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TUESDAY 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.


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.


Every Thursday night is Bingo at St. Paul Parish, 8251 St. Alban's Rd. Come and join an evening of fun and lots of exciting prizes, while supporting programs such as community outreach, youth program, hospital visitations and seniors outreach. Make it a date every Thursday. For more information, call 604-277-3213. Must be 19 years or older to play.


Free Healthy Lifestyle Workshop with Liz Langland, How to Start Your Own Run/ Motivational Group on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. at South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Rd. Langland shares how her first running group ran their first 10K, built selfconfidence, lost weight and became fitter and healthier. For more information or to register, call 604-718-8060.

The Runner Girl Speaker Series begins on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. with the first talk titled Racquets and Runners ... Shoes and Clothing with Christine Blanchette at the South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Rd. All presentations are free and open to men, however, registration is recommended. (Quote #172302). For more information or to register, call 604-718-8060.

Classes at Richmond Reelers Scottish Country Dance Group will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Minoru Cultural Centre Dance studio from 7-9 p.m. No experience necessary. For more information, call Joan at 604-274-7904 or Cathie at 604-277-3398.


The Friends of the Richmond Library remind the community that September is its book drive month. The nonprofit always appreciates donations, and through them, the books will stay within the community, as opposed to being turned into pulp elsewhere. Books may be dropped off at any library branch.

The Salvation Army's 2011 Back Pack Drive runs until Sept. 6. You can help send 2,000 needy kids back to school with a new backpack filled with muchneeded supplies, such as pencils, rulers, erasers, binders, glue sticks, markers, calculators, White Out, highlighters, crayons, note pads, duo tangs and backpacks. All you have to do is head to your nearest Starbucks or Fitness Town with your donation. Please help kids go back to school with the necessary tools to succeed. For more information, visit

Volunteers Needed! The Richmond Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, which helps raise funds for hospital equipment, seniors and patients in our community, is looking for volunteers. If you are reliable and have three hours a week to spare please contact Terry Krahn at 604 274 6311 Ext 337 or terry.krahn@

The Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s Richmond is looking for both one-onone support volunteers and support group facilitators. A commitment of two to four hours weekly or bi-weekly over a one year time period is required. Training is provided. Contact Anthony or Michele for more information at 6042387390 or email: Anthonyk@ To learn more about our programs and services, please visit

The Jewish Museum & Archives of British Columbia recently installed an exhibit of Richmond's Jewish Heritage, in the Ben and Esther Dayson Reading Lounge located on the second floor of the Brighouse (Main) Branch of the Richmond Public Library, 7700 Minoru Gate. On display now to December 23, 2011.

Admission is free. The exhibit includes photographs from the Nemetz Jewish Community Archives and artifacts from the Jewish Historical Society of BC. For more information, contact the Jewish Museum & Archives of BC at info@ or call 604-257-5199.

The Parkinson's Support Group meets at 1: 30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Minoru Seniors' Centre. This is a group for people with Parkinson's disease and their care partners. They meet to discuss issues arising from living with Parkinson's and to share ideas. For more information, call Nicky Phillips 604-274-9630.

Single Mother's Support Group meets every Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Richmond Women's Resource Centre. Come andjoin us to discuss single moms' needs and concerns, meet new friends, provide moral support and find out about available community services. Children welcome as child minding is provided. Call to register at 604-279-7060, or visit #110-7000 Minoru Blvd (Richmond Caring Place) or online at www. richmondwomenscentre.

Got stuff you don't want? Recycle it with the Development Disabilities Association. There are three ways to help: bins for cloth items, pick up for dishes, toys and books, or drop off donation station for dishes and clothes. For more information or drop site address, call 604-273-4DDA or visit www.develop.

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