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January 2020

PR – Up Town Winter Market

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until April 26, 2020

| 4752 Joyce Ave, Powell River

Saturdays to April

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Art Exhibition: The Retrospective Show

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 7, 2020

| Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons
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to February 7th. Since its inception, the Public Market has provided a rotating showcase of featured artists. This retrospective exhibit will feature returning works by Anna Green, Cate Baldwin, Charmaine Baytun, Bodhi Drope, Judy Scott-Wood, Karen Webb, Kevin McEvoy, Ines Tancre, Gail Hunt, Joan Baker, Julia Dodge, Andrea Pratt, Justin Zacharias, and Sandy Kay.

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Primates World Relief & Development Fnd Mapping Exercise

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm | St Hilda’s Anglican Church, Sechelt
Free

led by Nancy and John Denham. "Mapping the Ground We Stand On: An interactive workshop exploring Indigenous and Settler Reltionships" was developed by PWRDF to help us make sense of the deep challenges faced by First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples today. Please bring finger food for Potluck Lunch.

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Repair Cafe

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm | Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt
Free

Bring items in need of repair.

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Art Exhibition: ‘Ghosts of Graffiti’ & ‘City-Seen’

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 9, 2020

| Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
Free

to Feb 9th. This is a showcase of new life sized photographs of Gibson’s historical graffiti scene. Each canvas is an explosion of abstract colours from decades old graffiti; images that have come and gone. Their layered remains, exhumed, become the captured focus of our show. Eve Smart Gallery - Stanley Mishkin, oils:  is an unheralded look at development. Opening reception: Saturday January 18, 2pm-4pm

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Art Exhibition: Friends of the Gallery (FOG)

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 3, 2020

| Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

The Friends of the Gallery (FOG) exhibition is a long-standing community event that has spanned more than 20 years. Originally, the aim was to create a way of involving emerging artists in a gallery show and to acknowledge the role of the arts in the community. What started small now includes over 120 pieces of art by artists. Individual artists are invited to submit one piece of art they have completed in the previous year to be shown in this…

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Mark of the Hand Studio

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 30, 2020

| Mark of the Hand Studio, Wilson Creek

Textiles, fibres and handspun yarns from Yvonne Stowell and Marilynn Wiebe. Open January thru March: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm or by appointment: 604.780.2834 or markofthehand.yvonne@gmail.com.

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Storytelling – Words & Images with Christina Leist

January 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

The Gibsons Library will host Vancouver children's author & illustrator Christina Leist. Hear her stories, get inspired by her drawings, then try a few of her imagination and doodling exercises. She might even put on some costumes and draw for you. For children in K - gr. 3. Space is limited so register early.

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House Plants 101

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Deluxe Landscaping, Sechelt
Free

A conversation covering everything you need to know to keep your house plants happy all year. We will also talk about the latest houseplant trends for your home and what tropical plants you might find at the garden center this season. Please call ahead to reserve your seat. No charge for this talk, limited seating.

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Chinese Spring Festival Open House

January 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

Get ready to celebrate the spring festival (chun jie) with Chinese calligraphy, tea, lantern-making and performances of Chinese classical dance, music, tai qi demonstration and more! FREE, All ages

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Opening Reception & Graffiti Demos: Ghosts of Graffiti

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
Free

Reception 2-4pm. Graffiti Demos 4-6pm. Each canvas is an explosion of abstract colours from decades old graffiti; images that have come and gone. Their layered remains, exhumed, become the captured focus of our show: The Ghosts of Graffiti. Exhibition ends Sunday February 9

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Film Screening: The Grizzlies

January 18 @ 2:00 pm | Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt
$5 – $9

Based on a true story, the film follows a young hotshot teacher from southern Canada who heads up to the Arctic for a year to teach history to high school students in the remote Nunavut community of Kugluktuk. There he finds a group of kids who are struggling to find ways just to persevere through a harsh environment beset by alcoholism, abuse, suicide, and the legacies of colonialism. At various times funny, tragic, and inspiring, not everyone is going to…

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Saturday Live Music – Pulling Strings

January 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons
Free

Inspired by good old fashioned fun, “Pulling Strings” Ukulele Singers are a spirited troupe of players bound to put a smile on your face and a tap in your toe.

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Author Visit: Christina Leist

January 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Sechelt Library, Sechelt
Free

Ages 5-10.  This interactive visit will include stories, imagination and doodling exercises, costumes and drawing requests from the audience. This is a FREE program. Registration is required 604-885-3260.

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The Daggers

January 18 @ 8:00 pm | Roberts Creek Legion, Roberts Creek
$10 – $15

Invitational Jam with 9 separate sets of groups created on the spot. Your favorite local Surf Punk dynamos, The Daggers are showcasing a new lineup with the addition of Jay Dagger. If you aren't living on the edge you are taking up too much space jam style with name draws to fill the positions for your entertainment. Message me on facebook to get on the list of players and enter in the draw for a time slot. $10 members $15…

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SOULSTREAM Fundraising Dance – ‘SOLD OUT’

January 18 @ 8:30 pm | Roberts Creek Community Hall, Roberts Creek
$30

Soulstream is back to help the Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival celebrate their Fundraiser for 25 years of presenting live music on the Sunshine Coast. We haven't had a full on, live music, 10 piece party dance band at the hall in a long time so grab your friends and get ready to heat up the dance floor in the middle of January. As a band Soulstream gets together to, groove, create, and party! Their’ repertoire includes anything that grooves :…

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Live HipHop

January 18 @ 9:00 pm | Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt

DaniXLizzy & Emotionr

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Dani X Lizzy & Emotion

January 18 @ 9:00 pm | Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt

PR – House Work

January 18 @ 9:30 pm | McKinney’s Pub, Powell River
$10

Agent Hooper : Sleepy : EM.ASH : Phanieste : Kilbourne

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Opportunity: DKMFY Music for Youth Grants

January 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 pm, repeating until February 14, 2020

Free

Deadline to apply is 4:00 pm Friday, February 14, 2020. The Daniel Kingsbury Music for Youth Endowment Grant (DKMYF) is open to Sunshine Coast youth ages 13 - 19 looking for financial assistance. Applicants may request funding assistance for opportunities such as music lessons, musical instruments, software, and/or electronic production, e.g. studio time or studio mentoring.  Several grants up to and including $500 will be awarded. Those who applied in the past may apply again. Download application to be filled in…

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Opportunity: Call for Entry “connected” June 2020

January 18 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 pm, repeating until April 15, 2020

| FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
$25

NEW Deadline for submissions April 15, 2020. FibreWorks invites you to answer our BC-wide “Call for Entries” for the forthcoming show: “connected” “What connects you to the world? Are your connections strong shared experiences or are you delicately held together by a single thread? Are your connections worn and mellowed by the passage of time or are they shiny-new and untested? We are all connected somehow to something. FibreWorks Gallery invites you to share your story and ideas through fibre.…

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Opportunity: Dist of Sechelt 2020 Community Investment Program Grants

January 18 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 pm, repeating until January 27, 2020

Free

Deadline for applications January 27, 2020 at 4:30pm. Registered non-profit and charitable organizations seeking assistance from the District of Sechelt are invited to apply. Application forms and program details are available at the Dist. of Sechelt office, 5797 Cowrie St and via www.sechelt.ca under "Live". Contact ssmith@schelt.ca : 604.740.8476

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Opportunity: The Coast Recital Society 2020 Classical Music Scholarships

January 18 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 pm, repeating until February 17, 2020

Free

Deadline February 17, 2020. Seeking applications from Sunshine Coast music students who wish to further their music education. Open to intermediate/senior level classical music students 25 years or younger. Previous winners may reapply. Applications available at www.coastrecitalsociety.ca Live juried auditions: Feb 29th & Mar 1st. Info: 604.885.0991 or email: coastrecital@dccnet.com

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Opportunity: Sketching Ireland with Hiroshi Shimazaki, June 2020

January 18 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 pm, repeating until March 1, 2020

Registration deadline with deposit March 1, 2020. Explore the charm of Northern Ireland and record your impressions of ancient dolmen, abbeys, cathedrals, Castles, humble cottages, river scenes, coastal panoramas, misty mountains and more. Date: June 1 -12, 2020 Participants: Maximum 7. Previous sketching experience: optional Leader: Hiroshi Shimazaki, geographer/watercolourist, www.hiroshishimazaki.com More information from Hiroshi at shimazaki@uleth.ca  

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