Do you want to learn more about real estate investing? Realtor and CPGA professional Rob Boyle is conducting an entertaining yet educational speech geared towards maximizing your personal real estate opportunities. Boyle's speech will be held at Quichena Golf Club on Friday April 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. Prizes will be offered at the seminar and the cost is free. More information may be found on the website www.HomeAndLife.ca. for more information, call Rob Boyle, at 2508023650.
The Richmond Branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers will present two recitals Sunday, April 15 at Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No. 2 Rd. The 1: 30 p.m. recital will include a presentation of the Richmond Branch Scholarships, the Winifred Proud Scholarships and Richmond Branch Community Service Scholarships. The second recital starts at 3: 15 p.m. Tickets are $2 or $5 for families, available at the door. For more information, call 604-268-9559 or visit www.bcrmta.com.
The Richmond Poverty Response Committee is seeking homeowners to meet and help create "Richmond Rental Connect," a new rental housing initiative to help beat Richmond's housing crunch. They'll have the latest information on grants and opportunities for secondary suite landlords, provide free food, and listen to your ideas and concerns. Mandarin, Cantonese and Punjabi translation available. It happens Monday, April 16 from 6-8: 30 p.m. at Richmond Caring Place, Room 340, 7000 Minoru Blvd. RSVP required.
Register by email at info@ richmondprc.org or by phone at 604-205-4700.
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.
Are you or someone you know misusing substances or experiencing problem gambling? Richmond Public Library is partnering with Richmond Addiction Services (RAS) to offer a series of free, drop-in community education programs. The programs will take place from 79 p.m. in the 2nd floor program room at the Brighouse (Main) Branch of RPL, 7700 Minoru Gate. No registration necessary. The sessions will cover issues related to substance use and misuse, gambling, and understanding what addiction is. The programs take place on Wednesdays April 18, 25 and May 2, 16, 23. For more information, call RAS at 604-270-9220.
The Richmond Garden Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month 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 604-278-8159.
Richmond Artists' Guild meets on the second Wednesday of the month, at 6: 30 p.m. at Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. For more information, visit www. richmondartistsguild.com or call Jenni Taylor at 604-241-1120.
Richmond Public Library, in partnership with Simon Fraser University, is hosting a Philosopher's CafÃ© in Russian on Thursday, April 19 from 7-9 p.m. in the performance hall at the Brighouse (Main) Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate. The topic is: "Different hypotheses concerning the origin of life on earth." This is a free, drop-in program for Russian speaking adults. For information on other library events, visit www. yourlibrary.ca/whatson. cfm. Thursday, April 19 the Steveston Folk Guild presents Indian ghazal singer Jadjit Singh at the Chinese Bunkhouse, Britannia Heritage Shipyard at 7: 30 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door. For more information, call Dave McArthur at 604-272-9294 or visit www. stevestonfolk.net.
Farm to Fork Cooking Classes with Chef Ian Lai at Terra Nova Farm begin this month. There are many different classes to choose from. For program registration and course information, visit www.richmond.ca or call weekdays from 8: 30 a.m. to 5: 30 pm. at 6042764300. Register early to avoid disappointment.