July 3, 2016

Quote of the Week

“If at first the idea is not absurd,
then there is no hope for it."
~ Albert Einstein

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Events

Ukelele Summer Camp
Mon Jul 4

StudioVivian is offering a 4 week camp, July 4 to 29th, 1 to 4 pm (Monday to Friday) to learn ukelele! Ages 6 to 12 Cost: $200 (for 20 classes). Please call 647 686-8859 for more information and to register. Location: 9011 Leslie Street...

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Summer Festival of Arts and Education at the Waldorf School ~ "The Human Form Divine"
Mon Jul 4 - Fri Jul 22

Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto located at the Toronto Waldorf School will host the 6th Summer Festival of Arts and Education July 4 through 22. This is an intensive and interesting program that attracts many people from around the world!  And it...

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Artist in Residence - Josephine Sherman
Fri Jul 1 - Thu Jul 7

 Each Friday during the summer different RHGA member artists will begin their one week art residency at the Mill Pond Gallery. Visit daily and see the artist’s technique and how the work progresses. A closing reception will be held each...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Jul 5 / 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...

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From Surviving to Thriving: A Mindful Approach to Creating Personal Wellbeing & Professional Success
Tue Jul 5 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The objective of this experiential workshop is to inspire the participant towards self empowerment and personal well being and to demonstrate how that translates to professional success. It explores the practice of Mindfulness and how it can help peo...

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Enjoy the Summer! Jazz in the Plaza! Free Concert!
Tue Jul 5 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Make the most of the summer! Every Tuesday in July and August there will be a free outdoor jazz performance in the courtyard of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Performing tonight - Chris Wallace No need to book anything, just sho...

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Nordic Pole Walking
Tue Jul 5 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

If you like walking, you’ll love Nordic Pole Walking!! It is a great workout!! On Tuesday evenings at Richmond Green there is a a 1-hr walk. (until August 23rd) If you do not have poles and wish to join us, feel free to come and walk with us...

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Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society presents: "Creative Small Garden Design," Frank Kersh
Tue Jul 5 / 8:00pm

Frank will share tried and true principles of good garden design for small spaces. Learn how to choose the right plants for the right locations, incorporate texture and colour and use plants in vertical spaces to make the most of your small space....

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Reading Buddies at Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Wed Jul 6 / 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to read and play literacy games. This program offers children an accepting environment to practice their reading skills in English and make new friends. Discover how much fun reading can be!Reading Buddies...

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Public Open House for Bradstock Park (off Regent) Prooposed Revitalization
Wed Jul 6 / 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Town will be replacing some facilities within the park and upgrading them to meet current demands. Local residents are invited to this public open house to review and comment on the park design. The proposed revitalization includes: junior...

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Toastmasters Youth Leadership ~ an 8 Week Program
Wed Jul 6 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

What is a Youth Leadership program? A youth leadership program is designed to assist students to prepare presentations in front of their peers. Students will learn how they are able to improve their speaking ability and be able to converse with peer...

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Cool Summer Praises. Mid-week Service at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Wed Jul 6 / 7:30pm

Join the congregation at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church's Miles Hall for this casual  service.  This summer's  theme is  "Twelve good men and many good women".   Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!...

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Songwriter Wednesday at Archibald's
Wed Jul 6 / 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Richmond Hill's monthly open mic for songwriters, hosted by Derek Christie. Join us for this regular gathering place to share original compositions, try new material, and hang out, network with other local songwriters, as well as enjoy live songwrit...

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Magic School Bus goes WILD - a Central Library program
Thu Jul 7 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Travel back in time as we explore the dinosaur age and learn about Archeology and how artifacts tell a story with hands-on activities.Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up for the sa...

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Jul 7 / 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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Community Stewardship Event at Phyllis Rawlinson Park
Thu Jul 7 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Evergreen and the Town of Richmond Hill as we take care of native trees and shrubs in Phyllis Rawlinson Park. Everyone is welcome! Help nurture local wildlife habitat and slow the spread of invasive plants! WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate c...

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Defence Policy Review in York Region - Federal Ministers are ready to listen
Thu Jul 7 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Department of National Defence has launched public consultations – the first of this magnitude in over 20 years – as part of an open and transparent dialogue with Canadians to inform the development of a new defence policy for Canada....

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An Introduction to the Night Sky ~ at the Richmond Green Library
Thu Jul 7 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Did you ever look up at the night sky wonder? How can you tell which are stars? planets? galaxies? satellites? A space station? Come and learn the differences between them all. The sky is about learning, adventure, wonder, and just a lot of plain fu...

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Tribute to Elton John and Roy Orbinson - a Concert in the Park
Thu Jul 7 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Concerts in the Park series has been one of the great joys of summer in Richmond Hill since 1975. Residents are encouraged to come out and enjoy. Tonight's performer - Tribute to Elton John and Roy Orbinson, performed by Tribute Act Limited par...

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Whirlwind of Expression ~ Artists in Residence at the Mill Pond
Fri Jul 8 - Thu Jul 14

Artists, Heather Hennick and Lesley Block will be working on and displaying their artwork. 1pm to 8pm - Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm - Saturday and Sunday For more information please contact them at rhgaexec@gmail.com...

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Richvale Lions Club Charity Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Fri Jul 8 / 6:15pm

All are invited. Register 6:15pm; Start 7:00pm Featuring $ 10 Bounty Chip,  included in $ 50 Buy-inRefreshments available.For more details call 905 770-1772...

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Big Daddy's Weekly Hybrid Open Mic/Open Jam
Fri Jul 8 / 9:30pm

These are full service open mics, complete with small drum kit, keyboard, guitar and bass for your use if needed! Solo, duo, jam….any configuration, any genre. It’s your set, your stage, your music!. Build your own band!! A full PA tha...

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The Village Market - Saturday mornings only
Sat Jul 9 / 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 fo...

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Pancake Breakfast at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sat Jul 9 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Your delicious breakfast includes pancakes with toppings of berries or whipped cream, scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. This is the first time the church has had a pancake breakfast during the summer! Consider inviting some friends. T...

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Free Weekly Story Time (Ages 3-7) at Toronto Waldorf School
Sat Jul 9 / 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 16 - Puppet Show: The Sea Shell by Di...

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Songs Under The Stars, at RHCPA
Sat Jul 9 / 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Back for 2016...  annual musical star gazing summer evening! Stargazing and song making returns to Richmond Hill with this summer's first installment of ‘Songs Under The Stars’. This annual summer evening outdoor concert and starga...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Jul 10 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Hillcrest Mall's Farmer's Market runs through until mid October Many local farmers and other vendors will set up their stalls on Wednesday and Sunday. The market is near Carrville Road....

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Richmond Hill's Farmer's Market ~ at Elgin Barrow Arena
Sun Jul 10 / 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...

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Councillor Karen Cilevitz - 2nd Annual Ward 5 Summer CommunityBBQ
Sun Jul 10 / 11:00am - 2:00pm

Join Councillor Karen Cilevitz for her 2nd Annual Ward 5 Community BBQ! The event will include:- Free BBQ (while quantities last)- live entertainment- soccer demonstrations- children’s activities- various community groups- and much more! &nbs...

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Meditation for Daily Life: meditation classes from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun Jul 10 / 10:00am - 11:00am

At the moment we may feel that our meditations and our daily life are pulling in different directions. We can overcome this problem by transforming all our experiences into the spiritual path by developing special ways of thinking. Then, instead of f...

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Destination Jungle - a program at Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Mon Jul 11 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mad Science is excited to visit your Summer Reading Club with a WILD adventure to the jungle this summer! Destination Jungle will teach children the captivating science of jungle life.Note: Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program be...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Jul 12 / 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...

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A Career Exploration Program for Women, offered by the Women's Centre of York Region, at no cost.
Tue Jul 12 / 9:30am - 12:30pm

Are you wondering what you are doing? • Discover employment options that ‘fit’ your personality• Build self-confidence as you identify your interests and skills• Research occupations & make a research Action Plan•...

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Councillor Liu - Ward 3 Community BBQ!
Tue Jul 12 / 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Councillor Castro Liu for his annual Ward 3 Community BBQ! The event will include:- Free BBQ (while quantities last)- live entertainment- children’s activities- various community groups- and much more! For more information please contact...

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Enjoy the Summer! Jazz in the Plaza! Free Concert!
Tue Jul 12 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Make the most of the summer! Every Tuesday in July and August there will be a free outdoor jazz performance in the courtyard of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Performing tonight - Julie McGregor No need to book anything, just sh...

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Nordic Pole Walking
Tue Jul 12 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

If you like walking, you’ll love Nordic Pole Walking!! It is a great workout!! On Tuesday evenings at Richmond Green there is a a 1-hr walk. (until August 23rd) If you do not have poles and wish to join us, feel free to come and walk with us...

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Monthly Foot Clinic at St. Matthew's United Church
Wed Jul 13 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

Walking is very important to all of us, and maybe the only form of exercise in which many of us participate. For this reason, proper foot care is very important.The foot care team - all nurses with specialized training - will, in a clinic setting:&b...

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Reading Buddies at Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Wed Jul 13 / 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to read and play literacy games. This program offers children an accepting environment to practice their reading skills in English and make new friends. Discover how much fun reading can be!Reading Buddies...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed Jul 13 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

Hillcrest Mall's Farmer's Market runs through until mid October Many local farmers and other vendors will set up their stalls on Wednesday and Sunday. The market is near Carrville Road....

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Cool Summer Praises. Mid-week Service at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Wed Jul 13 / 7:30pm

Join the congregation at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church's Miles Hall for this casual  service.  This summer's  theme is  "Twelve good men and many good women".   Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!...

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Dental Works 4Kids Storytime, at Richvale Public Library
Thu Jul 14 / 10:15am - 11:00am

Learn about teeth & proper brushing techniques. Children will have a chance to practice brushing teeth on stuffed animals.Parents can find out more about oral health and access to dental care.Age group: Ages 18 months – 5 years w/adult.Admi...

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Canadian Folk Singer, Garnet Rogers - the Concerts in the Park
Thu Jul 14 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Concerts in the Park series has been one of the great joys of summer in Richmond Hill since 1975. Residents are encouraged to come out and enjoy. Tonight's performerance - Canadian Folk Singer, Garnet Rogers Limited parking is available adjacen...

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Artist in Residence - Greg Chiykowski, Andrea End and Silvija Hord
Fri Jul 15 - Thu Jul 21

 Each Friday during the summer different RHGA member artists will begin their one week art residency at the Mill Pond Gallery. Visit daily and see the artist’s technique and how the work progresses. A closing reception will be held each...

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Big Daddy's Weekly Hybrid Open Mic/Open Jam
Fri Jul 15 / 9:30pm

These are full service open mics, complete with small drum kit, keyboard, guitar and bass for your use if needed! Solo, duo, jam….any configuration, any genre. It’s your set, your stage, your music!. Build your own band!! A full PA tha...

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York Region Dragon Boat Club Adult Recreational 8 Week Program
Sat Jul 16

This adult-oriented 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, p...

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The Village Market has lots of organic foods
Sat Jul 16 / 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 fo...

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Horticultural Society's Open Gates "Fairy Garden" Tour
Sat Jul 16 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Please join the the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society members as they have opened their gardens for you to walk through and admire. To add a fantasy element to this year's tour, fairy and fairy related items will be hidden in particip...

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Free Weekly Story Time (Ages 3-7) at Toronto Waldorf School
Sat Jul 16 / 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your family to the FREE Story Time every Saturday morning! Today's theme: Puppet Show: The Sea Shell by Dianne Goldsmith, Retired TWS Kindergarten Teacher. While you are here, shop at the Village Market for organic produce, delicious food and...

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Classic Car Show, at Oak Ridges Retirement Community
Sat Jul 16 / 11:00am - 1:00pm

Join the residents and staff,  along with the Thornhill Cruisers, to view a variety of vintage and classic cars featuring a ‘best car in show’ contest. The show is in their front drive way. Chef Adam will prepare some delectable tr...

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Meditation for Daily Life: meditation classes from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun Jul 17 / 10:00am - 11:00am

At the moment we may feel that our meditations and our daily life are pulling in different directions. We can overcome this problem by transforming all our experiences into the spiritual path by developing special ways of thinking. Then, instead of f...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Jul 17 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Hillcrest Mall's Farmer's Market runs through until mid October Many local farmers and other vendors will set up their stalls on Wednesday and Sunday. The market is near Carrville Road....

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Richmond Hill's Farmer's Market ~ at Elgin Barrow Arena
Sun Jul 17 / 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...

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MP Majid Jowhari's Community BBQ. At the Mill Pond. All invited
Sun Jul 17 / 11:00am - 2:00pm

This is a community event!  All are invited! Food, entertainment, community booths. For more information please contact Sahar Zaker and 905 707-9701 or majid.jowhari@parl.gc.ca...

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Children's Concert. Cosima Grunsky. At Richmond Green Amphitheatre
Sun Jul 17 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Town has organized a great line up of Summer Concerts in the Park again this year. This Sunday afternoon concert features the children's inger, Cosima Grunsky There is no charge to attend this event. Performance takes place at the outdoor amph...

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Good Information to Know

Getting to Know Your Neighbours in Nature- The Robin

*This is the first in a series of Getting to Know Our Neighbours in Nature Robins are a harbinger of spring.  We can’t wait to spot the first robin after a long winter. This bird is described as industrious and authoritative. Early settl...

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'Looking to play'. Memories of childhood to be made at My Gifted Child

Walking into My Gifted Child brings back so many memories.  I have been a customer for about 30 years.  Samuel Ng now has his store in the Richmond Heights plaza.  It had been at Hillcrest. I am amazed at how many of these toys are th...

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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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Paint Your Deck to Get Ready for Summer. Some advice from Five Star Painting

Like many homeowners, you probably have a deck located off your kitchen, family room or other interior space. With summer about to enter into full bloom, your deck provides the ideal place for relaxation, entertainment and other events. With long day...

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