December 3, 2015

Quote of the Week

“In every walk with Nature,
one receives far more than one seeks."
~ John Muir


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after December 17th?
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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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Delmanor Annual Christmas Bazaar ~ all invited to stop by!
Fri Dec 4 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

Staff and residents invite the community to come to the Delmanor Elgin Mills Annual Christmas Bazaar There will be many local vendors....

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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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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 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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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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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 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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Christmas at the Farm - Summit Community Church
Sat Dec 5 / 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Summit at the farm for an evening of outdoor Christmas fun, and support elementary school breakfast programsThe festivities include:• Live Christmas music in the barn• Kids crafts• Face painting• Food trucks• Wagon and s...

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A Night of Laughter with Maz Jobrani ~ at RHCPA. 2 Shows
Sat Dec 5

Come out for a night of laughts.  Presented by New Arts. MAZ JOBRANI is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour which first aired on Comedy Central. He has had two Showtime specials, Brown and Friendly and most recently, I Come In Pea...

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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". Children begin worship with their family and then are invited to Sunday School with...

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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 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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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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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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Longevity Exercises Course - Combining Foot Reflexology & Taoist Body Movements
Mon Dec 7 / 9:00am - 12:00pm

Do you have less energy as you are growing older?  Are your reflexes and memory declining? Are your joints getting stiffer and less flexible? These powerful, yet gentle exercises are done to special music while standing on a foot reflexol...

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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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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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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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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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V!VA Thornhill Woods ~ Chanukah Celebration
Tue Dec 8 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the community at V!VA Thornhill Woods for a Chanukah celebration! Cantor David Edwards will be leading in the singing of favourite Chanukah tunes while you enjoy our V!VAlicious latkes. Tours of our community will be offered as well. This is a...

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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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Richmond Hill Public Library ~ "Turning Memory and People into Fiction" with Joseph Kertes
Wed Dec 9 / 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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Learning about the Refugee Response, at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Wed Dec 9 / 7:30pm

Rob Shropshire from Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) will speak about the refugee crisis. Rob began working with PWS&D in March 2013. He is responsible for coordinating the sponsorship of refugees by local PCC congregations...

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Cinderella ~ a spectacular production by Arts Mackenzie
Thu Dec 10 - Fri Dec 11

ARTS Mackenzie presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella  - a spectacular, full-scale production of the classic fairytale features an outstanding orchestra, stellar cast, and incredible technical elements. The melodies of Rodgers &...

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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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Art Exhibit ~ Elements by Michelle Richards Clermont
Thu Dec 10 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Michelle Richards-Clermont presents elements art exhibit, featuring over 50 of her drawings and paintings. All are welcome at the Artist Reception on Thursday, December 10, 7-9 pm.    Cash bar available.   For more information con...

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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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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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Christmas Music by the talented performer Cara Chisholm, at Oak Ridges Retirement Residence
Fri Dec 11 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The staff and residents at Oak Ridges Retirement Residence invites the community to join them for another amazing performance by Cara Chisholm as she engages us with a selection of Christmas songs to get us all in the spirit. This talented lady has...

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Temperanceville United Church ~ Christmas Carol Singalong
Fri Dec 11 / 7:00pm

Join the congregation at Temperanceville United Church for the joyful singing of favourite Christmas carols! Hot chocolate and fellowship afterward. All are welcome....

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Let's Get Rolling - Go 5 Pin Bowling! Youth League
Sat Dec 12 / 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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The Village Market - open all year round
Sat Dec 12 / 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 something...

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Victorian Christmas Tea, at the Heritage Centre
Sat Dec 12

Step back in time to the more genteel era when we enjoyed the repast of a Victorian Christmas Tea, at the Heritage Centre. Finger sandwiches with delicious holiday treats and the Heritage Centre's exclusively blended teas. You will also be invited...

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Meditation Toronto ~ Drop-In Yoga Class
Sat Dec 12 / 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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Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra ~ Holiday Spectacular on the Hill
Sat Dec 12 / 8:00pm

The RHPO presents the annual 'Holiday Spectacular' with a brand new program that promises to enchant even the Grinch. In a very special presentation, Brian Moore joins the orchestra to narrate 'A Child’s Christmas In Wales,' Dylan Thomas’...

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Temperanceville United Church ~ Advent 3 Service - Children's Christmas Pageant!
Sun Dec 13 / 9:30am

Join the congregation at Temperanceville United Church as it celebrates the third Sunday in Advent. The theme for today's Service is "Joy for Us and Our World". The Sunday School children present the Christmas Story! All are welcome....

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Advent Three "Joy"Service
Sun Dec 13 / 10:30am

Join the congregation at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church for for “Back in Time", this year’s Christmas Pageant.  Experience the joy of Christmas as seen through the eyes of our younger friends in the Church School and Youth P...

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Richmond Hill United Church ~ Advent 3 Service
Sun Dec 13 / 10:30am

Join the congregation at Richmond Hill United Church for its Advent 3 service. The third candle in the Advent Wreath (Joy) will be lit. See the decorated Christmas trees and sing favourite carols. Everyone welcome....

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Sunday Brunch with Santa, at the Sheraton
Sun Dec 13 / 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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The York Centre for Children, Youth and Families Present It's Annual Christmas Concert
Sun Dec 13 / 4:00pm

The York Centre serves the families of Richmond Hill and surrounding areas. Special Guests: Mark Masri Amy Sky University of Toronto Gospel Choir Young Singers Children’s Choir Ticket Prices: $50, $40 & $25. Groups: $20 (15+ peopl...

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McConaghy Centre Choir ~ Christmas Concert
Sun Dec 13 / 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of wonderful Christmas entertainment by the McConaghy Choir!   Tickets: $5.00 in advance; $6.00 at the door. Contact Suzanna Willemsen at swillemsen@sympatico.ca for more information....

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Richmond Hill United Church ~ Carols by Candlelight
Sun Dec 13 / 7:00pm

Come out and sing your favourite Christmas carols by candlelight with the Richmond Hill United Church Chancel and Youth Choirs. Everyone welcome....

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Carols by Candlelight
Sun Dec 13 / 7:00pm

The St. Matthew's United Church Vocal and Handbell Choirs welcome present an evening of your favourite Christmas carols by candlelight. Everyone welcome! Cost: Free...

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Small Business Information Session
Mon Dec 14 / 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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The Reel Thing Movie Series ~ "Coming Home"
Mon Dec 14 / 7:00pm

Mandarin with English subtitles Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released duri...

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GOTE (Going Out to Eat) - a monthly dinner party at a local restaurant. All invited
Mon Dec 14 / 6:30pm

GOTE, a humorous acronym for “Going Out To Eat” is a monthly community dinner party hosted at various local restaurants. This program is brought to you by OnRichmondHill.com and Pixel Thought Media, a marketing and advertising company. T...

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Making Life Meaningful ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano.
Mon Dec 14 / 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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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Dec 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 this "cross sector collaboration".  The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill....

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York Region Parrot Club ~ Christmas Party
Tue Dec 15 / 7:00pm

This is the Yoek Region Parrot Club's annual Christmas celebration, and it's not to be missed! Word on the street is that Santa will be dropping by and will be doing photos with members and their birds that will be printed onsite! (1 free picture pe...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ Jesse Cook: One World. SOLD OUT!
Tue Dec 15 / 8:00pm

Since appearing as part of the RHCPA’s inaugural season, Juno Award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook’s career has reached a new artistic and globally-recognized level of success. Widely considered one of the most influential figures...

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Women's Group for Connecting and Healing
Wed Dec 16 / 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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Learning Disabilities Association of York Region ~ Young Adult Forum
Wed Dec 16

Join the LDAYR’s monthly Young Adult Forum for those between the ages of 19 to 25. Expand your understanding of Mental Health and become the agent of change in your life! Every month there will be different speakers presenting on various issues...

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V!VA Thornhill Woods ~ Chanukah Hangover Cleanse Luncheon
Thu Dec 17 / 12:30pm

After eight days of latkes and sufgoniyot, join the community at V!VA Thornhill Woods for a healthy and delicious lunch freshly prepared by new Executive Chef Mitchell Lash, and find out how great retirement living can taste! This is a free event fo...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ Suite Thursdays: Stacey Renee
Thu Dec 17 / 7:30pm

Born and raised in Thornhill, Stacey’s talents were unmistakable and her love and passion of music is what drove her to pursue her music career. A soulful yet edgy singer, Stacey has entertained crowds across Canada opening for such artists as...

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StartUpYork ~ Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR)
Thu Dec 17 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join the conversation as local entrepreneurs share their stories of their journey and what they learned along the way. Admission: Free. No registration required....

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Opera Belcanto of York Christmas Concert
Thu Dec 17 / 7:30pm

A holiday concert that brings together Christmas traditions of yesteryear with sparkling operatic works. Maestro - David Varjabed. With Soloists and Chorus. Tickets:  Adults $25, Seniors $25, Students $20.  Click here to order online or c...

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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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Learning Disabilities Association of York Region is Running a Social Skills Program

LDAYR's Social Skills Program is an 8-week long program designed for children ages 5 to 16 diagnosed with LD and/or ADHD. Participants are divided into age-appropriate groups of up to eight (8) children. This program assists in the development of so...

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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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Balancing Family Caregiving and Work

* this "Good Information to Know" is presented by Living Assistance ServicesApproximately 29 per cent of Ontarians are family caregivers. Many are balancing the demands of caregiving and working full or part-time. This can result in caregivers quitti...

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