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April 2014

Greener Home and Garden Seminars

April 1 - November 8
Various Locations in York Region,
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York Region, in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), is offering a series of educational seminars to provide tips, tricks and advice for water efficiency in your home and garden, reusing and reducing consumption and experiencing our natural environment. All seminars are free, but advance registration is required as spaces are limited. Monthly Events Vertical Vegetables Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Stouffville or Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.…

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July 2014

Concerts in the Park – July and August 2014

July 1 - August 31
Various locations in Richmond Hill,
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
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  Since 1975, the Concerts in the Park series has been one of the great joys of summer in Richmond Hill! Residents are encouraged to come out and enjoy an exciting lineup of musical talent in genres, including Blues, Country, Rock & Roll, Celtic, tribute bands, children’s acts and so much more! The free, outdoor concerts take place on Thursday evenings in July and August at Mill Pond Park and some Sunday afternoons at Richmond Green Park. Attendees are encouraged…

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Willowgrove Summer Camp in Stouffville

July 1 - August 29
Willowgrove Day Camp,
11737 McCowen Road, Stouffville, Ontario L4A 7X5 Canada
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Your children can enjoy a wonderful camp that blends nature, recreation and traditional farm activities to create a memorable week. The camp day starts at 9:00am and finishes at 4pm. Before and after care is available. Red Cross daily swimming lessons and a camp-t shirt included in camp fee. A forest, a clean-flowing stream and pond, heated swimming pools, shady retreats, sports fields , barns, mountain biking trails, playgrounds and a climbing gym are just the beginning of their adventure.…

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Win prizes in Vaughan’s teen summer reading challenge

July 1 - August 31
VPL,
Vaughan,
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Looking for something to pass the time this summer? Enjoy a good challenge? Do your part to help beat Vaughan Public Libraries’ Teen Summer Reading Challenge (TSRC)! This summer, we challenge YOU, the Teens of Vaughan ages 13 to 18, to read a grand total of 1,000,000 pages. If you beat THIS challenge, WE, the librarians, will dress up for an entire week in a fashion that YOU choose! But that’s not all……If you are the top reader in Vaughan,…

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Canada’s Wonderland Canada Day Fireworks

July 1 @ 10:00 pm - August 31 @ 10:00 pm
Canada’s Wonderland,
9580 Jane Street, Vaughan, Ontario Canada
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July 1 – August 31 Approximately 10pm; weather permitting. Join us for a brilliant fireworks display throughout the season! Spend your day enjoying over 200 awesome rides, coasters and attractions, then round out your day with an action-packed fireworks display over Wonder Mountain. Fireworks are included with park admission.

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$25 PRIX-FIXE MENU

Savour the Seasons York Region – Summer

July 14 - 27
Various Locations

With summer quickly approaching, another savoury event is on the horizon, all part of SavourYork Region Restaurant Week’s “Savour the Seasons” line-up of delicious events all year round. SavourYork Region Restaurant Week proudly presents Savour the Seasons SUMMER in the CITY Edition JULY 14 – JULY 27, 2014 $25 PRIX-FIXE MENU

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Vacation Bible School at Richmond Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church

July 21 - 26
Richmond Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church,
210 Elgin Mills Rd. West, Richmond Hill, Canada
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Trek back in time with at the “Wilderness Escape” Vacation Bible School! For ages 5 – 12. Explore what life was like for the ancient Israelites as you investigate the Bible book of Exodus. Activities include: Singing Doing cool crafts projects in the Israelite camp Racing through the wilderness as you play games Visits with Moses Tribe time Snack time – interesting new foods! Meet lots of new friends and get a really great “Wilderness Escape” t-shirt! Spaces are limited,…

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Cosmo Music ~ Summer in the Music Garden

July 21 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 11:00 am
Cosmo Music The Musical Instrument Superstore,
10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
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For children aged 4-5. No previous music experience required. There are 3 sessions of this camp running this summer: Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25, 9am – 11:30am Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1, 9am – 11:30am Monday, August 5 – Thursday, August 8, 9 am – 11:am (4-camp) Registration form available here. Contact 905.770-5222 x270 for more information. Cost: 4-day camp: $120/wk per student 5-day camp: $150/wk per student  

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Cosmo Music ~ Instrumental Sampler Camp 2014

July 21 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 4:00 pm
Cosmo Music The Musical Instrument Superstore,
10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
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Is your child (age 5 – 12) interested in music? Not sure which instrument to choose? Sign them up for our instrumental sampler camp! Campers will participate in group Piano, Violin and Guitar/Ukulele classes, and will also be introduced to hand drumming and singing. A perfect way to help choose which instrument will be the best fit for lessons in September. No previous musical training required. Three sessions of this camp are running this summer: Monday, July 21 – Friday,…

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Main St. Unionville: Movies on Main – Featured Movie TBA

July 23
Historic Main Street Unionville,
Unionville, Canada
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July 23 July 23 – Featured Movie … announced soon! – Sponsored by Blossom Lounge Join us at the band stand for movies under the stars! We are bringing your favourite family movies to Main Street Unionville every other Wednesday night this Summer. Enjoy watching a FREE big screen movie outside on a Summer’s night. Enjoy dinner and a movie at one of our fabulous restaurants on Main Street Unionville! Dine-in and meet us there, or take-out and enjoy while…

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Farmers’ Market at Hillcrest

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hillcrest,
9650 Yonge Street, Hill Crest Mall, Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
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The Farmers’ Market is set up on the south end (facing Carrville) of the parking lot at Hillcrest Mall. There is a very good assortment of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables,  including locally grown tomatoes , garden plants, maple syrup products, honey, sausages, baked goods (including gluten free), eggs, jams,  and a few other things. This farmers’ market runs until the end of October, every Wednesday, rain or shine. Location: Hillcrest

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Meet Author/Illustrator Josephine Vaccaro-Chang at the Richmond Hill Public Library

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Richmond Hill Public Library,
1 Atkinson Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 0H5 Canada
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Richmond Hill resident Author and Illustrator Josephine Vaccaro -Chang will read from her book “We Are Colourful Friends” and then discuss the process of writing and illustrating. Participants will then help create a collage.Age group: 4-5 years with an adult. Admission: Free. Register online here. Please bring a print copy of your ticket to the event. Location: Richmond Hill Public Library

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Musical Babies

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Richvale Library,
40 PeONarson Ave, Richmond Hill, Canada
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Co-sponsored by YMCA Ontario Early Years, this program will encourage language and early literacy skills through the use of songs, nursery rhymes and musical experiences. Parents/caregivers will learn to incorporate music into their baby’s everyday play. Please bring a blanket. Program runs July 23 and 30, 2:00pm – 2:30 pm at the Richvale Library Program also running: August 6 and 13, 2:00pm – 2:30pm at the Richmond Green Library Age group: Birth to 15 months with an adult.   Admission:…

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Mad Science – Fantastic Flyers

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oak Ridges Moraine Library,
13085 Yonge Street, Unit 12, Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
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Fantastic Flyers flies children through flight and the basics of aerodynamics. Discover the four forces that affect flight. Make and test various plane designs to see these forces in action. Age group: 6-11 years. For safety reasons, children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up . Admission: $6.50. Register online here. Please bring a paper copy of your ticket to the event. Location: Oak Ridges Moraine Library

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Celebrate the Official Opening of Gapper Park

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gapper Park (located on Fern Avenue west of Bayview Avenue (north of 16th Avenue),
Richmond Hill, Canada
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Residents young and old, along with their families and friends are invited to help Richmond Hill officially open Gapper Park (located on Fern Avenue west of Bayview Avenue (north of 16th Avenue). Click here for a map Opening celebrations take place between 6 and 8 p.m. with ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Activities include live animal shows various sports and games live entertainment arts and crafts free barbecue (while quantities last) Gapper Park is named after the Gapper family who…

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Nordic Pole Walking with Jeanette Chronopolous

July 23 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
David Hamilton Park (310 Valleymede Drive),
310 Valleymede Drive, Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
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If you like walking, you’ll love Nordic Pole Walking!! Meet on Wednesday evenings for a 1-hr walk.  If you do not have poles and wish to join in, feel free to come and walk anyway! Benefits of Nordic Pole Walking include: Works 90% of body muscles Helps to eliminate back, shoulder, and neck pain Reduces body fat and tones muscles Increases cardiovascular training up to 22% Up to 30% less impact on hip and knee joints Burns up to 46%…

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Downtown Markham – Drive-In

July 23 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Markham,
85 Enterprise Blvd. - Parking Lot, Markham, Ontario Canada
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Stress Buster ~ Practical Approaches to Deal with Stress…Now! Prepare for the Shift!

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
New Directions in Health, Upstairs Boardroom (9955 Yonge Street),
Richmond Hill, Canada
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Are you constantly feeling stressed, worried, or tense? Do you have trouble relaxing? Do racing thoughts make it difficult for you to sleep at night, or is your stress level affecting your health? At this workshop, Sandra Corrado (CHRP, Lifestyle and Wellness Coach Facilitator, and Board Certified Master Coach) will: Discuss the sources of stress and its impact on your ability to live an empowered life, if you let it. Review short-, mid-, and long-term ways of managing your stress.…

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ebooks First Aid – 2 classes

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Richmond Hill Public Library,
1 Atkinson Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 0H5 Canada
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Having problems getting ebooks onto your e-reader, tablet or laptop? Library staff can help! Please bring your technology to the Library and a staff person will help you with your difficulties accessing ebooks. Two sessions: July 24, 10am – 11am. To register, click here. July 24, 3pm – 4pm. To register, click here. Age Group: 18 and over Admission: Free

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Eureka! Lego Maker at the Richvale Library

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Richvale Library,
40 PeONarson Ave, Richmond Hill, Canada
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Come see what you can make with Lego! Limit 20 children. For safety reasons, children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up. Other Dates: August 14, 10:30am – 11:30am Age group: 7-12 years. Admission: Free. Please pick up your ticket 15 minutes before the program starts at the Circulation Desk of the Richvale Library. Location: Richvale Library

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