Shannon Falls Retirement Residence at 38225 Third Ave. is hosting a Grand Opening Open House on Saturday (Oct. 20) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. It is a beautiful facility and it is an opportunity to meet the staff, residents and also enjoy refreshments while listening to the lovely offerings of a harpist. There are prizes to be won and while there, do take a tour of the building.
This evening (Thursday, Oct. 18) the Squamish Public Library and Paw in Hand present the internationally renowned programs: Dogs and Sticks, Dogs and Baby Connection and Doggone Safe Be a Tree. This event is happening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. when the staff will welcome Maren Bruun, CPDT, as she presents these internationally renowned programs.
The Squamish Environment Society (SEC) has its annual general meeting in the Brackendale Art Gallery on Wednesday (Oct. 24) at 7 p.m. Hear updates on programs hosted by the society including Eagle Watch and Citizen Scientist, meet members of the environment society, offer rides, renew your membership and consider joining the 2013 SES executive.
The Squamish Multi Faith Association has its annual general meeting tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 19) at 7 p.m. in the Squamish United Church at 38014 Fourth Ave. New members are welcome to attend.
The Caregivers Support Group will meet on Wednesday (Oct. 24) at the Seniors Centre from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Nadine Goodgrove or Carla Fuhre at (605) 892-6400.
This weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 19, 20 and 21), the Womens Auxiliary (WA) to Squamish General Hospital will be selling raffle tickets at WalMart to be drawn at their Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 24. The prizes are a queen size happy quilt, and cash prizes of $250 and $125 each. Your support of the WA is always appreciated.
The Seniors Immunization and Wellness Fair will be held in the Senior Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Flu and pneumococcal immunizations are free for seniors 65 years and up.
The District of Squamish and Squamish Seniors Centre Society will host the annual Christmas banquet on Friday, Dec. 7. Tickets will go on sale at the Seniors Centre on Thursday, Nov. 1. The tickets are $17 each and cash only will be accepted.
An invitation is extended to the public to attend the annual general meeting of the Squamish Hospice Society on Monday (Oct. 22) at 7 p.m. It will be held at Hilltop House in the second floor boardroom.
Great music is promised when the Sea T Sky Bird Band takes to the stage at the Brackendale Art Gallery on Saturday (Oct. 20) at 8 p.m. Tickets at $25 each are available at Xocolatl and the Gallery.
Carol Grohlman and Joanna Schwarz are gifted musicians and on Sunday (Oct. 28) at 7 p.m. they will perform their original music at the Squamish United Church on Fourth Avenue. The evening includes participation by the church choir, local singers and musicians. Tickets are by donation with proceeds going toward the Music Ministry at the church.
The soup and sandwich day at the Seniors Centre on Thursday (Oct. 25) at noon will have a new menu that is sure to please everyone. Purchase tickets early and be eligible for a special draw. Nancy from the Squamish Library will also be on hand with a variety of interesting books on display for all tastes.
The Conservation Officer Service and Bear Aware are hosting the third Living with Wildlife presentation at the Adventure Centre on Thursday, (Oct. 25). At the event, organizers plan to screen the National Film Board short movie (20 minutes) Bear No. 71 first and then will follow up with a presentation and Q&A. Doors open at 6:30 and the movie starts at 7. Presentation to start at 7:30.
Missoula Childrens Theatre and Valleycliffe Elementary School are staging two performances of The Tortoise and the Hare: The Greatest Race on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 19 and 20) at the Eagle Eye Theatre. The shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children and are available at Valleycliffe School, Kaos Kids and Valleycliffe General Store.
Scrabble players will want to be at the Squamish Library on Tuesday (Oct. 30) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. when you can play individually or get a team of two or four players together.
The WOW riders will meet at the Adventure Centre on Monday (Oct. 22) at 10 a.m. for a ride to Brackendale. For more information, call Shirley at (604) 898-5715 or Thea at (604) 898-1695.
The Over the Hill Hikers will meet at the Adventure Centre at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 23) to travel to the Cleveland Dam for a hike. For more information, call Heather at (604) 892-9003.
The Tantalus Walking Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 25) at the Howe Sound Brew Pub for a Nexen Beach walk. For more information, call Joyce at (604) 898-5594.
The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the dog pound for a trail walk on Friday (Oct. 26) at 10 a.m. For more information, call Darleen at (604) 892-2092 or myself at (604) 815-0152.