Hotel show Members of the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) are branching out with a group art show at the historic Royal Hotel in downtown Chilliwack. On now until June 2 visit "Celebration of the Arts" at the hotel at 5886 Wellington Ave. The lobby, café and homestead room will be transformed with a free exhibit of original and creative paintings and art pieces in a variety of media. Visiting hours are Sunday to Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Canadian Workplace Culture: North Vancouver City Library is offering a free interactive workshop for internationally-trained new Canadians Wednesday, May 15, 1: 303: 30 p.m. at 120 West 14th St. Registration is not required. Info: nvcl.ca.
For the environmentally conscious, there's no shortage of gift ideas in Steveston.
Mother-daughter duo Marcie and Rachel Batty crossed the finish line holding hands and with big smiles on their faces.
I just finished reading your front-page story, "For Mother's Day, I just want him to say, 'Mom,'" the Now, May 9.
As I ventured forth on my yearly quest for the perfect Mother's Day gift, I was envisioning bouquets of flowers, boxes of chocolates, creative candy displays, or cute and funny little knick-knacks conveniently over-priced just for this special occasion.
Call for Board Members: Living Systems Counselling has immediate openings for volunteer board members who have an interest in Bowen Family Systems theory and who would like to contribute to their mission by lending expertise with fundraising, marketing, grant writing or other areas. Meetings are held every third week of the month for approximately two hours. Living Systems is a provider of counselling, training, education and research based on Bowen Family Systems theory. Info: Mark Smith, marksmith1@ shaw.ca, 604-720-5889 or livingsystems.ca.
Drop In, Log In, Learn: Free one-on-one tech tutorials for adult beginners Sundays, May 12 and 26, 1: 152: 15 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Tech-savvy teens will help with questions about computers, mobile phones, PDAs and other high-tech devices. Info: nvcl.ca.
Janet Marutawana was waiting in line at a Zellers when it happened again: Her nine-year-old son, Farai, started throwing a tantrum.
When I come home to my wife at the end of the day, I know better than to ask, "What did you do today?"
Mother's Day is another few days off yet, but I already know what I'll be unwrapping on Sunday morning.
Artemis Gallery: 104C4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Sna7m: Strong Spirit kicked off with an opening ceremony at host venue the Ferry Building Gallery April 30. Organizers of the exhibition and series of events on First Nations art and storytelling are offering a host of related programming at the West Vancouver gallery until May 26. The opening evening, entitled Beginning Our Sacred Work, saw the arrival of canoes, a welcome and blessing ceremony, and bonfire and celebration. The exhibition features works by a number of artists including Xwalacktun and James Harry. Upcoming events include: a carving demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a Mother's Day drum circle from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 12; We Are All One, a panel discussion, May 15; a carving demonstration May 19; and the closing ceremony May 26. For full schedule and more information, visit ferrybuildinggallery. com. Scan the photo above using Layar to view a video of the opening evening's festivities.
It's Mother's Day weekend and a wonderful time to enjoy the many entertainment and community offerings in the Royal City. We're continuing with our popular feature, The Record's Top Five (or More) Things to Do This Weekend and offer the following suggestions for the May 10 to 12 weekend.
Friends of the Terry Fox Library hosts a book sale at the library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds go toward library programming, equipment and furniture. Info: 604-927-7999.
Taking tea this Sunday will help provide medical care for moms of the future.
May 12: Mother's Day . Maple Ridge Historical Society holds its Mother's Day Tea at Haney House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a new Anne Haney display. Admission is $6. Info: Allison at 604-463-5311.
Mother's Day is often accompanied by a whole lot of sentimental Hallmarkesque gobbledy-gook on how self-sacrificing mothers are, putting them on a pedestal perched above us.
It's a gift most moms would love on Mother's Day: Seeing your child, in formal attire, perform music in front of hundreds of spectators in a large auditorium.