Sounder Events Calendar starting February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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Upcoming Events

Tues., Feb. 7 -  Silva Bay Yacht Club presents: Marine Search and Rescue on the BC Coast - Speaker John Davis, at the ROXY (Twin Beaches mall) - doors 6:30pm. Presentation 7pm. Public is welcome. Poster: silvabayyachtclub.com

Tues., Feb. 7 - Library Lego Club. 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

Wed., Feb. 8 - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes for wiggly little ones! Best suited for children birth to 5 years. Free, drop in.

Wed., Feb. 8 - Gabriola Land and Trails Trust AGM at The Roxy. Doors open at 6.30 for member registration. Our guest speaker Elke Wind will be introduced at 7pm, to talk about “Habitat Management for Amphibians and Reptiles.” The business meeting will start at about 8.15, and will include the election of Directors.

Wed. & Thurs., Feb. 8 & 9 – Twilight Radio Theatre  presents The Thin Man & Ozzie & Harriet – Live Radio Dramas, starring David Botten, Tina Jones, Chris Jans and Kathy McIntyre, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge Dining Room & Pub. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231

Thurs., Feb. 9 - Spanish Conversation Circle at the Library. 1-2 pm. Practise your Spanish language skills in an informal, friendly setting. Free registration. Please contact the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Thurs., Feb. 9 - GROWLS quarterly meeting. Doors open at 6:30 pm for GROWLS business meeting. New members welcome.  At 7:30 pm guest Adam Taylor of the marmot recovery foundation presents information about the species at risk, the Vancouver Island Marmot and update on the recovery effort. By donation to marmot recovery. Everyone welcome. At the Roxy Theatre @ Twin Beaches Centre.

Sun. Feb. 12 - Music & Poetry With and For Your Loved Ones. 4pm at the Net Loft, 1960 Murray Rd.  $10-$15/person admission or by donation.

Tues., Feb. 14 - Rapture. Valentine’s Concert at the Roxy. Kathy Mc, Roger C - Vocals. Marty St, piano, Saburo, sax. Tix $20 at North Road Sports.

Tues., Feb. 14 - Gabriola Arts Council presents Heartburn. Reports from the Front Lines of Love. Featuring brief verbal outbursts on the matter by local scribes. Hostedby Mrs. Frank Hokum - aka Sheilanorgate. Doors 6:30/Show 7:00. Celebrating 20 years of the Gabriola Arts Council. Tix 415 at North Road Sports and online at www.artsgabriola.ca

Wed., Feb. 15 - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes for wiggly little ones! Best suited for children birth to 5 years. Free, drop in.

Sat., Feb. 18 - Food Forum, Community Hall. Noon - 3 PM. Information & dialogue with our local farmers, gardeners and food vendors, plus New Society books,  and local seeds for sale. Admission by donation.

Saturday eve/Sunday day, May 6 & 7, 2017 - Ceremonial Healing: Drum-Birthing Workshop with weaver on Gabriola. More info at www.drumweaver.com

Weekly Events

Gabriola Recreation Society Evening Drop-ins; Ongoing @ Gabriola Elementary School Gym. For Ages 14+; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Everyone welcome! Drop-ins: $4 (cancelled during school closures) Badminton: Tuesday nights. Volleyball: Thursday nights

Compassionate Connections – “A safe place to talk about hard things”.  For anyone dealing with a challenge to their well being.  Professionally moderated, no cost. 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 11a.m. Robert’s upstairs.  facebook/compassionateconnectionsgabriola Call Kat at 250-247-7182.

AA meetings. Tuesdays at the Surf Lodge at 8am. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. 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.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings - Every ​Tuesday and Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. ​PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). For information call or text 250-327-1362.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend.  Mondays 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Robert’s upstairs.  For information please call 250-247-8330

Caregiver Support group for family and friends of people living with dementia. 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.

Companions through Grief is the last Thursday of the month. 3-5pm. Call Nanaimo Hospice Society at 250-591-8811 for more information.

Coming later in 2017

April 6 - 16 - Isle of the Arts Festival. Hosted by the Gabriola Arts Council.

Saturday, May 21 - Opening Day for the Gabriola Farmers' Market. Open every Saturday between May 21 and October 8.

July 1 - Canada Day on Gabriola. Events hosted by the Gabriola Museum, Village Food Market, and the Gabriola Arts Council.

August 10 - Gabriola Lions' Concert on the Green.

August 12 - Annual Gabriola Island Community Hall Association Salmon BBQ.

August 18 - 20 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Hosting by the Gabriola Arts Council.

September 9 - Farm to Table Feast. Hosted by the Gabriola Agi Association.

October 7 - 9 - Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Hosted by the Gabriola Arts Council.

December 25 - Annual Spirit Feast. Hosted by the People for a Healthy Community.