The enRICHed Speakers Toastmaster's Club meets on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in Meeting Room M.1.003 at City Hall. This year the club is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
The opening of the Steveston Tram building will be on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. The building, 4011 Moncton St., is the new home to the #1220 Interurban Tram. Music and refreshments will be served. RSVP to culturalcentre@ richmond.ca or call 604247-8300.
The Richmond Potters Club and Richmond Weavers & Spinners Guild hold their annual spring sale from Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21 at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. Admission is free. The event goes from 1 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the Richmond School District will be holding the annual Learning and the Brain Conference on Saturday, April 13 at MacNeill secondary, 6611 No. 4 Rd. at 8: 15 a.m.
Writers can often spend hours honing their craft in a solitary environment with little place to share their work.
The World of Play: Chinese Humour in the Early 20th Century talk will be held at Richmond Public Library on Friday, March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. The talk will be by Professor Christopher Rea in Mandarin and is part of a series of programs on Chinese literature. The Joy of Reading: Chinese Literature Appreciation series runs until the end of April and includes free activities for adults and kids. Registration is required. For more information, call 604-231-6413 or visit www.yourlibrary. ca/whatson.com.
Local author, social activist and retired music teacher Sharon MacGougan will be hosting a public reading of her new book The Mayan Mysteries, her first fiction novel.
The Richmond Public Library holds its next Authors in our Midst event on Friday, March 8 at the Brighouse branch from 2 to 3 p.m. Robert N. Friedland will read from The Second Wedding of Doctor Geneva Song and will invite his friend Willa Chen to read a short excerpt in Mandarin. The event is free and drop-in. For more information, call 604-231-6413 or visit www.yourlibrary.ca/whatson.cfm.
Carving Connections: The Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole, a presentation by carver Jaalen Edenshaw, presented by Parks Canada's Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and the Haida Nation, Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Info: westvanlibrary.ca.
The Rotary Club will be hosting an information booth on its campaign to eradicate polio this Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 at Lansdowne Centre and Richmond Centre. For every dollar donated, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match it. A $3 donation inoculates five children against polio. You can also donate online at www.endpolio.org.
B.C.'s first Family Day is on its way, and it's time for people of all ages to dip themselves into a pool of creativity and art as the 5th Annual Children's Arts Festival returns on Monday, Feb. 11.
The enRICHed Speakers Toastmaster's Club meets on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in Meeting Room M.1.003 at City Hall. This year the club is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Guests are welcome to attend and observe.
Peter Kafka aims to listen to the community and change with the times.
The Broadmoor Baptist Church is holding German language lessons for beginners on Wednesdays until March 6 at 8140 Saunders Rd.
Donating blood can save lives. According to Canadian Blood Services, approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood.
enRICHed Speakers Toastmasters Club will begin meeting again Jan. 9, 2013 and on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting Room M.1.003 on the main floor of Richmond City Hall. Guests attend for free. For more information call 604-276-4219 or email email@example.com. enRICHed Speakers has a supportive and friendly environment and members learn from one another through positive constructive feedback and encouragement.
As a child in Poland, Jacek Walkowicz was always good at telling stories by the campfire. Now at 50, he has turned that story-telling ability into a paperback and e-book marketed to 13 countries around the world.
Richmond Public Library and Literacy Richmond are partnering with Kwantlen Polytechnic University to offer a program for parents wanting to gain workplace skills. The Learning Together program combines family reading readiness with adult workplace literacy into an all in one program. It runs Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Kids Place Program Room at Brighouse branch. The program is free and drop-in, although it's suggested participants attend regularly. Visit any branch, www.yourlibrary.ca/whatson.cfm or call 604-2316413.
The Richmond Garden Club meets on the fourth Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. at the Minoru Sports Pavilion, 7191 Granville Ave. All novice and experienced gardeners are welcome as our guests. For more information, call Gary at 604278-8159.