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Garibaldi secondary students prepare for their upcoming Polar Express concert on Dec. 5. (Garibaldi Secondary/Special to The News)

Experience live Christmas music at Maple Ridge school concert

The Dec. 5 Garibaldi Secondary event is admission by donation

Fire performers were part of the 4th annual GLOW Maple Ridge event on Nov. 26, 2022. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

PHOTOS: Fire and rain at GLOW Maple Ridge launch event

GLOW will be available at Memorial Peace Park until Jan. 6

The students at the Garibaldi Secondary Interdisciplinary Arts Academy recently performed a song and dance number at the Dancing in the Ridge event in preparation for the upcoming production of Grease running from Nov. 29-Dec. 9. (Gss_drama Instagram/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge school brings Grease to the masses

Garibaldi Secondary students will be performing the hit musical from Nov. 29 to Dec. 9

Memorial Peace Park will once again be decorated for Glow. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge downtown park to light up on Nov. 26

Launch event for Glow in Memorial Peace Park

Memorial Peace Park will once again be decorated for Glow. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
The Santa Claus Parade is back in Maple Ridge this year on Dec. 3. (THE NEWS/files)

Santa Claus parade returns to downtown Maple Ridge

Many volunteers, sponsors still needed for event coming up on Dec. 3

The Santa Claus Parade is back in Maple Ridge this year on Dec. 3. (THE NEWS/files)
Mackenna Marples (left), and Maple Ridge residents, Genevieve Dougan (centre) and Zachary Born (right), will perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of <em>The Magician’s Nephew</em>. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to The News)

New Chronicles of Narnia play features 3 Maple Ridge actors

The Magician’s Nephew is based off the C.S. Lewis hit novel and will run from Nov. 11-19

Mackenna Marples (left), and Maple Ridge residents, Genevieve Dougan (centre) and Zachary Born (right), will perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of <em>The Magician’s Nephew</em>. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to The News)
Steve Wall (left) won the stein holding competition at the Pitt Meadows Oktoberfest on Nov. 1, 2022 by keeping his mug raised for over five minutes. (Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows Oktoberfest celebration raises over $25,000

Hundreds of people attended the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society fundraiser

Steve Wall (left) won the stein holding competition at the Pitt Meadows Oktoberfest on Nov. 1, 2022 by keeping his mug raised for over five minutes. (Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Special to The News)
Dave Lord has been building up his Ghostbusters Halloween display for three years, with the new additions for 2022 including a Slimer figure and a large Ghostbusters fire hall cutout. (Dave Lord/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge neighbours team up to collect Halloween donations

The displays at 236 Street and Bryant Drive will be accepting food bank donations

Dave Lord has been building up his Ghostbusters Halloween display for three years, with the new additions for 2022 including a Slimer figure and a large Ghostbusters fire hall cutout. (Dave Lord/Special to The News)
12795 227A St. in Maple Ridge, otherwise known as Alouette Cemetery, makes a yearly display for Halloween and gathers donations for Katie’s Place animal shelter. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Must-see Halloween displays in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

From delightful to deranged, these are the must-see homes this spooky season

12795 227A St. in Maple Ridge, otherwise known as Alouette Cemetery, makes a yearly display for Halloween and gathers donations for Katie’s Place animal shelter. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Spirit on Stoney Ave. has gathered nearly $5,000 in donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2020. (Spirit on Stoney Ave. Facebook/Special to The News)

Meet the scariest fundraiser in Maple Ridge

Spirit on Stoney Ave. runs every night until Halloween

Spirit on Stoney Ave. has gathered nearly $5,000 in donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2020. (Spirit on Stoney Ave. Facebook/Special to The News)
Folk Star Academy was one of the local dance groups who performed at the Diwali celebration. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Diwali dances into Maple Ridge Public Library

The Oct. 22 event featured dances, music, food tastings, crafts, and more

Folk Star Academy was one of the local dance groups who performed at the Diwali celebration. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
John McKweon has been decorating his house for Halloween and accepting food bank donations for years, but introduces new additions each year. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Spooky Maple Ridge home provides scares for charity

John McKweon has been collecting food bank donations at his scary home for years

John McKweon has been decorating his house for Halloween and accepting food bank donations for years, but introduces new additions each year. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The Rotary Club Oktoberfest event involved plenty of staff and visitors dressed up in lederhosen and traditional German outfits. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Maple Ridge Oktoberfest overflows with food, drink, and fun

3 local Rotary Clubs hosted the sold-out Oct. 8 celebration

The Rotary Club Oktoberfest event involved plenty of staff and visitors dressed up in lederhosen and traditional German outfits. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Pitt Meadows Museum Halloween event, Museum After Dark, features spooky treats such as deep-charred rat, free range organic eyeballs, and tongues on sticks. (Pitt Meadows Museum/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows Museum gets a spooky makeover

The Museum After Dark event takes place on Oct. 23, 26, 27, and 30

Pitt Meadows Museum Halloween event, Museum After Dark, features spooky treats such as deep-charred rat, free range organic eyeballs, and tongues on sticks. (Pitt Meadows Museum/Special to The News)
Nasiv Sall has performed as an on-screen dancer in several other productions, such as Macklemore’s Dance Off music video from 2016. (Nasiv - Instagram/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows actress unleashes her inner monster in first major acting role

Nasiv Sall has danced in past films and can now be seen in Monster High: The Movie

Nasiv Sall has performed as an on-screen dancer in several other productions, such as Macklemore’s Dance Off music video from 2016. (Nasiv - Instagram/Special to The News)
An earlier Diwali celebration at the Maple Ridge Library. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Library to host Diwali celebration

Cultural groups involved in annual festivities on Oct. 22

An earlier Diwali celebration at the Maple Ridge Library. (Special to The News)
Fraser Valley Regional Library has added disc golf kits to its lending library. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)

Disc golf kits fly into Fraser Valley Regional Library

Kits include two three-disc sets and can be reserved online

Fraser Valley Regional Library has added disc golf kits to its lending library. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)
The Textile Tales event is meant to show participants how to use various crafting methods including sewing, tie dye, and screen printing. (The Pitt Meadows Museum/Special to The News)

Crafting gets groovy at Sunday’s Textile Tales event

The Pitt Meadows Museum will host the free event on Oct. 2

The Textile Tales event is meant to show participants how to use various crafting methods including sewing, tie dye, and screen printing. (The Pitt Meadows Museum/Special to The News)
Monica Hampu (right) previously served as the president of the Maple Ridge Community Foundation, but now has the role of executive director. (The News)

Maple Ridge gets a taste of Dancing with the Stars

Early bird tickets for Dancing in the Ridge are on sale until Oct. 1

Monica Hampu (right) previously served as the president of the Maple Ridge Community Foundation, but now has the role of executive director. (The News)
Rob Egan is a local painter who belongs to the Arts Studio Tour in Maple Ridge. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

PHOTOS: Live art on display at Maple Ridge Public Library

Artists in the Library is a free-to-attend Saturday afternoon event

Rob Egan is a local painter who belongs to the Arts Studio Tour in Maple Ridge. (Brandon Tucker/The News)