdays, April 9th to September 17th, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts 120 Newkirk Avenue, Unit 12, Richmond Hill Subject for October 30th: The Shift of 2012 How to Register: Go to www.meetup...

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Suite Thursdays Presents Darrelle London - Apr 16, 2015
Thu Apr 16 / 7:30pm

Darrelle London is a piano pop singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario, Canada known for her "clever quirkiness" and her "witty observations of everyday situations." Tickets: $17.70. Purchase tickets online here or call the Box Office at 905-787-881...

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La Boheme, performed by Opera Belcanto, at RHCPA
Thu Apr 16 / 7:30pm

Joining Opera Belcanto once more for this production of La Bohème is Russian-Canadian tenor Stanislas Vitort who received rave reviews for his role as Don José in Carmen last year. Opera Belcanto soloist Gayané Mangassarian is Mi...

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Young Living Essential Oils Introductory Workshop - Apr 17, 2015
Fri Apr 17 / 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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Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra Presents "Earth Works" - Apr 17, 2015
Fri Apr 17 / 8:00pm

From the beginning of time, Mother Nature has elicited artistic, creative responses from humankind. 'Earth Works' samples a variety of musical responses to nature. Whether they are pictorial, atmospheric, dealing with oceans and rivers, forests and m...

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The Village Market - a Great Place to Get Good Food!
Sat Apr 18 / 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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Free Parenting Workshop ~ Supporting a Child Experiencing Difficulties in Everyday Life
Sat Apr 18 / 9:30am - 11:00am

This workshop, run by Cathy Kaptyn MSW RSW and Julia Mazlymian MA, will help parents to: Understand the Stressed and Worried Child Build Relationships Develop Strategies for Managing Misbehaviour To register, contact Julia at (647)-709-4124 o...

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LDAYR and Evoke Learning ~ The Ultimate Selfie (Grades 8 - 12)
Sat Apr 18 / 10:00am - 4:30pm

Inspired by his daughter Alexandra's resiliency as a young adult with a Learning Disability, Bill Cotric, a professional coach, created "The Ultimate Selfie: A Transformatove Workshop for Students in Grades 8 - 12" Growing up with a learning disabil...

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Free Parenting Workshop ~ Parenting Children Coping with Mental Health Issues and Addiction
Sat Apr 18 / 11:30am - 1:30pm

This workshop, run by Marilyn Becker MSW RSW and Cathy Kaptyn MSW RSW, will help parents to: Understanding Mental Health Issues See Addiction as a Continuum Understand Stigma Learn the Basics of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Light refreshm...

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La Boheme, performed by Opera Belcanto, at RHCPA
Sat Apr 18 / 7:30pm

Joining Opera Belcanto once more for this production of La Bohème is Russian-Canadian tenor Stanislas Vitort who received rave reviews for his role as Don José in Carmen last year. Opera Belcanto soloist Gayané Mangassarian is Mi...

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RH Christian Community Church's Open House at Alexander MacKenzie HS
Sun Apr 19 / 12:30pm

Richmond Hill Christian Community Church, English Congregation is moving to Alexander MacKenzie Secondary School while their existing Sanctuary is being renovated. RHCCC is a non-denominational church. Services will be held at that location at 9:00...

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Monthly Shamanic Journey Circle
Sun Apr 19 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

 Shamanism is a term referring to beliefs and practices in regards to communication with the spiritual world. “Shamans” are intermediaries or messengers between the human and spirit worlds. Their method of contacting the “non-o...

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York Symphony Orchestra ~ Classical Origins - Apr 19, 2015
Sun Apr 19 / 7:30pm

York Symphony Orchestra presents "Classical Origins", with Guest Artist Michael Dassios on Clarinet. Programme includes: Beethoven - Fidelio Overture Mozart - Clarinet Concerto Brahms - Symphony No. 3 Tickets:  $15.00 - $30.00. Purchas...

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A Musical Soiree at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sun Apr 19 / 7:30pm

Join the congregation in the Sanctuary, as they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the installation of the pipe organ. It will be a night of piano, organ and vocal solos and duets. Expect the unexpected! Come and enjoy! There will be a free will o...

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Good Information to Know

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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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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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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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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Maximize your child's learning ability. Learn about the Eye See...Eye Learn Programs.

Maximize your child’s learning ability Eye health and vision is an essential part of children’s cognitive and social development, especially as they start school. An untreated eye issue can greatly impede a child’s ability to learn...

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Monthly Tax Tips for April ~ provided by Andre La Rosa, CGA

Tax season continues. Visit the website www.larosacga.ca  to get your tax checklist and view past newsletters. Here are few things to consider this month. Tax Filing DatesApril 30th, personal tax returns due.June 15th, personal tax returns due...

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Café en Passant welcomes spring with a free dinner entree

Come enjoy a free dinner entree when a second dinner entree of equal or greater value is purchased, and with a purchase of one appetizer. Up to $20 maximum discount Max. 2 coupons per table Expires May 31 st. 2015 Not valid on Mothers Day weeke...

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This newsletter was sent by Marj Andre, Director, OnRichmondhill.com.
For any inquires please contact her at 416 822-5139 Marj@OnRichmondhill.com

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