Sounder Events Calendar starting June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 6 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 or click here.

Upcoming Events

Caregivers Support Group - the next Caregivers meeting will be held in September.

Wed., June 7 - Gabriola Photography Club Used Equipment Sale. Digital, Film, Video. Great Deals. 12-1 at the Rollo Centre.

Wed., June 7 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching Disney’s The Princess and the Frog on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome. 

Wed., June 7 - Lama Losang Samten will give a Tibetan Meditation Intro and Green Tara teaching at the Roxy at 7pm. Donations welcome. For all levels.

Fri/Sat/Sun June 9-11 - Tibetan Meditation retreat featuring Green Tara at the Netloft. Contact for info & registration. All levels welcome.

Sat., June 10 - Victoria Cello Quartet. Not one. Not two. Not three. Four cellos at the Gabriola United Church. Rachel Capon, Eli Bender, S. Samuel-Lowden, Nathan Jacklin. $20 ($15 students)Tickets at North Road Sports.

Sat. June 10 and Sun. June 11 - Friends of the Library Tenth Anniversary Book Sale at the Community Hall. Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from 11-3. Refreshments by donation. Bring a bag. You’ll need it!

Fri., June 16 - Open Mic at The Kitchen. 9pm to 10:30pm. All entertainment genres welcome. Beginners encouraged. Hosted by Strangel & Juanita.

Sat., June 17 - Gabriola’s own The Kerplunks live  @ the Community Hall. 2pm. Tix $10@ The Hive Emporium. Kids under 10yr $5, kids under 2yr free. Come meet the new Kerplunk Jojo; enjoy extra special Guest Clever Trever the clown; and eat popcorn...lots of popcorn! 

Tues., June 20 - Summer Solstice. Journey of Light Ceremony Soundscape. Allannah Dow (cello + voice) with carol weaver on drums, strings, and voice. Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30 @ Gabriola Theatre Centre on Peterson Road. Tix $20-$30 @ North Road Sports.

Weekly With Silva Bay Kayaks:

Mondays - Carlos Island Picnic - $25 (BYO-picnic).  6:30-9pm - Paddle out to Carlos Island, one of the Flat Top Islands, to have a picnic and see an amazing sunset over the Georgia Straight.

Wednesdays - Sunset Paddle - 6:30-9pm. $25. Fun, social, tour exploring the shoreline. Checking out harbour seals, eagle nesting habitats, and much more.

Friday - Sunset Paddle - 6:30-9pm. $25. Fun, social, tour exploring the shoreline. Checking out harbour seals, eagle nesting habitats, and much more.

Saturday - Taste of Gabriola Tour - 2:30-5:30pm - $55 (Kids $40) Take the morning to check out the Farmer’s Market and catch the GERTIE bus to get to Silva Bay for the 1:30 start of a 3-hour guided kayak tour. Explore the shoreline and head to an island with time to beachcomb or swim, before we paddle back to the dock.

Silva Bay Kayak events include your choice of sea kayak or stand up paddleboard. No reservations necessary. Drop in 15 min before each event starts. Questions or a large group call 250-247-8939. Byo boat for a social, fun paddle for free

Weekly Events

Mondays - The Gabriola Lions Club meets every second and fourth Monday from September to June, at the Albert Reed Memorial Fire Hall #1 (730 Church Street) Social at 6:30pm. Meeting at 7pm. Enquiries welcomed. 250-247-7635

Tuesdays - 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.

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

Wednesdays: 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.

Thursdays: Spanish Conversation Circle. 2-3 pm. Practice your Spanish with others at the library. Free, drop in.

Saturdays: Gabriola Farmers Market. 10am to 1pm. Well behaved pets welcome on leash

Sundays: Silva Bay Market. Every Sunday from 10am-2pm until Sept. 4. 3383 South Rd at the Silva Bay Resort & Marina. Everyone welcome!

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,

Companions through Grief is the last Thursday of the month. 3-5pm. Call Nanaimo Hospice Society at 250-591-8811 for more information.

Coming later in 2017

Sat., July 1 - Canada Day on Gabriola. Events hosted by the Gabriola Museum, Village Food Market, and the Gabriola Arts Council.

Thurs., Aug. 10 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green.

Sat., Aug. 12 - Annual Gabriola Island Community Hall Association Salmon BBQ.

Aug. 18 - 20 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.

Sept. 2 & 3 - Gabriola Music Fest. Gabriola Arts Council.

Sat., Sept. 9 - Farm to Table Feast. Gabriola Agi Association.

October 7 - 9 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Arts Council.

Mon., Dec. 25 - Annual Spirit Feast. Hosted by the People for a Healthy Community.