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Friday The Cambie Branch of Richmond Public Library is holding a free, dropin program called "Let's Read Together" for parents, caregivers, and preschool age children who want to learn English. The program takes place from 10: 30 a.m.

Friday

The Cambie Branch of Richmond Public Library is holding a free, dropin program called "Let's Read Together" for parents, caregivers, and preschool age children who want to learn English. The program takes place from 10: 30 a.m. to noon on Fridays from Sept. 14 to Nov. 30 at the branch at No. 5 Road and Cambie.

For more information, contact 604-273-2223 or genevieve.valleau@yourlibrary.ca.

Iona Beach Regional Park will host a Harvest Moon Campfire on Friday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. Hear stories, sing songs, roast marshmallows and create your own autumn rituals to greet the change of seasons, all next to a cozy campfire. The event is all ages and free. Registration is required. For more information, contact 6044326359 or visit the events calendar at www.metrovancouver.org.

Open Conversations: The Art Practices of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge is a new exhibit at Richmond Art Gallery until Nov. 10. The artists define their photobased art practice around the facilitation of dialogue among diverse communities and networks. Call 604-247-8300 or visit www.richmondartgallery. org.

Saturday

The Thompson Community Association will be hosting its 2nd Lantern Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave. Attendees of all ages will be able to make their own lanterns at the event or bring one from home. Lantern materials are free of charge, small lantern-safe lights will be on sale for $2.00.

The night will start will start with a fun interactive drumming session with Lyle Povah, followed by a Lantern Procession and ending with a spectacular drumming demonstration by Richmond's Tetsu Taiko. Free hot chocolate and fortune cookies will be handed out after the Lantern Procession.

For more information about the Lantern Festival, and an event schedule, call 604.238.8422 or go to . http: //www.richmond.ca/_ _shared/assets/Lantern_ Festival33606.pdf.

The SOS Children's Village BC Thrift store is celebrating 20 years in Steveston on Saturday, Sept. 22. Loyal customers and founding members are invited to stop by for cupcakes, coffee, entertainment and great shopping. The event runs from 1: 30 to 4 p.m. at 3800 Moncton Street. For more information, call 6042748866 or visit sosbc.org.

Judi The Manners Lady, Canada's award-winning family entertainer, performs at the Multicultural Friendship Concert to reach out to new immigrants and international students on Saturday, Sept. 22. The concert is a fundraiser to help International Student Ministries and begins at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Christian Community, 10351 No. 1 Rd. Tickets are $5 per person and $10 per family. For more information, call Skye Fulton at 604-940-4902.

Sunday

A Community Acupuncture to End Hunger happens on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CommuniQi Acupuncture Clinic, #110-8291 Ackroyd Rd. Acupuncture on a sliding scale from $20 to $40 with 50 per cent of the proceeds going to the Richmond Food Bank. Call 604803-8462 or visit www.

CommuniQiAcupuncture. com.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup continues until Sunday, Sept. 23 on Iona Beach, between 9: 30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The cleanup is Canada's largest direct action conservation program. For more information, contact Linda Nishida at 604-659-3777 or linda.nishida@vanaqua. org, or visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca.

Tuesday

Murder Mystery at the Steveston Seafood House: Proprietor Shane Dagan and producer Trevor Jenkins have teamed up once again to stage another interactive murder mystery and dinner show on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $55. Steveston Seafood House is located at 3951 Moncton Street.

For more information, contact 604-271-5252.

Wednesday

The Richmond Public LIbrary will offer a free seminar on Using Social Media for Job Search in the Learning Place at Brighouse (main) branch, 7700 Minoru Gate on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Presenter Magdalena Mot is an experienced career development practitioner.

Registration is required. For more information, contact Lee Anne Smith at 604-278-9811 ext.

6417, or leeanne.smith@ yourlibrary.ca, or visit www.yourlibrary.ca.