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Experience Emily Carr's Brackendale

Experience Brackendale the way Emily Carr did when she visited in 1933.

Experience Brackendale the way Emily Carr did when she visited in 1933. Carr's paintings and historical photographs of the Squamish neighbourhood will be presented through a slide presentation by local history buff Eric Andersen at the Squamish Public Library Thursday (Oct. 7) at 7 p.m.

Doreen Ramus will also read from Emily Carr's journals of her Brackendale visit, her sketching trip north of Squamish, and from Carr's correspondence with close friends in the Squamish Nation. Admission is by donation with proceeds going toward obtaining a high quality print of Emily Carr's "Brackendale landscape" for permanent local display.

Anyone who is a CBC radio listener is very familiar with Lorne Elliot's series "Madly Off in All Directions" that aired for many years and ended in 2006. See and meet this incredible performer in concert at the Eagle Eye Theatre tomorrow (Oct. 2) at 8 p.m. You will go home in a very happy mood! Tickets at $20 each are available at Billie's Bouquet and also at the door.

The Caregiver Support Group will meet at the Squamish Seniors' Centre on Wednesday (Oct. 6) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The group provides a safe and confidential setting, which encourages people to share and provide support for one another during difficult times encountered in a caregiving role. Should you wish more information, please call Donna Howard at 604-892-6400, local 226.

Weather permitting; the WOW riders will meet at Canadian Tire at 10 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 4). Last week the members were in Bellingham riding the many trails and enjoying the hospitality of the friendly Washington State residents. Call Shirley at 604-898-5715 if you wish more information on WOW.

The Squamish Food Bank will open its doors from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alano Club on Third Avenue on Wednesday (Oct. 6) for grocery distribution.

The Squamish Estuary Exploration volunteer interpreters are sponsoring another estuary walk tomorrow (Oct. 2) from 10 a.m. to noon. Please meet at Third Avenue and the Estuary dike (one block south of Vancouver Street before the bridge to the Squamish Terminals). The Squamish Environment Society sponsors these walks. Please dress for the weather and you are asked to leave your dogs at home.

On Tuesday (Oct. 5), the Over the Hill Hikers are asked to meet at the Adventure Centre at 10 a.m. for a Marion and Phyllis Lakes hike in the Furry Creek area. For more information, please call Heather at 604-892-9003.

The Squamish Valley Quilters Guild will meet on Wednesday (Oct. 6) at 6:45 p.m. in the conference room (upstairs) at the Mountain Retreat Hotel. New members are always welcome and or more information, please call 604-898-9240.

It's Acoustic Jam time at the Brackendale Art Gallery on Sunday (Oct. 3) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Rita Kyle invites veteran and beginner musicians to come along and share their talents, and for anyone in the community to join in the fun.

The Tantalus Seniors' Walking Club members are asked to meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7) at the end of Westway (Cherry Drive) in Valleycliffe for a Doris Trail walk. For more information, please call Joyce at 604-898-5594.

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life is looking for volunteers to join the planning committee and to help plan the seventh annual Relay in June 2011. Many different roles are available from team recruitment, community awareness, logistics, marketing, sponsorship and activities. Time commitments vary depending on position.

For more information, please contact Tamsyn at squamishrelay@bc.cancer.ca or call her at 604-815-3329.

The next Open Mic Night at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company will be held on Monday (Oct. 4) at 8:30 p.m. with MC Cam Salay.

It's bingo night again at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #277 on Monday (Oct. 4) with doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The Knitting Circle is held each Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Seniors' Centre.

Beginners can get started using wool and needles that have been donated. Learn to knit a ribbon shawl for yourself on Thursday (Oct. 7 and 14) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The instructor is Darleen Arnold and the cost for materials is $29. Mini bridge is held each Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. until Dec. 2. The drop-in fee is $2.15.

There is still time to enroll in the Eldercollege French conversation classes starting Tuesday (Oct. 5) from 10 a.m. to noon and running until Nov. 23. The classes will be held at Capilano University.

St. John's Anglican Church on Diamond Road is having an English-style Car Boot Sale, where individuals will be selling used items from the trunks of cars on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. until noon. Organizers will also have homemade pies for sale.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be held at the Brackendale Elementary School tomorrow (Oct. 2) from 2 to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the $2 registration fee will go to KidSports Squamish.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday (Oct. 8) at the Dog Pound for a trail or dike walk. For more information call Darleen at 604-892-2092 or myself at 604-815-0152.

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