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Saturday, October 28

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Owww! Traveling with Chronic Pain book launch

Join Powell River Peak cartoonist Wendy Brown for the launch of her new book, Owww! Traveling with Chronic Pain. Author talk and reading takes place from 3-5 pm at Powell River Public Library with a book signing and refreshments to follow.

Saturday, October 28

Eat, Drink and Be Scary fundraiser

With proceeds going to BC SPCA and Lang Bay Hall Society, the first annual Eat, Drink and Be Scary fundraiser features food, music, dancing, games, 50/50 draw, cash bar and a cauldron of bewitching prizes. Event starts at 7 pm at Lang Bay Hall, 11090 Highway 101. Tickets are $20 and available at Afterglow Hair Lounge and Lang Bay Store. Costumes are mandatory.

Thursday, November 2

Free Pumpkin Drop-Off

Let’s Talk Trash Team and Powell River Regional District present a free pumpkin drop-off at Town Centre Recycling Depot (behind Rona) from 9 am-4:30 pm. Divert your pumpkin for animal food (no paint, wax or skewers please). For more information, go to letstalktrash.ca.

Saturday, November 4

Martinis for a Good Cause

In support of Friends of Powell River, Martinis for a Good Cause takes place at 8 pm at St. Joseph’s Hall, 7109 Glacier Street. Advance tickets are $30 and only available at The Knack, 4670C Marine Avenue. All proceeds go to Friends of Powell River. Attendees must be 19 or older.

Here are the other events happening Around Town this coming week and beyond:

Starts Friday, October 27

Henderson Elementary School’s haunted house opens at 6 pm on Friday and Saturday at the school, 5506 Willow Avenue. Admission is $5.

Saturday, October 28

Powell River Young Naturalists present Marvellous Mushrooms with fungi-fun guy Ioni Waisgluss at 10 am at Willingdon Beach Campground. Attendance is by donation and all children wearing clothing appropriate for walking in the forest and accompanied by a parent or sibling are welcome. For information, call 604.487.4001 or 604.487.9149.

Powell River Hospice Society offer a grief and support group from 10:30 am-3:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday at Mary’s Café (downstairs) on Texada Island.

VinylFlip Record Fare takes place from 12-4 pm at Cranberry Seniors Centre, 6792 Cranberry Street. Vendors are local and from out of town. Admission is $2.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164 hosts a burger and beer night fundraiser for Clansman Pipe Band from 5-9 pm at 6811 Alexander Street. Tickets available at the Legion and Powell River Peak.

Sunday, October 29

Powell River and District Christmas Cheer committee’s annual general meeting takes place at 2 pm at United Church, Trinity Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Continues Monday, October 30

Christmas cheer hamper applications are now available at Town Centre Mall office, Community Resource Centre, Powell River Child, Youth and Family Services, Cranberry Child Development and Family Resource Centre and at 4727 Marine Avenue (BOND office). Submission deadline is Thursday, December 7. For more information, go to pr-christmas-cheer.com.

Hehewšin Reconciliation Canoe Journey Grandfather log is being carved from 8 am-4:30 pm Monday to Friday at Willingdon Beach. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Vancouver Coastal Health flu clinic is open from 10 am-1:30 pm on Monday at Texada Seniors Centre in Gillies Bay and from 9:30 am-1 pm on Wednesday at Cranberry Seniors Centre, 6972 Cranberry Street. For more dates and locations, call 604.485.3310.

Monday, October 30

ORCA Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 10 am-12 pm at Lund Community Hall with StrongStart on board. For information, call 604.485.2132.

Starts Monday, October 30

The One Voices Choir invites anyone interested in singing at Celebration of Cultural Diversity on November 18 to practice from 7-8:30 pm on Monday evenings at Cranberry Hall. Cost is $10 per week or whatever is manageable. RSVP by October 20. For information, call 604.484.1451.

Tuesday, October 31

ORCA Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30-11:30 am at Cranberry Child Centre with StrongStart on board. For information, call 604.485.2132.

Powell River Hospice Society offers a grief and support group from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesdays in October and November at Willingdon Creek Village.

Wednesday, November 1

Family Place pancake breakfast fundraiser takes place from 8:30 am-12:30 pm at Town Centre Mall. Proceeds will go toward ongoing and future programming. For information, call 604.485.2706.

ORCA Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30-11:30 am at Pacific Point Market with StrongStart on board. For information, call 604.485.2132.

Thursday, November 2

ORCA Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 10:30 am-12:30 pm in Townsite at Arbutus and Marine avenues with StrongStart on board. For information, call 604.485.2132.

Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic is available from 5-7 pm at Powell River General Hospital, public health entrance, 5000 Joyce Avenue. Access low-cost birth control, counselling, health screening, pap tests and more.

Powell River Academy of Music concert series presents Melanie Krueger, soprano, and Angus Kellett, piano, at 7:30 pm at James Hall. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for students 18 and under with student ticket voucher. For information, call 604.485.9633 or go to powellriveracademy.org.

Friday, November 3

ORCA Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30-11:30 am at Larry Gouthro Park with StrongStart on board. For information, call 604.485.2132.

Saturday, November 4

Kiwanis Club of Powell River will host a giant sale of books from 10 am-1 pm at 4943 Kiwanis Avenue. Proceeds will go to Kiwanis Christmas Cheer. To donate books in good condition, call 604.483.1440.

Powell River United Church Christmas bake sale, lunch and granny treasures takes place from 11 am-2 pm at the church, 6932 Crofton Street.

St. David and St. Paul Anglican Church hosts a bazaar and tea from 12-2 pm at 6310 Sycamore Street in Townsite. Admission is free. Features include baking, preserves, jewellery, crafts, books, quilts and a raffle.

Powell River Public Library presents Tla’amin Language: Symbols and Sounds at 2 pm at the library, 6975 Alberni Street. Tla’amin elder Betty Wilson will explain how to read and pronounce the Tla’amin language. For more information, call 604.485.4796, extension 206.

Monday, November 6

Scottish Country Dancers offers an introductory class for ages 13 and up in a public open house format from 6:45-8 pm in Westview Elementary School gym. Fancy dress is not required but flat-soled shoes are recommended over runners. Enter from the parking lot side of the school.

Tuesday, November 7

People in Pain presents Robert Boyle speaking about meditation at 2 pm in the conference room at Powell River General Hospital. Admission is free. For information, contact Sandra at 604.223.1701 or sandra.trolian@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 8

Powell River Public Library presents Louis Riel: Let Justice Be Done, an author reading by local historian David Doyle from his new book about the Canadian icon, at 7 pm at the library. For information, call 604.485.4796, extension 206.

Thursday, November 16

Paddling for Life holds it annual general meeting at 5:30 pm at Snickers Restaurant, 4591 Marine Avenue. For information, email sakew@shaw.ca.

Powell River Academy of Music concert series presents Pierre Beaudry, guitar, at 7:30 pm at James Hall. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for students 18 and under with student ticket voucher. For information, call 604.485.9633 or go to powellriveracademy.org.

Friday, November 17

Powell River Public Library presents a literary and musical evening with award-winning author, singer and CBC personality Grant Lawrence presenting Dirty Windshields: The Best and Worst of the Smugglers Tour Diaries at 7 pm at the library. Tom Holliston also performs. For information, call 604.485.4796, extension 206.

Saturday, November 18

Order of the Eastern Star Christmas bazaar and luncheon takes place from 11 am-2 pm at United Church, Trinity Hall, 6932 Crofton Street. Features include baking, crafts, books, food hamper and draws. Proceeds go to cancer research and Brooks Secondary School scholarships.

Evergreen Care Unit and Powell River Stroke Recovery Club host their annual Christmas Craft Sale from 2-3:30 pm at 4970 Joyce Avenue. Features include crafts, baking, stained glass, local artisans, collectibles and draws, et cetera. Please, no early birds.

Thursday, November 23

Powell River Public Library presents Rock and Read from 3-5 pm at the library, 6975 Alberni Street. The music and book club for ages 11 and over may deal with mature content. For more information or to register, contact Megan at 604.485.4796 or cole@prpl.ca.

Malaspina Naturalists Club presents biologist, photographer and writer Duane Sept with his presentation about BC's wildflowers and some edible and medicinal plants, 7:30 pm at Trinity Hall, United Church. Doors open at 7 pm, refreshments available. For information, call 604.485.0077.

Friday, November 24

Powell River Public Library presents Tech Savvy: eBooks and eAudiobooks at 4 pm at the library. Learn different ways to read or listen to countless digital books for free. To register, email mmerlino@prpl.ca or call 604.485.4796, extension 206.

Saturday, November 25

Lund Community Society presents Lund Christmas Craft Fair from 10 am-4 pm at Italian Hall, 5866 Lund Highway. Admission is free.

Friends of the Library book sale takes place from 10 am-4 pm at the library, 6975 Alberni Street.

Powell River Public Library presents Powell River Slam from 7-9 pm at the library. Competitors are asked to bring three poems. Doors open at 6 pm and suggested donation is $5. To register, email powellriverpoetryslam@gmail.com. For more information, contact Megan at 604.485.4796 or cole@prpl.ca.

Tuesday, November 28

Powell River Garden Club’s monthly meeting takes place at 7:15 pm at Cranberry Seniors Centre with a panel presentation on winter bloomers and cold-weather preparation.

 

ONGOING

 

Aikido

Powell River Aikikai, self defence, the art of peace, instruction takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For information, call 604.483.4695 or email priveraikikai@gmail.com. Sessions are provided by a Canadian Aikido Federation accredited instructor.

 

Air Cadets

22 Red Knight Powell River Air Cadets meets between 6:30-9:30 pm Thursdays at Timberlane Barracks.

 

Al Anon

Al Anon meets at 8 pm on Monday nights at Powell River United Church and 7:30 pm on Thursdays at the Lutheran Church. For more information, call 604.485.8474.

 

Art Studio

Powell River Fine Arts Club studio space is open daily at 5395 Timberlane Avenue. Members create pottery, quilting, weaving, spinning, mixed-media and painting crafts in a supportive, cooperative and fun environment with mentoring and good fellowship. New members are welcome. For information, call 604.483.3586.

 

Art Society

Malaspina Art Society meets from 6-7 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August at Vancouver Island University, 7085 Nootka Street.

 

Bagpipes and Drums

Clansman Pipe Band offers free bagpipe and drum lessons to potential band members of all ages. Student pipers buy their own practice chanter and tutor book. Drumming students buy a practice pad and sticks. Band uniform will be provided. For information, call pipe major Ian Richmond at 604.344.2200.

 

Back Country Horsemen

Back Country Horsemen of BC, Powell River, meets on the first Friday of every month at a location to be decided. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information, call 604.487.9182.

 

Beavers

First Powell River Beavers meets from 6-7 pm on Wednesdays at 5393 Timberlane Avenue for boys aged five to seven. For more information, call Tina Bevans at 604.483.9634.

 

Boxing

Powell River Boxing Club opens for sparring, training and the use of speed bags, heavy bags, skip ropes and exercise equipment from 5-7 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Oceanview Educational Centre. Admission is free or by donation. For more information, call Les at 604.485.7095.

 

Breastfeeding

Parent-led breastfeeding support group meets 10 am-12 pm on the last Monday of each month at Family Place, Town Centre Mall. Anyone interested in breastfeeding information and support is welcome to attend. For more information, call 604.485.2706.

 

Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast Cancer Survivors’ exercise group meets from 4-5:30 pm every Monday except holidays at 7053B Glacier Street. This is an exercise group for breast cancer survivors. For more information, call Lorraine at 604.485.6114 or Delores at 604.485.2420.

 

Camera Club

Malaspina Camera Club meets at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month in the community room at Westview Elementary School. For more information, call Niels Voss at 604.485.6963 or Steven Grover at 604.485.5333.

 

Carlson Community Club

Carlson Community Club hosts charity bingo every Monday (except stat holidays). Doors and concession open at 5 pm with bingo starting at 6 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. Everybody is welcome to support local charities while having fun playing bingo. For more information, call 604.485.4571.

 

Carlson Community Club hosts fish and chips night every Wednesday, 5-7 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. This event is open to everybody. For more information, call 604.485.4571.

 

Carlson Community Club hosts steak night every Friday, 5 pm-7 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. This event is open to everybody. For more information, call 604.485.4571.

 

Chamber of Commerce

Powell River Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly luncheons with guest speakers. Everyone welcome. For more information, or to receive monthly email invites to chamber events, call the chamber office at 604.485.4051, email office@powellriverchamber.com or visit powellriverchamber.com.

 

Choirs

Powell River Chorus holds rehearsals at 7:30 pm every Wednesday in James Hall at Powell River Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano Street. For more information, call Janice Gunn at 604.485.3825.

 

Spirit of Community Choir gets together from 7-8:15 pm on Thursdays at Powell River Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano Street. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in.

 

Cinch Games

Cinch card games are played weekly at 7 pm on Mondays at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, 6811 Alexander Street. Newcomers are welcome to attend.

 

Community Coalition

Powell River Community Coalition meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in room 152 at Vancouver Island University.

 

Community Foundation

Powell River Community Foundation provides a guest speaker to appear at community organization meetings. To arrange for a speaker leave a message at 604.483.8678, or email prcf@firstcu.ca. A volunteer will call back to discuss a date and answer questions about the foundation and its local contribution.

 

Community Health

Powell River Community Health holds a youth clinic from 3:30-5:30 pm every Tuesday at Powell River General Hospital, third floor, 5000 Joyce Avenue. This clinic offers free and confidential health services to youth. For more information, call 604.485.3310.

 

Concert Band

Powell River Community Concert Band, directed by Roy Carson, meets 7:30-9 pm Thursdays in the Brooks Secondary School band room, 5400 Marine Avenue. Students and adults with basic musical experience on brass, reed or percussion instruments are needed and welcome. For information, call Read or Hanna at 604.485.5971.

 

Cranberry Community Hall Association

Cranberry Hall provides an affordable, versatile space for meetings and events at 6828 Cranberry Street. A song circle takes place on the second Sunday of each month and an acoustic coffeehouse takes place on the last Sunday by donation. For times or information, email info@cranhall.org or go to cranhall.org.

 

Crib

Thursday evening crib club games start at 7 pm at Lang Bay Hall. For more information, call 604.578.8465.

 

Cubs

First Powell River Cubs meets from 7-8:30 pm on Thursdays at 5393 Timberlane Avenue for boys aged eight to 10. For more information, call Donna Shaw at 604.483.2088.

 

Dart Association

Powell River Dart Association holds dart nights at 7:30 pm every Monday at Royal Canadian Legion Powell River Branch 164. The association is looking for new players.

 

Dragon Boat

Paddling for Life dragon boat team practice takes place from 6-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Shinglemill dock. New paddlers are welcome. For more information, call 604.485.3828 or 604.414.5274.

 

Duplicate Bridge Club

Powell River Duplicate Bridge Club plays three times a week, including 9:30 am on Mondays, 7 pm on Tuesdays and 2 pm on Thursdays at the Alano Club, 5903 Arbutus Street. For more information, call 604.485.4430.

 

Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church food cupboard is open from noon-1 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 4811 Ontario Avenue.

 

Everyone on any journey of faith is welcome to worship beginning at 10 am on Sundays at Faith Lutheran Church, corner of Ontario Avenue and Alberni Street. Everyone is welcome.

 

Forest Wardens

Junior Forest Wardens meets at 7 pm on Wednesdays at Edgehill Elementary School. For more information, call Mickey McCracken at 604.487.9482.

 

Garden Club

Powell River Garden Club meets at 7 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month January to June and September to November at Cranberry Seniors Centre, corner of Manson Avenue and Cranberry Street, for an enjoyable evening with interesting garden information, tea and coffee, exchanges and community support.

 

Genealogy

Powell River Genealogy group meets from 6:30-8:30 pm on the last Sunday of every month with an aim to obtain resource material and help interested persons begin their own family history. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Moyra at 604.485.9549.

 

Girl Guides

Girl Guides of Canada meet Wednesdays at Henderson Elementary School. Sparks, ages five and six, meet from 4-5 pm. Brownies, ages seven and eight, meet from 5-6:30 pm. Girls nine through 15 meet from 6:30-8:30 pm. For information, call 604.483.3234.

 

 

Girl Guides of Canada, Kelly Creek, meet from 4-5:30 pm every Wednesday at Kelly Creek Community Church, 2380 Zilinsky Road. For more information, call Pat Lewis at 604.487.9238.

 

Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis Club of Powell River meets at 7 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month. For location and more information, call 604.578.8465.

 

Library

Powell River Public Library presents Rock and Read from 3-5 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month at the library. The music and book club for ages 11 and over may deal with mature content. For more information or to register, contact Megan at 604.485.4796 or cole@prpl.ca.

 

Powell River Public Library hosts free board game nights from 5-8:30 pm every Wednesday and Friday at the library, 100-6975 Alberni Street. Open to all ages. Participants under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Call 604.485.4796 or email cole@prpl.ca for more information.

 

Join lively and animated discussions with Powell River Public Library’s afternoon book club from 1:30-2:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month at the library. Membership is open to all. For more information, call 604.485.4796.

 

Library

Powell River Public Library presents Young Writer’s Writing Group for ages 11 and up from 3-5 pm on Saturdays at the library. 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.

 

Powell River Public Library presents Zine Lab for ages eight and up from 3-5 pm on Tuesdays in the Rotary Makerspace. Participants will combine old and new technology to create their own homemade magazines. For more information, contact Megan at 604.485.4796 or cole@prpl.ca.

 

Lions Club

Lions Club meetings are held at 7 pm on the first and third Wednesday of every month at Snickers Restaurant on Marine Avenue. For more information, call Dean Gerhart at 604.485.9288.

 

MS Support

Cranberry Seniors’ Centre hosts MS Support Group meetings at 10 am on the second Monday of each month. For more information, call 604.485.2037.

 

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous holds meetings at 7 pm every Friday in room 3018, Powell River General Hospital, 5000 Joyce Avenue. An addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.

 

Pain Support

People in Pain holds People in Pain Support Group meeting from 2-4 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Powell River General Hospital in the meeting room downstairs next to the cafeteria. Admission is free. For information, call Sandra at 604.223.1701.

 

Parenting

Parents Together takes place from 7-9 pm on Tuesdays at Cranberry Child Development Centre, 6831 Artaban Street. Parents who are concerned about their teenage children’s choices or unsure how to support their teenage children are welcome. For information or to register, call 604.483.4042, extension 207, or email parentstogether@inclusionpr.ca.

 

Pasta Dinners

Powell River United Church hosts pasta dinners from 4:30-6 pm on Mondays at the church, 6932 Crofton Street. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

 

Pipe Band

Learn to play the great Highland bagpipe and fundamentals of music with the Lads and Lassies Pipe Band, 7 pm each Thursday at 7170 Esquimalt Court. Band is for children aged 10 through 16. To enrol or for more information, call Susanne at 604.485.2071 or George at 604.485.7375.

 

Powell River 4-H Clubs

4-H Clubs are accepting new members ages 9 to 19 for regular project work. Projects available are Cloverbuds (ages 6 to 8), sewing, crafting, foods and animals. Each club meets on different days. For more information, call Maureen Venables at 604.485.4534 or Helena Rogers at 604.485.5200.

 

Powell River Women in Business

Powell River Women in Business events are held at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month; members and non-members are welcome For details, go to prwomeninbusiness.com.

 

Radio Club

Powell River Amateur Radio Club and Powell River Amateur Repeater Society meet at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Westview Flying Club. Emergency Radio Communication Unit meets at 7 pm on the last Wednesday of the month. New members are welcome. For information, email theluulu@gmail.com.

 

Powell River Amateur Radio Club provides support to obtain a HAM radio operator licence. Morse code is not needed to obtain a licence and there is an accredited examiner in Powell River. For more information, call 604.223.4345 or email russell.storry@gmail.com.

 

Reach to Recovery

Reach to Recovery provides hospital and home visits to recently diagnosed breast cancer patients. Service offers one-on-one counselling with trained counsellors for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and provides information. For more information, call Lorraine at 604.485.6114 or Leslie at 604.483.9120.

 

Red Hat Society

Powell River Sunshine Pearls, members of the Red Hat Society, meet for lunch on the third Tuesday of every month. The chapter is seeking new members who wish to have fun and frivolity. For more information, call Louise at 604.485.7444 or Irene at 604.485.3882.

 

Rotary Club of Powell River

Rotary Club of Powell River Sunrise meets 7:15-8:15 am Tuesdays at Town Centre Hotel. Be a guest and listen to interesting speakers on a variety of topics. No fee to attend as a guest. For information, contact Kim Miller at 604.485.4051.

 

Rotary Club of Powell River meets at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays at Julie’s Airport Café. To make a difference in the community, join the club.

 

Rugby

Otago Rugby Club holds learning and conditioning sessions for boys and girls of all ages on Thursday nights from 5:30-7:30 pm at Cranberry field. Participants will learn the rules, make new friends and have fun getting into shape. For information, contact Bill at 604.483.8402 or billabroughton@gmail.com.

 

Salvation Army

Salvation Army and Lighthouse Community Church presents Faith Weaver Friends from 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays at Salvation Army. Features include games, music and snack-it cafe. Cost is $15 per child or $25 per family for one year. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 604.414.7243.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend and sing hymns at 10:30 am Sundays at the church, 4500 Joyce Avenue. Voices will be accompanied by piano or organ. For more information, call 604.485.6067.

 

Scottish Country Dancing

Scottish country dancing is held from 6:45-9 pm every Monday in the Westview Elementary School gym. This form of dancing is usually done with sets of six or eight people. For more information, call 604.485.6801.

 

Scouts

First Powell River Scouts meet from 7-9 pm on Mondays at 5393 Timberlane Avenue for boys age 11 to 14. For more information, call Tina Bevans at 604.483.9634.

 

Senior Citizens Association of BC Branch 49

Bridge is played on Wednesdays from 10 am-12 pm and Fridays from 1-4 pm at Cranberry Seniors Centre. Other activities taking place at the centre include carpet bowling, crib, strength and balance exercises and Tai Chi. For more information, call 604.414.9456 or visit powellriverseniors.ca.

 

Sexual Awareness for Everyone

SAFE (Sexual Awareness for Everyone) Clinic offers free and confidential health services at Powell River Community Health, third floor, 5000 Joyce Avenue. For more information, or to book an appointment, call community health at 604.485.3310.

 

Single Seniors

Single Seniors meet at 5 pm on the third Sunday of every month at Trinity Hall, United Church, 6932 Crofton Street. For information about the gatherings, which feature either a potluck or catered dinner, call 604.483.6658.

 

Soup Kitchen

St. Joseph's Hall hosts a soup kitchen from 12-1 pm every Friday. The hall is adjacent to Assumption Church on Glacier Street.

 

StrongStart

StrongStart early learning programs are available for children birth to pre-kindergarten at Kelly Creek Community School, James Thomson, Henderson and Westview elementary schools, and on the ORCA Bus. These are free drop-in sessions with snacks provided. Each child’s birth certificate is required for registration. For information, call Rita at 604.485.6271, ext 2244.

 

Sunshine Coast Cloggers

Sunshine Coast Cloggers meet at 6:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday evenings at Powell River Christian School.

 

Sunshine Speakers

Sunshine Speakers meet from 7-8:30 pm every Thursday at Oceanview Education Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in the fun of losing the fear of public speaking. For information, call 604.483.6454.

 

Tai Chi

Taoist tai chi classes are held 10-11:30 am and 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays and 10-11:30 am on Saturdays at Trinity Hall, United Church.

 

Therapeutic Riding Association

Therapeutic Riding Association provides opportunities for volunteers to enjoy fresh air, exercise and guaranteed big smiles, 45 minutes a day or more, Monday to Thursday at Paradise Valley Exhibition Grounds. No experience is necessary, training is provided and hours are flexible. For more information, call Dusty at 604.485.0177.

 

Trail Riders Club

Powell River Trail Riders Club meets at 7:30 pm on the first Monday (except holidays) every month at the Paradise Exhibition Grounds clubhouse.

 

Tours

Townsite Heritage Society’s Townsite tours take place on an advanced-booking basis starting at Henderson House Museum, 6211 Walnut Street. For more information, email thetownsite@shaw.ca or call 604.483.3901.

 

12 Steps

Circle of CARE (confidential, accepting, respectful, encouraging) is held from 7-9 pm every Wednesday at Elders/Cultural Centre, 4940 Salish Drive. The only requirement to attend is the desire for healthy relationships. For more information about this codependent’s anonymous group, call Robbi at 604.483.4474 or visit coda.org.

 

United Church

Powell River United Church holds Sunday services at 10:30 am every week at the church, 6932 Crofton Street.

 

Vintage Cars

Powell River Chapter of Vintage Car Club of Canada meets at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of each month at Westview Flying Club. Ownership not required, just interest. Occasionally, special functions are held at other locations. For information and location of the next meeting, call Doug at 604.413.2214.

 

Volunteering

Volunteer Powell River matches community volunteers with non-profit organizations and event organizers. To volunteer, call 604.485.2132, or drop in between 9:15 am-1 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays above Rona Building Centre and beside Camber College, 4750 Joyce Avenue.

 

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) non-profit weight loss support group holds weekly meetings to provide information on nutrition, exercise and support for our members as they take off and keep off weight sensibly. For meeting times and locations or more information, contact Barb at 604.485.0025 or brichards51@shaw.ca.

 

Wildwood Ratepayers’ Association

Wildwood Ratepayers’ Association meets at 7 pm on the second Thursday of each month at James Thomson Elementary School.

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