Pumpkins abound in the Creek, grown ones and glass ones. Starting Oct. 6 and running through to the 30th, Molten Spirit Glass has one-on-one glass pumpkin classes. What a great experience, and a cool art piece to take home! $57.75 includes tax. Find more information at facebook.com/moltenspiritglass. Ages eight and up.
The Second Annual Pumpkin Growing Contest is ready for your squash submissions. Heaviest pumpkin will win a Roberts Creek hoodie (value $50). Prettiest pumpkin will receive a $25 gift card for the Rusty Hinge boutique garden shop. Ugliest pumpkin will win a $15 gift card to Eco Freako. The rules are simple: one entry per person. The pumpkin must be grown in Roberts Creek. The pumpkin must be weighed by the grower (Oct. 16/17). A photograph must be submitted of the pumpkin being weighed with a two-litre drink bottle for scale to the RCCA at email@example.com. Winners will be announced Nov. 1!
Your community association had a fair turnout for their AGM last week and, sitting out front of the Hall, elected a fresh Board of Directors for 2021-22: president: Sarah Bradley, vice president: Karen Spicer, treasurer: Tara Somerville, secretary: Kelly Backs, directors: Anna Lumiere, Catherine Bunce, Lara Ellison, Cory Cassidy, Artine Brown, and past president: Scott Avery. All the best to them (us) in the work they (we) do for this, the Gumboot Nation.
Which brings me to Bud and your ukulele. Bring your plucky charms to RC Hall Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and join likeminded uke slingers in a weekly jam. Masks, etc.
The Roberts Creek Fire Department is hosting an open house at the fire hall, corner of Highway 101 and Roberts Creek Road, this Sunday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come for conversations, connections and opportunities, meet your local first responders and get a look at the equipment they use to keep your community safe. Find out how you can improve fire safety around your property through the FireSmart program and how you can sign up to be a part of this dynamic, dedicated team! This event is always popular with the kids and will follow public health order guidelines.
Active Transportation Weeks began Sept. 25 and will run to Oct. 10.
The single biggest action we can take to reduce our carbon footprint is to choose active transportation, and even though it is a challenge to reduce our reliance on cars here on the Coast, the dividends are big. Check out a calendar of fantastic events at transportationchoices.ca, like Photo Scavenger Hunt, BikePolo, E-Bike Meet Ups, a Musical Bike Night Ride, and many more. Join with people across the province and log your trips at www.gobybikebc.ca. You can win great prizes, including a Cycling Adventure for two to France. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
At the #219, Brain Freeze Friday, 7:45 sharp, Vancouver surf cowboys the Modelos on Saturday. Passports, masks bla bla bla.
Has your garbage gone missing? A bear took it. Be bear smart about it.