Journeys of a Lifetime: Exploring Natural Wonders

March 4
7–9 p.m.

Discover the natural wonders of our planet, along with its wealth of plants and animals in this multimedia presentation that will take you virtually to every continent. See far-flung destinations, such as Antarctica, the Himalayas, Karakorum and Hindu Kush in Afghanistan and Pakistan. See the Danakil Depression, Earth’s hottest place, in Ethiopia, the Amazon Rainforest, sacred Uluru Kata-Tjuta in Australia, Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, and many of our planets most beautiful waterfalls and geyser fields.

Marvel at Madagascar’s unique fauna, the Andean cloud forests and Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.

Watch the wild animals of the Serengeti in Africa; King penguins in South Georgia, one-horned rhinoceroses in India, orangutans on the island of Borneo and the mountain gorillas of Uganda. Explore magnificent landscapes from the deserts of Namibia to Greenland and from the Canadian Rockies to the vast wilderness of Patagonia.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 68940 ) or register online.

Journeys of a Lifetime: Mankind’s Shared Cultural Heritage

March 11
7–9 p.m.

Discover our shared human heritage history and culture. Our journey through history and heritage will take us to awe-inspiring locations throughout the world.

Explore the classical gardens of Suzhou in China, the historic areas of Istanbul,

Turkey, the archaeological sites of Meroe and Jebel Barkal in Sudan, Chile’s historic port city of Valparaiso, the world heritage city of Ahmadabad in India, the highest settlements in Europe in the Svaneti in Georgia, the Old Walled City of Shibam in Yemen and beautiful Venice, Italy

Discover the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lake Tana and Gondar in Ethiopia, the Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva in Uzbekistan, Bruges in Belgium, the monuments of Ancient Egypt from Abu Simbel to Giza, the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos in Bolivia, the heritage cities of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal and the ancient city of Damascus, Syria.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 68941 ) or register online.

Journeys of a Lifetime: Sacred Places

March 18
7–9 p.m.

Wonder at Europe’s Gothic art treasures, the Bahá’i Holy Places around the World, Georgia’s ancient Gelati Monastery, the age-old cities of Kyoto & Nara in Japan, Yemen’s Old City of Sana’a, India’s Taj Mahal, the beautiful Persian Gardens of Iran, pre-Hispanic archaeological sites from Teotihuacan in Mexico to Machu Picchu in Peru and the ancient learning centre Timbuktu in Mali.

You will see ancient Churches of Armenia, the caves of Ajanta and Ellora in India, the place where the Buddhas once stood in Afghanistan, Turkey's magnificent Rock Sites of Cappadocia, the World Heritage Cities of Warsaw, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine and the magnificent temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

Discover the Buddhist monuments of the island of Sri Lanka, the unique Churches of Chiloe, the historic centre of Prague, the Potala Palace in Tibet, the modernist Italian architecture of Asmara in Eritrea, the magnificent archaeological sites of the Middle East from Persepolis to Petra and so much more.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 68942 ) or register online.

Journeys of a Lifetime: People and Their Living Heritage

March 25
7–9 p.m.

Discover the living heritage of our world in a playful, informative mix of inspiring personal narratives. Witness the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico, the Ashura commemorations in Iran, the funeral ritual of the In Toraja people on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, Holy Week processions in Antigua, Guatemala and the Corpus Christi celebrations in Cusco, Peru.

Watch the Bull-jumping initiation rites in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, the Ngaben cremation ceremonies in Bali, Sufi Dervishes performing in Omdurman, Sudan, the Christian Genna and Timkat celebrations in Ethiopia, Wayang Kulit shadow puppetry of Indonesia and water puppetry of Vietnam, performances by the Chichineros, unique Chilean street performers, the massive Naadam Festival in Mongolia and the colourful Carnival of Oruro in Bolivia.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 68943 ) or register online.