Opening night for Between Shifts Theatre's production of All 4 One (four plays for the price of one) was last night (May 19) at the Brackendale Art Gallery. Consider taking in the plays tonight, (May 20) or tomorrow night, (May 21) at 8 p.m. Dan Jarvis directs Variations on the Death of Trotsky, Bentley's Burnout is co-directed by Stephen Clarke and Kathy Daniels and Kathy is also the director for Save Me a Place at Forest Lawn. Paul Fletcher directs the play Seduction of chaos. There are approximately 13 people in the four casts ranging in ages from teens to seniors. The plays will also be performed next week on May 26, 27 and 28. Tickets at $12 each are available at Mostly Books and at the BAG.
The Squamish Public Library is pleased to have Hilary Bloom back on staff after spending the last 16 months gaining her Master's Degree in Library Science. Hilary will be hosting both the Teen Book Club and Children's Storytimes. Time for Tots 18 months to two years and their caregivers will meet each Monday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and preschoolers (3 to 5-year-olds) and their caregivers are welcome on Mondays from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
This Tuesday (May 24) the Teen Book Club will meet at the Squamish Public Library at 6:15 p.m. when the group will discuss Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan. Pick up a copy of the book and join the other teens on Tuesday for a discussion and pizza and pop.
The first annual general meeting of the officially registered Squamish Humanity Village Society will be held at the Sea to Sky Hotel next Wednesday (May 25) at 7 p.m. A $10 membership will allow you voting privileges at the AGM. Please fill out the membership form found in this week's issue of The Chief and take it to The Hot Spot at 38027 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish or mail to c/o Hot Spot, Box 2676, Squamish, B.C., V0N 3G0. Income tax deductible donations can also be mailed to this address.
The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to accept new membership applications and payment, prior to the meeting.Previously, nominations for Directors were to close May 18, but nominations will now be accepted at the Hot Spot until noon Tuesday (May 24). Nominations will also be accepted on May 25 at the AGM, from the floor, prior to elections.
Plan on attending the annual Hilltop House Support Society garage sale on Saturday, May 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It will also include a home baking and craft sale and raffle. Donations of home baking are always welcomed as are good quality items for the garage sale. Baking can be dropped off next Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. If you wish more information, please call Ruth at 604-898-3368.
Story time for Children Learning English is a workshop to be held at the Squamish Public Library on Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop will be led by Carolyn Sullivan and she will demonstrate ways of introducing stories effectively to English language learners as well as methods of fostering language development. As space is limited, you are asked to pre-register at 604-892-3110.
Next week on Sunday, May 29, there will be a Herb Walk at Coho Park from 1 to 4 p.m. and on June 3 at Meadow Loop downtown with master Herbalist Sarah Orlowski. On Friday, May 27, there will be a Bronze Cross session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre. For more information please call 604-898-3604.
A former minister at St. John's Anglican Church, Rev. Aubrey Godwin, passed away on May 6 in Maple Ridge at the age of 96 years. I remember Rev. Godwin often came into the Squamish Times office and he always had a smile and a cute joke or two to share with the staff.
Anyone wishing to join the Hearts in Motion Walking Club is asked to meet at the Squamish Pavilion (Chamber of Commerce) at 9:30 a.m. on Friday May 27, for a walk along the Nexen Lands trail. For more information please call Elaine at 604-898-9894.
The Garibaldi Highlands Elementary Spring Fun Fair was well attended and the school and the PAC look forward to using the funds raised to build a much needed intermediate playground that the GHE students and families in the community can enjoy.
Along with the preschool children's programs at the Squamish Public Library, there is a family drop-in Storytime each Wednesday from 1:30 - 2 p.m.
This weekend, there will be some 5,500 streamkeepers here for the annual Pacific Streamkeepers Federation workshop. This year's workshop will be held at the North Vancouver Outdoor School. For those wishing to attend, the cost of the workshop is $45 for adults and $20 for a child. For more information call Edith Tobe at 604-898-9171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all know that Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends are coming to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on June 10 - 12 and June 17 - 19. Volunteers are needed for various areas of the park and if you are able to help out for a few hours (6 hour shift or 11 hour shift), please contact Donna Fourchalk at 604-898-9336.
Just a reminder that The Chief office is closed this coming Monday (May 23) for the Victoria Day weekend. You can still send your letters to the editor and Darts & Daffodils by email to email@example.com and the deadline for submissions is still Tuesday at 5 p.m.