Arts briefs

Explore Kenya

The Pitt Meadows library is inviting everyone to come and spend an afternoon exploring Kenya through photos taken by photojournalist John Gordon.

The event is on Saturday, from 2 to 3 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to come and graphically explore Kenya’s Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru, which is home to thousands of flamingos.

Gordon will share stories of his adventures and will display photos taken at Samburu National Reserve, the hills of Mount Kenya, the Aberdare Reserve, and the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Although the event is free, registration is required.

• For more information, call 604-465-4113.


Nutcracker tryout

The Royal City Youth Ballet Company is holding open auditions for dancers seven and older to try out for a role in their Christmas production of the Nutcracker.

Many Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows dancers have been cast in previous RCYBC productions in the past and the company is hoping for the same this year.

This will be the 23rd year the RCYBC has put on the traditional version of the Nutcracker and open auditions will be held on Sunday  at 511 Columbia St. in New Westminster. Registration will take place at 12:30 p.m. and auditions will begin at 1 p.m.

• For more information please call 604-521-7290.