Sounder Events Calendar starting February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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Upcoming Events

Wed. & Thurs., Feb. 6 & 7 – Twilight Radio Theatre – Valentine’s Triple Feature. Old time radio dramas performed live by Adam Kerby, Chris Jans, David Botten and Kathy McIntyre, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231.

Thurs., Feb. 7 - Gabriola Garden Club welcomes guest speaker: Sonia Zupanec from ‘Just Another Weed Patch Farm’ will be joining us to talk about the growing and harvesting of specialty cut flowers and nuts. Rollo Centre. Doors open 6:30pm, Program 7pm.

Sun., Feb. 10 - “Be Our Valentine2” all-ages fundraiser for Cats Alive, 1-4pm at Gabriola Arts Council’s Arts and Heritage Hall. This benefit for cat rescue, fostering and adoption will feature a live and silent auction and sale of beautiful textile, fabric and fibre items for you, your home and your cat, and our fabulous Valentine and cat-themed cookies.

Sun., Feb. 10 - Fixit Fair. Small Appliances, Toys, Bikes, Phones, Computers, What-have-you. 10am - 1pm. Commons. FREE.

Sun., Feb. 10 - GaLTT Annual General Meeting. Guest speaker: Dr. Richard Hebda on Climate Change and the Gulf Islands Environment. Doors open for member registration: 6:30 pm. Dr. Hebda’s presentation: 7:00 pm. GaLTT AGM business meeting: 8:15 pm. Gabriola Golf and Country Club. Public admission by donation at the door.

Sun. Feb. 10 2-4pm & Sun. Feb. 17, 4-6pm: Gabriola Players is holding auditions for its May production of Norm Foster’s comedy Old Love. There are six roles to be cast. See gabriolaplayers.ca/old-love-auditions for more information.

Wed., Feb. 13 - Friends of the Library welcome you to our Annual General Meeting at the Library on Wednesday, February 13th at 11am.

Sat., Feb 16 - Huge fabric sale. GAC Arts Gabriola Building. 476 South Road. February 16. 10am to 4pm.

Sat. Feb. 16 - Food Forum 2019. Information & dialogue with our local farmers, gardeners, food & seed vendors, and New Society Books. Community Hall, noon - 3 PM. Admission by donation to pay for hall rental.

Thurs., Feb. 21 - Changemaking: Making it Happen. Fay Weller and Mary Wilson present an interactive hands-on workshop based on their guidebook Changemakers: Embracing Hope, Taking Action, and Transforming the World. The Roxy, doors at 6:30 pm, 7-9pm. By donation.

Weekly Events

Mondays starting February 25 - Intentional Aging: Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder — A Gabriola Arts Council’s Healing Power of Art program. Runs every Monday for 8 weeks. Contact Maggie Mooney 250-325-4212, mooneyrcc@gmail.com or Kayte Summers 250-247-9798 kaytesummers@telus.net to register. artgabriola.ca for details.

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am – 11 am.

Wednesdays - Free Chess Lessons at the Rollo with local chess expert and experienced educator Peter Danenhower. 7pm-9pm. Contact hafeezk1@yahoo.ca

Thursdays - French Conversation Circle at the Gabriola Library. 1pm to 2pm.

Fridays - Teen Drop In at the HOPE Centre (Blue Building). 7pm-Midnight. Teen recreation for teens aged 13-18.  For more info email Andrea at nstar5@hotmail.com

Peer Led Exercise Group Winter Schedule, Classes start week of Jan 7. Mon & Wed @ Hope Centre 11am-12pm. Tues & Thurs at Gabriola Rec Office 11am-12pm. Fri @ Community Hall, 10:45am – 11:45am. Drop-in fee $2. This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. New participants please contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca

AA meetings. Tuesdays: Serenity by the Sea. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Thursdays: Step Readings. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Fridays at Robert’s Place upstairs at noon (12pm). Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, AA meets at 7pm at the Commons (downstairs). For information contact 250-753-7513.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend. Mondays at 12 and Thursdays at 7pm upstairs at Roberts Place upstairs. For information please call 250-247-8330.

Caregiver Support group for family and friends of people living with dementia. First and Third Thursday of the month: 10:30 to noon in the Community Health Centre. For information call Jane Hope, 1-800-462-2833, jhope@alzheimerbc.org

 

 

February 18: BC Family Day

March 14: PI Day at Island Meat and Deli

April 4 - 14: Isle of the Arts Festival. Gabriola Arts Council. artsgabriola.ca

April 19-21: Easter Weekend

May 18-20: May Long Weekend including Victoria Day

June 1 & 2: Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Community Hall

June 15 & 16: Silva Bay Fishing Derby

June 29 to July 1: Canada Day Long Weekend

August 3 to 5: August Long Weekend including BC Day

August 8: Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green

August 10: Community Hall Salmon BBQ

August 11: Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine

August 31-September 2: September Long Weekend, including the Cultivate Festival. Gabriola Arts Council. artsgabriola.ca

September 7 - Farm to Table Feast

October 12 to 14: Thanksgiving Long Weekend, including the Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour. artsgabriola.ca

November 11: Remembrance Day, held at the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment.

November 30: Artisan Christmas Fair at the Rollo Centre

December 7: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Fair

December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast.

January 1, 2020: Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at Noon.