Pickleball - join us for fun and exercise. Everyone welcome. Drop in, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 9pm. West Sechelt Elementary. $4 per person. March 25 to end of June.
• May 23. Step into Spring with Stinging Nettles, a talk by Sara Stewart, 1 to 3pm at Gibsons Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher Rd. in Gibsons. Learn when and how to pick stinging nettles, an edible and medicinal herb that grows wild on the Sunshine Coast. Presented by the Live and Learn Program of One Straw Society. Funded by Vancouver Coastal Health SMARTFund. Pre-register: email@example.com
• Egmont Movie Night, every Friday at Egmont Community Hall. Doors at 5:30pm, kids movie at 6pm, adult movie at 8pm, free.
• May 24. Pecha Kucha, 7:30pm at Gibsons Arts Building, 464 S Fletcher.
• May 24. Pender Harbour Choir 40th Anniversary Concert, 7pm at St. Hilda's Church in Sechelt. Tickets at Bluewaters Books, Sechelt Visitor Centre, Laedeli.
A weekly program for children over 2.5 and their parents/caregivers. Come and enjoy stories, songs and crafts, Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30am.
• May 25. Sérénade: Benefit Concert for the Ruby Slipper Fund, original and familiar tunes exploring the diverse aspects of love, with Jena Wren, Kenneth Norman Johnson, Peter Williams and Barry O’Hara, 7pm at St. John’s United Church. Tickets at Bluewaters Books and Sechelt Visitor’s Centre.
• May 25. Book Faire at Sechelt Public Library, 10am to 3pm. Wide selection of books at fabulous prices.
• May 25. St. Mary's Annual Charity Golf Tournament, SC Golf & Country Club in Roberts Creek. Info: 604-740-1680, 604-741-5139.
• May 25. Dinner and Dance at Coopers Green Hall, hosted by Welcome Beach Community Association.
• May 25. Sunshine Coast Akroswirls Do It for Lupus Walk, 10am to 2pm at the Davis Bay Seawall. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am under tent. Info: 604-885-7957.
• May 25. Electro Statik: DJs at Roberts Creek Legion, 8pm.
• May 25. Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives hosts George and Charlotte Gibson Day. Open House noon to 3pm, slideshow at 2pm.
• May 25. Inaugural Sunshine Coast Neil Falkner Outward Bound Youth Fundraiser, 8pm to midnight at Roberts Creek Hall, with music from Bigger Bits of String Band (Kaia Nielsen, Mark Lebell, Ken Dalgliesh and John Rule), Aaron Malkin (of Superhero Boy Band) and MC Queenie. Silent auction – start bidding online May 14 to 24 at www.neilfalknerlegacy.ca/new – to raise funds for at-risk youth on challenging, life altering Outward Bound wilderness adventures. Volunteers welcome.
• May 25. Potluck Hawaiian Luau at Harmony Hall featuring guitarist Neil Mckenzie, doors open 5:30, no bar. Wear your flowered shirts, muumuus, straw hats. Bring a dish to share, with a tropical flare. Tickets from Gibsons Seniors Society, 604-886-1378.
• May 25. Sunshine Coast Branch of the BC SPCA is inviting the community to an animal-themed day of fun at its annual open house, 1 to 4pm at the shelter at 4376 Solar Road in Wilson Creek.
• May 25. Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild’s final Resource Day before the summer break at Holy Family Church Hall, 5700 Nickerson Road, Sechelt. Members and guests welcome, doors open at 9am. Business meeting includes election of officers for next year, and a special Quilters Goodies Auction.
• May 25. Wood, Dreams and Lightning, a music concert at St. Hilda's Anglican Church, Sechelt, 7:30pm.
The Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra Association [SCCOA] began bringing music to life on the Coast 20 years ago with one small orchestra and a vision. On Sunday, May 26, join the SCCOA's three ensembles and their conductors as they celebrate growth, joy, and a shared love of beautiful music at the Raven's Cry Theatre. Returning favourite soloists, Mark Andrews (piano) and Elizabeth Currie-Buono (soprano) join the Coast Symphony Orchestra; and the SC Youth Orchestra and the Suncoast Concert Band share in the celebration. Ticket price includes admission to both the concert and the gala reception to follow.
Tickets: Adults $25 / Youth (18 and under) $15. Available at: Gaia's Fair Trade, Laedeli, Strait Music, Bluewaters Books.
Monthly Circle every 4th Sunday at 4pm, led by Terry Aleck (Coyote) and Christine McLellan. All are welcome! Bring your own drum or borrow one from us.
• May 26. Spirit Dance Centre and Gibsons United Church offer a special Purification and Blessing Ceremony for Saka Dawa on Sunday May 26. Tibetan Lama Tenzin Tsundu will conduct this ceremony to purify all negativities, in ourselves and in the world, and to give blessings for the community and for all beings. In particular, he would like to give blessings to the Tibetan Resettlement Project and all those involved with this project on the Sunshine Coast. During this ceremony Tsundu-la will offer prayers, chanting and throat singing, and sacred music. Entrance by donation.
• Sunshine Coast Peace Group holds a vigil in Davis Bay every Sunday, 11:30am to 1pm in an effort to bring our troops home.
• April 8 to May 27. Are you a family member or caregiver of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer? The Ruby Slipper Caregivers Support Group is facilitated by Mary Pinniger, an eight-week program running every Monday, 7 to 8:30pm at the Community Resource Centre, 5520 Trail Avenue, Sechelt (entrance is at the left of the building near the back). Registration required: 604-885-4088 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• May 27. Sechelt Garden Club with Sheila Watkins on how to choose drought resistant plants and how to avoid watering, 7:30pm at Seaside Centre.
• May 7, 14, 21, 28. Basic Computer Skills. Free basic computer skills course taught by Janice Rafael, experienced computer trainer. Each week, new skills are taught, computers are supplied. At Gibsons and District Public Library, four Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3:30pm. Registration required: 604-886-2130.
Come and enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fun. This weekly Wednesday program is for children under 2.5 and their parent/caregiver.
• May 29. Day of the Honey Bee: Come talk to your local beekeepers from the local beekeepers association, 3 to 6pm at Roberts Creek Market.
• April to October. Farm Gate Market: Every Wednesday from 3 to 6pm at Roberts Creek Hall, fun and friendly market features local and organic produce, baked goods, eggs, preserves and more. Info: email@example.com
• May 29. Sailing Photo Show: So Where Do You Go at Night?, a sailing adventure with Patrick Hill, 6 to 7:30pm at Gibsons & District Public Library. Register: 604-886-2130.
• May 30. Come celebrate the birth of five social enterprises exploring solutions on the Sunshine Coast: Care Share, Hop Farm, Childcare, Ride Share, Zero Waste Interior Design - enjoy a glass or whine, hobnob with the change-making community and select a winner. Register at: barnraisers.eventbrite.ca
Author George Connell launches his new novel 'Saint Thomas of Egmont' with readings and signing copies of the book that will be on sale.
• May 30. French Connection/Connexion française: French Conversation Group/Une Occasion de Parler français, 4 to 5pm at Gibsons Library. Speak French in a relaxed atmosphere, all levels.
• Green Drinks: an off-line pit-stop for anyone passionate about building a better future for generations to come, a collaboration of the One Straw Society and Deer Crossing the Art Farm, 5:30pm at the Gumboot Cafe, last Thursday of every month, guest speakers, short films, focused discussions, inspiring conversation. See www.facebook.com/GreenDrinksSunshineCoast
• Spin-in at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park, 10am, last Thursday of every month. SC Spinners & Weavers Guild gather in the studio to spin and share information, non-Guild members welcome. Info: http://fibreworksgallery.com
A fundraiser for the Halfmoon Bay Childcare Centre at the Lighthouse Pub. Tickets are $30 and include a burger and a beer, with a night of comedy to follow from three of Vancouver's funniest comedians on the circuit today. Burger and beer start at 7pm and the show starts at 8:30.