Sounder Events Calendar starting January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

Listings are $10/wk or get four weeks for $35.

For listings longer than 25 words, extra words are 20 cents each.

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email derek@soundernews.com or click here. 

Upcoming Events

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.

Wed., Jan. 18 - 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.

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. 

Tues., Jan. 24 - 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. 24 - Library Lego Club 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

Tues., Jan. 24 - Yoga Workshop at Vijnana Yoga Center, 235 James Way. 9am-12pm. Explorative Heart Openers for strong beginners. To register email Allie at allie_charron@hotmail.com

Wed., Jan. 25 - 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.

Thurs., Jan. 26 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects. Beginners and newcomers welcome! Free, drop in.

Thurs, Jan. 26 – Steven Earle presents “Earthquakes of Vancouver Island area - past and future.” 7pm, Roxy Lounge. Lecture kicks off Museum’s 2017 Gabriolan Stories series. Admission by donation.

Fri., Jan. 27 - (Note date change) - New Moon Journeying + Sharing Circle with Weaver. 7pm. More info + to reserve, as space is limited, www.drumweaver.com.

Fri., Jan. 27 - Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Storytime at the Library. 3:30 – 4 pm. Celebrate Family Literacy Day with a special pajama storytime & stuffed animal sleepover. Leave your stuffie overnight at the library and return on Saturday to find out what they got up to while you were sleeping! Free, drop in. Best suited for kids 8 and under.

Sat., Jan. 28 - Animals and The Buddha. A film by Dharma Voices for Animals, presented by the Gabriola Vegeteers. 2pm at the Gabriola Library. Free, drop in, everyone welcome.

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.

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

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 fr 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.