G.I.F.T.S. Scholarship Contest: North Shore teens ages 13-19 are invited to create a short (two minutes or less) talking-head-style video about what the North Vancouver City Library means to them for a possible scholarship worth $890. The library and the Gulf Islands Film & Television School are offering a weeklong media intensive program on Galiano Island this summer. Deadline for submissions is May 27. Entry forms are available at the library, 120 West 14th St. Rules and info: www.nvcl.ca.
Imagine and Explore - Who? What? Where? Children ages three to six accompanied by an adult are invited to join a mystery walk in the forest Saturday, May 26, 1-2: 30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/.
Young Naturalists' Club -
Oddball Edibles: Children ages five to 13 accompanied by an adult will learn about edibles of the temperate rainforest Sunday, May 27, 1-2: 30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. To take part in YNC programs you must become a member of the club by signing up at www.ync. ca. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/.
Questions, Questions - Wacky Woodpeckers: Children ages three to five accompanied by an adult will learn how animals make noise Monday, June 4, 10: 30-11: 30 a.m. or 1: 30-2: 30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/.
Read to Me: Registration for a program where children under the age of five are encouraged to read with someone special and record it all in a reading log will begin June 11. A kick-off party will take place Wednesday, July 4, 1: 30 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. The event will feature the Music Man Will Stroet who will entertain the kids with songs, stories and guitar playing. Info: www.nvcl. ca.
Summer Reading Club: Registration for a program for children in kindergarten to Grade 6 that promotes reading every day while kids are out of school will begin June 11. A kick-off party will take place Saturday, July 7, 1: 30 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. This year's theme will be "strange but true" and Mike Larson from Mike's Critters will show off his strange animals and share a few surprising facts. Info: www.nvcl. ca.
Classic Fairy Tales Series: Puppeteer Mirjana Heath will put on a performance of Rapunzel Saturday, June 22, 10: 30 a.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: $8/$5. Reservations: 604-925-7292. Info: www.silkpurse.ca.
103 Air Cadet Squadron: Male and female youth, 12-19 years of age, meet Wednesdays, 6: 30-9: 30 p.m. at 1513 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. Register at any meeting. Info: 6049878818.
After-School Sports: Ages eight to 15 can drop in for fun any Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 3: 30-5: 30 p.m., John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1.
Art Studio: Develop your artistic ability while working on your own projects or try something new. Youth ages 13-17 can drop in to the studio, 5: 30-6: 30 p.m. Wednesdays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St.,
North Vancouver. Fee: $2.
Crafts Funtastic: Children ages six to 12 can discover the wonderful world of art with creative activities including painting, sponging, drawing, collage and more on Wednesdays, 3: 30-5: 30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in: $2. Info: 604-982-8311.
Family Storytime: A free dropin program of stories, songs, action rhymes and more for the whole family, Wednesdays, 1: 30-2 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7408 or www.westvanlibrary.ca.
French Storytime: Free drop-in for ages six to nine, Wednesdays, 4-4: 45 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: www.nvcl.ca.
Imagination Storytime: A free drop-in program every Wednesday, 10-10: 30 a.m. at Active Baby, Capilano Mall, North Vancouver. Suitable for children ages one to five. Info: 604-986-8977.
- compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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