June 12, 2016

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“When one jumps over the edge
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Events

Yoga 4 Change, in support of Free the Children Charity. Free trial class.
Mon Jun 13 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Consider attending a gentle yoga classes in support of Free the Children Charity. Great for seniors and desk workers.• Improve flexibility in seated chair poses• Build strength and balance with standing poses• Calm the Mind with breath...

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Sunrise of Richmond Hill 'Tour of Homes – Daily Open House'
Sat Jun 11 - Sun Jun 19

Sunrise of Richmond Hill wants you to see firsthand what the Sunrise Signature Experience is all about. That's why, during this week, you'll get a special tour of their welcoming communities, visit a resident's suite, learn about all the programs and...

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Start the Week Right With a Zumba Weekly Class
Mon Jun 13 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness parties. Dance to a variety of Latin and International rhythms. Athletic wear, indoor running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required. Bring a sealable...

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Let's talk about children's developmental needs and how they learn! 4 Week Parenting Group
Mon Jun 13 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Julia Johnson from Johnson Family Counselling is hosting a new 4 weeks parenting group for all adults, where will be discussing the developmental needs of children in general and how they learn skills. Furthermore there w...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Jun 14 / 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. This week...

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Azamara Club Cruises Presentation
Tue Jun 14 / 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Lina Lococo-Beja, from Travelpoint,  invites you to join her and a select group of clients’ for an intimate afternoon with Azamara Club Cruises to introduce you to Club Cruising.They will guide you through the world, revealing Internationa...

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A Conversation with Dr. Rahim Habib: depression amongst older adults
Tue Jun 14 / 2:30pm

Dr. Habib, Naturopathic Doctor, will outline the unique signs and symptoms of depression amongst older adults as well as the wide range of factors that lead to depression. Focusing on several naturopathic treatment strategies and self-help tips to i...

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Town's Strategic Plan Phase 3 Implementation Plan. Everyone invited to see this presentation.
Tue Jun 14 / 7:30pm

There is an open invitation to all of the Town's residents to attend a community presentation of the Town’s Strategic Plan Phase 3 Implementation Plan. You will learn how Richmond Hill is taking action on Town plans, undertaking new initiative...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed Jun 15 / 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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Sunrise of Richmond Hill 'Tour of Homes – Safety Smarts for Seniors'
Wed Jun 15 / 1:30pm - 4:30pm

From their beautifully decorated living spaces, to a wide array of amenities and luxury services, Sunrise Senior Living communities are designed with all the comforts of home, but better! Join Sunrise of Richmond Hill on Wednesday afternoon to see w...

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Strawberry Supper at St. Matthew's United Church
Wed Jun 15 / 5:00pm - 8:30pm

All are invited to the annual Strawberry Supper!The dinner features cold roast beef, ham, assortment of salads, cake, ice cream & fresh Ontario strawberries! Tickets: $18 adults, children 12 and under are free.  Please call 905-884-3606 for...

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Wills and Estate Planning Seminar: Keeping your Estate safe from Creditors & Taxation, at Sunrise
Wed Jun 15 / 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join David Duong, an Estate Planning Specialist from Wealth Stewards for this special Retirement Series Workshop • Advanced Estate Planning tools i.e., wills, trusts, planned giving strategies• Avoid Retirees’ biggest financial mista...

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Speaker Box - a poetry & open mic night. At Falcon & Firkin
Wed Jun 15 / 6:30pm

What is a Poetry Slam? It's a spoken word competition in which poets recite original work to garner the highest score from the randomly chosen audience judges. Each round you are given 3 minutes to deliver your best performance. Highest scoring poet...

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Home on the Hill Self-Care Group, for those dealing with a mental illness
Wed Jun 15 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Are you looking after a loved one with a serious mental illness? If so, you are welcome to attend these bi-weekly meetings. For more information please contact Kathy at kathleen.mochnacki@gmail.com...

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Gypsy Flame Show Band at the Rhapsody
Wed Jun 15 / 7:30pm

Showtime at Rhapsody will run for one hour, starting at 7:30 pm and will be a wonderful mix of Hungarian, Romanian, Russian and Gypsy musical offerings and 1940s Liza Minnelli style cabaret. You will be delighted by singer, dancer, violinist an accor...

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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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Polo for Heart ~ 3 action-packed days of horses, thrills & family entertainment!!
Thu Jun 16 - Sun Jun 19

Experience the thrill of polo during the Polo For Heart Festival June 16, 18 and 19 at the magnificent Gormley Polo Centre.Everyone is invited to see North America’s top polo players and horses take to the turf twice daily for non-stop action a...

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Diversity is not always what you see. Bring your story into focus! A Region of York Initiative
Thu Jun 16 / 6:30pm - 8:00pm

You can’t always see diversity. Your abilities, religion, orientation, culture, age and gender shape you. You are different like me and I AM DIFFERENT LIKE YOU. How can we make York Region more inclusive? Bring your story into focus and parti...

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High blood pressure - Naturopathic treatment
Thu Jun 16 / 6:30pm

Learn about the causes of high blood pressure and naturopathic solutions to help regulate it. Topics to include the role of environmental toxins, herbal medicine, nutrition and stress. Reserve your spot at www.familynaturopath.ca/contact-us/ ...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu Jun 16 / 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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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Jun 16 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Experience the relaxation of Yoga and intensity of Pilates while you flow from pose to pose. As you strengthen and lengthen your muscles, you will utilize your core stabilizing muscles to maintain good posture. Feel more centred, energized and peace...

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Delmanor welcomes photojournalist, Peter Bregg
Fri Jun 17 / 3:00pm

Internationally-renowned photojournalist Peter Bregg has travelled to over 70 countries capturing some of the world's most compelling stories with his camera. Sharing his insight and up close photos of celebrities, politicians, athletes and everyday...

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Oak Ridges Fair ~ at Lake Wilcox Park.
Fri Jun 17 - Sun Jun 19

Lots to do and see and eat! Experience live musicians, inspiring local art exhibits, creative children’s activities and engaging performers from our community. And a magical midway! Yes, it's Father's Day Weekend! Free entry! Friday &ndas...

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Good food to be had at the Village Market
Sat Jun 18 / 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 for...

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Official Opening Lake Wilcox Park Playground, Splash Pad and Picnic Areas
Sat Jun 18 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy fun and free activities for the whole family!The Official Opening Ceremony with the Mayor and Members of Council will take place at 11 a.m.Scheduled activities include: Musical Entertainment by TEAM T & J Bubble Dance Party Isabella Hu...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat Jun 18 / 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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Unauthorized Biography of 20th Century Oak Ridges
Sat Jun 18 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Last year Adult Services Librarian Cam Knight presented his “celebrated” unauthorized biography of 19th century Oak Ridges. This year, Mr. Knight will extend his narration into the 20th Century. Admission: Free.Please pre-register at th...

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Free Weekly Story Time (Ages 3-7) at Toronto Waldorf School
Sat Jun 18 / 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your family to the FREE Story Time every Saturday morning! Today's theme: Grandmother & The Fairy Cradle by Dianne Goldsmith, Retired TWS Kindergarten Teacher. While you are here, shop at the Village Market for organic produce, deli...

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Auditions for The Music Man
Sat Jun 18 / 11:00am - 3:00pm

Are you wishing to use your theatrical talents? Join the cast and crew of Steppin'Outs Production of Meredith Wilson's The Music Man. Audition time: Saturday, June 18th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Required: 16+ Upbeat musical theatre song ...

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Mill Pond Gallery Exhibition and Sale
Sat Jun 18 / 11:00am - Sun Jun 19 / 5:00pm

This weekend at the gallery we present 2 shows. In our Front Room Gallery Yuni Ko, children's instructor will be showing her students work. Yuni is offering a Summer Camp week in July and teaches throughout the year on Saturday afternoons. Yuni ko...

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Family Friendly Pride Parade & Pride In The Park
Sat Jun 18 / 1:00pm - 6:00pm

  York Pride Fest will stage York Region’s fourth annual Family Friendly Pride Parade and concurrent Pride In The Park celebration as part of the region’s 16th Pride Week festival & Celebrating 10 years as an organization in our...

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Plein Air Workshop with Sam Paonessa
Sat Jun 18 / 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Plein Air Workshop with Sam Paonessa Come and join professional artist Sam Paonessa for a day painting the charming Mill Pond in Richmond Hill. Engage in the basics of painting landscape outdoors. The day will begin with a demo followed by a value s...

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Richmond Hill's Farmer's Market ~ at Elgin Barrow Arena. First day of the season!!!
Sun Jun 19 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Bring your family and friends to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market It is happening Sundays from June 19th to September 4th from 10 to 2 Family entertainment Fun activities Food vendors Fresh produce Baked goods Handcrafted arts ...... and mo...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Jun 19 / 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 Philharmonic Orchestra ~ Last Night of the Proms
Sun Jun 19 / 7:30pm

The Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra closes its successful 2015-2016 concert season with Last Night At The Proms. The RHPO is delighted to welcome Chorus York, York Region’s newest performing arts group, to the Richmond Hill Centre for the...

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The Reel Thing Movie Series - The Lady in the Van
Mon Jun 20 / 7:00pm

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that's parked in his driveway. Tickets: $10. Purchase advance tickets here or call the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts box office at 905-787-8811 for more informati...

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What families need from the Mental Health Care System. A Home on the Hill presentation
Mon Jun 20 / 7:00pm

Home on the Hill Public Education Series has invited Susan Inman to give a talk  "What families need from the Mental Health Care System" Susan's presentation will focus on the varying needs that families coping with psychotic illnesses have, wh...

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Ward 5 Residents Community Meeting - Topic: OMB - Past, Present, Future
Mon Jun 20 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ward 5 Councillor, Karen Cilevitz will be hosting an information session regarding the OMB. More details to come....

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Start the Week Right With a Zumba Weekly Class
Mon Jun 20 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness parties. Dance to a variety of Latin and International rhythms. Athletic wear, indoor running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required. Bring a sealable...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Jun 21 / 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 gro...

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How Can You Attain Enlightenment For Yourself? A talk and discussion by Dr. Paul Meschino
Tue Jun 21 / 6:45pm - 9:00pm

We often think full enlightenment is unattainable and can only be achieved by such beings as Buddha or Jesus, yet recent discoveries show there is a path that leads to enlightenment for everyone. Strangely though, this path is not described by any sp...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed Jun 22 / 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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Big Screen Thursday - At the Central Library. Free.
Thu Jun 23 / 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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

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Celebrate Seniors' Month!! A free Lunch 'n Learn, hosted by Living Assistance Services
Thu Jun 23 / 11:00am - 1:00pm

Living Assistance Services will be hosting a lunch and learn event this year at the Richmond Hill Central Library The key note speaker is Social Worker, Mary Ellen Tomlinson, who will be talking about “Taking the Chaos out of Crises”.&nb...

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Richvale Lioness Strawberry Supper
Thu Jun 23 / 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Come one. Come All!!  ....to the Richvale Lioness Club's Annual Strawberry Supper. Fabulous dinner consists of: Cold Cuts Assorted Salads Rolls Coffee & Tea Assorted Desserts ......and Strawberries and Ice Cream There will be a...

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Strawberry Supper at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Thu Jun 23 / 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy a delicious Strawberry Supper at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church.The cold buffet of meats and salads is the perfect summertime entrée before enjoying a tasty bowl of local strawberries with ice cream. Cupcakes, Pizzelle cookies, c...

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Jun 23 / 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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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Naturopathic Treatment Options
Thu Jun 23 / 6:30pm

Digestive function is fundamental for overall health.  Learn about the factors behind IBS and naturopathic solutions.  Reserve your spot at www.familynaturopath.ca/contact-us/  or call 905-597-7201. Presented by Dr. Rahim Habib ND,...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Jun 23 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Experience the relaxation of Yoga and intensity of Pilates while you flow from pose to pose. As you strengthen and lengthen your muscles, you will utilize your core stabilizing muscles to maintain good posture. Feel more centred, energized and peace...

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Entertainment with Derek Byrne, at Oak Ridges Retirement Community
Fri Jun 24 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Derek Byrne, an amazing pianist will be here at Oak Ridges Retirement Community to show off his amazing talent in their wonderfully elegant Pantheon Theatre. He has been entertaining fans for over 40 years and our residents look forward to each and...

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The Village Market has lots of organic foods
Sat Jun 25 / 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 for...

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'Keeping It Together' author, Eleanor Silverberg, at Writers of York Region Event in Newmarket
Sat Jun 25 / 9:00am - 3:00pm

This is an event celebrating local authors in York Region. Richmond Hill resident, Eleanor Silverberg, looks forward to meeting you while displaying both her books available for sale: Caregiving with Strength for the academic reader recently re...

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Free Weekly Story Time (Ages 3-7) at Toronto Waldorf School
Sat Jun 25 / 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your family to the FREE Story Time every Saturday morning! Today's theme: TBD While you are here, shop at the Village Market for organic produce, delicious food and more! Following weeks' schedule:- July 2 - TBA- July 9 - TBA- July 16 - Pupp...

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Mill Pond Gallery Exhibition and Sale
Sat Jun 25 / 11:00am - Sun Jun 26 / 5:00pm

"A Sense of Place - The Mill Pond" B.F.A. (York University), B.Ed. (University of Toronto), O.C.A.D Josephine Sherman is an award-winning artist and art teacher. She is the art teacher at Richland Academy and also teaches adult watercolor and drawi...

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Strawberry Social at St. Mary's Anglican. With Bake Sale & Hat Competition!
Sat Jun 25 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

St. Mary's Anglican Church Women invite you to the 2nd Annual Strawberry Social and Bake Sale! Come and enjoy some fun and decadent and delicious strawberry desserts including strawberry shortcake, strawberries and cream and pink lemonade and other...

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Richmond Hill's Farmer's Market ~ at Elgin Barrow Arena.
Sun Jun 26 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Bring your family and friends to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market It is happening Sundays from June 19th to September 4th from 10 to 2 Family entertainmentFun activitiesFood vendorsFresh produceBaked goodsHandcrafted arts...... and more!!  ...

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Nordic Pole Walking - Free Clinic
Sun Jun 26 / 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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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Jun 26 / 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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Councillor Godwin Chan's 8th Annual Ward 6 Summerfest
Sun Jun 26 / 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join Councillor Godwin Chan for his 8th Annual Ward 6 Summerfest! The event will include:- Free BBQ (while quantities last)- live entertainment- children’s activities- various community groups- and much more! For more information please conta...

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Gormley Church Community BBQ & Picnic
Sun Jun 26 / 12:00pm

Consider yourself invited! All are welcome. All are loved. Join the community of Gormley’s church on the hill for an afternoon of music, food & fun!Awesome program for the kids! Water fun! Face painting! An afternoon of just being a kid!Co...

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed for Jazz Festival

The TD-Newmarket jazz+ Festival is a unique summer event and is a vibrant celebration of arts and culture through the exploration of music, art and as many cultural genres as possible – It is JAZZ PLUS! The glorious festival located at Ray Twin...

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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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Painting the Bathroom - some considerations from Five Star Painting

According to Consumer Reports, to paint a room, such as a bathroom, helps add value to your home. If you are planning to sell your home, keep in mind that the bathroom is one of the best areas to invest dollars to help ensure you impress potential ho...

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June Tax Tips ~ from Andre La Rosa, CPA

Andre has suggested that there are a few items to take note of: Next Tax Filing DateJune 15th, personal tax returns due for those that are self-employed but any taxes payable were already due. Same is true for your annual HST filing. Next Personal...

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Calling All Commuters! We Want Your Feedback on Hwy 7 East in Markham/Richmond Hill

The first buffered bike lanes opened in 2013 along Highway 7 East. There are several features of the bike lanes that help to support active transportation including left turn bike boxes and green surface treatment. The Region of York is looking for...

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MPP Reza Moridi announced funding for detailed planning and design work for subway to Richmond Hill

On June 2, 2016 there was a Yonge Subway Extension to Richmond Hill announcement with our local MPP Reza Moridi alongside the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Steven Del Duca and other officials.The Ontario Government is providing more than $55 milli...

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What is the "It" in Keeping It Together

What is the " It" in Keeping It Together, the title of Eleanor Silverberg' book? You, as a family caregiver, may think "it" refers to having the resources required to provide the best care for your chronically ill family member. As a human being, you...

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Why send your Kids to Summer Camp?

TOP FIVE BENEFITS OF SUMMER CAMP: 1.   Friendship – Children and adults make new friends and renew familiar ones, often becoming friends for life. It builds community in a unique way, where children and youth can be silly and ha...

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Why is the Ukulele Good for Young Children?

For a child, learning an instrument has been proven to have many benefits physically, mentally and emotionally. It helps them be better at school, cope with stress and develops them into better human beings. Playing the ukulele from a young age can p...

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Balancing Kids at Home While Running Your Biz

By the small business content developers at www.BizLaunch.com Working from or out of your home has many great advantages and some occasional drawbacks. If you have kids, the complications only get more numerous as sick days and vacations often cons...

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Advantages of Learning Programming

We use computer programs and apps on our phones for pretty much everything in our lives. We use them in business/work and even just for fun/leisure. The current demand for coders far exceeds the supply and that demand is only expected to grow.Golpin...

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