Sounder Events Calendar starting October 1st, 2012

Monday, October 1 2012

Listings are updated Mondays.
How to book at listing: Call 250-247-9337 or click here.
Listings are $10/wk (or get four weeks for $35)

Upcoming Events

Tues., Oct. 2 - Regular meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. at the RDN Offices on Hammond Bay Rd. in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on www.rdn.bc.ca.

Wed., Oct. 3 - Caregivers Support Group. 2 p.m. at the Gabriola United Church (2600 South Rd.). For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Wed., Oct. 3 - Regular meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 5:30 p.m. Upstairs at Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. To be on the agenda, please contact Paula at 250-247-9677 or gabfire@shaw.ca.

Thurs., Oct. 4 - Regular meeting of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee. 10:15 a.m. at the Gabriola WI Hall on South Road. Agenda available on www.islandstrust.bc.ca.

Thurs., Oct. 4 - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Gabriola Garden Club with Jeff Rietkerk, the “Island Arborist” as guest speaker. 7:30 pm at the Agi Hall. There will also be a short talk on Fire-Smarting your property. Commonly referred to as a ‘tree-squirrel’ or part-monkey, the ‘Island Arborist’ prefers to be called Jeff. He’s passionate about modern tree care practices. Jeff is also an avid birder, gardener and dedicated nut tree farmer on Gabriola’s south end. If he isn’t trying to talk you out of removing a wildlife tree from your backyard, he’s probably extolling the virtues of adding a nut or mulberry tree to your traditional apple, pear and plum orchard. His presentation, entitled “Living with Trees” will illustrate the good, bad and ugly aspects of working with trees.

Sat., Oct. 6 - Mon, Oct. 8 - Join us for the 16th Annual Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Meet local artists, take home original treasures! Studios open from 10-4pm. www.gabriolaartscouncil.org. Maps available at local businesses.

Sat., Oct. 6 thru Mon., Nov. 8: Sheila Norgate studio No.35 on the Thanksgiving Tour at her new Keep Calm and Carry On Gallery – 1156 Suzanne Avenue. 10am to 4pm each day. Divine snacks, great company, free range original art always. 250 247-7308.

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

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. with Gwen Spinks. 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!

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

Weekly Events

Mondays - LAST ONE of 2012! Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. At the Silva Bay Inn dock. 6 - 8 p.m., $20 or free if B.Y.O.Boat! All ages. Come out and enjoy paddling around the Flat Top Islands in a social and fun format, while catching spectacular sunsets from out on the water! No experience necessary! 250-247-8939.

Thursdays - Live Music at Woodfire! New Time: 7-9 p.m. Enjoy the talented and ever popular duo of Amber Handley and Brad Shipley as you feast on the delightful flavours of Woodfire. Reservations recommended. Call 250-247-0095.

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

Fridays - LAST ONE of 2012! New start time! Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. At the Silva Bay Inn dock. 6 - 8 p.m., $20 or free if B.Y.O.Boat! All ages. Come out and enjoy paddling around the Flat Top Islands in a social and fun format while catching spectacular sunsets from out on the water! No experience necessary! 250-247-8939.

Saturdays - Agi Hall Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Agi Hall at the top of Ferry Hill. Last one of 2012 on Oct. 6.

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. 

Saturdays and Sundays - Fall hours for the Gabriola Museum: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 4 through Thanksgiving. 

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 

October 31 - Annual Fireworks show at Twin Beaches. Hosted by the Gabriola Firefighters Association. Look for the rubber boots at local merchants to appear in October to contribute towards the show. Hot dogs, Hot Chocolate and bonfire.

November 17 & 18 Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair: The Gabriola Agricultural Association is holding their annual Christmas Fair at the Community Hall on November 17-18, 2012. Anyone interested in booking a space for the Fair, please contact Tannie Meyer at 6meyerfarm@gmail.com or, if no access to e-mail, call 250-247-8216 between 9am and 9pm. 
Deadline for booking is October 20.

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

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