Sounder Events Calendar starting June 25, 2012
Tues., June 26 - Regular meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. at the RDN Offices on Hammond Bay Rd. in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on www.rdn.bc.ca.
Thurs., June 28 - 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.
Thurs., June 28 - Reaching Out To Gabriola Seniors, a PHC Luncheon for Seniors. 10:30am to 12:30 at the Rollo Seniors’ Centre. RSVP Lorna 247-7695. Transportation, call 250-247-8868. This is a program of People for a Healthy Community with support from Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, New Horizons for Seniors, United Way and The Vancouver Foundation.
Thurs., June 28 - Hindu Cultural Practise with Gabriola Ecumenical Society. Come and share in faith. Singing, dancing, meditation. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Gabriola United Church, 2600 South Rd. For further information please call 250-247-8578. www.gabriolaecumenical.com.
Friday June 29 - Shari Ulrich returns to Gabe! Joined by her daughter Julia Graff and Ted Littlemore. 8 pm at the Phoenix Auditorium at the Haven. Tix $20 advance at Artworks. $25 at the Door. 10% off dinner at the Haven for concert-goers. Call 250-247-9211 to reserve.
Fri., June 29 - Coffeehouse on Gabriola features Jack and May, a very funny musical duo. Described in one review as “folk-ishly funny,” May Brown and Jack Stevenson. The playful banter between the real-life couple also adds to the fun. At the Golf Club, with music from 6:30 to 10:00, only $5, donation. Delicious burgers (beef, chicken, salmon, veggie) served at 6:00.
Saturday June 30 - Live Music at the Old Crow Café - 7pm to 10pm - DJ Colin McCue will be spinning. Come get your groove on! Appy specials, licensed patio and good vibes. Live at the Old Crow Café.
Sat., June 30 - Final Meat draw for the Mooseum of the season. 3-5 p.m. at the Skol Pub. All proceeds support the Gabriola Museum and Historical Society.
Sun., July 1 - The Annual Canada Day Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach. Hosted by the Gabriola Rod, Gun and Conservation Club. Registration at 12:30, the cannons will fire at 1 p.m.
Saturday June 30 - Live Music at the Old Crow Café - 3pm to 5pm - Dreamyth Quartet- lively eclectic mix of european, roma, american, gypsy, celtic folk & original songs with Jeremy McDonald, Andrea Georgiev, Judith Heather and Rich Williams
Sunday July 1 - Live Music at the Old Crow Café - 3pm to 5pm - Steve Smith and Friends Live Jazz Tastful, rich and thoroughly engaging music sweeps you away with Steve Smith, Art Ellefson, Dick Smith, Rick Cranston.
Sun., July 1 - Sam Baker, one of Texas’s best songwriters, is giving a show on Gabriola Island before he heads up to star at the Island Music Fest in Courtney. His music is full of insight into humanity and delivered in such an engaging way that he can only be described as the Leonard Cohen of Texas. Sam is a delight with a warn Texas drawl. The show is near Silva Bay. Tickets $15 advance at Artworks or by contacting Dave Teichroeb at 247-0236. Doors 6:30, show 7pm. Bring a lawn chair. Friends, this is a night not to be missed. Artist Web Page www.sambakermusic.com.
Wed., July 4 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the Gabriola United Church (2600 South Rd.) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.
Fri., July 6 - Reception and official opening of Fibre Dance, an exhibition of textile art by Gabriola Artists. 6 - 8 pm. Exhibition runs July 3 - Aug. 24. at the Centre Gallery in the Professional Centre, 590 North Road, Gabriola Island.
Sat., July 7 - Once Upon a Time - Chapter 3 - Alice’s Wonderland - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 539 Wildwood Cres. Our 3rd Annual Art in the garden tour featuring 20 fabulous local artists, The Futterwacken Musicians, Hatters Tea House. Loads of family fun! Free admission. Don’t be late, for this very important date!
Sun., July 15 & every third Sunday - BINGO! Gathering Place doors open 1:30 p.m. First call 2 p.m. Bring friends, choose your prizes. Benefits teen programs. 19+ event.
Mondays - Kayaking and Yoga with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures, 9am-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, 6:30-8:30pm, $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 gardening! We look forward to seeing you!
Wednesdays starting May 16: Parenting Today Workshop - Prepare for the challenges of the teen years. Each week we’ll explore a different topic and learn practical skills and tools to help promote healthy decision-making in our children. Facilitated by Maggie Mooney. 6-7:30 p.m., May 16-June 13 at the Commons. Free workshop sponsored by PHC. To register call: PHC 250-247-7311 or email:email@example.com.
Thursdays - Live Music at Woodfire! New Time: 7-9pm. 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.
Fridays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures, 6:30-8:30pm, $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
Fridays - Drop-in teen centre open from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Gathering Place, 790 North Rd. Call 250-247-7668 for more information.
Fridays - Open House at the Silva Bay Shipyard School from 1 to 4 p.m.
Fridays through Sundays: The Gabriola Visitor Information Centre at Twin Beaches Mall on Taylor Bay Road is OPEN. Fridays from 11 am to 3 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 till 2.
Saturdays - FARMERS' MARKET at the Agi Hall. New Hours: 10 till 1 at the Agi Hall.
Saturdays - Teen Movie Night at the Gathering Place from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. followed by delicious homemade soup. To do: many ongoing things around the Commons. Bring: gloves, shovel, hand trowel, other tools you find useful.
Saturdays and Sundays: The Gabriola Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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
Sun., June 3: The Tour de Gabriola 2012. Benefitting
the Gabriola Health Care Foundation and the Gabriola Community Health
Clinic. Starting points will be the Gabriola Elementary School; Twin
Beaches Mall and Silva Bay Inn. Start time is 9:30 am. For more
information email organizers Al and Lou Strano at
PrimaryCareGabriola@yahoo.ca, visit the website at http://members.shaw.ca/PrimaryCareGabriola or telephone 1-250-800-0323.
Sunday June 24: Gabriola Home & Garden Tour. A self guided tour of homes and gardens on Gabriola Island. Tickets will be available at Wildrose Garden Centre, Wheelbarrow Nursury and Artworks on Gabriola and at Buckerfields, Dig This and Blue Poppy Garden Gallery in Nanaimo. Hosted by People for a Healthy Community. www.phc-gabriola.org
Sunday July 1st: Canada Day. Festival with music and food in the Folklife Village. Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach. Times to be announced closer to the date.
Sunday August 5: First running of the Brickyard Beast, a 10K road run on Gabriola. www.brickyardbeast.com
Sunday August 5: Grand Opening of the Gabriola Health Care Clinic. www.ghcs.ca/
Thursday August 9: Gabriola Lions' Concert on the Green. The Concert this year will once again feature “ABRA Cadabra” with an energetic and lively performance of ABBA's timeless music. Contact any member of the Gabriola Lions for a ticket.
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.
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