AROUND TOWN: Community news, calendar listings as of June 1

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Thursdays – Free anxiety support group, sponsored by the Capital Mental Health Association, with Dr. Tom Lipinski, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bridge Centre, 125 Skinner St. FMI: CMHA, 250-389-1211.

June 1 & 2 – The Arbutus Singer present an entertaining, family-friendly concert at 7:30 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church, with a reception following the concert each night. Tickets are $15/adults; $25/family; $10/seniors & students, available at the door or from 250-727-9146. All proceeds go to the ChoirKids program.

June 2 – Oak Bay United Church Garage Sale, corner Granite & Mitchell, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Furniture, household goods, linens, books, art, jewellery, toys and Children’s Boutique. FMI-250-598-5021 Ext. 0.

June 3 – Walk-!T Challenge, a free, 5K walk open to all, 8:30 a.m. at 1008 Douglas St. or Broadmead Village, 777 Royal Oak Dr. FMI: www.weightwatchers.ca/walkit

June 3 – UVic Kids’ Safety Day, with free, fun activities, 1 to 4 p.m. in parking lot 2. Bike Safety Rodeo for children five to 12-years-old with bicycles and helmets. Refreshments available. FMI: 250-721-8981.

June 3 – First Open Heart Society of B.C.’s 39th annual Walk for Hearts and silent auction at Sidney’s Scout Hall. Prizes, food and more. Registration at 11 a.m. Proceeds to Royal Jubilee Hospital. FMI: 250-595-2123 or www.fohs.bc.ca

June 4 – Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop, Accessing Services, 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-register at 250-370-5641 or e-mail WellnessCentreRegistration@viha.ca

June 8 – Fantastic Friday featuring Messy Church, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hall, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. at Cedar Hill Road. Free, family activities – games, art, theatre fun and group projects. Come as you are; dinner provided. FMI: 250-477-6741 or www.stlukesvictoria.ca

June 9 –  St. Andrew’s Regional High School Alumni Association BBQ welcomes all former students, graduates, parents, former teachers and support staff at the school from 5 to 8 p.m. Entertainment, Bungee Run inflatable, induction of the 2012 graduating class. Tickets $15/adults, $10/age 13 and younger. Reserve at 250 479-1414 by June 5.

June 9 – Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Stride Walk 2012, Centennial Square. Registration at 10 a.m. ($10, walk scarf provided) for 11 a.m. start. Funds raised support African grandmothers through the Stephen Lewis Foundation.  FMI: wenmanj@shaw.ca  To donate online: http://bit.ly/StrideVictoria

June 10 –  Jubilate! A fundraising concert for the Rainbow Kitchen and Camp Columbia at St. Mary’s Oak Bay, 1701 Elgin St., 2:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Performers include the Linden Singers, the City of Gardens Chorus, Tolmie Region Mass Choir and others. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. FMI: 250-477-6741 or www.stlukesvictoria.ca

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