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Friday The Music at the Cannery series presents Live Rust, a Tribute to Neil Young, Friday, Aug. 12 at 6: 30 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Admission by donation. For more information, visit The Beat Merchant at www.

Friday

The Music at the Cannery series presents Live Rust, a Tribute to Neil Young, Friday, Aug. 12 at 6: 30 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Admission by donation. For more information, visit The Beat Merchant at www.beatmerchant. com or the Steveston Folk Guild at www.stevestonfolk.net.

The Leading Edge Toastmasters Club invites everyone to overcome their fear of public speaking on Friday, Aug. 12 from 7: 30 to 9: 00 p.m. at the Brighouse Park Pavilion by the Caring Place, 7840 Granville Ave. No RSVP required. For more information, call Irene at 604-274-3794 or email at tinyurl.com/leadingedgetm.

Saturday

Black Bond Books in Lansdowne Centre presents a book signing with children's author Ann Chandler for her newest historical tale, Kootenay Silver, on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit http: //www. blackbondbooks.com/ events.php or call 604-233-0004.

The Richmond Nature Park presents a Honey Bees in the Bog on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11851 Westminster Hwy. Learn how bees live. There will be honey samples provided by the Richmond beekeepers. Admission by donation. For more information, call 604-276-4300.

SUNDAY

Learn how to ride safely and confidently in the city with a Streetwise Cycling course on Sunday, Aug. 14 from noon to 4: 30 p.m. at the Thompson Community Centre. Register now online at http: // streetwisecycling.eventbrite.com/ or call 604558-2002. Presented by the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC).

Tuesday

CHIMO Crisis Services in a non-profit organization in Richmond that serves more than 10,000 people a year through a number of crisis intervention and prevention programs. They are looking for community-minded individuals interested in working with youth. As a volunteer Classroom Presenter, you will facilitate workshops at high schools throughout Richmond during the coming school term.

Workshop topics range from Suicide Awareness and Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention to Communication Skills and Employment Law. If you would like to enhance your public speaking skills, help build resiliency in our youth and contribute to your community, call 604-270-4435 ext 5 or email volunteer@chimocrisis.com. Training starts on Tuesday, Aug. 16 - register today!

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.

UPCOMING

The Steveston Folk Guild presents folk/jazz/ country singer Karen Kelm on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7: 30 p.m. in the Chinese Bunkhouse at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr. in Steveston. Tickets are $8 at the door. Children under 12 are free. For more information on the guild, visit www. stevestonfolk.net.

The Richmond Oxfam Committee will be holding a Walkathon on Sunday Aug. 28, beginning at 1: 30 p.m. at Garry Point. All funds collected for sponsoring the participants will be donated to assist the victims of the severe drought in the Horn of Africa, and will be matched by the Canadian government. Please come and enjoy the fun! Drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information, call Orval Chapman at 604-278-2543.

MISCELLANEOUS

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 much-needed 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 www. salvationarmy.ca.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s Richmond is looking for both one-on-one support volunteers and support group facilitators. A commitment of two to four hours weekly or biweekly over a one year time period is required. Training is provided. Contact Anthony or Michele for more information at 604-238-7390 or email: Anthonyk@alzheimerbc. org. To learn more about our programs and services, please visit www.alzheimerbc.org.