North Vancouver Spring Home Expo will take place until March 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Karen Magnussen Community Centre, 2300 Kirkstone Rd. There will be over 100 exhibitors with ideas for your next home project or you can find suppliers and contractors to help finish what you've already started. Free. Info 604-987-Play (7529).
Spring Skate: Come for a free skate on a synthetic outdoor ice rink on March 18, noon-6 p.m. at Park Royal, south mall, in the upper level parking area just behind Osaka Supermarket. Skate rentals and sharpening available by donation. There will also be various special activities. Visit www.shopparkroyal.com/campaigns/ spring-skate for details.
Capilano Universe Lecture Series - Voluntourists and Voluntyrants: Cam Sylvester, head of Capilano University's global stewardship program will take a close look at the phenomenon of voluntourism (combining an exotic vacation with a bit of volunteering) Tuesday, March 20, 7-8: 45 p.m. at Capilano library, 3035 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver.
CoolDrinks: A casual gathering to connect and inspire community members interested in taking action on climate change will meet Wednesday, March 20, 7-9 p.m. at Cheers Restaurant, 125 East Second St., North Vancouver. Come hear a panel and get informed on the increased tanker traffic occurring and proposed for Burrard Inlet. Fee: $10 which includes snacks. Registration: registration@coolnorthshore. ca. Info: www.coolnorthshore. ca.
St. Patrick's Day Tea: Silver Harbour will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with their first ever tea Tuesday, March 20, 2 p.m. at Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Tickets: $8 (must be purchased in advance), which includes a plate of treats, coffee or tea and entertainment by the North Shore Celtic Ensemble. Info: 604-980-2474.
Sunrise Senior Living of Lynn Valley will celebrate their 10th anniversary with an Open House Tuesday, March 20, 2-4 p.m. at 980 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. There will be snacks, refreshments, live musical entertainment and a tour. Info: 604-904-1226.
CrossTalk - Religion and Politics: MLA Ralph Sultan will speak on the challenge of faith in the public life Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave.
Love it or Heave it: A free workshop with Anna Camporese, a recovering clutterholic Wednesday, March 21, 7-8: 30 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Learn tips and get insight and inspiration to get started on decluttering and organizing your home. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Presenting Presentation House: Reid Shier, director of Presentation House Gallery will hold a community conversation Wednesday, March 21, 6: 30 p.m. at the Cafe for Contemporary Art, 140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. There will be a discussion on the development of the Lower Lonsdale waterfront and Presentation House's aspiration for the relocation of their facilities to the area. Info: info@ northvan-urbanforum.org.
The Ultimate Traveller: A travel talk on Ecuador accompanied by photographs with world traveller Peter Langer Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Fee: $15. Registration: 604-925-7270.
Author Talk: Africa's first female pilot Kucki Low will talk about her memoir titled This is Kucki Your Pilot Speaking Thursday, March 22, 7-8: 30 p.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-987-4471.
Computer Class - Facebook Basics: A free demonstrationstyle class Thursday, March 22, 7-8: 30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Learn how to create an account, communicate with others and protect your privacy. Registration not required. Info: 604-998-3450 or www. nvcl.ca.
Proposed Low Level Road Project: A consultation program on modified design and options for the Low Level Road will be launched in March. The program will include open houses and workshops so the public can choose which events to become involved in. Open House: March 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Ridgeway elementary, 420 East Eighth St., North Vancouver. A workshops will also take place on March 24 and registration is required. Info: www.portmetrovancouver.com, www.cnv.org or 604665-9066.
Authors in our Community: Local author Claudia Cornwall will share tales of Curt Lang and Vancouver's art scene and subcultures Wednesday, March 28, 7: 30-9 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: www. westvanlibrary.ca.
Drop-in Book Club: The club will meet Wednesdays, every six weeks through June from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Books will be distributed at the end of each meeting for the following month's discussion. Dates and books to be discussed: April 4, Freedom; May 16, Just Kids and June 27, The Imperfectionists. Info: www.nvcl.ca or hschiller@cnv. org.
Deep Cove Bookworms: A book club that meets the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. in a private home will hold its next meeting April 12. New members welcome. Info and location: lauriekienlen@ yahoo.ca or 604-980-4011.
Your Child's Sexual World is Bigger Than You Think:
A parenting series with a presentation on "How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexuality" Friday, April 13 and on Friday, May 25 the topic will be "Love, Sex and Good Relationships." Workshops will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Fee: $15 per session.
Canadian Federation of University Women - West Vancouver Branch: The CFUW is an organization committed to promoting education, improving women's status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. Meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of every month, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. David Ley, Canada research chair of geography, will talk about the global urban process of gentrification at the April 16 meeting. Info: 604-925-8445.
Stamp Collection Fundraiser: Got any used postage stamps? Bring them into the receptionist at the North Shore News, 126 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Collection is for the fraternal organization Order of the Eastern Star, which uses money from the sale of stamps to purchase medical supplies to make and provide dressings for patients in the province.
Computers at the Library: North and West Vancouver public libraries offer free ongoing computer classes.
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