SHOWING up to a classic British car rally in a German car is a bit like landing a Messerschmitt in the midst of a Royal Canadian Legion reunion. It's a bit cheeky and quite frankly, I can't recommend it enough.
CSS has talent On May 23 CSS Has Talent is back. It will start at 7 p.m. in the Chilliwack secondary gymnasium and will run for about two hours with a short intermission. This event is by donation only and all proceeds go towards the Salvation Army. There will be 11 acts performing, ranging from singing to dancing to rapping. Concession for the night will be provided by the CSS African Relief Club, with proceeds going towards the Wanted Children Foundation. Pennies will also be collected for the We Create Change campaign. For more information visit the Facebook page: CSS Has Talent.
Brenda Marshall, the first female warden at the medium security Mission Institution, and at several other federal prisons, passed away May 20. She will be remembered on May 24 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Mission.
SHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts a free drug and alcohol education session, from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at its offices on the second floor of 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. The topic is "Cocaine, crystal meth and marijuana - the struggle to recover, and what long-term recovery looks like." This education series, which runs Wednesdays through July 24, is aimed at those who have an alcohol or drug problem, those concerned about their use, and those affected by the use of others. The format consists of a video, a brief presentation and open discussion. Info: 604-936-3900.
On Wednesday, May 22 the Ladner Single Parents Support Group wishes to invite single parents with dependant children to a free dinner at the Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Doors open at 5: 10 p.m. Dinner at 5: 30 p.m. For more information contact Diane at 604-9467033.
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The Royal Canadian Legion Langley Branch 21 is doing the cooking on May 25.
Tri-City Singles Social Club is a social group for 50-plus singles who are looking to meet new friends and participate in social events such as walking, dancing, dining out, travel, theatre etc. The group meets on the third Friday of the month at the Port Moody Legion, 2513 Clarke St. at 7 p.m. to plan events. Membership is $20 per year and new members are welcome.
Hotel show Members of the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) are branching out with a group art show at the historic Royal Hotel in downtown Chilliwack. On now until June 2 visit "Celebration of the Arts" at the hotel at 5886 Wellington Ave. The lobby, café and homestead room will be transformed with a free exhibit of original and creative paintings and art pieces in a variety of media. Visiting hours are Sunday to Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Much has been written and said about the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118 assuming the leadership of the North Shore Canada Day parade.
Terry Fox Library offers families and caregivers with young children drop-in storytimes on Wednesday mornings, May 15 to June 26, from 10: 15 to 10: 45 a.m. Storytimes include books, fingerplays, songs and flannel board stories. Everyone is welcome. For info, call 604-927-7999.
The Canadian Diabetes Association's Clothesline program will be in the Tri-Cities on Saturday, May 18 as part of a Fill A Truck event happening across Canada.
May 12: Mother's Day . Maple Ridge Historical Society holds its Mother's Day Tea at Haney House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a new Anne Haney display. Admission is $6. Info: Allison at 604-463-5311.
Women's luncheon May 9, Valley Women's Network lunch at Royal Canadian Legion, 32627 Logan Ave., Mission from 11: 45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost is $15/members, $17/non members. Marilyn Fraser speaks on life in Mexico. Vwn.firstname.lastname@example.org to book a half table.
G.W. Graham Theatre presents the British comedy farce The Murder Room May 9 to 11 at 7: 30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee May 11. The play, written by Jack Sharkey, is directed by Randy Newbury and produced by Damon Fultz. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults and available at G.W. Graham (45955 Thomas Rd.), Save-On Foods and The Dogfather (9701 Menzies St.). Call G.W.
Ambleside Orchestra rehearses Wednesdays, 3: 15-5: 30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Intermediate level of musicianship required. Bring a music stand. Info: David, 604-922-1035.
May 7: Retired teachers . Retired Maple Ridge Teachers Association and CUPE staff from Maple Ridge Secondary will hold a luncheon at noon at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 88, 12101 224th St.
Interfaith dialogue May 7, Bridges of Faith: Family and Marriage, an interfaith community dialogue at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave., from 5 - 8 p.m. Contact: Kam.Aujla@AbbotsfordCommunityServices.com or call 604-859-7681.
May 2: Health . Maple Ridge Better Breathers Club is meeting in the Fraser Room at the Maple Ridge Library from noon to 1: 30 p.m. Their guest speaker will be RCMP officer Steve Terrilon. Info: Heidi at 604466-1633.