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Project Love is having a barbecue outside the Sunsational Vacations office tomorrow, Saturday (Aug. 21).

Project Love is having a barbecue outside the Sunsational Vacations office tomorrow, Saturday (Aug. 21). It is a joint effort, as Sunsational is celebrating its Grand Reopening as it has been in business for 33 years in Squamish and Project Love is requesting donations for their Back To School Program to help purchase school supplies and back packs for boys and girls.

The downtown Squamish Starbucks is hosting a fundraising event on the patio outside its store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday (Aug. 21). Please support this event, as the money raised will go to the Squamish Youth Centre to help purchase instruments and encourage young musicians. The day includes face painting, a raffle, refreshing iced beverages by donation and entertainment.

An end-of-the-summer western theme barbecue is planned at the Squamish Seniors' Centre on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. It will be a fun evening of music, games, and great barbecue food. Dress in your favourite western outfit. Tickets are $10 for members and please pick up your ticket by Monday, August 23. If you wish more information, call 604-848-6898.

The theme for the 16th Annual Brackendale Fall Fair is Sowing the Seeds. It will be held at the Fair Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 11. Vendors wishing to enter are asked to call Tracy at 604-898-8358 and for general inquiries, call Thor at 604-898-3333. Be sure to pick up your exhibit entry tags and category list at the Squamish Savings and at the Brackendale General Store.

The annual community family Summer Jam featuring live Steel Pan Band Caribbean music will be held at the Vertical Reality Sports Store on Second Avenue (across from the School Board office) on Sunday, Aug. 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. The day includes a hula-hoop contest, limbo competition, face painting for the kids and a chance to enjoy authentic Caribbean-style dishes. Also in attendance will be several Caribbean Tourism Board members representing several islands in the region. It is suggested you take along your lawn chairs, but please do not take your pets.

The Over the Hill Hikers will meet at Ross and Government Roads on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. for a Brandywine Meadows hike. For more information, please call Heather at 604-892-9003.

The Whippet Racing Club is coming to Brennan Park in Squamish from Aug. 27 to 29 for the 2010 NAWRA/NOTRA Nationals. Approximately 100 whippets from all over North America will compete in the three days of racing. For more information, check the website at:

There were over 215 girls and boys registered for the Summer Reading Club at the Squamish Public Library this year and it was a fun and interesting time for each of them and their leaders.

Registration for the fall season of Seniors' Keep exercises for Levels 1, 2 and 3 are now being accepted at the Seniors' Centre. Classes will start after Labour Day and continue through to Dec. 22. You can register for Seniors' Yoga and Seniors' Carpet Bowling. Each Wednesday at 1 p.m., lawn bowling is held at the Greens close to the Seniors' Centre.

Any senior wishing to go on the bus trip to the PNE on Thursday, Aug. 26 is asked to call Elaine at 604-898-5463.

Members of the Tantalus Seniors' Walking Club are asked to meet at the Dog Pound on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. for a river walk (south along the river). For more information, please call Joyce at 604-898-5594.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the Adventure Centre at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27 for a trial walk. Call Darleen at 604-2092 or myself for more info at 604-815-0152.

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