• Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19. Acquired Brain Injury Peer Support Group Meetings will be held on the third Saturday of the month, 10am at St. Johns United Church, Davis Bay. After a brain injury, learning to adjust and adapt to a new way of living in the world can be challenging. The current goal of this peer support group is to have fun and friendship. Info: Vancouver Coastal Health, 604-885-8524.
• April 19. Butler in the Hey! also featuring DJ Deano at Roberts Creek Legion, 9pm. Back by popular demand! Come dance to the ska/roots grooves of one of the Coast’s most notable bands and the choice mix of DJ Deano. Advance tickets available at the Legion to members and up to four of their guests.
• April 19. Empowering Kids and Youth at Roberts Creek Hall. A fundraiser to send two deserving youth to life-changing Outward Bound Wilderness Expeditions in memory of Neil Falkner (see neilfalknerlegacy.ca). Free afternoon events: Easter egg hunt, music, clowns, crafts and activities. Fundraiser in the evening with live music, dance party, silent auction. Participants welcome, call: 604-886-7334.
• April 19. Delta Kayak Demonstration Day, 10am to 5pm at Sunshine Kayaking dock in Gibsons Harbour. Refreshments and prize draws. RSVP: 604-886-9760 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• April 19. Playback Live at Gibsons Legion, 8pm to close. Classic rock from the ‘60s and ‘70s.
• April 7 - 25. Festival of Performing Arts, various locations in Sechelt. Info: www.coastfestival.com/
Sunshine Coast Game Night is a new board game group. We welcome new players, with or without experience. Bring your favourite games, or just show up and play somebody else's! The Legion is free for members and guests, and a $2 drop-in fee for non-members. Check out Sunshine Coast Game Night on Facebook for more info.
• April 21. Gibsons Seniors Society Monthly Birthday Lunch, 1pm at Harmony Hall, sing-along, jokes, cake, open to all.
• Meatless Mondays on the Sunshine Coast. Info: www.facebook.com/meatlessmondayssc, meatlessmondays.ca, Gillian at 604-886-7756.
• April 1 to June 17. The BC Schizophrenia Society - Sunshine Coast Branch presents Family to Family, a 12-class course for family and friends of people with a mental illness - education, support, problem solving. Tuesday evenings in Gibsons. To register call Anne: 604-886-7988.
Information and practical strategies to help you take control, better manage pain, and work effectively with health care providers. Free six-session workshop is offered to adults of all ages with chronic pain conditions; significant others also welcome. Registration is required.
• April 1 to 29. Gibsons Public Market Drop-in Tours, every Tuesday in April, 2 to 4pm. Have a peek inside the facility, get updated on what’s going on, and sign up to be involved through the 14 working committees. Info: 604-886-8814, www.gibsonspublicmarket.com
• April 7 to 29. Gibsons Public Market Welcomes You In, every Monday in April, 2 to 4pm. Curious to see what the Market building looks like inside? Interested in an update on the progress? Want to become involved? Drop by for a tour and an information update. Contact Nancy 604-886-6664 or email@example.com
• April 22. Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives 2014 AGM, 7:30pm sharp at the Museum. Voting for a new Board of Directors, plans for the upcoming year, accepting new memberships and renewals.
• April 23. Author Reading with Michael Maser for Gold Mad, a thriller from the greatest gold rush in history, 2pm at Rockwood Lodge.
• April 23. Venture Connect and Community Futures present two free informative workshops: Supply and Demand of Small Business at 3:30pm and Business Owner Succession Strategies at 5:30pm, at Pebbles Restaurant in Sechelt. RSVP required: 604-885-1959, ext. 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• April to October. Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market: All-local, organic mid-week farmers market, Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm at Roberts Creek Hall. Stop in for supper, be serenaded by great musicians, and bring the kids! Info: email@example.com
• March 5. Beginner Modern Square Dance Lessons, every Wednesday starting March 5, from 7 to 9:30pm at Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre. Singles are welcome.
• October to April. Roberts Creek Farm Gate Winter Market: All-local, organic mid-week farmers market, Thursdays, 3 to 6pm at Roberts Creek Hall (inside) in collaboration with Rashmi’s Curry in the Creek. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
• April 24. French Conversation All Levels, Practice Your French, 4 to 5:30pm at Gibsons Library.
• 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 http://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
• April 25. Do-Re-TEA! presents Gemini with Val and Julie Rutter performing at Living Faith Lutheran Church in Davis Bay at 3pm, with music rangng from Renaissance to ragtime featuring four-hands piano, flute and recorders. An afternoon cream tea will be served after the concert. Tickets: 604-741-9943.
• April 4, 11, 25. Free Income Tax Help, 1 to 4pm Fridays (not April 18) at Gibsons Public Library. Volunteer certified tax specialists provide free income tax help for those with reduced income eligibility. RSVP required: 604-886-2130.
• April 26. Active Choices Program, 10am to 5pm at Gibsons Public Library. Exercise and the Brain: free training to be a volunteer coach. RSVP required: 604-886-2130.
• April 26. April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge, 10am to 4pm at Madeira Park government dock. Build a boat with a team, family fun, good food, cash prizes. www.apriltools.ca
• April 26 & 27. Driftwood Players Story Theatre free introductory workshop. This two-day workshop is a playful exploration of storytelling and community theatre. Interested participants can join the summer street theatre troupe.
Shakti Dance presents an evening of Bharata Natyam Indian classical dance performed by Anusha Fernando and Sujit Vaidya.
Artist demo and talk with a dance performance by Lindsey Prentice.
• Revolving Musical Guests, Saturdays starting 2pm at Persephone Brewing Company.
• April 26. Singing Into Spring, benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity, 7:30pm at Raven’s Cry Theatre.
• April 26. Spring Tea and Fancy Hat Contest, 2pm at Harmony Hall, with Bill Ward’s orchestra piano, prizes. Tickets $5 from Joan: 604-886-9227.
• Are you coping with cancer? Need support? The peer-based Ruby Slipper Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Saturday of the month (*call or check online for date changes due to stat holidays), 1 to 3pm at the Community Resource Centre, 5520 Trail Avenue, Sechelt. Drop-in. Info: 604-885-4088, rsfcancersupportgroup.weebly.com, Facebook: /TheRubySlipperCancerSupportGroup