The first School of Music Coffee House of 2019 is this Friday, Jan. 11. Performers will include Ken Dunn and Anna Green, original folk-inspired acoustic music, vocal harmonies and keyboard accompaniment. Ashley Hautala, talented singer songwriter guitarist returns presenting her original pop folk songs. The Pender Harbour Music Society is looking forward to another year of showcasing Sunshine Coast talent and welcoming performers wishing to experience presenting their material with professional sound and lights in the School of Music theatre setting. For more, call 604-883-9749.
FLAIR on the Coast cancer support group welcomes presenter Leani Farquhar of An Acrylic Pour on Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to noon at the Rockwood Centre in Sechelt. Art supplies and canvases will be provided, and even those with no experience will easily learn to create art. While the paint is drying, enjoy conversations and refreshments. For more information, contact Jean at 604-883-0660 or email@example.com
Come for a trip Down Under when the Pender Harbour Wildlife Society presents Travels in the Antipodes, Birds and Bees and More on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. at PH Secondary School with Michael Jackson, a keen birder and wildlife photographer. Enjoy photographs of fauna and flora, the colours and sights of New Zealand and the Australian Eastern Coast, including the Great Barrier Reef from Jackson’s recent trip. Jackson, executive director of the Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station (PODS), will also present an update on all the news and advancements with PODS . Bring a friend, drop-ins welcome, refreshments, free. See www.penderharbourwildlife.com for more.
Harbourside Friendship, Thursday, Jan. 17 welcomes everyone to come play their version of Jeopardy. The fun begins 10:30 a.m. at the PH Hall and lunch will be served at noon. Drop in is $10.
Later the same date, Con-versation Café at Euspira Café presented by Pender Harbour Community School welcomes parents to come meet Cheryle Jensen, community paramedic, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Book Nook has come to Egmont at the Community Hall! It’s the perfect time of the year to spend some quality reading time. The Book Nook will also offer special events for children and adults. Stay tuned.
Sweet alert! National Cupcake Day for SPCA and Humane Societies will be Saturday, Feb. 23 in downtown Madeira Park at The EarthFair Store, with gigantic baked deliciousness, raffles and prizes, a flea market and more. Mark your calendars! Remember you can always donate your refundables at GRIPS to the local BCSPCA or drop some coin in the boxes there, at IGA and Madeira Vet Hospital.
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