Sounder Events Calendar starting March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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Upcoming Events

Wed., Mar. 15 - 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.

Wed., Mar. 15 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast (1991) on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Mar. 16 - French Conversation Circle at the Library. 1-2 pm. Practice your French in an informal, friendly setting. Free, drop in.

Fri., Mar. 17 - Buds to Blossoms: Bringing families & grandparents together. 3-4:30 pm at the library. Designed to allow families with children to meet up with island grandparents in our community to make supportive and lasting connections. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.  

Sat., Mar. 18 - Stress Management – An approach that can change your life. 11 am – 12 pm at the library. Presented by Dr. Ariadnne Rionda-Arjona, a specialist in stress management. With very simple techniques at your fingertips, we will address the issue of stress and how you can manage it and improve your lifestyle.

Sat., Mar. 18 - Book launch with Joelle Anthony. 2 – 3 pm at the Library. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Joelle’s newest book, a work of middle-grade fiction entitled  A Month of Mondays. This is a free, drop in event. Everyone welcome, including children and families!

Sat., Mar. 18 - pull together against Kinder Morgan Salish Sea Tour Gabriola rally and sing along. 12pm-2pm, there will be a Gabriola rally  and singalong at Folklife Village against the proposed 7 fold increase of the KinderMorgan pipeline and tanker traffic in our precious Salish Sea.

Sat., Mar. 18 - Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages is holding a public meeting to discuss the latest developments in the fight to prevent 5 proposed freighter anchorages off the island’s North East shore. We will also be showing “FREIGHTENED - The Real Price of Shipping”, a revealing documentary about the economic, environmental and human costs of the cargo shipping industry. 2pm to 4pm at the Community Hall

Sat., Mar. 18 - Stress Management – An approach that can change your life. 11 am – 12 pm at the library. Presented by Dr. Ariadnne Rionda-Arjona, a specialist in stress management. With very simple techniques at your fingertips, we will address the issue of stress and how you can manage it and improve your lifestyle.

Sat., Mar. 18 - Book launch with Joelle Anthony. 2 – 3 pm at the Library. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Joelle’s newest book, a work of middle-grade fiction entitled  A Month of Mondays. This is a free, drop in event. Everyone welcome, including children and families!

Tues., Mar. 21 - Great Gabriola Scavenger Hunt. Celebrate spring break with the mother of all scavenger hunts. Beginning at 10 am, drop by the Gabriola Library to pick up the list of 39 items. Find as many as you can by Mar. 23 at 6:30 pm for a chance to win a Chapter’s gift card. Open to kids of all ages. Free, no registration required.

Fri. Mar 24 (6-9pm) and Sat. Mar 25 (9am-3:30pm) at The Rollo Centre: ‘Eating as a Practice of Love and Care - for Earth, seeds, plants, animals, local farmers, community, family, self’ - Annual Spring Forum hosted by the Gabriola Ecumenical Society; part of the 2016-2017 program series ‘Fires of Transformation - and the greatest of these is love.’ Guest presenter is Dan Jason (from Salt Spring) along with many Gabriolan voices.  $45.  More details and to register: www.gabriolaecumenical.com

Sun., Mar. 26 - Lulu Performing Arts Presents: Tina Jones and Friends performing indie and jazz originals and covers at The Phoenix Auditorium at 7:30pm.  Tickets available at North Road Sports.

Sun., Mar. 26 - Rollo Senior Citizens Association AGM at 1 pm at 685 North Road. Your membership needs to be current in order to vote.

Mon., Mar. 27 - New Moon Journeying + Sharing Circle and May 6+7, 2017, Drum-Birthing Workshop - more info at www.drumweaver.com

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

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 for 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.