June 2, 2015

Quote of the Week

“Those who cannot change their minds
cannot change anything.”

― George Bernard Shaw

Events

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  905-737-2956. Recreation and Parks Month was initiated by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO), the Ontario Parks As...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recreation and Parks Month ~ Adults 55+ Drop-In Nordic Pole Walking
Thu Jun 4 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Celebrate Recreation and Parks Month and Play Every Day! Today's activity is Adults 55+ Drop-In Nordic Pole Walking. For more information, please call 905-737-1818. Recreation and Parks Month was initiated by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO), the...

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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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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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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu Jun 4 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Experiece the relaxation of Yoga and the 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 p...

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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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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 905-737-1818. Recreation and Parks...

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Celebrating Local Food Week at The Village Market
Sat Jun 6 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

With the drought in California all over the news, the topic of local food is of growing concern to Ontarians.This Saturday The Village Market is joining with the Greenbelt Foundation and other Ontario farmers markets to celebrate local food week by h...

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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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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Pancake Breakfast
Sat Jun 6 / 9:00am - 11:00am

The youth at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church will be serving up a pancake breakfast.  This includes sausages, eggs, fruit, toppings, tea/coffee/juice. They start serving  at 9:00 a.m. until 11 a.m Cost: Adults - $8:00; Children 12 and U...

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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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Farmers' Market at Hillcrest
Sun Jun 7 / 9:00am - 3:00pm

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 Hillcres...

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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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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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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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Recreation and Parks Month ~ Drop-In Step Class
Sun Jun 7 / 9:30am - 10:30am

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

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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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Nordic Pole Walking with Jeannette Chronopolous
Mon Jun 8 / 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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Coping Awareness for Those Who Care and Service Others
Mon Jun 8 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Could you benefit from developing your coping skills or from knowing your coping style? In this 3 week workshop, you will apply the 3-A Approach featured in the book Caregiving with Strength as a self-monitoring tool, exploring how you cope with sit...

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Monday Meditations ~ 6-Week Course with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Mon Jun 8 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Part of Rose Hirano's Monday Meditation series. Classes will be offered through the year. This Week's Theme: Karma These classes are a source of inspiration to improve the quality of our mind through contemplating and meditating on Buddha’s p...

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Weekly Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Jun 8 / 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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Cantablie Choir ~ Annual June Caberet - Strawberries and Song
Mon Jun 8 / 7:30pm

You're invited to "Strawberries and Song", Cantabile's traditional June cabaret spectacular, featuring show tunes, golden oldies & audience singalongs, along with strawberries & ice cream, and raffles. Robert Richardson, founder/director, Lo...

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Recreation and Parks Month ~ Adult Drop-In Badminton
Mon Jun 8 / 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Celebrate Recreation and Parks Month and Play Every Day! Today's activity is Adult Drop-In Badminton (ages 18 and over). Equipment is supplied. For more information, please call 905-771-8800. Recreation and Parks Month was initiated by Parks and Re...

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Are you contributing to the community? If so, we'd like to connect with you.
Tue Jun 9 / 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...

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Fulfill Your Dreams... Bring Financial Planning to Life! Free Seminar
Tue Jun 9 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This seminar has 2 components:1) Secrets of Financial Success by Rozina Jivani - Investors Group Tax Efficient Investing for Life Building Wealth Managing Wealth Living Off Your Wealth 2) Presenting Keynote Speaker - Rebecca Chu-Rapovski, AI...

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Holistic Chamber of Commerce ~ Exploring Your Cosmic Roots: A Sound Journey for Ancient Souls
Tue Jun 9 / 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Crystal bowls. Tibetan bowls. Aboriginal drumming. Your Cosmic Brothers and Sisters...and You. Ready for the Journey? Ancient souls are those people who are among the ‘first responders’ for a planet of beings ready to evolve into an expa...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Foot Clinic (2nd week of each month)
Wed Jun 10 / 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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Talk - Spirituality: Understanding It and Pursuing It
Wed Jun 10 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Blending Physics with Metaphysics, this talk explains what Spirituality is. It describes the Creator's purpose and answers many of life's bigger questions, such as: Who are we? Why are we here? What is our purpose? This talk provides some ways of tra...

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Relaxation and Introduction to Meditation for Care Providers
Wed Jun 10 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Eleanor Silverberg for a well-deserved evening of self-care, exploring the art of being calm as we discuss relaxation and an introduction to meditation practice. Seasoned meditators are welcome and will benefit as well. Open for family members,...

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu Jun 11 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Experiece the relaxation of Yoga and the 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 p...

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Fourth Dimensional Consciousness
Thu Jun 11 / 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 June 11th: High Vibrational Energy Healing. How to Register:...

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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group
Thu Jun 11 / 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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Recreation and Parks Month ~ Total Athletic Conditioning
Thu Jun 11 / 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Celebrate Recreation and Parks Month and Play Every Day! Today's activity is a Total Athletic Conditioning session. For more information, please call 905-771-8800. Recreation and Parks Month was initiated by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO), the...

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Giovanna's Art Show and Sale
Fri Jun 12 - Sun Jun 14

All are invited to this Art Show and Sale.Mixed media, watercolour, acrylic, framed and unframed pieces also matted photography and photo cards available. Special guest artist will be showing his portraits and poetry and photography.Dates & Time...

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Recreation and Parks Month ~ Teen Drop-In
Fri Jun 12 / 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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The Village Market - a Saturday morning tradition
Sat Jun 13 / 8:00am - 1:30pm

Many people in  Town make it part of their Saturday routine to visit The Village Market.  These would be people who prioritize eating well! As well as organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyl...

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Free, One-On-One Piano Lessons on Saturdays in May!
Sat Jun 13

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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Walk for Alzheimer's - Make Memories Matter
Sat Jun 13 / 10:00am

The Walk for Alzheimer's is a special event. It is an annual way to celebrate life, honour a caregiver and come together with a community of people who understand the devastating impact this disease has and who are committed to making a difference to...

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Heritage Villlage Festival - come visit the community groups, vendors and musicians. It's free!
Sat Jun 13 / 9:00am

This is the 24th year of this event happening in the heart of Richmond Hill Yonge Street is blocked off for vendors and performers. Starts at 9 am. www.artsrichmondhill.org...

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Richmond Hill Art School ~ Abstracted Landscapes Workshop with Valerie Kent
Sat Jun 13 / 12:30pm - 6:30pm

Spend a Saturday afternoon working on an abstracted landscape in acrylic or watercolour with renowned Richmond Hill artist Valerie Kent. Experiment with textures and colours. Choose to do a pure abstract or an abstracted landscape that can be collag...

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Sunday shopping can include visiting the Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Jun 14 / 9:00am - 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, confectioneries and crafts. This farmers market runs until...

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Recreation and Parks Month ~ Childrens' Basketball Tournament
Sun Jun 14 / 11:00am - 1:30pm

Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month and Play Every Day! Today's activity is a basketball tournament for children ages 9 - 12. Pre-registration required - please call 905-771-8800. Recreation and Parks Month was initiated by Parks and Recreation On...

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Motovision Workship
Sun Jun 14 / 11:00am - 4:00pm

What do you get when you combine motivation, vision, energy and a plan? ........ Inspired Action!!In this one day workshop you will learn: What you really want? What motivates you? What inspires you? What holds you back? What action do you nee...

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York Region Separation and Divorce Self-Help Group
Sun Jun 14 / 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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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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Mortgage Insurance: Are you paying too much?

More often than not, when something appears too good to be true, it is. However, with regards to insurance, people are not properly informed and subsequently choose a plan that isn’t as effective or cost efficient. Individuals tend to trust ba...

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Accent Wall Designs ~ some great ideas from 5 Star Painting

One of the easiest ways to accentuate your home interior is using the simple concept of accent walls. Accent walls contrast with primary walls and boost aesthetic appeal through dark and light color combinations. But while accent walls are definitely...

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I am not a Caregiver! I am Coping

Would you say that coping well is important? Coping is a skill that allows us to salad toss our everyday busy lives. For many of us, the daily salad mix includes family members helping family members in this sandwich generation caregiving culture. A...

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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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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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Would you like to know what is happening in Town after June 14th?
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