December 23, 2015

Quote of the Week

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas."

~ Calvin Coolidge

Events

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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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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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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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 / 6:00pm

The community is welcome to attend this special children's Christmas pageant beginning at 6:00 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 Baptist Church Christmas Eve Service
Thu Dec 24 / 7:00pm

All are invited to attend the Christmas Eve Service. This is a meditative service on the meaning of Christmas.For more information visit their website www.richmondhillbaptist.org...

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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 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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Christmas Day Brunch ~ at the Sheraton
Fri Dec 25

Santa will be coming for Christmas Day brunch at the Sheraton!  Remember to bring your camera! array of fresh salads roast turkey with all the fixins carved roast beef Italian antipasto eggs benedict shrimp cocktail breakfast favourite...

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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 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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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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Richmond Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church ~ Christmas Choir Cantata, "Darkness Into Light"
Sat Dec 26 / 11:00am

The Richmond Hill Gospel Choraliers (church choir of the Richmond Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church) will present a 40 minute, Christmas choir cantata, entitled “Darkness Into Light.” Come and hear this multi-media presentation of inspir...

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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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Hillcrest Mall is open on New Year's Day
Fri Jan 1 / 11:00am - 6:00pm

Need some retail therapy after the holiday? Hillcrest’s $125-million renovation is currently underway with the Hudson’s Bay now open. Construction on Sporting Life’s new anchor store is underway which is set to open in 2016. Thi...

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Christmas Tree Collection - 2 dates only
Mon Jan 4

Christmas Tree collection will only be on Monday, January 4 and Monday, January 18, 2016. Remove all decorations and nails Maximum length per tree is 7’ (2.1m) Place the tree at the curb by 7 a.m. Trees frozen into the snow cannot be coll...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Jan 5 / 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".  A diverse group of people meet each week to share information about each...

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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group
Thu Jan 7 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This French language conversation group welcomes adults (from francophones to beginners) looking to put their French language CONVERSATION skills into action. Francophones and stronger speakers are encouraged to share their French language skills wi...

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Good Information to Know

"Our Syrian Family Richmond Hill" ~ can you lend a hand

The war in Syria started in 2011 and, to date, has left over 220,000 dead.More than 12 million people have been displaced from their homes.Over two million of these are children. This devastating humanitarian disaster calls on us to act. "Our Syrian...

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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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Stay Healthy! Be Prepared and Know Your Healthcare Options this Holiday Season

No one wants to get sick or be injured over the holidays, but if you are, it’s important to remember you have many healthcare options. While emergency departments operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, a hospital visit is not always the most...

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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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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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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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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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