December 17, 2015

Quote of the Week

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering
and take without forgetting."

~ Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco

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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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CTV and 105.9 Broadcast Live from Hillcrest's Toy Mountain
Fri Dec 18 / 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Toy Mountain has been a Hillcrest Mall holiday tradition in Richmond Hill. This year is the 19th annual Toy Mountain campaign benefitting the Salvation Army. It starte November 19th.  Shoppers can donate new, unwrapped toys at Centre Court. C...

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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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Christmas Bird Count - here in Richmond Hill
Sat Dec 19

On December 19th, 2015, small groups of Richmond Hill Naturalists and friends will rise early, bundle up, strap on their binoculars and spread out across southern York Region counting every single bird they see and hear during the day. The data colle...

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The Christmas Market at the Village Market
Sat Dec 19 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Lots of Christmas at the Village Market this Saturday. Wooden toys, beeswax candles, natural crafts, free face painting for children 9 to 12, food prep demo with chef Doris Fin, 9 to 10, performances by guitarist Edward Crabtree, and the Chris...

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Canadian Red Cross First Aid Training - 2-Day Courses in Dec & Jan
Sat Dec 19 / 9:00am - 5:30pm

Would you know what to do in a first-aid emergency? Gain the peace of mind that comes from being properly trained to perform Standard First Aid and CPR, and from being able to use the automated external defibrillators that are increasingly available...

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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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Art Show ~ Leslie Block
Sat Dec 19 - Sun Dec 20

Come view original, one-of-a-kind floral artwork by Lesley Block. Prices range from $30 to $100, making original artwork affordable for the Holiday Season. Show is open 11am - 5pm both days. Hope to see you there!...

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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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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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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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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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Wrap it Up Red, During the Holiday Hours, at Hillcrest
Tue Dec 22 - Sat Jan 2

You have the power to Give Life. Donate blood this holiday season and join the movement to give life. Holiday Hours at Hillcrest: ♥ December 22nd  - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm ♥ December 24th  - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm ♥ Decem...

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Summit Community Church - 2 Christmas Eve Services, at Richmond Green
Thu Dec 24

All are invitee to attend the Christmas Eve celebration services at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.For more info, email info@summitcommunity.ca...

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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 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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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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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Christmas Eve Services
Thu Dec 24

All are welcome to join Reverend Valerie Noakes and the congregation at St. Matthew's United Church for Christmas Eve worship. At 7pm, gather for a family celebration of this special, blessed night. At 10:30 pm, celebrate Communion during a quieter...

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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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Christmas Day Service ~ all invited to The Community Church
Fri Dec 25 / 10:00am

All are welcome to attend the Christmas Day service at the Community Church. Childcare for children up to 3 years of age available....

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St. Mary's Anglican Church ~ Christmas Day Services
Fri Dec 25 / 10:00am

Join the congregation of St. Mary's Anglican Church for Christmas Day worship. Everyone welcome!...

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

Family traditions are invited!Treat yourself this holiday season to a festive Christmas buffet.  This joyous menu is prepared by the Executive Chef - it will mesmerize you! Roasted Carved Turkey with Stuffing and Gravy Selection of Seafood...

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Temperanceville United Church ~ Christmas Communion Service
Sun Dec 27 / 9:30am

Join the congregation at Temperanceville United Church as it celebrates Christmas with the service of Holy Communion. Children worship with family and are invited to the manger for the Christmas story. All are welcome....

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ "Awful Sweater" Sunday
Sun Dec 27 / 10:30am

Christmas celebrations continue at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church with a service to reflect that Christ was born in a lowly stable. To symbolize that humble coming, worshipers are invited to wear their most awful item of Christmas apparel. To hel...

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Richmond Hill Public Library ~ Stay and Play
Tue Dec 29 / 10:00am - 8:00pm

Come out of the cold and play board games at the library! A variety of board games and other activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.  Event also runs on December 30, 10am - 8 pm. Age group: Family (A...

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Richmond Hill Public Library ~ Stay and Play
Wed Dec 30 / 10:00am - 8:00pm

Come out of the cold and play board games at the library! A variety of board games and other activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.  Age group: Family (All Ages). Admission: Free. This is a drop-in...

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First Night - New Year's Eve Family Celebration
Thu Dec 31 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

First Night Celebration is a family-friendly New Year’s Eve Party. This celebration is specially planned for young families to offer an alternative to other late night events. The evening is filled with a variety of activities and entertainmen...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ Comedy and Caberet New Year's
Thu Dec 31 / 10:00pm

Ring in the New Year with a special program guaranteed to have you laughing until midnight and beyond. Hosted by cabaret legend Sharron Matthews, enjoy an evening filled with music, comedy and a few surprises. Come early and enjoy treats from York Re...

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Good Information to Know

They can only feel the warmth they give. 5 blind ladies knit for 360Kids

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 had some knitting experience before they lost their sight.  What they really needed was...

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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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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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RESP Do's and Don'ts, by Janine Purves

*written by Janine Purves, CFP, CPCA As frequently many clients want a quick rule book, I’ve created this list of Do’s and Don’ts. Do: Take advantage of getting your $7200 of grant money for each child.  Do: Contribute early...

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