Sounder Events Calendar starting July 16, 2012

Monday, July 16 2012

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Upcoming Events

Tues., July 17 - GaLTT 707 Community Park Walk. If you’re a walker, but are nervous about going into the 707 park, meet Bob Weenk on South Road between Dogwood and Crestwood at 2 p.m. Details in ad on page 5.

Wed., July 18 - Lulu Performing Arts Society presents the Silver Birch String Quartet. 7 p.m. at the Theatre Centre, 1475 Peterson Rd. Advance tickets are $20, door $25, youth (18 and under) $5 anywhere/anytime. Tickets are available at the Village Liquor Store. For details email info@luluperformingarts.ca.

Thurs., July 19 - The Next Open Mic Night from Poetry Gabriola has been cancelled for July. The next Open Mic night will be scheduled for in August. For more information contact Lisa at altogetherlisa@yahoo.ca or 250-247-0117.

Sat. & Sun., July 21 & 22 - The Palette People’s Summer Showcase. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Rollo Centre.

Sun., July 22 - GaLTT Trail Work Party. Meet at the Commons at the end of Redwood at 1:30 p.m. Gloves are good and electric drills.

Sun., July 22 - The Gabriola Island Photography Club, in conjunction with Haiku Canada & Poetry Gabriola, invite you to view something different. Photos by 13 local photographers inspired by haiku from selected leading North American writers. Visit the exhibit upstairs at the Commons, 12-4 p.m. Contact Jinny Hayes, vhayes@uvic.ca or 250-247-8898.

Thurs., July 26 - Streamkeepers Program operated by DFO and the B.C. Ministry of Environment, has its first meeting at 7 p.m. at Agi Hall, open to the public. A DFO Community Advisor will be present.

Thurs., July 26 - 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.

Sat., July 28 - Medicine Wheel Reunion, Community Hall. 3 p.m. Medicine wheel sharing circle, then dinner. 7 p.m. concert/dance. Celebrating the spirit of the ’70s with Gabriola’s glorious band of hippie musicians.

Sat., Aug. 4 - Yard Sale. 1555 Peterson Rd. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hosted by the Gabriola Veggie Group.

Sat., Aug. 4 - Annual Community Garage Sale at the Commons! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Table rentals just $10. Contact Stef Marrie at smarrie745@gmail.com or 250-247-7174 to reserve your spot or donate items to the Commons Fundraising Table.

Sun., Aug. 5 - Inaugural running of the Brickyard Beast, a 10K road run on Gabriola. 9:30 a.m. start on Tait Road. www.brickyardbeast.com for details.

Sun., Aug. 5 - Grand Opening of the Gabriola Health Care Clinic. Details TBA. www.ghcs.ca.

Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green. This year’s concert once again features ABRA Cadabra with an energetic and lively performance of ABBA’s timeless music. Tickets $15, available from any member of the Gabriola Lions Club.

Saturday August 11: Gabriola Island Community Hall Association's 57th Annual Salmon Barbeque at the Community Hall on South Road. 4pm to 8 pm. Live music and beer garden.

Weekly Events

Seven Days a Week: The Gabriola Visitor Information Centre at Twin Beaches Mall on Taylor Bay Road is open from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Mondays - Kayaking and Yoga with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. At the Silva Bay Inn dock. 9 a.m. - noon, $30 or $15 if B.Y.O.Boat. Come out and enjoy this relaxing combination of sea kayaking with a one-hour yoga session on the smooth sandstone rocks! No experience necessary! 250-247-8939.

Mondays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. At the Silva Bay Inn dock. 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20 or free if B.Y.O.Boat! All ages. Come out and enjoy paddling around the flat top islands in a social and fun format, while catching spectacular sunsets from out on the water! No experience necessary! 250-247-8939.

Wednesdays - The  PHC Kids Garden Club. 3-4 p.m. Meet at the school (if you’re in school) and walk over to the Commons, or meet at the Commons with your Mom or Dad to register and have fun while learning to garden! We look forward to seeing you!

Thursdays - Live Music at Woodfire! New Time: 7-9 p.m.  Enjoy the talented and ever popular duo of Amber Handley and Brad Shipley as you feast on the delightful flavours of Woodfire. Reservations recommended. Call 250-247-0095.

Thursdays thru Mondays - The Gabriola Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed Tues. & Wed.).

Fridays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. At the Silva Bay Inn dock. 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20 or free if B.Y.O.Boat! All ages. Come out and enjoy paddling around the flat top islands in a social and fun format while catching spectacular sunsets from out on the water! No experience necessary! 250-247-8939.

Saturdays - Agi Hall Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Agi Hall at the top of Ferry Hill.

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

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. To do: many ongoing things around the Commons. Bring: gloves, shovel, hand trowel, other tools you find useful.

Sundays - Silva Bay Sunday Market.  Every week from July 1 through Sept. 2. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lots of room for vendors. Call Tannie Meyer for more info: 250-247-8216

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road. Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. and Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513. Al-Anon is for friends and relatives of alcoholics. Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-325-2747.

 

Upcoming Festivals and Events
 

August 17 to 19: Fourth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival. www.gabriolatheatrefestival.ca

August 25: Annual Gabriola 360 - paddling race around Gabriola Island. Open to Kayak, Canoe, Stand-up Paddleboard and many other paddle-craft. Contact Silva Bay Kayak Adventures for more information. www.silvabaykayakadventures.com/

October 5 to October 8 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council. www.gabriolaartscouncil.org/.

October 31 - Annual Fireworks show at Twin Beaches. Hosted by the Gabriola Firefighters Association. Look for the rubber boots at local merchants to appear in October to contribute towards the show. Hot dogs, Hot Chocolate and bonfire.

November 17 & 18 Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair

December 1: Gabriola Elementary School Christmas Craft Fair

December 1: Gabriola Commons Craft Fair