It's that time of year when it really feels like spring is officially here. Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend, so remember to set your watches and clocks one hour ahead when you climb into bed Saturday night (April 1). We will lose an hour of sleep, but think of all the daylight hours we will enjoy.
One of the most popular BBC sitcoms ever had to be Fawlty Towers. Now you can see it in Squamish. I know it will be a night of fun and laughter as all these characters come to life. There are still two performances remaining - tonight (March 31) and Saturday (April 1) at 8 p.m. each night at the Eagle Eye Theatre. Pick up tickets at Billie's Bouquet at $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for children. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Squamish Balding for Dollars will be held at Squamish Station Saturday (April 1) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All money raised from this important fundraiser goes towards family support programs, medical supplies and more for the cancer ward and outpatient clinic at B.C. Children's Hospital. If you don't have a pledge sheet, drop by at the event and give your donation.
Want to support the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life? A special showing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be held at Garibaldi Stadium 5 Cinemas at noon on Saturday (April 1) with all proceeds going to the Relay for Life.
The Women's Auxiliary to Squamish General Hospital will be selling tickets for their spring raffle at Extra Foods Saturday and Sunday (April 1 and 2). Cash prizes of $250, $125 and $75 will go to the winners on May 6.
The Squamish Skating Club has a fundraiser night at the Grizzly Bar and Grrrill Saturday night (April 1) with a Beer and Burger event from 6 to 9 p.m. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes and 50/50 draws.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is sponsoring a Family Caregive Series for family caregivers to learn about effective ways to care for a person with Alzheimer disease or related dementia. The three-hour sessions will be held on Mondays (April 3, 10, 24 and May 1) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Eagle Grove seniors' complex at 1203 Pemberton Ave. The registration fee is $25 and to register, contact Katherine at the Vancouver Resource Centre at (604) 681-6530, local 342 or in Squamish, contact Nadine at the Geriatric Mental Health at 604-892-2293 for a registration form. The Family Caregiver Series is partially funded by a grant from the North Shore Community Foundation.
Coming to Squamish courtesy of the Howe Sound Performing Arts Association is well-known Canadian comedian Lorne Elliott. I know I have enjoyed his humour on programs on CBC radio. Not only will you be enjoying a most entertaining evening, but this is also a fundraiser for HSPAA and Capilano College. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 at the Eagle Eye Theatre for appetizers, followed by Lorne's performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Mostly Books and Billie's Bouquet at $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.
The Brackendale Art Gallery is the location for the monthly Grassroots Jam and it will be held on Sunday (April 2) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. A warm welcome awaits everyone.
The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division volunteers are going door-to-door during the month of April to raise funds for cancer research and community-based support programs. All canvassers carry materials imprinted with the Society's yellow and blue daffodil logo. Canvassers also wear a braod yellow lace around their neck that has the words "Canadian Cancer Society" printed on it.
Anyone wishing to donate a few hours to helping the door-to-door campaign for the Canadian Cancer Society is asked to call co-ordinator Toni Morris in Pemberton at (604) 894-5520. Toni is the co-ordinator for Pemberton, Whistler and Squamish.
Members of the Hearts in Motion Walking Club are asked to meet at #18-1201 Pemberton Ave. at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 7 for an estuary walk. For more information, give me a call at 604-815-0152.
A Feng Shui workshop will be held at the Squamish Public Library on Sunday, April 9 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Learn the basics of classic Feng Shui and focus on how to increase your prosperity. The workshop will be facilitated by Marlyna Los and there is a $20 registration fee.
The Howe Sound Secondary School Dry Grad will soon be delivering the three soil products from Carney's Compost. Delivery is set for early in April and if you would like to place an order, call Connections at 604-815-4038 soon.
Those who are participating in the frame event fundraiser for the Squamish Public Library Foyer Gallery are asked to return their frames by Saturday (April 1). They will be displayed in the Foyer from April 4 to May 7. During this time a silent auction of the frames will be held. Bids will close at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 7.
It's customer appreciation days at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre this week until Saturday (April 1). Check out the spring programs, enjoy refreshments and look into coupon savings.