April 30, 2017

Quote of the Week

“Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear,
and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.”
~ Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky

Big doors swing on little hinges. W. Clement Stone
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/wclements193773.html

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Events

Lucid Dream - Abstract Mixed Media Art Exhibition by Olie Vainberg, at the Boynton House
Mon May 1 - Sun May 7

Come and indulge your visual senses in a rich, exuberant, colourful art show of abstract paintings, created in different multi media techniques, by a very unique and talented artist, Olie Vainberg. Exhibition Dates & Times: May 1 - May 4 : 4p...

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Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon May 1 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Free English lessons, to people of all backgrounds, are offered at Grace Baptist Church.If you want to improve your conversational English and hear the Christian message of hope, you are welcome every Monday from 7:00-9:00 pm. It’s a friendl...

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Start the Week Right With Zumba Fitness
Mon May 1 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come to a weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness parties. 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...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue May 2 / 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....

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Tea and Tots. A free weekly program at Gormley Church
Tue May 2 / 10:30am - 12:00pm

This weekly program is for preschoolers (birth to 5 years old) and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. There will be a variety of activities: Arts and Crafts Play Dough Cars and Trains Dress-up Blocks Floor and Table Toys Outdoor Pla...

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Sharon and Bram ~ on stage at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Tue May 2 / 6:30pm - 6:25pm

Since 1978, Sharon and Bram have defined high quality family entertainment, sharing their music with millions of delighted children. As members of the trio Sharon, Lois and Bram, they toured North America, producing countless albums and starring in t...

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"Carnivorous Plants", a talk from a young gardener
Tue May 2 / 7:30pm

All are invited to hear Dennis Zhu’s presentation on “Carnivorous Plants”. Dennis is a Grade 12 student at Richmond Hill High School, with a passion for the science of plants, and he is an active member of the after school Garden Cl...

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A Meet & Greet, at Panera, for Ted Leider ~ seeking the nomination for the Richmond Hill PC Party.
Wed May 3 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Ted Leider is seeking the nomination for the PC riding of Richmond Hill.He would like to meet more people  in our community and hear their concerns.  And, he wants to let you know why he is running. This is an opportunity to get involved....

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Cecilia String Quartet
Wed May 3 / 8:00pm

Formed in 2004, the Cecilia String Quartet (CSQ) is the current Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Hailed for their 'powerful' (Chicago Sun-Times) and 'dauntingly perfect' (Berliner Zeitung) performances, th...

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Tension Relief Training for Family Caregivers of Individuals with Memory Loss. 4 Week Course
Thu May 4 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you caring and supporting a family member who has Alzheimer's or other memory loss condition? Are you experiencing guilt, frustration or anger in dealing with the challenges you are facing?  If so, know you are not alone and HELP IS HERE!...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu May 4 / 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, energized and peac...

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Richvale Lions Club Charity Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Fri May 5 / 6:15pm

All are invited. Register 6:15pm; Start 7:00pm Featuring $ 10 Bounty Chip,  included in $ 50 Buy-inRefreshments available. $20,000+ prizes in 2015!For more details call 905 770-1772...

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Cello & Piano Concert ~ a Clearly Musical Home Concert
Fri May 5 / 7:30pm - 9:30pm

At this intimate gathering Jenny Cheong, cello, Angela Park (piano) & Shara Sun (piano) will perform. Everyone Gets A Front Row Seat! ($30 incl HST) Question & Answer portion with the musicians! A reception follows the performance! Co...

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Strides for Strokes ~ fundraising for Mackenzie Health
Sat May 6

Run or walk in support of Mackenzie Health.  Join over 1,200 runners and walkers at the 12th annual Richview Manor's Strides for Stroke 5K Run/Walk supporting Mackenzie Health. 7:00 a.m. - Registration, pledge drop off, race vendor fair opens...

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The Village Market - Saturdays only
Sat May 6 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Do you wish to eat healthy, organic food? If so, a Saturday morning visit to The Village Market would be a good thing to do. As well as produce, eggs, cheese, meats, nuts, baked goods.... can be found. You may wish to stop for breakfast or lun...

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Global 6K for Water ~ a World Vision event, at Richmond Green
Sat May 6 / 9:30am

6 kilometres is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water — water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, people from around the globe will walk or run an average dist...

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Mill Pond Gallery Exhibition and Sale - Imaginative Impressions
Sat May 6 / 11:00am - Sun May 7 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artists present original artwork by members this weekend. "Imaginative Impressions" is a glance to the world beyond! It is an opportunity to enter the imaginations of two contemporary artists, Shoshana Lock and Haleh Dehla...

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Shi Dingrou: Remembering Lichuan. Asian Heritage celebrated at the Central Library
Sat May 6 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Celebrate the Asian Heritage Month and meet Shi Dingrou, the writer of popular Chinese TV series Remembering Lichuan. Watch the trailer (with English subtitles) and ask Shi Dingrou about TV series and her writing. The first 10 people through the do...

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Mandarin MS Fundraising Walk ~ held at Elgin West CC
Sun May 7 / 9:00am

Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. When you join the Mandarin MS Walk, you join our country's collective effort to help improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS. The dollars you raise are invested in world-leading MS research happe...

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Hike for Hospice 2017 ~ It's the 15th anniversary of this hike!
Sun May 7 / 9:30am

This is the 15th anniversary of this hike for Hill House Hospice - York Region’s only residential hospice. Consider participating in the Hike for Hospice to raise funds and bring awareness of palliative care in York Region. The hike starts at...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest - first of the season!
Sun May 7 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Farmer's Market at Hillcrest Mall returns. Sunday's only. Many vendors with produce, baked goods, eggs, maple syrup, garden plants. Located along the south parking lot, along Carrville....

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Caribbean North Charities Annual Spring Brunch
Sun May 7 / 11:30am

All are welcome to attend this fundraising Sunday Brunch featuring Caribbean cuisine. There will be live entertainment and dancing. Location: Thornhill Community Centre (7755 Bayview Ave) Tickets: Adults $35; Children (8 to 15) $15; Under 7 (pizza...

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Just Friends. A social group for mature couples and singles.
Sun May 7 / 1:00pm - 2:30pm

There is a membership drive/ meet and greet for JUST FRIENDS -  social group for mature couples and singles. Free membership. Monthly outings. They will meet at the Food Court in Hillcrest Mall. For more information please call Rosie: 416-3...

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Lighthouse ~ a contemporary worship experience
Sun May 7 / 5:00pm

This is an evening gathering designed for young adults . . . and the young at heart.Come for a 60 minute, contemporary, creative, arts-filled, Spirit-led, Jesus-centred and God-honouring worship experience culminating in unparalleled hospitality with...

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Canadian Choral Celebration ~ Richmond Hill United Church Chancel Choir
Sun May 7 / 7:00pm

All are invited to attend this special choral presentation by the acclaimed Richmond Hill Chancel Choir. Music Director: Barry PetersPiano & Organ: Stillman Matheson You may order your ticket at 905-884-1301 ext. 5 office@rhuc.org Tickets are...

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"The Robert Veltheer Lecture Series on Mental Illness". Cognition and Cognitive Remediation
Mon May 8 / 7:00pm

Home on the Hill Supportive Housing is a charitable organization founded by the families of people with seriousmental illness. This lecturer is part of the newly named "The Robert Veltheer Lecture Series on Mental Illness". Dr. Bowie's presentatio...

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Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon May 8 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Free English lessons, to people of all backgrounds, are offered at Grace Baptist Church.If you want to improve your conversational English and hear the Christian message of hope, you are welcome every Monday from 7:00-9:00 pm. It’s a friendl...

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Start the Week Right With Zumba Fitness
Mon May 8 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come to a weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness parties. 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...

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more

Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue May 9 / 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....

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Tea and Tots. A free weekly program at Gormley Church
Tue May 9 / 10:30am - 12:00pm

This weekly program is for preschoolers (birth to 5 years old) and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. There will be a variety of activities: Arts and Crafts Play Dough Cars and Trains Dress-up Blocks Floor and Table Toys Outdoor Pla...

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LivingWell Guest Speaker: Rosita Hall. A free event at the McConaghy Centre
Tue May 9 / 2:30pm

As part of Delmanor Elgin Mills LivingWell series, Rosita Hall has been invited to speak at the McConaghy Centre.Rosita was nominated as one of the “Top 100 Black Women to Watch” in Canada! Owner of Motivated Minds, a best-selling author...

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River Cruising with a different point of view.
Tue May 9 / 6:30pm

Lina Lococo-Beja of Travelpoint invites you to an intimate evening to learn ore about River cruising in Europe with Avalon Waterways. Offering the most thoughtfully designed, newest ships in river cruising isn't the only advantage of Avalon Waterway...

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One Family, Two Homes - a 6 session series
Tue May 9 / 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This is a six session series for families experiencing separation and divorce. Children participate in separate age appropriate groups which will help them to: feel better, deal with some of the myths and know where to get support. Topics for paren...

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Monthly Foot Clinic ~ at St. Matthew's United Church
Wed May 10 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

Foot care is completed by trained nurses, by appointment only. The clinic rate is $35. (Home visits can also be arranged for $50, receipts provided.) Appointments must be reserved one week in advance. Please call the church office 905-884-3606 to...

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A Meet & Greet, at Panera, for Ted Leider ~ seeking the nomination for the Richmond Hill PC Party.
Wed May 10 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Ted Leider is seeking the nomination for the PC riding of Richmond Hill.He would like to meet more people  in our community and hear their concerns.  And, he wants to let you know why he is running. This is an opportunity to get involved....

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

If you are visually impaired you are invited to attend this month's VIP (Visually Impaired Person) meeting. Meeting Agenda: Meeting Agenda: 11:15 to 1:00 - Dr. Maria Grazia Bevilacqua is going to discuss naturopathic medicine and well-being...

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu 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. Francop...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu May 11 / 7:30pm - 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 peac...

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Mother's Day Lunch at the McConaghy Centre
Fri May 12 / 12:00pm

A wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day! Enjoy a delicious lunch followed by live entertainment. Impersonator of Engelbert Humperdinck will provide exciting entertainment and have you dancing in your seats! Register at any community Centre...

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Fraud Prevention. A talk at Delmanor
Fri May 12 / 3:00pm

Find out how you can protect yourself and your loved ones. Seniors have been identified as the most victimized group of fraud. All things concerning the latest widespread scams will be covered.   Please RSVP to James or Susan at  905 77...

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Garden plants have made their appearance at The Village Market
Sat May 13 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Are you looking for seedlings for your garden that are organic? The Village Market is a good place to look. On your Saturday morning visit to The Village Market you can find organic  produce, eggs, cheese, meats, nuts, baked goods.... You...

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Community Pancake Breakfast at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Churc
Sat May 13 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Breakfast includes pancakes with toppings of berries, whipped cream; scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. Cost: Adults - $8.00; Children 12 and under - $4.00. Proceeds from this breakfast will go to 360Kids. For details please call the...

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Walk with Hope ~ a fundraiser for L'Arche Daybreak
Sat May 13 / 9:00am

Join the annual Walk WITH Hope! This year, all fundraising is directed towards purchasing a new Wheel Chair Van. The Walk WITH Hope is a fundraiser and friend-building event where core members (people with disabilities), assistants, friends, family...

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Doors Open
Sat May 13 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Doors Open Richmond Hill is an event that supports cultural sites in the community to open their doors to everyone. This free event is part of Doors Open Ontario, launched in 2002 by the Ontario Heritage Trust. Click here for more information....

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Open House at Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club
Sat May 13 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

In conjunction with Richmond Hill’s Doors Open, the Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club is having an Open House. Lawn bowling is a low cost, outdoor activity suitable for all ages. It provides light exercise, a chance to meet new friends and an o...

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Asian Heritage Month Community Celebration
Sat May 13 / 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month and Canada's 150th. Discover Asia's diversity Savour the tastes of Asia Experience Asian culture Celebrate Asian student success Everyone is welcome! Organized by school trustee Carol Chan and Councillors Godw...

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Mill Pond Gallery Exhibition and Sale - Paint the Town!
Sat May 13 / 11:00am - Sun May 14 / 5:00pm

Richmond Hill Group of Artists proudly presents, Paint the Town! 2017. Paint the Town! show is now an annual spring event that showcases original art from over thirty participating members of the Richmond Hill Group of Artists.  Discover uniqu...

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Recharge your Batteries for Spring with a Reiki Health Session with Essential Oils
Sat May 13 / 11:00am - 6:00pm

1-hr Sessions available between 11:00 am – 6:00 pm What is Reiki?Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by trained Reiki health practitioners to balance life force energ...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun May 14 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come by to get fresh fruits and vegetables.  Garden plants available seasonally.  Baked goods, eggs, maple syrup..... Located in the south part of the parking lot of Hillcrest Mall facing Carrville Ave....

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Mother's Day Buffet Brunch at the Sheraton's The Crave. 10% discount available
Sun May 14 / 11:00am - 3:00pm

Treat mom to something really special Menu includes: • Crab clusters• Smoked fish• Shrimp cocktail• Array of fresh salads• Carved roast beef• Roasted lamb• Roasted rack of pork• Mussels marinara• Seasone...

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Good Information to Know

Request for items for a Charity Garage Sale - supporting We Can Change the World Day.

The Clutterbugs, friends of the organizers of We Can Change the World Day, are collecting items for the May 20th, (2017) Charity Garage Sale. This is more than a garage sale!• Lemonade Stand• Music• GiveawaysPlease call Katrina 416-89...

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The Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club is offering 4 – 1 hour lessons for $10 in June

Lawn bowling is a low cost, outdoor activity suitable for all ages. It provides light exercise, a chance to meet new friends and an opportunity to spend time outside in good weather. This special offer is for Tuesdays at 9:45 am Thursdays at 6:4...

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LOOKING AHEAD:

Mental Health First Aid Training - May 27
Cosmos Music Fest & Expo - June 3

Gutsy Walk - June 4

Walk for Alzheimer's - June 10

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