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Thursday, January 10

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Orca Bus

On the Road with Children’s Activities (ORCA) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning at various locations throughout City of Powell River and qathet Regional District, including from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, January 10, in Townsite at the corner of Marine and Arbutus avenues. StrongStart will be on board. For more information or details about other locations and times this month, call 604.485.2132.

Saturday, January 12

Author Allan Glass presentation

Powell River Public Library presents local author Allan Glass sharing his autobiographical story of deserting the American army and immigrating to Canada. The presentation on Losing My Country, Keeping My Soul takes place at 2 pm at the library, 100-6975 Alberni Street. For more information, call 604.485.4796, extension 206.

Thursday, January 17

Nature Photography - Basics and More

Malaspina Naturalists Club will host Nature Photography - Basics and More by David Bedry, 7:30 pm at Trinity Hall, United Church. Doors open at 7 pm and refreshments will be available. Bedry has received various medals and awards for his work and is a member of the Photographic Society of America. For more information, call 604.485.0077.

Friday, January 18

Open Online Courses

Powell River Public Library presents Tech Savvy: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at 4 pm at the library, 100-6975 Alberni Street. Learn about MOOCs, which are free, high quality online courses provided to learners everywhere by the world’s best universities and institutions. To register, email Mark at mmerlino@prpl.ca or call 604.485.4796, extension 206.

 

Here are the other events and happenings taking place around Powell River this month:

 

Friday, January 11

On the Road with Children’s Activities (ORCA) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Willingdon Beach with StrongStart on board. For more information, call 604.485.2132. For a full Orca Bus calendar of January dates and locations, go to successby6powellriver.ca.

 

Saturday, January 12

Powell River Kiwanis Club members are hosting a giant book sale and marmalade sale from 10 am to 1 pm at 4943 Kiwanis Avenue. Proceeds raised go to Grace House. Book donations will be accepted Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to noon. For information, call 604.483.1440.

 

Monday, January 14

BladeRunners free youth employment program intake/signup starts January 14. Contact Sara at Career Link (sara@careerlinkbc.com) to set up an appointment. Program begins January 28 and spots are limited.

 

Tuesday, January 15

Powell River Star Duster Square Dance club classes begin at 7 pm. Even those with two left feet can join in the fun. Come and exercise your body as well as your mind. For more information, call Penny at 604.485.4829.

 

Thursday, January 17

Malaspina Naturalists Club host Nature Photography - Basics and More by David Bedry at 7:30 pm, Trinity Hall, United Church. Doors open at 7 pm, refreshments available. Bedry has received various medals and awards for his work and is a member of the Photographic Society of America. For information, call 604.485.0077.

 

Powell River Academy of Music Concert Series presents Madeline Hocking, violin, and Sunny Qu, piano, at 7:30 pm in James Hall. Tickets are $20 for adults and free admission for students 18 and under with a student ticket voucher. For information, call 604.485.9633.

 

Saturday, January 19

Burns, Burgers and Beers annual fundraiser for Powell River Clansman Pipe and Drums Band starts 5 pm at Royal Canadian Legion, 6811 Alexander Street. Features include a silent auction, door prizes and spontaneous recitals of Robbie Burns poetry. Tickets are $15 at the Legion, Peak, Boardwalk Restaurant, Medicine Shoppe, Pinetree Autobody and Velma’s Candy, Tea and Gifts.

 

Tuesday, January 22

Powell River Garden Club presents Supporting Nature: Gardening with Native Plants, 7 pm at Cranberry Seniors Centre. Presented by the South Coast Conservation Program, speakers will be Tamsin Baker from SCCP and Wendy Cocksedge. Opportunities include sharing, learning, exchanging and enjoying an evening with tea and coffee. Everyone is welcome.

 

Saturday January 29

Powell River Public Library presents Tech Savvy: Digital Photography at 1:30 pm at Gillies Bay Seniors Centre. Learn tips and strategies for digital photography, including techniques for taking better photos, basic photo editing and managing digital files. To register, email Mark at mmerlino@prpl.ca or call 604.485.4796, extension 206.

 

ONGOING

 

Tai Chi

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.

 

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. 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.

 

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.

 

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 meet between 6:30 to 9:30 pm Thursdays at Timberlane Barracks.

 

Al Anon

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Beavers

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.

 

Boxing

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 Education Centre. Admission is free or by donation. For  information, call Les at 604.485.7095.

 

Breastfeeding

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.

 

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  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.

 

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 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 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.

 

Choir

One Voices Choir meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm at Cranberry Community Hall.  Contact Julia at singitpowellriver@gmail.comor 604.483.1451. New singers ages 0 to 110 always welcome.

 

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 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.

 

Concert Band

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 Derk at 604.483.2238.

 

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

Wednesday evening cribbage takes place at 7 pm at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, upper level. For information, call 604.483.1642.

 

Powell River garden club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month January to June and September to November at the Cranberry Senior Centre, corner of Manson Avenue and Cranberry Street.  Everyone is welcome.

 

Girl Guides

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

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

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.

 

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 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 heather@pipain.com

 

Parenting

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 parentstogether@inclusionpr.ca.

 

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 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 cole@prpl.ca 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.

 

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  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  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

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

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.

 

Soup Kitchen

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

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.

 

Stroke recovery

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.

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