May 3, 2015

Quote of the Week

"It isn't our position, but our disposition,
that makes us happy."

 ~ Anon.

Events

Nordic Pole Walking with Jeanette Chronopolous
Mon May 4 / 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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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue May 5 / 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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Hesperus ~ Drama Session for Seniors: Musical Theatre Singing Circle
Tue May 5 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

Let your voice shine through with favourite songs from musical theatre shows throughout the decades! Get ready to tap those toes and belt out some Broadway. You will: Learn and sing standards and favourites from a musical theatre repertoire spann...

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The Networker ~ Richmond Hill Mega Networking
Tue May 5 / 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Come out for an afternoon of networking at the Richmond Hill Country Club! This networking event is ideal for entrepreneurs and business professionals looking to connect with other like-minded professionals in the Greater Toronto Area. Bring your bus...

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Connect With Your Intuitive Powers (Intermediate) - May 5, 2015
Tue May 5 / 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Move a step deeper into improving your intuitive gifts. Hone your Clairaudience, Clairvoyance, and Clairsentience capabilities through group exercises and one-on-one readings. In theory and practice, participants will learn about: The Deeper Meani...

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Art Class ~ Tapestry Kilim Weaving
Tue May 5 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

With their vivid colors and attractive designs, kilims (flat woven tapestry) are fascinating to study and create!  In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn these traditional folk art techniques in class and can then take the looms hom...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Presents Cirque Mechanics "Pedal Punk"
Tue May 5 / 8:00pm

Set in a post-apocalyptic world of machines, Cirque Machine's "Pedal Punk" is a rowdy circus where the mischief is on wheels. "Pedal Punk" is inspired by the culture of steam punk, where everything is powered by steam. In "Pedal Punk" you’ll...

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The Horticultural Society Meeting talks about birds
Tue May 5 / 8:00pm

Ever wonder why birds seem to favour the gardens of neighbours?  Society member, Debbie Neale reveals the top ten most common birds found in our local back yards, and shares insights for attracting them with targeted offerings of food, water, a...

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Qigong - Benefits and Cultivating Energy
Tue May 5 / 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Master instructor, Sifu Doug Knispel Sr., is offering a free worship on Qigong - Benefits and Cultivating Energy. For further details and registration 647-302-3729 tlcpagewellness@gmail.com Location: Richmond Hill Budokan    &nb...

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Mackenzie Health's Mammothon ~ No Appointment Necessary!!
Wed May 6 / 7:30am - 6:00pm

> Are you a woman 50 to 74 years old? > Have you had a mammogram in the last two years? If not, get a mammogram. No appointment necessary! All women between the ages of 50 to 74 who have never had a mammogram or have not been screened in t...

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V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community ~ Celebrating Moms! Spa Experience
Wed May 6 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the community at V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community for a day of celebrating moms! Enjoy V!VA’s exclusive spa services, including relaxation techniques, mini-manicures, and complimentary refreshments. Cost: Free, but RSVP to Wendy...

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Catholic Community Services of York Region ~ Parents of Teens Program
Wed May 6 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Family Life Education's Parents of Teens group explores positive parenting - an approach to raising teenagers that promotes appropriate development and behaviours. Topics covered include: Positive parenting and role of parents in the teenage y...

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Self-Care for Strength: Nutrition and Mood, with Guest Speaker Cheryl Millett
Wed May 6 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cheryl Millett is a holistic nutritionist specializing in the omegas. She is an engaging presenter with years of expertise who is passionate about assisting people with their diet for the purpose of strengthening resiliency and well-being - this cert...

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NetZero Environmental Forums ~ Michael McCartney
Wed May 6 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Michael McCartney presents "An envionmentally sustainable economy - we have the technology, do we have the will?" Open discussion and coffee to follow. For more information, email office@rhuc.org...

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Visually Impaired Person (VIP) Meeting
Thu May 7 / 11:10am - 2:10pm

At this month's meeting, you'll learn about getting and staying organized (for a variety of purposes).  Meeting Schedule: 11:10 am - 11:15 am: Introduction 11:15 am - 11:45 am: Professional Organizers Katrina and Christina of ClutterBugs s...

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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support - May 7, 2015 Group
Thu May 7 / 11:00am - 1:00pm

This is the group's monthly meeting. Join in the discussions, bring your questions and share the experience of being with other people who understand your issues, yet do not judge. Confidential/scent free. Visit the group website at www.fibrosupp...

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Shadowgate Theatre ~ Drama Session for Seniors: Clowning & Comedy/Character Building
Thu May 7 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

Unleash your inner clown in this fun and interactive workshop!  This 8-week series begins with the basics of non-verbal communication and listening, eventually working towards creating your very own clown turn! Classes start May 7 and run Thu...

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Small Business Enterprise Centre ~ Content Marketing
Thu May 7 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The aim of this seminar is to provide information to individuals on generating leads through content marketing.   Topics will include: How to quickly and easily develop/identify relevant content Using content to feed the social media eng...

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Fourth Dimensional Consciousness
Thu May 7 / 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 May 7thth: High Vibrational Energy Healing How to Re...

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu May 7 / 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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Shirley MacLaine Onstage at the RHCPA - May 7, 2015
Thu May 7 / 8:00pm

Shirley MacLaine’s legendary career comprises more than 50 feature films highlighted by an Academy Award® win and six nominations, six Emmy® Awards nominations, seven Golden Globe® Awards – including the Cecil B. DeMille Lifet...

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Pledges for Change ~ Celebrating Change Gala
Fri May 8 / 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Let's celebrate the power that youth have to change the world! Featuring a variety of local and world-renowned talent, inspirational speeches and performances that will keep you in your seats, the 1st Annual Celebrating Change Gala will definitely b...

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Local Organic Spring Bedding Plant Now Available at The Village Market
Sat May 9 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Now's the time to stop by The Village Market to get your local organic spring bedding plants, even if you don't  plant them outdoors yet. The Village Market runs all year long, indoors, providing a local year round access to the freshest loca...

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Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society ~ Plant Sale
Sat May 9 / 9:00am - 11:30am

This plant sale is a major fundraising event for the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural society. Offerings include hundreds of annual and perennial flowers, as well as herbs and vegetables, at great prices.Many plants are from the gardens of Soci...

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Pancake Breakfast - served at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church - May 9, 2015
Sat May 9 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Your delicious breakfast includes pancakes with toppings of berries or whipped cream, scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. Consider inviting some friends. These pancake breakfasts are monthly events with a break in the summer. A portion...

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Doors Open Richmond Hill - May 9, 2015
Sat May 9 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Richmond Hilll Doors Open will allow the residents and visitors to access some of the unique and intriguing locations located right here in Richmond Hill. 15 intriguing cultural, historic and religious sites within the Town will open t...

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Police Week Open House at Community Safety Village
Sat May 9 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

Join members of our police force at the Community Safety Village for a free, fun, family day and learn all about York Regional Police. Members of the Canine, Traffic and Emergency Response Units will be on hand to conduct demonstrations and there wi...

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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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Art Class ~ Fabulous Florals with Lori Spendiff
Sat May 9 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Flowing lines, great shapes, interesting textures, and vibrant colours – flowers have it all.  From traditional botanicals, to Georgia O’Keefe style macro blooms, the workshop will examine and explore the different forms of floral ar...

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Skate for a Cure - for Juvenille Diabetes
Sat May 9 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Come join some enthusiastic supporters of JDRF for this family skate fundraiser for JDRF. All money raised will got to help research for Type 1 Diabetes. $5 per person, $10 for a family. Treat yourself - there's a bake sale too! For more informa...

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David Dunlop Observatory ~ Astronomy Day and Toronto Science Rendezvous
Sat May 9 / 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Cloudy or clear, come out for programs including solar observing and space-themed arts & crafts (Space Crafts!) Evening observing - weather permitting. Drop in program. For more information, click here. Cost: $2 per person, at the door.  ...

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Mother's Day Brunch ~ at the Sheraton
Sun May 10 / 11:00am - 3:00pm

The Sheraton Parkway suggests you treat Mom special.  They have a beautiful buffet awaiting! smoked fish shrimp cocktail crab clusters breakfast favourites including Eggs Benedict Italian antipasto array of fresh fruits international ho...

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A Special Mother's Day Menu ~ at Cafe en Passant
Sun May 10

With moms in mind, a special menu was created.  Fresh Angelhair pasta with large tiger shrimp in a Alfredo sauce Fresh Atlantic salmon with a 3 berry champagne glaze Grilled chicken breast with blue cheese and pear chutney Please conside...

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Trinity Nightingales Children's and Youth Choir Spring Concert
Sun May 10 / 6:00pm

Trinity Nightingales Children’s and Youth Choir is very excited to invite you to a concert, where you will hear the amazing spiritual , intellectual music of genius classical and modern composers. Choir is an incredible union between voice and...

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Nordic Pole Walking with Jeanette Chronopolous
Mon May 11 / 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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Parenting Workshop ~ Hold On to Your Home Language - May 11, 2015
Mon May 11 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Will a child be confused by two or more languages? How do children benefit from learning and speaking their home language? What kinds of help do children to hold on to their home language? What kinds of help do families need to keep their language? &...

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Zumba® Class ~ Open House
Mon May 11 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Do you love music? Do you love to have fun? Are you looking for ways to tone up during the Summer? Then come out for the complimentary Zumba® Fitness Open House! Dance to Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop, international...

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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue May 12 / 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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CHATS Caregiver and Support and Education ~ Healthy Aging and Stroke Prevention
Tue May 12 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

CHATS Caregiver Support and Education invites you to an infortation session on healthy aging and stroke prevention! Topics will include: Stroke education – warning signs, risk factors, prevention strategies How to enhance your health and we...

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Marketing Extravaganza Through Speed Networking & Social Media
Tue May 12 / 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Come out and particpate in our speed networking event - learn, share and develop instant connection with folks in the room to support relationship building and possible collaboration and referall's to grow your business. Iskander Gadirzade, from loc...

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The Sacred Quest for Love and Intimacy, a talk by Dr. Paul Meschino
Tue May 12 / 6:45pm - 9:00pm

Is there a transcendent and spiritual order hidden in all relationships and family dynamics? Join Dr. Paul Meschino as he delves deep into the mystery of love, and the common challenges of relationships. This interactive gathering will serve to she...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Foot Clinic (2nd week of each month)
Wed May 13 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

Foot care 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 made at least one week in advance.   Please contact the ch...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Health & Wellness Fair - A Passport on TIPS for Healthy Living
Wed May 13 / 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Everyone welcome! Resource Information and mini treatments to improve your mind, body and spirit!  Finger food, door prizes and more!   To register, please contact the church office at 905-884-3606. ...

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Museum Feasibility Society Public Meeting - You're Invited!
Thu May 14 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Richmond Hill is conducting a study regarding the current operations at the Heritage Centre and its connection to the community. Attend this public meeting to learn more about the key findings and directions of the Museum Feasibility Study and&n...

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Fourth Dimansional Consciousness
Thu May 14 / 7:30pm - 10:00pm

A series of twelve Meetups: Thursdays, April 9th to September 17th, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts 120 Newkirk Avenue, Unit 12, Richmond Hill Subject for April 16th: The Third Dimension of Consciousness How to Register:...

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu May 14 / 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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Being green is natural at The Village Market!
Sat May 16 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

The Village Market runs all year long, indoors, Saturdays only, providing a local year round access to the freshest local organic vegetables, eggs and meats. Until about the first of June there will be a good selection of organic spring bedding plan...

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Free, One-On-One Piano Lessons on Saturdays in May!
Sat May 16

Free, 30 minute, one-on-one lessons are back at StudioVivian! StudioVivian is a music school in Richmond Hill that offers fun, one-on-one piano lessons to children who loves music. To find out more information about StudioVivian, visit www.studiovi...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Computer Assistance Session
Sat May 16 / 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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Matters of the Heart ~ 13th Annual Science and Faith Wellness Conference
Sat May 16 / 12:30pm - 5:00pm

All are welcome to attend this wellness conference organized by Richmond Hill Christian Community Church Wellness Committee, RHCCC Science and Faith Committee and Ontario Chinese Christian Medical Fellowship Key Note Speaker: Dr. Grace Chua, MD, FRC...

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Spring Voice Concert: My Own Country - Through the Seasons in Song
Sat May 16 / 7:30pm

Soprano Beth Evans and bass-baritone Stephen Cockle, with accompanist and music director Carolynne Davy, present an evening of songs celebrating the countryside and rural life through the year, drawing liberally from the golden age of English art son...

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Artist Workshop at The Mill Pond Gallery - May 17, 2015
Sun May 17 / 9:30am - 3:30am

Potrait in Pastel – Guo Yue Dou Workshop: 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 artwork. He paints a variety of subjects; landscape, still life, and f...

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Good Information to Know

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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Free Wood Chips. Be nice to your garden!

The Town has lots of wood chips and you can come by Richmond Green to pick some up. Your garden will love you! less weeding less watering faster plant growth protection from overheated soils during hot summer added nutrients The wood chip...

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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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Met the Artist – Michelle Richards-Clermont

*article by Stephanie Cerqueira, assistant editor for OnRichmondhill.com I had the opportunity to “Meet the Artist” Michelle Richards-Clermont on April 21st, 2015.  The event was held at Covernotes, a quaint coffee shop at Yonge St....

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Attention Artists: Canada Day – Artists exhibition application. May 15th deadline

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

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A Taste for Taste for Life

*article by Stephanie Cerqueira, assistant editor for OnRichmondhill.com I made my way to Covernotes Tea & Coffee House on April 22, 2015 for Taste for a Life, a fundraiser that supports the AIDS Committee of York Region.  During Taste for...

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Celebrating Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month. This acknowledges the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. It also provides an opportunity for Canadians across the country to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of Canadian...

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Would you like to know what is happening in Town after May 17th?
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For any inquires please contact her at 416 822-5139 Marj@OnRichmondhill.com

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