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collapse Monday, April 07, 2014
41st Festival of Performing Arts
Location:various locations
Cost:by donation
Email:info1@coastfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.coastfestival.com/
April 7 to April 25th with highlight concert May 4. More info from website.

collapse Saturday, April 19, 2014
Delta Kayak Demo Day
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Kayaking Dock in Gibsons Harbour
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.9760
Great prizes including a Delta Kayak. Everyone is welcome. Info www.sunshinekayaking.com.

Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:All for Pets, Sechelt Sunday: Location in Gibsons cancelled
Presented By:A Helping Paw Animal Welfare Fund
Cost:$10 plus pet food donation per photo
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Ann Margaret Sumner
Phone:604.886.7640
Email:ahpawf@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.ahelpingpawfund.com
Saturday only. Fundraiser Gibsons Wildlife Rehab Centre and the Food Bank.

Vinyl Frontier Record Swap
Time:12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Studio 56 Gallery - Parlour - Venue 5813 Ash St Powell River
Cost:Book your table now ($15 to reserve). Free to the public
Contact:Claire Basson
Phone:604.483.6538
Studio 56 is proud to host the premier edition of Roxy Records Vinyl Frontier - the ultimate vinyl record showcase for music collectors, audiophiles, buyers, or sellers. Fill your crates! Buy! SellL! Trade! All genres - Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Metal, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Soul, and World, etc. 12's or 45's - There will be refreshments, door prizes & live DJ's. www.facebook.com/events/646661395370716/

Empowering Kids & Youth Fundraiser
Time:1:30 PM
Location:Robert Creek Hall
Presented By:Neil Falkner Outward Bound Legacy
Cost:Evening Fundraiser Tickets $15, $5 Kids under 12. Daytime Event Free
Tickets:Gaia's, MELOmania, Strait Music
Contact:Judy Lynne
Phone:604.886.7334 to donate to auction
Email:judymlynne@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.neilfalknerlegacy.ca
Apr 19 1:30 - 4:30 pm: Easter Egg Hunt, Clowns, Crafts, Singers Musicians & Silent Auction - 8 pm: FUNDRAISER featuring James & Jamesy of 2 for Tea, MC Natasha, Lowry Olafson & The Theme Song Singers, DJ Lucy (Rhythm City Productions) for a Dance Party ’til midnight. Visit & participate in Auction at www.32auctions.com/NeilFalkner & help send 2 worthy youth to Outward Bound Wilderness Expedition

Mark Crissinger Live at Persephone Brewery
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Persephone Brewery, Gibsons
Cost:na

Dinner + Entertainment
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
Cost:$36.75
Tickets:at the Golf Club
Phone:604.885.9212
Featuring ShBoom a fantastic local quaertet. Filled with harmony and humour!

Gary Comeau
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Old Boot Eatery, Sechelt
Cost:na
New Orleans inspired Rockin' Roots & Blues.

Hired Guns - Dance
Time:7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Royal Canadian Legion Branch #164 Powell River 6811 Alexander Street Powell River
Cost:advance tickets $10.00 or pay $15.00 at the door.
Dan Richard, Jim Venables, Dan Hebert and Evan Ehgoetz playing the Pedal Steel Guitar.More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1389325624625573/1389325891292213/?notif_t=like

Playback
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$5 members, $10 guests

Spring Sizzle Dance with Brickhouse
Time:9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall
Presented By:Pender Harbour Blues Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:on line www.penderharbourbluesfestival.com Sound Attractions - Sechelt, Oak Tree Market - Madeira Park
Contact:Marilyn MacLeod
Phone:604.741.1186
Email:info@penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Evening of dance and great fun with Vancouver`s best party band Brickhouse. This is a fundraiser for the Pender Harbour Blues Festival June 6, 7 & 8

Butler in the Hey!
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:$5 members / $10 guests with members
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
Butler in the Hey! is back by popular demand! Come dance to the ska/roots grooves of one of the coast's most notable bands.

Singer SongWriter: Sunday Dennis live @ the HUB
Time:9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:The Hub 6275 Marine Ave Powell RIver
Cost:TBA

collapse Sunday, April 20, 2014
Easter Egg Hunt
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Lions Club
Cost:na
Participants: 12 years old and under.

Gary Comeau and Simon Paradis
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

Jamming at the Legion with host Ian McLatchie & Larry Cook
Time:2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:na
Doors at 1pm. Bring your instruments and play or just yourself to listen to great music.

collapse Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Earth Week Begins in Powell River
Time:4:30 PM
Location:Willingdon Beach Park, Powell River
Cost:na
Music, tree planting in honour of Martin Roassander, speeches, lots of info about events happening all through the week. https://www.facebook.com/earthweekpr

Northern Grease - Green Film Series
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Rhizome Up! Media
Cost:By donation
Tickets:Reservations online at: www.greenfilms.ca
Contact:Beverly Saunders
Phone:604.740.6324
Join us for Earth Day to see the film Northern Grease by the Beyond Boarding team who traveled across BC and Alberta in their veggie bus to try to understand the issue of resource extraction and its effect on the communities and the wilderness they love. Also a short trailer by Sarama on his upcoming film, This Living Salish Sea. Filmmakers will be participating in discussion after the film.

collapse Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Author Reading - Michael Maser
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Rockwood Lodge, Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:free
Contact:Sechelt Public Library
Phone:604.885.3260
Web Link:Sechelt Public Library
From the Klondike gold rush to San Francisco and back north to the daunting coastline of British Columbia, this thrilling historical novel pits the lust for Klondike riches against a sharply oppositional cultural ideal. "Gold Mad" by Michael Maser is a thriller from the greatest gold rush in history.

Coast Festival Electronic & Acoustic Event
Time:4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Festival Performing Arts
Cost:donation
Contact:Luci
Phone:604 886 0281
Support our local young musicians as they are adjudicated. Solos, duos, bands in various genres. Everyone Welcome!

collapse Thursday, April 24, 2014
Jeans Day Fashion Show
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
Cost:$30.00 includes buffet dinner
Phone:604.885.9212
Showcasing denim in support of the BC Childrens Hospital Foundation. Wear your jeans and buy a button!

collapse Friday, April 25, 2014
Oldtime Music Hall
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, Trail & Medusa
Cost:$18
Tickets:Sechelt Sr Activity Centre, Mosaic Market in Davis Bay and Swish, Gibsons
Fri Apr 25 - 7pm, Sat/Sun Apr 26-27- 3pm, doors open 45 min before show. A 2 hour vaudeville productions presented by The Fantastic Vaudeville Troupe.

Dinner and Dance
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:$12
Performing Larrie Cook.

Dianne Whelan Book Launch
Location:Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek
Cost:na

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

DoReTEA with 'Gemini'
Time:3:00 PM
Location:Living Faith Lutheran Church, Davis Bay
Cost:$25 includes tea and scones
Tickets:Swish, 287 Gower Point Rd, Visitor Info Centre, Sechelt, EarthFair, Madeira Park, at the door
Gifted multi-talented sister duo, Valerie-Anne Rutter and Julie Rutter, create an eclectic musical experience that travels from Renaissance to Ragtime.

Rudy Wiebe - Author Reading
Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4411 Michigan Aven
Cost:tba

Academy Cabaret
Time:7:30 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River
Cost:$25
Tickets:Box office, 7280 Kemano St
Phone:604.485.9633
An intimate evening of musical vignettes, appetizers & wine and fundraiser for Powell River Academy

Artesia Coffeehouse - 'Dare to be Heard'
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
Doors 7pm. Celebrating Poetry Month we present 'Dare to be Heard' with many local authors. Join friends and support our many local spokien word authors and enjoy treats by Trish.

Friday Night Live
Time:8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:$5 members / $10 guests with members
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
This month's Friday Night Live showcase features Ken Capron, Jeevious Family, Jim Taylor & Robin Atchison.

Tyler Carson - House Concert in Gibsons
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons, contact for directions
Cost:$15 incl tea coffee goodies
Tickets:info chelsea_sleep@yahoo.ca
Tyler is this year’s adjudicator for the Folk Instrumental class at the Sunshine Coast Festival of Performing Arts. Traveling to far away lands and defining his musical landscape in studio, Tyler Carson has birthed a new sound for the violin. Growing up trained as a classical violinist and a folk 'fiddler' simultaneously, Tyler was always headed in a unique direction.

Harpdog Brown & his Electric Band
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Boomers Burger Bar, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Cost:$15 advance, $20 at the door

collapse Saturday, April 26, 2014
Paint In at the Arts Building
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Presented By:Arts Building Society
Cost:$12 pre-registration or $15 at the door (includes materials)
Phone:604.740.7790
Email:contact@artsbuilding.org
Only space for 15 for the inaugural event. Ever wished you could just do art without worrying about making a mess or being concerned about how it looks? Thanks to the generous support by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union, The Arts Building is pleased to be able to offer its first community PAINT IN.

13th Annual April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Madeira Park Gov. Dock
Presented By:Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society
Cost:Entry fee $160 (Early Bird $140 if before April 1) for 4-person team
Tickets:NA
Contact:Jackie Ordronneau or Richard Haschke
Phone:604.883.0539
Teams of up to 4 people build a boat from materials provided and race around the harbour for cash prizes. Youth races and mini boat building for the kids as well. Entry fee $160 (Early Bird $140 if before April 1). Entry form downloadable from www.apriltools.ca.

Met Opera: Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5555 SC Hwy, Sechelt
Cost:$24 and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +)
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. Cosi Fan TuttiThe cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Run Time: 4:05 hours approximately To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. 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)

Mozart's Così fan tutte
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre Brooks Secondary 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Adult: $25 Senior: $22 Youth: $15 Ticket Packages Available
Tickets:Academy of Music Box Office at 7280 Kemano, by phone, Breakwater Books and Coffee, and online as noted.
Phone:604.483.3900
Email:maxcamerontheatre@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca/
Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.

Driftwood Players Story Theatre Free Workshop!
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Eric Cardinall Hall
Presented By:Driftwood Players
Cost:Free!
Contact:radhika samwald
Phone:604.886.4222
Web Link:For more info, please check out
Apr 26-27. Driftwood Players Story Theatre is thrilled to be offering our free introductory workshop, April 26th and 27th! This two-day workshop is a playful exploration of storytelling, Story Theatre style! If you're interested in community theatre, please come check us out.

Here Be Giants Photo Slideshow with Byron Anderson
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives
Presented By:SCMA
Cost:By Donation
Contact:Sunshine Coast Musuem & Archives
Phone:604.886.8232
Email:scm_a@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecopastmuseum.com
Join Byron Anderson on a photographic journey up Mount Elphinstone and beyond as Byron shares his deep knowledge of the region. The presentation will also include information on how to access the historic sites on Mount Elphinstone, what to bring and how to prepare. Come early, Byron's last presentation was packed!

Marleen Vermeulen Artist demo and talk
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:gpag@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://gibsonspublicartgallery.ca
Artists Demo and Talk plus a Dance Performance

Shakti Dance - Five Faces
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:$15 adults $10 students, seniors, arts workers
Tickets:Gaia Fair Trade, Gibsons
Phone:604.737.8858
Indian Classical Dance performed by Anusha Fernando & Sujit Vaidya. 2nd show May 9 at Norman Rothsten Theatre, Vancouver. Info shaktidance@shaw.ca

Suncoast Concert Band Performance "Literary Notes"
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra Association
Cost:$15, under 12 $10
Tickets:Gibsons: Laedeli, Gaia's. Sechelt: Strait Music. Madeirapark: Earth Fair Store
Contact:Gord Beynon
Phone:604.741.9807
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/SCCommunityOrchestraAssociation
Doors at 6:30, Performance at 7:00 PM. Imagine the sounds of spring – winds and rain and laughing leaves– such are the sounds you will hear in “The Hounds of Spring.” From the poem “Atlanta in Calydon” by Algernon Charles Swinburne, this concert band piece expresses all of the excitement of the poetry. Or, remember Charles Dickens’ character “Oliver Twist” through the Band’s rendition of “Oliver” from the musical of the same name. From the familiar sounds of Sheherazade and Peer Gynt to a rendition of Mother Goose tales, there should be something for everyone in this program!

Wine Festival & Art Auction
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Presented By:Rotary Club of Gibsons
Cost:$40.00
Tickets:any Gibsons Rotarian, Landing Gallery, Sutton Westcoast Realty
beer & wine tasting, appetizers & entertainment, silent and live auction, talented artist demo's

Singing Into Spring - Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity SC
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:$45
Tickets:Habitat ReStore, Sechelt Visitors Centre, Swish, Gibsons, Earth Fair, Madeira Park
Phone:604.740.3151
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Featuring Jane Mortifee renowned Vancouver singer and performer accompanied by Michael Creber and the Sound Eclectic Vocal Ensemble, directed by Kathryn Nicholson hosted by CBC's Rick Cluff.

Literary Reading - Rudy Wiebe
Time:8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts
Cost:free with donations gratefully appreciated
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Rudy Wiebe, whose The Temptations of Big Bear won the Governor General’s award for fiction in 1973, and is now the Grand Old Man of prairie fiction.

Taurean Tunez
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion, Brach #219
Presented By:Bazehedz and Aerion-Do Productions.
Cost:$6 members/$12 guests of memebers
Tickets:At the door.
Contact:Marcy Solis de Ovando
Phone:604.885.0977
Three great DJs: Sebastian, Aerion and Stimz... a fully decked out space, interactive visuals, great peeps and awesome vibes to keep everyone happy and dancing until the last beat drops. www.facebook.com/events/1407315362868025/?fref=ts

DJ Night: Taurus Party
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:$6 members / $12 guests with members
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
DJ Stimz and more TBA

collapse Sunday, April 27, 2014
20th Annual Marathon Shuffle
Time:7:30 AM
Location:meet at Shingle Mill parking lot for Sunshine Coast Trail, Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Eagle Walz
Phone:604.483.9565
8:00am leave for the start at Malaspina Rd. 8:30am start of Shuffle - runners first, then shufflers. For map www.sunshinecoast-trail.com

Bird Walk in the Garden
Time:9:00 AM
Location:SC Botabical Garden, 5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Enjoy a delightful morning walk improving your sighting and listening skills, and learn how to spot the signs of birds raising families. The Garden attracts a wide range of bird species; bring your binoculars and a notepad.

Bird Walk with Alexis Harrington
Time:9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:SC Botanical Gardens, Sechelt - meet in parking lot
Cost:$10 suggested donation
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Look and listen for birds returning to eat, sing, nest and feed all over the garden. With such varied habitats - ponds, deciduous forest, meadows, and conifers - the Garden attracts a wide range of species. Lexi has sharp ears and eyes, and knows where to look.

Earth Day in Roberts Creek
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Pier
Cost:n/a
Local musicians! Great food! Environmental information! Ride your bike and receive a free bike tune-up. Take the SCRD's ego-groovy Musical Bus. Film Screening, We're zero-waste again. www.robertscreekearthday.com

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

Oliver Swain & Glenna Garramone
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Heritage Playhouse Productions
Cost:$20
Tickets:Gaia's Fair Trade, Laedeli, Sechelt Visitor Centre re- June 10th
Contact:Zeta Gaudet
Phone:604.886.8998
Tower of Song: a Creative Tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen Featuring performances by Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone With special guest Corbin Keep on cello. Visit www.heritageplayhouse.com for more information

Salamander Crawl/Frog Hop
Time:2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:SC Botanical Gardens, 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Botanical Garden
Cost:By donation ($10/person, $20/family suggested)
Contact:Mary Blockberger
Phone:604-740-3969
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Biologist Lee-Ann Ennis will lead participants on a walk around the Garden ponds, pointing out some of the hundreds of frog and salamander egg masses found in them. A wonderful introduction to native aquatic life for kids of all ages. Dress for the weather, boots recommended.

"Lowballer": Poetry Launch
Time:3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 431 Marine Drive
Presented By:GPAG
Cost:no charge; donations encouraged
Contact:Martha Royea
Phone:604.886.5965
Email:gpag@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://gibsonspublicartgallery.ca
Local poets join Kim Goodliffe to celebrate nature and launch her collection of tree-planting poetry, "Lowballer". In tree-planting lingo, a lowballer is the least respected person on a crew, one who plants slowly and earns little. This narrative poem sequence takes the reader through clear-cut furrows where boulders shear, bears appear, minds crack and relationships must grow and change in order to survive.

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.

collapse Monday, April 28, 2014
Speaker Alan Levinsohn - Irrigation
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Garden Club
Cost:members free, guests $5
presented by Sechelt Garden Club

SCFS Film: 20 Feet From Stardom
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:$5 Members, $9 Single Event, Annual Membership $20.
Tickets:At the Door. Doors open 7 pm
Contact:Judy Lynne
Phone:604.886.7334
Email:judymlynne@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca
USA 2013, documentary. Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 20th century, chronicling the moving personal journeys of these uncelebrated artists & paying tribute to their indelible role in popular music. Triumphant & heartbreaking - a tribute to the voices that changed the sound of popular music, & a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices, & rewards of a career spent standing next to the spotlight.

collapse Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Author Reading - Ed Hill
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Rockwood Lodge
Presented By:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.885.3260
Web Link:Sechelt Public Library
Join Ed on Vancouver's seedy streets in a dangerous undercover murder investigation as he reads from his popular book "Busted". He joined the RCMP in 1968 and retired in 2002. Busted is a collection of stories taken from his experience on the streets: some are surprising; others are unbelievable; all are true.

Far Off Broadway Special Presentation - Vagina Monologues
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre, 5848 Ash Ave, Powell River
Cost:$25
Tickets:Breakwater Books and Patricia Theatre
Contact:Ann Nelson
Phone:604.483.9345
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
A fundraiser to aid Transition House

collapse Thursday, May 01, 2014
Aboriginal Storytelling Festival
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Band Community Hall
Presented By:SC Festival of the Written Arts, Sechelt Nation, SD 46, Capilano University
Cost:Free
Contact:Jane Davidson
Phone:604.885.9631
Email:info@writersfestival.ca
Web Link:http://writersfestival.ca
This is the public component of an Aboriginal Storytelling Festival that will be taking place in Sunshine Coast schools on May 1 and 2.

Artist Reception - Robert Skot McMillan
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Vancouver Island University Powell River lobby/gallery 7085 Nootka St.
Presented By:Malaspina Art Society
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.artpowellriver.ca
This body of paintings was produced in collaboration with the contributions of some of our local photographers who venture into, and document our beauty full backwoods. The paintings are of our area lakes, from well within the limits of the municipality, to well outside it. Show runs to June 3rd.

PRISMA Master Class
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre, Townsite, Powell River
Cost:$10
Phone:604.483.9345
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
featuring Maestro Arthur Arnold & talented local youth from the Festival of Performing Arts

Theatre Now! presents "Grounded" a comedy by John Spurway
Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre Complex Way Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Nicole Narbonne
Phone:604.414.8003
Grounded is about five strangers stranded at Toronto's Pearson Airport, due to a snow storm. What starts out like a Seinfeld sketch about quirky humans, quickly turns into a Canadian spy spoof. Email: design@skeenastreetstudio.ca More Info: http://theatrenowpowellriver.ca

collapse Friday, May 02, 2014
8th Annual Garden Bay Classic Fishing Derby
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
May 2-4. Fri registration 5-7pm followed by Calcutta (auction of boatsA). You don't have to be registered or fish to bid on a boat. Sat. weigh-in and dinner 6pm. Sun weigh-in 1pm followed by prizes and frolicking loggers.

Friday Dinner & Live Music featuring Robin Atchison
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:no cover
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
Diner 219er is serving dinner specials from 4:30-8PM and local singer/songwriter Robin Atchison will perform for us again between 6-7:30PM. There is no cover for this event but tips are greatly appreciated!

collapse Saturday, May 03, 2014
Sunshine Coaster Mountain Bike XCM & Mach Chicken DH Race
Location:B&K Road and powerlines, follow the signs
Cost:check for info
May 3-4. Includes marathon, mach chicken downhill, new bike race for kids, barbecue and more. Check www.sunshinecoaster.net for more info.

Annual Plant, Baking and Book Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Gibsons United Church, 724 Glassford at Trueman
Cost:na
Offering annuals and perennials

Defining Diversity: Creating Community
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Vancouver Island University Powell River Campus Nootka St Powell River
Cost:free
Contact:Alison Taply
Phone:604.485.8030
This is a free course to provide opportunities to recongize our community's diversity and activate its potential. Lunches are included. This course is based on the award winning film with the same name that was produced in Powell River Email: Alison.Taplay@viu.ca More Info: http://www.changemakers.com/project/defining-diversity-creating-community?enid=144100

Kiwanis Giant Book & Misc Item Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Kiwanis Annex ( meeting room) 4943 Kiwanis Ave Powell River
Cost:as marked
Contact:Kathy
Phone:604.487.9332
Cheapest books around! Email: kmait@hotmail.com

2nd Annual Elphinstone Show & Shine
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Elphinstone Secondary School, Gibsons
Cost:na
Elphinstone Secondary School Drag Racing Team presents 2nd Annual Elphinstone Show & Shine. Prizes, silent auction, concession, demonstrations and more.

Spring Carnival
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Recreation Complex End of Complex Way Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Rhonda Gendron
Come out and have some Family Fun. There will be games, prizes, food, face painting, bouncers and more. Support the students of James Thomson School participate in Farm to School events, Swimming lessons, a variety of garden activities and so much more. https://www.facebook.com/events/444600168975961/?ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited&source=1

Opening Reception - Passionate Vision : Evermon and Wainwright
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery 431 Marine Drive
Presented By:GPAG
Cost:na
Email:bob-evermon@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://evermon.4mg.com
Passionate Vision, a show by artists Barry Wainwright and Bob Evermon opens at the Gibson’s Public Art Gallery on May 2nd and runs to May 26. The show includes sculpture, painting, photos and prints.

Stories from the Westside - 2 shows
Time:2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Dance Society
Cost:Matinee: $10/$15 Evening: $15/$20
Tickets:Online through our website or In person at Seaside Center, Pretty Natty Duds & Peggy Sue's
Contact:Yvette Cormier
Email:info@sunshinecoastdance.com
Shows at 2:00 pm and 7:30. The Sunshine Coast Dance Society presents "The Source Dance Company" in "Stories from the West Side", a tribute to Jerome Robbins Broadway musical "West Side Story", with new and original music and choreography. Enjoy professional dancers choreographed by some of North America's most respected choreographers. www.sunshinecoastdance.com

Choral Evenson
Time:4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Anglican Church, Sechelt
Cost:tba
Phone:604.885.5019
featuring music attributes to Julian of Norwich and Organ Recital featuring music of Philip Glass and J. S. Bach

Gibsons Live Poets Society: Nancy Homles
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Persephone Brewing Company, 1053 Stewart Road, Gibsons.
Cost:Donations are appreciated
Nancy Holmes writes poetry and short fiction and has published five collections of poetry.Her newest book, The Flicker Tree, was shortlisted for the 2013 Raymond Souster Award by the League of Canadian Poets. . books and beer are for sale. http://gibsonspoets.ca email: info@gibsonspoets.ca

Mamma Mia Sing-along, Dance-along!
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors' Activity Center
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir fund raiser
Cost:$15
Tickets:Visitors' Center, Sechelt; Laedeli, Gibsons; EarthFair, Madeira Park
Contact:Doreen Henry
Phone:604.885.1945
Web Link:http://penderharbourchoir.com
Screening of the movie with on-screen lyrics. Prizes for best costumes! Photo booth. Snacks, beer and wine available.

Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Madeira Park Legion
Cost:$25
Tickets:at the Legion
Two Funny Old Boys who can really sing. 50's, 60's night. One of Canada's best music / comedy revues. Doors at 6:00, Dinner at 7:00pm show to follow.

Rock for Tibet
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons United Church Hall
Presented By:Tibetan REsettlement Project
Cost:$25
Tickets:MELOmania, Gaia, Laedeli, Strait Music
Contact:Ellen Besso
Phone:604.3602
Help raise money to welcome more exiled Tibetans to the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy Tibetan snack foods, crafts, projects. Performers include The Cornpones, Kevin Crofton, John Marian, Johnny Besso, Billy Hillpicker Light, Denise Olson.

Italia Community Club Mothers' Day Dinner/Dance
Time:7:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Location:Italian Hall 5866 Lund St Powell River
Cost:$25 (13 & up) $12 children 6-12 (under 6 free)
Tickets:Mitchell Bro, Massullo Motors or board members.
Contact:Tony Culos
Phone:604.485.2273
Ticket Purchase is April 25th! Children's tickets are only available through the Board members. Email: paculos@shaw.ca

david gogo
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Presented By:Live Music Society
Cost:$20
Tickets:Lucy's, MELOmania & Gaia's Fair Trade
A fundraiser for Dakota Ridge. Big fueled Rockin' Blues.

Cinco do Mayo Moustache Dance & Silent Auction
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Seaside Center, Sechelt
Presented By:Uptown Community Church
Cost:$20
Tickets:www.eventbrite.ca/e/cinco-de-mayo-moustache-dance-silent-auction-tickets-11240916885
Contact:John & Kelly Lavery
Phone:604.740.2535
Dance, food, beverages. Amazing silent auction. And an all around fun night out. Muchachos & Chicas grow or wear your best Mexican moustache! Music provided by DJ Astrid. Must be 19 years or older. Sober drivers available by donation. Fundraising for an outreach mission, to work with EOC YUGO ministries in Ensendada, Mexico serving the people and the needs of the area.

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Annual Botanical Garden Plant Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Garden, 5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:free admission
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
This is the big one! An astounding selection of perennials, grasses, herbs, edibles, shrubs. and small trees will be offered at bargain prices. Bring a box, barrow, or spouse to tote your treasures. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your garden questions.

Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Fundraiser
Time:12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:713 Sullivan rd Roberts Creek
Presented By:Party Ponies & Farm Ventures
Cost:By donation to the Wildlife Center
Tickets:Donations at door
Contact:Bette-lyn Eger
Phone:604.886.9600
Email:partyponies@eastlink.ca
Come meet the farm animals, a fabulous and educational adventure for all. Interact, hold, feed and learn about the Farm Animals at Party Ponies & Farm Ventures. Farm Tours & Petting Farm, complete with animal goodie bags, by donation to the Gibson’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Free Pony Rides/Games.  Brush a goat, pat a Turkey, hold a Frizzle Chick, get kissed by Dodger the Llama, say hello to the talking National Champion Horse, who scratches your back; while helping to support our local Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Further info http://www.mystiqueandalusian.com/PartyPonies.htm  

Sunshine Coast Hike for Hospice
Time:12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:Porpoise Bay Park, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
Cost:by donation
Tickets:at the site
Contact:Bernadette Richards
Phone:604.740.0475
Hike a gentle 2 km walk through the woods in support of our Coast hospice society. There will be lunch and prizes! See the following site to pre-register: www.coasthospice.com.

Mark Vance and the Convertibles
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

Festival of Performing Arts Highlights Concert
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Web Link:http://coastfestival.com
Performances from participants of festival

Clover Point Drifters - New Date
Time:7:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25 (Tickets for original date will be honoured at the door)
Tickets:John Henry's, Harbour Insurance, Sechelt Visitor Centre, Gaia's Fair Trade
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
A bluegrass band from Victoria BC Canada, the CPD’s repertoire consists primarily of traditional bluegrass songs, with a sprinkling of country, folk, blues and pop melodies served up in the bluegrass style. Their songs feature heartfelt duet and trio harmonies, backed by strong banjo, dobro and mandolin accompaniment. The Clover Point Drifters are Mike Croft, dobro, harmony vocals; Larry Stephens, resophonic guitar, lead vocals; Dan Parker, mandolin, lead vocals; Alan Law, guitar, lead and harmony vocals; George Robinson, bass, lead vocals.

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Spring on the Coast in Black and White
Location:Windows on the Water Gallery and Gift Shop, Shunnycres Mall
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.eyeconphotovisions.com
Showing until June 1st. Come and enjoy both tradition and digital black and white images dedicated to the theme of spring by 5 inspired local photographers.

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Become Who You Were Meant To Be: Introducing The SoulFullHeart Way Of Life
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Mission Point House, Davis Bay
Presented By:SoulFullHeart
Cost:$5 or organic produce (fruits or vegetables) donation
Tickets:Drop Ins Welcome
Contact:Jillian Vriend
Phone:604.989.0316
Email:connect@soulfullheart.com
Web Link:SoulFullHeart Website
Introducing the SoulFullHeart healing process with co-creators Wayne and Jillian Vriend. Visit soulfullheart.com for more information.

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How to Grow Great Plants in a Summer Drought
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Garden 5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$10 Members, $15 Non-members
Tickets:At the Garden, Sechelt Visitors Centre, local garden centres and online
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Sheila Watkins will share her broad experience using rain barrels for summer watering, effective best uses of soaker hoses, and how to keep your garden healthy during prolonged drought. She'll be joined by Will Van Esch from AJ Pumps, a local supplier of rain water collection systems for both home and commercial use.

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Grand Opening - Aboriginal Eco Tours
Time:3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Visitors Centre, 5790 Teredo St
Cost:na
Tickets:register by May 6th, 4pm by email
Contact:Candace Campo & Audry Lochrie
Phone:250.444.7077, 604.341.7555
Email:ab.ecotoursbc@gmail.com
This special event includes a ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate an expanded partnership between Sunshine Coast tourism sectors, the Sechelt Visitor Centre and Aboriginal & Eco Tour Services. Key note speakers, drummers and singers, tea, coffee and bannock

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Dr. Jeremy Heyl: The Multiwavelength Sky
Location:Sunshine Coast Art Centre, 5714 Medusa St., Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Cost:by donation
Contact:Charles Ennis
Phone:778.839.4702
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Centre RASC
Photons of different energies give astrophysicists new insights about star formation, supernovae explosions, neutron stars and black holes. Dr. Heyl's research focuses on high-energy astrophysics, specifically neutron stars and black holes in our Galaxy, the Milky Way. The launch of the Chandra X-ray telescope in 1999 has opened a new vista onto the Universe. Some of its most beautiful pictures and interesting discoveries have concerned neutron stars and black holes. These remnants of supernovae explosions are the most extreme objects in the universe since the Big Bang. Astrophysicists think that they provide the power behind quasars and gamma-ray bursts, the brightest objects in the recent universe.

Friday Dinner & Live Music featuring John "Tenbear" Thompson
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:no cover, tips greatly appreciated
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
Diner 219er will be open from 4:30-8PM and local songwriter/guitarist John "Tenbear" Thompson will be serenading diners between 6-7:30PM. No cover.

SoM Coffee House
Time:7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:PH Music Society
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749
Web Link:http://penderharbourmusic.ca
Lineup: Definitely Diva- Blues, Jazz, R&B Back Porch Reunion- Cajun + blues group Patti Soos + Robin Townsend- vocals+ piano, guitar

Ages & Stages Fair for Children
Time:9:30 PM
Location:Powell River Recreation Complex
Cost:na
Phone:604.485.6077 ext 226
for children 2-5 years old. Children attend activity stations based on child development Ages & Stages Questionnaire. Activities with professionals in Health, speech, hearing, vision, nutrition, dental and infant and supported child development, physical and occupational therapists. Activities, story time, door prizes, activity bag and book for each child, healthy snacks. Orca Bus, fire truck and RCMP will all be there!

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Coast Gravity Park Opening Date
Location:Gravity Park, Sechelt, top of Dustry Rd follow the CPG signs
Cost:tba
Phone:604.729.5486
You can now go to our website to book your riding days in advance. For 2014 we are opening with a shuttle service to get you to the top of our trails. Go to www.coastgravitypark.ca for more info.

International Astronomy Day
Time:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Chapter, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Cost:free
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Charles Ennis
Phone:778.839.4702
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Web Link:Web site for the Sunshine Coast Chapter of the RASC
Public information booth and solar viewing telescopes set up by the astronomers

Sechelt Garden Club Plant Sale
Time:9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Wide selection of plants at great prices.

SCGrandmothers & Grandothers Plant Sale
Time:10:00 AM
Location:845 O'Shea Rd, Gibsons
Cost:na
Raising funds for Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Powell River Home + Garden Show
Time:10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Recreation Complex Arena 5001 Joyce Ave Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Leah Rourke
Phone:604.485.9333
Highlighting the best in Powell River to help you with your home or business construction projects, renovations, landscaping or sprucing up! Advise, expertise, tips, tricks, live demonstrations & workshops, amazing deals and new product launches. Plus you can win a $5000 Home Make Over Package! Email: homeshow@relishinteriors.com More Info: https://www.facebook.com/powellriverhomeshow

Met Opera: Rossini’s La Ceneerentola
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $24, $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +)
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:ravenscrytheatre@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. Run Time: 3:40 hours approximately

Joey Ramone's Birthday Bash
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:$5 members / $10 guests with members
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
Annual celebration of all things Ramones! featuring local live bands.

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

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Academy Spring Sing
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Academy Hall, 7280 Kemano Street, Powell River
Cost:$17
Phone:604.485.9633
Academy Chamber Choir, Chor Musica Men's Choir & Powell River Youth Choir

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Joel Fafard
Time:8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:The Hub 101, Powell River
Cost:tba
Joel Fafard is a Canadian finger-style and slide guitarist from Saskatchewan. He now lives on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. Fafard has released three instrumental albums, leading to a Western Canadian Music Award and a Juno nomination.

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Attack of Danger Bay 12
Location:Madeira Park, and various locations in Pender Harbour
Cost:various
May 16-18. Limited Parking !!! Saturday Slide Competition, Longboard Parade, Longboard Hockey Game, Strikers Cash. Sunday: Race Day, evening awards ceremony at Madeira community hall. More info http://www.coastlongboarding.com/dangerbay.cfm

Gibsons Farmers' Market Grand Opening
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Public Gibsons Market, 473 Gower Point Rd
Cost:na
Fresh Produce, prepared food, seafood, eggs, honey, with special opening musical guests the Rakish Angles.

Roberts Creek Arts Festival
Time:6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek (various venues)
Presented By:Roberts Creek Arts Festival Society
Cost:$5 daytime wristbands & $20 night time events)
Tickets:MELOmania, Roberts Creek General Store, Roberts Creek Health Food Store
Contact:Bon Roberts at Goldmoss Gallery
Phone:604.886.1968
Email:info@robertscreekartsfestival.com
Web Link:http://robertscreekartsfestival.com
RCAF festival, 2 days and 3 nights of exceptional cultural emersion. Music, art, design, film and food served up with unique flavour that maintains Roberts Creek rep as The Gumboot Nation. Visit the website to preview what the Creek has in store for you.

Friday Night Live
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:$5 members / $10 guests with members
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
Monthly showcase of live, local musical performances. Acts TBA

Special Delivery at the Cranbar
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Motor Inn, Powell River
Presented By:Cranberry Motor Inn
Cost:No Cover!
Contact:Ron Campbell
Phone:604.487.4492
Mike Deschenes, Ron Campbell, Roger Haugejorden and Dan Hebert play classic rock, blues and country for your listening and dancing pleasure. http://ronc.net

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Family Magic Show
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:$15, children age 3 and under Free
Tickets:Leadeli, sunnycrest Mallat the door
Phone:604.886.0958
Jozef Magic and friendly reptiles, Hat full of surprises and mysteries. For you, your children & for fun.

Caron Gardens Rhododendron Festival
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Caron Gardens, 4622 Beaumont Rd, Garden Bay
Cost:free
book through Sechelt Garden Club. Hundreds of glorious blooms, master gardeners, refreshments www3.telus.net/rcknight

Book Fairee
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

2nd Annual Community "Walk-About"
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Town Centre Hotel Parking Lot 4660 Joyce Ave Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:CC Duncan
Phone:604.483.9867
brings awareness of the PRMOS TrailRider program. The walk includes teams made up of individuals, businesses and care/service providers. We have 3 TrailRiders in Powell River and 4 more coming from Vancouver for this event. Every 10 minutes a TrailRider team will be leaving the Town Centre Hotel parking lot travelling along Joyce Avenue to Albernie, down Albernie to Marine, along Marine to Duncan and back to the beginning. Each team is donating it's time. www.prmos.org

Pender Harbour May Day
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Madeira Park, Pender Harbour
Cost:na
Parade and all day fun for the whole family.

Gambier Community Centre Platinum (20th) Anniversary Celebration
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Gambier Island Community Hall
Cost:tba
Watch for details.

Poetry SLAM!
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Community Hall (formerly Unitarian Hall) 6826 Cranberry St. Powell River
Cost:by donation (suggested $5)
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. Following the competition, a poetry open mic will be available. Register to compete by emailing pogostix@runbox.com or you can sign up at the event between 6:15-6:45 pm.

A.M.P.
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:$5 members / $10 guests with members
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
Daniel Richter, Patrick Miller, Allain Morin, Jay Walter & Kelly Sheridan serve us some groovin' jazz/reggae/rock fusion.

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BeachGlen Studio Open House
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:637 Beach Ave, Gibsons
Presented By:Lynne Hunt
Cost:na
Contact:Lynne Hunt
Email:ihunt87@gmail.com
Web Link:http://beachglenrughooking.com
Drop by the rug hooking studio to see this old art in action. Enjoy demos, displays of hand hooked mats ranging from antique to newly crafted and try your hand at "pulling a loop".

Gary Comeau and Simon Paradis
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

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An Emotionally Conscious Relationship To The Global Collapse And Economic Transition
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Mission Point House, Davis Bay
Presented By:SoulFullHeart
Cost:$5 or organic produce (fruits or vegetables) donation
Tickets:Drop Ins Welcome
Contact:Jillian Vriend
Phone:604.989.0316
Email:connect@soulfullheart.com
Web Link:SoulFullHeart Website
Wayne and Jillian Vriend, co-creators of SoulFullHeart, talk about an emotionally conscious relationship to the global collapse and economic transition and why it's a crucial step in preparedness.

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Dr. Alan Wolfelt - Evening Presentation of "Understanding Your Grief: Touchstones for Hope & Healing"
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Community Hall
Presented By:Latimer & Company Events and Devlin Funeral Home
Cost:Early Bird $25 - after March 15th $30
Tickets:Register at www.latimerandcompany.com
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Latimer & Co.
Phone:604.989.2387
Email:info@latimerandcompany.com
Web Link:http://www.latimerandcompany.com
Join us for an evening of hope and healing. Participants will be able to quietly reflect on their losses and honor their own unique grief journey. Plan to learn about the "Touchstones" that can support you now and in the future. This compassionate program will be helpful to anyone who is experiencing grief in their lives. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of North America's leading grief educators and counselors, Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Partial proceeds to the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society.

Sam Hurrie and all ages open mic
Time:8:00 PM
Location:The Hub 6275 Marine Avenue Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Tony
Phone:604.483.2228
Sam Hurrie goes all out with some of Powell River best Youth musicians. Always a treat. Please come and support local musicians.

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7th Annual Lund Shellfish Festival
Location:various locations in Lund
Cost:na
May 23 - 25. Daily activities along including Friday night’s Chowder Challenge, shellfish food vendors, activities, music, and specials offered by the local restaurants. More info www.lundbc.ca

The Compassion Challenge
Location:3239 Lilloet Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:chris bratseth
Phone:604.414.7208
Can Powell River perform 10,000 acts of compassion in one day? Local youth will challenge the community of Powell River to complete 10,000 acts of compassion. Led by students from School District #47, the Compassion Challenge will spark a wave of goodness across the community. People of all ages are invited to take part in small and large acts of compassion. So get out in the community and plant a tree, clean up some garbage, bake cookies for your co-workers, give someone a hug or just take the time to listen and be present for someone. Let's show the world the heart of this town and make Powell River the most compassionate community on the coast! Share your compassionate acts with others with #compassionchallenge or at www.thecompassionchallenge.org

Dominique's School of Dance Year End Recital
Time:1:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:tba
May 23, 6:30pm; May 24 & 25, 1pm & 3:30pm.

Brain Freeze! Trivia Night
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:$5
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
Always a riot! $5 to play, players are divided into teams and compete for not-so-trivial prizes!

Pecha Kucha Night
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Contact:Anna Banana
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://sc_artscouncil.com
Doors 7:30. A verbal, visual game of show and tell by presenters each limted to 20 slides, 20 seconds each. During that time each provides a verbal caption for their images.

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Wendy Bisquit Band
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
Wendy Biscuit has a phenomonal old- soul sound and stage presence unique unto herself and her bandmates.

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Soap Box Derby 2014
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Soap Box Derby Sunset Park, Wildwood Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Ken Gordon
Phone:604.483.8479
Ages 7 to Adults Come early for a pancake breakfast by donation.The Kiwanis and Quality Foods will have their concessions up and running. Racing Manuals and Registration Forms are available for pick up at the Town Centre Mall.

Andrea Superstein
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 Visitor Centre, Gaia's Fair Trade
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
Saucy, sultry, lyrical, timeless, Andrea Superstein sings jazz like she was born in the 40’s. The runaway hit of the 2012 Pender Harbour Jazz Festival. With a repertoire that covers decades of jazz, blues and popular classics, she’s Sarah Vaughan, meets Blossom Dearie, meets your favourite martini. It’s no wonder they call her Super.

Coast Symphony Orchestra 'Heroic'
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra Association
Cost:$15 children under 12 $10
Tickets:Laedeli Sunnycreast Mall Gibsons,Gaias Fair Trade, Strait Music SecheltEarth Fair Store madiera Park
Contact:Janice Pentland-Smith
Phone:604.885.3989
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/SCCommunityOrchestraAssociation
music by and for Heroes. Beethoven's Symphony No.5. Brahms Academic Overtures John Williams Summon the Heroes. an exciting concert to end the spring session of the CSO pre concert chat 2.30p.m.

One Straw - Celebration of Community and AGM
Time:3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Davis Bay Hall
Cost:na
There will be a fabulous pot luck! Watch for more details

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The Wild Rhododendrons of Mt Elphinstone - slide presentation
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Garden Club
Cost:$5 for guests
Ron Knight of Caron Gardens will describe how these amazing plants were discovered, what's unique about them, and what their greowing needs are.

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Ignite Barnraiser
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:na
Meet the six entrepreneurs who are about to take local field, farms and feasts by storm! Includes Danielle Arsenault, Amber Stoby, Katia Dewar, Celia Robben, Traci Stemiaw and Deb Gleason.

The Kitchen Witches
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Texada Island Community Hall Gillies Bay Road Gillies Bay
Cost:tba
Contact:Peter Lock
Phone:604.486.7670
May 29-31. Sat 6:30 - 8:20. Insults and food begin to fly when two duelling divas compete on a TV cooking show. Canadian playwright Caroline Smith has scripted a rollicking comedy that has proven to be a popular hit throughout North America. Email: m.p.lock@hotmail.com

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DoReTEA presents Golden Echo
Time:3:00 PM
Location:Lutheran Church, Whitaker Rd, Davis Bay
Cost:$25 (includes tea)
Tickets:at the door
Phone:604.741.9943
Valerie-Anne Rutter, recorder and keyboard and Richard Austin, spoken word.

Friday Dinner & Live Music featuring Charlie & Alex
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:no cover, tips greatly appreciated
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
The young and talented duo Charlie & Alex will delight diners with their old-timey music. Chef Todd and the Diner 219er crew will serve up delicious dinner specials from 4:30-8PM. Music from 6-7:30PM.

TAPS Rhythm Factory Tap Dance Show
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons BC
Presented By:TAPS Rhythm Factory
Cost:$15 Adults, $8 Children
Tickets:tba
Contact:Wendy Campbell
Phone:604.886.6881
Fri.-Sat. 7pm each night. Featuring absolute beginner to advanced adult tap dancers including a video presentation of extremely rare and untouched excerpts of the Masters of Tap from the 1930s & 1940s, including Bill "Bojangles" Robinson - "Harlem is Heaven" (1932), Will Mahoney - "She's My Lilly" (1934), "Rubberneck" Holmes - "The Notorious Elinor Lee" (1940), Stump and Stumpy - "Boarding House Blues" (1948), and more. Tickets will go on sale early March. www.TapsRhythmFactory.com

Artesia Coffeehouse
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10 at the door
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
This month with Robyn Edgar and Ken Johnson; Teryl Mullock & Murray Wilson; JavaJazz with Jane Metcalfe, Laurie Frissell, Bev Nielsen, Joy Germaine, Jan Gillis, Karen Edgar; and Shaboom with Ken Gustafson, Colin Mailey, Mike Weber and Wayne Slingerland complimented by the SC Arts Council gallery show, good friends and yummy kitchen treats

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4th Annual Spot Prawn Festival
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Westview Wharf, Powell River
Cost:free
Fun for the whole family. Com and Get Trapped !

Artist Reception - Around the World in Watercolour: Hiroshi Shimazaki
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 431 Marine Drive
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:gpag@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.gibsonspublicartgallery.ca
Canadian Society of Painters member Hiroshi Shimazaki takes us on a cultural journey as he draws history and humanity in and out of the natural beauty of the world. Show runs to June 30.

"Spring Mix"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Anglican Church, Sechelt
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Communitiy Choir
Cost:$15.00; children 12 and under $5.00
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons; Visitor Centre, Sechelt
Contact:Kathleen Wagler
Phone:604.886.7843
Come and enjoy a refreshing variety of spring choral music, "Spring Mix" performed by the Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir. And enjoy our guest artists, "Harmony" who will be a treat to hear.

Brett Wildeman & Robotic Horse, Mechanical Sun
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion 219
Cost:$5 members / $10 guests with members
Contact:Grant Olsen
Phone:604.886.1965
Robotic Horse Mechanical Sun, the coast's new and exciting alt-country band makes their debut at the little legion. Joined by up-and-coming singer/songwriter Brett Wildeman and his band.

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Book launch: Eight Step Recovery
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 431 Marine Drive
Presented By:Valerie Mason John (Vimalasara), author
Cost:Donations gratefully accepted
Contact:Martha Royea
Phone:604 886 5965
Email:gpag@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://gibsonspublicartgallery.ca
Micheal D Mann, author/poet, speaks about the impact of FASD on his life. Martha Royea, poet, speaks about the impact of addiction in her family. Valerie Mason John, Co-author of "Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha's Teachings to Overcome Addiction" speaks about why a new approach to recovery. Q & A, readings, refreshments.

"Spring Mix"
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Gibsons United Church
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Communitiy Choir
Cost:$15.00; children 12 and under $5.00
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons; Visitor Centre, Sechelt
Contact:Kathleen Wagler
Phone:604.886.7843
An afternoon concert of delightful spring choral music, performed by the Suncoast Phoenix Choir and their visiting guests, "Harmony", a talented vocal ensemble

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11th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival
Time:8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub, PH School of Music, Painted Boat, PH Hall, John Henry`s, Crossroads Grill
Presented By:Pender Harbour Blues Society
Cost:$15 - $25 per Show
Tickets:Pender Harbour Blues Festival Website, Strait Music, Village Vintner
Contact:Marilyn MacLeod
Phone:604.741.1186
Email:info@penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourbluesfestival.com
3 Day Blues Festival featuring many of the best Blues Musicians on the West Coast, also featuring our own very talented Local Musicians. All venues accessible by boat around the scenic Pender Harbour. Ticketed & free Concerts. Performers include, James Harman, Steve Kozak, Shaun Verrault, Sybil Thrasher, John Lee Sanders, David Vest, Incognito, Joe Stanton, Mike Van Eyes, Tim Hearsey

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5th Annual Home and Cottage Show
Location:Gibsons and Area Community Centre, 700 Park Rd
Cost:tba
Exhibitors, food booth and more

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PRISMA (Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy
Location:various locations, Powell River
Cost:tba
June 16-18. offers a unique program that prepares music students and young professionals for a career in music performance. It is designed to assist students in obtaining the necessary tools to win a position in a professional orchestra. http://orchestra-academy.ca

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19th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Location:Gibsons Landing - various locations
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society
Cost:various
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Live music in restaurants on the streets and in outdoor parks in the Landing.

Songs Of The Silver Screen
Time:7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:St. John's United Church, Davis Bay
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$15, tickets available in May
Tickets:Earthfair, Madeira Park; Visitors' Centere, Sechelt, Laedeli, Gibsons;
Contact:Joy McLeod
Phone:604.883.9248
Web Link:http://penderharbourchoir.com
SATB Community Choir presents a program of beautiful and striking songs from movies. Program includes solos, SASSPenders ladies ensemble. Piano accompaniment by Paula Seward.

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Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

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Songs Of The Silver Screen
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$15, tickets available in May
Tickets:Earthfair, Madeira Park; Visitors' Centere, Sechelt, Laedeli, Gibsons;
Contact:Joy McLeod
Phone:604.883.9248
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourchoir.com
SATB Community Choir presents a concert program of beautiful and striking songs from movies. Program includes solos, SASSPenders ladies ensemble. Piano accompaniment by Paula Seward.

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St. Johns United Artists Art Show
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Church Hall: 5085 Davis Bay Rd., Sechelt
Presented By:St. John's United Artists
Cost:Free
Contact:Isobel Gibson
Phone:604.740.8028

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Reception - Todd Clark Studio Annual Exhibition
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Todd Clark Studio 895 Charman Rd Gibsons
Cost:na
Contact:Todd Clark
Phone:604.886.8343
Email:toddclarstudio@yahoo.ca
Web Link:http://toddclarkstudio.com
The Mind's Freedom, an exhibition of recent paintings by Todd Clark, June 28-29.

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International Choral Kathaumixw
Location:various locations Powell River
Cost:check their website for details
July 1-5 2014- choirs from around the world. More info www.kathaumixw.org

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Sechelt Outdoor Festival 2014 - Cancelled
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Hackett Park, Sechelt
Cost:na
Building on the success of BC Bike Race and highlighting outdoor adventure. Food, Artisans, Music, Bike Race for kids. http://secheltoutdoorfestival.com/

Kathaumixw Concert 2
Time:3:00 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$16
Powell River Chorus • Canada - Cantora Arctica • USA - Seattle Girls' Choir • USA

Kathaumixw Concert 3
Time:3:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$16
Bellevue Chamber Chorus • USA - Iowa Youth Chorus • USA - St Stanislav’s Youth Choir • Slovenia www.kathaumixw.org

Kathaumixw Concert 4
Time:3:00 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River
Cost:$16
Academy Singers • Canada - Kapiti Singers • New Zealand - Taipei Philharmonic Children’s Choir • Taiwan www.kathaumixw.org

Kathaumixw Concert 5
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$16
Schubert: Mass in G – Academy Chamber Choir/Trio Accord & Friend, Walter Martella, conductor • Canada - Kokopelli Youth Choir, Scott Leithead, conductor • Canada - Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst – Kathaumixw Festival Chorus & Kokopelli Youth Choir Soloists, Paul Cummings, conductor • Canada - Tribute to Abba's 40th Anniversary – Kathaumixw Festival Chorus & Orchestra Fred Sjöberg, conductor • Sweden www.kathaumixw.org

Kathaumixw Concert 6
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$16
Opus One Women’s Choir • Canada - Tachov Children’s Choir • Czech Republic - Academic Students’ Choir of the Ural Federal University • Russia

Kathaumixw Concert 7
Time:8:00 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River
Cost:$16
Musaic Vocal Ensemble • Canada - Christ Choir • Uganda - The Children’s Chorus of Sussex County • USA

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Kathaumixw Concert 8
Time:3:00 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$16
Bellevue Chamber Chorus • USA - Taipei Philharmonic Children’s Choir • Taiwan - Christ Choir • Uganda

Kathaumixw Concert 9
Time:3:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$16
Powell River Youth Choir • Canada - Jubilate! Chamber Choir • Canada - Kokopelli Youth Choir • Canada

Kathaumixw Concert 10
Time:3:00 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River
Cost:$16
Chor Musica • Canada - Cantora Arctica • USA - State House Girls High School • Kenya

Kathaumixw Concert 11
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$16
Musaic Vocal Ensemble • Canada - Opus One Women’s Choir • Canada - St Stanislav’s Youth Choir • Slovenia

Kathaumixw Concert 12
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$16
Kapiti Singers • New Zealand - Seattle Girls’ Choir • USA - Portland State Chamber Choir • USA

Kathaumixw Concert 13
Time:8:00 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River
Cost:$16
Linden Singers of Victoria • Canada - Tachov Children’s Choir • Czech Republic - Iowa Youth Chorus • USA

Kathaumixw Awards Concert
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Great Hall, Powell River
Cost:$28 Reserved / $19 General

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Kathaumixw Concert 14
Time:3:00 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$16
Linden Singers of Victoria • Canada - The Children’s Chorus of Sussex County • USA - Academic Students’ Choir of the Ural Federal University • Russia

Kathaumixw Concert 15
Time:3:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$16
Jubilate! • Canada - Taipei Philharmonic Children’s Choir • Taiwan - State House Girls High School • Kenya

Kathaumixw Concert 16
Time:3:00 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River
Cost:$16
Academy Chamber Choir • Canada - Kokopelli Youth Choir • Canada - Portland State Chamber Choir • USA

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Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

Children's Festival and Duck Pluck
Time:10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Dougall Park, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Community Services Society and TELUS
Cost:Free (by donation)
Tickets:on site
Contact:Yanira
A delightful day of music, arts and crafts for children and their families. Featuring Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Bouncy Castle, Roving Entertainers and Magical Costumes. yanira.cuellar@eastlink.ca

Kathaumixw Gala Closing
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Great Hall, Powell River
Cost:$28 Reserved / $19 General

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14th Annual Coast School of Celtic Music
Time:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community School
Presented By:The Coast Celtic Music Society
Cost:Please see web-site
Tickets:Please see web-site
Contact:John and Ann Law
Phone:604.886.4768
Email:coastschoolofcelticmusic@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.coastcelticmusic.com
July 7 - 11. Group instruction with a particular emphasis on learning in the traditional way...by ear. Instructions for Youth and Adults at all levels. No auditions required. Registration will open mid-February.

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47th Annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair
Location:Cooper's Green Park & Downtown Halfmoon Bay
Presented By:Welcome Beach Community Association
Cost:The Fair is free, Family Supper and Pancacke Breakfast prices see weblink
Phone:604.740.5909
Various events: Sat July 13th: - Childrens Fishing Derby, Firemans Chellenge, Family Dinner and Dance Featuring Joe Stanton and Friends Sun July 14th: - Come to the Fair at Coppers Green, Pancake Breakfast, Music, Crafts, Games, Bingo, Food, Beer Garden. www.welcomebeach.org/fair-2012.pdf

Sand Castle Weekend - Texada
Time:10:30 AM
Location:Gillies Bay Beach, and other locations, Texada
Cost:na
July 12-13. Parade, Krafts, Sand Sculpture, Fashion Show, Food Fun /www.texada.org/sandcastle.html

Summer Concert with March Hare
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gambier Community Centre
Cost:$15, 12 and under free
Rain or shine, "doors" open at noon, music starts at 1pm. Dance to Vancouver's favorite cover band, March Hare.

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Davis Bay Sand Castle Competition
Location:Beach at Davis Bay
Cost:na
watch for confirmation of details

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Hwy 101 Music Festival
Location:Lions Park, Pender Harbour
Cost:tba
Email:info@hwy101musicfest.com
Featuring Country and Rock music. Watch for details. www.hwy101musicfes.com

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Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

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Pianist Peter Arnstein's Second Annual Sunshine Coast Concert
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Anglican Church, 5838 Barnacle St., Sechelt
Presented By:Shendra Hanney
Cost:Adults: $20: Seniors: $15: Students $10:
Tickets:(In June) Sechelt Visitor's Centre, Sechelt; Gaia"s Fair Trade, Gibsons; Laedeli Gifts, Gibsons; Harbour Insurance, Madewira Park, and at the door
Contact:Shendra Hanney
Phone:604.883.2214
Peter Arnstein will again captivate audiences with his witty commentary and brilliant program of works by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, and Scriabin, as well as his own compositions. http://peterarnstein.com

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Powell River Sea Fair
Time:8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location:Willingdon Beach Park Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Darlene Rekve
Phone:604.414.7178
July 25-27. Come out and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sea Fair. Don't miss the great entertainment, awesome fireworks, carnival midway, food, fun and sun! More info http://powellriverseafair.ca/

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Sea Cavalcade - 46th Anniversary
Location:various locations in Gibsons
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.3059
July 27-28, "Enchanting Memories by the Sea" many events, parade, food, fun, fireworks, games and more. more info www.seacavalcade.ca

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Gambier Summer Family Fair
Location:Gambier Island Community Hall
Cost:tba
Watch for details

Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

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Festival of the Rolling Arts
Location:Downtown Sechelt
Presented By:Coasters Car Club
Cost:varies
Aug 8-9-10 - gathering and showcase of more than 500 vintage vehicles including the 18th Annual Sleepy Hollow Rod Run on Friday evening Hackett Park/Halfmoon Bay. Show 'n' Shine in downtown Sechelt on Saturday from 9am-5pm. Sunday, a second and smaller Show 'n' Shine at Garden Bay Pub and drag races at the Sechelt airport. www.coasterscarclub.ca/sleepy-hollow/

Gibsons Landing Art Stroll
Location:various Gibsons Landing locations
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:gpag@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.gibsonspublicartgallery.ca
Watch for details.

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13th International Howe Sound Outrigger Race 2014
Location:Gibsons Marina and Dock
Cost:na
Aug 8-9. This event is recognized as one of the major paddling events of its kind in Canada and continues to enjoy international acclaim as one of the top ten outrigger races in the world. http://clippercanoes.com/outrigger

Texada Artists Studio Tour
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Texada Island
Presented By:Texada Arts Culture & Tourism
Cost:Free
Tickets:Online, at Reception Tent near Ferry on Texada
Contact:Sandy McCormick
Phone:604.223.0171
Several well-marked studios in easy access around the Island, with more than 20 artists in attendance, will be open to welcome visitors and share the secrets of what they do. All artists create lovingly handmade one-of-a-kind works which reflect the diversity of the artistic spectrum. Their mediums include painting, lapidary, stained glass, jewellery, ceramics, beach glass, lamp shades, needlework, quilting, felting, stone carving, woodwork, photography, bead work, fused glass and stitchery. www.texada.org

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32nd 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 14, 15, 16, 17. Canadian literary festival celebrating 30 years in 2012; featuring writers of a wide range of genres; events take place in the 500-seat open air Festival Pavilion in the Rockwood Gardens

Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Time:7:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival Committee
Cost:$30/ticket; $15 per ticket 18 and under
Tickets:phone and website
Contact:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Phone:604.989.3995
Web Link:http://penderharbourmusic.ca
Aug 15-18. Five concerts over four days featuring outstanding musicians playing the best of the chamber music repertoire.

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Power of Paint
Time:5:00 PM
Location:5740 Teredo Street, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Presented By:Eleven Equal Artists
Cost:FREE
Tickets:No Tickets - just attend
Contact:Janice Rafael
Phone:604.885.5953
Email:elevenequalartists@yahoo.com
Web Link:Power of Paint website
Fri Aug 15, 5-9 pm (evening reception) Sat Aug 16, 10 am-6 pm Sun Aug 17, 10 am-5 pm After 17 years of creative collaboration Eleven Equal Artists will host their third annual exhibition, the Power of Paint. This captivating event will showcase the artists: Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Grunow Guzek, Carol LaFave, Kim LaFave, Ian MacLeod, Cindy Riach, Nadina Tandy, and Marleen Vermeulen, creations using the medium of paint. Eleven Equal Artists offers you a glimpse into their artistic world with a convergence of creativity in the Power of Paint.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

26th Annual Hackett Park Arts and Crafts Fair
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Location:Hackett Park (Trail & Dolphin) Sechelt
Presented By:SC Arts Council
Cost:Suggested Donation: $3 Adults; $2 Seniors
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Aug 17, 10-5pm; Aug 18, 10-4. Artists and artisans from across the province feature one-of-a-kind works. Bring the entire family and enjoy live music, food and children's activities while you take in the sights. This is a fundraiser for the SC Arts Council

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5th Annual Synchronicity Coast Arts Festival
Location:Shirley Macey Park
Cost:see website for ticket infromation
Web Link:http://www.synchronicityfestival.ca
A 3 day outdoor Coast Arts Fest featuring Music, The Rainforest Circus and Workshops.

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Creek Daze 2014
Location:Roberts Creek
Presented By:Roberts Creek Community Association
Cost:Free Event during the day
Higgeldy Piggeldy Parade followed at noon by local music, vendors, food, kids area at the Pier. Watch for details http://robertscreekcommunity.ca

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Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

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Davis Bay Association Old Fashioned Picnic
Time:12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Whitaker Park and Davis Bay Community Hall
Cost:na
Live music, crafts, face-painting, hat making, food, book sale and fun.

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18th Annual Pender Harbour Jazz Festival
Time:10:00 AM
Location:various locations in Pender Harbour
Cost:tba
Web Link:http://www.phjazz.ca
Fri-Sun, Sep 19-21! Watch for details.

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Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

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Sunshine Coast ART CRAWL
Time:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast, Langdale to Lund
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:Free
Email:artcrawl@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com
Oct 18 - 20: The Art Crawl offers Crawler along the Sunshine Coast Hwy visiting galleries and art studios, from Langdale to Lund. Experience the vibrant arts and culture community of the Sunshine Coast -- and maybe even take a little something special home with you. www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastArtCrawl

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Halfmoon Bay Apple Festival
Location:Coopers Green, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:na
Contact:Katie
Phone:604.885.5539
October 18-19. It's all about celebrating the apple harvest with community, music and fun! Oct 18 Stirring apple butter in the copper kettle starts at 7am. Boogie, Brats, and Beer 5-10pm in the hall ($10). All things apples on Sunday Oct 19 10 – 4 with food (apples of course), pony rides, music and sing-alongs. Proceeds to HalfmoonBay Childcare Society and Food Bank.

Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na

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Suncoast Phoenix Christmas Concert
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Gibsons United Church
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Communitiy Choir
Cost:$15.00; children 12 and under $5.00
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons; Visitor Centre, Sechelt
Contact:Kathleen Wagler
Phone:604.886.7843
Come and celebrate the season with an afternoon concert of a variety of festive choral pieces. An afternoon to lift your spirits.

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