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Cosmic Nights: OSIRIS-REx

Thu, Aug 16

1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5E5, Canada map

Join us forCosmic Nights: OSIRIS-REx as we delve into asteroids, comets and other solarsystem wanderers!

OSIRIS-REx is amapping and sample return mission to the asteroid Bennu. After a two yearjourney the OSIRIS-REx probe is scheduled to arrive at Bennu on August 17th .The probe will map the asteroid and collect a sample before returning to Earth.The sample will be used to determine chemical properties of the asteroid andprovide new information about the early history of our solar system.

Learn about theOSIRIS-REx mission first-hand from planetary geophysicist Dr. CatherineJohnson. She will be joining us to discuss her work on the mission and mappingasteroid Bennu.

Cosmic Nights is a themed party featuring acustom planetarium show, music, drinks, science demonstrations, games, and aspecial guest lecturer. Experience the Space Centre after hours in a 19+environment!

UBC Botanical Garden – Micki-Lee’s Trio

Thu, Aug 16

6804 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada map

Join us in theRoseline Sturdy Amphitheatre for our new Summer Series. We’ve got a mix ofentertaining performances lined up throughout the summer.

Playing some ofthe Nations most beloved fiddle tunes, Micki-Lee’s group takes audiences on aunique journey through the blending of multiple styles of music. Genre-hoppingfrom old-time fiddle to Celtic, bluegrass, swing, gypsy jazz, folk, andcountry; these musicians ensure listeners will hear a well-rounded performance.

Micki-Lee Smith(violin), from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta is passionate about sharing musicwith others and has a background of classical training and fiddle performing. Aformer member of the band The Smith sisters, Micki-Lee has released two albumsand has travelled across Canada performing for a variety of events over thepast 10 years. She is joined by Jaelem Bhate (drums) and Jacques Forest (bass),both up and coming musicians with diverse musical backgrounds and experiences,who bring unique broader influences to the group’s sound, adding deeper jazzharmonies and rhythms to Micki-Lee’s spirited fiddle playing.

Picnics areencouraged, there will be a cash bar with snacks as well as alcoholic andnon-alcoholic beverages.

Not a member? Join anytime and take advantage ofmembers-only perks like complimentary tickets to performances like this.

Golf For Kids Sake

Thu, Aug 16

Ledgeview Golf & Country Club, 35997 McKee Rd, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2L6, Canada map

On August 16th Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley is hosting our 29th annual charity golf tournament classic- Golf for Kids’ Sake at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford. Money raised helps to match over 550 children in the Fraser Valley with mentors. Tickets are $250 for a full day of food, golf, and fun! Go to our website at https://fraservalley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/golf-kids-sake/

https://fraservalley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/

Temple Grandin: Developing Individuals Who Have Different Minds

Fri, Aug 17

PNE Agrodome, 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1, Canada map

AutismBC, inpartnership with 4-H British Columbia, will host autism advocate andbest-selling author Temple Grandin for her acclaimed talk: DevelopingIndividuals who have Different Minds. Dr. Grandin was one of the first peopleto publicly share her insights into autism. Her success story was told in the2010 film Temple Grandin, an award-winning HBO production starring ClaireDanes.

For more information about the one-night onlyevent or to buy tickets, visit: https://www.pne.ca/event/temple-grandin-developing-individuals-who-have-different-minds/.

Langley Ribfest

Fri, Aug 17 - Sun, Aug 19

McLeod Athletic Park, 5687 Johnston Townline Rd, Langley, BC V2Y 2N5, Canada map

RibFest Langleylooks to take a bite out of Metro Vancouver’s barbecue scene by hosting top“ribbers”. The event is Langley’s first ever celebration of all thingsbarbecue.

The event pitsworld-renowned “ribbers” from Boss Hogs, Prairie Smoke, Gator BBQ against theNorth Vancouver favourites, Smoke and Bones Barbecue and Fraser Valley’sGuerilla Q.

Presented by The Credit Unions of Langley andhosted by the Rotary Clubs of Langley, the free event is open to families ofall ages with live music and family entertainment throughout the day.
The event isn’t just about indulging in great food either, all proceeds will bedonated back into the community.

Plein Air Painting Festival

Fri, Aug 17 - Sun, Aug 19

215 Kilby Rd, Harrison Mills, BC V0M 1L0, Canada map

Don’t miss Kilby’sfourth annual “In the Open Air” painting festival! Come and see the competitorsas their paintings develop or join up for a workshop & try your hand atpainting! Winners will be announced at the festival luncheon on Sunday which isopen to the public by reservation. Want to participate as a painter at thefestival? All ages and skill levels welcome! This event is sponsored by TourismHarrison. Email us at: info@kilby.ca thedeadline to enter is August 13, 2018.

Our Cityride Festival

Sat, Aug 18

David Lam Park, 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y1, Canada map

Comecelebrate the spirit of local communities in a non-competitive all inclusivemass participation ride and festival for all ages and abilities. Focus is on afun and festive atmosphere. Register at ourcityride.com.

7th Bees and Blueberries Festival

Sat, Aug 18 - Sun, Aug 19

17617 Ford Detour Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1Z1, Canada map

A non-profit eventcelebrating the importance of bees and taking care of the environment. Therewill be a variety of family-friendly activities such as free guided tours, ablueberry pie eating contest, bee-friendly planting corner, and more. Therewill also be an exciting lineup of performers and local favourites, includingDilly the clown, Juno-nominated children’s singer-songwriter Ginalina, and ourlive bee beard performance!

Cost: Admission is by choice of donation to the Ridge Meadows HospitalFoundation

Kids Only Swap Meet

Sat, Aug 18

5151 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V7C, Canada map

Kids Only SwapMeet

Find great deals on children’s clothes, toys andequipment at this community gathering.

Rock Lovers Roundup Tailgate Sale

Sat, Aug 18

32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5A6, Canada map

4th Annual RockLovers Roundup Tailgate Sale.

Join us forlocal artisans, jewelry, gem stones, minerals, fossil, crystals, roughrock/slabs and more.

One Day Only!

Admission by donation.

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