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Connections: Living A Shamanic Way of Life
Date(s):  Friday, November 17, 2017 - Tuesday, December 19, 2017 
Location:1549 Ocean Beach Esplanade, Gibsons
Cost:Fri. $25; Sat/Sun $395 / $350 by Nov 10
Tickets:778.462.2333
Experience the power and practices of the world's oldest spiritual healing rtradition. Call for more info.

Little Hands (Big Minds) Fridays
Date(s):  Friday, December 01, 2017 - Friday, December 29, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$5 drop in
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Fridays. Creative social time for parents and littles. Coffee, snacks, and chats with Sandy Buck.

Beachcombers Ukulele Group
Date(s):  Monday, December 04, 2017 - Monday, February 26, 2018 
Time:7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Location:Former United Church, 720 Trueman Rd, Gibsons; Roberts Creek Common House
Cost:$5 drop in
1st and 3rd Mondays at the Common House in Roberts Creek. 2nd, 4th and 5th Mondays at former United Church in Gibsons. Sing and strum along fun with Graham Walker and the Beachcombers Ukulele Group (BUGs) No classes Dec 25, Jan 1st.

Conversational Spanish
Date(s):  Thursday, December 07, 2017 - Thursday, April 12, 2018 
Time:4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Heather Evans-Cullen
Phone:604.886.2130
Every 2nd Thursday, Dec 21, Jan 4, 18. Everyone Welcome to come and learn Spanish.

Repair Cafe with the Makers
Date(s):  Saturday, December 09, 2017 - Saturday, July 28, 2018 
Time:12:30 PM-4:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Library
Cost:na
Contact:Heather Evans-Cullen
Phone:604.886.2130 for more info
Web Link:https://gibsons.bc.libraries.coop/event/repair-cafe-with-the-makers/
Monthly. Bring in any small appliance or item and volunteers from the Sunshine Coast Makers will teach you how to fix it. In our current world of hoarding stuff, this type of repair café encourages us to find the value in fixing things we already have, rather than simply purchasing something new.

Writers Group with Vicki Warner
Date(s):  Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Sunday, February 04, 2018 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:pre-registration required at 778.458.2580
Alternate Tuesdays, Dec 12

Conversational French
Date(s):  Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Thursday, April 19, 2018 
Time:4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Heather Evans-Cullen
Phone:604.886.2130
2nd Thursday, Dec 14, 28, Jan 11, 25. Everyone Welcome to come and learn French

Make-it-and-take-it Nature Tree Decorations
Date(s):  Sunday, December 17, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Presented By:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$10 (includes all supplies - thanks to Quality Garden and Pet)
Tickets:http://gibsonspublicmarket.com/happenings/
Contact:Gibsons Public Market
Phone:604.886.8814
Email:info@gibsonspublicmarket.com
Make pumpkin seed poinsettia, nut butter cones, and bird seed decorations to hang outside for our feathered and furry friends this winter. Ages 10+ (adults included!) gibsonspublicmarket.com/happenings

Make-it-and-take-it Solstice Lantern
Date(s):  Sunday, December 17, 2017 
Time:2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Presented By:Gibsons United
Cost:$10 (all supplies included)
Tickets:http://gibsonspublicmarket.com/happenings/
Contact:Gibsons Public Market
Phone:604.886.8814
Email:info@gibsonspublicmarket.com
Create your own parchment paper lantern and decorate it with symbols of the season in celebration of the returning of the light. For ages 10+ (adults included!) gibsonspublicmarket.com/happenings

The Power of Gesture: Drawing from Life
Date(s):  Saturday, January 06, 2018 - Sunday, January 07, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$290
Tickets:http://artsbuilding.org
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Jan 6-7. Instructor: Shelley Rothenburger. Drawing and proportion problems are at the root of not getting everything you can out of life painting and drawing sessions from the model. Gesture drawing is at the root of drawing practice and is a traditional core method of quick observational drawing that aids in the understanding of the human figure and how it moves.

Linwood Yoga Retreat
Date(s):  Saturday, January 13, 2018 - Sunday, January 14, 2018 
Location:Linwood House, Roberts Creek
Cost:Early Bird $400 + tax shared Accommodation or $500 + tax for private room
Join Marlene Lowden and Georgia Cyr for yoga, creative play and relaxation, a chance to explore your creativity, a sound bath experience, and plenty of down time to sit by the fire, read a book, go for a walk, soak in a bath or take a nap. More info georgiacyr.com

Pottery On The Wheel - Beginner
Date(s):  Monday, January 15, 2018 - Monday, February 19, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd. Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$225 + materials (@$15-$20)
Contact:Pat Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Web Link:http://forststudio.com
Mondays to Feb 19. Learn to center clay and make bowls and mugs with handles.

Pottery On The Wheel - Intermediate
Date(s):  Monday, January 15, 2018 - Monday, February 19, 2018 
Time:5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Location:Forst Pottery, 1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$225 + materials (@$15 - $25)
Contact:Pat Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:Click here
Mondays to Feb 19. Learn to make matching sets, lidded jars, and casseroles and explore decorating techniques.

Pottery on the Wheel - Beginner
Date(s):  Tuesday, January 16, 2018 
Time:5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Location:Forst Pottery, 1040 Chan relinquish Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$225 + materials (@$15 - $20)
Contact:Pat Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:http://forststudio.com
Tuesdays to Feb 20. Learn to Center clay and make bowls and mugs with handles.

SC Community Foundation Workshop for potential Grant Applicants
Date(s):  Thursday, January 18, 2018 
Time:9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Location:SC Golf and Country Club, Roberts Creek
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.sccfoundation.com
Review best practices for charities partnering with non-charities for the purposes of charitable grant applications. Special guest Margaret Mason is a lawyer with experience advising donors, charities, and other tax-exempt organizations and their boards. The Foundation will also present changes to its granting program for 2018. More info www.sccfoundation.com. RSVP by Jan 4, 2018

Colour Recreation with Greta Guzek
Date(s):  Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Sunday, January 21, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 S Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$165
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
This relaxed class is designed for beginner to intermediate painters (I work individually with each student). The focus of the two days will be to have fun with developing your own sense of colour, applying it to your painting and refining the relationships between colours.

Queering Poetry: a Free workshop for LGBTQ2 & allies youth
Date(s):  Saturday, January 20, 2018 
Time:10:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo St, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunday in the Park with Pride Society
Cost:Free (youth ages 14-24)
Contact:Laurie Lesk
Phone:604.740.8110
A FREE writing workshop for LGBTQ2 & allies youth with poets extraordinaire Lucia Misch & Jillian Christmas. Space Limited, RSVP please (snacks served) editor@prideguide.ca; prideguide.ca/calendar/

Hand Building Pottery Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Sunday, January 28, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Forst Pottery, 1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$150 + materials (@ $15 - $20)
Contact:Pat Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:Click here
Jan 27-28. Learn how to plan and assemble clay slabs into a square vase, how to use a slump mold to make a serving dish and make a slab mug with handle.

Dolf Vermeulen Photograhy Workshop
Date(s):  Friday, March 23, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018 
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$225, 8 hrs of group lessons
Tickets:more info and to reserve at dolf.p.v@gmail.com
Email:dolf.p.v@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.dolfvermeulen.com/
Sun 4.30-6.30; Sat 6.15 - 7.45pm; Sun 4.30 - 6.30pm. March 31 and April 1, half hr individual one-on-one sessions. The course will cover how to use your camera functions, basic & advanced shooting techniques, long exposure & night photography, and post production/editing.

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