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. Golden Ears Community Co-op is meeting at 7 p.m. at the CEED Centre to discuss ways of starting a food cooperative in Maple Ridge. The CEED Centre is at 11739 223rd St. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish or snack to share. Info: Kim Lauzon at 778-552-2832.
. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services holds its annual general meeting at 3 p.m. at the Rainbow Club, 11907 228th St., Maple Ridge. All interested parties are invited to attend. Info: 604-4670-6911 or www.comservice.bc.ca.
. Ridge Meadows Hospice Society and Alouette Addictions will be offering an eight-week interactive group for adults dealing with complex grief. Info or to register, call Ridge Meadows Hospice Society at 604-463-7722, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
. Municipal Pension Retirees Association meets at 10: 30 a.m. at the Maple Ridge Library at #130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
. Golden Ears Writers Club starts its lobby nights, which run the third Tuesday of every month at The ACT from 7 to 9 p.m. This month there will be a writers' jamboree with social and creative writing exercises. The lobby nights are free for any writers aged 18 and older. Info: Katherine at 6044677198 or www.facebook.com/ goldenearswriters.
SEPTEMBER 18 TO 23
. Lional Barts Musical Masterpiece Oliver! comes to life at The ACT in Maple Ridge. Showtimes are Tuesday to Saturday 7: 30 p.m. Saturday matinee 2: 30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 1 p.m. Receive a 10-percent discount on the purchase of 10 tickets or more. SPECC-tacular Productions Theatre Group of Maple Ridge obtained the rights to produce this most beloved British musical ever. Full of warmth and humanity with an amazing cast of characters and costumes this is a true musical must-see. For tickets call The ACT Box Office at 604-476-2787 or book online at: www.theactmapleridge. org/buy-tickets.
. Kanaka open mic features the talents of soulful singer David Logan from 5 to 7: 30 p.m. at the Kanaka Creek Coffee, #101-24155 102nd Ave., Maple Ridge. Info: 604-463-6727.
. Maple Ridge Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6: 30 p.m.) at Fraserview Community Centre at 116th Avenue and 227th Street. Speaker for the month is Bruce Hutchison, who with his wife, is the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Langley. Bruce will pass on a lot of valuable information on how to treat feathered friends who visit gardens. Guest fee is $2. Everyone is welcome. Info: 604-467-2956.
. Teens, here's a chance to have some input into what happens at the library this year and earn volunteer work experience hours at the same time. Members of the student library council organize programs for teens, volunteer as reading buddies, and help with other library events. The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Library. Ask for a student library council application form at the second-floor information desk. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 6044677417.
. North Fraser chapter of CARP, a seniors advocacy group, and Chartwell Seniors Housing host Protect Yourself! Frauds and Scams, a presentation by the BC Centre For Elder Advocacy Support at Willow Manor, 12275 224th St., at 1 p.m. The program deals with frauds, scams, identity theft, and telemarketing. It includes topics such as common scams targeting older adults, identity theft, and how to deal with telephone solicitors. Info and to reserve a seat, contact Bruce Bird at 778-284-1189 or brucebird@ shaw.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org.
. Maple Ridge Library presents It's Time to Talk about Aging Family, part of the Aging Gracefully series at 6: 30 pm. Join gerontologist Mariam Larson and learn about resources and strategies available to you in dealing with the many challenges facing aging families. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417.
. The Ridge Meadows Orchestra is holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz. Performances are in concert with a theatrical production at The ACT. The first rehearsal is at Westacres, 23575 124th Ave. from 7: 30 to 9 p.m. All experience levels welcome. Auditions will be held Sept. 21 to 26. Info: Rayne Beveridge at 6047163057 or raynebeveridge@ hotmail.com.
. Maple Ridge Library offers a program for new Canadians on volunteering in Canada at 1 p.m. This Immigrant Services Society workshop will discuss the benefits of volunteering, how to find volunteer opportunities, and how to use volunteering as a pathway to finding the right job. Info: 604-467-7417.
. GETI Fest and International Day of the Girl takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Peace Park. There will be four villages set up with artisans, the farmers market, Girl Guides, and ecofriendly information.
. Maple Ridge residents are invited to a neighbourhood stroll from 3 to 5 p.m. at the corner of 124th Avenue and 232nd Street. Join residents who are concerned about a proposed gravel quarry in their neighbourhood.
. The Lower Mainland Green Team will be planting native plants at Kanaka Creek Regional Park in Maple Ridge from 9: 45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. To sign up and for more info, go to www.meetup.com/ TheLowerMainlandGreenTeam/events/71420142/ Info: lowermainlandgreenteam@ gmail.com.
. The Tri-Hard Walkers is a walking group that meets at Haney Place Mall at 8: 30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for an outside walk. This group is for men and women of all ages and abilities who would like to enjoy the benefits of regular walking. The group is sponsored by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and there is a $10 annual membership fee. Info: Beverley at 604-467-9407 or meet them inside the mall near Kin's Market and Purdy's at 8: 20 a.m.
. The Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows is looking for nominations for its 2013-14 board of directors. Nominations for directors will be accepted no later than Sept. 15. Info: Jesse Sidhu at the chamber office at 604-463-3366 or email@example.com.
. The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association is now preparing for their fall 2012 horseback riding program and they need volunteers to come forward to help. Horse experience is great but not required. Info: 604-462-7786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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