October 31: Carnival Open Door Church presents its second annual Halloween Carnival from 6 to 9 p.m. with games, prizes, candy, hot chocolate, and fun. The family event for kids and adults is free to attend. The church is at 11391 Dartford St., Maple Ridge. Info: 604-779-7229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 31: Harvest party A neighbourhood harvest block party takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Join in the fun and enjoy outdoor movies with popcorn, bouncy castles, play area, candy land, petting zoo, train rides, free hot dogs and hot chocolate, and food trucks. The party takes place at 11011 Cameron Crt., Maple Ridge.
November 1: Music Local chanteuse Wendy Biscuit returns to Kingfishers Waterfront Grill, 23840 River Rd., for her first hometown performance in almost a year, along with a talented group of the best jazz and blues players Vancouver has to offer from 9 p.m. to midnight. Reservations recommended at 604-463-0094. Info: www.wendybiscuit.com.
November 2: Bazaar A "Classy Bazaar" runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Golden Ears United Church at 222nd Street and Dewdney Trunk Road. Info: Sue Kellas at 604-463-9611.
November 2: Farmers market Haney Farmers Market is at Grow and Gather, 24565 Dewdney Trunk Rd., and will be holding their final member appreciation day of the season. There will be a variety show in the Café Corner. Info: www.haneyfarmersmarket. org or 604-467-7433, ext 2.
November 2: The ACT The Grapes of Wrath perform at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., Maple Ridge, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be bought by calling 604-476-2787, by going to www.theactmapleridge.org, or by going to the box office at The ACT in person.
November 2: Maple Ridge Library Teens are invited to bring their competitive spirit to the Maple Ridge Library for Teen Quiz Night at 7 p.m. Form a team or come alone. Info: 604-467-7417.
November 2 & 3: Thrift sale Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store is holding a 50-per-cent-off storewide sale (select items may be excluded). The store is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The thrift store is at #3-12011 224th St. Info: 604-463-7711.
November 2: Bake sale Thomas Haney Secondary student Miranda Tymoschuk is holding a bake sale to raise money for her trip to Ghana in the spring. She will be going with a Free the Children group to do development work. The bake sale runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
November 3: Nature hike Alouette Field Naturalists travel to Campbell Valley Park in Langley. They will meet in the parking lot of ABC Restaurant, 20110 Lougheed Hwy., at 9:30 a.m. Info: Ken at 604-476-0105.
November 3: Legion Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88, 12101 224th St., Maple Ridge, will host a Remembrance Week church service with pastor Bob Goos at 11 a.m. This will be held in the main lounge and all members, families, and guests are welcome.
November 4: Seniors Ridge Meadows Seniors Society presents Fire Safety and Seniors at 1 p.m. in the main hall of the seniors centre, 12150 224th St., Maple Ridge. Info: 604-467-4993.
November 5: Poetry The Holy Wow Poetry Show features poets Candice James, poet laureate of New Westminster, and Alan Hill. James will read from her book Shorelines and Hill will read from his book The Broken Word. The Holy Wow Poets meet at The ACT at 7 p.m.
November 5: Prostate 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 in a confidential atmosphere. Info: Norm at 604-936-8703 or Ken at 604-936-2998.
November 6: Health Maple Ridge Better Breathers Club meet in the Fraser Room of the Maple Ridge Library from noon to 1:30 p.m. This is a support group for people with COPD. Friends and family and new members are welcome. The guest speaker will be Rick Lescelle, respiratory therapist at Ridge Meadows Hospital.
November 6: Interfaith dialogue Community members from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds gather to discuss "Environment: How does your faith tradition call you to be in 'right relation' with the land and all living beings?" Many Candles Interfaith Dialogue series takes place at the Maple Ridge Library at 6:30 p.m.
November 16: Crop and Create St Patrick's School Crop-and-Createa-thon takes place on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $45 per person and includes space for crafting, reserved seating, Chinese dinner and beverage/unlimited coffee, door prizes, goodie bags, and make-and-take projects. Info: Gen at genlopez@shaw. ca or 778-386-7678. St Patrick's School is at 22589 121st Ave. Maple Ridge.
Theatre in the Country Theatre in the Country presents its third show Sleuth. On Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, there will be dinner theatre with a full roast beef buffet. On Nov. 9, 23, and 30, there will be luncheon shows, and on Sundays Nov. 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 4 p.m., there will just be a performance. Theatre In
The Country is located at 9975 272nd St., Maple Ridge. Info: office@theatreinthecountry.
com or 604-259-9737.
SPCA fundraiser Tickets are on sale for a Nov. 22 fundraiser for the Maple Ridge branch of the SPCA, Art for Animals, which is an art, wine, and cheese event. The fundraiser takes place at The ACT from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $35. They can be bought at the shelter, 10235 Jackson Rd., or by calling 604-463-9511.
Film series Is the book always better than the movie? Come to the Maple Ridge Library and find out - the Books on Film series runs every Tuesday until Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Library, #130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Info: 604-467-7417.
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