What's happening in New West? Events calendar - Oct. 17

Thursday, Oct. 17

Join New Westminster Family Place in celebrating their 30 years of community service at their Swing Sets fundraising event: a night of hot jazz for cool cats. Enjoy great drinks, delicious food, live entertainment and an incredible silent auction, all while supporting the not-for-profit that works to improve the lives of families in New Westminster. Tickets and info at www.newwestfamilies.ca/swingsets.

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Friday, Oct. 18

Join IMPACT Parkinson’s for a new arts and crafts program for people with Parkinson’s and their family and friends. Poppy felting with Anne Whitmore of The Poppy Project, 12:30 to 2 p.m., #103-450 East Columbia St. Free, but pre-register by emailing info@impactparkinsons.com or calling 604-525-2631. Info on the Poppy Project at www.thepoppyproject.ca. Info about IMPACT Parkinson’s at www.impactparkinsons.com  . Enhancing life through creativity and expression, art making are can also be used therapeutically to address specific symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

The New Westminster Council of Women has been working to improve the quality of life for women, families and communities in the Royal City since 1898. It meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Today’s speaker is Heidi Clarkson from Impact Parkinson’s. Meeting is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 815 Kennedy St., second floor meeting room. Free. A small donation toward the cost of light refreshments is appreciated.

Friday, Oct. 25

Family Support Institute’s 12th annual trivia night fundraiser. You don’t have to be a Jeopardy winner, Smarter Than a 5th Grader or know how to Name That Tune. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled night with prizes, snacks and more to help raise funds for the Family Support Institute. Ticket and details at www.familysupportbc.com.

Monday, Oct. 28

Want to improve your communication, leadership and language skills. Join us at our open house and have an inside look at Tillicum Toastmasters: introduction to Toastmasters: Become a confident communicator and leader; network; learn success stories from the club members; and enjoy speeches and constructive evaluations delivered by our members. Free, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m., Unity in Action Church hall, 1630 Edinburgh St. Confirm attendance at tillicumtm@gmail.com. Info: www.tillicumtoastmasters.ca.

Are you man who’s gay, bi-sexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? HOMINUM Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Meets today at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-477-9553 or email aapearson@shaw.ca.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Knox Church Christmas bazaar, with One Snowy Day theme, noon to 2:30 p.m., 403 East Columbia St. Light refreshments - $8 for adults. Free admission to bazaar, where you can shop for a verity of items including home baking and crafts. Enter at front door for disabled access.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Dunwood Place Christmas tea and sale, 1 to 3 p.m., 901 Colborne St. Enjoy a cup of tea and cookies served by the Hyack Ambassador team. Tables available for rent - $10. Call Betty at 604-619-8455 to book.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Knox Church Christmas sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 403 East Columbia St. A variety of vendors will be selling gift items. Free admission. Table rentals are $20 – call Betty at 604-619-8455 to book.



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