Around Town: February 3, 2012

Here's what's happening around town this week:

CONTINUES FRIDAY

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Powell River SPCA Lynne Nixon Feline Fixathon to spay or neuter cats occurs noon to 1 pm every Friday through February 28, Town Centre Mall outside Shoppers Drug Mart. For more information, readers can contact Theresa 604.485.2006, Audrey 604.483.3506. Assistance for low income pet owners available.

FRIDAY

Skate for Jasper takes place 7 to 9:30 pm Friday, February 3 at Powell River Recreation Complex. This fundraiser supports Jasper Mohan while receiving medical care in Vancouver. Tickets $5 available from Breakwater Books and Coffee, Investors Group, River City Coffee, Vancouver Island University and the complex.

SATURDAY

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Saturday, February 4 at Lund Community Hall. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

Beatles Tribute performed by The Fab Fourever will be held at 7:30 pm, Saturday, February 4, Evergreen Theatre, Powell River Recreation Complex. Doors open at 7 pm. Rush seating tickets for this Powell River Kings Hockey Club fundraiser are $35 and can be purchased at the Kings’ office.

SUNDAY

Assumption School will host an open house from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday, February 5 following a pancake breakfast in the Parish Hall. A second open house will take place from 10 to 11:30 am, Thursday, February 9. Everyone is welcome to attend.

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, Sunday, February 5 at Ahms Tah Ow, Tla’Amin (Sliammon) First Nation. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

Friends of the Historic Patricia Theatre present Juno award-winner Gary Fjellgaard, with Saskia and Darrel, at 2 pm, Sunday, February 5 at the Patricia. Advance tickets are available from the theatre and at Breakwater Books and Coffee. For more information, interested readers can call 604.483.9345 or visit www.patriciatheatre.com.

There’s still time to sign up for the Alpha Course running 5:30 pm, Sunday, February 5 at Westview Baptist Church, 3676 Joyce Avenue. Admission is by donation. For more information, interested readers can contact Margaret Cooper 604.485.2143 or email tedcooper1@shaw.ca.

MONDAY

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Monday, February 6 at Lund Community Hall. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

Youth Resource Centre hosts the dinner club from 4 to 6 pm, art cafe 7 to 9 pm and girls’ group 7:30 to 8:30 pm on Monday, February 6 at 4746 Joyce Avenue. The centre provides a youth-friendly space for all youth aged 13 to 18 years.

Malaspina Art Society will hold its meeting from 7 to 8 pm, Monday, February 6 in the conference room at Quality Foods.

WEDNESDAY

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Wednesday, February 8 at Lang Bay Hall. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

Youth Resource Centre hosts insight art 3:30 to 4:30 pm, homework club 3:30 to 5 pm and recreation night 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, February 8, 4746 Joyce Avenue. The centre provides a youth-friendly space for all youth aged 13 to 18 years.

THURSDAY

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Thursday, February 9 beside Assumption School on Alberta Avenue. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

Youth Advisory Council meets from 4 to 5 pm, Thursday, February 9 at 4746 Joyce Avenue. Youth Resource Centre youth meeting takes place from 5 to 6 pm and improv night is from 7 to 9 pm. Centre provides a youth-friendly space for youth aged 13 to 18 years.

STARTS THURSDAY

Timberlane Quilters of Powell River present A Scrap of Kindness, opening with reception from 7 to 9 pm, Thursday, February 9 at Malaspina Art Society exhibition space, Vancouver Island University, Powell River campus. Exhibition displayed until Tuesday, March 6. For more information, interested readers can visit http://timberlanequiltguild.com.

FRIDAY

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked 9:30 to 11:30 am, Friday, February 10 at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

UPCOMING

February 11

Friends of the library will hold a book sale from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 11, Trinity Hall, United Church, 6932 Crofton Street. Refreshments will be available.

Italian Club holds the masquerade and hunters party 6 pm, Saturday, February 11, Italian Community Hall. Tickets $15, with children under five free, available at Massullo Motors and Mitchell Brothers. Table reservations can be made through Loretta Cameron 604.485.6442 or Vince 604.485.2504. Last day for tickets is February 7.

Powell River Idol 2012 takes place 7 pm Saturday, February 11, Evergreen Theatre. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under or $40 for a family pass, available at Powell River Chamber of Commerce, Taw’s Cycle and Sports, Rockit Music and Powell River Recreation Complex.

February 12

Annual Tour de Trail five- or 10-kilometre fun run takes place 10:30 am, Sunday, February 12 starting at Avid Fitness Center. Registration 9:30 am, pre-registration available www.avidfitness.ca or in person. All proceeds benefit Powell River Action Centre Food Bank. For more information, readers can call 604.485.9580.

Senior Citizens Association, Branch #49, Powell River, will hold a Crib Tournament from 1 to 4 pm, Sunday, February 12, at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. Admission is $5 for members, $8 for non members. Door and main prizes available. Everyone is welcome to attend.

This is the last chance to sign up for the Alpha Course running 5:30 pm, Sunday, February 12 at Westview Baptist Church, 3676 Joyce Avenue. Admission is by donation. For more information, interested readers can contact Margaret Cooper 604.485.2143 or email tedcooper1@shaw.ca.

February 13

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Monday, February 13 at Lund Community Hall. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

February 14

Powell River Academy of Music presents Pacific Baroque Orchestra and Academy Chamber Choir, 7:30 pm Tuesday, February 14, academy hall. Tickets $22. Free admission for students 18 and under with a student ticket voucher. For more information, interested readers can call the box office 604.485.9633 or visit www.PowellRiverAcademy.org.

February 15

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Wednesday, February 15 beside the Old Courthouse Inn, Townsite. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

February 16

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 11 am to 2 pm, Thursday, February 16 at Texada Elementary School on Texada Island. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

Starts February 16

Powell River Film Festival takes place over three days from Thursday, February 16 through Sunday, February 19 with most events taking place at Evergreen Theatre, Powell River Recreation Complex. Interested readers can receive more information at www.prfilmfestival.ca or by calling 604.485.0325. Tickets available at Breakwater Books and Coffee or online.

February 17

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked 9:30 to 11:30 am, Friday, February 17 behind the Bruce Denniston playground at Larry Gouthro Park. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

February 20

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Monday, February 20 at Lund Community Hall. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

Starts February 20

Festival of Performing Arts opens with speech arts, Monday, February 20. Voice and choral presentations begin Thursday, February 23. Band and instrumental performances take place Monday, February 27, followed by piano Wednesday, February 29. Strings begin Sunday, March 4. Details are available at www.clubrunner.ca/powellriver.

February 21

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, Tuesday, February 21 at Powell River Community Resource Centre, 4752 Joyce Avenue. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

February 22

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Wednesday, February 22 at Lang Bay Hall. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

Powell River Farmers Institute presents Dan Janson of Salt Spring Seeds talking on GMOs, Seed Banks and The Future of Food at 7 pm, Wednesday, February 22 at Max Cameron Theatre. Admission is by donation.

February 23

Malaspina Naturalists Club will host Dave Lacelle of the Comox Naturalists, who will speak about summers on Haida Gwaii, 7:30 pm, Thursday, February 23 at Trinity Hall, United Church, 6932 Crofton Street. Door open at 7 pm, refreshments available. For more information, interested readers can call Janet 604.485.0077.

February 24

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked 9:30 to 11:30 am, Friday, February 24 at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

February 27

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Monday, February 27 at Lund Community Hall. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

February 28

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 10:30 to 11:30 am, Tuesday, February 28 at Kelly Creek Community School for the Ready Set Learn program. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

February 29

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Wednesday, February 29 beside the Old Courthouse Inn, Townsite. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

Powell River Historical Museum and Archives will hold its annual general meeting at noon on Wednesday, February 29 at the Museum. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, interested readers can call 604.485.2222.

March 1

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 11 am to 2 pm, Thursday, March 1 at Texada Elementary School in Van Anda for regular programming, Ready Set Learn, and Opening of the new preschool playroom. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.

March 7

Festival of Performing Arts Grand Concert takes place 7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 7 at Evergreen Theatre, Powell River Recreation Complex. Tickets available from Powell River Academy of Music, Breakwater Books and Coffee and at the door. Adults $12, seniors $8, children under 16 $6.

ONGOING

Lund Community Society

Lund Community Society holds meetings at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Lund Community Centre.

Malaspina Naturalists Club

Malaspina Naturalists Club meets monthly between September and May at 7:30 pm on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, Trinity Hall, United Church, corner of Michigan Avenue and Duncan Street. Field trips and a young naturalists’ club are also held. For more information readers can call 604.485.0077.

Meditation

Meditating with the body, as taught by Dr. Reggie Ray of Dharma Ocean Canada, is presented by Heather Baldwin, BSN 7 pm every Monday and 10 am every Saturday at 4585 Marine Avenue. Participants can bring a mat or blanket to lie on and a cushion. Attendance is by donation.

Model Community Employment

Model Community Employment Project helps people with disabilities or barriers acquire education and skills needed to secure employment. Information sessions are held every Tuesday from 1 to 3 pm, Model Community office above Westview Bowling and Billiards on Marine Avenue. For more information, readers can call Laurie at 604.485.2688.

Narcotics Anonymous

Get Real Narcotics Anonymous Group meets at 8 pm on Wednesdays in the community church at 2380 Zilinsky Road. Anyone can attend. The group is for anyone who thinks they may have a problem using drugs.

NDP Club

Powell River NDP Club holds meetings at 7 pm, with dinner at 6 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month at Carlson Community Club.

ORCA Bus

ORCA (On the Road with Children's Activities) Bus provides free, fun, quality time for children (birth to school age) and their parents/caregivers. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132 or visit www.successby6powellriver.ca.

Paddling for Life

Paddling for Life is a dragon boat paddling team for breast cancer survivors. For more information about where and when the group meets, interested readers can contact Linda Miller at 604.485.7909.

Parents Together

Parents Together is a group for parents of teens who have questions or concerns. The group presents information on dealing with troubling situations and has helped many parents change their home lives. For more information, readers can call 604.485.3090.

Pipe Band

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

Pow! Town Roller Derby League

Women's Flat Track Roller Derby practices take place 7:30 to 9 pm most Tuesdays and Thursdays until September at Powell River Recreation Complex rink. It’s an opportunity for fitness, fun, sweat, skating and hitting friends all in one. Interested readers can contact CaroleAnn Leishman powtownderby@yahoo.ca for more information.

Powell River Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

YAC meets every Thursday throughout the school year, 3:30 to 5 pm at Youth Resource Centre, 4746 Joyce Avenue. All youth ages 13 through 18 are welcome. Transportation can be arranged. For more information, readers can call Leah 604.485.3090 or check out the Powell River YAC page on Facebook.

Preschool Storytime

Powell River Public Library will host preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 am. Stories, songs and fingerplays are geared for children aged between two and five years, who are accompanied by a caregiver. For more information, readers can contact Jeannette at 604.485.8625 or jjones@powellriverlibrary.ca.

Radio Club

Powell River Amateur Radio Club holds classes to obtain a HAM radio licence. Morse code is not needed to obtain a licence and there is an accredited examiner in Powell River. For more information, readers can call jimcorbett41@hotmail.com.

Reach to Recovery

Reach to Recovery - Mastectomy provides hospital and home visits to recently diagnosed breast cancer patients. Service offers one-on-one counselling with trained counsellors for women who have had breast cancer, and provides information. For more information, interested readers can contact Mary Lynn at 604.485.2221, Lorraine 604.485.6114 or Lesley 604.483.9120.

Red Hat Society

Powell River Sunshine Pearls, members of the Red Hat Society, meets for lunch the third Tuesday of every month. The chapter is seeking new members who wish to have fun and frivolity. For more information, readers can contact Shirley at 604.487.1781 or visit http://sites.google.com/site/powellriverpurplepeopleeater/.

Rotary Club of Powell River Sunrise

Rotary Club of Powell River Sunrise meets at 7:15 am Tuesdays at the Marine Inn, 4429 Marine Avenue.

Salvation Army

Salvation Army hosts a free community soup and sandwich lunch from 11:30 am to 1 pm every Wednesday at the Salvation Army. Donations are accepted. For more information, readers can call 604.485.6067.

Complimentary coffee and goodies are available from 10 to 11:30 am every Thursday at the Salvation Army Church. Powell River Reformed Church and Salvation Army sponsors these events and participants can make donations. For more information, readers can call Nancy Scheck at 604.485.2226 or Linda Leahy at 604.485.2625.

Schizophrenia Society

Schizophrenia Society holds monthly support group meetings for people with family members who suffer from mental illness at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at the Source Club, 4476 Cumberland Street. For more information, readers can call Danita at 604.485.8266 or email dsenf@bcss.org.

Scottish Country Dancing

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

Scouts

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

Sex Addicts Anonymous

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) meets from 6 to 7:30 pm on Fridays. For more information, readers can contact saa_powellriver@yahoo.com. SAA is a fellowship of men and women recovering from compulsive relationships and/or sexual behaviour.

Sexual Awareness for Everyone

SAFE Clinic (Sexual Awareness for Everyone) offers free and confidential health services from 10 am to noon the first and third Monday of each month at Community Resource Centre, 4752 Joyce Avenue. No appointment required. For more information, readers can call Powell River Community Health at 604.485.3310.

StrongStart

StrongStart Early Learning programs are available for children birth to pre-kindergarten at Kelly Creek Community and James Thomson and Henderson elementary schools. These are free drop-in sessions with snacks provided. Child's birth certificate is required to register. For more information, readers can call Rita John 604.485.6271, ext 2244.

Sunshine Coast Cloggers

Sunshine Coast Cloggers meet at 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday evenings at Grief Point Elementary School.

Sunshine Speakers Toastmasters

Sunshine Speakers Toastmasters meets from 12:05 to 12:55 pm every first and third Thursday, and 7 to 9 pm every second and fourth Thursday of each month, Powell River Board of Education offices, 4351 Ontario Avenue (enter from lower parking lot). Interested readers can contact Susan Biagi 604.483.4551.

Tai Chi

Taoist tai chi classes are held 9 to 11 am and 7 to 9 pm on Wednesdays at the Trinity Hall, United Church, and 9 to 11 am on Saturdays in the French school field (corner of Egmont and Michigan).

Therapeutic Riding Association

Fresh air and exercise are among the benefits of volunteering as sidewalkers and horse handlers for Powell River Therapeutic Riding Association. Sessions are Tuesday mornings and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at Paradise Valley Exhibition Grounds. No experience is necessary, training is provided. For more information, readers can call 604.485.0177.

Townsite Ratepayers

Townsite Ratepayers Association meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm at St. David and St. Paul Anglican Church, 6310 Sycamore Street, Townsite.

Trail Riders Club

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

United Church

Powell River United Church holds Sunday services at 10:30 am every week at the church at the corner of Duncan Street and Michigan Avenue.

Volunteering

Volunteer Powell River matches community volunteers with non-profit organizations and event organizers. Readers wanting to volunteer can call 604.485.2132, or drop in between noon and 4 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday above Rona Building Centre and beside Camber College, 4750 Joyce Avenue.

Weight Loss

River City Slims, a self-help weight loss group, meets from 5:30 to 7:30 pm every Thursday at Lighthouse Community Church on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Burnaby Street.

Wheelchair Basketball

Ravens Wheelchair Basketball hosts drop-in action from 4 to 6 pm, Fridays at Oceanview Middle School gym. Chairs are provided for participants.

Wildwood Ratepayers

Wildwood Ratepayers meet at 7 pm every fourth Thursday at James Thomson Elementary School.

Youth Resource Centre

Youth Resource Centre provides a youth-friendly space for all youth aged 13 to 18 years, open 3 to 9 pm every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4746 Joyce Avenue.

Youth Resource Centre Mondays include dinner club from 4 to 6 pm, book club 4 to 5 pm and art cafe 7 to 9 pm, 4746 Joyce Avenue. Drop-in available from 3 to 9 pm every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Youth Resource Centre Wednesdays include young photographers 5 to 6 pm, recreational activity 6:30 to 8:30 pm at 4746 Joyce Avenue. The centre provides a youth-friendly space for all youth ages 13 to 18 from 3 to 9 pm every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

12 Steps

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

Aikido

Powell River Aikikai hosts aikido, the art of peace, instruction every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Powell River Judo Club.

Air Cadets

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

Al Anon

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

Art Society

Malaspina Art Society meets at 7 pm on the first Monday of the month at Quality Foods Conference Room.

Back Country Horsemen

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

Beavers

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

Boxing

Powell River Boxing starts at 4:30 Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week at Oceanview Middle School. Sessions are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, readers can call Les Vegas at 604.485.7095.

Breast Cancer Support

Powell River Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 4 to 5:30 pm every Monday except holidays at 7053b Glacier Street. This is an exercise group for breast cancer survivors. For more information, interested readers can contact Lorraine at 604.485.6114 or Delores 604.487.9279.

Breastfeeding

La Leche League, Powell River breastfeeding support group meets 10 am to noon 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, readers can call Lynne at 604.487.4418.

Camera Club

Malaspina Camera Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at Vancouver Island University. For more information readers can contact Niels Voss at 604.485.6963 or Elizabeth Abbott at 604.485.4483.

Canadian Council for the Blind

Canadian Council for the Blind club meets at 2 pm on the second Wednesday of every month, except December, May, July and August, at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre, 6792 Cranberry Street. Anyone encountering vision loss is welcome to join. For more information, readers can call May 604.485.3023 or Geraldine 604.485.5028.

Carlson Community Club

Carlson Community Club holds charity bingo every Monday (except Stat Holidays). Doors and concession open at 5 pm with bingo starting at 6:15 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. Everybody is welcome to support local charities while having fun playing bingo. For more information, people can call 604.485.4571.

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

Carlson Community Club holds steak night every Friday, 5 pm to 7 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. This event is open to everybody. For more information, people can 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, readers can contact the chamber office at 604.485.4051 or office@powellriverchamber.com, or visit www.powellriverchamber.com.

Christian Meditation

Christian meditation group meets at 10 am on Fridays. The group will follow the teaching of Father John Main, OSB (1926-1982). Registration is required. Call Joan at 604.483.3118. The location will be given upon registration.

Cinch Games

Cinch card games are played weekly at 7 pm on Mondays at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 164, Alexander Street. Newcomers are welcome to attend. For more information readers can visit www.cinchgame.net or call 604.485.5504.

Clansman Pipe Band

Clansman Pipe Band offers free bagpipe and drum lessons to potential band members. Student pipers purchase their own practice chanter and tutor books, and drumming students purchase a practice pad and sticks. Band uniform is provided. For further information, readers can contact pipe major Ian Richmond at 604.483.9673.

Community Coalition

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

Community Foundation

Powell River Community Foundation provides a guest speaker to appear at community organization meetings. To arrange for a speaker, readers can 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 to 5:30 pm every Tuesday at the Powell River General Hospital, third floor, 5000 Joyce Avenue. This clinic offers free and confidential health services to youth. For more information, readers can phone 604.485.3310.

Concert Band

Powell River Community Concert Band, directed by Walter Martella, meets at 7:30 pm on Thursdays at Academy Hall, 7320 Kemano Street. Students and adults with basic musical experience on brass, reed or percussion instruments are needed and welcome. For more information, readers can call Read or Hanna at 604.485.5971.

Cranberry Ratepayers Association

Cranberry Ratepayers Association meets on the first Monday of every month at Cranberry Community Hall, 6826 Cranberry Street. This is an opportunity for interested readers to meet neighbours. For more information, readers can call 604.414.0556.

Cubs

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

Dart Association

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

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. Readers wanting more information, or partners, can call 604.485.4430.

Family Place

Family Place hosts Toddler Time from 10:30 am to noon on Tuesdays at Family Place in the Town Centre Mall. Parents and children 13 months to two-and-a-half years old can attend.

Family Place is open as a drop-in centre for children and parents daily, Tuesday to Friday. For times and more information, readers can call 604.485.2706.

Family Place hosts Open Space parent-led programming and free soup lunch, 12:30 to 4:30 pm every Wednesday in the Town Centre Mall.

Family Place hosts Sprouts, a parent and child gardening program 10:30 am to noon Mondays at Community Resource Centre demonstration garden. This free program also includes a once-a-month fun-filled activity. Sign up is required. For more information, interested readers can call 604.485.2706 or visit Family Place.

Fibromyalgia Support

Fibromyalgia Support Meetings are held at 1 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. For more information, interested readers can contact Gill Hannah at 604.485.8399.

Forest Wardens

Junior Forest Wardens meets at 7 pm on Wednesdays at Edgehill Elementary School. For more information, readers can call Tom Oldale at 604.485.4108.

Garden Club

Powell River Garden Club meets at 7:15 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, September through June, at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre, corner of Manson Avenue and Cranberry Street. Everyone is welcome to attend for an evening of informative and entertaining gardening.

Genealogy

Powell River Genealogy group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on the last Sunday of every month at 6792 Cranberry Street. For information readers can contact Marny in the evenings at 604.485.4551.

Home-school Support

Powell River Home-school Support Group meets at 7 pm the third Wednesday of each month. Newcomers welcome. For more information, readers can call Angela Desilets at 604.487.4555.

Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis Club of Powell River meets at 7:30 pm every first and third Tuesday at the annex on Kiwanis Avenue. For more information readers can call 604.487.9332.

Lang Bay Hall

Regular activities at the hall include Whist Club 1 pm Mondays Crib Club 7 pm Thursdays. For more information readers can call 604.487.9332.

Lapidary Club

Powell River Lapidary Club meets at 7:30 pm every second Wednesday at 4699 Harvie Avenue.

Latin Dance

Powell River Latin Dance Club hosts free Latin dance lessons at 8 pm on Wednesdays at McKinney's Pub. For more information, interested readers can contact Michael 604.414.4900 prlatindanceclub@gmail.com.

Library

Listen, laugh, read, sing. Join Powell River Public Library for Story Time from 10:30 to 11 am every Wednesday at the library. Story time is for preschool children aged two to five, accompanied by a caregiver. No reservations are necessary. For more information, interested readers can call 604.485.4796.

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

Join lively and animated discussions with Powell River Public Library’s evening book club from 7 to 8 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the library. Membership is open to all. For more information, interested readers can call 604.485.4796.

Powell River Public Library provides free courses, Introduction to Computers, Using the Internet, and How to Use Email. Space is limited. All participants need to register. For more information, date of the next course, and registration, interested readers can call 604.485.4796.

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, readers can call Ken Greenwell at 604.485.4294.

Living With Cancer

Living with Cancer Support Group meets 1:30 to 3:30 pm, second Tuesday of every month. For location of next meeting, interested readers can contact Carol 604.485.9115 or Helen 604.485.4071. The group provides emotional support for cancer patients, family, friends and those who have lost someone to cancer.

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