Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes will be available until Nov. 18 at North Shore Alliance Church, 201 East 23rd St., North Vancouver. Pack a shoe box and make a difference to a child living in desperate circumstances. Info: www.samaritanspurse.ca/occ.
Green Screen: An international film festival hosted by the Coho Society of the North Shore will be launched Nov. 2, 3 and 5 at 7 p.m. at the Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. The festival will feature 55 films highlighting nature and environmental activism. There will be a reception and awards presentations prior to the screenings on opening night. Admission: $40 (opening night)/$25/$22/$10. A complete schedule can be found at www.kaymeekcentre.com.
Book Talk: Co-authors BJ McHugh and Bob Nixon will talk about their new book My Road to Rome: The Running Times of BJ McHugh Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7-8: 15 p.m. at the Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Hear McHugh's story about how she became the world's fastest senior long-distance runner. Registration required: 604-987-4471.
Indoor Garage Sale: The Canadian Mental Health Association will host a swap meet to raise funds for their health and wellness lecture series Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. There will also be a silent auction. Info: 604-987-6959, local 232.
The Ultimate Traveller: A series of travel talks on faraway places with photographs by world traveller Peter Langer will take place on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Schedule: Nov. 2, Sri Lanka and Nov. 9, India - The South. Fee: $15 per session. Registration: 604-925-7270.
The North Shore Safety Council will hold their annual general meeting Thursday, Nov. 3, noon-2 p.m. in the Oak Room at the Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. RCMP Sgt. Peter DeVries will give a presentation on "School Safety Zones and the Driven Mind." A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. RSVP: 604-983-6444, ext. 7233 or info@ northshoresafetycouncil.ca.
A Passport to Italy: The West Vancouver Memorial Library will hold a fundraiser Friday, Nov. 4, 7-11 p.m. at 1950 Marine Dr. The library will be transformed for an evening of fine wine, regional cuisine, opera and all things La Dolce Vita. Admission: $125. Tickets: www. westvanlibrary.ca.
Craigslist Basics will be taught Saturday, Nov. 5, 10-11: 30 a.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Learn how to search for, reply to and post ads on the popular website at this free class.
Elegant Flea Market: The West Vancouver United Church at 2062 Esquimalt Ave. will hold their 43rd annual flea market Saturday, Nov. 5, 8: 30 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be kitchenware, books, clothing, china, toys, estate goods, jewelry, hardware, antiques, linens and electricals.
The Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club will launch the 20112012 season with their annual silent auction fundraiser to sup-port programs for North Shore ski racers, as well as the Vancouver Ski Team Saturday, Nov. 5 in the North Shore Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 700 Old Lillooet Rd., North Van. Bidding and cocktails start at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. Admission: $62. Tickets: silent. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remembrance Day Dinner and Dance: The North Shore Veterans Council Canada will hold a dinner and dance Saturday, Nov. 5, 6: 30 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. Silent auction, door prizes and 50/50 draws. Admission: $25. Tickets: 604-681-7949 or email@example.com.
Seasonal Delights Gift and Craft Fair: Gifts and crafts to suit every budget and every taste plus seasonal refreshments will be available Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Amica at West Vancouver, 659 Clyde Ave. Info: 604-921-9181 or www.amica.ca.
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