Calendar: Pumpking Smashing? You bet!

2 11 2011

Learn something new and make the world a better place with this weeks events. Compost pumpkins, plant trees or learn how to look after them. Or get interested in politics with Oak Bays All Candidates meetings.

Pumpkin Smash – Help pumpkins rest in peace by smashing them in giant compost bins. THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8am-5pm at the Ellice Recycling Diversion Facility (524 David) & the Garden Waste Drop-off Facility (605 Canteen). By donation. 250-386-9676.

Oak Bay All Candidates Meetings – All eleven candidates for Council and two candidates for Mayor have been invited to take part. Moderated by Jamie Chicanot. FRIDAY 7-9pm at the Monterey Rec Centre (1442 Monterey) & Nov. 8 7-9pm at The Emmanuel Baptist Church (2121 Cedar Hill Cross). Free. 250-595-6284.

Standing Tall for Epilepsy: Rights and Research Conference – Speakers discuss epilepsy research, treatments and rights. 9am-3:15pm in the Michele Pujol room, Student Union Building (UVic). $50/$35 for VEPC members. vepc.bc.ca.

Tree Banding for Winter Moth Workshop – Learn how banding your trees now will help prevent Winter moth damage. Rain or shine. SATURDAY 10am-noon at the Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard (Nursery Road). For more info, visit victoria.ca and click on What’s New?

Tree Appreciation Day – Plant trees and shrubs for future generations to enjoy. Please bring your own tools and gloves as supplies are limited. Includes info sessions on how to select, plant and care for a tree, and how tree banding now prevents Winter moth damage in the spring. Rain or shine. SUNDAY 10am-noon at Arbutus Park (2925 Washington). 2925 Washington Avenue. Free. victoria.ca and click on What’s New?

The Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders – Annual general meeting. SUNDAY 1pm in room 36 of the James Bay New Horizons Centre (234 Menzies).

Super Bowls of Hope – Support the Youth Empowerment Society by eating soup. You even get to keep the bowl! Includes silent auction, celebrity signed bowls and get-aways. TUESDAY 11am-1:30pm In the Palm Court & Crystal Ballroom of the Empress (721 Government). $25. souperbowls.com.

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