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Beachcombers Ukulele Group (BUGs)
Date(s):  Monday, January 02, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$5 drop in
Contact:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Sing and strum along fun with Graham Walker

Beginners Ukulele
Date(s):  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - Thursday, March 02, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$60 prepaid for 8 sessions or $10 drop in
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Tuesdays to March 7th. (no class Jan 31st). With Jill Shatford & Mark Trevis.

Sassy Jazz Heels
Date(s):  Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 
Time:8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Coast Academy of Dance, Sechelt
Cost:call for info
Phone:604.885.2263
(optional use of danceable heels) Learn the fundamentals of 'Sassy Dancing', walks , poses, struts, floor work, and most importantly attitude. 30 minutes of cardio warm up followed by cross floor techniques small combos you can add to your own sassy Routines, performance opportunities. Bring your dancing shoes and boots.

Winter Pottery Classes
Date(s):  Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Saturday, March 11, 2017 
Time:6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:3394 Kraus Rd, Roberts Creek
Presented By:Mustard Seed Clay Creations and Spirited Ceramics
Cost:$295 + $20/materials All glazing and firings are included
Tickets:register by phone or email $100 deposit to hold your spot
Contact:Ray and Bev Niebergall
Phone:604.885.3174
Email:rbniebergall@gmail.com
We are offering the following classes to choose from: Monday​,​ Tuesday ​or Thursday ​evening from 6 pm - 9 pm or Saturday mornings from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm​. Saturday and Thursday classes are already full.​ We will be covering basic wheel throwing techniques with more advanced techniques for those who have taken the classes before. Classes are 3 hours/week and run for 8 weeks. They are suitable for all levels of pottery experience. Instructors: Ray and Bev Niebergall Mustard Seed Clay Creations and Tim Niebergall Spirited Ceramics

Art Classes & Workshops - Intermediate
Date(s):  Monday, February 06, 2017 - Monday, February 27, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$150 for 4 classes
Tickets:register through Christa Joe - thekubestudios@gmail.com
Contact:Christa Joe
Phone:604.740.2527
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com/
4 Mondays to Feb 27. In this class you will learn techniques from instructor Jill Pilon. Jill works in acrylics, inks, graphite, collage & mixed media. At the end of the 4 wks you will have completed 2 pieces of art

Art Classes & Workshops - Drop-ins
Date(s):  Monday, February 06, 2017 - Wednesday, March 08, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$15 per session
Contact:Christa Joe
Phone:604.740.2527
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
Artists bring your current work and receive mentoring, tips, instruction and critique from instructor Jill Pilon.

"Kids Teach" - 4 week classes with Jill Pilon
Date(s):  Monday, February 06, 2017 - Monday, April 10, 2017 
Time:3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Location:Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$150/mo
Contact:Christa Joe for registration
Phone:604.740.2527
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
Does your child have the artistic bug? Jill Pilon will teach beginner techniques to children aged 9-13 interested in painting.

PR - Much Ado about Mushrooms - Into to the Fungi
Date(s):  Monday, February 06, 2017 - Monday, March 13, 2017 
Time:6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location:VAn Isl University, Powell River
Cost:$110 + materials $15
5 Mondays to Mar 13 (no class Feb 13) with ethnobotanist Ioni Wais. A robust primer to various mushroom-related skills and areas of knowledge. Sessions will explore the scientific aspects of fungi. Note: Course includes a field trip.

Life Drawing
Date(s):  Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10
Tickets:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Contact:Nema
Phone:604.885.2860
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Tuesdays - Newcomers are welcome. Easels provided.

Transformation Hatha Yoga
Date(s):  Friday, February 10, 2017 - Friday, March 17, 2017 
Time:9:45 AM-11:00 AM
Location:SRMHC Halfmoon Bay
Cost:$68.91 for 6 weeks
Phone:604.740.0898
Email:info@selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
Web Link:http://www.selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
Improve balance, gain energy and strength, enhance flexibility, sleep better and develop greater focus. Open to all ages and abilities.

Young Adult Grief & Loss Support Group
Date(s):  Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Thursday, March 23, 2017 
Time:6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Hospice House, 4602 Simpkins Rd. Davis Bay
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Hospice Soceity
Cost:free but registration necesssary
Contact:Coast Hospice
Phone:604.740.0475
Email:info@coasthospice.com
Thursdays Feb 16 to March 23rd. A Young Adult Grief & Loss Support Group for adults, 19-early 30s. A safe place to explore loss in your life and to share and learn ways to live after loss. www.coasthospice.com

Yoga & Meditation Retreat in the Heart of Nature
Date(s):  Friday, February 24, 2017 - Monday, February 27, 2017 
Location:Back Eddy Resort & Marina
Presented By:Ocean Breath Yoga
Cost:$650 includes 4 days of yoga, accommodation, meals & guided hike to Skopokumchuck Rapids
Tickets:register 604.358.6616
Feb 24-27 with instructor Beverly Akhurst from Ocean Breath Yoga. More at backeddy.ca or oceanbreathyoga.ca

Spiritual Solutions for Everyday Living
Date(s):  Monday, February 27, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
Cost:$12
Phone:604.740.0898
Email:info@selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
Web Link:http://www.selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
Explore ways to enhance inner awareness and gain deeper solutions to life's challenges, illuminate the way forward, and let go and flow with life.  Led by Daniel Francis Casely of the UK.

St. John's Artists Art Group Drop-In
Date(s):  Thursday, March 02, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church basement hall, Davis Bay
Cost:donation
Contact:Isobel Gibson
Phone:604.740.8028
Email:iggibson@telus.net
Thursdays to June 1. This weekly get-together is an informal painting/learning/supportive/social drop-in event for 2D artists of any level including beginners. Our season ends with our June art show on June 2nd and 3rd. For information call Isobel 604.740.8028 or drop in to see us at 5085 Davis Bay Rd (off Simpkins)

Talking with your Muse
Date(s):  Thursday, March 02, 2017 
Time:6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location:The Oracle Store, Sechelt
Presented By:Violette Clark
Cost:$20
Tickets:The Oracle store, or www.theoracle.ca
Contact:Violette Clark
Phone:604.885.2200
Talking with your Muse. An intro to art journaling with Violette Clark. Create a two page spread in your journal. Some supplies on hand but please bring some of your own such as washi tape, coloured pencils, pencil, black pen and felt pens. www.theoracle.ca

PR - Fibre and Felting Workshop - Now Full
Date(s):  Friday, March 03, 2017 - Sunday, March 05, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location:Fibre Space, Oceanview Education Centre, 7105 Nootka St, Powell River
Cost:$250 includes supplies
Mar 3-5. Only 8 spots available. More info https://artpowellriver.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/laurie-steffler_workshop-handout.pdf

artsVest Workshop - Sunshine Coast
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 07, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo St., Sechelt
Presented By:Business for the Arts & District of Sechelt
Cost:FREE
Contact:Siobhan Smith
Phone:604.740.8476
Email:ssmith@sechelt.ca
Web Link:Register for free online: https://2017artsvest-sechelt.eventbrite.ca
artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. A total of $30,000 in matching incentive grants is available to selected participants in the municipalities within the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who secure sponsorship from businesses throughout the 10-month program.

PR - Life Drawing
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - Tuesday, May 09, 2017 
Time:6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Powell River Academy of Music Art Room
Cost:$10 Drop in
Phone:604.483.8944
Tuesdays. For info or if you wish to model contact royart@telus.net or call 604.483.8944. Models are paid $40/hr.

Creative Open Studio Drop In
Date(s):  Friday, March 10, 2017 
Time:2:30 PM-6:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$2 drop in
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
2:00-6pm. Monthly The Arts Building will give you a creative space to explore your art. Whether it is writing, sewing, hooking, scrapbooking, cardmaking, painting, rendering - a chance to work on expressing yourself in a creative way in a venue with other creative people! Bring your own materials.

Soul Book Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Sunday, March 12, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:The Oracle Store, Sechelt
Presented By:Violette Clark
Cost:$135 for two days, includes kit fee
Tickets:The Oracle Store, 1-5549 Wharf Ave, theoracle.ca
Contact:Violette Clark
Phone:604.885.2200
Web Link:The Oracle Store
Mar 11, 10 - 5pm, Mar 12 10 - 1pm. Take a journey into your soul by creating your very own soul book. Create a special daily practise to deepen your connection to Spirit/God/Universe. This is an art journaling workshop. No experience necessary.

Art for the Inner I: Cultivate the Inner Garden
Date(s):  Sunday, March 12, 2017 
Time:2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building - 464 S. Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$35, materials included
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org/events/art-for-the-inner-i-cultivating-the-inner-garden/
What seeds do you need to plant this year? What weeds to pull? What to prune? What to nurture? Letting your intuitive faculties guide you towards artistic expression through simple yet powerful techniques drawn from the rich world of therapeutic art.

Spring Break Children's Classes
Date(s):  Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, March 17, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$35 for 5 classes, $7 drop-in (GPAG members $30 and $6)
Tickets:register by calling GPAG 604.886.0531
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Children's art classes 'Art In Motion'. instructor: Miyuki Shinkai. 9:30am-10:30am for ages 5-8; 10:45am-12:00pm for ages 8-12

Spring Break Children's Workshop
Date(s):  Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, March 17, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Presented By:deer crossing the Art Farm
Cost:deercrossingtheartfarm.org/registration/
Tickets:register at http://deercrossingtheartfarm.org/registration/
Web Link:http://deercrossingtheartfarm.org/registration/
Mar 13-17. Two classes: ages 7-10 - Mixed Media Arts; Ages 11-13 Creative Filmaking for Youth. Featuring five mornings of jam-packed fun exploring art and nature. Through creative play, children and youth will experiment with movement, paint, sculpture and sound to learn how to tell their own stories

March Break 2017 - Clay for Kids
Date(s):  Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, March 17, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt, BC
Presented By:Alex Ora, Amber Road Pottery
Cost:$125.00
Tickets:amberroadpottery@gmail.com
Contact:Alex Ora
Phone:604.740.3754
Email:amberroadpottery@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.amberraodpottery.com
Mar 13 - 17. This is a weeklong workshop with three days of exploring clay techniques and then two days spent glazing. Children, ages 6 -12, mornings 9am - 12pm. Make clay whistles, mugs, and other cool stuff

Pottery On The Wheel - morning
Date(s):  Monday, March 13, 2017 - Monday, December 17, 2131 
Time:10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$225+materials ($10-15)
Contact:Pat Forst
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:click here
Mondays Mar 13-Apr 24. In this class you will learn how to center the clay, and make bowls, mugs with handles and small baking dishes. If you have taken previous classes we will explore making lids and serving dishes with handles.

Pottery on The Wheel - evening
Date(s):  Monday, March 13, 2017 - Monday, April 24, 2017 
Time:5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$225 + materials ($10-15)
Contact:Pat Forst
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:click here
Mondays Mar 13-Apr 24. In this class you will learn how to center the clay, and make bowls, mugs with handles and small baking dishes. If you have taken previous classes we will explore making lids and serving dishes with handles.

"The Writers" Group
Date(s):  Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Thursday, May 18, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:The Community Room - Sechelt Library
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:FREE - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator, Sechelt Public Library
Phone:604 885 3260
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
3rd Thursday to May 18. A writing group for all writers. No experience necessary. With local writer and instructor Shelley Harrison Rae.

Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Sunday, March 19, 2017 
Location:Grantham's Landing
Presented By:Smashing Plates Studio
Cost:$35.00 adults $20 per child (with adult)
Tickets:Register: smashingplatesstudio@gmail.com
Contact:Traci
Phone:604.865.0861
Email:walters.traci@gmail.com
It's time to create fun and funky stepping stones for your garden or as a gift. Participants will learn to to use broken china, stained glass shards, beach glass, ceramics, tiles etc. Come alone, bring a friend or bring your family. Fee includes: refreshments, snacks, lunch on Saturday, use of tools, access to lots of china and glass. Participants might want to bring their own chipped china or ceramics to incorporate memories or have more choice over the colours and/or design. No prior skills required, make up to 2 stones, mold provided. Check out website for more details smashingplatesstudio.ca

PR - The Play is the Thing: Using Playfulness in Theater Performance
Date(s):  Saturday, March 18, 2017 
Time:12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Location:Powell River - location TBA
Cost:$20 per participant
Tickets:www.eventbrite.ca
A master class in the art of having fun on stage. From a background in clown training, Kat Single-Dain will give you tools for presence and improvisation that can be applied to any live performance art.

PR - Theatre Workshop with Kat Sing-Dain
Date(s):  Saturday, March 18, 2017 
Time:12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Hall, Powell River
Presented By:Expose Yourself Exhibition
Cost:$20
Tickets:www.eventbrite.ca/
The Play is the Thing. Using Playfulness in Theater Performance' is a two hour master class in the art of having fun on stage. From a background in clown training, Kat Single-Dain will give you tools for presence and improvisation that can be applied to any live performance art. Part of Expose Yourself Exhibition weekend.

Native Hand Drum Workshop
Date(s):  Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$250/deer or $275/elk
Tickets:reg by Mar 10th spiritednativedrums@gmail.com or Christine 604.740.2589
Mar 19 & 26. Coyote (Terry), Christine & Helene are back this year offering another Drum workshop. Participants must attend both days. Limited to 10 spaces.

March Break 2017 - Clay for Kids
Date(s):  Monday, March 20, 2017 - Friday, March 24, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 S Fletcher, Gibsons
Presented By:Alex Ora, Amber Road Pottery
Cost:$125.00
Tickets:amberroadpottery@gmail.com
Contact:Alex Ora
Phone:604.740.3754
Web Link:http://www.amberroadpottery.com
This is a weeklong workshop with three days of exploring clay techniques and then two days spent glazing. Children, ages 6 -12, mornings 9am - 12pm. Make clay whistles, mugs, and other cool stuff.

Writerly Art of Self-Editing
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 
Time:6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$75
Tickets:artsbuilding.org/events
Phone:604.740.7790
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org/events/writerly-art-of-self-editing/
Mar 21 & 28. workshop looks at substantive editing, stylistic editing, copy editing, and voice development.

Life Drawing Session
Date(s):  Friday, March 31, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$10 to cover model fee
Tickets:from website
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Last Friday monthly. offering artists a chance to draw or paint a nude model. This non-instructional event is hosted by Pat Bean. The model (different one each time) will offer a series of poses over the 3 hr period with one break. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your own materials. Easels are available for your use.

Chakra Tune Up
Date(s):  Friday, April 28, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017 
Location:Linwood House, Roberts Creek
Cost:check web for early bird prices before Mar 1st; marlenelowden.com/retreats/
Tickets:http://marlenelowden.com/retreats/
Contact:Marlene Lowden
Web Link:http://marlenelowden.com/retreats/
April 28-30; with Georgia Cyr and Marlene Lowden. A weekend of relaxation, play and exploration into many of the gifts of yoga, meditation and creativity, held Linwood House, a finely crafted Victorian home, surrounded by beautiful gardens and forest.no experience necessary

Create Your Inner Mermaid (or Merman) Mosaic
Date(s):  Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Grantham's Landing
Presented By:Smashing Plates Studio
Cost:$89.00
Contact:Traci
Phone:604.865.0861
May 27-28. Do you ever feel like you have an inner mermaid? Participants will learn how to create a mosaic mermaid out of chards, chipped china, broken glass, costume jewelry, beach glass and other up-cycled items. Hang the completed mermaid inside or on your porch. Participants will learn how to design and create a unique and colourful mermaid. Enjoy a creative weekend with a friend/family member or just yourself. Enjoy an ocean view from a comfy cottage home. Perfect gift for Mother's Day. Register as early as possible. smashingplatesstudio.ca

Texada AeroSpace Camp 2017
Date(s):  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location:Texada Airport, Van Anda
Cost:$140 before July 4; $160 after July 4
Tickets:register http://texada.org/wp-content/uploads/TASC-2017-Application-Registration-Form_rev-Dec-2016.pdf
Phone:604.223.2588
July 12-15. An AeroSpace Camp for youth will be held inspiring and involving youth with a hands-on introduction to aviation and space technologies. In addition to learning about the principles of flight, aircraft and the Canadian Space Agency, the students experiment with model rockets and airplanes, study and practise metal component construction, fly a flight simulator and more... www.texada.org

Bow Immersion Workshop
Date(s):  Sunday, July 23, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017 
Time:12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Location:20 mn. south of Powell River
Presented By:Ravenbeak Natureworks
Cost:$1,095 (early bird $995 - 3 months prior start date)
Tickets:Info and regisger at www.ravenbeak.com
July 23-30; Aug 5-12; Nov 5-12. Immerse yourself in the world of bows. Build your dream bow from local Pacific Yew wood, a dozen natural bamboo arrows, practice shooting in our archery lane, harvest your own stave to take home, and more! 8 days of all things bows from professional bowyer Jamie MacDonald.

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