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collapse Friday, August 28, 2015
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.

collapse Sunday, August 30, 2015
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

PR - Farm to Fork 2015
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Hodgins Farm Valley Rd, 7819 Vallery Rd, Powell River
Cost:$75 include 4 course meal with drink pairings
Tickets:Breakwater Books, Townsite Brewing
Join us for a late-summer evening on the farm to celebrate local bounty, dine on the crafts of our local chefs, and enjoy sweet live melodies. All funds support the Nutrition Coupon Program, which helps food-insecure Powell Riverites purchase local, fresh, and nutritious food from the farmers' market.

collapse Tuesday, September 01, 2015
PR - The Dirty Sisters Summer Tour
Location:Cranberry Hall, Powell River
Cost:tba

Live Music Night - Mexican Folklore
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Ruby Lake Resort & La Trattoria Italiana, 15426 SC Hwy
Cost:tba
Tickets:reservations recommended by phone
Phone:604.883.2269
We are honored to present, straight from Mexico - "Ojo de Agua" performing son jarocho and mexican folklore from husband and wife duo Juan and SZuley Ramos

collapse Thursday, September 03, 2015
Gibsons Night Market - Last Night
Time:5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:626 Shaw Road Gibsons (behind the Petrocan station)
Cost:tba
Contact:Leah or Amber
Last Night to take part in Gibsons only Night Market! We are entering into our second season and are currently accepting vendors of all kinds!

Travel Night with Peggy Wright
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:na
Announcing Peggy's new business ... armchair travel served up with desserts, coffee and tea. Travel the world with us and see what is planned for 2016 small group departures. Feel like painting, cooking, cultural immersion, adventure or just something different? RSVP appreciated to pwright@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

collapse Friday, September 04, 2015
BCSPCA Paws For A Cause
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Madeira Park, outside Earthfair Store
Cost:na
bake sale, local produce, raffle - fundraiser

Music in the Landing - Joe Stanton & Simon Paradise
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gazebo on the Gibsons Wharf
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
The last show of the season in the Gazebo should be warmhearted with this duo of singer/songwriters to enjoy as the sun goes down.

Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones in Concert
Time:7:30 PM
Location:St Bar's Church, 659 N Road, Gibsons
Cost:$15, $10 kids 14 and under, 5 and under free
Tickets:at the door (no advance tickets)
former Gibsons fiddle player and her guitar songwriter partner returning for a show in Gibsons.

Glen Pearson
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
Friday-Saturday

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PR - 34th Annual Sunshine Music Festival
Location:Palm Beach, Powell River
Cost:wknd $50, day $30, stn/srs wknd $25, day $40, under 12 free
Tickets:River City Coffee, Rocky Mtn Bakery, Roxy Records, at the gate
Contact:Barb
Phone:604.485.7559
Sep 5-6. Expect to see world class performances in a picturesque setting at Palm Beach Park on the waterfront. Shop at the craft market and enjoy some tasty treats from the many food vendors. www.sunshinemusicfest.com

Jack and G
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door

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.

Music in the Landing - 'Bits of String'
Time:7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Location:Winegarden Waterfront Park
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/music.landing
The last show in Winegarden Park with a group of your favourites with Kaia Neilson, Mark Lebelle, Ken Dalgleish and Graham Walker. Bring your lawn chairs and something warm as the sun sets much earlier these days.

Supernatural Buffalo @ Gibsons Legion
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$5 Members $10 Guests
Supernatural Buffalo is a group from Crystal Beach Ontario that formed in the local vinyl shop. Their main influence come from the 60's & 70's, the band Genre is psychedelic free folk and Members are: Lee Seburn - rhythm guitar Chris Macgillivary - vocals/lead guitar Curtis Doherty - percussion

Song Butchers - Sechelt Legion Fundraiser
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:$10

collapse Sunday, September 06, 2015
Bark for the Park
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Pender Harbour Lions Park
Cost:$25 proceeds go to the PH Lions Club
Tickets:register by phone or email
Phone:604.740.2514
a 3.5 K forest walk with your 4 legged friend, BBQ and music. barkfortheparkph@gmail.com

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.

Botanical Gardens Annual Harvest Festival
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:5941 Mason Road, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Botanical Garden
Cost:by donation
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Celebrate the fall harvest at the Botanical Garden. Plant and garlic sales, live music with Brothers in Farms, Rotary BBQ, Astronomers and Woodcrafters, bake sale, much more. Leashed dogs welcome.

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

collapse Monday, September 07, 2015
Labour Day Picnic
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Dougall Park, Gibsons, BC
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Labour Council
Cost:free
Free barbeque, live entertainment, pie eating contests, bouncy castle http://sclc.ca

collapse Wednesday, September 09, 2015
PR - Cinematheque series: Far From the Madding Crowd
Time:7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:The Patricia Theatre 5848 Ash Ave Powell River,
Cost:visit Theatre website for price info
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
Wed/Thur 7:pm, Thur Matinee 1:30 PG - 119 mins

Literary Reading - Joan Thomas
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Arts Council and Canada Council
Cost:by donation
Phone:604.885.5412
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Joan Thomas was a Winnipeg journalist and teacher before she began writing fiction in 2000. Her three novels have all been met with immediate and enthusiastic acclaim. Reading by Lightning won the 2009 Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book and the amazon.ca First Novel Award, and was nominated for the International IMPAC-Dublin Award. Curiosity was named Quill and Quire Book of the Year and nominated for the Scotiabank-Giller Prize and the IMPAC-Dublin Award. Her latest, The Opening Sky, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for fiction.

collapse Thursday, September 10, 2015
Ladies Red Serge Gala
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Holy Family Catholic Church, 700 Nickerson Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$70.00 incl 3 course dinner with comp wine
Tickets:Sechelt RCMP Detachment, 5800 Teredo St
Doors 5:30, dinner 7:00pm. Cops for Cancer fundrasier. Many quality prizes.

collapse Friday, September 11, 2015
PR - 3rd Annual Vale Village
Location:The Vale, 7896 Southview Rd, Powell River
Cost:Free Market
Sept 11-13. Cashless, all ages event. Prepare to Share! Holistic Workshops, Stone Soup Potluck Kitchen, Music Jams & Dance Parties, Random Acts of Theatre, game tournaments.

Paint Out Gibsons Landing 2015
Location:throughout Gibsons Landing
Cost:$30 Registration
Tickets:poynterjan@gmail.com to register
Contact:Jan Poynter
Phone:604.886.8918
Web Link:http://janpoynter.com/gibsons-paint-out/
Sep 11-13. •Painters working on site throughout the Landing for 3 days •finished “wet” paintings on display/sale daily at a local gallery. •People’s Choice award and prizes •Free Artist demos and presentations for participants •Participants informal gathering/BBQ •Final exhibition & reception

Friday Night Dinner with Grant Olsen
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:na

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:$10 suggested donation
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749
Web Link:http://penderharbourmusic.ca
Terrific evening's entertainment by local musicians, cabaret-style in our waterfront theatre. Delicious refreshments available. This month- Lynne Urquhart Band (Lynne, James Raynor, Scott Jackes, Sacha Fassaert, plus: Taylor Howie - PH singer Jay Burnham - Egmont bassist

Dr. Sara Ellison
Time:7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Cost:by donation
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Charles Ennis
Phone:778.458.2666
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Centre RASC web site
"Galaxy Mergers in the Nearby Universe": Despite the emptiness of space, mergers between galaxies are surprisingly common. Around 1% of galaxies in the nearby Universe are currently experiencing an interaction of some kind. will describe research that uses both observations and computer simulations to trace the dramatic effect of these interactions on a galaxy’s history: how the interaction can lead to massive bursts of star formation, alter the interstellar chemistry and even provide fuel for the central supermassive black hole.

Bald Eagle & Osprey Nest Registry Program Presentation
Time:7:30 PM
Location:St John's United Church (downstairs) Davis Bay
Cost:donation
Speaker Ian Moul, to gauge the public's interest in recording the locations of nest locations on the Sunshine Coast. His presentation, open to members and the general public, will consider the natural history and conservation issues affecting the species, and how the Atlas and nest records support government protective legislation.

Leroy Stagger and John Wort
Time:8:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba
Leroy Stagger and Juno Nominee and CanadianFolk Award Winner John Wort Hannam

collapse Saturday, September 12, 2015
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

PR - Kiwanis Giant Book & Misc Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Kiwanis Annex 4943 Kiwanis Ave Powell River
Cost:Free
Contact:Kathy
Phone:604.487.9332
Email: kmait@hotmail.com

Texada Paint Out 2015
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Shingle Beach, 15 km south of Shelter Point, Texada Island
Cost:free
Contact:Marilyn
Phone:604.486.6907
Artists will set up to paint the scenery from 10:00am onwards at Shingle Beach on Texada Island, then present their paintings the next morning at 11:00am at the TACT Centre in Van Anda where they will enjoy an Artist's Brunch. The public is encouraged to attend the exhibition and meet the artists in person.

Lehigh Materials’ Annual Open House
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:5784 Sechelt Inlet Road
Cost:free
Guided tours, free hotdogs & hamburgers, facepainting & a bouncy castle for the kids, prizes and much more. Everyone’s welcome!

10th Annual Sechelt Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, Roberts Creek
Cost:$180/single $80 dinner reception only, incl carts, dinner, prizes, gifts, tax receipt.
Tickets:register at sechelthospitalfoundation.org
Phone:604.885.8637
presented by Sechelt Hospital Foundation. Registration 12:00pm, shotgun start 1:30pm, cocktails 6:00pm, dinner 7:00pm.

Plein Air Artist Reception
Time:4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:The Landing Gallery, 436 Marine Drive, Gibsons
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.0099
Email:info@landinggallery.ca
Web Link:http://www.landinggallery.ca/
Results of the plein air painters' festival (Sept 11-13) will be sold in our Showroom space throughout September.

Sunshine Coast Roller Girls Season Finale
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Arena
Cost:$10/adults $5/seniors/children (age 6-12) Free for age 5 & under!
Against the Harbour City Rollers from Nanaimo. Family friendly.

PR - Leeroy Stagger and John Wort Hannam
Time:7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Hall, Powell River
Presented By:Pat Buckna
Cost:$20
Tickets:Breakwater Books and Rockit Music.
John Wort Hannam has released five albums. His winsome, lonesome and then some, acoustic roots music carries the torch of a vast songwriting tradition in the styles of John Prine, Louden Wainwright III, and Steve Earle but it is proudly Canadian. Stagger released his 11th studio album,Dream It All Away, in May 2015 which includes the rock radio single “Something Beautiful”. An award-winning songwriter & established producer, Stagger is well on his way to joining the likes of Ryan Adams, John Hiatt and John Prine as an ambassador for North American roots rock ‘n’ roll.

Poppa Greg & the Chillin' Dylans
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion 109, 747 Gibsons Way
Cost:$5 Members $10 Guests
Come on out Saturday Sept 12th for a great night of dancing and music with Poppa Greg and the Chillin' Dylans at Gibsons Legion.

Public Viewing at SCC Observatory
Time:8:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Airport, Gate 2
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Cost:by donation
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Charles Ennis
Phone:778.458.2666
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Centre RASC web site
Public viewing at the SCC Observatory. Entrance is gate 2 at the top of Field Rd. No pets allowed. Please bring red flashlights to help preserve observer vision. Feel free to bring a telescope if you have one. This is weather permitting. Check our web site for updates.

collapse Sunday, September 13, 2015
Nutcracker Auditions
Time:10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Coast Academy of Dance - Sechelt
Presented By:Coasting Along Theatre Society
Cost:0.00
Contact:Kathleen Holmes
Phone:604.989.6050
Email:coastingalongtheatre@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.coastingalongtheatre.org
Auditions for the 4th annual production of The Nutcracker!

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.

Paws for a Cause
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Cliff Gilker Park, Roberts Creek
Cost:$25 Adult, $10 youth
Registration 11:00am. Approx 2 km. Presented by Scotiabank & BC SPCA.

PR - Film Festival AGM
Time:12:30 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre, 5848 Ash Ave
Cost:na
memberships available

BBC Last Night of the Proms
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Ravens Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $15, Children 17 yrs and under $10. Call to have your tickets held.
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:ravenscrytheatre@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
The grand finale of the world’s most celebrated classical music festival. Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, soprano Danielle de Niese and tenor Jonas Kaufmann are the stars at this year’s Last Night of the Proms, broadcast live from London’s Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 12 September. Marin Alsop, who triumphed at 2013’s Last Night, presides over a finale that opens with the new and ends with the Last Night favourites (Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory). Among composers featured are Shostakovich, Richard Strauss and Puccini. The show will also mark the 50th anniversary of the film The Sound of Music with a singalong medley.

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

collapse Monday, September 14, 2015
"A Brilliant Young Mind" - film screening
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 7 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
In a world difficult to comprehend, Nathan, a mildly autistic teenage math prodigy finds safety and satisfaction in numbers. With the help of an unconventional teacher he lands a spot on the British team for the International Mathematics Olympiad. When the team travels to a training camp in Taiwan, Nathan struggles to overcome his insecurity and social disability. But he also finds himself surrounded by kindred spirits who open him to the possibility of understanding his condition and perhaps changing it.

collapse Wednesday, September 16, 2015
'Orphan of Infamy' Book Launch with Robert Scott
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Library
Cost:na
There are many war stories told of the long years of WWII. There are stories of heroism, tyranny, atrocities, pain, courage, and those of human endurance, pride and survival. In his book Orphan of Infamy, local author Bob Scott explores these factors as they applied to a small village in (then) Czechoslovakia.

PR - Cinematheque series: Ex Machina
Time:7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:The Patricia Theatre 5848 Ash Ave Powell River,
Cost:contact theare or website for details
Phone:604.483.9345
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
Wed/Thur 7:pm, Thur Matinee 1:30 PG - 109 mins

Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Science Room at Chatalech High School
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.5843
Speakers: Kelly Foley from Community Futures, Ken Walker and Ken Karaloff our own members give a discussion and power point presentation on Toys and Gifts for Families. contact3@suncoastwoodcrafters.com

collapse Friday, September 18, 2015
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.

Pender Jazz Fest at Garden Bay Pub
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:various
Fri-Sat-Sun. Doc Fingers-Bradley McGillvray -Cannery Row, Tom Keenlyside, Chris Nordquist, Peter Van B3, Gary Comeau,Tim Hearsey, and many more Festival allstars. Check Jazz Fest web 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.

Divas - Vegas meets Vaudeville
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:$22
Tickets:Legion Office
Phone:604.885.2526
Back by popular demand, Bonnie Kilroe, a One Woman Show plays Cher, Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, Bett Midler and more.

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.

collapse Saturday, September 19, 2015
Golf Tournament, Dinner & Auction Fundraiser
Location:Blue Ocean Golf Club, Sechelt
Cost:$150 per person includes 18 holes Green Fees, Dinner
Tickets:sign up at www.blueoceangolf.ca
Phone:604.885.3739
presented by The Halfmoon Bay Child Care Centre, Live Charity Auction, great prizes

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.

Electric Vehicle Festival
Location:
Cost:na
Details to come.

Welcome Beach Community Association Golf Tournament
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Pender Harbour Golf Club
Cost:tba
Contact:Mike Gojevic
Registration includes 9 holes of golf with power cart, lunch, prizes and a lot of fun and camaraderie.

PR - A Fall afFair with Train Rides
Time:12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:- Paradise Exhibition Park, Powell River
Cost:free
Sept 19-20. A reduced program at Fall Fair time this year; called a Fall afFair; our regular train and hand cars will be there too; both days. The Kiwanis Wheel Chair car which debuted last fall fair will be on hand

Artist Reception: Paradigm and Interior Geography
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Opening reception for the exhibitions 'Paradigm' by Liz, Jan and Hanelize de Beer, and 'Interior Geography' by Gina Miller. The exhibition runs from Thursday September 17 to Sunday October 11.

Book Launch - Theresa Kishkan - 'Patrin'
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Patrin is the old word for the clues Roma people left for their travelling fellows – a handful of leaves or twigs tied to a tree. Patrin Szkandery, a young woman living in Victoria BC in the 1970s, restores an ancient quilt and travels to Czechoslovakia to trace her Roma history over the unsettling terrain of central Europe in the years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The pieced cloth proves to be both coded map and palimpsest (patrin) of her extended family’s nomadic wandering.

PR - David Essig - House Concert
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Cranberry Community Hall, Powell River
Cost:tba
Presented by Pat Buckna. David has recorded 20 albums of his own music over the course of his career – the most recent is Moon on Rough Bay, released in October 2012. He has also worked as the producer on over 60 albums by fellow artists.

Smiling Jack Smith
Time:8:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$8 members, $16 uests of members
Smiling Jack has been writing and singing his songs in a career that spans five decades and three continents…from New York City to Vancouver, from Florida to New Jersey, from Madrid to Australia, from London to Hamburg.

PR - Queen - Stone Cold Crazy Tribute Band
Time:8:30 PM
Location:Carlson Community Club, 4463 Joyce Ave, Powell River
Cost:$10 members, $15 guests
Tickets:Guest Lounge

collapse Sunday, September 20, 2015
PR - Annual Terry Fox Run
Time:10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:10km or 3.5km, Powell River
Cost:TBA
Contact:Ted and Jan Rodonets
Phone:604.485.9238
Registration opens at 8:30. Run/Walk starts at 10:00 sharp Walk, Run, Cycle, Skate! Pancake breakfast by SaveOnFoods for participants and volunteers following the run. Email: rodonets@shaw.ca

Cana Dares - Fun Family Sikukuu
Time:1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, covered picnic area
Cost:$10 adult, $5 children
Tickets:Sechelt Visitor's Centre, Three Dog Bakery, Sechelt, Gaia's Fair Trade
Sponsored by Cana Dares, Society for Children in Tanzania. Come learn about the 22 children who are part of our family. Food, drinks, games & activities for all ages. www.canadares.ca

"A Brilliant Young Mind" - film screening
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 1:30 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
Nathan, a mildly autistic teenage math prodigy finds safety and satisfaction in numbers. With the help of an unconventional teacher he lands a spot on the British team for the International Mathematics Olympiad. When the team travels to a training camp in Taiwan, Nathan struggles to overcome his insecurity and social disability. But he also finds himself surrounded by kindred spirits who open him to the possibility of understanding his condition and perhaps changing it.

Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Rockwood Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Deb Gleason
Cost:185
Contact:Deb Gleason
Phone:604.210.1925
The 30 Day Health Challenge is a program that offers you a new perspective on healthy eating, focusing on whole foods.The program is gradual and progressive as well as extremely supportive so you can start from wherever you are right now. Enjoy delicious food while flooding your body with nutrients and learning how to drop the foods that are robbing your health.

collapse Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Book Launch: Silenced: The Untold Story of the Fight for Equality in the RCMP
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:na
Silenced by Bonnie Reilly Schmidt former plainclothes RCMP officer, is the compelling true story of how women transformed not only their role in the RCMP, but our very notion of what it means to be Canadian.

Cinematheque series: I'll See You In My Dreams
Time:7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:The Patricia Theatre 5848 Ash Ave Powell River,
Cost:visit Theatre website for price info
Phone:604.483.9345
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
Wed/Thur 7:00pm, Thur 1:30pm PG — 97 min

collapse Friday, September 25, 2015
PR - Artist in Residence Talk with Drew Burnham
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Academy of Music Art Studio
Presented By:Malaspina Art Society and PR Arts Council
Cost:free/donation
Contact:Megan Dulcie Dill
Phone:604.414.4553
Email:megandulcie@shaw.ca
international renowned painter Drew Burnham will present an artist talk about his recent work and art career http://mdill.com

The Tribunal - a documentary
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Grandmothers and Grandothers
Cost:$10
A Stephen Lewis Foundation Documentary. This moving new documentary from the Stephen Lewis Foundation shines a light on the urgent need to provide better protection for the human rights of African grandmothers. Grandmothers are the primary caregivers for a large number of children left orphaned and vulnerable by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. But their ability to care for these children, and for themselves, is greatly compromised by the effects of gender- and age-based discrimination.

Literary Reading - Grant Buday
Time:8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt, BC
Presented By:Canada Council for the Arts and the Literary Committee, SC Arts Council and Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:by donation
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Twice a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, he was also shortlisted for the B.C. Book Prize in 1994. A selection from his novel White Lung won in the Fiction Category of the 1997 Western Magazine Awards, and in 2006 he won the Fiddlehead Magazine short fiction contest. His short fiction has been anthologized in The Journey Prize Anthology and in Best Canadian Short Stories. Buday’s work mixes “unapologetic” realism with humour. He has been described as “a brilliant storyteller”, whose stories are beautifully told.

David j Taylor & Robin Atchison
Time:8:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$6 members, $12 guests with members
Doors 7:30. A full night of original music

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3rd Annual Seashells by the Seashore Art Auction
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Cowrie Street - near BMO
Presented By:Sechelt Downtown Business Assoc. (SDBA)
Cost:Free
Contact:Cindy Buis
Phone:604.740.2660
Email:artworkstours@telus.net
Web Link:Seashells by the Seashore Art Auction
Seashells have been embellished by Local Artists will be Auctioned off to the highest bidder. Drop in anytime during the day to Bid on your FAV - but be there in person during the final moments 2:30 to 3pm - to make sure you get the one you really want. All money raised goes to putting on events in Downtown Sechelt.

Artist Inter-Active Demonstration - Brian Romer
Time:2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Brian will be creating an original painting from start to finish.

Gelli-Plate Demo
Time:2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Cowrie Street Sechelt
Presented By:Artworks Gallery & Framing
Cost:Free
Contact:Cindy Buis
Phone:604.740.2660
Email:artworkstours@telus.net
Web Link:Gelli-Plate Demo
Come Watch the Creative Process develop before your eyes. Local Artist Donna Swain will be Demonstrating Gelli-Plate Art in conjunction with the Sechelt Downtown Business Assoc & culturedays.ca

PR - French Club Salmon Festival
Time:7:00 PM
Location:5110 Manson Ave. Powell River
Cost:TBA
Phone:604.483.3966
Dinner catered by Laughing Oyster Restaurant Please call or email French Club for information is needed : / admin@clubbonaccueil.com

‘Dance for Tammy’ DJ Night Fundraiser
Time:7:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall Madeira Park Rd
Cost:$30 incl dinner and show
Tickets:Chemistry in Gibsons, Lucy’s Clothing Store in Sechelt or Oak Tree Market in Madeira Park.
DJ’s Mamma, Smoothy & Sean Dimitrie will provide the tunes, you provide the dancing. All proceeds benefiting local, Tammy Endert, and her battle with cancer. Doors open at 7pm, must be 19 years or older.

Ken McBride in Concert, a fundraiser for Special Olympics
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10
Join Ken McBride as he performs tunes from his new album, “Tone”. McBride’s unique tunes are addicting. The event is a fundraiser for Sunshine Coast Special Olympics.

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

Sechelt Comedy Night
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Ravens Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt
Cost:$40
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:ravenscrytheatre@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
with Dan Quinn, Erica Sigurdson and Ivan Decker. Sechelt Comedy Night with Dan Quinn Erica Sigurdson, and Ivan Decker

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PR - French Club Brunch / Salmon Festival
Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:5110 Manson Ave. Powell River
Cost:TBA
Contact:604.483.3966
Brunch catered by Julie's Airport Restaurant Please call French Club for information

PR - 20th Annual Loon Lake Race
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Loon Lake, Powell River
Cost:check website for various costs
Phone:604.885.8849
13.2 kilometre wheelchair accessible trail around the very edge of the lake. It starts and finishes at a fully serviced campground with a full-time caretaker. More info http://www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/loonlake/

Gambier Oktoberfest
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Gambier Community Centre
Cost:$15 - additional prices include food and stein
Put on your Lederhosen and celebrate Harvest Season the German way! Fruhshoppen (Brunch) starting at 11am, followed by a traditional KEG Tapping ceremony at 12pm. Fun for young and old, join the Sack Race Game, 50:50 lottery and of course, the Bratwurst eating competition, this event is not to be missed! Live entertainment provided by Franzl & his Squeezebox and Angela playing the Cowbells Typical Bavarian foods, Bavarian Beer specialties and specialty beer tasting, Germany at its best

'For the Love of Gospel Rock' - Artist Talk from Pat Ridgway
Time:1:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artcouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Pat Ridgway dons her role as environmental artist. Focusing on her paintings of Gibsons’ Gospel Rock area, she will host a discussion with “For the Love of Gospel Rock” group who are fighting to protect the area.

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

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"Rebelle" - film screening
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 7 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
Canada’s 2013 Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, Rebelle centres on a resilient young girl, Komona , who is abducted by sub-Saharan rebels and forced into war. Because of her skills at sensing government soldiers she is deemed a sorceress and given the title of War Witch. Komona is haunted by the ghosts of her parents, whom she was forced to kill, and resolves to escape and journey back to her birthplace to lay their souls to rest.

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Artist Reception - Maergery Lambert & Franca Tesloveanu
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, SC Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
'Memories of a Dancer' - Margery Lambert - memories of classical ballet; 'Art Dolls, Celebrating Fashion History' - Franca Tesloveanu - combined skill learned through pottery, sculpture, fashion and sewing.

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One Straw Fall Faire
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:na
Phone:604.399.8733
Web Link:http://www.onestraw.ca
A celebration of the year’s harvest, local food, workshops, farmers’ market, kids’ stuff, entertainment.

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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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Boogie, Brats and Beer Dance
Location:Coopers Green Hall, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:tba
During the Apple Festival with band Playback

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"Love and Mercy" - film screening
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 1:30 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
A movie about the musician and songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys presented in a parallel narrative covering two specific periods of his life. The first, the 1960s, depicts the onset of his struggles with psychosis while the second, the 1980s, shows us his ultimate redemption and release from the grasp of a shady therapist. The film is a refreshing surprise that reflects Wilson's blaring imagination with its own ingenious structure, visual approach, sound design, and poetic sensibility.

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"Love and Mercy" - film screening
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 7 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
A movie about the musician and songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys presented in a parallel narrative covering two specific periods of his life. The first, the 1960s, depicts the onset of his struggles with psychosis while the second, the 1980s, shows us his ultimate redemption and release from the grasp of a shady therapist. The film is a refreshing surprise that reflects Wilson's blaring imagination with its own ingenious structure, visual approach, sound design, and poetic sensibility.

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"Herb & Dorothy" - film screening
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $8; others $12
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 7 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
He was a postal clerk; she was a public librarian. The captivating, incredible, multi-award-winning true story of Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who, within their extremely modest means, and one-bedroom New York apartment, managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Their shared passion and discipline defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.

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"The Edge of Heaven - film screening
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 7 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
After Ali accidentally kills a prostitute, his son leaves Germany to search for her adult daughter in Istanbul. Meanwhile, the daughter hides out in Germany to escape the Turkish police. There, she falls in love with Lotte, who desperately tries to rescue her when she is deported back to Turkey. Winner of more than 30 film awards, including Best Screenplay at Cannes, the film is a complex and compelling tale about fractured families and dislocated cultures, and the hope that comes from sacrifice.

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"The Edge of Heaven" - film screening
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 1:30 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
After Ali accidentally kills a prostitute, his son leaves Germany to search for her adult daughter in Istanbul. Meanwhile, the daughter hides out in Germany to escape the Turkish police. There, she falls in love with Lotte, who desperately tries to rescue her when she is deported back to Turkey. Winner of more than 30 film awards, including Best Screenplay at Cannes, the film is a complex and compelling tale about fractured families and dislocated cultures, and the hope that comes from sacrifice.

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"Jimmy's Hall" - film screening
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 7 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
Set during the tumultuous aftermath of Ireland's 1922 Civil War, this is the true story of charismatic Irish Communist leader Jimmy Gralton, who returned home after ten years' exile in America, and dared to build a community hall in County Leitrim. The Catholic Church and political leaders were appalled that it was used for dancing and fun. The hall's fate comes down to a duel between Gralton and a backward thinking parish priest. The latest work from popular director Ken Loach.

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"Jimmy's Hall" - film screening
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 1:30 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
Set during the tumultuous aftermath of Ireland's 1922 Civil War, this is the true story of charismatic Irish Communist leader Jimmy Gralton, who returned home after ten years' exile in America, and dared to build a community hall in County Leitrim. The Catholic Church and political leaders were appalled that it was used for dancing and fun. The hall's fate comes down to a duel between Gralton and a backward thinking parish priest. The latest work from popular director Ken Loach.

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"Wild Tales" - film screening
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:Members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors @ 7 PM)
Contact:Doug Dyment
Phone:604.886.2965
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
A splendidly anarchic portrait of a world on the verge of a nervous breakdown fired by the undeniable pleasure of losing control. It is composed of six stand-alone shorts of black, comic nightmare, united by a common theme of violence and unsuppressed rage. A collection of delicious, horrible, scary, and scabrous stories from Argentina satirizing the country's corruption, cynicism and complacency -- wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged.

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21th 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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34th 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 11, 12, 13, 14. 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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7th Annual Synchronicity Arts Festival
Time:5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Shirley Macey Park, Gibsons
Presented By:Deer Crossing The Art Farm
Cost:tba
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.

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