James Bay Beacon Planning Meeting: Tuesday May 7, 7 pm at our office #7-435 Simcoe St. Entrance off Croft Street. All welcome.
James Bay Neighbourhood Association meets Wednesday May 8, at 7pm, at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St. All welcome. To join our email list contact firstname.lastname@example.org To find the latest Association news visit www.jbna.org
Beacon Communities meets Sunday evenings at 6:30pm at 108 Niagara St. (the Eidelweiss Club). This is an evangelical Christian church. Childcare is provided for ages 3-6 and a kids' handout for older children. Kids and teen events coming this summer. Visit www.beacon communities.ca or call 778-677-0031.
Church of Our Lord (Blanshard & Humboldt). Sundays: Prayer Book Service at 8am. Informal Café-style Service in the hall at 9:30am. Sunday School at 10am. Celebraton Service at 10:30am. Thrift Shop: Fridays 9:30-1:30pm. Visit www.churchofourlord.org, Tel. 250-383-8915.
Capital Unitarian Universalist Congregation meets every Sunday morning at 10am in the James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St. Call 250- 382-6828 for more information.
Centre for Inspired Living, a Community of Spiritual Celebration, 108 Niagara Street. Visit: centreforinspiredliving.org or call 250-590-0150.
Church of Truth, Community of Conscious Living - Sundays at 11am (111 Superior St.). Oneness Wednesdays topic: "Labyrinths for Global Healing" on May 1, 8, 15 & 29 with Renee Lindstom at 7 pm. All welcome. Rental space available. Call 250-896-5933 or visit http://cotvictoria.ca
James Bay United Church, 511 Michigan. Come as you are! Sunday service at 10:45am includes Sunday School. Wednesdays at 2pm is Bible Study. Thrift Shop: Fridays 10-2pm. Visit www.jamesbayunitedchurch.com or call 250-384-5821
EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL:
Foot Care: A Step Toward Good Health - Saturday May 11, at the Bob Wright Centre, Earth & Oceans Building, UVic. Expo and Registration (7:30-8:30am) with Program of Experts (8:30am-12:30pm) sponsored by the Canadian Diabetes Association. Good foot care is essential for all people, but especially so for those with diabetes. Cost $10 Call 250-382-5454 Ext. 221
For the Love of Art - Group Exhibition Thursday May 30, 7-9pm at the Community Arts Coucil of Greater Victoria, 3220 Cedar Hill Road. Silent auction to benefit the InterArts Centre.
James Bay Toastmasters Club will meet Thursdays at 5:30pm on May 9 & 23, at the James Bay Community Project, 2nd Fl. Boardroom, 547 Michigan. 250-388-7844.
Old Cemeteries Society - The first Sunday tour, May 5 (2pm) - Chinese Cemetery at Crescent Road off King George Terrace. Victoria Councillor, Charlayne Thorton-Joe will lead the tour of this National Historic Site including her grandfather's grave. When at Ross Bay Cemetery meet at 2pm, Fairfield Plaza, 1544 Fairfield Road. Topics this month: May 12- Japanese at Ross Bay. May 26 -Point Ellice Bridge Disaster. Cost $5. Full Schedule: www.oldcem.bc.ca
Victoria Historical Society will meet May 23 at 7:00 pm at the James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies. Ann-Lee and Gordon Switzer will discuss "Gateway to Promise - Canada's First Japanese Community". All welcome. victoriahistoricalsociety.bc.ca
Al Anon - Is your life affected by someone's drinking? Call 250-383-4020.
Alzheimer Society of BC - Greater Victoria Family Caregiver Support Group meets monthly in the James Bay community. Please call 250-382-2052 for information and to register.
Anxiety Management Support Group meets every Thursday with Dr. Tom Lipinski, Registered Psychologist at 7-8:30 pm at 125 Skinner Street. This is a free drop-in service offered by Capital Mental Health Association. You may find this group helpful if you have phobias, generalized anxiety, panic attacks or OCD.
Blood Pressure Clinic and Pharmacist Advice Wednesday May 1, from 1-3 pm at the James Bay Community Project, 547 Michigan Street. This is a free drop-in service.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria For more information visit www.bbbsvictoria.com
Community Casual Labour Pool, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm. Carefully screened workers for gardening and more. Free booking service is offered by the Victoria Cool Aid Society. Call 250-388-9296 to place job order.
Dual Recovery Anonymous - Group meetings are held Tuesdays, 7:30pm at 941 Kings Road. DRA is a spiritually based (12 step) group for those with a psychiatric illness and a substance/behavioural addiction. Info: email@example.com
Empower Your Sober Self: The Life Ring Secular Recovery group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30pm at the James Bay Community Project, 547 Michigan St. For more information visit: www.liferingcanada.org
Family Caregivers Support Group will meet Monday May 6, 7:00-9:00pm at 526 Michigan Street. The drop-in group is facilitated by trained volunteers. For more info call 250-384-0408 or visit www.fcns-caregiving.org
Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet Monday May 20, 1 pm at the First Metropolitan United Church (Quadra and Balmoral). Call 250-381-5202 for more information. $2 donation.
Partners for Recycling - A sign-up sheet is posted at the James Bay Community Project for drivers and people looking for transport to the Red Cross site, Quadra and Fairfield, 3rd Saturdays of the month.
Police Victim Services - Providing emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma. Call 250-995-7351 or visit www.gvpvs.org
Scooter Help, Wednesday May 1, 10 am at New Horizons, 234 Menzies St.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) Meets Fridays at 9:30am at James Bay New Horizons.
Victoria Seniors' Advocacy Services, Blanshard Community Centre, King & Dowler, Tues. 9am-noon and Thurs. 1-4pm. Call 250-388-7696
Victoria Evening Newcomers' Club for Women - Enjoy a different restaurant each month, meet new friends and learn from interesting speakers. Visit www.victorianewcomers.ca
Victoria GYRO Men's Club meets twice a month for dinner and interesting speakers at Uplands Golf course. For information call David Caul 778-440-2711 or visit victoriagyro.com
Victoria Women's Newcomers' Club - Join us for a lunch on Wednesday May 8, 11:30am at the Uplands Golf Club, 3300 Cadboro Bay Road. Learn about a variety of interest groups and hear entertaining speakers. To reserve call Agatha at 250-881-1084. Visit our website www.vicdaynewcomers.ca
Women Over 55. We welcome over 50's for lively discussions on Saturday mornings 10:30-12:30 at New Horizons, 234 Menzies. $1. Call 250 386-3035.