Pender Harbour & Egmont: Coffee House has stellar line-up

This Friday, March 8 Pender Harbour Music Society’s Coffee House has a stellar line up of fabulous local musicians: Simon Paradis, popular singer, songwriter, guitarist performing his original music; SHINE – Nancy Pincombe, vocalist with Ken Johnson on piano, jazz, pop, blues; and Smoking Crowns Jam Band – Jay Burnham, Djembe Mama, Don Ficko, covers of ‘60s hits. Coffee, tea and delicious desserts available. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music at 7:30 p.m. at the School of Music. 

FLAIR on the Coast on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rockwood Centre in Sechelt welcomes guest speaker Rod McEwan from the Rainforest Compassion Club, alternative and holistic service in Gibsons, who kindly agreed to come this month after February’s meeting was cancelled due to a snow day. McEwan will speak about the benefits of cannabis medicines and how they help people with chronic pain and illnesses. Both men and women in need of a cancer support group living in Pender Harbour/Egmont are welcome to attend. For more info, please contact Jean at 604-883-0660 or flairpender@gmail.com. 

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Sunday, March 10, the Music Arising Gala Concert has an outstanding group of performers: Katherine Hume, piano, Kathryn Caswell, violin, Kevin Ray, viola, David Poon, organ, A Cappella Strait Choir, our own Pender Harbour Choir, Reflections Women’s Choir and Vocal Intent. Tickets available at EarthFair Store. Concert is at St. Hilda’s Anglican Church, 3 to 6 p.m. 

Pender Harbour Community Club AGM is also Sunday, March 10. Join them for the meeting, renew your membership and stay for a free community family dinner 5:30 p.m. at the Pender Harbour Community Hall. 

The Pender Harbour Garden Club is pleased to present Angela Koop, manager of Deluxe Landscaping in Sechelt, on Monday, March 11, 1 to 3 p.m. at the School of Music. As a landscape architectural technologist, combined with more than 10 years of hands-on nursery experience, Koop has answers to your gardening questions, positive there is always a solution. She will provide advice on pruning and tips to allow every plant in your yard to reach its full potential. Annual membership $15, $5 drop in. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and snacks. Visit www.phgardenclub.ca for more. 

Women’s Connection guest speakers Jean Curry and Jennifer Love embarked on a trip of a lifetime in 2017, joining 20 other textile artists on a three-week Maiwa textile-focused tour of India. They will take you on a visual and tactile journey sharing their experiences of this amazing tour. Join them Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. at the School of Music. 

Seniors Initiative Chair Yoga returns to Sarah Wray Hall March 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m. Drop in $3. 

Harbourside Friendships Thursday, March 14 will be a great visit with grades 5 and 6 class. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. at the Hall with lunch served at noon. Drop in $10. 

The Pender Harbour Blues Society Dance Party with the fabulous Brickhouse Saturday, March 16 is almost sold out. Get your tickets now at Java Docks, Strait Music and online at www.penderblues.ca. Doors open at 8 p.m. at the Community Hall. 

Thank you, Pender Harbour, for your fantastic, heartwarming support of our Cupcake Party for the BCSPCA and Rasta Sanctuary last Saturday. Dale Jackson once again graciously hosted at EarthFair Store. Aurelia, Karen and Steve set up, took down and kept the treat tables full, and Gloria rallied the raffle. The bakers, oh my, you made magic! Best ever Cupcake Party with over $700 donated! 

Contact me with your news before noon Mondays for the Friday edition of Coast Reporter at dilysanne@hotmail.com.

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