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Coastal Kids Summer Camp
Date(s):  Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - Thursday, August 22, 2019 
Location:2 locations: Gibsons Elementary; Sechelt Learning Centre
Cost:tba
July 2 - Aug 22. More info: Gibsons, 604.741.5339. Sechelt, 604.741.8535 or facebook @CoastalKidsGibsons or @CoastalKidsSechelt.

'Under the Sea' Pods Ocean Discovery Summer Camp
Date(s):  Monday, July 29, 2019 - Friday, August 30, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Location:Drop off and pick up at Madeira Park
Cost:$250/wk or $50/day
Tickets:registeration forms EarthFair Store or leeann@openpods.com
Phone:604.883.9006
July 29 - Aug 2: Aug 26-30. Ages 7-11yrs. Daily field trips aboard the Wood Duck Bus to parks and beaches. Fun filled days packed with hiking, games, art & science.

Nia with Jan
Date(s):  Saturday, August 03, 2019 - Saturday, October 19, 2019 
Time:9:15 AM-10:15 AM
Location:Sechelt Aquatic Centre Fitness Studio
Presented By:Jan Jensen, Nia Black Belt
Cost:$13 drop-in, registered passes are prorated
Tickets:Sechelt Aquatic Centre
Contact:Jan Jensen
Phone:604.885.3363
Email:Jan@JanJensenTLC.com
Web Link:Nia classes with Jan for all ages, shapes and sizes
Saturdays. If you’re ready to feel lighter, stronger, more flexible AND more fully in your power … Slide yourself on in to Jan's Nia classes … and with each step notice how the global dance forms, martial arts, healing arts and powerful imagery feed your body & your spirit.

Yoga on Tap
Date(s):  Saturday, August 03, 2019 - Saturday, September 28, 2019 
Time:9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Location:Persephone Beer Farm, 1053 Stewart Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$20 drop in, includes a flight of beer, cider or Kombucha afterwards
Saturdays - join yoga teacher Samantha Burke for drop in Yoga!

Nia in Gibsons with Dhyana
Date(s):  Saturday, August 03, 2019 - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location:Kinsmen Hall mirrored studio, 517 Gower Pt Rd, Dougall Pk, Gibsons
Presented By:Dhyana
Cost:$50 for 4 classes; $15 drop-in
Contact:Dhyana Bartkow
Phone:604.886.9737
Weekly Sat & Tues to Dec. Get your sweaty Joy on! Fusion fitness for body-mind that combines freedom and form, featuring energies of dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. Taught at 3 levels of intensity and appropriate for all. Dhyana@InnerMoves.com InnerMoves.com

Slow Sundays
Date(s):  Sunday, August 04, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019 
Time:12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, 12887 SC Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information about ongoing events at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
to Oct 13th. Bring your current hand work project to the yurts on Sundays. This will be a time to gather together in a relaxed communal space where we can support one another by, sharing ideas and inspirations, asking questions to help fix mistakes, and all make progress while laughing together; beginner to expert are welcome at the circle.

Explore the Wild: Camps for Kids
Date(s):  Monday, August 05, 2019 - Friday, August 23, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Chapman Creek Hatchery, Wilson Creek
Cost:$200/Mon-Fri; $45/day
Tickets:registration camps@scsalmon.org
Ages 7-11. Hiking & forest games, fishing, bug samples, beach exploration wilderness skills and more. Info from scsalmon.org.

Writers Group with Vicki Warner
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 
Time:12:30 PM-3:15 PM
Location:Gibsons & District Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons & District Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Andrea Routley
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:For a complete list of upcoming library events, visit the library calendar online.
Every 2nd Tues to Aug 27. This writers' group is open to writers of all levels and genres, and provides an relaxed space for sharing works in progress and hearing feedback from other participants. Facilitated by writer and teacher Vicki Warner.

Weavers Circle with Mary Bentley
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - Wednesday, December 18, 2019 
Time:9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location:12887 Sunshine Coast Highway
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$10.00 drop in fee
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information about ongoing events at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Wednesdays - Mary is a consummate teacher with 30+ years’ experience to share, leading novice weavers through their first warp to advanced weavers working on an intricate technique alike. The classes are held in an informal, go at your own pace and follow your personal passion on the loom. Space in the Studio is limited to 14, allowing for one on one instruction coupled with the camaraderie of your fellow weavers. Bring your enthusiasm to the circle.

Explore your dreams and gain an understanding of the guidance your subconscious provides.
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - Wednesday, December 04, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Lower Gibsons
Presented By:Carine De Kock
Cost:$100/5 or $75/3 sessions or $30 drop-in
Contact:Carine De Kock
Phone:604.886.0200
Email:spaces2b@gmail.com
Web Link:click here for website
1st Wednesday of month. Aug 7 Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov. 6 & Dec 4. In this meditative yet playful class you will use mindfulness, visual art, active imagination and journalling to connect with your dreams. On this journey of self-discovery you will open doors to your imagination, nurture your creativity and connect with yourself on a deeper level. No artistic talent is required. You can work with whole dreams or fragments. Carine is a certified expressive art therapist, meditation teacher and writer. She studied dream-work and embodied healing with renowned Jungian analyst Marion Woodman.

Kids Summer Camps at NSMEC
Date(s):  Monday, August 12, 2019 - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:NSMEC, Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:$65 annual passholder; $75 regular
Tickets:emily@gibsonsmarine-ed.org or at the venue
2-day marine biology, ecology, and stewardship camps for children ages 7-12. August 12 & 13 - Discovering Biodiversity; August 19 & 20 - Microplastic Investigation;

Kids Summer Camps at NSMEC
Date(s):  Monday, August 12, 2019 - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 
Time:9:00 PM12:00 AM
Location:NSMEC, Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:$65 annual passholder; $75 regular
Tickets:emily@gibsonsmarine-ed.org or at the venue
2-day marine biology, ecology, and stewardship camps for children ages 7-12. August 12 & 13 - Discovering Biodiversity; August 19 & 20 - Microplastic Investigation;

Wellness Wednesdays
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - Wednesday, October 16, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-10:30 AM
Location:Howe Sound Pharmacy
Presented By:Lisa Grant, RHN, Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Cost:Free
Contact:Lisa Grant
Phone:604.886.3365
Email:info@howesoundpharmacy.ca
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/457513748437244/permalink/457515291770423/
Weekly health info talk and receive discounts on this day's featured product. Lisa Grant, RHN, Registered Holistic Nutritionist has a passion for helping you identify your needs, clarify your desires and get long lasting health results with dietary and lifestyle changes. Lisa hosts regular info sessions on health and supplements every Wednesday at 10:00am.

Summer Art Class for Kids
Date(s):  Monday, August 19, 2019 - Friday, August 23, 2019 
Time:9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$45 for 5-day series; $12 for drop-in ($40/$10 for GPAG members)
Tickets:call to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Aug 19-23. Drawing and Colouring with Different Mediums:chalk, paint and oil pastels. 9:30-10:30am ages 5-8 10:45am-12:00pm ages 9-12

Summer Art Class for Kids
Date(s):  Monday, August 19, 2019 - Friday, August 23, 2019 
Time:9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$45 for 5-day series; $12 for drop-in ($40/$10 for GPAG members)
Tickets:call to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Aug 19-23. The Art of Storytelling: Painting, Drawing, calligraphy, Mixed Media, with Miyuki Shinkai. 9:30-10:30am ages 5-8 10:45-12:00pm ages 9-12

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Sunset Therapy
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Poppies
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Irisis
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Lupins
Date(s):  Thursday, August 22, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Kids Cooking Classes 10-12 yr olds
Date(s):  Thursday, August 22, 2019 
Time:10:45 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:$16
Web Link:http://gibsonspublicmarket.com
Questions or to register kiah@gibsonspublicmarket.com. Space is limited.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Beached Boat
Date(s):  Thursday, August 22, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Travel Sketching II with Hiroshi Shimazaki: Fuss-free, Indelible Memories
Date(s):  Saturday, August 24, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$100 ($90 for GPAG members)
Tickets:call to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
This one day workshop picks up where Hiroshi's earlier Travel Sketching workshops left off. Attendance at an earlier workshop desirable but not mandatory.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Poppies
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 27, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Rose Abstract
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 27, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Beached Boat
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Alcohol Ink
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Claymation Commotion with REEL Youth
Date(s):  Thursday, August 29, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:REEL Youth
Cost:Free
Contact:Danielle Arsenault
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Gibsons Public Library Summer Programs Registration
Ages 11-15. Participants will use plasticine to make short, stop-motion films about their visions for a just and sustainable world, and will have the opportunity to be entered into the Reel Youth Film Festival this winter! Space is limited - register early!

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Lupins
Date(s):  Thursday, August 29, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Poppies
Date(s):  Thursday, August 29, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Rose Abstract
Date(s):  Friday, August 30, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incls. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Sound Journey's
Date(s):  Friday, September 06, 2019 - Friday, September 20, 2019 
Location:Yoga By the Sea, 1055 Roberts Creek Rd, Rbts Creek
Cost:Donation $10 - $20
Sep 6 & 20. This is not a performance. Relax and dive deep into the soothing sounds of the didjeridu and quartz crystal singing bowls by Chris Niebergall and Kym Chi

Writer's Retreat
Date(s):  Saturday, September 07, 2019 - Sunday, September 08, 2019 
Location:Linwood House, Roberts Creek
Cost:$999 early bird to June 1st. $1111 after
Sep 7-8.Unleash our creative expression on this ransformative weekend in a safe and sacred space. Daily interactive workshops, guided meditations, nature walks, journaling, vegetarian reakfast and lunch included. To register and more info cosmicdoulas@gmail.com.

Free estate planning program
Date(s):  Tuesday, September 10, 2019 
Time:2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Charthouse Lawyers and Pacific Salmon Foundation
Cost:free
Tickets:rsvp Margaret Buttner - mbuttner@psf.ca or 604-664-7664
Contact:Margaret Buttner
Phone:604.664.7664
Email:mbuttner@psf.ca
Web Link:http://psf.ca
This free estate planning program will discuss the importance of having a will, a power of attorney and other documents. Learn about activities of local streamkeepers too, and how a gift in your will can help salmon habitat on the Sunshine Coast.

Tuscany with Jan Poynter Sept 2019 Cancelled
Date(s):  Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Saturday, September 21, 2019 
Time:7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Location:Certaldo Italy - Villa Fattoria Bacio
Presented By:Artravelitaly.com
Cost:deposit 600 euros
Tickets:registration & deposit Artravelitaly.com
Contact:Jan Poynter
Phone:604.886.8918
Email:poynterjan@gmail.com
Web Link:Jan's website - Tuscany workshop and pics
Enjoy your Tuscan art adventure with professional illustrator and painter Jan Poynter. Explore Tuscany with english speaking guides, group tours & meals included and time for dedicated plein air activity at Jan's favorite locations. Our classic Tuscan villa also has indoor studio/workshop space on site for Demos and after hours creative ;-) The workshop schedule will be relaxed and flexible. Paint every waking minute, explore independently or just relax by the pool. No masterpieces required. Contact JAN for more info

Free Your Singing Voice, with Sarona Mynhardt
Date(s):  Saturday, September 14, 2019 
Time:9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location:St John's United Church, 5085 Davis Bay Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$50 walk-in; $45 Pre-registered; $35 current BCCF members, pre-registered
Tickets:info 1-877-733-9688 or projectmanager@bcchoralfed.com
Join our fun and interactive workshop on vocal techniques that will provide you with memorable tools to achieve and maintain a healthy voice throughout your life and especially as you age.

Restarting Your Stalled Story: Writing Workshop with Betsy Warland
Date(s):  Saturday, September 14, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Location:Gibsons & District Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons & District Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Andrea Routley
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:For a complete list of upcoming library events, visit the library calendar online.
investigate and identify what type of stall is happening in an excerpt from your writing; what message(s) the stall is trying to give you; how to use this message to propel yourself and your piece in the direction it is eager to go in; or propel you into a new piece of writing that has more vitality. Bring up to 5 source pages from a longer piece or a total of 5 pages of shorter pieces. Betsy Warland has published 12 books of poetry, creative nonfiction, and lyric prose and has been working intensively with emerging writers and authors for the past 35 years.

Streamkeepers Training
Date(s):  Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location:Malcolm Creek, Roberts Creek
Presented By:SC Conservation Society
Cost:$50 (only 12 spaces available)
Tickets:Apply by September 2nd www.thescca.ca or share-there.com
Sept 21-22. Trainers Dianne Sanford and Angela Kroning will lead you in this hands-on introduction to fish habitat, stream restoration, aquatic life identification and waterway stewardship. Participants who complete the two day training will receive a Streamkeepers certificate from the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation.

"Sculptured Felt: Animals" with Donna Goulette
Date(s):  Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$175 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Sept 21-22. Choose a four – legged creature you would like to make ie: dog, cat, giraffe, rat, etc. One the first day we will create the wire armature and then build upon it with wool fibres to create the animal form. The second day will be full of the details… in order to make your animals come alive. Needle felting experience would be helpful but a confident beginner is welcome!

"One-of-a-Kind Plus: Beyond Basic Monoprinting with a Gel Plate" with Jennifer Love
Date(s):  Saturday, October 05, 2019 - Sunday, October 06, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks 12887 SC Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$225 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Oct 5-6. We will cover many advanced methods of using stencils and masks, registering multiple layers, building a composition and using unusual tools. Jennifer will bring many examples of what can be done with your fabulous printed papers – cards, covered journals or small art pieces for the wall. Students will need to bring their own gel plate, paper and a small selection of acrylic paints (a materials list will be provided). Jennifer will supply lots of extra texture items, stencils, stamps, paint colours and a sheet of sticky-back foam for making stamps.

"Elements" with Catherine Nicholls
Date(s):  Saturday, November 02, 2019 - Sunday, November 03, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$195 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Nov 2-3. el*e*ments…noun *a part or aspect of something abstract, especially one that is essential. We will be exploring elements . . . the elements of the earth and the elements of design. Using earth pigments, graphite and inks we will be creating unique patterns and prints on fabric on the first day. We will be using some very controlled techniques and other more free form! The next day will be investigating and getting to know the 5 elements of design. We’ll then connect them to your fabric creations and explore some of the many options to combine them.

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