Sounder Events Calendar starting January 7, 2013

Monday, January 7 2013

Listings are updated Mondays.
How to book a listing: Call 250-247-9337 or click here.
Listings are $10/wk for 25 words (or get four weeks for $35) Extra words available for 20 cents


Upcoming Events

Tues., Jan. 8 - Commons Community Council. 7 p.m. Moved to second Tuesday due to the holiday – come hear what’s happening at the Commons.

Tues., Jan. 8 - Committee of the Whole meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. RDN Office in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on

Thurs., Jan. 10 - Technology Thursdays at the Gabriola Library. 1 pm to 2pm. Perplexed by your latest gadget? Want to learn how to download ebooks from the library? Drop in and get free technology help from our librarian.

Sat., Jan. 12 -  Oil Free Rain Coast. 7pm at the Haven, Phoenix Auditorium. Two Informative Films and questions to follow. Raincoast Conservation with Brian Falconer Find out about the damage crude oil can do to our BC Coastline Environment - forever.  Ask questions and be more informed as you talk to your peers.

Sun., Jan. 13 - Gabriola Players Theatre Society Play Reading. 2pm. Rollo Seniors Centre, North Road. RSVP: – Further information:

Thues., Jan. 17 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee. 10:15 a.m. at the Gabriola WI Hall on South Road. Agenda available on

Thurs., Jan. 17 - Poetry Open Mic! Made a New Year’s resolution to write more? Speak in front of a crowd?  Develop your artistic side? Then, aspiring poets, spoken word artists, keen audience, supporters of the arts!!!  We want you! 7-9p, doors at 6:45. Old Crow Cafe. 

Sat., Jan. 19 - Introduction to eBooks at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am to 11:15am. Learn step-by-step how to borrow ebooks from the library. No registration required.

Sat., Jan.  19 - Women’s Dance. Gabriola Community Hall, 2200 South Rd. 7-11pm.  Line dance lesson by Kimm 7-7:30pm. Tx $10 at the door. All Women Welcome. For more info contact Gwen @ 247-9756. No scents please!

Sat., Jan. 26 - Family Literacy Day at the Gabriola Library. 2pm. Celebrate Family Literacy Day with us as we present The Magic of Zanthera, featuring sisters Heather & Sandra McNeill. This fantastic magical duo will perform amazing tricks and illusions. Let the magic begin!

Tues., Jan. 22 and Tues., Jan. 29 - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 3pm. Drop in with your baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes.


Weekly Events

The Gabriola Museum is now closed for the season. Open by appointment only. Call 250-247-9987 or email or visit

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

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., followed by warm friendly lunch of hot soup with friends. Indoor tasks on rainy days.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road. Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on 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 

Monday July 1 - Canada Day. Festival with music and food in the Folklife Village hosted by Village Food Market. Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach.

Thurs., Aug. 8 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green. Live concert at the Gabriola Golf Club. Tickets and information available from any member of the Gabriola Lions’ Club.

Sat. Aug. 10 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Community Hall. Funds raised go towards the Hall.

October 12 to October 14 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council.

December: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair

December: Gabriola Commons Craft Fair