December 4, 2016

Quote of the Week

"'How we spend our day is, of course,
how we spend our lives."
~ Annie Dillard  (American author)

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Events

Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon Dec 5 / 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 Dec 5 / 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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Connecting the Community. People from all sectors of our community gather
Tue Dec 6 / 9:00am - 11:00am

There are 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. People fr...

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Delmanor Holiday Market
Thu Dec 8 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

Get inspired and get a head start on your holiday gift purchasing. Visit the wonderful collection of vendors offering creative and unique gift ideas....

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Dec 8 / 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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Thursday evening meditation class presented by Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu Dec 8 / 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 Dec 8 / 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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Crazy for You! An Alex Mac Performance. 2 Shows
Thu Dec 8 - Fri Dec 9

This spectacular, full-scale production is a modern adaptation of George and Ira Gershwin’s 1930 musical, Girl Crazy. Mackenzie Music’s production features an outstanding live orchestra, stellar cast, and incredible technical elements.Set...

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Horn & Harp Holiday Concert, at the Richmond Hill United Church
Fri Dec 9 / 7:30pm

Join Richmond Hill residents Joanna Grace (horn) and Emily Belvedere (harp) as they share beautiful melodies and holiday selections with you in a clearly musical experience! Admission is by donation. A reception follows the concert! Click here if...

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Organic Food and more, available at The Village Market, Saturdays only!
Sat Dec 10 / 8:00am - 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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Art Exhibition and Sale
Sat Dec 10 / 11:00am - Sun Dec 11 / 5:00pm

This weekend at the Mill Pond Gallery see the work of talented members Olena Lopatina and Vladimir Lopatin.  Their orginal artwork features landscape as well as mixed media work. Olena Lopatina Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to...

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Victorian Christmas Tea & Craft, at the Heritage Centre
Sat Dec 10

Three sittings: 12, 1:30, and 3 p.m.Cost: $15.50 per person Reservations are recommended but drop-ins will be accepted if space allows. For more information and to reserve your space call 905-780-3802....

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Richmond Hill United Church Christmas Tea & Bake Sale
Sat Dec 10 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

All are invited to attend this annual Christmas event. Tea with sandwiches, scones, squares, cookies,  tea and coffee - $10. Baked table, jams, preserves, knitting and jewelry. Proceeds from the sale go to Mission and Service, and other Chur...

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Gormley Church Christmas Dinner & Potluck
Sat Dec 10 / 5:00pm

Gormley Church invites the community to their potluck Christmas Dinner! Bring your family’s traditional or favourite Christmas dishes and desserts!...

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"Our First Nowell" ~ presented by Chorus York
Sat Dec 10 / 7:30pm

Traditional carols from around the world, followed by a festive reception! Stephane Potvin, Artistic Director, Rachael Kerr, Accompanist Tickets: Adults $25, Seniors $20; Students $15. Click here to purchase ticketsCall 905-884-7922 for more inform...

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Home for the Holidays, a Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra celebration
Sat Dec 10 / 8:00pm

The music we hear over the holidays is steeped in the same rich cultural influence that our communities enjoy as the backbone of Canada. The annual RHPO Holiday Spectacular is a popular concert tradition and great place to celebrate the season, with...

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Children's Christmas Presentation at Grace Baptist Church
Sun Dec 11

All are invited to Grace Baptist Church for their children’s Christmas presentation with a short message. Two services: 9:00 am – 10:15 am 11:00 am – 12:15 pm  The vision for this church is to be a Christian community k...

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Christmas Pageant Sunday at Temperanceville United Church
Sun Dec 11 / 9:30am

The sanctuary is transformed into the stable at Bethlehem. The service is about an hour followed by refreshments and fellowship....

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3rd Sunday of Advent, celebrated at Richmond Hill United Church
Sun Dec 11 / 10:30am

Everyone is invited to join the congretation at the Richmond Hill United Church to celebrate the weeks leading up to Christmas. All the Christmas trees are decorated, and additional figures are added to the creche. Backpacks are presented to the Kr...

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Advent Three "Joy", celebrated at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sun Dec 11 / 10:30am

Join the people of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church during Advent and Christmas. Advent Three “Joy”:  Church School and Youth Christmas Pageant followed by lunch.In this their 200th yearRHPC remembers Christmas through the centurie...

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Carols by Candlelight, at St. Matthew's United Church
Sun Dec 11 / 7:00pm

The journey to the Christmas cradle is continued on this third Sunday of Advent with a special Carols by Candlelight service This includes the voices of the St. Matthew’s choir, and by the voices of their hand bell choirs.  ...

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Carols by Candlelight, at Richmond Hill United Church
Sun Dec 11 / 7:00pm

All are invited to enjoy the sounds of Christmas at this historic church in the village of Richmond Hill. The chancellor and youth choirs will sing a rich medley of music. Reflective readings and congregational singing. Refreshments and fellowship f...

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The Reel Thing Fim Series presents Captain Fantastic
Mon Dec 12 / 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: Captain FantasticSynopsisCaptain Fantastic is a 2016 American drama film written and directed b...

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Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon Dec 12 / 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 Fitness Open House Supporting Richmond Hill's Women's Breakaway Group
Mon Dec 12 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Have fun at the Zumba® Fitness (a Latin-inspired dance-fitness party) Open House. Dance to a variety of Latin and International rhythms and support a worthy cause. This event is complimentary with a donation supporting the Women’s Breakaw...

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Connecting the Community. People from all sectors of our community gather
Tue Dec 13 / 9:00am - 11:00am

There are 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. People fr...

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'Foot Reflexology for Beginners' Workshop
Wed Dec 14 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

In this 4-hour, hands-on workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of Foot Reflexology and how to begin using it to address their common health concerns. Foot reflexology can be used to help relieve aches and pains, coughs and col...

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Monthly Foot Clinic ~ at St. Matthew's United Church
Wed Dec 14 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

Foot care is 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 reserved one week in advance. Please call the church office 905-884-3606 to...

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Thursday evening meditation class presented by Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu Dec 15 / 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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Opera Belcanto of York Presents Joy! A Christmas Concert Celebration
Thu Dec 15 / 7:30pm

A very enjoyeable evening to be had with traditional Christmas songs as well as an array of operatic favourites. Opera Belcanto is also excited to have their Children's Chorus featuring children from St. Mary of the Angels school join them on stage....

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Suite Thursdays - Thom Allison: Shut Up, It's Christmas
Thu Dec 15 / 7:30pm

Allison are on stage to spread some Christmas cheer. Come hear Lola tell her story of life with the 'jolly, big guy'. And then Thom will take you on a musical sleigh ride to kick off the holiday season with style . . . and maybe a few giggles. Ticke...

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Victoria Ballet Company Presents The Nutcracker. 4 Performances
Fri Dec 16 - Sun Dec 18

Victoria Ballet Company has been exclusively presenting The Nutcracker ballet at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts since 2009, during the winter holiday season, and has always been received by the audience with great enthusiasm. In 20...

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Christmas Market at The Village Market
Sat Dec 17 / 8:00am - 1:30pm

As well as all the good foods there will be: Free face painting - 10 am to 1 pm Free puppet plays - 10:30 and 11:30 am Live music with Cameron Birnie 12 seasonal craft vendors...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat Dec 17 / 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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Gormley Church Christmas Musical
Sun Dec 18 / 10:00am

All are invited to this family friendly Church Service and Musical....

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent - celebrated at St. Matthew's United Church
Sun Dec 18 / 10:30am

This Sunday is the fourth during our journey towards the birth day of a King. All are welcome to attend....

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4th Sunday of Advent, celebrated at Richmond Hill United Church
Sun Dec 18 / 10:30am

Everyone is invited to join the congregation at the Richmond Hill United Church to celebrate the weeks leading up to Christmas. The sanctuary is festooned with all the decorations for Christmas! The fourth candle in the Advent Wreath is lit. There...

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Advent Four - Christmas Sunday "Love", celebrated at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sun Dec 18 / 10:30am

Join the people of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church during Advent and Christmas. Advent Four - Christmas Sunday “Love”: Service of Word and Music: The Choir presents “BELIEVE: The Truth of Christmas.” Traditions predominate...

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McConaghy Centre Choir Christmas Concert
Sun Dec 18 / 3:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment by the McConaghy Centre Choir conducted by Richard Heinzle. The choir is truly magical! This concert is open to all ages and tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. Light refreshments will be served. T...

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Good Information to Know

A Plea for Help, for a local Drop In Centre for Mental Health Supports.

Home on the Hill and the Pirooz Center for Mental Health Wellness are excited to announce a Crowdfunding Campaign to raise $75,000 to develop a Drop In Centre for Mental Health Supports. The focus of this Centre is to support families and their love...

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December Tax Tips ~ from Andre La Rosa, CPA

As we approach the end of another calendar year, Andre has listed a few things to consider doing before the end of the year, for your 2016 personal tax return. Tax installmentsAvoid unnecessary penalty and interest. If you were required to pay insta...

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Arts Mackenzie program is accepting applications for new high school students. Deadline Dec. 9th

Creativity Thrives Here | Arts Mackenzie Applications for September 2017 The York Region District School Board’s specialized arts program is designed for students passionate about the arts. The Arts Mackenzie program gives students opportunit...

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Can you become a "Partner Against Poverty" this holiday season?

The Salvation Army Christmas Fundraising Campaign is just around the corner. With this in mind they would like to ask for your support by becoming a “Partner Against Poverty”.Partners support the Christmas Fundraising Campaign by “m...

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"A kid can learn a lot of IT skills by just playing video games."

* this article was provided to OnRichmondhill.com by Elliott Bay M.Sc. (Math), Owner & President, Real Programming 4 Kids “According to current projections, there will be a shortage of more than 200,000 information and communications techn...

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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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Crime Prevention ~ Tips Glass Security

Here is some 'Good Information to Know' about glass security from the York Regional Police.A significant number of residential break and enters result from entry being gained through a glass doorway or window. These are natural weak entry points that...

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Hobbies, for the older alduts. A LivingWell article by Delmanor

When you retire you think you’ll pursue all sorts of new and exciting hobbies, but sometimes finding a hobby or two may not be that easy. Hobbies should have a mind body connection. Hobbies need not be expensive but they need to be fun and no...

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Five smart ways to stretch your holiday budget. Some suggestions by Sunlife Financial

* this article was provided to OnRichmondhill.com by Sunlife Financial Richmond Hill.  It is written by Helen Burnett-NicholsYou can still pamper the ones you love this holiday season without ending up over your head in debt. It just takes a lit...

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