The Squamish Environmental Society will meet on Sunday (Jan. 12) at 8 a.m. at the Howe Sound inn and Brew Pub for the monthly bird count. The group will be in the estuary checking for wintering ducks, Canada geese, crows, seagulls and for the larger number of bald eagles in the area this year. A rare bird, a sandhill crane, was spotted near the Mamquam Bridge recently. For more information, please call Judith at (604) 892-3340.
Dr. Doug Munroe from Quest University will be the guest speaker at the Squamish Public Library tonight (Thursday, Jan. 9) at 6:30 p.m. and his topic will be Positive News from World Politics.
A number of residents of Hilltop House celebrate birthdays this month when the gathering is held on Wednesday (Jan. 15) at 2 p.m. Those to be honoured include: Marilyn Williams, Catherine Graham, Jean McKinnon, Constance Rulka, Doug Dixon, Neil Boyd, John Berezowski, Bill Dublack and George Huxtable.
The Squamish Volunteer Centre at the Hotspot, 38027 Cleveland Ave., is offering a six-week Family/Caregiver Support Connection group for six weeks starting on Saturday (Jan. 10). This is for families with children or adult dependants with developmental disabilities. The sessions will include discussions, guest speakers, support and stress management. For more information, drop by the centre or call (604) 815-4142.
Squamishs Scout Group is chipping Christmas trees Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 11 and 12) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Canadian Tire. Trees will be chipped by donation to the Scouts.
The Squamish Food Bank will open its doors at the Alano Club on Third Avenue on Wednesday (Jan. 15) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grocery distribution. Monetary donations are always welcomed and can be mailed to the food bank, P.O. Box 207, Garibaldi Highlands, V0N 1T0.
The musical stylings of Brighter Lights Thicker Glasses will be on stage at the Brackendale Art Gallery this Saturday (Jan. 11) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 each.
The Squamish Trails Society will meet at the Squamish Arts Council building on Cleveland Avenue at 7 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 16). For more information, please call Penny Wilmot at (604) 898-5385.
Storytime at the Squamish Public Library started on Jan. 6 and if you wish more information, please check the website at squamish.bclibrary.ca or call the library at (604) 892-3110. Coming later this month at the library will be Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27 and also the annual scrabble tournament that attracts many entries.
The fall prevention workshop for seniors on Tuesday (Jan. 14) at 1 p.m. is free of charge at the Squamish Seniors Centre, but pre-registration is requested. Starting on Jan. 21, Mike Sherlock will present four classes in watercolour and acrylic. For more information, please call the centre at (604) 848-6898. Spanish classes also begin on Jan. 21 beginning at 7 p.m.
The Over the Hill Hikers will meet at Pat Goode Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 14) for a Coho/Covenant trail hike. For more information, call Heather at (604) 892-9003.
The Tantalus Walking Club will meet across from the Mormon Church on Ross Road on Thursday (Jan. 16) at 10 a.m. for a Rusty Bucket trail walk. For more information, call Joyce at (604) 898-5594.
The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will met at McDonalds parking lot tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 10) at 10 a.m. for a trail walk. For more information, call Yvonne at (604) 898-5268 or myself at (604) 815-0152.