Boat Show at the Creek: The fifth annual boat show will run until Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mosquito Creek Marina, 415 Esplanade, North Vancouver. There will be over 200 boats on display, marine vendors, children's activities, beer garden and more. Admission: $12. Info: 604-987-4113 or www. mosquitocreekmarina.com.
Dog Wash: The SPCA will hold a dog wash Sunday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1020 Marine Dr., West Vancouver (west of Park Royal Village and behind the soccer fields). Minimum donation $20 per wash. Support your local shelter and enjoy a complimentary coffee and snack while you wait. All proceeds go to help the animals.
Cops for Cancer Barbecue: A lunch benefitting the Canadian Cancer Society's research into childhood cancers will take place Monday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Civic Plaza, Lonsdale Avenue and 14th Street, North Vancouver. The event will also include head shaves and a meet 'n' greet with the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast riders. Info: www.copsforcancerbc.ca.
Emergency Preparedness Begins with You: A free workshop to learn about creating a safe emergency water and food supply, utilities, sanitation, outof-area contacts and what to put in your home emergency kit, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7-9: 30 p.m. at North Shore Emergency Management Office, 147 East 14th St., North Vancouver. Free gas wrench to each participant. Registration required: www. nsemo.org or 604-969-7000.
Seekers Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 6: 30-8: 30 p.m. at Utopia Gift & Book Store, 1826 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. The meeting on Sept. 27 will be a discussion on the book The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Drop-in meetings by donation. For more information call Whitney at 6047225402 or go to www.whitneymcmillan.com. Are Your Family Roots in a Tangle? The genealogy librarian at the West Vancouver library, 1950 Marine Dr. will be on hand to help anyone frustrated by a tricky family tree Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-7400 or www. westvanlibrary.ca.
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