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THURSDAY You are invited to the Steveston Folk Guild's special Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Chinese Bunkhouse (see map on website), 5180 Westwater Dr.

THURSDAY

You are invited to the Steveston Folk Guild's special Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Chinese Bunkhouse (see map on website), 5180 Westwater Dr. Entertainers for the evening will be: Madd Regaeles Muse - A Medieval Xmas. Tickets are $10 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 604-272-9294 or online at www.stevestonfolk.org.

SATURDAY

The Steveston Rotary invites all seniors to a Seniors Christmas Lunch on Saturday, Dec 17 at 1 p.m. Seniors 65+ are invited to join Steveston Rotary for a traditional Christmas lunch of turkey and trimmings along with Christmas carols. Reservations required. For more information or to RSVP, call Peter Mitchell at 604-277-8882.

The Richmond Yacht Club presents their annual Parade of Lights. Brightly decorated vessels will be on parade on the Fraser River between the Dinsmore Bridge and Cambie Road from 5: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. on the evenings of Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18. Best viewing is from the dike by the Richmond Yacht Club at 7471 River Rd. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy this free event. Free hot chocolate, cookies and traditional holiday music with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause. Donations appreciated for the Richmond Food Bank and new unwrapped toys for the Richmond Christmas Fund. In addition, the Clubhouse and vessels are lit up every evening from about 5 to 9 p.m. so drive by for the fantastic view from now until December 31.

SUNDAY

The World of Music and Arts presents Frosty Music Gala Kids Concert on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at Gilmore Part United Church, 8060 No.1 Rd. The concert showcases Richmond's pianist Anna Vavilova, who directs an exciting and free fun concert for the whole family, starring young and talented kids performing piano, guitar, cello, violin and voice. For more information, call 604-809-5730 or visit www.worldofmusicandarts.com.

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 6042716065 or Mary James 604-277-5977.

WEDNESDAY

Richmond Artists' Guild meets on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6: 30 p.m. at Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. This is the last meeting of the year. Bring a painting, show your talent! New members welcome. For more information, visit www.richmondartistsguild.com or call Jennifer Taylor 604-241-1120.

UPCOMING

The Steveston Rotary Santa Claus Parade happens Friday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. The parade will run through old Steveston past Lord Byng elementary, then down Moncton Road to the Steveston Community Centre. Donations of cash or nonperishable food are welcome.

MISCELLANEOUS

Do two good deeds at once by donating a nonperishable food item when donating blood at one of many Richmond blood donor clinics this holiday season. Bleed & Feed food collection boxes will be at the front reception desk at all B.C. blood donor clinics from now to Dec. 31. In Richmond, food collected will be donated to the Richmond Food Bank Society. There are still 165 donation appointments available at Richmond blood donor clinics. Donors can book appointments to give blood in one of two ways - by calling 1-888-2-DONATE (1888236-6283) or by booking online at blood.ca.

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