December 28 . Wendy Biscuit and her Dirty Swing Band will be at the Kingfisher's Waterfront Grill, 23840 River Rd., from 8 p.m. to midnight. This critically acclaimed local chanteuse performs old time swing and jump blues plus a collection of her own original music. Joining Biscuit will be VSO saxophone player Jack Stafford and Montreal-born boogie-woogie pianoman Dave Webb.
December 28 . The Garibaldi Secondary Key Club, affiliated with the Kiwanis, is holding a bake sale at Haney Place Mall from 9 a.m. until goodies run out. The sale raises money for breast cancer research.
January 5, 6, 12 & 13 . Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue holds its annual tree chipping event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their building, 23598 105th Ave. Chipping is by donation. Curbside pickup is done by 1st Haney Rovers for a minimum $10 fee. Email name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org for pickup or call 604-2442850.
January 8 . Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group invites Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents to their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Coquitlam Pinetree Community Centre. All those involved with prostate problems are encouraged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. Info: Norm at 604-936-8703 or Ken at 604936-2998.
January 8 . The next meeting of the Garibaldi Art Club is at 7 p.m. in the craft room on the third floor of The ACT. G.A.C. membership is $50 or $40 for seniors. Come and find out about upcoming events for 2013. Info: www.
January 10 . A Seniors Helping Seniors meeting takes place at 9: 30 a.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St.
January 10 . The regular monthly meeting of The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chapter of HUB: Your Cycling Connection will be held from 6: 45 to 8: 45 p.m. in the Greenside Room at the Maple Ridge Library.
January 10 . The SFU Philosophers' Cafe meets at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl. at 7 p.m. This month's topic: Are we entering a new dark age or going through a transitional time? Are there signs of an emergent vitality that might not be noticed amidst the destruction of old forms?
MS support group . The multiple sclerosis self-help group for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, Hope & Balance, meets the second Thursday of each month at Willow Manor, 12275 224th St. from 2: 15 to 3: 45 p.m.
Info: Greg at 604-895-8202 or email@example.com.
Cats need love, too . Katie's Place animal shelter needs volunteers. Help out some messy but grateful and loving little critters. Info: 604-463-7917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thrift store needs help . Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store requires volunteers to sort, price, and stock shelves. Info: 604-463-7711.
Red Cross needs help . The Canadian Red Cross health equipment short-term loan program in Maple Ridge needs volunteers. The depot is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12: 30 to 4 p.m. This program lends out basic types of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches, and bathroom aids on a donation basis. The Maple Ridge office is located at #5-11435 201A St. and can
Volunteers needed . Cythera Thrift Store has volunteer opportunities for weekend retail cashiers.
Shifts are one hour in duration. Full training and support provided. Call Shelley at 604-467-4671. Net proceeds support women and children fleeing abuse. be reached at 604-465-5050.
Crisis help needed . The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. Extensive training and on-going support is provided. Info: www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the crisis line.
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