. Hammond Elementary, 11520 203rd St., is holding a Christmas bazaar from 3 to 8 p.m. with 20plus vendors, pictures with Santa, and kids-only shopping. Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation. Info: hammondpac@ gmail.com.
. A conversation with Minister of State for Seniors Ralph Sultan is hosted by the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society at the seniors centre, 12150 224th St. from 1 to 2 p.m. The session is called Planning with Seniors, Not for Seniors. Info: 604-467-4993.
. Philosophers' Cafe meets in the lobby of The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl. at 7 p.m. The subject this month is "What is mental health anyway? Bad brain chemistry, genetic predisposition, and personal choice?" . Admission is free. Info: www.philosopherscafe.net.
. Ex-service women's Christmas luncheon is on the main floor at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88, 12101 224th St. Doors open at 11: 30 a.m. and lunch is at noon.
. The Maple Ridge Library will be hosting Posada from 6 to 8: 30 p.m. Join members of the local Spanish-speaking community at the library to celebrate Las Posadas, the traditional Spanish prelude to Christmas with pinata parade, zumba lessons, Spanish songs, and costumed dancers in our lobby. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417.
. Free Santa Photos will be taken from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Open Door Church, 11391 Dartford St., Maple Ridge, where kids can meet Santa Claus. Get a free 8x10 digital studio-quality picture and help wrap presents for families in need. Info: www.opendoorfamily.ca.
. Pitt Meadows Museum hosts its volunteer Christmas tea from 2 to 4 p.m. It is also Knitting Sunday at the museum for anyone interested in learning how to knit or simply wanting to knit with a group. Admission is by donation. Info: 604-465-4322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
. Winter Harp will be performing at The ACT at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $42.50 for adults, $39.50 for seniors; $15 for students. They are on sale at The ACT ticket centre, 11944 Haney Pl., by calling 604-476-2787, or by visiting www. theactmapleridge.org .
. The Asante Centre is holding an open house from 2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. at which time Dr. Asante will be receiving a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. The centre is at #103-22356 McIntosh Ave., Maple Ridge.
. The CP Holiday Train will be at the Port Haney West Coast Express station and the community is asked to bring donations, both food and cash, for the Friends In Need Food Bank. Festivities begin at around 7 p.m. and the train arrives at 7: 45 p.m.
. Golden Ears Writers Club holds its monthly lobby night at The ACT from 7 to 9 p.m. This month blogger Andrea Walker will talk about demystifying blogging. The lobby nights are free for any writers aged 18 and older. Info: Katherine at 604-467-7198 or facebook.com/ goldenearswriters.
. Sleeping Beauty, a Christmas pantomime by SPECC-tacular Productions Theatre Group, brings humour, song, and dance to The ACT. Showtimes are at 7: 30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and on Saturday, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Call The ACT ticket centre at 604-4762787 or go to www.theactmapleridge.org/buy-tickets.
. Twice In A Lifetime is a program for students looking to purchase a good quality once-worn graduation dress. The school accepts consignment dresses to sell for this event. Info: Yvonne Murray at Thomas Haney Secondary at 604-463-2001.
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