Sounder Events Calendar starting October 8, 2012

Tuesday, October 9 2012

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Upcoming Events

Tues., Oct. 9 - Committee of the Whole meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. RDN Office in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on www.rdn.bc.ca.

Fri., Oct. 12 - Sign-up day for the Christmas Craft Fair at the Gabriola Elementary School. Sign-up is from 9 to 10 a.m. in the school multi-purpose room. The Christmas Craft Fair at the school is on Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The cost for vendor space is $60. Contact Laura at 250-247-9549 or Heather at 250-247-9930 for more info.

Sat., Oct. 13 - Planning meeting for going to Oct. 22 anti-oil tanker rally.  Planning to attend the Victoria anti-oil tanker rally? Jean McLaren presents a training workshop on direct action, non-violence. Email mclaren_jean@yahoo.com for more info. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., upstairs room at the Commons, North Road.

Sun., Oct. 14 - GaLTT Trail Work Party - Commons Walkway. Bring a portable drill, and an eye for alignment. Meet at the end of the Commons Walkway at 1:30 p.m. Late comers may have to carry concrete blocks.

Sat., Oct. 20 - Gabriola Bandstand. Dig out your bobby socks because the Thanksgiving Studio Tour and the Gabriola Arts Council are bringing you an island style sock hop at the Surf Lodge! Dance classes 7-8 p.m. Sock Hop 8-11 p.m. Live music with Rock Through the Ages, food, costume contest, fun and frivolity. Stop by Artworks to grab your tickets before they sell out!

Sun., Oct. 21 - 2nd Annual Run Gabriola. 8 a.m. by the post office. Come join us to run, bike, skate or hike around our beautiful island.  The course is approximately 38 km or 23 miles and you are welcome to do all or part of it. Water and some goodies are provided on the course. Call Steve for details, 250-247-7820.

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 27 & 28 - The Canadian Firearms Non-Restricted Safety Programme (rifles/shotguns) will be offered Oct. 27 and 28 and the Restricted (handgun) course on Saturday, Nov. 3. These courses are required for the Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) application which allows a person to carry, buy or inherit a firearm. Phone Imelda at 250-247-8801 for registration/course information.

Tues., Oct. 30 - Electoral Area B Parks and Open Spaces Committee (POSAC) meeting. 7 p.m. at the WI Hall.

Mon., Oct. 31 - Annual Halloween Fireworks Show from the Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department. Fireworks at 7 p.m. at Twin Beaches. Hot dogs and other treats served up by the Firefighters Association.

Wed., Oct. 31 - Deadline to sign up for the Christmas Craft Fair at the Commons. Fair takes place Saturday, Dec. 1 at the  Commons. Table rentals available for $20 plus one food donation for the PHC Food Bank. Please contact Stef Marrie at 250-247-7174 or smarrie745@gmail.com for details.

 

Other events and information

The Gabriola Museum is now closed for the season. Visitation is by appointment only.  Inquiries may be made by phone: 250-247-9987 or email: info@gabriolamuseum.org.  Information on upcoming events may be found on the Museum’s website:  www.gabriolamuseum.org

The Gabriola Visitor Information Centre at Twin Beaches Mall on Taylor Bay Road is open Fridays and Saturdays only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturdays - Teen Night at the Gathering Place from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. To do: many ongoing things around the Commons. Bring: gloves, shovel, hand trowel, other tools you find useful. 

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road. Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. and Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Mondays - Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are currently, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-247-2030.

 

Upcoming Festivals and Events 

December 1: Gabriola Elementary School Christmas Craft Fair: Sign up day for the Christmas Craft Fair at the Gabriola Elementary School will be on Fri., Oct. 12. Sign-up is from 9 to 10 am in the school multi-purpose room. The Christmas Craft Fair at the School will be from 10am-4pm. The cost for vendor space is $60. Contact Laura at 250-247-9549 or Heather at 250-247-9930 for more info.

December 1: Gabriola Commons Craft Fair. Deadline to sign up for the fair is October 31. Table rentals available for $20 plus one food donation for the PHC Food Bank. Please contact Stef Marrie at 250-247-7174 or smarrie745@gmail.com for details.January 1, 2013: Annual Gabriola Polar Bear Swim. Location and time TBA.

Saturday Dec., 15 - Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair: The Gabriola Agricultural Association is holding their annual Christmas Fair at the Community Hall. This year’s Christmas Fair is now being held Saturday, Dec 15 (one day only) from 11am-6pm at the Community Hall. To reserve a space, please e-mail Tannie at 6meyerfarm@gmail.com or call 250-247-8216 by November 24.

January 1, 2013: Annual Gabriola Polar Bear Swim. Location and time TBA.