1 Get out and support a church that offers all kinds of community services.
The Lions Club of New Westminster is holding its annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1010 Fifth Ave.
Breakfast is by donation, and all proceeds go to the church, which runs programs such as a community lunch and emergency food cupboard.
2 Get some ideas about the attributes of tea at the World Poetry New Westminster presentation: A Tribute to Tea. The event takes place on Saturday, July 16 from 2: 30 to 3 p.m. at Great Wall Tea Company at River Market. Hosted by Ariadne Sawyer and Heidi Mueller, the event features Anita Aguirre Nievereas, Alan Hill, Yilin Wang and Tony Antonias offering their tributes to tea. For more information visit www. worldpoetry.ca or call 604-526-4729.
3Get in some summer reading by participating in the Victorian Book Club that's being launched at Irving House. The club is having its first meeting on Saturday, July 16 from 11 a.m. to noon.
The club is free and open to people aged 15 and older. Participants will explore 19th-century novels in their original context, including literary works by Emily and Charlotte BrontÃ«, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, H.G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Mark Twain and others.
Space is limited, and people who are interested should call 604-527-4640.
4 Get into the summer spirit at the second annual Summerfest that's taking place at Grimston Park on Saturday, July 16 starting at 4 p.m.
The event includes live music, entertainment, water play activities, kids' crafts and a mini farmers' market where you can buy a picnic supper.
The city's only wading pool will remain open until 8 p.m. for this day only.
Families can cap off the day by enjoying a screening of The Princess Bride on a big screen in the park, accompanied by free popcorn.
corn. 5 Get your dancing shoes on and head to the citysponsored Dancing in the Square. The City of New Westminster has partnered with Dance With Me Studio to offer dance lessons every Friday night.
Get your dancing shoes
This week's lesson on dancing to Broadway/Big Band music runs from 7 to 7: 30 p.m., followed by dancing in Hyack Square until 9 p.m. The event is weather permitting. For more information visit www. dancewithmenewwest.com
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