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collapse Friday, August 29, 2014
Music in the Landing - Bridget Graham
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Farmers Market
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
young fiddle player

Jim Taylor's Dine 'n Dance
Time:6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:$5 members $10 guests of members aftr 7:30PM (no cover before)
Phone:604.886.1965
Jim Taylor joins us for a dine 'n dance evening, playing all your favourite classic tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Jim really gets the dance floor moving with jive, swing, old time rock 'n roll and everything in between. For more info on Jim, visit the links to his Google+ page. Diner219er will be serving their usual tasty fare, beginning at 6pm, with Jim playing a dinner set from 6:30 followed by dance music from 7:30 -10:00. Admission to dance after 7:30: Members $5 / Guests $10 (dinner not included in admission)

Music in the Landing - Joe Stanton & Simon Paradise
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gazebo on the Gibsons Wharf
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
The last show of the season in the Gazebo should be warmhearted with this duo of singer/songwriters to enjoy as the sun goes down.

Steve Kozak's WestCoast All-Stars
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm

Erica Snowlake Art Retrospective Closing Party
Time:8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Gumboot Garden Cafe, Roberts Creek
Cost:na
The reception will feature an art auction, storytelling, black light unveiling of 3-D art, free blackberry sorbet by Traci of Batchworks, and DJ Homage. The Gumboot will be open for drinks & bites. Originals & prints of all work will be available. Please support your friends / community artists!

collapse Saturday, August 30, 2014
33rd Annual Sunshine Music Festival
Location:Palm Beach, Powell River
Cost:wknd $50, day $30, stn/srs wknd $25, day $40, under 12 free
Tickets:River City Coffee, Rocky Mtn Bakery, Roxy Records, at the gate
Contact:Barb
Phone:604.485.7559
Aug 30-31. Expect to see world class performances in a picturesque setting at Palm Beach Park on the waterfront. Shop at the craft market and enjoy some tasty treats from the many food vendors. www.sunshinemusicfest.com

A.D.D. and guests
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$5/members, $10/guests

Basic Top Rope Anchors Course Registration
Location:Powell River
Cost:tba
Phone:604.485.7529
This program is best suited to climbers with a small amount of belay and climbing knowledge who want to make the transition to independent outdoor top-roping. Upon completion of the program, participants should have the necessary skills to safely top-rope out doors with a partner of equal or greater ability. Register at Sunshine Coast Outfitters 4488 Marine Ave

Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

Music in the Landing - Youth Showcase
Time:12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sun Dial Stage across from Winegarden Park
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Celebrate our local youth and their music.

Artist Reception - 'Paper Beauties' - Anna du Bois
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Gallery, 12887 SC Hwy (in the Yurts)
Cost:na
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksstudio12887@gmail.com
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
Painter and Paper Artist. Show runs to October 5, 2014.

Music in the Landing - The Brothers (in Farms)
Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Winegarden Waterfront Park, Gibsons Landing
Cost:donations
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Genre hopping Sunshine Coast Party Music. www.facebook.com/music.landing

Dinner/Dance Under The Stars
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, Roberts Creek
Cost:$35/person includes dinner
Tickets:at Golf Club 604.886.9212 Jackie Coombs
Dinner at 7:00pm and essert at the dance intermission. Music by the Creek Big Band featuring Lynne Dickson on vocals. Bring a sweater or light jacket in case it is cool.

Playback
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:$5 members $10 guests of members
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
Classic rock cover band Playback returns to the li'l legion.

collapse Sunday, August 31, 2014
Family Rock Climbing Discovery
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Powell River
Cost:tba
Phone:604.485.7529
Parents will learn to safely belay while their kids discover the fun of rock climbing. This is a 4 hour discovery program and its all about fun! Register at Sunshine Coast Outfitters 4488 Marine Ave

Harvest Festival; Last Blast of Summer
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens, West Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Phone:604.740.3969
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Ask our vegetable gardeners for tips and tricks for growing great produce. Enjoy crafts, demos and games for the young and young-at-heart. Bring a picnic. Meet the beekeepers for an up close and personal introduction to our bees. Mini plant sale, home baking and garlic sale. Fun, family event, definitely not a day to miss!

Music in the Landing - Jazz Group of Seven
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Sun Dial Stage next to Gibsons Sunday Market
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Featuring some of the finest jazz musicians on the coast, The Jazz Group of Seven plays the music of the jazz giants from the last half of the last century. John Frederickson, trumpet; Carl Montgomery, alto sax; Ken Grunenberg, tenor sax; Bryan Airth, trombone; Steve Giltrow, guitar; John Parker Toulson, bass; and Tim Enns, drums.

Music in the Landing / Starlight Film Night - Sing you Sinners
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Winegarden Waterfront Park, Gibsons
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Featuring Jenny Goves, bass/vocals; Ian McLatchie, slide; Cayce Laviolett, drums and Simon Hocking play 'whiskey folk swing' to open this years collaboration with Starlight Film Night. Bring you warm blankets and flashlights and enjoy the last outdoor show of the season!

Starlight Film Night
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Winegarden Park, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society & Music in the Landing
Cost:free to all
Web Link:SCFS
Musical entertainment from "Sing you Sinners" (whiskey folk swing), followed by three family-friendly films (a Beachcomers episode and two Wallace & Gromit animations). Popcorn, lawn prizes, and more!

collapse Monday, September 01, 2014
Labour Day Picnic
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Dougall Park, Gibsons, BC
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Labour Council
Cost:free
Free barbeque, live entertainment, pie eating contests, bouncy castle http://sclc.ca

collapse Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Piano Recital & Tea
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons United Church, 724 Trueman Rd
Cost:$20
Tickets:The Landing Clothing Co. & Gibsons Copy Shop
Classical/Light Jazz featuring Dr. Tammie Burger. presented by St Mary's Hospital Health Care Aux. Hopkins Branch.

collapse Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Public Astronomy Presentation
Location:Gibson’s Public Library 470 South Fletcher Road
Cost:na
Phone:778.458.2666
Following the presentation we’ll have the solar scopes out to view solar flares and sun spots.

Weavers' Circle
Time:9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:FibreWorks Gallery, 12887 SC Hwy (in the Yurts)
Cost:$10
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksstudio12887@gmail.com
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
Last Wednesday for this event - drop in with Mary Bentley and hone your weaving skills. A great opportunity to explore the art of weaving with a wonderful instructor. Bring your lunch.

Artist Reception - Ian MacLeod - Abstract Aesthetics
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:NC
Tickets:NA
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://scartscouncil.com
Painter, Ian MacLeod exhibits his acrylic and mixed media work. Opening reception Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 7-9pm.

collapse Thursday, September 04, 2014
Artist Reception - Existential Elders curated by Marci Katz
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Malaspina Exhibition Centre, VIU, Powell River
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.artpowellriver.ca
Show runs to September 30th

collapse Friday, September 05, 2014
Aurora Festival
Location:Townsite in Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Paul Kamon
Phone:604.485.4000
Sept 5-6. Aurora opens historic spaces for artistic expression featuring street installations, an artist lounge, disco, live audio visual performances at the Patricia Theatre. http://aurorafestival.ca/

Seniors Steak BBQ Dinner
Time:5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Seniors Centre 6792 Cranberry Street Powell River
Cost:tba
Tickets required

Charlotte Wrinch
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Chaster's Restaurant, Bonniebrook Lodge
Presented By:Lina and Mark
Cost:by donation
Tickets:www.bonniebrook.com reservations
Contact:Lina or Mark
Phone:604.886.8956
Charlotte Wrinch performs at Chaster's Restaurant in beautiful Bonniebrook Lodge, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Come out for an elegant and romantic evening of gentle live music and first class cuisine. Reservations are recommended, 604-886-8956.

Steampunk "Come As You Are" Fashion Show
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre 5847 Ash Street Powell River
Cost:TBA
Contact:Tracey Ellis
Phone:604.485.4701
Kicking off the Aurora Arts Festival

Friday Dinner & Live Music with Bonar Harris
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:No cover • tips appreciated
Bonar Harris, singer and guitarist, serenades dinner guests from 6-7:30pm. Delicious home-made meals served from 5:45 'til 9:45pm.

collapse Saturday, September 06, 2014
Sunshine Coast Yoga Festival
Location:Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
Cost:na
The 1st Annual Sunshine Coast Yoga Festival. The program will include yoga, guided hiking and meditation, SUP yoga, kayaking, music in the woods, artists working p...lein air, all ending with an outdoor, dj'd dance party. More info scyogafestival@gmail.com.

Annual Fall Faire
Location:various locations in Madeira Park
Cost:free

Welcome Beach Community Association Golf Tournament
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Pender Harbour Golf Club
Cost:$60 registration
Contact:Mike Gojevic
Registration includes 9 holes of golf with power cart, lunch, prizes and a lot of fun and camaraderie.

9th Annual Golf Tournament
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, Roberts Creek
Cost:$180/single $720/foursome, incl carts, dinner, prizes, gifts, tax receipt.
Tickets:register at stmhf.org
presented by St Mary's Hospital Foundation. Registration 12:00pm, shotgun start 1:30pm, cocktails 6:00pm, dinner 7:00pm. Dinner only $50

Davis Bay Association Old Fashioned Picnic
Time:12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Whitaker Park and Davis Bay Community Hall
Cost:na
Live music, crafts, face-painting, hat making, food, book sale and fun.

Music Makers 20th Anniversary Party
Time:12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Whitaker Park, Davis Bay
Presented By:Music Makers
Cost:Free
Contact:Lynne Dickson
Phone:604.885.3494
Email:Lynnesings@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.music-makers.ca
We are celebrating 20 years of Music Makers with a party. Lots of entertainment, crafts face painting and fun. We are sharing our party with the Davis Bay Associations picnic. There will be a bake sale, raffles etc. bring a blanket or chair and a picnic to share.

Author Readings on Gambier Island
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Community Hall, Gambier Island
Cost:na
The Gambier Island Community Centre will host a reading by former island residents Steve Sell and Sheila Weaver, plus Jan DeGrass, Gayle Neilson and Joan Storey-Wilcox, from their book Elemental: An Anthology -- a lively collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry by these five and Theresa Huntly, including short, witty essays by the irrepressible Steve Sell. Refreshments, All Welcome.

ELF Fundraiser - Double Bill
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:$20
Tickets:MELOmania
7:30pm Northern Grease film followed by Carmanah, West Coast Roots Music. Presented by Elphinstone Logging Focus in the ongoing fight to save our Sunshine Coast's remaining old growth forests.

Steve Normandin with special guest Anagram
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society
Cost:$20
Tickets:Gaia Fair Trade, Strait Sound or at the door
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
A self taught musician, Steve plays piano, accordion (squeeze box and piano accordion) and harmonica. A composer and lyricist, he's also a terrific singer who can (and will, chez nous) perform Canadian Folk or French songs with real panache. Opening for Steve will be Anagram with Anna Lumiere, piano and accordion and Graham Ord, sax, flute, percussion.

collapse Sunday, September 07, 2014
Auditions for The Nutcracker - Live Performance on Stage
Time:10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Coast Academy of Dance - 5645 Wharf Ave, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.989.6050
10am-12pm, girls 7-10; 12:15-2:15, girls ages 11 and up; 2:30-4:30pm, Intermediate/advanced; 4:45-6pm, boys and acro/gymnastics. Adult Party Guests contact us. www.coastingalongtheatre.org.

Paws for a Cause Walk for the Animals
Time:12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Cliff Gilker park, 3110 SC Hwy, Roberts Creek
Cost:TBA
Provincial fundraiser for the local BCSPCA. Registration 11:00pm. Online registration www.spca.bc.ca/walk. Pledge forms at SPCA shelter, local veterinary hospitals and local pet stores.

Scotiabank & BCSPCA Paws for a Cause Walk to Fight Animal Cruelty
Time:12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Willingdon Beach Park Marine Avenue Powell River
Cost:Cost is $15 per person to register, or $30 per family (up to 4 members).
Contact:BCSPCA Powell River Branch
Phone:604.485.9252
Raise pledges for the Powell River BCSPCA, or simply register and walk your dog at our annual fundraising event. There will be activities, food vendors, a Silent Auction, and great prizes awarded to the top pledge collectors. Email: powellriver@spca.bc.ca More Info: http://www.spca.bc.ca/walk

Essence of Our Forest
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
poems and stories written for the old growth forest

Outdoor Art Gallery Mural unveiling No. 1
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Zocalo's in Gibsons Landing 441 Marine Dr., Gibsons
Presented By:Outdoor Art Gallery
Cost:Free
Contact:William Baker
Phone:877.318.8826
Web Link:click here
Unveiling of the First mural in the Outdoor Art Gallery. The painting by Elizabeth A. Evans is 2 ft x 4 ft and painted in acrylic on special plywood. The unveiling promised to be a fun event with a free art print for everyone attending.

Outdoor Art Gallery Mural unveiling No. 2
Time:3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Molly's Lane, Gibsons Landing
Presented By:Outdoor Art Gallery
Cost:Free
Contact:William Baker
Phone:877.318.8826
Email:bbaker@outdoorartgalleries.com
Web Link:click here
Unveiling of the Second mural in the Outdoor Art Gallery. The painting by Elizabeth A. Evans is 2 ft x 4 ft and painted in acrylic on special plywood. The mural is located high up on the wall of Gibsons Quay. Free art card gift to attendees.

collapse Monday, September 08, 2014
SCFS Screening of "The Lunchbox"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
A multi-award-winning indie hit, this delicious celebration of romance and food features Bollywood star Irrfan Kahn (Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire). Mumbai’s famous dabba (lunchbox) delivery system inadvertently links a young housewife to an older office worker in the dusk of his life, as they build a fantasy world together via notes in the lunchbox. With strong performances and excellent direction, this sweet love story has charmed audiences around the world.

collapse Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Canoe Crossings - Author Presentation
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Public Library and Gibsons and District Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Sechelt Public Library
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:info@sechelt.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Sechelt Public Library
Sanford Osler, the author of Canoe Crossings: Understanding the Craft that helped Shape British Columbia, will be giving an illustrated talk about his work using some of the book's many colour images. The book traces the evolution of the various types of canoes found in BC from their first appearance here to the present, and looks at the impact they have had on the province and its people.

collapse Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cinematheque series: Chef
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre 5847 Ash Street Powell River
Cost:check website
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://patriciatheatre.com
Wed-Thur; 7:00 pm nightly & 1:30 Thursday Matinee 14A — 115 Minutes

collapse Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Artist's Muses, Materials and Methods
Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.996.0531
Email:onfo@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
panel discussion led by "Out of Bounds" textile group

Ladies Red Serge Gala
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Holy Family Catholic Church, 700 Nickerson Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$65.00 incl 3 course dinner with comp wine
Tickets:Sechelt RCMP Detachment, 5800 Teredo St
Doors 5:30, dinner 7:00pm. Cops for Cancer fundrasier. Many quality prizes.

collapse Friday, September 12, 2014
Friday Dinner & Live Music with The Organix
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:no cover • tips appreciated
Dinner music from 6-7:30pm. Delicious home-style meals served from 5:45-9:45pm.

School of Music Coffee House
Time:7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Cost:$10
Tickets:Door
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749 or Janet @ 883.2054
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca
Local musicians featured in our waterfront theatre, cabaret style. Coffee and goodies available.This month featuring: Baili Clarke, singer/sonwriter, SASSPenders vocal ensemble; Taylor Howie & Kenneth Norman Johnson, pianist/composer

Dr. Ludo Van Waerbeke - speaker
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Art Centre, 5714 Medusa St., Sechelt,
Cost:TBA
presented by The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Dr. Van Waerbeke will be speaking about Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Dr. Van Waerbeke’s research is a quest for a better understanding of the Universe and its fundamental laws, the large scale structures, galaxy clusters and galaxy formation.

collapse Saturday, September 13, 2014
Verna Chan and Special Guests at Chasters
Location:Chasters Restaurant, Bonniebrook Lodge, Gibsons
Cost:with dinner
Phone:604.886.2887 for reservations
Verna Chan with Sacha Fassaert and special guests including Susann Richter and Karen Graves.

IPAP (International Plein Air Painters) Annual Paint Out!
Location:Shelter Point Park South end Texada Island
Cost:TBA
Contact:Marilyn Timms
Phone:604.486.6907
Sept 13-14. This remarkable 11th Annual event Paint Texada is happening with the support of International Plein Air Painters (local Plein Air group plus other supporters.) On Sunday morning, Sept 14th, the public will be invited to a Pancake Breakfast and art exhibition showing the previous day's creations. Email: mytimms@timmsfineart.com

Feast of Fields
Location:Mission Point Park, Davis Bay
Presented By:One Straw Society & Rotary Club of Sechelt
Cost:free daytime events, dinner event $49
Tickets:from www.secheltrotary.ca/
A Celebration and education of local farming and production on the Sunshine Coast. From noon to 4pm there will be opportunities to learn, taste and participate with local food (free). 6pm a long table event, featuring sturgeon from creators of Northern Divine caviar, prepared by Chef Aldo of the Ruby Lake Resort & a wide variety of produce from local farms with wines and sumptuous desserts.

2014 Plein Air Paint Out Festival
Time:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Arts Building - 464 South Fletcher on site throughout Gibsons Landing
Presented By:Poynter Studio & Town of Gibsons
Cost:Free
Tickets:Registration is required Please sign-in upon arrival at the Arts Building : 464 South Fletcher
Contact:Jan Poynter
Phone:604.886.8918
Email:poynterjan@gmail.com
Web Link:Plein Air Fest GIBSONS LANDING info
Sept 13/14. Join in in the fun! • Painters working on site • finished paintings on display at the Arts Building & the Landing Gallery. • People’s Choice award and prizes • Artist demos and presentations • Sketchcrawl for Newbies • Participants informal gathering/BBQ part of the 2014 IPAP International Plein Air WORLDWIDE event - hosted by Poynter Studio & Town of Gibsons.

Local author Luisella Garlick reads from The Capizza Madonna
Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Presented By:The Sechelt Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Sechelt Public Library
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:info@sechelt.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Public Library
Join local author Luisella Garlick as she reads from her novel The Capizzi Madonna. Follow a woman’s global journey as she stumbles on romance, an inherited fortune and a scheme to steal a painting. Free! Seating is limited.

Spoken Word and Simple Song
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Jill Conway presents writers on The Forest

Campfire Sessions: Food
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Willingdon Beach Park Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:TBA
10 speakers, get 5 minutes each on one topic. The topic for this session is 'For the Love of Food'! A night of thought-provoking, conversation-creating entertainment.

collapse Sunday, September 14, 2014
33rd Annual Terry Fox Run
Time:10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:Powell River Recreation Complex - lower level
Cost:TBA
Contact:Ted and Jan Rodonets
Phone:604.485.9238
Registration opens at 8:30....Run/Walk starts at 10:00 sharp. Pancake breakfast by SaveOnFoods for participants and volunteers following the run. rodonets@shaw.ca

Edible Garden Tour
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons to Halfmoon Bay
Presented By:One Straw Society
Cost:Free!
Tickets:N/A
Contact:Kym Chi
Email:foodnetwork@onestraw.ca
Web Link:http://onestraw.ca
Please join us for One Straw Society's annual Edible Garden Tour! The self guided tours will happen from 10am - 1pm from GIbsons to Roberts Creek and from 1pm - 4pm from Wilson Creek to Halfmoon Bay. Come and enjoy inspirational spaces, get some ideas for your own gardens and learn about some of the coast's best small scale local producers! The Roberts Creek Heart Market will be on from 11am - 2pm and invites non profit organizations across the coast to join us to promote their cause. If you are interested in hosting a free booth, please contact foodnetwork@onestraw.ca. Also, on Saturday September 13th, join the Food Policy Council and the Rotary Club for Feast to Fields, a celebration of local farms and food! More details to come..

Powell River Film Festival AGM
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Oceanview Education CEntre, room 201, 7105 Nootka St
Cost:na

Trees Are Terrific
Time:1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:Sparling Pavilion, Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens, 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society
Cost:$10 for members, $15 non-members
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://coastbotanicalgarden.org
Walk and Talk with Trees and Douglas Justice Join Douglas Justice, Associate Director and Curator of Collections at UBC Botanical Garden (and SCBG director) for a lively talk about trees, followed by a walk through the Garden. Learn the clues that help identify various trees, and hear fascinating anecdotes and information about the wonderful world of trees.

Essence of Plant Magic Through Song, Drumming and Story
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Robyn Hume, Barb Higgins and Holly Higgins perform

Live from London HD Satellite - Last Night of the Proms
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt, BC
Cost:Tickets are $15 (General/Senior) and $10 (17 yrs and under).
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:ravenscrytheatre@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Sakari Oramo directs his first Last Night, joined by star Dutch violinist Janine Jansen. We pay tribute to the late John Tavener with his touching Song for Athene, and mark the 50th anniversary of the film Mary Poppins with a singalong medley.Runtime: 3 hrs 15 min

SCFS Screening of "The Lunchbox"
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 1:30)
Web Link:SCFS
A multi-award-winning indie hit, this delicious celebration of romance and food features Bollywood star Irrfan Kahn (Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire). Mumbai’s famous dabba (lunchbox) delivery system inadvertently links a young housewife to an older office worker in the dusk of his life, as they build a fantasy world together via notes in the lunchbox. With strong performances and excellent direction, this sweet love story has charmed audiences around the world.

collapse Monday, September 15, 2014
Film event with Leonie Croy
Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
A film on sustainable living from a transition viewpoint

collapse Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Friday Dinner & Live Music with The Organix
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:no cover • tips appreciated
Dinner music from 6-7:30pm, delicious home-style meals served from 5:45-9:45pm.

Birth Stories from the North
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:na
with midwife Denise Olson, 6pm at the Gibsons Library. Olson shares her photos and experiences working in an Inuit birth centre In Puvirnituq, Quebec.

Cinematheque series: The Immigrant
Time:7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre 5847 Ash Street Powell River
Cost:check website
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://patriciatheatre.com
Wed-Thur; 7:00 pm nightly & 1:30 Thursday Matinee

collapse Friday, September 19, 2014
18th Annual Pender Harbour Jazz Festival
Location:Madeira Park to Garden Bay
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:3 events $25 to $32 but most events free
Tickets:www.phjazz.ca
Contact:Carole Rubin
Phone:604.741.5272
Email:jazzgirl@xplornet.com
Web Link:click on 'Jazz'
3 days of Jazz of every style from Swing to Bebop to Gypsy to Afro-Cuban, including a free student workshop Friday afternoon with Tom Keenlyside. 8 intimate venues around the Harbour, only 3 ticketed events, with Jazz Icon George Cables as the headliner Saturday night at the School of Music.

Friday Dinner & Live Music with Robin Atcheson
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:no cover • tips appreciated
Robin Atcheson is an enormously talented and popular singer/songwriter. His original heart-felt lyrics and bluesy fold guitar are not to be missed. Music from 6-7:30pm; delicious home-style meals served from 5:45-9:45pm.

Flamenco Concert
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Dance Society
Cost:$20
Tickets:Peggy Sue's, Gibsons and Sechelt Info Centres, MELOmania
presented by Vancouver's Calle Verde & the Sunshine Coast Dance Society

Wicked Grin
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:members $10, guests $15
with special guests A.D.D.

Special Delivery at the CranBar
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Motor Inn, Powell River
Presented By:Cranberry Motor Inn
Cost:No Cover!
Contact:Ron Campbell
Phone:604.487.4492
Email:ronc@ronc.net
Web Link:http://ronc.net
Special Delivery is Mike Deschenes, Ron Campbell, Roger Haugejorden and Daniel Hebert. Classic Rock, Blues and Country served up for your listening and dancing pleasure. http://ronc.net

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Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

Powell River Fall Fair
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Paradise Exhibition Fair Grounds, Padgett Road at Myrtle Powell River
Cost:at the gate
Phone:604.497.4471
Sept 20-21. Traditional country fair. Home canning, gardening, baked goods, crafts, art, wine and eggs. Livestock, poultry, honey bees. Pony rides, petting zoo, children’s play area, auctions, live music, entertainment, farmer’s market.

Linwood Lobster Fest - Claws for a Cause
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Presented By:Linwood House Ministries
Cost:$75.00
Tickets:online www.linwoodhouse.ca, More Cafe, Gibsons & Sechelt Info Centres
Contact:Gwen McVicker
Phone:604.740.3757 or 604.351.2972
Come join us for a true East Coast Lobster Fest. Doors open at 5:30pm. Enjoy a fresh lobster dinner with all the trimmings, great entertainment, live auction and terrific prizes.

Charlotte Wrinch
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Chaster's Restaurant, Bonniebrook Lodge
Presented By:Lina and Mark
Cost:by donation
Contact:Lina or Mark
Phone:604.886.8956 reservations or www.bonniebrook.com
Email:info@bonniebrook.com
Charlotte Wrinch performs at Chaster's Restaurant in beautiful Bonniebrook Lodge, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Come out for an elegant and romantic evening of gentle live music and first class cuisine. Reservations are recommended

DJ Night: Luvdub
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:Members $6, Guests w. members $12
Tickets:at the door

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Loon Lake Race
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Inland Lake, Powell River
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Athletics and Special Olympics BC - Powell River
Cost:Age 20+ $20, Age 19&U $10, Families $30 - fees go up after Sept 7
Tickets:www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/loonlake/
Contact:Teresa Nightingale
Phone:604.885.8849
Run (11am), Walk or Bike (10am): This is a beautiful trail run in Powell River, on a dead flat 13.2 kilometre wheelchair accessible trail around the very edge of the lake. It starts and finishes at a fully serviced campground with a full-time caretaker. For those wanting to run a shorter distance, there is the Anthony Island 7k — an out & back utilizing the last 3.5k of the full lake trail — again, dead flat. Proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics. Info at www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/loonlake/

NT Live in HD: A Small Family Business
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5559 Sunshine Coast Highway Sechelt
Cost:All adult/senior tickets are just $18 and Student (6-17 yrs) are $12, including taxes.
Tickets:$15 ($10 for 17 yrs and under)
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Stage play, comedy. Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. 2 hrs 45 min.

Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Rockwood Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Deb Gleason
Cost:185
Tickets:http://www.sunshinecoast30dayhealthchallenge.com/the-challenge/
Contact:Deb Gleason
Phone:604.210.1925
The 30 Day Health Challenge is a program that offers you a new perspective on healthy eating, focusing on whole foods.The program is gradual and progressive as well as extremely supportive so you can start from wherever you are right now. Enjoy delicious food while flooding your body with nutrients and learning how to drop the foods that are robbing your health.

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SCFS Screening of "The Lunchbox"Dirty Wars
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
Winner of half a dozen “best documentary”, and nominated for the 2014 Academy awards, this chilling film tells the disturbing story of America’s secret wars, apparently without bounds, in the name of fighting terrorism. It follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill (author of “Blackwater”) as he uncovers a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. Scary stuff.

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Grandmothers High Tea & Fashion Show
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Grandmother & Grandothers
Cost:$30 includes tea and a fashion show
Tickets:GPAG, members of Grandmothers & Grandothers, Vintage Shop, Unwind.
Phone:604.741.7676
A fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Please attend in period dress if possible for this event. (Dresses avail. at the Vintage Shop, Driftwood's Costume Shop and many Thrift shops.

Poetry Reading - Dorothy Stott
Time:6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:na
Poet Dorothy Stott reads from her collection of poems: Dripping Bird Songs

Cinematheque series: Jersey Boys
Time:7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre 5847 Ash Street Powell River
Cost:check website
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://patriciatheatre.com
Wed-Thur; 7:00 pm nightly & 1:30 Thursday Matinee 14A — 135 Minutes

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Friday Dinner & Live Music with Grant Olsen
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:no cover • tips appreciated
Grant Olsen's rootsy folk guitar, harmonica and mandolin playing accompany his blend of original songs and celtic and folk classics.

Trivia Night at the Garden
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sparling Pavilion, SC Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$40
Phone:604.740.3969
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Assemble your own team of competitors or sign up and we will make you part of a team. An fundraising evening of Trivia, pizza, drinks and fun in the Sparling Pavilion at the Garden. Quizmaster Bill Vigars will ask the questions, and your Trivia skills will be rewarded with prizes silly and serious

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Community Day
Location:Community Hall & other locations in Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Advisory Council
Cost:Free
Demo's and information on the variety of community groups of Pender Harbour and Egmont.

Keats Island Paddlers Challenge for the Food Banks on the Sunshine Coast
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Cayaking, Molly's Lane, Gibsons Harbour
Cost:$15.00 for food bank of choice
Tickets:register at Sunshine Kayaking info@sunshinekayaking.com
Contact:Sunshine Kayaking
Phone:604.886.9760
We will be circumnavigating Keats Island for pledges and food for the local Food Banks. www.sunshinekayaking.com

Annual Salmon Festival at the French Club
Time:1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Club Bon Accueil 5110 Manson Avenue Powell River
Cost:Admission is free for outside activities.
Contact:Anne-Rachel Berube
Phone:604.483.3966
Activities for the whole family: pumpkin carving, treasure hunt, traditional salmon BBQ, giant Tee Pee erection, enter contests, and sample traditional food at our little canteen. Supper by David Bowes from the Laughing Oyster and live music in the evening. Reservation required for the supper. Sunday brunch and various workshops during the week: flower arrangements, painting,

Open House at the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre
Time:2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:8904 Armstrong Way, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:free
Contact:Kathseva
Phone:604.740.0898
Email:info@selfrealizationcentrecanada.cim
Web Link:http://www.selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
Come enjoy a cup of tea and cake in the Centre’s garden, tour the facilities. Find out more about what’s on offer for you. All are welcome!

5th Annual Comedy on the Coast
Time:6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:$100.00 per ticket
Tickets:Call 604.989.2010
Contact:Debbie Mularchuk
Phone:604.989.2010
A fundraiser in support of St. Mary's Hospital Foundation and over the past four years we have raised $132,644.29 specifically pediatric care. Three comedians with wine / beer tasting and appetizers.

Literary Reading - J. Edward Chamberlin
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery of the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts
Cost:free with donations gratefully appreciated
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
While Chamberlin has been invited to give such prestigious lectures as the Pratt lecture at the Universtiy of Toronto, he is rarely heard here on the Coast, and his latest book, Island; How Islands Transform the World, should have immediate appeal in this land accessible only by boat or aircraft.

The Walk-On Dead
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:Members $6, Guests w. members $12
Tickets:at the door
The Walk-on Dead are a roots-rock band modelled in the fine tradition of collective improvisation with sets leaning heavily on classic Dead favorites, folk, americana, and attitude.

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Halfmoon Bay Fire Department 10k
Time:9:00 AM
Location:Fire Hall 2 to Fire Hall 1, Halfmoon Bay
Presented By:HMB Volunteer Fire Dept and Sunshine Coast Athletics
Cost:Age 17+: $20 pre-reg, $25 day of race. Age 16 & Under: $10 pre-reg, $15 day of race
Tickets:www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/hmb10k/
Contact:Larry Nightingale
Phone:604.885.8849
Support your local volunteer fire department! This fundraiser event will help pay for life-saving equipment and support healthy living. Whether you are an experienced runner or just starting to get in shape, it is a great event for the whole family. Everyone gets a custom finisher's medal! Walk starts at 9am, Run starts at 10am. Post-run BBQ at the finish, served up by the HMB Volunteer Fire Dept. Details at www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/hmb10k/.

Rivers Day Salmon Festival
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Chapman Creek Hatchery, 4381 Parkway Dr, off Field Rd, Wilson Creek
Cost:na
Open house to celebrate this year's salmon return. Fun for the whole family!

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bLUES bUSTERS at TC's Pub
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Town Centre Hotel, Powell River
Cost:No Cover!
Contact:Ron Campbell
Phone:604.487.4492
Email:ronc@ronc.net
Web Link:http://ronc.net
Oct 3-4. Ron Campbell & the bLUES bUSTERS play Blues and Classic Rock, with many great original tunes. Dance and listen to some of Powell River's finest musicians. http://ronc.net

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Seashells by the Seashore Art Auction
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Downtown Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Downtown Business Assoc. (SDBA)
Cost:free
Contact:Cindy Buis
Phone:604-740-2660
Email:artworkstours@telus.net
Web Link:http://secheltdowntown.com
Everyone is invited to come bid on your favorite Seashell embellished by a local artist. This is the second year of the Seashells by the Seashore - last year they went fast.

Vancouver Welshmen's Choir Concert
Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Madeira Park Community Hall
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$25
Tickets:EarthFair, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitors' Center
Contact:Doreen Henry
Phone:604.885.1945
Web Link:http://www.vwmc.ca
Part of the VWMC Sunshine Coast tour, this concert features their well-known repertoire and includes songs by and with the PH Choir and its sub-groups.

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Fall Faire
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community Hall
Presented By:One Straw Society
Cost:$5
Contact:Kym Chi
Email:foodnetwork@onestraw.ca
Web Link:http://onestraw.ca
Join us for a celebration of the harvest season! Community, games, activities, workshops, market vendors, food, music and more... Where else would you want to be! For up to date information, please visit our website. www.onestraw.ca

Michael LeFevre Classical Guitar Concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Church, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:$20
Tickets:TBA
Contact:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Phone:604.885.5412
Web Link:http://michael-lefevre-guitar.com/
Award winning classical guitarist Michael Lefevre has performed around the world and has been a regularly featured artist at several Northwest Guitar Festivals. Notable highlights of his performing experience include a solo appearance on the Seattle Symphony Subscription Series at Benaroya Hall in 2008, concerts with the St. Helen’s String Quartet at Nordstrom Recital Hall in 2006 and with Seattle Opera in 2002. He has toured as a soloist in Crete and Corfu, Greece and is a frequent performer in the Seattle Classical Guitar Society’s sponsored series at the Frye Art Museum.

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SCFS Screening of "The Dinner Game"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
This triple-César-award-winning comedy pits Pierre — who, with his judgmental friends, holds a weekly dinner party in which they bring the dumbest guests they can find to mock — against Pignon, a candidate he expects will steal the show. Circumstances interfere, of course, and the evening does not unfold as planned. Strong performances enable this successful transfer from the stage to film, a huge success in France.

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Sechelt Arts Festival
Location:Various venues in Sechelt: Arts Centre, Seaside Centre, Ravens Cry, Tems Swiya Museum
Presented By:District of Sechelt
Cost:Free except for Ravens Cry Main Stage events $20-25
Tickets:online and Sechelt Vistors Cente -additional local outlets tb
Contact:Diana Robertson or Nancy Cottingham Powell
Phone:604 649 9275
Email:info@sechelteartsfestival.com
Web Link:http://secheltartsfestival.com/
to October 26th. The 11th.annual Sechelt Arts Festival features two Main Stage musical and theatre events, a cross-cultural collaborative ten day Art Exhibition, visual and performing art workshops at various venues, an "Emerging Sounds" youth concert, a new Heritage Exhibit at the Tems Swiya Museum and random acts of Art in the Street! The sunshine coast's leading edge performing and visual art festival.

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Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall, Madeira Park
Presented By:Sunshine Coast SHROOM
Cost:tba
Email:scshroom@gmail.com
Web Link:http://scshroom.org
Oct 17 - 19. Mushroom displays and ID tables, cooking demonstrations, vendors of local produce and mushroom-related art. Guest speaker Friday Taylor Lockwood at Roberts Creek Hall, SC Botanical Society Hall Saturday. More info http://scshroom.org

Sunshine Coast ART CRAWL
Time:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast, Langdale to Lund
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:Free
Email:artcrawl@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com
Oct 18 - 20: The Art Crawl offers Crawler along the Sunshine Coast Hwy visiting galleries and art studios, from Langdale to Lund. Experience the vibrant arts and culture community of the Sunshine Coast -- and maybe even take a little something special home with you. www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastArtCrawl

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Halfmoon Bay Apple Festival
Location:Coopers Green, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:na
Contact:Katie
Phone:604.885.5539
October 18-19. It's all about celebrating the apple harvest with community, music and fun! Oct 18 Stirring apple butter in the copper kettle starts at 7am. Boogie, Brats, and Beer 5-10pm in the hall ($10). All things apples on Sunday Oct 19 10 – 4 with food (apples of course), pony rides, music and sing-alongs. Proceeds to HalfmoonBay Childcare Society and Food Bank. halfmoonbayapplefestival.com

Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

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SCFS Screening of "The Lives of Others"
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 1:30)
Web Link:SCFS
An audience favourite, this tense drama follows a Stasi officer in 1984 East Berlin, whose job is to uncover people planning to defect to the West. The story revolves around his investigation of a late-30s playwright and his girlfriend, who prove to be more challenging than the usual suspects, and intriguing complications arise. An Academy-award-winning film that gently — but firmly — draws you into its complex web, and holds you captive until the end.

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SCFS Screening of "The Lives of Others"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
An audience favourite, this tense drama follows a Stasi officer in 1984 East Berlin, whose job is to uncover people planning to defect to the West. The story revolves around his investigation of a late-30s playwright and his girlfriend, who prove to be more challenging than the usual suspects, and intriguing complications arise. An Academy-award-winning film that gently — but firmly — draws you into its complex web, and holds you captive until the end.

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Cornucopia - A novel new Gala
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Point Rd
Presented By:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$125 (with $80 tax rcpt)
Tickets:Zocalo, Gibsons Public Market
Phone:604.886.8814
complete with , delicious foods and spirits, wondrous music from Budge Schachte, guitar and Tegan Peemoeller, harp and live auction. Early bird draw prizes (purchased before Sept 25th) include a $500 gift card from Zocalo. Cocktail Attire

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Literary Reading - Catherine Owen
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts
Cost:donations gratefully appreciated
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
a Vancouver poet and essayist whose work has been nominated for major awards, including the Gerald Lampert and the Dorothy Livesay BC book prize. Her Frenzy won the 2009 Alberta Poetry Award.

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SCFS Screening of "Fanie Fourie's Lobola" + musical event
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $8; others $12
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Fanie, an Afrikaner man who restores wrecked cars, meets — as part of a dare — Dinky, a Zulu woman with a degree and business ambitions. And given that they live in contemporary South Africa, there is a price to be paid. In this case, it’s her lobola (dowry). Cultures clash, sparks fly, and hearts melt in this delightful, character-driven romantic comedy. Music before the show by Knotty Dotters Marimba Band

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Literary Reading - Anakana Schofield
Time:8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Trail Ave & Medusa, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council and Canada Arts Council
Cost:Free with donations gratefully appreciated
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Vancouver novelist Anakana Schofield’s Malarky won the Amazon First Novel award for 2013 and was short-listed for the Ethel Wilson prize. The story of a widowed Irish farm wife who struggles with her grief and her sexuality, the novel has been described as “exuberant,” “audacious,” and “brilliant,” and was included on at least 16 “best book of the year” lists.

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SCFS Screening of "Gloria"
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 1:30)
Web Link:SCFS
Gloria — a 58-year-old divorcée living in Santiago — has no desire to spend her nights alone, and rushes headlong into an ultimately disappointing whirl of singles parties. Then she meets Rodolfo, an older ex-naval officer who seems destined to change all that, but challenges force Gloria to confront her own dark secrets. This portrait of a powerful woman who asserts strength and independence amidst a maelstrom of conflicting feelings won 15 film awards.

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SCFS Screening of "Gloria"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
Gloria — a 58-year-old divorcée living in Santiago — has no desire to spend her nights alone, and rushes headlong into an ultimately disappointing whirl of singles parties. Then she meets Rodolfo, an older ex-naval officer who seems destined to change all that, but challenges force Gloria to confront her own dark secrets. This portrait of a powerful woman who asserts strength and independence amidst a maelstrom of conflicting feelings won 15 film awards.

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Canadian Christmas
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$15
Tickets:EarthFair, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitors' Center
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca/choir
Beautiful, seasonal songs by Canadian composers, sung by the choir, ensembles and soloists.

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Canadian Christmas
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$15
Tickets:EarthFair, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitors' Center
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca/choir
Beautiful, seasonal Canadian songs performed by the choir, ensembles and soloists.

SCFS Screening of "The Rocket"
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 1:30)
Web Link:SCFS
Told in documentary style, The Rocket traces the stunningly visual and intense journey of a Laotian boy through a war-ravaged land. Challenging the birth circumstances that lead those around him to believe he brings bad luck, he builds a giant rocket in the hope of winning the town’s annual festival prize. Having taken top prizes at Tribeca, along with two dozen other awards, this soaring, heart-moving film is Australia’s submission to the 2014 Oscars.

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SCFS Screening of "The Rocket"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
Told in documentary style, The Rocket traces the stunningly visual and intense journey of a Laotian boy through a war-ravaged land. Challenging the birth circumstances that lead those around him to believe he brings bad luck, he builds a giant rocket in the hope of winning the town’s annual festival prize. Having taken top prizes at Tribeca, along with two dozen other awards, this soaring, heart-moving film is Australia’s submission to the 2014 Oscars.

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Holiday Hustle 5k
Time:9:30 AM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Athletics
Cost:Age 18+: $20 by Nov 30, $25 late, $30 race day. Age 17&U deduct $10. Families $35/$40/$45.
Tickets:http://sunshinecoastathletics.org/hh5k/
Contact:Teresa Nightingale
Phone:604.885.8849
This musical and Christmas-themed event is a fundraiser for the Chatelech Racing Team (XC and Track), as well as a collection point for donations to the Elves Club Christmas Hampers. There will be lots of great draw prizes, and yummy home-baked goodies — bring the whole family (we have a flat rate family entry fee). Wear red & white and Run, Walk or Dance-Walk! 2k distance for kids and dance-walkers.

Suncoast Phoenix Christmas Concert
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Gibsons United Church
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Communitiy Choir
Cost:$15.00; children 12 and under $5.00
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons; Visitor Centre, Sechelt
Contact:Kathleen Wagler
Phone:604.886.7843
Come and celebrate the season with an afternoon concert of a variety of festive choral pieces. An afternoon to lift your spirits.

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The Nutcracker - Live Performance On Stage
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:tba
Phone:604.989.6050
Dec 28-31. www.coastingalongtheatre.org

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