Chelsea's Challenge: A five-kilometre run/walk Sunday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. in North Vancouver's Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. The course is relatively flat and includes a portion of Rice Lake. Fee: $25/$15 or $30 on race day. Registration: www.eventsonline.ca/events/ bc_chelseas/data/index. All proceeds go towards treatment and care for Chelsea Steyn, a North Vancouver mom battling a rare form of brain cancer.
National Pet Adoption Weekend: Those looking to adopt a pet can do so Sept. 16, 10 a.m.6 p.m. at PetSmart, 1325 Main St., North Vancouver. Every adoption will benefit local shelters and rescue agencies.
Testament of a Naked Man: A one-man dramatic interpretation by Angus Stuart of the life and death of Jesus Christ Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Admission: $10 with all proceeds to Guatemala Mission Peace House of Healing and Reconciliation in Santa Cruz del Quiche. Info: 604-985-0408 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridge in Farsi and English: Learn the basics of bridge in beginner classes Tuesdays, 10: 30 a.m.-12: 30 p.m. until Nov. 27 and improve skills in intermediate classes Mondays, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m. until Dec. 10 at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $72/$60. Registration: 604-982-8300.
Canadian Federation of University Women - West Vancouver meets every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver.
The CFUW is a national organization committed to promoting education, improving women's status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. The club will begin a new season Sept. 17 with a celebration of its 55th anniversary. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or www.cfuwnvwv. vcn.bc.ca.
Ease into E-books: Learn all about library e-books at a free information session Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2-3: 30 p.m. at the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
How to Start and Run a Book Club, a free workshop to learn great tips and tricks for making a great book club, will take place Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-987-4471.
Pioneers Skiers' Reunion: Pioneer skiers and cabin owners from the early days of the North Shore mountains will gather for friendship and memories Wednesday, Sept. 19, noon to 4 p.m. at Cypress Creek Lodge on Cypress Mountain. At about 2: 30 p.m. there will be a pilgrimage to the Hollyburn Lodge. Info: www.mtseymourhistory. blogspot.ca/.
Shaping Active, Healthy Communities: A community dinner and walkabout will take place Wednesday, Sept. 19, 69 p.m. at North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. The event will start with a free tapas dinner followed by a keynote presentation by Dr. Brian O'Connor and then an interactive walk guided by City of North Vancouver senior staff. RSVP: jleong@hsf. bc.ca or 604-730-7351.
Technology Class: An introduction to e-books and e-readers will take place Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7404 or www.westvanlibary.ca.
Boat Show at the Creek: Mosquito Creek Marina will hold its sixth annual boat show Sept. 20-23 at 415 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. The event will include daily seminars and sea trials. Admission: $25 for four days or $12 for a single day pass. Info: www.boatsvancouver.ca.
Join Jane: Drop by the fireplace area at Lynn Valley library for informal one-on-one chats with North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite Thursday, Sept. 20, 10-11 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.
Fall Festival: A celebration of Lower Lonsdale and the harvest season will take place Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Waterfront Plaza at Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. The event will feature local talent, kids' activities and a showcase of area businesses.