OMBUDSPERSON OFFICE FOR THE DAY The public will have the opportunity to make a complaint in person Wednesday, Oct. 16 in North Vancouver. The office can investigate complaints about all provincial ministries and boards, crown corporations, colleges and universities, schools and boards of education, health authorities, local governments and self-governing professions. Appointments must be booked ahead of time at 1-800-567-3247.
PUBLIC LECTURE Dr. Gifford-Jones will talk about his latest book What I Learned as a Medical Journalist Wednesday. Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Gifford-Jones will share his experiences interviewing medical authorities and challenging medical issues.
THE ULTIMATE TRAVELLER SERIES Travel photographer Peter Langer will present a multi-media exploration of the Andes beginning with Colombia Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7-9 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. ferrybuildinggallery.com
SUSTAINABLE CITY DIALOGUES LECTURE - CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION 101 The City of North Vancouver will address climate change Thursday, Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. at council chambers 141 West 14th St., North Vancouver. A diverse panel of experts will lead a discussion about climate adaptation and the impacts of climate change. Registration recommended due to limited seating. firstname.lastname@example.org cnv.org/dialogues
TECHNOLOGY CLASS - E-READER AND TABLET CLINIC Appointment based clinics designed to offer one-on-one help with e-books, e-readers, tablets, email, digital content and apps Thursday, Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Bring your own device if you have one. 604-925-7405 westvanlibrary.ca
HUGGS CANADA will celebrate 10 years of Helping Underprivileged Girls and Guys Study in South India with a fundraiser Friday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m. at Seymour Golf and Country Club, 3723 Mount Seymour Pkwy., North Vancouver. $60. 604-988-4898 huggscanada.com
THE NORTH SHORE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE SOCIETY will hold and its annual fundraising gala Friday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Country Club, 950 Cross Creek Rd., West Vancouver. Guest speaker Katy Hutchison will share her connection to Restorative Justice with the story about how her husband was murdered by youth. $60. email@example.com BUILDING BETTER QUERY LETTERS The North Shore Writers' Association will present "A Blueprint for Success"
with writer, editor and educator Sylvia Taylor Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at a TBA location in North Vancouver. Learn how to grab and keep an editor, publisher or agent's attention with a great query letter. $25/$20. Registration required. firstname.lastname@example.org nswriters.org
GIGANTIC FLEA MARKET Collectables, books, china and silver, kitchenware, toys and kids books, clothing and shoes, linens, fabrics, furniture, jewelry, sporting goods and more will be for sale Saturday. Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver.
HANDSWORTH BOTTLE DRIVE Students will gather refundables to benefit the music program Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Handsworth catchment area. Residents are asked to leave pop, beer, wine and juice bottles and cans in a location on their
property, visible from the street, but not at the curb, by 8:30 a.m.
INAUGURAL STUDENT AWARDS FUNDRAISER The West Vancouver community Arts Council will host a fundraiser to support local graduating students who want to pursue an education in the arts Saturday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 855 22nd St., West Vancouver. R&B man Kentish Steele and the Shantelles will perform with the Capilano University Jazz Ensemble opening. $35/$25. 604-925-7292 silkpurse.ca
THE NORTH SHORE HOSPICE SOCIETY will host a community Open House in celebration of its third anniversary Saturday, Oct. 19, 3-4 p.m. at 319 East 14th St.,
North Vancouver. The event will feature tours and refreshments. The Junior Celtic Ensemble will provide live music.
THE NORTH SHORE WOMEN'S CENTRE will hold a 40th anniversary fundraising gala Saturday, Oct. 19, 7-10 p.m. at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Enjoy art, food, drinks, live entertainment and a silent auction. $60/$55. 604-984-6009
PUMPKIN PATCH Lynn Valley elementary will hold its annual fundraiser to support school activities Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 3207 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Pumpkins will be for sale and there will be food and games.
PUMPKIN PATCH FALL FAIR Cypress Park primary will hold its sixth annual fall celebration Saturday, Oct. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at 4355 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. There will be pony rides, carnival games, a bake sale, cupcake decorating, face painting and food. $20 per family which includes two pumpkins.
SACRED STORIES Traditional tales of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations with aboriginal storyteller Lakiya Saturday, Oct. 19, 2:30-4 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. 604-925-7405 westvanlibrary.ca
JOIN JANE Drop by the Eric Bennett Seniors' Lounge at Parkgate Community Centre for informal one-on-one chats with North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite Tuesday, Oct. 22, 9:30-11 a.m. at 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. On Thursday, Oct. 24, 10-11 a.m. the MLA will be at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver.
ASSISTANCE Sign up for 30 minutes of personalized help with the Internet, email, word processing, social media or an e-reader at North Vancouver District Public Library: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2:30-4 p.m. at Parkgate (3675 Banff Court, 604-929-3727 x8168) or Thursday, Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m. at Lynn Valley (1277 Lynn Valley Rd., 604-984-0286 x8144.) Registration required. nvdpl.ca TECHNOLOGY CLASS Learn how to use an iPad
or Android device in this two-part class Thursday, Oct. 24, 2-3 p.m. (iPads) and 3-4 p.m. (Androids) at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Bring your own device if you have one. 604-925-7405 westvanlibrary.ca Compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to email@example.com. To post online, go to nsnews.com, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.
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