Sounder Events Calendar starting July 30, 2012

Monday, July 30 2012

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Upcoming Events

Wed., Aug. 1 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the Gabriola United Church (2600 South Rd.) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Wed., Aug 1 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 5:30 p.m. Upstairs at Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. To be on the agenda, please contact Paula at 250-247-9677 or gabfire@shaw.ca.

Fri. & Sat., Aug. 3 & 4 - Gwen Spinks is proud to present her first art show featuring a range of passionate & fresh acrylics on canvas. Fri., 7-9 p.m. and Sat., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 1156 Suzanne Ave., Gabriola. Come and help celebrate this exciting occasion. For more info call 250-247-9756.

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.

Sat., Aug. 4 - Unfinished Business return engagement at the Skol Pub. Come and celebrate Jerome’s birthday by rockin’ out! Cover $5. Party lasts 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Sat. Aug 4th Silva Bay Pub presents the popular Renovation Blues Band--foot-stompin, funky blues played with conviction for your dancing and listening pleasure! See pub ad on page 2 for details.

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 Community Health Centre. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 695 Church Street.

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.

Sat., Aug. 11 - Gabriola Island Community Hall Association’s 57th Annual Salmon Barbecue at the Community Hall on South Road. 4 to 8 p.m. Live music and beer garden.

Sun., Aug. 12 – The 8th annual Saskatchewan Picnic. 3-7 p.m. 1985 Thompson Road. Enjoy an honest to goodness old fashioned relaxing afternoon. If you’re from Saskatchewan or have Saskatchewan roots come for the laughs, stories, reminiscing and the food. Super farm fresh corn feast. Salads and desserts brought by picnickers. No charge – we will pass the hat to pay for the corn. Phone 250-247-8740 for details. There’s a real Saskatchewan welcome waiting.

Fri.-Sun., Aug. 17-19 - Fourth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival. Tickets and showtimes at Gabriola Artworks or head to www.gabriolatheatrefestival.ca.

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