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collapse Saturday, February 21, 2015
PR - 71st Powell River Festival of the Performing Arts 2015
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Presented By:Rotary Club of Powell River
Cost:tba
Feb 21 - Mar 7. Amateur performers in piano, voice, strings, wind and brass instruments, speech arts, and amateur choirs, bands, string and jazz ensembles, and dance are invited to perform. Syllabus from http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000000757/en-ca/files/sitepage/powell-river-festival-of-performing-arts/2015-syllabus/2015%20SYLLABUS.pdf

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PR - Cinematheque series: Awake: the Life of Yogananda
Time:7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:The Patricia Theatre5848 Ash Ave Powell River,
Cost:contact theare or website for details
Phone:604.483.9345
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
Cinematheque series: PG — 87 min Wed/Thur 7:pm, Thur Matinee 1:30

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Halfmoon Bay Elementary School Annual Carnival
Time:5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Halfmoon Bay School
Cost:at the door
Theme this year is 'Moonstock' their take on Woodstock

Sechlt Downtown Business Assoc. AGM & Dinner
Time:5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre
Cost:$20 or $35 for 2 please reserve by phone
Tickets:SDBA
Phone:604.885.9611
SDBA members may attend the AGM only (with no guest) at 6:00 pm at no cost. Please register by calling the SDBA office.

PR - Growing Sub -Tropical Plants in Powell River
Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4411 Michigan Ave
Cost:tba
Tickets:register by phone or mmerlino@powellriverlibrary.ca
Contact:Mark
Phone:604.485.8644
Discover what warm-weather plants can be grown in Powell River with botanist Ionatan Waisgluss.

PR - The Clean Bin: a film
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:The Hub, Townsite, Powell River
Cost:at the door
Synopsis Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the problem waste.

collapse Friday, February 27, 2015
Artesia Coffeehouse
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Trail and Medusa, Sechelt
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
Watch for details each month ... always a good show complimented by the SC Arts Council gallery show, good friends and yummy kitchen treats. www.suncoastarts.com

Friday Night Dinner Show
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Royal Canadian Legion Branch 219 (Robert's Creek)
Presented By:Royal Canadian Legion Branch 219
Cost:By Donation
Contact:Diane McIntosh
Phone:604.886.9813
Email:charlottewrinch@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.charlottewrinch.com
Charlotte Wrinch performs originals and covers at the Little Legion in beautiful Robert's Creek, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Come out for a family evening of live music and home-style cuisine.

Family Music Night
Time:6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music, Madeira Park
Cost:na
Come join us in a casual night of singing - bring the whole family

PR - Urban Homesteading School "Sampler evening"
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Community Hall, 6826 Cranberry St. Powell River
Cost:By donation.
Contact:Kevin Wilson
Phone:604.483.9052
Short presentations and hands-on activities for you to try out the Urban Homesteading School, with a focus on planning for the year ahead: planning for gardens, small livestock, seed saving, infrastructure improvements, and more. There will be door prizes, coffee and snacks.

Artesia Coffeehouse
Time:8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10 at the door
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
Presenting emerging artists Cam and Chris Peters, Steve Schwabl and Hacksaw, playing Croony' rock and roll; singer/songwriter, John Marian; the musical 'gong' show with Barry Taylor, percussion, Graham Ord, sax/flute, Rodin Columb, bass, Sarah Columb, vocals, Anna Lumiere, accordion and everyone on 'gongs' for something completely different. Enjoy treats by Trish, a slide show of performing artists and the current exhibition in the gallery

collapse Saturday, February 28, 2015
Shishalh Nation Gathering
Time:9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall
Cost:na
for a gathering of fellowship, learning and sharing and will include food, ceremony and dialogue. A time to set aside recent politics to engage, discuss and consider that our two communities have more in common than not.

14th Annual SC Museum and Archives' Antique Roadshow Fundraiser
Time:10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location:Royal Canadian Legion, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives
Cost:$15/1 item; $20/2 items; $25/3 items; $30/collection
Phone:6045.886.8232
Email:scm_a@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastmuseum.ca
Bring your treasures - anything collectable, unusual, historical, or unique, and find out what they're worth from professional appraisers. Now is the time to dig out those old coins you stashed away under the bed, the oil painting you scored at a garage sale, the china set you inherited from your grandmother, or the "ancient" manuscript you found in the hidden compartment of the roll top desk you brought back from the share shed! Check out our pop-up exhibits and on-site gift shop.

Creature Teachers: A FUNdraiser for Gibsons Wildlife Rehab Centre
Time:12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Presented By:WisdomWild
Cost:$45 (min) Gratitude Offering
Contact:Fiona
Phone:604.886.7231
Email:orcad@4sustainability.com
Web Link:http://www.wisdomwild.com/GWRC-fun
2 hour intentional creativity workshop honoring and expressing animal wisdom. No prior art/painting experience required. All supplies provided.

Forum on Public Health Care
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall, behind McDonalds
Cost:na
featuring speakers Collan Fuller, health policy analyst and Dr. Michael Klein. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Senior Citizens branch of COSCO-BC

Sarah Wray Hall Grand Opening
Time:1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:the old Irvines Landing Schoolhouse, 4334 Irvines Landing Rd
Cost:na
Visitors can tour the renovated historic building, displays and refreshments.

Artist Talk: 'End of Show'
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:na
Web Link:http://gpag.ca
Torrence Beamish discusses his exhibition 'False Perspectives'.

"End of Show" Artist Talk with Torrance Beamish
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:Free
Contact:Manon Staiger
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:www.gpag.ca
A presentation by ceramic artist Torrance Beamish in conjunction with his "False Perspectives" exhibition in the Gibsons Public Art Gallery's Eve Smart space, along with highlights from his recent artist in residency program in Denmark.

PR - Fight or Run - A Comics Battle for Teens
Time:3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:Recreation Complex - Elm Room End of Complex Way Powell River
Cost:tba
Phone:604.485.8663
You’ll be surprised what you can learn about comic strip pacing and plot when you pit your character against a friend’s in this wildly entertaining comics clash. Will it be an epic battle or a chase and escape? You decide and then you draw it! For teens ages 12+. For details and registration, email szagwyn@powellriverlibrary.ca

Dance Dj's John and Krystyna
Time:7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Cost:tba

PR - Steve Bell at the Max
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary, Powell River
Cost:$15
Steve Bell is a songwriter, storyteller, and troubadour for our time. Over the course of a 25-year solo career, he has been sharing a message of love, hope and faith through songs, stories, and writings.

Joe Stanton and the Precious Littles
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Coopers Green Hll, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:$20
Tickets:Welcome Woods Market, Halfmoon Bay Store

Literary Reading - Nancy Lee
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
Nancy Lee has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, where she now teaches. Her first collection of stories, Dead Girls, ( with an allusion to the disappearance and death of Vancouver’s “disposable” women) appeared in 2002 to rave reviews describing it as a “finely crafted,” “intensely moving,” “powerful,” “disturbing, threatening, and ultimately thrilling” debut and its author as a “bold and audacious new voice.” It was short-listed for the Ethel Wilson and Danuta Gleed awards. Lee’s first novel, The Age, has also been praised as a daring, ambitious, and original novel creating what Anabel Lyon calls “ a world of gorgeous horrors and eerie loves.

DJ Night:Deano & Alex Tropical Gonzo
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door

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"Pass the Hat" - Penny Lang
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:12904 Madeira Park Rd, Madeira Park
Presented By:Copper Sky Cafe
Cost:by donation
Contact:Leiana Thormahlen
Phone:604.883.0096
Singer/songwriter/recording artist, Penny Lang will be performing an eclectic mix of music. We may have some impromptu "jamming" for this show.

Joe Stanton Band
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

Shall We Dance
Time:2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Coast Symphony Orchestra
Cost:adults $15 children under 12 $5
Contact:Gord Beynon
Phone:604.886.8398
Coast Symphony presents :Strauss, Shubert, Dvorak, Brahms. Famous dance music that will make you want to waltz in the aisles. Conductor Edette Gagne

Single Malt Whisky Tasting
Time:3:30 PM
Location:Habitat for Humanity ReStore, between Big Mac's & Mcdonalds, Hwy 101, Sechelt
Presented By:Habitat for Humanity, Sunshine coast
Cost:$50
Tickets:at the Restore
Contact:Ken Croizier
3:30 meet & greet, 4:00pm tasting begins. Complimentary refreshments. Funds raised in support of Habitat's Sunshine Village home-building project

collapse Monday, March 02, 2015
SC Film Society AGM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca
directly following the screening of 'Finding Vivian Maler'.

PR - Town Hall with Tom Mulcair
Time:6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Town Centre Hotel 4660 Joyce Avenue (Town Centre) Powell River
Cost:na
Phone:604.485.3000
Tom Mulcair NDP federal leader of the opposition will be in Powell River to hear your concerns.

SCFS Screening of "Finding Vivian Maier"
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:http://www.scfs.ca/
Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, the mysterious Maier would have remained anonymous but for a chance discovery at an auction by John Maloof, amateur historian. What he found changed his life, and took the international photo art world by storm.

collapse Wednesday, March 04, 2015
PR - Cinematheque series: Birdman
Time:7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:The Patricia Theatre, 5848 Ash Ave Powell River,
Cost:contact theatre for prices
Phone:604.483.9345
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
Wed/Thur 7:00pm, Thur 1:30 matinee, 14A — 120 min

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Gardening as we Age
Time:1:00 PM
Location:Sparling Pavilion, Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Panel discussion by seasoned gardeners who share their experiences of how they have adapted as they age.

PR - Research your Roots
Time:6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4411 Michigan Ave Powell River
Cost:tba
Tickets:phone to register
Contact:Sandra Tonn
Phone:604.485.4796.
The Library presents genealogy research experts Claudia Cote and Ray Sketchley for a presentation of free print and online resources for finding family—along with their dates, documents and more. There will be a chance to try out some of the databases on Library computers while the experts are on hand. More Info: http://www.powellriverlibrary.ca/content/roads-your-roots

Artist Reception - Paul Paiero
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Malaspina Exhibition Centre, VI University, Powell River
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.artpowellriver.ca
As a self taught artist, Paul's work focuses primarily on emotional imagery designed to elicit a response from the viewer. Many of his paintings serve as social commentary. Inspiration comes from contemporary and or provocative issues.

collapse Friday, March 06, 2015
Movies @ St Hilda's - The Lives of Others
Location:St Hilda's Church, Sechelt
Presented By:St Hilda's Church
Cost:Free
"Perfect ... A stunning spellbinder ... a masterpiede". Popcorn will be served.

Basically Brooks
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:$20
Tickets:Sechelt Legion
Steve Hills as Garth Brooks

Artist Reception - "Stories and Messages" - Gig Hoeller
Time:2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:The Landing Gallery, Gibsons
Presented By:The Landing Gallery
Cost:na
Email:gigi@gigibutterfly.com
Web Link:http://www.gigibutterfly.com
The works of Gig Hoeller. Aaron Joe will be telling a story of being a youngster carving the totem that is currently situated at the Sechelt Alternative School.

Shout Out! Colours on the Coast Artists' Reception
Time:3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.0531
Web Link:www.gpag.ca
Artists' reception for the annual young people's exhibition featuring the art work of local artists ages 2-18 years of age.

An Evening With Elvis
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Christ the King Church Hall, parking lot level, Gibsons
Presented By:Iconic Tributes & St. Mary's Parish
Cost:$25
Tickets:by phone
Contact:Don 604.989.7474 or Thomas 604.813.5779

collapse Saturday, March 07, 2015
PR - 71st Powell River Festival of the Performing Arts Grand Concert
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Cost:tba

PR - David Sereda House Concert
Location:Powell River
Cost:$20 per person (100% of proceeds go to the performers)
Contact:Pat Buckna
Phone:604.485.5198
All concerts are limited to approximately 35 tickets. This year we have added an incentive for those who wish to pre-purchase tickets for all 6 shows - we will reserve your seats in advance and you will have your choice of where you wish to sit. Guests are invited to bring along their own beverages and an appetizer or dessert for the table for intermission. Coffee and tea will be provided. All shows are smoke and scent-free events and everyone is asked to be sensitive to our guests with allergies. Smoking is permitted outside. Phone for Schedule of Events and Performers Email: pbuckna@shaw.ca

Tarran the Tailor
Location:McKinney's Pub, Powell River
Cost:$12
with Little Pharmer and The Ditch Prescription

Sunshine Coast Orchestra Society Garage Sale Fundraiser
Time:9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community Hall
Cost:na

Downton Abbey Tea - 3 shows
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Mar 7 - SC Golf & Country Club, Rbts Crk; Mar 14 - SC Botanical Garden; Mar 21 - Gibsons United Church
Presented By:Driftwood Players and Grandmothers & Grand Others
Cost:$40 tea and show
Tickets:Blackberry Shop & Laedeli, Gibsons; SC Golf Club; Sechelt Visitor Ctr; Earth Fair, Madeira; online
Web Link:http://www.driftwood.ca
If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey television series, or just a lover of fashion and costumes, you are in for a treat next month. The Sunshine Coast Grandmothers and Grandothers are partnering with Driftwood Players. Tea, delicacies, fashions, skits, dances, music.

A Night at the Longhouse - Potluck Dinner
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Shishalh Longhouse, 5548 Monkey Tree Lane, Sechelt
Presented By:shishalh Nation
Cost:$10 per person, $25 per family plus your favourite dish. Salmon provided.
Tickets:at the door
Contact:Candace Campo 604.341.7555
Phone:Nancy Denham 604.885.7373
Email:nancy_denham@sunshine.net
5:00 pm Doors Open; 5:30 pm Opening Remarks; 5:40 pm Potluck Dinner Served, please bring your own plate and cutlery; 6:20 pm Performance by skwxwú7mesh Dance Group Welhtima Kexwusem (from Squamish BC); 7:35 pm Songs from shíshálh Nations xwamtsut; 7:50 pm Evening ends. All proceeds raised will be for our Aboriginal Week in June and for a commissioned stone monument to commemorate all children who attended the St. Augustine Residential School from 1904 to 1975.

Give Peace a Chant - Kirtan by the Sea
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Yoga by the Sea
Cost:$15 - $20
Tickets:at the door
with Sandra Leigh and friends. Our Interspiritual evening is casual, friendly and open minded. Everyone is welcome to come sing and dance enthusiastically, or simply rest your heart and mind, and meditate with the healing sound vibrations of traditional Bhakti Kirtan Yoga.

The Stockers, Modern Terror, Three Foot Kick
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:members $6, guests with members $12

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Steve Hinton Band
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

André Laplante, piano
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
CRS favorite André Laplante returns to the Raven's Cry Theatre. "To describe André Laplante at the piano requires as many words for the sounds of hammers striking strings as the Inuit people have for different types of snowflakes", said a Toronto Star music critic. Now in the fourth decade of a distinguished career, Laplante's popularity and acclaim endures as he continues to expand his horizons.

SCLC International Women's Day Potluck Supper
Time:5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:free, bring some food to share
Great entertainment including Sokole and Knotty Dotters.

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PR - Here's to the Ladies Who Laugh
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Adults $24 / Seniors & Youth $20 / WIB members $20
Tickets:Buy Online
Phone:604.483.3900
Email:jdawson@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
The perfect blend of all that is right in a show: part musical theatre, part stand-up comedy and 100% entertaining. A celebrated vocalist and comedic performance artist, Bridget has meticulously chosen musical and comedic... vignettes from her vast repertoire of performing in over 70 musicals, and takes you on a musical journey of life’s ups and downs through song.

collapse Wednesday, March 11, 2015
PR - Cinematheque series:The Theory of Everything
Time:7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:The Patricia Theatre, 5848 Ash Ave Powell River,
Cost:contact theatre for prices
Phone:604.483.9345
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
Wed/Thur 7:00pm, Thur 1:30pm, G — 124 min

collapse Friday, March 13, 2015
D.O.A. - Say NO to Oil Pipelines
Location:McKinney's Pub, Powell River
Cost:$15
Tickets:at the door
with special guests Razorvoice and Catrooster

Dianne Whelan's '500 Days In The Wild'
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$30 for SC Credit Union members
Tickets:http://www.powherhouse.com/events/dianne-whelans-500-days-wild-womens-mixer-fundraiser-march-13-2015/
Women's Mixer & Fundraiser. PowHERhouse celebrates Dianne Whelan as she embarks on her next journey - 500 Days in the Wild - a 24,000 km trek along the Trans Canada Trail.

Dr. Chris Pritchet: Supernovae & the Mystery of Dark Energy
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa St, Sechelt
Presented By:Dr. Chris Pritchet, U Victoria
Cost:by donation
Contact:Charles Ennis
Phone:778.458.2666
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Centre RASC
The Universe is filled with a mysterious energy that causes it to expand at an ever increasing rate. The nature of this "dark energy" (not to be confused with dark matter) is completely unknown, and represents perhaps the greatest challenge to face Physics and Astronomy in the past century. Canada and France lead the world in the quest to understand dark energy, thanks to our large telescopes in Hawaii and Chile. These telescopes are used to discover large numbers of faint, very distant supernova explosions, whose light has been travelling across space for more than half of the age of the Universe. From these supernovae, it is possible to probe the geometry of the Universe, and detect the signature of dark energy (a small but significant dimming of light), with a precision that has never before been attained. In this talk, Pritchet will focus on the telescopes that make this project possible, and a simple picture of how our observations measure and constrain dark energy.

School of Music Coffee House
Time:7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$10 suggested donation
Tickets:Door
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749
Web Link:http://penderharbourmusic.ca
Local talent showcased, cabaret-style in our waterfront theatre. Three or four varied sets per show. Coffee, tea and fresh baking available.

collapse Saturday, March 14, 2015
PR - Powell Rivers' 10th Seedy Saturday
Time:9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location:Powell River Recreation Complex Powell River
Cost:$2 for adults, under 12 free.
Contact:Wendy Devlin
Come swap seeds, tubers, books and magazines! Stay for the 8 workshops, 30 seed vendors and community information tables. Our family-friendly event includes children's activities, delicious food and beverages, Silent Auction, Garden Cart raffle and more.

Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Fabulous new selection of books.

PR - Celebration of Quilts
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Dwight Hall, 6274 Walnut St, Townsite, Powell River
Cost:$5, 12 & under free
Lunch and Tea room, sales boutique, merchant mall, raffle, door prizes, educational displays, interactive quilt displays. More info www.timberlanequiltersguild.ca

Met Opera: Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Ravens Cry Theatre 559 Sunshine Coast Hwy Sechelt
Cost:$24 and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +)
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www. ravenscrytheatre.com
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star in the bel canto showcase La Donna del Lago, having its first-ever Met performances in 2014-15. DiDonato sings the title role of Elena, a young woman pursued by two men, with Flórez in his fifth Live in HD bel canto role as Giacomo, the benevolent king of Scotland. Michele Mariotti conducts debuting Scottish director Paul Curran’s staging, a co-production with Santa Fe Opera, where it premiered in 2013. Run Time: 3:30 hours approximately Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years. Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop, juice, our fabulous hot chocolate

PR - Campfire Sessions - For the Love of Nature
Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Cranberry Community Hall, 6826 Cranberry St. Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Mark
Phone:604.485.8664.
A series of experts with different passions and experiences will each be sharing something for their own love of nature. information mmerlino@powellriverlibrary.ca

PR - David Gogo, Solo Gogo
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Rainbow Room in the Rodmay Hotel, 6251 Yew St., Powell River
Presented By:Riviera Live Productions
Cost:$20
Tickets:Rockit Music and Roxy Records,
One of Canada's top blues guitar players, David Gogo will bring his one man acoustic show to Powell River for the fires time. He will give us two sets of sweet acoustic blues in the classy setting of the Rainbow Room of the Rodmay Hotel.

The Foggy Hogtown Boys
Time:8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:St Bart's Church, Gibsons
Cost:$20
Tickets:Available at the door (Doors open at 7pm)
Contact:Chris Coole
Canada's favorite bluegrass boys, they are noted for having the ability to slide between being a bluegrass band or an old-time band with remarkable ease and authority. www.foggyhogtownboys.com

Gibsons Legion Spring Opener with the Jack & G Band
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$5 members, $10 guests with members
Phone:604.886.2411

Gibsons & District Public Library Assoc. AGM
Time:10:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library, 470 S. Fletcher Rd
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.2130
Web Link:http://gibsons.bc.libraries.coop

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Success with Seeds with Sheila Watkins
Time:1:00 PM
Location:Sparling Pavilion, Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Phone:604.740.3969
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org/future_events.php
Master Gardener Sheila Watkins offers practical tips for getting an early start on vegetables and annuals for spring and summer.

Simon Paradis and Gut Bucket Thunder
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

PR - Red Lion Pub New Management Party
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Red Lion Pub 5987 Lund St Powell River
Cost:no cover charge
Contact:Tanya Kurtz
Phone:604.483.4044
New management takeover party at the Red Lion Pub in Wildwood featuring the Sam Hurrie Five Revue and a 1 hour amateur hour from 9pm-10pm with the band after that. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446475228976148/

collapse Monday, March 16, 2015
PR - "That Went by Fast"
Time:2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Cranberry Community Hall 6826 Cranberry St. Powell River
Cost:na
Author Reading on memoir with Howard White Howard White, editor from Harbour Publishing, will present his father Frank White's memoirs That Went by Fast, which include stories about his life in Powell River. There will be an opportunity to ask Howard questions about memoir writing.

SCFS Screening of "Mommy"
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:http://www.scfs.ca/
Winner at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Mommy is a powerful and heartfelt film about a recently widowed mother trying to cope with a meagre job and a deeply troubled teenage son. After he is expelled from an institution for an act of arson she has no choice but to bring him home. Struggling to deal with his combustible mix of childlike vulnerability and hormone-raging sexuality and aggression, she finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

collapse Tuesday, March 17, 2015
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$6, members with guests $12
Irish for a Day returns, featuring you're favourite local musicians playing up a storm… details TBA

PR - Burton Cummings 'In Your Backyard Tour 2015'
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre, PR Rec Complex, 5001 Joyce Ave, Powell River
Cost:$105.50-$115.50 + service charges
Tickets:http://hightideconcerts.simpletix.ca/
Burton Cummings and Band with: Wil. Doors 6:30pm.

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Artist Reception - Suzy Naylor, A fool's Journey & Roberta Mauel, Garden
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, SC Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artcrawl@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
3 months walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. A collection of paintings by Suzy and stories by Cecelia Pineda reflecting both the external and internal landscapes through which they walked. Plus watercolour paintings of the Garden by Roberta Mauel. Show runs to April 19th

PR - Cinematheque series: Whiplash
Time:7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:The Patricia Theatre, 5848 Ash Ave Powell River
Cost:contact theatre for prices
Phone:604.483.9345
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
Wed/Thur 7:00pm, Thur 1:30pm, 14A — 108 min

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PR - Career Link's 2nd Annual Job Fair
Time:11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:5001 Joyce Ave Powell River
Cost:Free
Contact:Rob Hughes
Phone:604.485.7958
Open to all. Light lunch provided. Employers must register. Info: http://www.careerlinkbc.com/jobfair.php

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Movies @ St Hilda's - The Colour of Paradise
Time:7:30 PM
Location:St Hilda's in Sechelt
Presented By:St Hilda's Church
Cost:Free
An Inspirational delight! Popcorn will be served.

Astro Cafe
Time:8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Pier 17, Davis Bay Seawall
Presented By:Royal Astronomical Society - Sunshine Coast Centre
Cost:Free
Contact:James MacWilliam
Phone:604.740.7935
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Web Link:http://coastastronomy.ca
Telescope chat and viewing also the 3rd Friday every month. Meet 8:30 Pier 17 market for coffee with telescopes set up on the sea wall 9pm. All are welcome to attend.

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Charlotte Wrinch plays live at the Persephone Brewing Company
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:1053 Stewart Road, Gibsons BC
Presented By:the folks at Persephone
Cost:no cover charge
Contact:Victoria Rohac
Phone:778.462.3007
Come out and enjoy a good old down home Saturday afternoon of beer-sipping and live music with John Thompson and Charlotte Wrinch.

Bob Evans in Concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, John Henry's, Sechelt Visitor Centre, Gaia's Fair Trade
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
Bob Evans is an award winning, Canadian finger-style guitarist. He combines an eclectic mix of contemporary finger-style guitar and traditional roots music with a warm vocal style, tilted sense of humour and down to earth stage presence to provide a refreshing performance experience for music lovers in general. Definitely not just for “guitar geeks.” Sponsored in part by Jennifer Love & David Pritchard

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Romeo & Juliet: Bolshoi Ballet
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Ravens Cry Theatre 559 Sunshine Coast Hwy Sechelt
Cost:$15 ($10 for 17 yrs and under)
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets. Running time: 2h 15min

Peter Van B3
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

Native Drumming Circle
Time:4:00 PM
Location:St Hilda's Anglican Church, Sechelt
Cost:na
4th Sunday of each month. Led by Terry Aleck the beloved Coyote. Bring your drum, shaker and songs.

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Cooking Class - A Night in Mykonos, Greece
Time:6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Elphinstone High School, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co.
Cost:$45.00
Tickets:Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co.
Contact:Fiona
Phone:778.462.3088
Email:info@sunshinecoastoliveoil.com
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. events.
Explore Mediterranean flavours, learning how easy it is to use infused olive oils and balsamics to add health and flavour to your meals. We will be working with Caterer and Chef Carmen Daigle, who will help us demonstrate and serve delicious Greek dishes in a casual setting. Check out our website for the night's menu which includes: spanakopita-turkey burgers served meze style, and caramelized fruit with lemon-infused Greek yogourt topped with a balsamic drizzle.

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Green Film Series "Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds"
Time:7:30 AM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Presented By:Rhizome Up! Media
Cost:Admission by donation (suggested $10)
Contact:Billie Carroll
Phone:604.989.2655
Web Link:Green Film Series website. greenfilms.ca
In this moving documentary you will meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives centre around seeds: farmers, renegade gardeners, passionate seed savers, artists, seed activists. All are working to save seed biodiversity, one of the world's most precious resources. USA, 2014, 82min. Directed by Sean Kaminsky. Guests and discussion after the film. Refreshments.

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Gibsons Chamber of Commerce AGM
Time:5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$10 members $20 non-members.
5pm - reception, 5:30 - keynote address from Mark Brand, well know Vancouver social entrepreneur and part owner of Persephone Brewing, 6:30 business meeting

Friday Dinner & Live Music with The Organics
Time:5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:No charge 6-7:30
Dinner served from 5:30-9pm, with music from 6-7:30pm. Accompanied minors welcome during dinner hours. No cover; tips welcomed and appreciated. The organics include Patrick Miller, guitar, Jay R Walter, bass, Allain Morin, drums.

Book Launch - Chris and Josh Hergesheimer - The Flour Peddler
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Join the Hergesheimer brothers for the launch of The Flour Peddler: A Global Journey into Local Food from Canada to South Sudan! Part grain-chain analysis, part bare-all exposé, The Flour Peddler is a unique and gripping story that explores the trends and issues of local food systems as well as the challenges and power of alternative food movements. It is also a journey of surprising adventure, from broken-down market vans, fraudulent bus tickets and hungry bears to a Russian helicopter, an attempted coup and a heart-wrenching homecoming.

Creek Big Band & Elphi Band for Elphi Band Fundraiser
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:$20
Tickets:at the door
Come out and dance to the Elphinston Band and the Creek Big Band and help raise funds for the Elphi Band tour to the Edmonton Cantando Festival in April. Band tours are an important part of the music program at Elphinstone. Deserts, drinks and 50/50 draw.

Artesia Coffeehouse
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://suncoastarts.com
Joy Germaine & Bev Nielsen with Budge Schachte and Ken Dalgleish; 'Me and Kee' with Keely Halward and Mike. the Sacha Fassaert and Lynne Urquhart Quartet and more with treats by Trish and the coffeehouse slideshow. Doors 7pm. Showtime 8pm.

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Invasion of the Whiskeydicks
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$8 members, $15 guests with members
featuring The Whiskeydicks, Wasted Strays, Orchard Pinkinsh and surprise guests.

PR - Spring Bootcamp - Urban Homesteading
Time:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sycamore Commons (Townsite Anglican Church) 6310 Sycamore St Powell Rive
Cost:tba
Contact:Kevin Wilson
Phone:604.483.9052
Classes and hands-on workshops on all kinds of self-reliance and self-provisioning topics, but especially food gardening. Info: http://fiddlersfarm.com/uhspr/

Seedy Saturday 2015
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community Hall
Presented By:One Straw Society
Cost:$2
Contact:Kym Chi
Email:foodnetwork@onestraw.ca
Web Link:http://onestraw.ca
Please join us for a great community day, celebrating Seeds, seed saving, gardening, food, family and more! Seed Exchange, dont forget to bring your seeds! Seeds & Seedling Sales Live Plant Sale Farmers Market Interactive Activites for all ages Workshops One Straw Food Concession Raffle Information Booths PLUS! we are excited to host Seedy Saturday Night! an all ages dance and celebration. More information coming soon!

Vegetable Gardening with Elke Knechtel
Time:1:00 PM
Location:Sparling Pavilion, Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$15 members / $20 non-members
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Elke Knechtel will discuss the ins and outs of vegetable gardening.

Texada - Chor Musica Mens Choir
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Texada Island United Church
Cost:$20
Tickets:Academy Box Office, 7280 Kemano St, at the door
Phone:604.485.9633
Walter Martella, conductor. Chor Musica is male voice community choir comprised of 40 singers.

Spring Fashions - a Fundraiser
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Point Rd
Presented By:Girls on the Run
Cost:$20
Tickets:Landing Clothing Company, Swish, Zocalo, Peggy Sue's
Educating girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

Spring Breezes
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Highland Centre, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Music Society
Cost:$15 adults, $5 students
Tickets:Strait Music, Laedeli Sunnycrest Mall
Contact:Terry Andrews
Phone:604.886.7422
Sunshine Coast Music Society presents Whirlwind plus Baroque & Blue Jazz Trio.

PR - Old Man Luedecke
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Cranberry Community Hall, 6826 Cranberry St. Powell River
Cost:$18 advance, $20 at the door
Tickets:Rockit Music & Breakwater Books
Contact:Pat Buckna
Phone:604.485.5198
Pat Buckna and Clay Brander present Old Man Luedecke Multiple Juno award winner, Old Man Luedecke brings his refreshing performing style to the intimate stage of the Cranberry Hall. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/333024503570417

Whirlwind plus Baroque & Blue Trio
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Highland Centre, 637 Highland Rd, Roberts Creek
Cost:tba

Fundraiser - the Continuing Fight to Save Rose
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:$25
Tickets:Sechelt Legion
Totally Tom Petty hosts The Women of Rock tributes by Phil Dunget and Linda Maze.

Seedy Saturday Night
Time:9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location:Roberts Creek Community Hall
Presented By:One Straw Society
Cost:TBA
Tickets:TBA
Contact:Kym Chi
Web Link:Click here for more information.
Join us for the night time edition of Seedy Saturday with DJ's, dancing, live painting, interactive activities, super foods and more! All ages are welcomed. More information to come! Email: foodnetwork@onestraw.ca with questions.

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A.D.D.
Time:2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

A View From The Bridge: London Theatre
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Ravens Cry Theatre 559 Sunshine Coast Hwy Sechelt
Cost:$15 (General) $10 (under 18 yrs)
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www. ravenscrytheatre.com
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece. 2 hours, including one intermission (approximately)

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SCFS Screening of "Tracks"
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:http://www.scfs.ca/
The amazing true story of a young woman who tries to leave everything behind to trek 2700km across the stunning deserts of Western Australia accompanied only by her dog, four capricious camels, and, briefly, an aboriginal elder. At times she meets up with a photographer for National Geographic, who, like others, both admires and is perplexed by her uncompromising pursuit of personal freedom and self discovery.

Pruning with Confidence - Ron Knight
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Garden Club
Cost:members free, guests $5
Ron Knight will talk about and demonstrate Pruning with Confidence

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Olive Oil 101 Gibsons Public Market Fundraiser
Time:7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Presented By:Fiona Pinnell of Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co.
Cost:15$ all proceeds go to the Public Market
Tickets:Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co.
Contact:Sharon
Phone:604.862.4138
Email:sharondk@telus.net
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co.
The ancients described olive oil as liquid gold. Come enjoy a guided extra virgin olive oil tasting in the European tradition, and learn about the amazing health benefits and uses of this miraculous superfood. Complimentary balsamic beverages and some snacks will be served. This event is organized and presented by volunteers. Please help us support the markets goal to remain open and to expand in order to serve all citizens of the Sunshine Coast.

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Bobby Bruce is Back!
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gambier Island Community Hall
Cost:tba
Tickets:at the door

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18th Annual Salmon Dinner and Auction
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society
Cost:$100 includes catered meal and much more
Tickets:Chapman Creek Hatchery or www.scsalmon.org
Phone:604.885.4136
Cocktails at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm with Chef Aldo from Ruby Lake. Help celebrate over 20 great years at the Chapman Creek Hatchery. Delicious catered salmon dinner, auction and a chance to win great prizes. Call for more details or go to www.scsalmon.org

6th Annual Shoe, Purse & Jewelry Auction
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Chatelech High School Gym, Sechelt
Presented By:Ruby Slippers Fund
Cost:$30 general (6pm entry); $100 VIP, limited (5:00pm entry)
Tickets:Daily Roast, Sechelt; SC Credit Union, Sechelt.
Cash & cheque only at event, No minors. A donation of new or near new purse, shoes or jewelry is expected with ticket purchase. Drop off donations no later than March 31st. Proceeds of auction go towards people on the Coast affected by cancer. www.rubyslipperfund.com

Literary Reading - Madeleine Thien
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Arts Council and Canada Council
Cost:by donation
Phone:604.885.5412
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Madeleine Thien's short fiction and novels have won numerous awards and received world-wide recognition. She twice won the Canadian Authors' Association Award for most promising writer under 30.

2nd Annual Synchronicity Arts Fundraiser - Funkin' Masquerade Party featuring Queer As FunkNK!
Time:8:00 PM
Location:The Roberts Creek Hall, Roberts Creek
Presented By:Synchronicity Arts Festival
Cost:$25 Sorry, 19+ ONLY
Tickets:Online @ synchronicityfestival.ca Gibsons - Gaia's Fair Trade Roberts Creek- MELOmani Sechelt - Strait Music
Web Link:Buy Your Tickets Now!
The Synchronicity Arts Festival is throwing it's annual fundraiser and it's going to be a funkin' good time! Silent auction, DJ, Synchronicity 2014 headlining band Queer as Funk, cool shwag and best costume prize! So get gussied up, Come As You Aren't for a night of dancing and support the Synchronicity Festival to one of the hottest Motown/Funk/Soul bands to hit this side of the pond!

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38th BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run
Time:9:15 AM
Location:Gibsons Community Centre to Mission Point Park
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Athletics
Cost:prices on website
Tickets:http://www.foolsrun.com
Contact:Teresa Nightingale
Phone:604.885.8849
Join 600+ runners and walkers on our point-to-point, net downhill course from Gibsons to Sechelt, with low entry fee, friendly volunteers, unique shirt design, finisher's medals and hot soup at the finish. Free shuttles back to Gibsons. Relay and Club/Team divisions. Free kids run hosted by SC Network. "It's the little half that rules—you just gotta run the Fool's!" A local tradition since 1978. www.foolsrun.com

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42nd Festival of Performing Arts 2015
Location:various locations
Cost:by donation
Email:info1@coastfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.coastfestival.com/
April 13 to May 3rd with highlight concert May 3. More info from website. Schedule avail http://www.coastfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/SCFPA-Schedule-2015.pdf

SCFS Screening of "Ida"
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:http://www.scfs.ca/
In 1960s Poland, Anna, a young noviate nun on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of Nazi occupation. Forced to embark on a journey of discovery that threatens to change the course of her life, Anna meets her only living relative, her aunt — a hard-bitten stranger.

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Jewel Box Garden in the Potting Shed
Time:7:00 PM
Location:The Potting Shed, Botanical Gardens, 5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$40 members, $50 non-members
Phone:604.740.3969
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Create your own succulent garden. All materials supplied.

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Movies @ St Hilda's - Central Station
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St Hilda's Parish, Sechelt
Presented By:St Hilda's
Cost:Free
Popcorn will be served.

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Mountain Grind
Location:Lions Park - Pender Harbour
Cost:$69 incl buffet dinner t-shirt and race medal
Tickets:register online @ mountaingrind.ca
Contact:Silke & Amanda, race orgaizers
Apr 25-26. 9k Cross country obstable race on the scenic Suncoaster Trail. A fun, challenging race for all fitness and age levels. Buffet dinner Apr 25, race 26th. Music, kids games, pancake breakfast, vendors, beer garden.

14th Annual April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Millennium Park (Gov't Dock) Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society
Cost:Attendance free. Entry fee $160 (Early Bird $140 if before April 1) for 4-person team
Tickets:NA
Contact:Jackie Ordronneau or Richard Haschke
Phone:604.883.0539
Teams of up to 4 people build a boat from materials provided and race around the harbour for cash prizes. Youth races and mini boat building for the kids as well. Entry fee $160 (Early Bird $140 if before April 1). Entry form downloadable from www.apriltools.ca.

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21th Annual Marathon Shuffle
Time:7:30 AM
Location:meet at Shingle Mill parking lot for Sunshine Coast Trail, Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Eagle Walz
Phone:604.483.9565
8:00am leave for the start at Malaspina Rd. 8:30am start of Shuffle - runners first, then shufflers. For map www.sunshinecoast-trail.com

Earth Day in Roberts Creek
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Pier
Cost:n/a
Local musicians! Great food! Environmental information! Ride your bike and receive a free bike tune-up. Take the SCRD's ego-groovy Musical Bus. www.robertscreekearthday.com

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SCFS Screening of "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"
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:http://www.scfs.ca/
Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it’s not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson's unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he’s made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again.

Hydrangeas - talk by Barry Roberts
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Garden Club
Cost:members free, guests $5
Barry Roberts, Advanced Master Gardener will talk about Hydrangeas.

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Festival of Performing Arts Highlights Concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Web Link:http://coastfestival.com
Performances from participants of festival

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Jazz Concert
Location:St Bart's Church, Gibsons
Cost:$20
Tickets:contact Steve steve@stevegiltrow.ca
with Adam Thomas, vocals/bass, Anna Lumiere, piano and Steve Giltrow, guitar. Playing a mixture of originals, blues, bossas, bebop and swing.

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Paul Marleyn & Mauro Bertoli in concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, John Henry's, Gaia's Fair Trade, Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
A cellist with a broad and eclectic repertoire that ranges from the Baroque period to the twenty-first century, Paul Marleyn tours regularly across Canada and frequently performs in the United States, Europe and Asia. A PHMS favourite, Marleyn has recently begun performing with pianist, Mauro Bertoli. Bertoli, born in Brescia, Italy, and resident in Ottawa, Canada, has established himself on the international stage and has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity. A dynamic duo not to be missed. Sponsored in part by Gwen & Ed Hawkins

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Attack of Danger Bay 13
Location:Madeira Park, and various locations in Pender Harbour
Cost:various
May 15-17. Limited Parking !!! Saturday Slide Competition, Longboard Parade, Longboard Hockey Game, Strikers Cash. Sunday: Race Day, evening awards ceremony at Madeira community hall. More info http://www.coastlongboarding.com/dangerbay.cfm

Roberts Creek Arts Festival 2015
Location:Roberts Creek, various venues
Cost:tba
Email:info@robertscreekartsfestival.com
Web Link:http://robertscreekartsfestival.com
More details to come

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Residential School & Resiliency - Opening Reception
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Tems Swiya Museum, Sechelt
Cost:na
Contact:Corinna
Phone:604.885.6012
We are asking our community members for photos that we can scan into our database or items that you can loan or donate to us for our exhibition from the residential school.

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Spring Sing
Time:7:30 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River Academy of Music
Cost:$18
Academy Chamber Choir, Chor Musica Mens Choir & Powell River Youth Choir

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PR - 8th Annual Lund Shellfish Festival
Location:various locations in Lund
Cost:na
May 22 - 24. Daily activities along including Friday night’s Chowder Challenge, shellfish food vendors, activities, music, and specials offered by the local restaurants. More info www.lundbc.ca

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PR - Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival
Location:Powell River
Cost:tba
26 to 30, 2015. www.bcprovincials.com/events.aspx for info

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Spring Fling! Choral Concert
Time:7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Botanical Gardens, Mason Road, Sechelt
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$15
Tickets:Earthfair, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitors Center; Laedeli, Gibsons
Contact:Joy Macleod
Phone:604.883.9248
Web Link:http://penderharbourchoir.com
Performances by the choir, ensembles and soloists in a lovely garden setting. Directed by Joy Macleod Accompanist Paula Seward

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A.D.D.
Time:2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

Spring Fling! Choral Concert
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; Laedeli, Gibsons
Contact:Joy Macleod
Phone:604.883.9248
Web Link:http://penderharbourchoir.com
Performances by the choir, ensembles and soloists in a waterfront theater. Directed by Joy Macleod Accompanist Paula Seward

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12th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival
Time:4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay, Madeira Park
Cost:$15 -$30 per show
Tickets:Strait Music- Sechelt, Village Vinter, Madeira Park, online penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Contact:Marilyn MacLeod
Phone:604.741.1186
Email:info@penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Three day Blues Festival at unique venues around Pender Harbour. Performances by Jim Byrnes, The Boom Booms, Lloyd Jones, Paul Pigat, Kenny "Blues Boss " Wayne, Karen Graves, Tim Hearsey, Gary Comeau, Joe Stanton, Simon Paradis, Steve Hinton & Dave Patterson

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PR - 5th Annual Spot Prawn Festival
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Westview Wharf, Powell River
Cost:free
Fun for the whole family. Come and Get Trapped ! www.prspotprawnfest.com

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20th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Location:Gibsons Landing - various locations
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society
Cost:various
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Live music in restaurants on the streets and in outdoor parks in the Landing.

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Solstice Salutations
Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:Mission Point Park, Davis Bay
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Yoga Society
Cost:FREE!
Tickets:no ticket necessary
Join us for 108 sun salutations, or a free-flow practice of your favourite poses, in honour of International Yoga Day! Surrounded by fellow yogis, with the ocean and trees as your back drop - it will be the perfect way to welcome summer. 100 mats will be provided. Bring water and a picnic lunch if you want to stick around after the yoga practice! www.sunshinecoastyoga.ca

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BC Bike Race - Sunshine Coast Stage 2, 3, 4
Time:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Powell River June 29; Earls Cove - Sechelt June 30; Sechelt - Langdale Ferry July 1
Cost:na
BC Bike Race is much more than the challenge of the ride...it's about everything experienced along the way - spectacular scenery, fascinating culture, interesting people, and tantalizing tastes. The stages of BC Bike Race wind through nine beautiful west coast communities, each showcasing unique qualities and elements that make British Columbia a world-class destination for athletes, adventurers and tourists alike. http://www.bcbikerace.com

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15th Annual Coast School of Celtic Music
Time:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community School
Presented By:The Coast Celtic Music Society
Cost:Please see web-site
Tickets:Please see web-site
Contact:John and Ann Law
Phone:604.886.4768
Email:coastschoolofcelticmusic@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.coastcelticmusic.com
July 6 - 10. Group instruction with a particular emphasis on learning in the traditional way...by ear. Instructions for Youth and Adults at all levels. No auditions required. Registration will open mid-February.

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PR - Powell River Sea Fair
Time:8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location:Willingdon Beach Park Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Darlene Rekve
Phone:604.414.7178
July 24-26. Come out and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sea Fair. Don't miss the great entertainment, awesome fireworks, carnival midway, food, fun and sun! More info http://powellriverseafair.ca/

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Sea Cavalcade - 47th Anniversary
Location:various locations in Gibsons
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.3059
July 25-26, "Fiesta by the Sea" many events, parade, food, fun, fireworks, games and more. more info www.seacavalcade.ca

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33rd Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Location:Festival Pavilion, Rockwood Gardents, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Cost:tba
Tickets:Festival office, 5511 Shorncliffe Ave, Sechelt
Contact:Jane Davidson
Phone:604.885.9631
Email:info@writersfestival.ca
Web Link:http://www.writersfestival.ca
Aug 13, 14, 15, 16. Canadian literary festival featuring writers of a wide range of genres; events take place in the 500-seat open air Festival Pavilion in the Rockwood Gardens

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5th Annual Synchronicity Coast Arts Festival
Location:Shirley Macey Park
Presented By:deer crossing the art farm
Cost:entry $10 adults, srs/stnds $8; + Circus $10 adults, $8 srs/stnds
Web Link:http://www.synchronicityfestival.ca
A 3 day outdoor Coast Arts Fest featuring Music, The Rainforest Circus and Workshops. Fri 5-11pm; Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-5pm.

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Sunshine Coast Yoga Festival
Time:9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Yoga Society
Cost:$65
Tickets:www.sunshinecoastyoga.ca
Sept 12-13. Join us for the 2nd Annual Sunshine Coast Yoga Festival! Saturday September 12th will be a day filled with yoga classes, hikes, SUP yoga, kayaking, meditation and more! Sunday September 13th there will be a free community class as well as a free kids yoga class, for anyone to enjoy! http://www.sunshinecoastyoga.ca

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19th 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 at 8 intimate venues around the Harbour, only 3 ticketed events. Check website for details.

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Sunshine Coast ART CRAWL
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast, Langdale to Lund, Lund to Langdale
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:Free
Email:artcrawl@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com
Oct 16 - 18, 10am-5pm each day with Special Openings happening on Fri from 7 to 9pm. 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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7th Annual Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Community Hall, Madeira Park
Presented By:Sunshine Coast SHROOM
Cost:$3/person for mushroom show; TBA for speaker & foray
Contact:Ann Harmer
Phone:604.883.3678
Email:scshroom@gmail.com
Web Link:http://scshroom.org
Mushroom show, cooking and dyeing demos, vendors, limited-registration foray and mushroom cook-up

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