Ambleside Orchestra rehearses Wednesdays, 3: 155: 30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Intermediate level of musicianship required. Bring a music stand. Info: David, 604-9221035.
Caroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. Info: carounphotoclub.com.
Circle Dance: Learn easy dances with music and steps from many traditions the second Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. (arrive 6: 45 p.m.). Admission by donation. Registration and location: Wendy Anne, 604-988-3522.
Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation.
Deep Cove Ladies' Lions Club meets at 6: 30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott, 604-924-1923.
The Dutch Koffieclub meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. The club welcomes Flemish and South African people also. Used Dutch magazines and books will be available. Info: Henk, 604-987-4978 or Nel, 604-987-6879.
Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. at Hollyburn Elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Simon, 604-925-9333.
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. Info: 604-922-3414 or northshoremealsonwheels.org.
North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays, 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for new string players (especially bass players). Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-980-3132.
North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7: 15-9: 45 p.m., at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604985-2559, nschorus.com or email@example.com.
Sing Along Wednesdays: "Mr. Piano" Peter Vanderhorst will play the piano to lead a sing along of favourite songs the first Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Song books will be provided. Drop-in fee: $5 at the door. Info 604-925-7292.
Sing Along Wednesdays: Composer Michael Conway will lead a sing along to show tunes and other favourites the third Wednesday of every month, 10: 30 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Song books will be provided. Drop-in fee: $5 at the door. Info 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca.
Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June, 7 p.m. Info and location: 604-9800108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests are welcome.
SpeakerHub Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, 5: 457: 15 p.m. in the Education Centre at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. The organization is dedicated to help others improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly supportive environment. Guests are welcome. Info: justin. email@example.com.
byoVoice (Bring Your Own Voice): A choir that focuses on the joy of singing rehearses Thursdays, 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Repertoire will include a wide variety of styles and languages, in ancient and contemporary forms. Participants need some musical ability, but do not need to read music. Fee: $120 per year. Info: lynnvalleychurch.com or 604-987-2114.
Between the Sheets: This Deep Cove book club meets the first Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. Each member recommends a book and they take turns hosting discussions in their homes. New members welcome. Location and info: Adele, 604-929-5621 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-4141.
Canadian Federation of University Women: The North Vancouver chapter of this national organization committed to improving women's status and human rights meets on the second Thursday of every month, September to May, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9801274 or cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca.
Chancel Choir: New members are invited to join the choir which practises on Thursdays, 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church,
1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. Info: st-andrewsunited.ca or 604-985-0408.
Community Lunch: Come and enjoy lunch with other people in the neighbourhood, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Sharing Abundance Association at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Free, but donations are accepted. Info: st-andrewsunited.ca or 604-985-0709.
Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12: 303 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529.
Dads' Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society offers a free group on Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Call Stephen at 604-4173407 for info and venue.
Duplicate Bridge: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12: 454 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-987-7529. Drop-in Fun Darts: Play darts every Thursday, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion #118, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Free. Info: 604985-1115.
English Classes: Free English as a second language (ESL) classes are held Thursdays from 6: 30-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10: 30 a.m.-noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 941 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604657-0908.
Family of Origin Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society North Shore offers a free group on Thursday mornings. Call Nancy at 604417-3406 for information, time and venue.
Gospel Choir at Mount Seymour United: Feel the passion and power of gospel music with Marcus Mosely. The choir sings at worship on the Sunday following the practice. All voices are welcome and music reading is not required. Practices are one Thursday per month at 7: 30 p.m. Check the website for dates. Located at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: mtseymourunited.com.
Host Program Orientation: Make a newcomer feel more welcome in the community. Orientation sessions are the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St., North Vancouver. To RSVP, contact Virginia at 604-988-2931 or virginiac@ nsms.ca.