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FRIDAY The Music at the Cannery Summer Series presents Rock Line featuring Tim Readman & Out of the Green and the best songs from Britain and Ireland on Friday, Aug. 10 at 6: 30 p.m., at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 4th Ave.

FRIDAY

The Music at the Cannery Summer Series presents Rock Line featuring Tim Readman & Out of the Green and the best songs from Britain and Ireland on Friday, Aug. 10 at 6: 30 p.m., 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.

SUNDAY

Local Volkssport club is hosting a non-competitive 5K/10K walk in Steveston area of Richmond on Sunday, Aug. 19. Free for new participants. For more information, call Verni at 604-682-8390.

TUESDAY

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. 14 and 21 from 5: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. at King George Park Gathering Place at No. 5 and Cambie roads. Featuring musical performances, a fundraising BBQ, face painting, giant bubble blowing, free Yoga in the Park, a robotics demonstration and other activities.

WEDNESDAY

Ahoy mateys! White Spot is bringing back its special edition 'Adult Pirate Pak' on Wednesday, Aug. 15, giving the young-at-heart a chance to feel like a kid again - all while helping a worthy cause. White Spot will celebrate its fifth annual Pirate Pak Day by donating $2 from each kids and adult Pirate Pak sold to Zajac Ranch for Children. Zajac Ranch gives children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable summer camp experience.

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 604-278-8159.

THURSDAY

The Steveston Folk Guild presents good-time, acoustic, ragtime blues, hokum, jug band songs and gospel with blues duo The Hokum Steamers on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr. Show time, 7: 30 p.m., and tickets are $8 at the door. For more information, call Dave at 604-272-9294 or visit www.stevestonfolk.net.

UPCOMING

Richmond Family Place presents its Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8660 Ash St. (Two blocks north of Francis between Garden City and No. 4 roads.) All the money raised support children in Richmond. Donations for sale gratefully accepted.

For more information, call Darlene at 604-278-4336 or email at darlenehudson@richmondfamilyplace.ca.

The 1982 Steveston High Grad Reunion is taking place Saturday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Steveston Buck and Ear Pub. For more information, call Heather Logan at 604-271-1135.

The Emerging Artists Committee organizes events and activities to increase young adults' (ages 18-30) involvement in the Richmond Art Gallery. The committee meets regularly to discuss and plan opportunities at the Richmond Art Gallery for young artists working in the areas of visual arts, music, performance and new media. Closing Night transforms the gallery into an accessible and sociable space for young emerging artists and students by introducing new elements such as theatre, poetry, music, or performance to the current exhibition. Closing Night: Haiku Poetry Slam happens on Friday, Aug. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Visitors also have a chance to read out their own Haiku. Food and coffee is available. Door prizes add a pleasant surprise at the end of the event.

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, 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 limited number of dropin spaces are available for drop-in fee of $5 at the door. A special pressure canning workshop (for fish) on Oct. 9 is by registration only.

Registration is limited to 12 per workshop. Drop-ins are limited to 3-5 people per workshop. Each workshop is $5 and payable at the door.

For a registration form, or more information, visit www. rfss.ca/canning.

MISCELLANEOUS

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.