May 22, 2016

Quote of the Week

“If we wait for the moment when everything is ready,
we shall never begin."
~ Ivan Turgenev

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Events

Hillcrest Mall is open on Victoria Day
Mon May 23 / 11:00am - 6:00pm

Hillcrest Mall is open on Victoria Day, May 23rd, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hillcrest’s $125-million renovation is currently underway with the Hudson’s Bay now open. Construction on Sporting Life’s new anchor store has begu...

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Spring Fling at the Mill Pond Gallery
Sat May 21 / 11:00am - Mon May 23 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artists are celebrating the return of Spring with a member group show and sale. We are filling our gallery walls with a riot of colour. Artwork will include a variety of medium, theme and style. A feature wall of Florals w...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue May 24 / 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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Women In The Know ~ Walking the Trails of Richmond Hill
Tue May 24 / 6:45pm

This new women's walking group will be walking the trails off Carreville Rd. These are some of Richmond Hill's most scenic trails.• Please wear long pants and jacket since there may be bugs.• Wear comfortable walking shoes.• Bring a wa...

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Our Richmond Hill MPs invite us to a York Region Climate Change Consultation
Tue May 24 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

All are invite to this Town Hall meeting on Canada and Climate Change. This public consultation session will be hosted by the Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, MP Deb Schulte, and Majid Jowhari...

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Quilting – 9 Patch Pizzazz. Two Day Course at the Burr House
Tue May 24 / 7:00pm - 10:00pm

  Create a quilt adapted from the book 9-Patch Pizzazz by Judy Sisneros. Using a simple nine-patch block built from strata, you can create a unique lap quilt. Choose an interesting main print (i.e. floral, Asian, nature) and two to three compl...

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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue May 24 / 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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Mayor's Prayer Breakfast ~ A Christian Celebration of Prayer for the Community Leaders
Wed May 25 / 7:00am - 9:00am

The purpose of the breakfast is to have a Christian celebration of prayer for the community leaders that serve Richmond Hill. This year’s keynote speaker, Peter Duraisami, CEO of The Scott Mission and founder of the Church on the Rock Internati...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed May 25 / 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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Explore Europe's Waterways ~ a talk about River Cruising at Richmond Hill Retirement Residence
Wed May 25 / 2:00pm

Lina Lococo-Beja, Travelpoint would cordially like to invite you to an Intimate afternoon with Globus family of Brands to introduce you to  Avalon Waterways.You will be guided through Europe’s historical rivers, revealing why River Cruisin...

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Tall Tales Festival, a Toastmaster event!
Wed May 25 / 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Be prepared to be entertained and engaged by the best humorous speakers from Toastmasters Division A and beyond who will regale you with tall tales, outrageous stories and unabashed fabrications. Delicious delicacies will top off this must-see! Cos...

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Richmond Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church presents "His Way of Hope" with guest speaker Shawn Ellis
Sun May 22 - Sat May 28

All are invited to these dynamic multimedia seminars. These seminars are designed specifically to make a real and lasting difference in your life. They wrestle with life’s difficult questions and provide Bible-based answers you can trust. Whi...

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Songwriters Open Mic at Yogi's Bar and Grill
Wed May 25 / 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 - AllowanceMatters
Thu May 26 / 9:30am - 10:30am

AllowanceMatters For parents. Offered on Thursday May 26 @ 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...

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Big Screen Thursday - At the Central Library. Free.
Thu May 26 / 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Come out, meet new friends and enjoy a lazy afternoon watching Alfred Hitchcock’s themed movies. Today's Screeing:  “Vertigo”June 23rd “Strangers on a Train” Admission: Free. No registration is needed. Go to the 2...

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu May 26 / 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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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu May 26 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Secrets to HappinessHappiness is a state of mind and something we can train in. Learn profound methods to transform all problems into the very means for experiencing love, joy, compassion and wisdom. Through ancient practices we can increase our...

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So you are a spiritual being, now what?
Thu May 26 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Explore the fundamentals of spirituality and learn how you can start living in alignment with your true spiritual essence. - What is Spirit?- What is a spiritual being?- Proof that we are spiritual beings.- As spiritual beings, how are we to live?...

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Foot Reflexology for Beginners
Fri May 27 / 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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Burr House Spinners and Weavers guild presents "Lyrical Threads Show & Sale"
Fri May 27 - Sun May 29

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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Community Indoor Garage Sale
Sat May 28 / 8:00am - 1:00pm

Come see what you can buy or consider having your own table to sell you stuff. To secure a table call 905-884-0855, ext. 22 or email community@richmondhill.ca...

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The Village Market - Saturday mornings only
Sat May 28 / 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...

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The Science and Faith of Brain Health
Sat May 28 / 8:30am - 12:30pm

The Richmond Hill Christian Community Church has organized their 14th Annual Wellness Conference. Keynote Lecture: Concussions, by Dr. Michael Cusimano Neurosurgeon, St. Michael’s Hospital Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto Schedule:...

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(Not Quite) Spring Floral Collage with Sharon Kirsh
Sat May 28 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Get a taste of Spring, in this playful and fun workshop with artist Sharon Kirsh. Participants will create their own lovely abstracted floral compositions using papers they create themselves, other collage materials as well as acrylic paints. Worki...

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Nordic Pole Walking - Free Clinic
Sat May 28 / 10:00am - 11:30am

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

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Car Wash Fundraiser for the Richmond Hill Philharmonic at Richmond Hill Honda
Sat May 28 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to join us at their fundraising car wash at Richmond Hill Honda. Cost: $5 All proceeds from the car wash, silent auction and BBQ go to support the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra....

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Rummage Sale at Emmanuel Anglican Church
Sat May 28 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

All are invited to drop by. Tons of great stuff at low, low prices! Household Items Clothes Books Toys Treasures CDs/DVDs Jewelry Collectibles Something for everyone!...

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Toronto Waldorf School Puppet Festival
Sat May 28 / 10:00am - 12:30pm

Bring your family and friends to the Toronto Waldorf School Puppet Festival! This is a free event! There will be 5 short rotating puppet shows around the campus: Masha and the Bear The 3 Billy Goats Gruff The Friends Sunday Bread The Flower...

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Spring Fling at the Mill Pond Gallery
Sat May 28 / 11:00am - Sun May 29 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artists are celebrating the return of Spring with a member group show and sale. We are filling our gallery walls with a riot of colour. Artwork will include a variety of medium, theme and style. A feature wall of Florals w...

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From Page to Screen: A visit with movie producer & author Anne Tait
Sat May 28 / 2:00pm - 4:30pm

The perfect end to Asian Heritage Month, you won’t want to miss this screening of Iron Road followed by a visit and book signing from author Anne Tait. Globe & Mail’s John Doyle calls the film “massive and magnificent” wh...

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Richmond Hill Community Spaghetti Dinner
Sat May 28 / 3:45pm - 5:15pm

Everyone is invited for a delicious meal where neighbours can get to know each other without cost being a limiting factor. Menu SpaghettiSaladBreadTea/Coffee/JuiceTreats   Cost:  $1 suggested donation For more information please email...

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"Spring Sing" ~ an evening of music presented by the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Choir
Sat May 28 / 7:30pm

The Richmond Hill Presyterian Church Choir director Deon Flas and "Voices of Joy" Choir (made up of disabled individuals), director Richard Heinzle, will be singing some favourites for you. There will be a freewill offering at the door and refreshme...

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Spring Concert: "Pastoral Images – Celebrating Spring in Song"
Sat May 28 / 7:30pm

Soprano Beth Evans and bass-baritone Stephen Cockle, with accompanist and music director Carolynne Davy and guest clarinettist Jessica Tse, present an evening of songs and duets celebrating spring through a pastoral and rural lens – from Purcel...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun May 29 / 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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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun May 29 / 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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Richmond Hill United Church is saying good-bye to their long time ministers
Sun May 29 / 10:30am

Richmond Hill United Church invites the community to a special service of worship of thanksgiving and celebration for the ten years their ministers have been with the church, recognizing their spiritual leadership, pastoral care and guidance for our...

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Richmond Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church presents "His Way of Hope" with guest speaker Shawn Ellis
Sun May 29 - Sat Jun 4

All are invited to these dynamic multimedia seminars. These seminars are designed specifically to make a real and lasting difference in your life. They wrestle with life’s difficult questions and provide Bible-based answers you can trust. Whi...

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York Symphony Orchestra ~ Night at the Movies
Sun May 29 / 7:30pm

A selection of classical music from the movies along with blockbuster film scores. Featuring Mozart Piano Concerto from 'Elvira Madigan', Gabriel's Oboe from 'The Mission', Schindler's List, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Raiders March and many...

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Bike to Work Day 2016
Mon May 30 / 7:30am - 9:30am

Join Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill for their 9th annual Bike to Work Day 7.5 km group ride through the Leslie and Highway 7 corridor.Start and End: MMM Group Limited, 100 Commerce Valley Drive West, Thornhill, ON Cost: FREE! Registration is...

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Create a T-shirt Memory Quilt.
Mon May 30 / 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Create a quilt from your memories! If you have been saving your child(ren)'s favourite t-shirts or sports jerseys? It’s time to get the 'memories' out of boxes and drawers! This class will give you ideas on how to turn treasured clothing into...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue May 31 / 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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Retiring Without Debt. A free talk at the Central Library
Tue May 31 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Participants will be taught how to make changes to their finances in preparation for a retirement free from debt.You will learn to identify various sources of income available during your retirement, how to identify weaknesses in your current financi...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed Jun 1 / 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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Songwriters Open Mic at Yogi's Bar and Grill
Wed Jun 1 / 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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Driving Test Workshop for Seniors, at the Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Thu Jun 2 / 10:30am - 12:00pm

Are you turning 80 and need to retake your driving test, or just want a refresher on rules of the road? A speaker from the Ministry of Transportation will come and help you prepare for the test. To register please call 905-773-5533 or email Kelly a...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu Jun 2 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Secrets to HappinessHappiness is a state of mind and something we can train in. Learn profound methods to transform all problems into the very means for experiencing love, joy, compassion and wisdom. Through ancient practices we can increase our...

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Let Your Yoga Dance Workshop
Thu Jun 2 / 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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Read TALK Sing Play ~ A PA Day program at the Central Library
Fri Jun 3 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Read, talk, sing, and play with Jill Javelosa-Alvarez, Children’s author and early learning specialist. Be one of the first to see her first published book ABC, ABC what do you see?Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program start...

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Kids Make the Best Gardeners. A PA Day Program at the Central Library
Fri Jun 3 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

Kids are experts when it comes to getting dirty and gardening is a great way to have some messy fun. Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up for the safety of the child.Tickets...

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P.A. Day LEGO Block Party at the Central Library
Fri Jun 3 / 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Take the LEGO challenge or build your own masterpiece, either way there will be lots of LEGO fun.Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up for the safety of the child.Tickets will...

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Curtain Club Theatre ~ "Buying the Moose"
Fri Jun 3 - Sat Jun 18

"Buying the Moose", the hilarious comedy by Michael Wilmot, runs from June 3 to June 18. After his wife discovers him with a blow up doll which is wearing one of her dresses, Rob is out in the cold when she, for some reason, assumes the worst! Rob c...

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Did you know that people come from all over the GTA on Saturday mornings to the Village Market?
Sat Jun 4 / 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...

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Cosmo MusicFest & Expo. A free all day event. Featured band - Big Wreck
Sat Jun 4 / 9:00am - 9:00pm

This year's Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO will be even bigger and better! CosmoFEST 2016 will have lots of live music, more family fun, food (and beer). With the increased partnership of suppliers and sponsors, more artists, experts and clinics will be...

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Pancake Breakfast at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sat Jun 4 / 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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Temperanceville United is having a yard sale!
Sat Jun 4 / 9:00am - 2:00pm

Come check out the treasures for sale!Monies raised will go towards the “SAVE OUR CEMETERY!” project, focused on revitalizing the headstones and surroundings, in order to preserve and better showcase the heritage cemetery. For more infor...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat Jun 4 / 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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Make colour work for you with Nancy Falconi . Art Workshop
Sat Jun 4 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Create pictures with emotional impact! In this creative photography /art course with photographer and artist Nancy Falconi you will learn to shift from taking photos to creating ones that invoke emotion, an essential skill required for artists in any...

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Karma and Reincarnation, a course taught by Manisha Melwani
Sat Jun 4 / 2:00pm - 4:30pm

The Law of Karma states that people reap the results of past actions. What if the right conditions to experience the results are not yet in place? What happens to the still unexperienced results of our past actions? Do they carry over to future liv...

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Hand drum making session and meditation
Sun Jun 5 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

All are invited to celebrate the creating of their own drum with Kathryn Aunger. The day starts off with a grounding meditation and then you start into learning about the Aboriginal drum making process. Kathryn has been creating drums for many year...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun Jun 5 / 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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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Jun 5 / 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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JEI Spelling Bee Contest (GR 1-8)
Sun Jun 5

Put your spelling skills to the test!For all students grades 1-8. This is a GTA event and students will have the opportunity to win great prizes.  Apple iPod Shuffle Raffle Prizes Both JEI and Non-JEI students to enroll. JEI would like...

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Mill Pond Splash
Sun Jun 5 / 11:00am - 4:00pm

Held annually in the Town of Richmond Hill since 1998, Mill Pond Splash is a unique eco festival that offers hands-on educational activities that motivate and encourage the public to make positive environmental changes in many spheres of their lives....

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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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A Kid's Run for Nature - new to Richmond Hill!

Come out to "Run for Fun” and support endangered species at the Kids’ Run for Nature on Sunday, June 5th at Mill Pond Park. This is an event created by two 10-year old girls who wanted to get kids and their families involved in our great...

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If you Like Walking, You'll Love Nordic Pole Walking

Clinic Schedule for 2016: Sunday, April 24th Saturday, May 28th Sunday, June 26th Saturday, July 23rd Sunday, August 21st Saturday, September 24th    What is Nordic Pole Walking? Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact, easy to...

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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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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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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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