The enRICHed Speakers Toastmaster's Club meets on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in Meeting Room M.1.003 at City Hall. This year the club is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Guests are welcome to attend and observe.
The Richmond Garden Club meets on the fourth Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. at the Minoru Sports Pavilion, 7191 Granville Ave. All novice and experienced gardeners are welcome as our guests. For more information, call Gary at 604278-8159.
Richmond Public Library is offering free, drop-in sign language storytimes called "Sign With Us!" for parents, caregivers and their children at the Brighouse Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate, on Fridays, from Jan. 25 to Feb. 22. The program runs from 10: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. For more information, visit www. yourlibrary.ca or call 604231-6412.
Richmond Public Library and Literacy Richmond are partnering with Kwantlen Polytechnic University to offer a program for parents wanting to gain workplace skills. The Learning Together program combines family reading readiness with adult workplace literacy into an all in one program. It runs Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Kids Place Program Room at Brighouse branch. The program is free and drop-in, although it's suggested participants attend regularly. For more information, visit any branch, www.yourlibrary.ca/whatson.cfm or call 604-2316413.
Richmond author Alma Lightbody will be holding a book signing of her new book, You're Not the Boss of Me: Disocver Your Authentic Self, at Serendipity's Backyard in Steveston on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.
FilChiBC launches its Free Seniors Wellness Program on Saturday, Feb. 9. Senior citizens can get blood pressure and lifestyle checkups, join an exercise class and enjoy coffee and tea every second Saturday afternoon. The program runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Rd. For more information or to volunteer, email Dom Bautista at email@example.com. As part of the launch, FilChiBC is partnering with Canada Revenue Agency to provide seniors, students, newcomers to Canada, low-income residents, social assistance recipients and aboriginal peoples free tax filing services offered in English, Mandarin, Japanese, Farsi and Tagalog. For more information, visit filchibc.memberlodge. org/EmailTracker/Link-Tracker.
Local Volkssport club is hosting a non-competitive 5K/10K walk in the Terra Nova area of Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 9. Free for new participants. For more information, contact Verni at 604-682-8390.
Looking for something to do on the weekends? Come enjoy an afternoon movie and coffee social on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Rd., Seniors Lounge. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Richmond Food Bank. No cost or registration required. For show titles, call South Arm at 604 718 8060.
Richmond Public Library is offering a free drop-in family games zone program at the Brighouse (Main) Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate until the end of March. It runs every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. Activities and games will be provided, best for kids age seven and up. For more information, visit www. yourlibrary.ca or call 604231-6412.
Richmond Hospice Association Library is open Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Caring Place, Suite 310, 7000 Minoru Blvd. Come and meet the librarian and see the resources for bereavement support. For more information, call Janice at 604-279-7140.