Pender Harbour & Egmont: Coffee house this Friday

Pender Harbour Music Society Coffee House at the School of Music Friday, April 12 welcomes local performers Reflections, women’s vocal ensemble; Matt Richards, singer, songwriter, guitarist; J-Tones, jazz vocal trio; and Matthew Douglas, pianist. Doors open at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and goodies sold. $10 suggested donation at door. For info call 604-883-9749 or see www.penderharbourmusic.ca 

FLAIR on the Coast this Saturday, April 13, due to popular demand are having another Open Forum. Shared stories, some emotional, some laced with laughter all help in our journey moving forward and make us aware we are not alone. Both men and women in need of cancer support living in Pender/Egmont are welcome to attend, 10 a.m. to noon at the Rockwood Centre in Sechelt. For more info, contact Jean at 604-883 0660 or flairinpender@gmail.com. 

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The Garden Bay Spring Fair at Sarah Wray Hall is also Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Aurelia Cardiff, Steeped Tea; Carolyn Farrand, Beads and Bangles; Lea Beaton, Bayside Bijoux; Rachel Blunt, Painted Rocks; Shelley Steele, Young Living Essential Oils; and Traci May Lint, Thirty One Gifts. 

The same day, the Legion presents their very popular annual springtime event, the big ham, turkey and pie auction, starting at 3 p.m. 

Monday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Pender Harbour Reading Centre will hold its AGM at the School of Music. Elle Archibald, the new chief librarian at the Sechelt Public Library, will be the guest speaker. There are vacancies on the board, which meets four times a year. Think about stepping up. The Reading Centre is considering sponsoring a summer reading club to help children in our community. A small volunteer crew would be needed. Hear more at the AGM. 

Pender Harbour Wildlife Society welcomes guest speaker Jenn Blanchard presenting Citizen Science and PODS to their meeting Tuesday, April 16 at the PH Secondary School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Free. 

Harbourside Friendship, Thursday, April 18 will be all about celebrating Easter. Join the fun when doors open at 10:30 a.m. at the Hall. Lunch served at noon. Drop in is $10. 

April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge Festival is April 27. Volunteers are needed. Contact Jackie at jackieordronneau@gmail.com or 604-883-0539. To sell raffle tickets, please email info@penderharbourheritage.ca. 

Enjoy endless activities and events that day in downtown Madeira Park including the Community Club’s fundraiser, plant sale, craft bazaar, bake sale and tea. Donate your plant divisions, book a table for your treasures, $15 or $12 for community club members. Call or text 604-989-0851. The PH Community Club does amazing work maintaining the hall and gardens, hosting programs for youth and seniors, holding bingo nights, markets and events – the nucleus of our community. 

Tickets are on sale now for the highlight of the summer, the Pender Harbour Blues Festival. June 7, to 9! The line up of performers is fantastic! See wwwblues.ca for details and tickets. 

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

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