April 30, 2016

Quote of the Week

“To play a wrong note is insignificant,
to play without passion is unforgivable."
~ Beethoven

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Events

AgeWell. Perform Better. A Vitality and Longevity Talk, presented by Bayview Concierge
Mon May 2 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This is the first installment of a series of seminars, presented by the Richmond Hill business owner of Bayview Concierge, Sherry Bennett. "Vitality and Longevity" is a series of informative talks over wine and hors d'oeuveres, designed to help you...

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The classic, "Charlotte's Web", performed at RHCPA
Mon May 2 / 6:30pm

Theatreworks' production of Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine wr...

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Delmanor's LivingWell Guest Speaker: Diane Dupuy - founder of Famous PEOPLE players
Tue May 3 / 2:30pm

Diane is the Founder & President of the internationally acclaimed “black light” theatre company, Famous PEOPLE players. She has five honorary degrees, and was awarded the Order of Canada and the Queen’s Jubilee medal for her wor...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue May 3 / 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 g...

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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue May 3 / 7:00pm - 6:45pm

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 May 3 / 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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"Oak Ridges Moraine Rejuvenation", presented by the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society
Tue May 3 / 8:00pm

President of the Richmond Hill Naturalist, Michael White will discuss the current collaboration between the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society, Rotary Club and York region school children in reforesting and maintaining the natural ecology...

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Using Google Analytics to Grow Your Business, a seminar at the Central Library
Wed May 4 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use Google Analytics to Grow Your Business. A look into how Google Analytics can be used to analyze your website’s performance. How to understand the key indicators and what they mean. How to use this information to improve yo...

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Subsidized Housing Information for Low Income Families in York Region
Wed May 4 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Housing Help Centre invites you to join for an information session on subsidized housing information for low income families in York Region> Learn:• What is subsidized housing? • Eligibility criteria and documents • Applicati...

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Songwriters Open Mic at Yogi's Bar and Grill
Wed May 4 / 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Looking for a regular gathering place to share original compositions, try new material, and hang out, network with other local songwriters, as well as enjoy live songwriters in performance? The format is low key, “unplugged”, acoustic ba...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? #1
Thu May 5 / 9:30am - 10:30am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? - Part 1 For parents. Offered on Thursday May 5 @ 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 form...

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VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Monthly Meeting
Thu May 5 / 11:15am - 2:15pm

This is an open invitation to all of you whom are visually impaired.  Itinerary: 11:15 - Introduction 11:30 - 12:00 - Surprise Topic 12:00 - 12:45 - Stan Daneman / his poetry 12:45 - LUNCH 1:15 - Social Activity Lunch will be provided...

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Understanding the Goal of Life: Free Talk by the Conscious Evolvers of Greater Toronto
Thu May 5 / 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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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu May 5 / 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 May 5 / 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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Burr House Spinners and Weavers guild presents "Lyrical Threads Show & Sale"
Fri May 6 - Sun May 8

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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Richvale Lions Club Charity Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Fri May 6 / 7:00pm

All are invited. Register 6:15pm; Start 7:00pm Featuring $ 10 Bounty Chip,  included in $ 50 Buy-inRefreshments available.For more details call 905 770-1772...

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Strides for Strokes
Sat May 7

Join more than 1,000 participants, spectators, sponsors and volunteers at the 11th annual Richview Manor's Strides for Stroke 5K Run/Walk for an exciting and energetic morning supporting Mackenzie Health. The event features a 5K chip timed race, 1K...

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Saturday Morning at the Village Market. A good thing to do
Sat May 7 / 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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Garden & Horticultural Society's Annual Plant Sale
Sat May 7 / 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society (RHGHS) is having its annual Spring Plant Sale. Come and get your plants for spring and learn more about the RHGHS! There will be lots of annual and perennial flowers, herbs, and vegetables for sal...

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Walk with Hope, for L'Arche Daybreak
Sat May 7 / 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 7, 2016 at Jean Vanier Ca...

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Foot Reflexology for Beginners
Sat May 7 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

In this 4-hour, hands-on workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of Foot Reflexology and how to begin using it to address their common health concerns. Foot reflexology can be used to help relieve aches and pains, coughs and colds, fevers...

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York Region Dragon Boat Club Adult Recreational 8 Week Program
Sat May 7

This adult-oriented introductory program is perfect for beginners and those without any paddling experience who want to give the sport of dragon boating a try. Coaches will focus on the technical skills of paddling while facilitating team building, p...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat May 7 / 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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"Strokes of Paint" - Fine Art Exhibition & Sale. Sue Foerster and Alexandra K Conrad.
Sat May 7 - Sun May 8

Everyone is cordially invited to engage in a visual and musical experience with two exceptional professional artist: Sue Foerster and Alexandra K Conrad• oil, acrylic paintings and more of beautiful art creations• live music on Saturday 1 -...

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Skate for a Cure ~ at the Tom Graham Arena
Sat May 7 / 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Come and enjoy a skate and support the Type 1 Diabetes Heroes Lots of baked goods for sale. Puck toss $5 per person or $10 for family All money raised will go towards funding research to find a cure for T1 Diabetes...

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Richmond Hill Rotary Caribbean Gala - Starring George St. Kitts
Fri May 6 / 6:00pm

Wonderful Gala with cocktails, delicious food, dancing, and live music by the George St. Kitts Band. All in support of a dental bus for Guyana and literacy projects. Dress is semi-formal. Ticket Price: $100. Partial tax receipt available. For tic...

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Mon Sheong Fun Run & Walk 30th Anniversary
Sun May 8 / 8:30am - 12:00pm

Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the Mon Sheong Fun Run & Walk marks it's 30th anniversary. Drawing over 800 participants from the community every year, the event will include the 5K run and 5K walk, and a Paws & Claws 5K walk for fur...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun May 8 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Finding Stillness Within | 4-week series In this series we we explore ancient wisdom for the modern world by looking at the teachings on the Four Noble Truths. Buddha’s very first teaching is as relevant, vibrant, and alive today as it was whe...

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Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at the Sheraton
Sun May 8 / 11:00am - 2:00pm

Treat Mom to a special buffet brunch! The buffet features: Smoked fish Shrimp cocktail Crab clusters Breakfast favourites including Eggs Benedict Italian anti-past Array of fresh salads International hot food selections Carved roast beef...

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Asian Heritage Month Cultural Celebrations
Sun May 8 / 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Explore the amazing cultures of Asia! Traditions, food, clothing, dancing and more! Embrace Diversity Experience Culture Celebrate Heritage Everyone welcome!  Free admission! This event is co-chaired by Carol Chan YRDSB Trustee, Castro...

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Beyond the Easel with Sheila Davis
Mon May 9 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Professional Development for Visual Artists with Sheila Davis   Monday, May 9, 2016 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Are you ready to take the next step as an artist? We are pleased to have Sheila Davis join us this evening to talk about professiona...

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A Tribute to Elvis in Concert
Mon May 9 / 8:00pm

THE MOST ANTICIPATED ELVIS EVENT OF THE YEAR RETURNS! Mark your calendars! Paquette Productions is proud to announce the return of the most anticipated Elvis event of the year, 'A Tribute to Elvis in Concert' featuring two of the worlds most coveted...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue May 10 / 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 g...

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Weaving for Beginners, at the Burr House. 4 Evening Workshop
Tue May 10 / 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Weaving has a reputation for promoting serenity and a sense of accomplishment. Anyone can learn to weave in this program. Are you a beginner weaver? An experienced instructor will guide you through the weaving process and loom setup. Elements of de...

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Container Gardening: Less Room, More Bloom!
Tue May 10 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Love to garden? Short on space? Tired of weeds? Container gardening is the answer. Come out and learn everything from simple containers to sophisticated growing systems that will make your balcony or deck the envy of the neighbourhood. Speaker: Ken...

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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue May 10 / 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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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed May 11 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Farmer's Market has now started back at Hillcrest Mall. Many local farmers and other vendors will set up their stalls on Wednesday and Sunday. They will start the season near Carrville Road...

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Monthly Foot Clinic at St. Matthew's United Church
Wed May 11 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

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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Longevity Exercises Course - Combining Foot Reflexology & Taoist Body Movements
Wed May 11 / 9:30am - 12:30pm

EXERCISES for your Body and Brain! Do you have less energy as you are growing older?  Are your reflexes and memory declining? Are your joints getting stiffer and less flexible? Gain more energy, flexibility and mental clarity These powe...

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Wed May 11 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy free French language conversation. This group is for people (francophones to beginners) looking to exercise their French language conversation skills. The meetings are unstructured and depend on the initiative of the participants. Francophone...

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Canada 150. Public meeting. Consider getting involved
Wed May 11 / 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Take part in Richmond Hill's Canada 150 events! In 2017 Canad will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation and Richmond Hill would like you to join them in planning our community events. Canada 150 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for all...

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Beautiful Native Plants: Less Work, Less Water
Wed May 11 / 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a fascinating presentation and outdoor tour. Learn about the inspiring diversity and practical benefits of native plants. After just 90 minutes, you will have the know-how to create your own natural garden oasis. Participants will receive...

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Songwriters Open Mic at Yogi's Bar and Grill
Wed May 11 / 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Looking for a regular gathering place to share original compositions, try new material, and hang out, network with other local songwriters, as well as enjoy live songwriters in performance? The format is low key, “unplugged”, acoustic...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - AllowanceMatters
Thu May 12 / 9:30am - 10:30am

AllowanceMatters For parents. Offered on Thursday May 12 @ 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 disli...

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Math is Fun. Parenting Workshop at the Central Library
Thu May 12 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join York Region Early Literacy Specialist, Jill Javelosa-Alvarez for an evening of information, discussion and hands on activities.This workshop is designed to provide families with children (0-6years old) ideas for fun to enhance early learning. N...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu May 12 / 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 May 12 / 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 May 12 / 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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Burr House Spinners and Weavers guild presents "Lyrical Threads Show & Sale"
Fri May 13 - Sun May 15

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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Euchre Night! Come Have Fun! Organized by the Richvale Lioness Club
Fri May 13 / 7:30pm

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

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Pancake Breakfast
Sat May 14 / 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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Saturday Moring at the Village Market. A good thing to do!
Sat May 14 / 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. You can stop fo...

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Doors Open Richmond Hill
Sat May 14 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

In 2002, the Ontario Heritage Trust - the Province’s lead heritage agency - launched Doors Open Ontario, the first province-wide event of its kind in Canada. Throughout the Province, there is a growing pride in heritage. Communities boast of th...

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National Public Works Week Open House - May 14, 2016
Sat May 14 / 10:00am - 2:30pm

Come out to learn about the services Public Works staff provide and how they're improving connections in our environment. Your whole family will also enjoy activities, including:Equipment and Trucks: Climb up and feel what it’s like to sit in t...

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Facebook for Beginners. Taught at the Central Library
Sat May 14 / 11:00am - 12:30pm

Learn how to share news, photos, etc. with family & friends on Facebook.   Free, drop in program! No need to register.   Age group: 18 years and older. Go to the 2nd floor at Central Library....

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'Paint the Town' at the Mill Pond Gallery
Sat May 14 / 11:00am - Sun May 15 / 5:00pm

Richmond Hill Group of Artists present Paint The Town! Saturday, May 14th – Sunday, May 15th 11am – 5 pm Mill Pond Gallery, Richmond Hill   Richmond’s Hill’s unique homes, buildings and historical sites have made a r...

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A Special Health Fair, at St. Mary's Immaculate
Sat May 14 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm

A health fair is being held to celebrate International Awareness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Numerous vendors covering a wide range of health services for the general publi...

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Lego Block Party at the Richvale Library. Ages 7 to 12.
Sat May 14 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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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Lego Block Party at the Oak Ridges Moraine Library. Ages 7 to 12.
Sat May 14 / 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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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun May 15 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Farmer's Market has now started back at Hillcrest Mall. Many local farmers and other vendors will set up their stalls on Wednesday and Sunday. They will start the season near Carrville Road...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun May 15 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Finding Stillness Within | 4-week series In this series we we explore ancient wisdom for the modern world by looking at the teachings on the Four Noble Truths. Buddha’s very first teaching is as relevant, vibrant, and alive today as it was whe...

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Spring Open House at Brookside Court, with a little springtime gardening.
Sun May 15 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Come and experience what retirement living is all about.You can enjoy a little gardening, meet our friendly staff and residents and enjoy some seasonally inspired refreshments.Visit www.reveraliving.com/openhouse  for more information...

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Rustic Spring Tea Party ~ a Mother & Daughter Tea
Sun May 15 / 2:30pm - 4:30pm

All grandmothers, all mothers, all daughters, all women are welcome!! Bring your own tea cup!! Tea will be served in the North West Barn - future home of Summit Community Church Please RSVP to women@summitcommunity.ca...

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Good Information to Know

OnRichmondhill.com's Connecting the Community riding Big Bike to support Heart & Stroke Foundation

OnRichmondhill.com supports the Heart & Stroke Foundation - the money for research, the great advice for those living with heart disease, the lobbying of the government to amend policies to support a healthier community. OnRichmondhill.com does...

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Painting Exterior Brick. Some considerations by Five Star Painting

Many people shudder at the mention of painting exterior brick. Nonetheless, painting exterior brick that has become tired or worn can be the right design choice in many of situations. Painted brick walls can completely transform once drab red or yell...

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The Canada Day Artist Exhibit application is now available

Calling all local artists, art community groups & cultural organizations! The Canada Day Artist Exhibit application is now available. Anyone interested in participating in the Canada Day Art Exhibiton Area, during Canada Day festivities, Friday...

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Unleash Your Inner Composer! York Region Chamber Music searches for new melodies

York Region Chamber Music’s upcoming concert promises to be a fresh musical experience. So fresh, the music hasn’t been written yet and they need your help!York Region Chamber Music is collecting 4 to 8 measure melodies from the York Regi...

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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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The A, B, Cs of An About Us Page That Converts

This 'Good Information to Know' was presented by  the small business content developers at Staples BizLaunch.com Every small business has a web page. And with every web page there is the obligatory About Us page. This is often the place that sm...

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Care for the Caregiver

"There are only four kinds of people in this world, those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, who will be caregivers, those who will need caregivers.”  ~ Rosalynn Carter. The role of a caregiver is very demanding...

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Richmond Hill has it's own rose!!!

The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society is very pleased to announce "Garden Sunshine!" their very own centennial rose. It was commissioned to celebrate their 100th year in 2014. Nancy Andrews, member of the 'Hort ' (the affectionate name...

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Personal health insurance: for small business, self employed, on contract, seasonal worker, retired

*This "Good Information to Know" was provided to OnRichmondhill.com by Sun Life Financial There are many independent business people who are not eligible for employee benefits. Instead, when it comes to dental bills, drug expenses, and an assortment...

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