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collapse Monday, April 10, 2017
44th Festival of Performing Arts 2017
Location:various locations, Gibsons to Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Email:info1@coastfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.coastfestival.com/
April 10-28th with highlight concert May 7. More info from website. Schedule avail http://www.coastfestival.com/ Highlights Concert, May 7th.

collapse Sunday, April 23, 2017
Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest
Time:12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Community Hall (behind McDonalds)
Cost:Free to public $5 for kit avail at GBS
The goal is to encourage young people to try hands-on engineering. Open to elementary students to adults and includes a family category. Everyone Welcome

Charlotte Wrinch
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Persephone Brewing Company, 1053 Stewart Road Gibsons
Presented By:Persephone Brewing Company
Cost:by donation
Contact:Nicole
Phone:778.462.3007
Email:tastingroom@thebeerfarm.ca
Web Link:http://www.persephonebrewing.com/
Charlotte Wrinch plays the Persephone. Come on down for a fun and informal sunny afternoon. Charlotte plays a mixture of covers and originals while you sip Persephone's finest creations.

The Purcell Project: Karina Gauvin, soprano & Les Boreades de Montreal
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
Canada’s own superstar soprano joins forces with the exciting musicians of Les Boréades baroque orchestra to perform Henry Purcell’s sacred and secular songs, some of the very finest in the English language.

@SCTechHub Spring Meet-Up
Time:3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Mission Point House
Presented By:@SCTechHub
Cost:Free
Contact:Dave
Phone:604.865.0704
Web Link:http:///
Spring meet up of @SCtechhub. If you are working in tech and living on the Sunshine Coast (BC) then you are invited to connect with the community. Subjects "Coast of the Future vision exercise" and "Community Information Systems" What are they? sctechhub.ca

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.

Old World, New World
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra Association
Cost:Adult $20, Student $10
Tickets:Strait Music (Sechelt) Laedeli Gifts & Cards (Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons)
Contact:Terry Andrews
Phone:604.886.7422
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastorchestra.ca
Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Old World, New World: A Music Celebration featuring Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) by Dvorak, Violin Concerto in E Minor by Mendelssohn (soloist, Simon Gidora) and more. Pre-concert chat with Edette Gagne at 6:30pm.

collapse Monday, April 24, 2017
PR - All-Candidates Forum(s) - 2 forums / same day
Time:1:30 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Rec Complex, Powell River
Cost:na
1:30 - 3:30pm - Open to all senior citizens, hosted by the PR Retired Teachers, moderator Colin Palmer; 7-9pm Everyone welcome, hosted by PR Chamber of Commerce, moderator Dan DeVita.

Sechelt Garden Club
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:members free, guests $5
China, Land of Casual Beauty - Laurie Creak

Welcome to the Sticks
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5, others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors open at 7:00 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
To please his wife and save his marriage, a French public servant concocts a workplace scam in an attempt to move to the Riviera. When he is found out, his punishment is a transfer to France’s northernmost region, where supposedly the weather is bad, the food weird and the locals unintelligible. But not all is as it seems and so he embarks on yet another deception. Winner of multiple awards, this is the highest-grossing French film of all time!

collapse Tuesday, April 25, 2017
the Other Side of My Garden : Attracting Pollinators and Other Wildlife - POSTPONED
Time:7:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$15 members, $20 non-members
Phone:604.740.3969
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://coastbotanicalgarden.org
Gwen Odermatt from Petals and Butterflies Farm Nursery will guide us in the use of plants to attract beneficial wildlife to our gardens. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, dragonflies and amphibians are all lovely to watch and are a great help in keeping your garden flourishing.

collapse Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Ladies Lunches with More
Location:Smitty's Oyster House, Gibsons
Cost:$59 reception, photo Fun, lunch
Tickets:share-there.com
Take a mid week break and embrace and reconnect friendships old and new. parlour games, fashion fun, prizes & surprizes. More info funpass.ca

Coffee Tasting & Brewing Demonstration
Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Community Kitchen, Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Presented By:Bowen Island Roasting Co.
Cost:na
Sample award winning coffee. Learn the roasting process plus, learn how to brew at home like a pro using different methods.

Tuesday Talk: The Ocean Avenue Community Garden
Time:1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
The Ocean Avenue community garden with Laura Walker. Find out what's happening and how to get involved with your downtown community garden.

Gospel Rock Village Open House
Time:5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Point Rd
Cost:na
A drop-in information meeting to explore preliminary concepts for neighbourhood development at Gospel Rock Village. Hosted by MODUS Planning,

Andrew Scott presents at Gibsons Library
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons & District Public Library (470 South Fletcher Road)
Presented By:Harbour Publishing
Cost:Free
Web Link:http://www.harbourpublishing.com/event/1212
Andrew Scott presents the new edition of his book, "The Promise of Paradise: Utopian Communities in British Columbia," at the Gibsons Public Library on Wednesday. The event is free, refreshments will be provided, and books will be available for purchase.

PR - Tarot Readings with Teresa
Time:6:00 PM
Location:That Sugar Vault, 4871 Joyce Ave #105
Presented By:That Sugar Vault
Cost:10
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604.414.4168
Get a 15 min Tarot reading for only $10 ($ to Teresa please) when you order $15 of food or drinks... questions about your life, career, love or luck? 6pm-

All Candidates Mtg - Pender Harbour
Time:6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall
Cost:na
Hosted by Pender Harbour Advisory Council, chaird by Alan Stewart.

Writers' Open Mic Night
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building (adjacent Gibsons Public Library)
Cost:Free
Contact:PJ Reece
Phone:604.886.3908
Email:pjreece@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org/open-mic-night-for-writers/
Monthly on last Wednesday - open to all levels, all genres and even works in progress. Each writer will have five minutes to share their latest work, listen to others and get to know and network with other writers on the Coast. Moderated by editor and author Sheila Cameron.

PR - Cinematheque series: A Man Called Ove
Time:7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre 5848 Ash Avenue, Powell River
Cost:visit Theatre website for price info
Phone:604.483.9345
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
Wednesday 7 pm Thursday 1:30 & 7pm tbr - 118 minutes

Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives AGM
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Museum, 716 Winn Rd, Gibsons
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.8232

collapse Thursday, April 27, 2017
Spin-in at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Time:10:00 AM
Location:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
Cost:na
Contact:Yvonne Stowell
Phone:604.883.2380
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
Last Thursday monthly. SC Spinners & Weavers Guild gather in the studio to spin and share information, non-Guild members welcome. Info: http://fibreworksgallery.com

Girls' Night Out
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion Hall
Cost:$25
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, The Landing Clothing Co. or Aux members
Live and Silent Auction, door prizes galore, refreshments. Hosted by SC Healthcare Auxiliary, Gibsons Branch.

The Eclectic Electric Eye - Finale Event for Poetry Month at the Sechelt Library
Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
The "Eclectic Electric Eye" poetry event is the finale for poetry month at the Sechelt Library. Enjoy spoken word and poetry reading with John Pass & Philip Jagger.

collapse Friday, April 28, 2017
Worker's DAy of Mourning
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Dougall Park, 516 Gower Point Rd, Gibsons
Cost:na
hosted by Sunshine Coast Labour Council. Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living.

PR - 2017 Powell River Home & Garden Show
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Hap Parker Arena
Cost:na
Fri 5-9pm, Sat 10am-5pm. more than 75 booths with products and services ranging from home renovation and hot tubs to epicure and jewelry. Food vendors will be on hand. A parent-supervised kidzone. Lego Construction Contest and more.

Friday Dinner & Live Music with Jim Taylor
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tips appreciated
dinner from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

PR - Walter Martella - a special solo concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Hall 6828 Cranberry Street Powell River
Presented By:Pat Buckna
Cost:$15 advance; $20 at door
Tickets:Powell River Peak Office 4400 Marine Drive
Pianist Walter Martella will perform both his own compositions and classic standards and favourites.

PR - Alternative Facts Gameshow
Time:7:00 PM
Location:That Sugar Vault, , 4871 Joyce Ave #105
Presented By:That Sugar Vault
Cost:0
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604.414.4168
Answer Trivia questions with the cleverest, most entertaining 'alternative facts' that are judged by our local celebrity panel. The last judges were MLA Nic Simons, Tla'amin Chief Clint Williams and singer Gitta May, we all had a blast!

The Glass Slipper
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:$15 adults, $10 youth
Tickets:Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, Giggle n' Bloom, Sechelt Visitors Centre, share-there.com
Contact:JoAnne Bennison
Phone:604.741.1624
Web Link:http://driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm
Apr 28-29, May 5-6, 7:30pm; Apr 30, May 7 - 1:00pm. A magical Cinderella musical with a local all-youth cast (8 - 18 years). If you enjoyed Driftwood Theatre School's Alice in Wonderland in 2015, you'll love The Glass Slipper!

Artesia Coffee House
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:CCA
Cost:$10 at the door
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:artsinfo@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
this month featuring Anna Lumiere, piano/accordion & her son Noah; 'Gemini' Val and Julie Rutter, piano; Danika Dinsmore, poet with Barry Taylor on percussion and the Lynn Urquhart Band with Sacha Fassaert, Gord Birtch and Michael Munro. Treats by Trish with slide show of past performers

collapse Saturday, April 29, 2017
Annual Pender Harbour Legion Giant Garage Sale
Location:Pender Harbour Legion, Lillies Lake Rd, Madeira Park
Cost:na

"Coming Home" Benefit Concert with Jane Mortifee & Sound Eclectic
Time:7:30 AM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:Better at Home
Cost:$25.00
Tickets:Share-There.com, Laedeli Gibsons, SC Community Services Sechelt
Contact:Michelle Bruecker
Phone:604.885.2644
Sound Eclectic & Jane Mortifee are returning to the Coast for a magical musical evening. All proceeds will be going to Better at Home. Sound Eclectic is a small, talented and spirited vocal ensemble of men and women of all ages. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, our group is led by accomplished musical director, Kathryn Nicholson. Better at Home is helping local seniors to live independently by providing non-medical support.

PR - 12th Annual Powell River Trash Bash
Time:9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Willindon Beach, Powell River
Cost:na
Tickets:register @ Willingdon Beach
More info trashbash@powellriverrd.bc.ca or 604.485.0020

April Tools
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Millenium Park, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society
Cost:$160/team ($140 if registered before April 1)
Tickets:free for spectators
Contact:Jackie Ordronneau
Phone:Call Jackie 604.883.0539 or apriltools.ca to register
Teams of up to 4 boat builders build a boat on-site with materials provided and then race around set course. Hand tools only except battery screw guns. Prizes: $700 1st place, $400 2nd, and $250 3rd. Plus trophies for good looks (Spiffy Skiffy) and major effort (Broken Paddle). High school races plus mini boat-building for the kids. Hamburgers by Rotary and lots of laughs. www.apriltools.ca

Gibsons Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Community Centre: Lower level parking lot
Cost:free
Many local freshly potted and best priced flowers, herbs, vegetables, shrubs and trees. All labelled for color, sun or shade and drought tolerance plus glass potted plantings and surprises too. Gardeners available to answer all your questions. Baked goods, hot dogs and refreshments while you shop. No early birds please. Delicious Hot Dogs and Refreshments to Devour, while You Shop!!! DON'T MISS OUT!!! No Early Birds, Please.

Shishash ?e te pepenash 2nd Spring Plant Sale
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Band Hall
Cost:suggested donation $2
• local seed savers • local Artist •Local Farmers selling Produce, • native plant collectors, • conservation groups, • Plants, shrubs, seedlings sale, • community gardeners, • organic growers; as well as, • a seed exchange table, • Delicious Food • Raffles & much more ....

Grand Opening - Gibsons Public Market
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Point Rd
Cost:na
Ceremony 2-4pm. Come Join Us www.gpmshoplocal.com

21st Annual Rotary Wine & Art Festival
Time:6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:$45
Tickets:Wow Art Gallery, Gibsons Rotarians, Sutton Westcoast Realty, Lynnette Robinson
Phone:604.740.6030
Wine and Beer Tasting, appies & entertainment, silent and live auction, artist demo.

Richard Austin performs Gerard Manley Hopkins
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:donations gratefully received
Richard will perform, from memory, a selection of the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Triva Night
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:St Bartholomew's Church, Gibsons
Cost:$20 per team of up to 4
Tickets:register at 604.886.3096
Pull together a team of up to 4 people and join us at St. Bart's Hall for a fun evening as MC David Short keeps the jollification happening. Wicked categories include Sunshine Coast History, Backstage at the Beachcombers, and more! Refreshments, prizes, fun.

Dance Time with Creek Big Band
Time:7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Senior's Centre
Cost:$20
with vocalist Crystal Spence. This is a fundraiser for ourSyrian Family sponsorship.

PR - Anime Night
Time:8:00 PM
Location:That Sugar Vault, , 4871 Joyce Ave #105
Presented By:That Sugar Vault
Cost:0
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604.414.4168
Japanese Anime on the projector, cosplay contest, boozy bubble tea, (hopefully Richard Reinisch on) sushi, Kaden's fruit sushi, prizes for best anime look! 8pm-late

Party for the Causes!
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo St, Sechelt
Cost:$15
Tickets:Daily Roast
Music by Playback, doors 7:00pm. Auction, fift/fifty

Funktete
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$5 members, $10 guests
featuring Karen Graves, sax/flute/vox; Anna Lumiere, keys/vox; Budge Schachte, guitar/bass/vox; Regan Haydun.

PR - Tragically Hip Tribute! The Hip Show!
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Dwight Hall, 6274 Walnut Street, Powell River
Presented By:Carlson Community Club
Cost:$20 Two ticket limit per member of Carlson Community Club
Tickets:Carlson Community Club 4463 Joyce Avenue, Powell River
Tragically Hip Tribute Band.

DJ Night: The Funkdealer, DJ Polar, & Vinz Clortho
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba

collapse Sunday, April 30, 2017
PR - 23rd Annual Marathon Shuffle
Time:7:30 AM
Location:meet at Shingle Mill parking lot for Sunshine Coast Trail, Powell River
Presented By:PRPAWS
Cost:na
Tickets:register online http://sunshinecoast-trail.com/events/registration/
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

Deercrossing The Art Farm AGM
Time:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:The Art Farm, 1747 Storvold Rd, Gibsons
Cost:na
Tickets:rsvp to kelly@deercrossingtheartfarm.org
Web Link:http://deercrossingtheartfarm.org
Come have a coffee and get a sneak peak at our 2017 and 2018 plans.

Paint Abstract Owl Fundraiser for SC Hospice Society
Time:12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:Buccaneers Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt
Cost:$25
Tickets:paintstarparty.com/tickets-calendar
$10 minimum donation for the SC Hospice Society will be collected at the door, donations above $25 will get tax receipt. Unleash your inner artist and accomplish a canvas that will knock your socks off! Grab a friend or group and let's PAINT a Masterpiece!!

Walkathon Fundraiser for Special Olympics
Time:1:30 PM
Location:Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, Sechelt
Cost:tba
Contact: Pat Stuart at the 'Sunshine Shack' at Gibsons Rec Centre. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead -Theatre from London HD via satellite
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt,
Cost:$15
Tickets:at door
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://ravenscrytheatre.com
National Theatre of London via HD Satellite Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig in Tom Stoppard's comedy set in the backdrop of Hamlet.

PR - Open Stage Coffee House
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Cranberry Community Hall, Powell River
Cost:$5 suggested donation
acoustic open stage event for musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and friends. Café seating. Coffee, tea and snacks available. Performers should arrive between 7:00 and 7:30 to sign up for a 10 minute set on stage.

collapse Monday, May 01, 2017
Mental Health Week - "That's Just Crazy Talk" DVD Screening & Q&A with Victoria Maxwell
Time:7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:FREE - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Victoria Maxwell's critically acclaimed solo show "That's Just Crazy Talk" looks at both the light and the dark side of living with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis. It describes one woman's journey of coming to terms with mental illness within herself and her family.

collapse Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Mental Health Week - Talk & Reading with Michael D. Mann, Richard Austin Borthwick and Hugh Macaulay
Time:1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:FREE - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Michael will recite his "One Day Thesis" and "Mike vs Man". He will also talk about his own mental health. His external support worker Richard Austin Borthwick will join him as well as mental health advocate, Hugh Macaulay.

PR - BookLunching Party - Alfred Muma
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Tree Frog Bistro, Powell River
Cost:na
Join Alfred at the launch of his new book 'Out of the Dark.

collapse Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Mental Cases: Speak Tough, Speak Easy
Time:7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Cinema, top floor
Presented By:Janice Williams (Junco Jan)
Cost:n/a
Contact:Janice Williams
Phone:604.885.8041
Mental Health Week comes on little cat feet once again--and we're giving it some claws to celebrate! Come and read from your disturbed work, or the disturbed work of others! Sing a mad melody, dance a mad dance; recite a crazy poem! Speak up and speak out about mental health and the mental health system! Seven-minute limits!

collapse Thursday, May 04, 2017
Mental Health Week - VCH Mental Health Team Workshop & Talk
Time:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:FREE - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Join the Vancouver Mental Health Team in this workshop and talk. The workshop "Everyone can do art" will be a 1/2 hour of fun and creativity. Then find out "What is the Older Adult Mental Health Program on the Coast"

PR - Opening Reception: "People Talking Indistinctly" New Paintings by Giovanni Spezzacatena
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Powell River VIU Campus - 7085 Nootka St.
Presented By:Malaspina Art Society
Cost:na
Contact:Giovanni Spezzacatena
Web Link:http://www.artpowellriver.com
Opening show of Giovanni Spezzacatena's new mixed media abstracts on wood panel; most are for sale. Show is on display all May long (Mon-Fri) during open hours at Vancouver Island University. More info at www.rabideye.com

Mental Health Week - Two Voices of Mental Health with Patricia Hetherington & Weegee Sachtjen
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:FREE - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Two Voices of Mental Health with Patricia Hetherington sharing her toughts of "Daring to Speak a Larger Truth" and Weegee Sachtjen sharing her thoughts " Breaking Through Anxiety of Finding My Voice"

Speakeasy Night
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:na
Totally improvised night of musical mayhem and bodacious fun! Come to listen or perform (poetry, music, rap, drums... add your talent here).

collapse Friday, May 05, 2017
Mental Health Awareness Sumac Presents 'Loud and Proud'
Time:1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Gibson Public Market,473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:na
Reception (light refreshments and door Prizes) 3:00-3:30. Come listen to 3 remarkable personal stories of courage, resilience and triumph over mental illness. Amanda Schell, Erika Weike, Erin Emiru.

Artist Reception and Open Studio Event - EDGES
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:The Kube Studios, 689 Gibsons Way, Gibsons
Presented By:The Kube Studio
Cost:na
Contact:Christa Joe
Phone:604.740.2527
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com/
Featuring Sunshine Coast Artist Group, Edges. Music, snacks and wine bar. All Welcome

2017 Wine & Taste Gala
Time:6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$50 members, $55 non-members
Tickets:secheltchamber.bc.ca or by phone
Phone:604.885.0662
For an addition $25 upgrade your ticket for VIP bubble reception at 6pm. Wine, beer, cider, spirits, appetizers, dessert table, auction and live music. Presented by Sechelt & Dist Chamber of Commerce.

The Glass Slipper
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:$15 adults, $10 youth
Tickets:Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, Giggle n' Bloom, Sechelt Visitors Centre, share-there.com
Contact:JoAnne Bennison
Phone:604.741.1624
Web Link:http://driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm
May 5-6, 7:30pm; Apr 30, May 7 - 1:00pm. A local all-youth cast (8 - 18 years). If you enjoyed Driftwood Theatre School's Alice in Wonderland in 2015, you'll love The Glass Slipper!

Russell deCarle with Steve Briggs
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Coopers Green Hall, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:$25
Tickets:Welcome Woods Market, Halfmoon Bay General Store
Founding member of Prairie Oyster with guests Stanton Paradis opening

collapse Saturday, May 06, 2017
Kalijo Pilates 10 Year Celebration
Time:1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Kalio Pilates Studio, 4-4720 SC Hwy (above Pier 17)
Cost:free
Tickets:Sign up http://kalijopilates.com/book-now/
mat classes, level 5 demonstrations, appies, bevvies and live music.

Opening Reception: 'Personal Myths' and 'In the Sticks'
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission by donation
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Opening reception for exhibitions 'Personal Myths' by Duncan Chrystal and 'In the Sticks' by Larry Popowich. Exhibition ends May 28.

Blue Moon Marquee & The Burying Ground at The Gumboot Cafe
Time:7:00 PM
Location:The Gumboot Cafe
Presented By:Devora
Cost:$10-20 sliding scale
Tickets:at the door
Contact:Devora
Country Blues//Ragtime//Swing//Jazz *Blue Moon Marquee has a sound largely influenced by old delta blues, swing, jazz and ragtime. The duo were the most requested band for the 2016 TD International Jazz Festival circuit across Canada. *The Burying Ground is an upbeat Blues String Band, steeped in influences from 1920's Ragtime, Country, Mississippi Blues and New Orleans Jazz. www.bluemoonmarquee.com

'Voices Of Legends' - Steve Hill Performs
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:members $20, Guests $25
multi-tribute artist - Watch the show and then stay for the amazing and fun after-show party.

Voices of Legends - Steve Hillis
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$20 members; $25 guests
Tribute singing act - Garth Brooks, Neil Diamond, Buddy Holly and more.

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Hike for Hospice
Time:12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Mission Point Park/Davis Bay
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
Cost:$25 registration fee
Contact:Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
Phone:604.740.0475
Email:info@coasthospice.com
Fun for All the Family - friends, children, grandchildren, dogs - come and help us raise money for our local Sunshine Coast Hospice Society. Party in the park - registration at noon ($25), food/drink provided, music, entertainment, hike along the seawall, tea/coffee/cupcakes after and all raising money for an amazing cause. Print off a pledge form and start securing sponsorship now. More info www.coasthospice.com

Infinitus
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:$25
Contact:Rosemary Bonderud
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society concerts
They call themselves a BeatBoxing string trio - say what? - but most of us would call them dazzling. Anthony Cheung, violist; Alex Cheung, cellist and John Littlejohn, violinist, delight in wrapping classical music in an entirely new wardrobe with elements of hip hop and jazz. Don't miss it!

The Source Dance Company presents Heroes + Heroines
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Dance Society
Cost:$25 adults; $20 students/seniors
Tickets:Sechelt Starbucks, Pretty Natty Duds; Gibsons Peggy Sue's Boutique; online sunshinecoastdance.com
Contact:Yvette Cormier
Vancouver’s The Source Dance Company returns with a brand new production, featuring the thrills of 'Hunger Games' collide with the suspense of 'Survivor'. Sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Dance Society, this annual event helps to raise funds for the Dance Society’s Scholarship Program. sunshinecoastdance.com

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Transportation Forum with Sunshine Coast Tourism
Time:2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Town Centre Hotel, Powell River
Cost:Free to SC Tourism stakeholders
Tickets:rsvp to info@sunshinecoastcanada.com
Email:info@sunshinecoastcanada.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastcanada.com
presented by Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT). Learn more about SCT, explore packaging & partnership opportunities with representatives from transportation businesses in your area. Network with tourism stakeholders.

SCRD Area A Community Dialogue
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

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Transportation Forum with Sunshine Coast Tourism
Time:2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Garden Hotel
Cost:Free to SC Tourism stakeholders
Tickets:rsvp to info@sunshinecoastcanada.com
Email:info@sunshinecoastcanada.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastcanada.com
presented by Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT). Learn more about SCT, explore packaging & partnership opportunities with representatives from transportation businesses in your area. Network with tourism stakeholders.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
May 12-14. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

Driftwood Players present "Office Hours"
Location:
Cost:$20
Tickets:Blackberry Shop, Laedeli Gifts; Sechelt Visitor Centre; Bluewater Books, Madeira; share-there.com
Web Link:http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca
Fri, May 12 - 7:30pm, Roberts Creek Legion; Sat, May 13 - 7:30 pm, Botanical Garden Pavilion, Sechelt; Sun, May 14 - 2:00pm, Harmony Hall, Gibsons. A Norm Foster's comedy.

School of Music Coffee House
Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 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://www.penderharbourmusic.ca
Wonderful music and delicious desserts! This month featuring: Robin Atichison - guitar + vocals, Nelson Giles- harmonica Reflections - Ladies vocal ensemble + solos Paula Seward - Voice and piano

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Sunshine Coaster Mountain Bike XCM & DH Race
Location:West Sechelt (old mine compound at the end of Mason Road, look for signage
Cost:check for info
May 13-14. Includes marathon, short course, downhill, the works, bike race for kids, barbecue and more. Check www.sunshinecoaster.net for more info.

Met Opera: R. Strauss's Der Rosenkavelier HD
Time:9:30 AM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt,
Cost:$24
Tickets:at the door
Phone:604.885.4597
Web Link:http://ravenscrytheatre.com
A rich, romantic masterpiece. Co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino. 4 hours, 47 minutes. Bring lunch. Refreshments available for sale.

Suncoast Phoenix Choir Garage & Bake Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Masonic Hall, Roberts Creek Rd at Hwy 101
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:N/A
Contact:Rebecca Allain
Phone:604.365.9473
Web Link:http://suncoastphoenixchoir.ca
Find many household items, small furniture pieces, gardening tools, plants and baked goods at great prices.

Opening Reception: "Point of View" and "Transfiguered Shape"
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:NA
Tickets:NA
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Exhibition by Colin Righton "Point of View" and Carole Millar "Transfiguered Shape".

Annual Pig Roast
Time:4:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Marina (GYC tent)
Cost:$20 members, $25 guests
Tickets:GYC members, Gibsons Marina or 604.886.3711
4:30 social hour, dinner 6pm. Meet friends and boaters. See The Butcher roast the pig. Public welcome

Miller-Bowie in the House!
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park
Cost:$5/person and donation to cians
Tickets:reservations required to madparkbistro@gmail.com
Phone:604.883.2223
Glenn Millar & the Bowie Brothers. They play an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and a mutt mix that promises to keep your toes tapping and head bobbing.

Going Rogue 2
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community Hall
Presented By:Coast Rogue Arts Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Online @ Share-There In-Person @ MELOmania
Contact:Arwen MacDonald
Email:contact@roguefest.ca
Web Link:For more information and to buy tickets, CLICK HERE!
A night of non-stop good times featuring one of Rogue Fest 2016 favourite bands Warless, local spinner dj little d, a place for you to get your art on with the return of the Flag Shade Project, door prizes, and more! Warless is a furiously fun musical hybrid dance-a-thon that beams positivity through intimate Westcoast stories powerfully rooted in funky, Graceland beats and ripping, old time guitar licks. Sorry, 19+ ONLY, No refunds

Canada Council Reading Series: Ujjal Dosanjh
Time:8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council and Canada Council for The Arts
Cost:by donation
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Journey After Midnight: India, Canada and the Road Beyond is Ujjal Dosanjh’s first book. It is a personal account—very much a story of immigrant assimilation and experience. The Vancouver Sun described Journey After Midnight as “a beautifully written memoir.” Dosanjh remains a human rights advocate and an outspoken critic of violence and extremism. In 2015, he was honoured with the inaugural Wallenberg-Sugihara civil Courage Award.

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The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism In the Gallery Series HD via satellite
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre 5555 SC Hwy, Sechelt
Cost:$15; $10 under 18
Tickets:at door
Phone:604.885.4597
Web Link:http://ravenscrytheatre.com
Traveling to studios, gardens and famous locations in USA, UK and France this film explores the American Impressionist movement. A feast for the eyes. 90 min.

Mother's Day All Ages Event
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:tba
and Fundraising event for Slow Sundays.

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Reading with Children's Author Margriet Ruurs "Stepping Stones - A Refugee Family's Journey"
Time:6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Listen to Margriet read "Stepping Stones - A Refugee Family's Journey", a story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once- peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. The sales of this book has raised over $30,000 for refugees in Canada. This event has been made possible with support from Friends of the Sechelt Library, School District 46 & Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.

SCRD Area E Community Dialogues
Time:7:00 PM
Location:(Elphinstone) Frank West Hall
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

Alaria's Fiddle - A Musical Journey
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Chatelech Secondary School, Sechelt
Cost:$15 adults, $10 child/student/seniors
The Valley Youth Fiddlers from Smithers (82 in all) on tour presenting a musical journey across the oceans of a courageous lighthouse keeper. https://youtu.be/i6ZOkZkKjXs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpnuZnCWoiU

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PR - Newcomers Social
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Dwight Hall, Townsite, Powell River
Cost:na
Phone:604.485.4051
Get an introduction to groups, organizations and businesses within the community. Meet new people, socialize and learn what Powell River has to offer. Refreshments, entertainment and great info.

SCRD Area B Community Dialogues
Time:7:00 PM
Location:(Halfmoon Bay) Coopers Green Hall
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

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We'ensday III: (Mostly) All request live
Time:7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Gumboot Cafew, Roberts Creek
Cost:tba
The greatest interpretation yet. No further description needed at this point. You know this will be a wild Wednesday night.

SCRD Area D Community Dialogues
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

PR - Homage to Dave Brubeck, Remi Balduc Jazz Ensemble
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre 5400 Marine Avenue Powell River
Cost:$22
Tickets:www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Phone:604.485.9633
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Remi Bolduc ensemble performs Brubeck's celebrated compositions. Special guest pianist Francois Bourassa.

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Attack of Danger Bay 16
Location:Madeira Park, and various locations in Pender Harbour
Cost:various
May 18-24. Thurs - Egmont Grind Push Race; Fri - set up camp, bands, bonfire; Sat - Parade, Hockey, registration and more; Sun - race day; Mon-Wed more riding and road rash rumble. Limited Parking !!! More info http://www.coastlongboarding.com/dangerbay.cfm

SCRD Sechelt Community Dialogues
Time:3:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

Speakeasy Night
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:na
Totally improvised night of musical mayhem and bodacious fun! Come to listen or perform (poetry, music, rap, drums... add your talent here).

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Driftwood Players present "Office Hours"
Location:
Cost:$20 ($50 with dinner May 19 only)
Tickets:Blackberry Shop, Laedeli Gifts; Sechelt Visitor Centre; Bluewater Books, Madeira; share-there.com
Web Link:http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca
Fri, May 19 - 6:00pm, Dinner at Pender Harbour Music School. $50; Sat, May 20 - 7:30pm, Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre. Sun, May 21 - 2:00pm, Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre

PR - Sea to Seed
Time:4:00 PM
Location:The Vale, 7896 Southview Rd (15 km north of Powell River)
Cost:$25
Tickets:Base Camp, River City Coffee
4-6pm Mystic picnic; show starts at 8pm. The Vale Society & Over Grow the System present: Sea to Seed: Mystic Picnic “A sailboat tour of farming, music and resilient culture” featuring Rising Appalachia, Dustin Thomas, The Tailor - Peia. http://overgrowthesystem.org

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May Long Beach Volleyball Tournament
Location:Madeira Park Outdoor Court
Cost:$100 to enter (4 on 4 CoEd - Max 6 players per team)
Tickets:Call PH Cmity School to enter 604.883.2826 or phcs@dccnet.com
50/50 male and female - 15 years and up. Fun for all! And to practice, you can come to Drop In Volleyball Friday nights at PHSS (all ages)

Harbour Gallery Open
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:12954 Madeira Park Road, Pender Harbour
Cost:free
Contact:June
Phone:604 883 2807
Open during the Pender Harbour May Day festivities Saturday May 20.

George and Charlotte Gibsons Day
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:George Gibsons Statue and Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives, 716 Winn Rd
Cost:na
A historical walking tour will start at the Visitor Info centre at 11am and end at the Museum by noon where cake, tea/coffee will be served. Should be a fun event!

Meet the Artists: "Point of View" & "Transfiguered Shape"
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:NA
Tickets:NA
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Meet the exhibiting artists: Colin Righton "Point of View" and Carole Millar "Transfiguered Shape" Exhibition ends June 4th.

Sea to Seed: Rising Appalachia Music
Time:4:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:tba
with Dustin Thomas, Peia & Tarran the Tailor. A sailboat tour of farming, music & regenerative culture. Presented by Overgrow the System & Come to Life Productions and One Straw Societyy.

Lovedrunk and DJ Paola
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door
Funky, soulful, rock n roll band.

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Spring Sing
Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River Academy of Music
Cost:$18 / Students 18 and under free with student voucher
Academy Chamber Choir, Chor Musica Men's Choir & Academy Youth Choir Walter Martella, conductor Paul Cummings, conductor “…sing a broad spectrum of music from composers throughout the ages…” powellriveracademy.org

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SCRD Area F Community Dialogues
Time:7:00 PM
Location:(West Howe Sound) Eric Cardinall Hall
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

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Book Launch & Author Reading - Doug Smith "Prairie Spirit"
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Join Doug Smith with the launch of his book "Prairie Spirit". Imagine... a typical boy, growing up in an ordinary prairie town, but when he spends summers on his Uncle's farm, strange things begin to happen - and no one will talk about then!

SCRD Gibsons Community Dialogues
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons & Area Community Centre
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

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PR - 10th Annual Lund Shellfish Festival
Location:various locations in Lund
Cost:free Sat & Sunday; Friday evening $18
May 26 - 28. Daily activities along including Friday night’s Chowder Challenge & Silent Auction, At the outdoor weekend event, vendors will offer fresh-cooked seafood, local musicians will entertain, boat tour operators will offer short trips to the nearby marine parks, free cooking demonstrations will be held every few hours, live shellfish will be available for sale, talented craft vendors will have their creations on display, and there will be special menu items at the restaurants More info www.lundbc.ca

Driftwood Players present "Office Hours"
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Leo's Tapas and Grill, Gibsons
Cost:$40
Tickets:Blackberry Shop, Laedeli Gifts; Sechelt Visitor Centre; Bluewater Books, Madeira; share-there.com
Web Link:http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca
A Norm Fosters comedy

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PR -3rd Annual A Taste of Art
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Beach Gardens Resort, Powell River
Presented By:The Rotary Club of Powell River
Cost:tba
Tickets:Pebble Beach Design, Crazy Quilt Cottage, on-line at www.aTasteofArt.ca
Contact:Jill Ehgoetz
Phone:604.485.5332
Art auction and wine tasting. All original art pieces from local artists. Silent and live auction. Live music and culinary delights. A 'dress for success' event. www.aTasteofArt.ca

Cloverpoint Drifters - Bluegrass Music at Its Best - rescheduled from October 2016
Time:7:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:Information re: programs and concerts offered by the Pender Harbour Music Society
This concert, originally scheduled for October 2016, was postponed due to bad weather. Tickets purchased for that concert will be honoured on Saturday May 27. Pls. note that this is an evening concert beginning at 7 PM.

Shades of Summer Light
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:TBD
Tickets:TBD
Contact:Megan Stuart-Stubbs
Phone:778.230.8472
Email:mstuartstubbs@gmail.com
Web Link:Pender Harbour School of Music - Choir
This spring, the Pender Harbour Choir celebrates the 150th birthday of our country with their concert "Shades of Summer Light", A Canadian Tribute. The program, conducted by Kenneth Norman Johnson and accompanied by David Poon, features a variety of Canadian music, including well-known folk songs, songs written and made popular by Canadian artists, and a selection of beautiful new works by Canadian composers. An evening not to be missed, featuring a welcome reception followed by the concert program.

Jason Scotts Diamond Forever
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:$20
A Celebration of Neil Diamond

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3rd Annual Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Dougall Park, Gibsons
Cost:na
celebrate the collaborations and creations of over 65 CoastMakers members and their business and non-profit organization partners.

Introducing Med-Talks - "Mind Matters"
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Rockwood Pavilion, Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Hospital Foundation
Cost:by donation
Phone:604.885.8637
Web Link:http://www.sechelthospitalfoundation.org
Speaker series focused on mental, physical and emotional well-being. Learn, laugh and listen to internationally recognized speakers; Victoria Maxwell, 'Funny, "You Don't Look Crazy"; Vanessa White "Why Mental Health First Aid?"; Susann Richter "Mental Health & Addictions Resources on the Coast:.

Shades of Summer Light
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:TBD
Tickets:TBD
Contact:Megan Stuart-Stubbs
Phone:778.230.8472
Email:mstuartstubbs@gmail.com
Web Link:Pender Harbour School of Music - Choir
This spring, the Pender Harbour Choir celebrates the 150th birthday of our country with their concert "Shades of Summer Light", A Canadian Tribute. The program, conducted by Kenneth Norman Johnson and accompanied by David Poon, features a variety of Canadian music, including well-known folk songs, songs written and made popular by Canadian artists, and a selection of beautiful new works by Canadian composers. An evening not to be missed, featuring a welcome reception followed by the concert program.

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Sunshine Coast Conservation Association AGM
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:please bring a potluck snack to share
Bring the whole family

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14th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival
Time:4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall, School of Music, RC Legion, Painted Boat Restaurant, Harbour Spirit Centre, John Henry's Cafe, Upper Deck Cafe
Presented By:Pender Harbour Blues Society
Cost:$20 - $30, some free shows
Tickets:www.phblues.ca Java Docks, RC Legion- Madeira Park, Strait Music-Sechelt
Contact:Marilyn MacLeod
Phone:604.741.1186
Email:info@penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.phblues.ca
June 2-3-4. 3 days of fabulous music at unique venues around scenic Pender Harbour. Performances by Brickhouse, Steve Kozak, David Vest, Diane Lines, Dawn Pemberton, Arsen Shomakhov, Joe Stanton, Simon Paradis, Jim Foster, Blues Line Trio, The Grand Koolios, Poppa Greg & the Chillin' Dylans, Steve Hinton and more

PR - Art of Listening with Hildegard Westercamp/artist talk
Time:7:00 PM
Location:The Art Centre Powell River Public Art Gallery
Presented By:MAS/PRCAC
Cost:by donation
Contact:Megan Dulcie Dill
Phone:604.414.7020
Email:theartcentrepr@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.projectart.zone
Join international sound artist and acoustic ecologist Hildegard Westercamp at the new art centre in Powell River. This artist talk will include a few of Hildegard's compositional excerpts. This is part of an artist in residence series suppported by MAS and the PRCAC. powellriverartscouncil.ca

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A Birds Tale - Waldorf Ballet
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Chatelech Secondary Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:$15 adults; $10 Sr/Child 12 and under
Tickets:Peggy Sue's, Gibsons; McLash Law, 5725 Teredo St, Sechelt
Sat 6pm; Sun 2pm; An Original 2 act story ballet.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
June 9-11. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Inaugural run of 'Puddle Jumper Classic'
Time:7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Cliff Gilker Park, 3110 SC Hwy, Roberts Creek
Cost:registration 25k $45; 50k $70.
Tickets:check ultrasignup.com for details
"The Puddle Jumper Classic" it's all about sharing our love for the Lower Sunshine Coast trails with our trail family. A max of 250 entries will be accepted. check ultrasignup.com for details

8th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Community Centre
Cost:na
Phone:64.885.7989
Life Re-Imagined, Coastal Style.

Spring Concert
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Anglican Church, 5838 Barnacle St, Sechelt
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:By donation
Contact:Rebecca Allain
Phone:694.365.9473
Come join us in a celebration of song with our fifty plus voices mixed choir. There will also be small ensemble performances as well as poetry readings and our traditional singalong. Directed by Sara Douglas and accompanied by Paula Seward. Admission by donation. suncoastphoenixchoir.ca

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Spring concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Calvary Baptist Church, 711 Park Road, Gibsons
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:By donation
Contact:Rebecca Allain
Phone:604.365.9473
Web Link:Community choir info with upcoming performances and events
Come join us in a celebration of song with our fifty plus mixed voices including poetry readings, small ensemble performances as well as our traditional singalong. Directed by Sara Douglas and accompanied by Paula Seward.

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PR - Academy Children's Choirs
Time:7:00 PM
Location:James Hall 7280 Kemano St, Powell River
Cost:$10; students $5
Tickets:7280 Kemano Street or at door
Phone:604.485.9633
Academy Apprentice Choir ~ Powell River Girls Choir ~ Powell River Boys Choir ~ Academy Singers Conducted by Joanne Hanson & Walter Martella “…the award-winning Academy Choirs present an entertaining evening of songs & movement…”

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22nd Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Gower Point Road next to the village above Winegarden Park
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society
Cost:$20
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
June 16-18. Street Festival June 17th. Watch for band details including Street Performers, Vendors, Tents and seating, kids area, beer garden, food & fun for the whole family

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Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild Quilt Show: Quilts in Our Community
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall 5532 SC Hwy
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Quilters guild
Cost:$8 (includes refreshments)
Tickets:5532 Sunshine Coast Hwy (behind McDonalds)
Contact:Karen Biddlecombe
Phone:604.313.1820
June 17-18. Show Challenge, Raffle Quilt, Silent Auction, Community Quilts, Merchants www.scquiltersguild.com

Habitat "Fore" Humanity Father's Day Golf Tournament
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Blue Ocean Golf Course, Sechelt
Cost:$149.95 includes greens fees, power cart, lunch, dinner, beverage tickets & silent auction.
Tickets:Register by phone 604.885.6737 or blueoceangolf.ca/habitatforhumanity

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Gibsons School of the Arts Summer Art Workshops 2017
Location:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Gibsons School of the Arts
Cost:$550 (5 day classes) $440 (4 day classes) check website
Tickets:gibsonsartschool.net/register.html
Phone:604 886-9349 or 604 885-2220
Email:contact@gibsonsartschool.net
Web Link:http://http://gibsonsartschool.net
June 19-23, Justin Oglivie, painting the figure/portrait; July 10-14, Lori Sokoluk, watercolour & mixed media; July 17-21 Dominik Modlinski, application of colour contrast; Aug 2-5 Brent Laycock, expressive watercolour; Aug 9-12 Jerry Markham, creating dynamic studio paintings; Aug 14-17 Deborah Tilby, making a good painting.

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Connecting The Lines - Pride Reception
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:Free
Contact:Anna Nobile
Email:artshowmanager@gmail.com
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/connectingthelines2017
Pride Reception for second annual queer art show featuring the works of Trisha Joel (fabrics/pen and ink), Cindy Riach (oils), Kim Oka (mixed media), and troch (photography). All welcome.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
June 23-25. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

Paint & Plait: Bias Plaited Baskets with Jackie Abrams
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy (in the yurts), just north of Madeira Park
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$395 plus $19.8 gst
Contact:Yvonne Stowell
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
June 23-25. Paint & create your own basket materials using acrylic paint on heavy cotton paper, a very user-friendly material. Learn about surface design techniques and tools, while applying colours and creating textures. Then investigate the possibilities of bias plaiting, a wonderfully versatile technique. Weave baskets that are symmetrical or sculptural, with graceful curves or angular shoulders, with corners, feet, double walls or covers.

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WordPlay in the Park - Children and Youth Festival
Location:Rockwood, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Festival of Written Arts
Cost:Free
Web Link:http://www.writersfestival.ca
Celebrating the Sunshine Coast Writers Festival 35th Anniversary. Featuring Haida storyteller Kung Jaadee, songs and storytelling with Rick Scott and spoken word with Jillian Christmas and Ronnie Dean Harris (aka Ostwelve). More details to come. Adults are welcome too.

Festival of the Written Arts - Free Family Event
Time:11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Festival Pavilion, Rockwood Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Cost:FREE
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Jane Davidson
Phone:604.885.9631
Email:jane@writersfestival.ca
Web Link:http://writersfestival.ca
The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is planning a free family event for Sunday, June 25 at the Rockwood Centre in Sechelt. This is our 35th Anniversary gift to the community. Programming will include events for children and youth. More details to come!

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
July 7-9. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

BC Bike Race
Location:Powell River to Langdale
Cost:na
July 7 - 9 on the Sunshine Coast. Watch for details bcbikerace.com

Pender Harbour Days
Time:5:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Millenium Park, Pender Harbour
Presented By:Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society, Pender Harbour & District Chamber of Commerce
Cost:Free
Contact:Mike Price
Email:phdays@penderharbour.ca
July 7-9. An annual celebration of our marine heritage with historical boats, land-based heritage displays, sailing competitions, combined with an arts fair and entertainment. Lots of great family fun! Full Schedule on website including a heritage boat parade around Pender Harbour on the Friday evening, and tons of fun activities Saturday and Sunday. penderharbourdays.ca

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51st Annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair
Location:Coopers Green Park, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:na
July 8 - 9. Theme this year is Super Heroes. Watch for details

SCRD Gambier Community Dialogues
Time:10:30 AM
Location:Gambier Island Community Hall
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

SCRD Keats Island Community Dialogues
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Keats Camp Pilot House
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

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Annual Texada Fly-in 2017
Time:9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gillies Bay Airfield, Texada Island
Cost:na
Enjoy a pancake breakfast then watch as airplanes fly in, explore aircraft displays, take part in contests and listen to aviation speakers and a barbecue lunch keeps everybody happy. For more information go to www.texada.org

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
July 21-23. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Sea Cavalcade - 49th Anniversary
Location:various locations in Gibsons
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.3059
July 29-30, "Circus by the Sea" many events, parade, food, fun, fireworks, games and more. more info www.seacavalcade.ca

Texada Island Blues and Roots Festival 2017
Location:Gillies Bay Ball Park, Texada Island
Cost:tba
Contact:Gerald Childress
Phone:250.334.7049
July 29, 12 noon - 9pm; July 30, 11am-6pm. celebrating music and our region. Most of our performers are local – from within 100 km of Gillies Bay. We have a diverse group of performers for your enjoyment while showcasing Texada Island, the largest island in the Gulf Island chain. More info texadabluesfestival.cam

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 4-6. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Garlic Festival
Location:Persephone Brewing Co
Cost:Free
the best garlic and produce avaqilable - farm fresh produce, garlic tasting, food vendors, farm games, log sawing competition, garlic toss plus.

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Sunshine Coast Fiddleworks Camp
Location:YMCA Camp Elp0hinstone, Gibsons
Cost:info fiddleworks.ca/sunshine-coast-camp.html
Aug 13-17. The camp will start with the Instructor's Showcase concert on Sunday evening (August 13), with classes running Monday to Thursday, and a final Student Gala Concert on Thursday (August 17) evening. More info fiddleworks.ca/sunshine-coast-camp.html

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35th 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 17, 18, 19, 20. 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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13th Annual Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival Committee
Cost:tba
Tickets:phone and website
Contact:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Phone:604.989.3995
Web Link:http://penderharbourmusic.ca
Aug 18-20. Five concerts over four days featuring outstanding musicians playing the best of the chamber music repertoire. Check website for details. www.penderharbourmusic.ca

Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 18-20. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Texada Rock in Pride 2016
Location:Shelter Point Park, Texada Island Gillies Bay Rd
Cost:tba
Aug 19. All welcome.

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3rd Annual Sechelt Paddling Festival
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:6583 Sechelt Inlet Rd (just past Porpoise Bay Provincial Park)
Cost:na
Enjoy the traditional Welcome Ashore Ceremony, the Dog Dock Diving Contest, vendors and more.

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Rogue Arts Festival
Location:Clarke Farms, 1802 Tyson Road, Sechelt, BC, V0N 1A0
Presented By:Rogue Arts Festival
Cost:roguefest.ca
Contact:Janet Rowell
Web Link:http://roguefest.ca
Aug 25-27. Rogue Fest is a 3-day, outdoor, arts festival featuring over 70 musicians as part of the MainStage Series (including our Collective Sets featuring musicians playing together for the first time!), Human Foosball, the Rogue Art Gallery, the Workshop Series, the Creation Station, local food, an on-site Sing-Along, the Libation Station featuring micro-brews, and and AND….. the Rogue Arts Festival has a bit of something for everyone! More festival info at roguefest.ca

7th Annual Run the Rock Marathon 2017
Time:7:00 AM
Location:Starts Shelter Point Regional Park, Texada Island
Cost:fees on website
Contact:Rob McWilliam
Phone:604.486.0377
also Half & 8K. more info runtexada.ca

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Powell River Studio Tour 2017
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Powell River
Presented By:Powell River Studio Tour
Cost:na
Contact:Brenda Neall
Phone:604.487.0960
Email:brenda_neall@telus.net
Web Link:http://powellriverartists.com
Aug 26-27 This free, self-guided tour, gives participants the opportunity to experience the diverse talents of Powell River’s vibrant artistic community and meet many of the artists in their working environments. Participating artist bios and maps can be found online at www.powellriverartists.com. You can also follow the tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/powellriverstudiotour

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Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp
Location:Camp Sunrise, Langdale
Presented By:SC Spinners & Weavers Guild
Cost:tba
Sept 8-10. Spinning, weaving, kitting, socials, show & tell, vendors market, discussion. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weavers Guild scswg.org

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Sept 1-3. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Wood Expo 2017
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Community Forest
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.7809
Celebrating our natural resource. Featuring wood products created, manufactured or utilized by local artisans and tradespeople.

Shane Koyczan: Gala fundraiser for the SC Hospice Society
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Rockwood Pavilion, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Hospice Society
Cost:TBA
Tickets:TBA
Contact:Donna Shugar
Phone:604.740.0475
SC Hospice celebrates its 30th anniversary with a gala concert featuring spoken word poet Shane Koyczan. The show will be opened by singer/songwriter Simon Paradis and Kara Stanley, author of the acclaimed memoir, Fallen. www.coasthospice.com

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Sechelt Arts Festival 2017
Location:various locations in Sechelt
Cost:tba
Email:diana@secheltartsfestival.com
Web Link:http://secheltartsfestival.com
Oct 12-22, 2017. coast artists of aboriginal & non-aboriginal heritage in a multi-media cross-cultural collaboration to create new works & stories Art Exhibition

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:na
Oct 13-15. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

9th Annual Mushroom Festival
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Rbts Creek Hall, Madeira Park Community Hall
Cost:Fri. $10; Sat. $3/hall entrance; Sun foray/cook-up $30
Web Link:http://www.scshroom.org
Oct 13-15. Details to come

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Wear From Here
Time:6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, 3206 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Presented By:Fibre Friends
Cost:TBA
Tickets:TBA
Contact:Verna Chan
Phone:604.886.3114
Email:vernachan@telus.net
Experience the artistry of clothing and fibre artists on this very special night of fabulous food and wearables from The Sunshine Coasts own designers, jewellery, fibre artists and more! The show will feature many categories of locally designed clothing and accessories. From a 'slow clothes' approach--garments/accessories made from locally-sourced/hand-spun/hand-woven and hand-painted fabrics--to recycled or commercially-available materials; entries may be hand-knitted, crocheted, felted, sewn or otherwise crafted. Accessories: Hats, jewellery, handbags, shawls, etc. will also be featured. It is our wish to give designers on the Sunshine Coast, and the fabulous things that are made here, an opportunity to be showcased in the best possible light, and to give a good representation of what is available to those who seek locally designed and created clothing and accessories!

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SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL 2017
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast, Langdale to Earl's Cove
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:Free
Email:artcrawl@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com
October 20-22, 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 Earl's Cove. 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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Pender Harbour Choir Winter Concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden
Cost:$20
Email:mstuartstubbs@gmail.com

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Pender Harbour Choir Winter Concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music
Cost:$20

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