November 26, 2015

Quote of the Week

“Be it resolved that it is in our power to make sure
that humankind’s best days lie ahead.”

~ Dow Marmur, rabbi emeritus,Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto)


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Would you like to know what is happening in Town
after December 10th?
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Events

Santa has arrived at Hillcrest Mall
Fri Nov 20 - Thu Dec 24

Beginning with Santa’s arrival on November 20 at 10 a.m., visitors to Hillcrest Mall can expect to see good ol’ St. Nick in a brand new space setup inside the shopping centre. Santa’s North Pole will include traditional Santa photo...

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Richmond Hill Beaded Art Show & Sale Fall 2015
Thu Nov 26 - Sun Nov 29

The Richmond Hill Beaded Art Show & Sale is a true community event and one-of-a-kind show. It is held in support of a local charity as a way of giving back to the community - this year a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Mosaic Inter...

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Richmond Hill Public Library ~ Children's Fair
Fri Nov 27 / 10:00am - 4:30pm

You are invited to a fun-filled Children’s Fair! The fun includes: A visit from Carol Pasternak A visit from Book and Boogie with Jill Javelosa Alvarez Fun crafts and other activities for all ages A special visit from Kids’ CBC hos...

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Hattitude, at the Burr House
Fri Nov 27 - Sun Nov 29

HATTITUDE is a special exhibition of handcrafted and one of a kind hats will be on display and for sale at the Burr House Craft Gallery and Tea Room for the month of November. The gallery is open 12:30 -4:30 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through...

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An Afternoon with Dan Champagne, at Oak Ridges Community Centre
Fri Nov 27 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join the residents and staff at Oak Ridges Retirement Community for an amazing performance by Dan Champagne. This talented singer is popular among their community members. For more information and to let them know you'll be joining them please conta...

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Alzheimer's Society Coffee Break, at Delmanor
Fri Nov 27 / 2:30pm

Delmanor invite you to join them in support of the Alzheimer Society of York Region.The Sparklettes will be entertaining along with homemade baked goods and coffee. Please rsvp to 905 770-7963...

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Alyssa Reid, Juno Award Nominee, On Stage at RHCPA
Fri Nov 27 / 8:00pm

Alyssa Reid burst onto the music scene in 2010 with her million selling, internationally chart topping hit ‘Alone Again’. Reid’s two albums The Game and Time Bomb have produced several hit songs including: ‘The Game’, &l...

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Curtain Club Theatre ~ "Season's Greetings"
Fri Nov 20 - Sat Dec 5

"Season's Greetings", a holiday comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, runs from November 20 to December 5. Cheating at Snakes and Ladders, fighting over comic books, a bungled infidelity beneath the tree - Christmas has arrived at Belinda and Neville’s ho...

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The Village Market - open all year round
Sat Nov 28 / 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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Let's Get Rolling - Go 5 Pin Bowling! Youth League
Sat Nov 28 / 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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St. Mary's Anglican Church ~ Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon
Sat Nov 28 / 10:00am - 1:30pm

The ACW of St. Mary's Anglican Church is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon Get your Christmas shopping done: Christmas gifts and decorations Bake sale Craft sales Church calendars Cards and cookbooks Knitting table Jewellry...

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Chakra Creations ~ Self-Journeying Through Art
Sat Nov 28 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come out for a half-day therapeutic art workshop for personal chakra healing and attunement. Facilitated by Psychotherapist (Intern) Kathy Mosbaugh, R.I.H.R. To register, call Kathy at 416-738-1384....

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Small Treasures Group Exhibition & Sale, at the Mill Pond Gallery
Sat Nov 28 - Sun Nov 29

The annual Small Treasures Group Show and Sale takes place just in time for the gift giving season.  The gallery walls will be filled with over 100 small works featuring original artwork in a variety of themes, styles and medium. Small painting...

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Workshop ~ Pinterest for Beginners
Sat Nov 28 / 11:00am - 12:30pm

Be creative by “pinning” stuff you find interesting on the Internet on your “Pinterest” boards. Share your boards with others, too! You are welcome to bring your devices. Please ensure they are fully charged. Power outlets ar...

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"Shout It Out" English Conversation Circle
Sat Nov 28 / 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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Meditation Toronto ~ Drop-In Yoga Class
Sat Nov 28 / 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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Temperanceville United Church ~ Advent 1 Service - Hope for Us and Our World
Sun Nov 29 / 9:30am

Join the congregation at Temperanceville United Church as it celebrates the first Sunday in Advent. The theme for today's Service is "Hope for Us and Our World". All are welcome....

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Artist Workshop - with Bonnie Steinberg, Architectural Themes in Painting
Sun Nov 29 / 9:30am - 3:30pm

Bonnie Steinberg will demonstrate an architecturally themed painting for the Richmond Hill group of Artists. A street scene incorporating architectural and landscape elements, and the figure will be the focus. Design, light, and a strong emphasis of...

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Money Smart Family - Free Seminar for whole family!
Sun Nov 29 / 9:45am - 11:30am

Let's celebrate Financial Literacy Month (November) with this fun and free family seminar. Bring your children! Learn together! Fun for the whole family while learning about money & investing. There will be two seminars for the parents  1...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Advent One "Hope" Service
Sun Nov 29 / 10:30am

Join the congregation at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church for the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. God’s people keep vigil as they wait for Christ’s coming (advent).  God promises justice, righteousness and peace.  They promise to re...

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Richmond Hill United Church ~ Advent 1 Service
Sun Nov 29 / 10:30am

Join the congregation for the Advent 1 Service. The service of Holy Communion will be celebrated, and the first candle in the Advent Wreath (Hope) will be lit. Everyone welcome....

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Richmond Hill United Church ~ Advent Craft Dinner
Sun Nov 29 / 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the congregation the  for the Church's annual Advent Craft dinner!  Make crafts for Christmas and enjoy the fellowship of a potluck supper during a time of spiritual reflection. Looking forward to seeing both young and young at hear...

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Committee of the Whole Meeting - observe how are councillors our serving us
Mon Nov 30 / 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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York Region Laughter Club ~ Screening of "Happy"
Mon Nov 30 / 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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Making Life Meaningful ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano.
Mon Nov 30 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Discover your inner strength through meditation. Learn how to heal and transcend pain and problems by developing wisdom. Learn the authentic foundation of Buddha’s teachings and how these methods can be used to develop inner peace and find las...

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Monday Night Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Nov 30 / 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 Dec 1 / 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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World's AIDS Day. Raise Awareness and Show Support!
Tue Dec 1 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

There will be a reception followed by candlelight vigil to commemorate World AIDS DayLight snacks and refreshments will be served.Please RSVP to Mark by Monday, November 24 mkoning@acyr.org or 416 553-5650 The party will be in the Party Room at Rain...

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Hair Mineral Analysis - a free talk
Tue Dec 1 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

See your health through your hair. This seminar is presented by Melinda Swackhamer (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) and Dali Kosmajac (Founder of Organic Locks) Admission: FREE, refreshments and light snack providedRSVP at 905 237-8911 Organicloc...

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York Region Laughter Club ~ A Full Hour of Laughter!
Tue Dec 1 / 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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C.A.M.P. Series for Small Business ~ Email Marketing
Wed Dec 2 / 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.Vito Marchese, Creative Director of Whiteboard Studios, will...

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Richmond Hill Public Library ~ "Turning Memory and People into Fiction" with Joseph Kertes
Wed Dec 2 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Discover new ideas for stories you didn’t even know you had! Transform your experiences, ideas, and feelings into great stories! Using fun, real-time writing cues and prompts, you can leave this workshop with the beginnings of new stories. Wri...

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Women's Group for Connecting and Healing
Wed Dec 2 / 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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VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Holiday Party
Thu Dec 3 / 11:15am - 2:30pm

For those who are visually impaired you are invited to join VIP to celebrate the holiday season. The party will include : 1. Seasonal Songs by Sandra Kirby.2. Contest Questionnaire3. Live musical school band.4. Draws for gifts5. Holiday lunch and d...

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GriefShare ~ Surviving the Holidays
Thu Dec 3 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Christmas? Are you dreading the holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?  The Surviving the Holidays seminar is especia...

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class
Thu Dec 3 / 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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A Barra McNeils Christmas
Fri Dec 4 / 8:00pm

Hailing from Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, the Barra MacNeils have spent over 25 years as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Steeped in Cape Breton tradition with strong Celtic roots and musical artistry, this diverse and talente...

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The Village Market - open all year round
Sat Dec 5 / 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 some...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Pancake Breakfast plus "Cookie Walk"
Sat Dec 5 / 9:00am - 11:00am

The Youth Advisory Team and the Christian Education Committee are serving breakfast today!   Your delicious breakfast includes pancakes with toppings of berries or whipped cream, scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. Consider invi...

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Let's Get Rolling - Go 5 Pin Bowling! Youth League
Sat Dec 5 / 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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Public Lecture ~ The Anglicans
Sat Dec 5 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Reverend Daniel Graves will describe the beginnings of Anglicanism, the structure of the church, its theology and forms of worship. Admission: $5. Please register and obtain a ticket at the Full Service Desk...

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Frosty the Snowman - 4 performances
Sat Dec 5 - Sun Dec 6

A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, the snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they e...

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Small Treasures Group Exhibition & Sale, at the Mill Pond Gallery
Sat Dec 5 - Sun Dec 6

The annual Small Treasures Group Show and Sale takes place just in time for the gift giving season.  The gallery walls will be filled with over 100 small works featuring original artwork in a variety of themes, styles and medium. Smal...

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"Shout It Out" English Conversation Circle
Sat Dec 5 / 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 United Church ~ UCW Holiday Tea and Bazaar
Sat Dec 5 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Finish up your holiday shopping and enjoy Christmas tea and goodies, courtesy of the Richmond Hill United Church`s UCW. A great way to get into the Christmas spirit! Everyone welcome....

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The Christian Community ~ Advent Fair
Sat Dec 5 / 10:30am - 4:00pm

Finish up your Christmas shopping! Crafts Books Music (children’s choir at 11 am) Marionette show (11:30 am and 1:00 pm) Lunch Cello concert with William Findlay at 3 pm (by donation) All welcome. See you there! Location: The Christ...

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The 6th Annual Richmond Hill Community Food Bank Music Marathon
Sat Dec 5 / 2:00pm

This is the 6th annual fund/food/awareness - raising event supporting this great town's local Community Food Bank with a celebration of local original talent...Featuring: Derek Christie Band, with Laurelle Augustyn, Brent Barkley, Matthew Bartucci, D...

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Richmond Hill Rotary TV Auction for Charity
Sat Dec 5 / 5:00pm - 11:00pm

The 36th annual Rotary TV Auction will be held December 5 at 5-11pmThe show is broadcast live on Rogers Community TV in Richmond Hill on Channel #63. If you don’t have Rogers Cable, watch on Youtube on the Rogers TV Channel. Items can be picked...

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Children's Christmas Musical at Grace Baptist Church
Sun Dec 6 / 9:30am

Grace Baptist Church welcomes the community to their annual Children’s Christmas Musical on Sunday, December 6th....

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Warm Heart, Joyful Life ~ 4-week Sunday Meditation Series with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Sun Dec 6 / 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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Brunch with Santa, at Touro
Sun Dec 6 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

Touro Brazilian Steakhouse invites you to start the holiday season with brunch with Santa. Kid's receive cookies from Santa Cost: $26.99; Children 4 to 8 $14.99; Under 3 free...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Advent Two "Peace" Service
Sun Dec 6 / 10:30am

Join the congregation at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church for Communion and Reception of New Members. Who is crying in the wilderness today?  Is God messaging his people? What’s keeping them from hearing?  All are welcome to share c...

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Richmond Hill United Church ~ Advent 2 Service
Sun Dec 6 / 10:30am

Join the congregation at Richmond Hill United Church for its Advent 2 service. The second candle in the Advent Wreath (Hope) will be lit. All are welcome....

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Temperanceville United Church ~ Advent 2 Service - Peace for Us and Our World
Sun Dec 6 / 9:30am

Join the congregation at Temperanceville United Church as it celebrates the second Sunday in Advent. The theme for today's Service is "Peace for Us and Our World". All are welcome....

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Sunday Brunch with Santa, at the Sheraton
Sun Dec 6 / 11:00am - 2:00pm

Santa will be at Sunday brunch in December. Bring your camera for photos with Santa. For all good boys and girls, bring your wish list too. Buffet Items include: Roast Turkey with all the fixings Crab legs Smoked fish Shrimp cocktail Carved...

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Introductory Workshop to Young Living Essential Oils and Empowering 7 Areas of Life
Sun Dec 6 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Come out for an Introductory Session to Young Living Essential Oils and Empowering 7 Areas of Life! Enjoy, relax, rejuvenate, refresh, invigorate, clean, empower, and more! Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for many applications....

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Small Business Information Session
Mon Dec 7 / 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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Come Celebrate Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday
Mon Dec 7 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come out and celebrate Frank Sinatara’s 100th birthday with a wonderful performance by Andy DeCampos. And what would a birthday party be without cake and some bubbly punch. Feather Boa’s are optional! For more information and to let th...

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Cantabile Chorale of York Region ~ The Joy of Christmas
Mon Dec 7 / 7:30pm

Cantabile Chorale of York Region presents its final concert. Robert Richardson, Founder/Director Ethel Briggs, Guest Accompanist Rev. Sebastian Meadows-Helmer, Guest Violinist Audience Carol Singing Reception after the concert. Call 905-73...

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Making Life Meaningful ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano.
Mon Dec 7 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Discover your inner strength through meditation. Learn how to heal and transcend pain and problems by developing wisdom. Learn the authentic foundation of Buddha’s teachings and how these methods can be used to develop inner peace and find las...

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more

Monday Night Zumba® Class with Sandra Corrado
Mon Dec 7 / 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 Dec 8 / 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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Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce ~ Business @ Breakfast
Wed Dec 9 / 7:30am - 9:00am

Networking works! Bring 2 potential members and your breakfast is free! Bring your business cards and brochures and prepare a 30-second infomercial for your introduction. There will be an opportunity to test the ice after the meeting, so bring you...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Foot Clinic (2nd week of each month)
Wed Dec 9 / 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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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group
Thu Dec 10 / 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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Arts Mackenzie ~ Cinderella
Thu Dec 10 / 7:00pm

This December, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will magically transform the RHCPA stage. With a wicked stepmother and two jealous stepsisters, Cinderella stands no chance of attending the royal ball until her fairy godmother appears and...

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Mind-Body Fusion with Sandra Corrado ~ Weekly Class Starts Tonight!
Thu Dec 10 / 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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A Celebration of Human Rights !!!! Where we've been, and Where we're going....... You are invited as
Thu Dec 10 / 7:30pm

The Baha’i Community of Richmond Hill invites the whole community to an evening of enlightened discussion and music.Please come out and help celebrate this special day.www.un.org/events/humanrights Refreshments will be served following the pre...

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Good Information to Know

The Salvation Army Kicks-off 2015 Christmas Kettle Campaign in Richmond Hill

The Salvation Army in Richmond Hill launches its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, marking the 11th year that the organization has sought donations from the community to support our programs which give hope to those in need. The Salvation Army relies...

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Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program available through York Region Public Health

The Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program (HBHC) is a home visiting program for expectant parents and parents with children not yet in school. York Region Public Health Registered Nurses and Family Visitors provide eligible families with informati...

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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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Learn French at a French College

Learning French in a French college, it’s the obvious choice!  College Boreal has now come to York Region! The following courses are being offered: BEGINNER: Levels I, II , III – 15 weeks per level INTERMEDIATE: Levels I, II, II...

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Auditions for the musical "Guys & Dolls"

Are you wishing to use your theatrical talents? Audition times: Wednesday November 27, 6:30 to 9:30 Saturday, November 28th, 10 to 4 Callback: Tuesday, December 1st, 6:30 Required: 14+ Upbeat Musical theatre song (accompanist provided)...

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Who are the people of Richmond Hill? Some Stats from the 2015 Socio-Economic Study

Richmond Hill is a diverse and highly-educated community that is growing. These facts and more are confirmed in the Town’s 2015 Socio-Economic Study. “The Socio-Economic Study highlights the diverse, welcoming community that we are so pr...

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"Should I go or Should I Stay". Sher and Quincy in Paris

* an account by Sher St. Kitts, November 21st, 2015 Many of us believe that the arts, culture and our music are the soul of every civilization because - it is. Those now terrorizing all of us globally seek to take away our freedom of expression, sp...

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