The Ambleside Orchestra rehearses Wednesdays, 3: 305: 30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver under the direction of Nicolas Krusek. There are opportunities for string players. Yearly fees: $150 (adults), $75 (students). Info: 6049221035.
Caroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. Info: www. carounphotoclub.com.
Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation.
Deep Cove Ladies' Lions Club meets at 6: 30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott, 604-924-1923.
The Dutch Koffieclub meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. Used Dutch magazines and books will be available. Info: Henk, 604-987-4978 or Nel, 604-987-6879.
Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. at Hollyburn Elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Simon, 604-925-9333.
North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays, 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for new string players. Info: jeanaireland1@hotmail. com or 604-980-3132.
North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7: 15-9: 45 p.m., at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604-985-2559, www.nschorus.com or email@example.com.
North Vancouver Newcomers' Club welcomes singles and couples who are new to the community or have experienced change of status and are looking for a new social group with meetings the first Wednesday of the month as well as a variety of activities throughout the month. Info and details: Heather, 604-990-0240.
reVive Vocal Ensemble is expanding and inviting young women, 19 years and over, to join their group, which rehearses Wednesdays, 6: 45-9 p.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: Tiffany, 604-813-8433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June, 7 p.m. Info and location: 604-980-0108 or sinorth.westvancouver@ soroptimist.net. Guests are welcome.
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. Info: 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: 604-980-8372 or www.cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca.
Chancel Choir: New members are invited to join the choir which practices on Thursdays, 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.
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 Ave., North Vancouver. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Info: www.st-andrews-united.ca or 604-985-0709.
Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12: 30-3 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: email@example.com.
Dads' Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society offers a free group on Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Call Stephen at 604-417-3407 for information and venue.
Deep Cove Bookworms: A book club that meets the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. in a private home. New members welcome. The group chooses the books; primarily fiction (both classic and modern). Email lauriekienlen@ yahoo.ca for location and info.
Duplicate Bridge: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12: 45-4 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 604-417-3406 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 virginiac@ nsms.ca.
Joyful Noise Choir: Sing with Mount Seymour United Church's weekly choir led by Dominique Hogan. Practices are held on Thursdays at 7: 30 p.m. and performances are at
worship on Sunday mornings at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are always welcome. Info: www. mtseymourunited.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 Thursdays, 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 Vancouver Community Band meets Thursdays, 7: 309: 15 p.m. at Carson Graham secondary, 2145 Jones Ave., North Vancouver. All musicians are welcome to join this fun and friendly group. For more information call 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 info: 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.
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. Info: 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, 207-123 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-2931.
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. Info: 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. Info: 604-929-4788.
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, 935 Marine Dr., 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 Vancouver. Members of the public are welcome. Info: Shirley Robertson at 604-987-1466.
Say Hello: A free weekly social gathering 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. Info: 604-987-5820, www. mollienye.com or firstsayhello@ shaw.ca.
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