Here's what's happening around town this week:
Senior Citizens Association, Branch #49, Powell River host a buffet dinner by David Bowes, 5:30 pm, Friday, May 20, Barowsky Place, Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. Buddy Holly night with Jim Baron Band will entertain. Beer and wine will be available. Tickets $23 for members, $25 non members, from Ann 604.483.3603.
Dry Grad accepts donations to the Phantom Ball, continuing Saturday, May 14. Readers pretend they are going to a ball, but give the ticket price to Dry Grad instead. Donations can be mailed to Brooks Secondary School, 5400 Marine Avenue, Powell River, V8A 2L6, cheques made out to Dry Grad.
Mixed bowls at Powell River Lawn Bowling club takes place 7 pm, Saturdays, continuing Saturday, May 21, 5714 Marine Avenue. New players welcome. Free instruction provided. Participants must call the clubhouse to register between 6 and 6:30 pm 604.483.9296. For more information, readers can call Fred Dunlop 604.485.4109 or Edith Holmes 604.485.7563.
Powell River Trailriders Club holds its annual spring horse show, starting at 8:30 am, Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22 at Paradise Exhibition Park. Saturday will be Western classes, and Sunday English classes. Everyone is welcome to attend and watch the competitions. Refreshments available.
Powell River Spring Garden Tour takes place 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday, May 22. Tickets include a map for the self-guided tour of 11 gardens, purchased from Mother Nature, Springtime Garden Centre, and Breakwater Books and Coffee. Proceeds will go toward creating a permanent public botanical garden.
Ladies’ and men’s days at Powell River Lawn Bowling club take place at 1 pm each Monday, continuing Monday May 23, 5714 Marine Avenue in Townsite. New players are welcome and free instruction is provided. Interested readers can call Fred Dunlop 604.485.4109 or Edith Holmes 604.485.7563 for more information.
Powell River Digital Film School has a casting call, 10 am to 3 pm, Monday, May 23. Shooting dates are June 2 to 4, possibly to June 7. Three male clowns, a male doctor, and a female clown are required. Readers can call Tony Papa 604.344.0210 for information.
Sea Fair 2011 is looking for people wishing to share their crowd-entertaining talent, July 22 through 24. For more information, interested readers can contact Dennis Fox 604.483.3610 or email email@example.com, or Randy Pinchbeck 604.578.8525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Fair 2011 celebrates its 48th year with a seaside extravaganza theme, from July 22 through 24. Businesses wishing to enter the decorating contest, or anyone wishing to volunteer at the event should contact Carol Hamilton 604.485.7480 or email@example.com. Parade and vendor forms are available at www.powellriverdirect/seafair.
Mixed bowls at Powell River Lawn Bowling club takes place 7 pm, Tuesdays, continuing Tuesday, May 24, 5714 Marine Avenue. New players welcome. Free instruction provided. Participants must call the clubhouse to register between 6 and 6:30 pm 604.483.9296. For more information, readers can call Fred Dunlop 604.485.4109 or Edith Holmes 604.485.7563.
ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, Tuesday, May 24 at Powell River Public Library. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.
Skylight Art Studio will hold a sign painting event for the Compassion Challenge day, from 4 to 7 pm, Tuesday, May 24. Compassion Challenge takes place Thursday, May 26. Attendance is by donation. For more information, interested readers can contact Annabelle Tully Barr at 604.485.8213.
Friends of Film Society will host its annual general meeting 5 pm, Tuesday, May 24 in the Poplar Room, Powell River Recreation Complex. Memberships are required, available from 4:45 pm for $2. People interested in joining the board can visit www.prfilmfestival.ca and contact Myrna at 604.485.2944.
Powell River Garden Club will meet at 7:15 pm, Tuesday, May 24 at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. Doors open at 7 pm. Topic of the meeting will be Ted Leischner speaking about bees. Everyone is welcome to attend.
ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Wednesday, May 25 at Lang Bay Hall. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.
Sierra Club Malaspina will host Alexandra Morton at 7 pm, Wednesday, May 25 at Evergreen Theatre. This is an evening of slide shows, live music and films celebrating wild salmon and how to help protect them. Admission by donation, everyone welcome.
ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Thursday, May 26 on Alberta Avenue beside Assumption School. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.
ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Friday, May 27 at Mowat Bay. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.
Success by 6 will hold a community sale from 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday, May 28 in the parking area of Modern Windows, 7045 Field Street. Many vendors will be available and a portion of all sales will go to Success by 6.
Festival of Dogs: Dogs for the Doghouse takes place 12:30 pm, Saturday, May 28, Powell River Therapeutic Riding Arena, Myrtle Avenue. Participation tickets available until May 22 from Mother Nature or Rainbow Valley Pet and Farm Supplies. Spectator tickets available until show day. Readers can call 604.485.4167 for information.
Sunshine and Sand, a multi-cultural dance experience, will be held at 7 pm, Saturday May 28, Evergreen Theatre. Proceeds go to the Powell River Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door, available at Vitality Natural Wellness Clinic, Rocky Mountain Pizza and Bakery.
ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus will be parked from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Monday, May 30 at Lund Community Hall. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.
Museum Talks presents guest speaker Norm Hutton, from 12:15 to 1 pm, Tuesday, May 31 at Powell River Historical Museum and Archives. Hutton will speak about his history in placer gold mining. Coffee and tea will be provided. Attendees may bring a bag lunch to this free event.
Powell River Academy of Music will present Richard Margison, tenor, at 8 pm, Tuesday, May 31 at Max Cameron Theatre. For tickets and further information, readers can call 604.485.9633.
Annual preschool carnival takes place from 10 am to noon, Wednesday, June 1 at Willingdon Beach (Powell River Recreation Complex if it rains). The carnival is a fun day for preschool-aged children and their families and is a free event.
Family Place hosts Wacky Wednesday workshop, Fun in a Box, 12:45 and 2:45 pm, Wednesday, June 1, Town Centre Mall. This free family event, presented by Just Play, focuses on homemade toys made from household materials. Donations gratefully accepted. Interested readers can call 604.485.2706 for information and registration.
Bingo Night, sponsored by Scotiabank, and in aid of Powell River SPCA’s Paws for a Cause campaign, will be held from 2 to 10 pm, Saturday, June 4 at Royal Canadian Legion on Alexander Street. Cash games, last man standing games, prizes, 50 cent cards and more, will be available.
Local author Allan Brown and Ursula Vaira from Lantzville, BC, will read from their new poetry collections 7 pm, Thursday, June 2 at Breakwater Books and Coffee. Brown’s book is a selection of haiku titled Blackberries. Vaira’s book, And See What Happens: The Journey Poems, consists of three poem sequences.
Malaspina Art Society presents Ink Credible art show by Kathryn Neun at the exhibition space, with opening reception 7 to 9 pm, Thursday, June 2, Vancouver Island University foyer. Art show will run throughout June. For more information, readers can visit www.artpowellriver.ca.
Starts June 3
Kindergarten Health Fair will take place Friday, June 3 and Monday, June 6 at Powell River Community Health. This is a free opportunity for children entering kindergarten in September 2011 to receive immunization and screening. For more information and to book an appointment, readers can call Community Health 604.485.3310.
Powell River Therapeutic Riding will hold its 12th annual Ride-A-Thon, Saturday, June 4 at the exhibition grounds, Paradise Valley. Registration begins at 9 am, with participants starting their routes 10 am. For more information readers can call Dusty, Joyce or Vanessa at 604.485.0177 or visit www.prtherapeuticriding.com.
Italian Community Club celebrates 65th anniversary of Italian Republic with luncheon at noon, Saturday, June 4. Doors open 11 am. Musical entertainment provided. Tickets $10 each, with children under six free, available at Massullo Motors, Mitchell Brothers and through club executive members. For more information, readers can call 604.485.0216.
Municipal Pension Retirees Association-District 26 will hold a meeting at 1 pm on Tuesday, June 7 at Barowsky Place, Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. New members and anyone receiving a municipal pension is welcome to attend.
PRPAWS (Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society) will hold its annual general meeting at 6:30 pm, on Thursday, June 9 at the Poplar Room, Powell River Recreation Complex. New members are welcome. Annual membership fee is $20. For more information, readers can call 604.483.9565.
Powell River Public Library presents a Memoir Masala event from 7 to 8:30 pm, Thursday, June 9 at the library. Graduates from the most recent Memoir Writing for Seniors courses will share short selections of their work. For more information, readers can contact Sandra Tonn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 604.485.4796.
Powell River Brain Injury Group is holding its third annual Brain Injury 101 event A Marathon for Awareness beginning at 5 am, Saturday June 11 in Lund. Participants will head to Saltery Bay before returning for a gathering at Willingdon Beach. People can run, walk or ride in the fundraiser.
Powell River Association for Community Living will host Communication, who’s listening workshop by David Hingsburger, from 2 to 4 pm, Tuesday, June 14 at Town Centre Hotel. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Family Place hosts Wacky Wednesday workshop, Great Birthday Parties, 12:45 and 2:45 pm, Wednesday, June 15, Town Centre Mall. This free family event, presented by Just Play, focuses on helping children feel special while not blowing the budget. Donations gratefully accepted. Interested readers can call 604.485.2706 for information, registration.
Young Naturalists Club of Powell River will hold a shoreline critters discovery outing, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, Saturday, June 18 on the beach by the seawalk between Nootka and Massett streets. Children and their families are welcome to attend. Registration is required by calling Janet, 604.485.0077.
St. David and St. Paul Anglican Church will host U2charist, an evening of reflection, prayer and celebration with the music of U2 6 pm, Saturday, June 18, 6310 Sycamore Street. Admission by donation, proceeds to Sunshine Gogos, includes barbeque. Interested readers can call 604.485.3919, email email@example.com for more information.
Wienie Party for Dachshunds (and owners) holds its fifth annual event 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Sunday, June 19, 6791 Klahanie Drive. Registration fee of $5 and Silent Auction proceeds go to Powell River SPCA. For more information readers can call Gail 604.414.0414, Karen 604.487.9201 or Mara 604.414.7220.
Powell River and District United Way presents a family fun event from 11 am to 3 pm, Saturday, June 25 at Putters Mini-Golf. $10 entry fee per person includes golf, hot dog, chips and a drink. Prizes, entertainment, activities also available. For more information, readers can call 604.485.2132.
Powell River and District United Way and Rotary Club of Powell River co-host a charity golf tournament starting 1:30 pm, Saturday, June 25 at Myrtle Point Golf Club. $100 per person. Registration available at the golf club, Rona Building Centre, Powell River Chamber of Commerce, Westview Agencies.
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 or Vera Erickson at 604.485.5347.
Powell River Garden Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre on the corner of Cranberry Street and Manson Avenue. Doors open at 7 pm. Everyone welcome.
Powell River Genealogy group meets from 1 to 4 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.
Gospel meetings will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 pm Wednesdays at École Côte du Soleil, 4368 Michigan Avenue.
Powell River Home-school Support Group meets at 7 pm the third Tuesday of each month. Newcomers welcome. For more information, readers can call 604.485.8385.
Powell River Horseshoe Pitching Club is active, weather permitting, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm the first Sunday in April, and every Sunday until September on the east side of Powell River Recreation Complex. Entry fee is $2. This fun event is for all ages.
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.
Powell River Lapidary Club meets at 7:30 pm every second Wednesday at 4699 Harvie Avenue.
Powell River Latin Dance Club hosts free Latin dance lessons at 8 pm on Wednesdays at McKinney's Pub.
Ladies’ and men’s days at Powell River Lawn Bowling club take place at 1 pm each Monday, 5714 Marine Avenue in Townsite. New players are welcome and free instruction is provided. Interested readers can call Fred Dunlop 604.485.4109 or Edith Holmes 604.485.7563 for more information.
Mixed bowls at Powell River Lawn Bowling club takes place 7 pm, Tuesdays, 5714 Marine Avenue. New players welcome. Free instruction provided. Participants must call the clubhouse to register between 6 and 6:30 pm 604.483.9296. For more information, readers can call Fred Dunlop 604.485.4109 or Edith Holmes 604.485.7563.
Mixed bowls at Powell River Lawn Bowling club takes place 7 pm, Saturdays, 5714 Marine Avenue. New players welcome. Free instruction provided. Participants must call the clubhouse to register between 6 and 6:30 pm 604.483.9296. For more information, readers can call Fred Dunlop 604.485.4109 or Edith Holmes 604.485.7563.
Powell River Public Library holds free preschool story time at 10:30 am on Wednesdays. No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Library staff will be available to explain how the library can support students of all ages. For more information, readers can call 604.485.4796.
Powell River Public Library offers free one-hour Internet and computer basics tutorials. To book an appointment or for more information, readers can call 604.485.4796.
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 every second Tuesday of the month. Interested readers can call Carol at 604.485.9115 or Helen at 604.485.4071 for the meeting location.
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.
Messy Church is held from 5 to 7 pm every second Wednesday at St. David and St. Paul Anglican Church, 6310 Sycamore Street. Messy Church is a free non-denominational gathering for all ages that includes games, crafts, songs, stories, short worship and a simple supper.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
Powell River Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
YAC meets every Thursday throughout the school year, 3:30 to 5 pm at Community Resource Centre, 4752 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Red Hat Society
Powell River Purple People Eaters, 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.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.
Square Dance Club
Caller Gord Ruedig hosts drop-in figure dancing 7:30 to 9:30 pm on the second and fourth Friday of each month, at Rancho Hall, 5399 Timberlane Avenue. Experience square dancing set to easy singing call figures. For more information, readers can call Gord 604.487.9565 or Susan 604.485.2133.
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.
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.
Sunshine Speakers Toastmasters meets at noon on the first and third Thursday of each month, and at 7 pm on the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the School District 47 boardroom on Ontario Avenue. For more information, readers can call Barb at 604.485.2732, or Kevin at 604.483.9052.
Townsite Ratepayers Association meets on the third 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.
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.
United Church holds their regular pasta nights from 4:30 to 6 pm on Mondays at Trinity Hall, United Church on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Duncan Street.
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 10 am and 3 pm Monday, noon and 4 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday above Rona Building Centre and beside Camber College, 4750 Joyce Avenue.
Powell River Slims, a self-help weight loss group, meets from 5:45 to 7:30 pm every Thursday at the Unitarian Hall, 6826 Cranberry Street.
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.
Powell River Aikikai hosts aikido, the art of peace, instruction every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Powell River Judo Club.
22 Red Knight Powell River Air Cadets meets between 6:30 and 9:30 pm Thursdays at Timberlane Barracks.
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.
Malaspina Art Society meets at 7 pm on the first Monday of the month at Vancouver Island University.
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.
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.
Powell River Boxing is held from 4:30 to 8:30 pm three nights per week. Sessions are free and everyone is welcome. For more information and current location, readers can call Les Vegas at 604.485.7095.
Breastfeeding support group meets 10 am to noon final Monday each month at Family Place, Town Centre Mall. Mothers and babies are welcome to join discussion, make new friends and borrow books from the library. Next meeting will be on January 24, 2011. For telephone support, readers can call Lynne 604.487.4418.
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, in the Poplar Room, Powell River Recreation Complex. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.powellriverchamber.com.
Powell River Chess Club meets from 7 to 10 pm every Monday at the Anglican Church Hall, 6310 Sycamore Street. Free chess lessons are available. For more information, readers can call Dennis Snow at 604.483.4270.
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 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.
Powell River Community Coalition meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in room 152 of Vancouver Island University.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Powell River Curling Club hosts a seniors’ drop-in from 1 to 3 pm every Tuesday until mid March 2011, on Crown Avenue. Cost is $12.50 per week. Drop-in is open to novice and experienced curlers. For more information, readers can contact Jim at 604.485.2557.
Powell River Dart Association holds dart nights at 7:30 pm every Tuesday at 4463 Joyce Avenue. The association is looking for new players.
Dragon Boat Team
Powell River BC Senior Games Dragon Boat Team is looking for people aged 55 plus to join. No experience is necessary. This is an opportunity to go out and enjoy paddling while keeping fit. Interested readers can contact Helen at 604.485.5888 firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl at 604.483.4023 email@example.com.
Duplicate Bridge Club
Powell River Duplicate Bridge Club plays three times a week, including 9:30 am on Mondays (10 am effective February 28), 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 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 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 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 or Margaret Cousins at 604.485.7646.