Donating blood can save lives. According to Canadian Blood Services, approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood.
That's why they're encouraging people to donate blood at the Canadian Blood Services Bloodmobile that's coming to the Richmond Library and Cultural Centre Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. - 3: 15 p.m. Donors are asked to book their appointment in advance. To register to donate blood or to find out if you're eligible call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). There are a few basic requirements for blood donation: You must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 lbs., and be in generally good health and feeling well. ID is also required.
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 604-231-6413.
Looking for something to do on the weekends? Come enjoy a social afternoon of movie and coffee on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.
Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Richmond Food Bank. Time: 2-4 p.m. at the South Arm Community Centre - 8880 Williams Road, Seniors Lounge.
No cost and no registration required. For show titles, please call South Arm at 604-718-8060.
How well do you remember your math from school days? Retired UBC math professor, Dr. Colin Clark, is coming to Richmond Public Library to talk about his new book, Math Overboard! (Basic Math for Adults) Jan. 16 from 7: 30-8: 15 p.m. in the 2nd floor program room at the Brighouse (Main) Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate. To register for this free program, visit any branch of Richmond Public Library, call 604-231-6413 or register online at www.yourlibrary.ca. A review of school math from kindergarten to Grade 12, Math Overboard! is designed to help people relearn and improve their basic math skills.
Quote program #119 when registering. German language lessons for beginners at Broadmoor Baptist Church- 8140 Saunders Road - starts Jan. 16. Call 778-5743810 for information.
Touchstone's Restorative Justice Program in collaboration with Peace of the Circle is pleased to announce training in Peacemaking Circles with Dr. Evelyn Zellerer. The two-day workshop will take place on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 from 8: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. at Touchstone Family Association, 209-6411 Buswell St. The cost is $200. To register, contact 604-279-5599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.peaceofthecircle.com/ events/peacemaking-circle-training-2/.
The Clan MacLeod Society of Greater Vancouver presents its 23rd Annual Robbie Burns Luncheon, Jan. 20 from 11: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richmond Winter Club - 5540 Hollybridge Way.
Adults $35, children 6-12 years & students $20 and wee ones free. It's a great way to celebrate Scottish heritage, with traditional Burns stories and toasts, haggis, "taters and neeps", buffet bruncheon, piping, dancing and music. RSVP by Jan. 10 to email@example.com or by calling Edie at 604-937-0958.
Career Programs Office at the Richmond School Board is holding an informational event for parents, students and any other interested parties about high school apprenticeship programs in Richmond. The event is being billed as The Career Programs Skilled Trades Forum and is being held Jan. 23 from 6: 30 - 8 p.m. at Richmond Secondary.