Wednesday, November 28
New Westminster Downtown Residents' Association, general meeting, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish hall, 514 Carnarvon St. On the agenda: emergency preparedness, Christmas in the downtown and family friendly business. Info: www.nwdra.org.
Thursday, November 29
The Wilderness Woman visits the library, when Chris Czajkowski gives a slide show about her new book, Ginty's Ghost: A Wilderness Dweller's Dream, 7 p.m. New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. Event is free but pre-registration is required by calling 604-527-4667.
Coping with Natural Emergencies workshop, coping with stress, 1 to 4 p.m. Workshop will be in Chinese. Workshop cosponsored by New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC's settlement program. Register for one or all sessions (Dec. 6 is next). For information or registration, call 604-438-8214 extension 104) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 30
Ukrainian Perogy supper, Holy Eucharist Church hall, Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street, 5 to 8 p.m. Perogy sales 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 604-526-0988 and 604-936-8301.
Saturday, December 1
Sturgeon Tales, discover the amazing white sturgeon at a sturgeon tagging station, felt storyboard and create a sturgeon craft, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Dr. Info: fraserriverdiscovery.org.
Monday, December 3
Tillicum Toastmasters: Looking for work?, Come out to Tillicum Toastmasters and see how 'thinking on your fee' can help you out in that all-important interview. Don't lose out, build your public speaking confidence with a great community club and have fun. Guests are welcome, 7:20 to 9:30 p.m., Unity in Action hall, 1630 Edinburgh St. Info: http://3435.toastmastersclubs.org or email email@example.com.
Thursday, December 6
Coping with Natural Emergencies workshop, coping skills in the event of a natural disaster, 1 to 4 p.m. Workshop will be in English with Chinese interpretation available. Workshop cosponsored by New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC's settlement program. For information or registration, call 604-438-8214 extension 104) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 8
Volunteering and networking, free workshop will help newcomers learn job readiness skills and how to network and make connections by volunteering. Presentation will be conducted in French, with translation available in English, Chichewa, Nyanja, Lingala and Swahili, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. The library is wheelchair accessible. For information or registration, phone SUCCESS at 604-430-1899 (extension 110).
Sunday, December 9
Service of lessons and carols, all beautifully set to music and sung by choristers from the three Anglican parishes in New Westminster. Service is at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 121 East Columbia St. Refreshments will follow in the church hall. A free will offering will be taken ant the door to support the ministries of the parishes.
Monday, December 10
New Westminster Lions, meets at 6:30 p.m. at Boston Pizza at Columbia Square. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. Information: 604-525-4477.
Tillicum Toastmasters: Be a guest at potluck Christmas party, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Take advantage of this festive day to learn what Tillicum Toastmasters is all about, socialize and participate in Christmas part potluck and games before group takes break until Jan. 7, 2013. Info: http://3435.toastmastersclubs.org or email email@example.com.
Saturday, December 15
Holiday ornaments, create a Fraser River inspired Christmas ornament for your tree or to decorate for the holidays. Come ready to be creative and leave with a handful of donations, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Dr. Info: fraserriverdiscovery.org.