Pender Harbour & Egmont: Easter fun at Lions Park

Celebrate Easter at the Pender Harbour Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast this Sunday April 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lions Park sponsored by LaFarge, Earle Creek Division.

Women’s Connection is pleased to announce that Caitlin Hicks, author, international playwright, and highly praised actor, will be discussing and presenting an entertaining monologue from her novel A Theory of Expanded Love, on Tuesday, April 23 starting at 10 a.m. Hick’s story, told with humour and pathos, is a prosaic yet poignant tale of Annie Shea, the 12-year-old narrator who tries to understand and cope with the events happening in the world, her family and herself in the turbulent year of 1963.

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Harbourside Friendship Thursday, April 25 will be filled with youthful energy when the Grade 5/6 class comes to the get together. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. at The Hall. Lunch served at noon. Drop in  $10.

Plan to take in all the great events happening in downtown Madeira Park on April 27 and 28.

April Tools Boat Building Festival on Saturday, April 27 is a day of non-stop excitement and fun for everyone at Millennium Park, at Madeira Park government wharf. Boat building, exhibitions, raffle, children’s activities, food and, of course, the boat races! Visit www.apriltools.ca for a preview and schedule.

Harbour Gallery will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 for a one-day exhibition. The them of this special art show is Save Our Salish Sea. A portion of the sale of specially-marked works will be donated to the Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station. The gallery is located just up a few steps from the April Tools Boat Building. Come and enjoy works by local artists featuring our unique environment.

The Legion’s Giant Annual Garage Sale is also April  27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off donated items from April 22 to 26 during the Legion’s hours. Please, no books, clothes or old electronics, and “if you can’t carry it, don’t bring it.”

The Pender Harbour Community Club’s annual plant sale will also have a bake sale, craft bazaar including art and photography and a tea on April 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hall. A call out to gardeners for donations of plant divisions. Creators and collectors can book a table, just $15 or $12 for Community Club members; call 604-989-0851. Visit www.penderharbourcommunity.club for info about the club, hall rentals, activities and May Day!

Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, join Coast Salish artist Jessica Silvey for a two-day dye and weave workshop 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sarah Wray Hall sponsored by the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society.

Pender Harbour Music Society event Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. is one not to be missed. Backed by a dynamic band, vocalists Laura and Ryan Koch mix equal helpings of folk and bluegrass with a large dollop of pop-rock to create the Kwerks. Ticket for this afternoon of fantastic entertainment are available at www.penderharbourmusic.ca, Harbour Insurance and Strait Music, $25.

The line up of performers at this year’s 16th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival is over the top. Tickets are on sale now for three days of amazing entertainment June 7 to 9. Visit their Facebook page or website for all the details.

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

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