Around Town: Community listings

Here’s what’s happening Around Town this week and beyond:

 

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STARTS FRIDAY

 

Tapping the Groundswell conference takes place from 1-4 pm Friday, April 1, and 9 am to 3 pm Saturday, April 2, at Powell River Recreation Complex. Everyone must preregister by emailing mark@prdisociety.org and sign in 30 minutes prior to start time. For more information, go to tappingthegroundswell.ca.

 

Spirit Cafe presents free refreshments and spiritual spa treatments 7-9 pm Friday, April 1, at 4685 Marine Avenue. Admission to this community meeting place is free.

 

SATURDAY

 

Evangel Pentecostal Church and Westview Baptist Church present a Syrian refugee fundraising dinner, featuring a buffet by David Bowes of Laughing Oyster restaurant, at 6 pm Saturday, April 2, at 5139 Manson Avenue. Doors open at 5 pm. Contact Melanie Lott at 604.485.9358 or dmlott08@gmail.com for ticket information.

 

Paddling For Life Dragon Boat burger and beer fundraiser takes place at 5:30 pm Saturday, April 2, at Carlson Community Club. Tickets are $15 and include salads, desserts and a silent auction. Call 604.485.7909 or 604.485.9280 for more information.

 

SUNDAY

 

As part of Earth Month, Cranberry Community Hall presents Film Night with From the Waste Up: Life Without Plastic at 7 pm Sunday, April 3, at 6828 Cranberry Street.

 

MONDAY

 

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 10 am to 12 pm Monday, April 4, at Lund Community Hall with StrongStart on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

Sharing Cities Map Jam hosted by Kevin Wilson takes place at 7 pm Monday, April 4, Sycamore Commons, St. David St. Paul Anglican Church, Townsite. Get together to map out all the sharing, cooperative and common places, groups and projects in town. This is a fun, social and interactive event.

 

TUESDAY

 

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 10 to 11:30 am Tuesday, April 5, at Powell River Recreation Complex with City of Powell River on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

STARTS TUESDAY

As part of Earth Month, Food Forests Course, three-day workshop with Ron Berezan and Rin Innes takes place Tuesday to Thursday, April 5 to 7, at Sycamore Commons, St. David St. Paul Anglican Church, in Townsite. Email theurbanfarmer@shaw.ca or call 604.223.4800 for details.

 

WEDNESDAY

 

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30 to 11:30 am Wednesday, April 6, at Pacific Point Market with StrongStart on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

STARTS WEDNESDAY

 

The One Voices Choir spring 12-week sessions begin at 7 pm Wednesday, April, at Cranberry Hall, 6828 Cranberry Street. New singer orientation starts at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. For information email singitpowellriver@gmail.com or call 604.483.1143.

 

THURSDAY

 

Powell River Family Place presents parent-child Mother Goose spring session from 10-11:30 am Thursdays until May 19, at 7100 Alberni Street. Learn new songs, rhymes and stories while connecting with your child and other parents. Register at Cranberry Children’s Centre or by calling 604.483.4042.

Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic available from 5 to 7 pm, Thursday, April 7, Public Health entrance, Powell River General Hospital, third floor, 5000 Joyce Avenue. Low-cost birth control, counselling, health screening, pap tests and more is available.

 

Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy presents Rattenbury, a gala concert performance, at 7:30 pm Thursday, April 7, at Evergreen Theatre. Composed by Tobin Stokes, the opera will be conducted by Maestro Arthur Arnold. For information and to purchase tickets, visit orchestra-academy.ca/rattenbury.

 

FRIDAY

 

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30 to 11:30 am Friday, April 8, at Willingdon Beach with StrongStart on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

STARTS FRIDAY

 

As part of Earth Month, Mushroom Workshop Series starting with a mushroom walk takes place at 2 pm Friday, April 8, followed by Sex Life of Mushrooms performance 7 to 9 pm at Base Camp, and two mushroom propagation workshops Saturday, April 9, at various locations. Find details at vegetationstation.ca.

 

UPCOMING

 

April 9

Grant Rekve steak dinner and dance fundraiser takes place at 6 pm Saturday, April 9, at Carlson Community Club. Dance starts at 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased from Jim Rae at 604.223.5808 or at the club

 

Powell River Public Library presents Campfire Sessions: For the Love of Animals from 7-8:30 pm Saturday, April 9 at Cranberry Hall, 6828 Cranberry Street. Ten local experts will share their passion for domesticated and wild animals. For more information call 604.485.8664.

 

April 11

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 10 am to 12 pm Monday, April 11, at Lund Community Hall with StrongStart on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

Starts April 12

Zunga Warriors mixed Dragon Boat Team paddles 6 to 8:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, April to September at Shinglemill dock. New male members are wanted and can try out in May for $25 and join for the season for additional $100. Call 604.485.9317 or 604.414.9470 for information.

 

April 13

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30 to 11:30 am Wednesday, April 13, at Myrtle Point Golf Club with StrongStart on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

April 14

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30 to 11:30 am Thursday, April 14, at Powell River RCMP office, 7070 Barnet Street, with StrongStart on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

April 15

Westview Baptist Church will host a free community dinner from 5-7 pm Friday, April 15, at the church, 3676 Joyce Avenue. Call Hans or Kelly de jong at 604.485.9114.

 

Powell River Public Library presents Hurt, a documentary portrait of Steve Fonyo, at 7 pm Friday, April 15, at Evergreen Theatre. Producer Peter Gentile and Fonyo will be present at the screening. For information call 604.485.8664.

 

Powell River Academy of Music will present Academy Cabaret at 7:30 pm Friday April 15, at James Hall. Advanced sales tickets are $25 per seat. For more information call 604.485.9633, drop by the Academy Box Office at 7280 Kemano Street, or visit PowellRiverAcademy.org.

 

April 16

Kiwanis Club of Powell River hosts a garage sale from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 16, at 4943 Kiwanis Avenue. Items from Galena Bay Fabrics will be available. For information call 604.483.1440.

 

Powell River Public Library presents a conversation with film producer Peter Gentile and Steve Fonyo at 11 am Saturday, April 16, at Trinity Hall, United Church, 6932 Crofton Street. The making and screening of the documentary Hurt will be discussed. For information call 604.485.8664.

 

April 18

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm Tuesday, April 18, at Texada Elementary School with StrongStart on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

Stillwater Bluffs community discussion takes place at 7 pm Monday, April 18, room 148, Vancouver Island University. Join this non-confrontational, facilitated, discussion about capacity and resources to bring this beautiful location into the permanent ownership of the community.

 

April 19

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 10 to 11:30 am Tuesday, April 19, at Willingdon Beach with StrongStart on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

April 21

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30 to 11:30 am thursday, April 21, at Edgehill Elementary School with StrongStart on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

As part of Earth Month, Climate Action Powell River presents Guy Dauncey, author and self-proclaimed futurist, with his new book Journey to the Future, at 7 pm Thursday, April 21, Evergreen Theatre, Powell River Recreation Complex. Admission is by donation.

 

Malaspina Naturalists Club is pleased to present Rand Rudland speaking about Marvels of Melanesia at 7:30 pm Thursday, April 21, at Trinity Hall, United Church. Doors open at 7 pm, refreshments available. Focus: exotic bird life, reef and forest ecology, and cultural traditions. For more information call Janet 604.485.0077.

 

April 22

ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30 to 11:30 am Friday, April 22, at the barge terminal (parking lot to sea walk) with StrongStart on board. For more information call 604.485.2132.

 

Earth Day flag-raising ceremony takes place at 4 pm Friday, April 22, at City Hall. Join the Earth Month Team, elected officials and choir director Julia Adam for the raising of the Earth Day flag.

 

Whales and Dolphins BC and Wild Ocean Whale Society present an Earth Day fundraising buffet at 5:30 pm Friday, April 22, at Beach Gardens Resort in the PowWow room. Features include a toonie toss, 50/50 draw and prizes. Call Susan at 604.485.9138 or Judy at 604.485.2236 for information.

 

April 23

Earth Day Celebration Movement Practice, presented by Powell River Healing Collective, takes place from 10 am-5 pm Saturday, April 23, at Nourish, 4801 Joyce Avenue. Participate in Yin Yoga, Belly Fit, Qi Gong, Laughter Yoga, Sound Healing and Meditation in a celebration of the earth. All events by donation.

 

April 24

Marathon Shuffle, 29-kilometre run/hike along the Sunshine Coast Trail, takes place Sunday, April 24. All 400 participants have already signed up for this popular event. There is a waiting list for cancellations. For more details visit sunshinecoast-trail.com.

 

Powell River Academy of Music Concert Series will present Elmer Iseler Singers at 7:30 pm Sunday, April 24, at Max Cameron Theatre. Tickets are $25 for adults and free admission for students 18 and under with student ticket voucher. For more information call 604.485.9633, or visit PowellRiverAcademy.org.                                                                                                                       

April 26

Garden Club Meeting with the topic: Beneficial organisms in our gardens, presented by Conway Lum takes place at 7:15 pm Tuesday, April 26, at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

April 30

Reuse-a-Thon garage sale, benefiting CJMP community radio and Community Resource Centre, takes place 9 am to noon, Saturday, April 30, above Westview Bowling Alley, accessed via Courtenay Street. To donate items in clean, working condition, email giovanni@careerlinkbc.com.

 

Trash Bash, supported by Powell River Regional District and hosted by Let’s Talk Trash Team, takes place from 9:30 am to 3 pm Saturday, April 30, at Willingdon Beach. Collect illegally dumped trash from the backcountry during this annual event to clean up Powell River. Lunch available for volunteers.

 

Round out Earth Month with eCouture Wearable Art Fashion Show, 7 pm Saturday, April 30, at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. Tickets are $10 and available at Artique, Ecossentials and Base Camp. Attend this fun, creative show and be inspired.

 

May 7

A Taste of Art returns from 7 to 10 pm Saturday, May 7, at Beach Gardens Resort, with wine tastings and an art auction featuring originals by Powell River artists. Tickets are $35 and include five wine tastings, canapés and live music. For more information, go to atasteofart.ca.

 

ONGOING

 

Special Olympics

Special Olympics BC, Powell River, welcomes athletes age seven to 11 with intellectual disabilities to join its FUNdamentals multi-sport program from 4:30-5:30 pm on Thursdays at Powell River Christian School. For more information email ttipton@pracl.ca or 524hill@telus.net.

 

Star Dusters Square Dance Club

Dances are held 7-9:30 pm every Thursday, September through May, at Rancho Hall, 5399 Timberlane Avenue. Ten-lesson sessions are held 7-9:30 pm every Tuesday beginning in October and again in January. For more information call Laurel at 604.485.7262.

 

StrongStart

StrongStart early learning programs are available for children birth to pre-kindergarten at Kelly Creek Community, James Thomson and Henderson elementary schools. These are free drop-in sessions with snacks provided. Each child’s birth certificate is required to register. For more information call Rita John 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 Toastmasters regular meetings take place at noon on the first and third Thursdays of each month and from 7-9pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Oceanview Education Centre, room 200.

 

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.

 

Toastmasters

Toast to the Coast Toastmasters meets 7-8:30 pm every Tuesday, except during the summer. For more information call Linda at 604.483.9210.

 

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, 6932 Crofton Street.

 

Powell River United Church hosts a pasta dinner from 4:30-6 pm every Monday (except holidays) in Trinity Hall at 6932 Crofton Street. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

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. Special functions are held at other locations on occasion. For more information call Ted at 604.483.8067

 

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 9:15 am-1 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays above Rona Building Centre and beside Camber College, 4750 Joyce Avenue.

 

Weight Loss

River City Slims, a self-help weight loss group, meets from 5-6:30 pm every Thursday at Lighthouse Community Church on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Burnaby Street.

 

Weight Loss

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.

 

Westview Baptist Church

Westview Baptist Church hosts a free community dinner from 5-7 pm every third Friday of each month at 3676 Joyce Avenue on bus route 2. Donations will be accepted.

 

Wildwood Ratepayers’ Association

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

 

Youth Resource Centre

Youth Resource Centre hosts sports and recreation 4-5:30 pm Wednesdays and drop-in from 3:30-8 pm Thursdays at Oceanview Education Centre. Drop-ins are free and open to ages 13 to 18. For more information about free bus passes call 604.223.2354.

 

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 codependents anonymous group call Robbi 604.483.4474 or visit coda.org.

 

Aikido

Powell River Aikikai, self defence, the art of peace, instruction every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more 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.

 

Alano Club

Powell River Alano Club Flea Market opens from 9 am-1 pm every Saturday except holidays at 5903 Arbutus Street with arts and crafts vendors, books, beauty products, baking, typical garage sale items, hot dogs and beverages available. For more information call 604.483.3800 from 10 am-2 pm.

 

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 Society

Malaspina Art Society meets at 7 pm on the first Monday of the month in the Quality Foods conference room.

 

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 604.483.9673.

 

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 5-6:30 or 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.

 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Exercise

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Canadian Council for the Blind

Canadian Council for the Blind holds its meeting at 2 pm on the second Thursday of each month (except June through August), on the third floor of Kiwanis Garden Manor. For more information call May Kercher at 604.485.3023.

 

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 6:15 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.

 

Chorus

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.

 

Cinch Games

Cinch card games are played weekly at 7 pm on Mondays at Royal Canadian Legion, branch 164, 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 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 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.

 

Concerts

Powell River Academy of Music Concert Series tickets are now on sale. For more information call 604.485.9633, drop by the Academy box office at 7280 Kemano Street between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday, or buy online at PowellRiverAcademy.org.

 

Cranberry Community Hall Association

Cranberry Community Hall Association is dedicated to providing Powell River with an affordable, versatile space for meetings and events at 6828 Cranberry Street. For more information call 604.483.8954, email rent@cranhall.org or visit cranhall.org.

 

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 those interested to meet neighbours. For more information call 604.414.0556.

 

Crib

Crib is played from 1-3 pm every Thursday at 4943 Kiwanis Avenue. New players welcome. For more information call 604.489.0223.

 

Crib is played starting at 7 pm sharp every Thursday at Lang Bay Hall. New players welcome. For more information call 604.578.8645.

 

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.

 

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 to 1 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 4811 Ontario Avenue (corner of Ontario Avenue and Alberni Street).

 

Family Place

Family Place is open as a drop-in centre for children and parents daily, 10:30 am-4:30 pm Tuesday to Thursday, 12:30 to 4:30 pm Friday. For more information call 604.485.2706.

 

Family Place hosts a free soup lunch, 12:30-4:30 pm every Wednesday in Town Centre Mall. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss current parenting trends or share information.

 

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 at 6792 Cranberry Street. For more information call Doug Mobley at 604.485.2207.

 

Girl Guides

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.

 

Girl Guides of Canada meets Wednesdays at Henderson Elementary School. Sparks, ages five and six, meet from 4-5 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.

 

Home-school Support

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

 

Kiwanis Club

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

 

Library

Powell River Public Library is open every Sunday from 1 to 5 pm at 4411 Michigan Avenue. Visitors can explore the collection of books and access the internet.

 

Children can attend Preschool Storytime from 10:30-11 am every Wednesday at Powell River Public Library, 4411 Michigan Avenue. Deb Zagwyn offers her usual fare of puppetry, finger plays, action rhymes, sing-along songs and best-of-the-best-of book tales. For more information call 604.485.8625.

 

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.

 

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

 

Powell River Public Library hosts free board game nights from 5-8 pm every Wednesday at the library, 4411 Michigan Avenue. Open to all ages. Participants under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Call 604.485.4796 or email szagwyn@powellriverlibrary.ca for more information.

 

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.

 

Living Water Foursquare Church

Living Water Foursquare Church has created The Refuge, a place for children ages six through 12, 6:30-8 pm every Friday evening at 4640 Manson Avenue. Games, sports, snacks, crafts and more in store. For more information call Katie Alescio at 604.485.6116.

 

Lund Community Society

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

 

Lutheran Church

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. A food cupboard is hosted from 12-1 pm on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Everyone is welcome.

 

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 call 604.485.0077.

 

Mixed Men’s and Women’s Dragon Boat Paddling

Zunga Warriors mixed Dragon Boat Team wants new members, men and women are welcome, to paddle 6-8:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 12 to September at Shinglemill dock. Cost is $25 to tryout in May and $100 for the season. Call 604.485.3917 or 604.414.9470 for information.

 

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 1-3 pm at the Model Community office, 4493A Marine Avenue. For more information call PJ at 604.485.2688.

 

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 meeting is held 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.

 

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 call 604.485.2132 or visit successby6powellriver.ca.

 

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.

 

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 in January, 7170 Esquimalt Court. Band is for children aged 10 through 16. To enroll 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 (cooking) 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 Lawn Bowling

Lawn bowling triples takes place at 7 pm Tuesdays and Saturdays at Townsite greens, 5714 Marine Avenue. People wishing to play can call 604.414.0890 between 6 and 6:30 pm to register for the evening draws.

 

Powell River Women in Business

Powell River Women in Business events are held at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month at Oceanview Education Centre, 7105 Nootka Street. For more information email info@prwomeninbusiness.com.

 

Powell River Yacht Club

Powell River Yacht Club invites people to crew boats during fun races, from 9 am to 1 pm Saturdays, meeting at picnic tables beside ferry terminal parking lot. Anyone in reasonable shape and wishing to learn to sail is welcome. For more information visit powellriveryachtclub.ca/racing.php.

 

Radio Club

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 604.485.2133 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 women who have had 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 Shirley at 604.487.1781 or visit sites.google.com/site/powellriverpurplepeopleeater.

 

Rotary Club of Powell River

Rotary Club of Powell River meets at 6:30 pm Wednesdays on the second floor at Carlson Community Club. To make a difference in the community, join the club.

 

Rotary Club of Powell River Sunrise

Rotary Club of Powell River Sunrise meets 7:30-8:30 am Tuesdays at Town Centre Hotel. Networking begins at 7:15 am. Be a guest and listen to interesting speakers on a variety of topics. No fee to attend as a guest. Contact Kim Miller at 604.485.4051 for information.

 

Salvation Army

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

 

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.

 

Church hymns

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 aged 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.

 

Sex Addicts Anonymous

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) meets from 6-7:30 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 (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.

 

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.

 

SPCA

BCSPCA Community Council, Powell River and District, meets from 7-8:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month (excluding July, August and December) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6952 Courtenay Street, to support efforts of the local shelter.

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