- SATURDAY APRIL 27
Bells and Cream Tea, 2 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., featuring an adult and a youth handbell choir in concert while you enjoy scones, jam, Devon Cream and tea in bone china teacups. Advance tickets only. Adults $25, seniors/students $20, children $15. Call, 604522-1606.
- UNTIL WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
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@example.com, or visit facebook.com/loveourbodies loveourselves.
- SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MAY 4,5
Francophone choir, New West singers will be part of Maillardville's francophone choir Les Ãchos du Pacifique performing Elles s'appelaient Marie (Their Name Was Marie), a 16-movement suite by France Levasseur-Ouimet, première performance in B.C., conducted by Luke Mayba, with guest soloist, Marie-JosÃ©e Ouimet, at 7: 30 p.m. at the Centennial Secondary School Theatre, 570 Poirier Street, Coquitlam. Tickets, adults $12; seniors and students $10; free for children 12 and under. Group rates available for 10 or more. For Info, call 604-266-4699, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.lesechosdupacifique.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 up in Burnaby and New Westminster. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. Free registration. Info: 604-5973894.
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 would like to play but haven't done so for awhile, call to discuss the possibilities. Experienced players very welcome. Call Jill at 604-9262892.
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.
Parade band, looking for new members. Men and women welcome. Uniforms provided. Info: Don, 604-946-8130.
Heritage Life Drawing Society, meets Thursdays from 5: 45 to 8: 30 p.m. at CG Master School of Animation at 320-800 Carnarvon St. at the SkyTrain station, upper level. Cost is $12 for members, $14 for non-members to cover live model and rental space. Bring own supplies; all levels welcome. Info: www.heritagelifedrawing. com, or call Gillian Wright at 604-524-0638.
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.