The 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, 6049221035.
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: www.carounphotoclub.com.
Carousel Chorus, a non-auditioned community choir based on the North Shore is welcoming men and women of all vocal types as new members. No experience necessary. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. at Cloverly school, 440 Hendry Ave., North Vancouver. The choir performs one concert a year for friends, family and the community as well as outreach concerts for seniors. Info: June, 604-929-1405.
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 Bookworms: A book club that meets the second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. in a private home. New members welcome. The group chooses the books; primarily fiction (both classic and modern). Location and info: email@example.com or 604-980-4011.
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.
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. Info: jeanaireland1@hotmail. com 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: 604-985-2559, www.nschorus.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
reVive Vocal Ensemble is expanding and inviting young women, 19 years and over, to join their group, which rehearses Wednesdays, 6: 45-9 p.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: Tiffany, 604-813-8433 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 or www. silkpurse.ca.
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 www. 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: 6049800108 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.dyer@ shaw.ca.
Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-987-4141.
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: 6049808372 or www.cfuwnvwv.vcn. bc.ca.
Chancel Choir: New members are invited to join the choir which practices on Thursdays, 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. Info: www.st-andrews-united.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 gratefully accepted. Info: www.st-andrews-united.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, 68 p.m. Call Stephen at 604417-3407 for information 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.
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 Mosley. The choir sings at worship on the Sunday following the practice. All voices are welcome and music reading is not required. Practices are usually the fourth Thursday of the month at 7: 30 p.m. Check the website for dates. Located at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.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 or for more information contact Virginia at 604-988-2931 or email@example.com.
Joyful Noise Choir: Sing with Mount Seymour United Church's weekly choir led by Dominique Hogan. Practices are held on Thursdays at 7: 30 p.m. and performances are at worship on Sunday mornings at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are always welcome. Info: www. mtseymourunited.com.
Mentoring Orientation: Learn how you can encourage and inspire someone in your profession to fulfill their potential. Meetings are the second Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St. North Vancouver. To RSVP or for more information contact Rosy at 604 988 2931 or rosyj@ nsms.ca.
Mount Seymour United Church Thrift Shop is open Thursdays, 2-8 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www. mtseymourunited.com.
*New Chamber Choir: A new group starting up in September is looking for experienced singers. Jennifer Stephanson will lead sixteen voices exploring repertoire from Byrd to Britten and beyond. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7-8: 30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Dorothy Fairholm, 604-904-3620.
North Shore Needle Arts Guild meets the second Thursday of the month and offers instruction in all types of embroidery and beading at St. Martin's Anglican Church hall in North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604-922-4032.
North Shore Safety Council meets on the first Thursday of most months, noon-1: 30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. All are welcome who have an interest in pedestrian, cyclist, driver, sport and home safety. Info: 604-983-6444, ext. 7233 or www.northshoresafetycouncil. ca.
North Vancouver Community Band meets Thursdays, 7: 30-9: 15 p.m. at Carson Graham secondary, 2145 Jones Ave., North Vancouver. All musicians are welcome to join this fun and friendly group which performs about 10 concerts a year. Info: Victor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Vancouver Newcomers' Club meets the first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. in the lounge at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. The group welcomes singles and couples who are new to the community or have experienced change of status and are looking for a new social group. They also offer a variety of activities throughout the month. Fee: $30/$25. For more information call Heather at 604-990-0240.
North Vancouver Newcomers' Club welcomes those who are new to the community as well as those who have experienced a change of status and are looking for a new social group. Walk the trails of North Vancouver and meet new people every Thursday at 9 a.m. at various locations. Details and info: Irene, 604-988-8077.
Practise Your English through conversation, cooking, crafts, Bible stories, Canadian culture, community support and field trips, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9: 30 a.m.-noon at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Fee: $1 per session. Info: 604-980-6071.
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