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Midsummer nights (and afternoons)

It’s here! The first of five weekends of the Rogue Fest with the Legion #219 hosting show #1.
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It’s here! The first of five weekends of the Rogue Fest with the Legion #219 hosting show #1. Sorry, it’s sold out, but the next Creek show is Buckman Coe (folk, soul, funk, reggae) and Tyler Bartfai (pop/roots singer-songwriter) at Roberts Creek Hall Aug. 24. Git yer place at

Next Friday, July 30, the Siren of the Ghostly Hounds brings her talents to Roberts Creek Legion for you to shipwreck yourself upon. Francesca Mirai will tempt you with three sets and you may need to lash yourself to a lawn tents to make it through the evening. Doors at 4, music at 5, $5 for members, $10 guests, tix at

Every Sunday in the Creek it’s time to slow down and enjoy the music at the gazebo. This weekend, Slow Sundays presents, at noon, Red Current Jam, at 1, Celso Machado – Brazilian Music Master, and closing the afternoon are our bluegrass favourites The Billy Hillpicker Band at 2. Bring chairs for sittin’ and toes for tappin’!

One Tiny Farm is our free, accessible community garden where food for Coast families in need is grown, youth are mentored in agriculture, a children’s garden to nurture excitement about growing food, and a place for events and workshops of all kinds for the community at large. Stop by to see the veggies and flowers tucked behind the Gumboot restaurant, in the Heart of the Creek. Wander through (no dogs please!), get a few things from the farm stand and I promise you will love it enough to become a member! See

I found a crystal ball in a second-hand shop and decided to take it home. When I reached the till, the salesperson warned me not to leave it uncovered when I was out. “Will the spirits escape or something?” I asked, to which the salesperson replied, “Nothing like that, it’s basically a magnifying glass and if the sun hits it, it’ll burn your place down!”

Your Sunshine Coast fire departments (Roberts Creek included) have doused a number of small wildfires already this season and it’s a good time to remind everyone to be extra vigilant. We have had no rainfall of consequence for some time and the ground is tinder dry. A small fire near my place a couple of years ago was caused by glass jars in a garden that sparked the blaze. Tossed cigarette butts are a big cause too, so don’t be a tosser!

When I moved to the Creek, I always remembered which letter our SCRD area was because Donna Shugar was our rep, D for Donna. Donna has been involved as a volunteer with Sunshine Coast Hospice for a number of years and is currently working on the Hike for Hospice 2021 Campaign. Individuals and businesses up and down the Coast are encouraged to support this great work, helping people who are at a most vulnerable moment in their lives. You can go to, read about the work and make a tax-deductible gift.

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