Sounder Events Calendar starting March 25, 2013

Thursday, March 28 2013

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

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

For listings longer than 25 words, extra words are 20 cents each.

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Upcoming Events

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. Info: 250-247-7308.

Fri., Mar. 29 - Coffeehouse on Gabriola, Haven Dining Room featuring “The Hokum Steamers” Mike Ballantyne & Rick Van Krugel delivering good-time, authentic and definitive renditions of 1920s and 1930s ragtime blues, hokum and jug-band songs, drawn from the street musicians, medicine shows and country blues artists of that era. Doors 7 p.m. (no earlier), Open Stage 7:30 p.m., feature 9 p.m. 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 - Caregivers Support Group. 2pm at the PHC Community Resource Centre. 8-590 North Road (in the Professional Centre). For further information call Angela Nutter 247-9732.

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.

Starting Sat., Apr. 6 - The Canadian Firearms Safety Courses will be offered on two weekends in April. Non-restricted (rifles/shotguns) April 6 and 7, and the Restricted (handguns) April 13. For information/registration contact Imelda 250-247-8801.

Sat., Apr. 6 - Introduction to eBooks at the Gabriola Library. Drop in at 10:30am to learn step-by-step how to borrow ebooks from the library. No registration required.

Wed., Apr. 10 – Friends of the Library present Shelagh Rogers and a screening of the film Northwords at the Gabriola Library. This film follows a group of Canada’s finest writers as they travel to northern Labrador to explore, have adventures and create new works. Refreshments served at 6pm. Film presentation begins at 6:30pm. Please register at 250-247-7878.

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


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

Technology Thursdays in April at the Gabriola Library. Perplexed by your latest gadget? Want to learn how to download ebooks from the library? Join us between 1 and 2 pm to get free technology help from our librarian.

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