November 12, 2016

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Events

Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon Nov 14 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Free English lessons, to people of all backgrounds, are offered at Grace Baptist Church.If you want to improve your conversational English and hear the Christian message of hope, you are welcome every Monday from 7:00-9:00 pm. It’s a friendly,...

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Zumba® Weekly Classes
Mon Nov 14 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Consider attending this 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...

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Roman Zavada: ON!STAGE
Mon Nov 14 / 7:30pm

The artists aren’t the only ones on stage…so are you! The new ON!STAGE Series will push the boundaries of the performing arts and invites the audience to sit right on stage main stage. The four-part series features an eclectic collectio...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Nov 15 / 9:00am - 11:00am

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

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A Mindfulness Revolution
Tue Nov 15 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come and learn about the revolutionary science of mindfulness with mindfulness researcher and coach, Soheila Rostami. Scientific studies of mindfulness have recently shown many significant effects on the physical/mental wellness of people. Mindfulne...

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Financial Literacy Series: Planning For Retirement. At Central Library
Tue Nov 15 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In partnership with the CPA [Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada] the library will facilitate an 8 week financial literacy education and information program for Canadians of all ages. You can register for all of the series or just the ones...

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Speaker Box // Open Mic + Poetry Slam
Wed Nov 16 / 6:30pm

The Speaker Box Series (formerly YorkSlam) is a poetry slam and open mic event spotlighting the best in spoken word and artistic performance. The show begins with an open mic (musicians, comedians, authors, rappers, poets and all performers welcome)...

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Car Seat Clinic ~ at the Fire Station
Thu Nov 17 / 9:00am - 11:30am

Join York Region Public Health and York Regional Police’s car seat clinic for tips to help you install your car seat. Installing a car seat can seem like a complicated task, but parents and caregivers are often pleasantly surprised at how easy...

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Search Engine Optimization 101+ ~ presented by the Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre
Thu Nov 17 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn from the basics to the advanced. Learn how to dominate the search engines. Presented by Allan Pollett. Twitter: @allanp73 Since 1998, Allan has been as a SEO and web marketing specialist. He is known as the "SEO Guru" having written several b...

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Bayview Avenue Open House
Thu Nov 17 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

York Region is conducting a Schedule C Environmental Assessment Study of Bayview Avenue between Steeles Avenue and Elgin Mills Road in the Town of Richmond Hill and the City of Markham. The study will address current and future transportation nee...

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Thursday evening meditation class presented by Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu Nov 17 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In our life we may go through unpleasant experiences, which we can struggle to move on from. We may have difficulties in our relationships at present that stem from past experiences. In this series, we will learn how to let go of these negative minds...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Nov 17 / 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 centred, energized and peace...

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The Present: Stereoscope Saxophone Quartet
Thu Nov 17 / 8:00pm

In York Region Chamber Music’s second concert, Stereoscope Saxophone Quartet will delight audiences with the best music written in the recent past! In a world more connected than ever, hear contemporary classical music influenced by internatio...

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Women in Business Networking
Fri Nov 18 / 9:00am - 10:00am

Women in Business Networking happens monthly and is organized by the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce. There will be a guest speaker from Change Connect Topic: 1) The Science of Sales2) Establishing a Recruitment Strategy3) Understanding how Sal...

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Zero Gravity Circus
Fri Nov 18 / 8:00pm

Toronto-based Zero Gravity Circus has been bringing together aerialists, contortionists, theatrical clowns, acrobats, fire-dancers, sword-swallowers, wire-walkers, high-divers, sideshow acts, jugglers, hula-hoop artists, magicians and mind readers to...

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The Last Resort- by Norm Foster, performed at The Curtain Club
Fri Nov 18 - Sat Dec 3

This is the second of 5 shows for the 2016/17 season. Synopsis: This off-the-wall musical comedy is a spoof about a New York restaurateur on the run from the mob. He finds himself at the Last Resort Hotel in rural Saskatchewan, where everyone who c...

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The Village Market - organic produce and more
Sat Nov 19 / 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 fo...

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"Wills, Power of Attorney and Estates- What You Need To Know to Protect You and Your Family"
Sat Nov 19 / 9:00am - 11:00am

St. Matthew's United Church Health Ministry has invited Les Kotzer, a well known and respected wills lawyer with Fish and Associates Law Firm to give a talk with a breakfast. Les is a lawyer, author and songwriter Register by calling the Church off...

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Low-Cost Rabies Clinic
Sat Nov 19 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

This clinic is put on by King Road Animal Hospital and the Region of York. $20 / per vaccination (Cash only) Cats and dogs must be over 3 months of age. Cats must be in a carrier and dogs must be leashed. Notice: any pit bull terrier, Staffor...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Joyous Christmas Bazaar
Sat Nov 19 / 9:00am - 1:30pm

Get started on your Christmas Shopping! Baked Goods Jams & Jellies White Elephant Crafts, Books And More! Take some time out from your browsing to enjoy a Spud Luncheon  at the R.H.P.C. 50’s Diner! 11:00 am to 1:30 pm: Adults...

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St. Mary's Immaculate Church's Annual Tea, Poinsettia & Craft Sale
Sat Nov 19 / 9:00am - 2:00pm

All are invited to join this festive parish community event, do your Christmas shopping, enjoy tea, pastries and sandwiches and good company. This is in support of SMI‐CWL's Outreach Ministries and their upcoming celebration of our SMI‐CWL 60th...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat Nov 19 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

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Mariann Home Christmas Bazaar
Sat Nov 19 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come one, come all, to this Christmas Bazaar! Lots of craft items, very popular baked goods, treasure items and a lovely tea room.Raffle prizes. All proceeds go to support resident activities at the Mariann Home...

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Christmas Bazaar at Temperanceville United Church ~ lots of goodies
Sat Nov 19 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Plan on stopping by this quaint little church located at the corner of King Rd and Bathurst St,Fill your Christmas baking needs or your freezer and pantry for the winter!Choose from their harvest tables of goodies –• Mix & Match cookie...

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The Wise Family Cemetery ~ a talk at the Central Library
Sat Nov 19 / 10:30am - 11:30am

The Richmond Hill Central Library in conjunction with the Mary-Lou Griffin Local History Collection is pleased to present the following programm as part of the series “Archaeology in York Region”.  During a heritage resource assessm...

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Celebration Series Art Exhibit and Sale
Sat Nov 19 / 11:00am - Sun Nov 20 / 5:00pm

Martin Hirschberg's series of acrylic paintings are a continuation of the " Celebration Series " based on his earlier works " The Family ". Here he recreates and tries to recapture memories of family life and every day events interpreting them in hi...

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Santa Claus Parade. New Route. New Time!!
Sat Nov 19 / 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join in the excitement of the Santa Claus Parade, as it brings the holiday spirit to life each year. The Parade attracts thousands and features a number of diverse floats from the community. Route: Beginning at William F. Bell Parkway, the parade wi...

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Reel Asian Film Festival Comes to Richmond Hill with screening of "My Egg Boy"
Sat Nov 19 / 7:00pm

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival® is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by East, South and Southeast Asian artist in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all ove...

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Oak Ridges Retirement Residence is having a Community Bazaar!
Sun Nov 20 / 11:00am - 3:00pm

The community is invited! Lots of items for sale! Giftware Kitchenware Jewelry Scarves Chocolate Spices & Seasonings Books Shoes & More...

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Job Skills is offering free Right Fit Employment Programs.
Mon Nov 21 / 9:30am - 12:30pm

Is a disability keeping you from finding work? Are you currently receiving financial support from the Ontario Disability Support Program? Right Fit is a free job search employment program provided by Job Skills for (adult) persons with disabilities....

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Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon Nov 21 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Free English lessons, to people of all backgrounds, are offered at Grace Baptist Church.If you want to improve your conversational English and hear the Christian message of hope, you are welcome every Monday from 7:00-9:00 pm. It’s a friendly,...

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The Reel Thing Fim Series presents It's Only the End of the World
Mon Nov 21 / 7:00pm

The Reel Thing is an initiative run by the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts but the films are screened at Rainbow Cinemas. This month's film: It's Only the End of the WorldSynopsisIt's Only the End of the World (French: Juste la fin du m...

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Zumba® Weekly Classes
Mon Nov 21 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Consider attending this 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...

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Trench Art from Wars Gone By. A talk by Randy Barber at the Richmond Hill Historical Society
Mon Nov 21 / 7:30pm

Trench Art is defined as any decorative item made by soldiers, prisoners of war or civilians where the manufacture is directly linked to armed conflict or its consequences. It offers an insight not only to their feelings and emotions about the war bu...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all aspects of the community
Tue Nov 22 / 9:00am - 11:00am

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

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Spice Tea at the Heritage Centre. Sitting at 1 & 2:30
Tue Nov 22

These Fall Afternoon Teas are themed to offer a different experienceReservations are recommended but drop-ins will be accepted if space allows. Cost: $8.50 per person For more information and to reserve your space call 905-780-3802....

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Financial Literacy Series: Estate Planning. At Central Library
Tue Nov 22 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In partnership with the CPA [Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada] the library will facilitate an 8 week financial literacy education and information program for Canadians of all ages. You can register for all of the series or just the ones...

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York North Lyme Disease Support Group Meeting
Wed Nov 23 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This month's topic: Take the Stress out of Lyme! Speaker: Irene Stronczak-Hogan, B.Pharm. Hons.R.Ph., NCMP • Meetings for Lyme patients and caregivers/family/friends. • Please come Fragrance Free. • Parking is on Hopkins St. just s...

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St. Matthew's United Church Lunch & Learn: "Signs & Symptoms of Stroke & What You Need to Know"
Wed Nov 23 / 12:00pm

All are welcome to attend this lunch, and learn: The signs and symptoms of a stroke The importance of early recognition and diagnosis of a stroke About the medication and treatment options for stroke About stroke prevention strategies that you...

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6th Annual Fall Beaded Art Show & Sale, presented by the Richmond Hill Beading Artists
Thu Nov 24 - Sun Nov 27

This is a true community event and one of a kind show, supporting the local charity LOFT Community Services, www.loftcs.org as a way of giving back to our community.Artists will be revealing their finest Fall 2016 & Winter 2017 collection just in...

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Nov 24 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy free French language conversation. This group is for people (francophones to beginners) looking to exercise their French language conversation skills. The meetings are unstructured and depend on the initiative of the participants. Francophone...

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Cancer: Naturopathic support treatment
Thu Nov 24 / 6:00pm

Learn about naturopathic support treatments that can help those with a a variety of cancers. Topics to be discussed include nutrition, intravenous vitamin C, herbal medicine (eg: mistletoe), homeopathy, mind-body approaches, how to integrate with ch...

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Thursday evening meditation class presented by Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu Nov 24 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In our life we may go through unpleasant experiences, which we can struggle to move on from. We may have difficulties in our relationships at present that stem from past experiences. In this series, we will learn how to let go of these negative minds...

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Suite Thursdays - Tariq Harb: Classical Guitar
Thu Nov 24 / 7:30pm

Tariq Harb is quickly establishing himself as one of the leading classical guitarists of his generation. With a style described not only as 'flawless' but with an 'innate sense for truly beautiful interpretation', Harb has toured extensively througho...

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Experience the Power of Personal & Professional Growth
Thu Nov 24 / 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Are you wondering where did 2016 go already? Well that's the reality of time, it has a mind of it's own! As we gradually wrap up the last quarter of this year, Joel Emuan, Founding Partner with The John Maxwell Team, will like to share with you a wo...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Nov 24 / 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 centred, energized and peace...

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The Music Man - 6 shows
Thu Nov 24 - Sun Nov 27

Steppin Out Productions presents The Music Man. "By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best!" Performances: Thursday November 24th - 7:30 pm Friday November 25th - 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm...

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2nd Annual Children's Fair at the Central Library
Fri Nov 25 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

This 2nd Annual Children’s Fair is filled with great Canadian authors and storytellers. They will also be hosting a local prop maker as well as maker activities and technology demos in the Children’s Department.Children’s Fair Progr...

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Hill Potters' Guild Fall Pottery Show & Sale
Fri Nov 25 - Sun Nov 27

Come meet the members. See lots of interesting pieces of pottery There will be wheel-throwing and handbuilding demos. Consider purchasing some gifts for the up coming holidays, and support local artisans. Hours: Friday November 25th - 12 to 9 p...

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Good organic foods to sustain you in this cold weather
Sat Nov 26 / 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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St. Mary's Anglican Church Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon
Sat Nov 26 / 10:00am - 1:30pm

Come one, come all!Bring your family, friends & neighbours! St. Mary’s Anglican Church women invites you to their annual Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon Christmas Gifts & Decorations Bake Table Craft Table Church Calendars Cards...

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Small Treasures Art Exhibition and Sale
Sat Nov 26 / 11:00am - Sun Nov 27 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artist present their annual Small Treasures Art Exhibition and Sale at the Mill Pond Gallery.  This member group show will feature original artwork in a variety of styles, themes and mediums. Smaller artwork at smalle...

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Etsy Country Christmas Market - at Elgin West CC
Sat Nov 26 / 12:30pm - 6:00pm

Join 40+ local etsy vendors for a day of Holiday Shopping, crafts & more!Find one-of-a-kind handmade and vintage products from York Region Artisans that are PERFECT for gift-giving. Santa pictures. Remember your Shopping List! Admission: $2 or...

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The first Sunday of Advent - at St. Matthew's United Church
Sun Nov 27 / 10:30am

The 1st Sunday of Advent begins the spiritual preparation for the birth of Christ! All are invited to attend.  ...

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A viewing of the film "Vaxxed"
Sun Nov 27 / 2:00pm - 3:45pm

Sandra Corrado from Next Level Consulting is sponsoring the showing of this documentary. Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the...

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Ward 5 Family Skating Party
Sun Nov 27 / 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Karen Cilevitz has organized a Ward 5 Skating Party. 3pm-4pm Pizza Party: 3pm-5pm...

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York Symphony Orchestra ~ Visionary Heroes
Sun Nov 27 / 7:30pm

Come hear the symphony that changed the classical world forever. Guest Artist:  Corey Gemmell, Violin Tickets: Adults $30; Seniors $25; Students $15  Click HERE to order on line or call the box office at 905 787-8811...

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Good Information to Know

Use Your Voice to Help End Youth Violence - a contest for Youth 24 & under. Contest closes Nov. 16th

Use Your Voice to Help End Youth Violence. When it comes to ending youth violence, York Regional Police wants to hear your victory song. They want to hear your voices over violence. Are you a talented musician, 24 years old or younger, living in Yo...

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Kids for a Bright Financial Future

* this article was prepared by Vanessa Page ( www.CreditCards.com ) interviewing Deborarh McMillan of Knowledge Makes Cents One of the best gifts you can give your children is a good repertoire of financial skills. Teach your kids smart spending, sa...

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Monthly Tax Tips from Andre La Rosa, CPA – November 2016 Issue

A few items to take note of this month: Tax PlanningIt is time to start thinking about year-end tax planning. Items to consider before year end include, making donations, selling stocks, contributing to RESP and TFSA, buying a vehicle, equipment or...

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What is Consciousness? Some thoughts by Peter Dennis

My definition of Consciousness is awareness of what’s going on around us and what’s going on within us. Here’s one way of looking at it:Suppose we are all in a large room, which is full of furniture: There are tables, chairs, sofas,...

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