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ABOUT TOWN: May you be with the Force tonight

All Star Wars fans will want to be at the Eagle Eye Community Theatre tonight (Jan. 23) for The One Man Star Wars Trilogy with Charles Ross.

All Star Wars fans will want to be at the Eagle Eye Community Theatre tonight (Jan. 23) for The One Man Star Wars Trilogy with Charles Ross. After reading Todd Lawson's article in last week's Chief about this amazing young man and his upcoming presentation I am sure many residents will pack the theatre tonight at 8 p.m. This performance is brought to you courtesy of the Howe Sound Arts Association. There may be some tickets still available at Mostly Books, Billie's Bouquet, Highland Video and possibly at the door at $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.

Tomorrow evening (Jan. 24) the special screening of the feature film The Big Bank Theory will be shown at the Eagle Eye Theatre at 8 p.m. It is a made-in-Squamish movie and features many local actors and crew. Tickets at $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors are available at Mostly Books and Highland Video.

Biologist, conservationist, writer, and publisher David Hancock will be at the Brackendale Art Gallery Saturday (Jan. 24) at 8 p.m. for an informative evening of Eagles north and south from whence they came. This is another event in the Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival. Admission by donation.

It is fun to learn about the history and the people of Squamish through the Community 10 program Not Just for Seniors. Earlier this month it was interesting listening to Marg Candy recall special memories. Part two featuring Marg will be on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 and 10 p.m. and again Wednesday Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. and 7 and 10 p.m. Making these programs possible are Allan Richardson of Community 10 and seniors Ray Miles and Bill and Joyce Berg. Programs are planned through to May.

Parents are invited to a restitution information evening at Don Ross Secondary School on Wednesday (Jan. 28) at 7 p.m. with the purpose being to learn how to make youth more responsible for their behaviour and self-control.

If enough parents are interested, Rose MacKenzie said a six- to eight-week program will be planned.

This evening is open to parents with children of all ages, not just teenagers.

An organizational meeting for the newly formed Squamish Youth Theatre will be held at the Sea to Sky Hotel on Wednesday (Jan. 28) at 7 p.m. This is a meeting for people who are interested in picking plays, directing plays, and being key players in the organization.

Anyone interested in acting is requested not to attend this meeting as auditions for future plays will be held in early February.

The Rotary Club 200 Club winners in January were: A.C. Martin, $100; Paul Turner, $120; Rick King, $130; and Shabbir Dhalla $150.

There are many fitness classes including badminton, Tai Chi, yoga, Sun Run training, and karate available at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre. Dance classes include Latin, ballroom, swing, and folk dancing.

There are also many programs for preschoolers and kids, including gymnastics, acting, cartooning, karate, and more. For more information, please call 604-898-3604.

A resident of Squamish since 1936, Jim Harley passed away peacefully on Jan. 17. He will be remembered by many and a service commemorating Jim's life will be held at Squamish United Church Saturday (Jan. 24) at 1 p.m. Condolences are expressed to his daughter and son-in-law Grace and Harvey Halvorson and families.

The Squamish Olympic Coordinating Committee invites residents to a special forum and a chance to voice your thoughts on what you want out of the Olympics for Squamish. The location is the Sea to Sky Hotel ballroom on Thursday (Jan. 29) from 7 to 9 p.m.

National Family Literacy Day is Jan. 27 but in Squamish the day will be observed at the Squamish Public Library on Wednesday (Jan. 28) starting with a breakfast at 8 a.m. provided by Starbucks and McDonald's.

Awareness about literacy will be shared by Stephanie Wells of the Whistler-Mt. Currie Learning Communities Partnership, Jane Ballance of Putting Children First Initiative and Karen Farr, the Community Speech Language Pathologist.

Please contact Michelle Lebeau at Capilano College (604-892-5322) to reserve your space for Jan. 28.