Some fun ideas for fall in Burnaby
For me, this time of year—late August-early September—signifies a change.
Not the change like the start of the New Year, but a change nonetheless.
Once daylight hours begin to disappear and temperatures are cooler we are forced to spend a little more time indoors and routines develop out of necessity. We make plans for special outings and activities, take on new projects and start new programs and routines.
If you are not quite ready to let summer go and are interested in finding some new and interesting things to do over the next few weeks, here are a couple of activities to consider:
• Play the open air piano located in the Century Gardens in Deer Lake Park as part of the Pianos on the Street Program. Painted by students of the Shadbolt Centre, the piano is available for public playing until the end of September. www.supportpiano.com
• Attend the Live at the Bolt performance Gloria’s Happy Hour on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. for a cabaret-style evening of games and entertainment, it is sure to pique your curiosity.
• Listen to some traditional blues at the A Little Lunch Music noon-hour concert on Sept. 25. Hot off his performance at the recent Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, the Steve Kozak Band is sure to get your toes tapping and hands clapping. A buffet lunch ($12) is served starting at 11:30 a.m. with the music from noon to 1 p.m.
• Participate in several of the activities scheduled in the cultural precinct during Culture Days (www.culturedays.ca), from Sept. 26 to 28, when the public is invited to participate in free activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion. Enjoy a variety of workshops, demonstrations, entertainment and guided tours.
• Geraldine Parent is the arts services manager at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.