SpeakerHub Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, 5: 457: 15 p.m. in the Education Centre at 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Guests are welcome. Info: Gordon at 604-986-3179 or gbl@ netsplash.ca.
Weavers Square Dance Club: Plus Dancing every Wednesday, 7: 30-10 p.m. at St. Martin's Church Hall, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Information: Carole, 604-987-6115.
Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-987-4141.
Canadian Federation of University Women: The North Vancouver chapter of this national organization committed to improving women's status and human rights meets on the second Thursday of every month, September to May, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 6049908372 or www.vcn.bc.ca/cfuwns/.
Community Lunch: Come and enjoy lunch with other people in the neighbourhood, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Sharing Abundance Association at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Info: www.standrews-united.ca or 604-985-0709.
Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12: 303 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529.
Cool North Shore Drinks: Monthly gatherings with interesting, edgy and engaging dialogue about sustainability issues every third Thursday (except June, July and August). Hosted by Legacy North Shore Society. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dads' Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society offers a free group on Thursdays, 68 p.m. Call Stephen at 604417-3407 for information and venue.
Duplicate Bridge: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12: 454 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-987-7529.
English Classes: All are welcome to basic and intermediate level classes, Thursdays from 6: 30-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10: 30 a.m.noon, at 941 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Cost: Free. Information: 604-657-0908.
Family of Origin Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society North Shore offers a free group on Thursday mornings. Call Nancy at 604417-3406 for information, time and venue.
Host Program Orientation: Make a newcomer feel more welcome in the community. Orientation sessions are the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St., North Vancouver. To RSVP or for more information contact Virginia at 604-988-2931 or email@example.com.
Mentoring Orientation: Learn how you can encourage and inspire someone in your profession to fulfill their potential. Meetings are the second Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St. North Vancouver. To RSVP or for more information contact Rosy at 604 988 2931 or rosyj@ nsms.ca.
Mount Seymour United Church Thrift Shop is open every Thursday, 2-8 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www. mtseymourunited.com.
Mount Seymour United Community Gospel Choir: Practices are held once a month at 7: 30 p.m. at the church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. No experience is necessary and all voices are welcome. Info: 604-929-1336 or www.mtseymourunited. com.
North Shore Needle Arts Guild meets the second Thursday of the month and offers instruction in all types of embroidery and beading at St. Martin's Anglican Church hall in North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604-922-4032.
North Shore Safety Council meets on the first Thursday of most months, noon-1: 30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. All are welcome who have an interest in pedestrian, cyclist, driver, sport and home safety. Info: 604-983-6444, ext. 7233 or www.northshoresafetycouncil. ca.
North Shore Scrabble Club meets every Thursday from 7: 30-10: 30 p.m. at the St. David's United Church at 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. All levels are welcome. Info: 604-987-7610.
North Vancouver Community Band meets Thursdays, 7: 30-9: 15 p.m. at Carson Graham secondary, 2145 Jones Ave., North Vancouver. All musicians are welcome to join this fun and friendly group. Info: Victor, saxalamode@ msn.com.
North Vancouver Newcomers' Club welcomes those who are new to the community as well as those who have experienced a change of status and are looking for a new social group. Walk the trails of North Vancouver and meet new people every Thursday at 9 a.m. at various locations. Details and information: Irene, 604-988-8077.
Practise Your English through conversation, cooking, crafts, Bible stories, Canadian culture, community support and field trips, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9: 30 a.m.-noon at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Fee: $1 per session. Info: 604-980-6071.
St. Andrew's United Church Choir: Chancel choir, a program for individuals 16 years and older, practises every Thursday from 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. at the church, 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-0408.
West Vancouver Rotary Sunrise Club meets for breakfast every Thursday, 7: 15-8: 30 a.m. at Capilano Golf and Country Club, 420 Southborough Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 6049133959.
West Vancouver Adult Pops Band meets every Thursday, 7: 30 p.m., at the West Vancouver Community Centre music room, 780 22nd St., West Vancouver. New members are wanted for the woodwind and brass sections. No auditions are required. Information: Phil at 6049802403.
Women's Settlement English Classes: The North Shore Multicultural Society offers classes for immigrant and refugee women with children up to five years old, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9: 15-11: 45 a.m. at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Daycare is provided. Register in person Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.4: 30 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207123 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 6049882931.
English at the Library: Practise English conversation at the library every Friday, 10 -11: 30 a.m. in the Welsh Hall at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Information: www. westvanlibrary.ca.
English Corner: Improve your English and make new friends every Friday, 1-3 p.m. in the Activity Room, North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. Bring your friends. Information available at: 604-929-4788.
First Say Hello - Living Skills for New Canadians: A free weekly social class for people learning English as a second language meets every Friday (except statutory holidays), 1-2: 30 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Feel more confident about going shopping, eating out, making friends and discovering local activities and events. Information: www.mollienye.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rooyesh Group meets every second Friday to discuss matters such as psychology, immigration, teenagers, music, poems, social, cultural issues and more. Meetings are in Farsi with English translation available, 6: 30-
8: 30 p.m. in Room 203, Capilano Mall, North Vancouver. Free. Info: Zara 604-980-1290.
Rotary Club of Lions Gate meets every Friday at noon at Cheers Restaurant, 125 East Second St., North Van. Members of the public are welcome. Info: Shirley Robertson at 604-987-1466.
Soup and Sandwich with coffee or tea in a warm, friendly atmosphere is $5, $3 for children, every Wednesday and Friday at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver.
- compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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