A Race to the Future to Save the Wild Cheetah: Laurie Marker, a leading cheetah expert will discuss her conservation work in a family-friendly presentation Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Fee: $20. RSVP: carol@natureencounterstours. com.
Parent Education Speaker: Therapist Jennifer Garden will hold a sleep seminar Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. at Grand Boulevard preschool, 520 East 20th St., North Vancouver. Learn how to help children develop healthy sleep habits. Fee: $10. Registration: email@example.com.
Hiking in England: Join Stan Ward as he presents a video on hiking in England Thursday, Oct. 4, 6: 30 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre, 695 21st St.
Project Waterfront - North Van Design Jam: The community is invited to submit their designs for what they think should be done to Lot 5 of the central waterfront area. To assist participants, a series of events will cover the history of the site and design considerations. The first event will take place Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. at the Café for Contemporary Art, 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Info: urbanforum.wordpress. com/project-waterfrontnorth-van-design-jam/.
What I Need to be Prepared for the Next Disaster: The North Shore Emergency Management Office will hold a presentation that will cover the basics of preparedness Thursday, Oct. 4, 7-8 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Learn about emergency supplies, sanitation, reception centres, protecting yourself during an earthquake, communication plans and more. Free. No registration required. Info: www.nvcl.ca.
Speaker Series: Eco-filmmaker and photographer Rob Stewart will talk about his latest book Save the Humans Friday, Oct. 5, 7: 30 p.m. at Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Admission: $18/$15. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www. capilanou.ca/nscucentre.
Applefest: Taste heritage apples, buy a homemade pie, take a tour of the heritage museum and play some games Sunday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Crippen Regional Park, Bowen Island. Free. Info: 604-788-5634 or www. bowenheritage.org.
Blessing of the Animals: Bring four-legged and winged friends to be blessed Sunday, Oct. 7, 22: 30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Refreshments will be served outside on the lawn following the service. Info: 604-985-0408. Interfaith Family Issues: Professional counsellors Alan Stamp and Ellen Bick will talk about interfaith family issues they have encountered with the Jewish Family Services Agency Oct. 7 and 21, 10 a.m. to noon at Congregation Har El, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. They will give advice and examples on how to resolve issues and facilitate an interactive discussion. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served. Info: 604-925-6488.
- compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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