Think summer fun is over? Think again.
There's no shortage of events taking place in New Westminster this weekend for folks of all ages. We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. Here are our suggestions for the Sept. 7 to 9 weekend.
1 Get a jump on 1autumn at the Fall Fling Street Party, which features a bouncy castle, dunk tank, photo booth, carnival games, worship band and food. The Salvation Army New Westminster is hosting the event on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be closing down part of Blackford Street for the party. The fun takes place at 325 Sixth St. Adults must bring a child to attend.
2 Party on the street at the Big Gig on the Street that's being sponsored by Olivet Baptist Church. The event features food and games for all ages. It takes place on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 613 Queens Ave.
3 Enjoy a movie under the stars at the final night of the city's summer movie series. Toy Story will be shown on a big screen in Queen's Park Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8: 30 p.m. (Be sure to take note that the date has changed from the previously announced Friday night showing.) You can bring a blanket or a lawn chair - or sit in the stands and watch this family flick. Admission is free.
4 Check out the music of Sudanese singer Omer Ehasa, who is considered an ambassador for peace and for the new musical styles in his homeland. Ehasa will be performing on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Sapperton Pensioners Hall. The Sudanese community of B.C. is hosting the event, which runs from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. at 318 Keary St. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit www. bitalsudan2010.blogspot. com.
5 Support local author Colleen Cutayne, who is doing a book signing and reading from her book, Because of the Moon. The event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 1: 30 to 3 p.m. at Renaissance Books, 43 Sixth St. Because of the Moon is a novel about a boy who moves from the city to his mother's impoverished First Nations village as punishment. Do you have an idea for Top 5? Send your suggestions to calendar@royalcity record.com or fax 6044443460, with "Top 5" in the subject line. For more events listings, visit our website at www.royalcityrecord.com.