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Friday The Music at the Cannery series presents Steve Palmer this Friday July 29 at 6: 30 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave.

Friday

The Music at the Cannery series presents Steve Palmer this Friday July 29 at 6: 30 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Palmer is currently on a his cross country Canadian tour and will be playing songs from his two CDs Morning Road and Roots and Strings. Admission by donation. For more information, visit The Beat Merchant at www. beatmerchant.com or the Steveston Folk Guild at www.stevestonfolk.net.

Wednesday

Unchanging Gospel Story is presented each Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the James Whiteside elementary, 9282 Williams Rd. Joshua Tschetter and Harvey Purves welcome everyone.

CDI College in Richmond is hosting an Info Session on its Health Care programs as well as free blood pressure and blood glucose (done by students), on Wednesday, July 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 180-4351 No. 3 Rd. There will also be guest speakers from the health care and business industry. CDI is also hosting an info session For more information about either program, call 604-279-0003.

CDI College in Richmond is also hosting an Info Session on its Medical Office Assistant program on Wednesday, July 27 from 12: 30 to 1: 30 p.m. at 180-4351 No. 3 Rd. For more information, call 604-279-0003.

Thursday

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 information, call 604-2773213. Must be 19 years or older to play.

Upcoming

Richmond Nature Park presents Concert in the Park with Hailey Morgan on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 6: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. Pack a picnic and enjoy live music in the wildlife garden at the Richmond Nature Park with singer/piano player Hailey Morgan. This is an all-ages, free concert. The park is located at 11851 Westminster Hwy. For more information, call 604-718-6188 or visit www.richmondnatureparksociety.ca.

If you are a new immigrant to Canada and age over 55, we would like to invite you to attend our S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Seniors Multicultural Potluck on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richmond Caring Place, #345 - 7000 Minoru Blvd. You will have the opportunity to share your immigration story and experience with other newcomers and meet some new friends.

Children between four to 12 years old are welcome for free. Please bring a specialty dish from your culture to share with us in the potluck. Fee: $2/adult (this fee will be refunded if you bring a dish for the potluck).

The Leading Edge Toastmasters Club invites everyone to overcome their fear of public speaking on Friday, August 12 from 7: 30 to 9: 00 p.m. at Brighouse Park Pavilion by the Caring Place, 7840 Granville Ave. No RSVP required. For more information, call Irene at 604-274-3794 or email at tinyurl.com/leadingedgetm.

Miscellaneous

The Salvation Army's 2011 Back Pack Drive runs until Sept. 6. You can help send 2,000 needy kids back to school with a new backpack filled with much-needed supplies, such as pencils, rulers, erasers, binders, glue sticks, markers, calculators, White Out, highlighters, crayons, note pads, duo tangs and backpacks. All you have to do is head to your nearest Starbucks or Fitness Town with your donation.

Please help kids go back to school with the necessary tools to succeed. For more information, visit www.salvationarmy.ca.

It is estimated that 50 per cent of patients do not take their medication correctly. The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, #113993 Chatham St. in Steveston is hosting a week-long Medication Review Clinic now to Friday, July 29. To book your appointment, call 778-297-5777. Please bring along all prescriptions and supplements you are currently taking.

CHIMO Crisis Services in a non-profit organization in Richmond that serves more than 10,000 people a year through a number of crisis intervention and prevention programs. They are looking for community-minded individuals interested in working with youth. As a volunteer Classroom Presenter, you will facilitate workshops at high schools throughout Richmond during the coming school term.

Workshop topics range from Suicide Awareness and Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention to Communication Skills and Employment Law. If you would like to enhance your public speaking skills, help build resiliency in our youth and contribute to your community, call 604-270-4435 ext 5 or email volunteer@chimocrisis.com. Training starts on August 16 - register today!

The Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s Richmond is looking for both one-onone support volunteers and support group facilitators. A commitment of two to four hours weekly or bi-weekly over a one year time period is required. Training is provided. Contact Anthony or Michele for more information at 6042387390 or email: Anthonyk@ alzheimerbc.org. To learn more about our programs and services, please visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

The Parkinson's Support Group meets at 1: 30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Minoru Seniors' Centre. This is a group for people with Parkinson's disease and their care partners. They meet to discuss issues arising from living with Parkinson's and to share ideas. For more information, call Nicky Phillips 604-274-9630.

Single Mother's Support Group meets every Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Richmond Women's Resource Centre. Come and join us to discuss single moms' needs and concerns, meet new friends, provide moral support and find out about available community services. Children welcome as child minding is provided. Call to register at 604-279-7060, or visit #110-7000 Minoru Blvd (Richmond Caring Place) or online at www. richmondwomenscentre.bc.ca.

Got stuff you don't want? Recycle it with the Development Disabilities Association. There are three ways to help: bins for cloth items, pick up for dishes, toys and books, or drop off donation station for dishes and clothes. For more information or drop site address, call 604-273-4DDA or visit www.develop.bc.ca.