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ABOUT TOWN: Borealis String Quartet performs tonight

The Howe Sound Arts Association is pleased to have the Borealis String Quartet perform at its fall opening tonight (Oct. 1) at 8 p.m. in the Eagle Eye Theatre. This talented quartet is becoming well known in the Canadian chamber music scene.

The Howe Sound Arts Association is pleased to have the Borealis String Quartet perform at its fall opening tonight (Oct. 1) at 8 p.m. in the Eagle Eye Theatre. This talented quartet is becoming well known in the Canadian chamber music scene. The second half of the evening's program will include the Dvorak piano quartet along with distinguished pianist Robert Silverman. Tickets at $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students and children are available at Mostly Books, Billie's Bouquet and Highland Video and at the door.



The Caregiver Connections Conference is being tomorrow (Oct. 2) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Brennan Park recreation Centre. There may still be time to register and for more information please call Maureen at the Squamish Library at 604-892-3110 or Carol at the BPRC at 604-898-3604.



The garage sale at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (located on The Boulevard) in the Garibaldi Highlands will be held tomorrow (Oct. 2) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Blues and soul musician Jim Byrnes will perform at the Brackendale Art Gallery tomorrow evening (Oct. 2) at 8 p.m. He was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame in 1995 and Jim also provides the voiceovers in many commercials. Tickets are available at the BAG at $18 each.



On Tuesday (Oct. 5) the Teen Book Club at the Squamish Public Library will meet to discuss the book Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. There is still time to pick up a copy at the library and meet with other club members at 5:30 p.m. when pizza and pop are provided. Please inform Alison at 604-892-3110 or email asturton@squamish.ca if you plan on attending.



Along with Books for Babies, Time with tots and Storytime for Preschoolers at the Squamish Public Library on Mondays, Family Storytime each Wednesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. is a fun time and youngsters are invited to wear their pyjamas if they wish.



The Squamish Estuary Conservation Society will hold its monthly bird count on Sunday (Oct. 3). Participants are asked to meet at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company at 8 a.m. All levels of birders are invited to attend this fun and educational event. For more information, please call Judith at 604-892-3340.



Tomorrow (Oct. 2) mothers and babies across Canada and the United States will compete to set the record for the most babies breastfeeding at one time. This event takes place as part of the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week in Canada. In Squamish, the site for the challenge is Subs Plus on Second Avenue at 11 a.m. Squamish Mother to Mother Breastfeeding Support Group is sponsored by Sea to Sky Community Services. For more information, please contact Karrie at 604-892-5796 ext. 405.



Crime Stoppers is a community based service awards program that combines police, media and the public in combating and solving crime in the Sea to Sky area. Fundraising, establishing policy and overseeing the award payments is in the capable hands of the Board of Directors. The September Pet of the Month fundraiser winner is Nancy Hamilton of Squamish and her pet Roxy Roller. Nancy and Roxy will have an official photo taken at Burneing Images. Everyone who owns any kind of pet may enter as often as they wish. Local vets and pet food suppliers, coffee shops and Burneing Images have application forms.



There was a Scrabble tournament held at the Squamish Library recently and as a follow-up, Eric Gumbel at 604-892-0134 would like to hear from anyone interested in joining a scrabble club.



The Parent and Tot Drop In program at 3816 Loggers Lane is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and also Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. You are invited to have coffee or tea and play with your child with playdough, art, snack and circle time. There is a toy lending library and clothing exchange too. A $2 donation is requested along with a small contribution to the snack basket.



On Monday (Oct. 4) The Developing Child will be the subject in the parent education series held in the Coast Garibaldi Health Unit (behind IGA) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. It is sponsored by the Cedar Valley School. The contact person is Christine Martin at 604-898-1825.



The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the Squamish Golf Course at 9:30 a.m. on Friday (Oct. 8) for a walk along the dyke.