The Prince George Royal Purple #48 holds its regular meetings every second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. downstairs in the Legion. For more information please call Jeaneete at 563-9362 or Margarite at 962-2798.
Heads Up: Keeping your Brain Fit will be held on Monday, May 14, from 6:45-9 p.m. at the Coast Inn of the North. Presented by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. this admission-by-donation event will feature a live webcast of a presentation by mental fitness expert Guy Pilch, who will offer some easy tools to achieve brain health and age well. Seating is limited so don’t be late. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. No registration required. Call 250-564-7533 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. First Baptist Church, Fifth & Gillette will present Back Porch’ in Concert. This Bluegrass Southern Gospel group are now on tour and are from the Okanagan Valley. By donation. Pickin’ and grinnin’ from the Okanagan Valley.
The Prince George Potters’ Guild is now taking registrations for pottery classes. Beginner’s wheel throwing (intermediates also welcome) on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 1 to June 5. Course includes six weeks of class instruction, clay, tools, glazes and four weeks of studio use after the class concludes. For more information call the Community Arts Council at 563-4526.
The Ladies Auxiliry – Royal Canadian Legion Branch #43 hold its general meetings in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For info call 562-6859.
The Learning Circle Literacy Program provides literacy and numeracy skills to adult learners. Tutors are available, free of cost, every Tuesday and Thursday at the Prince George Native Friendship Center. (PGNFC) For more information please contact. E-mail: email@example.com
Rainbows, Children’s bereavement program to help with grief and loss issues. Ages 5-14 years old. Please call the Hospice Society to register, 563-2551.
The Support Group for Women with Cancer will meet on May 9 ( the second Weds of the month) at 7 pm, Room 1 724, College of New Caledonia. All women with cancer are invited to attend. For further information, please call Nancy Shelford at the Canadian Cancer Society, 564-0885.
There will be a diabetes education session on Wednesday May 2 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Diabetes Centre at PGRH. The topic will be These feet are made for walking,’ on foot care for diabetics.
The PG Support Group for Women with Cancer meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., Room 1-724, College of New Caledonia. All women with cancer are invited to attend. For further information, please call Nancy Shelford at the Canadian Cancer Society, 564-0885.
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Prince George Branch will hold its annual general meeting May 9 in room 1436 of the College of New Caledonia Dental Wing at 7:30 p.m. After the AGM there will be a year-end social with snacks and refreshments.
The Gerontological Nurses Group will hold its next meeting Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Parkside ICH on Ospika Boulevard. Guest speaker will be Lori Amdam, nursing consultant, gerontology, who will speak about the best practices initiative. Pizza will be ordered. For more information call Brenda at 563-1916, local 5.
B.C. Old Time Fiddlers Association Jam Session every Thursday from 7-10 p.m. at the Elder Citizens Recreation Centre, 1692 10th Avenue. $2 admission. Everyone welcome. For more info call 562-2705.
Federal Superannuates National Association will hold a general membership meeting Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 10:30 a.m., downstairs in the Legion. Guest speaker will be Lynda Stewart, Senior Consultant, Johnson Insurance who will conduct a presentation on the Johnson programs including Medoc Travel Insurance offered to FSNA members. Lunch will follow at $2.00/person to include one raffle ticket.
PG Regional Heritage Fair is May 3 at Exploration Place. Volunteer judges are needed from 8:30 until 11:45 for a training orientation and two judging sessions. This is a great opportunity to see how local youth give personal meaning to their Canadian heritage! Call or email Krystal at Huble Homestead (564-7033 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Special Olympics will be holding a demonstration and bake sale on Thursday, April 26, at AiMHi at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Polar Coachmen Flyfishing Club will be holding an open house May 24 in Room 6-205 at the University of Northern British Columbia from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Come out and learn about flyfishing. Everyone welcome. For more information call Glen at (250) 564-0820.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Support Group usually meets the first Friday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the PGRH Rehab Dept. Next meeting is May 4. Come join us! Caregivers are also welcome. For more info contact Margaret at 649-5048.
ECRA Gospel Singers will present their second annual musical concert on May 11-12 at 7 p.m. The concert “Walk In The Light” will be held at the Elder Citizens Recreation Association, 1692 10th Ave. The singers and their musical guests invite you to join them for a musical evening and refreshments. Adults $8 and children 5 to 12 are $4 at ECRA Office 561-9381.
The Observatory open to public at no charge every Friday night until end of May. Observatory phone 964-3600.
Christ Our Saviour CWL at 4514 West Austin is having a variety sale in the church basement on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will consist of perennial plants, house plants, bedding plants, household items, a bake table, frozen perogies and a bruch/lunch/coffee section.
The Freedom Taekwon Do Club, located on 15th Avenue, will be holding a charity garage sale on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The club is currently accepting donations of items for the charity garage sale.
The Blackburn Community Centre is holding a Mother’s Day tea on Sunday, May 13 at the historic R.J. Blackburn House from 1-4 p.m. There will be an essay contest, write a short essay on why you have the greatest mother on earth and win a spa package from Les Beaux Visage. Call 963-6884 or 963-3292. Tickets are $5 each.
Artists are invited to submit recent works, in any medium, for An Uncertain Climate, an exhibition of works by regional artists, expressing their ideas about the causes and implications of climate change and its impacts on our environment, our planet, and our ourselves. The show runs in Prince George April 19-30. For information, call 564-3859.
The Prince George Speech Arts and Drama Festival will take place April 22 to May 3 at UNBC and Lakewood Alliance Church. Classes are open to students of all ages. Syllabus and entry forms are available now at Studio 2880 and Books and Co. Entry deadline for the festival is February 1. Phone Debbie at 962-5358 for more information.
PGSSS Class of 75 is holding its 32 year reunion this June 29, 30 and July 1. Come and celebrate your 50th birthday with your classmates. More information is available at www.pgsss75.com. Contact Deb Kulchiski at 1-800-668-7646 or Heather Brown at 1-800-371-8111.
The North Central Seniors Association in College Heights is now open and accepting new members. They are open five days a week between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. They offer carpet bowling three times a week, we also offer crafts, photo club, computer club and cards playing. For more information please contact the centre at 964-3042.
Schizophrenia Society’s support group for family and friends of people with mental illness meets the second Tuesday of every month, 8:30 p.m. at 1117-Sixth Avenue. All are welcome. Call 561-8033 for information.
Hepatitis C support group meets at PGRH in room 421, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Call Ilse 565-7387.
Divorce Care for individuals experiencing separation or divorce. This support group will cover; What’s Happening to Me; The Road to Healing: Facing Your Anger: Facing your Depression; Financial Survival; Single Sexuality; Kid Care, and many more topics over 13 weeks. Facilitator is Rev. Pamela Laycock. Call to register for the February group, 564-6213. Cost is $30.
Al-Anon meetings. Does someone’s drinking bother you? Contact Al Anon and Alateen at 563-7305. Hart Serenity group meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. Hartland Baptist Church. Beginners meeting Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Knox United Church, Nechako Group Tuesday at 8 p.m. Knox United Church, 1448-5th Avenue, Hart Courage Group on Wednesday 7:30 p.m.Knox United Church, Mustard Seed Group Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church. New Hope Group, Friday 1:15 p.m. First Baptist Church, wheelchair access.
The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Seniors organizations, associations, wishing to affiliate or individuals wishing to become members, please contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or e-mail email@example.com.