May 24, 2015

Quote of the Week

"Wisdom is learning what to overlook."
~ William James

Events

Registration for Summer Programs at Richmond Hill Public Libraries!
Mon May 25 / 9:30am

Summer is finally here!! Check out the full list of exciting children's programs at the library. The library offers a variety of programs for children and their families from birth through to Grade Eight at all four locations. Follow the links for d...

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Expand Your Spirit with Ecstatic Dance
Mon May 25 / 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Ecstatic Dance is a free flow conscious dance. You are taken into the layers of your body and your mind through music and collective energy. Ecstatic dance offers healing, prayer, expression and transformation through movement. It is a safe place t...

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Nordic Pole Walking with Jeannette Chronopolous
Mon May 25 / 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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Monday Meditations ~ 6-Week Course with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Mon May 25 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Part of Rose Hirano's Monday Meditation series. Classes will be offered through the year. This Week's Theme: The Precious Knowledge of Future Lives These classes are a source of inspiration to improve the quality of our mind through contemplating a...

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Weekly Zumba® Classes Starting Tonight!
Mon May 25 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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 Zumba® classes - Latin-inspired dance-fitness classes! Come dance to Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop,...

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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue May 26 / 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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V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community ~ Victoria's Boudoir History Presentation
Tue May 26 / 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Join the community at V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community as it explores the distinctive clothes and trends of the Victorian Age, and enjoy complimentary refreshments and scones. Cost: Free, but RSVP to Wendy or Marteen at 905-417-8585 is requ...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed May 27 / 10:00am - 6:00pm

It is so easy for those travelling up Yonge St. on a Wednesday to stop and get a breath of fresh air, and fresh fruits and vegetables! The Farmers' Market is set up on the south west corner of the mall parking lot (facing Carrville) at Hillcrest M...

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Adult 55+ Program ~ Golden Games Start Today with Euchre!
Wed May 27 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Go for the Gold! The Senior Games start today and run until June 12. Join in the fun with your friends and play a friendly tournament or game! Senior Games Schedule: May 27 - Euchre at McConaghy Centre, 1pm - 3pm June 1 - Snooker at McConaghy C...

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Free Workshop - Traditional Chinese Medicine
Wed May 27 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Cathrine Page, R.Ac. R.TCMP will present a workshop on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Insight and Introduction to Alternative Medicine For further details and registration 647-302-3729 tlcpagewellness@gmail.com Location: Richmond Hill Budokan &...

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Williams HR Law ~ 4th Annual Proactive Workplace Law Workshop
Thu May 28 / 8:00am - 12:00pm

Business owners, managers and HR professionals are invited to join the Williams HR Law team for its 4th Annual Proactive Workplace Law Workshop. This year's Back-to-Basics Boot Camp will provide your organization with effective strategies to: Avo...

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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group
Thu May 28 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

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Fourth Dimensional Consciousness
Thu May 28 / 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 28th: Awareness and Ascension How to Register: Go to www.m...

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Seniors' Month 9th Annual Health Fair
Fri May 29 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Participants will be entertained from the moment they arrive! The Voices of Showtime will provide marvellous music and lively stage antics featuring the very best songs of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with familiar tunes performed origi...

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The Curtain Club's Final Play of the Season - 'Tribute' by Bernard Slade - May 29-June 13, 2015
Fri May 29 / 8:00pm - Sat Jun 13 / 8:00pm

The Curtain Club rounds out its 2014-2015 season with Tribute, Bernard Slade's heartwarming comedy. Storyline: A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, who is everyone’s friend, nobody’s hero and a great womanizer has ma...

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Community Donation Garage Sale with proceeds to Free the Children
Sat May 30 / 7:30am - 11:30am

What a good way to help those less fortunate in a village far away. The proceeds from this 'community garage sale' will to to a village adopted through Free the Children by the local "We Can Change the World Day". The LemonAid Cafe will sell lemona...

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Good organic food available Saturday mornings only, at The Village Market
Sat May 30 / 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 pl...

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Free, One-On-One Piano Lessons on Saturdays in May!
Sat May 30

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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Step out for liver research at the Canadian Liver Foundation's GTA Stroll for Liver – 5km Walk/Run!
Sat May 30 / 9:30am - 12:00pm

1 in 10 Canadians – over 3,000,000 people – has some form of liver disease.  The Stroll for Liver is the Canadian Liver Foundation’s national walk/run event in support of liver disease research and awareness.  This year t...

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Spring Fling at The Mill Pond Gallery
Sat May 30 / 11:00am - Sun May 31 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artists are celebrating the return of the warn weather with a group art show dedicated to the season! Spring Fling Group Exhibition and Sale will feature a great variety of original artwork by many of our talented members....

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My Yoga Studio ~ Core Workshop with Nora Reed
Sat May 30 / 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Learn the basic anatomy of the core and enhanced breathing techniques to create greater stability in your practice and your life. Take a journey into your body and discover the deep front line and how each part fits to create the whole. Cost: $45 +...

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Richmond Hill Community Spaghetti Dinner
Sat May 30 / 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Everyone is invited to come for a delicious meal where neighbours can get to know each other without cost being a limiting factor. Menu - spaghetti, rolls, salad, beverages and treats! Suggested donation - $1Please contact alice.mrozek@themeetingho...

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David Dunlop Observatory ~ Family Night
Sat May 30 / 9:00pm

Enjoy Public Viewing nights this Summer at the David Dunlop Observatory! TONIGHT IS A FAMILY NIGHT Family Nights are a great introduction to the night sky for younger guests. Look through telescopes, make some space crafts, visit the Skylab and fin...

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Great Strides ~ Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis, here in Richmond Hill
Sun May 31

The Great Strides™ walk is Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s largest national fundraising event. Each year, tens of thousands of Canadians come together to raise funds for life-sustaining CF research and care. Since 1960, Cystic Fibrosis Canada h...

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Sunday shopping can include visiting the Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun May 31 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Farmers' Market is set up on the south west corner of the mall parking lot (facing Carrville) at Hillcrest Mall. There are fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, maple syrup products, confectionaries and crafts. This farmers market runs until...

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Ladies Louge ~ 2nd Annual Women and Wellness Expo
Sun May 31 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

For $20, hear Dr. Joey Thulman speak about "Dr. Joey's 7 Game-Changing Heealth Habits" and get: A swag bag A session with Dr. Joey A light lunch For more information and to register, visit www.ladieslounge.ca. Free to shop and park! Enjoy sh...

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Autism Ontario York Region ~ Family Fun Fair
Sun May 31 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

Come out for a day of family fun to benefit Autism Ontario York Region's summer day programs! The day's events include: Urban Smoke Fusion BBQ Food Truck Music with Laurence and Anthony Music with Steve and Ally Carnival games for kids Bake S...

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Ontario York Region Heritage Lions Club ~ Purina® Walk for Dog Guides
Sun May 31 / 10:30am - 12:30pm

Purina® Walk for Dog Guides is an annual national walk to raise fund for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide Service Program.  Walkers are invited to walk with their dogs, and to join in games after the walk to play together with the f...

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An Inspiring Interfaith Evening & Conversation:Don't judge my path if you've not walked my journey
Sun May 31 / 2:00pm - 7:00pm

To celebrate five inspiring years the Mulla Asghar Memorial Library and Resource Center invites the community to an inspiring interfaith evening and conversation on : "Don't judge my path if you have not walked my journey"Programme2:00 pm - Registrat...

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Oak Ridges Community Spaghetti Dinner - May 31, 2015
Sun May 31 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Meet your neighbours over a delicious spaghetti dinner hosted by community resident Dora Georgiopoulos, and sponsored by Councillor Greg Beros and various local businesses. Contact: oakridgescommunity@hotmail.com $1.00 suggested donation...

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York Region Separation and Divorce Self-Help Group
Sun May 31 / 7:30pm

The Separation & Divorce Self-Help Group is focused on helping and supporting individuals who are going through separation and divorce. The group can help people to move through the labyrinth of pragmatic and emotional issues associated with d...

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Nordic Pole Walking with Jeannette Chronopolous
Mon Jun 1 / 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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Monday Meditations ~ 6-Week Course with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Mon Jun 1 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Part of Rose Hirano's Monday Meditation series. Classes will be offered through the year. This Week's Theme: One Thing is Certain...Death These classes are a source of inspiration to improve the quality of our mind through contemplating and meditat...

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Weekly Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Jun 1 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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 Zumba® classes - Latin-inspired dance-fitness classes! Come dance to Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop,...

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Recreation and Parks Month ~ Drop-In Aquafit
Mon Jun 1 / 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Celebrate Recreation and Parks Month and Play Every Day! Today's activity is Drop-In Aquafit. For more information, please call 905-771-8800. Recreation and Parks Month was initiated by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO), the Ontario Parks Associat...

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Are you contributing to the community? If so, we'd like to connect with you.
Tue Jun 2 / 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 diverse group o...

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V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community ~ Ceramic Classes: 4 week Series
Tue Jun 2 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join the community at V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community for ceramic classes! Learn the basics of working with clay and create your own unique masterpiece. Cost: Free, but registration is required. To register, contact Wendy or Marteen at 90...

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Recreation and Parks Month ~ Adults 55+ Golden Games
Tue Jun 2 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Celebrate Recreation and Parks Month and Play Every Day! The Adult 55+ Golden Games are running until June 12th! Today's activity is North American Mahjong! Recreation and Parks Month was initiated by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO), the Ontario...

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Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society ~ Monthly Meeting & Presentation
Tue Jun 2 / 8:00pm

At this month's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society, Bill Andrews, widely travelled researcher, author, and speaker, describes and illustrates low maintenance techniques and plants to improve the beauty and ecological divers...

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Farmers' Market at Hillcrest
Wed Jun 3 / 10:00am - 6:00pm

If you happen to be travelling up Yonge St. on a Wednesday, stop and get a breath of fresh air, and fresh fruits and vegetables - the Hillcrest Farmers' Market is set up on the south west corner of the mall parking lot (facing Carrville) at Hillcre...

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Recreation and Parks Month ~ Teen Drop-In
Wed Jun 3 / 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month and Play Every Day! Today's activity is a drop-in for youth in Grades 6 - 8. For more information, please call 905-771-8800. Recreation and Parks Month was initiated by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO), the On...

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Cancer Seminar at Vishnu Mandir - Prevention...Early Detection...Treatment..
Wed Jun 3 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Toronto's leading oncologists discuss: Cancer prevention Early cancer detection Key cancer types and their management: Lung cancer (Dr. Sunil Verma); colon/stomach cancer (Dr. Simron Singh); breast cancer (Dr. Sonal Ghandhi); ovarian cancer (Dr....

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What's the BIG idea? A Basic Income Guarantee: Towards a Healthy and Sustainable Future
Wed Jun 3 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

York Region Food Network is pleased to host What’s the BIG idea? A Basic Income Guarantee: Towards a Healthy and Sustainable Future. A problem as widespread as hunger and food insecurity, and with such serious health impacts, cannot be adequat...

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Holistic Chamber of Commerce ~ How to Find Corporate Partners to Fund Your Mission and Dream
Wed Jun 3 / 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Imagine your clothing, printing and travel being provided by another business! Charmaine Hammond will show you how to do this for your business. Charmaine is an internationally best-selling, award-winning author who's been in business for more than...

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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group - June 4, 2015
Thu Jun 4 / 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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Visually Impaired Person (VIP) Meeting
Thu Jun 4 / 11:15am - 2:15pm

Summer is finally here, and VIP is having its summer party! The day's festivities will include: A poetry reading of Stan Daneman's work, by the author A performance by singer Sandra Kirby A performance by the Red Maple School Band, lead by Mr....

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Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce ~ Build Your Marketing Toolkit
Thu Jun 4 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Part of the Marketing Your Way Through Change series. Explore the 4 Pillars or Marketing Success - a framework that shows how different marketing activities all fit together, and will help small businesses reflect on their own marketing program. It...

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Fourth Dimensional Consciousness
Thu Jun 4 / 7:30pm - 10:00pm

A series of twenty-four Meetups: Thursdays, April 9th to September 17th, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts 120 Newkirk Avenue, Unit 12, Richmond Hill Subject for June 4th: We Create Our Own Reality How to Register: Go to w...

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Evergreen ~ Dig in and Enhance Your Neighbourhood Park!
Thu Jun 4 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Evergreen and the Town of Richmond Hill to help take care of native trees and shrubs at Richmond Green. Everyone is welcome! Help steward local biodiversity and wildlife habitat in your community! What to bring: Weather-appropriate clothin...

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Steppin Out Theatrical Productions Presents "A Celebration of Motown" - June 4, 2015
Thu Jun 4 / 8:00pm

An evening celebrating the amazing sounds of Motown. Come get swept up in the sounds of the Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and many more. Tickets: $27.00 - $32.00. Purchase tickets online here or the call Box Office at 905-7...

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Recreation and Parks Month ~ Adults 55+ Barbecue
Fri Jun 5 / 11:30am - 1:30pm

Celebrate Recreation and Parks Month and Play Every Day! Today's activity is an Adults 55+ Barbecue to also celebrate Senior's Month! Come on out for good food and entertainment! For more information, please call 905-771-8800. Recreation and Parks...

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The Village Market ~ an excellent place to get organic food, and more....
Sat Jun 6 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Lots of good food is at The Village Market each Saturday morning. Fresh greens, local organic sunflower sprouts, stored organic root vegetables, and local organic meats and eggs..... Many prepared foods. Excellent selection of gluten free products...

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Cosmo Music ~ 'I Mother Earth' Headlining Cosmo MusicFEST and EXPO
Sat Jun 6

Cosmo Music is proud to announce that Canadian alt­rock band I MOTHER EARTH ​ are headlining the Main Stage at ​Cosmo MusicFEST & EXP...

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Free, One-On-One Piano Lessons on Saturdays in May!
Sat Jun 6

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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Art Class ~ Creativity, Suminagashi & Zen with Nancy Falconi
Sat Jun 6 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Explore the ancient technique of Suminagashi, the Japanese art of marbling, to create unique “papers” that can be used for cards, mixed media and more.  Participants will start the day with a few Zen-like creativity exercises, to aw...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Computer Information Session
Sat Jun 6 / 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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David Dunlop Observatory ~ Family Night
Sat Jun 6 / 9:00pm

Enjoy Public Viewing nights this Summer at the David Dunlop Observatory! TONIGHT IS A FAMILY NIGHT Family Nights are a great introduction to the night sky for younger guests. Look through telescopes, make some space crafts, visit the Skylab and fin...

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Gutsy Walk for Crohn's and Colitis
Sun Jun 7 / 9:00am - 2:00pm

Today thousands of Canadians at almost 60 locations across the country will walk together to raise money to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which together affect 1 in every 150 Canadians. The Gutsy Walk is a fun, family-...

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Mill Pond Splash - June 7, 2015
Sun Jun 7

Mill Pond Splash is a lively, family oriented event showcasing environmental conservation and our natural heritage. With native wildlife shows, tree and shrub planting, hand-on activities for children, environmental displays, live music, and good eat...

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The Farmer's Market is back at Hillcrest Mall
Sun Jun 7 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Farmers' Market is set up on the south west corner of the mall parking lot (facing Carrville) at Hillcrest Mall. There are fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, maple syrup products, confectionaries and crafts. This farmers market runs until...

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Nordic Pole Walking - Free Clinic
Sun Jun 7 / 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, and h...

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Young Living Essential Oils Introductory Workshop
Sun Jun 7 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Experience the power, potency and purity of Young Living Essential Oils! Essential Oils are used in: Self-Care Pain Management Uplifting Mood Relaxation And More! "Some are calling these oils the medicine of the future" Essential oils pro...

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Good Information to Know

OnRichmondhill.com has a Heart & Stroke's Big Bike Team. Please consider supporting.

In the efforts to further connect the community, Marj Andre, the director of OnRichmondhill.com formed a group, Connecting the Community.  People come together weekly, to share and support their efforts to make Richmond Hill a better community....

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Cycling Benefits Everyone's Mental Health

Cycling isn't just fun; it can be good for your mental health, according to Dr. Pamela Wilansky, Clinical Psychologist and Program Manager at CMHA York Region and South Simcoe. Wilansky, who is also Assistant Professor with University of Toronto, say...

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4 Ways to Help Your Child Practice Piano

 * an article by Cyndi Shi, founder of StudioVivianDriving your piano child to lessons at the same time week after week, year after year... To me, parents of kids that take piano lessons are among the most persistent parents on the planet, whom...

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How to Market Workshops ~ an article by Valerie Kent

“…a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work…”Octavia Butler Leave Nothing to Chance There are many ways of getting information out to prospective studentsand this applies in many fields. However, all of...

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Tax Tips for May ~ provided by Andre La Rosa, CGA

Thank God it’s MayAn expression used by many accountants after tax season. This year tax season was extended to May 5th due to an errant email. A few items to take note of:Next Tax Filing DateJune 15th, personal tax returns due for those that...

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York Region Dragon Boat Club Adult Recreational Program Summer 2015

This 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, personal goal d...

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The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Announces its 2015-2016 Season

Jane Lynch, Arsenio Hall, Steven Wright and Gowan are just some of the highlights of a season of over 25 shows. The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its exciting 2015-2016 Season last night. The RHCPA follows up...

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