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Celebrate with Mom at fundraiser

The annual Howe Sound Women's Centre Mother's Day Fundraiser is tomorrow (May 9) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Cliffside Pub.

The annual Howe Sound Women's Centre Mother's Day Fundraiser is tomorrow (May 9) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Cliffside Pub. The staff and volunteers at the centre are a lifeline for many women and children throughout the year and your support helps this service continue. The evening includes great entertainment, silent auction, 50/50 draw and more. Pick up tickets at $10 each at Billie's Bouquet, The Bookshelf and at the Cliffside Pub.

The Grade 7 French Immersion classes are sponsoring a fundraiser tomorrow (May 9) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a three-day trip to Camp Summit. Please have your bottles and returnables ready for pick up during that time. If you are not home, please leave a note marked Grade 7 bottle drive and the students will do their best to pick them up or phone 604-898-1326.

Tomorrow (May 9) why not take the family and neighbours to the annual Squamish Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Squamish Inn on the Water? After enjoying a delicious breakfast, take time to check out all the bargains. The RCMP will be on site with the Child ID program and Phil's honey will be for sale.

The young people in the Broadway or Bust Theatre's presentation of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown welcome you to performances tonight (May 8) and tomorrow night (May 9) at 7:30 p.m. along with a matinee tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Eagle Eye Theatre. Tickets at $15 for adults and $10 for students are available at Billie's Bouquet and the Adventure Centre.

On Mother's Day (May 10) the West Coast Railway Heritage Park is offering free admission to the park for all mothers. Take the family along and enjoy a ride on the mini rail train at $3 per person. The park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the B.C. Museum of Mining at Britannia Beach on Mother's Day (May 10) all mums receive a mine tour free of charge and at the end of the tour, each mother will receive a gift. The Museum welcomes visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Two free forums sponsored by The Arthritis Society entitled Osteoarthritis and You will take place at the Squamish Public Library tomorrow (May 9). The first from noon to 1:50 p.m. is entitled Movement Matters and from 2:10 to 4 p.m. the subject is Joint Protection. Space is limited and to register, please contact The Arthritis Society at toll free 1-866-414-7766.

The Women's Health Network and the Howe Sound Women's Centre are co-presenting an Aromatherapy Workshop (free of charge) including history and practical uses of essential oils and slaves at the Squamish Public Library on Thursday (May 14) from 7 to 9 p.m. o register, please call the library at 604-892-3110 and for more information, please call 604-892-9183.

The Over the Hill Hikers are planning a trip to Bowen Island on Tuesday (May 12) and members are asked to meet at the Adventure Centre at 7:45 a.m. to catch the 9 a.m. ferry. For more information, please call Heather at 604-892-9003.

This evening (May 8) the Howe Sound Performing Arts Association will welcome the acoustic gypsy jazz ensemble Van Django for a performance in St. John's Anglican Church at 8 p.m. The prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students 18 plus and children admitted free of charge. Billie's Bouquet, Adventure Centre have tickets along with some available at the door.

Have you considered entering your garden in the annual Garden Tour on Sunday, June 4? The Squamish Gardeners would like to hear from you as the deadline for entering is tomorrow (May 9). To enter or for more information, please call Carla at 604-898-9095.

WOW, which is the senior ladies cycling group, will be starting their summer riding on Monday (May 11). Canadian Tire has once again given the group permission to leave their cars in their parking lot and you are asked to meet there at 10 a.m. The average age group ranges from 55 to 75 years and an average ride is 20 K but some trips are much longer. WOW members ride each Monday regardless of the weather and they ride on trails as much as possible. Riders are asked to sign a waiver and all participants must wear bike helmets. Take along some money as the group stops somewhere for coffee. For more information, please contact Shirley at 604-898-5715.

Easy Riders is a biking group for senior ladies who do not want to ride as far nor as fast as the WOW Group. They meet on Wednesdays and initially rides will be no more than 10 K but will increase in distance as the season and riders' stamina progress. The group will meet each Wednesday with the first ride on May 13 and please meet at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre main entrance at 10 a.m. As with WOW you must sign a waiver and wear a helmet. This group also takes time for coffee (take along some money) and a lock for your bike is advised. For more info, contact Shirley at 604-898-5715.

The Adult Noon Hour Book Club at the Squamish Public Library will meet on Tuesday (May 12) from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss the book Effigy by Alissa York.

The Hilltop House Support Society will meet at Hilltop House on Thursday (May 14) at 9:30 a.m. New members are always welcome to attend.

On Thursday, May 28, Squamish Branch #70 Seniors Citizens Association has a bus trip planned to the Hasting Racecourse Casino and anyone wishing to go is asked to call Elaine at 604-898-5463 by May 20.

The May and June schedule of the Tantalus Walking Group is posted at:

A Day Out with Thomas happens at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on the weekends o June 6 and 7 and June 13 and 14. This is a key fundraising event for the park and large numbers of people are expected. The park is in need of enthusiastic individuals who want to show guests, who are mostly from out of town, the best that Squamish has to offer. Perhaps students who might need credits for volunteering might find this a unique and exciting event. A variety of positions and hours are available. If interested, please call Donna at 604-898-2722 (until May 22) or Nathan Pinfield at the WCRHP at 604-898-9336.

Please note, the toll free number to call for a mammogram appointment is 1-800-663-9203. The Screening Mammography mobile service will be at the Squamish General Hospital from May 21 to June 5.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club are asked to meet at the Fisherman's Entrance off Government Road (past West Coast Railway Heritage Park) on Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m. for a walk on The Spit. For more info, call Darleen at 604-892-2092 or myself at 604-815-0152.

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