Sounder Events Calendar starting October 20, 2015

Tuesday, October 20 2015

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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

Scroll to bottom to see more events 
(including Christmas Fairs) coming later in the year.

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

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email or click here.

Upcoming Events

Wed., Oct. 21 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5-7 pm. We’ll be watching Despicable Me 2 on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Drop in.

Thurs., Oct. 22 - The Beautiful Miller and The Mountain Maid. Barbara Ebbeson –mezzo soprano and Alison Nishihara – pianist perform Schubert’s “Die Schöne Müllerin” and Grieg’s “Av Haugtussa”, a  pairing of some of the world’s most beautiful music. Sung in german and norwegian. Come and enjoy these two gorgeous song cycles written 100 years apart, with two beautiful maidens, two handsome men, two broken hearts and a stream. 7:30 pm at the Phoenix Auditorium (at the Haven). Tickets: $20 and $15 (for youth and seniors) Email:

Thurs., Oct. 22 - PHC Senior’s Luncheon held at the Rollo Centre. Doors open at 10:30 am. This month Naomi Wakan will be entertaining us. Lunch is served at 11:30 am. Please come and enjoy some good food and camaraderie with your friends and neighbours. Donations gratefully accepted at door.

Thurs., Oct 22 – Monsters and Mythos exhibit opening @ HIVE EMPORIUM runs till Nov. 2. 6-9pm. Visit for Halloween costume contest activities.

Fri. Oct 23, 7:30 – Terry Brennan, Coffeehouse feature writes about what he’s known, working as a cowboy, forest ranger, actor, mountaineer. At Haven 7:30.

Fri,. Oct. 23 - Paws 4 Stories at the Library. Children read one-on-one to Therapy dog Pepper and his handler Adela. Call library at 250-247-7878 to sign up for a 15-minute session. 3-4 pm.

Sat., Oct. 24 - Library Book Launch with Ted MacGillivray. 1-3 pm.

Sat., Oct. 24 - Everyone is welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Gabriola Commons Foundation. 1:00 pm at the Gabriola Commons. Visit for more information.

Tues., Oct. 27 - Gabriola Arts Council Annual General Meeting. 7pm at the WI Hall on South Road. Members in good standing can vote, renew your membership today! or 250-247-7409

Sat., Oct. 24 - GaLTT’s Trans Gabriola Trek. Walk with Gabriola Land and Trails Trust guides on the Trans Gabriola Trek, Saturday Oct 24th. Parking at Silva Bay will be available on the water side of Silva Bay Inn. To Surf Pub by 3:00 pm, Gertie bus will deliver walkers back to their cars. Check for route details, and where to join enroute.

Sun., Oct 25 – Rumi and Hafiz. 4pm at The Phoenix (240 Davis Rd). Poetry and music to nourish the soul choreographed and led by Allannah Dow and Leah Hokanson. Hosted as part of the Gabriola Ecumenical Society’s 2015-2016 series ‘A Walk on the Mystical Side.’

Wed., Oct. 28 – Twilight Radio Theatre – Live Radio Dramas, starring Tina Jones, Chris Jans, David Botten and Kathy McIntyre, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $18- in advance from The Hive Emporium and the Surf Lodge Dining Room or $20- at the door. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231.

Sat., Oct. 31 - Halloween Fireworks! Brought to you by the Gabriola Volunteer Firefighters’ Association. 7:30pm. Twin Beaches. Donate in the firefighter boots at many Gabriola businesses.

Sundays starting November 1 - Arts-Based Cancer Support Group. This is an 8-week program from the Gabriola Arts Council Healing Power of Art Program. For more information or to register, phone Liz at 250-713-8857 or email articuleyes@mac.omc

Sun., Nov. 1 - GIRO’s 25th Anniversary & Grand Opening Celebration. 2 - 4 pm rain or shine. Ceremony from 3 - 3:20  pm - Dedication & Ribbon Cutting. Note: This will be a no shopping day.

Mon., Nov. 2 - Gabriola Ferry Advisory Committee Meeting. 3pm to 6pm at the WI Hall. Open to the Public.

Weekly Events

GOS Flower Power - ART at the Crow Cafe. On view during the Thanksgiving Tour, and all of October.

Mondays - Intentional Aging. Exploring the path from Senior to Elder. An 8-week program from the Gabriola Arts Council Healing Power of Art Program. For more information or to register, phone 250-325-4212 or email

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. Stories, songs, and rhymes. For children birth to 5 years.

Wednesdays at 11am: Compassionate Connections Circle. Fellowship Church on Church St. Sharing and listening. Professionally moderated. All welcome. Confidential, safe, free, ongoing. info 247-7935.

AA meeting. Tuesdays at the Surf Lodge at 8am. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. AA also meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sun., Wed., and Fri. at 7 p.m and at noon on Fri. For information contact 250-753-7513.

Narcotics Anonymous - Mondays 8pm @ The Commons (675 North Road). Contact Alex at 250-325-5545 for info.

Christmas markets

The holiday market season will be starting in Mid-November. To have your listing included on the Market List launching in the October 27 edition, contact Derek by phone at 250-247-9337 or email

Sat., Nov. 14 - Jingle Bell Craft Fair at the Gabriola Golf Course. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 21 - Commons Christmas Craft Fair. 10am - 3pm, held at the Commons and Rollo Centre.

Sat., Dec. 5 - Gabriola Elementary School Parents Advisory Committee Christmas Craft Fair. 10am -3pm in the School.

Sat., Dec. 12 - Agi Christmas Craft Fair at the Community Hall. Signup will be Saturday, October 17, 10am at the Agi Hall. Must be present to register. Fee $40. Email