Each year the Hilltop House Support Society (HTHSS) hosts the annual Hilltop House Harvest Tea that also includes a bake table and an in-house raffle. On Saturday (Oct. 19) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. you are invited to visit Hilltop House and partake of delicious homemade pie and coffee/tea for $4. For the bake table, donations of baking or pies would be much appreciated and can be taken to HTH on Saturday morning. Hats off to the volunteer members of the HTHSS and HTH staff who through their efforts help improve the lives of the residents in so many ways.
Professor Bob Perkins from Quest University is the guest speaker at the Squamish Public Library tonight (Oct. 17) at 6:30 p.m. when his subject will be: What is That Food Label Trying to Tell Me?
Author and consultant Pamela Proctor will be at the Squamish Library on Saturday (Oct. 19) from 2 to 3 p.m. when she will be discussing her books: Honouring the Child. Changing Ways of Teaching and Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning for teachers and parents.
Big Buddy Book Time is an intergenerational program between the Squamish Seniors Centre and the Squamish Elementary School. The date for the Big Buddy Book Time is Tuesday (Oct. 22) at 2 p.m., when senior volunteers visit and read to students in Grade 1 or 2, one day per month. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to call the centre at (604) 848-6898. The Genealogy Club meets at 1 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 21).
The Squamish Gardeners will welcome Brad Jalbert, founder of Select Roses in Langley and an internationally known rose breeder, as the speaker at the next meeting on Monday (Oct. 21) at 7 p.m. at the Sandman Inn. Non-members are welcome with a $5 drop-in fee. There will also be an exchange of plants, gardening books and tools before the meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Members are reminded to take along a simple ikebana-type flower arrangement from their garden.
The Mystery of the Magic Pumpkin will unfold during a 40-minute round trip train ride at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park from Thursday, Oct. 24, through Wednesday, Oct. 30. Children will travel with their parents to the magic pumpkin patch and the pumpkin you choose may contain a magic surprise. The cost is $24 per child and the parents ride free of charge. The fun time includes mini-rail rides, games and crafts stations. Trains will run 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. weekends. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (604) 898-9336 or check online at wcra.org.
The Womens Auxiliary to Squamish General Hospital has its annual Christmas Craft Sale and raffle draw on Nov. 30. Members will sell tickets for the raffle at Nesters Market tomorrow and Saturday (Oct. 18 and 19) and the cash prizes are $300, $200 and $100.
The annual Seniors Health Fair and Flu Immunization is planned at the Squamish Seniors Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This clinic is free for those 65 years and up, and you are asked to take your Care Card along with you. There will also be many displays and health tips to check out. The Wellness Fair is sponsored by Vancouver Coastal Health and the District of Squamish.
Winners in the Rotary 200 Club lottery draw for October are: Gord Wadden ($100), Stein Hoff ($120), Dawn Milne ($130) and Duncan McPhie ($150).
The Squamish Public Library is presenting An Evening of Metaphysical Awareness on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The guests include Bev Blacket, Reiki practitioner, Sheila Clarke, tarot card reader, and Sasha Cecile, Qi Gong practitioner.
A fun evening of Halloween crafts, scavenger hunt and refreshments is planned at the Squamish Public Library on Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. This family event is suitable for young children to do with a parent or caregivers help. Please call the library at (604) 892-3110 to register.
Plan to take in an evening of bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #277 on Monday (Oct. 21) with doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Vancouver Coastal Health in partnership with the District of Squamish is planning a presentation for seniors at the Squamish Manor, 38209 Third Ave., on Wednesday (Oct. 23) at 1 p.m. It will be an opportunity to provide information on programs and services other than what is already available in the community. Input from seniors will also be very helpful.
The Cedar Valley Waldorf School at 38265 Westway Ave. invites adults to the school on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. They are invited to join veteran Waldorf teacher Fritz Binseil for a morning in the Waldorf classroom.
Tickets are now on sale at the Squamish Seniors Centre for the theme luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 31, at $9 for members and $10 for non-members, and the menu is chicken pot pie, green salad and pumpkin pie.
The WOW Riders meet at Canadian Tire on Monday (Oct. 21) at 10 a.m. and plan the ride form there. For more information, call Shirley at (604) 898-5715.
The Over the Hill Hikers meet at the Stump Lake parking lot at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 22) for a Four Lakes hike. For more information, call heather at (604) 892-9003.
The Tantalus Walking Club meets at the Howe Sound Inn and Brew Pub at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, for a Nexen Beach walk. For more information, call Joyce at (604) 898-5594.
The Hearts in Motion Walking Club meets across from the Mormon Church on Ross Road in Brackendale tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 18) at 10 a.m. for a trail walk. For more information, call Yvonne at (604) 898-5268 or myself at (604) 815-0152.
The Squamish Multifaith Association is holding its annual Unity in Diversity Dinner on Sunday (Oct. 20) at 6 p.m. at Squamish United Church on Fourth Avenue. A warm welcome is extended to everyone.