Sounder Events Calendar starting October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3 2017

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.

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Upcoming Events

Wed., Oct. 4 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons) For further information call Suzette Delmage at PHC 250-247-7311.

Thurs., Oct. 5 - GROWLS at the Roxy. 7pm.   There will be a sort general meeting with reports including Gabriola wildlife activity over the summer.  GROWLS member Joanna Mackenzie will describe her recent visit to the Wildlife Rescue Centre, and Vicki McDonald will offer a brief talk about her disaster response for animals in the BC wildfires. Everyone welcome.”

Thurs. Oct. 5 -  Gabriola Garden Club has a presentation by Bernie Dinter, on Gardening With Wildlife. Rollo Centre - Doors Open: 7 pm & Meeting: 7:30 pm.

Fri., Oct. 6 - Buds to Blossoms: Bringing families & grandparents together. 3-4:30 pm at the library. Weekly every Friday till December. Come to the library for a special time for would-be grandparents and families – enjoy crafting, playing together with toys and visiting. This event is designed to allow families with children to meet up with island grandparents in our community to make supportive and lasting connections. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Oct. 7 - Author Talk with Chris Czajkowski. 3 pm at the library. Wilderness dweller and bestselling author will be presenting her new book, Harry: A Wilderness Dog Saga. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Fri,. Oct. 13 - Writing & Whiskey with Joëlle Anthony. 7-9pm. Arts & Heritage Centre Pre-registration required, $40 (non-alcohol option $35)

Sat., Oct. 14 -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.

Wed., Oct. 18 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be showing a family-friendly movie on the big screen with big sound. Popcorn included! Free, drop in.

Sat., Oct. 21 - Happy Birthday Gabriola Island Library! 1-3 pm. Join us to celebrate Library Month and 5 years in our renovated branch. Take a walk down memory lane with our library display and enjoy refreshments. Free, drop in.

Sun., Oct. 22 - Come “Explore the Spirit of the Healing Sacred Drum” - a day-long workshop with weaver. We’ll have fun drumming, chanting + learning - Register @

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

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 many Gabriola businesses help cover the cost of the fireworks and are gratefully accepted.

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. 

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. New Friday class starting Oct 13, 11am-12pm at the Community Hall. $2 drop-in fee. Call Suzette at 250-616-3195 for more info.

Tuesdays - Life Drawing NEW START DATE! Begins on October 10 (after the Studio Tour). 10am to 12pm. Drop-in is $15 per session. Or four consecutive sessions for $45. At Crystal Cove Studio. 380 Stephens Road.

Saturdays: Gabriola Farmers Market. 10am to 1pm. Well behaved pets welcome on leash

Sundays - GERTIE/Gabriola Museum Bus Tours. 3-5pm. September 10, Gabriola Forest Ecology Tickets at the Museum and North Road Sports. Payment in full required to reserve seat. No refunds.

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

Companions through Grief is the last Thursday of the month. 3-5pm. Call Nanaimo Hospice Society at 250-591-8811 for more information.

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,

Coming later in 2017

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. Signup will be Sunday, September 24 from 12pm to 1pm at the Agi Hall.

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

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