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Wednesday There's a new date for Manners Classes, The Manners Club for Kids and PreTeens. Fall classes will be starting on Wednesday, Nov. 7 after school.


There's a new date for Manners Classes, The Manners Club for Kids and PreTeens. Fall classes will be starting on Wednesday, Nov. 7 after school. Through fun and games, students will learn self-confidence, introduction skills, how to deal with bullying, table and telephone manners, multicultural manners and public speaking skills. There will be special bonus material for new Canadians and ESL. For more information and to register, visit www., or call 604-940-4902.

The Richmond Garden Club meets on the fourth Wednesday 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 604-2788159.

Open Conversations: The Art Practices of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge is a new exhibit at Richmond Art Gallery until Nov. 10. The artists define their photo-based art practice around the facilitation of dialogue among diverse communities and networks. For more information, call 604-247-8300 or visit www.richmondartgallery. org.


The Richmond Public Library will be holding an Accessing the Hidden Job Market seminar on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Brighouse (Main) branch in the second floor program room, 7700 Minoru Gate. The seminar will help applicants explore new possibilities for job searching and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Seminar is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Aman Dhesi, an experienced career development practitioner will present. For more information, contact Lee Anne Smith at 604-2789811, ext. 6417, or email


The Cambie Branch of Richmond Public Library is holding a free, drop-in program called "Let's Read Together" for parents, caregivers, and pre-school age children who want to learn English. The program takes place from 10: 30 a.m. to noon on Fridays, running now to Nov. 30 at the branch at No. 5 Road and Cambie. For more information, call Genevieve Valleau at 604-273-2223 or genev-ieve.valleau@yourlibrary. ca.

Richmond's Dream Auction hosts the Dream Catcher's Concert takes place on Friday, Nov. 9 at Gilmore Park United Church from 7: 30 to 9 p.m. Local musicians include Alvin and Alex Bois-Bonifacio and the Richmond Singers' Ensemble. Refreshments will follow and tickets cost $10. All proceeds go to supporting children living in poverty in Richmond. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Juliana Leung at 604-2704435, ext. 2, or Gilmore Park United Church at 604-277-5377.


SOS Children's Village BC Thrift Annual Christmas event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3800 Moncton St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will support SOS Children's Village BC. For more information, visit sosbc. org.


Richmond Hospice Association Library is open Tuesdays 2 to 5 p.m. at The Caring Place, Suite 310, 7000 Minoru Blvd. Come and meet the librarian and see the resources for bereavement support. For more information, call Pat at 604-279-7141.


Richmond Society for Community Living's 2012 Benefit of Possibilities will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel. A $75 ticket includes a gourmet dinner, entertainment and the opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items. Auction prizes include dining out, spa treatments, fitness memberships and hotel accommodations. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 604279-7040, or email info@

St. Anne's Christmas Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments and light lunches will be available for purchase. Ample parking available.

South Arm Community Association presents its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the community centre, 8880 Williams Rd. Tables are $50. For more information, call 604-7188060.

Pianist and composer Raymond Chow will perform at the S.A.S Art Auction Concert on Friday, Nov. 23 at Richmond Fraserview Church, 11295 Mellis Drive. Special guest performer is guitarist Toby Beaulieu. The show runs from 7 to 11 p.m. and suggested donation is $15. Chow's artwork can be viewed at www. For more information, contact Chow at 604-725-9959.

The Richmond Constituency Association of BC Conservatives will be holding a wine and cheese party on Friday, Nov. 23 at 6491 Swift Rd. Members and people wishing to learn more about the BC Conservatives are welcome. For more information, contact Rowena Ekstrom at 604275-9576.

Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer is holding its second annual charity herring sale on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until sold out) at 12740 Trites Rd. (south end) in Steveston. The sale is open to the public and all proceeds go to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. The fish will sell for $10 per 20lb bag of herring, or customers can bring their own five-gallon bucket. For more information, contact Leslie Budden at 604328-7835 or email Those who want to donate, but can't make the sale, visit BC Children's Hospital Foundation at SuperheroPages/main. cfm?Event=ICE& Member=19160.

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