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collapse Monday, April 13, 2015
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

collapse Wednesday, April 22, 2015
PR - Earth Week 2015
Location:all over Powell River Region
Cost:various
A variety of earth-friendly ideas, demonstrations, activities, movies and more. Event Schedule https://earthweekpr.wordpress.com/event-schedule/

"Somewhere Out There" - guest speaker Candace Campo
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Landing Gallery, 436 Marine Drive, Gibsons, B.C.
Presented By:Landing Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Jen Drysdale
Phone:604.886.3583
Web Link:facebook
Cindy Cantelon from Earthly Creature Designs & Jen Drysdale will be the feature artists present “Somewhere Out There”, an exhibit inspired by the cool creatures & lush landscape of the Sunshine Coast. Also on Wednesday, April 22nd at 5 pm, Earth Day, guest speaker Candace Campo will share a story through a Native perspective, highlighting how we can respect, celebrate & preserve this beautiful coastal wilderness.

collapse Friday, April 24, 2015
Glen Pearson Live at The Old Boot
Location:The Old Boot Eatery, Sechelt
Cost:na
Apr 24 & 25.

PR - Powell River Home + Garden Show
Time:4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Powell River Recreation Complex 5001 Joyce Ave
Cost:admission by donation (suggested $2)
Contact:Leah Rourke
Phone:604.578.8579
Meet some of Powell River's finest in Construction, Design and Landscape at the 2nd Annual Powell River Home + Garden Show. This event is organized by a non-profit association and all proceeds go to Life Cycle Housing. . Presentations by local builders, designers, realtors and more. Entry to win a Bedroom Makeover! And get involved in the LEGO construction contest for all ages! Visit our Facebook Page for more info. Email: leah@relishinteriors.com More Info: https://www.facebook.com/powellriverhomeshow

PR - Reading with Author Eden Robinson
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:United Church, 6932 Crofton St, Powell River
Cost:na
Phone:604.485.8664
Acclaimed author Eden Robinson from Haisla BC will be reading from her award winning novel Monkey Beach and her new work Son of a Trickster.

PR - eCouture Wearable Art Fashion Show
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Rodmay Hotel, Powell River
Presented By:Malaspina Art Society
Cost:$10
Tickets:Breakwater Books and Ecossentials - Powell River
Contact:Wendy Drummond
Phone:250-415-8564
Email:malaspinaartsociety@gmail.com
Web Link:Malaspina Art Society - eCouture Fashion Show
In honour of Earth Week, presented by Malaspina Art Society... eCouture Artrageous Wearable Art Fashion Show! Tickets available at Breakwater Books and Fudge and Ecossentials in Powell River!

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 Ashley Hautala, Jacqueline Allan, vocals with Ken Dalgleish, piano and Barry Taylor, drums; spoken word by Richard Austin & Shelley Harrison Rae and the acoustic/electric duo 'Just Us' with Dave Roughley and Michelle Morand. Enjoy treats by Trish, a slide show of performing artists and the current exhibition in the gallery

Jim Taylor
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba

PR - Special Delivery at the CranBar
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Motor Inn, Powell River
Cost:No Cover!
Contact:Ron Campbell
Phone:604.414.4544
Email:ronc@ronc.net
Web Link:http://ronc.net
Special Delivery - Mike Deschenes, Ron Campbell, Roger Haugejorden and Daniel Hebert - play Classic Rock for your listening and dancing pleasure.

PR - Pigeon Hole
Time:9:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub, Townsite, Powell River
Cost:$13
with special guest m.c. Bane. Show at 10pm

collapse Saturday, April 25, 2015
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.

DJ Night: Taurean Tunez
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba
Annual Taurus Party

PR - Powell River Trash Bash: rain or shine
Time:9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:marshaling at Willingdon Beach Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Abby or Inger-Lise
Phone:604.485.0020
This annual event is geared towards cleaning up our community from illegally dumped trash. Join us to clean up our coastlines, trails and backroads. Pick up garbage bags from us if you need them and to mark down on our map what site you're headed off to clean. Alternatively, if you have a public site in mind that needs cleaning and prefer to head out and clean it before signing in, no problem, bring your collection down to the dumpster that will be available at Willingdon Beach and sign in after you drop your load off. If you know of a location that needs to be cleaned up or to pre-register please contact trashbash@powellriverrd.bc.ca. A complimentary lunch will be served for participants as well as door prizes. www.facebook.com/trashbash2015

Met Opera: Mascagni’s Cavelleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
Time:9:30 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
David McVicar directs the first new Met production with Marcelo Álvarez making his company role debut in both leading tenor parts: the unrepentant seducer Turiddu and the clown Canio. Eva-Maria Westbroek will sing the role of Santuzza, with Željko Lucic as the chivalrous Alfio. Patricia Racette will star as Canio’s ill-fated wife Nedda in Pagliacci, with George Gagnidze in his first Met performances as Tonio. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads both operas. Run Time: 3:30 hours approximately Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

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.

Gibsons Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Gibsons & Area Community Centre (Lower Pkg. Level)
Presented By:Gibsons Garden Club
Cost:Free Admission, Rain or Shine, Free Parking
Tickets:10 A.M. Sharp, Everything sells out quickly
Contact:Judith Hewitt
Phone:604.886.9896
The plant and bake sale everyone on the coast looks forward to! Best Plants; Best Baking, Best Prices! Plants, shrubs, bushes and herbs. Awesome and unique handmade trellises, leaf wall hangings, stepping stones, metal plant supports and a delicious, incredible bake table. Plus; yummy food and beverages to purchase while you pick out your plants. Plants of all sizes, freshly potted; all priced and ready to go. See you there.

Keep Our Air Safe: What Can We Do
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo Street, Sechelt, BC
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society
Cost:By Donation
Contact:Marj McDougall
Phone:604.885.4730
Don't take air quality on the Sunshine Coast for granted! Come join an interactive day of presentations and group discussions on air quality! www.cleanaironthecoast.com

"Azo Gold" Artist Demos by Veronica Aimone and Lori Sokoluk
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:Free
Phone:604-886-0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:Visit http://gpag.ca for info on GPAG exhibitions and events
April 25 & 26 from 11am - 4pm. Art Demos by Veronica Aimone and Lori Sokoluk.

Harbour Gallery presents 'Boats and Things'
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:12953 Gonzales, Madeira Park
Cost:free admission
Contact:June 604.883.2807 or Nefri 604.885.4366
located on the knoll above Millennium Park, the gallery will be open for April Tools day. Come and see the paintings of "Boats and Things" on the Feature Wall.

Master Gardeners and Plant Sale
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Library
Cost:FREE
Contact:Heather Evans-Cullen
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:heatherevans@eastlink.ca
Master Gardeners will be in the library to answer any gardening or plant questions you may have, and there will be a big plant exchange and sale.

Spring 2015 Health & Wellness Fair
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt
Cost:na

Spring into Downtown Sechelt Community Event
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Downtown Sechelt
Cost:na
Events Include Business Fair, Pancake Breakfast, Live music, Children's Activities, Coaster's Car Club Show & Shine, Wine Garden & Youth Art Display.

PR - Green Zine Factory
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4411 Michigan Ave
Cost:na
Contact:Sonia Zagwyn
Phone:604.485.8663
Celebrate Earth Week at the Library by making your own recycled zine during our drop-in Zine Factory. We'll have typewriters, collage materials, inspiration books and zine templates - from easy to ambitious. .. art director and publisher. All supplies provided. Everyone welcome. Inspiration guaranteed!

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

Wine Festival & Art Auction
Time:6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Presented By:Rotary Club of Gibsons
Cost:$40.00
Tickets:any Gibsons Rotarian, Landing Gallery, Sutton Westcoast Realty
Phone:604.740.6030
beer & wine tasting, appetizers & entertainment, silent and live auction, talented artist demo's

Voyage to North America
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall (behind McDonalds)
Presented By:SunCoast Concert Band
Cost:$15 adults $5 children 12and under
Tickets:Suunycrest Mall Gibsons. Strait Music Sechelt
Contact:Val Anderson
Phone:604.885.6756
From the Atlantic to the Pacific the Concert Band takes you on a musical journey across the continent in the footsteps of pioneers and explorers. This event is the annual Spring Concert of the SunCoast Concert Band

Reg & Lynne with One Nite Stand
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Activity Centre
Cost:members $10; non-members $15
Tickets:Sechelt Activity Centre
doors 7pm, finger snacks, door prizes

War3 on the Shore
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Rec Centre, 700 Park Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$20
Tickets:at the door
Phone:604.989.5180
an alcohol free amateur boxing event, middleweight BC title

NEST Program Fundraiser with Sweet Cascadia
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Persephone Brewing Co., 1053 Stewart Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$10
Door prizes, good music, chili, corn bread and beer. NEST (Nature Education for Sustainable Todays and Tomorrows) - a public school program nestled in Davis Bay Elementary. More info whytehawkes@gmail.com

Literary Reading - Eden Robinson
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
Eden Robinson is a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk nations and was one of the first among Canada's female First Nations writers to gain international acclaim. Her first story collection, Traplines (1996), won the British Winifred Holtby prize for Commonwealth writers and was named a New York Times "Notable Book."

Spring Fling - Dance
Time:8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Presented By:Roberts Creek Elementary PAC
Cost:$15 or 2 for $25
Tickets:Ambrosia Health Food Store, IGA Marketplace, Gibsons, Creekside Salon and Spa
Contact:Roberts Creek School
Phone:604.885.9229
Email:kristawollen@gmail.com
Come cut a rug and help raise money for Roberts Creek Elementary Community School. Cash Bar, Silent Auction, DJ Astrid and more! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roberts-Creek-Community-Elementary-School-PAC/1375448339413181?ref=tn_tnmn

Zonolite
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:members $5, guests $10
A high energy dance band, playing your favorite pop, rock and country hits.

Giorgio and John Kastelic perform
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek
Cost:donation
Web Link:http://giorgiomagnanensi.com/subcodes-04/
Giorgio, piano and electronics and John Kastelic, viola present an earthy and sounding evening.

collapse Sunday, April 26, 2015
PR - 22nd 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
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

Earthday morning ceremony
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:na
Start Earthday celebrations off at the Roberts Creek Hall with a spiritual (non denominational) gathering with music, speakers and inspiring visuals... then head down to the pier for more festivities

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

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

collapse Monday, April 27, 2015
PR - Urban Homesteading School "Live the Change"
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 to help you make earth-friendly changes in the way you live that will continue long after Earth Week is over. There will be door prizes, coffee and snacks. kevin.wilson100@shaw.ca

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.

collapse Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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 Tuesday each month (except Dec). we create a spinner’s circle in the studio (or on the deck) and share spinning and fibre tales. Everyone is welcome – please bring something for the potluck lunch table. A great opportunity to explore spinning techniques and a variety of wheels. Info: http://fibreworksgallery.com

Worker's Day of Mourning
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Dougall Park, Gibsons
Cost:na
Mourn for the dead, fight for the living.

Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast AGM
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Living Faith Lutheran Church, 4607 Whitaker Rd, Davis Bay
Cost:na
www.habitatsc.ca

Talking Collaboration and Design w/Breakwater Designs
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Davis Bay Hall, 5123 Davis Bay Rd
Cost:na
Tech/Innovation community meetup. This month we will hear the story of Breakwater Designs and their innovative work using the Sharepoint collaboration platform. Mathew Newton from SC Credit Union will also talk about how the challenges and rewards of their experience with SharePoiht.

collapse Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Festival of Performing Arts - Dance
Time:9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:na

Chamber Workshop: Managing Your Digital Assets
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Chamber Office, Sunnycrest Mall
Presented By:Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce
Cost:Free for Gibsons Chamber members, $10 other
Tickets:at the door
Contact:Donna McMahon
Phone:604.886.2325
Email:exec@gibsonschamber.com
Web Link:http://www.gibsonschamber.com/page.asp?p=475
An increasing portion of every businesses' assets are digital — including your domain, website, email accounts, cloud data storage, and of course those myriad passwords you need for everything from your personal computer or smartphone to online banking. In this workshop IT expert Dave Chisholm will show you how to create an inventory of your assets, understand where those assets are stored and backed up, and then secure the keys to those locations (passwords). Youmust pre-register for this workshop. Seats are limited.

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

collapse Thursday, April 30, 2015
A Taste of the Coast
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$15
Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-taste-of-the-coast-tickets-16573474709
Contact:Celia Robben
Phone:604.886.1940
Email:gibsonsfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Web Link:Event Site
A fundraiser for the BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program. Support families and farmers on the Sunshine Coast increasing access to locally grown whole food.

collapse Friday, May 01, 2015
9th Annual Garden Bay Classic Fishing Derby
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
May 1-3. Fri registration 5-7pm followed by Calcutta (auction of boats). You don't have to be registered or fish to bid on a boat. Sat. weigh-in and dinner 6pm. Sun weigh-in 1pm followed by prizes.

Movies @ St Hilda's - MicMacs
Location:St Hilda's Church, Sechelt
Presented By:St Hilda's Church
Cost:Free
"Stunning visuals & star performances ... every frame is a masterpiece" Popcorn will be served.

PR - Roots Roundup, Carolyn Mark, Clay George
Location:McKinney's Pub, Townsite, Powell River
Cost:$15
Tickets:at the door
30 year anniversary tour for legendary Roots Roundup. High energy hybrid of globe spanning music, mashing up the sounds of rock n' roll, reggae, ska, afro-beat, folk, funk and punk.

The Quilt Show
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Gibsons and Area Rec Centre, 700 Park Rd
Cost:$6.00
Phone:604.886.9127
May 1-3. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm. Quilt displays, Merchant's Mall, Boutique, Quilt and Basket Raffles, Door prizes, Tea Room.

Ride to Conquer Cancer Fundraiser
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Blackfish Pub, Gibsons
Cost:na
50/50 draw fundraiser, first draw 5-6pm, second 6-7pm.

PR - Renelle Wikene & Dawson Brown
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Kelly Creek Market, 2380 Zilinsky Rd, Powell River
Cost:na
Dawson & Renelle have captivated our vendors & audience in the past with their earthy, high-energy renditions of crowd favourites followed by open mic at 6:15.

Brain Freeze Trivia Night with Bonar Harris
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$5 per player entry fee
excellent prizes

collapse Saturday, May 02, 2015
Sunshine Coaster Mountain Bike XCM & DH Race
Location:B&K Road and powerlines, follow the signs
Cost:check for info
May 2-3. Includes marathon, short course, downhill, the works, bike race for kids, barbecue and more. Check www.sunshinecoaster.net for more info.

3rd Annual Elphinstone Secondary Car Show
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Elphinstone Secondary, Gibsons
Cost:suggested $10 donation

Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community Hall
Presented By:Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking
Cost:Free
Contact:Yvonne Van Norman
Phone:604.885.9676
Email:yvonne@insidepassage.ca
Web Link:http://www.insidepassage.ca
Join us as we celebrate our 10th year in operation, featuring the work of students, alumni, and faculty of the Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking.

Opening Reception - Coast Modern Exhibition 2015
Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
An exciting mix of product, textile and graphic design by contemporary designers who explore, problem-solve, and create within a unique coastal milieux. From minimalist to functional, technological, rustic, serious and playful, our collective work addresses design in as much diversity as our individual experiences of our coastal habitat The exhibition runs from April 30 to May 24.

PR - From Beer to Eternity
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Studio 56 Gallery, Townsite Powell River
Presented By:Friends of the Library
Cost:tba
Phone:604.414.0826
Features of this CAMRA fundraiser include beer cocktail challenges and celebrity judges. All proceeds put materials on the new library shelves.

Spring Dance
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$15
Tickets:Call for tickets
Phone:604.741.5852
Proceeds to "Le Petitis du Pacifique" Pre-school. Live music, prizes, silent auction, raffles, hors d'oeuvres.

PR - bLUES bUSTERS at the Legion
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Powell River Legion
Cost:na
Phone:604.414.4544
Web Link:http://ronc.net

Roots Roundup Dance
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion Branch 219
Cost:$10 members / $20 members with guests
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
The fantastic and improbable 30th anniversary celebration of Roots Roundup! Roots, rock, reggae, ska, funk and punk. http://rootsroundup.com/

collapse Sunday, May 03, 2015
4th Annual Hike for Hospice - Come hike with us!
Location:Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
Cost:registration $25 online
Tickets:www.coasthospice.com
Phone:604.740.0475
Join us in our biggest fundraising event of the year. Gather a team of friends and family, challenge your co-workers or join as an individual to help support end-of-life care in your community. Prizes

Plant Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Botanical Gardens, 5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:na
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org

Farm Animal Fundraiser for Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation
Time:12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:713 Sullivan Rd, Roberts Creek
Cost:by donation
Free Pony rides, games, music by Bonar.

Spring Poetry Festival
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Creek Gallery (behind the Gumboot) in Roberts Creek
Cost:By donation
Contact:Jane
Phone:604.885.8450
Email:jcovernton@gmail.com
Think Globally Read Locally. Celebrate spoken word and music with local poets and musicians George Payerle, Junco Jan, Nina Haedrich, Judith Penner, Michael Barnholden, Apryl Leaf, Linda King Penny Allport, Jane Covernton, Esto Jazz Quartet

PR - Hike for Hospice
Time:1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Willingdon Beach, Powell River
Cost:na
Tickets:Register forms: Breakwater Books, Ecossentials, Community Resource Centre and Dr. offices
Phone:604.485.2171
a family-oriented event.

PR - Plant Sale
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Powell River Curling Club, 5750 Crown Ave
Cost:na

Texada - Author Reading - Gwen Enquist
Time:1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Seniors Centre, Texada
Cost:na

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

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

PR - The One Voices Community Choir Collaboration
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre, Townsite, Powell River
Cost:by donation
Voices, drums, fiddles, cellos, guitars and YOU. Proceeds to the Powell River iPod Project. Helping awaken the musical spirit of those living with Alzheimer's and dementia.

collapse Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Viva la Vegeteriana! Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Cooking Class
Time:6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:Elphinstone High School, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshin Coast Olive Oil Co.
Cost:45
Tickets:Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co.
Contact:Fiona Pinnell
Phone:778 462 3088
Email:info@sunshinecoastoliveoil.com
Web Link:Click on cooking classes and events
Whether you want to eat less meat or are already a vegetarian, in this class you will explore creative ways to add varieties of olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Check out the menu online, which includes everything from mini-loaves to balsamic infused chocolate truffles. We will be working with Chef Carmen Daigle of Carmen's Cuisine, who will help us demonstrate and serve delicious vegetarian dishes in a casual setting. Check out our website for the night's menu.

collapse Thursday, May 07, 2015
Weavers' Circle
Time:9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:FibreWorks Gallery, 12887 SC Hwy (in the Yurts)
Cost:$10 drop in
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksstudio12887@gmail.com
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
Thursdays - drop in with Mary Bentley and hone your weaving skills. A great opportunity to explore the art of weaving with a wonderful instructor. Beginners thru to experienced welcome. Bring your lunch.

PR - Artist Reception - Barbara Langmaid "Debris Fields"
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Malaspina Exhibition Centre, VI University, 7085 Nootka St
Cost:na
moved by the landscape in which she lives, her oil paintings are a response to this landscape and interior perspective. Her work also reflects her love of literature and literary devises.

collapse Friday, May 08, 2015
Alice in Wonderland
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Cost:$15 adults, $10 youth
Tickets:Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle n'bloom, Sechelt Visitor Centre or on-line
Web Link:http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca/current.htm
May 8-10. Fri-7pm, Sat-1 & 7pm; Sun-1pm; presented by Driftwood Theatre School - 'A raucous musical comedy in the Panto tradition'. Directed by Ingrid Bilton.

50 Shades of Summer - Luncheon & Fashion Show
Time:12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, Roberts Creek
Cost:$22
Tickets:RSVP for tickets by phone
Phone:Sahra 604.885.5361 or Mary 604.885.2676
Presented by Canadian Federation of University Women, Sunshine Coast

PR - Heart & Stroke Big Bike Race 2015
Time:4:00 PM
Location:Town Centre Mall
Cost:na
Contact:Tarra Tipton
Phone:604.485.6411
Participate by: cheering us on, donating to the cause, join the team and ride. Come down to the inclusion Powell River, #201-4675 Marine Ave. to donate or more info

PR - Dan Richard & Dana Rewega
Time:5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Kelly Creek Market, 2380 Zilinsky Rd, Powell River
Cost:na
Hear old & new favourites -- everything from Led Zeppelin to Billy Joel -- skillfully interpreted by Dan & Dana followed by open mic at 6:15.

Adam Thomas in Concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St Bart's Church, 659 North Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$20
Tickets:Taia Fair Trade, Medicine Shoppe, Wilson Creek or contact Steve steve@stevegiltrow.ca
Adam Thomas, vocals/bass, Anna Lumiere, piano and Steve Giltrow, guitar. Playing a mixture of originals, blues, bossas, bebop and swing and originals.

PR - Author Reading - Arno Kopecky
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Dwight Hall - 6274 Walnut Street at Ash (Townsite) Powell River
Presented By:The event is hosted by the Powell River Public Library and the Island Link Library Federation.
Cost:Tba
Contact:Mark
Phone:604.485.8664
Arno Kopecky presents his book The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway on There will be an opportunity for questions and a discussion with Arno about journalism, writing and contemporary environmental issues.

PR - Breeding Ground #3 Singer-Songwriter Series
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:BaseCamp Cafe, 4548-b Marine Ave, Powell River
Cost:na
third installment of the Music Revolution’s acoustic singer-songwriter series switches to a new location at BaseCamp. Come join five of Powell River’s best songwriters for a night of fun and inspiration. The best part? The audience gets to pick a topic for a song that all the performers will write during the night and perform for the audience at the end of the show.

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
Performers will be: Reflections - ladies vocal ensemble; Paula Seward, piano & vocals; Sean Veley - baritone accompanied by pianist Joy MacLeod. Coffee, tea and fresh baking available.

From Static to Expanding to Accelerating: The Past 100 Years and the Next 20
Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa St, Sechelt
Presented By:Dr. Levon Pogosian
Cost:by donation
Contact:Charles Ennis
Phone:778.458.2666
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Centre RASC website
This lecture will review the history leading to the astounding discovery of cosmic acceleration in 1998 and the challenges that cosmologists are addressing today.

PR - Special Deliver Rocks the Cranbar
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Motor Inn, Powell River
Cost:na
Phone:604.414.4544
Web Link:http://ronc.net

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Bird Walk with Alexis Harrington
Time:9:00 AM
Location:Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Join local birder Alexis Harrington for an informative and fun morning walk around the Garden. Bring your binoculars and a notebook and learn how to recognize many of the Garden’s feathered friends.

Sechelt Garden Club Plant Sale
Time:9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Wide selection of plants at great prices.

Wonderland
Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Ravens Cry Theatre, Seaside Centre, Sechelt Arts Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Dance Society
Cost:$20 advance $25 at door
Tickets:Peggy Sues & Laedeli, Gibsons or Starbucks, Visitors Centre and Pretty Natty Duds, Sechelt
Contact:Diana Robertson or Yvette Cormier
Phone:604.649.9275
The Source Dance Company from Vancouver is back with a knockout jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance performance based on the Lewis Carroll classic story of Alice in Wonderland. 2PM and 7:30 PM shows! Featuring dancers from across Canada an the sunshine coast's dance teachers Becky Izad and Astrid Eckerle.

PR - An Evening with No Island: CD Release
Time:7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre 5400 Ave, Powell River
Cost:$15 / adults $10 / students + seniors
Tickets:Breakwater Books & Coffee, Powell River Academy of Music, and Townsite Brewing. noisland.brownpapertickets.com and at the door.
Contact:Andy Rice
Phone:604.485.9942
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
To celebrate its release, the band is returning to their home-away-from-home for a special evening at the Max Cameron Theatre. Powell River is the birthplace and summer residence of No Island's keyboardist/vocalist Andy Rice, and is fast becoming a favourite destination among the rest of the band as well. Andy Rice, Keith Sinclair, Jay Esplana, James Wilfred Martin, Max Ley, www.no-island.com

Creek Big Band May Dance at Gibsons Legion
Time:8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Presented By:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$5 members/ $10 non-members
Tickets:cash entry
Contact:Gordon Catherwood
Phone:604.886.8244
Email:gcatherwood@telus.net

Club Night
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Presented By:Dancetrax Productions
Cost:$20
Tickets:Laedeli, Chemistry Clothing
Fundraiser for Sea Cavalcade. Featuring DJ Kantroller, DJ Senor Blanco, DJ Sweet Daddy Kool, Karen Graves, Andy Bloemhard

Joey Ramone Birthday Bash
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:na

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Mothers Day Pancake Breakfast
Time:9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Masonic Hall, Roberts Creek
Cost:at the door
Bring family, meet friends, celebrate mothers.

Charlotte Wrinch plays
Time:12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Chaster's Restaurant, Bonniebrook Lodge
Presented By:Lina and Mark
Cost:by donation
Contact:Lina or Mark
Phone:604.886.8956
Email:info@bonniebrook.com
Web Link:http://www.bonniebrook.com
Charlotte Wrinch performs on Mother's Day, Lunch and Dinner seatings at Chaster's Restaurant in beautiful Bonniebrook Lodge, 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This Mother's Day, pamper your Mom with gentle live music and first class cuisine. Reservations are recommended.

Spring Poetry Festival
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Creek Gallery (behind the Gumboot), Roberts Creek
Cost:by donation
Contact:Jane
Phone:604.885.8450
Think Globally Read Locally. Celebrate spoken word and music with local poets and musicians. Barbara Higgins Xwu'p'a'lich, Holly-ann Higgins Kwatleemaht, Michael D. Mann, Baeleay Callister, Keel Halward(singer- songwriter), Yanira Cueller, Andrea Cotes, Danika Dinsmore, Chris Fink-Jensen, David Roche

Artist Reception - Ed Hill and Peter Sugars + guest artist Kris Kristmanson
Time:1:00 PM
Location:The Landing Gallery, Gibsons
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.0099
Email:info@landinggallery.ca
Web Link:http://www.landinggallery.ca
Ed's work will be on canvas, "Ed Hill on Canvas", something new for those knowing Ed Hill's work. Peter Sugar's Fine Art Wooden Boxes are featured as "Captured Space" and thinking inside the box. May guest artist is Kris Kristmanson. The show runs the month of May.

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

Tour of Native Plant Garden with Harry Hill
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Join Harry Hill for a tour of the Native Plant Garden.

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

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Dr. Jacson Katz - Prevent Violence agains Women
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Chatelech School Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5881
Dr. Jackson Katz of Mentoring in Violence Prevention Strategies will speak about the bystander approach to preventing violence against women and girls.

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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

PR - Brian Liddle & Neko
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Kelly Creek Market, 2380 Zilinsky Rd, Powell River
Cost:na
Brian Liddle is a veteran of the Powell River Music scene, having played bass & lead guitar with numerous bands, as well as providing vocals. Neko is in the background of many Upper Sunshine Coast bands. He's the guy making everyone else look good, by tying it all together with his critical & infallible beat. Followed by 1/2 open mic.

Friday Dinner & Live Music with Grant Olsen followed by Friday Night Live
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:no cover • tips appreciated for Grant, Friday Night Live $6 members, $12 guests with members
Grant Olsen's rootsy folk guitar, harmonica and mandolin playing accompany his blend of original songs and celtic and folk classics. Followed by Friday Night Live with Susann Richter, Brandon Beeluz & more.

My Face is Acting Up
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek
Cost:$10 (no one turned away)
Tickets:at the door
Web Link:http://www.davidroche.com
A new comedy by David Roche and introducing Donna Shugar 'Who Says 16 is Sweet?" It’s funny, it’s edgy, all real. It’s about being human, and in the end it’s all about being your beautiful self.

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

Roberts Creek Arts Festival 2015
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall and Mt Elphinstone Lodge (next door)
Cost:$5 for daytime events, nights shows tba
Email:info@robertscreekartsfestival.com
Web Link:http://robertscreekartsfestival.com
May 16-17. A two night and two day, low impact cultural event spotlighting local and international talent. The Contemporary creative cultural community promises to expose you and your family to our wild, diverse coastal self expression in the form of Music, Design, Visual and Performing Arts and of course Food that is created locally and exported and celebrated Globally.

Pender Harbour May Day
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Madeira Park, Pender Harbour
Cost:na
Games and entertainment for the whole family, parade at 11am, activities, crafts, music, beer gardens.

Texada - Brodie Dawson Concert
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Legion Branch #232 Legion Road Van Anda
Cost:Tba
Contact:Tom
Fabulous voice, great backup musicians - not to be missed

DJ Night with Jason Whyte
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba

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Spring Poetry Festival
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Creek Gallery (behind the Gumboot) in Roberts Creek
Cost:By donation
Contact:Jane
Email:jcovernton@gmail.com
Think Globally Read Locally. Celebrate spoken word and music with local poets and musicians Vimalasara, Heather Conn, Enid Muirhead, Ross Harry, David Walmsley, Bits of String, Francesca McDowell, Eileen Clyde, Terry Barker, Sheila Weever, Shelley Leedahl, Martha Royea

London Theatre: Man & Superman
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Ravens Cry Theatre 559 Sunshine Coast Hwy Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $15 (General) $10 (under 18 yrs)
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. 4 hours, including one intermission.

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

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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.

PR - Jane Elliott's "Anatomy of Prejudice"
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$15 advance, $20 at the door
Tickets:Breakwater Books, River City Coffee, Rocky Mountain Pizza
This presentation is in response to a community forum on how we can make our community more welcoming and raises awareness around the damaging impact of prejudice and discrimination.

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PR - Tech Savvy – Google Maps
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4411 Michigan Ave
Cost:Tba
Contact:Mark
Phone:604.485.8664.
How to find your way anywhere in the world. Discover what is here –find directions, live traffic, bike routes, street views, satellite images and much more. To Register email mmerlino@powellriverlibrary.ca or phone

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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Dominique School of Dance Recital
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:tba
May 22 & 29 @ 6:30pm; May 23-24, 30-31 @ 2:00pm.

PR - Compassion Festival
Time:5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Willingdon Beach, Powell River
Cost:na
Can Powell River perform 10,000 acts of compassion and kindness in one day? Show compassion to yourself, animals, the community and the environment. www.thecompassionchallenge.org

PR - Andi Hagen & Rick Mclean - 'The Fabulous paper Boys'
Time:5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Kelly Creek Market, 2380 Zilinsky Rd. Powell River
Cost:na
followed by 1/2 open mic

SkeenaWild Filmfest
Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Chatelech Secondary School Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:Quinn Barabash (captainquinn.com) hosted by Mokie Burnham
Cost:$12
Tickets:Sechelt Fish Market & Roberts Creek Store
Contact:Mokie Burnham Mike Burnham
Phone:604.885.7410
Beautiful videotography combined with a touch of Captain Quinn humour, highlight the importance of one of BC's main salmon arteries, the Skeena watershed. Proceeds to 2015 grads and Skeena conservation.

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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

Mat the Alien
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:tba
details to come

Sunshine Coast Roller Girls
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Arena
Cost:tba
Red Tide Warning vs Doomsday Bunnies

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

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Spring Poetry Festival
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Creek Gallery (behind the Gumboot) in Roberts Creek
Cost:By donation
Contact:Jane
Phone:604.885.8450
Email:jcovernton@gmail.com
Think Globally Read Locally.Celebrate spoken word and music with local poets and musicians Richard Austin, Aerion, Sylvia Taylor, Shelley Harrison Rae, Deanne Mineau, Ken Grunenberg Trio, Laurie O'Byrne, Bruce Alan Smith, Laurie Verchomin, Niko Ramsey

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

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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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Family Show with Matt Diamond
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba

PR - Chris King & Cris Greenwell
Time:5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Kelly Creek Market, 2380 Zilinsky Rd, Powell River
Cost:na
Come out to hear beautiful & tight instrumentals, as well as some thought provoking lyrics.

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

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
with Kale, banjo and Molly accordion, David King, singer/songwriter/playwright/spoken word and Heavy Mellow with Matt Watson, Susan Richter, Steven Jack and Susann Richter. Doors 7pm. Showtime 8pm.

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Nearly Neil
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:members $20, guests $25
Tickets:from the Legion

PR - The Nature of Powell River Photography Display
Time:7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4411 Michigan Ave
Cost:na
Contact:Mark
Phone:604.485.8664
The Library will showcase all photo competition submissions and announce the winner. For more information contact Mark.

Outdoor, Travel and Adventure and Show
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Mission Point Park, Davis Bay
Cost:free
Contact:Jen
Phone:604.740.6268
Showcasing exciting products and services available on the Coast for the outdoor enthusasts of all ages. Activities for kids, food and demos

Roving Artists Show and Sale
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Eric Carnal Hall/ Shirley Macey Park
Presented By:Roving Artists
Cost:free
Contact:Janice Edmonds
Phone:604.886.9346
Roving Artists use Watercolour, Pastel, Acylic, and Pastels very diverse group of painters. All welcome. Refreshments

Artist Reception - 'Out of the Dark' - Jeff Barringer + 'Woodworking on the Coast'
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:GPAG
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
“Life is not without its trials. Into everyone’s life, darkness falls, questions arise, meaning is sought, angst is experienced. It’s a time to reflect. I find that transitions come in expressing oneself in words, actions, or in my case, through the act of painting. I find it fascinating that painting in a dark place can bring joy, satisfaction, healing.” - Jeff Barringer. Show runs to June 21st.

Gary Comeau & Simon Paradis Live
Time:7:00 PM
Location:The Old Boot Eatery, Sechelt
Cost:na

PR - Scout Mountain Bluegrass and Art Auction
Time:7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Rainbow Room/Rodmay Hotel Powell River
Cost:Tba
Contact:Deborah Dee
Phone:604.485.6065
A fun evening of Bluegrass music with talented local artists and an art auction featuring talented local artists

Dalannah Gail Bowen & Owen Owen Owen
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$10 members, guests w/members $20
a Blues Duo that made it to the finals at this Years International Blues Challenge in Memphis. ADD and Justus will open for this dynamic duo

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Sunshine Coast Mini Makers Faire
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Dougall Park, Gibsons
Cost:Free
A mash up or arts and technology, experimentation and play, creativity and resourcefulness. A place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Fun for the whole family. More info http://sunshinecoastminimakerfaire.com/

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

Europe Calling
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Ravens Cry Theatre Sechelt, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Symphony Orchestra
Cost:$15 adults $5 children 12 and under
Tickets:Laedeli Sunnycrest Mall Gibsons, Strait Music Sechelt
Contact:Janice Pentland-Smith
Phone:604.885.3989
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastorchestra.ca
Shubert's Unfinished Symphony, Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Mozart violin concerto featuring soloist Hanna Crudele. A wonderful afternoon of classical music by European composers. Pre concert talk with Conductor Edette Gagne at 2.00p.m.

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

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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

Ladies' Fishing Derby - Charlotte Wrinch plays Saturday Buffet Dinner
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Saturday Buffet - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 109 - 747 Gibsons Way, Gibsons BC
Presented By:PropertyGuys.com to benefit Mary Lou Lymer Memorial Fund
Cost:tba
Tickets:The Dog's Ear in Gibsons
Contact:Sandy Scofield
Phone:604.741.5706
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/1459245694306354/
This year's Derby - Friday night 7:00pm social, games; Saturday fishing, Buffet Dinner w/Charlotte Wrinch, entertainment, prizes, all for a great cause.

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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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Suncoast Phoenix Spring Concert
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Calvary Baptist Church, Gibsons
Cost:By Donation
Contact:Kathleenl Wagler
Phone:604.747.1070
Enjoy a rollicking choral concert celebrating the best of Canadian folk songs. In addition to our sixty-voice choir, there will be solos, readings, small ensembles and, of course, a chance to sing along with old favourites. Admission by donation. Bring a friend to share the fun.

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2015 Home & Garden Expo
Location:Gibsons Recreation Centre
Cost:tba
Phone:604.740.6268
The CCBA (Coast Community Builders Association) and JJ Premier Productions have announced a joint collaboration for this year’s Home Show. Watch for details.

Kids Cake Pan Stepping Stone Mosaic Class for Father's Day Gift
Time:9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Smashing Plates Studio
Presented By:Traci
Cost:$25.00
Contact:Traci
Phone:604.865.0861
Kids come and make Dad, Granddad or other important person a funky cake pan mosaic stepping stone/s. This class will remain fairly simple for children and using a direct method participants will be able to take home a stepping stone for a Father's Day gift. To keep costs down please bring an old cake pan/s that can be brought back home. More than one can be made. Bring special glass bobbles, old toys, souvenirs or anything else personal to add to the stone. www.smashingplatesstudio.ca

Halfmoon Bay Performing Arts , Dance and Sing 2015
Time:2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons.
Presented By:Halfmoon Bay Performing Arts.
Cost:$13.00 adults, $10 children
Tickets:Elaine Hunter 604 885 3844 or HBPA school students.
Contact:Elaine Hunter
Phone:604.885.3844
Email:mselainehunter@yahoo.ca
Web Link:blog
A Dancing and Singing performance with children aged 3 - 13 yrs. We are performing to some of the music from Cats in the 1st half of the show as well as a few surprises. The second half is a mix of new and old music.

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

Suncoast Phoenix Spring Concert
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:St. Hildas Anglican Church, Sechelt
Cost:By Donation
Contact:Kathleen Wagler
Phone:604.747.1070
Enjoy a rollicking choral concert, celebrating the best of Canadian folk songs. In addition to our sixty-voice choir, there will be solos, readings, small ensembles and, of course, a chance to sing along with old favourites. Admission by donation. Bring a friend to share the fun.

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

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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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Building for the Future Gala
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$125 ($80 tax receiptable)
Tickets:Gibsons Public Market
Phone:604.886.8814
Live and Silent Auction, entertainment, catering by Carmen's Cuisine, prizes and more ...

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

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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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26th Annual Malaspina Regatta
Location:Fisherman's Resort & Marina, Pender Harbour
Cost:free to attend, $25/vessel to participate
Tickets:Registration 6pm Friday, Fisherman's Resort
Phone:604.883.1199
Race Day Sat starts 11:00am. BBQ 5pm sat, followed by awards. A great chance to help jr. sailing in Pender Harbour! http://www.gardenbaysailingclub.com/ for info.

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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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Pender Harbour Days
Location:various locations, Pender Harbour
Cost:na
A new community-wide annual celebration of our marine heritage with historical boats, land-based heritage displays, sailing and paddling competitions over the weekend, combined with an arts fair and entertainment. http://www.penderharbour.ca/pender-harbour-days.html

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49th Annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair
Location:Cooper's Green Park & Downtown Halfmoon Bay
Presented By:Welcome Beach Community Association
Cost:free
Various events: Watch for details

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

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

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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

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

Charlotte Wrinch
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Persephone Brewing Company
Presented By:Mark Brand and Brian Smith
Cost:no cover
Contact:Victoria Rohac
Phone:778.462.3007
Email:sara@thebeerfarm.ca
Charlotte Wrinch plays the Persephone. Come on down for a fun and informal sunny afternoon. Charlotte plays a mixture of covers and originals from her new album while you sip Persephone's finest creations. www.persephonebrewing.com

Charlotte Wrinch plays
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Persephone Brewing Company, 1053 Stewart Rd, Gibsons BC
Presented By:Persephone Brewing Company
Cost:by donation
Contact:Victoria Rohac
Phone:778.462.3007
Email:sara@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 sample Persephone's finest creations.

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

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

Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition and Music in the Park
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Davis Bay Beach - Sandcastle Competitiion, Music at Mission Point Park
Cost:$10 per group - family, group, youth
Contact:Jo
Phone:604.740.8034

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Sunshine Coast VegFest
Time:10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community Hall
Cost:Free
Something for Everyone. Awesome exhibitors, kids play area, nutrition information, food samples, pop up cafe, exciting speakers, cooking demos and more… http://sunshinecoastvegfest.com

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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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Creek Daze 2015
Location:Roberts Creek
Presented By:Roberts Creek Community Association
Cost:Free Event during the day
Higgeldy Piggeldy Parade followed at noon by local music, vendors, food, kids area at the Pier. Watch for details http://robertscreekcommunity.ca

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

Hawaiian Luau and Pig Roast
Time:4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Gambier Island Community Hall
Cost:tba

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Gibsons Landing Art Stroll
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Landing area at Gibsons (Harbor - Marine Dr. & Gower Point Rd.
Presented By:GPAG
Cost:free
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:gpag@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.gibsonspublicartgallery.ca
Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun. Year Seven for this popular event. Watch for details to come.

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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.

Texada Rock in Pride
Location:Texada
Cost:tba
Watch for details https://www.facebook.com/pages/Powell-River-BC-Rainbow-Alliance/377910415611989?hc_location=stream

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PR - Powell River Studio Tour
Location:Saltry Bay to Lund
Cost:na
Web Link:http:// www.powellriverartists.com
It's Back! After a two-year hiatus, showcasing the work of artists and artisans. More info www.powellriverartists.com

Charlotte Wrinch plays
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Chaster's Restaurant, Bonniebrook Lodge, 1532 Ocean Beach Esplanade Gibsons, BC
Presented By:Lina and Mark
Cost:by donation
Contact:Lina or Mark
Phone:604-886-8956
Web Link:http://www.bonniebrook.com
Charlotte Wrinch performs at Chaster's Restaurant in beautiful Bonniebrook Lodge, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Come out for an elegant and romantic evening of gentle live music and first class cuisine. Reservations are recommended.

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

Tough Kegger 2 - a 7 km Team Adventure Race
Time:2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:through Mount Elphinstone
Presented By:Persephone Brewing Co.
Cost:teams of four $225, public free (early bird to May 30 $200)
Tickets:register https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/persephone-brewing-co-presents-tough-kegger-2-registration-16272140410?aff=eiosprexshreclip&ref=eiosprexshreclip
Phone:778.462.3007
More info from Persephone Brewing. Following the race there will be a public, all-ages party from 5-10pm at Persephone Brewing. Stewart Rd, Gibsons. An event to benefit the Sunshine Coast Assoc. of Community Living (SCACL).

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Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp
Location:Camp Sunrise, (close to Langdale Ferry)
Cost:tba
presented by Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild. Watch for details.

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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

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

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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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