September 4, 2016

Quote of the Week

“Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children,
and not for the education of all adults of every age? "
~Erich Fromm

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Events

Hillcrest Mall is open on Labour Day
Mon Sep 5 / 11:00am - 6:00pm

Do you need any back to school items? Hillcrest is open for Labour Day. This fall, as part of its ongoing $125-million renovation, Hillcrest welcomes new retailers Sporting Life, H&M and Aritzia...

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Do you like to sing? Chorus York has a "Meet & Greet"
Tue Sep 6 / 7:00pm

Chorus York invites you to meet their new venue with their new conductor, Stephane Potvin. Rehearsals will be held every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. First concert scheduled for December 10 at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church.New singers welcome (especial...

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The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society presents: "Shade Gardening"
Tue Sep 6 / 8:00pm

Do you have a shade garden or a shady space and wonder what to plant there, besides hostas? Martin Galloway will share ideas on how you can plant with colour and diversity in even a dry shade garden. All monthly meetings are open to the public for a...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed Sep 7 / 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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Songwriter Wednesday at Archibald's ~ hosted by Derek Christie
Wed Sep 7 / 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Join this regular gathering place to share original compositions, try new material, and hang out, network with other local songwriters, as well as enjoy live songwriters in performance. The format is low key, “unplugged”, acoustic based,...

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Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue group of York Region
Thu Sep 8 / 11:00am - 1:00pm

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue group of York Region will have its start up meeting on Thursday Sept.8th.  Come join in brand new discussions and decisions. This is a safe, confidential and inclusive meeting for residents of York Region who...

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How Cloud Technology is Changing the Accounting Industry: Chamber of Commerce Lunch 'n Learn
Thu Sep 8 / 12:30pm - 2:30pm

The firms of the future are trusted business partnesr that forward-thinking clients are looking for. They are comfortable working on the cloud and they are liberated from their offices by their mobile devices. Come learn how Intuit and Quickbooks On...

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Town Hall on Electoral Reform, with Richmond Hill MP Majid Jowhari
Thu Sep 8 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A conversation many of us have been waiting for. Majid Jowhari, MP Richmond Hill will be hosting a Town Hall on Electoral Reform.The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions, MP Mark Holland, will be joining as a special gu...

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Understanding the Purpose of Life
Thu Sep 8 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

It's been said, "Life is a game in which no one gets out alive." Everything that we have and acquire in life is left behind when we die. We take nothing with us. - our possessions, skills, learning, degrees, jobs, family, friends, colleagues, and ye...

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Free Talk and Guided Meditation "Choose Happiness", at the Central Library
Thu Sep 8 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Each and every one us has the capacity to tap into an endless supply of inner peace and happiness. In this Free Talk, Kadampa Teacher Rose Hirano will guide a relaxing meditation and explain simple, practical methods to overcome our negative mental...

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Retrospective Millinery Fashion Show, at Delmanor
Fri Sep 9 / 3:00pm

Time to get your hat on with museum director, Norma Shephard as she presents a retrospective millinery fashion show tracing hat history with a selection of original period pieces from the Victorian era to the present day. The Mobile Millinery Museum...

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Violin & Piano Masterpieces Concert. Two Performances
Fri Sep 9 - Sat Sep 10

Enjoy this opportunity to hear musicians Velma Ko and Joanna Grace in a unique up-close musical experience that cannot be matched in large concert halls. Everyone has a front-row seat! Clearly see and hear the featured performers Ask questions t...

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Pick Some Pretty Peppers at The Village Market this Saturday morning
Sat Sep 10 / 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...

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Tree Tenders Training - 3 Day Program
Sat Sep 10

This multi-day course provides engaging indoor and outdoor sessions that will answer all of your tree questions and give you skills to apply immediately in your own yard and/or neighbourhood.• LEARN the basics of trees from expert instructors,&b...

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Tree Planting with Evergreen at Bridgeview Cordone Park
Sat Sep 10 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join Evergreen and the Town of Richmond Hill as we nurture native trees and shrubs at Bridgeview Cordone Park. Everyone is welcome! Help maintain local biodiversity and wildlife habitat in your community! WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate clothing...

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Mill Pond Gallery Exhibition and Sale
Sat Sep 10 / 11:00am - Sun Sep 11 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artists presents talented members Taya Winitsky, Natalia Federov and Raya Finkelson this weekend at the Mill Pond Gallery. Above is work by Taya Winitsky. Natalia Federov Raya Finkelson The Mill Pond Gallery is loca...

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Sunrise is hosting a Community BBQ and Charity Yard Sale
Sat Sep 10 / 11:00am - 2:00pm

Join Sunrise of Richmond Hill for their annual Community BBQ - open to all residents of Richmond Hill! This event is their way of showing appreciation to the town and to give back to the community itself. This year’s events will include Repti...

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Community Corn Roast at Richmond Hill Baptist Church.
Sat Sep 10 / 4:00pm - 6:30pm

The community is invited to this Community Corn Roast! Enjoy:• Bouncy Castle for children• Obstacle Course for children• Volleyball• Basketball• Street Hockey• Food – Corn, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sausages, Chips an...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Sep 11 / 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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'My Pop Choir' Opens New Location in Richmond Hill - the everyone choir for people who love to sing!
Mon Sep 12 / 7:15pm - 8:45pm

A weekly choir experience that is all about the love of song, My Pop Choir doesn’t require experience or the ability to read music. It’s as much about fun, relaxation and laughter as it is about singing. Mondays starting September 12 to...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Sep 13 / 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 diver...

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McConaghy Open House
Tue Sep 13 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Visit the McConaghy Centre and sample the variety of programs offered. Enjoy program demonstrations, a performance from the McConaghy Choir, door prizes and light refreshments. A barbecue lunch will be available for a nominal fee. Bring a friend a...

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Free Introductory Tai Chi Class and Open House
Tue Sep 13 / 7:00pm

The Canadian Tai Chi Academy(CTCA) is starting a new introduction to tai chi session and offering a free introductory class. This tai chi program will run for 4 months, every Tuesday. Positive, non-competitive environment. No fitness level require...

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Divorce Care Group
Tue Sep 13 / 6:45pm - 8:45pm

Divorced? Separated? - You don't have to go through it alone.This is a group for men and women who are going through separation and divorce and want to explore issues of concerns and find mutual support. Weekly Seminar Topics: What's happening to...

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Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast
Wed Sep 14 / 7:30am - 9:00am

Get Connected at the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce's Business @ Breakfast. Remember your business cards  and have a 30 second infomercial prepared.Cost: Pre-registered. Members: $25 + HST; Non-Members: $35 + HSTWalk-Ins: Members: $30 Non-Me...

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Monthly Foot Clinic ~ at St. Matthew's United Church
Wed Sep 14 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

Foot care is completed by trained nurses, by appointment only. The clinic rate is $35. (Home visits can also be arranged for $50, receipts provided.) Appointments must be reserved one week in advance. Please call the church office 905-884-3606 to...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed Sep 14 / 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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Yoga4Change. A gentle yoga class to change you and the world!
Wed Sep 14 / 9:15am - 10:15am

This class incorporates yoga and gentle movement sequences to support every day activity.Whether you have arthritis, chronic pain, stiffness or injury this class is for suitable for you. Bodywork, relaxation exercises, and breath work can be transfo...

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Orientation Session for Enterprising Careers, a career exploration program for women
Wed Sep 14

The Women's Centre of York Region has 2 orientation sessions for their upcoming Career Exploration Program for Women. Discover employment options that ‘fit’ your personality• Build self-confidence as you identify your interests &...

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Langstaff Open House for Adults 55+ Members
Wed Sep 14 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Open House is a great opportunity to learn about the types of activites that are offered for Adults 55+ members, to meet others and to ask questions. Complimentary light refreshments will be served. Open to Adults 55+ members and non-members....

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Mackenzie Health Volunteer Assoc.(Richmond Heights Branch) presents 6th Annual Fashion Show & Lunch
Wed Sep 14 / 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Enjoy watching members of the Richmond Heights Branch of the Mackenzie Health Volunteer Association - ages 50 to 88 years - as they model the latest fashions (business, casual, easy-care travel, multi-use elegant) from PEACH TREE ORIGINALS, located i...

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Moon Festival celebrated at the Oak Ridges Community Centre
Thu Sep 15

Come celebrate this ancient Chinese tradition of the Moon Festival....

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Sep 15 / 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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Trying - a comic and touching drama. First show of the season for the Curtain Club
Fri Sep 16 - Sat Oct 1

This is the first of 5 shows for the 2016/17 season. Synopsis: The differences between two people at opposite ends of their lives “trying” to understand each other provides a funny, poignant and moving story. Based on the author’s...

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Super Saturday Community Pancake Breakfast and Car Wash at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sat Sep 17 / 9:00am - 11:00am

The Mission and Outreach Committee is hosting a pancake breakfast in William Wallace Memorial Hall. Breakfast includes pancakes with toppings of berries, whipped cream; scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. Adults - $8.00; Children 12 and...

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Young Mothers Support Group at Gormley Church
Sat Sep 17 / 9:30am

Young Mothers Support Group meets once a month at Gormley Church. The purpose of this group is to support young families. This support will focus on young moms, offering services such as free clothing, baby must-have items (diapers, wipes, formula,...

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Registration for Conversational ESL Sessions at Gormley Church.
Sat Sep 17 / 9:30am

Learn conversational English in a fun, comfortable setting and make new friends with weekly ESL classes for adults at Gormley Church. ESL sessions begin with this registration day on September 17 at 9:30 am and will continue to meet every Saturday f...

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Tree planting at Phyllis Rawlinson Park
Sat Sep 17 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join Evergreen and the Town of Richmond Hill as we nurture native trees and shrubs at Phyllis Rawlinson Park. Everyone is welcome! Help maintain local biodiversity and wildlife habitat in your community!WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate clothing,...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat Sep 17 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Town of Richmond Hill Adults 55+ membership offers numerous benefits to members including informal Computer Information/Assistance Sessions on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month lead by the Richmond Hill Computer Technology Volunteers "RH-CT...

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The Teston Road Ossuary, an archeological talk at the Central Library
Sat Sep 17 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Human remains were unearthed on Teston Road in Vaughan that proved to be part of a 15th Century Huron-Wendat burial site. Dr. Ronald Williamson will describe his experiences overseeing the excavation of this site.  Admission: $5 (+GST). &...

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Rani Satpute at The Mill Pond Gallery
Sat Sep 17 / 11:00am - Sun Sep 18 / 5:00pm

  The Richmond Hill Group of Artists presents talented member Rani Satpute this weekend at the Mill Pond Gallery. Rani’s art tends to focus on the nature and its beauty through the vibrant colors of the different flowers in season o...

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Terry Fox Run - 2 locations - Mill Pond and Oak Ridges CC
Sun Sep 18

The Terry Fox Run is held on the 3rd Sunday of September. Mill Pond Park Location:Registration: 7:30 amOpen Start: 8:00 am - 1:00 pmBicycle, Rollerblade, Wheelchair and Stroller accessible.Dog friendly but please have your dogs on a leash.Route dist...

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Gormley Church Back2Church Sunday & Community Corn Roast
Sun Sep 18 / 10:00am

Join Gormley Church on Sunday, September 18 for two ** COUNT 'EM!** two exciting events! Join them for the BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY SERVICE at 10 AM and please join them after the service for the GORMLEY CHURCH COMMUNITY CORN ROAST! Nobody does a Corn...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Sep 18 / 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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Picture yourself at Revera. An Open House at Brookside Court/Hilltop Place
Sun Sep 18 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

From the moment you arrive, the friendly staff think you’ll see yourself living at Revera! Every guest will have their picture taken by professional photographer Phil Shepherd. Also they are having a fundraiser to support the Alzheimer Societ...

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Good Information to Know

"Recycle for Sight" Do you have prescription glasses lying around? The Lions Club 'recycles' them!

For more than 80 years, Lions have been collecting, sorting and cleaning eyeglasses, and distributing them to those in need. The program is referred to as “Recycle for Sight”.Each year, Lions collect about 30 million pairs of glasses worl...

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Volunteer Call from Reel Asian International Film Festival. Coming to Town November 19th

Reel Asian International Film Festival is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to join the Reel Asian family for their 20th Anniversary. www.reelasian.com The festival will be in Richmond Hill on November 19th at the Richmond Hill Cent...

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