Now 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 12 p.m. at Burnaby-Metrotown. For info and to register, call Anna at 604-436-1025, ext. 129 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, September 21
Burnaby Cactus and Succulent Plants Society sale is happening at Royal Square Mall in New Westminster. The event is happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Pat at 604-921-7042.
South Burnaby United Church is putting on a garage sale from 9 a.m. to noon at 7591 Gray Ave. at Rumble Street. Sponsored by As One That Serves Men’s Club. Proceeds to worthy charitable causes.
The Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Vancouver, 35th anniversary at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. Registration from 9 a.m. to noon, official opening of the flower exhibit is at 1:30 p.m. Flower demonstration by 45th headmaster, Sen’ei Ikenobo. Reishiki-Ike by Professor Shigeru Matsunaga. Exhibition is $10, floral demonstration is $35.
Monday, September 23
Citizenship test preparation, McGill branch of the Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Burnaby Public Library and MOSAIC are pleased to offer a free two-day workshop for the Canadian citizenship test. Classes will be in English and will give you a comprehensive and in-depth look at various topics covered in the test. Refreshments will be provided. Free but space is limited; register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/events/mcgill, by calling 604-299-8955, or in person at the library. There is another session at the same time on Tuesday, Sept. 24, as well.
Thursday, September 26
Second Street Community School is celebrating its 100th birthday, starting at 4 p.m. at 7502 Second St. Students, parents, teachers, support staff, principals and community members are invited to the celebration. Also takes place at the same time on Friday, Sept. 27.
Suncrest Elementary is having a fall carnival, and everyone is welcome. Come and try your luck at various games of skill and chance, buy a raffle ticket for one of four deluxe baskets and visit the candy and food concession. Where: Suncrest Elementary at 3883 Rumble St. Raffle and game tickets will be available at the school on Sept. 26.
Wills, estates, representation agreements, and powers of attorney workshop, McGill branch of the Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Join lawyer Don Drysdale for a free class on personal planning. Learn about wills, estates, representation agreements, powers of attorney and why you need them. Free but space is limited; register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/events/mcgill, by calling 604-299-8955, or in person at the library.
Laurel Behaviour Support Services, open house at Suite 101, 4664 Lougheed Hwy. from 1 to 3 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. Meet the team and explore a variety services available for children with autism and developmental disabilities, including information about school teams, IEPs, community resources and more. There is no charge for our government-funded services. Staff and guests will be on hand from a range of backgrounds and equipped with a wealth of expertise in applied behaviour analysis, partnering with educators, adapted recreation and other supportive resources. This is also a great opportunity to learn about our upcoming social skills program for children ages eight to11 and our Triple P Positive Parenting program. For details, visit www.laurelbc.ca or contact us: autismsupport@posAbilities.ca or 778-945-1430.
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 Cresc. A lively O-matsuri festival with loads of exciting demos and performances, a popular farmer’s 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. We will have 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, 2013, is the ninth anniversary of World Rivers 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 describe the structure of the eye and explain major diseases that may affect older adults. We stress prevention and explore 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 http://burnabysouthreunion2013.webs.com or email email@example.com.
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 www.alzheimerbc.org/News-and-Events/Events/2013/Getting-to-Know-Burnaby-Oct.aspx.
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.
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