Until Monday, October 21
Leadership Training Program, for immigrant, refugee and visible minority women who have experienced abuse or want to help other women in the community. Light refreshments and child-minding will be provided for this free program put on by the Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society. Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at Burnaby-Metrotown. For info and to register, call Anna at 604-436-1025, ext. 129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 28
Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre’s third annual Nikkei Fall Harvest Fair, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. A lively O-matsuri festival with loads of exciting demos and performances, a popular farmers’ market selling hard-to-find Japanese produce, mouth-watering food stands by various local vendors including Zakkushi and Japadog, an activity-packed kids’ zone, and even professional kimono dressing.
Come to the inaugural Country Fair at St. Theresa’s Parish, corner of Canada Way and Fulwell Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase varied crafts, sewing, baking and preserves. There will be a tea room, a child’s jelly bean counting contest, raffles and a renowned artist doing caricature portraits. There’ll be something for everyone. All proceeds to charity.
Sunday, September 29
World Rivers Day, at the Burnaby Village Museum and surrounding site from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free admission, carousel rides $2.21. This year is the ninth anniversary of World Rivers Day and the 33rd annual Rivers Day in B.C. Visitors to the celebration can enjoy free family-friendly activities, demonstrations and entertainment. There will be opportunities to learn more about Burnaby’s natural heritage, as well as environmentally themed programs and initiatives from the city and members of the community. All of the regular museum displays and facilities will be open. For more information, go to www.burnaby.ca/worldriversday.
Tuesday, October 1
Free vision workshop, we describing the structure of the eye and explaining major diseases that may affect older adults. It stresses prevention and explores possible treatments. From 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Burnaby Multicultural Society, 6255 Nelson Ave. For more info, contact Carol at 604 431-4131 ext.27 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 2
Brain Fitness for Seniors, at Confederation Seniors Centre, 4585 Albert St., from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The program uses stimulation exercises that include Brain Gym, Brain Games and various activities shared in an atmosphere of fun and learning. Fee is $4.75 for members and $5.95 for non-members. Call 604-294-1936 to register. Also takes place on Nov. 6 and Dec. 4.
Free Public Drug Education Series, from 3 to 5 p.m. at 320-7155 Kingsway. Phone: 604-777-6870. Everyone welcome, no pre-registration, free of charge. Also takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 16 and 23.
Friday, October 4
50th reunion for Burnaby South class of ‘63, at the Grand Villa ballroom at the Delta Hotel in Burnaby. Contact Judy at 604-939-2166 or Marian at 604-433-1414 for more information.
Saturday, October 12
50th reunion for the Burnaby North class of ‘63, at the Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. For more information, call 604-802-8772.
Burnaby South Secondary School 40th grad reunion, class of ’73 and invitation to classes from ’70 to ’74. Fraser Room at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. For more information and to register, go to burnabysouth
reunion2013.webs.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 19
Getting to know dementia, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Metrotown, 4405 Central Blvd. This introductory session reviews information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the challenges of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, and how to begin planning for the future. People with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners and family members are all invited to attend. This session is not intended for the general public. Pre-registration is required. Please call 604-298-0780. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/pdonJ.
Confused about life after high school, or puzzled on what post-secondary faculty to enroll in? Unsure what kinds of financial aids are out there? Tian-Jin Community is hosting a free event from 6 to 9 p.m. at 3426 Smith Ave., to help you decide on what to do upon graduating high school. Light refreshments provided. Seats are limited; please call 604-568-9880 to reserve your seat. Second part takes place on Sunday at the same time.
Monday, October 21
Parkinson’s support group, meets at Confederation Seniors’ Centre, 4585 Albert St., 1 to 3 p.m. Meeting features info on balance and new Parkinson’s disease diagnostics seminar and follow-up to Super Walk fundraiser. Collections of raw pasta accepted for food bank.
Essential Skills for Workplace Success, Bob Prittie Metrotown Burnaby Public Library branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Literacy and essential skills provide the foundation of all learning. Burnaby Public Library in partnership with Douglas College training group, is presenting a free workshop exploring essential skills used in the workplace. Call the branch at 604-436-5400 or visit www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
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