1. Pick up some plants for your garden at the New Westminster Horticultural Society’s spring plant sale on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Westminster Secondary School (in the covered area behind the roundabout at Eighth and Dublin streets). You’ll find all kinds of shady and sunny perennials, as well as vegetable seedlings, including tomatoes. New Westminster Secondary School’s athletic department will be onsite with its annual mushroom manure sale. NWSS is at 825 Eighth St.
2. Put on some comfy shoes and take a stroll with one of this year’s Jane’s Walks offerings. A number of walks are taking place from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5. A full list of the walks, times and meeting places can be found at www.walkerscaucus.ca/janeswalk.
3. Take part in a conversation about diversity and inclusion at end-of life at the New West Hospice Society’s Community Conversation 3.0. The society wants to hear about the barrier and gaps for end of life care from a from a diversity and inclusion lens. Community Conversation 3.0 is on Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of New Westminster City Hall, 511 Royal Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Info: 236-333-5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Enjoy some laughs when The Mother of All Comedy Shows returns to New Westminster on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at the Anvil Centre Theatre. The show features some of the best local female stand-up comedians, including New Westminster residents Janice Bannister and Erin Jeffrey. Tickets are available through www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.
5. Attend My Artist’s Corner’s third annual show and sale on Saturday, May 4 from noon to 5 p.m. at 100 Braid Street Studios, 100 Braid St. The show, Birds, features fine art created by adults living with mental health issues, a silent auction, hourly raffle draws and more. Free admission and parking behind the studios. Info at www.myartistscorner.ca.
6. Take mom to the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra’s annual Mother’s Day Concert on Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eight Ave. Admission is by donation. Details at www.masseytheatre.com. (Note: Mother’s Day is next week on Sunday, May 12.)
7. Shop for new-to-you treasures at the Massey-Victory Heights Residents’ Association’s annual garage sale on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at homes throughout the neighbourhood. A list of participating houses will be posted at www.masseyvictoryheights.com.
8. Join the Fraser Sea Cadets when they commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic with a ceremony and parade at Westminster Pier Park on Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. The cadets commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic annually to remember the 2,000 brave Canadians who lost their lives and those who fought in the battle, the longest in the Second World War.
9. Support the Alzheimer Society British Columbia’s Walk for Alzheimer’s for New Westminster and Burnaby on Sunday, May 5. The walk takes place at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, 6871 Roberts St., with registration starting at 9:15 a.m. and the walk beginning at 10 a.m. Register at walkforalzheimers.ca or 1-800-667-3742.
10. Enjoy a performance by the West Coast Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. Admission is by donation at the door.
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