The Richmond Garden Club presents Brian Minter, speaking about Keeping Your Garden Alive in Winter, on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Minoru Pavilion, 7191 Granville Ave. Nonmembers are welcome by donation. For more information, call Donna Sills at 6042742602 or email at dmsills@ shaw.ca.
The Steveston Folk Guild presents 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 6042478312 or visit www.richmondartgallery.org.
CDI Richmond hosts a Nursing Fair, offering free blood pressure and blood glucose testing, on Friday, Oct. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at 180-4351 No. 3 Rd. RSVP at 6042790003.
The Heart & Soul 2011 Dinner Dance happens Saturday, Oct. 22 at 5: 45 p.m. at the Richmond Country Club. Celebrity funnyman Fred Lee and CityTV's Dawn Chubai are your hosts for an evening of fun with hilarious female impersonators and music by DJ, dinner, live and silent auctions and raffles. All proceeds benefit the Heart of Richmond AIDS Society. Tickets are $85 and available by calling Emily at 604-277-5137. For more information, visit the website at www.heartandsoulfundraiser.com.
The 5th Annual Jazzersize Charitable Fundraising Class happens on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. (registration is at 9: 30 a.m.) at the South Arm United Church Gym, corner of No. 3 Road and Steveston Hwy. All proceeds for the 90-minute class supports the Canadian Breast Cancer BC-Yukon Foundation. For more information, call Janice at 604-813-3990 or email janice@email@example.com.
The Richmond Multicultural Community Services is hosting a Guides Mosque Tour on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. at Jamea Mosque, 12300 Blundell Rd. The tour will be followed by a brief presentation about Islam and light refreshments. The tour is free but you must pre-register at 604-279-7160 or by email at laila@rmcs. bc.ca.
International Animation Day (Oct. 28) the National Film Board of Canada is hosting FREE Get Animated! screenings, master classes and activities across Canada, including Richmond.
Get Animated! comes to Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. City Hall, Council Chambers, 6911 No. 3 Rd. for three different events. For more information, visit www.nfb.ca.
The Pacific Piano Competition: Celebrity Edition, showcasing local professionals performing in concert, happens on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Broadmoor Baptist Church, 8140 Saunders Rd. Tickets are $18/ adults and $12/student and senior. For more information, call 604880-9877 or visit www. gatewaytheatre.com/satellitepiano1.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Rose of Sharon Chapel is a new church in the community, and they invite everyone to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. in Cook elementary, 8600 Cook Rd. Free breakfast is served after the service. Volunteers welcome, including singers, drummer, keyboardist and guitarist. For more information, call 604-600-8347 or email roseofsharon@rccgbc. org.
St. Edward's Church, 10111 Bird Rd. is hosting a series of talks for the public on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m.
The next talk is called Protecting Yourself From The World Of Scams and will be led by Better Business Bureau vice president Simone Lis on Sunday Oct. 23. For more information, call 604-273-1335. Both talks are free and everyone is welcome.
International Animation Day (Oct. 28) the National Film board of Canada is hosting FREE Get Animated! screenings, master classes and activities across Canada, including Richmond.
Get Animated! comes to Richmond on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. for a hands-on animation workshop presented by Reel 2 Real at the Richmond Cultural Centre, Media Lab, 7700 Minoru Gate. For more information, visit www. nfb.ca.
Richmond Golden Rods & Reels Society host their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Steveston. All persons interested in fishing are welcome. For more information, call 6042742218.
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.
St. Edward's Church, 10111 Bird Rd. is hosting a series of talks for the public on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. The next talk on Sunday Oct. 30 is called Oh My Aching Back, led by Dr. Simon Huang and Dr. Ian Tsang. For more information, call 604-273-1335. Both talks are free and everyone is welcome.