Sounder Events Calendar starting February 25, 2013

Monday, February 25 2013

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

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Upcoming Events

Mon. & Tues., Feb. 25 & 26 - Screening Mammography Program of BC (SMPBC) mobile service will be on Gabriola Island providing free screening mammograms to BC women ages 40 to 79. Gabriola Community Health Centre (the NEW Clinic) at the end of Church Street. Call 1-800-663-9203 to book an appointment. For more information visit

Tues., Feb. 25 - 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

Wed., Feb. 27 - Parents and Young Ones weekly facilitated group for parents of preschoolers at the Commons. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Childcare & transportation offered. Drop-in (by donation). Call PHC Community Resource Centre – 250-325-2273.

Thurs., Feb. 28 - Story Circle at the Commons. 1-2:30 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 28 - Deadline to sign up to be a vendor at the 2013 Agi Farmer’s Market. Are you interested in becoming a full-time vendor at this year’s market? Limited number of spaces available. Call Tannie at 250-247-8216 to get your name on the list.

Thurs., Feb. 28 - Purls of Wisdom Knitting Group at the Gabriola Library. 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting, stitching and literature. Bring your craft projects and book recommendations. This event is held on the last Thursday of every month. Beginners are welcome. Drop-in. Call 250-247-7878 for more information.

Thurs., Feb. 28 - Companions through Grief Support Group meets on the last Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m. Call Carroll at 250-247-7213 or Jeanne at 250-325-6437.

Sat., Mar. 2 – Book Launch of The Mouse Woman of Gabriola: Brain, Mind and Icon Interactions in Spontaneous Healing and Spontaneity in Japanese Art and Culture by Gabriolan authors David and Michiko Young. 3 p.m. at the Commons. for details.

Sat., Mar. 2 - Gabriola Common’s Annual Trade Fair. Starts at 10 a.m. at the Commons. For information, or to book your space, contact Stef:

Sat., Mar. 2 - The Gabriola Parent Participation Preschool (est. 1976) is having a Beer and Burger Night with live music from Tony Gradanti and a Silent/Live Auction to raise funds for the Gabriola Cooperative Preschool, held at the Surf Lodge, 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available from preschool parents.

Sun., Mar. 3 - GaLTT Trail Work Party at Rollo McClay Sportsfield. Meet Howard Houle at the Rollo McClay parking lot at 1:30 p.m. 

Tues., Mar. 5 - Commons Community Council. Find out what’s happening at the Commons! 7 p.m. upstairs.

Wed., Mar. 6 - Caregivers Support Group meets. 2pm PHC Community Resource Centre (Professional Building North Road.) Please Note Change of Venue. Enquiries: Angela Nutter at 250-247-9732.

Sat., Mar. 9 - General Cleanup workbee at the Commons followed by Soup! 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sun., Mar. 9 - Meat draw for People for a Healthy Community. 2-5 p.m. at the Skol Pub. All proceeds support the PHC Food Bank.

Sat., Mar. 9 - The Fate of Salmon - the Cohen Commission and Us. 3-5 at the Commons. Cohen Commission experts Brenda Gaertner, Tim Leadem, and Katherine Gordon will speak to the link between the Cohen Commission recommendations and local community action. Everyone is encouraged to attend to learn more about our precious marine and freshwater environment, and what we can do as citizens and stewards to help uphold the recommendations of this monumental report. Sustainable Gabriola is sponsoring this public information session on the Cohen Commission’s recommendations.

Sun., Mar 10 - “Africa East (Madagascar, Tanzania) and West (Ghana, Togo, Benin),” a slide presentation by Steve Struthers. Phoenix Auditorium (The Haven), 1-3 p.m. Free admission (donations to GROWLS gratefully accepted).

Sat, Mar. 10 – Book Launch of Gabriolan George Szanto’s latest: Bog Tender, Coming Home to Nature and Memory. 3 p.m. at the Commons. for details.

Fri., Mar. 22 (7 p.m.) & Sat., Mar. 23 (2 and 7 p.m.) - The spectacular Gabriola Players Spring production bundles together four one-act plays that push the boundaries and explore the hilarity, drama, jealousy, poignancy and occasional insanity of “relationships.” Rollo Centre, North Road. Tickets $15 (adult) or $10 (15 and under). Available at Artworks and online:


Weekly Events

Mondays - Mom and Tots weekly gathering. 1:15-2:45 p.m. at the new PHC Community Resource Centre in the Gabriola Professional Centre. For first-time and experienced moms and their babies who are under one year old. Expectant mothers are also welcome.

Mondays - Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are currently, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-247-2030.

Tuesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 3 p.m. Drop in with your baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes.

The Gabriola Museum is now closed for the season. Open by appointment only. Call 250-247-9987 or email or visit

Thursdays - Tech Thursday at the Gabriola Library. Perplexed by your latest gadget? Want to learn how to download ebooks from the library? Drop in and get free technology help from our librarian. 1-2 p.m.

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., followed by warm friendly lunch of hot soup with friends. Indoor tasks on rainy days.

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.


Upcoming Festivals and Events 

Sat., May 18 - First Farmers’ Market of 2013 at the Gabriola Agricultural Hall. Interested in becoming a full time vendor at this years market? We have a limited number of spaces available. Call Tannie at 250-247-8216 to get your name on the list. February 28 is the deadline.

Mon., July 1 - Canada Day. Festival with music and food in the Folklife Village hosted by Village Food Market. Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach.

Thurs., Aug. 8 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green. Live concert at the Gabriola Golf Club. Tickets and information available from any member of the Gabriola Lions’ Club.

Sat., Aug. 10 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Community Hall.Funds raised go towards the Hall.

Oct. 12-14 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council.

December - Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair

December - Gabriola Commons Craft Fair