The Squamish Community Foundation is holding a reception and presentation in the Squamish Adventure Centre tonight (Thursday, Oct. 10) at 7 p.m. for those non-profit organizations who are grant recipients this year. The public is welcome to attend.
Speak Up Women! involves two workshops to give women confidence and skills when speaking in public. It will be held at the Howe Sound Womens Centre (HSWC) on Tuesdays (Oct. 15 and 22) from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. It is sponsored by the Squamish Hot Spot in partnership with the HSWC. The facilitator will be trainer Heather Donaldson, who is a certified toast master speaker. Please drop by the Hot Spot/HSWC or Satoko at (604) 815-4142 or Shana or Navpreet at the centre at (604) 892-5748.
Registration is by donation and the cut-off date is tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 11).
The Squamish Environmental Society has its monthly bird count on Sunday (Oct. 13) at 8 a.m. (note new time) and members will meet at the Howe Sound Inn and Brew Pub. They will be looking for migrating birds including ducks and robins. For more information, please call Judith at (604) 892-3340.
Tonight (Thursday, Oct. 10) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the Squamish Public Library is pleased to present: Dealing with Lifes Changes: Lessons from Nature. Please join Adrian Juric, a Canadian-certified counseller, for a slide presentation that explores nature. A discussion will follow this presentation.
The Squamish Food Bank will distribute grocery hampers on Wednesday (Oct. 16) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alano Club on Third Avenue.
Tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 11) the Sea to Sky Foodie Forum will be held at the seniors centre from 10 a.m. to noon and will also include updates on local food initiatives. For more information, please RSVP to Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (604) 815-6855 or just show up at the centre for this presentation.
Hilltop House will celebrate birthdays this month on Wednesday (Oct. 16) at 2 p.m. when Rosie Peters, Sam MacPherson, Alice Gosseling, Kathy Smith and Albert Thevarge will be honoured.
The Squamish Public Library and Quest University will welcome professor Bob Perkins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 17) when he explores the subject: What is that Food Label Trying to Tell Me? The interactive presentation will give you a better appreciation for the information contained on food labels.
A Digital Photography Skills Course is held each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the seniors centre and each week until Dec. 4. The class is being taught by local photographer Bri Oliver, and will cover photo critique, lessons, hands-on practice, homework and a final project. Space is limited and you are required to take your own camera. Drop by the centre or call (604) 848-6898. Watercolour and acrylics painting classes start on Tuesday (Oct. 15) and each week at 9:30 a.m. until Nov. 5. All levels are welcome.
The monthly meeting of the Squamish Trails Society will be held on Thursday (Oct. 17) at 7 p.m. in the Squamish Arts Council building on Cleveland Avenue. If you wish more information, please call Penny Wilmot at (604) 898-5385 or Heather Evans at (604) 898-3872.
The Mystery of the Magic Pumpkin unfolds at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park from Oct. 24 to 30. The pumpkin train is a 40-minute, round-trip train ride filled with fun as kids search for the magic pumpkin. Tickets are $24 for children and the parents ride for free. For reservations, book online at wcra.org or call (604) 898-9336.
The annual Hilltop Harvest Tea and bake sale will be held on Saturday (Oct. 19) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Donations of home baking would be much appreciated.
The WOW Riders will meet at Canadian Tire at 10 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 14) for a ride, weather permitting. For more information, call Shirley at (604) 898-5715.
The Over the Hill Hikers will meet at the Adventure Centre at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 15) for a Mosquito Creek to grouse Mountain hike. For more information, call Heather at (604) 892-9003.
The Tantalus Walking Club meets at 10 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 17) at the dog pound for a Jubilee trail walk. For more information, call Joyce at (604) 898-5594.
The Hearts in Motion Walking Club meets at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 11) in front of the OSiyam Pavilion on Cleveland Avenue for an estuary walk. For more information, call Yvonne at (604) 898-5268 or myself at (604) 815-0152.