December 10, 2015

Quote of the Week
{in recognition of Human Right's Day - Dec. 10th }

“Human rights are not only violated by terrorism,
repression or assassination, but also by
unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities."

~ Pope Francis

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after December 24th?
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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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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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Christmas Desserts for Charity ~ at Oak Ridges BIC Church
Fri Dec 11 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Enjoy a café style celebration of the season featuring music by the interpreters ( Jonathan Manafo and Ben Wright ). Jonathan and Ben have appeared on 100 Huntley Street and completed a café tour this past summer in the GTA. Admissio...

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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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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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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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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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Holiday Spectacular on the Hill
Sat Dec 12 / 8:00pm

The Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra 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 Christ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Victoria Ballet Company ~ The Nutcracker
Fri Dec 18 / 7:00pm

The classic holiday ballet, presented by the Victoria Ballet Company - artistic director Victoria Mironova. Performances: Friday, December 18, 7:00pm Saturday, December 19, 2:00pm and 7:00pm Sunday, December 20, 7:00pm Tickets: $35.10 - $79....

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The Village Market - get ready for your holiday meals
Sat Dec 19 / 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, including holiday treats. Many prepared foods, so you may wish to stop and enjoy a...

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Let's Get Rolling - Go 5 Pin Bowling! Youth League
Sat Dec 19 / 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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Christmas Around the World - Charity Concert for the Red Cross
Sat Dec 19 / 8:00pm - 9:30pm

York Region Chamber Music’s upcoming concert, “Christmas Around the World,” will feature holiday favourites and original arrangements of music from regions around the globe where the Canadian Red Cross provides humanitarian aid. A...

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A Special Christmas Choir Service at Grace Baptist Church
Sun Dec 20 / 9:30am

Grace Baptist Church welcomes the community to their Christmas-themed service on Sunday, December 20th.  ...

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Temperanceville United Church ~ Advent 4 Service - Love for Us and Our World
Sun Dec 20 / 9:30am

Join the congregation at Temperanceville United Church as it celebrates the fourth Sunday in Advent. The theme for today's Service is "Love for Us and Our World". Children begin worship with their family and then are invited to Sunday School with l...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Advent Four "Love" Service
Sun Dec 20 / 10:30am

Join the congregation at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church for a Service of Lessons and Carols.  The Choir presents “Midnight Clear” – the Christmas Story in Word and Song. Traditions dominate as the Scriptures are read and th...

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Richmond Hill United Church ~ Advent 4 Service
Sun Dec 20 / 10:30am

Join the congregation at Richmond Hill United Church for its Advent 4 service. The fourth candle in the Advent Wreath (Love) will be lit. All are welcome....

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Sunday Brunch with Santa, at the Sheraton
Sun Dec 20 / 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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Art N' Smart Academy ~ Art Winter Break Camp
Mon Dec 21 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

The weather outside may be frightful, but inside the studio it's delightful! Canadian winter is great inspiration for artists. Camper days will be filled with winter/holiday-themed art, craft, games, and adventures. Each day campers will explore dif...

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Richmond Hill Public Library ~ Puppetry Palooza
Mon Dec 21 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come put on a show! Children will have a blast making sock puppets and bringing them to life when they create and perform their own Puppet Theatre show.  Age group: 8-12 years. Admission: Free. Register online here....

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Ecumenical Longest Night Service
Mon Dec 21 / 7:00pm

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

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Richmond Hill Public Library ~ Disney's Frozen Fun
Tue Dec 22 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come out for Disney’s Frozen Fun! Games, crafts, activities and more!  Age group: 6-8 years. Admission: Free. Register online here....

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Christmas Eve Seafood Dinner Buffet, at the Sheraton
Thu Dec 24 / 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Family traditions are invited! Treat yourself this holiday season to a festive Christmas Eve Seafood Buffet. All You Can Eat LobsterCarved Roasted Hip Of BeefFresh Daily Fish Catch of the DayAssorted Seafood saladsMusselsSmoked Fish Platter (salmon...

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Christmas Eve Service at the Community Church
Thu Dec 24 / 6:30pm

The community is welcome to attend this special Christmas eve service beginning at 6:30 pm. Childcare for children up to 3 years of age available...

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St. Mary's Anglican Church ~ Christmas Eve Services
Thu Dec 24

Join the congregation at St. Mary's Anglican Church for one (or more!) of its Christmas Eve Services: Family Christmas Eve Service - 4:30pm Contemporary Candlelight Communion - 7:00pm Christmas Carols, Anthems and Readings - 10:30 p.m. leading i...

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Christmas Eve Service at Grace Baptist Church
Thu Dec 24 / 7:00pm

Grace Baptist Church welcomes the community to their Christmas Eve service on Thursday, December 24th at 7:00 p.m.  ...

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Richmond Hill United Church ~ Christmas Eve Service
Thu Dec 24 / 7:00pm

Join the congregation at Richmond Hill United Church for one or both of its services on Christmas Eve: 7:00pm - A service geared to the young and young at heart with carols and candlelight, and Christmas readings 10:00pm - Communion service with...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Christmas Eve Service
Thu Dec 24 / 7:30pm

Tonight the Christ Candle is lit, and worshipers meditate together on how the world is different because Jesus is both a mirror to humanity and a window to divinity. Candles will illuminate the chancel as glowing faces reflect God’s love come...

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Temperanceville United Church ~ The Lights, Music and Beauty of Christmas
Thu Dec 24 / 9:00pm

All are invited to celebrated Christmas Eve with the congregation at Temperanceville United Church. The sanctuary is transformed into the stable at Bethlehem. Children worship with their family in a short musical service culminating with candlelit...

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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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December's Tax Tips ~ by Andre La Rosa, CPA

As we approach the end of another calendar year, I have listed a few things to consider doing before the end of the year, for your 2015 personal tax return. Tax installmentsAvoid unnecessary penalty and interest. If you were required to pay installm...

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What is Spirituality? An article by local author and speaker, Peter Dennis

This is a concept that many people talk about but one that few understand or even agree upon its definition. What follows is a start in the explanation of this concept and I hope you’ll find it useful in leading you to a greater understanding....

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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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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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