Sounder Events Calendar starting September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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


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Upcoming Events

Wed., Sept. 20 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be showing Disney’s A Bug’s Life on the big screen with big sound. Popcorn included! Free, drop in.

Fri., Sept. 22 - “Routley Reports” - A town hall meeting with Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. 7pm at the Rollo Centre on Gabriola.

Fri., Sept. 22 - Signup for the Gabriola Elementary School PAC Craft Fair. 9am to Noon. (first come first signed up) at the Elementary School. The Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 2.

Sat., Sept. 23 - How Much Energy Do I Use? Presentation by Island Futures at the Library. 2 pm. Learn all about kill-a-watt meters and how to save energy in your home. Free, drop in.

Sat/Sun Sept. 23 & 24 - Joëlle Anthony’s Writing Boot Camp, Two full days designed to give you inspiration, confidence & joy when writing! 10-3pm, Pre-register $150 before 9/10, $175 after. Arts & Heritage Centre. email

Thurs., Sept. 28 - Annual Seniors’ BBQ. 10:30am -12:30pm, at the Rollo Centre.  All are welcome!  Entertainment provided by the Lund’smen.  Call 250-616-3195 for info.

Thurs., Sept. 28 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects. Beginners and newcomers welcome! Free, drop in.

Sat., Sept. 30 - Author Talk with Christina Johnson-Dean at the Library. 3:30 pm. Christina will present her book “The Art and Life of Mary Filer.” Free, drop in.

Sat., Sept. 30 - Lulu presents The Mike Allen Quartet. 7:30pm at The Phoenix Auditorium. Tickets $20 in advance at North Road Sports, $5 Youth (16 & under), $25 at the door.

Sun., Oct. 1 - The Fix-it Fair Returns! Bring your broken stuff to the Commons between 1 and 4, and the Fabulous Fixers will make it work again — free.

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 @

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- Tech Tuesdays. 1:30-3 pm. Get free, one-on-one technology help from our librarian. Call 250-247-7878 to register for a 30 minute appointment.

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. Upstairs at Roberts. Tuesdays: Serenity by the Sea. 8am to 9am. Thursdays: Step Readings. 8am to 9am. Fridays at noon (12pm). 

On 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

October 7 - 9 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Arts Council.

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.