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NOTICES Call for Musicians: The Deep Cove Old Time Jazz Band needs senior musicians to fill in for their performances when regular players are on vacation. Practices take place on Mondays from 1 to 2: 30 p.m.

NOTICES

Call for Musicians: The Deep Cove Old Time Jazz Band needs senior musicians to fill in for their performances when regular players are on vacation. Practices take place on Mondays from 1 to 2: 30 p.m. at Lions Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. Info: Wilf Fawcett, 604-929-6191 or wmfawcet@telus.net.

Moon Festival: A Chinese and Vietnamese harvest festival will take place Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7-8: 30 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. The free celebration includes sweet treats and musical performances by the Seniors Research Group of Chinese Opera and Music. FrRegistration: 604-980-2474.

Grandparents Day: The Elders Council for Parks and the Young Naturalists Club of B.C. will host a free special nature program for grandparents and grandchildren Saturday, Sept. 10, 10: 30 a.m.-12: 30 p.m. at the Heritage Centre, 1620 Mount Seymour Rd., North Vancouver. There will be an interactive puppet show, nature walk, scavenger hunt and prizes. Registration required: 604-986-4892 or eliseroberts@shaw.ca.

Steady Feet: A falls and balance prevention program that helps seniors feel stronger and more confident about walking will start up again the week of Sept. 12. Participants should attend an assessment day and call to schedule a time at their location of choice. Call Jennifer at 604-982-8311 for John Braithwaite Community Centre, Wednesday, Sept. 7 or Gillian at 604-987-5820 for Mollie Nye House, Thursday, Sept. 8.

Memory Games for the Body, Balance and Brain: A total body workout that combines physical fitness with brain fitness to help improve memory, concentration, coordination and balance. Drop-in: John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver, Mondays, Sept. 12-Oct. 31, 1-3 p.m.; West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre, 695 21st St., Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Dec. 13, 2-4 p.m. and Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver, Wednesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 16, 1-3 p.m. Info: Gail, 604-982-8330.

Seniors Gathering: An informal get together and chat for seniors from 10 to 11: 30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Mayor Darrell Mussatto will be a guest speaker on Sept. 13 and will talk about North Vancouver City Hall, its work and hierarchy. Free. Info: 604-998-3460 or www.nvcl.ca.

Brain Games for the Active Brain: A drop-in program for ages 55 plus which sharpens focus and improves mental fitness by playing games, Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 27, 1-2: 30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: Gail, 604-982-8330.

Brain"R"Cise: A session of speciality classes designed to stimulate the body and brain connection through physical exercise, Mondays, Sept. 26-Nov. 7, 10: 30-11: 30 a.m. (there will be sample class on Sept. 19) at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: Gail, 604-982-8330. Walking Club: Walk local trails and pathways, then meet for coffee, Wednesdays, 9: 45noon.Cost: $1/$2, coffee, tea and cookies provided, at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-987-5820.

Whist: Mondays, 1-3 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-983-6362 or kshubert@ myparkgate.com.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Eye Deal: A support group for people with low vision meets the third Monday of the month at 10 a.m. in the atrium at the West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Info: 604-925-7280 or www. westvancouver.ca/seniors.

Family Caregiver Network Groups meet the second Wednesday of the month, 10: 30 a.m.-12: 30 p.m. or the first Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at North Shore Community Resources, 203-935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: Karyn Davies at 604-982-3320 or karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca.

Sound Advice: Information, education and support for the hard of hearing meets the first Friday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon at West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-925-7280 or www.westvancouver.ca/seniors.

Seniors Circuit Training: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8: 309: 30 a.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $4.40. For more information: 604-983-6362 or kshubert@ myparkgate.com.

Seniors Cyclists: For a schedule of rides visit www.westvancouver.ca/seniors. Routes vary between 25-50 kilometres and are about three hours long. Info: www.westvancovuer.ca/ seniors..

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