Sounder Events Calendar starting October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24 2017

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Upcoming Events

Wed. & Thurs., Oct. 25 & 26 – Twilight Radio Theatre – Halloween Double Feature . Old time radio dramas performed live by Adam Kerby, Chris Jans, David Botten and Kathy McIntyre, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231

Thurs., Oct. 26 - Seniors’ Monthly Lunch. 10:30am -12:30pm, at the Rollo Centre.  Entertainment by GROWLS Puppet Theatre. All are welcome! Call Suzette 250-616-3195, for info.

Thurs., Oct. 26 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects. Beginners and newcomers welcome! Free, drop in.

Thurs., Oct. 26 – Gabriolan Stories talk series “Following the horse trail from Brazil to Gabriola” with Gabriolan filmmaker Tobi Elliott. 7pm at the Roxy. Sponsored by the Museum. Admission by donation.

Fri. Oct 27, Coffeehouse at Roxy featuring Jugbandits, jug band music, traditional and jug-i-fied. Humorous, rhythmically bouncy... Open stage signup 6:30, feature 8:30. Admission $10.

Sat., Oct. 28 - Halloween Fireworks. Brought to you by the Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters’ Association. 7pm. Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park. Donations received in the firefighter boots at Gabriola businesses help cover the cost of the fireworks and are gratefully accepted.

Sat., Oct. 28 - Author talk with Joan Haggerty at the Library. 2 pm. Joan will be presenting her book The Dancehall Years, a complex family saga that begins on Bowen Island during the Depression and moves through Pearl Harbour and the evacuation of the Japanese and into the 1970s. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sun., Oct. 29 - Gabriola Power Squadraon hosts Bran VanHardenberg’s 2nd powerpoint talk on experiences aboard icebreaker in the Canadian Arctic. Rollo Centre. Doors open at 6pm. Admission by donation. Tea, coffee, & cookies available for socializing before presentation at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

Sun., Oct. 29 - Indigenous Lands and Treaty Rights. VIU Chancellor Louise Mandell Q.C. & Brenda Gaertner. 7-9pm at the Surf Lodge. Registration at North Road Sports $20

Wed., Nov. 1 - Book launch with Pauline Le Bel at the Library. 1 pm. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Pauline’s book Whale in the Door: A community unites to protect BC’s Howe Sound. Free, drop in. 

Wed., Nov. 1- Caregiver Support Group welcome and informational meeting at the Commons. Open to all caregivers. Suzette 250-616-3195.  

Wed., Nov. 1 - Keepers of the Fire, 7 pm, The Roxy. Truth to Reconciliation Speaker Series presents a film and discussion about Indigenous “warrior women” defending land, culture and people. Part of the NFB’s Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake): Indigenous Cinema on Tour.

Sat., Nov. 4 - 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.

Sat., Nov. 4 - Lulu presents: Phil Dwyer (tenor sax and piano), and Brad Turner (trumpet and piano), jazz duo perform at 2pm at the Phoenix Auditorium. This is a must see concert! Advance tickets $20 at North Road Sports, $5 Youth 16 & under, $25 at the door.

Sat., Nov. 4 – Gabriola Museum Trivia Night, Community Hall, 7pm. Limited tickets, $20.  Available only in advance from Colleen’s, North Road Sports, online www.gabriolamuseum.org or call 247-9980. Doors open 6:00. Tables of 6 are teams. Trivia quiz, free dessert, coffee&tea, cash bar, NOT SO silent auction.

Sun., Nov. 5 - Rockin’ Dinner for 1st Gabriola Scouts! Special Guest Flashback Freddy. Dinner (lasagna, salad, bun & desert). Music, Dancing, Silent Auction, 50/50 5pm – 8pm at the Community Hall. Adult $20, Youth 5 – 12 $10,  Under 5 free. Buy a table of 6 for $120 (surprise table gift included). Tickets at Island Home and Garden, Colleens, or Scouters. 

Weekly Events

Library Weekly Events - Lego Club on Tuesdays 3pm to 4:30pm. Family Storytime on hold until November 1. French Conversation Circle on Thursdays 1pm to 2pm. Spanish Conversation Circle on Thursdays 2pm to 3pm. 

Peer Led Exercise Group - Mon thru Thurs, from 11am-12pm at Gabriola Rec Society Office (beside the elementary school). This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions. Peer Led Exercise Group, NEW class being offered at the Community Hall, Fridays 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

Tuesdays - Life Drawing. 10am to 12pm. Drop-in is $15 per session. Four consecutive sessions for $45. Crystal Cove Studio. 380 Stephens Rd.

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). 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.

Craft fairs

Sat., Nov. 18 - Jingle Bell Craft Fair. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Golf Club.

Sat., Dec. 2 - PAC Christmas Craft Fair at the Gabriola Elementary School.

Sat., Dec. 9 - Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 10am to 3pm.

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.