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collapse Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Coasting Along Theatre Company's Christmas in July Non-Event Fundraiser
Location:
Cost:donations requested
Tickets:donate at www.coastingalongtheatre.org
to July 31st. Donate now to the Nutcracker for your chance to win a "non-door" Door Prize! You may mail in your donation, or click on the donate now tab on the website! It's that easy to be entered into the door prize drawings! Keep the magic and the dreams alive! Live - professional - spectacular - magical theatre on the Coast! All the details are found at www.coastingalongtheatre.org.

collapse Tuesday, July 28, 2015
After Hours Tween Movie Night
Time:6:45 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:na
Oz the Great and Powerful - for ages 10 and up.

collapse Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Alcan String Quartet with guest Mark Simons
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:$20
Tickets:Gibsons Visitors Info Centre, Gaia's Fair Trade

collapse Friday, July 31, 2015
Summer Intention 16.5 Gathering
Location:north Roberts Creek
Cost:$90 - $140, 7-16 $50, 6 and under free
Tickets:http://intentiongathering.org/summer_16_5/register
July 31-Aug 3. Intention incorporates dancing, parties, gatherings by the fire, kids Play \space, workshops, rituals, tribal market, yoga, art, and DIY culture. Intention is a warm, wonderful and special event that many return to every year to re-create a transformational container, one that continues to weave a vibrant community together every event.

Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
July 31 - Aug 2. Friday 1-5pm; Sat & Sun 10-3. Watch for special items on sale.

Music in the Landing - Ukeladies
Time:4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Farmers' Market
Presented By:Music in the Landing
Cost:na
Email:barlin@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://facebook.com/music.landing
4 ladies on Ukuleles for fun and music. Come out meet the players, shop at the market and enjoy. www.facebook.com/music.landing

PR - Sam Hurrie & Dennis Fox
Time:5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Kelly Creek Market, 2380 Zilinsky Rd, Powell River
Cost:na
Followed by open mic.

Friday Night Dinner with Bonar Harris
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:by donation

Music in the Landing - Anagram
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gazebo on Gibsons wharf
Cost:donation
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Jazz duo Anna Lumiere, piano and Graham Ord, sax, flute and percussion. www.facebook.com/music.landing

PR - Lotus and the Wildflower with Shauna Janz
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Base Camp Cafe, Powell River
Cost:$5-$15
Tickets:at the door

Bradley McGillvray Blues Band
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

Super Mistico Fantasma & Janet Panic
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$7 members, $14 guests with members
Latin, Reggae, Funk

collapse Saturday, August 01, 2015
Texada Island Sandcastle Weekend
Location:Shelter Pt Park & Gillies Bay
Cost:na
Aug 1-2.

Lund Reunion
Location:Lund area
Cost:various
Includes dance on Saturday evening in the Gazebo open to the public.

Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 1-2. Watch for special items on sale.

Roberts Creek Book Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Library
Cost:na

Gambier Summer Family Fair
Time:10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location:Gambier Community Hall
Cost:na
Lots to do: Crafts, pie contest, kids games, kids races, face painting, live and silent auction, cupcake walk, 50/50 to name a few

Music in the Landing - John Thompson Rainey
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Pioneer Square next to Gibsons Info Centre
Cost:by donation
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/Music.Landing
World music style , influenced by North American country , African blues , European folk and a bit of performance art on his acoustic resophonic guitar with help from a few electronics like a loop pedal He picks , bows , drums , strums and sings his way to sad , soulful , joyous and rhythmic music that will keep you listening and moving. www.facebook.com/Music.Landing

Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition and Music in the Park
Time:11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Davis Bay Beach - Sandcastle Competitiion, Music at Mission Point Park
Cost:$10 per group - family, group, youth 12 and under
Contact:Jo
Phone:604.740.8034
Music by Zonolite at Sandcastle event. 3-5 Music with Jim Taylor and fun activities in Mission Point Park. This year partnering with BC Lupus Society and Sunshine Coast Akroswirls.

Edible Garden Tour
Time:11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast
Presented By:One Straw Society & Sechelt Nation
Cost:free
Tickets:Ambrosia Health Food Store
Contact:Kym Chi
Email:foodnetwork@onestraw.ca
Web Link:click here for more details
Aug 1-2. Please join us for the annual Edible Garden Tour, now expanding to 2 days! We will be visiting farms in Gibsons on Saturday and Roberts Creek and Sechelt Sunday. Farms will feature guided tours along with special events and workshops at select locations. More details coming soon!

Janet Panic and Super Mistico Fantasma at the Sechelt summer music series
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Garden stage at the Sechelt Library
Presented By:District of Sechelt
Cost:free
Web Link:sechelt summer music series
Local Juno award nominated singer songwriter Janet Panic, with Latin Funk band Super Mistico Fantasma

Bees of the Invisible
Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 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
Talk by artist Ramon Kubicek

Artist's Talk by Ramon Kubicek
Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 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

Field to Feast Dinner
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Long House, Monkey Tree Lane
Cost:na
Tickets:regisstration required www.onestraw.ca
Web Link:http://www.onestraw.ca
Find out what's growning in your community. In partnership with Sechelt Nation. A zero waste event, bring your own cup, dishes & cutlery.

Music in the Landing - Double Bill - Janet Panic & 'Heavy Mellow'
Time:7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:Winegarden Waterfront Park, Gibsons Landing
Cost:by donation
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/Music.Landing
7:00 Janet Panic, singer/songwriter, recording artist; 7:45 Heavy Mellow with Susann Richter, Ray Fulber, Matt Watson and Steven Jack, originals from each artist. www.facebook.com/Music.Landing

Garden Concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:1222 Carole Pl. Gibsons
Cost:$10-$15 suggested donation
featuring the Extraordinaires (The Ord Family Band), from Vancouver Brian denHertog with Jill Russell.

Two Bears North - Dance @ Roberts Creek Hall
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Presented By:Fed NDP Riding Assn.
Cost:$20
Tickets:Strait Music, Gaia Fair Trade, Laedeli's, MELOmania
Contact:Fran
Dance to the band: Two Bears North www.twobearsnorth.com Sorry, no minors.

Jack & G Band @ Gibsons Legion
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion 109, 747 Gibsons Way
Cost:$5 Members $10 Guests
Come on out to Gibsons Legion for a great night of music and dancing.

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Historical Walking Tour of Gibsons Landing
Time:10:00 AM
Location:meet at Gibsons Visitors Centre
Presented By:SC Museum and Archives
Cost:by donation
Tickets:call to register
Phone:604.886.8232
Email:scm_a@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastmuseum.ca
Local historian Dale Peterson will lead walking tours of Gibson's Landing that explore the fascinating history of the ocean-side village. Tour last approx. 90 minutes. Under 16 to be accompanied by a guardian.

Music in the Landing - Verna Chan, Paul Steenhuis duo
Time:11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location:Sun Dial Stage, next to Gibsons Sunday Market
Cost:by donation
Web Link:http:///www.facebook.com/Music.Landing
playing covers of jazz, blues and pop. www.facebook.com/Music.Landing

Back Porch Reunion and Matthew Lovegrove
Time:12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Old Catholic Church square Cowrie street Sechelt
Presented By:The District of Sechelt
Cost:free
Web Link:sechelt summer music series
The Sechelt summer music series presents blues and roots with Back Porch re-union , and special guest singer/songwriter Matthew Lovegrove

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

collapse Monday, August 03, 2015
Dog Day of August
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Gardens, 5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Web Link:http://coastbotanicalgarden.org
Come for a stroll with your favourite four-footed friends. One of only two days a year the Botanical garden is open to dogs.

BC Day Music in the Landing - 'Nostalgia'
Time:1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location:Winegarden Waterfront Park, Gibsons Landing
Cost:donation
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Celebrating memories of the past with George Grafton and many vocalists. www.facebook.com/music.landing

PR - Midsummers Feast - BC Day at Farmers Market, with train rides
Time:4:30 PM
Location:Paradise Exhibition Park, Powell River
Cost:na
With extra food vendors on hand, there's lots of great food on offer as well as regular weekend Farmers Market vendors - music, farm products and crafts.

collapse Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Summer Bake Sale
Time:9:00 AM
Location:Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt
Cost:na
presented by SC Grandmothers and Grandothers.

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco
Time:8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Fin de Fiesta Flamenco
Cost:$17/$20 at the door
Tickets:https://findefiestaingibsons.eventbrite.ca/
Contact:Lia Grainger
Phone:416.577.5912
A lively spirit – unpredictable and unrestrained work led by Lia Grainger and accompanied by guitarist Dennis Duffin and talented guest artists from the United States and Canada including singer Daniel Azcarate and flamenco dance sensation Michelle Harding, www.findfiestflameco.com.

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Nigel Mack Band
Time:8:00 AM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
Aug 6-8 - 8pm; Aug 9 - 2pm. with Show and Shine. Blistering Slide, killer harp, a high-energy show that fuses blues classics with the punch of contemporary original blues.

PR - Travelling Puppet Shows & Workshops
Time:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:various locations, Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Sarah Barton-Bridges
Phone:604.485.8625
Aug 7-9. All-ages show and puppet building craft . No registration is necessary. More Info: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

collapse Friday, August 07, 2015
Festival of the Rolling Arts
Location:Downtown Sechelt
Presented By:Coasters Car Club
Cost:varies
Aug 7-8-9 - gathering and showcase of vintage vehicles including the 19th Annual Sleepy Hollow Rod Run on Friday evening Hackett Park/Halfmoon Bay. Show 'n' Shine in downtown Sechelt on Saturday from 9am-5pm. Sunday, a second and smaller Show 'n' Shine at Garden Bay Pub and drag races at the Sechelt airport. www.coasterscarclub.ca/sleepy-hollow/

Music in the Landing - Sam McLelland
Time:4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Farmer's Market
Cost:by donation
Email:barlin@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
young singer songwriter www.facebook.com/music.landing

PR - Geoff Allen & Scott Ritter
Time:5:30 PM
Location:2380 Zilinsky Rd, Powell River
Cost:na
followed by 1/2 hour Open Mic at 6:15

Friday Night Dinner with Grant Olsen
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:dinner music free
Grant Olsen for dinner 6:00pm

Music in the Landing - Keia Papa Kaua
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gazebo at the end of wharf in Gibsons
Presented By:Music in the Landing
Cost:by donation
Email:barlin@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/Music.Landing
Dhyana Barkow leads a dance troupe of traditional Hawaiian dancing. www.facebook.com/Music.Landing

School of Music Coffee House
Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$15 suggested donation
Tickets:@ door
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749
Web Link:http://penderharbourmusic.ca
Exciting lineup of performers for this cabaret-style evening in our waterfront theatre. Refreshments available. Gen Katagiri- (Tenor - w. piano/guitar) returns to do half the show. Cameron and Chris Peters - guitar + flute, voice David J Taylor - singer/songwriter, voice + piano/guitar

collapse Saturday, August 08, 2015
Texada Island Blues and Roots Festival
Location:Gillies Bay BC Texada Island
Presented By:Texada Arts cultural and tourism society
Cost:$40 weekend pass $90 Family
Contact:gerry chidlress
Phone:250.334.7049
Web Link:http://
Aug 8-9. music festival performing the blues and roots music. www.texadabluesfestival.com

Sunshine Coast VegFest
Time:10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community Hall
Cost:Free
Contact:Deb Gleason
Phone:604.210.1925
A new and exciting free festival on the Coast featuring exposure to fresh ideas and delicious new dishes to highlight all that a plant-based life has to offer. World class speakers including Gene Baur, cooking demonstrations, interesting exhibitors and an opportunity to experience the culinary delights of a plant based lifestyle with a wide variety of delicious food items made fresh in the on-site Cafe. Live music and a children’s play area. www.sunshinecoastvegfest.com for details.

Music in the Landing - del Maestros
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Pioneer Square, next to info centre in Gibsons
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
with Royce and Steeve del Maestro - croony rock and roll.

Coastal Sand Summer Celebration
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Buccaneer Bay Provincial Park, Thormanby Island
Presented By:South Coast Conservation Program
Cost:FREE
Contact:Tamsin Baker
Phone:604.202.2381
Enjoy a fun family event to celebrate the unique and rare coastal sand ecosystems of North and South Thormanby Island! Located a short boat ride from Secret Cove. Info booths, guided naturalist walks, learning about invasive species removal, hotdog BBQ & nature games for all ages with prizes. Water taxi service can be booked through Hiballer Transportation (leaves from the Government Dock) or the Buccaneer Marina Water Taxi. www.sccp.ca

Amore - Bella Sol in Concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Anglican Church
Cost:Bella Sol is composed of Edmund Arceo, Louis Dillon, Sara Mitchell, Sarah Powell and Jena Wren
Tickets:Admission by Donation
Contact:Edmund Arceo
Phone:604.883.9279
A varied repertoire from both classical and contemporary composers will be presented by award-winning vocalists of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts, in solo, duet, trio and group performances. Accompaniment on the piano by Joy McLeod.

Super Mistico Fantasma & Janet Panic
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion 109, 747 Gibsons Way
Cost:$5 Members $10 Guests
Come out for a great night of Latin, Reggae Funk Music with this great band from Monterrey Mexico, Super Mistico Fantasma with guest Janet Panic

Open Mic with Dr. U
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:tba

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PR - 7th Annual Edible Garden Tour
Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Westview and south of town areas, Powell River
Cost:Free
Contact:Vanessa Sparrow
Phone:604.414.7437
Self-guided event that allows you to tour a variety of local edible gardens to learn more about all kinds of food-growing.

Drag racing
Time:9:00 AM
Location:top of Wilson Creek Rd, Sechelt Airport
Cost:tba
Phone:604.230.5067

Music in the Landing - Jack & G
Time:11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:Sun Dial Stage next to Gibsons Farmers Market
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Steve Jack and G Willy www.facebook.com/music.landing

Sinmobile
Time:12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Old Church Square - Cowrie street Sechelt
Presented By:The District of Sechelt
Cost:free
Web Link:sechelt summer music series
Local Rockers Sinmobile perform original and cover songs from noon until 2:00

collapse Tuesday, August 11, 2015
PR - Movie Under The Stars
Location:Larry Gouthro Park, Powell River
Cost:na
presenting 'Home' an animated move.

collapse Thursday, August 13, 2015
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

Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival Committee
Cost:$30/ticket; $15 per ticket 18 and under
Tickets:phone and website
Contact:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Phone:604.989.3995
Web Link:http://penderharbourmusic.ca
Aug 13-16. Five concerts over four days featuring outstanding musicians playing the best of the chamber music repertoire. Check website for details. www.penderharbourmusic.ca

Sechelt: Sunshine Coast RCMP Community BBQ
Time:11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:behind the Sechelt Detachment
Cost:Free
They’ll have the Emergency Response Team on hand, Police Dog Services, ICBC will set up an impaired driving simulation video game, Speed watch will be there with a game, Conservation staff, Detachment members, the safety bear & more! Free hot dogs, veggie dogs & drinks. everyone’s welcome.

Steve Kozak's WestCoast All-Stars
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
Aug 13-15.

collapse Friday, August 14, 2015
Eleven Equal Artists 4th Annual Power of Paint Group Exhibition
Location:Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo Street, Sechelt, BC
Presented By:Eleven Equal Artists
Cost:FREE
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/ElevenEqualArtists
Fri Aug 14: 5 - 9 pm (Opening Reception - with musical guests "Calm as a Bomb".Sat Aug 15: 10 am - 6 pmSun Aug 16: 10 am - 5 pm. This captivating event will showcase the artists: Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Grunow Guzek, Carol LaFave, Kim LaFave, Ian MacLeod, Cindy Riach, Nadina Tandy, and Marleen Vermeulen, creations using the medium of paint. This year the theme for our collaborative piece is 'birds'. Purchase a bird or a whole flock. proceeds go to help finance "ElevenEqual Artists Visual Art Bursaries".

Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 14-16. Friday 1-5pm; Sat & Sun 10-3. Watch for special items on sale.

Music in the Landing - Axel Loitz
Time:4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Farmers Market
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
singer/songwriter www.facebook.com/music.landing

PR - Pat Buckna & Shaun Coburn
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Kelly Creek Garden Market, 2380 Zilinsky Rd, Powell River
Cost:na
followed by 1/2 hour Open Mic at 6:15

PR - Beer On The Pier
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Westview Wharf in Powell River
Presented By:Beer On The Pier Fundraiser Club
Cost:Friday: $10 Saturday:$15
Tickets:Capone's, Rockit Music, Townsite Brewing, 21 Degrees on Glacier
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604.414.4168
Web Link:more details here!
Aug 14-15. Are you ready for yet another fantastic 2-night event of live music, refreshing beverages and tasty food in one of the coolest outdoor venues on the Sunshine Coast. Beer On the Pier is back for two hot summer nights. Friday special guest! Silver Atlas: Powell River Idol, Paradise, Powell River fav party band, DJ strap on. Saturday special guests: Parlour Panther, The Colorifics, The Stunt Man. craft and domestic beer, b*tch pop and cheap wine. www.facebook.com/events/384616215066627/

Chris Ronald in Concert
Time:8:30 PM
Location:
Cost:at the door

collapse Saturday, August 15, 2015
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

PR - Blackberry Festival
Location:various areas Powell River
Cost:na
Phone:604.483.9454
August 15-21. This festival pays homage to this delicious berry with events around town. The main attraction is the Friday night Street Party featuring live music and tasting stations offering up blackberry delights. Fireworks cap off the event

PR - Arts Alive in the Park
Location:Willingdon Beach Pavillion
Cost:tba
Contact:Ann Nelson or Nina Mussellam
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Aug 15-16. Established and emerging local artists display their work and present it for sale. Music and activities for both children and adults. Booth space for Arts Council members is free. Aug 15-16. held at the end of the Blackberry Festival. Established and emerging local artists display their work and present it for sale. There is also music and activities for both children and adults

Bioblitz
Time:8:00 AM
Location:Nelson Island
Presented By:Ruby Lake Lagoon Society
Cost:na
Aug 15-16. Animals & Wildlife, Education, Kids & Family, Nature & Outdoor activities start at 8am on Saturday and run all day and night, including overnight camping. A pancake breakfast will follow at 7am on Sunday, and the final species count will be at noon.

Historical Walking Tour of Gibsons Landing
Time:10:00 AM
Location:meet at Gibsons Visitors Centre
Presented By:SC Museum and Archives
Cost:by donation
Tickets:call to register
Phone:604.886.8232
Email:scm_a@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastmuseum.ca
Local historian Dale Peterson will lead walking tours of Gibson's Landing that explore the fascinating history of the ocean-side village. Tour last approx. 90 minutes. Under 16 to be accompanied by a guardian.

28th Annual Hackett Park Summer Arts & Crafts Fair
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Hackett Park, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
August 15-16 Sunshine Coast Arts Council presents your chance to see quality work by participating artisans, enjoy fabulous food, great live music, fun children’s activities and more! http://www.suncoastarts.com/profiles/scartscouncil/craftfairs.html

Music in the Landing - Katie and the Cornpones
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Pioneer Square next to the Gibsons Info Centre
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
old tyme community musical group of many strings and things

Songwriter day at the Sechelt Summer muisc series with Lowry Olafson, Chris Ronald and Susan Ssun
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Garden Stage at the Sechelt Library
Presented By:The District of Sechelt
Cost:free
Web Link:sechelt summer music series
Singer songwriters take the stage to perform their own songs.

11th Annual Astronomy in the Park
Time:1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location:Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, Sechelt
Cost:Free
There will be club telescopes, an information booth with membership information, displays and astronomy related giveaways. An ongoing astro-crafts and colouring table for the kids and at 3:30 pm the Driftwood Players Story Theatre will weave their magical fairy tales. The first “star” of the day will be the sun, and with the club’s safe solar telescopes, participants will be able to look for fiery prominences and sun-spots. Remember to bring a flashlight with a red light to preserve night vision. The Festival is a free, family event open to the public, organized by volunteers, and made possible by Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. Please respect all park rules. Weather permitting. Also check our Facebook page Sunshine-Coast-Astronomy-Club (see link in the left sidebar of this site) .

Hawaiian Luau and Pig Roast
Time:4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Gambier Community Hall
Cost:Dance $10 - Wine Tasting $10
Tickets:https://www.paypal.com/ca/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=8q_ml4ZcahvBlPYLkiCPhWfKT2xqvC-izNxIzw3KvT5NJFmO0XTZQqSJ4nG&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba21b081985c750cb9736179f5c8aadc95fab80c37
Web Link:tickets
Pig Roast sold out but, there are still dance tickets available. The dance starts at 8:00. With great live music, entertainment, prizes

Music in the Landing - Double Bill - Calm as a Bomb and Blue Line Trio
Time:7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:Winegarden Waterfront Park, Gibsons
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
7:00pm Calm as a Bomb with Mike Tandy & Dave Christenson; 7:40 - Blue Line Trio with Gary Gilbert, Christopher Jordan Knox and Tim Runkle

PR - Qristina & Quinn Bachand
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Cranberry Community Hall, Powell River
Cost:$18 in advance, $20 at the door
Tickets:Rockit Music and Breakwater Books
This powerhouse duo is returning to Powell River after their sold-out concert in 2013. They have a musical bond that only siblings can share

DJ Night: Funkdealer's 40th funk-off
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door

Creek Daze Dance with Roots Roundup
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Presented By:RCCA
Cost:$20
Tickets:MELOmania or at the door
doors 8pm, also presenting DJ Aerron and Astral Motion. Fundraiser for Roberts Creek Association.

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Butler in the Hey !
Time:12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Old Church Square - Cowrie street Sechelt
Presented By:The District of Sechelt
Cost:free
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/secheltsummermusicseries
The Sechelt summer music series presents Original and cover tunes from Roberts Creek's " Butler in the Hey ! " noon till 2:00 pm

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

Charlotte Wrinch plays
Time:2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Hackett Park, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:no charge
Contact:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Phone:604.885.5412
Web Link:http://www.charlottewrinch.com
What better way to spend a Sunday. Come out and enjoy live music at the 2015 Arts & Crafts Fair in Sechelt's lovely Hackett Park. A total of 5 separate acts will be playing, beginning at 10:45 am, with Charlotte performing the final set at 2:45 pm.

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The Great Sechelt Inlet Canoe Race
Location:Sechelt Inlet
Cost:to register before June 15
First Ever formal race of only big (29 feet plus) Salish style and Voyageur style canoes. 15-20k endurance race plus a short skills race. Welcoming Ceremony Aug 21, Race Day Aug 22nd. More info and to register www.SSCProperties.com/Great-Canoe-Race

Painting the Indoors and the Outdoors
Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Alta Lake Station House
Presented By:Whistler Arts Council
Cost:$419, members $399
Tickets:Millennium Place
Contact:Whistler Arts Council
Phone:604.935.8410
The Art on the Lake program is a series of creative workshops, programmed by the Whistler Arts Council and taking place on Aug 20-23. the picturesque waterfront of Alta Lake, at the Alta Lake Station House. instructor: Gaye Adams Learn to combine energy, accuracy, and authenticity of painting in the field with the convenience of photo references as an aid to your studio process. www.artswhistler.com

Art Stroll in the Landing 2015
Time:7:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Landing
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
Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun. Year Seven for this popular event. Includes exhibitions, plein air painting on the sidewalk, art draws and music.

Jenica Rayne Opening the Gibsons Art Stroll
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Gbsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:GPAG
Cost:by donation
Tickets:donation
Contact:Yvonne VanHeddegem
Phone:604.886.4786
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:Public Art Gallery
Singer/Songwriter Jenica Rayne opens 2015 Art Stroll in the Landing. Jenica Rayne is a recording artist whose latest release is "Hit the Ground Running"... Art Stroll continues August. 21-23 with plein air painting, musical performances and gift draws.

Surveillance
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
Aur 20-22

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Texada Rock in Pride 2015
Location:Shelter Point Park, Texada Island Gillies Bay Rd
Cost:tba
Contact:George or Joseph
Aug 21-23. All welcome. +19 for Saturday evening. Friday meet-and-greet Saturday parade, open mike, afternoon dancing & BBQ. Saturday evening entertainment in the Pub in Van Anda. Shuttle van available between the park and the pub. Camping at Shelter Point Park. Sunday morning wrap-up.

Gibsons 2015 Open Tournament
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:na
Aug 21-23. Doubles, Singles, Mixed - $1000 added with thanks to Coast Darts and Gibsons Legion for the $500 contribution.

Art Stroll in the Landing - call to artists
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:call Yvonne or Hanna to reserve a time
Phone:604.886.4786 (Yvonne) or 604.886.0531 (Hanna)
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Calling all Coast artists and musicians. Artists: GPAG is inviting artists to use the Gallery's front sidewalk space for 'en plein air' painting during Art Stroll. Easels available. If you are a musician, GPAG invites you to perform at GPAG during Art Stroll

Charlotte Wrinch plays
Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:by donation
Contact:Yvonne
Phone:604.886.4786
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca/events-programs/art-stroll/
Art Stroll in the Landing - Gibsons Public Art Gallery joins with other Landing art galleries, shops, and restaurants for a wonderful summer stroll of arts, shopping, food, and live music.

6th Annual Synchronicity Arts Festival
Time:5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Shirley Macey Park, Gibsons
Presented By:Deer Crossing The Art Farm
Cost:$15
Web Link:Visit here for schedule and ticket details.
Continuing with its 3 day line up, Synchronicity 2015 will feature music, circus, arts, workshops, and more! Loaded with awesome music on the MainStage AND the new SecondStage, the return of the Rainforest Circus, the Workshop Series, funky and thought-provoking installations, The Community Village, a Human Jukebox, local food, a Libation Station featuring local brews and more, Synchronicity literally has something for everyone.

PR - Blackberry Festival Street Party
Time:5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Marine Avenue Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Cathy MacDonald
Phone:604.483.9454
Marine Avenue is closed off and people jam the street, enjoying music, art and shopping while tasting blackberry treats offered through street vendors. Since the first one in 1993: lots of great food, music and entertainment, interesting displays and good fellowship, in a safe environment.

PR - Sassaman, Kyle & Robertson
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Kelly Creek Market, 2380 Zilinsky Rd, Powell River
Cost:na
followed by 1/2 hour Open Mic at 6:15

Music in the Landing - Lowry Olafson and Friends
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gazebo on the Gibsons Wharf
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Singer, songwriter with many CDs of original folk music with a wide range of musical styles. www.facebook.com/music.landing

Mapstone
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$6 members, $12 guests
Their blend of conscious roots, world, reggae, folk is music of the heart, for the heart and from the heart. In-joy the medicine.

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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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

Annual Pender Harbour Golf Tournament
Location:Pender Harbour Golf Course
Cost:$50 includes golf, dinner, prizes
modified Texas scramble

Heavy Mellow and special guest John Thompson
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Garden Stage at the Sechelt Library
Presented By:District of Sechelt
Cost:free
Web Link:facebook
The Sechelt Summer music series continues with acoustic rockers Heavy Mellow and special guest singer/songwriter John Thompson

Opening Reception - River Rain/The Art of the Story
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Opening reception for 'River Rain', an exhibition by Kristjana Gunnars, and 'The Art of the Story' an exhibition by Dean Jones. Exhibitions end September 13.

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.

DJ Night - Jet Pack
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door

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Texada - Run the Rock
Time:7:00 AM
Location:Roads and trails on Texada, various locations
Cost:na
Contact:Rob McWilliam
Phone:604.486.0377
Start times: Full 7am Half early for slow runners and walkers is 7:30 Regular is 8:30 8km is 10:00. This is a challenging course. Are you tough enough.

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

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Opening Reception - Brian Romer 'Sechelt My Way" & Pat Ridgway 'Where I Live'
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, SC Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Exhibition runs to Sept 27th.

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Cannery Row
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
Aug 28, 8:00pm, Aug 30, 2:00pm. Gary Comeau-Tim Hearsey & Chris Nordquist one of our all time favourites

Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 28-30. Friday 1-5pm; Sat & Sun 10-3. Watch for special items on sale.

Music in the Landing - 'Special Event' - Langendorfer Mandolin Orchestra
Time:12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:Winegarden Waterfront Park
Cost:donation
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
from Germany, 32 piece Mandolin Orchestra on the North American West Coast Tour definitely not to be missed! www.facebook.com/music.landing

PR - Dan Richard & Dana Rewega
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Kelly Creek Market, 2380 Zilinsky Rd, Powell River
Cost:na
followed by 1/2 hour Open Mic at 6:15

Music in the Landing - Billy Hillpicker Band
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gazebo on Gibsons Wharf
Cost:donation
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Old time harmonies, banjos, guitars and fiddle with Teryl Mullock, Murray Wilson, John Lepore, Chris Stear and Jonah Spiegelman, mandolin. www.facebook.com/music.landing

Antoine Calloway
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door

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Historical Walking Tour of Gibsons Landing
Time:10:00 AM
Location:meet at Gibsons Visitors Centre
Presented By:SC Museum and Archives
Cost:by donation
Tickets:call to register
Phone:604.886.8232
Email:scm_a@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastmuseum.ca
Local historian Dale Peterson will lead walking tours of Gibson's Landing that explore the fascinating history of the ocean-side village. Tour last approx. 90 minutes. Under 16 to be accompanied by a guardian.

Budge Schatke and Karen Graves with special guests Anagram
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Garden Stage at the Sechelt Library
Presented By:The District of Sechelt
Cost:free
Web Link:facebook
Jazz day at the Sechelt summer music series with guitar/sax duo Budge Schakte and Karen Graves. Special guests Piano Flute duo Anagram

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).

Music in the Landing - Brothers in Farms
Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Winegarden Waterfront Park, Gibsons Landing
Cost:donations
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Genre hopping Sunshine Coast Party Music. www.facebook.com/music.landing

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Music in the Landing - Sostenuto
Time:11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location:Sun Dial Stage, next to Sunday Market, Gibsons
Cost:by donation
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Featuring Anna Lumiere and Serena Eades. From tango to choro, French musette to folk melodies, Sostenuto is a worthwhile treat for the senses. www.facebook.com/music.landing

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Music in the Landing - Youth Showcase
Time:12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sun Dial Stage across from Winegarden Park
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Celebrate our local youth and their music.

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Music in the Landing - Jazz Group of Seven
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Sun Dial Stage next to Gibsons Sunday Market
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
Featuring some of the finest jazz musicians on the coast, The Jazz Group of Seven plays the music of the jazz giants from the last half of the last century. John Frederickson, trumpet; Carl Montgomery, alto sax; Ken Grunenberg, tenor sax; Bryan Airth, trombone; Steve Giltrow, guitar; John Parker Toulson, bass; and Tim Enns, drums.

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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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Historical Walking Tour of Gibsons Landing
Location:meet at Gibsons Visitors Centre
Presented By:SC Museum and Archives
Cost:by donation
Tickets:call to register
Phone:604.886.8232
Email:scm_a@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastmuseum.ca
Local historian Dale Peterson will lead walking tours of Gibson's Landing that explore the fascinating history of the ocean-side village. Tour last approx. 90 minutes. Under 16 to be accompanied by a guardian.

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

HMB Business Trade Show
Time:9:30 AM
Location:Halfmoon Bay School Gym
Cost:$10 a table

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PR - Paws for a Cause - Let's take a Walk
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Willingdon Beach, Powell River
Cost:registration fee $15 adult, $10 youth
Registration 12pm, Walk commences 1pm, walk length 1.2km. A chance to raise funds to rescue animals from cruelty.

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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.

Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Sept 18-20. Friday 1-5pm; Sat & Sun 10-3.

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Wood Expo 2015
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Community Forest
Cost:tba
Phone:604.885.7809
Celebrating our natural resource. Featuring wood products created, manufactured or utilized by local artisans and tradespeople.

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The Piano Man: A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$20 members, $25 guests
featuring Ryan Langevin

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Opening Reception - Art and the Six Senses of Cedar
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Teredo St., Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Arts Festival
Cost:free
Contact:Nadina Tandy or Diana Robertson
Phone:604.649.9275
Email:nadina@secheltartsfestival.com
Web Link:http://secheltartsfestival.com
What Does Cedar Mean to You? An experiential art exhibition featuring ‘multi-disciplinary’ visual and sensory perceptions from twelve coast artists interpreting the subject of CEDAR. Influenced by different cultural backgrounds and the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, and spirit, visual artists, sculptors, fibre-artists, writers and musicians will come together to collaborate for this unique event. Show runs to Oct 25th.

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7th Annual Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival
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
Oct 16-18. Oct 16: 6:00 pm, presentation by Langdon Cook, writer and instructor about wild foods Davis Bay Hall; Oct 17, 10:00-3:00 pm, Madeira Park: mushroom show, vendors, dye demos, cook-up; 6:00 pm, presentation by Langdon Cook, SC Botanical Garden, admission $10; Oct 18, guided foray followed by a cook-up with Langdon Cook, pre-registration required. Look for special menus at participating restaurants.

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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