SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
Christmas Fun Fair, 11: 15 a.m. to 2: 15 p.m. Vancouver Urban Ministries fundraiser at the Wesburn Community Centre, 4781 Parkwood Ave. There will be 25 booths for various games all created and run by the high schoolers of Burnaby. Event also features a food concession selling pizza, samosas, chips and drinks, and an item signed by Michael Bublé up for silent auction. All proceeds towards the ministries' after-school one-on-one therapeutic program for underprivileged children with learning disabilities.
Mistletoe Market, Gordon Presbyterian Church, 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is $5 for adults, $3 for children six to 12. Event features silent auction, home baking, crafts and games.
Forest Grove Christmas Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8525 Forest Grove Dr. Event features high-quality artisans and crafts, local vendors, bake sale, kids' zone and raffle. Free entry.
Finding Japan - Early Canadian Encounters with Asia, presentation by Anne Shannon, 3 to 4 p.m. Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. Finding Japan looks in the opposite direction to early Canadian engagement westward across the Pacific - when it began, who went and why. Seen through the eyes of a colourful cast of characters, the book opens a window on the tumultuous period in Canadian, Japanese and Pacific history between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries - with some surprises. Author Anne Shannon will present the images followed by discussion. Books will be available for purchase. For more info, go to www. nikkeiplace.org or call 604777-7000.
Annual Art Show and Auction, Confederation Park elementary school gym, 4715 Pandora St., from 6 to 10 p.m. The only fine arts school in Burnaby is holding its annual art show and auction with original art works for sale created by students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 and local artisans. Various artistic mediums are represented. Artwork is professionally framed, or matted and packaged. Live and silent auction bidding for a variety of artwork, entertainment and home accessories. Entertainment is provided by musical trio The Cupcake Affair. This is an adul-only event. Tickets are $10 (which includes a beverage) and may be purchased from the school office or at the door.
Pet pictures with Santa, in support of the Small Animal Rescue Society of B.C., Tisol Pet Nutrition and Supply store, 7117 Gilley Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10 for a photo-postcard or CD, $15 for both. All animals welcome. Info, email info@smallanim alrescue.org.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
Burnaby Horsemen's Association event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Burnaby Equestrian Centre, 9080 Avalon Ave. Event hosted by volunteers from the Burnaby Horsemen's Association, with the support of the City of Burnaby. Event features pony rides, horse demonstrations, info about the public lesson program and the facility in general. Bring change for concession snacks and well-heeled boots for pony rides. Free family event, however, non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Burnaby Food Bank. For more info, go to www.burna byhorsemensassociation. com/ or email burnabyhorse email@example.com.
Save the Riverview lands meeting, 1: 15 to 3 p.m., Burnaby Public Library, McGill branch, 4595 Albert St. Everyone welcome to attend.
Pet pictures with Santa, in support of the Small Animal Rescue Society of B.C., Tisol Pet Nutrition and Supply store, 7117 Gilley Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10 for a photo-postcard or CD, $15 for both. All animals welcome. Info, email info@smallanim alrescue.org.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
Drop-in blood pressure clinic, including height/weight monitoring, health info and consultation, massage and socializing. Bonsor Seniors Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave., 9: 30 to 11: 15 a.m. Info: 604439-1456.
Bill Jeffries: The Lougheed Drive-in Swap Meet in summer 1978, 7: 30 p.m., Bob Prittie Metrotown library, 6100 Willingdon St. In the summer of 1978, Bill Jeffries photographed the vendors and wares at the Lougheed Drive-In Swap Meet in Burnaby. Join Bill for the opening of his photographic exhibition, curated by the Burnaby Art Gallery, along with guest speakers from the Burnaby Archives and Burnaby Village Museum who will talk about the history of the drive-in site. Free, no registration required.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
Understanding Osteoarthritis seminar, 2: 30 to 4 p.m., Burnaby Multicultural Society, 6255 Nelson Ave. This workshop describes the symptoms and recommends ways in which people can cope with the effects of the deterioration of cartilage in their joints. Self-management strategies are explained and various therapies are reviewed. Info: Carol Ha at 604-431-4131 ext.27 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
Burnaby Women's Connection luncheon, noon at the Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St. Event features Christmas music with Ashley and Alistair Milne and Ruth Hanna. Speaker will be Marg Roller. Reservations, contact Aileen at 604-9311712. Cost: $19.
Philosopher's Café event, Nature's Garden Organic Deli, 8968 University High St. 7 p.m. Topic: Can we reconcile aboriginal knowledge and Western society? Moderator Jason Carreiro is a PhD student in SFU's faculty of education. Everyone welcome, registration and experience not necessary. Admission is free. Info: www.philosophers cafe.net.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
Thrift shop sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Burnaby United Church. Clothing, household items, books, toys and more. Donations welcome.
Drop-in blood pressure clinic, including height/weight monitoring, health info and consultation, massage and socializing. Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, 10 to 11: 45 a.m. Info: 604-524-9060.
Librarians' Choice: Winter Reads, 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at the McGill branch of the Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Warm up with a good book this winter season. Burnaby librarians will present fast-paced reviews of fiction and non-fiction books for winter reading. Free admission, but space is limited. Register online at http: //bpl. bc.ca/events/librarians-choice, in person at the library, or phone 604-299-8955.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
Pet photos, Waterworkz Paw Spa, 3831 Still Creek Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get a $20 professional photo of your furry loved one with Santa Claus, mini-massages by donation, prizes and more. Event to benefit the animals less fortunate in your community, with proceeds raised benefiting the Burnaby SPCA.
Pet pictures with Santa, in support of the Small Animal Rescue Society of B.C., Tisol Pet Nutrition and Supply store, 7117 Gilley Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10 for a photo-postcard or CD, $15 for both. All animals welcome. For more information, email email@example.com.