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Arts Calendar

- UNTIL SATURDAY, MARCH 30 Art takes shape at the library, with Richard and Kathleen Klein's photos on the ramp gallery, and the Artists in the 'Boro showing their latest work in the reference department.


Art takes shape at the library, with Richard and Kathleen Klein's photos on the ramp gallery, and the Artists in the 'Boro showing their latest work in the reference department. The New Westminster Public Library is open Monday to Friday, 9: 30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9: 30 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and is located at 716 Sixth Ave. Info, 604-527-4670.


Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, presented by Royal City Musical Theatre, April 11 to 27 at Massey Theatre in New Westminster. For tickets, visit or call 604-521-5050.


Holodomar - Murder By Starvation, a play to mark the 80th anniversary of the famine imposed on the Ukrainian people in 1932-33 by Stalin's regime, performed by Edward Evanko and presented by the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of New Westminster. Show will be at 2 p.m. at the theatre of the Justice Institute of British Columbia, 715 McBride Boulevard. Tickets $20 for adults, $8 for ages 19 to 13, and children get in free. To reserve, call 604-944-1971.


Dare to dance?, the Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves campaign for awareness about eating disorders is recruiting people for a dance flash mob. Deadline for submissions is May 1. Info, or to register, email [email protected], or visit

Sing Your Heart Out with the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique six-part harmony show chorus. All welcome to audition, first sopranos particularly needed. Call Anne Baird at 604-9229827 or email information@

New handbell choir for youth, starting in Burnaby and New Westminster. Rehearsals on Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. Free registration. Info: 604-597-3894.

World Poetry New Westminster night out, fourth Wednesday of each month (except December), New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. Info: 604-526-4729.

Interested in writing?, New Westminster Writers meet on the third Saturday monthly at 10 a.m. in the Plaskett Room at New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave.

Century House Singers, welcome new singers, 50-plus, at their Monday afternoon practices, 1 to 2: 30 p.m. at Century House. Members must enjoy singing just for fun, mainly old favourites. No auditions required. Info: 604-519-1066.

The New Westminster and District Concert Band, looking for new members. They have a beginner band for people of any age who want to learn to play an instrument, and there are some instruments available to borrow. For those with experience, there is also an intermediate band, and a senior band for accomplished musicians. For info, call Jim at 604-434-9262 or see www.

B.C. Floral Art Society, a club for the advancement and enjoyment of floral art, welcomes new members. Meetings held the second Monday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Glenbrook Park Amenities Centre, 76 Jamieson Ct., 604535-9892.

Royal City Concert Band, welcomes any musicians who have some playing experience and enjoy making music. Specific Vacancies in the tuba and French horn sections. Band rehearses Thursday evenings at New Westminster Secondary School. Information: 604-5277064 or 604-582-8540.

Calling all interested writers, New Westminster Writers have openings for new members to attend weekly workshops, with activity in many genres. Call Ted, 604-415-5432 for info.

Heritage Life Drawing Society, meets for three hours every Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Dance With Me studio at 50 Lorne St. Cost is $11 members, $14 non-members to cover live model and rental space. Please bring own supplies, artists of all levels welcome. Info: email [email protected] or call Gillian Wright at 604524-0638.

Write From the Heart, with Ruth Kozak, drop-in sessions on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at Waves Coffee Shop, back room, 715 Columbia St. (at Begbie), $5 per drop-in. Contact Ruth Kozak, ruthaki1@, 604-254-9711; or Franci Louann, flouann@telus. net, 604-522-7613.

Melodious Mandolins, rehearse Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in central Burnaby or Sapperton in New Westminster. The group performs two to four times a month for residents of care facilities, mostly old-time tunes and folk songs from around the world. If you play guitar, bass viol (own instrument not required) or mandolin, call Cathy at 604-433-2762 for details and exact location.