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Hilltop House Harvest Tea returns

Each year the Hilltop House Support Society sponsor the annual Harvest Tea and Bazaar and it will be held tomorrow (Oct. 17) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The day also includes a bake table and a fine assortment of crafts.

Each year the Hilltop House Support Society sponsor the annual Harvest Tea and Bazaar and it will be held tomorrow (Oct. 17) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The day also includes a bake table and a fine assortment of crafts. Please take your baking and craft donations to Hilltop tomorrow morning. Do purchase a ticket or two on the raffle with three great items to be won when the draw is held at 3 p.m.

It was such a success last year the Brackendale Ceili Irish Country Dance is back at the Brackendale Art Gallery on Friday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. The evening features traditional Irish music by Psycho Acoustic Ceili Band (fiddle, concertina and guiltar) along with Caller Hari-Ann Thor. No experience is necessary as all dances are taught on site. Tickets are available at the Gallery and at The Bookshelf for $15 each.

Squamish Branch No. 70 Senior Citizens Association of British Columbia invites all seniors to the monthly potluck luncheon at 12 noon on Tuesday (Oct. 20) at the Squamish Manor on Third Avenue followed by the business meeting at 1 p.m. For more information, please call June at 604-892-1574.

Weather permitting, the WOW riders will meet at the Adventure Centre at 9 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 19) to carpool to Vancouver to ride the Poco trails. For more information, please call Shirley at 604-898-5715.

The next session for The Healthy Brain Program will be held at the Squamish Public Library on Tuesday (Oct. 20) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The focus will be on Treatment of Disease that affects the brain including diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and hypertension. These monthly programs are free of charge and are sponsored by the Squamish Library and Vancouver Coastal Health. If you wish more information, please call Sara Voyer at 604-892-6400.

The Over the Hill Hikers will meet at the Mac-Blo Road at Highway 99 parking lot at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 20) for a Chief to Saddle then Birds of Prey hike. Please be aware this is a fairly steep climb. For more information, please call Heather at 604-892-9003.

Several residents at Hilltop House celebrate birthdays this month and they include: Anne Nash, Grace Clarke, Isobel MacDonald, Kathy Smith, Anna Lieffertz, Joan Butts and Alan Toevs. The gathering will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 21).

You are invited to the Squamish Public Library on Thursday (Oct. 22) at 7 p.m. for a free Skin Care presentation by Vanessa Lambertus, a certified cosmetologist. She will discuss ways to keep your skin healthy and give makeup demonstrations and makeovers.

The Tantalus Walking Club will be doing a Brohm Lake Forestry Trail walk on Thursday (Oct. 22) and members are asked to meet at the yellow gate south of Brohm Lake at 10 a.m. If you wish more information, please call Joyce at 604-898-5594.

On Wednesday (Oct. 21) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Squamish Food Bank will distribute grocery hampers at the Alano Club on Third Avenue. The Food Bank much appreciates the generous donation given to them by the Squamish Community Foundation.

The next opportunity for those 65 years and over to attend a Community Drop-in Flu Vaccine Clinic will be on Wednesday (Oct. 21) from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Adventure Centre.

Tomorrow (Oct. 17) a Kids Toy, Clothing and Sports Sale will be held in the Brennan Park Recreation Centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be some great buys to be had!

Another date for Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #277 is Monday (Oct. 19) with doors open at 5:30 p.m.

If interested in registering for the Free Arthritis Workshops being held at the Squamish Public Library tomorrow (Oct. 17) please call 1-866-414-7766 as soon as possible.

The new Squamish Seniors Centre is up and running and many programs are already being offered along with the Keep Well exercise classes. Crib is each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m., knitting for beginners from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, line dancing from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and carpet bowling from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Members of the Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet on Friday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Dog Pound on Government Road for a walk along the trails towards the Golf Course. For more info, call Darleen at 604-892-2092 or myself at 604-815-0152.

The monthly meeting of The Squamish Gardeners will be held on Monday (Oct. 19) at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. There will be a plant exchange at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 7 p.m. The evening's speaker will be Dr. Iain Taylor from UBC, his topic is Botanical Gardens. Non-members are welcome to attend for a drop-in fee of $5.

The Annual General Meeting of the Squamish Hospice Society will be held on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Squamish Public Library for board elections. Everybody is welcome.

The Squamish Santa Parade organizing committee is looking for anyone interested in joining us in preparations and organizing the upcoming Santa parade in December. It is an exciting time and there is lots of work to get done to make the child in all of us brighten a little and get into the Christmas spirit, especially when Santa pays a visit to Squamish. Please contact Mike Enders at 604-848-9185 to get involved and find out when and where the next meeting is taking place.