December 10, 2016

Quote of the Week

"'Although the world is full of suffering,
it is also full of the overcoming of it."
~ Helen Keller

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Events

Come say "Hello" to Santa at Hillcrest
Thu Nov 17 - Sat Dec 24

Santa will be at Centre Court.  Come visit! November 17th to 25th Monday to Friday - 10 am to 8 pmSaturday - 10 am to 5 pmSunday - 11 am to 5 pm Commencing Saturday November 26th Monday to Saturday - 10 am to 8 pmSunday - 10 am to 6 pmDecemb...

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Richmond Green Skate Trail - lace up your skates and get outside!
Sat Dec 10 - Wed Mar 15

The Richmond Green Skate Trail features: * Trail through 250 m of natural space* Lights for evening skating* Heated washroom and change room* ParkingThe trail is open for ice skating weather permitting from December to March. Call 905-771-5490 for i...

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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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Business@Breakfast. A Chamber event at the Sheraton
Wed Dec 14 / 7:30am - 9:00am

End the year off right for your business and attend the Richmond Hill Chamber's December "Business@Breakfast".  This month it is being held at Sheraton Parkway. Cost: Pre-registered & Pre-paid: Members: $25 + HST; Non-Members: $35 + HST Wa...

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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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'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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Speaker Box // Open Mic + Poetry Slam
Wed Dec 14 / 6:30pm

The Speaker Box Series (formerly YorkSlam) is a poetry slam and open mic event spotlighting the best in spoken word and artistic performance. The show begins with an open mic (musicians, comedians, authors, rappers, poets and all performers welcome)...

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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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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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Women in Business Networking, A Chamber of Commerce event at Staples Head Office
Fri Dec 16 / 9:00am - 10:00am

The Chamber organizes this monthly networking meeting. Guest Speaker: Anne Klausner, Exercise with Care Topic: Do you and members of your staff spend coffee breaks comparing aches and pains? You plan to go to the gym after work but something always...

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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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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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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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Brunch with Santa & Friends, at the Sheraton
Sun Dec 18 / 11:00am - 2:00pm

Join Santa for brunch, every Sunday in December. Bring your camera to take pictures! Buffet includes:- Roasted turkey with all the fixings- Carved roast beef- Array of fresh salads- Shrimp cocktail- Italian antipasto- Smoke fish platters- Crab legs...

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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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Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon Dec 19 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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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A Christmas Celebration ~ at RHCPA
Mon Dec 19 / 8:00pm

The Richmond Hill Concert Band and the York Region Police Male Chorus join forces to celebrate the Christmas season at the RHCPA. Since its formation in 2010, the Richmond Hill Concert Band has been dedicated to performing works of high musical qua...

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High Conflict Divorce Workshop
Tue Dec 20 / 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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The Longest Night Service, held at Richmond Hill United Church.
Wed Dec 21 / 7:00pm

Are you experiencing some challenges with what should be a time of joy and peace? Maybe you’re feeling the loss of someone close to you. All are welcome to attend this reflective time of worship, sometimes called a “Blue Christmas&rdquo...

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Ensemble Vivant's Christmas Tidings
Wed Dec 21 / 7:30pm

Performing some of the world’s most beloved seasonal music, internationally acclaimed Ensemble Vivant - and a local children’s choir - will present an evening in celebration of love, caring, and sharing with family and friends at this mos...

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The Village Market is open on Christmas eve!
Sat Dec 24 / 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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Christmas Eve Seafood Dinner Buffet, at the Sheraton
Sat Dec 24 / 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate holiday traditions at the Crave Restaurant this year and enjoy a festive Christmas Eve Seafood Buffet with your loved ones. Buffet includes:- All you can eat lobster- Carved roasted hip of beef- Assorted salads- Hot and cold seafood presen...

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Christmas Eve at St. Matthew's United - 2 services
Sat Dec 24

At 7PM, the church will gather for a family celebration of this special, blessed night At 10:30PM, they will celebrate Communion during a quieter, more reflective Christmas Eve service. All are welcome....

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Christmas Eve service at Grace Baptist
Sat Dec 24 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

All are invited to this family friendly service of carols and the message of Christmas....

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Christmas Eve Service at Temperanceville United Church
Sat Dec 24 / 8:00pm

The sanctuary is transformed into the stable at Bethlehem for this candle light service with lots of music. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service....

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Christmas Eve Services, 7 & 10 pm at Richmond Hill United Church
Sat Dec 24

All are invited! 7 pm - a service geared to the young and young at heart, with carols, candles and readings. 10 pm - an adult oriented service with carols, candle light and the celebration of communion....

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Christmas Eve Service of Carols and Communion, at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sat Dec 24 / 7:30pm

Tonight the Christ Candle is lit and all will meditate together on how the world is different because Jesus is both a mirror to humanity and a window to divinity. Through Carols and Communion God draws close to us and calls us to a closer walk with...

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Christmas service at Grace Baptist Church
Sun Dec 25

All are welcome to attend! Two services on Christmas morning 9:00 am – 10:15 am 11:00 am – 12:15 pm...

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Christmas Day Service at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sun Dec 25 / 10:30am

 A Sunday Christmas comes only once a decade or so. Start your Christmas Day in church this year by hearing the Christmas Story of shepherds and angels and a baby in a manger and singing the Songs of the Season as we wish each other “Merr...

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Christmas Day Service at Richmond Hill United Church
Sun Dec 25 / 10:30am

There will be an informal service of carols, stories and meditative activities. All are welcome....

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Christmas Day Brunch, at the Sheraton
Sun Dec 25 / 11:00am - 3:00pm

Find Santa for brunch on Christams Day Bring your camera to take pictures! Buffet includes:- Roasted turkey with stuffing and gravy- Carved roast beef- Array of fresh salads- Shrimp cocktail- Italian antipasto- Smoke fish platters- Selection of int...

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Christmas Day Dinner Buffet, at the Sheraton
Sun Dec 25 / 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate holiday traditions at teh Crave Restaurant this year and enjoy a festive Christmas Buffet. This joyous menu, prepared by the Executive Chef Gardner,  will mesmerize you!Buffet includes:- Roasted carved turkey with stuffing & gravy...

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Good Information to Know

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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Caregiving during the Holiday Season

* this article was presented to OnRichmondhill.com by Opal Rowe, Living Assistance Services The holiday season brings with it added activities and expectations. It’s also often a reminder of the losses we experience in our caregiving. All thes...

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20 Self-Care Tips for the Holiday Red, Green and Blues

* this article was presented to OnRichmondhill.com by Elearnor Silverberg, Director, Jade Self Development CoachingSocial Worker, Grief Specialist for NonDeath Losses Some thrive while others dive during the holiday season - a time when we are...

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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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Urgent need for volunteers at local Heart & Stroke Foundation Office

Our local chapter of the Heart & Stroke Foundation are currently looking for office volunteers to help them with database entry, preparing the Heart Month canvassing kits, and counting money for their school program. Skills required:• Fluen...

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The Blind Knitters donate to 360Kids

3 ladies made 90 hats and scarves and took them to 360 Kids on Tuesday, November 29th.Mariam Saleh said she'd only teach knitting to those in her VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) group if they donated items for the homeless.  Some of the ladies...

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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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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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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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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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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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Using Chalkboard or Whiteboard Paint in Your Home

Paint has been around for thousands of years, but somehow the industry continues to evolve and offer homeowners new ways to incorporate paint innovations into their home’s decor. One such innovation in recent decades is the creation of chalkboa...

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We're Ready! Are You? Says the Town.

* this article was presented to OnRichmondhill.com by Ward 4 Councillor David West.Winter comes every year. Sometimes it's late; sometimes it's early. One thing we're certain of is that it's coming!Richmond Hill staff start planning for winter long b...

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