Interfaith Family Issues: Professional counsellors Alan Stamp and Ellen Bick will talk about interfaith family issues they have encountered with the Jewish Family Services Agency Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to noon at Congregation Har El, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. They will give advice and examples on how to resolve issues and facilitate an interactive discussion. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served. Info: 604-925-6488.
Labyrinth Opening Celebration: A celebration party for the new labyrinth at Mount Seymour United Church's parking lot, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver will take place Sunday, Oct. 21 at noon. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to walk the labyrinth. Free. Info: mtseymourunited.com.
Pumpkin Patch: Games, food, prizes and fun at Lynn Valley elementary, 3207 Institute Rd., North Vancouver Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Authors in our Community: Sandra Djwa, author of Journey with no Maps: A Life of P. K. Page will give a talk Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7: 30-9 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: westvanlibrary. ca.
Bridge to Africa: Capilano Grandmothers to Grandmothers will hold a bridge and scrabble fundraising luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11: 30 a.m.-3: 30 p.m. at 5750 Eagle Harbour Rd., West Vancouver. Fee: $25. Tickets and info: 604-929-7688. All proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation which uses the money to help support African grandmothers who are struggling to raise their grandchildren.
An Introduction to E-books and E-readers will take place Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10 and 11 a.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7405.
Local Author Series: Zsuzsi Gartner will read from her book Better Living Through Plastic Explosives Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6: 30-8: 30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Opening for Gartner will be poet Fran Bourassa. Info: 604-9983490 or www.nvcl.ca.
Parenting Lecture Series: Parenting expert Christopher Burt will give a series of lectures about issues that affect parents of preschool, elementary and teenage children. The first lecture, titled Shaping Young Children's Behaviour, will cover learning and discipline through play Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. at the North Shore Jewish Community Centre, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Admission: $35 per couple, $20 per person. Info and registration: 604-925-6488 or office@ harel.org.
Ultimate Traveller Series - In the Footsteps of the Incas: Cultural travel photographer Peter Langer will hold presentations on Peru and Bolivia Wednesdays, Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7, 7 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Fee: $15 per session. Registration and info: 604-925-7290.
Israel? Palestine? What's it All About?: Learn more about the current situation in Palestine and Israel and what underlies the conflict Mondays until Nov. 5 (except Thanksgiving Monday), 7-9 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Free. Facilitator: Rev. Marianna Harris.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Campaign: The shoebox campaign invites the community to fill a shoebox with small gift items for needy children in other countries. Boxes can include small toys, art/craft items, toiletries, games etc. North Shore Alliance Church at 201 East 23rd St., North Vancouver will serve as a distribution and collection hub for the North Shore for this year's campaign. Collections will take place until Nov. 25. Info: 604-985-7155, firstname.lastname@example.org or samaritanspurse.ca.
Change for Change: As Canada bids farewell to the penny, you can donate your pennies and change to The North Shore Disability Resource Centre by dropping them off at 3158 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Call 604985-5371 for pick-up.
Pitch Your Pennies for Good: The North Shore Community Resources Society is collecting pennies, rolled or not. They can be dropped of at the community resources office in Capilano Mall, 201-935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: 604985-7138.
Stamp Collection Fundraiser: The Order of the Eastern Star is collecting used postage stamps. Stamps can be dropped off at the reception desk at the North Shore News, 126 East 15th St., North Vancouver. The fraternal organization uses money from the sale of stamps to purchase medical supplies to make and provide dressings for cancer patients throughout the province.
Computers at the Library: North and West Vancouver public libraries offer free ongoing computer classes. For information, dates and locations, visit nvdpl.ca, nvcl.ca or westvanlibrary.ca.
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