Sounder Events Calendar starting February 24, 2015

Wednesday, February 25 2015

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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Upcoming Events

Fri, Feb 27 - Coffeehouse at Haven - Tania Opland & Mike Freeman, play hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, recorder, whistle, excellent percussion, singing, wonderful performers. Doors 7pm.

Fri., Feb. 27 and Sat., Feb. 28 - C.R. Avery in Some Birds Walk for the Hell of It. Gabriola Golf Course. Doors 6:30pm. Show 7:30pm. Tix $25 at the door; $20 in advance at artsgabriola.ca or by contacting info@poetrygabriola.com or 250-247-0117.

Sat., Feb. 28 - Forum on the Future of GERTIE. 1pm at the Commons.

Sat., Feb. 28 - The Ghosts in our Machine. Documentary Screening from the Vegeteers. 2pm at the Gabriola Public Library.

Sun,. Mar 1 and Wed., Mar. 4 - Antony Holland revives the No Bells & Whistles Theatre Company starting with a “Black Comedy” featuring Garry Davey, Antony Holland, and Frank Moher. Shows on Sun., Mar. 1at 2pm. and Wed., Mar. 4 at 7pm. Both at the WI Hall. Admission by donation at the door. This is the first in a series of performances scheduled to take place in the first week of every month of 2015.

Tues., Mar 3 - The Surf Lodge presents award winning-Canadian singer/songwriter, the Maritime’s own Lennie Gallant with Jeremy Gallant on Keyboard and Sean Kemp on Violin. Tix $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Available at Village Liquor Store and The Surf Pub. For Reservations Call 250-325-5015. Doors 7pm.

Wed., Mar. 4 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons). For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Sat., Mar. 7 - Burger and Beer with proceeds going to the PHC Food Bank. Skol Pub. 5pm to 8pm. Tickets $15 for a burger (beef or veggie) and a beverage (beer, wine or soda) and a door prize ticket. Tickets available thorugh PHC, call Brenda Fowler, 250-247-7311 or brenda@phcgabriola.org Dozens of items from locally made jewelry to cistern cleaning to books and beer fridge.

Sunday, March 8- Gabriola Museum forum at the Haven, 1:30 pm., The Future of Food on Gabriola: How will we produce and consume food in 2035? with panelists Rosheen Holland, Brian Crumblehulme, Pollen Heath and moderated by Steve Struthers. Admission by donation.

Mon. Mar. 9 - Quickening Tides featuring Tina Jones and Friends presented by Lulu Performing Arts Society. Lulu turns 10! 7:30pm. Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. Advance tickets: $20 (Village Liquor Store); door: $25; Youth (16 and under): only $5!

Sat., Mar. 28 - Gabriola Agricultural Association Annual General Meeting. 10am-12pm at the Agi Hall. The Gabriola Agricultural Association has been a principal part of Gabriola’s history…come share the future! Please note, to become a voting member you need to apply one month prior to AGM. Email gabriolafarmersmarket@gmail.com by Feb 26th

Weekly Events

Mondays - Scouts Canada – 1st Gabriola Group. Beavers (5-7 years of age) meet 6 – 7 pm and Cubs (8-10 years of age) meet 6 – 7:30 pm at the Gabriola Fellowship Church.

Mondays - Gabriola Sparks and Brownies. Meets at the Gabriola Commons. For more info contact Edith Kraus at 250-325-0740

Tuesdays at the Gabriola Library: Lego Club! 3-5pm.

Tuesdays - Rainbows, a program for youth experiencing grief. 6pm to 7pm. For more information contact Alice at the HOPE Centre at 250-247-8730 or hopecentre@shaw.ca

Wednesdays and Saturdays - Energizercise Classes. A blend of chi kung yoga self massage breath work meditation and dance techniques. Leita at 325-9893. 10:30 12 Rose Crystal Studio.

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30 – 11 am. Drop in with your little ones for stories, songs, and rhymes. For ages 5 years and younger.

Wednesdays at noon: Compassionate Connections Circle. Full Circle Creative, behind Co-op gas. Sharing and listening. Professionally moderated. All welcome. Confidential, safe, free, ongoing. info 250-247=7935.

Thursdays: Technology help at the Gabriola Library. Drop-in between 1-2 pm.

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.

Narcotics Anon - meetings are Mondays at 8 p.m., lower level of the Commons.

Annual Events

Friday, April 2 to Sunday, April 12 - Isle of the Arts Festival. Gabriola Arts Council. artsgabriola.ca. Discover your most artistic and creative self at the Isle of the Arts Festival, with more than 40 workshops and events to help you enjoy, celebrate and explore arts and culture. Fibre arts, theatre arts, painting, printmaking, poetry and more!

Saturday May 16 - Opening Weekend of the Gabriola Farmers' Market at the Agi Hall. Traditionally open  10am to 1pm, every Saturday between Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend.

Sunday, August 2 - 4th Annual Brickyard Beast 10km road race. "One of the toughest 10k Road Races in Canada! Come and Slay the Beast!" Brickyardbeast.com

Thursday, August 6 - Gabriola Lions' Club Concert on the Green. Gabriola Golf Course. 4pm. The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Lions' with roughly 1,500 people on the driving range of the Golf Club enjoying the music, food and dog days of summer weather.

Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16 - 7th Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival. Bold, Inclusive, Innovative, Incredible Energy, Incredible Theatre. Take the plunge on BC’s beautiful Gabriola Island. Call for Submissions for 2015 are open at artsgabriola.ca/gabriola-theatre-fest/

Saturday, October 10 to Monday, October 12 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Island—the “Isle of the Arts”—has the sixth highest concentration of artists in Canada. While every day is a celebration of art on this lush and lively island, on Thanksgiving weekend the festivities reach dizzying heights. Island artists throw open their studio doors to tempt your senses with dazzling arrays of art! On October 10–11–12, the studios of sixty artists will be open for visiting and viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Head to artsgabriola.ca/events for more details.