Don’t miss this Month:
Thursday, November 8
On the Road with Children’s Activities (ORCA) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Town Centre Mall (Alberni Street side). StrongStart will be on board. For more information or details about other locations and times this month, call 604.485.2132.
Saturday, November 10
Campfire Session: For the Love of the Journey
Powell River Public Library presents Campfire Session: For the Love of the Journey and 2 pm at the library, 100-6975 Alberni Street. Different experts will share their stories and experiences of their own journeys both near and far, from rowing in the Tribal Canoe Journey down the coast to Washington State to walking the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. For more information, call 604.485.4796, extension 206.
Thursday, November 15
New Driving regulations for Seniors
Seniors Together Program topic this month is New Driving Regulations for Seniors by ICBC’s Janelle Goulet, followed by catered lunch by The Convenient Chef. The program takes place from 11 am to 1:30 pm in Evergreen Theatre, Powell River Recreation Complex. Registration for this limited-space, monthly program opens on the first Thursday of each month. Call 604.485.2891, no drop-ins accepted.
Thursday, November 22
Reintroduction of Burrowing Owls to the South Okanagan
Malaspina Naturalists Club is delighted to welcome back Dr. Andrew Bryant, who will speak about the Reintroduction of Burrowing Owls to the South Okanagan, 7:30 pm at Trinity Hall, United Church. Doors open at 7 pm, refreshments available. Transplanting burrowing owls from Washington State had its challenges and seemed to fail, but the owls have not given up easily. For more information, call 604.485.0077.
Here are the other events and happenings coming up Around Powell River:
Continues Wednesday, November 7
Christmas Cheer hamper applications are available at the Town Centre Mall office, Community Resource Centre, Powell River Child, Youth and Family Services Society, Cranberry Child Development Centre and BOND Centre (Family Place in Town Centre Mall). Submission deadline is Friday, November 30. For information, go to pr-christmas-cheer.com.
Thursday, November 8
Powell River Academy of Music Concert Series presents Sarah Hagen, piano, at 7:30 pm in James Hall, 7280 Kemano Street. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for students 18 and under with student-ticket voucher. For information, call 604.485.9633.
Friday, November 9
Vancouver Coastal Health everyone welcome flu clinic is open from 11 am to 1:30 pm at Powell River Community Health, 5000 Joyce Avenue, third floor. For information, call 604.485.3310.
Sunday, November 11
Spiritual Cafe invites everyone to join in from 2 to 4 pm at Cranberry Seniors Centre. Topic is embracing/creating unity and peace.
Thursday, November 15
Paddling For Life will hold its annual general meeting at 5:15 pm at Snickers Restaurant. Election for a two-year term for president and vice president will take place at this time. For information, call 604.485.3828
Friday, November 16
Powell River Public Library presents Tech Savvy at 4 pm at the library, 6975 Alberni Street. Learn about Ancestry Library Edition, giving users free access to the incredible genealogy resources from ancestry.ca. To register, email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.485.4796, extension 206.
Saturday, November 17
Canadian Power and Sail Squadron in the Comox Valley is offering a one-day course, Radar for Boaters, at 9 am at Comox Golf Club. Late arrival off the ferry is acceptable. Transit is available from the ferry to the mall. For information, call or text Eileen at 250.334.7253.
Order of the Eastern Star Christmas Bazaar and luncheon takes place from 11 am to 2 pm at the United Church, Trinity Hall, 6932 Crofton Street. Features include crafts, baking, raffles, grannie’s treasures, 50/50 and a door prize. Lunch is $7.50. Everyone is welcome to attend, no admission fee. For information, call Sharon at 604.483.9402.
Powell River Stroke Recovery Club and Evergreen Care Unit will be holding a Christmas bazaar and baking sale from 2 to 3:30 pm at the care unit, 4970 Joyce Avenue. For information, call Sandy 604.489.0024.
Thursday, November 22
100+ Women Who Care meet four times per year and vote for a non-profit organization to donate funds to. The next meeting takes place at the Town Centre Hotel. Doors open at 6:30pm. Go to 100womenpr.com for more information.
Starts Friday, November 23
Stardusters craft sale takes place from 2 to 8 pm on Friday, 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday across from Timberlane Park.
Saturday, November 24
Success by 6 is hosting a wine and cheese art night from 6 to 9 pm at the Arc Community Event Centre, 7055 Alberni Street. There will be amazing local food, children's art, local art, prizes and more. Tickets are $20 each and available at River City Coffee and Taws. Attend for a fun night to raise money for the ORCA Bus.
Canadian Power and Sail Squadron in the Comox Valley is offering a one-day course in Radar for Boaters at 9 am at Comox Golf Club. Late arrival off the ferry is acceptable. Transit is available from the ferry to the mall. For information, call or text Eileen at 250.334.7253.
Tuesday, November 27
Garden Hard Structures will be presented by Doug Jubb, 7 pm, at Cranberry Seniors Centre, 6792 Cranberry Street. Garden structures can enhance landscaping by adding character and style, making gardens a place to enjoy with family and friends. Come for an evening of interesting garden information, tea and coffee.
Starts Friday, November 30
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2018 Nativity Exhibit Open House takes place from 1 to 7 pm on Friday and 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday at 6952 Courtenay Street. Admission is free everyone welcome.
Carlson Community Club
Carlson Community Club hosts steak night every Friday, 5 pm to 7 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. This event is open to everybody. For information, call 604.485.4571.
Chamber of Commerce
Powell River Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly luncheons with guest speakers. Everyone welcome. For information, or to receive monthly email invites to chamber events, call the chamber office at 604.485.4051, email email@example.com or visit powellriverchamber.com.
Powell River Chorus holds rehearsals at 7:30 pm every Wednesday in James Hall at Powell River Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano Street. For information, call Janice Gunn at 604.485.3825.
Spirit of Community Choir gets together from 7 to 8:15 pm on Thursdays at Powell River Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano Street. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in.
One Voices Choir meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm at Cranberry Community Hall. Contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org 604.483.1451. New singers ages 0 to 110 always welcome.
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.
Powell River Community Coalition meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in room 152 at Vancouver Island University.
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 email@example.com. A volunteer will call back to discuss a date and answer questions about the foundation and its local contribution.
Powell River Community Health holds a youth clinic from 3:30 to 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 information, call 604.485.3310.
Powell River Community Concert Band, directed by Roy Carson, meets 7:30 to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to cranhall.org.
Wednesday evening cribbage takes place at 7 pm at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, upper level. For information, call 604.483.1642.
Girl Guides of Canada meet Wednesdays at Henderson Elementary School. Sparks, ages five and six, meet from 4 to 5 pm. Brownies, ages seven and eight, meet from 5 to 6:30 pm. Girls nine through 15 meet from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For information, call 604.483.3234.
Girl Guides of Canada, Kelly Creek, meet from 4 to 5:30 pm every Wednesday at Kelly Creek Community Church, 2380 Zilinsky Road. For information, call Pat Lewis at 604.487.9238.
Knitted Knockers are available on Tuesdays from 11 am to 12 pm at the Powell River Hospital Foundation office, 5000 Joyce Avenue. For information, call Shirley Koleszar at 604.485.5540.
Kiwanis Club of Powell River meets at 7 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month. For location and information, call 604.578.8465.
Cranberry Seniors’ Centre hosts MS Support Group meetings at 10 am on the second Monday of each month. For information, call 604.485.2037.
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.
People in Pain holds People in Pain Support Group meeting from 2 to 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 Heather at 778.227.8047 or email email@example.com
Parents Together takes place from 7 to 9 pm on Tuesdays at Cranberry Child Development Centre, 6831 Artaban Street. Parents concerned about their teenage children’s choices or unsure how to support their children are welcome. For information or to register, call 604.483.4042, extension 207, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 six to eight), sewing, crafting, foods and animals. Each club meets on different days. For 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 Library
Powell River Public Library
Powell River Public Library hosts free board game nights from 5 to 8 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 email@example.com for information.
Thursday preschool storytime takes place at the library 10:30 to 11 am in the Anne Woznow Children’s Reading Room.
Join lively and animated discussions with Powell River Public Library’s evening book club from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the library. Membership is open to all. For information, call 604.485.4796.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 information, call 604.223.4345 or email email@example.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 information, call Lorraine at 604.485.6114 or Leslie at 604.483.9120.
Rotary Club of Powell River
Rotary Club of Powell River Sunrise meets 7:15 to 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.
Salvation Army and Lighthouse Community Church presents Faith Weaver Friends from 6:30 to 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 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 information, call 604.485.6067.
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.
Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish country dancing is held from 6:45 to 9 pm every Monday in Westview Elementary School gym. This form of dancing is usually done with sets of six or eight people. For information, call 604.485.6801.
Senior Citizens Association of BC Branch 49
Bridge is played on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm and Fridays from 1 to 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 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 information, or to book an appointment, call community health at 604.485.3310.
Sexual health clinic
Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic will open from 5 to 7 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month at Powell River General Hospital, 5000 Joyce Avenue. Access low-cost birth control, counselling, health screening, pap tests and more.
St. Joseph's Hall hosts a soup kitchen from 12 to 1 pm every Friday. The hall is adjacent to Assumption Church on Glacier Street.
Sunshine Coast Cloggers
Sunshine Coast Cloggers meet at 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday evenings at Powell River Christian School.
Sunshine Speakers meet from 7 to 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 604.485.2732.
Powell River Stroke Recovery meets 9:30 am to 12:45 pm Tuesdays, September through June, at the Powell River Legion. We are happy to visit with anyone who has had a stroke, when requested by the stroke survivor or support person. For information, call Sandy at 604.489.0024, or Barb at 604.485.5950.
Taoist tai chi classes are held 10 to 11:30 am and 6:30 to 8 pm Wednesdays and 10 to 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 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.
Circle of CARE (confidential, accepting, respectful, encouraging) is held from 7 to 9 pm every Wednesday at Elders/Cultural Centre, 4940 Salish Drive. The only requirement to attend is the desire for healthy relationships. For information about this co-dependent’s anonymous group, call Robbi at 604.483.4474 or visit coda.org.
Powell River United Church holds Sunday services at 10:30 am every week at the church, 6932 Crofton Street.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sessions are provided by a Canadian Aikido Federation accredited instructor.
22 Red Knight Powell River Air Cadets meets between 6:30 to 9:30 pm Thursdays at Timberlane Barracks.
Al Anon meets at 7 pm on Mondays and 2 pm on Thursdays at the Powell River United Church For information, call 604.485.8474.
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.
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 information, call 604.487.9182.
First Powell River Beavers meets from 6 to 7 pm on Wednesdays at 5393 Timberlane Avenue for boys aged five to seven. For information, call Tina Bevans at 604.483.9634.
Powell River Boxing Club opens for sparring, training and the use of speed bags, heavy bags, skip ropes and exercise equipment from 5 to 7 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Oceanview Educational Centre. Admission is free or by donation. For information, call Les at 604.485.7095.
Parent-led breastfeeding support group meets 10 am to 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 information, call 604.485.2706.
Breast Cancer Survivors
Breast Cancer Survivors’ exercise 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 information, call Lorraine at 604.485.6114 or Delores at 604.485.2420.
Malaspina Camera Club meets at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month in the community room at Westview Elementary School. For information, call Niels Voss at 604.485.6963 or Steven Grover at 604.485.5333.
Canadian Council of the Blind
Canadian Council of the Blind meets at 2 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Kiwanis Club of Powell River, 4943 Kiwanis Avenue. For information, call Rudy at 604.485.5545.
Carlson Community Club
Carlson Community Club hosts fish and chips night every Wednesday, 5 to 7 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. This event is open to everybody. For information, call 604.485.4571.