UNTIL SATURDAY, JUNE 29
New West Arts Council presents, Hold On To the Good, an exhibition of local artist Kim Soo Goodtrack's work at the Arts Council Gallery, from 1 to 5 .m. daily, except Mondays. Info, www.artscouncil ofnewwest.org.
MONDAY, JULY 1
Concerts on the Quay, presented by the River Market, on the Westminster Quay Boardwalk, 5 to 9 p.m. with live performance by Wil plus fireworks display. Info, www.hyack.bc.ca.
UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
New West Artists presents, Art Squared, a Visual Verse, an exhibit of 42 poems transformed visually into 12 inch by 12 inch pictures priced at $100 each. At the Network Hub at The River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Info, www.new westartists.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
Concerts on the Quay, presented by the River Market, on the Westminster Quay Boardwalk, 5 to 9 p.m. with live performance by Ray Bonneville plus fireworks display. Info, www. hyack.bc.ca.
UNTIL FRIDAY, JULY 26
Youth acting workshop, hosted by the Vagabond Players, along with Wild Child Theatre, July 3 to 25 (11 classes: Mon, Wed, Thurs, plus performance evening on July 26 at 8 p.m.). Cost is $65. Ages nine to 16. To register, email i_mendenhall@ hotmail.com or call Isabel, 604-522-6246.
SATURDAY, AUG. 3
Concerts on the Quay, presented by the River Market, on the Westminster Quay Boardwalk, 5 to 9 p.m. with live performance by Hans Theessink and Terry Evans plus fireworks display. Info, www.hyack.bc.ca.
AUG. 10 AND 11
New West Cultural Crawl, multiple-venue art attractions around town, offering encounters between local artists, neighbours and visitors over the weekend. Info, www.new westculturalcrawl.com.
UNTIL SATURDAY, AUG. 31
Van Dop Gallery presents, the Art of the Garden, an exhibition of hand-crafted bird baths, abstract garden sculptures by featured artist Keith Rice-Jones, at 421 Richmond St. For more information, call 604-5217887 or go to www.vandop gallery.com.
Poetry in the Park, at the Queen's Park bandshell, open mike and poetry readings hosted by the Royal City Literary Arts Society, rain or shine, Wednesday evenings from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. Info, www.rclas. com.
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@ maple-leaf-singers.com.
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. For more information, call 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. nwdband.com.
Elgar Strings seeks violin, viola, bass and cello players to join their ranks. Orchestra meets at the Mormon church on Willingdon Avenue on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. If you want to play but haven't done so for awhile, call to discuss the possibilities. Experienced players very welcome. Call Jill at 604-926-2892.
Vancouver Firefighters Band Society, concert and marching band, looking for new members, especially woodwinds and percussion. Call for info: 604444-3473. Leave message. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7: 30 p.m. in North Burnaby.
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 their weekly workshops, with activity in many genres. Call Ted, 604-415-5432 for information.
Email detailed event listings to calendar@royalcity record.com.