November 1, 2015

Quote of the Week

“The discontented man finds no easy chair."
~ Benjamin Franklin

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Events

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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Steps to Inner Peace ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Mon Nov 2 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Discover the real meaning of human life and how to fulfill your potential and become the person you wish to be. Discover the authentic foundation of Buddha’s teachings and how we can use these methods to develop inner peace and find lasting ha...

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Crime Prevention Session on Home & Personal Safety
Mon Nov 2 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The York Regional Police invite residents to join them for a presentation by members of the Community Mobilization Crime Prevention Unit. Officers will share important information on home as well as vehicle and personal safety. Discussion will be c...

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Rent frock Repeat Pop-Up Shop ~ a unique concept at the new Canada Post E-Commerce Store
Sun Nov 1 - Sat Nov 14

Rent frock Repeat scours both the runways and the showrooms of top designers to find amazing frocks that would normally be outside of the average woman’s budget–or just not available locally–and makes them available to rent and retu...

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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 = Cross Sector Collaboration. Today only - alternate location
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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Intermediate Astrophotography - 4 week course
Tue Nov 3 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Be ready to photograph Comet Catalina in November and December. Obtain detailed closeups of Jupiter using even a small telescope. Process actual raw images from the Hubble Space Telescope and Landsat! Learn to navigate the nighttime sky and unders...

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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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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ DIA
Wed Nov 4 / 8:00pm

For the first time ever, DIA will be performing her original material LIVE along with popular songs from around the world. Joining her on stage are some of Toronto's finest musicians and dancers of varying genres and musical backgrounds. DIA is the e...

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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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Richview Manor ~ Performance by Pianist Paolo Busato
Thu Nov 5 / 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Join the community at  Richview Manor for singing and dancing to the music of pianist Paolo Busato! If you are unable to attend this performance, Paolo will be performing again on November 20, 2:45pm - 3:45pm....

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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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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class Starts Tonight!
Thu Nov 5 / 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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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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RBC Dominion Securities ~ Have a Healthy, Wealthy Retirement
Fri Nov 6 / 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Learn strategies for protecting your retirement, your well-being and your peace of mind Retirement used to be synonymous with the end of working life, but expectations regarding retirement lifestyles are evolving. Come out and earn how to get the mo...

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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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Waldorf Development Conference: Childhood Innocence to Grown-Up Wisdom
Fri Nov 6

Educators and administrators are invited to spend November 6 and 7 working with the powerful themes of childhood innocence and grown-up wisdom. What does Rudolf Steiner mean by “Moral Education” and how is it working within the Waldorf c...

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Opening Night Celebrations at The Mill Pond Gallery
Fri Nov 6 / 7:00pm - Sun Nov 15 / 5:00pm

Richmond Hill Group Of Artists Open Juried Art Exhibition and Sale November 6 to 15, 2015 Opening Night, Friday, November 6 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.   We are pleased to present our Inaugural RHGA Open Juried Art Exhibition and Sale. Submissio...

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Stephen G. Woo Photography Exhibition for World Vision Canada
Fri Nov 6 - Thu Nov 12

This exhibition will showcase over 50 of Stephen Woo's personal works. The majority of these were taken during his World Vision Canada – Journey of Love production tours in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa and Yunnan, China. Everyone is invited. T...

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Hollerado and Current Swell with Philip Sayce: at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Fri Nov 6 / 8:00pm

Canadian Indie Rock band Hollerado joins upbeat west coast folk rockers Current Swell for an evening that will #rocktheburbs on Friday November 6th at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. With such hits as So It Goes, Juliette and Firef...

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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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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Pancake Breakfast
Sat Nov 7 / 9:00am - 11:00am

The Jay Cook Memorial Gift Drive kicks off with a Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale. All proceeds will be used, by the Youth Group, to buy Christmas gifts for teens and they will be donated to the Salvation Army.  A donation box for new, unwrapped...

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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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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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"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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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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Remembrance Day Service
Sun Nov 8 / 10:00am - 11:30am

The annual Remembrance Day Service will take place at the Cenotaph (10,100 Yonge Street) on Sunday, November 8 at 11 a.m. The March of Remembrance will form at 10 a.m. at the northwest corner of Wright and Yonge Streets and will proceed south on Yon...

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Warm Heart, Joyful Life ~ 4-week Sunday Meditation Series with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Sun Nov 8 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Explore how to cultivate an authentic experience of loving kindness through meditation. By opening your heart to others you can solve many of your daily problems, improve your relationships with others and maintain a happy, peaceful mind all the time...

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The Gateway: York Region's Conference for Internationally Educated Professionals
Mon Nov 9 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

This event is an exciting opportunity for internationally educated professionals and newcomer entrepreneurs, featuring:• motivational and practical information for newcomers who are inspired to start new business ventures• tips on connectin...

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Steps to Inner Peace ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Mon Nov 9 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Discover the real meaning of human life and how to fulfill your potential and become the person you wish to be. Discover the authentic foundation of Buddha’s teachings and how we can use these methods to develop inner peace and find lasting ha...

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Losing a Parent as an Adult - 6-ssession group
Mon Nov 9 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

During this six-week group, participants will have the opportunity to share their mourning experience with others in the same situation. Topics include: Time and stress management Building self esteem Assertiveness Improving communication skill...

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Small Business Information Session
Mon Nov 9 / 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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Moving Forward Stronger: Facing the Losses 5 Week Sessions
Mon Nov 9 / 7:00pm

What happens when people are grieving but nobody has died? This is often what people who are caring for family members with debilitating chronic illness are going through. Awareness of the losses and processing the grief, while difficult is worthw...

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Artist Demonstration - Bonnie Steinberg
Mon Nov 9 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Bonnie Steinberg – Architectural Themes in Painting Demo: Monday, November 9, 2015 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Workshop: Sunday, November 29, 2015 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm All welcome! Bonnie Steinberg will demonstr...

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Council Meeting ~ all encouraged to attend
Mon Nov 9 / 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 meetings...

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Monday Night Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Nov 9 / 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 Nov 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 this "cross sector collaboration".  The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill....

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Holistic Chamber of Commerce Show & Tell Marketplace event
Tue Nov 10 / 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Come out and meet your local holistic professional community as they share their products and services to support you in your health and well-being.   This event is open to the general public at NO cost.   Please bring non-perishable food...

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Life Skills for Today's Woman - 6 session group
Tue Nov 10 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A six-session group for women wanting to discuss relevant issues and wanting to make a change in their lives. Topics include: Time and stress management Building self esteem Assertiveness Improving communication skills Group runs on Tuesday...

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York Region Laughter Club ~ A Full Hour of Laughter!
Tue Nov 10 / 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Come out to the the York Region Laughter Club for an hour full of laughter! The York Region Club has been in existence since November 1996. Laughter Wellness sessions are an hour full of unconditional laughter based on the Laughter Yoga method a.k.a...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Foot Clinic (2nd week of each month)
Wed Nov 11 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

Foot care 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 made at least one week in advance.   Please contact the ch...

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Be Mesmerized: Mike Super ~ at RHCPA
Wed Nov 11 / 8:00pm

Mike Super’s life has been characterized by an obsession and passion for magic. As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’, Mike is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network tele...

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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group
Thu Nov 12 / 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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GriefShare Support Group
Thu Nov 12 / 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 Nov 12 / 7:00pm - 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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Classic Albums Live: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band"
Thu Nov 12 / 8:00pm

Classic Albums Live takes your most cherished vinyl and reproduce them note for note and cut for cut live onstage. The 2015-2016 CAL series starts with one of music’s greatest achievements, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Beat...

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Jazz and Art at The Mill Pond Gallery
Fri Nov 13 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for an evening of Jazz and Art, featuring jazz duo Northern Latitudes.  “relaxing, romantic, toe-tapping, spine-tingling” Scot Benson (guitar) and Susan Sheard (flute/vocals) have been playing at venues and events th...

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Comedian Ron James ~ on stage at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Fri Nov 13 / 8:00pm

Hailed by critics from coast to coast, award winning comedian Ron James has consistently sold out theatres across the country with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Prior to his enormous success as a stand-up comedian, R...

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The Village Market - open all year round
Sat Nov 14 / 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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Inspired Entrepreneur Program - a 4 day program (2 weekends)
Sat Nov 14

Do you have a business or a business idea? This is a one-time offer to take this pilot program and align your business with your values and aspirations.In exchange, you are asked for your commitment to attend both weekends, and provide feedback duri...

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Let's Get Rolling - Go 5 Pin Bowling! Youth League
Sat Nov 14 / 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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44th Annual Heintzman House Artisan Craft Sale
Sat Nov 14 - Sun Nov 15

The 2015 Heintzman House Craft Show and Sale showcases the talents of local craft artisans and fine artists. Saturday & SundayNovember 14th & 15th, 201510:00am – 5:00pm The historic 13-room mansion, built in 1817, will be adorned in i...

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Toronto Waldorf School ~ Open House
Sat Nov 14 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Experience Waldorf! Toronto Waldorf School invites you to its Open House. See the classrooms and grounds, learn about the curriculum and teaching methods, speak with teachers, parents, students and alumni/ae, ask questions and see samples of student...

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"Shout It Out" English Conversation Circle
Sat Nov 14 / 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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Richmond Hill Opening Night Gala for Reel Asian Film Festival: Two Thumbs Up
Sat Nov 14 / 7:30pm

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian), presented by National Bank, continues to reach audiences in their own neighbourhoods by presenting three screenings at the annual Richmond Hill weekend film festival from November 14 to...

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Warm Heart, Joyful Life ~ 4-week Sunday Meditation Series with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Sun Nov 15 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Explore how to cultivate an authentic experience of loving kindness through meditation. By opening your heart to others you can solve many of your daily problems, improve your relationships with others and maintain a happy, peaceful mind all the time...

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I Am Somebody, a Reel Asian Film Festival Screening
Sun Nov 15 / 4:30pm

Enjoy the Reel Asian Film Festival right here in Richmond Hill. About I Am Somebody When we talk about Chinese cinema, megastars like Maggie Cheung or Chow Yun Fat immediately come to mind. But do we ever remember the extras acting in the back...

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St. Mary's Anglican Church ~ Green Team Event: Lead-Up to Global Climate Summit
Sun Nov 15 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm

The Green Team of St. Mary's Anglican Church Invites you to a lead-up to the Paris December 2015 United Nations Global CLIMATE  SUMMIT (COP 21) Event Schedule Include: Videos and Laudato Si’ Presentation by a Climate Reality Leader Di...

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Full Strike - Reel Asian's Closing Night here in Richmond Hill!
Sun Nov 15 / 7:30pm

Come and be part of the closing night of the Reel Asian Film Festival, here in Richmond Hill! About Full StrikeTen years after her victory, former Hong Kong badminton champion Ng Kau-sau (Josie Ho) is serving tables at her brother’s restaurant...

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Good Information to Know

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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"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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"Keeping up with the Kardashians" – Dangerous to your wallet and your kids!

* This article was submitted to OnRichmondhill.com by by Deborah McMillan, Founder & CEO of Knowledge Makes Cents.In the past, it used to be fairly easy to “keep up with the Joneses”. They were our neighbours, living in the same commu...

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The Gift of Motherhood Prenatal Program offered by York Region Public Health

York Region Public Health now offers the Gift of Motherhood online prenatal program FREE to families expecting a baby and living in York Region.The online program is perfect for:• Those who are unable to attend in-person prenatal classes• P...

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Creating the Perfect Reading Nook for Your Child

With yet another school session now in full swing, it is time to create the perfect reading nook for your child to gain some important learning skills. A bookcase, a canopy or a bean bag, you may use a variety of materials to decorate your child&rsqu...

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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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