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: www.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.
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, www.nschorus.com or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For more information, call 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: 604-9800108 or email@example.com. 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.
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: www.lynnvalleychurch. com or 604-987-2114.
Between the Sheets: This Deep Cove book club meets the second Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. Members take turns hosting in their homes. Each member recommends a book to read. New members are welcome. Info: Adele Barnett, 604-9295621 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 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.standrews-united.ca or 604985-0408.
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.
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 one Thursday per month at 7: 30 p.m. Check the website for dates. 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 embroidery and beading at St. Martin's Anglican Church hall in North Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604-9224032.
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 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.
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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THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through
Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society.
Volunteers: ImpactBC is looking for volunteers to work with health-related organizations. After three to four hours of training, the volunteer will choose from a variety of activities in order to participate at the level of time and involvement they wish.
Activity Volunteer: Positive, outgoing volunteers capable of working a few hours a week are needed at Churchill House, an assisted living facility in the Lonsdale area. Volunteers are needed to help with bus outings and special events.
Secretary: The Friends of the City of North Vancouver Library has an opening on its board for someone who loves books and enjoys writing. A volunteer secretary who has basic computer skills and knowledge of secretarial duties is needed. The volunteer needs to be available to attend the Friends' regularly scheduled board meetings on the third Friday of each month at 3 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library.
Special Events Helper: Lynn Valley Seniors' Association is looking for a special events helper to assist with set-up, cleanup, selling goods, preparing/serving food, decorating and all other components of a variety of events.
General Resource Centre Volunteer: A volunteer is needed to help out in the library at the North Shore Women's Centre, organizing resource materials and helping with the general upkeep of the centre. Volunteer will also help with faxing, filing, and photocopying and assist with special events.
If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-9857138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.