Sounder Events Calendar starting May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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Upcoming Events

Thurs,. May 11 - Spanish Conversation Circle at the Library. 1-2 pm. Practice your Spanish in an informal, friendly setting. Free, drop in.

Thurs., May 11 - Welcome to Kindergarten! 12:30pm-2pm. Free special event for children and their families planning on starting school this fall. Gabriola School. RSVP 250-247-9342.

Thurs., May 11 – 7 pm. Call to Action: Remove Invasive Plants on Gabriola. Learn how to identify and safely remove harmful plants from three experts, Wendy MacPherson, Joanne Sales, and Sunshine Goldsberry.   Sponsored by GaLTT & Gabriola Museum @ Roxy Theater, Twin Beaches Mall. Admission by donation.

Sat., May 13 - 8th Fire Film Screening at the Library. 1-3 pm. Join us for a provocative journey through Aboriginal country showing why we need to fix Canada’s 500-year-old relationship with Indigenous peoples. Sponsored by the Gabriola Historical & Museum Society. Free, drop in.

Sat., May 13 - Come contribute to deciding what to do about the Commons hedge. 1-4 pm. Some people love it, some people hate it, and some are in between or can’t fathom what the issues are.   Commons Meeting Room upstairs in the House.  More info:

Sat., May 13 - Fire Department Open House. At the Albert Reed Memorial Fire Hall #1. 1-4pm.

Sat., May 13 - Are you prepared for an Emergency? To find out more and get information about Emergency Preparedness on Gabriola Island, Gabriola’s Emergency Social Services group will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness week information booth from 10am- 2pm in front of Fire Hall #1. Emergency Preparedness Week is a National event running from May 7th-13th

Sat., May 13 - Mother’s Day Tea. 1:30- 3pm. Tickets $8. Home baking and crafts. At St. Andrew’s United Church 311 Fitzwilliam St. Nanaimo. Contact Helen Hunter. 250-753-2846 or church office 250-753-1924.

Sat., May 13 - Come celebrate our 41st year of Parent Participation Preschool with our First Annual Bingo, Beer, and Burger night. 5pm to 8pm at the Community Hall. Kid zone downstairs, child minding by donation. Many prizes to be won.

Mon., May 15 to Fri., May 19 - Dance with for and about water led by guest artist Nicole Mion and Water Ceremonialist, Danielea Castell. With others create easy, uplifting, connecting movement for ages and experience level. Public showing: May 20. Register/Learn more:, 250-716-3230

Wed., May 17 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching Disney’s Moana (2017) on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs,. May 18 - French Conversation Circle at the Library. 1-2 pm. Practice your French in an informal, friendly setting. Free, drop in.

Sat. May 20 - Karen Cain Studio & Gallery. You are welcome to drop in, meet the artist and view the  new multi media paintings. 10am-5pm. 1975 Stalker Rd.

Sat., May 20 - Opening Day for Gabriola Farmers Market. Every Saturday after May 20! Spring hours 10 to 1. Well behaved pets are welcome on leash

Sat., May 20 and Sun., May 21 - SAnctuary GAbriola (SAGA) Festival of Six Films from Iran, Lebanon, Congo, Uganda, and Roma (Gypsy). At the Roxy. 1,4, 7pm. Questions?

Sat,. May 20 - Body Of Water Performance (Outdoors). Water is personal. Water is political. Water is essential. Water connects us. With Nicole Mion, Danielea Castell, Genevieve Johnson and Holly Bright and community participants from our week long residency. Location: at the water’s edge. Register/Learn more:, 250-716-3230

Sat. May 20 - Lower your electricity costs! Solar Photovoltaic Installation Workshop. Dave Neads will share 30 years of solar knowledge, demystifying the complexity so you can plan and install your own system. Island School of Building Arts. 9 am to 3 pm. $125. Registration: or call 250.247.8922

Sun., May 21 - Museum Season Opening Celebration. 12-2pm. Come see our new exhibit, Gabriola Inspired! Isle of Many Arts, created in partnership with GAC. Enjoy Robert’s burgers, GAC birthday cake, and  special entertainment. At the Museum grounds, 505 South Road. Everyone welcome.

Fri., May 26 to Sun,. May 28 - Gabriola Players presents “The Motor Trade” a classic and engaging play by Norm Foster.  Rollo Centre 7 pm Friday and Saturday and 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. Tickets at North Rd. Sports and online at

Sat., May 27 - The Cruisers Hop. Flashback Freddy and Maybelline Rock play the hits of the 50s and 60s at the Community Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm, Dance at 7:15. Music till Midnight. Classic Cars on display all day. Presented by the Gabriola Cruisers Auto Club and the Community Hall Association. Tix @ North Road Sports, Wild Rose Garden Centre, and Gabriola Automotive.

Sat., May 27 and Sun., 28,  2017, Weekend Workshop on Shamanic Journeying and Letting Go Ancestral Memory + Fear - Attend one day or both - more info at

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.

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

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.