Musicians Wanted: The West Vancouver Concert Band, an adult band for brass, wind and drum instruments is looking for new members. They practise Mondays (September to June) from 8 to 9: 45 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info: www. westvanband.ca, Mike, 604-984-0115 or John 6049806857.
Pier Night Market: Enjoy hot food, live music, artisans and entertainment every Friday until Sept. 23, 5-11 p.m. at Shipbuilders Plaza, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. Info: www.northshoregreenmarkets.com.
Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival: A free festival that offers something for the whole family will take place Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shipbuilders Square at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. There will be musical and dance performances, cooking and garden demonstrations, train rides, face painting, displays, a pie baking contest and much more. Info: www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com or 250-228-4452.
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 every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. There will be an Open House on Sept. 19 with an informal talk from Kris Bulcroft, president of Capilano University. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or www. cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca.
Protect Your Future: West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan will talk about how North Shore care homes are funded and the plans for future care needs of the elderly Monday, Sept. 19, 78: 30 p.m. at Inglewood Care Centre, 725 Inglewood Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Elecia, 604-922-2098.
Julie Blue and the Singspiration Singers will hold an open house/workshop Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7-10 p.m. at the Parkgate United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Get a glimpse of what makes the choir so special with demonstrations and teachings on vocal warm up and discussions on technique and range. Info: 604-929-3146 or www.julieblue.com.
*Bee Friendly Workshop: Beekeepers Ric Erikson and Sharon Lissette will talk about how fascinating and important our native bumble bees are and what can be done to help them Wednesday Sept. 21, 7: 30-9 p.m. at Deep Cove Cultural Centre, 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Admission by donation.
Focus on the Future: The Canadian Federation of University Women will host a series of three interactive workshops led by professionals who are in leadership positions in their respective careers. The first workshop titled Gaining Credibility as a Leader will take place Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7: 30 p.m. at Summerhill Retirement Residence, 135 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Balancing Work and Personal Life will take place on Oct. 26 and Aligning Your Work with Your Values will be on Nov. 23. Free. To reserve a seat email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact information and career issues of interest.
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