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Tuesday

The Pacific Woodworkers Guild members meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August). New members and guests are always welcome! They meet at 11060 No. 2 Rd. Come watch the presentations, get involved in the discussions and enjoy the refreshments.

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The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month through to June, at the Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No 2 Rd, Family members, friends and caregivers also welcome. Come and enjoy a social gathering with new and old friends.

For more information, call Pat McKendrick at 604 271 6065 or Mary James 604 277 5977.

Wednesday

Hugh Boyd's Grade 8 incentive students present The Night of the Notables on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. This free performance is in the gym, 9200 No. 1 Rd. For more information, call 604-668-6615.

Richmond Artists' Guild meets at 6: 30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Richmond Cultural Centre, #1807700 Minoru Gate. New members welcome, demos by professional artists every month. Contact richmondartistsguild.com or phone Jennifer Taylor at 604241-1120.

Upcoming

Join more than 1200 who are contributing to health care changes in B.C. The Patient Voices Network is holding a FREE one-day orientation in Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After completing the orientation you are eligible to participate in opportunities like focus groups, advisory committees, and conferences around important health care issues. Transportation costs are covered for eligible participants, with the goal of attracting a diverse group of individuals throughout the area. Individuals with chronic diseases, caregivers and members of the Chinese Canadian and multicultural communities are especially encouraged to attend. To learn more, or to register, visit www. patientvoices.ca/orientation or call 6047421772. If you are unable to attend the orientation, please visit www. patientvoices.ca to learn more about the Network and to register online.

Continued from page 24 On Monday, Feb. 20, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. present Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health, a free workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Minoru Place Activity Centre's Room M1, 7660 Minoru Gate. To sign up, call 604-276-4300 or go online to www. Richmond.ca/register and quote course number 220152.

Financial educator Heidi Pullem will discuss "The Six Mistakes Baby Boomers Make with their Finances" and how to avoid them, at a presentation on Monday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. in the performance hall. The talk will take place at the Brighouse (Main) Branch of Richmond Public Library, 7700 Minoru Gate. Minoru Gate. To register, visit any branch of Richmond public Library, call 604-231-6412 or register online at www.yourlibrary.ca/whatson.cfm. Registration is necessary. Pullem describes her seminar as being for investors over age 50, who are planning to retire or have already retired and want to avoid costly mistakes.

Meet the Stars of the Richmond Music School on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7: 30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, 11371 No. 3 Rd. For more information, call 604-272-5227. Tickets are: Adults $5; Seniors/ Students $3 and children age 12 and under free.

Got computer questions? Need help with the internet, email, popular online programs, or social media? What about your new e-Reader or eBooks? If you're digitally challenged, the librarians at Richmond Public Library can help. Come to a free, drop in session and get the tech support you need.

Sessions take place at the Brighouse (Main) and Ironwood branches: Feb. 24 from 2: 30 to 3: 30 p.m.; Brighouse on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 2: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. Ironwood. The Brighouse Branch is located at 7700 Minoru Gate, and the Ironwood Branch is located in the Ironwood Plaza at No. 5 Road and Steveston Highway. Space is limited and it's first come, first served. Each session will start with a 15-minute talk or demonstration. The topic for February will be: "What is a Blog?"

The Richmond Women's Resource Centre is hosting a free presentation on "Stop the Abuse" for Single Mothers on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Caring Place, room 340, 7000 Minoru Blvd. from 1: 30 to 3: 30 p.m.

This presentation will be conducted by Samantha Kearney, counsellor at the Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS). She'll speak on ways to challenge and break away from different forms of abuse.

Register by calling 604-279-7060 or email office.rwrc@shawcable. com.

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