BCAA's Great Battery Roundup: In support of Environment Week in Canada, the British Columbia Automobile Association will collect used automotive batteries until June 19 and arrange for them to be properly recycled. Batteries can be dropped off at any Fountain Tire location throughout the province. BCAA will also pick up used automotive batteries from homes and offices located within the Lower Mainland free of charge. Info: www.bcaa. com/greatbatteryroundup.
UBC Law Students' Legal Advice Program: Low income individuals can seek free legal advice at clinics at the North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. It will be open Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. until Aug. 17. To book an appointment call 604-822-5791.
Learn to Fish Program: The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will offer classes for families every Sunday (excluding July 1) until Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Rice Lake in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver. Learn techniques, etiquette and basic fish biology. Gear will be provided. Participation by donation. Registration: 604-504-4716. Info: www.gofishbc.com.
A Charity Garage Sale will take place June 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 5736 Cranley Dr., West Vancouver. Funds raised will go to the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. Fanconi Anemia is a rare, inherited disorder that leads to bone marrow failure. There will also be a bake sale and bone marrow drive. Info: mingo. firstname.lastname@example.org or 7782792210. Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project: The community is invited to give back to the land by volunteering to help restore Greenwood Park in North Vancouver on Sunday, June 17, 10: 30 a.m.-noon and 1: 30-3 p.m. Volunteers will receive a ticket to Squamish Live which takes place Aug. 24-26. Registration: www.facebook.com/ molsoncanadian.
Porsche Show and Ride: A fundraiser for cystic fibrosis will feature a Porsche display Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 2400 Block of Marine Drive in Dundarave Village, West Vancouver. Funds will be raised by means of donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada for registering a Porsche for the event and by selling off rides in the Porsche parade up Cypress Mountain at the end of the show. Info: www. showandride.ca.
Splash - Family Fishing Day: A free opportunity to learn how to fish from knowledgeable volunteers who know the tricks of the trade Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Rice Lake in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver. There will also be exhibits, a salmon barbecue and hatchery tours. Info: 778-452-4584 or email@example.com.
History Wars - Be it Resolved: A debate between Andrew Coyne and Sheila Copps about the power of the Canadian prime minister Tuesday, June 19, 7: 30 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Admission: Starting from $30. Tickets: 6049225324, ext. 103.
Meet Your Mayor: Drop in to the Lynn Valley library's fireplace area for one-on-one chats with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton Tuesday, June 19, 9-10: 30 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Check www.nvdpl.ca for updates as dates and times may be subject to change.
The Nullarbor: An Australian Desert: Join local geologist David Cook for an illustrated account of the geological and natural history of the Nullarbor Tuesday, June 19, 7-8: 30 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Registration required: 6049293727.
Ambleside and Dundarave Ratepayers' Association will hold a meeting regarding the pending development of the 1300 Block of south Marine Drive (the police station) Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m. at the West Vancouver Seniors' Centre, 695 21st St. Learn the details and voice your opinion.
Computer Training - OneOn-One Assistance: Half-hour personalized help with the Internet, email, word processing or social media Thursday, June 21, 2-4 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-984-0286.
Heritage Schools: Learn about the approach used in the renewal of Ridgeway elementary school and how lessons learnt will be applied to the upgrade of Queen Mary elementary Thursday, June 21, 7-8: 30 p.m. at Ridgeway school, 420 East Eighth St., North Vancouver. RSVP: 604-926-6096 or peter. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idea Series: The Prescott and Wesgroup will launch a series of free interactive conversations with local experts discussing topics relevant to the way we live on the North Shore Thursdays, June 21 and 28, 6-8 p.m. at The Prescott Pre-View Centre, 1011133 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Registration recommended: www.theprescott.ca/ events or 604-969-3333.