Canadian Kids Care: Lynn Valley elementary students are raising money to help child victims of Hurricane Sandy until Friday, Nov. 23. Students are asked to donate their extra change and larger donations will be welcomed from parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends. Donations can be given to students or dropped off at the office, 3207 Institute Rd., North Vancouver.
November is National Novel Writing Month: Want to write a novel? Come to West Vancouver Memorial Library and write like the wind, with the goal of completing 50,000 words by Nov. 30. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in November, 1-5 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: westvanlibrary. ca.
Social Justice Panel - Gangs, Violence and Marijuana: Senator Larry Campbell, City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto, MLA Kash Heed and activist Jim Mande-lin discuss the effects of marijuana prohibition Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m. at Sutherland secondary. Free.
The Art of Book Reviewing: Learn how to skilfully express thoughts on books from author Caroline Adderson Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7-8: 30 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: westvanlibrary.ca.
Introduction to Meetup: Learn how to find groups in your community where you can meet other people who share similar interests, from hiking to starting a business Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3: 304: 30 p.m. at North Vancouver District Public Library, Parkgate Branch, 3675 Banff Court. Info: nvdpl.ca.
Tree Lighting Ceremony: Park Royal shopping centre will hold its annual ceremony Thursday, Nov. 15, 5: 30-7: 30 p.m. in the village. The entire village will be lit at 7 p.m. sharp. There will also be holiday music, cookie decorating, chocolate samples and hot cocoa.
Birthday Celebration: Past and current students, teachers, parents, grandparents and members of the community are invited to Hollyburn school for celebrations of its 100th birthday Nov. 16 and 17 at 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. On Nov. 16 there will be an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. with a reunion tea and welcome with musical celebrations, a birthday cake and the creation of a memory wall from 3 to 5 p.m. On Nov. 17 there will tours from 2 to 5 p.m.
Christmas Craft Fair: Lions Gate Hospital will hold a fair Friday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hospital's gym and hallways at 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver. There will be 42 vendors with handmade crafts. For every craft purchased, a free raffle ticket will be provided toward 10 different baskets.
Girls' Night In: Holiday shopping event on Friday, Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. at Capilano elementary, 1230 West 20th St., North Vancouver. Vendors will sell jewelry, clothing, skincare products, household items and more, and will donate 20 per cent of sales to the school. Admission: $5. Info: capilanopac. com.
Starry Nights: Park Royal's annual holiday shopping nights will take place on Friday, Nov. 16 in the north mall and Wednesday, Nov. 21 in the south mall, 7: 30-10: 30 p.m. both evenings. There will be exclusive shopping specials, entertainment, a wine and cheese lounge, prizes and more. Tickets are $10 each or $15 for both nights and are available at guest services.
Candy Cane Fair: North Lonsdale United Church will hold its annual fair Saturday, Nov. 17, 9: 30 a.m.-2: 30 p.m. at 3380 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Featured will be a hot lunch, homemade pies, baked goods, packaged surprises and more. Info: 604985-4911.
Pets and Friends will hold a pet photos with Santa fundraising event Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Village Pet Food, Caulfeild Village shopping centre on Headland Rd., West Vancouver. Receive a 5x7 photo for a donation of $15 or more.
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