December 24 . Christmas Haven is at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., at 6 p.m. It includes a turkey dinner and a gift from Santa, and is open to everyone regardless of age, religion, or ethnicity. Christmas Haven is a traditional holiday meal for people who don't have someone to spend Christmas Eve with. Info: www.christmashaven.ca.
. Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store, #3-12011 224th St., is holding a 50-per-cent off storewide sale with 75per-cent off Christmas items. Info: 604-463-7711.
. 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. Info: Katherine at 604-467-7198 or facebook.com/goldenears-writers.
Local musicians are lined up to entertain audiences during the month of August. The Lunchtime Concert Series, put on by the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association, is well underway with concerts scheduled Tuesday to Thursday in August at Memorial Peace Park.
• Sizzling outside? Get refreshed with a cool story. Come to the library and enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays that will entertain and delight you.
March 30 ... Maple Ridge jazz and blues singer Wendy Biscuit performs a hometown, boogie woogie get-down in her own neighbourhood of Albion at The Kingfisher. The Kingfisher, at 23840 River Rd. Music begins at 8 p.m.
March 27 ... Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hosts a networking and comedy night at the Haney Public House, 22222 Lougheed Hwy. Networking starts at 6 p.m. and the comedy, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available by calling Carrisa at 604-463-3366 or emailing email@example.com.