Sounder Events Calendar starting January 10, 2017

Tuesday, January 10 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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Upcoming Events

Wed., Jan. 11 - 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., Jan. 11 - Friends of the Library will hold their Annual General Meeting. 1:30pm at the Library. Please join us - all welcome!

Thurs,. Jan. 12 - Author visit with Herb Auerbach. 1 pm. Dyan Dunsmoor-Farley will be interviewing Herb about his book Placemakers: A Brief History of Real Estate Development. Free, drop in at the Library.

Jan. 12 – 30, Environmental Aura, Ocean Mussack Exhibit. Reception Jan 12, 6:30-8:30 pm. Talk Jan 21, 1 pm HIVE Gallery/Café.

Sat., Jan. 14 - Local Sea Shepherd Conservation Society supporters present a documentary film screening of “Why Just One?” 1pm at the Gabriola Library. This 2016 film chronicles the Sea Shepherd’s battle to save the world’s sea turtle population. Free, drop in, everyone welcome.

Tues., Jan. 17 -  Tech Tuesday at the Library. 1:30-3 pm. Get free, one-on-one technology help from our librarian. Call 250-247-7878 to register for a 30 minute appointment.

Tues., Jan. 17 - Library Lego Club. 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

Wed., Jan. 18 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching The BFG (2016) on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Jan. 19 - French Conversation Circle at the Library. 1-2 pm. Practice your French in an informal, friendly setting. Call the Library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Sat., Jan. 21 - Author talk with Buddhist Teacher Henry Landry. 2 pm. Henry will be presenting his book Meditation: The Art & Act of Mindfulness. Free, drop in at the Library.

Sat., Jan. 21 and Sun., Jan. 22 - Tarot 2 day workshop. $200 with Connie Leonard. phone 250-325-0771. 

Sat., Jan. 28 – Gabriola Ratepayers Property Tax discussion. Questions answered, and contest. Winner gets bottle of aspirin. 1:30 Saturday at the Rollo Seniors Center.

Sat., Jan. 28 - Gabriola’s first Fix-it-Fair, at the Commons. 1 - 4 p.m. Volunteers will help you figure out how to fix broken stuff — small appliances, electronics, phones, clothing, bikes — Free! 

Sun., Jan. 29 - New Moon Journeying + Sharing Circle with Weaver. 7pm. More info, this month’s intention + to reserve, as space is limited, 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.

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 fr more information.