October 25, 2015

Quote of the Week

“Success is going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm."
~ Sir Winston Churchill

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Events

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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York Region Laughter Club ~ Screening of "Laughology"
Mon Oct 26 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

What makes you happy? Kids and family? Your work? What makes you laugh? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? Come out for Fall Movie Nights and discover what happi...

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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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Halloween Haunted House Under the Stars, at DDO
Tue Oct 27 - Fri Oct 30

Come out and howl at the moon! 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Oct. 27th to 30th. Not suitable for young children. Tickets: $10. Payable at the door. For more information please see the web site www.theddo.ca  ...

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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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A good news series about life-changing beliefs!
Wed Oct 28 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

All are invited to come and enjoy these Bible-based messages! Tonight's theme: “How to Prosper in Health” Speaker: Pastor James Anderson Subsequent nights: Oct. 30: “Memory Lapse & Monkey Business” Oct. 31: “I...

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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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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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Women in the Know ~ Financial Protection for Today and Tomorrow
Thu Oct 29 / 6:30pm

Join Minna Schmidt, a Financial Advisor, for advice on managing the financial risks of today and tomorrow.  This will be an in-depth discussion into two of the four financial cornerstones: Financial Security at Death Living Benefits You'...

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A Family Caregiver Open Discussion with Eleanor Silverberg
Thu Oct 29 / 6:30pm - 8:00pm

'Lost But Not Gone: Unmasking the Hidden Grief' is a special theme for October's Family Caregiver Support Group at Sunrise of Richmond Hill, to be facilitated by Social Worker and Self-Development Coach, Eleanor Silverberg, Author of 'Caregiving with...

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York Singles (50+) Club Information Night
Thu Oct 27 / 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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Home on the Hill ~ Family Support Group
Thu Oct 29 / 7:00pm

Family members supporting a loved one with serious mental illness or addiction are cordially welcome to attend Home on the Hill's Family Support Group   For more information, please contact Maggie at Maggie@rveltheer.com...

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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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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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Halloween on Ice
Fri Oct 30 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Come for some Halloween fun and dress up in your favourite costume!Treats will be given to skaters in costume Be safety conscious when choosing a costume. The following items are not permitted: clothing that drags on the ice, headgear that has poor...

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A good news series about life-changing beliefs!
Fri Oct 30 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

All are invited to come and enjoy these Bible-based messages! Tonight's theme: “Memory Lapse & Monkey Business” Speaker: Pastor James Anderson Subsequent night: Oct. 31: “Is Heaven Real?” For more information plea...

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The Village Market - open all year round
Sat Oct 31 / 8:30am - 2:30pm

As well as organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of gluten free products. Many prepared foods, so you may wish to stop and enjoy something to eat! You may wis...

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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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Evergreen ~ Dig In and Enhance Your Neighbourhood Park
Sat Oct 31 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join Evergreen and the Town of Richmond Hill for Trick or Trees at Bridgeview Park! Everyone is welcome! Be prepared for a spooky planting of native trees and shrubs! Increase local biodiversity and wildlife habitat in your community! Please bring:...

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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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Meditation Toronto ~ Drop-In Yoga Class
Sat Oct 31 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Meditation Toronto has been teaching meditation through yoga in the GTA for over 15 years.   Meditation Toronto will offer free simple and basic yoga classes here in the community. Meditation Toronto is run by volunteer meditation teacher...

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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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A good news series about life-changing beliefs!
Sat Oct 31 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

All are invited to come and enjoy these Bible-based messages! Tonight's theme: “Is Heaven Real?” (This is the final evening)Speaker: Pastor James Anderson For more information please contact James at  (416) 420-1403 or  jander...

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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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Gratitude Walk with Sandra Corrado
Sun Nov 1 / 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Fall is here and the leaves are turning beautiful colours. Come out for a walk with nordic poles or come to simply walk and be grateful in community. There is so much to be grateful for! The Gratitude Walk will start with focussed breath, Gratitude...

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Piano Recital at Delmanor
Sun Nov 1 / 2:00pm

The Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association is hosting a student piano and voice recital at Delmanor to celebrate Canada Music Week.   All are welcome.   Free....

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Rudolf Steiner Centre ~ Steiner, Beuys, and the Bees: A lecture by Frederick Amrine
Sun Nov 1 / 2:30pm - 4:45pm

Bees are the great teachers of wisdom and love. Greek myth claimed that everything Apollo knew, he had learned from the bees. And bees were the nursemaids and protectors of Dionysos as well. When asked for lectures by the workers helping him build t...

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Committee of the Whole Meeting - observe how our councillors are serving us
Mon Nov 2 / 4:30pm

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 befo...

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Monday Night Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Nov 2 / 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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Creativity Connected - 5th Annual Creative Industries Symposium
Tue Nov 3 / 8:00am - 12:30pm

Are you an architect, dancer, designer, food artist, writer, IT professional, musician, publisher, photographer, engineer, in film, television, radio, or work in another creative field? If so, then you're invited to Creativity Connected - Creative In...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Nov 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 this "cross sector collaboration".  A diverse group of people meet each week to share information about...

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Art Class ~ Tapestry Kilim Weaving
Tue Nov 3 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

With their vivid colors and attractive designs, kilims (flat woven tapestry) are fascinating to study and create!  In this hands-on workshop, you can learn this traditional folk art technique and take the looms home to continue working on proj...

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Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society ~ Monthly Meeting
Tue Nov 3 / 8:00pm

At this month's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society, guest speaker Steven Biggs will present to the group.   Described as part horticulturalist and part rabid gardener, Steven is known for sending listeners home with i...

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C.A.M.P. Series for Small Business ~ Event Marketing
Wed Nov 4 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals (CAMP) is offering a speaker series aimed at entrepreneurs who want to keep their marketing relevant in today’s ever changing world.Mariam Yousefi, Events Director at thinkCompass, will talk a...

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Holocaust, Survival, Escape: Joseph Kertes & Yuri Dojc in Conversation
Wed Nov 4 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

35th Annual Holocaust Education Week at the Richmond Hill Public Library  Joseph Kertes will discuss his novels, Gratitude (2008) and The Afterlife of Stars (2014), which feature a Jewish Hungarian family during the Holocaust and after the war....

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Women's Group for Connecting and Healing
Wed Nov 4 / 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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Visually Impaired Person (VIP) Meeting
Thu Nov 5 / 11:15am - 2:15pm

VIP invites you to the second meeting of the season! Schedule: 11:15 - 11:30  - Introduction 11:30 - 12:15 - Lucia Ricardo, CNIB Senior Specialist, speaks about help available to visually impaired persons 12:15 - 12:30  - Stan Daneman...

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Small Business Workshop ~ Proven Techniques to Land Free Press for Small Businesses
Thu Nov 5 / 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Marketing expert Matt Kostenacki will show you the techniques and best practices to get press coverage for your business.In this seminar you'll learn: Essential tools small businesses should be using to reach out to Journalists An amazing alterna...

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GriefShare Support Group
Thu Nov 5 / 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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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ Suite Thursdays: Fortunate Ones
Thu Nov 5 / 7:30pm

Fortunate Ones is a Canadian pop-folk duo made up of singer/guitarist Andrew James O’Brien and singer/pianist/accordion player Catherine Allan – endearing audiences with wide-eyed energy, pragmatic optimism, and an earnest mission for con...

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Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
Fri Nov 6 / 7:00am - 9:00am

This event is a Christian celebration of prayer for the Richmond Hill community. Hot breakfast Live Music Free Book Keynote Speaker: Brian Stiller Brian C. Stiller is a Global Ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance. He travels extensive...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ Current Swell
Fri Nov 6 / 8:00pm

Cultivating the unique moments when a first take becomes the final cut, or when a fleeting idea turns into a fully realized creation, has become something of an unofficial philosophy for Current Swell. The product of Victoria, BC, the members of Curr...

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The Village Market - open all year round
Sat Nov 7 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

As well as organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of gluten free products. Many prepared foods, so you may wish to stop and enjoy a good cup of coffee or someth...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Hands and Hearts Bazaar
Sat Nov 7 / 9:30am - 1:00pm

Come out and get started on your holiday shopping! Available items include: Handmade items Christmas decor Bake sale items And more! Join in the Cookie Walk! Brunch available - Adults $8; Children 10 and under $3 Hope to see you there!...

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Let's Get Rolling - Go 5 Pin Bowling! Youth League
Sat Nov 7 / 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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Adult 55+ Program ~ Computer Information Session
Sat Nov 7 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

The McConaghy Computer Club is a place for Adults 55+ to meet and share computer experiences, and discuss problems, issues, tips and solutions. The Club aims to enhance the digital literacy skills of seniors across our community and make them feel co...

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"Shout It Out" English Conversation Circle
Sat Nov 7 / 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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Art Show ~ Fundraiser for Hands and Hearts for Africa
Sat Nov 7 / 11:00am - 5:00pm

Come out and view the work of local artists, jewelers, pottery painters, fabric sculptor, basket weaver.and other producers of creative art! You will be supporting the Hearts and Hands for Africa helping Grandmothers in Africa raising their orphaned...

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Film Club with Barry Dempster ~ "About Time"
Sat Nov 7 / 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Watch and discuss films with Barry Dempster, poet, novelist, and founder of Southlake Cinemania. The theme for Film Club is What The Heart Wants: Unexpected Love Stories, and this month's film will be Richard Curtis' About Time (2013). Admission: F...

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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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You have the power to give life…

When you donate blood, a unique feeling of pride unites you with donors everywhere. That connection inspired the new donor-facing brand platform campaign, Give Life  launched on September 28th. When people donate blood, stem cells, cord blood,...

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Tennis Strategy? - Not a request about how to play the game but what the interest is in the game

The Town of Richmond Hill is undertaking a tennis strategy to plan for the current and future tennis needs to meet the expectations of the growing community. This is a result of the input heard from residents through the Parks & Recreation Plans...

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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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Halloween Decoration Ideas, by Five Star Painting

Startle your guests with the spook of Halloween! Fall colors and weather sets the mood for Halloween festivities. It’s time to enjoy pumpkin crafts and hang up spiderwebs. Haunting creatures in white or black hanging from your porch might add...

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Improve Your Writing with Richmond Hill's Public Library's Writer in Residence Joseph Kertes

Over the next few months, Writer in Residence Kertes will be running a number of workshops to help writers improve both their writing and their chances of getting published. In the new year, two of these sessions include a chance for aspiring writers...

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York Region Public Health Dental Clinics

Dental screening is available to children 17 years of age and under at York Region Public Health dental clinics in Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket and Vaughan. Children from families in financial hardship and without dental coverage may be eligibl...

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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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