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A good turnout is expected for the first annual Multi-Faith Celebration at St. John's Anglican Church tomorrow (Sept. 24) at 6 p.m. If interested in attending, please call (604) 898-5100 to see if there is space still available.

A good turnout is expected for the first annual Multi-Faith Celebration at St. John's Anglican Church tomorrow (Sept. 24) at 6 p.m. If interested in attending, please call (604) 898-5100 to see if there is space still available.

The Squamish Food Bank and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (co-sponsors) much appreciate the generosity of this community in donating over 6,000 pounds of non-perishable food items following their door-to-door campaign on Sept. 17. The Food Bank distributes groceries twice a month and the request for hampers is growing.

Carol Wynn, the popular program director at the Seniors Centre, is retiring at the end of this month. Plan on attending the Soup and Sandwich day on Thursday (Sept. 29) at noon, as it will be an opportunity for seniors to wish Carol well on her retirement. To purchase your tickets ($9 each) or for more information, please check at the front desk reception.

St. John's Anglican Church on Diamond Road is holding a Boot and Bake sale tomorrow (Sept. 24) from 9 a.m. to noon. Check out the great buys in the back of the English-style "boots" - trunks of the cars - and be sure to take home some delicious home baking!

The Caregivers' Support Group meets twice a month in the Seniors Centre and is open to anyone who is caring for an aging parent or partner and needs some caring themselves. The next meeting at the centre will take place Wednesday (Sept. 28) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please call Donna Howard or Nadine Goodgrove at (604) 892-6400.

The Tribute to the Legends of Country Music promises to be a great show on Wednesday (Oct. 12) at 7 p.m. in the Seniors Centre as the members of the band bring back memories of Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, the Statler Brothers and more. This concert is open to all ages (not just seniors) and tickets at $22 each are available at the centre or by calling 1-60-848-6898. Proceeds will go to Senior Centre activities.

The Squamish Hospice Society is again sponsoring the Courage to Grieve bereavement support group for those experiencing loss through death. This six-week facilitated group will meet each Tuesday from Sept. 27 to Nov. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. The location is the Squamish Hospice office, next to Hilltop House at 38150 Behrner Dr. To register or for more information, please contact Wendy at (604) 892-1552.

On Thursday (Sept. 29) from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Evening Adult Reading Club will meet at the Squamish Public Library to discuss the novel Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.

The last Friday of each month is Movie Day at the Seniors Centre and on Friday (Sept. 30) at 1 p.m., the Oscar Award-winning film The King's Speech will be shown. All are welcome.

ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are offered at Howe Sound Women's Centre on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a support group for immigrant and refugee women and classes are offered free to all women. Daycare is available upon request. To register, please contact the centre at (604) 892-5748.

A Wine and Cheese Reception is being held at the Squamish Adventure Centre on Tuesday (Oct. 4) at 7 p.m. for the annual Grant Presentation and Squamish Vital Signs' report launch. The Squamish Community Foundation sponsors it and everyone is invited to attend.

On Monday (Sept. 26), the WOW riders will meet at 10 a.m. for a ride along Ray's trails.

The Over the Hill Hikers will meet at 8 a.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 27) at Ross and Government Roads for a Joffre Lakes hike. For more information, call Heather at (604) 892-9003.

The Tantalus Walking Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 29) at the Howe Sound Inn and Brew Pub for a walk around Nexen Beach. For more information, call Joyce at (604) 898-5594.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet across from the Mormon Church on Ross Road at 10 a.m. on Friday (Sept. 30) for a trail walk. For more information, call Darleen at 604-892-2092 or myself at (604) 815-0152.

Mark your calendar for Saturday (Oct. 1) when the West Coast Railway Heritage Park sponsors Harvest Fest 2011. The day runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes mini-rail rides, hayrides, heritage train rides, live entertainment, great food and more. The cost is $25 per family, adults $10, seniors $8 and kids $5.

In the evening at the Heritage Park, it's Lost in the '50s Tonight. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and this includes professional 50s DJs, classic movies, full service bar, 50/50 draw, concessions serving classic American dishes and more.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. If you want additional information, call (604) 898-9336.

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