December 18, 2016

Quote of the Week

"'Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting
may be the best gift we can give."
~ Unknown

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Events

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

Santa is located just outside Shoppers Drug Mart.  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 -...

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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

Do you need some good food for your holiday dinner?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 l...

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"The Jesus Gift" Christmas Cantata at Richmond Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church
Sat Dec 24 / 11:00am

Everyone is invited to join the congregation at the Richmond Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church to enjoy the Christmas cantata “The Jesus Gift” presented by the church choir, the “Richmond Hill Gospel Choraliers.” This lively,...

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St. Mary's Anglican Church welcomes you on Christmas eve - 3 services
Sat Dec 24

All are welcome! 4:30 pm - Family Service7:30 pm - Contemporary Candlelight Communion Service10:30 pm - Community Carolling with Choir and Traditional Candlelight Communion Service at 11:00...

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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 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 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 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 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 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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St. Mary's Anglican Christmas Day Service
Sun Dec 25 / 10:30am

All are welcome to attend the church service on Christmas morning at St. Mary's Anglican Church....

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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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Chanukah on Ice!
Tue Dec 27 / 4:00pm

The Town of Richmond Hill & Chabad Romano Centre present Chanukah on Ice! Join them for an evening of public skating, a children's Chanukah skit, arts and crafts, food and refreshments and the official lighting of an ice menorah! Richmond Hil...

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The Parmiggiano's Are Back!!!
Thu Dec 29 - Fri Dec 30

Presented by Rosie Productions Two Performances Dec. 29th - 8 pm Dec. 30th - 8 pm Tickets: $80.  Please clickHERE to order or call the box office at 905 787-8811...

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New Year's Eve Seafood Buffet Dinner at the Sheraton
Sat Dec 31

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Seafood Buet Dinner at the Sheraton Parkway's Crave RestaurantMenu includes:Cold• Iced Canadian lobster• Jumbo New Zealand mussels• Smoked Atlantic salmon with capers and red onions• Chilled...

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First Night!! A Family Friendly Event
Sat Dec 31 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Richmond Hill's First Night celebration is a family-friendly New Year's Eve party. Skip the late night events and bring your family to this event filled with activities and entertainment. New this year - Cosmic Skating!!  - Skate the night awa...

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Comedy & Cabaret New Year's Eve
Sat Dec 31 / 10:00pm

Ring in the New Year with a special program guaranteed to have you laughing until midnight and beyond. Enjoy an evening of comedy, music and a few surprises. Come early and enjoy the annual York Region’s Largest Dessert Buffet, included in th...

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New Year's Day/Epiphany Sunday
Sun Jan 1 / 10:30am

Epiphany allows us to hear the “other” Christmas story from the Gospel of Matthew. Today we remember the coming of the Magi (or Wisemen) and how a star and a long journey brought them to an encounter with God in Jesus Christ. We’l...

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Good Information to Know

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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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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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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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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