Sounder Events Calendar starting October 25, 2016

Tuesday, October 25 2016

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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

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. & Thurs., Oct. 26 & 27 – Twilight Radio Theatre – Halloween Triple Feature . Old time radio dramas starring Tina Jones, 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.

Wed., Oct. 26- Spooky Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Gentle Halloween-themed stories, songs, and rhymes for wiggly little ones! Costumes welcome. Best suited for children birth to 5 years. Free, drop in.

Thurs., Oct. 27 - PHC Senior’s Luncheon. 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Rollo Centre. Guest Speaker will be from Gabriola Better At Home.

Thurs., Oct. 27 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects. Beginners and newcomers welcome! Free, drop in.

Fri. Oct 28 - Coffeehouse at The Roxy featuring, Driftwood (John Bryson, Rick Cranston, Bob McKechnie). Door/Jam 6:30, Open Stage 6:45, Feature 8:30-9:30. $10 donation.

Fri., Oct. 28 - Gabriola Garden Club is celebrating their 25th Anniversary at the Community Hall. Special presentation by Des Kennedy. Doors open: 6:30 Tickets:  $15 for non-members, $5 for GGC members. Door prizes, displays. Bring a finger food snack. Tickets available at the door or call: 250 247-0076.

Sat., Oct. 29 - Customer Appreciation Day at the Library. 1-3 pm. We’re celebrating Library Month by saying thank you to our library customers. Drop by for refreshments.

Sat., Oct. 29 - Spooky Family Storytime at the Library. 1-1:30 pm. A repeat of Wednesday’s storytime, especially for families who are busy during the week. Gentle Halloween-themed stories, songs, and rhymes for wiggly little ones! Costumes welcome. Best suited for children birth to 5 years. Free, drop in.

Sat., Oct. 29 - Apple Pie Workshop at Commons Kitchen, $30 includes lunch and one apple pie. 10am to 2pm. 250-247-7343 or 250-325-8632 to register.

Sat., Oct. 29th - New Moon Samhain Journeying Circle and New Drum-Making Workshop set for Nov 4/5th - more info + registration @

Sat., Oct. 29 - Gabe Auto Winter Tune Up Event. Fundraiser for PHC.

Sun., Oct. 30 - 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 many Gabriola businesses help cover the cost of the fireworks and are gratefully accepted.

Tues., Nov. 1 - Library Lego Club 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

Wed., Nov. 2 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Weekly Events

Compassionate Connections – “A safe place to talk about hard things”.  For anyone dealing with a challenge to their well being.  Professionally moderated, no cost. 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 11a.m. Robert’s upstairs.  facebook/compassionateconnectionsgabriola Call Kat at 250-247-7182.

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.

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 fr more information.

Coming later in 2016

Friday, November 11: Remembrance Day Ceremonies on Gabriola. Islanders gather at 10:45am at the Memorial Cairn.

Saturday, December 3 - Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair.

Saturday, December 10: Gabriola Gabriola Agricultural Association Christmas Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall on South Road. 10am to 4pm. Email to register a space.

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Annual events can also be booked to be published on the Sounder's popular wall calendar. Please contact for details. Deadline to book to be on the 2017 calendar is November 30, 2016.