Harbour Highlights: Mushroom Festival this weekend

This Friday, Oct. 12, join Search and Rescue and the Pender Harbour Aquatic Fitness Centre for fabulous fun at the fourth annual Cardboard Boat Building Challenge, 5 to 8 p.m. at the pool. All ages are welcome, regular admission. 

Pender Harbour Music Society’s Coffee House is also Friday, Oct. 12 at the School of Music with local performers Anna and Hordes of Ords, Caitlin Hicks with Gordon Halloran, and Triumvirate. Doors open at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. with a $10 suggested donation at the door. 

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The 10th annual Mushroom Festival, a two-day event celebrating our favourite fungi, starts Friday night with guest expert Robert Rogers presenting Medicinal Mushrooms, Magic Mushrooms and Mushroom Essences at the Roberts Creek Hall, at 7 p.m. Saturday is the Mushroom Show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pender Harbour Community Hall. 

“Fall Head Over Heels in Love” this Saturday, Oct. 13 and visit the Sunshine Coast BCSPCA in Wilson Creek, 4376 Solar Road. You could meet your new BFF (best furry friend). Adoption fees will be 50 per cent off this day for animals in care at the Shelter. Standard adoption matching applies. See spca.ca/faqs/welcome-new-dog-home for great info. 

PHAC Town Hall Meeting and AGM will take place Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. at the PH Community Hall. On the agenda, updates on the Dock Management Plan Working Group and PHAC derelict vessels project and the second annual Rotary Club/PHAC community volunteer awards. 

The Pender Harbour Wildlife Society presents The Making of a Wilderness Retreat – Klee Wyck Cabin with Lou McKee, artist, adventurer and author, on Tuesday, Oct. 16. A remote coastal beach drew Lou and her family and friends back year after year where Klee Wyck Cabin was created from cedar beach logs and reclaimed wood. Come enjoy a remarkable journey. Bring a friend, free admission, book available and refreshments too at PH Secondary School. Doors at 6:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. start. See www.penderharbour
wildlife.com for more.

Harbourside Friendship Thursday, Oct. 18, will be a delicious affair when guest chef Marcus prepares a food demo. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; lunch served at noon. Drop in is $10. 

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, Oct. 19 through 21 from Langdale to Earls Cove, includes events, demos and opportunities to meet and see artists as they create; 165 galleries will be open to art lovers. Pick up a brochure and see sunshinecoastartcrawl.com for beautiful details. 

There might be a few tickets left for Ladies Night at the Legion, Oct. 20. Get yours for $60 at the Legion or Harbour Insurance. Music is by Playback, plus a prime rib dinner and a $1,000 Calcutta. 

Sunday, Oct. 21 Pender Harbour Music Society presents Mathew Byrne. A true son of Newfoundland, Byrne celebrates songs that touch the heart and bring history to life. It’s on at 2 p.m. at the School of Music. Tickets are at www.penderharbourmusic.ca, Harbour Insurance and Sechelt Visitor Centre. 

The 10th annual Halloween Howl Dance Party and Costume Extra-vaganza, Saturday, Oct. 27, will be a spooktacular event! Fantastic music with Russell Marsland, Peter Van R & B Express, Sully Antonyk, Tim Rannard and special guests Raven Blackwell and Jerry Cook. And, of course, prizes – so get to work on your very best costume! Tickets are $25 at www.phblues.ca, Java Docks and Strait Music. 

Contact me with your news before noon Mondays for the Friday edition of Coast Reporter at dilysanne@hotmail.com or call 604-989-0851.

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