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ESL (English as a second language) Book Club: Improve your reading and conversation skills by reading and discussing the novels Picture This and New Year's Eve Tuesdays until Feb. 28, 10: 30-11: 30 a.m.

ESL (English as a second language) Book Club: Improve your reading and conversation skills by reading and discussing the novels Picture This and New Year's Eve Tuesdays until Feb. 28, 10: 30-11: 30 a.m. in the Elizabeth Musto Room at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. The books will be available to borrow. Registration and info: 604-925-7403 or at the information desk.

Book Launch: Author Barry Jakel will launch his new book Excuse me! Your Sun is in my Shadow Jan. 26 and 27, 5-9 p.m. at La Zuppa, 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. There will be door prizes, conversation, music and prose.

Girls' Night In: Local artisans and vendors will showcase their items for an evening of shopping and girl time Thursday, Jan. 26, 7-9 p.m. at Capilano elementary, 1230 West 20th St., North Vancouver. All proceeds will go to the school.

Team Got Organs? Fundraising and Information Night: Local team members will be competing in the upcoming 2012 Alcan 5000 Winter Rally to raise awareness for organ donations in conjunction with the B.C. Kidney Foundation. Find out more Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6: 30 p.m. at the Red Lion Bar and Grill, 2427 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Free, donations accepted. Info:

Abstract Painting: A workshop suitable for all skill levels Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Pl., North Vancouver. Topics covered will include getting started, ideas and subjects, abstract composition, using colour and negative space effectively, creating depth and interest and selecting the right tools. Fee $125, materials not included. Presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. Info:

Garage Sale: The 6th St. Agnes Scouts will hold a fundraiser for scouting programs on the North Shore Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.2 p.m. in the hall of St. Agnes Church, 530 East 12th St., North Vancouver (access from back lane).

Lunar New Year: Celebrate the year of the dragon Saturday, Jan. 28, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m. at West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. There will be performances from different Asian cultures, live music, lucky draws and complimentary Asian food. Free.

North Shore Community Drumming Circle: First time drummers and experienced hands are welcome to participate in an allages, all-abilities workshop led by facilitator, musician and teacher, Lyle Povah Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Cost: $10/$5. Drums are provided, but people with their own instruments are welcome to bring them. Registration: 604-987-2114 or lvuc@

Computer Class - Email Basics in Farsi: A free class Thursday, Feb. 2, 3-4: 30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Learn the basics of setting up an email account, sending and receiving emails and attaching files. Registration not required. Info: 604-998-3450 or

Flavour of Spain: A free presentation introducing 2012 art workshops in Spain with artists Alfonso Tejada and Richard McDiarmid Thursday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. RSVP: [email protected] or 604-926-8511.

Grand Boulevard Preschool will hold an open house with a free concert Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-noon at 2020 Moody Ave., North Vancouver. Info:

Lynn Valley Parent Participation Preshcool will hold an Open House Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 3220 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Children are invited to meet the teacher and participate in crafts. There will be snacks and refreshments. For more information visit the website at

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