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Artist-in-residence: Janna Marie Vallee
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - Monday, August 28, 2017 
Location:FibreWorks Gallery
Web Link:
Aug 1-3 and Aug 25-28. exploring the ways in which relational art is either embraced or alienated in the context of an art gallery.

Songwriting Made Fun!!
Date(s):  Friday, August 04, 2017 - Thursday, August 24, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM12:00 AM
Presented By:Lowry Olafson
Cost:$297 - $747
Contact:Lowry Olafson
to Aug 25. 4-weekly sessions online: (all recorded) Training Centre with info videos, etc. Facebook group - a closed, safe place to share ideas, questions and snippets 3 One-on-One private coaching sessions (Platinum level) Find your voice Not only will you write a cool song, but songwriting is also a powerful vehicle for personal growth and transformation - finding your voice. Literally. Private Coaching In our private coaching sessions, Lowry works with you specifically on your song. To make sure it's catchy and cohesive, and hones in on the skills you most need to have to carry you forward to write more songs in the years ahead.

Yoga at Chaster House by the ocean
Date(s):  Friday, August 04, 2017 - Thursday, August 31, 2017 
Time:5:30 PM-6:45 PM
Location:Chaster House, 1549 Ocean Beach Esplanade, Gibsons
Cost:4 classes for $55 or $15 drop in
Phone:604.655.9642, Samantha or 604.741.2545 Marlene
Web Link:
Tuesdays Aug 8, 15, 22, 29. Thursdays Aug 10, 17, 24, 31. Join Samantha Burke & Marlene Lowden for yoga by the ocean, come breathe, flow and unwind with us.

PR - Bow Immersion Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, August 05, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017 
Time:12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Location:20 mn. south of Powell River
Presented By:Ravenbeak Natureworks
Tickets:Info and regisger at
Aug 5-12; Nov 5-12. Immerse yourself in the world of bows. Build your dream bow from local Pacific Yew wood, a dozen natural bamboo arrows, practice shooting in our archery lane, harvest your own stave to take home, and more! 8 days of all things bows from professional bowyer Jamie MacDonald.

Pier Yoga
Date(s):  Monday, August 07, 2017 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 
Time:5:30 PM-6:45 PM
Location:Trail Bay Pier
Presented By:Blissful Yoga
Contact:Georgia Cyr
to Aug 30th. Join Georgia Cyr for Pier Yoga Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm Hatha (beginner's welcome) and Tuesday 9:30-10:45am Energizing Hatha. Class will take place on the pier, weather permitting. Check 1 hour prior to class to see if it's on or not. Please bring your own yoga mat, water and sun protection!

Lagoonies Kids Club Nature Day Camp
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - Saturday, August 26, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location:Iris Griffith Centre, 15386 SC Hwy, Pender Harbour
Cost:$5 - $10 suggested donation
Web Link:
to Aug 26. Lagoonies Kids Club Nature Day Camp, Wednesdays and Saturdays. For ages 5-13. Dedicated to nature education and building young stewards of the environment. Small hikes, arts, crafts, games, pond dipping and more!

Todd Clark Art Workshop
Date(s):  Monday, August 21, 2017 - Thursday, August 24, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Todd Clark Studio, 895 Charman St, Gibsons
Cost:$300 + tax (max 12 students)
Tickets:register or 604.886.8343
students will explore the properties of paint, creating expressive abstract paintings. Participants will be provided with structured lessons to guide them through the process of painting. Lessons will be held inside the studio but the actual painting will take place outside in the gardens. Muffins, coffee and tea will be provided each day and on the final day a Tuscan style lunch with wine will be served.

Pottery on the Wheel
Date(s):  Monday, August 21, 2017 - Friday, August 25, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$400 + Materials ($15-$30)
Contact:Patricia Forst
Web Link:
Mon-Fri. This is my favourite workshop! We will begin with the cylinder, making mugs and vases etc, then bowls and finally lids, handles and spouts. Anyone want to try to make a teapot? You will have all the information you need by the end of this week. More advanced students will be challenged to make sets.

Date(s):  Thursday, August 24, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:$20-includes materials
Tickets:sunshine Coast Arts Centre
Contact:Grace Telfer/Talia Walkey
Web Link:
One day art workshop for children 7-11.

Cooking with Kids (ages 10-12) - Homeade Crackers and Dips
Date(s):  Thursday, August 24, 2017 
Time:11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Tickets:register at (drop-ins will also be accepted)
Participants will learn about basic cooking skills while preparing a simple and fun meal.

Kombucha Brewing Workshop
Date(s):  Thursday, August 24, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Rockwood Centre, Sechelt
Phone:register 604.210.1925
Learn how to make this delicious health elixir at home for a fraction of the cost. The workshop includes a hands on demonstration of the brewing and bottling process as well as a kombucha tasting and starter kit (healthy SCOBY and concentrated starter tea).

Writing and Sailing Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, August 26, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Cost:$100 includes 3 hour of weriting and 3 of sailing.
Tickets:Reserve a spot at or Taylor at
Join author Sylvia Taylor and world-sailing traveller Gillie Hutchinson of LadySail.

A Sunday to Dye for!
Date(s):  Sunday, August 27, 2017 
Time:12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Gambier Community Centre
Tickets:info Deborah 604.989.6655.
All ages guided tie-dye: Bring your own garment (tee or button shirt, shorts, pillowcase: cotton, rayon, silk or wool) and we'll supply the elastics and dye and a bit of guidance. Burgers and dogs, drinks available

Clay for Kids - Summer 2017- Gibsons
Date(s):  Monday, August 28, 2017 - Friday, September 01, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Lower Level - The Arts Building, Gibsons
Presented By:Alex Ora, Amber Road Pottery
Cost:$125.00 or call 740-3754
Contact:Alex Ora
Web Link:
Aug 28-Sep 1. Week-long clay workshop for children ages 6-12. Sculpt, wheel throw and handbuild for three days and glaze for two days. Exciting colourful results!!! Tons of fun!

Tech Ed Sessions
Date(s):  Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - Wednesday, November 08, 2017 
Time:4:00 PM-5:30 AM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free - to register call 604 885 3260
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator
Web Link:
1st Tuesday to Nov 7. Learn more about Technology in the library. How to use your e-book, I-pad, and other computer technology. Topic on Sept 5 - Library Workshop - learn how to search the library catalogue, navigate the website, and use online library services.

Little Hands (Big Minds) Fridays
Date(s):  Friday, September 08, 2017 - Friday, December 29, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$5 drop in
Web Link:
Creative social time for parents and littles. Coffee, snacks, and chats with Sandy Buck.

Beachcombers Ukulele
Date(s):  Monday, September 11, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$5 drop in
Web Link:
Mondays to Nov 17. Sing and strum along fun with Graham Walker and the Beachcombers Ukulele Group (BUGs)

The Art Of Self-Hypnosis
Date(s):  Friday, September 22, 2017 
Time:2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Web Link:
4 classes; Sept 22, Oct 15, Nov 10, Dec 8. Instructor Rifa Hodgson. Learn how to transform your life with the use the ancient techniques of Self-Hypnosis. Find out how to apply the power of your mind to bring more peace and joy in your life and how to communicate with your body to benefit your health.

Let's Talk: Exploring end of life issues
Date(s):  Saturday, September 23, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Elementary School
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
Cost:Varies depending on workshop chosen
Tickets:Regsitration at 604.740.0475
Contact:Bernadette Richards
Let's make the conversation about death and dying part of living fully. Participants of all ages can choose from informative and interactive workshops designed to help them examine and reflect on their own beliefs and reactions to the often taboo subjects of death and dying. Choices include lectures, panels and discussions on topics such as Advance Care Planning and Medical Assistance in Dying, and expressive arts, writing and storytelling workshops.

Watercolour Techniques with Bruce Edwards
Date(s):  Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Web Link:
Sept 23 & 24. Include demos and hands on creative experimenting together. The best way to get comfortable with paint and water is to just do it. One on one guidance and painting instruction will be employed using photos and personalized mini still life set ups.

Life Drawing
Date(s):  Friday, September 29, 2017 - Friday, June 29, 2018 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$30 for 3 sessions
Sept 29, Oct 27, Nov 24.

Meditation Mondays
Date(s):  Monday, October 02, 2017 - Monday, November 27, 2017 
Time:12:30 PM-1:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free - to register call 604.885.3260
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator
Web Link:
Mondays to Dec 4. Start you week with focus and mindfulness. A 10 minute guided meditation will be offered at Pprecisely 12:40pm. Doors open at 12:30, and your are welcome to stay until 1:00pm to sit in contemplative silence. No sessions on Holiday Mondays.

"The Writers" Group
Date(s):  Thursday, October 05, 2017 - Thursday, November 16, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free - to register call 604.885.3260
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator, Sechelt Public Library
Web Link:
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16. For all writers 18 years and over. No experience necessary. With local writer & instructor Shelley Harrison Rae.

Learn to Knit
Date(s):  Thursday, October 05, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$25 plus supplies
Web Link:
Kim Fenton of Unwind Knit and Fibre Lounge for a quick introduction to knitting. This class will get you started on a scarf! Bring yarn and appropriate sized needles, or some money to purchase yarn and needles available in class. We will learn and discuss cast on and garter stitch, with time to practice.

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