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Summer Yoga at Gibsons Public Market
Date(s):  Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - Wednesday, August 02, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Presented By:Anna Green
Cost:$120 pre-registerred, $20 per class drop-in
Tickets:Pay at first class
Contact:Anna Green
Phone:604.219.5787
Email:Annagreen@me.com
Web Link:Yoga
Wednesdays to Aug 2nd. A therapeutic practice that is safe for everyone - beginners to seasoned practitioners, all ages and stages. Please bring a mat and a towel. Located in the upper level coastal room.

Waldorf Ballet - Summer Dance 2017
Date(s):  Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location:Waldorf Ballet - St Hilda's Church Hall 5838 Barnacle Street, Sechelt, BC
Presented By:Waldorf Ballet
Cost:$30-$450 (options from 2-10days - ages 3-18yrs)
Tickets:https://www.facebook.com/BalletSecheltWaldorf/
Contact:Johanna Waldorf
Phone:604.741.8978
July 17-28. Register Now - Summer dance programs in July for boys and girls ages 3-18yrs in Sechelt. Visit our website for more details: www.waldorfballet.com/news-events

Mobile Film Camp
Date(s):  Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Presented By:Mobile Film Camp
Cost:$250
Contact:Daniella Sorrentino
Phone:236.868.2174
July 17-21, Ages 12-14 July 24-28th Ages 8-11. A week long film making day-camp for kids and youth. Kids write, act, direct and edit short films in this hand-on program. More info mobilefilmcamp.ca or info@mobilefilmcamp.ca

Clay for Kids -Summer 2017- Halfmoon Bay
Date(s):  Monday, July 24, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:7977 Southwood Rd, Halfmoon Bay, BC
Presented By:Alex Ora, Amber Road Pottery
Cost:$125.00
Tickets:email-amberroadpottery@gmail.com or call 740-3754
Contact:Alex Ora
Phone:604.740.3754
Email:amberroadpottery@gmail.com
Web Link:http://amberroadpottery.com
Jul 24-28. Week-long clay workshop for children ages 6-12. Sculpt, wheel throw and handbuild for three days and glaze for two days. Exciting colourful results!!! Tons of fun!

Plein Air Painting with Bruce Edwards
Date(s):  Monday, July 24, 2017 - Thursday, July 27, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$40 ($35 for members)
Tickets:call Gallery to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
9:30am-11:00am for ages 5-8 and 12:00pm-1:30pm for ages 9-12. Materials are included, but bring a stool and clipboard

DJ'ing - Creative Minds Camp
Date(s):  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - Thursday, July 27, 2017 
Time:1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
July 25-27. Learn some DJ'ing basics with local DJ Henry Telfar. For grades 4, 5, 6 or 7. Space limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration required.

Cooking with Kids (ages 10-12) Oven Fries + Meatballs
Date(s):  Thursday, July 27, 2017 
Time:11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$10
Tickets:register at fabybonnici@gmail.com (drop-ins will also be accepted).
Participants will learn about basic cooking skills while preparing a simple and fun meal. The dishes may contain eggs, milk, tree nuts and wheat. Local products will be used as much as possible and there will be a tasting at the end of each session and a recipe will be provided.

PR - The Singing V.I.N.E. (Vocal Improvisation Nourishing Everyone)
Date(s):  Friday, July 28, 2017 
Time:6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Hall 6828 Cranberry Street Powell Riverr
Cost:$20 (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds)
Tickets:Register at Eventbrite.ca and search The Singing V.I.N.E.
Contact:Karen www.karenporkka.com
Phone:Annabelle 604.223.3265
Connect with others in luscious harmonies. This workshop is ideal for those who love to sing, play vocally and want to new ways to express themselves. Explore melody, harmony and rhythm by listening deeply to ourselves and others. Only 20 spaces.

Heritage Series - My Norwegian Mother's Bran Muffins
Date(s):  Saturday, July 29, 2017 
Time:11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market kitchen
Cost:free
See how a long-loved family recipe of bran muffins can be updated with current knowledge to provide a healthier version. Learn how to use non-hybridized organic spelt flour and oat bran as options – producing a gluten-friendly muffin without toxins (used to harvest modern wheat). Come and taste these delicious muffins for free. The recipe will be made available. Corinne Thorsell with help from Maureen Ainslee.

PR - Young Writer's Writing Group
Date(s):  Saturday, July 29, 2017 
Time:2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Powell River Library
Cost:na
Participants will learn new skills, meet new people and practice writing in a welcoming, inclusive environment. For more information, contact Megan at 604.485.4796 or cole@prpl.ca.

Clay for Kids - Summer 2017- Sechelt
Date(s):  Monday, July 31, 2017 - Friday, August 04, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Alex Ora, Amber Road Pottery
Cost:$125.00
Tickets:email-amberroadpottery@gmail.com or call 740-3754
Contact:Alex Ora
Phone:604.740.3754
Email:amberroadpottery@gmail.com
Web Link:http://amberroadpottery.com
Jul 31-Aug4. Week-long clay workshop for children ages 6-12. Sculpt, wheel throw and handbuild for three days and glaze for two days. Exciting colourful results!!! Tons of fun!

Artist-in-residence: Janna Marie Vallee
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - Monday, August 28, 2017 
Location:FibreWorks Gallery
Cost:tba
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
Aug 1-3 and Aug 25-28. exploring the ways in which relational art is either embraced or alienated in the context of an art gallery.

Gibsons School of the Arts Summer Art Workshops 2017
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - Thursday, August 17, 2017 
Location:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Gibsons School of the Arts
Cost:$550 (5 day classes) $440 (4 day classes) check website
Tickets:gibsonsartschool.net/register.html
Phone:604.886.9349 or 604.885.2220
Email:contact@gibsonsartschool.net
Web Link:http://http://gibsonsartschool.net
Aug 2-5 Brent Laycock, expressive watercolour; Aug 9-12 Jerry Markham, creating dynamic studio paintings; Aug 14-17 Deborah Tilby, making a good painting.

PR - Bow Immersion Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, August 05, 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
Tickets:Info and regisger at www.ravenbeak.com
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.

Coastal Shibori Intro to Indigo
Date(s):  Sunday, August 06, 2017 
Time:12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$60 includes authentic Turkish towel for dyeing, all supplies and refreshments
Phone:604.989.9677
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
We will spend the afternoon enjoying music and refreshments while being led through the art of tying and dyeing Shibori-style!

Coding Drop in
Date(s):  Monday, August 07, 2017 - Monday, August 21, 2017 
Time:10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
Mondays - to Aug 21st. Drop-in clinic for kids who like to code or want to learn how. Kids should bring email and password with them. For grades 4, 5, 6 or 7.

Pier Yoga
Date(s):  Monday, August 07, 2017 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 
Time:5:30 PM-6:45 PM
Location:Trail Bay Pier
Presented By:Blissful Yoga
Cost:$15
Contact:Georgia Cyr
Phone:604.989.2358
to Aug 30th. Join Georgia Cyr for Pier Yoga Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm Hatha (beginner's welcome) and Tuesday 9:30-10:45am Energizing Hatha. Class will take place on the pier, weather permitting. Check facebook.com/theblissfulyogi 1 hour prior to class to see if it's on or not. Please bring your own yoga mat, water and sun protection! blissfulyogasechelt.com

3-D Printer - Creative Minds Camp
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - Wednesday, August 09, 2017 
Time:1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
Aug 8-9. Here's your chance to play, create, and experiment on a 3D printer, provided by the SC makers. For grades 4, 5, 6 or 7. Space is limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration required.

Lagoonies Kids Club Nature Day Camp
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - Saturday, August 26, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location:Iris Griffith Centre, 15386 SC Hwy, Pender Harbour
Cost:$5 - $10 suggested donation
Phone:604.883.9201
Email:lagoonies@lagoonsociety.com
Web Link:http://lagoonsociety.com
to Aug 26. Lagoonies Kids Club Nature Day Camp, Wednesdays and Saturdays. For ages 5-13. Dedicated to nature education and building young stewards of the environment. Small hikes, arts, crafts, games, pond dipping and more!

Artist-in-Residence: dye residencies
Date(s):  Thursday, August 10, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017 
Location:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
Cost:tba
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
Aug 10-12, Constance Chapman, Anne Gregory, Sharon Roye - stitching, encaustic, and more; Aug 19-20 Pat Crucil & Jennifer Love - stitching and more.

Transformation Hatha and Relaxation Morning
Date(s):  Saturday, August 12, 2017 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:SRMHC Halfmoon Bay
Cost:$35 or $50 with lunch
Contact:Kathseva
Phone:604.740.0898
Web Link:http://www.selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
A rejuvenating morning of Yoga & Relaxation with focus on linking the breath & movement together to harmonize & balance our energies. Open to all abilities.

PR - Open Studio Painting Classes
Date(s):  Saturday, August 12, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Location:10989 Dunlop Road Powell River
Cost:$25
Ursula Medley teaches techniques for acrylic and oil painters with some experience. Work on a current piece or start a new painting. Drop-in.

Pure Medtitation Foundation Class
Date(s):  Saturday, August 12, 2017 
Time:2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Location:SRMHC Halfmoon Bay
Cost:$60
Phone:604.740.0898
Web Link:http://www.selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
A simple yet highly effective technique to help you to relax your body, begin to still your mind and to develop greater focus and concentration; it also greatly helps in managing stress. Includes follow up, handouts and book.

Vanessa Lam Painting Workshop
Date(s):  Sunday, August 13, 2017 
Time:12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:The Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way Gibsons
Cost:call for info
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
Supplies included. Vanessa, who currently just got back from an artist residency in Berlin, is so excited to come share her creative knowledge with us. Space is limited and we only have TWO spots left. Don't wait to long!

Freedom Voice
Date(s):  Sunday, August 13, 2017 
Time:12:30 PM-5:30 PM
Location:Mission Point House, Davis Bay
Cost:$60 (sliding scale avail)
Tickets:pre-register jillsheretosing@gmail.com
This is a chance to challenge yourself to step outside of the box, make mistakes, laugh out loud, meet new friends, and discover the potential of your voice. This class is especially designed for those people who feel called to explore new aspects of their voice, yet at the same time feel petrified by the idea.

Pure Meditation Course
Date(s):  Sunday, August 13, 2017 - Saturday, August 19, 2017 
Time:2:00 PM-11:00 AM
Location:SRMHC Halfmoon Bay
Cost:call for info
Contact:Kathseva
Phone:604.740.0898
Web Link:http://www.selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
Aug 13-19. The ultimate Course for anyone wishing to develop spiritually and to live a more joyful and peaceful life. A very practical Course for this day and age, complete with tools to help you stay balanced and develop your intuition.

Collage Art Classes with Zaffi Green
Date(s):  Monday, August 14, 2017 - Friday, August 18, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$50 ($45 for members)
Tickets:call Gallery to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Collage Art: Food and Flowers. Ages 5-8. materials provided.

Collage Art Classes with Zaffi Green
Date(s):  Monday, August 14, 2017 - Friday, August 18, 2017 
Time:10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$73 ($68 for members)
Tickets:call Gallery to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Collage Art: Landscapes and Animals. Ages 9-13. Materials provided.

Collage Art with Zaffi Green
Date(s):  Monday, August 14, 2017 - Friday, August 18, 2017 
Time:12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$135 ($125 for members)
Tickets:call gallery to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Collage Art: Portraits. Ages 13-17. Materials provided

Video Editing- Creative Minds Camp
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - Thursday, August 17, 2017 
Time:10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
Aug 15-17. Learn how to create and then edit your own videos. For grades 4, 5, 6 or 7. Space limited to 16 participants. Pre-registration required.

Rejuvenating Retreat
Date(s):  Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location:SRMHC Halfmoon Bay
Cost:$160
Contact:Kathseva
Phone:604.740.0898
Web Link:http://www.selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
Aug 29-20. Take time to connect with yourself in the Peace & stillness of the Centr and replenish your energy. Includes a Transformation Hatha Yoga class and morning and evening meditation. All meals are vegetarian and freshly prepared.

Todd Clark Art Workshop
Date(s):  Monday, August 21, 2017 - Thursday, August 24, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Todd Clark Studio, 895 Charman St, Gibsons
Cost:$300 + tax (max 12 students)
Tickets:register toddclarkstudio@gmail.com or 604.886.8343
students will explore the properties of paint, creating expressive abstract paintings. Participants will be provided with structured lessons to guide them through the process of painting. Lessons will be held inside the studio but the actual painting will take place outside in the gardens. Muffins, coffee and tea will be provided each day and on the final day a Tuscan style lunch with wine will be served.

Pottery on the Wheel
Date(s):  Monday, August 21, 2017 - Friday, August 25, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$400 + Materials ($15-$30)
Contact:Patricia Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:http://forststudio.com
Mon-Fri. This is my favourite workshop! We will begin with the cylinder, making mugs and vases etc, then bowls and finally lids, handles and spouts. Anyone want to try to make a teapot? You will have all the information you need by the end of this week. More advanced students will be challenged to make sets.

Imagine-a-Nation
Date(s):  Thursday, August 24, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$20
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Children aged 7-11. Paint rock animals, create cardboard cities, and make kites.

Kombucha Brewing Workshop
Date(s):  Thursday, August 24, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Rockwood Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$45
Phone:register 604.210.1925
Learn how to make this delicious health elixir at home for a fraction of the cost. The workshop includes a hands on demonstration of the brewing and bottling process as well as a kombucha tasting and starter kit (healthy SCOBY and concentrated starter tea).

Clay for Kids - Summer 2017- Gibsons
Date(s):  Monday, August 28, 2017 - Friday, September 01, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Lower Level - The Arts Building, Gibsons
Presented By:Alex Ora, Amber Road Pottery
Cost:$125.00
Tickets:email-amberroadpottery@gmail.com or call 740-3754
Contact:Alex Ora
Phone:604.740.3754
Email:amberroadpottery@gmail.com
Web Link:http://amberroadpottery.com
Aug 28-Sep 1. Week-long clay workshop for children ages 6-12. Sculpt, wheel throw and handbuild for three days and glaze for two days. Exciting colourful results!!! Tons of fun!

Let's Talk: Exploring end of life issues
Date(s):  Saturday, September 23, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Elementary School
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
Cost:Varies depending on workshop chosen
Tickets:Regsitration at 604.740.0475
Contact:Bernadette Richards
Phone:604.740.0475
Let's make the conversation about death and dying part of living fully. Participants of all ages can choose from informative and interactive workshops designed to help them examine and reflect on their own beliefs and reactions to the often taboo subjects of death and dying. Choices include lectures, panels and discussions on topics such as Advance Care Planning and Medical Assistance in Dying, and expressive arts, writing and storytelling workshops. www.coasthospice.com

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