The Squamish Public Library and Quest University Canada lecture series continues at the library tonight (Thursday, Feb. 13) at 6:30 p.m. when the guest speaker will be Dr. I-Chant Chiang. She will speak about How Children Learn Language.
The next distribution of grocery hampers by the Squamish Food Bank (SFB) will be on Wednesday (Feb. 19) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alano Club on Third Avenue. Donations to the SFB can be mailed to P.O. Box 207, Garibaldi Highlands, B.C. V0N 1T0. Receipts will be issued for income tax purposes.
This month only, the theme luncheon at the Squamish Seniors Centre will occur on week earlier on Thursday (Feb. 20) at 11:45 a.m. It will be a Mardi Gras theme with corn-crusted cod and Creole sauce, jambalaya rice, creamed corn and bread pudding for dessert. Please purchase tickets by Feb. 19 at $9 for members. Nancy Warwick from the Squamish Public Library will have a selection of books on display.
At the Hotspot on Cleveland Avenue, there is also the Welcome Centre Community Bookstore, open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The price is right for picking up books at a cost of $2, childrens books are $1 each and magazines are 50 cents each. Volunteers to help run the bookstore are always welcome and if interested, drop by the store or call (604) 815-4142 for more information.
Hilltop House will celebrate birthdays this month on Wednesday (Feb. 19) at 2 p.m. when Marc Griffin, Constance Zagala, Dawn Fisher, Viola Parvin, Philip Perkings, Lorraine Jordan and Delfina Phaneuf will be honoured.
Would you like to know more about downloadable e-books or audiobooks? Then drop by the Squamish Public Library on Tuesday (Feb. 18) at 6:30 p.m. for a staff demonstration. As time permits, a librarian will be able to answer your questions about these online resources, and to assist you in downloading content to your own readers, tablets and smart phones.
The next Squamish Farmers Market is Sunday (Feb. 16) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CN Roundhouse and Conference Centre at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park.
The Squamish Gardeners will meet at the Sandman Inn on Monday (Feb. 17) at 6:45 p.m. The evening speaker will be Julia Common and her topic will be Hives for Humanity. She will discuss the important role bees play in food production. Non-members are welcome for a $5 drop in fee.
The Squamish Trails Society has its monthly meeting in the Squamish Arts Council building on Cleveland Avenue on Thursday (Feb. 20) at 7 p.m. If you wish more information, please call Penny at (604) 898-5385 or Heather at (604) 898-3872.
New sessions of Keep Fit classes begin on Monday (Feb. 17) at the Squamish Seniors Centre and registrations are now being taken. You can choose the class that suits your needs and fitness level including: chair fit, sit and stand mild and moderate, rhythmic fit, cardio fit and Men on the Move.
A night of bingo is planned at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #277 on Monday (Feb. 17) with doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The Over the Hill Hikers will meet on Tuesday (Feb. 18) at 9 a.m. at the end of Perth Road for a Mashiter Trail/Jacks trail hike. For more information, call heather at (604) 892-9003.
The Tantalus Walking Club will meet on Thursday (Feb. 20) at 10 a.m. at the first parking lot at Alice Lake for a walk around the lake. For more information, call June at (604) 898-4069.
The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the parking lot at the Squamish Valley Golf Course tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 14) at 10 a.m. for a trail walk. For more information, call Yvonne at (604) 898-5268 or myself at (604) 815-0152.