Spring Skate: Come for a free skate on a synthetic outdoor ice rink until March 18, noon-6 p.m. at Park Royal, south mall, in the upper level parking area just behind Osaka Supermarket. Skate rentals and sharpening available by donation. There will also be various special activities. Visit www.shopparkroyal.com/ campaigns/spring-skate for details.
Capilano University will hold a Small Business Association Trade Show Wednesday, March 14, 4: 30 p.m. in the Cafeteria at 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. The event will showcase students, alumni and local entrepreneurs and their successes.
CrossTalk: Retired minister Rev. Marianna Harris will speak on giving peace a chance - the challenge of Israel and Palestine Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. at St. Francis-inthe-Wood Anglican Church, 4773 South Piccadilly Rd., West Vancouver.
Ease into E-Books: Learn all the basics about library e-books at one of the North Vancouver District Public Library's free sessions. Schedule: Wednesday, March 14, 2-3 p.m. at Parkgate Library, 3675 Banff Court. Registration: 6049293727. Thursday, March 15, 7-8 p.m. at Capilano Library, 3045 Highland Blvd. Registration: 604-987-4471.
Local Author Series: Bernice Lever will read from her prizewinning poetry Wednesday, March 14, 6: 30 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. A question and answer period will follow the reading. Free. Info: www. nvcl.ca or email@example.com.
Rethink Food and Waste Film and Speaker Night: A screening of Dirt! The Movie Wednesday, March 14, 6: 308: 30 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Learn how the dirt that recycles our water, gives us food and provides us shelter can be used as a source of medicine, beauty and culture. Free. Info: Karen Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org, www. ecourbia.org or www.dirtthemovie.org.
The Ultimate Traveller: A series of travel talks accompanied by photographs with world traveller Peter Langer Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Schedule: Argentina, March 14 and Ecuador, March 21. Fee: $15 per session. Registration: 604-925-7270.
The West Vancouver Historical Society will hold a general meeting Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. at the West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Don Grant will give a presentation about Hollyburn Lodge which will include a video.
100 Years of Community: West Vancouver will honour its past and celebrate its future with centennial celebrations kicking off Thursday, March 15, noon-4 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. There will be all kinds of entertainment and an opening ceremony will take place at 2: 15 p.m. with cupcakes to follow. Info: www. westvan100.ca.
North Vancouver Spring Home Expo will take place March 16, 5-9 p.m., March 17, 9: 30 a.m.-5: 30 p.m. and March 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Karen Magnussen Community Centre, 2300 Kirkstone Rd. There will be over 100 exhibitors with ideas for your next home project or you can find suppliers and contractors to help finish what you've already started. Free. Info 604-987-Play (7529).
Capilano Universe Lecture Series - Voluntourists and Voluntyrants: Cam Sylvester, head of Capilano University's global stewardship program will take a close look at the phenomenon of voluntourism (combining an exotic vacation with a bit of volunteering) Tuesday, March 20, 7-8: 45 p.m. at Capilano library, 3035 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver.
CoolDrinks: A casual gathering to connect and inspire community members interested in taking action on climate change will meet Wednesday, March 20, 7-9 p.m. at Cheers Restaurant, 125 East Second St., North Vancouver. Come hear a panel and get informed on the increased tanker traffic occurring and proposed for Burrard Inlet. Fee: $10 which includes snacks. Registration: registration@coolnorthshore. ca. www.coolnorthshore.ca.
Sunrise Senior Living of Lynn Valley will celebrate their 10th anniversary with an Open House Tuesday, March 20, 2-4 p.m. at 980 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. There will be snacks, refreshments, live musical entertainment and a tour. Info: 604-904-1226.
Computer Class - Facebook Basics: A free demonstrationstyle class Thursday, March 22, 7-8: 30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Learn how to create an account, communicate with others and protect your privacy. Registration not required. Info: 604-998-3450 or www.nvcl.ca.
Proposed Low Level Road Project: A consultation program on modified design and options for the Low Level Road will be launched in March. The program will include open houses and workshops so the public can choose which events to become involved in. Open House: March 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Ridgeway elementary, 420 East Eighth St., North Vancouver. A workshops will also take place on March 24 and registration is required. Info: www.portmetro-vancouver.com, www.cnv.org or 604-665-9066.
Authors in our Community: Local author Claudia Cornwall will share tales of Curt Lang and Vancouver's art scene and subcultures Wednesday, March 28, 7: 30-9 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: www.westvanlibrary. ca.
Drop-in Book Club: The club will meet Wednesdays, every six weeks through June from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Books will be distributed at the end of each meeting for the following month's discussion. Dates and books to be discussed: April 4, Freedom; May 16, Just Kids and June 27, The Imperfectionists. Info: www.nvcl.ca or email@example.com.
Your Child's Sexual World is Bigger Than You Think: A parenting series with a presentation on "How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexuality" Friday, April 13 and on Friday, May 25 the topic will be "Love, Sex and Good Relationships." Workshops will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Fee: $15 per session. Free child minding will be available. Registration: www.northvanrec.com.
Canadian Federation of University Women - West Vancouver Branch: The CFUW is an organization committed to promoting education, improving women's status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. CFUW meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of every month, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. David Ley, Canada research chair of geography, will talk about the global urban process of gentrification at the April 16 meeting. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or www.cfuwnvwv. vcn.bc.ca.
Delbrook Grad Reunion: Hilltoppers from the class of '72 are invited for a 40th reunion scheduled for Saturday, May 26, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 700 Old Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. Tickets: $40. Info: www.delbrook72gradreunion.ca or Patti, 604-228-0253.
Stamp Collection Fundraiser: Got any used postage stamps? Bring them into the receptionist at the North Shore News, 126 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Collection is for the fraternal organization Order of the Eastern Star, which uses money from the sale of stamps to purchase medical supplies to make and provide dressings for cancer patients throughout the province.
Computers at the Library: North and West Vancouver public libraries offer free ongoing computer classes. For more information, dates and locations, visit www.nvdpl.ca, www.nvcl.ca or www.westvanlibrary.ca.
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