Stan Clarke Park is the place to be tomorrow evening (Friday, Aug. 16) as a Night Market kicks off the Downtown Squamish Summer Series from 6 to 10 p.m. At the open-air market, vendors will offer a selection of local foods, crafts, live music and more. Check out the handmade items including jewellery, clothing and who knows what. Kids always enjoy getting their faces painted and how about a photo or two at the vintage photo booth? The event promises to be fun for all ages. Anyone wishing more information is invited to check out squamish.ca/heart.
Plan to visit the Shannon Falls Retirement Residence on Third Avenue on Saturday (Aug. 24) for Afternoon Tea at 2:30 p.m. followed by lovely music from the Melodious Mandolins from Vancouver starting at 2:45 p.m. The presentation is free to the public and all are invited.
When you next visit the Farmers Market on Saturday, check out the Squamish Youth Centre recycling table. Consider recycling your lipstick cases, mascara tubes, eye shadow case, foundation packaging, body wash containers, shaving foam tubes and more. Please support these young people as they do their part in recycling. They also have candles, postcards, greeting cards and dog treats for sale.
The Squamish Food Bank distributes grocery hampers on Wednesday (Aug. 21) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alano Club on Third Avenue.
Residents at Hilltop House who will be celebrating birthdays this month are: Edna Payne, Ray Gaumond and Randy Walter and the cake cutting takes place on Wednesday (Aug. 21) at 2 p.m.
The Summer Book Club at the Squamish Public Library meets on Thursday (Aug. 22) at 6 p.m. to discuss the book February by Lisa Moore. The book was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and also the winner of the 2013 Canada Reads.
Out of Africa is a wildlife slide show and it will be viewed at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on Friday (Aug. 23) at 7 p.m. The narrator for this free event is Don Evans.
A big thank you is extended to Tim Hortons for donating the coffee for the Loggers Sports Bingo concession on Aug. 3.
On the Farm Country Market on Mamquam Road will welcome Carolyn Grass and Friends for an evening of music tomorrow evening (Friday, Aug 16) from 6 to 8 p.m. Also on the program will be Owen and the Squamish Drummers, and anyone with a drum is invited to join the group later in the drumming circle.
The next theme luncheon at the Seniors Centre will be held on Thursday (Aug. 29) at 11:45 a.m. Tickets at $9 for members and $10 for non-members are now on sale and can be purchased by Aug. 28.
In a recent issue of The Chief there was an article regarding a request for small childrens chairs. This request comes from Harry Bullen and is part of a fundraiser to support African grandmothers raising a generation of children orphaned by AIDS. Chairs can be dropped off at Cut n Loose at 38157 Second Ave. If you wish more information, please contact Harry at email@example.com.
The WOW Riders meet at Canadian Tire at 9 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 19) for a ride downtown. For more information, call Shirley at (604) 898-5715.
The Over the Hill Hikers meet at the corner of Ross and Government roads at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 20) for a Crooked Falls hike. For more information, call Heather at (604) 892-9003.
The Tantalus Walking Club meet at 20 a.m. on Thursday (Aug. 22) at the end of Westway (Cherry Drive) in Valleycliffe for a Doris Trail walk. For more information, call Joyce at (604) 898-5594.
The Hearts in Motion Walking Club meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 16) at 37988 Magnolia Crescent in Valleycliffe for a walk on the dike. Our annual summer barbecue will follow. For more information, call Yvonne at (604) 898-5268 or myself at (604) 815-0152.
Sleeping Beauty Kids is the next presentation that Broadway or Bust performs at the Eagle Eye Theatre on Friday and Saturday (Aug. 23 and 24) at 7 p.m.