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collapse Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sechelt Arts Festival
Location:Various venues in Sechelt: Arts Centre, Seaside Centre, Ravens Cry, Tems Swiya Museum
Presented By:District of Sechelt
Cost:Free except for Ravens Cry Main Stage events $20-25
Tickets:online and Sechelt Vistors Cente -additional local outlets tb
Contact:Diana Robertson or Nancy Cottingham Powell
Phone:604 649 9275
Email:info@sechelteartsfestival.com
Web Link:http://secheltartsfestival.com/
to October 26th. The 11th.annual Sechelt Arts Festival features two Main Stage musical and theatre events, a cross-cultural collaborative ten day Art Exhibition, visual and performing art workshops at various venues, an "Emerging Sounds" youth concert, a new Heritage Exhibit at the Tems Swiya Museum and random acts of Art in the Street! The sunshine coast's leading edge performing and visual art festival.

collapse Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Community Connections for Seniors
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Oct 21-RC Legion; Oct 22-Sechelt Srs Centre; Oct 23-Eric Cardinal Hall
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.4088
Meet older adults in your neighbourhood. Share ideas and concerns. 10am - doors open for tea and coffee. 10:30 to 12:00 Questions and Answers. 12noon - 1pm Lunch & networking.

collapse Thursday, October 23, 2014
Brent Parkin House Concert
Location:
Cost:$20 limited to 35 tickets
Contact:Pat Buckna
Phone:604.485.5198
(100% of proceeds go to the performers). New incentive for those who pre-purchase tickets for all 6 shows - we will reserve your choice of seats in advance. . Bring your own beverages and an appetizer or dessert for the table for intermission. Coffee and tea will be provided. All shows are smoke and scent-free events and everyone is asked to be sensitive to our guests with allergies. Smoking is permitted outside. Email: pbuckna@shaw.ca

Solar Eclipse Viewing
Time:12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Davis Bay Seawall
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Cost:by donation
Contact:Charles Ennis
Phone:778.458.2666
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Centre RASC web site
Weather permitting, there will be a partial solar eclipse visible in Western Canada on 23 October, covering approximately 66% of the sun. Members of our astronomy centre will be setting up our solar scopes on the seawall in Davis Bay on this date at 12:30 PM to allow the public to view the sun. Hope to see you there!

Brian Minter
Time:5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Sparling Pavilion, Botanical Gardens, 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt
Cost:$20 members $25 non-members
Tickets:Visitors' Centre, nurseries and the Garden
Phone:604.740.3969
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
More details coming.

Money Skills Financial Literacy Program - Banking & Investments
Time:6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:na
Tickets:email admin@communityresourcecentre.info or call to register
Phone:604.885.4088
In partnership with the Sunshine Coast Credit Union, the Community Resource Centre is pleased to be able to offer this free adult education program dedicated to increasing financial knowledge and money management skills.

National Theatre Live: Skylight
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $15 ($10 for 17 yrs and under)
Tickets:at the theatre. Call to have yours held.
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Thurs (Oct 23) 7pm & Sun (Nov 2) 2pm Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience) Runtime: 2 hrs 20 min.

Braineater Haunted House
Time:7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Halfmoon Bay Fier Hall 1, 8972 Redrooffs Rd, Halfmoon Bay
Presented By:Halfmoon Bay Fire Dept
Cost:tba
Tickets:at the door
to Oct 31st. A Halloween Event sure to thrill Fright Freaks and Scream Junkies. This event was not geared towards the "Family Entertainment" seekers or those looking for a fun night with young Kids, but more for those who are looking for a real scare! This season, We begin to tell the Story of Dr. Nathaniel Kern, a strangely driven Researcher who resided in Halfmoon Bay in the 70’s.

collapse Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday Night Live
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:Members $6; guests w. members $12
Tickets:at the door
The creek's popular musical showcase is back with a terrific lineup featuring: Bonar: Intricate guitar, soulful vocals, an eclectic mix of original and popular blues, country, folk, jazz, samba and more! Robin Atchison: With an ear-pleasing voice that perfectly melds Neil Young with Willie Nelson, Robin's songs touch the heart. Matt Diamond: Son of renowned children's entertainer Charlotte Diamond, Matt is quickly becoming known for engaging, unplifting performances of popular and original songs. Janet Panic: Juno-nominated singer/songwriter with edgy, often comedic songs. A local entertainer with national presence.

Dr Stuart Shanker: Self-Regulation
Time:9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary School 5400 Marine Avenue Powell River
Cost:$185.00 includes lunch
Email:maxcamerontheatre@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
The author of “Calm, Alert and Learning: Strategies for Self-Regulation” This one day workshop will provide you with insight of how we can enhance a child’ s ability to regulate him/herself that will have a dramatic impact not only on the child’s well-being and capacity to learn but an equally dramatic impact on the well-being of parents and educators. Online registration and enquiries www.4children.ca or contact@4children.ca.

Friday Night Dinner with Pamela Messner
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:donations accepted

Splash'N Boots - Children's Event
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Heritage Playhouse Productions
Cost:$15
Tickets:Gaia's Fair Trade, Laedeli, Sechelt Visitor Centre re- June 10th
Contact:Zeta Gaudet
Phone:604.886.8998
Raising Funds for the Heritage Playhouse. Nominated for a 2014 JUNO award for Children’s Album of the Year and twice crowned Canadian Children’s Music Group of The Year, at the Sirius XM Independent Music Awards, Treehouse TV’s “Splash’N Boots” are carving their mark into the rich history of Canadian Children’s Music. From Dubai to Italy, Bermuda, Australia and across both Canada and the USA, Splash’N Boots tour extensively to bring their high energy musical show to families around the globe. Described as “Cutting Edge Children’s Entertainment” by the Globe and Mail ” this is a hilarious family concert you don’t want to miss.Watch them daily on Treehouse TV and visit www.splashnboots.com! Visit www.heritageplayhouse.com for more information.

The BIG Labowski @ the HUB
Time:7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:The Hub 6275 Marine Avenue Powell River
Cost:no cover
Contact:Jessyca
Phone:604.483.2228
Screening the classic Film The BIG Labowski on our big screen. White Russians will be 5 bucks all night. Come see the DUDE do his wacky thing. Prizes for best Labowski dress

Artesia Coffeehouse & SC Conservation Society
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10 donation at the door
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
This month we are collaborating with The Sunshine Coast Conservation Society. Performances by Charlie Daigneault with her old tyme tunes and 'Sing You Sinners' a whisky folk group of Jenny Groves, vocals/bass, Simon Hocking, vocals/mandolin/guitar, Ian McLatchie, lap steel guitar and Cayce Laviolette, drums. SCCS will draw for their raffle prizes and give an update on all things Sunshine Coast Conservation.

collapse Saturday, October 25, 2014
PumpkinFest
Time:12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Save-On-Foods end of the Town Centre Mall
Cost:free
Phone:604.414.0857
Tenth Annual community PumpkinFest. Free pumpkin carving event. .

Emerging Artists Play the Classics
Time:1:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:Free
Emerging coast artist Emily Picard joins two former students of teacher Carl Montgomery, Morganne Woolley and Madeline Young, now both studying music at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, to play a classical repertoire of pieces by Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann and others.

Splash n Boots at the Max
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary School 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Adult $15, Senior/Youth $10, Child $5.
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Phone:604.483.3900
Web Link:http:// www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
A One hour children's' show. www.splashnboots.com Email: jdawson@sd47.bc.ca

Annual General Meeting - Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Time:2:00 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://gpag.ca
GPAG's AGM: all are welcome

Dying with Dignity Public Forum
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:na
Speakers from BC Civil Liberties, Jim Stephenson, Grace Pastine and Katherine Hammond.

Thrill the World Gibsons
Time:3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse 662 North Rd. Gibsons
Presented By:Dominiques School of Dance and Danceworks Academy
Cost:Specatators $10 /Participants By Donation
Tickets:at Event
Contact:Dominique
Phone:604.886.0020
3rd annual Heritage Playhouse fundraiser. Dominique School of Dance is joining with Danceworks academy in order to rally the community , Share dance with the coast and the WORLD , and raise funds for the Heritage Playhouse - Come Join us ! You want to learn it with your place of works an participate as a team , we will bring the learning to you ! contact us at dominiquesdance@eastlink.ca

7th Annual Zombie Walk or Day of the Z
Time:3:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse Parking Lot
Cost:na

Light The Night
Time:4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Timberlane Track Powell River
Cost:For a $100 donation individuals will be given a shirt and lantern to turn on and walk with at the event
Contact:Kerry
Phone:250.886.6858
Hosted by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.Lanterns are red for supporters, white for patients and survivors, and gold for in memory. The walk itself is free to participate in but donations are great at any amount! Please register so we know how many shirts and lanterns to bring. All proceeds go towards The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLS) to help patients and research. Email: kerrydegraag@hotmail.com

Cornucopia - A novel new Gala
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Point Rd
Presented By:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$125 (with $80 tax rcpt)
Tickets:Zocalo, Gibsons Public Market
Phone:604.886.8814
complete with , delicious foods and spirits, wondrous music from Budge Schachte with the Van Django Trio, guitar and Tegan Peemoeller, harp and live auction. Early bird draw prizes (purchased before Sept 25th) include a $500 gift card from Zocalo. Cocktail Attire

Poetry SLAM
Time:6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Cranberry Hall 6828 Cranberry St Powell River
Cost:TBA
SLAM is a spoken word competition where the brave, bright and loud get on stage to share their words in front of a hollering, cheering, supportive crowd. At the end of the night a poet is selected as the reigning word warrior and immortalized in name on the one and only SLAM CHAMP medallion. All ages are welcome, all skill levels are encouraged. Poetry open mic following the competition, You can register to compete by emailing pogostix@runbox.com or you can sign up at the event between 6:15-6:45 pm.

A Harvest Offering Coffee House
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church
Presented By:St. John's United Church
Cost:$25 per person
Tickets:St. John's United Church, Sechelt Visitor Centre, The Blackberry Shop (Lower Gibsons) and on-line www.latimerandcompany.com
Contact:Sherryl Latimer
Phone:604.989.2387
Email:sherryl@latimerandcompany.com
Marvelous music, a mug of rich coffee, delectable desserts AND a Harvest Offering of music awaits with a wonderful line-up of Sunshine Coast talent. Ken Dalgleish, Bits of Sting with Mark & Kaia, Bigger Bits of String with Graham Walker plus Jacquie Gye, Sara Douglas & Wendy Hibbard.

It's Dance Time with DJ: Miss Kitty
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Activity Centre
Cost:na

Kunda Africian Culture Music & Dance
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Heritage Playhouse Productions
Cost:$20 Adult / $15 Child (under 12 yrs)
Tickets:Sechelt Visitor Centre, Gaia's Fair Trade, Laedeli
Contact:Zeta Gaudet
Phone:604.886.8998
Raising Funds for the Heritage Playhouse. Kunda African Culture, Music, & Dance put on a diverse and spectacular show; both auditory and visual, our memorable presentation of music and dance is guaranteed to stimulate all senses, and take you on a colorful, cultural journey. visit www.heritageplayhouse.com for more information

The Jack & G Band @ Gibsons Legion
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion 109, 747 Gibsons Way
Cost:$5 Members $10 Guests
Be prepared for vocal harmonies married with foot stompin', guitar rockin' and harmonica wailin' beats from the definitive, interactive good time band- Jack & G Band! Come on out for a great night of music and dancing.

Body Of Light (Sechelt Arts Fest)
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Highway Sechelt
Cost:$20 in adance, $25 at the door
Premiere Performances in Drama, dance, video and musical, directed by Gordon Halloran is an entertaining an provocative look a the nature of physical healing. Ticket purchase information online at www.secheltartsfestival.com/tickets

Winston Kingston and the Rocksteady Allstars
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door

collapse Sunday, October 26, 2014
AGM Friends of the Historic Patricia Theatre Society
Time:11:30 AM
Location:Powell River Recreation Complex Poplar Room , upper concourse Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Nina Mussellam
Phone:604.485.6506
Annual general Meeting of the Society. Everyone Welcome, Memberships can be renewed at the door. Come and support the preservation of this grand historic building and get an update on the restoration process.

Legend of Love: Bolshoi Ballet
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Highway Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $15 ($10 for 17 yrs and under)
Tickets:at the Theatre
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines. Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story.

Peter Van B3 with Guest Karen Graves
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

PRCC: Stand-up Comedy Night! @The HUB 101
Time:8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:The Hub 6275 Marine Avenue Powell RIver
Cost:TBA
Contact:Ionatan Waisgluss
Phone:604.483.2228
An evening of stand-up comedy.. New comedians welcome; get in touch with powellrivercomedy@gmail.com More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1627966324097113/

collapse Monday, October 27, 2014
Community Connections for Seniors
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Oct 27-Gibsons United Church; Oct 29-Coopers Green Hall
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.4088
Meet older adults in your neighbourhood. Share ideas and concerns. 10am - doors open for tea and coffee. 10:30 to 12:00 Questions and Answers. 12noon - 1pm Lunch & networking.

Green Film Series "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Rhizome Up! Media
Cost:Admission by donation
Contact:Billie Carroll
Phone:604.989.2655
Web Link:Green Film Series website. greenfilms.ca
Follow an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers one of the most destructive industries on the planet today – Animal agriculture – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are unwilling to talk about it. USA, 2014, 85min, documentary. Directed by Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn. Also showing in Sechelt Wed Oct 29

collapse Tuesday, October 28, 2014
SWISH Scarf School
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:The Landing Gallery Gibsons
Presented By:Lynn of SWISH
Cost:free, limit 15
Tickets:beadyeye@telus.net or call 886-3801 to register
Contact:Penny
Phone:604.886.3801
15 lucky people learn to tie scarves with stylish ease and style. You can make use of Lynn's fashion brilliance on every occasion for the rest of your life! SWISH!

collapse Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Gibsons Landing Heritage Society AGM
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:na
New members welcome

Artist Reception - 'From Far & Near'
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Featuring Sheila Page, landscape beneath our feet and Hiroshi Shimazaki, images created during twelve visits to India over the last 37 years. Show runs to November 23, 2014.

All Candidates Meeting: Area E (Elphinstone)/School District #46
Time:7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Frank West Hall 1224 Chaster Road
Cost:Free
Contact:Clint Budd
Phone:604.886.0723
Wednesday, October 29th 7-9:30 pm. Frank West Hall 1224 Chaster Road; SCRD Candidates 7:00-8:00 pm, 15 minute intermission, SD46 Trustees 8:15-9:15. Further information clintbudd@dccnet.com

Green Film Series "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Art Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Rhizome Up! Media
Cost:Admission by donation
Contact:Billie Carroll
Phone:604.989.2655
Web Link:Green Film Series website. greenfilms.ca
Follow an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers one of the most destructive industries on the planet today – Animal agriculture – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are unwilling to talk about it. USA, 2014, 85min, documentary. Directed by Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn. Also in Gibsons on Monday Oct. 27

collapse Thursday, October 30, 2014
Money Skills Financial Literacy Program - Debt & Credit Management
Time:6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:free with registration
Tickets:email admin@communityresourcecentre.info or call to register
Phone:604.885.4088
In partnership with the Sunshine Coast Credit Union, the Community Resource Centre is pleased to be able to offer this free adult education program dedicated to increasing financial knowledge and money management skills.

Sunshine Coast Arts Council AGM
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Medusa & Trail, Sechelt
Cost:na
Everyone Welcome!

All Candidates Meeting - Town of Gibsons
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Recreation Centre
Presented By:Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce
Cost:no cost
Contact:Donna McMahon
Phone:604.886.2325
Email:exec@gibsonschamber.com
Web Link:http://gibsonschamber.com
Public meeting for candidates for Town of Gibsons mayor and council. MC: Sean Eckford, 91.7 Coast FM. All welcome.

Okie Doki Scary'Oke
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Persephone Brewing Co, 1053 Stewart Road, Gibsons
Cost:na
Kick off Halloween the night before with OKIE DOKI and Persephone Brewery Co.! Test drive your costume ideas

collapse Friday, October 31, 2014
Modern Terror (Hallowe'en party)
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door
Maiden British Columbia is an Iron Maiden Tribute band, Psycho 78 is a misfits Tribute and Modern Terror is punk rock originals

All Hallows' Eve at the Sunshine Coast Museum
Time:3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives Winn Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives and Driftwood Players Story Theatre
Cost:Admission By Donation
Contact:Matthew Lovegrove
Phone:604.886.8232
Email:scma_manager@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastmuseum.ca
Join the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives for our third annual All Hallows Eve event on Friday, October 31st from 3:00pm-8:00pm. For one night only, the museum transforms into a spooky space full of gruesome games, creepy crafts, haunting Halloween heritage and eerie exhibits. The Driftwood Players will present their haunted history theatre, leading visitors to the darkest corners of the museum as they present "Cryme of the Ancient Mariner." Downstairs, Deer Crossing the Art Farm's Sandy Buck will present her Haunted Dolls Shadow Show, inspired by the museums creepy doll collection. For the faint of heart, we will feature creepy crafts on the main floor for the museum and old-fashioned treats and tricks! This family-friendly event has something for everyone, don't miss our most magical event of the year!

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

Halloween Bash @ Gibsons Legion
Time:8:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion 109, 747 Gibsons Way
Cost:$5 Members $10 Guests
Halloween Bash 2014 @ Gibsons Legion 109 with the Brown Bros. Prizes for best costumes!!

Halloween at the Creek
Time:9:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Presented By:Elphinstone Logging Focus Society
Cost:$20
Tickets:Straight Music, Gaia's Fair Trade, MELOmania
$100 Cash Prize for best costume. The Will Ross Band with The Walk on Dead and 60's style lights by Acid Rain Light Show.

collapse Saturday, November 01, 2014
The Great Pumpkin Drop-Off
Location:Gibsons Recycling, 1018 Venture Way, Gibsons
Cost:free
Save the Pumpkins of Gibsons. Bring them to GRD to be composted. Pumpkins attract bears when placed in the trash bin. Let's make new soil to grow more pumpkins locally. Please no lights, candles etc. in your pumpkins. Clean pumpkins only.

Skookumchuk Hike & Egmont Heritage Centre Tour
Time:8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Bus trip from Sechelt to Egmont return.
Presented By:Ruby Lake Lagoon Society
Cost:$40 LS Members; $50 Non-members
Tickets:EarthFair bookstore Madeira 883-9006
Contact:Lee-Ann Ennis
Phone:604.883.9006
Join a natural history bus trip and guided hike to the Skookumchuk Rapids. This is a moderate hike, approximately 45 minutes each way. We will return to the heritage centre for a salmon lunch and special guest. Round trip transportation from Sechelt aboard the Wood duck bus.

Kiwanis Giant Book Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Kiwanis Annex ( meeting room) 4943 Kiwanis Ave Powell River
Cost:children's 3/25 cents - magazines 10 cents - other books 25 cents unless otherwise marked
Contact:Kathy
Phone:604.487.9332
Cheapest books around!

Met Opera - Carmen (Bizet)
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, 5400 Marine Ave. Powell River
Cost:Adult: $25
Senior: $22
Youth: $15 
Ticket Packages Available
Tickets:Powell River Academy of Music 
Box Office 7280 Kemano or by calling 604.485.9633,
Breakwater Books and Coffee, 
and online through the website.
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Phone:604.483.3900
Email:maxcamerontheatre@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Runtime approx. 3:38 Richard Eyre’s stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Roberto Alagna, and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen’s desperate lover, Don José. Pablo Heras-Casado and Louis Langrée share conducting duties.

Met Opera: Bizet’s Carmen
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +)
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Anita Rachvelishvili sings the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world’s leading opera houses. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings the obsessed soldier Don José, rising soprano Anita Hartig sings Micaëla, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the toreador Escamillo in this performance, led by Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. Run Time: 3:38 hours approximately Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years. Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop, juice, our fabulous hot chocolate (during the cold season)

Artisans Early Bird Christmas Craft Fair
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Madeira Park Community Hall
Cost:na
Contact:Peggy Collins

Authors Michael Maser and Pamela Proctor Share their Insights
Time:1:30 PM
Location:Windows on the Water, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Cost:na
They will lead a discussion about ways of facilitating self-directed personalized learning.

Coal Hard Facts II
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall
Cost:na
The Salish Sea Coal Committee invites you to a Community Forum. No U.S. Dirty Coal in the Salish Sea. Doors 1:30, panel begins at 2:00, Q&A to follow.

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts AGM
Time:4:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Entertainment will follow the meeting. Come hear our talented young people and meet the new Board Members.

JavaJazz - Swinging the Standards
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Bethel Baptist Church (corner of Mermaid and Trail) Sechelt
Presented By:JavaJazz
Cost:$20.00
Tickets:Blackberry Shop (lower Gibsons) Visitors Centre (Sechelt) Karen Edgar (885 4342)
Contact:Joy Germaine
Phone:604.886.4930
With special guest Katherine Penfold Along with Miles Black on keys Sacha Fassaert on guitar Boyd Norman on bass Barry Taylor on drums. Partial proceeds will go to support the Yew Transition House.

Literary Reading - Catherine Owen
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts
Cost:donations gratefully appreciated
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
a Vancouver poet and essayist whose work has been nominated for major awards, including the Gerald Lampert and the Dorothy Livesay BC book prize. Her Frenzy won the 2009 Alberta Poetry Award.

Tina Turner Tribute
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:$10
Phone:604.885.2526
Siimply the Best: A Tributre to the Queen of Rock n' Roll by: Luisa Marshall. A Multi-Diva Performance .. Luisa does more than just Tina.

6th Annual Halloween Howl Dance & Costume Extravaganza
Time:9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Blues Society
Cost:$25.00
Tickets:Strait Music-Sechelt, Java Docks-Madeira Park, on line www.penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Contact:Marilyn MacLeod
Phone:604.741.1186
Email:info@penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Great dancing music by Steve Kozak & his West Coast All-Stars. Prizes for the Best Costumes Doors 8:30pm Music 9:00pm

DJ Night: Day of the Dead (Hallowe'en dance)
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:Members $7, guests with Members $14
Tickets:R.C. Legion, Roberts Creek General Store, The Gumboot Restaurant
DJs Bridge, Hightower & the Funkdealer

collapse Sunday, November 02, 2014
Mimosa in concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Gaia's Fair Trade, Sechelt Visitor Info Cntr, Harbour Insurance, John Henry's
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
If Cleo Laine, Jobim and Serge Gainsbourg all got together one night and jammed, they might sound like what Mimosa has to offer: gorgeous melodies, quirky lyrics, incredible groove and sky-high improvisations. The Vancouver/Sunshine Coast quintet draws on Jazz, Brazilian Sambas, French 60’s pop and Cabaret music to concoct its own unique sound. Mimosa will have you hooked by the first tune and they will take you on an unforgettable journey into time and sound. Sponsored in part by Madeira Park Law Office and by H&R Block

Steve Kozak' WestCoast All-Stars
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

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SCFS Screening of "Fanie Fourie's Lobola" + musical event
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $8; others $12
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Fanie, an Afrikaner man who restores wrecked cars, meets — as part of a dare — Dinky, a Zulu woman with a degree and business ambitions. And given that they live in contemporary South Africa, there is a price to be paid. In this case, it’s her lobola (dowry). Cultures clash, sparks fly, and hearts melt in this delightful, character-driven romantic comedy. Music before the show by Knotty Dotters Marimba Band

Celso Machado, guitar, percussion & Academy Chamber Choir
Time:7:30 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River Academy of Music
Cost:$20

Designing with Plant Shapes
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:guests $5
Presented by Sechelt Garden Club. Presentation by Ruth Rodgers

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SCRD All Candidates Meeting
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:na
All Candidates meeting for upcoming SCRD elections. Organized by the Roberts Creek Community Association Moderated by Scott Avery

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First Advance Voting Day, Powell River
Time:8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Recreation Complex End of Complex Way Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Marie Claxton, Chief Elections Officer
Phone:604.485.8603
This is your first opportunity to vote in the advance polls. For more information on voting, please visit the City of Powell River website

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Money Skills Financial Literacy Program - Budgeting & Goal Setting
Time:6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:free with registration
Tickets:email admin@communityresourcecentre.info or call to register
Phone:604.885.4088
In partnership with the Sunshine Coast Credit Union, the Community Resource Centre is pleased to be able to offer this free adult education program dedicated to increasing financial knowledge and money management skills.

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Friday Dinner & Live Music with Don Jeevious
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:No cover, tips gratefully appreciated
Join us for dinner from 5-8pm, with Don Jeevious performing from 6-7:30pm. A singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Don is a founding member of the infamous underworld band Funkyard, Don currently performs with the Muffdusters (muffdusters.com) and the Jeevious Family. Expect the unexpected in his solo sets!

Bob Bossin's Davy the Punk
Time:7:25 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Cranberry Community (Unitarian) Hall 6828 Cranberry St Powell River
Cost:$15 in advance until Nov 4th, $17 at the door.
Tickets:Breadkwater Books
Contact:Pat Buckna
Phone:604.485.5198
Songs and Stories of Davy the Punk is a one-man musical about cops and gamblers, grifters and grafters, fathers and sons. Indie music pioneer Bob Bossin's hunt for his outlaw father is by turns fascinating, comic and poignant.

Movies at St Hilda's - Vera Drake
Time:7:30 PM
Location:St Hilda's Church
Cost:Free
1st & 3rd Fridays. Popcorn will be served.

Brain Freeze Trivia Night
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$5 per player / max. teams of 5
Tickets:at the door
A lively game of general trivia with not-so-trivial prizes for each player on the top two teams.

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Bizarre Bazaar - Grandmothers & GrandOthers
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:na
a fundraiser by Sunshine Coast Granmothers and Grand Others

Early Bird Christmas Market
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:free
37 local crafters

Holy Family CWL Craft & Bake Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt
Cost:na

Powell River's Own Craft Fair
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Powell River Recreation Complex
Cost:TBA
Contact:Cathy McLean
Phone:604.414.0701

13th Annual Rotary Club of Pender Harbour Art Auction
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Legion
Presented By:Rotary Club of Pender Harbour
Cost:na
6-7:30 Silent Auction; 8pm Live Auction. Something for every taste and budget, hundreds of pieces from the Sunshine Coast artists and beyond. Accompaniement music by Ken Johnson. Dinner will be served separately.

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London’s National Theatre Live - Of Mice and Men
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Highway Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $15 ($10 for 17 yrs and under)
Tickets:at the theatre.
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
The revival of John Steinbeck’s 1937 classic tale of friendship and failed dreams, which stars James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, will be filmed by — the series’ first-ever Broadway production.

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

SAR 12 - Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue Station Fundraiser
Time:4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt
Cost:$25
Tickets:Connected Electronics in Trail Bay Mall and Rainbow Room Hair Salon
Beer & Burger fundraiser. Door Prize: $250 Prepaid Ferry Pass and more. Family Friendly. Children under 19 are welcome in Buccaneers Restaurant.

Film Screening of Jim Thompson's Elvis performance
Time:6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:The Hub 6275 Marine Avenue Powell River
Cost:$5 cover
Screening of the performance that took place on March 22, 2014 at the Evergreen theatre in PR. There will be some live performance as well. 6pm reception, with some appies and 7pm screening. Dinner and Drinks can be ordered.

Louise Baril Memorial Bursary Concert
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Council, 5714 Medusa St., Sechelt
Cost:By Donation
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Arts Council Awards
This is a fund raising evening with entertainment and visiting with family and friends who support music education in the community. Louise Baril passed away 20 years ago November 6, 1994 leaving a legacy with a yearly music bursary for promising music students. This event will help to create a lasting endowment fund in the support of the yearly bursary.

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Annual Fibres Plus Sale 2014
Time:4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo Street, Sechelt, BC
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weavers Guild
Cost:admission by donation
Contact:Deanna Pilling, Joan Fletcher
Phone:604.885.4365, 604.886.7624
Nov 14-15. Fri 4-7pm, Sat 10am to 4pm. Annual Guild sale of spinning, dyeing, weaving, knitting and felting. We are honoured this year to share in the traditions of fibre arts with the Sechelt First Nations. 'Demonstrations and Door Prizes'. http://scswg.wordpress.com

Friday Dinner & Live Music with The Organics
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:No cover, tips gratefully appreciated
Dinner 5-8pm, music 6-7:30pm Coming straight out of Roberts Creek, The Organics are the Sunshine Coast's premiere Jazz/Blues trio. Patrick Miller on Guitar Jay R. Walter on Bass Allain Morin on Drums

Marion Bridge - Driftwood Players Production
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Players
Presented By:Driftwood Players
Cost:$20
Tickets:Blackberry Shop, Laedeli Gifts, Visitor Info Centre, Sechelt, on-line
Phone:604.886.2543
Web Link:http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca
7:30pm on Nov 14, 15, 20, 21, 22; 1:30pm on Nov 16 & 23. Pay as you can preview: 7:30 Nov 13. Play by Daniel MacIvorDirected by Lori Pepper, with Bob Hunt. Featuring: Radhika Samwald, Naomi Dayneswood, Laura Sigler

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Annual Sunshine Coast Artisan Craft Fiar
Location:Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Cost:na
Nov 15- 9am-5pm; Nov 16 - 10am-4pm.

Dwight Hall Christmas Fair
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Dwight Hall - Townsite 6274 Walnut Street at Ash Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Jane Fogarty
Phone:604.485.7044
Sat, 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Annual Craft Fair

Lund Christmas Craft Fair
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Italian Hall, 5866 Lund Hwy, Powell River
Cost:na
Phone:604.483.2379

Artists Opening Reception
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
Reception for artists Ross Muirhead and Kelly Findlay. Show runs to December 15.

Sunshine Coast Annual Rotary TV Auction Fundraiser
Time:5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Elphinstone Secondary School/Coast Cable TV
Cost:na
The auction helps fund a number of community groups & projects, with the community bidding on Coast Cable TV, on goods & services donated by generous Sunshine Coast Businesses.

420 Characters Tiny Story Reading
Time:6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Community (Unitarian) Hall 6828 Cranberry St Powell River
Cost:TBA
Join the Powell River Public Library for a reading of tiny stories entered in our 420 Characters Tiny Story Contest. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded! Add a tiny element to your outfit (miniature bow tie, petite hat, flood pants) and be entered to win a door prize. .

Creek Big Band Night of Dance
Time:8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
A chance to come out and dance to the tunes of Big Band Music.

DJ Night: "Big Love"
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:Members $10; Guests with members $20
Tickets:at the legion, proof of m'ship req'd. (Nov. 1st)
E.W.M. Presents: Vancouver's Original House Master DJ TYLER STADIUS Aka "T-Bone" With: Resident DJ robby luvdub And guest: DJ Jason Whyte

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Free Permaculture Paradigm Introduction Day
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Roberts Creek (Heart Gardens, Gumboot Gardens, Elphinstone Rainforest & Mandala Beach.
Cost:free
Tickets:rsvp to confirm delvin@cosm.org
talk about the ethos, principles, toolkit and metastructure of permaculture, tour the gardens, meet some of the food-medicine plants of the Coastal First Peoples, share a potluck meal, watch some permaculture movies, walk in the rainforest, meet by the ocean, and have an inspiring day learning and growing with nature.

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

Les Violons du Roy
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
The Coast Recital Society presents early music ensemble Les Violons Du Roy under the direction of conductor Mathieu Lussier and featuring celebrated horn virtuoso Louis-Philippe Marsolais. The internationally renowned chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy was brought together in 1984 by music director Bernard Labadie and specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra

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Ballet Victoria performs Dracula
Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary School 5400 Marine Avenue Powell River
Cost:Adult $28., Senior $26., Youth $12., Child $12.
Contact:jacquie Dawson
Email:maxcamerontheatre@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
” This is your chance to see the vampire who started it all: DRACULA! Be prepared to be seduced and bitten by this eerily beautiful new ballet. Let the dance stir your soul.

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The Sweet Lowdown House Concert
Location:Powell River
Cost:$20 per person (100% of proceeds go to the performers).
Tickets:limited to 35 tix
Contact:Pat Buckna
Phone:604.485.5198
Call to reserve and info. Guests are invited to bring along their own beverages and an appetizer or dessert for the table for intermission. Coffee and tea will be provided. pbuckna@shaw.ca

Lorraine Min, piano
Time:7:30 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River Academy of Music
Cost:$22

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45th Annual Roberts Creek Community Association's Annual Christmas Craft Fair
Location:Roberts Creek Hall + Masonic Hall
Presented By:Roberts Creek Community Association
Cost:$2
Contact:Amanda Walker
Phone:604.740.7738
Fri 5-9pm; Sat & Sun 10-4pm. As the longest running Christmas craft fair on the coast, the RCCA is proud to present the 44th annual craft fair, with over 50 crafters and artisans! Delicious hot lunches, baked goodies, raffle prizes! hallmanager@robertscreekcommunity.ca

Marvelous Mexican Dinner - St. John's United Church Annual Fundraising Dinner
Time:5:30 PM
Location:St. John's United Church, Davis Bay
Presented By:St. John's United Church
Cost:$65 per person (includes tax receipt)
Tickets:St. John's United Church, Sechelt Visitor Centre, The Blackberry Shop (Lower Gibsons) and on-line www.latimerandcompany.com
Contact:Sherryl Latimer
Phone:604.989.2387
The Marvelous Mexican Dinner is this years' theme for the St. John's United Church Annual Fundraising Dinner. Authentic Mexican Food, Entertainment & A Unique 'services & consumables' Silent Auction. Partial Proceeds to the Sunshine Coast Food Bank.

Movies at St Hilda's - Italian for Beginners
Time:7:30 PM
Location:St Hilda's Church, Sechelt
Cost:Free
1st & 3rd Fridays. Popcorn will be served.

Artesia Coffeehouse
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Contact:Linda
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
Doors 7pm. 4 great acts of live music complimented by the SC Arts Council gallery show, good friends and yummy kitchen treats by Trish.

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4th Annual Celebration of Cultural Diversity
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Powell River Recreation Complex
Cost:TBA
Contact:Carma Sacree
Phone:604.485.4189
The CCD is a day to celebrate the diverse make-up of the people in the Powell River area and to share customs, food, entertainment and culture from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

Creek Clayworks Annual Christmas Pottery Sale & Studio Open House
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:1738 Lockyer Road, Roberts Creek
Presented By:Creek Clayworks
Cost:free
Contact:Elaine Futterman
Phone:604.885.2395
Email:creekclayworks@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.creekclayworks.ca
Sat-Sun. Join Elaine Futterman & Mike Allegretti for a studio filled with pots made to use & enjoy.

The Doric String Quartet
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
Described by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest young string quartets,” the Doric String Quartet has emerged as the leading British string quartet amongst the new generation, receiving enthusiastic praise from audiences and critics across the globe.

Literary Reading - Anakana Schofield
Time:8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Trail Ave & Medusa, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council and Canada Arts Council
Cost:Free with donations gratefully appreciated
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Vancouver novelist Anakana Schofield’s Malarky won the Amazon First Novel award for 2013 and was short-listed for the Ethel Wilson prize. The story of a widowed Irish farm wife who struggles with her grief and her sexuality, the novel has been described as “exuberant,” “audacious,” and “brilliant,” and was included on at least 16 “best book of the year” lists.

Hounds of Buskerville
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:Members $7, Guests w. members $14
Tickets:at the door
from Whistler: The Hounds of Buskerville bring years of experience to their original ska sound: a fine blend of ska, reggae, a bit of dancehall and punk that gets under your skin and maximizes - yes maximizes! - your desire to dance.

Psych Rock Freakout
Time:9:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub, Townsite, Powell River
Cost:$10 (no minors)
from Nanaimo - Moths & Locusts with The Cymatics, Research Institute plus locals Godzballz.

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SCFS Screening of "Gloria"
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 1:30)
Web Link:SCFS
Gloria — a 58-year-old divorcée living in Santiago — has no desire to spend her nights alone, and rushes headlong into an ultimately disappointing whirl of singles parties. Then she meets Rodolfo, an older ex-naval officer who seems destined to change all that, but challenges force Gloria to confront her own dark secrets. This portrait of a powerful woman who asserts strength and independence amidst a maelstrom of conflicting feelings won 15 film awards.

Music Makers Fall Concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:St John's United Church, Davis
Cost:$15
Tickets:Visitor Centre, Sechelt or at the door
Bring the whole family.

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SCFS Screening of "Gloria"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
Gloria — a 58-year-old divorcée living in Santiago — has no desire to spend her nights alone, and rushes headlong into an ultimately disappointing whirl of singles parties. Then she meets Rodolfo, an older ex-naval officer who seems destined to change all that, but challenges force Gloria to confront her own dark secrets. This portrait of a powerful woman who asserts strength and independence amidst a maelstrom of conflicting feelings won 15 film awards.

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Deck The Halls Christmas Arts & Craft Fair
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Friday Opening Receptio & Early Bird Shopping 6:00 - 9:00pm. Sat/Sun: 10am - 5:00pm. A juried Craft Fair.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Elphinstone Secondary School, Gibsons
Presented By:Terahedron Outdoor Club
Cost:$20
Tickets:Source for Sports, Alpha Adventures, Off the Edge, Spin Cycles, RC Store
Phone:604.886.3133
Doors at 6pm. Features award-winning films and audience favourites from films entered in the annual festival in Banff. This is the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club's primary fundraiser for cabin maintenance and firewood supply www.tetoutdoor.ca

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Arbutus Sounds and Music Makers
Location:Rockwood and other locations in Sechelt
Cost:na
Carolling through Sechelt following annual Light the Lights at Rockwood

Met Opera: Rossini’s Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:$24, and $20 (sr – 65 yrs)
Contact:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score. Run Time: 3:25 hours approx. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Children's Craft Event
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt
Cost:na
Part of Light the Lights in Sechelt

Light the Lights in Sechelt
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Rockwood Centre and Cowrie Street
Presented By:Sechelt Downtown Business Association
Cost:Free
Phone:604.885.9611
Web Link:http://www.secheltdowntown.com
This is Sechelt’s traditional annual Christmas event. People gather at Rockwood Centre at 4:45 for a cup of hot chocolate and to warm up their voices. Christmas carolling, led by Lynne & Reg Dickson with assorted choirs joining in, begins at 5:00. All the lights at Rockwood Centre, Cowrie Street and the Cenotaph will be lit, and a special guest in red will appear at 5:30 to lead carollers in a candle-light parade down Cowrie St. at 5:45 to the downtown.

Laura Crema and Steve Giltrow Concert
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons House Concert, email for info
Cost:$20 (seating limited to 40 people)
Tickets:by phone, prepayment is necessary
Contact:Steve Giltrow
Email:sgiltrow@gmail.com
A night of sweet jazz vocals and guitar.

DJ Night: Thea's birthday bash
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:Members $6, Guests with Members $12
Tickets:at the door

A Night of Heavy Metal
Time:9:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub, Townsite, Powell River
Cost:$10
featuring Tribune, Lethal Halo, Cleft.

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Festival of Trees & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Location:TACT Centre, 1207 Marble Bay Rd, Van Anda
Cost:na
with sales, silent auction and craft workshops, then watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony from under the new patio roof.

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

Winter Harp
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Highway Sechelt
Cost:TBA
Tickets:Sechelt Visitor Centre, Gaia's Fair Trade
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Harps combine with flutes, rare medieval instruments, percussion, poetry and song to wrap you snugly in the silken cloak of Christmas. Special guests : legendary harpist Kim Robertson — one of the world’s top Celtic harpist and acclaimed singer and harper Roger Helfrick.

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Canadian Christmas
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$15
Tickets:EarthFair, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitors' Center
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca/choir
Beautiful, seasonal songs by Canadian composers, sung by the choir, ensembles and soloists.

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Arts & Crafts from the Hood Christmas Market
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:free admission
Contact:Darren Wheeler
Phone:604.886.2693
Dec 6-7. Arts and Crafts from the ‘Hood Christmas Market at Seaside Centre in Sechelt. 40+ vendors, live music, lunch & goodies available. Buy local and handmade from some of the Coasts finest artisans and crafters.

Serendipity Christmas Craft Fair
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall in Madeira Park
Presented By:Serendipity Child Care Centre
Cost:Free admission
Contact:Patti Soos
Phone:604.989.5496
The best Christmas Craft Fair on the Coast! Over 24 vendors. Lunch for sale Many of your favourite vendors are back as well as some first-time new vendors.

Pre Christmas Art Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:1368 Lockyer Rd, Roberts Creek
Cost:na
Paintings and art cards from artists, Diana Starbuck, bright bold landscapes; Judy Heyer, oil, acrylic, wildlife, florals, Vene Parnell, photography, framed or matted; Christine diPietro-Mutch, horses and more in acrylics and pastels.

A Cappella Strait "Home for Christmas" Concert with Choralations
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Gibsons
Presented By:A Cappella Strait and Choralations
Cost:Adults $15.00. Students/ Seniors $12.00. Children under 12 free.
Tickets:Sechelt Vistors Centre (Seaside Building), Gaia’s Fair Trade in Gibsons.
Contact:Elizabeth Scott
Phone:604.885.6275
“Home For Christmas” will feature Gospel Christmas music and popular songs of the season, an eclectic mixture with something for everyone. Come prepared to do some carol singing yourself ! A Cappella Strait and “Poco” Choralations are under the direction of Janice Brunson.

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Canadian Christmas
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$15
Tickets:EarthFair, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitors' Center
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca/choir
Beautiful, seasonal Canadian songs performed by the choir, ensembles and soloists.

SCFS Screening of "The Rocket"
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 1:30)
Web Link:SCFS
Told in documentary style, The Rocket traces the stunningly visual and intense journey of a Laotian boy through a war-ravaged land. Challenging the birth circumstances that lead those around him to believe he brings bad luck, he builds a giant rocket in the hope of winning the town’s annual festival prize. Having taken top prizes at Tribeca, along with two dozen other awards, this soaring, heart-moving film is Australia’s submission to the 2014 Oscars.

Woodland Christmas
Time:3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden
Cost:By donation
Tickets:n/a
Phone:604.740.3969
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://coastbotanicalgarden.org
Join us to celebrate the magic of the season. There will be children's crafts, stories from Grandma June, baking, wreaths and refreshments. The evening will finish magically with the lighting of the lights!

A Cappella Strait "Home for Christmas" Concert with Choralations
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Living Faith Lutheran Church , Sechelt
Presented By:A Cappella Strait and Choralations
Cost:Adults $15.00. Students/ Seniors $12.00. Children under 12 free.
Tickets:Sechelt Vistors Centre (Seaside Building), Gaia’s Fair Trade in Gibsons.
Contact:Elizabeth Scott
Phone:604.885.6275
“Home For Christmas” will feature Gospel Christmas music and popular songs of the season, an eclectic mixture with something for everyone. Come prepared to do some carol singing yourself ! A Cappella Strait and “Poco” Choralations are under the direction of Janice Brunson.

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SCFS Screening of "The Rocket"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
Told in documentary style, The Rocket traces the stunningly visual and intense journey of a Laotian boy through a war-ravaged land. Challenging the birth circumstances that lead those around him to believe he brings bad luck, he builds a giant rocket in the hope of winning the town’s annual festival prize. Having taken top prizes at Tribeca, along with two dozen other awards, this soaring, heart-moving film is Australia’s submission to the 2014 Oscars.

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Carols by Candlelight
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Dwight Hall, Powell River
Cost:$20

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Arts & Crafts from the Hood Last Chance Christmas Market
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:free admission
Contact:Darren Wheeler
Phone:604.886.2693
40+ vendors, live music, lunch & goodies available. Help keep your $$ on the Coast... Buy local and handmade from some of the Coasts finest artisans and crafters.

Carols by Candlelight
Time:1:30 PM
Location:Dwight Hall, Powell River
Cost:$20

Suncoast Phoenix Christmas Concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Anglican Church, Sechelt
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Choir
Cost:by Donation
Contact:Kathleeln Wagler
Phone:604.747.1070
Enjoy an exciting evening with a wide variety of Christmas choral music and readings. Come and bring the entire family for an unforgettable evening -- even a chance to sing along with some Christmas favourites.

Carols by Candlelight
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Dwight Hall, Powell River
Cost:$20

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Holiday Hustle 5k
Time:9:30 AM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Athletics
Cost:Age 18+: $20 by Nov 30, $25 late, $30 race day. Age 17&U deduct $10. Families $35/$40/$45.
Tickets:http://sunshinecoastathletics.org/hh5k/
Contact:Teresa Nightingale
Phone:604.885.8849
This musical and Christmas-themed event is a fundraiser for the Chatelech Racing Team (XC and Track), as well as a collection point for donations to the Elves Club Christmas Hampers. There will be lots of great draw prizes, and yummy home-baked goodies — bring the whole family (we have a flat rate family entry fee). Wear red & white and Run, Walk or Dance-Walk! 2k distance for kids and dance-walkers.

B3 Kings
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, John Henry's, Gaia's Fair Trade, Sechelt Visitor Info Centre
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
Festive Jazz at its best, B3 Kings bring Funk to Christmas classics with: Denzel Sinclaire, vocals and drums, Cory Weeds, sax, Steve Kalstead, B3 organ and Bill Coon, guitar. With this cast of characters, you know you are going to get into the groove and have some fun. Merry Christmas! Sponsored in part by Elaine & Gary Park and by Wayne Jobb in memory of Pat Jobb

Suncoast Phoenix Christmas Concert
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Gibsons United Church
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Choir
Cost:by Donation
Contact:Kathleen Wagler
Phone:604.747.1070
Enjoy an exciting evening with a wide variety of Christmas choral music and readings. Come and bring the entire family for an afternoon of Christmas cheer--even a chance to sing along with some seasonal favourites.

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Handel's Messiah
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St John's United Church, Davis Bay
Cost:by donation
Contact:Eric Tiessen
Phone:604.886.3604
directed by Joy McLeod. Community choristers also sing selections from Benjamin Briten's "Ceremony of Carol's"

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The Nutcracker - Live Performance On Stage
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:tba
Phone:604.989.6050
Dec 28-31. www.coastingalongtheatre.org

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Edward Norman, organ
Time:1:30 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River Academy of Music
Cost:$20
Enjoy a Powell River first as Edward Norman brings to life the classic 1925 Lon Chaney silent movie the Phantom of the Opera - onscreen at James Hall.

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The Gryphon Trio
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
CRS audience favourite the Gryphon Trio returns to the Raven's Cry Theatre. 2013 Winner of the $30,000 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, Canada's Gryphon Trio continues to prove that they are one of the world’s leading piano trios.

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Ensemble Vivant in concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, John Henry's, Sechelt VIC, Gaia's Fair Trade
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
Founded and led by pianist Catherine Wilson, Ensemble Vivant, “Canada’s Chamber Music Treasure” (Toronto Star), has dazzled audiences worldwide with innovative, genre-diverse programming both in concert and on their many recordings for almost three decades. A pioneer among piano chamber ensembles, Ensemble Vivant has garnered accolades internationally from the classical and jazz worlds. Sponsored in part by Jan & Les Falk and by Margaret & Alan Skelley

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François Houle & Jane Hayes in concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Cost:$25
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, John Henry's, Sechelt VIC, Gaia's Fair Trade
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
François Houle, clarinet & Jane Hayes, piano, have been collaborating for several years to bring fascinating and unusual programs to new audiences across Canada. They continue to explore clarinet and piano repertoire to uncover rarely heard gems, regardless of era, genre, and style. Their unique repertoire ranges from the classics of the clarinet literature to newly commissioned works.

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Powell River Film Festival
Location:Patricia Theatre, the Hub, Powell River
Cost:check the website
details at www.prfilmfestival.ca

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Steven Osborne, piano
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most highly regarded pianists. His awards and prizes have included a Gramophone Award in 2009 (he was also a finalist in the BBC Music Magazine Awards in the same year), the German Schallplattenpreis (three times), and first prize at both the Naumburg International Competition in New York and the Clara Haskil Competition. Called a "poet of the piano", Steven Osborne is renowned for his idiomatic approach to repertoire ranging from Mozart, Beethoven and Brahm to the rarified worlds of Messian, Tipett and Britten.

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André Laplante, piano
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
CRS favorite André Laplante returns to the Raven's Cry Theatre. "To describe André Laplante at the piano requires as many words for the sounds of hammers striking strings as the Inuit people have for different types of snowflakes", said a Toronto Star music critic. Now in the fourth decade of a distinguished career, Laplante's popularity and acclaim endures as he continues to expand his horizons.

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Bob Evans in concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, John Henry's, Sechelt Visitor Centre, Gaia's Fair Trade
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
Bob Evans is an award winning, Canadian finger-style guitarist. He combines an eclectic mix of contemporary finger-style guitar and traditional roots music with a warm vocal style, tilted sense of humour and down to earth stage presence to provide a refreshing performance experience for music lovers in general. Definitely not just for “guitar geeks.” Sponsored in part by Jennifer Love & David Pritchard

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Paul Marleyn & Mauro Bertoli in concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, John Henry's, Gaia's Fair Trade, Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
A cellist with a broad and eclectic repertoire that ranges from the Baroque period to the twenty-first century, Paul Marleyn tours regularly across Canada and frequently performs in the United States, Europe and Asia. A PHMS favourite, Marleyn has recently begun performing with pianist, Mauro Bertoli. Bertoli, born in Brescia, Italy, and resident in Ottawa, Canada, has established himself on the international stage and has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity. A dynamic duo not to be missed. Sponsored in part by Gwen & Ed Hawkins

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Spring Sing
Time:7:30 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River Academy of Music
Cost:$18
Academy Chamber Choir, Chor Musica Mens Choir & Powell River Youth Choir

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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

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