Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes will be available until Nov. 18 at North Shore Alliance Church, 201 East 23rd St., North Vancouver. Pack a shoe box and make a difference to a child living in desperate circumstances. Info: www.samaritanspurse.ca/occ.
Farewell Reception and Party: A celebration for departing West Vancouver Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7: 30 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave. There will be cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live jazz and special guests Vicki Gabereau and Kristen Nash. Admission: $45. Advance tickets only: 604-913-3634 or www.kaymeekcentre.com.
Krystallnacht Commemoration Ceremony: Rajiv Jhangiani from Capilano University will give a lecture on the psychology of genocide and stories of the actual Krystallnacht events from Holocaust survivors Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7: 30 p.m. at Congregation Har El, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-6488.
SpeakerHub Toastmasters will hold an Open House Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5: 45-7: 30 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. Info: Justin, 604-9816635 or www. toastmasters.org.
The Ultimate Traveller: A series of travel talks on faraway places with photographs by world traveller Peter Langer will take place on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Schedule: Nov. 9, India - The South. Fee: $15 per session. Registration: 604-925-7270.
Unity in Diversity Award: The Baha'i community of West Vancouver will present an award to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to promoting understanding and mutual respect between diverse groups Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5: 30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr.
Canadian Federation of University Women - North Vancouver: Columnist Trevor Lautens and former City of North Vancouver Coun. Barbara Perrault will speak on civic issues at the club's meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-2167 or www.cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca.
Deep Cove Bookworms: A book club that meets the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. in a private home will hold their next meeting Nov. 10. New members welcome. The group chooses the books; primarily fiction (both classic and modern). Email email@example.com for location and info.
Honour: Their Stories, Our History: A documentary screening that features Canadian veterans, Thursday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m. at Churchhill House Globe Theatre, 150 West 29th St., North Vancouver. RSVP: 604-904-1199.
Cat Adoptions: Anyone interested in adopting a rescued kitten or cat is invited to attend an adoption event held by the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmart, 1325 Main St., North Vancouver. To start the adoption process in advance of this event, apply online at www.orphankittenrescue.com.
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