September 3: Support
Coquitlam prostate cancer support and awareness group invites Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents to its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Coquitlam Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way. All those involved with prostate problems are encouraged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. There is no charge (donations are accepted). Info: Norm at 604-936-8703 or Ken at 604-936-2998.
September 4: Dialogue
Family Education and Support Centre launches "Many Candles: First Wednesday Interfaith Dialogue Series." The dialogue series continues throughout the fall on the first Wednesday of the month from September to December in the Fraser Room, Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.
September 5: Wells
Well Owners Workshop (WOW) is hosted by TAPS at 7 p.m. at Thornhill Community Hall, 26007 98th Ave. There will be a panel presentation from provincial and local experts to help residents learn how to care for their wells and drinking water.
September 5: Poets
Holy Wow Poets meet at the Pitt Meadows Golf Course for their four-year anniversary at 6 p.m. The featured guest is Terry Thompson and the theme will be new age poetry.
September 5 & 9: Auditions
SPECC-tacular Productions is auditioning for their musical Christmas pantomime - Aladdin at the Dance Circle, 12011 224th St., Maple Ridge on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. Fifteen main characters are required as well as numerous parts for villagers, dancers, and chorus. Aladdin will play at The ACT from Dec. 8 to 21. Contact Su Wolfe at email@example.com to book an audition spot stating preferred date. Check SPECC-tacular Productions' Facebook site for a list of characters.
September 6: Music
A concert featuring Tenore, a faith-based trio of tenors, takes place at 7 p.m., at the Maple Ridge Baptist Church located at 22155 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge. Tickets are available through the Maple Ridge Baptist Church at 604-467-9613 or online by visiting http://ridgebaptist.ca/events/tenore/.
September 7: Charity run
Seeds of Love and Hope International is hosting its third annual run/walk/bike-a-thon at North Harris Road-Osprey Rotary Loop. Attendees can choose between a seven-kilometre or a five-kilometre route which they can run, walk, or bike; sorry no pets allowed. The cost of admission is $30 per person or $60 per family. Proceeds will go towards the group's community centre in Medellin, Colombia, where they serve more than 130 children and their families by offering meals, medical and dental attention, school supplies, tutoring, and counselling.
September 7: Walk
Parkinson's Superwalk takes place at 11 a.m. (registration is 10:30 a.m.) at Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows, 12027 Harris Rd. For more information or pledge sheets, contact Edith at 604-463-6018.
September 8: Carnival
NorthRidge Church is holding its fifth annual free carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thomas Haney Secondary, 23000 116th Ave. There will be bouncy castles, ponies, a dunk tank, prizes, and facepainting as well as an Adrenaline Bootcamp Obstacle Course for the big kids, and a free lunch.
September 8: Grandparents day
Greystone Manor holds its third annual Fun Fair and Grandparents Day starting at 11 a.m. There will be a concession, games, prizes, and more. Greystone Manor is at 11657 Ritchie Ave., Maple Ridge.
September 8: Port Haney Day
The Port Haney neighbourhood is celebrating in style this September to mark its third year of bringing a great place back to life. Port Haney Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the wharf in Port Haney.
September 8: Charity walk
Paws for a Cause takes place at the Albion Fairgrounds. Registration is at 11 a.m., and the walk starts at 1 p.m. Come join the walk to help the fight against animal cruelty. There will be live music, pet photography, kids zone, agility demos, and more. Visit spca.bc.ca/walk for details.
September 9: Lego Club
The first Monday of the month is Lego Club at the Pitt Meadows Library. They have the Lego, kids bring the ideas. Lego Club is a fun program for children ages five to 10. The program runs from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Call 604-465-4113 or visit the library for details and to register.
September 9: Financial literacy
The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Community Literacy Committee is hosting a financial literacy information session to connect local non-profit organizations with
regional service providers who offer free financial literacy services. The workshop is from 9 to 11 a.m. at Riverside Centre, 20575 Thorne Ave., and will give information about what resources exist locally and regionally to help clients manage their money more effectively. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-466-8254.
One-on-One Computer Help is available at the Pitt Meadows Library on Mondays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 9 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Need help setting up an email account or formatting a Word document? Library staff can offer one-on-one help for some of the tougher problems. Come in or call to register. The library is located at #200-12099 Harris Rd. The library is closed Oct. 14 and Nov.
Buy Local Give Local
Mention "Community Literacy" when shopping at Bean Around Books & Tea until Oct. 15 and part proceeds will go directly to support local literacy programs and services. Bean Around Books is located at 22626 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge. Info: Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Literacy Committee, email@example.com.
The multicultural department at the Family Education and Support Centre is looking for volunteer performers and assistants to help at various community events between August 2013 and March 2014. They are looking for all kinds of artists with special skills in cultural forms of theatre, art and crafts as well as hosts, greeters, and helpers. Hours are flexible but they request a minimum commitment of at least four hours. Info: multicultural services centre coordinator, Family Education Centre at 604-467-6055 ext. 108.
Ridge Meadows Hospice Society will be offering an eight-week training program for their volunteer palliative support program, beginning at the end of September. Anyone interested in volunteering for the hospice society can get more information by contacting the office at 604-463-7722.
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