The following is a round up of some of the events taking place in and around Richmond over the coming days and weeks.
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Richmond Public Library is offering four workshops designed to give parents the tools to help their children succeed in school.Workshops take place on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Brighouse (Main) Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate, starting April 7. The programs are free but space is limited, so registration is required. To register, call 604-231-6413, visit any branch of the Richmond Public Library, or register online at www.yourlibrary.ca/progs. Dr. Patricia Porter, child educator and researcher, will cover topics including how children learn, how to overcome learning difficulties, and how parents can help their children reach their full potential.
Give the gift of life this Easter long weekend by donating blood.The need for blood and platelet donations never takes a holiday – especially over a long weekend. With many people away or busy with family activities, blood donations normally decrease. And Canadian Blood Services needs donors to book appointments now. Upcoming clinics this long weekend in Richmond include: April 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Sant Nirankari Mission, 11460 Horseshoe Way. Other clinics are set for April 19 & 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Steveston Community Centre Gym, 4111 Moncton St. To book an appointment visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
Concerned about a loved one’s substance abuse?Parenting a youth who is using? The seven sessions of the Community Education Series are free and each session is open to members of the general public, as well as all helping professionals. Upcoming sessions include: The Development of Substance Dependence on April 23, and Chemicals and the Body on April 30. Both are held in Room 294 at the Richmond Caring Place (7000 Minoru Blvd.).
Come see some great athletes in action at the 2014 Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Championships, April 25-27 at the Richmond Oval.The top female wheelchair basketball players in the country, including paralympians, will compete at the 2014 Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Championships. Come out and cheer Team BC on as they attempt to capture the gold medal. Admission is by donation. For more, including game times, visit www.2014cwwbc.com.