Balding for Dollars is an annual fundraiser in support of children with cancer. The Squamish event takes place tomorrow (May 2) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Adventure Centre. Even if you are not planning to get your head shaved, please come out and show your support. Take part in the barbecue and enjoy the music of the Jocelyn Band, Don Ross Jazz Band, Five on a String and 3rd Octave Down. Donations can also be sent to the B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation, Balding for Dollars, 4480 Oak Street Room B321, Vancouver B.C., V6H 3V4.
The second annual Hike for Hospice is Sunday (May 3) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You are invited to join members of the Squamish Hospice Society and the Squamish Fire Rescue in a walk around the Squamish waterfront. Pledge forms are available at the Squamish General Hospital, #1 Fire Rescue Reception, Diamond Head Medical Clinic, Dr. Fothergill's office and Garibaldi Graphics.
The Squamish Environmental Conservation Society is holding its monthly bird count on Sunday (May 3) with birders asked to be at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company at 7 a.m. This month the group will be looking for species of warblers and swallows. Newcomers are always welcome and for more information, please call Judith at 604-892-3340.
A warm welcome is extended to everyone who attends the monthly GrassRoots Jam at the Brackendale Art Gallery on Sunday (May 3) from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Plan on attending the Spring Fling at St. John's Anglican Church tomorrow (May 2) from 10 a.m. to noon and check out the bake table, a variety of spring plant and the book display. Coffee and refreshments will be available.
The Over the Hill Hikers will meet at Canadian Tire on Tuesday (May 5) at 9 a.m. for a hike in the Ring Creek area. For more information, call Heather at 604-892-9003.
Team Pura Vida Junior (kids ages two to 10) will sell fresh squeezed gourmet lemonade, coffee and baked treats between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. tomorrow (May 2) in conjunction with the Team Pura Vida garage sale in support of the Relay for Life. The youngsters will be at the main entrance to Jura Park in Garibaldi Highlands and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society. The multi-family garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be held at 2550 Jura Crescent.
The third annual Foyer Soiree at the Squamish Public Library will be held on Monday (May 4) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This special event is open to all Foyer supporters and membership is $50 per year and available at the library. The evening includes a draw for an original artwork by an artist of the gallery, a chance to win a door prize along with a raffle.
Poet Shane Koyczan will be a guest at the Squamish Library on Wednesday (May 6) at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Koyczan is described as humane, furious, sexy, political, tragic and so funny you will laugh through your tears.
The Squamish Food Bank will distribute grocery hampers at the Alano Club on Third Avenue on Wednesday (May 6) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The B.C. Cancer Agency's Screening Mammography mobile service is coming to Squamish from May 21 to June 5. Women between the ages of 40 and 79 years are urged to make an appointment and no doctor's referral is necessary. The toll free number is 1-899-663-9203.
The Seventh Annual Bluegrass Festival is set for the Brackendale Art Gallery tonight (May 1) and Saturday (May 2) starting at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets are $30 for the two days or $20 for a single concert and are available at the BAG and The Bookshelf.
The mandate for the Squamish Hospice Society is to promote compassionate care and support directed at those journeying through grief, battling life-threatening illness or facing end of life challenges. The community is invited to a series of chats and information exchanges that may interest you or a family member in such a situation. Hospice Day at the Squamish Public Library will be held on Tuesday (May 5) from noon to 5 p.m. There will be hospice displays, speakers, resources, pamphlets and information available.
Howe Sound Performing Arts Association is pleased to be bringing to Squamish Van Django. An acoustic string ensemble made up of four extremely talented musicians. The concert is planned for Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church. The ticket outlets are Billie's Bouquet, Squamish Adventure Centre and at the door. The prices are $20 adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students 18 plus and free to youth under 18 years of age.
On Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m. the Hearts in Motion Walking Club are asked to meet at 37988 Magnolia Crescent, Valleycliffe for a walk on the dyke. For more info, call Darleen at 604-892-2092 or myself at 604-815-0152.
Members of the Broadway or Bust Theatre Group are looking forward to presenting You're a Good Man Charlie Brown at the Eagle Eye Theatre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 7. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. each night along with a matinee on May 9 at 2 p.m. The cast is made up of 15 to 20 year olds and some are past grads of Broadway or Bust. Tickets at Billie's Bouquet and the Adventure Centre are $15 for adults and $10 for students.
The third annual Howe Sound Women's Centre fundraiser/silent auction is planned for Saturday, May 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Cliffside Pub. Tickets for the Burger and Beer night are $10 each and available at: The Bookshelf, Billie's Bouquet and the Cliffside Pub. The night includes entertainment, karaoke, door prizes and 50/50 draw.
Table rentals are still available for the fifth annual Squamish Lions Club's Garage sale and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is being held at the Squamish Inn on the Water (opposite side of road from White Spot). The lions Club "chefs" invite you to try out their world famous pancakes! Lots of great bargains, RCMP Child ID program and Phil's Honey complete the day.
As of June 30, all normal programs etc. at the Tantalus Seniors' Centre will end as it is hoped the new senior centre will open in September. If you or your group or club have any items to which you claim ownership you are asked to have them removed as soon after June 30 as possible.
Storytimes at the Squamish Public Library begin the week of May 4 and wraps up on June 20.
Call for gardens: the Squamish Gardeners are seeking gardens to be featured in the annual Garden Tour, to be held Sunday, June 14. I you would like to have your garden considered for the tour, please call Carla at 604-898-9095. The deadline for submissions is May 9.
Photography in the Garden is the topic of the Squamish Gardeners keynote address this year, to be given by Adam Gibbs, principal photographer for Gardens West magazine and keen wildlife photographer. His talk will be on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Eagle Eye Theatre. Tickets ($8 for members, $10 for non-members) are available at The Bookshelf, Anna's Attic, Billie's Bouquet, The Adventure Centre, Garibaldi Nurseries and at the door.