Kick up your heels (yee-haw!) next week

All ages are invited to the Tribute to the Legends of Country Music on Wednesday (Oct. 12) at 7 p.m. in the Seniors Centre, 1201 Village Green Way. It promises to be a night of reminiscing as you enjoy listening to Country Blend sing many of your old favourite songs. Tickets at $22 each are available at the centre or by calling (604) 848-6898.

Each year the Brackendale Art Gallery holds its annual Thanksgiving semi-potluck dinner and it will be held on Sunday (Oct. 9) at 6 p.m. It is for friends and neighbours and RSVPs are important by calling (604) 898-3333 to see if there is still room for you and your family. Those attending are asked to take a side dish, salad or dessert, but phone first!

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The Squamish Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Sunday (Oct. 9) and Monday (Oct. 10) and Storytimes have been cancelled on those dates as well. The Adult Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday (Oct. 11) from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss the book Self by Yann Martel.

The Caregivers Support Group will meet on Wednesday (Oct. 12) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Seniors Centre. There is always room for more participants and the contact persons are Donna Howard or Nadine Goodgrove at (604) 892-6400.

A Harvest Moon Dance is planned at St. John's Anglican Church on Saturday, Oct. 15, and providing music is the popular band Dr. D and the Soul Demons led by George MacKenzie. Along with the dancing, there will be door prizes, spot dance prizes, snacks and late-evening dessert and a no-host bar. Tickets at $30 each are available at the church office, Billie's Bouquet and the Adventure Centre gift shop. For queries regarding the dance, please call (604) 898-9240 or (604) 898-5100.

Each year the Hilltop House Support Society sponsors its annual Harvest Tea and Bazaar and it will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the HTH dining room. Along with members of the society, many volunteers make this day possible. Please help fill the bake sale table with your offerings of pies, cakes, cookies, bread etc. Be sure to purchase tickets for the raffle, as there are some great prizes to be won.

The Hilltop House Support Society will meet at the HTH on Thursday (Oct. 13) at 9:30 a.m. New members are always welcome to attend.

The next bus trip for seniors will be on Thursday, Oct. 20, to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and Herb Farm. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call Elaine at (604) 898-5463.

The group Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome B.C. is asking those with a talent for knitting or crocheting to make purple baby caps to be given to newborns across B.C. This is a community effort to help awareness on the Period of the Purple Crying program. Last year, more than 4,000 caps were collected and distributed at all birthing hospitals in B.C. To pick up the patterns and where to send the caps, drop by the Sea to Sky Early Learning and Child Development office at 38073 Second Ave. The deadline for caps to be dropped off or mailed is Oct. 26.

A First Nations history talk will take place at the Seniors Centre on Thursday (Oct. 13) at 1 p.m. Drop by the centre and pick up a schedule of activities for this month. There is folk dancing, scrapbooking, paint and sketch, tap and line dancing, and more.

The F.O.R.C.E. (Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equity) is a society for kids' mental health and will meet on Wednesday (Oct. 12) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. At 7 p.m., Catherine Abraham and Joyce Gram (authors) will present Individual Education Plans: A Guide for Parents.

Catherine has written extensively for parents in the areas of special education, parents support and policy development. Joyce has written for parents in all areas through newsletters and website. Joyce is a mother of three and Catherine has five children including one with special needs. For more information and topics, go to or email or phone (604) 878-3400.

The WOW riders will meet at Canadian Tire at 10 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 10) and the group will do the golf course trails. For more information, call Shirley at (604) 898-5715.

On Tuesday (Oct. 11) the Over the Hill Hikers will meet at the Adventure Centre at 9 a.m. and travel to the Cleveland Dam for a hike. Lunch will be at Park Royal. For more information, call Heather at (604) 892-9003.

The Tantalus Walking Club will meet at the Fisherman's entrance off the Spit Dyke for a Woodpecker Trail Walk on Thursday (Oct. 13) at 10 a.m. For more information, call Joyce at (604) 898-5594.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Adventure Centre for a trail walk. For more information, call Darleen at (604) 892-2092 or myself at (604) 815-0152.

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