Dog Handlers' Pet Food and Supplies Drive: Local dog walking companies will once again be collecting pet food and supplies throughout December for three Lower Mainland charities: Pacific Animal Foundation, Action for Animals in Distress and Dogwood Rescue, who will then distribute them to needy animals. Drop offs can be made at Village Pet Foods, 5323 Headland Dr., West Vancouver or Korna Natural Pet Supplies, 1174 Marine Dr., North Vancouver.
Holiday Hi-Light Festival: Park & Tilford will have a display of more than 50,000 lights at the community gardens until Dec. 31 at 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver. Family Friday Nights will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. with Santa visits, hot chocolate, cookies and live entertainment.
Bright Nights in Stanley Park: Ride the train, view more than two million lights, look at animated displays and listen to holiday classics until Jan. 1 (except Christmas day). Advance tickets are available at ticketmaster.ca or 1-855985-5000. Same-day tickets available at the train from noon daily. Partial proceeds go to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund.
Canyon Lights: View hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the forest, across the bridge and Cliffwalk adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge, 3735 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver, until Jan. 5, 4-9 p.m. (except Christmas day). There will also be a scavenger hunt for children, gingerbread cookie decorating, glass blowing demonstrations and sing-along carols with a holiday band. Admission: $65 for a family (two adults, two children), $31.95 for adults and $12 for children ages six12. Proceeds from admission will be donated to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. Info: capbridge. com or 604-985-7474.
Dundarave Festival of Lights: A presentation of 100 decorated trees until Jan. 5 at Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver. Donations accepted for the Lookout Emergency Aid Society's North Shore shelter. Highlights: Info: dundaravefestival.com.
Winter Gift Gallery: The Seymour Art Gallery will be selling a selection of holiday gifts by local artists until Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1378 or seymourartgallery.com.
Christmas by the Sea Parade of Trees: The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is hosting a display of decorated trees until Jan. 7 at Shipbuilders' Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Harvest Project and Hollyburn Family Services Youth Safe House. Info: nvchamber.ca.
Holiday Hours at North Vancouver District Public Libraries: All branches will be closed Dec. 30 and Jan. 1. On Dec. 31 they will close at 5 p.m. Info: nvdpl.ca.
North Vancouver City Library Holiday Hours: The library will be closed Jan. 1. On Monday, Dec. 31 it will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: nvcl.ca.
West Vancouver Memorial Library Holiday Hours: The library will be closed Jan. 1. Dec. 30 and 31 it will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: westvanlibrary.ca.
New Year's Eve Dance: Live music with Swayed, late night buffet, midnight champagne and party favours Monday, Dec. 31 at The Eagles Club Starlight Room, 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. Admission: $25. Tickets: 604988-9073. Info: eaglesnorthvancouver.com. New Year's Eve Skate: Welcome the new year with a futuristic skate with special effects, special lighting and activities Monday, Dec. 31, 2: 30-4 p.m. and 4: 30-6 p.m. at Karen Magnussen Community Centre, 2300 Kirkstone Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-7529.
Christmas Tree Chip-Up: Ambleside Tiddlycove Lions Club will be chipping trees by donation Jan. 1-3, from noon to 4 p.m. and Jan. 4-6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ambleside Park at the foot of 13th Street in West Vancouver. Proceeds will benefit the community.
- compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to firstname.lastname@example.org. To post online, go to nsnews.com, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.