Don't miss this week:
Saturday, November 25
Assumption Christmas Bazaar
Come and visit the many booths of the Assumption Christmas Bazaar, including crafts, sewing, baking, plants, dolls, candy and activities and games for children. Enjoy a cup of tea in the tea room. Takes place from 11 am-2 pm at Dwight Hall and everyone is welcome.
Saturday, November 25
Annual Lund Christmas Craft Fair
Peruse local arts, crafts, baked goods and hot lunch items at the annual Lund Christmas Craft Fair. The fair, featuring the work of local silversmith Susan Macpherson and many others, takes place at the Italian Hall in Wildwood (5866 Lund Highway) from 10 am-4 pm. Admission is free.
Saturday, November 25, and Sunday, November 26
4th Annual Cranberry Craft Sale
Drop in and check out a unique local artisans' craft fair with great selections of fibre art, woodwork, jewellery, stained glass, wreaths, quilting, handcrafted soaps, baking and more. There will be 20 vendors in attendance. The craft sale takes place at Cranberry Seniors Centre, 6792 Cranberry Street, on Saturday from 10 am-4 pm and Sunday from 10 am-3 pm.
Saturday, December 2
The Gift of the Greeting Card
Prepare your own handmade greeting cards in this hands-on workshop led by local card maker Marlaine Taylor. The workshop takes place starting at 2 pm at Powell River Public Library. To register, email email@example.com or call 604.485.4796, extension 206. Limited space available.
Here are the other events happening Around Town this coming week and beyond:
Starts Friday, November 24
Powell River Fine Arts Annual Christmas Sale takes place from 2-8 pm on Friday and 10 am-3 pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Timberlane Fine Arts Building, 5395 Timberlane Avenue (across from the track).
Saturday, November 25
Lund Community Society presents Lund Christmas Craft Fair from 10 am-4 pm at Italian Hall, 5866 Lund Highway. Admission is free.
Friends of the Library book sale takes place from 10 am-4 pm at the library, 6975 Alberni Street.
Sunday, November 26
Malaspina Land Conservancy Society holds its annual general meeting at 7 pm at 3852 Gordon Avenue. Membership renewals, board elections and a speaker on salmon restoration will follow. Everyone is welcome to attend and find out how to conserve and protect land. For more information, call 604.485.0077.
Continues Monday, November 27
Christmas cheer hamper applications are now available at Town Centre Mall office, Community Resource Centre, Powell River Child, Youth and Family Services, Cranberry Child Development and Family Resource Centre and at 4727 Marine Avenue (BOND office). Submission deadline is Thursday, December 7. For more information, go to pr-christmas-cheer.com.
Monday, November 27
ORCA Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 10 am-12 pm at Lund Community Hall with StrongStart on board. For information, call 604.485.2132.
Powell River Hospital Foundation's annual general meeting takes place from 7-7:30 pm in the hospital conference room (level one near the cafeteria), 5000 Joyce Avenue. The public is invited.
Tuesday, November 28
ORCA Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30-11:30 am at Cranberry Children’s Centre with Supported Child Development on board. For information, call 604.485.2132.
Rotary Club of Powell River hosts Purple for Polio fundraiser dinner at 6:30 pm at the ARC Community Events Centre. Tickets are $50 and available at the Peak or by calling 604.485.4770. Photographer and polio survivor Gabor Gasztonyi is the guest speaker. Guests are encouraged to wear purple.
Powell River Hospice Society offers a grief and support group from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesdays in October and November at Willingdon Creek Village.
Powell River Garden Club’s monthly meeting takes place at 7:15 pm at Cranberry Seniors Centre with a panel presentation on winter bloomers and cold-weather preparation.
Wednesday, November 29
ORCA Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30-11:30 am at Pacific Point Market with StrongStart on board. For information, call 604.485.2132.
Powell River Regional District’s Let’s Talk Trash team hosts Upcycling Plastic Bags into a Crocheted Handbag from 6-7:30 pm at Fibre Space, 7105 Nootka Street. To register for the free workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 30
ORCA Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at Powell River Academy of Music with StrongStart on board. For information, call 604.485.2132.
Powell River Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon series takes place from 12-1 pm at Town Centre Hotel and includes a presentation by City of Powell River and Sunshine Coast Tourism regarding Airbnb. Admission is free with the cost of lunch and includes door prizes and a question and answer session.
Starts Thursday, November 30
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents carol singing at 6:30 pm, followed by its annual Nativity exhibit at 6952 Courtenay Street. Admission is free. Nativity viewings continue from 10 am-8 pm Friday and 10 am-4 pm Saturday.
Rock Island Players present Murder and Cheese of the High Seas at 7 pm on Thursday and Friday and at 6:30 pm on Saturday at Texada Island Community Hall in Gillies Bay. Admission is by donation and all proceeds go to Texada Food Bank. For information, call 604.486.7670.
Saturday, December 2
Young Naturalists Club of Powell River holds its December Bird Count for Kids at 10 am, starting from Willingdon Beach campground. Attendance is by donation. For information, call 604.487.9149 or 604.487.4001.
Powell River Public Library presents The Gift of the Greeting Card at 2 pm at the library, 6975 Alberni Street. Led by local card-maker Marlaine Taylor, participants of the hands-on workshop prepare their own handmade cards. To register, go to the library or email email@example.com.
Thursday, December 7
Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic is available from 5-7 pm at Powell River General Hospital, public health entrance, 5000 Joyce Avenue. Access low-cost birth control, counselling, health screening, pap tests and more.
Starts Friday, December 8
Powell River Forestry Heritage Society presents free Santa Train night rides from 5-8 pm on Friday and Saturday at Paradise Exhibition Park, 4365 McLeod Road. Features include giveaways, Kiwanis concession and a bonfire. Unwrapped children’s toys and non-perishable food items will be collected for the Salvation Army.
Powell River Academy of Music presents Carols by Candlelight with Edward Norman, piano, at 7:30 pm on Friday and 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Saturday at Dwight Hall. Tickets are $22 per seat. For information, call 604.485.9633 or go to powellriveracademy.org.
Saturday, December 9
Powell River Public Library presents Salish Art with Ivan Rosypskye at 2 pm at the library. The first nations carver will discuss the traditional uses and symbolism found in Salish art. For information, call 604.485.4796.
Monday, December 11
Sunshine Gogos bake sale takes place from 9 am-4 pm at Powell River General Hospital. All proceeds go toward the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign that supports African grandmothers caring for their families.
Starts Friday, December 15
Powell River Public Library presents High-tech Holiday Decoration Creation two-day workshop for ages 11 and over from 5-7 pm on Friday and 2-4 pm on Saturday at the library. Participants will design and create laser-cut holiday ornaments. Registration is required. For information, call 604.485.4796.
Friday, December 15
Powell River Reformed Church presents Come See our 4-C family event from 4-8 pm at the church, 4372 Padgett Road. Features include a nativity scene, activities for children, Christmas videos, homemade baking, music, food and door prizes. Admission is by donation or food item for Christmas hampers.
Sunday, December 17
Powell River Harmony Club invites members and anyone interested in Germanic traditions to participate in its annual Christmas celebration at 2 pm at Cranberry Seniors Centre. Participants are asked to bring a food bank donation. For information, call 604.485.9586.
Thursday, December 21
Powell River Academy of Music presents Chor Musica Men’s Christmas Concert at 7:30 pm at James Hall. Tickets are $18 each. For information, call 604.485.9633 or go to powellriveracademy.org.
Sunshine Coast Cloggers
Sunshine Coast Cloggers meet at 6:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday evenings at Powell River Christian School.
Sunshine Speakers meet from 7-8:30 pm every Thursday at Oceanview Education Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in the fun of losing the fear of public speaking. For information, call 604.483.6454.
Taoist tai chi classes are held 10-11:30 am and 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays and 10-11:30 am on Saturdays at Trinity Hall, United Church.
Therapeutic Riding Association
Therapeutic Riding Association provides opportunities for volunteers to enjoy fresh air, exercise and guaranteed big smiles, 45 minutes a day or more, Monday to Thursday at Paradise Valley Exhibition Grounds. No experience is necessary, training is provided and hours are flexible. For more information, call Dusty at 604.485.0177.
Trail Riders Club
Powell River Trail Riders Club meets at 7:30 pm on the first Monday (except holidays) every month at the Paradise Exhibition Grounds clubhouse.
Townsite Heritage Society’s Townsite tours take place on an advanced-booking basis starting at Henderson House Museum, 6211 Walnut Street. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.483.3901.
Circle of CARE (confidential, accepting, respectful, encouraging) is held from 7-9 pm every Wednesday at Elders/Cultural Centre, 4940 Salish Drive. The only requirement to attend is the desire for healthy relationships. For more information about this codependent’s anonymous group, call Robbi at 604.483.4474 or visit coda.org.
Powell River United Church holds Sunday services at 10:30 am every week at the church, 6932 Crofton Street.
Powell River Chapter of Vintage Car Club of Canada meets at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of each month at Westview Flying Club. Ownership not required, just interest. Occasionally, special functions are held at other locations. For information and location of the next meeting, call Doug at 604.413.2214.
Volunteer Powell River matches community volunteers with non-profit organizations and event organizers. To volunteer, call 604.485.2132, or drop in between 9:15 am-1 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays above Rona Building Centre and beside Camber College, 4750 Joyce Avenue.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) non-profit weight loss support group holds weekly meetings to provide information on nutrition, exercise and support for our members as they take off and keep off weight sensibly. For meeting times and locations or more information, contact Barb at 604.485.0025 or email@example.com.
Wildwood Ratepayers’ Association
Wildwood Ratepayers’ Association meets at 7 pm on the second Thursday of each month at James Thomson Elementary School.
Powell River Aikikai, self defence, the art of peace, instruction takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For information, call 604.483.4695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sessions are provided by a Canadian Aikido Federation accredited instructor.
22 Red Knight Powell River Air Cadets meets between 6:30-9:30 pm Thursdays at Timberlane Barracks.
Al Anon meets at 8 pm on Monday nights at Powell River United Church and 7:30 pm on Thursdays at the Lutheran Church. For more information, call 604.485.8474.
Powell River Fine Arts Club studio space is open daily at 5395 Timberlane Avenue. Members create pottery, quilting, weaving, spinning, mixed-media and painting crafts in a supportive, cooperative and fun environment with mentoring and good fellowship. New members are welcome. For information, call 604.483.3586.
Malaspina Art Society meets from 6-7 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August at Vancouver Island University, 7085 Nootka Street.
Bagpipes and Drums
Clansman Pipe Band offers free bagpipe and drum lessons to potential band members of all ages. Student pipers buy their own practice chanter and tutor book. Drumming students buy a practice pad and sticks. Band uniform will be provided. For information, call pipe major Ian Richmond at 604.344.2200.
Back Country Horsemen
Back Country Horsemen of BC, Powell River, meets on the first Friday of every month at a location to be decided. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information, call 604.487.9182.
First Powell River Beavers meets from 6-7 pm on Wednesdays at 5393 Timberlane Avenue for boys aged five to seven. For more information, call Tina Bevans at 604.483.9634.
Powell River Boxing Club opens for sparring, training and the use of speed bags, heavy bags, skip ropes and exercise equipment from 5-7 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Oceanview Educational Centre. Admission is free or by donation. For more information, call Les at 604.485.7095.
Parent-led breastfeeding support group meets 10 am-12 pm on the last Monday of each month at Family Place, Town Centre Mall. Anyone interested in breastfeeding information and support is welcome to attend. For more information, call 604.485.2706.
Breast Cancer Survivors
Breast Cancer Survivors’ exercise group meets from 4-5:30 pm every Monday except holidays at 7053B Glacier Street. This is an exercise group for breast cancer survivors. For more information, call Lorraine at 604.485.6114 or Delores at 604.485.2420.
Malaspina Camera Club meets at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month in the community room at Westview Elementary School. For more information, call Niels Voss at 604.485.6963 or Steven Grover at 604.485.5333.
Carlson Community Club
Carlson Community Club hosts charity bingo every Monday (except stat holidays). Doors and concession open at 5 pm with bingo starting at 6 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. Everybody is welcome to support local charities while having fun playing bingo. For more information, call 604.485.4571.
Carlson Community Club hosts fish and chips night every Wednesday, 5-7 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. This event is open to everybody. For more information, call 604.485.4571.
Carlson Community Club hosts steak night every Friday, 5 pm-7 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. This event is open to everybody. For more information, call 604.485.4571.
Chamber of Commerce
Powell River Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly luncheons with guest speakers. Everyone welcome. For more information, or to receive monthly email invites to chamber events, call the chamber office at 604.485.4051, email email@example.com or visit powellriverchamber.com.
Powell River Chorus holds rehearsals at 7:30 pm every Wednesday in James Hall at Powell River Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano Street. For more information, call Janice Gunn at 604.485.3825.
Spirit of Community Choir gets together from 7-8:15 pm on Thursdays at Powell River Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano Street. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in.
Cinch card games are played weekly at 7 pm on Mondays at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, 6811 Alexander Street. Newcomers are welcome to attend.
Powell River Community Coalition meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in room 152 at Vancouver Island University.
Powell River Community Foundation provides a guest speaker to appear at community organization meetings. To arrange for a speaker leave a message at 604.483.8678, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A volunteer will call back to discuss a date and answer questions about the foundation and its local contribution.
Powell River Community Health holds a youth clinic from 3:30-5:30 pm every Tuesday at Powell River General Hospital, third floor, 5000 Joyce Avenue. This clinic offers free and confidential health services to youth. For more information, call 604.485.3310.
Powell River Community Concert Band, directed by Roy Carson, meets 7:30-9 pm Thursdays in the Brooks Secondary School band room, 5400 Marine Avenue. Students and adults with basic musical experience on brass, reed or percussion instruments are needed and welcome. For information, call Read or Hanna at 604.485.5971.
Cranberry Community Hall Association
Cranberry Hall provides an affordable, versatile space for meetings and events at 6828 Cranberry Street. A song circle takes place on the second Sunday of each month and an acoustic coffeehouse takes place on the last Sunday by donation. For times or information, email email@example.com or go to cranhall.org.
Thursday evening crib club games start at 7 pm at Lang Bay Hall. For more information, call 604.578.8465.
First Powell River Cubs meets from 7-8:30 pm on Thursdays at 5393 Timberlane Avenue for boys aged eight to 10. For more information, call Donna Shaw at 604.483.2088.
Powell River Dart Association holds dart nights at 7:30 pm every Monday at Royal Canadian Legion Powell River Branch 164. The association is looking for new players.
Paddling for Life dragon boat team practice takes place from 6-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Shinglemill dock. New paddlers are welcome. For more information, call 604.485.3828 or 604.414.5274.
Duplicate Bridge Club
Powell River Duplicate Bridge Club plays three times a week, including 9:30 am on Mondays, 7 pm on Tuesdays and 2 pm on Thursdays at the Alano Club, 5903 Arbutus Street. For more information, call 604.485.4430.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church food cupboard is open from noon-1 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 4811 Ontario Avenue.
Everyone on any journey of faith is welcome to worship beginning at 10 am on Sundays at Faith Lutheran Church, corner of Ontario Avenue and Alberni Street. Everyone is welcome.
Junior Forest Wardens meets at 7 pm on Wednesdays at Edgehill Elementary School. For more information, call Mickey McCracken at 604.487.9482.
Powell River Garden Club meets at 7 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month January to June and September to November at Cranberry Seniors Centre, corner of Manson Avenue and Cranberry Street, for an enjoyable evening with interesting garden information, tea and coffee, exchanges and community support.
Powell River Genealogy group meets from 6:30-8:30 pm on the last Sunday of every month with an aim to obtain resource material and help interested persons begin their own family history. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Moyra at 604.485.9549.
Girl Guides of Canada meet Wednesdays at Henderson Elementary School. Sparks, ages five and six, meet from 4-5 pm. Brownies, ages seven and eight, meet from 5-6:30 pm. Girls nine through 15 meet from 6:30-8:30 pm. For information, call 604.483.3234.
Girl Guides of Canada, Kelly Creek, meet from 4-5:30 pm every Wednesday at Kelly Creek Community Church, 2380 Zilinsky Road. For more information, call Pat Lewis at 604.487.9238.
Kiwanis Club of Powell River meets at 7 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month. For location and more information, call 604.578.8465.
Powell River Public Library presents Rock and Read from 3-5 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month at the library. The music and book club for ages 11 and over may deal with mature content. For more information or to register, contact Megan at 604.485.4796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powell River Public Library hosts free board game nights from 5-8:30 pm every Wednesday and Friday at the library, 100-6975 Alberni Street. Open to all ages. Participants under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Call 604.485.4796 or email email@example.com for more information.
Join lively and animated discussions with Powell River Public Library’s afternoon book club from 1:30-2:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month at the library. Membership is open to all. For more information, call 604.485.4796.
Powell River Public Library presents Young Writer’s Writing Group for ages 11 and up from 3-5 pm on Saturdays at the library. Participants will learn new skills, meet new people and practice writing in a welcoming, inclusive environment. For more information, contact Megan at 604.485.4796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powell River Public Library presents Zine Lab for ages eight and up from 3-5 pm on Tuesdays in the Rotary Makerspace. Participants will combine old and new technology to create their own homemade magazines. For more information, contact Megan at 604.485.4796 or email@example.com.
Lions Club meetings are held at 7 pm on the first and third Wednesday of every month at Snickers Restaurant on Marine Avenue. For more information, call Dean Gerhart at 604.485.9288.
Cranberry Seniors’ Centre hosts MS Support Group meetings at 10 am on the second Monday of each month. For more information, call 604.485.2037.
Narcotics Anonymous holds meetings at 7 pm every Friday in room 3018, Powell River General Hospital, 5000 Joyce Avenue. An addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.
People in Pain holds People in Pain Support Group meeting from 2-4 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Powell River General Hospital in the meeting room downstairs next to the cafeteria. Admission is free. For information, call Sandra at 604.223.1701.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powell River United Church hosts pasta dinners from 4:30-6 pm on Mondays at the church, 6932 Crofton Street. Admission is free but donations are accepted.
Learn to play the great Highland bagpipe and fundamentals of music with the Lads and Lassies Pipe Band, 7 pm each Thursday at 7170 Esquimalt Court. Band is for children aged 10 through 16. To enrol or for more information, call Susanne at 604.485.2071 or George at 604.485.7375.
Powell River 4-H Clubs
4-H Clubs are accepting new members ages 9 to 19 for regular project work. Projects available are Cloverbuds (ages 6 to 8), sewing, crafting, foods and animals. Each club meets on different days. For more information, call Maureen Venables at 604.485.4534 or Helena Rogers at 604.485.5200.
Powell River Women in Business
Powell River Women in Business events are held at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month; members and non-members are welcome For details, go to prwomeninbusiness.com.
Powell River Amateur Radio Club and Powell River Amateur Repeater Society meet at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Westview Flying Club. Emergency Radio Communication Unit meets at 7 pm on the last Wednesday of the month. New members are welcome. For information, email email@example.com.
Powell River Amateur Radio Club provides support to obtain a HAM radio operator licence. Morse code is not needed to obtain a licence and there is an accredited examiner in Powell River. For more information, call 604.223.4345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reach to Recovery
Reach to Recovery provides hospital and home visits to recently diagnosed breast cancer patients. Service offers one-on-one counselling with trained counsellors for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and provides information. For more information, call Lorraine at 604.485.6114 or Leslie at 604.483.9120.
Red Hat Society
Powell River Sunshine Pearls, members of the Red Hat Society, meet for lunch on the third Tuesday of every month. The chapter is seeking new members who wish to have fun and frivolity. For more information, call Louise at 604.485.7444 or Irene at 604.485.3882.
Rotary Club of Powell River
Rotary Club of Powell River Sunrise meets 7:15-8:15 am Tuesdays at Town Centre Hotel. Be a guest and listen to interesting speakers on a variety of topics. No fee to attend as a guest. For information, contact Kim Miller at 604.485.4051.
Rotary Club of Powell River meets at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays at Julie’s Airport Café. To make a difference in the community, join the club.
Otago Rugby Club holds learning and conditioning sessions for boys and girls of all ages on Thursday nights from 5:30-7:30 pm at Cranberry field. Participants will learn the rules, make new friends and have fun getting into shape. For information, contact Bill at 604.483.8402 or email@example.com.
Salvation Army and Lighthouse Community Church presents Faith Weaver Friends from 6:30-8 pm Wednesdays at Salvation Army. Features include games, music and snack-it cafe. Cost is $15 per child or $25 per family for one year. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 604.414.7243.
Everyone is welcome to attend and sing hymns at 10:30 am Sundays at the church, 4500 Joyce Avenue. Voices will be accompanied by piano or organ. For more information, call 604.485.6067.
Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish country dancing is held from 6:45-9 pm every Monday in the Westview Elementary School gym. This form of dancing is usually done with sets of six or eight people. For more information, call 604.485.6801.
First Powell River Scouts meet from 7-9 pm on Mondays at 5393 Timberlane Avenue for boys age 11 to 14. For more information, call Tina Bevans at 604.483.9634.
Senior Citizens Association of BC Branch 49
Bridge is played on Wednesdays from 10 am-12 pm and Fridays from 1-4 pm at Cranberry Seniors Centre. Other activities taking place at the centre include carpet bowling, crib, strength and balance exercises and Tai Chi. For more information, call 604.414.9456 or visit powellriverseniors.ca.
Sexual Awareness for Everyone
SAFE (Sexual Awareness for Everyone) Clinic offers free and confidential health services at Powell River Community Health, third floor, 5000 Joyce Avenue. For more information, or to book an appointment, call community health at 604.485.3310.
Single Seniors meet at 5 pm on the third Sunday of every month at Trinity Hall, United Church, 6932 Crofton Street. For information about the gatherings, which feature either a potluck or catered dinner, call 604.483.6658.
St. Joseph's Hall hosts a soup kitchen from 12-1 pm every Friday. The hall is adjacent to Assumption Church on Glacier Street.
StrongStart early learning programs are available for children birth to pre-kindergarten at Kelly Creek Community School, James Thomson, Henderson and Westview elementary schools, and on the ORCA Bus. These are free drop-in sessions with snacks provided. Each child’s birth certificate is required for registration. For information, call Rita at 604.485.6271, ext 2244.