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collapse Friday, November 14, 2014
Marion Bridge - Driftwood Players Production
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Players
Presented By:Driftwood Players
Cost:$20
Tickets:Blackberry Shop, Laedeli Gifts, Visitor Info Centre, Sechelt, on-line
Contact:Bill Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Web Link:http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca
7:30pm on Nov 14, 15, 20, 21, 22; 1:30pm on Nov 16 & 23. Pay as you can preview: 7:30 Nov 13. Play by Daniel MacIvorDirected by Lori Pepper, with Bob Hunt. Featuring: Radhika Samwald, Naomi Dayneswood, Laura Sigler

collapse Friday, November 21, 2014
45th Annual Roberts Creek Community Association's Annual Christmas Craft Fair
Location:Roberts Creek Hall + Masonic Hall
Presented By:Roberts Creek Community Association
Cost:$2
Contact:Amanda Walker
Phone:604.740.7738
Fri 5-9pm; Sat & Sun 10-4pm. As the longest running Christmas craft fair on the coast, the RCCA is proud to present the 44th annual craft fair, with over 50 crafters and artisans! Delicious hot lunches, baked goodies, raffle prizes! hallmanager@robertscreekcommunity.ca

collapse Saturday, November 22, 2014
PR - Building Healthy Soil - Urban Homesteading School
Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sycamore Commons (Townsite Anglican Church) 6310 Sycamore St Powell River
Cost:Pay What You Can Suggested donation $40 - $60 No-one turned away for lack of funds 20% PR$ accepted
Contact:Kevin Wilson
Phone:604.483.9052
Growing healthy, nutritious food starts with healthy soil. Learn the science behind how soil functions, and the art of managing your soil's health over the long term. This workshop will teach you how to analyze your soil and create a soil management plan that will maximize your production and minimize your workload while leaving your soil healthier and richer than you found it.

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

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

PR - Met Opera - The Barber of Seville
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Max Cameron 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Adult: $25 Senior: $22 Youth: $15
Tickets:Tickets are available at the Powell River Academy of Music Box Office at 7280 Kemanoor by calling 604.485.9633,Breakwater Books and Coffee, 
and online and at the door.
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Phone:604.483.3900
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s most popular opera, Isabel Leonard is the beautiful and feisty Rosina, who won’t be kept under lock and key. Lawrence Brownlee is her conspiring flame, Almaviva, and Christopher Maltman is the omnipotent barber, Figaro. Michele Mariotti conducts.

PR - Powell River SPCA Pet Photo's with Santa
Time:11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Town Centre Mall, Powell River
Cost:$10 each or 3 for $20
Contact:Shannin Wagemans
Phone:604.413.0558
Annual "Pet Photos with Santa" fundraiser 4 x 8 photo with text and graphic with proceeds to the Powell River SPCA. All pets and human companions welcome. Santa asks that all pets be leashed or in an appropriate pet carrier. Please enter and exit through the mall with your pets through the back door by Walmart.

SC Berner Walk
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Porpoise Bay Provicial Park (top parking lot)
Cost:na
Bring your Bernese Mountain dog(s) and meet other BMDs and their people.

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

4th Annual Habitat Harvest Gala Event
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, Roberts Creek
Cost:$100 with $5 tax receipt avail.
Phone:604.740.0860
Fine wine paired with gourmet foods, Live and Silent Auctions, dor and raffle prizes. Entertainment by Bits of String.

Out of the Cold Fundraiser with Robotic Horse Mechanical Sun
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons United Church Hall, 724 Trueman Road, Gibsons
Presented By:Robotic Horse Mechanical Sun
Cost:$15 per adult, $7.50 12 and Under
Tickets:Strait Music (Sechelt), MELOmania (Roberts Creek), SWISH (Gibsons)
Contact:Kelly Foley
Phone:604.885.5881 ext. 233
Email:kfoley@sccss.ca
A fundraiser for the Sunshine Cold Weather Shelter will be Doors open at 7:30pm music at 8:00pm. A warm evening of folk, roots and alt-country music with 'Sing You Sinners', Rob, Keely Halward.

Marion Bridge - Driftwood Players Production
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Driftwood Players
Cost:$20
Tickets:The Blackberry Shop (Gibsons), Laedeli Gifts (Gibsons), Visitor Information Centre (Sechelt), or online at driftwood players.ca
Contact:Bill Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Web Link:http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca/current.htm
When three daughters go home to Cape Breton, they must confront not only their dying mother, but also the lives they have come to lead. Marion Bridge is the humorous and touching story by Daniel MacIvor. Directed by Lori Pepper, with Bob Hunt. Featuring Naomi Dayneswood, Radhika Samwald and Laura Sigler.

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

Timmy's Epic Benefit Night @ Gibsons Legion
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion 109, 747 Gibsons Way
Cost:$5 Members $10 Guests
Come out for a night of friends helping friends and having a great time with entertainment by Danger Bunny * Dr. Underpants.

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

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

collapse Sunday, November 23, 2014
SCFS Screening of "Gloria"
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 1:30)
Web Link:SCFS
Gloria — a 58-year-old divorcée living in Santiago — has no desire to spend her nights alone, and rushes headlong into an ultimately disappointing whirl of singles parties. Then she meets Rodolfo, an older ex-naval officer who seems destined to change all that, but challenges force Gloria to confront her own dark secrets. This portrait of a powerful woman who asserts strength and independence amidst a maelstrom of conflicting feelings won 15 film awards.

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

Paint In at the Arts Building
Time:2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Presented By:with support from SCCU
Cost:na
Phone:604.740.7790
Email:contact@artsbuilding.org
Experience making aert for the sheer joy of free expression. With all materials supplied and a spacious light-filled studio space, Paint In is a no stress opportunity to explore your own unique aestheetics. Water-based paints and mixed media paper are provided. Bring your own canvas if you like. Rose Clarke will be on hand to work with you.

PR - Music From the Movies - PR Community Band
Time:2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Max Cameron 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Tickets $10 - Kids 12 & under free.
Contact:Charlotte Sparham
Phone:604.483.8968
Powell River Community Band plays film/show tunes in front of the big screen from Aladdin, Shindler's List, Bridge over the River Kwai,S tar Wars, Amadeus, Simpsons More Info: https://www.facebook.com/prcommunityband

Marion Bridge - Driftwood Players Production
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Driftwood Players
Cost:$20
Tickets:The Blackberry Shop (Gibsons), Laedeli Gifts (Gibsons), Visitor Information Centre (Sechelt), or online at driftwood players.ca
Contact:Bill Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Web Link:http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca/current.htm
When three daughters go home to Cape Breton, they must confront not only their dying mother, but also the lives they have come to lead. Marion Bridge is the humorous and touching story by Daniel MacIvor. Directed by Lori Pepper, with Bob Hunt. Featuring Naomi Dayneswood, Radhika Samwald and Laura Sigler.

collapse Monday, November 24, 2014
SCFS Screening of "Gloria"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:SCFS
Gloria — a 58-year-old divorcée living in Santiago — has no desire to spend her nights alone, and rushes headlong into an ultimately disappointing whirl of singles parties. Then she meets Rodolfo, an older ex-naval officer who seems destined to change all that, but challenges force Gloria to confront her own dark secrets. This portrait of a powerful woman who asserts strength and independence amidst a maelstrom of conflicting feelings won 15 film awards.

Demonstration by Horticulturists Maggie Thors and Jill Hemmings
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Seside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Garden Club
Cost:guests $5
Demonstration of indoor and outdoor winter decorations.

collapse Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Reading with author Jim Christy
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Library
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.2130
celebrating the publication of his 32nd book, The Big Thirst and Other Doggone Poems.

collapse Thursday, November 27, 2014
Holiday Shop Pop Up Celebration
Time:4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:#201-287 Gower Point Rd (former Gibsons Public Art Gallery) down the stairs
Cost:na
Email:info@oxandmonkey.ca
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/1595642167323641/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Thurs-Friday 4-10pm, Sat noon-5pm. Participants include ox + monkey, Amelia Epp, Mellon Glass, Landon Dix, Hinterland, Motoko, Tim McLaughlin, Nadina Tandy, Sarah Clement, Kim Oka, Sheryl Mcdougald, Dexter Sherwood, and Jessica Silvey. https://www.facebook.com/events/1595642167323641/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

collapse Friday, November 28, 2014
Deck The Halls Christmas Arts & Craft Fair
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Friday Opening Receptio & Early Bird Shopping 6:00 - 9:00pm. Sat/Sun: 10am - 5:00pm. A juried Craft Fair.

Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Silent Auction Fundraiser
Location:Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Cost:na

Christmas Craft & Bake Sale
Location:Trail Bay Mall
Cost:na
Craft Sale Only Saturday. presented by St Hilda's Anglican

Pat Forst Studio Christmas Open House
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Cost:na
Contact:Pat Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forst-Pottery-Gallery/524898864217610
Pottery, ceramic murals and sculpture. Gift Certifcates available. Special event on Saturday Nov 29. Bonar will be singing from 1:30 - 3:30pm.

2014 Wine & Taste Festival
Time:6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo St, Sechelt
Cost:$40
Tickets:Sechelt Visitor Info Centre, Sechelt Chamber of Commerce, Sound Attraction, Gibsons Liquor Store
presented by Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce.

Texas Hold'um Tournament Fundraiser
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Frank West Hall, Chaster Rd beside Cedar Grove School
Cost:buy in $50
Tickets:ingo Richard 604.886.8562
Registration 6:30, game starts 7:00pm. Fundraiser to support SunCoast Vaulters.

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

collapse Saturday, November 29, 2014
Arbutus Sounds and Music Makers
Location:Rockwood and other locations in Sechelt
Cost:na
Carolling through Sechelt following annual Light the Lights at Rockwood

Christmas Tales - 2 shows
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:$15
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, The Seasoned Ktchen (IGA Mall, Gibsons), Ty's Fine Foods (across from Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt)
2:30pm and 7:00pm. Songs & Stories from the first Christmas with storyteller Justyn Rees, singer/sonwriter Russ Rosen, multi instrumentalist Brett Ziegler, percussionist Kenton Wiens, Calum Rees.

Sechelt Srs Activity Centre Craft Fair
Time:9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Cost:na

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

Christmas Open House
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:3394 Kraus Rd, Roberts Creek
Cost:na
Email:rbniebergall@yahoo.com
Web Link:http://www.spiritedceramics.com
Pick up a pottery treasure from Ray & Bev Niebergall of Mustard Seed Clay Creations and Tim Niebergall of spirited Ceramics. www.spiritedceramics.com

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Bazaar
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Anglican Church, 13625 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Madeira Park
Cost:na

Laurie Rolland, Potter Open Showroom
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:4676 Whitaker Rd, Davis Bay
Cost:na
Contact:Laurie Rolland
Phone:604.885.0744
Email:potter@laurierolland.com
Web Link:http://www.laurierolland.com
There will be new work to view as always

Drum Making Workshop
Time:11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives, Gibsons
Presented By:Price varies dependant on drum size ($150, $25, $10)
Cost:Price varies dependant on drum size ($150, $25, $10)
Phone:604.886.8232
Email:scma_manager@dccnet.com
Join Tsawaysia Spukwus as she leads you through the process of making your own Sacred Drum while sharing songs and storytelling. Participants have the option of building a 14”, 6” or 3” ornamental drum. With over 20 years of working with First Nation communities as an educator and 15 years guiding Sacred Drum Making workshops, Tsawaysia is masterful at bringing innovative learning opportunities to all people.

Bizarre Bazaar
Time:11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Whistler Conference Centre
Presented By:Whistler Arts Council
Cost:Free
Tickets:n/a
The 26th annual Bizarre Bazaar will be held at the Whistler Conference Center in Whistler, BC on November 29-30th, 2014. This holiday market will see over 100 artists and artisans gather to showcase their handmade goods and original artwork. www.whistlerartscouncil.com/events/bizarre-bazaar

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

Santa in Sechelt
Time:2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Downtown Sechelt
Cost:no cost
Contact:Cecilia Moonen
Phone:604.885.9611
Email:sdba@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.secheltdowntown.com
The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is sponsoring the Grand Opening of the Holiday Season on Saturday, November 29, 2014 with: - Children’s Craft Party in Trail Bay Mall, 2 – 4 pm - Light the Lights & Caroling at Rockwood Centre, 5 pm - Parade of Lights (decorated vehicles) through downtown Sechelt, 5:45 pm - Photos with Santa Claus on Cowrie following Parade of Lights – look for the tents - Food, music and entertainment SDBA, 604-885-9611, sdba@dccnet.com

An exhibition 'walk-through'
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Artist Ross Muirhead will lead a 'walk-through' of his current installation at the Gallery

A Christmas Carol
Time:2:00 PM
Location:St Bartholomew's, Gibsons Nov 29; St Hilda's, Sechelt Nov 30
Cost:suggested donation $10, $25 family
Nov 29-30, 2:00pm each show. Christmas classic is read aloud in Four Staves by Seven Voices with musical interludes featuring Poco Choralations Choir, A Capella Strait Choir with Kenneth Norman Johnson, pianist. Reception to follow with Victorian favours.

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

Dance Time with Jim Taylor
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Activity Centre, 5604 Trail Ave
Cost:$10 members, $15 non members
Phone:604.885.3513

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

Gut Bucket Thunder @ Gibsons Legion
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion 109, 747 Gibsons Way
Cost:$5 Members $10 Guests
Gut Bucket Thunder with special guest Karen Graves Sat Nov 29th @ 8pm. Come on out for a great night of dancing to Blues-Boogie-Country-Funk.

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

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

collapse Sunday, November 30, 2014
Festival of Trees & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Location:TACT Centre, 1207 Marble Bay Rd, Van Anda
Cost:na
with sales, silent auction and craft workshops, then watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony from under the new patio roof.

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

Community Celebration Potluck
Time:2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community Hall
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Welcoming Communities
Cost:FREE
Tickets:Canada
Contact:Maria Giltrow
Phone:604.865.0170
Email:welcome@sccss.ca
Join us for a Community Potluck and some music and dancing. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish to share. We will supply the beverages and cake. We are collecting donations for the Sunshine Coast Food Bank. Bring a non-perishable item for a chance to win a door prize. Entertainment by Dance Trax Djs. Presented by Sunshine Coast Welcoming Communities.

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

'Restless Spirits' Tales of Old Sechelt
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Cost:$12
Tickets:Sechelt Activity Centre
A new play about Old Sechelt presented by the Chair Actors. Seventeen actors play over 30 characters, most based on real people. Together, their stories weave the fabric of Sechelt’s social history, from pre-­‐colonial days to the outbreak of World War Two.

collapse Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Christmas Nostalgia with Arbutus Sounds Chorus
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sparling Pavilion, Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Presented By:Arbutus Sounds Chorus
Cost:donations at the door
Contact:Connie Johnston
Phone:604.740.3969 or 604.886.4622
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Arbutus Sounds Chorus will be presenting an evening of Christmas Music and Memories. Come join us as we share our harmonies and our special memories, to put you in the Christmas spirit. Also Dec 10th.

PR - Powell River Chorus Christmas Concert and Wassail
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre Powell River
Cost:$12 or $15 at the door.
Tickets:at Rockit Music , Chorus members
Contact:Janice Gunn
Phone:604.485.3825
Powell River Chorus as it kicks off the holiday season, directed by Walter Martella. The program features entertainment for the entire family including gifted soloist, Julie Nadalini as well as local barbershop quartet, The Treble Makers.

collapse Thursday, December 04, 2014
SC Tech Hub Meet Up
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Blackfish Pub, Gibsons
Cost:na
Tickets:Contact Jim Tivy jimt@bluestream.com
SIGdev group for developers.

collapse Friday, December 05, 2014
Canadian Christmas
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$15
Tickets:EarthFair, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitors' Center; Laedleli, Gibsons
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca/choir
Beautiful, seasonal songs by Canadian composers, sung by the Pender Harbour Choir, ensembles and soloists.

Advent Movies at St Hilda's - The Eighth Day
Time:7:30 PM
Location:St Hilda's Church, Sechelt
Cost:Free
A film about Hope. Popcorn will be served.

collapse Saturday, December 06, 2014
PR - Food Bank's Dickens Banquet
Location:Dwight Hall, Powell River
Cost:$40 early-bird befor Nov 15 (plus a bag of groceries)
Tickets:reservations 604.483.9775
Evening includes buffet dinner, Christmas Trivia, Buddy Holly Dance Band, Late Night Snack Bar and Ride Program. Ticket proceeds to the food bank.

'Restless Spirits' Tales of Old Sechelt
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Cost:$12
3:00pm and 7:00pm. A new play about Old Sechelt presented by the Chair Actors. Seventeen actors play over 30 characters, most based on real people. Together, their stories weave the fabric of Sechelt’s social history, from pre-­‐colonial days to the outbreak of World War Two.

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

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

Gibsons United Church Craft Fair and Poinsettia Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons United Church, corn. Trueman and Glassford, Lower Gibsons
Presented By:Gibsons United Church
Cost:free entry
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Michele Stobie
Phone:604.886.8350
20 tables, raffle, poinsettia fundraiser for the church, snacks available

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
Quirky, Tasty, UniQue with a touch of Vintage. Dec 6-7. 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.

Harbour Gallery
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:12953 Gonzales Rd, Madeira Park
Cost:free admission
Contact:June 604.883.2807 or Nefri 604.885.4366
Come and enjoy an amazing 12 canvas mosaic by member artists at the Harbour Gallery in Madeira Park. "The Sum of All Pieces" will be displayed on the Feature Wall. Also, the membership will have other paintings exhibited for the annual Christmas sale.

12th Annual Children's Winter Faire
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek at Beach Ave & Margaret Rd
Presented By:Sun Haven Waldorf School
Cost:$2-4 per activity; food & craft prices vary
Phone:604.741.0949
Join us for a day of celebration, wonder, festivity & fun for the whole family! Come for the Puppet Play, Beeswax Candle Dipping, Magical Cookie House, Children's Store, Gnome Gardens, Artisans Market, Hot Lunch, Baked Goods & more! Create something special to take home, shop for handmade gifts or feast on delicious food... a charming community event for everyone no matter what the age. www.sunhavenschool.ca

Pre Christmas Art Sale
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:1368 Lockyer Rd, Roberts Creek
Cost:na
Dec 6-7. Paintings and art cards from artists, Diana Starbuck, bright bold landscapes; Judy Heyer, oil, acrylic, wildlife, florals, Vene Parnell, photography, framed or matted; Christine diPietro-Mutch, horses and more in acrylics and pastels.

Christmas Market
Time:1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Point Rd
Cost:na
Contact:Birgit
Phone:604.886.6591
Email:birgit@scsoe.ca
Local, quality, handmade goods & delicious food. Live art demos outdoors with steaming hot beverages. Come out and enjoy the true meaning of the holidays.

Elves Club Telethon
Time:2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:donation
Fundraising televised show for Christmas hampers

Al and Jeanne Pottery Open House
Time:2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:488 Central Ave, Grntham's Landing
Cost:na
We have a great selection of bowls of all sizes, mugs, platters, pitchers, butter dishes, vases and casserole dishes and tea pots at reasonable prices. We hope you’ll drop by for some Christmas Cheer.

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

PR - Valdy at the MAX
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary, 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Adult $28., Senior $26.,Youth $12.
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Phone:604.483.3900
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
"Valdy is regarded as one of Canada's most distinctive and successful minstrels."

Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner @ Gibsons Legion
Time:8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion 109, 747 Gibsons Way
Cost:$20 Members & Guests
Tickets:at the Legion or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/962017
Phone:604.886.2411
World Rock N Roll Tribute Artist Champion and TV Host Luisa Marshall brings her fabulous Tina Turner Tribute solo show to the Gibsons Legion Lots of crowd interaction and entertainment. Don't miss this intimate solo show.

Robotic Horse & Friends
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba

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Sea Cavalcade Sponsored Craft Fair
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:na
Contact:Conchita
Phone:604.886.9648
Christmas crafts, gift ideas, fasion show.

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

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

Coast String Fiddlers Annual Christmas Ceilidh
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Presented By:The Coast String Fiddlers Association
Cost:Adults $10; seniors $8
Tickets:Available at Sechelt Visitors Centre in Sechelt & Laedeli in Gibsons; or at the door.
The many groups that comprise the Coast String Fiddlers association will perform a variety of fiddle tunes and Christmas Carols. The concert will feature performances by CSF 3G, Bad to the Bow and the Fabulous Thursday Fiddlers. There will be goodies at intermission, a raffle, and a special festive guest appearance at the end of the concert.

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

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

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

Valdy in Concert
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Heritage Playhouse Productions
Cost:$20 advance $25 at the door
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts & Cards, Gaia's Fair Trade, Sechelt Visitor Centre
Contact:Zeta Gaudet
Phone:604.886.8998
Join us for a warm inviting evening with Valdy. Valdy holds two Juno Awards has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for over 34 years with. For more information visit www.heritageplayhouse.com

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

Advent Movies at St Hilda's - Joyeux Noel
Time:7:30 PM
Location:St Hilda's in Sechelt
Cost:free
A film about Peace.

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Sunshine Coast NewComers Club
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf Club, Roberts Creek
Cost:$12.00 annual membership - luncheon $13.75
Contact:Holly 604.885.3898 & Lise 778.458.2205
New to the Coast? Want to meet people and feel part of your community? Have lunch with us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at noon at the Sunshine Coast Golf Club. Our activities include hiking groups, book clubs, pub nights, etc. www.sun-cst-nc.webs.com

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Christmas Nostalgia with Arbutus Sounds Chorus
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sparling Pavilion, Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Presented By:Arbutus Sounds Chorus
Cost:donations at the door
Contact:Connie Johnston
Phone:604.740.3969 or 604.886.4622
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Arbutus Sounds Chorus will be presenting an evening of Christmas Music and Memories. Come join us as we share our harmonies and our special memories, to put you in the Christmas spirit. Also Dec 10th.

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PR - Discussion on the Future of Books and Publishing
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4411 Michigan Ave
Cost:tba
Contact:Charlie Kregel (Chief Librarian)
Phone:604.485.4796
with Publisher Karl Siegler - Recipient of the Order of Canada

Castles In The Snow Musical Production
Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Presented to benefit Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:EarthFair Store, Harbour Insurance, online @www.kappaarts.com
Contact:Ken Johnson
Phone:604.883.0681
Web Link:http://www.kappaarts.com
Dec 11-12. An All-Original Christmas Special celebrating the beauty of winter and the Christmas Story. Composed, produced and directed by Kenneth Norman Johnson. Features local musicians and singers.

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PR - Carols by Candlelight
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Dwight Hall, Powell River
Cost:$20
Dec 12, 7:30; Dec 13 1:30 & 7:30pm.

Castles In the Snow - Musical Production
Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Presented to benefit Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:EarthFair Store, Harbour Insurance, online @www.kappaarts.com
Contact:Ken Johnson
Phone:604.883.0681
Web Link:http://www.kappaarts.com
An all-original Christmas Special celebrating the beauty of winter and the Christmas Story. Composed, produced and directed by Kenneth Norman Johnson. Features local musicians and singers.

Brian O'Ruanidh and Melissa Ruth
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba

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Met Opera: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Time:9:00 AM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5559 SC Hwy Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $24 and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +)
Tickets:at the Theatre
Phone:604.885.4597
Web Link:http://www,ravenscrytheatre.com
Johan Reuter stars as Hans Sachs, with Johan Botha as Walther, Annette Dasch as Eva, Karen Cargill as Magdalene, Paul Appleby as David, Johannes Martin Kränzle in his Met debut as Beckmesser, and Hans-Peter König as Pogner. Run Time: 6 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)

Arts & Crafts from the Hood Last Chance Christmas Market
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:free admission
Contact:Darren Wheeler
Phone:604.886.2693
Still looking for that special gift? Someone new on your list? Forgot to shop all together? Stop on by the Seaside Centre to pick up those last minute gifts. Help keep your $$ on the Coast... Buy local and handmade from some of the Coasts finest artisans and crafters.

Harbour Gallery
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:12953 Gonzales Rd., Madeira Park
Cost:free admission
Contact:june 604.88.-2807 or Nefri 604.885.4366
Come and enjoy an amazing 12 canvas mosaic by member artists at the Harbour Gallery in Madeira Park. "The Sum of Pieces" will be displayed on the Feature Wall. Also the membership Christmas sale will be exhibited.

Father Knows Best - the Christmas program - Radio Play
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Knights of Columbus
Cost:$15, $10 students/Sr
Tickets:Laedeli & Gaia Fair Trade in Gibsons
2:00 pm and 7:00pm. Christmas fun for the whole family Fourth Annual Christmas Radio Play. This is old-time Christmas at its best, brought to the Coast by a talented group of radio actors, who also make a wonderful stage performance. Presented by Knights of Columbus.

Free Skate With Santa
Time:2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Gibsons and Area Community Centre - Ice Rink
Presented By:Sutton West Coast Realty
Cost:Food Bank Donation
Tickets:Free Skiaate and Skate Rentals
Contact:Sutton West Coast Realty
Phone:604.886.3031
5th Annual Skate with Santa, bring a food donation and skate for Free. Skate Rentals free. Tim Hortons sponsored FREE Hot Chocolate and Prize Draws on Ice for kids. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an Adult. Fun Family Christmas Event.

Gambier Winter Potluck
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Gambier Island Community Hall
Cost:na
Dinner 6:30.

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

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

Young Artists and Street Banner Reception
Time:12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, SC Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:SCAC
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://scartscouncil.com
Street Banner reception at 12:30pm and Young Artist Awards reception at 2:30pm celebrating youth ages 5 - 18 and award recipients. Show runs Dec 3 - 14th.

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

PR - Powell River's Best Baker contest
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Seniors Centre 6792 Cranberry St
Cost:$10
Contact:Kevin Wilson
Phone:604.483.9052
Come and sample delicious baking from Powell River's finest bakers, and vote for your favorite! Sample as much as you like * Gluten-free options as well as regular baking * Free coffee, tea etc. you get PR$8 back to vote for the best baker or keep and spend at local businesses. A "fun"draiser for the Powell River Dollar program. More details: http://powellrivermoney.ca/powell-rivers-best-baker-contest/

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

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

Young Artists Awards
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil.com
Web Link:http://www.sc_artscouncil.com
Artists ages 5-18 years submit 3 pieces of artwork created outside of school. All work will be displayed until Dec 19th. Awards are presented in 4 age categories.

Classic Christmas
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra Association
Cost:adults $15 children under 12 $5
Tickets:at the door, Strait Music Sechelt, Laedeli Gibsons Sunnycrest mall
Contact:Janice Pentland-Smith
Phone:604.885.3989
Email:willowfarm@dccnet.com
Concert of Christmas Classics featuring all ensembles of the Community Orchestra Association. Sunshine Coast Symphony, Suncoast Concert Band and the Adult and Junior String Orchestras. Audience Sing along to Christmas favourites and Christmas cookies baked by the musicians.

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Advent Film Series - Millions
Time:7:30 PM
Location:St Hilda's in Sechelt
Cost:Free
A film about Joy. There will be popcorn

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Christmas Carol Sing-along
Time:8:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:na

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PR - Chor Musica Mens Choir Christmas Concert
Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:James Hall - Powell River Academy of Music 7280 Kemano St
Cost:$18, students 18 & under free with student ticket voucher
Phone:604.485.9633
Walter Martella, conductor. Features popular carols - both sacred and secular More Info: http://powellriveracademy.org/con_cm.htm

Astro Cafe
Time:8:30 PM
Location:Pier 17, Davis Bay Seawall
Presented By:Royal Astronomical Society
Cost:Free
Tickets:n/a
Contact:James MacWilliam
Phone:604.740.7935
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Web Link:http://coastastronomy.ca
Telescopes will be set up on the sea wall after dark weather permitting. 3rd Friday of each month.

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

DJ Night: Robby Luvdub
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba

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Harbour Gallery
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:12953 Gonzales Rd., Madeira Park
Cost:free admission
Contact:June 604.88.2807 or Nefri 604.885.4366
The Harbour Gallery membership is holding their annual Christmas Sale. Also, come and enjoy the amazing 12 canvas mosaic by the member artists ..."The Sum of all Pieces" individual canvas is a complete painting in itself but part of one large painting when viewed together.l

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The Nutcracker: Bolshoi Ballet
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5559 SC Hwy, Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $15 ($10 for 17 yrs and under). Taxes included.
Tickets:at the theatre
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www,ravenscrytheatre.com
Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil. Approximate duration: 2h 20m

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

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Christmas Carol Sing-along
Time:2:00 PM
Location:St Hilda's Anglican Church, Sechelt
Cost:donations at the door
Annual event with refreshments.

An Advent film series - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Time:7:30 PM
Location:St Hilda's in Sechelt
Presented By:St Hilda's Church
Cost:Free
A film about Love. Popcorn will be served.

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PR - WBC Annual Christmas Day Dinner
Time:5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:West Baptist Church, 3676 Joyce Ave, Powell River
Cost:Free
Contact:Margaret Cooper
Phone:604.485.2143
Turkey and/or Ham with all the trimmings. Designed for seniors, singles or couples who would otherwise be alone for Christmas Dinner. Let us treat you!

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Pender Harbour Grads Boxing Day Party
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na
with special guest DJ Moses

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The Nutcracker Live Performance on Stage
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5559 SC Hwy, Sechelt
Cost:Adults $29 Children $19 (10 and under)
Tickets:Scotia Bank Toredo Square, Sechelt
Phone:604.989.6050
Dec 27-30. Featuring international guest artists. More info, dates and times at www.coastingalongtheatre.org

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

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New Year's Eve with Brothers in Farms
Time:9:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:members $15, guests with members $30
Tickets:at the Legion
a band with with their brand of "genre hopping Sunshine Coast party music.

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Polar Bear Swims
Location:Armours Beach, Gibsons : Davis Bay : Seafarer's Park, Pender Harbour : Willington Beach, Powell River
Cost:free
check for times

Hair of the Dog Day
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Botanical Garden, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Dogs on leash with their well-behaved humans are welcome.

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

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Friends of the Gallery Artist Reception
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:Free
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885-5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://scartscouncil.com
Friends of the Gallery - local artists display work created in the past year. Always a fun and busy evening. Show runs to February 8th.

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PR - Banff Mountain Film Festvial
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Brooks Secondary, Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Jim Palm
Phone:604.483.3171
Email:maxcamerontheatre@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Friday, January 9th & Saturday, January 10, 2015 "the world's best mountain films."A different lineup of films each night.

Royal Astronomical Society - Small Observatories
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa St, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.740.5860
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Our Media Director, Charles Ennis, has been researching small observatories all over the world in order to write a handbook for the RASC for people interested in building themselves such an observatory for their own use. He’s also on the observatory committee responsible for our Centre’s own small observatory project. Charles will talk about what he has learned about what to do (and what not to) when approaching a project such as this.

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Artist Reception - Same, Same ... but Different
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
reception for artists Kelly Irving and Joanna Rogers

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John: Theatre from London
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5559 SC Hwy, Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $15 ($10 for 17 yrs and under). Taxes included.
Tickets:at the theatre
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www,ravenscrytheatre.com
The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most. Suitable for 18yrs+

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

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Sunshine Coast Tech Hub Meet Up
Location:tba
Cost:tba
Dianne Mueller is pulling together plans for a design and coding hack day contributing to the next release of http://www.discovertotems.com/. This will be a hands-on day using feedhenry.com SDK for mobile apps deployed on the Red Hat Openshift platform.

PR - Met Opera - The Merry Window (Lehar)
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary, 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Adult: $25 Senior: $22 Youth: $15
Tickets:Academy of Music Box Office, 7280 Kemano or 604.485.9633, Breakwater Books and online
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Phone:604.483.3900
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Mezzo-soprano diva Susan Graham takes on the title role later in the run. Sir Andrew Davis and Fabio Luisi conduct.

Met Opera: Lehar’s The Merry Widow
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5559 SC Hwy Sechelt
Cost:Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +)
Phone:604.885.4597
Web Link:http://
Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehár’s effervescent operetta The Merry Widow, performed in English in a new translation by Jeremy Sams. Run Time: 2:57 hours approximately Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

PR - Ed Norman, organ
Time:1:30 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River
Presented By:Powell River Academy of Music
Cost:$20, students 18 & under free with student ticket voucher
Tickets:Academy Box Office or by phone
Phone:604.485.9633
Edward Norman was a music producer with CBC radio for ten years, including two years as Executive Producer of the popular drive-home program, Disc Drive. For many years he was organist for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. As a recitalist he has appeared widely in Canada and has performed frequently in the USA, including the 2010 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.

DJ Night: Yin Beats
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:na

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

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

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PR - Youth Project with Motus O Dance Theatre - What Kids Think
Time:7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary School 5400 Marine Avenue Powell River
Cost:Buy Online Adults $10 / Seniors & Youth $5
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Phone:604.483.3900
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
A production by 9 – 14 year old after a week-long workshop of developing ‘What Kinds Think”. Expressing themselves through short stories, poems, movement studies, and music, the students will work to address their personal feelings and explore issues such as environment, race, gender, and other themes. By the end of the week, the cast will perform their creations for the public, alongside their visiting mentors. We will be utilizing the strengths and talents of each participant, and providing them with an enriching experience tailored to their own unique interests. Whatever their story is, it will be presented in a way that makes them shine.

collapse Sunday, January 25, 2015
Robbie Burns Day
Location:Pender Harbour Royal Canadian Legion
Cost:tba

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

Swan Lake: Bolshoi Ballet
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven’s Cry Theatre 5559 SC Hwy, Sechelt
Cost:$15 ($10 for 17 yrs and under)
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www,ravenscrytheatre.com
White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The great legend of the enigmatic woman/swan is one of the most romantic classical ballets, appropriately set in the era of courtly romance and characterised by elegance, style and harmony. With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet.

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

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 - Quintessence - Live on Stage
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary, 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Adults $28 / Seniors $26 / Youth $12
Tickets:online
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Phone:604.483.3900
Email:Jacquie.Dawson@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Ottawa-based group of four opera vocalists and their accompanist specialising in performances of a wide variety of repertoire, from big-band through to hits of recent years, some original material, or even classical gems! Listen for Villia from The Merry Widow, Belle Nuit from Tales of Hoffman, and more.

collapse Thursday, January 29, 2015
Driftwood Players AGM
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:na
Email:driftwoodplayers@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca

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PR - Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary, 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Adult: $25 Senior: $22 Youth: $15
Tickets:Academy of Music Box Office at 7280 Kemano, Breakwater Books or online
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Phone:604.483.3900
Email:Jacquie.Dawson@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines for the first six performances, with Audrey Luna, Susanna Phillips, and Elena Maximova stepping in later in the run. Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains, and James Levine and Yves Abel conduct Offenbach’s sparkling score.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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33rd Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Location:Festival Pavilion, Rockwood Gardents, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Cost:tba
Tickets:Festival office, 5511 Shorncliffe Ave, Sechelt
Contact:Jane Davidson
Phone:604.885.9631
Email:info@writersfestival.ca
Web Link:http://www.writersfestival.ca
Aug 13, 14, 15, 16. Canadian literary festival featuring writers of a wide range of genres; events take place in the 500-seat open air Festival Pavilion in the Rockwood Gardens

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