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collapse Thursday, December 08, 2016
PR - Opening Reception - 'Willingdon'
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:The Space Gallery, 4712 Marine, Powell River
Cost:na
'Willingdon' from David Molyneaux, 4 days only Dec 8 - 11, 11am-5pm.

collapse Friday, December 09, 2016
PR - Robin Hood - Traditional Pantomime
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Presented By:Theatre Now
Cost:by donation
Dec 9 - 18th. Dec 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 7pm; Dec 11 & 18 @ 1:30pm. Join cocky Robin Hood and his merry gang of misfits as they attempt to thwart the deviously cunning plots of the most wicked and lecherous Sheriff of Nottingham. TheatreNowPowellRiver.ca

collapse Saturday, December 10, 2016
Festive Sale at the Art Building
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:na
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Dec 10-11. Late shoppers, this one is for you. Quirky, Tasty, UniQue with a touch of Vintage. The Festive Sale is very fun to browse and find unique handmade or vintage presents. It is a cornucopia all beautifully displayed with the tasty cafe for treats as you shop.

Christmas Sale at Ursula's Open Studio
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:499 Marine Dr, Gibsons (McCalls Lane)
Presented By:Ursula Bentz
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.0248
Web Link:facebook
Dec 10-11. The works from Ursula Bentz are functional , funky, and fun. Felting is her medium - she selects from a palette of hand dyed wools and silk and creates original wearable art.

6th Annual Radio Play: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Time:7:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, 662 North Rd
Cost:$15, children $10
Tickets:Blackberry Shop, Lower Gibsons, Laedeli in Sunnycrest Mall
Dec 10, 7:00pm; Dec 11, 2pm. The Knights of Columbus present this year’s Christmas Radio Play, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, the Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel story plus Chorolations Children's Choir.

collapse Sunday, December 11, 2016
Holiday Hustle 5k/2k
Time:9:30 AM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Athletics & PaceSetter Athletic
Cost:$15 adults, $10 youth, $35 families (early bird)
Tickets:http://sunshinecoastathletics.org/hh5k/reg.htm
Contact:Teresa Nightingale
Phone:604.885.8849
Food! Prizes! Music! Fun for the whole family! Run, Walk or Dance-Walk. This musical and Christmas-themed event is a fundraiser for the Chatelech Running Team, as well as a collection point for donations to the Elves Club. There will be great draw prizes, home-baked goodies, and music. Wear a Christmas costume! Free Santa hats for participants.

PR - Powell River 7th Annual Jingle Jog 2016
Time:9:30 AM
Location:Willingdon Beach, Powell River
Cost:$10, $20 family of 2 or more
Tickets:register & donations at Brooks Sec School, Avid Fitness, River City Coffee or online avidfitness.ca
Presented by Brooks Secondary PE 11/12 class and Student Council. All proceeds to Powell River Food bank walk 9:30 start / run 10 am start. Wear holiday gear!

Santa in the Creek
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:donations to food bank gratefully accepted
photos with Santa, Sant's Elves, Cocoa, gifts.

A Special Time of Year
Time:1:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$20
Tickets:From choir members, Sechelt Visitor Centre and EarthFair in Madeira Park
Email:mstuartstubbs@gmail.com
Reception 1:00pm, Concert at 1:30pm. Join us in an afternoon of festive music celebrating A Special Time of Year. Under the direction of Kenneth Norman Johnson and accompanied by David Poon, the Pender Harbour Choir will delight with familiar and new songs of the season.

Live Music
Time:2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
Every 2nd Sunday. Dec 11, Joe Stanton.

The Nutcracker - Bolshoi Ballet via HD Satellite
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt,
Cost:$15; $10 (17yrs and under)
Tickets:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll is transformed into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season. Runtime: 3 hrs 30 min (with one intermission)

A Temporary Landing Open House
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Artists Cooperative
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca

Christmas Magic
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall (behind MacDonalds)
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra Assoc.
Cost:$20 children under 12 free
Tickets:Laedeli Gibsons, Strait Music Sechelt
Contact:Janice Pentland Smith
Phone:604 885 3989
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastorchestra.ca
Annual Xmas Concert with all ensembles of the Orchestra Assoc. Join our musicians for some amazing Christmas Magic. Sunday afternoon Dec 11.

Pender Harbour Community Christmas Dinner, Kids Crafts, Santa Visit
Time:3:30 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall, Madeira Park
Cost:Free, please bring a food bank donation or a dessert
sponsored by Lafarge, the Pender Harbour Community Club and the PH Lions Club.

Woodland Christmas
Time:4:00 PM - 8:00 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.Enjoy goodies from the bake sale, enjoy seasonal stories and music, help the kids with a take home project, and have a word with Santa.

Jim Foster and Kevin Conroy
Time:5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt
Cost:na

PR - Sheep in Heavenly Peace
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Evangel Pentecostal Church, 5139 Manson Ave, Powell River
Cost:free
A children's Christmas Musical

Bad to the Bow Christmas Concert: Come in from the Cold
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St. Bart's Church, Gibsons
Presented By:The Coast String Fiddlers Association
Cost:$15; concession $10 - Children under 12 free.
Tickets:Swish, MELOmania & Sechelt Visitor Centre
Contact:Lea Kirstein
Join BTTB for their annual Christmas concert featuring BTTB Senior and Junior groups and including a Christmas sing-along after the group performances.

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Winter Lights
Time:5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Gardens, 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt
Cost:na
Email:operations@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Experience the magic of the Garden after dark. Thousands of lights adorn the trees. Check our website for dates and times www.coastbotanicalgarden.org

Films for Advent
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Anglican Church, Sechelt
Presented By:Parishioners" Picks
Cost:Free
Contact:David Moul
Phone:604.886.7458
Films for Advent Mamma Mia (Sing a- Long Version) - theme of Joy. Get into costume and sing along with the projected lyrics. This film is an utterly joyous experience. Mamma Mia is a superb musical that doesn't take itself too seriously. Phyllida Lloyd directs this light-hearted and playful musical which is carried by the snappy and happy songs of the Swedish group Abba. If you're just a little bit crazy and want to have a good laugh, if you love ABBA, want to see Meryl Streep like you've never seen her before or if you simply have a secret crush on Colin Firth and/or Pierce Brosnan (his singing was nothing short of hilarious), you will LOVE this movie.

collapse Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Traditional Afternoon Tea - 2 seatings
Time:12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:the Cafe at John Henry's, 4907 Pool Rd, Garden Bay
Cost:$22.50
Tickets:reservations required 604.883.1606
Phone:604.883.1606
Seatings at noon and 1:30pm. Featuring a selection of Silk Road Teas tea sandwiches, scones, clotted cream & jam and sweets prepare by Maureen O'Hearn.

LEAP Winter Barn Raiser
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$20
Tickets:share-there.com
Phone:604.885.1959
In the dark of winter celebrate this year's bright LEAP social entrepreneurs. Enjoy local food & drink & business pitches by the LEAPers. All proceeds to Leap entrepreneurs.

collapse Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Small Business Christmas Luncheon
Time:12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, Roberts Creek
Cost:$25 per person
Phone:604.885.9212
A holiday event for small businesses or groups that are looking for an affordable way to have a Big Christmas luncheon for their small staff.

collapse Thursday, December 15, 2016
PR - Transmission: new work by Autumn Skye
Location:Venue 4712 Marine Ave, Powell River
Cost:na
Opening reception Dec 15, 7-9pm. Gallery open for viewing Dec 16-19, 11am-5pm.Featuring original paintings, sculptures, and pop-up-shop of new products and inspiring gifts.

A Dickens Christmas. The Reading of a Christmas Carol by Richard Austin
Time:3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Tickets are Free - pick up at the circulation desk
Contact:Sherryl Latimer
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@sechelt.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Sechelt Library
Join us for a delightful reading of A Christmas Carol by local actor Richard Austin. Also enjoy enchanting music and Dickens inspired treats. Remember to bring a food bank item to help spread Christmas Cheer!

No Man’s Land --via satelite from London
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt,
Cost:$15; $10 (17yrs and under)
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

Junco Jan's Brave Mike 5
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:top floor of Gibsons Cinema
Presented By:Junco Jan/Janice Williams
Cost:free
Contact:Janice Williams
Phone:604.885.8041
Email:juncojan@eastlink.ca
Read, sing, play, dance, rant, crack jokes--or just come to be entertained! Draconian 5-minute limit! Treats or firewood welcome! Come up the back stairs of the theater on the hotel side. Cozy fire, comfy sofas!

PR - Chor Musica Men's Choir
Time:7:30 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River
Cost:$18, students 18 & under free with student ticket voucher
Tickets:Academy Box office or at the door
Phone:604.485.9633
Presents "Chor Musica Christmas" featuring popular carols.

collapse Friday, December 16, 2016
Annual Christmas Luncheon
Location:Sechelt Activity Centre, 5604 Trail Ave
Cost:$17
Tickets:Sechelt Activity Centre
Phone:604.885.3513
Buy early to avoid disappointment.

Lunchtime Inspirational Speeches ad Themes: Dec. Closing the Gap
Time:12:15 PM
Location:Art's Building in Gibsons, 464 South Fletcher
Cost:free
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Monthly public speaking events designed to inspire, uplift and challenge listeners. Bring your lunch and get inspired by moving speeches and creative ideas. Casual, conversational, and informal. To sign up as a presenter, please email with your contact details and the length of your presentation.

PR - Dance for the Food Bank
Time:6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Sheridan Dance Academy, 101-4871 Joyce Ave, Powell River
Cost:Free
Tickets:donations to the food bank
A Holiday Dance Party.

Handel's "Messiah", Part 1 and Britten's "Ceremony of Carols"
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St.John's United Church, 5085 Davis Bay Road, Davis Bay
Presented By:Messiah Choir
Cost:$20.00
Tickets:Sechelt Visitors' Centre, Laedeli Gifts in Gibsons
Contact:Joy McLeod
Phone:604.883.9248
Email:dacapophc@gmail.com
The Messiah Choir and soloists will present the Christmas section of Handel's "Messiah" accompanied by string quartet and harpsichord in the first half of the concert and "Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten in the second half accompanied by David Poon on piano. These beautiful and contrasting works, directed by Joy McLeod, will set you in the Christmas mood.

Uncle Wiggly’s Tribute to Blues Songs of Christmas
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Heritage Playhouse Productions
Cost:$25
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, Sechelt Visitor Centre, online at Share-there.com
Contact:Zeta
Phone:604.886.8998
This not your usual Christmas Show of the same old same old Christmas Carols. This show gives you a look into the souls of these fabulous Christmas Blues Songs written by the Legends of the Blues. This show is a collection of traditional Blues Christmas Tunes from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s 50’s and 60’s by the likes of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Charles Brown and Etta James plus many more. For more information visit heritageplayhouse.com

PR - Ed Wood Sexy Sweater Club Night
Time:8:00 PM
Location:That Sugar Vault Lounge, Unit 105, 4871 Joyce Ave, Powell River
Presented By:That Sugar Vault
Cost:no cover charge
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604.414.4168
Prizes for best male & female sweater wearer, vintage cross dressing encouraged! Film running too! You may see a new dessert: Flan 9 from Outer Space!! Fun prizes facebook.com/events/577687689088499/

collapse Saturday, December 17, 2016
Banner Project & Young Artist Awards Exhibition & Ceremony
Time:12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Center
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:NA
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
12:30 Banner awards; 2:30 Young Artist awards. Annual School Banner submissions and the Annual Young Artist Awards Exhibition of work by young artist created outside of school hours share an exhibition of this exciting young people's art work. Exhibition runs to Dec 17th.

Gambier Christmas Potluck Luncheon
Time:12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gambier Community Centre
Cost:na
A casual, family-friendly get together with finger-foods and carol singing. There will be small gifts for the children under 10 years of age.

Gibsons: 3rd Annual Free Public Skate
Time:2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Location:Gibsons & Area Community Centre, 700 Park Rd Gibsons
Cost:Free
Come enjoy a free skate, a free hot hog, hot chocolate, and an afternoon with your family.compliments of Unifor 1119 Members

Ken Johnson & Baby G
Time:5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Mad Park Bistro - 12808 Madeira Park Rd
Presented By:Mad Park Bistro
Cost:by donation
Tickets:Reservations 604.883.2223
Contact:Lisa Johnston
Join us for an old-fashion Christmas get together with Ken Johnson playing classic Christmas music. Dine with us and enjoy the festive atmosphere with friends.

SC Filipino-Canadian Assoc. Christmas Celebration Dinner & Dance
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion, 747 Gisons Way
Cost:$20 adults; $10 child 7-14yrs
Tickets:The Passionista Garage, Sunnycrest Mall or by phone
Contact:Dolly
Phone:604.741.7786
A fundraising event., foods, cash bar, door prizes, games, performance and more.

Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Anglican Church, 5838 Barnacle St. Sechelt
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:by donation
Tickets:at the door
Contact:Rebecca Allain
Phone:604.365.9473
Come share some Christmas cheer for a fun evening with traditional favourites, new music and poetry readings. Performances by small ensemble and 50 + mixed voices under the direction of Sara Douglas. Get in the spirit of the season with family and friends in our singalong. 50+ mixed voices in a vibrant community choirsuncoastphoenixchoir.ca

The Nutcracker
Time:8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:Coasting Along Theatre Soceity
Cost:$29.50, general, $19.50 10 and under
Tickets:South Coast Ford
Contact:Kathleen Holmes
Phone:604.989.6050
to Dec 20th. 5th annual presentation of The Nutcracker! 100% live on stage at Raven's Cry Theatre Guest Artists from around the globe, along with the talent from the Sunshine Coast coastingalongtheatre.org

Pigeon Hole & Hologram x Bridge
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$10 members, $20 guests with members
with live painting by Ben Tour.

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Christmas and All That Jazz with B3 Kings
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Contact:Rosemary Bonderud
Phone:604.883.2407
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society Concerts
If you like your holiday music spiced with a little jazz, don't miss this concert by the fabulous Chris Gestrin; Denzal Sinclaire, Bill Coon and Corey Weeds.

Suncoast Phoenix Communtiy Choir
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Calvary Baptist Church, 711 Park Road, Gibsons
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:By donation
Tickets:at the door
Contact:Rebecca Allain
Phone:604.365.9473
Come share some Christmas cheer with a concert of traditional favourites and new music as well as poetry readings and singalong. Performed by a 50 + mixed choir and small ensemble under the direction of Sara Douglas. A vibrant 50+ voice mixed choir suncoastphoenixchoir.ca

PR - Annual Community Christmas Carol Sing-along
Time:2:00 PM
Location:The Patricia Theatre 5848 Ash Avenue, Powell River
Cost:Admission by donation.
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
With Santa & Mrs. Claus and Songleader Roberta Pearson & Organist Jim Dickson on our new Theatre Organ.

Santa Visits Garden Bay Fire Hall
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:13303 Deller Rd, Garden Bay
Presented By:Pender Harbour/Garden Bay Volunteer Fire Fighters
Cost:0
Web Link:Pender Harbour & District Community Events Calendar
Fun for the whole family! Hot dogs and refreshments! Check out the fire truck and see the jaws of life! (PLEASE NOTE: Dec. 18 is the correct date for the event, not the date published in the Harbour Spiel.)

collapse Monday, December 19, 2016
Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir "Sing Out"
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden pavilion
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:By donation
Contact:Rebecca Allain
Phone:604.365.9473
Come join us in a celebration of the season with a variety of Christmas favourites by our 50 voice mixed choir as well as small group ensemble and poetry readings. There will also be our traditional singalong. Bring family and friends for some holiday cheer. suncoastphoenixchoir.ca

collapse Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Polar Express Christmas Light Tour (Pender Harbour)
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour & District Chamber of Commerce
Cost:$5
Tickets:Earth Fair Store and Harbour Insurance in Madeira Park.
Web Link:Pender Harbour & District Community Events Calendar
Where: Departing from the PH Community Hall What: Get on board the Polar Express at the PH Community Hall to judge local Christmas light displays. The "train" pulls out at 7 pm. We invite all businesses and homes to decorate for the holiday season and take part in the event!​

collapse Wednesday, December 21, 2016
PR - Illumination 2016
Time:4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:7896 Southview Rd, Powell River
Cost:free with Vale Society membership
A Solstice Fire Ceremony and festive social gathering at the Vale. We welcome all our members (and members to be) to come join us around the yule fire and evoke our hopes and dreams for the year to come. This friendly, non-denominational ceremony will be followed by a fun holiday hang-out, where friends and nieghbors can cheers-in the new year with hot food and delicious beverages available for purchase at the Vale Saloon.

Pender Harbour Christmas Boat Parade
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour
Cost:Free
Boaters: 5:30 assembly at Madeira Park Wharf. Spectators: Find a good vantage point on shore, bring your camera, and dress warmly! Boats will tour around Pender Harbour: departing Madeira Park Wharf 6pm - Hospital Bay - Duncan Cove - Irvines Landing - Lee Bay - Whiskey Slough - Madeira Park Wharf. More details and a route map available on our website: www.penderharbour.ca

collapse Friday, December 23, 2016
PR - The Red Nose Giddy UP DJ Party
Location:That Sugar Vault, 4871 Joyce Ave #105 Powell River
Presented By:That Sugar Vault
Cost:na
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604-414-4168
Or the ‘Ok, Mary, we all believe THAT story!” party..... DJ party especially for people home for Christmas! Fun Food surprises! no cover & prizes facebook.com/events/1756481141282994/

PR - Christmas @ Red Lion Pub
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Red Lion Pub, Powell River
Cost:food bank donations
with the Sam Hurrie Band

collapse Saturday, December 31, 2016
New Year's - Dave's Not Here
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:$60
price includes canapes, buffet dinner, favours, champagne at midnight.

New Years Eve Bash!
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Leo's Tapas & Grill, Lower Gibsons
Presented By:Michele
Cost:$75.
Tickets:Leo's
Contact:Michele
Phone:604.886.9414
Sumptuous 5-course dinner, including Prawn Cocktail, Rack of Lamb, Prime Rib, Lobster, Champagne, Traditional "plate breaking" at Midnight. DANCING to The LUV (Luci Herder, Gord Birtch, Sacha Fassaert, Regan Haydu, Kevin Cafferky & SpecialGUEST: Sean Morton)

New Years Eve Party with Playback
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Legion, Madeira Park
Cost:$65/person, $120/couple includes dinner
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, Pender Harbour Legion
Phone:604.883.2235
Doors 7pm; Hors D'oeuvres 7:30; Prime Rib Dinner 8:00pm; snacks and more. Music by Playback.

PR - New Year's Eve Glow In The Dark Party
Time:8:00 PM
Location:That Sugar Vault, 4871 Joyce Ave #105 Powell River
Presented By:That Sugar Vault
Cost:$15 late buffet
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604.414.4168
Email:amyavrilsharp@gmail.com
Web Link:https://www.
New Year's Eve Glow In The Dark Party serving liquor and dance until 2am...... yes, we can Vault into the new year! facebook.com/thatsugarvault/

PR - New Years Eve Party
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Powell River Legion, 6811 Alexander Street, Powell River
Cost:$25 members $30 - non members and at door
Pot luck and dance - bring an appie to share Dance the New Year in with Dean Gerhart's band

New Years Eve Party and Dance
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:tba
details to come

PR - Ring in the New Year
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Red Lion Pub, 5987 Lund St, Powell River
Cost:$25 ea, tables of 10 can b e reserved
Come Ring in the new year along with Frenzy. Lots of dancing and food.

PR - New Years Eve Bash at the Cran Bar
Time:10:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Motor Inn, 5728 Manson Ave, Powell River
Cost:20$ - 1 person 30$ - per couple 40$ - group of 4
Tickets:Striker's Bar and Grill The Cranberry Pub The Cranberry Beer & Wine
with special guest, " Mr. Ron Campbell " on lead guitar and a selection of some of Powell River's best vocalists through-out the night. Also includes, draw for the door prize with a non-perishable food item - a brand new Schwinn Bike. -A buffet of different types of appy's, -Party supplies to ring in the New Year; A glass of champagne at midnight, -Use of the Ride by Donations Program", dozens of free gift give-aways all night!!

collapse Sunday, January 01, 2017
Polar Bear Swims
Location:Armours Beach, Gibsons : Davis Bay : Seafarer's Park, Pender Harbour : Willington Beach, Powell River
Cost:free
check for times in local areas

Lighting the Memories
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Mission Point Park, Davis Bay
Cost:na
Ceremony where all the love notes and wishes will be burned in a ceremonial fire on the beach.

collapse Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Farm Gate Market
Time:3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Masonic Lodge, Roberts Creek Rd & Hwy 101
Cost:na
Wednesdays year round from 3 to 6 pm - The Farm Gate. Local organic Farmers Market.

Live Music at the Gumboot Restaurant
Time:6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Gumboot Restaurant, Roberts Creek
Cost:na
Every Wednesday evening.

Friends of the Gallery (FOG) Reception
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:NA
Tickets:NA
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Exhibition of work by members of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. Show runs to Jan 29th.

collapse Thursday, January 05, 2017
Joe Stanton Live at the Boot
Location:The Boot Eatery, Sechelt
Cost:na
Thursdays, original and cover tunes

PR - Opening Reception: Fiberspeak: Nina Musselam & Gaye Denier
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Malaspina Exhibition Centre, Vancouver Island University, Powell River
Cost:na
Web Link:http://artpowellriver.com
Show runs to February 1, 2017

collapse Friday, January 06, 2017
PR - Banff Mountain Film Festvial
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Brooks Secondary, Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Jim Palm
Phone:604.483.3171
January 6-7. "the world's best mountain films."A different lineup of films each night.

Sunshine Coast Natural History Society
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na

collapse Saturday, January 07, 2017
PR - Up Town Market
Location:Community Resource Centre, Joyce Ave, Powell River
Cost:na
Saturdays - Chocolate, meats, eggs, sourdough bread, locally roasted coffee, veggies, Powell River dollars, sweets and plants

Live Music at Persephone Brewing Co.
Location:1053 Stewart Rd, Gibsons
Cost:na
Saturdays and Sundays

Met Opera: Verdi’s Nabucco
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt,
Cost:$24 General; $20 Senior/Student
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria. Runtime: 3 hrs 4 min

collapse Sunday, January 08, 2017
PR - Sunday Song Circle @ Cranberry Hall
Location:Cranberry Hall - Powell River
Presented By:Pat Buckna, Cranberry Hall
Cost:by donation
Phone:604.485.5198
Come join us in our monthly song circle. Sing a song, bring and instrument, or just come to listen. The Sunday song circle is an informal gathering of folk who like songs. Tea, coffee and snacks provided. A great way to spend an afternoon in one of the best music venues in Powell River. Join our Facebook group to find out about our monthly themes. https://www.facebook.com/groups/926884244031670/

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Ween (interpretations)
Time:7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:The Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek
Cost:at the door
An intimate, acoustic, imposterous, interpretation of select favorites from the band WEEN

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Sunshine Coast NewComers Luncheon
Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf Club, Roberts Creek
Cost:$15.00 plus annual membership $12.00
Phone:604.885.3077
2nd Thursday each month. Sunshine Coast Newcomers Luncheon, to welcome newcomers to the Sunshine Coast, acquaint them with the area, introduce them to others and to meet in friendship. www.sunshinecoastnewcomers.com/

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Creative Open Studio
Time:2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$5 drop in
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
2:30-6pm. Monthly The Arts Building will give you a creative space to explore your art. Whether it is writing, sewing, hooking, scrapbooking, cardmaking, painting, rendering - a chance to work on expressing yourself in a creative way in a venue with other creative people!

PR - Trivia Night @ That Sugar Vault
Time:7:00 PM
Location:4871 Joyce Ave #105, formerly Kane's Sports Bistro
Cost:no cover charge
Hosted by radio personality Zane Sampson Test your smarts on general categories, bring friends to make teams, food and drink specials. Fun prizes

Sunshine Coast Astronomy Speaker: Michael Bradley
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa St (at Trail Ave), Sechelt
Cost:na
https://sunshinecoastastronomy.wordpress.com/events-calendar/

The Billy Hillpicker Band & Citzen Jane
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:tba
details to come

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Dawn Pemberton - Canada's New Queen of Soul
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Contact:Rosemary Bonderud
Phone:604.883.2407
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society concerts
Western Canadian Music Award winner Dawn Pemberton's voice is a perfect fit for the complementary worlds of R&B, soul, funk and jazz fusion.

Painting the Portrait
Time:2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:by donation
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Live painting demo by Justin Ogilvie: 'Painting the Portrait', followed by a slide show presentation.

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Robbie Burns Night
Location:Pender Harbour Legion
Cost:tba
Coast String Fiddlers will entertain.

Lunchtime Inspirational Speeches ad Themes
Time:12:15 PM
Location:Art's Building in Gibsons, 464 South Fletcher
Cost:free
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Monthly public speaking events designed to inspire, uplift and challenge listeners. Bring your lunch and get inspired by moving speeches and creative ideas. Casual, conversational, and informal. To sign up as a presenter, please email with your contact details and the length of your presentation.

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PR - Gounod's Roméo et Juliette (New Production)
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, 5400 Marine Ave, Powell River
Cost:Adult: $27 Senior: $24 Youth: $17 Ticket Packages Available. Prices include GST.
Tickets:Academy of Music 7280 Kemano, 604.485.9633, Breakwater Books and Coffee, and online.
Email:maxcamerontheatre@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Starring Damrau and Grigolo on stage together as opera's classic lovers, in Gounod's lush Shakespeare adaptation. Bartlett Sher's new production has already won acclaim for its vivid 18thcentury milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.

The Burying Ground (full band) & Jack Garton
Time:7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Devora
Cost:$20 advance $25 at the door (contact host for discounted ticket)
Tickets:Laedli, Melomania, Sechelt Visitor Center, Share-There.com, Swish
Contact:Devora
Phone:604.886.4666
Double feature Roots & Blues concert feat. Jack Garton on trumpet, Trent Freeman on fiddle, Joseph Lubinsky-Mast on upright bass & Jack Garton (Galiano Island) "..mixing Cajun, European and Country styles with ease into an exciting Roots music feast.." theburyingground.com

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Native Drumming Circle
Time:4:00 PM
Location:St Hilda's Anglican Church, Sechelt
Cost:na
4th Sunday of each month. Led by Terry Aleck the beloved Coyote. Bring your drum, shaker and songs.

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PR - The Canadian Guitar Quartet
Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:James Hall -- Academy of Music, Powell River
Cost:$22 - students 18 & under free with a student ticket voucher
Tickets:powellriveracademy.org
Phone:604.485.9633
Since its debut in 1999, the Canadian Guitar Quartet has toured extensively in North and South America, from one standing ovation to the next, establishing a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world. The mix of dynamic original music and classical masterpieces make a CGQ concert an unforgettable experience.

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Writers' Open Mic Night
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:free
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.artsbuilding.org
Calling all published and aspiring writers! This free event led by author PJ Reece is open to all levels, all genres and even works in progress. Each writer gets five minutes to share their latest work, listen to others and get to know and network with other writers on the Coast

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PR - Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Max Cmeron Theatre, 5400 Marine Ave, Powell River
Cost:$10
Tickets:maxcamerontheatre.ca
Email:maxcamerontheatre@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
The Betrayed Wife. The Scheming Wife. The Peacemaker. The Ugly German. The Slutty One. The One in Love with Someone Else. Six Queens. Six Love stories. Six Deaths. One Actress.

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The Lonesome ACE String Band
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:tba
details to come

Met Opera: Gounod’s Romeo Et Juliette
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Ravens Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:$24 General; $20 Senior/Student
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production. Runtime: 3 hrs 29 min

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John Reischman & The Jaybirds
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Heritage Playhouse Productions
Cost:tba
Contact:Zeta
Phone:604.886.8998
John Reischman & The Jaybirds seamless ensemble work makes for one of the freshest, most tasteful band-sounds on the folk and bluegrass circuit today.

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PR - 16th Annual Powell River Film Festival
Location:Patricia Theatre, Powell River
Cost:Early Bird passes $75 until Xmas - check website for prices
Feb 15 - 19. Bringing a world of films to the Sunshine Coast. For all the info www.prfilmfestival.ca.

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Pender Harbour Chamber Festival Midwinter Weekend - 2 concerts
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance in Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Contact:Rosemary Bonderud
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society concerts
Saturday January 25 and Sunday January 26 at 2 PM Two concerts featuring world renowned artists Corey Cerovsek - violin; Adrian Brendel - cello and Michelle Mares, piano

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Just One of Those Things - A Cabaret Show
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Contact:Rosemary Bonderud
Web Link:Pender harbour Music Society concerts
A sparkling afternoon of music from Broadway and the glittering show lounges performed by audience favourite Robert Kortgaard, piano and renowned baritone Brett Polegato.

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Bergmann Duo
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Contact:Rosemary Bonderud
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society concerts
Here is the perfect sweet for your Easter basket - four hands, one keyboard played with exquisite musicality by Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann.

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Infinitus
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:$25
Contact:Rosemary Bonderud
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society concerts
They call themselves a BeatBoxing string trio - say what? - but most of us would call them dazzling. Anthony Cheung, violist; Alex Cheung, cellist and John Littlejohn, violinist, delight in wrapping classical music in an entirely new wardrobe with elements of hip hop and jazz. Don't miss it!

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Spring Concert
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Anglican Church, 5838 Barnacle St, Sechelt
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:By donation
Contact:Rebecca Allain
Phone:694.365.9473
Come join us in a celebration of song with our fifty plus voices mixed choir. There will also be small ensemble performances as well as poetry readings and our traditional singalong. Directed by Sara Douglas and accompanied by Paula Seward. Admission by donation. suncoastphoenixchoir.ca

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Spring concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Calvary Baptist Church, 711 Park Road, Gibsons
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:By donation
Contact:Rebecca Allain
Phone:604.365.9473
Web Link:Community choir info with upcoming performances and events
Come join us in a celebration of song with our fifty plus mixed voices including poetry readings, small ensemble performances as well as our traditional singalong. Directed by Sara Douglas and accompanied by Paula Seward.

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Gibsons School of the Arts Summer Art Workshops 2017
Location:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Gibsons School of the Arts
Cost:$550 (5 day classes) $440 (4 day classes) check website
Tickets:gibsonsartschool.net/register.html
Phone:604 886-9349 or 604 885-2220
Email:contact@gibsonsartschool.net
Web Link:http://http://gibsonsartschool.net
June 19-23, Justin Oglivie, painting the figure/portrait; July 10-14, Lori Sokoluk, watercolour & mixed media; July 17-21 Dominik Modlinski, application of colour contrast; Aug 2-5 Brent Laycock, expressive watercolour; Aug 9-12 Jerry Markham, creating dynamic studio paintings; Aug 14-17 Deborah Tilby, making a good painting.

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35th 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 17, 18, 19, 20. 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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Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp
Location:Camp Sunrise, Langdale
Presented By:SC Spinners & Weavers Guild
Cost:tba
Sept 8-10. Spinning, weaving, kitting, socials, show & tell, vendors market, discussion. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weavers Guild scswg.org

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SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast, Langdale to Earl's Cove
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:Free
Email:artcrawl@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com
Oct 20-22, 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 Earl's Cove. 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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