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WEDNESDAY

Richmond Rental Connect celebration and website launch Wednesday, June 20 from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall, 7700 Minoru Gate. Join them for the live launch of the Richmond Rental Connect website and a celebration of everything we learned, and of everyone who attended one of our workshops. The event will feature networking and free food.

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Speakers include Marg Gordon, CEO of the BC Apartment Owners and Managers Association.

THURSDAY

The Steveston Folk Guild presents folk/ country singers and musicians Leah Williams and Mark Dowding on Thursday, June 21 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Chinese Bunkhouse, 5180 Westwater Dr. Tickets are $8 at the door. Call 604-272-9294 to reserve a seat or text 6047159294.

SATURDAY

The public is invited to come and view a private succulent, cactus garden on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 123 Woodhead Rd.

Richmond Youth Service Agency and Pathways Aboriginal Centre present The National Aboriginal Day this Saturday, June 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Minoru Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate.

There will be presentations and entertainment including the OSKAYAK Drum Group, the Urban Helsenic Dance Group and appearances by the Aboriginal Youth Council and local dignitaries. For more information, call 604-271-7600.

Join the Richmond Women's Resource Centre for an afternoon of great fun and tasty trivia on Saturday, June 23 at Richmond Caring Place, room 340, 7000 Minoru Blvd, from 1: 30 to 4 p.m. Refreshments and prizes are included in the $20 general admission. Trivia players will be seated in teams of four, so you may want to book a table. To register for Tea & Trivia, please call RWRC at 604-279-7060 or drop by the office at 110-7000 Minoru Blvd.

SUNDAY

The World of Music and Arts presents Spotlight Summertime Kids Concert Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. at Gilmore Part United Church, 8060 No.1 Rd.

Richmond's pianist Anna Vavilova, directs the fun concert for the whole family to enjoy - starring young and talented kids performing piano, guitar, cello, violin and voice. Free admission.

MONDAY

The Richmond Legion Community Band, under the direction of Bob Mullett, will be putting on a series of free one-hour summer concerts. The next one is on Monday June 25 at 7 p.m. at Steveston Park at the corner of No.

1 Road and Moncton Street.

A diagnosis of dementia affects an entire family. Already, one in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, and the incidence rate is growing. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is offering a free workshop, Understanding and Living with Dementia, on Monday, June 25, from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. at Room 340 of Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Blvd. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register, call Kupferschmidt at 604-238-7390 or anthonyk@ alzheimerbc.org. For more information, visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

TUESDAY

Richmond Golden Rods 'N' Reels invites all persons interested in fishing to the next meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Steveston. For more information, call Norm at 604-274-3971 or Les at 604-274-8567.

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. at

6 p.m. Come watch the presentations, get involved in the discussions and enjoy the refreshments. For more information, visit http: // pwwg.ca.

UPCOMING

The Community Arts Council of Richmond invites everyone to its latest event - A MIDSUMMER ART'S DREAM, a free art show featuring work and photography from artists from Metro Vancouver.

It will be held at Lansdowne Centre from July 2-8, in centre court, which is next to the food court. The exhibition will be open for viewing during regular Centre hours. People are invited to vote for their favourite work of art and they could win one of several gift cards for Lansdowne Merchants.

The next Single's Mingle in Steveston is Saturday, July 7 from 7: 30 p.m. at the Charthouse Restaurant, #200-3866 Bayview St.

Ages 40 to 60. $30/person includes one glass of wine or one beer and appetizers. A great way to meet people, network and maybe meet that special someone.

Bring a friend of the opposite sex who has never attended and you receive $5 off your ticket. Pre-register and pay at: www.harmonymillermanagement.com.

Richmond residents face a serious health reality: the incidence rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is growing rapidly.

That means more families have to cope with the issues of caregiving - and with the prospect of their family member requiring residential care. The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. is helping families to prepare for those possibilities, with a free workshop, Preparation for Transition to Residential Care, on Saturday, July 7 from noon to 4: 30 p.m. in Room 340 of Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Blvd. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call Anthony Kupferschmidt at 604-238-7390 or anthonyk@ alzheimerbc.org.

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