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Friday Got computer questions? Need help with the internet, email, popular online programs, or social media? What about your new e-Reader or eBooks? If you're digitally challenged, the librarians at Richmond Public Library can help.

Friday

Got computer questions? Need help with the internet, email, popular online programs, or social media? What about your new e-Reader or eBooks? If you're digitally challenged, the librarians at Richmond Public Library can help. Come to a free, drop in session and get the tech support you need. Sessions take place at the Brighouse (Main) and Ironwood branches: Feb. 24 from 2: 30 - 3: 30 p.m.; Brighouse on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 2: 30 - 3: 30 p.m. Ironwood. The Brighouse Branch is located at 7700 Minoru Gate, and the Ironwood Branch is located in the Ironwood Plaza at No. 5 Road and Steveston Highway. Space is limited and it's first come, first served. Each session will start with a 15-minute talk or demonstration. The topic for February will be: "What is a Blog?"

Saturday

Parents of pre-school children are invited to an Open House at Gingerbread House Parent Participation Preschool on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. at 7111 No. 2 Rd. There are spaces available in the threes and fours programs. Come meet our teachers and Gingerbread families. For more information, call 604-204-1008.

The Richmond Women's Resource Centre is hosting a free presentation on "Stop the Abuse" for Single Mothers on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Caring Place, room 340, 7000 Minoru Blvd. from 1: 30-3: 30 p.m.

This presentation will be conducted by Samantha Kearney, counsellor at the Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS). She'll speak on ways to challenge and break away from different forms of abuse. Register by calling 604-279-7060 or email office.rwrc@ shawcable.com.

Don't miss this interactive opportunity to tour the Richmond Museum's Edo exhibit, play hands-on Japanese games, try your skill at origami-making, listen to Japanese music, and partake in a traditional tea ceremony. Richmond Museum is hosting an afternoon of fun and discovery, called Experience Japan Day on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1- 4 p.m.

On Experience Japan Day, local Japanese art historian, Maiko Behr, will be conducting free public tours of the exhibit at 1 p.m., 1: 50, 2: 40 p.m., and 3: 30 p.m. This is a free event suitable for all ages and no registration required. For more information, visit www.richmondmuseum.ca.

Meet the Stars of the Richmond Music School on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7: 30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, 11371 No. 3 Rd. For more information, call 6042725227. Tickets are: Adults $5; Seniors/Students $3 and children age 12 and under free.

CDI College presents Early Childhood Education Network Launch on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at #180-4351 No. 3 Rd. There will be refreshments and you can speak to industry professionals. RSVP at 604-279-0003.

Monday

Kwantlen's Public Relations class of 2012 is hosting a fundraising event on Monday, Feb. 27 at 6: 30 p.m. for the Richmond Society for Community Living. This garden party themed cocktail reception will be hosted by Global TV's Mark Madryga at Tapenade Bistro in Steveston. For more information, visit www. oursecretgarden.ca Tickets can be purchased by calling 604802-3712 or through email at tickets@oursecretgarden.ca.

Tuesday

Want to save money and reduce your taxes? If so, then come to a free program called "Tax Strategies for Canadians - Preparing Your Tax Return" on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 7-8: 30 p.m. at the Brighouse (Main) Branch of Richmond Public Library in the performance hall. The library is located at 7700 Minoru Gate. Register by visiting any branch of Richmond Public Library, by calling 604-231-6413 or online at www.yourlibrary.ca/ whatson.cfm.

Wednesday

As part of the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement, Hugh Boyd Secondary is proud to host a Family Night in partnership with Pathways Aboriginal Centre on Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 6-8 p.m. Aboriginal families in the district will gather to honour Aboriginal people and role models for Aboriginal students. Everyone is invited to join. If you have a drum, bring it. For more information, call 604-668-6615.