Sounder Events Calendar starting November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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Upcoming Events

Tues., Nov. 28 - How to Reduce Your Risk of Falling. The Gabriola Health Care Foundation is sponsoring a free public talk by fall prevention authority, Dr. Vicky Scott. At the Rollo Centre from 2pm to 4 pm.

Thurs., Nov. 30 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects and enjoy an afternoon of tea and crafting with other fibre enthusiasts. Beginners and newcomers welcome! Free, drop in.

Fri., Dec. 1 – Sat., Dec. 23 – Museum Gift Shop Christmas Hours. Come browse in our Gift Shop and enjoy the Museum exhibits Fridays and Saturdays, 10-2 through Dec. 23.

Sat., Dec. 2 - Death Café at the Library. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Space is limited. Please call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Sun., Dec. 3 - 6th annual Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Food & Toy Drive. Schedule to be posted in this Gabriola Sounder and on Facebook. All items collected go to People for a Healthy Community.

Mon., Dec. 4 - The Gabriola Chamber Ensemble, Brad Shipley, Director, presents “Winter Illuminations.” Come and enjoy a robust and delicious program of rich and seasonal harmonies that will propel you right into the Christmas Spirit. 7pm. Christ Church Gabriola (formerly Gabriola United). Tickets at the door, $15.00, children under 10 free with an adult.

Tues., Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 5, 6 & 7 – Twilight Radio Theatre  Presents Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – a Live Radio Drama, starring Chris Jans, Kathy McIntyre, David Botten, Adam Kerby and special guest: Tina Jones, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge Dining Room & Pub. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231.

Sat., Dec. 9 - Caregiver Café with Janet Dunnett. 1pm-2:30pm at the Library. Join the author of The Dwindling: A Daughter’s Caregiving Jouney to the Edge of Life as she facilitates a discussion to share stories, wisdom, and savvy about what quality looks like in end of life care. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Dec. 9 and Sun., Dec. 10 - The Return of Christmas at The Roundhouse. Silver Jewellery. Photo Encaustics. Driftwood Creations. Christmas Cards. By Wendy Stok & Chris Straw. 11am to 4pm. 481 Berry Point Road.

Sun., Dec. 10 - Human Rights Day. A write for rights event for Amnesty International Canada, Hosted by the Gabriola Amnesty members. 11am to 4pm At the HIVE. www.A150.ca

Sun., Dec. 17 - Scrooge. A Christmas Carol. A special reading hosted by the Gabriola Players with fanciful reading by Gabriola Youth. Benefit for PHC and the Christmas Hamper Program. Gabriola Golf Club. 1pm to 3pm. Admission by donation. Draw Prize. Hot Chocolate. Sing Along.

Mon., Dec. 25 - PHC Spirit Feast. Save the Date. Details TBA

Craft fairs

Sat., Dec. 2 - Gabriola Elementary School Christmas Craft Fair. 10am - 3pm. Over 60 local artisans, the famous Cookie Walk, Christmas Raffle, silent auction, and more! Silent auction is 10am till 2pm. fundraiser for the Gabriola Parents Advisory Committee - funds raised go to enhancing our school.

Sat., Dec. 9 - Art n’ Cards n’Stuff Show and Sale. Last Chance Salon. 10+ Artists. Rollo Centre. 10am - 4pm.

Weekly Events

Library Weekly Events - Lego Club on Tuesdays 3pm to 4:30pm. Family Storytime on Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am. French Conversation Circle on Thursdays 1pm to 2pm. Spanish Conversation Circle on Thursdays 2pm to 3pm. 

Fridays - The Palette People continue to Host ART Demonstrations, Discussions & Coffee. 685 North Rd Rollo Centre. 10am-12pm. Nov. 24: Tony Grove Artist  “Painting, Carving and Teaching”. Currently the Medical Clinic, has a display of Tony Grove Paintings upstairs. Dec. 8: Ken Manninen and  David Coe  “Lively Watercolours” Just returned from a Jean Haines (British) workshop class.

Peer Led Exercise Group - Mon thru Thurs, from 11am-12pm at Gabriola Rec Society Office (beside the elementary school). Fridays at Community Hall 11am-12pm. This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions. $2 drop-in. For info contact Suzette 250-616-3195, s.delmage@shaw.ca

AA meetings. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. Tuesdays: Serenity by the Sea. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Thursdays: Step Readings. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. 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).

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

 

Coming later in 2017

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

Mon., Jan. 1, 2018 - Annual Polar Bear Swim. Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park at noon.