Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, a high-profile community choir that performs a wide variety of music, is looking for motivated singers for the upcoming fall season. Singers should have basic music reading skills. Rehearsals take place Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Call 604-922-2513 to set up an audition time.
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.
Waterfront Productions Shipyard Tours: An animated and informative walking tour of the former Burrard Dry Dock site led by guides dressed as Second World War shipyard workers leaves from the PGE Railway Station at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, Wednesdays-Sundays at 1: 30 and 3 p.m. until Sept. 4. Learn about North Vancouver's maritime history, Victory Ships, colourful characters and local lore. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8008.
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.
Book Launch: Author Sheryl Salloum will discuss her new book The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7-8: 45 p.m. at the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Free. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
New Member Night: The West Vancouver Youth Band will hold an information meeting for parents and aspiring musicians on the North Shore interested in learning more about the band Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. The band is open to ages nine to 19 with no previous musical experience required. Info: 604-922-7996.
Canadian Federation of University Women - North Vancouver: Marilyn Gullison, founder of Operation Eyesight in Vancouver and president of HUGGS Canada (Helping Underprivileged Girls and Guys Study), will speak about this initiative to help educate young people in rural India, at the club's meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-1274 or www.vcn. bc.ca/cfuwns/.
Chancel Choir: New members are invited to join the choir, which starts practices on Sept. 8, 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. Info: www.st-andrews-united.ca or 604-985-0408.
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