December 9, 2017

Quote of the Week

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. 
If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
~ The Dalai Lama

Events

Meditation Monday with Manisha. Weekly sessions to help you stay focused on your spiritual journey!
Mon Dec 11 / 9:45am - 11:00am

Explore the fundamentals of spirituality and learn how you can start living in alignment with your true spiritual essence. Join other spiritual seekers like you who are eager to find peace and enduring happiness through a better understanding of thei...

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Zumba Complimentary Open House supporting the Salvation Army's Women's Take A Break Group
Mon Dec 11 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Dance to a variety of Latin and international rhythms and support a worthy cause, while having lots of fun.This event is complimentary with a donation supporting the Women’s Take a Break Group, run by the Salvation Army. The Women’s Take...

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Contemporary Sculpture Show, "The Voice of Chairs"
Thu Nov 30 - Wed Dec 13

This is an exhibit to have you think about how chairs represent our internal spaces. There are eight sculptural works that demonstrates how an ordinary object can become a new object with multiple meanings - essentially a sculpture is a poetic form...

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Connecting the Community. Creating a stronger community.
Tue Dec 12 / 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....

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High Conflict Divorce Workshop
Tue Dec 12 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This is a one session workshop for parents wanting to develop strategies and techniques to deal with a High Conflict divorce situation and help to lessen the impact of that conflict on their children. This workshop is not for individuals in an abusi...

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Foot Clinic at St. Matthew's United Church
Wed Dec 13 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

Foot care completed by trained nurses, by appointment only. These clinics are held the 2nd Wednesday each month. Cost $35.00, receipts provided. Appointment must be reserved one week in advance. Please contact the church office 905-884-3606 for mo...

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Thursday Evening Meditation Class presented by Rose Hirano of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada
Thu Dec 14 / 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Theme for the fall session: Inspiring Solutions for Difficult TimesBased on the book, Universal Compassion by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the classes for the few coming months give you practical, creative methods to transform your day-...

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Suite Thursdays - Jeffery Straker
Thu Dec 14 / 7:30pm

Come to the Plaza Suite to enjoy Suite Thursdays. Singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker performs his distinctive piano-folk-pop music. Tickets: $20. Click here to order or call the box office at 905 787-8811...

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Opera Belcanto of York Presents Joy! A Christmas Concert Celebration
Thu Dec 14 / 7:30pm

Enjoy the beauty of the music of Christmas! Tickets: Adult $35.  Student $15. Click here to order on line or call the box office at 905 787-8811...

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Fibre & Fire Exhibition at the Burr House
Fri Dec 15 - Sun Dec 17

Come see collaborative works to celebrate Canada 150. Creations from the Burr House Spinner and Weavers and the Hill Potters' Guild. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 to 4:30 until Dec. 17th, 2017. Tea Room open Parking around back www.burrh...

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Victoria Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker. 4 Performances.
Fri Dec 15 - Sun Dec 17

Show dates & timesFriday, December 15 - 2 pmSaturday, December 16 - 2 pmSaturday, December 16 - 7 pmSunday, December 17 - 2 pm Tickets: $39 to $79.  Click here or call the box office at 905 787-8811...

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Shop at The Village Market. Eat well! Even during the holidays.
Sat Dec 16 / 8:30am - 1:00pm

Make it part of your Saturday routine to visit The Village Market. Prioritize eating well! Don't wait for New Years! As well as organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. They are happy to report...

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Let's Talk Over Coffee! An Invitation from Richmond Hill MP, Majid Jowhari
Sat Dec 16 / 9:30am - 10:30am

Meet with your local MP Majid Jowhari for coffee to talk about any issues that you find important regarding policy and politics. Be a voice for your community!  ...

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Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas. Shows at 11 & 1
Sat Dec 16 - Sun Dec 17

Give your holiday season little extra sparkle, don’t miss out on this wonderful musical at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Plaza Suite presented by Electric Moon Theatre Company. What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents...

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Children's Financial Literacy Programs Open Houses
Sat Dec 16 - Sun Dec 17

Come and learn about fun money programs for kids, offered at Spirit of Math campuses!These open houses are an opportunity to learn more about these financial literacy programs for JK-Grade 9 students. Ask questions, get more details, meet the KMCent...

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A Victorian Christmas Tea and Craft
Sat Dec 16

Step back in time to a more genteel era when we enjoyed the repast of a Victorian Christmas Tea. You will be served with a delicious holiday luncheon and try exclusively blended teas. You will also be invited to the craft room to create a lovely or...

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Mill Pond Gallery Exhibition and Sale
Sat Dec 16 / 11:00am - Sun Dec 17 / 5:00pm

This weekend at the Mill Pond Gallery Kathir, Lowell and Heather will be showing original artwork in acrylic, watercolour and encaustic.  A great variety! Drop in to meet the artists and see Heather demonstrate working in encaustic. Kathir Bala...

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O Holy Night -Traditional Holiday Music Celebration
Sat Dec 16 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Enjoy beautiful selections of traditional Christmas songs, carols and sacred music. Join soprano Victoria Gydov, pianist Karine Vasserman, violinist Oleksandra Fedyshyn and tenor Charles Di Raimondo to celebrate the upcoming holidays together with i...

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The Third Week of Advent Celebrated at Temperancevillle United Chuch
Sun Dec 17 / 9:30am

Come joint the Temperanceville United Church community to celebrate advent. Temperanceville celebrates the Advent journey with the Children's Christmas Pageant. Enjoy the story of Christmas brought to life by the Sunday School, complete with authent...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Season of Advent: Week Three "Joy". Lessons and Carols
Sun Dec 17 / 10:30am

Special music from the choir. The words of the Christmas Story from the King James Bible and the opportunity to sing some of our favourite carols will shape this service. All are welcome all to share communion irrespective of denomination or age. A...

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St. Matthew's Celebrates Christmas - Advent III
Sun Dec 17 / 10:30am

This is the third week of advent - the preparation for the coming of Christ. All are welcome....

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Breakfast with Santa, at the Sheraton
Sun Dec 17 / 11:30am - 2:00pm

Santa will be at Sheraton Parkway's 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 S...

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McConaghy Centre Choir Christmas Concert
Sun Dec 17 / 3:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment by the McConaghy Centre Choir. This concert is open to everyone!Light refreshments will be served. For more details and/ buy tickets, drop by the McConaghy reception desk or call 905 737-1818. Cost: $5 purchased...

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Carols by Candlelight at St. Matthew's
Sun Dec 17 / 7:00pm

All are welcome to attend the special Carols by Candlelight service by the voices of St. Matthew’s choir, and hand bell choirs....

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Ecumenical Longest Night Service at Richmond Hill United Church
Wed Dec 20 / 7:00pm

Experience the peace that comes from stillness and silence after the hectic rush of preparations. This service can be a time of comfort and consolation for folk who have experienced a bereavement, break-up or unemployment this year. Even though you...

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Happy Holidays. At the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Wed Dec 20 / 8:00pm

By popular demand, the Richmond Hill Concert Band and the York Region Police Male Chorus return to the RHCPA stage after last year’s triumphant debut. Since its formation in 2010, the Richmond Hill Concert Band has been dedicated to performing...

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Sing Joy to All the World! – A Christmas Celebration
Sat Dec 23 / 11:00am - 12:30pm

Enjoy this beautiful SATB cantata (music by Lloyd Larson), featuring new music blended with traditional Christmas carols, allowing for audience sing-a-long. The Richmond Hill Gospel Choraliers (directed by Pastor James Anderson) of Richmond Hill Sev...

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The Fourth Week of Advent Celebrated at Temperancevillle United Chuch
Sun Dec 24 / 9:30am

Come joint the Temperanceville United Church community to celebrate advent. In the morning Temperanceville celebrates the Advent journey leading to Christmas with a message of Love. Inspiring Christmas Carols sound good news of Love, loud and clea...

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St. Matthew's Celebrates Christmas - Advent IV
Sun Dec 24 / 10:30am

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

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Season of Advent: Week Four "Love"
Sun Dec 24 / 10:30am

For God so loved the world….that. Let us count all the ways that God’s love came down at Christmas. Students and other family from out of town may be “home for the holidays”. Make this Sunday a time for the entire family to...

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Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas. Shows at 11 & 1
Sat Dec 23 - Sun Dec 24

Give your holiday season little extra sparkle, don’t miss out on this wonderful musical at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Plaza Suite presented by Electric Moon Theatre Company. What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents...

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Christmas Eve, with Reverend Warren Ball, at St. Matthew's United. Services at 7 & 10:30
Sun Dec 24

At 7PM, we’ll gather for a family celebration of this special, blessed night. At 10:30PM, when we will celebrate Communion during a quieter, more reflective Christmas Eve service.  ...

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Richmond Hill United Church Christmas Eve Services. 7 & 10 pm
Sun Dec 24

All are welcome to attend. 7:00 p.m. A service geared to the young and young at heart with carols and candlelight, and Christmas readings. 10:00 p.m. An adult oriented service carols, candle light and the celebration of Communion....

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Traditional Christmas Eve Service at the Historic Temperanceville United Church
Sun Dec 24 / 7:30pm

A beautifully traditional Christmas Eve service, recreating that wondrous night in Bethlehem, complete with authentic stable! Refreshments served after the service. All are welcome....

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Christmas Eve Service of Carols and Communion at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Churchy
Sun Dec 24 / 7:30pm

Tonight we light the Christ Candle and meditate together on how the world is different because “God is with us”.  Candles will illuminate the chancel as glowing faces reflect God’s love come down at Christmas.  Through C...

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Good Information to Know

The Krasman Centre need donations to make the holidays merry and bright

The Krasman Centre would like to thank the local community for their support over the years. Your generous donations have made a big difference for people in our community dealing with mental health and addictions challenges. www.krasmancentre.com T...

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Healthy Eating for Healthy Eyes. By Dr. Radhika Chawla, OD

Do carrots really contribute to keeping our eyes healthy? They sure do! But there’s more to healthy eyes than just eating carrots. In fact, vitamins and antioxidants found in many of our everyday foods play a large role in maintaining our eye h...

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This weekend's THE FEED - 105.9FM THE REGION: a personal story of domestic violence, a big donor...

Tune in to know. York Region’s ONLY news magazine show dedicated to the issues and events that matter to all of us who live and work here. On this week’s show: One woman's horrific story of domestic violence and survival. We also me...

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First Night Family Event - Dec. 31
New Year's Eve at RHCPA - Dec. 31

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