'Songs for the Earth' concert set | Squamish Chief

'Songs for the Earth' concert set

Just a reminder that tonight (Thursday, April 4) the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia is offering a free workshop at the Squamish Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. titled "Understanding Dementia." Participants will learn about the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and examine some common myths about the disease.

The word is out! Between Shifts Theatre's play, Calendar Girls is a big hit and not to be missed. The last three performances at the Eagle Eye Theatre are tonight, Friday and Saturday (April 4, 5 and 6) at 8 p.m. Tickets are going fast and they are available at Billie's Flower House and Two Birds Eatery at $20 adults and $15 for seniors and students.

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The Sea to Sky Women's Health Network and the Squamish Public Library are presenting a free evening entitled Consumed with Weight Loss and it will be held at the library on Thursday (April 11) at 6:30 p.m. Learn about a loving and radical approach to getting healthy. The facilitator is Helen Croza, MA, Mind and Body Health for Women and she is also a therapist and coach.

The national award-winning Christ Church Cathedral Choir from Vancouver under director Rupert Land will present "Songs for the Earth, Sea and Sky" at St. John's Anglican Church on Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets ($15) at the church at 1930 Diamond Rd. or online at www.stjohnsquamish.com.

The Women's Auxiliary to Squamish General has its Spring Draw on May 10. The prizes are $250, $175 and $100. Members will be selling tickets at Nesters Market on Friday and Saturday (April 5 and 6) and at Wal-Mart on Sunday (April 7) and tickets are also available at the gift shop in the Squamish Hospital.

A public forum at the Squamish Public Library on Tuesday (April 9) from 2 to 4 p.m. will focus on Squamish 2014 - A Year of Celebration. Consider attending and giving your input into what this important milestone in our history will look like.

On Thursday (April 11) at 9:30 a.m. the Hilltop House Support Society has its monthly meeting and interested community members are welcome to attend.

Squamish Scouts have planned two open houses next week to give the community a taste of their programs. An open house for Beaver Scout-aged (5 to 7) children and their families is planned on Tuesday (April 9) from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Mamquam Elementary School gym. An event for Cub Scout-aged (8 to 10) children and their families is set for Thursday (April 11) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mamquam gym. Games, crafts and activities are planned for the youngsters, while parents can learn more about the scouting program locally. There is no cost for the open houses. For more info, visit www.squamishscouts.ca

Registrations for the next sessions of Sit and Stand Moderate" and Sit and Stand Mild exercise programs on Monday and Wednesdays and Chair Fit on Tuesdays and Thursdays are now being taken at the Seniors Centre. On Mondays, a new session of belly dancing for beginners is planned at 6:30 p.m. and intermediate belly dancing follows at 7:45 p.m. On Tuesdays, Bosu Body Blast classes also start at 7:45 p.m. Yoga for Every Body is to take place Fridays at noon. The Knitting Circle meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. Carpet bowling is planned Mondays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m.

The much-anticipated Belles and Whistles fashion show sponsored by the West Coast Railway Heritage Park and St. John's Anglican Church at the park on April 20 now has tickets for sale at the park and church, online at www.stjohnsquamish.ca and On The Farm Country Market. The cost is $20 each. Many lovely purses have already been donated to the Hilltop House Support Society for their sale at the fashion show and there is still time for you to donate purses that have been well cared for and can be dropped off at the seniors centre.

The monthly Acoustic Jam at the Brackendale Art Gallery will be held on Sunday (April 7) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and a warm welcome awaits all.

Hike for Hospice is a national fundraising event that takes place each year across Canada and raises funds to support hospice and palliative care programs. The Squamish Hospice Society's sixth annual Hike for Hospice takes place on Sunday, May 5, and your participation either in the hike (walk) or pledges will be much appreciated. Pledge forms will be circulated in the community or phone the office at (604) 567-2009 for more information. All funds raised will go to support local programs.

The Over the Hill Hikers will hike in the Brohm Lake area and members will meet at the South Yellow Gate at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (April 9). For more information, call Heather at (604) 892-9003.

The Tantalus Walking Club will meet at Tim Hortons on Thursday (April 11) at 10 a.m. for a Discovery Trail walk south past the high school. For more information, call Joyce at (604) 898-5594.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the Adventure Centre tomorrow (Friday, April 5) at 10 a.m. for a trail walk. For more information, call Darlene at (604) 892-2092 or myself at (604) 815-0152.

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