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This week's 7 days on the North Shore
Thursday, Jan. 16
Opening night. Peter Pan comes to life in this play based on the famous early-20th century books by J.M. Barrie. Expect a few hilarious twists as Captain Hook hunts down Peter, Wendy and Tiger Lily as revenge for his lost hand. Peter Pan (the Panto!) is showing at St. Martin’s Hall (195 East Windsor Rd.) from Jan. 16 to 25. Visit smpdramatics.com for more info.
Friday, Jan. 17
Teens only. North Vancouver City is hosting Library a teen gaming night from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Drop-ins are for youth in Grade 7 and up who want to play “E” or “T” rated Wii and PS3 games with their friends. For more info: nvcl.ca/calendar
Saturday, Jan. 18
What’s cooking? Some of the Lower Mainland’s best restaurants are participating in Dine Out Vancoouver, which kicks off this evening until Feb. 2. Try the cuisine at the North Shore’s featured restaurants, including a three-course meal for $28 at Arm’s Reach Bistro or The Salmon House. For a list of resturants: dineoutvancouver.com.
Sunday, Jan. 19
Educational fitness. Join the first Watershed Snowshoe Tour of the season and learn how the North Shore mountains play a role in the collection and storage of our drinking water. Hot cocoa will be served after! Tours run Jan. 19 to March 23. Tickets: $18/$25 with snowshoe rental. Visit metrovancouveronline.org. for more info.
Monday, Jan. 20
Food for thought. The controversial movie Forks Over Knives examines the claim that most degenerative diseases can be controlled — or reversed — by rejecting our menu of animal-based and processed food. A screening will be held at the West Vancouver Library at 6 p.m. followed a discussion with Rip Esselstyn, advocate of the plant-based diet. More info, westvanlibrary.ca.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
Life’s journey. A road trip movie about freedom and friendship. Alcan Highway, showing at Kay Meek Theatre, tells the story of Hese, a man whose dream it is to live out of his old truck while driving from Wasilla, Alaska to Vancouver Island. Tickets: $12, general admission. Call the box office at 604-981-6335 or online at kaymeekcentre.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Parlez-vous fraçais? Seniors fluent in French are welcome to drop in to West Vancouver Rec Centre’s French Social Conversation. The gathering, which is held Wednesdays until March 26 from 10 to 11 a.m., is a great way to meet other Francophones from the North Shore. Drop in costs $2.25 per day.