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March 9 to March 31, 2017


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Saturday March 11, March 18:  PROGRAM - Community Adult Learning and Literacy (CALL) Tutor Training.  The Learning Centre, 9:00am-12:30pm. 
Saturday, March 11:  EVENT - Seedy Saturday.  Powell River Recreation Complex, 9:30am.
Saturday, March 11:  MUSIC - Met Opera:  Verdi's La Traviata.  Max Cameron Theatre, 10:00am.
Saturday, March 11:  EVENT - Meet the Maker Art Themed.  Ecossentials, 12:00pm.
Sunday, March 12:  MUSIC - Sunday Song Circle.  Cranberry Hall, 2:00pm.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Deadline March 15:  Ecouture Fashion Show.  Details below.

Wednesday, March 15 to Friday, March 17:  EVENT - Spring Break Minicomic Camp.  United Church, 2:00-5:00pm.


Thursday, March 16:  EVENT - LGBTQ Community Town Hall with Robert Beringer.  Edie Rae's Cafe, 7:00pm.
Friday, March 17:  EVENT - St. Patrick's Day Underpants Run.  Willingdon Beach, 12:00pm.
Friday, March 17:  EVENT - Expose Yourself Exhibition.  Address below, 7:00pm.
Friday, March 17:  MUSIC - The Lukah Bouchard Band Official Album Release Party.  McKinney's Pub, 8:00pm.
Saturday, March 18:  EDUCATION - The Play is the Thing Workshop with Kat Single-Dain.  Cranberry Hall, 12:00pm.
Saturday, March 18:  EVENT - Wu Woom Festival.  Sliammon Salish Centre, 6:00pm.
Saturday, March 18:  EVENT - Expose Yourself Exhibition.  Address below, 7:00pm.
Saturday, March 18:  EVENT - Provocative Reflections: An Evening of Indulgence.  Edie Rae's Cafe, 7:00pm.
Sunday, March 19:  ART - Free Drop-In Life Drawing Group and Last Chance to See Expose Yourself Exhibition.  Address below, 12:00pm.
Sunday, March 19:  FILM - Powell River Screening of SEED: The Untold Story.  Patricia Theatre.
Monday, March 20 to Wednesday, March 22:  EDUCATION:  Basic Computer Workshop.  Career Link, 9:30am.
Thursday, March 23:  EDUCATION - Tech Savvy: Tablets and Smartphones.  Powell River Public Library, 7:00pm.
Friday, March 24:  MUSIC - The Main Event.  Max Cameron Theatre, 7:00pm.
Saturday, March 25:  EVENT - Townsite Brewing Birthday Party.  Townsite Brewing, 6:30pm.
Monday, March 27 to Wednesday, March 29:  EDUCATION - Email/Internet Workshop for Beginners.  Career Link, 9:30am.


Weekly Events

 

Monday

EVENT - Pasta Supper.  Powell River United Church, 4:30-6:00pm.

$3 per person;  $7 - Family

Spaghetti, Meat or Veggie Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread,Coffee, Tea, Juice & Cookie

 

Tuesday


EDUCATION - Tech Tips With Jacob.  The Learning Centre, 1:00-4:00pm

Learn how to optimize your iPhone, tablet or computer. Bring your questions for one to one help including social media. The Learning Centre: 4727 Marine Avenue.

For more information, contact:  jacob@prepsociety.org/ 413-1021
ART - Sockista Knitting Class.  Great Balls of Wool, 2:00-4:00pm.

Learn to knit 2 socks together on 2 circular needles,
toe up
$75.00 for never-ending class!

Roisin has been teaching this method for over 5 years,
it has been evolving over time to the BEST method ever!
EDUCATION - Parent-Child Mother Goose.  Cranberry Child Development Centre, 1:30pm.

Parent-child mother goose winter sessions, for parents or caregivers and infants up to 12 months old, takes place from 1:30-3:30 pm Tuesdays from January 10 to March 7 at Cranberry Child Development Centre, 6831 Artaban Street. For information or to register, call Cheryl at 604.483.4042.


MEETING - People in Pain Network Group.  Powell River General Hospital, 2:00pm.

**First Tuesday of the month ONLY.  More information:  http://www.pipain.com/powell-river.html
ART - Life Drawing Sessions.  Powell River Academy of Music, 6:30pm.

$10 DROP IN

Want to be a model? $40 for 2 hours call 604.483.8994 or email royart@telus.net


EDUCATION:  Parents Together.  Cranberry Child Development Centre, 7:00pm.

Parents Together takes place from 7-9 pm on Tuesdays at Cranberry Child Development Centre, 6831 Artaban Street. Parents who are concerned about their teenage children’s choices or unsure how to support their teenage children are welcome. For information or to register, call 604.483.4042, extension 207, or email parentstogether@inclusionpr.ca.

Wednesday

  EVENT - Board Games By Night.  Powell River Public Library, 5:00pm.
 

Powell River Public Library presents Board Games by Night on Wednesdays at the library. Participants under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. For more information, call 604.485.4796 or email szagwyn@prpl.ca.


EDUCATION - Powell River Makerspace.  Powell River Makerspace Open House.  Powell River Makerspace, 7:00-9:00pm.

The Powell River Makerspace is a shared high-tech workshop run by the Powell River Technology Coop.  Address:  4482 Marine Avenue.

More information:  http://prmakerspace.com/

Thursday

EDUCATION - Resume Workshop.  Career Link, 12:30pm.

Learn what makes an effective resume, and discuss how to identify and address what employers are looking for in an employee.

For more information contact us at:

604-485-7958

Email: yourteam@careerlinkbc.com

Dates:  March 9, March 16, March 23, March 30


ART - The Loopy Lounge.  Great Balls of Wool, 1:00-3:00pm.

Weekly social knitting event.  No charge, no help provided.  Great Balls of Wool, 4722 Marine Avenue.
 
EVENT - Youth Resource Centre Activities.  Oceanview Education Centre, 3:30-8:00pm.
 

Youth Resource Centre provides games, prizes, activities, snacks and dinner. The free program is open to ages 13 to 18. For more information about free bus passes at Brooks Secondary School, call 604.223.2354.


EDUCATION - Toastmasters.  Oceanview Learning Centre, times below.

Sunshine Speakers Toastmasters meet the second and fourth Thursday 7:00-9:00 pm in room 304 at Oceanview Learning Centre. To improve your leadership,  time management, organizational skills, or communication while having some serious fun check them out. Contact Barb for more information: 604-485-2732.



Friday

ART - Drop-In Knitting Sessions.  Great Balls of Wool, 1:00-3:00pm.

$10 drop-in:  Beginners’ knit, help with project and/or reading patterns.  Great Balls of Wool, 4722 Marine Avenue.
EDUCATION - Powell River Makerspace.  Powell River Makerspace Open House.  Powell River Makerspace, 1:00-5:00pm.

The Powell River Makerspace is a shared high-tech workshop run by the Powell River Technology Coop.  Address:  4482 Marine Avenue.

More information:  http://prmakerspace.com/
MUSIC - Carlson Club Friday Night Jam.  Carlson Community Club, 7:00-10:00pm.

You can play with the house band, by yourself or with anyone you want! Get on stage and play a tune and get a free drink!
FILM - New Movies at the Patricia Theatre.  7:00pm.

March 8-9:  Things to Come (L"Avenir)
March 10-12:  Split
March 11-14:  Lion
March 15-16:  Silence
March 17-21:  Hidden Figures
March 22-23:  Elle
March 24-28:  John Wick:  Chapter 2
March 29-30:  Patterson
March 31-April 2:  The End of the Road

Visit http://patriciatheatre.com/ for full details.

Saturday


ART - Drop-In Knitting Sessions.  Great Balls of Wool, 10:00am-12:00pm.

$10 drop-in:  Beginners’ knit, help with project and/or reading patterns.  Great Balls of Wool, 4722 Marine Avenue.
ART - The Loopy Lounge.  Great Balls of Wool, 1:00-3:00pm.

Weekly social knitting event.  No charge, no help provided.  Great Balls of Wool, 4722 Marine Avenue.
MUSIC - Live Music at Ecossentials!  Ecossentials Local Market and Fruits & Roots Juice Bar.  12:00-4:00pm.

Ready to chase those winter blues away? Starting Saturday Jan 7, 2017 Ecossentials and Fruits & Roots Juice Bar are proud to sponsor Live Music Events! Featuring "Old Enough to Know Better" Canadian folk singers/ songwriters Geoff Allan and Scott Ritter! 

Every week they'll have special musical guests join them, featuring new and established local talent. Stop on in and stay a while... who says live music at the market is just for Summer.

Geoff and Scott are two acoustic folk-based singer/songwriters focused on harmony of voice and instruments. They do original tunes as well as favourite covers in the singer/songwriter genre. They play a variety of guitars as well as harmonica, mandolin, banjo and ukulele
MUSIC - Rockit Sessions.  Rockit Music, 7:00pm.

Weekly live music on Rockit Music's new stage!  Starts February 4.

Lineup:
March 11 - Tom Hoehn & Jim Venables
March 18 - Juhli Jobi & Pat Buckna
March 25 - Tyler Bartfai & The Stowaways

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/Rockit-Music-239683576076305/


Volunteer Opportunities


Building Caring Communities (inclusion Powell River) is developing volunteer positions that fill a variety of roles, skills, and interests. This organization is all about building stronger ties with neighbors and creating a well connected community for everyone!
Powell River Community Health is looking for a Child Health Clinic Volunteer! Weighing, measuring, and giving questionnaires to parents according to the age of their child. Experience with babies and children would be an asset.
Powell River Food Bank is looking for volunteers! Stocking the shelves and bagging groceries! The food bank is looking for reliable people who can take direction and organize.

For more information and to apply for these postings, visit:  http://www.unitedwayofpowellriver.ca/postings.html

Saturday, March 11, March 18:  PROGRAM - Community Adult Learning and Literacy (CALL) Tutor Training.  The Learning Centre, 9:00am-12:30pm. 

Join us at the Learning Centre on Marine Avenue.  Call 604-413-1021 to register.

More information:  http://www.powellriverliteracy.ca/CALL.html

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Saturday, March 11:  EVENT - Seedy Saturday.  Powell River Recreation Complex, 9:30am.

Powell River Seedy Saturday, Community Seed Swap and sale, sponsored by Powell River Farmers' Institute.

Swap or buy local seeds, plus gardening/practical skills magazines/books. Event includes eight gardening workshops, information/demonstration tables, seedy vendors, community and children's activities.

Admission is $2.00. Children under twelve admitted free. For more
information contact event coordinator Ellen de Casmaker 604-487-1304 or visit Seedy Saturday's website.

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Saturday, March 11:  MUSIC - Met Opera:  Verdi's La Traviata.  Max Cameron Theatre, 10:00am.

The title role of the "fallen woman" has captured the imaginations of audiences and performers alike with its inexhaustible vocal and dramatic possibilities—and challenges.

Max Cameron Theatre, 5400 Marine Ave, Powell River 604.483.3900, Tickets here.

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Saturday, March 11:  EVENT - Meet the Maker Art Themed.  Ecossentials, 12:00pm.

Meet the Maker's celebrates goods that are functional, well designed and handmade by our local community. Choose to buy locally produced and handmade goods, rather than factory made. When we shop local, we keep our money and skills inside our community to strengthen and grow our economy while supporting talented, skilled and artistic individuals.
Stop in and meet some of Powell River's Artists!!
*Adam Cramb
*Ursula Medley
*Caitlin McDonagh
*Emma Wetherill
*CATNIP

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1810595729265408/

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Sunday, March 12:  MUSIC - Sunday Song Circle.  Cranberry Hall, 2:00pm.

A monthly gathering of folks who like to play, sing or listen to songs. Hosted by Pat Buckna, and sponsored by the Cranberry Community Hall Society, this is a fun and informal gathering where everyone sits around in a circle and leads the group in song. People who simply want to come and listen are encouraged to come as well.  More information:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/926884244031670/

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Deadline March 15:  Ecouture Fashion Show.

$25 application fee provides an annual Malaspina Art Society Membership
Form, and info at
www.artpowellriver.com
Event will be April 22
6:30pm-10pm

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Wednesday, March 15 to Friday, March 17:  EVENT - Spring Break Minicomic Camp.  United Church, 2:00-5:00pm.


Teens 11+. Create your own comic book, from script to storyboard to mock-up to mastercopy, during this 3-day camp. Each day begins with a drawing warm-up led by one of three fantastic Powell River artists: Rick Cepella, Caitlin McDonagh, and Brad Collins. Advance registration required. Space limited. Email szagwyn@prpl.ca or call the library 604-485-4796.
 
http://prpl.ca/event/spring-break-minicomic-camp/

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Thursday, March 16:  EVENT - LGBTQ Community Town Hall with Robert Beringer.  Edie Rae's Cafe, 7:00pm.

LGBTQ Town Hall; Exploring Issues Facing LGBTQ Communities in Rural Areas

This event is made possible by The Old Courthouse Inn and the Powell River Pride Society. 

We are proud to welcome Robert Beringer, BGS, MA., experienced facilitator and researcher, to Powell River to host this LGBTQ community town hall event focusing specifically on issues facing LGBTQ communities living in rural or isolated areas such as ours. All ages are welcome to attend and the town hall format will provide a forum to share thoughts about community services (social and otherwise), health, wellness, aging, intergenerational connectedness, and diversity. 

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/248005865633954/

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Friday, March 17:  EVENT - St. Patrick's Day Underpants Run.  Willingdon Beach, 12:00pm.

The 'Captain Underpants does Manic Monday' on CJMP 90.1 FM, is hosting the fifth annual St. Patrick's Day Run. Any money donated will be given to the BC Cancer Foundation. Wear green and join us in the gravel parking lot by the murals.  

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Friday, March 17:  EVENT - Expose Yourself Exhibition.  Address below, 7:00pm.

7-late @ 5813 Ash Ave: ($20 Tickets at the DOOR) EXHIBITION OPENING NIGHT! 33 visual artists, interactive installations, performance by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin & Bob Bossin (Gabriola) and more, 'Pimp your Penis', your resident DJs THE CHAD + LALU, appies by Amy at That Sugar Vault, drinks, tunes, laughs, bums and umm... It's St. Patrick's Day so.... We don't know what that means but have a feeling you'll show us!

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/262192584228099/

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Friday, March 17:  MUSIC - The Lukah Bouchard Band Official Album Release Party.  McKinney's Pub, 8:00pm.

On the 17th Day of this fine March THE LUKAH BOUCHARD BAND will be throwing a St Patrick’s Day album release party! You can expect a fantastic night full of original music, a cash bar with PR’s own fantastic Townsite beer, albums for sale, and of course good old St. Patrick’s Day banter. Joining the stage will be the always entertaining Razorvoice, and the crooner, Jasper Sassaman!

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1241089855928791/

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Saturday, March 18:  EDUCATION - The Play is the Thing Workshop with Kat Single-Dain.  Cranberry Hall, 12:00pm.

12 - 2pm @ the Cran Hall: ($20 Master Class) Did someone say "theatre workshop with Kat Single-Dain"? We have one of those, too! 'The Play is the Thing!' with Kat Single-Dain! 
Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/myevent?eid=31441658848 

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Saturday, March 18:  EVENT - Wu Woom Festival.  Sliammon Salish Centre, 6:00pm.

Share culture, dance and songs.  Everyone invited...this event is a fundraiser for Sun Run 2017.  For more information, call Cyndi Pallen at 604-414-3874.

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Saturday, March 18:  EVENT - Expose Yourself Exhibition.  Address below, 7:00pm.

7pm - late @ 5813 Ash Ave: ($20 Tickets at The DOOR) Exhibition Continued! 33 visual artists, interactive installations, try tables (it's exactly what it sounds like), performance (NOT THE SAME AS FRIDAY), your resident DJ THE CHAD, DJ SKYELIGHT, appies by That Sugar Vault, drinks, tunes and laughs!

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/262192584228099/

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Saturday, March 18:  EVENT - Provocative Reflections: An Evening of Indulgence.  Edie Rae's Cafe, 7:00pm.

Join us at Edie Rae's Cafe for a pre-exhibition, four course meal fit for the gods & goddesses!

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1874247029511539/

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Sunday, March 19:  FILM - Powell River Screening of SEED: The Untold Story.  Patricia Theatre.

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Sunday, March 19:  ART - Free Drop-In Life Drawing Group and Last Chance to See Expose Yourself Exhibition.  Address below, 12:00pm.

12 - 4pm @ 5813 Ash Ave: (FREE) Last call for ART! Drop-in Life Drawing group with guest models from 1-3pm -- BYO Sketch book and pencil/graphite/what have you. The exhibition is open and free to the public... A low-key chance to hang out, have a chat and bring a coffee.

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/262192584228099/

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Monday, March 20 to Wednesday, March 22:  EDUCATION:  Basic Computer Workshop.  Career Link, 9:30am.

This computer workshop is for beginners and near beginners. Takes you from no experience with computers to being comfortable to sit at any computer and type up a document, format it, save it, and then retrieve it. At completion, you will be qualified to add 'Basic Word Processing Skills' to your resume and be able to type your own cover letters, as well as make adjustments to your resume.  ***4-DAY VERSION OF WORD WORKSHOP***
For more information contact us at:
604-485-7958
Email: yourteam@careerlinkbc.com

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Thursday, March 23:  EDUCATION - Tech Savvy: Tablets and Smartphones.  Powell River Public Library, 7:00pm.

Powell River Public Library presents Tech Savvy: Tablets and Smart Phones, at 7 pm on Thursday, March 23, at the library, 4411 Michigan Avenue. Participants will learn how to use many features available on tablets and smart phones. To register, email Mark at mmerlino@prpl.ca or call 604.485.8664.

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Friday, March 24:  MUSIC - The Main Event.  Max Cameron Theatre, 7:00pm.

Live concert with the bLUES bUSTERS playing songs from their long-awaited new album. CDs will be for sale. Reception (cash bar, appies) at 7pm, concert at 8.

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1119189751525001/

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Saturday, March 25:  EVENT - Townsite Brewing Birthday Party.  Townsite Brewing, 6:30pm.

Remember a time when there were no growler fills in Powell River? No brewery tours on a rainy saturday? No casks being tapped at 3pm on a Thursday? 
It hardly seems possible but it was only FIVE YEARS AGO!
We are planning a big fat Belgian party. Save the date and join us in celebrating the last 5 and toast to many more years.

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1419675931377779/

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Monday, March 27 to Wednesday, March 29:  EDUCATION - Email/Internet Workshop for Beginners.  Career Link, 9:30am.

6 hours of course time will be spent on Email:  you will obtain a free email address and then learn how to send and receive emails, organize your mail into folders, manage your mail, and discuss email etiquette. As well, attaching  files to outgoing mail will be covered (great when applying for jobs and an employer requests that your resume be emailed).
2 hours of course time will be spent on Internet: learn what the Internet is all about and how it can help you. Topics covered include entering addresses and manoeuvering about within the site, printing, linking to external sites, and searching effectively for information when no web address is available.
For more information contact us at:
604-485-7958
Email: yourteam@careerlinkbc.com

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