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ABOUT TOWN: On with the show!

How great it is to finally have our own theatre in Squamish and it is opening night tonight. Tomorrow (Oct. 9) the Garibaldi 5 Stadium Cinemas is having a special screening of Shrek 2 at 10 a.m.

How great it is to finally have our own theatre in Squamish and it is opening night tonight. Tomorrow (Oct. 9) the Garibaldi 5 Stadium Cinemas is having a special screening of Shrek 2 at 10 a.m. and all proceeds will go to the Community Christmas Care project. Tickets are only $5 each and you will see a really fun and entertaining movie.

The children at Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School are looking forward to presenting the wonderful musical Hansel and Gretel. It is entertainment all members of the family will be sure to enjoy. It hits the stage at the Eagle Eye Theatre tonight (Oct. 8) at 7 p.m. and tomorrow (Oct. 9) at 2 p.m. If you have taken in any of the past productions of the Missoula Children's Theatre then you will know you are in for a treat. Tickets can be purchased at the door at $12 for adults and $8 for seniors (55+) and students. Refreshments will be available in the foyer during intermission.

On Wednesday (Oct. 13) the Squamish Food Bank will distribute groceries from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Trinity Hall at Squamish United Church on Fourth Avenue.

This weekend through to Monday (Oct. 11) Save-On-Foods is urging shoppers to make a donation of non-perishable foods for the Squamish Food Bank. Also, consider donating your Save-On-Foods points to the Food Bank as for every 1,000 points donated, the Food Bank receives $2 toward groceries. Greg Gardner has kindly donated a van for the weekend in the hopes of filling it up with groceries. Please remember those less fortunate this weekend as you /we tuck into our turkey dinners! A hot dog sale will also be held each day including Monday with all proceeds to the Food Bank.

The educational and entertaining program "Not Just for Seniors" returns to channel 10 next week with a very interesting resident, Len "Lefty" Goldsmith, sharing his years and experiences in Squamish. It will be shown on Tuesday (Oct. 12) at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Wednesday (Oct. 13) at 10 a.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

There is public skating at Brennan Park Recreation Centre on Monday (Oct. 11) from 1 to 3 p.m. and swimming at the aquatic centre from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

An organizational meeting for the Toastmasters Club will be held on Thursday (Oct. 14) from 7 to 9 p.m. This is sponsored through the District of Squamish and Toastmasters International. For more information, please call Will at 604-892-1515 or Trudy at 604-815-5007.

A date to mark on your calendar is the annual Harvest Tea at Hilltop House on Saturday, Oct. 16. It will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and will include a craft and bake sale and raffle. Donations of crafts or baking would be much appreciated.

There is a breakfast program at the elementary schools in our community and if anyone is interested in volunteering a little of their time or giving a donation it would really help this worthwhile program. Please call Helen at 604-898-3125 for more information.

The Women's Auxiliary to Squamish General Hospital would very much like to have more members in their group. The Auxiliary is also responsible for running the gift shop at SGH and they are in need of more volunteers. The shifts are 10 a.m. to 1 p..m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you have a few hours to spare, even once a week would be appreciated. Please call Joyce at 604-898-5594 for more information.

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the annual Seniors' Wellness Fair will be held at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. As well as much health and wellness information, the free flu and pneumococcal shots will be given to those 65 years and over.

It's billed as a Book Club Bonanza and will be held at the Squamish Public Library on Wednesday (Oct 13) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This is a chance for you to join a discussion club or form one of your own. If you plan to attend, please call the library at 604-892-3110.

The musical The Sound of Music is now fully cast and rehearsals are ongoing. A full production staff is urgently needed, especially in building the set, making props and helping out with costumes. The director, Adriane Polo, would love to hear from anyone interested at 604-898-5930.

The annual Brackendale Friends and Neighbours semi-potluck Thanksgiving dinner is planned at the Brackendale Art Gallery on Sunday (Oct. 10). There will be a service in the chapel at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

The Squamish Soccer Association has a beer and burger fund-raiser coming up on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Grizzly Bar and Grill with proceeds going towards a turf field. Tickets at $10 each are available from coaches, referees and executive members.

The location for the next Hearts In Motion Walking Club on Friday, Oct. 15 is Tim Hortons for a trial walk starting at 9:30 a.m. More information from Elaine Kotyk at 604-898-9498.

A couple from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Lois and Jerry Horowitz happened to be in town when the annual Film Festival was held on Sept 24 and they just wanted to let everyone know how much they enjoyed the evening.