April 17, 2016

Quote of the Week

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it.
It just blooms.”
~ Unknown

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Events

Ontario EQAO Grade 3 English and Math Enrichment 5 Week Program at Central Library
Mon Apr 18 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This enrichment program will assist Grade 3 students in learning techniques and methods to handle reading, writing and math questions covered in assessments. Age group: Grade 3.Admission: $110.00 per student. Mondays (5 weeks): April 18 to May 16, 2...

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York North Lyme Support Group
Mon Apr 18 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This meeting is open to everyone but especially those who have Lyme disease or is a caregiver. York Region Public Health will give an educational awareness talk on ticks, surveillance and Lyme disease.   Please RSVP to yorknorth.lymegroup@gm...

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Historical Society has a talk on Vintage Postcards
Mon Apr 18 / 7:30pm

The Richmond Hill Historical Society has invited Win and Barb Boyd to give a talk on vintage postcards. They have enjoyed 'old stuff' for many years and have the habit of seeking out interesting antique shops, flea markets and auctions. From these a...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ The Boys of Broadway
Mon Apr 18 / 8:00pm

Monday nights may be dark on the ‘Great White Way’ but not in Richmond Hill! Broadway superstars Anthony Rapp (Rent and If/Then) and Telly Leung (Godspell and Flower Drum Song) make their Richmond Hill debut in an evening dedicated to the...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Apr 19 / 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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Beyond The Law Of Attraction Part 2 Discover The Secret Doctrine That Is Behind "The Secret"
Tue Apr 19 / 6:45pm - 9:00pm

This is Dr. Paul Meschino's second part of "Beyond The Law Of Attraction - Discover The Secret Doctrine That Is Behind The Movie “The Secret” Even Sir Isaac Newton placed great faith in the study of a pure, ancient doctrine, because it c...

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York Region Parrot Club Monthly Meeting
Tue Apr 19 / 7:00pm

This is the club's annual Toy Making Night. They will provide some basic equipment and supplies for you to hand-craft toys for your feathered friends. Feel free to bring any birdsafe toy making supplies and equipment such as hot glue guns, utility k...

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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue Apr 19 / 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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Understanding the Goal of Life: Free Talk by the Conscious Evolvers of Greater Toronto
Tue Apr 19 / 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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A Taste for Life - Hope Made Delicious, an AIDS Committee of York Region Fundraiser
Wed Apr 20

Please come out and support the annual fundraising event for the AIDS Committee of York Region25% of all sales from lunch and dinner at the selected restaurants will go directly to supporting the AIDS Committee of York Region. Two locations in Richm...

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Latin Nights. 8 pm performance & 6:30 pm Feista!
Wed Apr 20

The RHCPA heats up with a double bill of Latin music guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles. International star Amanda Martinez returns to the Theatre with her unique blend of Mexican inspired Latin Jazz. The evening will also include the Lui...

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Paws 4 Stories: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. For Grades 1 - 3. Richvale Library.
Wed Apr 20 / 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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National Canadian Film Day Celebration with watching "Being Canadian"
Wed Apr 20 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

April 20th, 2016 is Canada Film Day www.canadianfilmday.ca  Celebrate Canada by watching a great Canadian film! What does it mean to be Canadian? Comedy writer Robert Cohen (The Simpsons, Big Bang Theory) returns to Canada on an epic quest to r...

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Home on the Hill Family Support Group, for those supporting a loved one with mental illness
Wed Apr 20 / 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. For more information please contact Kathy at kathleen.mochnacki@gmail.com...

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Be an Architect of your own Destiny through Karma
Wed Apr 20 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

How can you become a master of your own destiny? The Law of Karma has two aspects and the secret to empowering yourself now and ensuring a brighter future lies in understanding them both. Learn:• What is Karma?• What creates Karma?•...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? #1
Thu Apr 21 / 9:30am - 10:30am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? - Part 1 For parents. Offered on Thursday April 21 @ 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 fo...

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A Free Small Business Owner Seminar for Quick Books
Thu Apr 21 / 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Accounting is the language of business and your business speaks to you through your financial reports. Do you understand what it is telling you? Your reports, if done correctly, used timely and studied consistently, will show you everything you need...

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Autism Spectrum – Naturopathic Program Presentation
Thu Apr 21 / 6:30pm

There are many theories on why Autism is increasing which will be discussed. At this talk, also learn about proven naturopathic solutions to help your child or young adult with an ASD. Presented by Dr. Rahim Habib ND, Naturopathic Doctor at 305 Carr...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada
Thu Apr 21 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

True Confidence & Freedom from InsecurityWe all want to be happy and secure in ourselves but often base our confidence on superficial things that change and let us down. True confidence is a state of mind that can be cultivated by practising medi...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class ~ held at Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts
Thu Apr 21 / 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 Naturalists Monthly Meeting ~ Judi Orendorff, an environmental biologist speaking
Thu Apr 21 / 7:30pm

The guest speaker, Judi Orendorff, is an environmental biologist now retired from a long career dedicated to environmental protection and responsible natural resource management. She has held many progressively responsible positions across the public...

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Celebrate Earth Day at the Central Library - Crafting with Recyclables.
Fri Apr 22 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

See what you can create by using items that would be going into the recycle bin.Age group: Family. Admission: FREE. This is a drop-in event. No registration is needed....

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DriveWise with the Ministry of Transportation, at Delmanor
Fri Apr 22 / 2:30pm

Join the resident and staff to welcome Lisa Thompson from the Ministry of Transportation as she discusses the Senior Driver Licence Renewal Program and offers safe driving tips. Refreshments to follow. Please RSVP to Susan or James at 905 770-7963...

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Saturday Moring at The Village Market. Get crackin'
Sat Apr 23 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

As well as local organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of gluten free products. Non-food items sold by small local vendors are also to be found....

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Rummage Sale at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sat Apr 23 / 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Women's Association is having its Spring Rummage Sale! Come out and see what treasures you can find. Hope to see you there!...

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The Brethren in Christ, a talk at the Central Libray
Sat Apr 23 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Retired BIC Pastor Harvey Sider will describe the origins of the "River Brethren" in 1778 in Pennsylvania and their coming to Canada in 1788. The founding of the Heise Hill congregation in Markham Township in 1808 will also be covered.Admission: $5...

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Seedy Days - at the Central Library
Sat Apr 23 / 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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Burr House Spinners and Weavers guild presents "Lyrical Threads Show & Sale"
Sat Apr 23 - Sun Apr 24

This exhibition is both a celebration of textiles and a celebration of poetry. The task for the artist was to create a textile inspired by their favourite poem. Show runs April 2 – May 29 April – Saturday and Sundays 12:30 -4:30 May...

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Let's Grow Together! A gardening seminar for new gardeners
Sat Apr 23 / 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Curious about home gardening? It’s thyme! Come to this workshop for new gardeners to learn the basics of what to plant, how to plant, and tips for the growing season.We’ll make easy seedling pots and introduce you to the new Richmond Hil...

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The Sensual Art of Belly Dance Workshop By Yvonne Bloom
Sat Apr 23 / 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Take your yoga to a new level. Belly Dance uses many yogic postures and adds movement.You will learn or be reintroduced to the basic fundamental movements and depending on the class level and experience, we will start to layer techniques together.You...

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Lego Block Party at the Central Library. Ages 7 to 12.
Sat Apr 23 / 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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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Nordic Pole Walking - Free Clinic
Sun Apr 24 / 10:00am - 11:30am

If you like walking, you’ll love Nordic Pole Walking!! In this clinic, you will be introduced to a new pair of Nordic Walking Poles and you will learn: How to adjust the poles for your height About the unique hand strap, how it fits, and h...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun Apr 24 / 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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Business After 5, with the Chamber of Commerce.
Mon Apr 25 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Members and non-members are invited to this  'Business After 5' The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is hosting this event. Bring your business cards and be prepared to talk about your business for 30 seconds. Cost:  free for members; $20 fo...

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Start the Week Right With a Zumba Weekly Class
Mon Apr 25 / 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 bottl...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Apr 26 / 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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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue Apr 26 / 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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St. Mathew's Health Ministry Luncy & Learn - Relaxation Yoga & Presentation
Wed Apr 27 / 12:00pm

St Matthew’s United Church invite you to this “Relaxation Yoga & Presentation" with Ranjith from Priya Yoga & Pilates StudioCome and learn: Informative presentation about the benefits of Yoga & Thai Massage Introduction to...

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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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Paws 4 Stories: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. For Grades 1 - 3. Richvale Library.
Wed Apr 27 / 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 Self-Care Group, for those dealing with a mental illness
Wed Apr 27 / 7:00pm

Home on the Hill offers a self care group, with a qualifed instructor, alternate Wednesdays, from 7pm until 8pm. No cost. Family members of those with serious mental illness are welcome to attend For more information please contact Kathy at  ka...

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How to begin a Daily Meditation Practice. An Interactive Seminar
Wed Apr 27 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Learn the fundamentals of meditation from the perspective of the spiritual masters from India • What is meditation?• What is its real purpose and goal?• Meditation preparation – creating a personal space, seat, posture, mental a...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - AllowanceMatters
Thu Apr 28 / 9:30am - 10:30am

AllowanceMatters For parents. Offered on Thursday April 28 @ 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 yo...

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Big Screen Thursday - At the Central Library. Free.
Thu Apr 28 / 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Come out, meet new friends and enjoy a lazy afternoon watching Alfred Hitchcock’s themed movies. Today's Screeing: “To Catch a Thief”Admission: Free.  No registration is needed. Go to the 2nd floor at Central Library....

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Stop the sneeze & wheeze – Naturopathic Treatment of Asthma & Allergies Presentatiion
Thu Apr 28 / 6:30pm

Why are these illnesses increasing and becoming more and more common? Learn about the causes and how naturopathic medicine can help. Presented by Dr. Rahim Habib ND, Naturopathic Doctor at 305 Carrville Rd in Richmond Hill. There is no charge to at...

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York Singles (50+) Club Information Night
Thu Apr 28 / 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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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu Apr 28 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

True Confidence & Freedom from InsecurityWe all want to be happy and secure in ourselves but often base our confidence on superficial things that change and let us down. True confidence is a state of mind that can be cultivated by practising medi...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class ~ held at Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts
Thu Apr 28 / 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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Avante Productions ~ High Notes Gala
Thu Apr 28 / 7:30pm

High Notes Avante Productions Inc. invites you to the High Notes Gala. Enjoy a wonderful combination of high quality musical and dance performances as well as inspiring and empowering speeches from famous and everyday heroes who have experienced ment...

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Richmond Hill Potter's Guild Sale
Fri Apr 29 - Sun May 1

Hill Potter’s Guild is an organization made up of professional ceramic artists.  During the sale, there will be a chance to meet with the artists and choose from over 500 one-of-a-kind pieces. Wheel-throwing and hand building demonstratio...

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Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild Meet the Artist Reception for "Lyrical Threads Show & Sale"
Fri Apr 29 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This exhibition is both a celebration of textiles and a celebration of poetry. The task for the artist was to create a textile inspired by their favourite poem. Show runs April 2 – May 29 April – Saturday and Sundays 12:30 -4:30 May...

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A Unique Fun Fair for the Ladies. Organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Assoication
Fri Apr 29 / 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Ahmidaya Women's Association, Richmond Hill, invites the ladies to a Fun Fair Good food. henna, dresses and other fun! An exciting raffle! This is a ladies only event.     {April 29th, 2016}...

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Electronics Recycling: Organized by the Rotary Club
Sat Apr 30 - Sun May 1

Collect up your useless electronics that are taking up space in your home or office. Bring them to the parking lot of Elgin Barrow Arena: 9 am to 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Appliances of any kind (stoves, fridges, dryers, kettles, toasters ...)...

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Dig in and enhance your neighbourhood park! At Monticello Park
Sat Apr 30 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join Evergreen and the Town of Richmond Hill as they plant native trees and shrubs at Monticello Park. Everyone is welcome!Help maintain local biodiversity and wildlife habitat in your community! What to bring: Weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy f...

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Richmond Hill Seniors CLUB 35 Lunch & Fashion Show
Sat Apr 30 / 12:00pm

All are invited to be part of the Richmond Hill Seniors CLUB 35 at McConaghy Senior Centre annual Lunch & Fashion Show.Fashions by Peppertree Klassics Lunch 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Fashion Show -  2:00 p.m. Tickets: $15.00 - to order...

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Burr House Spinners and Weavers guild presents "Lyrical Threads Show & Sale"
Sat Apr 30 - Sun May 1

This exhibition is both a celebration of textiles and a celebration of poetry. The task for the artist was to create a textile inspired by their favourite poem. Show runs April 2 – May 29 April – Saturday and Sundays 12:30 -4:30 May...

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2016 Richmond Hill-Thornhill-Aurora MS Walk
Sun May 1 / 9:00am

Join the Richmond Hill, Thornhill and Aurora communities in walking to help end MS! Bring your family, friends and co-workers and celebrate your fundraising efforts with a food, entertainment, and prizes! The Mandarin MS Walk is a wonderful opportu...

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Hike for Hospice
Sun May 1 / 9:30am

Hill House Hospice – York Region’s only residential hospice, has their annual fundraising hike. Registration: 9:30 am Walk begins at 11:00 am – approximately 3 km BBQ lunch is provided T-shirts will be given out Draw prizes...

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Valerie Kent Workshop at the Mill Pond Gallery
Sun May 1 / 9:30am - 3:30pm

Printing Without A Press - Workshop with Valerie Kent Sunday, May 1 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Valerie will demo creating a couple of different kinds of prints . She will use a Plexiglas plate and soap as the support for the watercolour paint. She will...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun May 1 / 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 lea...

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St. Matthew's United Church welcomes the community to welcome their new minister
Sun May 1 / 10:30am

St. Matthew’s United Church welcomes their new Minister, Reverend Warren Ball, on Sunday May 1, 10:30 am Worship Light luncheon following.  Everyone welcome. ...

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A talk about the First Nations and Water, a special St. Mary's Anglican Church Green Team event
Sun May 1 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Kathleen Wong of the Richmond Hill Blue Dot Committee will give a special presentation on the First Nations and Water. The Blue Dot, a David Suzuki initiative, www.bluedot.ca  is demanding that we all have a right to a healthy environment but n...

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Seedy Days - at the Central Library
Sun May 1 / 1:00pm - 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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Good Information to Know

York Region Heart & Stroke Foundation Volunteer Opportunity

It’s that time of year again – Big Bike season! Big Bike is the wacky bike built for 30, where corporate and community teams jump onboard to have fun and raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! The York Region Heart & Strok...

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Is a disability keeping you from finding work? Gain Independence through Gainful Employment!

The Right Fit Program, available to unemployed persons with disabilities, will increase your employability skills through: Self-Exploration/Career Planning Employment Preparation Job Development/Job Search Job Coaching and Follow up This inn...

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Spring Cleaning 101: How to Purge and Be More Productive.

This 'Good Information to Know' was presented by  the small business content developers at Staples BizLaunch.com We all want to be more effective, more fruitful, and more accomplished, but it can be easy to get in your own way if you’re...

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Monthly Newsletter – April 2016 Issue, from Andre La Rosa, CPA

Tax season continues. Here are few things to consider this month. Tax Filing DatesApril 30th, personal tax returns due.June 15th, personal tax returns due for those that are self-employed but any taxes payable are due by April 30th. Same is true for...

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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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