Sounder Events Calendar starting March 18, 2013

Monday, March 18 2013

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

Listings are $10/wk or get four weeks for $35.

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Upcoming Events

Mon., Mar. 18 - Walk In My Dream documentary. 7:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. Entry is by donation ($10 suggested minimum) and all proceeds from the showing of A Walk in My Dream will go to ArtsCan Circle. Details at

Tues., Mar. 19 - Spring Break at the Gabriola Library. School’s out! Drop by with the kids at 3 p.m. for crafts and stories. Make your very own paper bag puppet!

Wed., Mar. 20 - Victor Wooten in concert. 7:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. Tickets $25 (including tax) from The Haven (250-247-9211 ext. 0) or from Artworks. Victor is also offering a workshop at The Haven March 19-21. Whether you play music or not, the workshop will offer stimulation, pleasure, challenge and food for thought. For more information call 250-247-9211 ext. 1 or go to

Thurs., Mar. 21 - Gabriola Soccer Association is having a public meeting at 7 p.m. regarding the recent developments in the Nanaimo House League. All interested parties are invited to attend the Gabriola Community Hall (downstairs).

Thurs., Mar. 21 - Poetry Open Mic! March madness is upon us again! Time to find your muse! Aspiring poets, spoken word artists, keen audience, supporters of the arts! We want you! 7-9 p.m., doors at 6:45. Old Crow Café. Performers sign up on arrival. Readings in the first half of the evening; writing in the second. Every third Thursday of the month! For more information: or 250-247-0117.

Fri., Mar. 22 (7 p.m.) & Sat., Mar. 23 (2 and 7 p.m.) - The spectacular Gabriola Players Spring production bundles together four one-act plays that push the boundaries and explore the hilarity, drama, jealousy, poignancy and occasional insanity of “relationships.” Rollo Centre, North Road. Tickets $15 (adult) or $10 (15 and under). Available at Artworks and online:

Sat., Mar. 23 - Author Reading with Victoria-based writer May Q. Wong at the Gabriola Library. 2:45 p.m. Set against the backdrop of China’s turbulent march toward becoming an economic leader, A Cowherd in Paradise is the moving tale of one couples search for love, family and forgiveness.

Sat., Mar. 23 - Meat draw for People for a Healthy Community. 2-5 p.m. at the Skol Pub. All proceeds support the PHC Food Bank.

Tues., Mar. 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

Fri., Mar. 29 (7-9 p.m.) & Sat., Mar. 30 (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) BIRD, a solo show of new work by Grant Leier – created specifically for this, his first exhibition on Gabriola. Artist talk Sat. at 1 p.m. Don’t miss this rare siting of such a beloved and renowned painter. Keep Calm and Carry On Gallery, 1156 Suzanne Avenue. Gabriola. Info: 250-247-7308.

Fri., Mar. 29 - Coffeehouse on Gabriola, Haven Dining Room featuring - “The Hokum Steamers” Mike Ballantyne & Rick Van Krugel deliver good-time, authentic and definitive renditions of 1920s & 1930s ragtime blues, hokum and jug-band songs, drawn from the street musicians, medicine shows and country blues artists of that era. Doors - 7:00 (no earlier), Open Stage - 7:30, Feature - 9:00, Admission by Donation.

Easter Sun., Mar. 31 - The Gabriola Rod, Gun and Conservation Club will be hosting the annual Easter Egg hunt at the Commons. Egg hunting starts at 1 p.m.

Tues., Apr. 2 - Regular meeting of the Gabriola Parks and Open Spaces Advisory Committee (POSAC). 7 p.m. at the Gabriola Women’s Institute.

Wed., Apr. 3 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 2 p.m. Upstairs at Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. Schedule subject to change. Call 250-247-9677 or email to confirm date and time.

Wed., Apr. 3 - Gabriola Ferry Advisory Committee meeting. Gabriola Golf Club, starting at 5:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting.


Weekly Events

Mondays - Mom and Tots weekly gathering. 1:15-2:45 p.m. at the new PHC Community Resource Centre in the Gabriola Professional Centre. For first-time and experienced moms and their babies who are under one year old. Expectant mothers are also welcome.

Mondays - Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are currently, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-247-2030.

Wednesdays in March - Parents and Young Ones weekly facilitated group for parents of 5 & unders at the Commons. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Childcare and transportation offered. Drop-in (by donation). Call PHC Community Resource Centre – 250-325-2273.

Thursdays in March - Comfort on Computers - Session 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the PHC Community Resource Centre. 4 week classes, individual instruction, limited to 4 spaces. Call 250-325-2273 or email

The Gabriola Museum is now closed for the season. Open by appointment only. Call 250-247-9987 or email or visit

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., followed by warm friendly lunch with friends. Indoor tasks on rainy days.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.


Upcoming Festivals and Events 

Fri., April 26 to Sun., May 5 - Isle of the Arts Festival! Details to come.

Sat., May 18 - First Farmers’ Market of 2013 at the Gabriola Agricultural Hall.

Mon., July 1 - Canada Day. Festival with music and food in the Folklife Village hosted by Village Food Market. Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach.

Thurs., Aug. 8 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green. Live concert at the Gabriola Golf Club. Tickets and information available from any member of the Gabriola Lions’ Club.

Sat., Aug. 10 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Community Hall. Funds raised go towards the Hall.

Oct. 12-14 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts

December - Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair

December - Gabriola Commons Craft Fair