October 18, 2015

Quote of the Week

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
– Pericles (fostered Athenian democracy)

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and review their views
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Events

It's Voting Day!!
Mon Oct 19

Finally, after a long campaign voting day has arrived. Please vote and please encourage others to as well.  We will be better off when our government more appropriately represents the people. Click here to find out about Richmond Hill's candi...

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Healthy Feet, Healthy Body: Foot Reflexology Workshop for Beginners
Mon Oct 19 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

This 4-hour, hands-on workshop will teach participants the fundamentals of Foot Reflexology and how to begin using it to address their common health concerns. Foot reflexology is an easy-to-learn, safe and natural form of therapy. It can be used to...

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Small Business Information Session
Mon Oct 19 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

Are you considering starting a small business but don't know where to begin? Come out for an informal chat with the library's Business Librarian and the Small Business Consultant from the Town's Small Business Enterprise Centre.  You'll learn a...

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Committee of the Whole Meeting - observe how are councillors are serving us
Mon Oct 19 / 4:30pm - 3:30pm

This Committee of the Whole meeting is where issues get discussed but decisions are not made.  Anyone may observe this meeting.  Click here to find out how to present The agenda for this meeting will be made available on the Friday before...

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The Reel Thing Movie Series ~ "In the Name of My Daughter"
Mon Oct 19 / 7:00pm

French with English subtitles Nice, 1976. Agnès Le Roux, daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with a beautiful lawyer ten years his senior Maurice Agnelet. It has other links, she loves to madnes...

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Effective Parenting ~ 4-session group
Mon Oct 19 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This group is designed to help parents of children ages 2 to 10 years learn what they can do to raise a happy, motivated and well-behaved child.  Group runs Mondays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. You will learn how to: Nurture self esteem Encourage prob...

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L'Arche Daybreak - Past & Present. A presentation at the Richmond Hill Historical Society
Mon Oct 19 / 7:30pm

The Richmond Hill Historical Society has invited Toni Urbanski, Volunteer and Community Relations Coordinator at L'Arche Daybreak, to tell us about the  L’Arche community, its vision and mission, and its history in Richmond Hill. All are...

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Monday Night Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Oct 19 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Start the week right with Zumba® - a Latin-inspired dance fitness party! Dance to a variety of Latin and international rhythms. Athletic wear, running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required! Bring a sealable bottle for wate...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Oct 20 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Our community has many very good people involved with many very worthwhile things.  Connecting the Community meets weekly to foster this "cross sector collaboration".  The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill.co...

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Global Demographics Group ~ Seminar: The RRSP Meltdown
Tue Oct 20 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Come out for a presentation by Daniel Tiffin: "How Connecting the Dots Helped Us Protect Our Clients from a Market Meltdown" "Connecting the Dots" is a method of collecting the news of the day on the economy. Joining all the dots together draws a...

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Does Your Biography Become Your Biology? By Dr. Paul Meschino
Tue Oct 20 / 6:45pm - 9:00pm

According to current medical practice the mind and the body are two independent systems. So, what is happening in your body is independent from what is happening in your mind, or is it? Join Dr. Paul Meschino as he demonstrates the link between body...

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Orchids Are Like You: How Reviving One Can Improve Your Health, a talk at the Central Library
Tue Oct 20 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Dr.  Ali Ipchilar will discuss how a dying/sick orchid can be brought back to life once all of its needs are met - 5 essentials for orchids to survive. He will then link this to humans and discuss the 5 essentials that they require to thrive and...

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York Region Parrot Club
Tue Oct 20 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

All are welcome to attend the York Region Parrot Club's monthly meeting. Hear experienced club members discuss and answer questions. Members may bring their bird(s) to the monthly meetings and they always have fun socializing the birds and socializ...

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Last Month This Year for the Hillcrest Farmers' Market!
Wed Oct 21 / 10:00am - 6:00pm

At the end of October, the Hillcrest Farmers' Market will be closing up for the year! The Hillcrest Farmers' Market is set up on the south west corner of the mall parking lot (facing Carrville) at Hillcrest Mall. Prepare for Thanksgiving, Halloween...

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York North Lyme Disease Support Group
Wed Oct 21 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The York North Lyme Disease Support Group meets monthly and is open to Lyme patients and their caregivers, as well as anyone else who wants to learn about Lyme.  Some group members have environmental allergies so please refrain from wearing...

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Women's Group for Connecting and Healing
Wed Oct 21 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

If you are feeling unheard, alone or struggling with a relationship or career, join this small group of women. You will be heard, supported and given a wonderful opportunity to re-discover your values, priorities, how to get your needs met and creat...

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Creativity Thrives Here: ARTS Mackenzie Presents ARTS Information Night
Wed Oct 21 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

ARTS Information Night will showcase the enriched educational experience offered by Alexander Mackenzie High School’s specialized arts program, designed for students passionate about the arts. Students who enjoy kinaesthetic learning opportunit...

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Council Public Meeting
Wed Oct 21 / 7:30pm

Public Council Meeting discuss planning applications. Click here for the complete agenda and  for the list of other upcoming council meetings...

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Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce ~ Women in Business Support Group Meeting
Thu Oct 22 / 9:00am - 10:00am

Attention women in business! Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce is running a support group for women entrepreneurs and professionals - come out and join in! Get connected with other women in business who are facing the same the challenges and asking...

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GriefShare Support Group
Thu Oct 22 / 7:00pm

Have you lost someone special to you? GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  Grief hurts, but there is help. For more information, Email keith@mybic.ca, or call the church office at 90...

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Small Business Workshop ~ How to Manage Class Flow
Thu Oct 22 / 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Nidhi Chopra will teach you how to avoid pitfalls, select structure and decode deductions in your small business. You will learn about: Selecting structure Decoding deductions Avoiding pitfalls Cost: Free. Register online here....

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu Oct 22 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Experience the relaxation of Yoga and the 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 centred, energized, and...

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Arsenio Hall - on stage at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Thu Oct 22 / 8:00pm

If you ask different people where they first saw Arsenio Hall, you’d probably get a number of different answers. It could be his Emmy Award-winning late night talk show “The Arsenio Hall Show”, or the hit comedy “Coming to Am...

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"Gone with the Wind" Fashion Show at Oak Ridges Retirement Residence
Fri Oct 23 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Fiddle-dee-dee! Take a step back in time to the genteel southern US of the 1860’s as Oak Ridges showcases fashions from the era of “Gone with the Wind”. Oak Ridges’ own residents and staff will don the apparel of this pivotal...

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Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra ~ Classical Gems
Fri Oct 23 / 8:00pm

The symphonic orchestra and its music has been a part of the fabric of life for centuries. 'Classic Gems' is as a best of the best of the best, comprising selected movements from some of the greatest symphonic works, by some of the greatest composers...

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Pancake Breakfast - served at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church - Oct 24, 2015
Sat Oct 24 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Your delicious breakfast includes pancakes with toppings of berries or whipped cream, scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. Consider inviting some friends. These pancake breakfasts are monthly events with a break in the summer. Proceeds f...

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Transformations Workshop with Sandra Corrado
Sat Oct 24 / 9:00am - 7:00pm

Do you feel like you are burning out? Are you experiencing financial or job instability? Have you lost a loved one? Have you become separated or divorced? In this workshop, Sandra Corrado (CHRP, FIS, PTS, ZIN, Human Performance Specialist & Heal...

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Let's Get Rolling - Go 5 Pin Bowling! Youth League
Sat Oct 24 / 9:30am - 11:30am

The Youth League at Richmond Hill Pro Bowl is open to all children and youth between the ages of 2 and 19. Saturday mornings, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. This year bumper bowling is offered for children ages 2 to 4. The program runs from Sep...

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Public Lecture ~ The Presbyterians
Sat Oct 24 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Reverend Duncan Jeffrey of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church will describe the beginnings of the Presbyterian faith, its core beliefs and the history of the Church itself. Admission: $5. Please register and purchase a ticket at the Full Service Desk...

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"Shout It Out" English Conversation Circle
Sat Oct 24 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

The English Conversation Circle is designed to help ESL community  members improve their English speaking skills through group discussion and activities. Circle runs Saturdays until December 5. Age group: 18+. Admission: Free. Register at the...

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Gormley Harvest Tour
Sat Oct 24 / 11:00am

Steeped in history, the Hamlet of Gormley is a gem in Richmond Hill. Settlement here began with the arrival of the Pennsylvania German immigrants in the first decade of the 19th century. This walking tour will focus on the heritage homes, many that a...

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David Dunlap Observatory ~ Family Night
Sat Oct 24 / 7:30pm

Enjoy Public Viewing nights this Summer at the David Dunlop Observatory! TONIGHT IS A FAMILY NIGHT Family Nights are a great introduction to the night sky for younger guests. Look through telescopes, make some space crafts, visit the Skylab and fin...

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"See Jane Sing" with Jane Lynch, performing at RHCPA
Sat Oct 24 / 8:00pm

Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in ‘Annie’, Jane Lynch brings her comic skills and musical prowess to the RHCPA stage. This Emmy award winner has dazzled us in a series of...

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Last Month This Year for the Hillcrest Farmers' Market!
Sun Oct 25 / 9:00am - 3:00pm

At the end of October, the Hillcrest Farmers' Market will be closing up for the year! The Hillcrest Farmers' Market is set up on the south west corner of the mall parking lot (facing Carrville) at Hillcrest Mall. Prepare for Thanksgiving, Halloween...

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Learn to Meditate ~ 4-week Series with Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Teacher Rose Hirano
Sun Oct 25 / 10:00am - 11:00am

This four-class series is a perfect opportunity to discover the benefits of meditation. Learn how to create inner space and respond to life’s challenges in a positive and constructive way. These classes are designed for both beginners and thos...

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"Antiques Road Show" Richmond Hill Historical Society Style
Sun Oct 25 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Please join the The Richmond Hill Historical Society at Delmanor Retirement Residence for an “Antiques Road Show” with David Beasley Auctions. Bring a treasured heirloom and have the Beasleys give you a little history about the item and...

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York Symphony Orchestra presents Sibelius 150
Sun Oct 25 / 3:00pm

Come celebrate 150 years of the birth of Jean Sibelius, Finland's greatest composer. Guest Artist: Andrew Ascenzo, Cello Tickets: Adults $30; Seniors $25; Students $15 . Click here to order or call the box office at 905 787-8811 For more informtio...

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The McCartney Experience
Sun Oct 25 / 8:00pm

A 5-piece ensemble delivers a dynamic live performance, paying tribute to Paul's current touring act. All your favourites, from Yesterday, All My Loving, and Back in the USSR, through Jet, My Love, and Maybe I'm Amazed, this show presents an authent...

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Craft Course ~ Knitting 101 (3 weeks)
Mon Oct 26 / 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit? This 3 week course will teach you basic knitting skills such as starting and ending a project, learning basic stitches and how to read knitting patterns.   Course runs Mondays, 4:00pm-6:00pm, until...

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Covernotes ~ Open Mic Night
Mon Oct 26 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Covernotes' Open Mic is open to all musicians, spoken word artists, poets, writers, storytellers, actors with short (10min) monologues and comedians.  Or just come to listen.  You never know what to expect.   For more information, con...

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Happy Mind, Happy Life ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Mon Oct 26 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Discover the authentic foundation of Buddha’s teachings and how to use these methods to develop inner peace and find lasting happiness from within. This series of classes is based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary book, "Modern Bud...

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Monday Night Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Oct 26 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Start the week right with Zumba® - a Latin-inspired dance fitness party! Dance to a variety of Latin and international rhythms. Athletic wear, running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required! Bring a sealable bottle for wate...

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Council Meeting ~ all encouraged to attend
Mon Oct 26 / 7:30pm

Council Meetings are where  decisions are made.  Anyone may observe this meeting. The agenda for this meeting will be made available on the Friday before.  Click here for the list of other upcoming council meetings. These mee...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Oct 27 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Our community has many very good people involved with many very worthwhile things.  Connecting the Community meets weekly to foster this "cross sector collaboration".  The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill.co...

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York Region Health & Wellness Fair
Wed Oct 28 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

Come  join the people from the Welcome Centre at their Health & Wellness Fair. Sample free food and learn about fun fitness ideas for you and your family. Take home tasty recipes for affordable, healthy meals. Get new ideas for managing y...

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Last Month This Year for the Hillcrest Farmers' Market!
Wed Oct 28 / 10:00am - 6:00pm

At the end of October, the Hillcrest Farmers' Market will be closing up for the year! The Hillcrest Farmers' Market is set up on the south west corner of the mall parking lot (facing Carrville) at Hillcrest Mall. Prepare for Thanksgiving, Halloween...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Lunch & Learn: Dance, Create and Sing! Exploring Art Therapy
Wed Oct 28 / 12:00pm

The theme of October's Lunch & Learn is "Dance, Create and Sing! An Interactive Exploration of Art Therapy" Come hear Psychotherapist Robin Gertin speak about how various Art Therapies impact healthy living. To register, please call the Church...

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Ahmad Ibn Fadlan: The Man Who Reported from Arctic 1200 Years Ago
Wed Oct 28 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Nearly twelve centuries ago, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, scientist and the ambassador of the Caliph of Baghdad, was appointed to lead a delegation to the Arctic. He wrote a travelogue, which is now the oldest written reference source on the nations living arou...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies Live!
Thu Oct 29 / 6:30pm

What time is it? It’s time for Bubble Guppies! Jump into a bubbly world of learning and laughter with Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock. Put on your water-wings and dive in to a swimsational musical underwater adventure! Th...

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GriefShare Support Group
Thu Oct 29 / 7:00pm

Have you lost someone special to you? GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  Grief hurts, but there is help. For more information, Email keith@mybic.ca, or call the church office at 90...

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu Oct 29 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Experience the relaxation of Yoga and the 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 centred, energized, and...

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Canadian Red Cross ~ First Aid for Seniors
Thu Oct 29 / 10:00am - 12:30pm

The Canadian Red Cross will be running a session for seniors to help them learn to recognize, and respond to injuries and life threatening medical emergencies in the home. Cost: Free. Register online here or call 905-884-9288 ext. 305. ...

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RBC Royal Bank® Advice Events – What you need to know to buy your next home
Thu Oct 29 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Check out this upcoming free RBC® Advice Event: What you need to know to buy your next home. • Investing Options – Registered vs Non-Registered Plans• TFSA’s, RESP’s, RRSP’s, RDSP’s• Key Investing Pri...

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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group
Thu Oct 29 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This French language conversation group welcomes adults (from francophones to beginners) looking to put their French language CONVERSATION skills into action. Francophones and stronger speakers are encouraged to share their French language skills wi...

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TAVES Consumer Electronic Show
Fri Oct 30 - Sun Nov 1

The TAVES Consumer Electronics Show is Canada’s ultimate technology showcase, connecting trade professionals, media and consumers. This world-class exposition attracts companies from around the globe and showcases cutting edge technology and in...

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Let's Get Rolling - Go 5 Pin Bowling! Youth League
Sat Oct 31 / 9:30am - 11:30am

The Youth League at Richmond Hill Pro Bowl is open to all children and youth between the ages of 2 and 19. Saturday mornings, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. This year bumper bowling is offered for children ages 2 to 4. The program runs from September...

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Social Media Seminar ~ Twitter for Beginners
Sat Oct 31 / 11:00am - 12:30pm

Learn how to share interesting, funny, thought-provoking and meaningful moments with the “Twittersphere” or just “follow” others in Twitter. You are welcome to bring you own devices. Please ensure they are fully charged. Powe...

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"Shout It Out" English Conversation Circle
Sat Oct 31 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

The English Conversation Circle is designed to help ESL community  members improve their English speaking skills through group discussion and activities. Circle runs Saturdays until December 5. Age group: 18+. Admission: Free. Register at the...

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Books vs. Film: "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window" and Disappeared
Sat Oct 31 / 1:30pm - 4:30pm

"Books vs Film" is a showing of a film based on a book read by the library's book clubs. Afterward, there will be a discussion of how the movie compares to the book.  Today's film is "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappea...

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Genius Owl Spooky Halloween Party
Sat Oct 31 / 6:00pm

Come out for a night full of fun and excitement: you can fight Creepers and Zombies on the Minecraft stations, and the survivor will be treated with special prizes! Cost: Free. Please register here,...

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Richmond Hill Chinese Baptist Church ~ Up, Up & Away Candy Carnival
Sat Oct 31 / 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Richmond Hill Chinese Baptist Church's annual children's event is open to everyone! The festivities include: Jumping castle suitable for children of age 12 and under. Children play Games to earn coupons to redeem for candies and prizes. P...

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Finally we set our clocks back!
Sun Nov 1

On Sunday, November 1st, 2015 at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time ends . (Note: it is not Savings) Yes, we "Spring forward and Fall back"  At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, the  clocks go forward one hour and on the fi...

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Joy of Aging 2015
Sun Nov 1 / 9:30am - 1:00pm

The Joy of Aging is a unique annual event for life-loving women over 40 who cherish their health and intend to keep it. By popular demand, the focus this year is - The Answer May be In Your Genes! You’ll laugh, you’ll be inspired a...

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Learn to Meditate ~ 4-week Series with Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Teacher Rose Hirano
Sun Nov 1 / 10:00am - 11:00am

This four-class series is a perfect opportunity to discover the benefits of meditation. Learn how to create inner space and respond to life’s challenges in a positive and constructive way. These classes are designed for both beginners and thos...

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Good Information to Know

Volunteers Needed for Reel Asian Film Festival (here in Richmond Hill Nov. 14 and 15)

The good people at 'Reel Asian' are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help out at the 19th Reel Asian International Film Festival, running from November 5-13, 2015 in Toronto and November 14-15, 2015 in Richmond Hill. Volunteer ro...

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The Town recognizes the importance of the Creative Industry Sector

The Town of Richmond Hill recognizes the importance of the Creative Industries driving our local and regional economy. According to Richmond Hill’s recent Economic Development Strategy, almost half of the labour force in Richmond Hill is emplo...

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Digital Storytelling Workshop for Newcomers

Richmond Hill is offering a free six-day digital storytelling workshop to newcomers who have immigrated to Canada and settled in Richmond Hill. The workshop will bring together six to eight community members for two weekends of participatory worksho...

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Free Breastfeeding Clinics offered by York Region Public Health

Looking for help with breastfeeding? Come to the York Region Public Health Breastfeeding Clinic for individual support and consultation in a clinic setting. Services are provided by Registered Nurses from the Public Health Breastfeeding Program. B...

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Bookdrive for BVI

When we think of the British Virgin Islands we imagine a beautiful place to sail or a memorable cruise ship port.  BVI does well from tourism.  There is also an active business district to support the islands’  offshore financial...

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"Rose Kessler's Stories", about life growing up on the farm. A Historical Society project.

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is pleased to have published “Rose Kessler’s Stories”, a book of both historical and local interest. It has been a pleasure collecting Rose’s columns and letters written over the years, in...

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24 - Hour Temporary Parking Permits

Residents and their guests may purchase a 24-Hour Temporary Parking Permit online. This new online option is part of Richmond Hill's commitment to provide easy access to their services. The cost of a temporary parking permit is $5/day plus HST for...

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Windrow Snow Removal for Adults 65+ & Residents with Disability:

Every winter, Richmond Hill offers a Snow Windrow Removal Service for seniors 65 and older and residents with disabilities. To receive this service, residents must complete an application form each year, remove all obstructions from the end of their...

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