Thursday Are you considering residential care for a loved one? Has a family member recently moved into residential care? The Alzheimer Society of B.C. presents Preparation for Transition to Residential Care and Life in Residential Care. These two, 1.5 hour workshops will take place on Thursday, July 14 and 21, 7-8: 30 p.m. at Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Bvld. It will help family caregivers explore some of the challenges and issues surrounding the decision to transition someone with dementia into a care facility and more. For more information, call Anthony at 604-238-7390 or e-mail: anthonyk@alzheimerbc. org. Richmond Nature Park presents Beekeeping for Beginners - Level 1 for ages 14 and over on Thursday, July 14 from 7-8 p.m. in the park, 11851 Westmindster Hwy. Cost is $6. The workshop covers information to help make a decision about becoming a beekeeper. Preregister online at richmond. ca/register or call 604-2746-4300. For more information, visit www. richmondnatureparksociety.ca.
Every Thursday night is Bingo at St. Paul Parish, 8251 St. Alban's Rd. Come and join an evening of fun and lots of exciting prizes, while supporting programs such as community outreach, youth program, hospital visitations and seniors outreach. Make it a date every Thursday. For more info, call 604-277-3213. Must be 19 years or older to play.
Friday The Music at the Cannery series presents singer Jerry and son Trevor Layton. The duo will sing the best of the 60s and 70s on Friday, July 15 at 6: 30 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Admission by donation. For more information, visit The Beat Merchant at www. beatmerchant.com or the Steveston Folk Guild at www.stevestonfolk.org.
Vancity Fresh Air Movie Tour brings the movie 'Kung Fu Panda to Minoru Park, 7191 Granville Ave. on Friday, July 15 from 8: 30 to 11: 30 p.m. Come early to enjoy the celebrations and don't forget to bring chairs and blankets. In addition to the movie, the Vancity tent will host the popular Plinko game for a chance to win some great prizes. Popcorn stands will be open with all proceeds going to local charities in the community.
The Steveston Buddhist Temple presents Obon Festival on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, (beginning at 4 p.m. Sat. and 10: 30 a.m. Sunday). There will be dances, food, children activities and door prizes. Everyone is welcome. The temple is located at 4360 Garry St.
The Richmond Chinese Community Society (RCCS) hosts its Senior Health Fair 2011 on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8171 Park Rd. on the second floor of RCCS office. Topics include health issues, recipes, information booths, as well as free blood pressure and diabetes level test. Everyone leaves with free gifts. Admission is free. For more information, call 6042707222.
SOS Children's Village BC invites you to grab your needles and join us for Knitting for Change taking place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, July 23 in the central court of Lansdowne Centre. This event will bring together individuals of all ages and backgrounds to knit or crochet squares for pledges to raise both money and awareness for a great cause. The squares will later be combined into blankets and distributed to kids in need. This event will also feature live entertainment from Colin Magor of Head Games Entertainment, as well as a kids' zone. For more information, visit www. sosbc.org. To register for this event, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.