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Friday Chapters Richport will be hosting its second Local Authors Night on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. The night will feature local author Linda Svendsen, who released her latest book, Sussex Drive.


Chapters Richport will be hosting its second Local Authors Night on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. The night will feature local author Linda Svendsen, who released her latest book, Sussex Drive. The public can meet the author and hear her read.

Richmond Public Library and Literacy Richmond are partnering with Kwantlen Polytechnic University to offer a unique program for parents wanting to gain workplace skills.

The Learning Together program combines family reading readiness with adult workplace literacy into an all in one program. It runs Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Kids Place Program Room at Brighouse branch, beginning on Friday, Nov. 16.

The program is free and drop-in, although it's suggested participants attend regularly. For more information, visit any branch, or call 604-2316413.

Bring a canned donation to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery now until Dec.

31 and receive two for one admission on a guided tour. Donations go to the Richmond Food Bank.

Natural Capital Exhibit is on now until April 30 at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Emily Carr University in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation and OCAD University present an interactive community mapping and storytelling project. Digitial narratives feature stories from diverse community members, highlighting the importance of our vanishing wetlands.


L'Ecole des Naviga-teurs, Richmond's only public French school, is holding its 6th Annual Gingerbread Man Party on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 8580 Kilgour Pl. The event includes decorating gingerbread men, games, a cake walk, talent show, French book fair and a silent auction.

The fee for gingerbread decorating is $5 per child and all proceeds go to the PAC of Ecole des Naviga-teurs. For more information, contact Valerie Allen at or 604-417-3570. The OWL Orphaned Wildlife rehabilitation society will be having its first Christmas sale this Saturday, Dec. 8. At great prices will be unique gifts including T-shirts, cards and sponsorships.

Santa will also be there to meet children. Attendees will be able to tour OWL's Front Education and have a photo with a live bird of prey. All proceeds go to the care of the birds of prey at OWL. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 604-946-3171 or email owlrehab@dccnet. com.

Santa's Workshop will be open on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9: 30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Rd. Kids up to the age of 8 can make Christmas crafts, decorate a cookie, play mini golf and see Santa. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 604-718-8060.

Senior Link Yuletide Buffet 2012: Seniors, their friends and family are invited. Come and enjoy our annual most popular event on Satruday, Dec. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Richmond Alliance Church, 11371 No. 3 Rd. There will be great food, live entertainment, prizes, surprises and even our own Santa.

Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, call 604.562.4427, email, or visit

"Music at the Cannery" features the Honeyflow-ers on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4: 30 p.m. The duet of Betty Berda and Shelley Stevens performs folk and alternative country.

Admission is by donation, but space is limited.


Richmond Hospice Association Library is open Tuesdays 2 to 5 p.m. at The Caring Place, Suite 310, 7000 Minoru Blvd. Come and meet the librarian and see the resources for bereavement support. For more information, call Janice at 604-279-7140.


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 604-2788159.


St. Paul Parish is holding its annual Christmas bingo on Thursday, Dec.

13 at 8251 St. Alban's Rd. Doors open at 4: 30 p.m. There'll be exciting games, huge payouts, many prizes and a visit from Santa. Bring friends and family, but must be 19 years or older to play. Tickets are $30 and can be bought at the door or by calling 604-277-3213. Seats are reserved for prepaid ticket holders.


The Richmond Yacht Club presents the annual Parade of Lights on Satruday, Dec. 15 and Sunday Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Decorated vessels will parade between the Middle Arm Bridge and Dinsmore Bridge, but best viewing is from the Richmond Yacht Club at 7471 River Rd.

Refreshments will be served with traditional holiday music and a visit from Santa and Mrs.

Claus. Food donations or unwrapped children's gifts will also be received and prizes will be awarded to the best decorated vessel. Contact Jon Triance at 604-250-6476.

The Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market takes place inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents Sing Noel: Gospel Tidings of Comfort and Joy, a concert series to usher in the Christmas season with gospel Christmas music and classic Christmas favourites on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m., Fraserview MB Church, 11295 Mellis Dr. Tickets are available online at or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit or email