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They call it Stormy Monday

Here's what's happening in Roberts Creek
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But Tuesday’s just as bad.

When my aunt Terry moved West many years ago, it was right about this time of year. When she moved back East after giving it a little over a month, my mom asked her why.

Terry replied, “I was there for 40 days and it rained the whole time.It was either build an ark or get the hell back to Toronto and I’m no good at building!”

If you are part of the “tsunami of ukuleles” that meets at the community hall, you should take note that the BUGS Uke Club is changing hours: now from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, still at the RC Hall.

From Friday, Nov. 26 (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) through Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) it’s the 52nd Annual RCCA Christmas Craft Fair! Besides the usual suspects there will be a hot dog cart, 30+ vendors inside and out, gift basket raffle and door prizes. Vax passport and mask required.

The Roberts Creek Official Community Plan Committee keeps tabs on how the Sunshine Coast is implementing the regional district official community plan. It welcomes members of the community to come forward with their concerns and issues. Have you been a resident of the Creek for a year or more? You could join the committee in one of the five positions open, and the election is this week, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to join the Zoom broadcast election, contact Elaine Futterman at creekclayworks@dccnet.com.

Saturday I go out to play. Our local Streamkeepers have a great project on the go, replacing the invasives with West Coast native plants! This will stabilize the creek banks, stop erosion and provide needed shade during the hot summer months for creatures of the creek. Thanks to the SCRD for grant money to purchase native plants. Join the Native Planting Event Saturday, Nov. 20, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at three different creeks: Malcolm Creek (Roberts Creek) – at the foot of Metcalfe Road (off Lower Road) beside Beach Access sign or Charman Creek (Gibsons) or Chapman Creek – Brookman Park, Davis Bay. Next week, Saturday, Nov. 27, is the Roberts Creek monthly event at the Lower Rd bridge. Dress for the job! scstreamkeepers@gmail.com or 604-614-9814 for more.

The Eagle Flies on Friday...Friday the 19th at the #219 is Phantom Limb Syndrome and next Friday it’s Sofa Kings, but the news that’s new is Jazz in the Creek! Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Little Legion now has a weekly Jazz/dinner show featuring the finest talent from the Sunshine Coast. Dinner served from 5 p.m, music to start by 7 p.m., done by 9:45 p.m.! Free for members and $5 for guests. Thursday, Nov. 25 featured artist: The Control Group.

The Legion is looking for vendors for two upcoming Christmas Night Markets. Wednesday Nov. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The best part? They are licensed! Proof of vaccination is a requirement for vendors. Contact info@robertscreeklegion.ca to secure a table. Remember, Maudy is cooking dinners from 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays!

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