Sounder Events Calendar starting February 4, 2013

Tuesday, February 5 2013

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Upcoming Events

Tues., Feb. 5 - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 3pm  Drop in with your baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes.

Tues., Feb. 5 - Commons Community Council. 7 p.m. Come hear what’s happening at the Commons.

Tues.-Thurs., Feb. 5-7 - The Haven welcomes Oprah author, Mark Nepo for a presentation and workshop. Mark is the author of The Book of Awakening. Phoenix Auditorium. Tickets are $25 including tax and are available from The Haven (info@haven.ca) or from Artworks.

Thurs., Feb. 7 - Winter Herb Talk Series 2013 with Heather Macleod Loyer at the Gabriola Library.  6pm Session 1: Susun Weed’s The Seven Rivers of Healing - An alternate exploration of self-healing.

Thurs., Feb. 7 - Gabriola Garden Club is presenting it’s annual “Open Gardens Slide Show”, with background music from a variety of Gabriola musicians. There will also be a Seed Exchange. Doors Open: 7pm, Program starts: 7:30 pm. New members welcome.

Fri., Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m. & Sat., Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Heartspeak! Featuring the art of Sheila Norgate, Gwen Spinks, Kimm Nightingale, Joke Mensink, Maureen O’Conner and Mariko Paterson. 800 Valli Place

Sat., Feb. 9 - Meat draw for People for a Healthy Community. 3-5 p.m. at the Skol Pub. All proceeds support the PHC Food Bank.

Tues., Feb. 12 - Lulu presents Christian Zehnder, voice artist. 7:30pm. Phoenix Auditorium. Advance tickets: $20; door $25; youth (18 and under) $5. Available at the Village Liquor Store.

Thurs., Feb. 14 - 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. 1-2pm.

Thurs., Feb. 14 - Winter Herb Talk Series 2013 with Heather Macleod Loyer at the Gabriola Library. 6pm. Session 2: West Coast Healing Herbs I – Learn about the healing qualities of a variety of our local herbs. From burdock to yarrow, learn how these herbs can safely add to your healthy lifestyle.

Sat., Feb. 16 - Come to the Food Forum to celebrate our endeavours! 12-4pm Community Hall display tables  and speakers info exchange  focused discussions. Contact: Eric Veale 247 9567

Mon., Feb. 18-  Jerry Flynn, retired Canadian Armed Forces Captain and wireless communications expert, will be presenting information on issues related to wireless devices, including smart meters.  Call Teresa at 247-7444 for more information.

Tues., Feb. 19 - 1:30 p.m.  Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 1:30 p.m. Upstairs at Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. To be on the agenda, please contact Paula at 250-247-9677 or gabfire@shaw.ca.

Continuing to Tues., Feb. 19 - Feldenkrais with Gwen Spinks - Posture from head to toe. 5 weeks starting Tues., Jan. 22 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at 900 Colleen Road on Gabriola. Cost is $10 drop-in or $45 for the series. Please call for details: 250-247-9756.

Thurs., Feb. 21 - Winter Herb Talk Series 2013 with Heather Macleod Loyer at the Gabriola Library. 6pm. Session 3: West Coast Healing Herbs II - A continuation of the previous week. Learn about the healing qualities of a variety of our local herbs. From burdock to yarrow, learn how these herbs can safely add to your healthy lifestyle.

Thurs., Feb. 21 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee. 10:15 a.m. at the Gabriola WI Hall on South Road. Agenda available on www.islandstrust.bc.ca.

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.  An appointment takes about 15 minutes and you do not need a doctor’s referral. 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 www.smpbc.ca.

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 pm at the Commons. www.pagesresort.com 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: smarrie745@gmail.com.

 

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. 3pm. Drop in with your baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes.

Saturdays - Teen Night at the Gathering Place from 7 p.m. to midnight.

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.

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

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.

October 12 to October 14 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council. www.gabriolaartscouncil.org

December: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair

December: Gabriola Commons Craft Fair