Sounder Events Calendar starting April 21, 2014

Monday, April 21 2014

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Upcoming Events

Continuing until Sunday, April 27: Isle of the Arts Festival. More than 40 arts- and culture-related workshops and events. Check out the program at www.artsgabriola.ca or pick up a brochure at Artworks.

Spring Cleaning - April 18 to April 23: From Friday April 18 to Wednesday April 23, including Earth Day on April 22, islanders will be cleaning their local neighbourhoods to get ready for spring and summer. Help clean up your district using the garbage bags attached to your local Ratepayers notice board. Be careful, and don’t get hit by a car, because you are on your own. A small pick up grabber tool is a great help. Ratepayers will be picking up any bags left at the boards before noon on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Tues., April 22 at 11 am and Thurs., April 24 at 7pm- Antony Holland’s Shakespeare: This show draws on over seventy years of Antony’s intimacy with Shakespeare. He makes the language completely understandable. 11am. Gabriola Theatre Centre, 1475 Peterson Road. Tix: $15 at Artworks.

Wed., April 23 - Speciesism The Movie at 6pm Gabriola Public Library You’ll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans. Brought to you by vegeteers.com www.speciesismthemovie.com

Thurs., April 24 - Hear No Evil Comedy Tour at the Skol Pub. Featuring: Byron Bertram, Kyle Jones & Jared Borland with special guest: “Juanita” Starts at 8pm. Tickets are $15 plus s/c in advance, $20 at the door and available now at The Skol Pub.

Thurs., April 24th -- PHC Seniors Luncheon at The Rollo Centre. 10:30 to 12:30. Info: PHC Seniors Resource Centre: 325-2273.

Thurs., April 24 - Regular meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. at the RDN Offices on Hammond Bay Rd. in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on www.rdn.bc.ca.

Fri., April 25 - Coffeehouse at the Haven. Featuring West My Friend, best described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk. Doors 6:45, Open Stage 7:15, Feature 8:45-9:45. (early start and end for this Coffeehouse only) Admission by donation

Wed., April 30 - Ready, Set, Learn! At Gabriola Elementary from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. for 3 and 4 year old children. It includes activities, stories and a take-home bag of educational materials.

Sat., May 3 - Spring Fair at the Commons. 10am to 3pm Buy/sell your seeds and starts, show off your Busking skills, learn to scythe, enter a Boules Tournament, dance around the Maypole. To reserve a table, please contact Stef at 247-7174 or smarrie745@gmail.com.

Tues., May 6 at 11 am and Thurs., May 8 27 at 7pm - A Prince of Wales: Antony shares the works of Dylan Thomas, including poems and funny stories, topped off with his now famous reading of ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’. 11am. Gabriola Theatre Centre, 1475 Peterson Road. Tix: $15 at Artworks

Sun., May 18 - Gabriola Museum Opening Day festivities! From May 18 to Canada Day the Museum will be open weekends and holidays 11 am to 3:30 pm. Open daily after July 1.

Workshops and markets

Wed., Apr. 23. - Cheesemaking Workshop: Discover Cheese. Students make their own soft cheese including sour cream, cream cheese, ricotta, cottage cheese, neuchatel and either panir or queso fresco. $125. 11-4pm Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email madongab@shaw.ca

Sundays April 27 - May 11 & 25 - June 8 & 22 “African Orchestra Workshops with Aboubacar Camara.” A series of studies exploring African music with djembe, base drums, wooden xylophone, voice and dance ; from 4-6pm at the NetLoft on 1960 Murray Road. Suggested donation of $15/class - tel: 1 250 532-1152. Bring instruments (or rent for $5) and indoor shoes.

Attention Crafters. The 25th Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair. Beban Park, Nanaimo, BC, November 7, 8, & 9, 2014. Contact: Elizabeth 250-797-6544 or elizacraftfair@yahoo.com. Colleen 250-758-6499 or colleliza@shaw.ca. website: www.nanaimoprofessionalcraftfair.com. Register by May 30 to get early registration discount

Come to the Gabriola Professional Centre on North Road between April 21 and June 13 to enjoy the watercolour paintings of Pam Tempelmayr of Whalebone Studio. Pam has been painting for more than 40 years and has assembled a collection of her many “story-within-story” paintings in her fish and whale series especially for display at the Centre. Works shown will include many paintings not previously seen on Gabriola Island.

Sat., May 3 - Spring Fling Bazaar and Flea Market. 10-2 Agi Hall. All vendors welcome. $5 a space. Email tasha.borden@hotmail.ca for info.

Sat., May 3 - Spring Fair at the Commons. 10am to 3pm. Buy/sell your seeds and starts, show off your Busking skills, learn to scythe, enter a Boules Tournament, dance around the Maypole. To reserve a table, please contact Stef at 247-7174 or smarrie745@gmail.com. 

Sun., May 4 - Sat., May 10 - The Big Fish Music Festival! A concert every night, and workshops too! Tickets and lineup available at www.thebigfishmusicfestival.ca. Organized and hosted by the Lulu Performing Arts Society.

Sat., May 10 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Mozzarella/Chevre. An introduction to the art of making your own cheeses. Make and take home your own Chevre and Mozzarella. $85. 11-3pm. Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email madongab@shaw.ca

Wed., May 14 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Discover Cheese. Students make their own soft cheese including sour cream, cream cheese, ricotta, cottage cheese, neuchatel and either panir or queso fresco. $125. 11-4pm Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email madongab@shaw.ca

Weekly Events

Gabriola Visitor Information Centre on Taylor Bay Road. Open Fridays till May 18 from 10 - 2pm or “Open by Chance.” Email questions to giccmanager@shaw.ca Visit the Chamber web site at www.gabriolaisland.org

Saturdays - Bikram Yoga with Amy @ The Rose Crystal Studio (certified teacher of 9 years). Class time is 9:45 to 11:15 am. Doors will be open 15 min before and after class. Email for more information and reservations: amyoga78@hotmail.com

Tuesdays - Rides to Nanaimo are offered every Tuesday for seniors (or those on disability) by People for a Healthy Community (PHC) to the 10:05 am ferry to return on the 2:30 ferry. Call 250-325-2273 or email: resources@phcgabriola.org.

Tuesdays - The Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month staff from the Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy organization is available at PHC from 11-1pm. Drop in or make an appointment 250-753 2321

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library: 10:30am.

Wednesdays - Weekly Jam at the Gabriola Golf Club. Starts at 8:00 p.m. and goes late. Bring an instrument or just your ears.

Wednesdays - Bikram Yoga with Amy @ The Rose Crystal Studio (certified teacher of 9 years). Class time is 7:00- 8:30 pm. Doors will be open 15 min before and after class. Email for more information and reservations: amyoga78@hotmail.com

Thursdays - Badminton at the Elementary School. 6:30pm. Drop-ins welcome.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Al-Anon - mutual support program for people who are, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets on the first Monday of every month. WI Hall at 7 pm. For info call 250-247-2030.

Narcotics Anon - Gabriola meetings are Thursdays at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Commons.

Coming in 2014

Thursday, August 7 - Gabriola Lions' Club Concert on the Green featuring "The Timebenders"

Saturday, August 9, 2013 - 59th Annual Salmon BBQ at the Community Hall. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 3rd Annual Brickyard Beast 10km run.

August 2014 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Website here.

October 2014 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. GAC site here.