July 10, 2016

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“Before you assume, learn the facts. Before you judge, understand why.
Before you hurt someone, feel. Before you speak, think."

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Events

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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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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Artists in Residence - Lesley Block and Heather Hennick
Fri Jul 8 - Thu Jul 14

 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 eac...

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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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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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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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Glow in the Dark Storytime, at the Central Library
Tue Jul 12 / 7:00pm - 7:45pm

We are turning the lights out for this storytime! Children 4 and up are in for a treat as we share glowing stories, a craft and songs. Please note: While the room will not be pitch black, it will be dark for the majority of the program. You are wel...

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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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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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Musical Babies, a YMCA Ontario Early Years, at the Richvale Library
Wed Jul 13 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

This program encourages language and early literacy skills through the use of songs, nursery rhymes and musical experiences.Please bring a blanket for your little one.Age group: Birth - 15 Months w/Adult. Admission: FREE. Note: Limit 30 people Ple...

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Library Olympics, at the Central Library
Wed Jul 13 / 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Do you enjoy brainteasers, puzzles and mind-boggling challenges? Working in teams kids will be cracking codes and participating in library-related games to solve a mystery.Age group: 8-9 years. Admission: FREE. Limit of 25 children Note: Children...

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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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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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Ragtime, presented by Wavestage Productions, at RHCPA, 4 performances
Thu Jul 14 - Sun Jul 17

AT THE DAWN OF A NEW CENTURY, everything is changing and anything is possible. RAGTIME the musical comes to Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts in an all-new WAVESTAGE THEATRE COMPANY production. The story depicts an upper-class wife, a de...

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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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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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Richmond Hill MP Majid Jowhari would like to meet for coffee
Sat Jul 16 / 9:30am - 10:30am

People say the best conversations happen over a nice cup of coffee. As currently the House has adjourned and the MP for Richmond Hill, Majid Jowhari, spends most of his time in Richmond Hill, so it is a great chance to meet and talk! I plan to make...

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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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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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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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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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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

Majid Jowhari's First Annual BBQ is to support the diversity and cohesion among the amazing residents who make up our community.   Community is very important and they are excited to bring everyone together for a fun filled day of activities, gr...

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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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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Part 2, at Oak Ridges Retirement Community
Mon Jul 18 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join the residents and staff for part 2 in the  Discussion Series with teacher, yoga instructor, and trainer Shoshana Chaim. Please RSVP to Jeannine or Kristen at (905) 773-4220....

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Jul 19 / 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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Mock Live Auction with Lorne Ferguson from Ferguson Auctions, at Oak Ridges Retirement Community
Tue Jul 19 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Lorne Ferguson will be at Oak Ridges Retirement Community from Ferguson Auctions to present this informative and interactive program on the history of some items he will be bringing along with him and take us through a mock ‘live auction’...

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Wild about Science - Budding Marine Biologists, a York University's Let's Talk Science Outreach
Tue Jul 19 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn about the specialized forms and adaptations of ocean animals though hands-on activities and role play. Limit of 30 tickets Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up for the...

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What is Enlightenment and How Can You Attain It? A talk and discussion by Dr. Paul Meschino
Tue Jul 19 / 6:45pm - 9:30pm

We often think full enlightenment 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 spiritual or religious...

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Enjoy the Summer! Jazz in the Plaza! Free Concert!
Tue Jul 19 / 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 - Patrick Hewan No need to book anything, just sho...

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Nordic Pole Walking
Tue Jul 19 / 7:30pm - 8:25pm

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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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed Jul 20 / 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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Musical Babies, a YMCA Ontario Early Years, at the Richvale Library
Wed Jul 20 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

This program encourages language and early literacy skills through the use of songs, nursery rhymes and musical experiences.Please bring a blanket for your little one.Age group: Birth - 15 Months w/Adult. Admission: FREE. Note: Limit 30 people Ple...

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The Legend of the Marshmallow Island, presented by Mystic Drumz, at the Richvale Library
Wed Jul 20 / 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Experience a musical story about Larry the Frog and his friends who search for Marshmallow Island and the legendary dance party that takes place there.Age group: 3 -12 years. Admission: FREE. Please pick up your free ticket 15 minutes before the pr...

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Reading Buddies at Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Wed Jul 20 / 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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Speaker Box - a poetry & open mic night. At Falcon & Firkin
Wed Jul 20 / 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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Wild about StoryWalk, a family activity at the Central Library
Thu Jul 21 / 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us for our very first StoryWalk. We will boogie along with jungle animals as we follow our story outside.Please meet in the Children’s Department for the start of our StoryWalk.Age group: Family. Admission: FREE. This is a drop-in event....

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Marvelous Monarchs, a program at Richmond Green Library
Thu Jul 21 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

An active program that uses games and co-operative activities to help children learn about Monarchs butterflies, and their amazing migration to Mexico each year! Limit of 20 tickets Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult...

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Gordon Lightfood Tribute - a Concert in the Park
Thu Jul 21 / 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 - a Gordon Lightfood Tribute Limited parking is available adjacent to Mill...

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Artists in Residence - Katie Argyle and Sharon Kirsh
Fri Jul 22 - Fri Jul 29

Finding a way to express my inner language of imagery has fueled my desire to become a visual artist. Integrating experimental methods with a playful approach my mixed media paintings are loosely representational and share my strong affection for c...

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Ribfest ~ a 3 day family event
Fri Jul 22 - Sun Jul 24

This outdoor festival features professional rib teams from across North America cooking and competing for various best titles. In addition to the tasty food offerings, the festival will also feature 3 days of live entertainment, a beer garden an ind...

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Big Daddy's Weekly Hybrid Open Mic/Open Jam
Fri Jul 22 / 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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Saturday Morning at the Village Market. A good thing to do
Sat Jul 23 / 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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Foot Reflexology for Beginners Workshop
Sat Jul 23 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

In this 4-hour, hands-on workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of Foot Reflexology and how to begin using it to address their common health concerns. Foot reflexology can be used to help relieve aches and pains, coughs and col...

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Richmond Hill MP Majid Jowhari would like to meet for coffee
Sat Jul 23 / 9:30am - 10:30am

People say the best conversations happen over a nice cup of coffee. As currently the House has adjourned and the MP for Richmond Hill, Majid Jowhari, spends most of his time in Richmond Hill, so it is a great chance to meet and talk! I plan to make...

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Nordic Pole Walking - Free Clinic
Sat Jul 23 / 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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Focus on Fathers ~ a 6 week program.
Sat Jul 23 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Fathers are very important in a young child's life. Hence, Catholic Community Services of York Region presents a Focus on Fathers Group This 6 week management skills program is designed to strengthen personal and parenting sills for fathers of child...

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Free Weekly Story Time (Ages 3-7) at Toronto Waldorf School
Sat Jul 23 / 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your family to the FREE Story Time every Saturday morning! Today's theme: TBA While you are here, shop at the Village Market for organic produce, delicious food and more! Following weeks' schedule:- July 30 - TBA- August 6 - TBA- August 13 -...

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Pezmosis Summer Jam
Sat Jul 23 / 11:00am - 9:00pm

Mark Pezzelato,Creative Contractor of Pezzmosis Music, has put together this annual jam fest up at his studio in Oak Ridges. Live music all day long, BBQ, raffle to raise money for Free The Children. Free event, rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair an...

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Local Vocals Give Back Bazaar, at the courtyard of the RHCPA
Sat Jul 23 / 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come celebrate our community with music, artists and vendors!! Richmond Hill is a giving place and comes together when our neigbours are in need! Three wonderful charities will be on-site to inform the community of their purpose and needs The Ri...

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Richmond Hill's Farmer's Market ~ at Elgin Barrow Arena
Sun Jul 24 / 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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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Jul 24 / 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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Good Information to Know

Diapers are needed for children in care of York Region CAS

There are currently 25+ infants/toddlers from newborn to age three in York Region that could use diapers ranging in size 1 to 5t? These children have been placed with family members who are often seniors living on limited incomes who have unexpected...

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We want the subway to Yonge and Highway 7!!! Show your support. Sign the petition now.

It’s time for everyone to get on board and support the Yonge North Subway Extension. This is a multi-billion dollar project that will take more than a decade to design and build, so there is a sense of urgency. By demonstrating widespread publ...

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Job Posting: The Village of Business Improvement Area (BIA) needs representation at Farmer's Market

The Village of Richmond Hill Business improvement Area (BIA) office, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the economic growth and social well-being of the Historic Village of Richmond Hill, is currently looking for a part-time candidate to distribu...

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The BVI Bookdrive was a success! And let's do it again!

Last fall Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill.com, reached out to the Richmond Hill community for donations of children's books to send to the British Virgin Islands.  Marj is happy to report that this project was a success. Lynden Smith is...

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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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