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SATURDAY On Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. the Ride for Refuge rolls into Richmond. It is part of a North American movement of people riding bikes to raise funds for those who are displaced, vulnerable and exploited.

SATURDAY

On Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. the Ride for Refuge rolls into Richmond. It is part of a North American movement of people riding bikes to raise funds for those who are displaced, vulnerable and exploited. Riders will start and finish at The Tapestry Church, 9280 No. 2 Rd. Riders can sign up on one of the existing teams or form their own team and then raise funds through their own email list, Facebook connections or other means. Volunteers are most welcome on Ride Day and can also sign up online at www.rideforrefuge.org/ location/vancouver. Since 2004, thousands of riders have fundraised in support of refugees, orphans, homeless people, and victims of human trafficking.

. The next Single's Mingle in Steveston takes place on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7: 30 p.m. sharp at the Charthouse Restaurant, #200-3866 Bayview St. For ages 40 to 60. Tickets are $30 per person and include one drink and appetizers. (You must register in advance indicating your age range). For more information or to register, email info@ harmonymillermanagement.com.

On Saturday, Oct. 15 the Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD) is hosting its signature annual fundraiser, Western Roundup at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy. There will be a buffet dinner, raflle, 50-50 draws, western and country line dance performance. Join in to live music with Five-anda-Half Cowboys Band. Tickets are $65 or $600 for a table of 10. ($20 tax receipt per ticket). For more information or to purchase tickets, call 604-232-2404 or visit www.rcdrichmond.org.

St. Alban's church is having a western style Fun Fair on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family friendly event will have games for the children, a bake sale, cake walk and much much more. That well known clown Annie the Bananie will be there to entertain children and adults alike. Come and try your luck at the bottle game, or browse through the jewellery, bags and hats for sale. A silent auction will have a fine selection of items to bid on. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available at lunch time.

Every Christmas, the Richmond Christmas Fund distributes grocery vouchers to more than 2,000 low-income local residents and provides nearly 1,000 children under 15 with toys, books, and gift cards. The Christmas Fund is a program that depends on community support. Volunteer opportunities are available as toy room assistants, registration assistants, after school toy sorters, gift wrappers, and more. People of all ages are invited to volunteer, though those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Training will take place in late October and early November. To apply for a volunteer position with the Richmond Christmas Fund, visit www.volunteerrichmond.ca or call 604-279-7020.

SUNDAY

The Richmond Orchid Club is meeting on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. The group meets every third Sunday of the month except July and August at the Richmond Public Library (Brighouse) in the Atrium. For more information, visit www. richmondorchidclub. com or call 604 2749218.

TUESDAY

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. Come watch the presentations, get involved in the discussions and enjoy the refreshments.

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month through to June, at the Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No 2 Rd, Family members, friends and caregivers also welcome. Come any enjoy a social gathering with new and old friends. For more information, call Pat McKendrick at 604 271 6065 or Mary James 604 277 5977.

THURSDAY

The Steveston Folk Guild presents country, western and old style Quebec country singer and band, Petunia and the Vipers, on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Chinese Bunkhouse, 5180 Westwater Dr. Tickets are $8 at the door: children under 12 free. For more information, visit www. stevestonfolk.net.

CROSSING OVER:

Painting a Critical Conversation, an evening of art and music, happens on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6: 30 to 9 p.m. at the Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate. This event is free. For more information, call 604247-8312 or log onto www.richmondartgallery.org.

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 604277-3213. Must be 19 years or older to play. .

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