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SATURDAY St. Edward's Church 10111 Bird Rd. is having a Christmas Tea on Saturday Nov. 26 from 2 - 4 p.m. Tickets are $7. There will be home baking and crafts. For more information, call 6042731335.

SATURDAY

St. Edward's Church 10111 Bird Rd. is having a Christmas Tea on Saturday Nov. 26 from 2 - 4 p.m. Tickets are $7.

There will be home baking and crafts. For more information, call 6042731335.

SUNDAY

Hit and Run Self Defense presents a Women's Life Saving Self Defense Workshop on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. for all ages and physical ability. This isn't a martial arts class.

This session teaches time saving, confidence building, empowering and potentially life saving techniques. Cost is $29.

To register or for more information, call 604447-4357 or visit www. hitandrunselfdefense. com/special.html.

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 and 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 Merchants Association (SMA) shops will stay open late on Thursday, Dec. 1 and girlfriends will cut loose and hit the streets of Steveston for the first annual Girls' Night Out (GNO). To start the evening, from 5: 30 p.m. onwards women can enjoy appetizers, drinks or a meal at Tapenade Bistro, Dave's Fish and Chips or Sockeye City Grill. From 6-9 p.m., it is shop 'til you drop, at some of Steveston's stores and services, including A Monkey Tree, Basic Basics Lingerie, Bliss, Harmony Dental Studio, Jet Lag Travel & Fashion Boutique, Pharmasave, Pieces, Prickly Pear Garden Centre, Sinfully the Best, Splash Toy Shop, Treasures Boutique and Violet Hill Fashion Boutique. Each retailer is offering special incentives for GNO shoppers, with many shops offering a gift to accompany a minimum purchase. Visit three of the participating SMA businesses and GNO participants will be entered to win a Steveston Shopping Spree. From 8: 30 p.m. onwards Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant is hosting an after party. The party is a ticketed event ($20), with a limited number of tickets available at Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, O'Hare's Liquor Store and Violet Hill Fashion Boutique.

UPCOMING

The Girl Guides Annual Christmas Event happens Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Minoru Pavilion, 7191 Granville Rd. Come and enjoy some great home baking and a silent auction, as well as crafts, treasures and more. Proceeds benefit the Girl Guide activities.

Single's Mingle in Steveston is hosting its The Holidays soiree on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7: 30 p.m. at The Charthouse Restaurant, #200-3866 Bayview St. (For ages 40 to 60). Tickets are $30 per person and include one glass of wine or beer and great appetizers. It's a great way to meet new friends or maybe meet that special connection. Bring a new friend (who has never attended), and get $5 off your ticket. You must register and pre-pay at www.harmonymillermanagement.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

A Week of Caring ends Sunday, Nov. 27. For every gift you purchase for the Richmond Christmas Fund (RCF) at Black Bond Books in Lansdowne Centre, the store will donate a portion of your purchases to the RCF.

Richmond's Nurse Next Door offers a new program for seniors. The Pink Heart Club is an activity-based program run by qualified care aides offering all sorts of fun activities such as walks, gardening, lunches out or anything else a senior might want to do. The cost is $46 a day and the program is offered Monday to Friday. For more information, call Kim at 604-644-5524. To learn more about Nurse Next Door, visit www.nursenextdoor.com.

Richmond's MotherCare offers a new program to provide new mothers with an opportunity for conversation, skill acquisition and the development of social supports with regards to the emotions and experience of motherhood.

MotherCare's premise is that if a mother learns to care for herself she'll be a better mom. The program is open to 10 mothers and will meet on Thursday mornings at 8600 Ash St. in Steveston. For more information, call Patsy at 778-317-5914.

The ladies of the Friday Knitting Group at Cambie Community Centre meet once a week to knit for Canada Comforts. They send assorted blankets, bears and dolls to needy babies and toddlers, clothing, bandages and sheets for needy children in various countries.

This month they knit for a different cause: the knitters delivered 226 purple hats to Children's Hospital. Find out more about the Period of PURPLE Crying at www. dontshake.ca. Anyone interested in knitting or learning to knit is welcome to join us Friday at 10: 30 a.m. at the East Richmond Community Hall. For more information call Linda at 6042338372.

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