AMBLESIDE ORCHESTRA rehearses Wednesdays, 3:15-5:30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Intermediate level of musicianship required. Bring a music stand. David, 604-922-1035.
CAROUN PHOTO CLUB Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. carounphotoclub.com
CIRCLE DANCE Learn easy dances with music and steps from many traditions the second Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. (arrive 6:45 p.m.). Admission by donation. Registration and location: Wendy Anne, 604-988-3522.
DARE TO BE HEARD presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation.
DEEP COVE LADIES' LIONS CLUB meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Sally Scott, 604-924-1923.
THE DUTCH KOFFIECLUB meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m. to noon at the food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. The club welcomes Flemish and South African people also. Used Dutch magazines and books will be available. Henk, 604-987-4978 Nel, 604-987-6879.
GLENEAGLES SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Simon, 604-925-9333.
ESL BOOK CLUB A free club to read and talk about Canadian novels Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Registration required. 604-925-7403.
MEALS ON WHEELS needs volunteers on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. 604-922-3414 northshoremealsonwheels.org NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave.,
North Vancouver and is looking for new string players (especially bass players). 604-980-3132 firstname.lastname@example.org NORTH SHORE CHORUS meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m., at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. 604-985-2559 nschorus.com or email@example.com
NORTH SHORE TOASTMASTERS ADVANCED LEADERS meet every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Second Floor, 145 Chadwick Court, North Vancouver. quayspeakers.com
SING ALONG WEDNESDAYS "Mr. Music" Peter Vanderhorst will play the piano to lead a sing along of favourite songs the first Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Song books will be provided. Drop-in fee: $5 at the door. 604-925-7292 silkpurse.ca
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF NORTH AND WEST VANCOUVER, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June, 7 p.m. Guests are welcome. 604-980-0108 firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEAKERHUB TOASTMASTERS meets every Wednesday, 5:45-7:15 p.m. in the Education Centre at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. The organization is dedicated to help others improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly supportive environment. Guests are welcome. email@example.com
Thursdays BETWEEN THE SHEETS This Deep Cove book club meets the first Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. Each member recommends a book and they take turns hosting discussions in their homes. New members welcome. Adele, 604-929-5621 firstname.lastname@example.org BINGO: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. 604-987-4141
BYOV (BRING YOUR OWN VOICE) COMMUNITY CHOIR rehearses Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. The choir sings a broad range of music with a focus on fun and the love of singing. $40 per term. 604-987-2114 lynnvalleychurch.com
CANADIAN FEDERATION OF
UNIVERSITY WOMEN The North Vancouver chapter of this national organization committed to improving women's status and human rights meets on the second Thursday of every month, September to May, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. 604-980-9076 cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca CHANCEL CHOIR New members are invited to join the choir, which practises Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United
Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. 604-985-0408 st-andrews-united.ca
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS PROGRAM Make a newcomer feel more welcome in the community. North Shore Multicultural Society (207-123 East 15th St., North Vancouver) is looking for volunteers to participate in a variety of community events with newcomers. Recruitment is ongoing. 604-988-2931 or email@example.com
COMMUNITY LUNCH Come and enjoy lunch with other people in the neighbourhood, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Sharing Abundance Association at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. 604-985-0709 st-andrews-united.ca
CONTRACT BRIDGE Every Monday and Thursday, 12:30-3 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. $1. 604-987-7529
DADS' PARENTING: Westcoast Family Resources Society offers a free group on Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. 604-417-3407
DUPLICATE BRIDGE Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12:45-4 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. $2. 604-987-7529
DROP-IN FUN DARTS Play darts every Thursday, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion #118, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. 604-985-1115
EMPLOYMENT MENTORING PROGRAM Learn how you can encourage and inspire someone in your profession to fulfill their potential. North Shore Multicultural Society (207-
123 East 15th St., North Vancouver) is looking for volunteers to share their passion for their career. Recruitment is ongoing. 604-988-2931 firstname.lastname@example.org ENGLISH CLASSES: Free English as a second language classes are held Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 941 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. 604-657-0908
GOSPEL CHOIR AT MOUNT SEYMOUR UNITED Feel the passion and power of gospel music with Marcus Mosley. The choir sings at worship on the Sunday following the practice. All voices are welcome and music reading is not required. Practices are one Thursday per month at 7:30 p.m. Check the website for dates. Located at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. mtseymourunited.com
JOYFUL NOISE CHOIR Sing with Mount Seymour United Church's weekly choir led by Dominique Hogan. Practices are held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and performances are at worship on Sunday mornings at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are always welcome. mtseymourunited.com
MAKE CYCLING BETTER HUB - Your Cycling Connection meets the first Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. All are welcome to join this group to help improve local cycling facilities. email@example.com bikehub.ca
MOUNT SEYMOUR UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP is open Thursdays, 2-8 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. mtseymourunited.com
NEW CHAMBER CHOIR A new group is looking for experienced singers. Jennifer Stephanson leads 16 voices that explore repertoire from Byrd to Britten and beyond. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Dorothy Fairholm, 604-904-3620
NORTH SHORE SAFETY COUNCIL meets on the first Thursday of most months, noon-1:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. All are welcome who have an interest in pedestrian, cyclist, driver, sport and home safety. 604-983-6444, x7233 northshoresafetycouncil.ca
NORTH VANCOUVER COMMUNITY BAND meets Thursdays, 7:30-9:15 p.m. at Carson Graham secondary, 2145 Jones Ave., North Vancouver. All musicians are welcome to join this fun and friendly group which performs about 10 concerts a year. firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH VANCOUVER NEWCOMERS' CLUB meets the first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. with a guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's and St. Steven's Presbyterian Church, 2641 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. The group welcomes those who are new to the community, experiencing a new phase of life or wishing to make new friends. 604-990-0240
PRACTISE YOUR ENGLISH through conversation, cooking, crafts, Bible stories, Canadian culture, community support and field trips, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. $1. 604-980-6071
ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH CHOIR Choristers of all ages and abilities are invited to sing with St. Martin's Church choir, a traditional Anglican church located at St. Georges Avenue and Windsor Street, North Vancouver. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. The choir sings at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. David Millard, 604-990-5289
WEST VANCOUVER ROTARY SUNRISE CLUB meets for breakfast every Thursday, 7:15-8:30 a.m. at Capilano Golf and Country Club, 420 Southborough Dr., West Vancouver. 604-913-3959
WEST VANCOUVER ADULT POPS BAND meets every Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at the West Vancouver Community Centre music room, 780 22nd St., West Vancouver. New members are wanted for the woodwind and brass sections. No auditions are required. Phil, 604-980-2403
Fridays ENGLISH CORNER Improve your English and make new friends every Friday, 1-3 p.m. in the Activity Room, North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. 604-929-4788
ENGLISH CONVERSATION A weekly friendly conversation class to practise English meets every Friday, 1-2:30 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. $2. 604-987-5820
LET'S TALK Develop your English skills while discussing current events Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Registration required. 604-925-7403
MEALS ON WHEELS needs volunteers on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. 604-922-3414 northshoremealsonwheels.org
ROOYESH GROUP meets every second Friday to discuss matters such as psychology, immigration, teenagers, music, poems, social and cultural issues and more. Meetings are in Farsi with English translation available, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 203,
Capilano Mall, 935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Free. Zara, 604-980-1290
ROTARY CLUB OF LIONS GATE meets every Friday at noon at Cheers Restaurant, 125 East Second St., North Vancouver. Members of the public are welcome. Shirley Robertson, 604-987-1466
SOUP AND SANDWICH with coffee or tea in a warm, friendly atmosphere every Wednesday and Friday at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. $5 ($3 for children)
Saturdays AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ACTION CIRCLE MONTHLY MEETING The North Shore chapter invites you to take action on human rights around the world. The first Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Mount Seymour Parkway area. 604-842-3251 email@example.com Compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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