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FRIDAY The Music at the Cannery Summer Series presents Rock Line featuring Gerry Layton and and the best songs from the '60s on Friday, Aug. 3 at 6: 30 p.m.


The Music at the Cannery Summer Series presents Rock Line featuring Gerry Layton and and the best songs from the '60s on Friday, Aug. 3 at 6: 30 p.m. The series runs for nine shows in July and August at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 4th Ave. in Steveston Village. Rain or shine, the show goes on. Open air shows, so bring a sweater, it can get chilly.

According to Canadian Blood Services, approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood.

That's why they're encouraging people to donate blood at the Canadian Blood Services Bloodmobile that's coming to the Richmond Library and Cultural Centre on Friday, Aug. 3. The Bloodmobile will be open from 10 a.m. to 4: 15 p.m. and people are asked to book their appointment in advance. To register to donate blood or to find out if you're eligible call 1-888-2-DONATE (18882366283) anytime.


Local Volkssport club is hosting a non-competitive 5K/10K walk in Richmond Centre area on Saturday, Aug. 4. Free for new participants. For more information, call Verni at 604-682-8390.


This summer the East Richmond Community Association and Cambie Community Centre will be hosting its third annual Summer Fun Nights series. This free event runs Tuesday nights, including Aug. 7, 14, 21, from 5: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. at King George Park Gathering Place at No. 5 and Cambie roads. Featuring musical performances, fundraising BBQ, face painting, giant bubble blowing, free Yoga in the Park, a robotics demonstration and other activities.


The Richmond Garden Club meets on the fourth Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. at the Minoru Sports Pavilion, 7191 Granville Ave. All novice and experienced gardeners are welcome as our guests. For more information, call Gary at 6042788159.


Join Chef Karen Dar Woon for hands-on food preservation workshops. Using donated fruit and vegetables, participants will make jams, pickles, chutneys and salsas.

Karen will discuss how different preserves are used in day-to-day cooking. Recipes prepared at each session will depend on produce availability.

Additional topics include: basic knife skills, small batch/small space methods, safe food handling, choosing produce, and food preservation methods including home canning, drying and freezing. Registration is $5 per workshop and limited to 12 people. Subsidies are available. Bring a paring knife, peeler, kitchen knife, and cutting board, wear close-toed shoes, and have hair tied back. Items made at each session will be donated to the Richmond Food Bank, or be sold to raise funds for The Sharing Farm Society. A special pressure canning workshop (for fish) on October 9 is by registration only. To register, visit


Parents! The Zone Bowling Centre would like to invite the youth to be rewarded for working hard in school. Students in Grades 1 to 12 get one free game a week until Aug. 31. Valid Monday to Friday to 6 p.m. The bowling counter staff will set you up with your student game pass.

Celebrating summer at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) any Friday from now to Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Take-Off Fridays. Lots of free samples. Check out live DJs and tons of free entertainment, including live acrobats, local musicians, and more. Kids will have a blast meeting YVR mascots, dancing to music, and getting their faces painted. The festivities continue in YVR's Public Observation Area, where kids and adults can explore interactive displays, quizzes and videos. Check out airfield action up close with telescopes, discover Sea Island through an interactive model and learn all sorts of interesting facts about YVR, the history of flight in B.C. and all things aviation-related. Take advantage of a special Take-Off Fridays parking rate of $5 for up to four hours in any of YVR's lots.