The Pender Harbour Blues Society Dance Party featuring the fantastic party band Brickhouse this Saturday, March 16 is almost sold out. This is the final performance for the band; don’t miss out! Doors open at 8 p.m. at the Hall. This is a fundraiser for the Blues Festival this June. Tickets, if any are left, at Java Docks, Strait Music and online at www.penderblues.ca.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday, March 17 at the Legion all day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with fun, festivities, Irish stew, Reuben sandwiches, green beer and music with Skinny Jimmy and Hound Dog Barker. Test your luck of the Irish at the Meat Draw starting at 1 p.m.
Ruby Lake Lagoon Society has a fantastic Spring Break Day Camp March 18 to 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages seven to 11. Come aboard the Wood Duck Bus at Madeira Park for fun-filled daily field trips to nature reserves, parks and recreation facilities. Parents and grandparents can sign up children for any number of days or all five. Cost is $250 for the week, or $50 a day; members discount is $225 a week, $45 a day). There is also some financial assistance available to those who may need it. Registration forms are at EarthFair Store or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair Yoga at Sarah Wray Hall is this Tuesday, March 19.
The Pender Harbour Wildlife Society will host Haida Bolton on Tuesday, March 19. Bolton, born and raised in Nelson and now a local, has a BSc from UBC and has connected with children and nature for over 30 years. With the increasing use of technology, our lives have moved indoors, in front of screens, and away from the green world of nature. A new Forest Therapy movement (known in Japan as forest bathing) has evolved out of the need to reconnect people with a more human world with a multitude of benefits. Enjoy the presentation at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments served after the talk. A gathering of wildlife chat and information will close the evening. This is a free event. All are welcome.
Come celebrate the arrival of spring with Harbourside Friendship Thursday, March 21 and enjoy a welcome spring surprise! Doors at the Hall open at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Drop in $10.
The Pender Harbour Music Society Mid Winter Chamber Music Festival – Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31 – is proud to present Kai Gleusteen, violin, and Catherine Ordronneau, piano. These gifted musicians from Barcelona received lengthy ovations during two previous visits to the Harbour and will be warmly welcomed on their much-anticipated return. Tickets available at Harbour Insurance and www.penderharbourmusic.ca/concert-tickets.
We all love shopping at our special little thrift store, The Bargain Barn. The quality and selection of merchandise never disappoints. Spring cleaning, decluttering and donating? Please help the Barn keep costs down by donating only the very best, new, gently used and saleable items. Let’s work together and keep supporting our Health Centre, seniors’ programs and Pender High School students with bursaries.
Thank you to all who attended, renewed or became new members at our Community Club’s AGM and free dinner March 2. The Community Club annual membership is just $5 single and $10 family. The club maintains and runs the Hall, hosts bingo, youth group, book rentals, and many community events such as May Day, and maintains and improves the beautiful Madeira Gardens. Support your community and become a member! Contact me to sign up or renew your membership 604-989-0851 or email@example.com.
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