August 14, 2016

Quote of the Week

“Like a welcome summer rain, humour may suddenly cleanse
and cool the Earth, the air and you."
~ Langston Hughes

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Events

Olympic Lounges Pop-up at Hillcrest Mall
Fri Aug 5 - Sun Aug 21

From the opening ceremony on August 5th to the closing ceremony on August 21st, Hillcrest shoppers will be able to watch CBC’s broadcast of the Rio 2016 Games from the comfort of Hillcrest’s Centre Court viewing lounge. On Saturday, Augu...

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Fun with Numbers, a YMCA Ontario Early Years program, at Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Mon Aug 15 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Parents/caregivers and their children will be exploring a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that help to develop number recognition and concepts (i.e. measurement, size etc.) in the world around us. Tickets will be handed out 15 minu...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Aug 16 / 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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Artist in Residence - Yvonne Pearson and Nicholas Gere
Fri Aug 12 / 1:00pm - Thu Aug 18 / 10:00pm

Summer Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday – 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm (10:00 pm on Thursday) Saturday and Sunday – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Each Friday during the summer different RHGA member artists will begin their one week art residency at...

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Enjoy the Summer! Jazz in the Plaza! Free Concert!
Tue Aug 16 / 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 - Rob Tardik No need to book anything, just show u...

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Nordic Pole Walking
Tue Aug 16 / 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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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed Aug 17 / 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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Peaches and Cream Tournament at Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club
Wed Aug 17 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come and watch some of the best lawn bowlers in the GTA compete in the “Peaches and Cream” Pairs Tournament at the Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club. Free spectator admission. The Club is celebrating 98 years at its location behind Elgin...

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Elderly Home Safey: Caring for Your Parents. A presentation at Sunrise
Wed Aug 17 / 1:00pm

Are you worried about your senior loved ones safety in their home? You may wish to attend this free presentation offered by HomeInstead Senior Care at Sunrise Senior Living of Richmond Hill. This workshop will help you: Find out why home safety i...

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Speaker Box - a poetry & open mic night. At Falcon & Firkin
Wed Aug 17 / 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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Moonlight Movie ~ at Russell Tilt Park. Inside Out
Wed Aug 17 / 7:00pm

Enjoy this unique outdoor cinema experience! Bring a blanket and/or lawn chair and enjoy a free movie under the stars!Movies begin at dusk and are projected on a giant, inflatable movie screen and pre-movie fun begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments availabl...

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Cool Summer Praises. Mid-week Service at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Wed Aug 17 / 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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Money Matters ~ A Free 8 Week Financial Literacy Program
Thu Aug 18 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Catholic Community Services of York Region presents an eight-week financial literacy program designed to increase your financial knowledge and improve your money management skills for yourself and your family. Topics: Budgeting and Planning Inco...

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Aug 18 / 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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Canada Post Review in York Region
Thu Aug 18 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The local MPs, Majid Jowhari, Leona Alleslev and Deb Schulte will be conducting an independent review of Canada Post to ensure Canadians receive quality postal services at a reasonable price. Canadians from coast to coast to coast will have a say in...

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Blue Rodeo Tribute - a Concert in the Park
Thu Aug 18 / 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 - Blue Rodeo Tribute Limited parking is available adjacent to Mill Pond Pa...

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Assisted Living: The Musical
Thu Aug 18 / 8:00pm

Everything your Granny told you about assisted living? Forget it! No work? No pregnancy? A full array of Medicare-subsidized pharmaceuticals? They are partying like it’s 1969 at Pelican Roost, the full-service retirement community. Assisted...

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'Foot Reflexology for Beginners' Workshop
Fri Aug 19 / 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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Artist in Residence - Margaret Buckworth and Mary Espinosa
Fri Aug 19 / 1:00pm - Thu Aug 25 / 10:00pm

Summer Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday – 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm (10:00 pm on Thursday) Saturday and Sunday – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Each Friday during the summer different RHGA member artists will begin their one week art residency at...

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Big Daddy's Weekly Hybrid Open Mic/Open Jam
Fri Aug 19 / 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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'Tons of Tasty Tomatoes' and many other organic products at The Village Market
Sat Aug 20 / 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 sto...

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Richmond Hill MP Majid Jowhari would like to meet for coffee
Sat Aug 20 / 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! He plans to ma...

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Free Weekly Story Time (Ages 3-7) at Toronto Waldorf School
Sat Aug 20 / 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!...

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Cafe Cruise in Richmond Hill!!
Sat Aug 20 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meet the Shadowpath tour guide at Richmond Hill's Heritage Centre. To complement your signature cafe treats, short 12 minute plays will be featured at BB Cafe and Covernotes Coffee House, inspired by the cafe owners' journeys to run a cafe in Richmo...

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Come and Learn about Kul (Cool) Coding for Kids, at Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Sat Aug 20

Come and learn about computer courses for Kids. Kul Coder presents after school programs for kids between the ages of 7 and 17 years. They use various programming techniques, including Visual Programming Languages, through Syntax-based languages to...

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Nordic Pole Walking - Free Clinic
Sun Aug 21 / 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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Richmond Hill's Farmer's Market ~ at Elgin Barrow Arena
Sun Aug 21 / 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 Aug 21 / 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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Reza Moridi's Annual Community Summer BBQ
Sun Aug 21 / 12:00pm - 3:00pm

MPP, Richmond Hill's MPP Reza Moridi invites the community to his Annual Community SUMMER BBQ! Come meet your neighbours, enjoy free food (regular, vegetarian, Halal and Kosher), entertainment, and children’s activities. Rain or shine! The ev...

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Councillor Muench - Ward 2 Family Picnic!
Sun Aug 21 / 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Councillor Tom Muench for his annual Ward 2 Family Picnic! The event will include:- Free BBQ (while quantities last)- live entertainment- old fashioned picnic games- various community groups- and much more! For more information please contact:...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Aug 23 / 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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Councillor West - Ward 4 Community BBQ!
Tue Aug 23 / 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join Councillor David West for his annual Ward 4 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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How to Live Happy to Be ME!©
Tue Aug 23 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Joy is a fundamental human state. Yet many of us struggle with how to feel more happy more of the time. This was Valerie’s struggle too. Despite ongoing life achievements and career success, she felt disillusioned, unfulfilled and unhappy. But...

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Enjoy the Summer! Jazz in the Plaza! Free Concert! Last of the Season.
Tue Aug 23 / 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 Aug 23 / 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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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed Aug 24 / 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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Moonlight Movie ~ at Richvale Community Centre. Full Out
Wed Aug 24 / 7:00pm

Enjoy this unique outdoor cinema experience! Bring a blanket and/or lawn chair and enjoy a free movie under the stars!Movies begin at dusk and are projected on a giant, inflatable movie screen and pre-movie fun begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments availabl...

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Cool Summer Praises. Mid-week Service at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Wed Aug 24 / 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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The Fab Four Tribute - Concerts in the Park
Thu Aug 25 / 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 - The Fab Four Tribute Limited parking is available adjacent to Mill Pond...

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York Singles (50+) Club Information Night
Thu Aug 25 / 7:00pm

If you are over 50 and single, why not join the York Singles Club? Activities include: Sports Cards Games Parties Dinners Movies Theatre Pub nights Come out to a New Member Information Session on the last Thursday of the month.  Em...

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Artist in Residence - Rani Satpute and Solmaz Karami
Fri Aug 26 / 1:00pm - Thu Sep 1 / 10:00pm

Summer Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday – 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm (10:00 pm on Thursday) Saturday and Sunday – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Each Friday during the summer different RHGA member artists will begin their one week art residency at...

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Caribbean North 2016 - an evening of special entertainment, benefitting many
Fri Aug 26 / 6:30pm

This  will be an amazing summer concert!The evening will start will a live court yard mix and mingle with Victor Shim on saxophone and steel pans (drums) at 6:30. This Caribbean concert is really bringing the Caribbean to Richmond Hill, in a...

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Big Daddy's Weekly Hybrid Open Mic/Open Jam
Fri Aug 26 / 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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Is it corny to want non-GMO organic corn?
Sun Aug 28 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

There are lots of good looking vegetables at The Village Market.  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-f...

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Cafe Cruise in Richmond Hill!!
Sat Aug 27 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet the Shadowpath tour guide at Richmond Hill's Heritage Centre. To complement your signature cafe treats, short 12 minute plays will be featured at BB Cafe and Covernotes Coffee House, inspired by the cafe owners' journeys to run a cafe in Richmo...

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Come and Learn about Kul (Cool) Coding for Kids, at Oak Ridges Moraine and Central Library
Sat Aug 27

Come and learn about computer courses for Kids. Kul Coder presents after school programs for kids between the ages of 7 and 17 years. They use various programming techniques, including Visual Programming Languages, through Syntax-based languages to...

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Richmond Hill's Farmer's Market ~ at Elgin Barrow Arena
Sun Aug 28 / 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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more

Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Aug 28 / 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

Back-2-School Drive, from the Salvation Army. School supply donations required.

The Salvation Army are anticipating helping over 100 kids with Back to School supplies ready for school this September. Please consider donating. The items will benefit needy children in Richmond Hill. All items should be new if possible. What is...

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Garage Door Mural Project at the Mill Pond Gallery. Please stop by!

In collaboration with the Town of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill Group of Artists were invited to submit a proposal to design and paint a mural on the existing 2 car garage door at the Mill Pond Gallery. The winner was selected - Andrea End.  The...

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Suggestions of What to Say and What Not to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

Do• Show unconditional support• Say: You are sorry• Ask: How are you doing?• Allow them to talk when and as much as they want• Avoid clichés• Offer practical aid• Extend invitations and understand if they dec...

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