UNTIL NOV. 24
Artists workshop series, for young, old, emerging and established artists, at the Burnaby Art Gallery's Fireside Room. Learn about grant writing in a two-day workshop, Nov. 17 & 24, 1 to 4 p.m., led by independent curator, writer and arts administrator, Allison Collins. Also, learn about social media and marketing with freelance theatre publicist Rebecca Coleman, who will help you develop a strategic approach. Nov. 18, 1: 30 to 4 p.m. Workshops are $15. To register, call 604-297-4422 or visit www.burnaby.ca/ webreg. Info, www.burnaby artgallery.ca.
Celebration, a solo exhibition of a collection of new works exploring life's celebrations with the rose as the main theme, by New Westminster Artist Marney-Rose Edge at Arts Council Gallery in Queen's Park at Centennial Lodge. Regular hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
UNTIL NOV. 30
Celebrating veterans' art, presented by the George Derby Centre, in the reference department of the New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. during library opening hours. Original artwork created by Second World War vets in the last year. The Heritage Drawing Society will also display their sketched portraits of some of the George Derby residents.
UNTIL DEC. 8
The Golden Age Theatre presents, Happily Ever After, a "behind the scenes fairy tale" with a comic ending, directed by Margo Prentice, written by Greg Finnegan. Show runs Friday, Dec. 7 at 7: 30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1: 30 p.m. at Century House, 620 Eighth Ave. Tickets $8 for members, $10 for non-members, available at the door. Info, 604-5191066.
UNTIL DEC. 31
Van Dop Gallery presents, "Red Zephyr," new works by Carole Arnston, made up of dramatic and dynamic, abstracted "floralscapes" in the usual style of this enigmatic artist. Open exhibition running 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Saturdays, or by appointment, until the end of the year. Info, www.vandop gallery.com.
UNTIL JAN. 7
Abstract artist Nasser Ghaderi, exhibits his latest work at the Plaskett Gallery of the Massey Theatre until Jan. 7, 2013. An executive film producer, Ghaderi only started painting in January, 2012, but already his career has blossomed, with 17 exhibits this year, and 10 booked for 2013, and he has sold over $20,000 worth of his work. Info, 604-517-5900.
TUESDAY, NOV. 20
Spoken Ink presents, author Linda Svendsen reading from her book, Sussex Drive, at 8 p.m. at La Fontana CaffÃ©, 101-3701 East Hastings. Open mike sign-up at 7: 30 p.m. Info, www.BurnabyWritersNews. blogspot.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, NOV. 25
Burnaby Lyric Opera presents Highlights, a selection from Giuseppe Verdi's wonderful opera Rigoleto, sung by five young opera singers from the Lower Mainland, 3 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Part of the Sunday Afternoon Concert series, this will be a Christmas carol sing-along with the audience, plus a bake sale and raffle. Tickets are $15, through the box office, 604-205-3000.
MONDAY, NOV. 26
Last Monday at the Movies presents, First Position, at Massey Theatre, 7: 30 p.m. Docudrama Director: Bess Kargman. Actors: Aran Bell, Michaela Deprince, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Rebecca Houseknecht. www.arts councilnewwest.org
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28
Author reading, Chris Cjzakowski will read from her new book, Ginty's Ghost: A Wilderness Dweller's Dream, at the McGill branch of the Burnaby Public Library, from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. The library is located at 4595 Albert St. Free, but space is limited. To register, call 604-299-8955.
Enjoy singing, and looking for a group to join? The Burnaby Hospital Choir is looking for sopranos and altos. Music is light and varied. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the hospital. To register or for more info, call 604434-9737 or 604-434-6745.
Wild West CanCan Dancers Society, looking for new members to join. Practices are alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays near Lougheed mall SkyTrain station. Dance experience an asset but not required. Info: www.wild westcancan.ca or contact membership@wildwestcan can.ca.
Burnaby International Folk Dancers, meet every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells Ave. Learn folk dances from around the world, all levels welcome, no partner needed. Info: 604-436-9475.
Line dancing at Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave. Beginners welcome, moderated exercise for body and brain. Mondays at 10 a.m. Info: Georgie at 604-5225647.
Sing Your Heart Out, with the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique six-part harmony show chorus. All welcome to audition, first sopranos particularly needed. Call Anne Baird at 604-922-9827 or email infor mation@maple-leaf-singers. com.
New handbell choir, for youth in Burnaby and New Westminster still has opening for one or two more members. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. Free registration. For more information, call 604-5973894.
Zumba Fitness Party, taught by Claudia Houwers, 5: 30 to 6: 30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Royal Oak Community Church, 7175 Royal Oak Ave. Introductory drop-in price is $10 for first two classes. For more information, call Claudia at 604-785-4587.
Learn to dance for fun, Wednesday nights, 6050 Sussex Ave. 7 p.m. is help for beginners, 8 p.m. is intermediate lessons, 9 to 10: 30 p.m. are open dancing. $12 for two lessons and a dance, $3 for dance only (9 p.m.) Info: www.DanceForFun.ca or email email@example.com. No partner needed, all ages welcome.
World Poetry New Westminster night out, Fourth Wednesday of each month (except December), New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. Info: 604-526-4729.
New Westminster Writers, meet on the third Saturday monthly at 10 a.m. in the Plaskett Room at New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave.
Century House Singers, welcome new singers, 50-plus, at their Monday afternoon practices, 1 to 2: 30 p.m. at Century House. Members must enjoy singing just for fun, mainly old favourites. No auditions required. Info: 604519-1066.
The New Westminster and District Concert Band, looking for new members. They have a beginner band for people of any age who want to learn to play an instrument, and there are some instruments available to borrow. For those with experience, there is also an intermediate band, and a senior band for accomplished musicians. For info, call Jim at 604-434-9262 or see www. nwdband.com.
Friday night dances for 55plus, 7: 30 to 10: 30 p.m. at Confederation Centre, 4584 Albert St. Call 604-294-1936.
Burnaby Scottish Country Dance Club, meets Mondays, 7: 30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway. New members welcome, no partners or experience required. Drop in or call Susan, 604-451-1161 or Rosemary, 604-298-6552. Info: www.rscdsvancouver. org/burnaby.
Burnaby Writers' Circle, meeting the first Wednesday of each month, from 1: 30 to 3 p.m. in the program room at Confederation Centre, 4548 Albert St. Meetings are Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Call Ron Well at 604-945-5024 for more info.
Elgar Strings seeks violin, viola, bass and cello players to join their ranks. Orchestra meets at the Mormon church on Willingdon Avenue on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. If you would like to play but haven't done so for awhile, call to discuss the possibilities. Experienced players very welcome. Call Jill at 604-9262892.
Cameron Sunshine Sing-along, seeks volunteer musicians to play oldies music from the 1950s, '60s and '70s, for sing-alongs, 1: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. every other Monday at Cameron Senior Recreation Complex, 9523 Cameron St. For more information, call 604-420-6478.
Vancouver Firefighters Band Society, concert and marching band, looking for new members, especially woodwinds and percussion. Call 604-444-3473 for more information. Leave message. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7: 30 p.m. in North Burnaby.
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