SATURDAY MARCH 23
Japanese folk dance workshop, Shall we Japanese Folk Dance? Come learn some basic steps and a few easy dances and shine at the next summer festival or bon odori. No previous dance experience necessary. Male participants are most welcome.
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a tenugui, cotton towel, if you have one. Another workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 6. For fee information and to register, call 604-777-7000 or email, email@example.com.
29th annual model car contest and swap meet, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cameron Community Centre, 9523 Cameron St. Model car show for the entire family.
For more information, go to www.vancouvermodelcars.ca.
MONDAY, MARCH 25
Cameron Seniors Sunshine Sing-Along, 1: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. Sing, dance, and socialize over tea and coffee to your favourite popular oldies music with a live band.
Held every other Monday from 1: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. at Cameron Seniors Centre, 9523 Cameron St. Phone for information: 604-420-6478.
Another singalong takes place on Monday, April 22.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Spoken Word Toastmasters open house, overcome your fears of public speaking today. Guest speaker Carol Carter, semi-finalist world championship of speakers. At the Metrotown community room, Metropolis at Metrotown, next to Old Navy, 7 to 8: 45 p.m. Sign up and Save $20 on new membership. www.spokenword.toast mastersclubs.org
The 2013 neighbourhood small grants program, information session, 6 p.m. at Gilmore Community School, 50 S. Gilmore Ave. Grants up to $500 offered for projects organized by Burnaby residents to improve local neighbourhoods, with one project awarded up to $1,000. Deadline for grant applications is March 31 at 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Branka at Branka@sbnh.ca, call 604-431-0400 or go to sbnh.ca.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29
Burnaby Central Railway grand opening on Good Friday, four big days of trains! Miniature railway is at 120 Willingdon Ave. The railway is open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Thanksgiving. Phone 604291-0922 to book birthday parties and private functions.
For more information, go to burnabyrailway.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
Free Buddhist seminar, "The Power to Change Comes from Within." Soka Gakkai International Association of Canada presents an introduction to Nichiren Buddhism, sharing practical insight into applying Buddhist philosophy in everyday life. 4 to 5: 30 p.m., Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway. Info: www.sgicanada.org.
MONDAY, APRIL 8
Parkinson's support group, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Confederation Seniors' Centre, 4585 Albert St.
Discussion on Parkinson's symptoms. Robbin Jeffereys from the Parkinson's Society of B.C. will be a guest facilitator at the event.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Indoor yard sale, annual funding raising event for the Burnaby North Lawn Bowling Club. Used goods and a bake table, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at the north end of Confederation Park, Willingdon Avenue and Penzance Drive.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Free workshop, memory and aging. This workshop explains how memory functions and how it changes as we age. Includes tips for maintaining and improving memory, and advice about when to seek professional help. Tuesday, April 16, 2: 30 to 4 p.m. at the Burnaby Multicultural Society, 6255 Nelson Ave. For information, call Carol at 604 431-4131 ext.27 or email carol.ha@ thebms.ca.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
South Burnaby Garden Club, holding its annual plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Royal Oak Avenue and Rumble Street, in the Buy-Low Foods parking lot. Many perennials, annuals, seedlings, gently used tools, etc., will be available at great prices. Not to be missed! This year's focus is on "edible garden."
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
Foot clinic, at weekly drop-in blood pressure clinic at Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway. The foot clinic is a paid service and requires an appointment.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
Giant flea market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maywood Community School, 4567 Imperial St. Lots of bargains and door prized, concessions also available. Admission 50 cents, tables are $10. Info: 604-664-8208.
Living apart, parenting together workshop, starts on Wed. March 27 and runs until April 24, 7 to 9 p.m. at Byrne Creek School, 777 18th St. For more information, call 604-664-8888 or 604-521-
Get walking, and join the Healthy on the Heights free community walk that takes place every Saturday morning at 9: 30 a.m., meeting at the front door of the Eileen Dailly Pool. Everyone is welcome for this 3.5km walk that takes you along the Hastings Street corridor where you can window shop in the company of friends and neighbours.
For more information call 604-268-1356.
Burnaby Cactus and Succulent Society, meets once a month at Bonsor. New members welcome. For more information, call Pat at 604921-7042.
Learn how to use a computer. Access the Internet, send email and upload your photos from your camera to the computer. No experience necessary. Part of the Confederation Computer Club at the Confederation Seniors' Centre. For information, call Eric Kitson at 604-299-3335.
Spoken Work Toastmasters meeting, Thursdays 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at Royal Oak Community Church and Tommy Douglas library, on alternate weeks.
Come on out and join us. We provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which you can develop communication and leadership skills. We are an interdenominational Christian club. For information, go to www.spokenword. toastmastersclubs.org.
English conversation and sing-along classes, at the Burnaby Multicultural Society. Anyone welcome for socializing, to practise your language skills and meet new friends. Every Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Burnaby Multicultural Society, 6255 Nelson Ave. For more information, call Carol at 604 4314131 ext.27 or email carol. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salsa Speakers Toastmaster club, Do you want to improve your public speaking and leadership skills? Do you want to build your confidence and have some fun, too?
Then visit us every Monday evening during the month of March from 6: 45 to 8: 15 p.m., 3605 Gilmore Way.
Admission is free for guests. For more information call 604-872-1484 or 604-4351578.
Drop-in blood pressure clinic, including height/weight monitoring, health info and consultation, massage and socializing. Bonsor Seniors Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave.
The clinic takes place on Mondays, 9: 30 to 11: 15 a.m. Info: 604-439-1456.
Thrift shop sale, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Burnaby United Church.
Clothing, household items, books, toys and more. Donations welcome.
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