April 19, 2015

Quote of the Week

"The truth is not always the same as
the majority decision."

~ Pope John Paul II

Events

Sick Kids Hospital Foundation Fundraiser ~ Music to their Ears - Apr 20, 2015
Mon Apr 20 / 6:30pm - 9:15pm

Sick Kids Hospital touches the lives of countless children each day. Many children in the community have been treated and quickly restored back to good health with their help. Sick Kids Hospital needs support in their unrelenting efforts to help ch...

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The Reel Thing Film Series ~ Gemma Bovary - Apr 20, 2015
Mon Apr 20 / 7:00pm

Based on the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, "Gemma Bovery" is the tragicomic story of the life and death of an English expatriate in Normandy, drawing many parallels to Gustav Flaubert's Madame Bovary. Tickets: $10 in advance and $12 at the door. P...

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Moving Forward Stronger - Facing the Losses
Mon Apr 20 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A 5-week group for family caregivers of the chronically ill to help them prevent burnout by processing the challenges and grief they are experiencing. This group is also open for any individuals who are feeling challenged in the work they are doing s...

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Nordic Pole Walking with Jeanette Chronopolous
Mon Apr 20 / 6:45pm - 7:45pm

If you like walking, you’ll love Nordic Pole Walking!! Meet on Monday evenings for a 1-hr walk.  If you do not have poles and wish to join in, feel free to come and walk anyway! Benefits of Nordic Pole Walking include: Works 90% of bo...

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Freedom from Confusion ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano - Apr 20, 2015
Mon Apr 20 / 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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Artist Demonstration at The Mill Pond Gallery
Mon Apr 20 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Potrait in Pastel – Guo Yue Dou Demonstration: Monday, April 20, 2015 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pmWorkshop: Sunday, May 17, 2015 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm GuoYue Dou is a full time artist, and devotes his time to creating inspiring a...

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Weekly Zumba® Class - Apr 20, 2015
Mon Apr 20 / 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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"Over Any Distance Imaginable: The Royal Mail from York" ~ a talk at the Historical Society
Mon Apr 20 / 7:30pm

The Richmond Hill Historical Society has invited the Assistant Curator at Toronto’s First Post Office, Kate Akerfeldt to give a presentation about this important and interesting part of our history.In 1833, York was undergoing exponential growt...

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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue Apr 21 / 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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Adults 55+ Program ~ Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Management - Apr 21, 2015
Tue Apr 21 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Presented by the Arthritis Society, this workshop will teach members about strategies for living well with Osteoarthritis.  More specifically, members will learn: Information about osteoarthritis of the hip and knee How to relieve pain and s...

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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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Covernotes ~ Michelle Richards-Clermont
Tue Apr 21 / 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Join artist Michelle Richards-Clermont at Covernotes Richmond Hill! Smiles, fresh roasted coffee, home baked treats, create an atmosphere in which you'll want to linger and connect with others. See you there! Location: Covernotes (10268 Yonge...

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York Region Parrot Club ~ April Meeting: Toy-Making Night - Apr 21, 2015
Tue Apr 21 / 7:00pm

This is the Club's annual Toy-Making Night. You will be provided with some basic equipment and supplies to hand-craft toys for your feathered friends. Feel free to bring bird-safe toy-making supplies and equipment (hot glue guns, utility knives, dri...

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Krasman Centre ~ Family Support Drop-In Night - Apr 21, 2015
Tue Apr 21 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

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Celebrate Earth Day ~ Volunteer to plant a tree - Apr 22, 2015
Wed Apr 22 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

Tree planting events are a great way for the whole family to participate and improve the natural environment in our neighbourhoods. Come out to the beautiful Oak Ridges Community Centre and be inspired by the beautiful natural surroundings. To regi...

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A Taste for Life, Hope made Delicious for the AIDS Committee of York Region - Apr 22, 2015
Wed Apr 22

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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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Lunch and Learn: Challenges and Changes in Parkinson's Disease
Wed Apr 22 / 12:00pm

This month's Lunch and Learn features guest speaker Robert TerSteege of the Parkinson Society of Ontario. Please call the church office at 905-884-3606 to register. Cost: Freewill offering....

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Richmond Hill Retirement Residence ~ "Blooms of Joy" Planter Workshop
Wed Apr 22 / 1:30pm - 3:00pm

What better way to celebrate Earth Day? Join the community at Richmond Hill Retirement Residence and make a beautiful Spring planter to take home with you! Space is limited! RSVP to 905-770-4704....

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Greening Your Grounds: Native Plant Workshop - Apr 22, 2015
Wed Apr 22 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Native plants can add dazzling elements of colour and shape to any garden!  You will leave this workshop with the inspiration and know-how to create your own natural garden oasis. Note: This program replaces Gardening for the Birds, which is ca...

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NetZero Environmental Forums ~" The Silence of the Labs"
Wed Apr 22 / 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Are federal cutbacks to research programs depriving Canadians of vital information? View the "Fifth Estate" documentary "The Silence of the Labs". Open discussion and coffee to follow. For more information, email office@rhuc.org....

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A Midsummer Night's Dream ~ performed by Theatre ARTS Mackenzie, at RHCPA
Wed Apr 22 - Thu Apr 23

Theatre ARTS Mackenzie presents A Midsummer Night's Dream on April 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 p.m.  Students in the grade 10 and 11 Theatre ARTS class will perform Shakespeare’s classical tale of forest and court adventures. Join this celebra...

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Victims of Crime Awareness Week Conference - Shaping the Future Together
Thu Apr 23 - Fri Apr 24

This 2-day conference includes keynote speakers Stephen Lewis, distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University and Board Chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, as well as Amanda Lindhout, author of “A House in the Sky” and Founder...

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Oak Ridges Retirement Community ~ Women and Money Seminar
Thu Apr 23 / 6:30pm - 9:00pm

A great evening out for women of all ages.  Come out for a great night of wine, fabulous food and information on womens' financial health.   What are you doing to help or harm your financial future?  This interactive workshop will hel...

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'Talent CAN Be Taught' Open House
Thu Apr 23 / 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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Jewish Family and Child Services ~ Effective Parenting
Thu Apr 23 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A four-session group to help parents learn what they can do to raise a happy, motivated and well behaved child. For parents of children ages 2 to 10 years. Topics include how to; Nurture self-esteem Encourage problem solving Increase communicat...

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Fourth Dimensional Consciousness
Thu Apr 23 / 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 23rd: Everything is Energy How to Register: Go to www....

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu Apr 23 / 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,...

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Housing Help Centre ~ Self-Employed Tenant's Rights and Responsibilities Information Session
Fri Apr 24 / 11:30am - 1:30pm

Do you have difficulty finding an apartment as a self-employed person? This workshop will inform you about your rights and responsibilities under the Landlord-Tenant Act. Topics include: Tenant Screening: Documents and References Rent: Pay and...

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Crepe Festival at Cafe en Passant
Wed Apr 8 - Fri May 8

Cafe en Passant loves crepes. Each spring they create special crepe menus. Enjoy!   Taxes and gratuities are extraPlease call 905 883-0575 for reservations...

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Toastmasters Spring Conference ~ come see what it's all about!
Fri Apr 24 - Sun Apr 26

This 3 day conference includes workshops, great speeches and lots of networking. The focus of this conference will be learning to live and lead with the outlook that life is A SURPRISING ADVENTURE! Cultivating a sense of adventure allows people to...

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The Village Market has local food, gluten free products, and fresh produce year-round!
Sat Apr 25 / 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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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Women's Association Spring Rummage Sale
Sat Apr 25 / 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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15th Annual Oak Ridges Friends of the Environment ~ Oak Ridges and Lake Wilcox Community Clean-Up
Sat Apr 25 / 9:30am - 2:30pm

Bring your family, friends & neighbours. Spend a couple of hours to help clean up the winter litter from our parks, wetlands and public areas. Barbecue to follow. Students, use this to complete your volunteer hour requirement! For more informa...

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Art Show ~ "Deliberations on Rumi" at the Mill Pond Gallery
Sat Apr 25 / 11:00am - 5:00pm

This group of abstract paintings uses non-conventional painting techniques. Each painting is inspired by a Rumi quote, reflecting the spiritual journey of the artist. The artist uses formal painting techniques such as color field and abstract express...

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My Yoga Studio ~ Nutrition and Weight Loss Seminar
Sat Apr 25 / 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join Dr. Owliaei and Dr. Babakhani for Nutrition 101 for the Yogi! Sign up sheet at the front desk. Cost: Free...

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Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra's Fundraising Gala
Sat Apr 25 / 6:00pm

Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present Life Through the Sounds of Nature, their 2015 Fundraising Gala to be held on April 25th, 2015 The evening features a beautiful dinner, entertainment and a silent auction....

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Film Club with Barry Dempster ~ "Calvary" - Apr 25, 2015
Sat Apr 25 / 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Watch and discuss films with Barry Dempster, Founder and Programmer of Southlake Cinemania. The theme this season is faith: Religious faith as well as faith in oneself and in a meaningful world.   This month's film is "Calvary" (John Michael M...

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"Music Box" at Archibald's Pub
Sat Apr 25 / 10:00pm

Come on out and enjoy the music of Becky and William Lo, performing together as Music Box! For more information about Music Box, visit their Facebook page or listen to them on YouTube. Free admission. Location: Archibald's Pub (8950 Yonge Street)...

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Roma Crafts – Registration for Summer Camp
Sun Apr 26

It is time to make plans for your children for summer.  Roma Crafts offers flexible, comprehensive and varied art classes. The summer camp hours are from 10 to 1 pm, Monday to Friday.  The cost is only $30 for each course each day. ...

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Weekly Zumba® Class - Apr 27, 2015
Mon Apr 27 / 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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Nordic Pole Walking with Jeanette Chronopolous
Mon Apr 27 / 6:45pm - 7:45pm

If you like walking, you’ll love Nordic Pole Walking!! Meet on Monday evenings for a 1-hr walk.  If you do not have poles and wish to join in, feel free to come and walk anyway! Benefits of Nordic Pole Walking include: Works 90% of bo...

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusiivity Symposium, Gala and Awards - Apr 30, 2015
Tue Apr 28 - Thu Apr 30

The theme of this symposium is "Truth, Reconciliation & Engagement - What we know, don’t know and should know towards a journey of hope!". There are 2 days of talks and workshops on a range of topics, followed by a benefit gala on Saturday...

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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue Apr 28 / 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 Retirement Community ~ Spring Kick-Off
Tue Apr 28 / 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Is your wardrobe ready for spring?  Come and see the latest styles and trends for 2015 for the more mature and stylish woman. Enjoy a spring-inspired and delectable lunch prepared by Chef Brad to be followed by a great fashion show.   Clo...

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Richmond Hill Retirement Residence ~ A Festival of Smiles
Tue Apr 28 / 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Join the community at Richmond Hill Retirement Residence for a visit from "The Smile Theatre", doing what they do best - songs, sketches and stories that are sure to please! Space is limited! RSVP to 905-770-4704....

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"Reincarnation: Fact or Fiction?" with Dr. Paul Meschino
Tue Apr 28 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Over half of the population believe in reincarnation, but the vast amount of evidence does not come from religion. Strangely enough, it comes from science. Join Dr. Paul Meschino as he explores what has been discovered about life, death and the beyo...

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Lynda Carter Onstage at the RHCPA! - Apr 28, 2015
Tue Apr 28 / 8:00pm

Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. Though Lynda continued to act in films and television her roots remained in music. An...

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Oak Ridges Retirement Community ~ Spring Is In the Air!
Wed Apr 29 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Michelle White is back again! Come out for a performance you won’t want to miss.   Michelle has appeared many times at Oak Ridges Retirement Community, and residents keep asking for her again and again.  She will deliver an exception...

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V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community ~ WEL Group Singers - Apr 29, 2015
Wed Apr 29 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This lively and talented all-female musical group never disappoints with their comical impersonations and songs. Join the community at V!VA Thornhill Woods for an afternoon of live entertainment and fun! Refreshments will be served and tours of V!VA...

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Explore Your Creativity with the Richmond Hill Creative Eye
Thu Apr 30 - Sun May 3

Create a beautiful bracelet, earrings, pendant and more at their public workshop weekend event, just one week before Mother's Day. All workshops are $40 including supplies. “Make & Take" items start at $3 and up. Artisan's tables will be...

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Evergreen ~ Caring for Your Garden the Natural Way
Thu Apr 30 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Evergreen, in partnership with the Town of Richmond Hill, is offering this organic plant care and maintenance workshop. Eating organic means growing organic. Please come out for this discussion of the many ways that you can care for your garden natu...

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Cancer Recovery's "Diamonds & Pearls" Gala
Thu Apr 30 / 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Consider helping those who help people and their families with dealing with cancer. This "Diamonds & Pearls" gala will feature: Cocktails Silent Auction Wine Pull Entertainment Delicious dinner menu options. Tickets: $100.  Tables...

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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group - Apr 30, 2015
Thu Apr 30 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This French language conversation group welcomes adults (from francophones to beginners) looking to put their French language CONVERSATION skills into action. Francophones and stronger speakers are encouraged to share their French language skills wi...

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York Singles Club 50+ New Member Information Session - Apr 30, 2015
Thu Apr 30 / 7:00pm

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

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu Apr 30 / 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,...

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Fourth Dimensional Consciousness
Thu Apr 30 / 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 Topic for April 30th: Why Energy is Fundamental to Consciousness How to...

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Richmond Hill Home & Lifestyle Show - May 1-3, 2015
Fri May 1 / 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Come on out to the Richmond Hill Home and Lifestyle Show and find all the help you need to bring your home to life! Show hours: Friday, May 1: 5pm - 9pm Saturday, May 2: 9am - 6pm Sunday, May 3: 10am - 5pm Hope to see you there! Cost: Free...

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Hill Potters Guild ~ Spring Sale
Fri May 1 - Sun May 3

Over 500 pieces of one-of-a kind ceramic works. Come and meet the guild members. Wheel-throwing and hand-building demonstrations will be held at the show. After visiting the sale, consider walking next door to the historic Burr House Tea Room and...

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Richview Manor 5K Strides for Strokes - May 2, 2015
Sat May 2 / 8:00am

The 5K race will be chipped race. Participants will be given a race bib with a timing device attached. The race bib will act as your entry card to access the event and post-race party.Chips are imbedded in the bib and will be activated upon crossing...

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The Village Market - a Great Place to Get Good Food!
Sat May 2 / 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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Walk or Run in Support of L'Arche Daybreak!
Sat May 2 / 9:00am

Come walk or run in support of L’Arche Daybreak!They will be joined by many enthusiastic high school students, friends, and supporters at 9:00 am for late registrations and 10:00 for the start of the Walk, Saturday May 2, 2015 at Jean Vanier Ca...

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Richmond Hill Lawn Tennis Club ~ Open House
Sat May 2 / 11:00am

The Richmond Hill Lawn Tennis Club invites all residents to its 2015 Opening Day! If you are looking for an activity for yourself or kids that lets you get active, make new friends, and have fun, tennis is the game for you! start playing tennis...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Computer Assistance Session
Sat May 2 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

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Hike for Hospice - May 3, 2015
Sun May 3 / 9:30am

Hill House Hospice, York Region’s Residential Hospice, invites the community to "Hike for Hospice". May is such a great month at Hill House because their favourite group of people are all ready to show their support for Hill House Hospice by p...

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Krasman Centre ~ Family Support Drop-In Night - May 3, 2015
Sun May 3 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

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Richmond Hill United Church ~ Chancel Choir Annual Spring Concert: "This Shining Night"
Sun May 3 / 7:00pm

You are invited to the  Richmond Hill United Church Chancel Choir's annual Spring Concert "This Shining Night". You will be entertained with a variety of musical styles: gospel, folk songs, contemporary music and ballads. This year the "Mackenz...

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Good Information to Know

Dedicated Astronomers Given Canada's Largest Telescope

In what astronomers might describe as ‘stellar news,’ Corsica Development Inc. is donating the David Dunlap Observatory to the facility’s long-time stewards – the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre.The decisi...

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

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

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Seeking Vendors for the Downtown Farmers Market

The Village of Richmond Hill Business Improvement Area is seeking vendors to sell fresh, locally-grown produce, organic produce as well as other items such as jams, jellies, honey, flowers, homemade baked goods, etc. Richmond Hill BIA in partnership...

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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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Mind-Body Fusion: A Yoga-Pilates Fusion

*Article by Stephanie Cerqueira, assistant editor for OnRichmondhill.com I was delighted to attend Mind-Body Fusion, a combined yoga and Pilates session, on April 9, 2015.  It took place at the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts (CATA) at 120...

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Car Care: Wheel Alignment and Tire Rotation ~ Now's the time

Your vehicle’s chassis and tires work hard and take a lot of abuse, especially during winter months. Spring is when everyone cleans away the residue of winter, and it’s a good time to give your tires and alignment some attention, too. If...

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