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FRIDAY 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).


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

The Community Arts Council of Richmond (CACR) is hosting its annual general meeting on Friday, Dec. 9. For more information or to attend, visit


The Richmond Orchestra and Chorus present Christmas Is ... on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Richmond Penticostal Church. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 604-276-2747 or email roca@

The Kwantlen Polytechnic University presents A Classic Gospel Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at Fraserview Church, 11295 Mellis Dr. The Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir are the special guests.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets. com or email tickets@

Tim Readman will be playing a selection of songs and carols this Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. for The Beatmerchant Christmas Food Bank Drive. Drop by and bring an item for the Richmond Food Bank to The Beatmerchant Record Store in Steveston and get a Christmas Treat. For more information, call 604 204 0044 or visit


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.


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.


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, the 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.

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 6048095730 or visit

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