The South Granville Art Walk takes place June 23 along what's been known by locals as "Gallery Row" since the 1960s.
Today, visitors from around the world flock to the neighbourhood between the Granville Bridge and Broadway, which boasts the highest concentration of art and galleries in the city.
On June 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., locals and visitors are invited to wander Granville Street and beyond, take part in artist talks, drink a little wine-don't forget the cheese-and check out more than 15 art exhibits. For a complete list of events and participating galleries, visit southgranville.org/artwalk.
There are two school reunions coming up in Kitsilano, the first marking the centennial of Henry Hudson School on June 21.
Organizers invite all alumni, former staff and the community to drop by, check out historic photos and other memorabilia and listen to the school choir.
In addition, the Vancouver Fire Department is bringing a vintage fire truck, some members of the VPD's Mounted Squad will be on hand, and several classic cars will be on display. The organizers are also looking for stories and photographs. To find out more and to register, go to hudsoncentennial.com.
Meanwhile, students from the Kitsilano High School Class of 1992 are celebrating their 20th reunion June 16 from 6 to 10: 30 p.m. at Abigail's Party on Yew Street. For more information, visit "Kitsilano High School Class of 1992 20 year reunion" on Facebook.
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House is hosting a free summer picnic Monday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at Tatlow Park.
The picnic is in honour of Canada Day, but is being held a week early. Get ready for some games, storytelling, music, crafts, bubbles and of course, face painting. Hot dogs, fruit and cold water will be sold for $2 each, cash only. Don't forget sunscreen, a blanket, hats and your own cups and plates. Tatlow Park is located at the corner of West 22nd Avenue and MacDonald Street.
The HeatWave Classic 2012 takes place July 7 at Britannia Community Centre between 1 and 7 p.m.
HeatWave is a free basketball tournament for kids and youth intertwined with music and a no-cost community barbecue. The goal is to encourage leadership, discipline and responsibility in youth, while helping them lead healthy, active lifestyles. The HeatWave Classic is a project of the Britannia Community Teen Centre. For more information, check out The HeatWave Classic 2012 on Facebook.
The Vancouver Friends for Life Society is hosting its third annual Friends for Life Yard Sale June 23, and is looking for donations.
The society needs donations of all kinds, including furniture, working electronics, CDs and DVDs, housewares and clothing, but please no used underwear or socks.
Donations can be dropped off at the Diamond Centre For Living, 1459 Barclay St., Friday, June 22 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or on Saturday morning. The society is also looking for volunteers to set up and tear down, price goods and sell. If you can't donate, don't forget to stop by to check out the treasures and purchase a hamburger or hot dog.
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