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ABOUT TOWN: Sea to Sky Film Festival tonight

The ninth annual Sea to Sky Film Festival will be held in the Eagle Eye Theatre tonight (Sept. 24), at 7 p.m. Each year there are over 10 short films screened for the audience, many world premieres.

The ninth annual Sea to Sky Film Festival will be held in the Eagle Eye Theatre tonight (Sept. 24), at 7 p.m. Each year there are over 10 short films screened for the audience, many world premieres. The categories are: drama, comedy, documentary and experimental. Festival organizer Adriane Polo said a panel of local judges will award the winning films. Tickets at $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students will be available at the door.

The annual Squamish Lantern Art Walk planned for tomorrow (Sept. 25) is sure to be a spectacular sight as there has been much imagination put into creating just the right lantern! The procession will meet at the Squamish Pavilion at 7 p.m. for an estuary walk. For those who did not make lanterns, glow sticks will be available for purchase as no candles are allowed.

There are limited tickets available for the "Ride the Rails" train trip from Whistler to Squamish and it will take place on Thursday (Sept. 30). This is a combined adventure of the West Coast Railway Heritage park and the Squamish Chamber of Commerce. The $69 plus GST ticket includes a charter bus to Whistler, the scenic trip on the train back to Squamish and on arrival, a welcome by the Squamish First Nation. Tickets are available at the Chamber office or the Heritage Park or online at

The annual general meeting for the Howe Sound Curling Club will be held on Thursday (Sept. 30) at 7 p.m. The club is also having an open house and lessons on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and an open house and fun spiel on Friday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. If you wish more information, please call Lorne Campbell at 604-898-5558.

The season's opening night for the Howe Sound Arts Association will feature the Borealis String Quartet with special guest, pianist Robert Silverman. The evening gets under way at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1 in the Eagle Eye Theatre. As this is the first performance for this new season, you are encouraged to dress up and arrive early. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students and children and are available at Mostly Books, Billie's Bouquet and Highland Video.

In conjunction with national Family Week, a Caregiver Connections Conference will be held at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is a conference for teachers, caregivers and parents of young children.

The keynote speaker will be Fran Kammermayer, who is a certified Canadian family educator, author and award winning public speaker. There are four workshops to choose from and if you wish more information, please call Maureen at the Squamish Public Library at 604-892-3110, Jeanne or Shannon at CCRR at 604-815-4144 ext 413 or Carol at Brennan Park at 604-898-3604. The cost is $10 and registration forms are at Sea to Sky Community Services, Squamish Public Library and BPRC.

The Squamish Pirates Swim Club will hold registrations for its fall program on Tuesday (Sept. 28) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the aquatic centre. The club is open to boys and girls ages six to 18 years and practices are held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. and will run from Sept 28 until Dec. 9.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church is holding a garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. donations (in good shape) would be welcomed and the contact persons are Knights of Columbus members Al Menard at 604-892-3466 or Domenic Milia at 604-898-4522. Arrangements can be made for pickup as well.

The schedule for the next few weeks for the Tantalus Walking Group is available at royjshep/walks.htm.

The Cedar Valley School is sponsoring a Waldorf Education Parenting Series on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Coast Garibaldi Health Unit at 1140 Hunter Place (behind IGA). The topic on Monday (Sept. 27), is Education That Inspires. For more information, please contact Christine Martin at 604-898-1825.

A new program offered by the Squamish Public Library and the Sea to Sky Community Services Society is for parents and babies to 18 months of age. It is called the Parent Child Mother Goose Program and it will be held each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from Sept. 28 to Nov. 30 and will be held in the library. If you wish more information, call 604-892-5796 local 233.

There is always room for new members in the Hearts In Motion Walking Club and we next meet on Friday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building for an estuary and waterfront walk. For more information please call Elaine at 604-898-9498 or Julie at 604-898-4316.

B.C. Rivers Day is Sunday (Sept. 26), when streamside planting will take place on Mamquam River channels. Anyone interested is asked to meet at Tim Hortons at 11 a.m. Contact Caroline at 604-892-4615 for more info.