October 1, 2017

Quote of the Week

“A rising tide lifts all boats."

~ Unknown

P.S. Have you told your Richmond Hill friends about this newsletter?

Events

Book Launch for local author Stan Daneman
Mon Oct 2 / 6:30pm

Stan Daneman invites you to his book launch for his new novel Phoenix Rising.   Critics review: “This book is boldly imagined, and at times crackles with suspense. Strangely compelling and oddly haunting, this book is ambitious, arresting...

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Start the Week Right With Zumba Fitness
Mon Oct 2 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join a 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 bottle...

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Connecting the Community. Creating a stronger community. All welcome.
Tue Oct 3 / 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....

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"Trees Add Property Value" ~ a talk at the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society
Tue Oct 3 / 7:30pm

Master Gardener, Pat deValence presents “Trees Add Property Value”. Pat explains why trees add value to our property, how to select trees and where to place them on your property. Purchasing, planting, and caring for your trees will also...

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Coffee Chat with YRDSB Trustees
Wed Oct 4 / 10:00am

Parents and the community are invited to meet with the YRDSB Chair, Loralea Carruthers, and Carol Chan, school trustee, and Carrie McBain, Vice Chair to discuss concerns. This meeting is part of the school board's directive, handed down by the Minis...

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Aspiring Legends ~ at the Richmond Hill Retirement Residence
Wed Oct 4 / 2:30pm

Brad, Allan and Raven are back by popular demand at Richmond Hill Retirement Residence! Come out and enjoy an afternoon filled with melodic voices and the classic guitar. For more information please call 905 770-4704...

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Moon Festival celebrated at the RHCPA
Wed Oct 4 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come celebrate this ancient Chinese tradition of the Moon Festival Kids' lantern making Calligraphy Entertainment Riddles and Games Lucky Draws Chinese tea drinking Mooncakes .... and more This is a free event....

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Business Networking Breakfast, at RBC (Yonge & Stouffville)
Thu Oct 5 / 8:00am

Local business professionals are invited to network with other local business professionals and promote your business. You will have an opportunity to meet the RBC team that can help you grow your business. Breakfast provided! Please RSVP by Oct....

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Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Group of York Region
Thu Oct 5 / 11:00am - 1:00pm

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue group of York Region has an open invitation to their monthly meetings. This is a safe, confidential and inclusive meeting for residents of York Region who suffer from often disabling symptoms associated with these...

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VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Monthly Meeting
Thu Oct 5 / 11:15am - 2:15pm

This meeting is for anyone who is visually impaired, and their caregiver. Meeting is as follows:11:15 - Introductions11:30 - Stan Daneman  poetry reading1:00 - Lunch1:30 - Socializing Please contact Mariam for further details at 905 770-0601...

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Richmond Hill Board of Trade ~ Business After 5 Networking, at Cherniak Law
Thu Oct 5 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Visit the new offices of Board of Trade member, Jason Cherniak.  Come for an evening of building relationships, catching up with old friends and making new contacts! Cost:  Members free.  Non-members $10.  Click here to register...

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Thursday Evening Meditation Class presented by Rose Hirano of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada
Thu Oct 5 / 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Theme for the fall session: Inspiring Solutions for Difficult TimesBased on the book, Universal Compassion by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the classes for the few coming months give you practical, creative methods to transform your day-...

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2017 Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Thu Oct 5 / 7:30pm

The Class of 2017 inductees are: Tracey Wainman Bill Woloski Mary Anne Palmer Gianni Facchini Peter Pendli Jamie Joslin Scott Mabley More details are at www.RichmondHill.ca/Sportshall Tickets: $20 (tax included).  Click here ...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Oct 5 / 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 centered, energized and peace...

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"First Fridays" in Richmond Hill
Fri Oct 6 / 5:00pm - 9:00pm

This is an independent initiative designed to promote and assist with the revitalization of Richmond Hill’s downtown core.On the first Friday of the month, for 2017 - June through October, take a walk along Yonge Street between5 and 9 pm and en...

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

Richvale Lions Club Charity Texas Hold - first Friday of the month. All are invited. Register 6:15pm; Start 7:00pm Featuring $10 Bounty Chip, included in $ 50 Buy-in Re-Buys until first break Then Top-up for close out Refreshments available. Fo...

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The Village Market - for fresh, local and organic produce.
Sat Oct 7 / 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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Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest ~ at Richmond Green
Sat Oct 7 - Mon Oct 9

If you’re looking for something fun to do in Richmond Hill Thanksgiving weekend, this is it! Enjoy all things autumn! 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Enter your child into the Costume Contest or Little Miss Richmond Hill Pumpkin...

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Adults 55+ Computer information and Assistance Sessions
Sat Oct 7 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

On the first and third Saturday of each month Computer Volunteers will lead informal computer discussions with their members. There is no charge for this. Following the discussion, general computer assistance will be available with the Computer Volu...

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Discover Your Inner Artist Group Show and Sale
Sat Oct 7 / 11:00am - Sun Oct 8 / 5:00pm

Discover Your Inner Artist at the Mill Pond Gallery. This weekend we have a gallery filled with original artwork from many of our members. You will see a variety of styles, subject matter and media represented.  We invite you to come in and en...

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Film Club: Films by Indigenous Filmmakers. Angry Inuk
Sat Oct 7 / 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Watch and discuss films by Indigenous filmmakers. Angry Inuk is the second in this film series. Documentary SynopsisSeal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with socia...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun Oct 8 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come by to get fresh fruits and vegetables.  Garden plants available seasonally.  Baked goods, eggs, maple syrup..... Located in the south part of the parking lot of Hillcrest Mall facing Carrville Ave....

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Moon Pointer Gatherings ~ a Mindfulness Practice, at Oak Ridges CC
Sun Oct 8 / 9:00am - 10:00am

Moon Pointer gatherings are informal get-togethers for the purpose of experiencing an aspect of Health & Wellness which comes through the practice of mindfulness. Gatherings are facilitated by Ashley Poy. Each get-together will consist of a b...

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Gratitude Walk on the Oak Ridges Trail
Mon Oct 9 / 10:30am - 12:30pm

The fall is upon us and the leaves are turning beautiful colours. Come with Nordic poles or come to simply walk and be grateful in community -- we have so much to be grateful for. The Gratitude Walk will start with focused breath, Gratitude Essenti...

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Connecting the Community. Creating a stronger community. All welcome.
Tue Oct 10 / 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....

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Business@Breakfast at the Richmond Hill Curling Club
Wed Oct 11 / 7:30am - 9:00am

Get connected at the Business@Breakfast hosted by the Richmond Hill Curling Club. After a morning of networking and breakfast, guests are invited to curl a practice game. Bring clean, dry running shoes and something that's warm! Cost:Pre-registere...

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Foot Clinic at St. Matthew's United Church
Wed Oct 11 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

Foot care completed by trained nurses, by appointment only. These clinics are held the 2nd Wednesday each month. Cost $35.00, receipts provided. Appointment must be reserved one week in advance. Please contact the church office 905-884-3606 for mo...

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Lianne Harris, Odd Behaviour ~ some storytelling of famous people, at RH Retirement Residence
Wed Oct 11 / 2:30pm

Their friends called them brilliant, their critics declared them crazy.Join this 1-hour presentation and learn about famous people and their unusual personalities and quirky behaviours. For more information please call 905 770-4704....

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Oct 12 / 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. Francop...

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Thursday Evening Meditation Class presented by Rose Hirano of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada
Thu Oct 12 / 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Theme for the fall session: Inspiring Solutions for Difficult TimesBased on the book, Universal Compassion by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the classes for the few coming months give you practical, creative methods to transform your day-...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Oct 12 / 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 centered, energized and peace...

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Catch the Art Bus! It's going to the Studio Art Tour
Fri Oct 13 - Sun Oct 15

New this year the Art Bus will run all three days of the Tour weekend. The Friday night bus tour will be a pre-show tour. You will be the first to visit the sites and see the artists new work. Friday October 13, 6-10 p.m. Starting location: Mill Po...

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Mental Health First Aid Training. A 2 day course.
Sat Oct 14 / 9:00am - 4:30pm

MHFA training will teach the participants to:• Recognize the symptoms of mental health problems• Provide initial help• Guide a person toward appropriate professional help• Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from bec...

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Health Breakfast Series - "Bone Health with Exercise and Nutrition" at St. Matthew's United Church
Sat Oct 14 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Dr. Judith Snider, Chiropractor, Homeopath and Nutritionist will discuss the topic, Bone Health with Exercise and Nutrition. Please call to register 905-884-3606. Freewill offering....

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Studio Art Tour ~ Amazing art all over Town!
Sat Oct 14 - Sun Oct 15

Every year, artists from the Richmond Hill Studio Tour invite the public into their home and studios. It's an opportunity for visitors to get a look behind the scenes, take a self-guided tour, meet the artists and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork. Lo...

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Studio Tour at The Mill Pond Gallery
Sat Oct 14 / 10:00am - Sun Oct 15 / 5:00pm

The Mill Pond Gallery is one of several community locations on the 15th Annual Richmond Hill Studio Tour and Sale. Featured at this location will be Richmond Hill Group of Artist members Mary Espinosa (work above), Caterina Liberatore, Sue Foerster,...

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Gratitude Walk with Labyrinth Journey at Richmond Green
Sat Oct 14 / 10:30am - 12:30pm

The fall is upon us and the leaves are turning beautiful colours. Come with Nordic poles or come to simply walk and be grateful in community -- we have so much to be grateful for. The Gratitude Walk will start with focused breath, Gratitude Essenti...

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Exotic Birds Take Over Richmond Green!
Sat Oct 14 - Sun Oct 15

Hundreds of exotic birds and their owners will be flocking north to the Canadian National Cage Bird Show & Expo. The event, which is hosted by the Toronto-based Budgerigar & Foreign Bird Society of Canada (BFBS), is Canada’s top event...

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Moon Pointer Gatherings ~ a Mindfulness Practice, at Oak Ridges CC
Sun Oct 15 / 9:00am - 10:00am

Moon Pointer gatherings are informal get-togethers for the purpose of experiencing an aspect of Health & Wellness which comes through the practice of mindfulness. Gatherings are facilitated by Ashley Poy. Each get-together will consist of a b...

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Good Information to Know

Attention Young Musicians!! YRP & Cosmo Music is having a music contest!

York Regional Police is holding a youth music contest, Voices over Violence.They are inviting young musicians to create an original song on the themes of anti-violence. Musicians 24 years and younger are invited to submit an original song on the the...

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Chorus York in Richmond Hill is looking for singers

"Come sing with us!"New singers welcome. Artistic Director, Stephane Potvin Weekly rehearsals every Tuesday 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church (10066 Yonge St.).www.chorusyork.ca For more information please call 905-994-7922...

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New Horizons Band of York Region looking for older adults to join and have some fun!

Learn Music, Make Friends, Have Fun with Active Adults Just Like You!Maybe you have absolutely no musical experience but you always wanted to learn?GOOD. They love absolute beginners. They start from the very beginning, page one, how to put the instr...

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"No Tricks, Only ACTIVE Treats!!"

A great Halloween hand out for trick or treaters! The Town is offering a package of 5 passes for youth skating or swimming for $5. Available at community centres. Limited time only. While quantities last....

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Richmond Hill Arts Award. Call for nominations (by Dec 7th)

The Richmond Hill Arts Awards profile cultural success stories by recognizing artistic talent and community contribution to the arts sector in Richmond Hill. Four categories: Mid-career or Established Artist Emerging Artist Youth Artist Cultur...

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This weekend'sTHE FEED - 105.9FM THE REGION: David Phillips and look ahead to "sweater weather".....

Tune in to know. York Region’s ONLY news magazine show dedicated to the issues and events that matter to all of us who live and work here. Hear about the Vaughan Foodbank kicking off their Thanksgiving Food Drive. Also on the show - fire p...

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"Notes & Quotes" : Music and Stories of Richmond Hill - Oct. 22
The Secret Path: Walking Toward Reconciliation - Oct. 22
Fred Penner - Oct. 28
Lemon Bucket Orkestra - Nov. 9

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