Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Special Events for April 2011
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April 1 - 23, 2011
Arts Club Theatre Company presents Another Home Invasion.  Relocating from their home into a home is tricky enough for Jean and her ailing husband without the added distraction of unwanted strangers appearing. An amazing one-woman performance drives Tarragon Theatre’s courageous story of confronting life’s challenges with humour and dignity. http://www.artsclub.com/20102011/plays/another-home-invasion.htm


April 2 - 3, 2011
Sakura Days Japan Fair. This Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) celebrates modern and traditional Japan through the tea ceremony, festival food, origami, ikebana (flower arranging), sake tastings, guided hanami tours (flower viewing), and Haiku Invitational. Festivities also include cultural performances of geisha dances, taiko drumming, the Cherry Blossom Dance, shakuhachi (bamboo flute), koto (Japanese harp), kimono demonstrations, martial arts performances and more! Visit www.JapanFairVancouver.com to learn how to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid the line-ups at the door and increase your chances to win two return air tickets from Vancouver to Tokyo courtesy of JTB International Canada & Silkway Travel & Cruise Inc. Join in celebrating the spirit of spring and all that blossoms


April 2, May 21, June 11, 2011
Family Streetwise bike workshop.  the VACC is a non-profit cycling organization that works to make the Lower Mainland more bike friendly, and we have responded to demand to create a 4 hour cycling course designed to provide the skills and knowledge that families need to ride together safely on city streets. This fun, family orientated course is for parents who would like to be more comfortable riding on city streets with their children. The goal is to help you as a parent feel more secure riding with your children, and ensuring that they learn the right skills from the beginning. Through classroom and on-road training your kids can learn about the basics of safe road riding, gain confidence with bike handling skills, and about the importance of respecting the rules of the road! As a parent, you’ll gain the ability to ride safely alongside your kids, and you and your children will gain the skills and confidence you needs to enjoy riding in the city together as a family! www.ridelife.ca/streetwise, stephanie@vacc.bc.ca


April 4, 2011
Panic Disorder Forum. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder that can be disabling. The BC Psychological Association and AnxietyBC are hosting an event to help people learn about this disorder. Join us for a screening of an educational video - Effectively Managing Panic Disorder, which will provide viewers practical and research-based panic management tools. Following the screening will be a Q&A period with a panel of psychologists and a former panic sufferer, and a chance to obtain helpful resources on other anxiety disorders. (Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by the BC Psychological Association and Anxiety BC).  604-331-4044


April 5, 2011
#NetCulture: Stories of Culture and Diversity in Social Media. Stories connect us to each other, our cultures, and the world. Come and hear from inspiring speakers reflecting our culturally diverse communities who will show how social media has helped them strengthen their identities, roots and friendships. How can Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other tools help you do the same? Ask the speakers in this interactive session. Afterwards, meet community leaders and social media activists at the after-party in the VPL plaza! Free admission but registration required - visit http://www.nettuesday.ca


April 6, 2011
Incite @ VPL: An Exploration of Books and Ideas. Join the Vancouver International Writers Festival for a series of illuminating readings and discussions with novelists, poets, non-fiction writers and more, presented in partnership with Vancouver Public Library. The series, which is free to the public, will feature a wide range of Canadian and international authors in events for readers. Bestselling writer Timothy Taylor is interviewed on stage, and novelists Gurjinder Basran and Rupinder Gill discuss their books. (Admission is free. Seating is limited). http://www.writersfest.bc.ca


April 6, 2011
Birthday Live - Vancouver's 125th Birthday.  The City of Vancouver was incorporated on April 6, 1886 and on April, 6, 2011 Vancouver will come together to celebrate 125 years of history with a free, fun-filled, family-friendly event that honours our city’s diversity, First Nations heritage and distinction as a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011. The Birthday Live celebration begins with a ball hockey tournament for youth and adults at 2:00 PM and continues until 9:30 PM with live music, DJs, food, street arts, innovative visual art, special performances and more. Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson and other dignitaries will be on hand for official ceremonies including lighting the Olympic cauldron and cutting a BIG birthday cake! Close to transit, free bicycle valet on site. Check out the website at http://www.celebratevancouver125.ca for more events for Vancouver's big bash!


April 7, 2011
Vancouver Film School Cross Canada Roadshow. Join Vancouver Film School in one of 9 Canadian cities this April to celebrate the 5th birthday of the VFS YouTube Channel and hear about exclusive scholarships for 2011! You'll learn about our 13 world-leading entertainment arts programs, see award-winning student work, and meet a VFS Admissions representative for application and portfolio tips. For dates and registration, visit www.vfs.com/roadshow.


April 7 - 10, 2011
We Are The People.  An original musical celebration commemorating 125 years of laughter and tears in the Downtown Eastside – the heart of our city. Ukrainian Hall, 805 East Pender Street, www.vancouvermovingtheatre.com


April 8, 2011
Vancouver Police Museum presents Bootleggers Ball.  In celebration of our 25th anniversary as Vancouver's most arresting experience, we invite you to attend the Bootleggers' Ball, our Prohibition-themed fundraiser inspired by our ever-popular "Sins of the City" walking tours. Put on your best pinstriped suit or flapper dress and join us at the Biltmore Cabaret on April 8, 2011 for an evening of music, Vaudeville, burlesque and perhaps even a little bathtub gin. http://www.vancouverpolicemuseum.ca


April 8 - 9, 2011
It’s a Bird... It’s a Plane... It’s BLANK! at 8pm at Second Storey Theatre, 201-2550 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam.  Performed live and fully improvised, It’s BLANK! is a comedic superhero saga that is inspired completely by audience suggestions (PG).  Tickets $10 Adult and $8 Students.  2-for-1 Student Special for Spring Break.  Tickets available at door or buy ahead by calling 604-927-8400.   More info at www.secondstoreytheatre.com.


April 9, 2011
Grafting and pruning are often viewed with a sense of mystery. How do you place a small stem from one fruiting plant onto the rootstock of another and encourage them to fuse and produce a totally different fruit? How do you know, amidst a tangle of branches, which ones to cut and which to leave? This course will move through the mystery and provide clear instruction in specific grafting and pruning techniques and how they can be applied to a range of fruiting trees. The day will be divided between instruction and hands-on practice, providing each participant with the opportunity to try some of the techniques that have been taught.  1 (250) 931-5336, http://www.foxglovefarmbc.ca


April 10, 2011
Galaxy Forum 2011 Canada. Featured speakers include Dr. Levon Pogosian from SFU presenting: The Universe Outside Our Galaxy; Dr. Sophie Lavieri of Science in Action at SFU presenting: Science Education - From Atoms to Stars; John Chapman of J.A. Chapman Mining Services presenting: Exploring and Mining the Galaxy; and Steve Durst of the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) presenting: International Lunar Observatory (ILO) Galaxy First Light Imaging Program. Explore local Galactic fun and educational resources with Lisa McIntosh of the MacMillan Space Centre and Howard Trottier of RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada). Admission is free; please contact info@iloa.org or call 650-324-3705 to reserve your place.


April 10 - 16, 2011
National Volunteer Week.  Find local volunteer opportunities through Vantage Point, www.thevantagepoint.ca.


April 11, 2011
The Three Tremors - A Trio of Unabashedly Canadian Sleuths. Please join B.C. authors Don Hauka, Robin Spano, Joan Donaldson-Yarmey at the Vancouver Public Library for an evening murder and mayhem most Canadian. Author readings, question and answer session and books for sale at this session, part of VPLs Popular Reading Library program. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 12, 2011
Yuri's Night - Toasting 50 Years in Space.  On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, boarded the small Vostok 1 capsule and became the first person in history to travel into outer space and orbit the Earth. Every year, space enthusiasts from around the globe gather to celebrate Yuri's Night in honour of the historic journey. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, http://www.spacecentre.ca


April 12, 2011
Canadian Campus Companion.  For most students, university or college is their first foray into adulthood and while it can be a time of great personal growth, it is also a time of difficult decisions that will impact the rest of their lives. Join Erin Millar, author of "The Canadian Campus Companion", as she shares advice and tips for all prospective students and parents, including: choosing the school thats right for you, the ins-and-outs of campus life, and how to finance your post-secondary education. (Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Thomas Allen & Son). Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 13, 2011
Henry Charles: First Nations Storyteller in Residence. Please join us for the inaugural Branch storytelling event by Henry Charles, Vancouver Public Librarys third First Nations Storyteller in Residence. Henry Charles is the last surviving member of the Musqueam Nation to have lived in the endowment lands adjacent to the University of British Columbia. I gained a rich knowledge of my culture from the time I spent living there with my grandparents, says Mr. Charles whose Musqueam name is tecelgen, which translates as porcupine. Today, Mr. Charles is a Musqueam Speaker and Aboriginal Greeter and he has welcomed numerous visitors and dignitaries to traditional Musqueam territories speaking his native language. Admission is free. Seating is limited. The First Nations Storyteller-in-Residence Program is generously supported by The Vancouver Foundation and the Vancouver Public Library Foundation. Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 14 - 16, 2011
Ballet BC presents 25th Anniversary Celebration, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, http://www.balletbc.com


April 14 to May 28, 2011
Arts Club Theatre Company presents A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Arts Club Theatre Company - Granville Island Stage; http://www.artsclub.com/20102011/plays/a-closer-walk-with-patsy-cline.htm


April 14 - 16, 2011
Vancouver, BC--Ballet BC is proud to announce its 25th Anniversary Celebration with The Turning Point Ensemble at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from April 14-16, 2011. “To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ballet BC as a unique contemporary ballet company, we are delighted to be bringing our Vancouver audiences an exciting evening of new works by Canadian and Ballet BC alumni.  We are also honoured to be collaborating with one of Canada’s leading chamber orchestras, The Turning Point Ensemble. This magnificent program of four new creations promises to be a thrilling experience for both dance and music lovers alike.” says Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar. For more information, visit our web site: www.balletbc.com.


April 16, 2011
Easter Carnival! Hippity, hoppity, Spring has sprung! Join the Easter Bunny for an Easter egg hunt, arts & crafts, play time, face painting, and mini petting zoo. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Parent particpation is required. Day of event drop-in admission $6 per child. 1-6 yrs Sat Apr 16 10:00am-12:00pm 15601.201CH $5/child, $6/day-of. Coal Harbour Community Centre, 604.718.8222.


April 16, 2011
Hoopfest 2011.   Its Hoopfest time again...the 18th Annual! Join us for an opportunity to play wheelchair basketball! Well supply the wheelchairs, coaching, food & prizes You just come and have fun! Hoopfest is an exciting community wheelchair basketball tournament held annually since 1994 to raise funds in support of wheelchair basketball programs throughout British Columbia. A variety of corporate and community organizations such as the Fire Fighters and community service clubs participate in this event. We look forward to seeing you there! TEAM ENTRY: $1,000 min. donation per team Registration fee includes entry of up to 10 participants, t-shirts, & lunch for all team members. www.bcwbs.ca


April 16 - 17, 2011
KERRISDALE ANTIQUES FAIR. Held in the charming and historic neighbourhood of Kerrisdale, this popular show features 65 specialty vendors with over 250 tables of 18th, 19th and 20th century antiques, retro design and vintage collectibles...a style for every collector, from folk to formal! Antique & estate jewelry, Mid-centuy Modernist decor, French country & formal furnishings, Pop culture classics, Sterling & silver- plate, Antiquarian books, Old advertising & memorabilia, Primitives, Boho & shabby chic styles, Ephemera, Art Nouveau & Art Deco, Garden accents, Retro lighting & fixtures, Moorcroft, Tribal & native arts, Vintage kitchenalia, Decorative pottery & glass, Chintz, Painting & prints, Nautical, Paris chic accessories, Irish linens & lace, Boudoir collectibles, and much more.. www.21cpromotions.com/kerrisdale/index.html


April 17, 2011
Vancouver Sun Run 2011. Canada's biggest and best community run takes place Sunday, April 17 at 9 a.m. The Vancouver Sun Run is the 2nd largest timed 10K in the world. 51,419 Sun Runners celebrated the 26th year of the event in 2010.http://www.vancouversun.com/2011sunrun/index.html


April 16, 2011
THE WILDLIFE RESCUE ASSOCIATION OF BC presents EARTH FEST.  Earth Fest family nature festival is a great day out filled with free activities including bird house and bee box building, canoe rides, nature trails and games. Join us to learn more about local wildlife, pick-up green living tips from the experts and enjoy views of Burnaby Lake. 604 526 2747, www.wildliferescue.ca


April 18, 2011
The Road to Earth Day: The History of the Environmental Movement in BC.  Part of Super Natural British Columbia, Vancouverites inhabit a dense temperate rainforest transformed into a modern cosmopolitan city. Earth Day celebrates annually the challenges of environmental issues in places like ours, where microchips and wood chips co-exist. UBC environmental historian, Philip Van Huizen, and historical geographer and B.C. Sierra club and Greenpeace founder, Dr. Terry Simmons, discuss what we can learn from scholarly and personal stories of the environmental movement in the rainforest and beyond. (Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Co-sponsored by NICHE (the Network in Canadian History and Environment). Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 16, 2011
Twigg&hottie give back to the earth in the cheesiest way possible. On Saturday April 16th they team up with eco-friendly food storage company Abeego to host an afternoon of cheese tasting and tea toasting all in the name of a happy planet. Head to Twigg&hottie ( 3671 Main St. ) from 2-4pm to learn to fold the Abeego hemp and cotton cloths that store your greens in a fashionable way; try on eco labels; enlighten your cheesy palette; and satisfy the green goodness inside of you. For info: www.twiggandhottie.com


April 20, 2011
Collectors' Plant Auction. Over four hundred exciting trees, shrubs, perennials and alpines are offered in silent and live auctions throughout the evening. This is a unique opportunity to acquire rare and specimen plants, some of which grow in UBC Botanical Garden. Many individual plant collectors, nurseries and other botanical gardens are generously supporting this event through donations of choice and difficult-to-obtain plants. In addition to these gorgeous plants, an array of fabulous live and silent auction merchandise and services for all the gala goers to bid on will be available. Not just an auction, this is a gala evening of food, refreshments and music, combined with a unique opportunity to acquire rare plants and to support the garden and its research. While enjoying live entertainment and a delicious hot and cold appetizer buffet, gardeners can shop for all their new garden upgrades while supporting the Botanical Garden. 604-822-3928


April 21, 2011
Family Games Night. Welcome to Family Games Night! Come and join us for a fun-filled atmosphere. We will be hosting a family games night every 3rd Thursday of the Month starting April 21st. Everyone is welcome, best of all its free! You can also bring your own board game. Refreshments will be served. See you there! Filipino Fellowship Baptist Church, 849 East 11th Avenue; communitybc@gmail.com


April 21, 2011
The 14th Annual Fraser Valley Acoustic Guitar Festival is pleased to present Jason Carter - in Concert.  British Guitarist Jason Carter has become a Cultural/Global Ambassador having performed in more than 70 countries, including some of the least accessible places such as North Korea, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and Uzbekistan, often supported by the British Government. Kwantlen Polytechnic University, www.ticketweb.ca.


April 23, 2011
Children's Day Festival.  Free Admission! Multicultural music and dance performances, CirKids workshop, face painting, bake sale, etc. Fun for the whole family! Please visit our website at www.april23vancouver.com. Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 805 Pender Street East, Vancouver.


April 23, 2011
Eco Easter Egg Hunt.  Search for Easter eggs in the forest!  Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and meet some forest friends. Enjoy egg-themed crafts, fun activities and family entertainment.  Every child receives a candy treat! Please call for egg hunt times. Drop in, all ages. Surrey Nature Centre (14255 96 Avenue, Surrey BC); 604-502-6065.


April 24, 2011
What: Easter Extravganza - Join us for our annual Easter celebration at the Station Museum. In addition to our traditional Easter egg hunt, visitors can enjoy performances by magician Dennis Hewson, dog dancing team Joyce Johnstone and Twinkletoes and music by Nigel Tucker. Other activities include face painting, photos with the Easter bunny, Easter basket craft, and a duck pond prize game. We resupply our hidden eggs throughout, so no need to rush. How much: Admission is $2 per person – available at the door only. *Additional cost for some activities. For more information, contact  the Port Moody Station Museum at 604-939-1648 or info@portmoodymuseum.org.


April 25, 2011
Critter Capers – Who Nabbed My Nesting Cavity? A nesting cavity has been nabbed, but by who? Was it the wood duck, the muskrat or big brown bat? It’s up to you to find out! Bring your sleuthing skills to Tynehead Regional Park on Monday April 25th, between 12 pm and 3 pm and help solve this mystery. Examine the crime scene firsthand and weigh the evidence found. Decipher stomach contents and other clues along the trail during this free family event. Ideal for ages six and older. Meet at the 96th Avenue entrance. Allow 1 hour to complete. Solve the mystery before 3pm and receive a reward. Free, no registration required. Info: 604-520-6442


April 27, May 18, June 1, 8, 22, 29, 2011
Learn to Fish at Green Timbers Lake.  Join the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. for a hands-on, educational program. Learn about fish habitat and conservation, as well as where, when and how to catch fish! Equipment is provided and each session includes time to fish on the lake. Registration required, ages 5-15. Parent supervision mandatory. 6PM – 8PM. Green Timbers Park (Meet at the white tent near the lake, 14600 block of 100 Avenue, Surrey BC).  Suggested donation of $5 per youth; 604-502-6065.


April 29, 2011
Critical Mass in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- a bike ride and skate -- held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! We ride around the city wherever people want to go - this is decided collectively - the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate.  Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm; Critical Mass in Vancouver (http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/)


April 29, 2011
International Dance Day. Please join us as we celebrate International Dance Day on April 29. A free performance will showcase the diversity and excitement of Vancouvers dance scene, featuring flamenco, classical East Indian dance, tap, and swing.(Admission is free. Seating is limited.) Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 30 to September 25, 2011
Playland at the PNE.  Playland offers rides to match the most extreme thrillseeker to the slightly queasy stomach fairgoer. If it's games you seek, Playland's midway games section will keep your brain and hand/eye coordination busy. Interested in an adrenaline rush? Check out the Climbing Wall, Pacific Adventure Golf, Glass Maze or the Haunted Mansion. Need a break from all the excitement? Grab a tasty treat from any of the different food venues at Playland. There's something for everyone. Sit back and let the good times roll! http://www.pne.ca/playland


April 30, 2011
3rd annual ASIAN CANADIAN ARTIST SHOWCASE & ART AUCTION.  The Japanese Canadian National Museum will be hosting an art exhibition and auction to raise funds and awareness about the Museum and Centre, and to promote Asian Canadian artists in the community.  This showcase of Asian Canadian artists is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, featuring gorgeous pieces by a diverse group of contemporary and traditional artists and artisans who have generously donated work in all media, including painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, and much more. preview online www.jcnm.ca


April 30, 2011
Scottish Ceilidh (All Ages). Scottish Ceilidh (All Ages) Dance to the irresistible rhythms of a Ceilidh Band. Simple dances - instruction provided -no partner required. There will be demos of Highland Dancing. Refreshments will be provided. Save $1/person with a group of 8 adults. Sat Apr 30 6:00-9:00pm $7/adult, FREE/children/youth. 604-257-8388


April 30, 2011
Arbor Day. Celebrate trees by coming out and planting a tree with neighbours and friends!  Enjoy live entertainment, activities and crafts for all ages! Drop-in. Hosted by Surrey Parks, Recreation & Culture. 69A Neighbourhood Park (19373 – 68Ave), Surrey; 604-502-6065.


April 30, 2011
Nature Walk.  Get to know the trails of Green Timbers Urban Forest on an informative walk led by a knowledgeable nature guide.  Discover unique flora and fauna as you learn about the natural and cultural history of this beautiful park. Drop in, ages 10+. 604-502-6065


May 3 - 14, 2011
The World Premiere of Prodigals,By Sean Minogue. Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Woodward's, Studio T (149 W. Hastings). www.twentysomethingtheatre.com


May 7,  2011
Urban Star Quest.  Celebrate International Astronomy Day with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.  Aldergrove Lake Regional Park. Meet at the Aldergrove Bowl entrance on Lefeuvre Road on the Abbotsford side of the park. Information: 604-530-4983.


May 7, 2011
Nature Tea Party. Treat your mom to a special celebration for Mother’s Day! Decorate cookies and enjoy a cup of nature-inspired tea in the forest. Take a walk down a nature trail to finish off your morning. Drop in, all ages. Surrey Nature Centre (14255 96 Avenue, Surrey BC). 604-502-6065.


May 7, 2011
Burnaby Lake BioBlitz. What's living at Burnaby Lake ?  Come out to Burnaby Lake on Saturday May 7th between 10am and 4pm to find out!  Help scientists and naturalists as they count all the species of plants, animals and fungi that we can find! Join us for children’s crafts and games, nature programs, and guided walks.  Try your hand at scientific species identification, nature journaling, bug hunting, pond dipping and lots more.  There will also be a chance to meet some our amazing animals up close and personal in our Nature House! Our final species tallies will be announced at 4pm, but there will be activities going on all day long.  There will be lots to do, and we hope that you will join us for this amazing day of science, nature and biodiversity. Free, no registration required.  Everyone welcome! Park at the Nature House on Piper Avenue off Winston Street , or park at the Avalon Avenue lot and enjoy a half-hour walk to the Nature House. For more information about the BioBlitz and a schedule of all the fun things that are happening, check out the website at http://burnabylakepark.ca/bioblitz.html or call 604-420-3031.


May 7, 2011
You are invited to The 10th Annual Sea to Sky Heritage Fair, a multi-media education program developed to increase awareness and interest in Canadian History.  The Fair encourages students from Grades 4-10 to tell stories and share information about Canadian heroes and stories. A jam-packed schedule of entertainers and events, including live music, arts and craft workshops, and vintage vehicles promises to be a fantastic day of education and free fun for the whole community! North Vancouver Museum and Archives’. For more information please contact Ella McGeough, Heritage Fair Coordinator at 604.99.3700 ext 8008 or by email at mcgeoughe@dnv.org


May 8, 2011
Critter Capers – Case of More Missing Berries. The Chickadee’s berries have gone missing and she needs your help to find out who ate them!  Bring your detective skills to Pacific Spirit Regional Park on Sunday May 8th, between 1 pm and 4 pm and help solve this mystery. Examine the crime scene firsthand, test the DNA of the suspect’s stomach contents and decipher other clues along the trail during this free family event.  Ideal for ages six and older.  Meet at the 16thAve and Sasamat St. park entrance.  Allow 1 hour to complete.  Solve the mystery before 4 and receive a reward. Free, no registration required. Info: 604-224-5739


May 12 - 14, 2011
Yayoi Theatre Movement Society Presents Identity – Ancestral Memory. Arts Club Revue Stage. www.vancouvertix.com 604-629-8849


May 14, 2011
Nature in My Backyard. This spring, join us for family fun as you create stewardship projects that benefit the environment. Discover different trees, plants and wildlife as you make a hands-on project that helps local species, and learn tips and tricks on becoming a family of eco-heros! Suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Registration required. Surrey Nature Centre (14255 96 Avenue, Surrey BC). 604-502-6065


May 18, 2011
Insect-O-Rama.  Wiggly, slippery, fuzzy or shiny - how do insects look and feel to you?  Learn about the little creatures that call Green Timbers Park home and see some amazing insects up close. Take home a fun “bug” craft too! Registration required, ages 5-12.  Green Timbers Park (Parking lot, 14600 block of 100 Avenue, Surrey BC);  604-502-6065.


May 29, 2011
12th Annual PMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun Run. Largest timed 5K race in BC, one of technology industry’s biggest fundraising events. All proceeds to The Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment to support the promotion and development of Science Fair programs throughout the province. www.sciencefairs.ca


June 5, 2011
World Ocean Day.  Discover the world’s ocean at this free, fun-filled family festival!  Enjoy live music, marine touch tanks, nature walks and much more! Hosted by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society & Surrey Parks, Recreation and Culture. Blackie Spit Park (McBride Avenue & Wickson Road), 604-502-6065.


Ongoing
MR DANCE in Vancouver - Social and ballroom dancing every Sunday and Tuesday.  We are teaching dancing since 1991.   Admission: $10 for a group lesson and a dance.  No partner required.  No membership.    FREE ADMISSION EVERY TUESDAYS IN APRIL - FREE DANCE LESSON & DANCE - APRIL 5, 12, 19 & 26.  Location: Vancouver, Astorino's Hall, 1739 Venables Street.  Visit www.MrDance.ca or call Esie at 604 436 4436 for more information.











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