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Last chance to get wild for art

The Wild at Art Festival continues tomorrow (March 14) at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. There is live music in the Gallery with Karen Fowlie on stage at noon, followed by the Jocelyn Band at 12:45 p.m. Brian Robertson entertains at 1:30 p.m.

The Wild at Art Festival continues tomorrow (March 14) at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. There is live music in the Gallery with Karen Fowlie on stage at noon, followed by the Jocelyn Band at 12:45 p.m. Brian Robertson entertains at 1:30 p.m. and Paul Coulture-Brown performs at 2:15 p.m. The Loggers Outdoor Sports Show begins at 3 p.m. and includes the Rotary barbecue and more.

The entire community is invited to celebrate the launch of a web-based business offering unique tours of the world's vistas. The locally-based MyPlanet 360 offer high definition 360 tours providing locals as well as global visitors with a virtual pre-visit experience of an area and its special attractions. Get more information while enjoying drinks and snacks at Zephyr Café on Cleveland Avenue tonight (March 13) at 7:30 p.m.

During the public school spring break the Cedar Valley Waldorf School is opening its doors to families with a sincere interest in experiencing Waldorf education, Kindergarten through Grade 4.

Students are welcome to come for a day or a few days. Please contact Gabriel at 604-898-3287 before spring break (March 16 to 20) to make arrangements. Space is limited. For more info visit

Marie Grindlay is a landscaper in Squamish, but she also has a compassionate heart. Through World Vision, she has been supporting a child in South Africa and she now wants to go as a volunteer to plant fruit trees and amend nutrients into the soil that will help a community to sustain themselves. Over 29,000 children die every day of malnourishment, poverty and AidS/HIV. Marie is hoping to raise $5,500 for this trip and she is holding a fundraiser tomorrow night (March 14) at 7 p.m. at the Burrow on Tantalus Road in Garibaldi Estates. Admission is by donation at the door and the evening will include a silent auction, raffle and entertainment. An income tax receipt will be issued for donations over $50. For more information, please call Marie at 604 213-0717.

The Squamish Gardeners will meet on Monday (March 16) at 7 p.m. at the Squamish Public Library. The guest speaker will be Heike Stippler of Heike Designs in Whistler. Her topic will be garden design and renovation. Non-members are welcome to attend and the cost is $5 each.

The B.C. Museum of Mining at Britannia Beach is holding a Digital Photography Day Camp on Monday (March 16) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for boys and girls 16 years of age and younger. Professional photographer Cindy Cardiff of Squamish Trek Photography will lead the class. The cost is $50 and o pre-register, call Robin at 604 896-4044, ext. 226. Along with your digital camera, take along a packed lunch and snacks and outdoor clothing suitable for the weather including gumboots or comfortable walking shoes.

Hilltop House will celebrate five birthdays this month on Wednesday (March 18) at 2 p.m. when Dina Valleau, Hazel Balison, Mara Ike, Bert McCrae and Leona Ingraham will be honoured.

The next session of the Healthy Brain Program will be held at the Squamish Public Library on Tuesday (March 17) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. There is no charge for this program, but if you wish more information, please call Sara at 604-892-6400.

The Squamish Food Bank will open its doors for grocery distribution on Wednesday (March 18) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alano Club on Third Avenue.

On Tuesday (March 17) at 10 a.m., the Over the Hill Hikers will meet at the Climbers' Parking lot for a Mountain FM and Summers Eve Loop. For more information, please call Heather at 604-892-9003.

Squamish Branch No. 70 Senior Citizens Association of B.C. will hold their monthly potluck luncheon at noon on Tuesday (March 17) at the Squamish Manor on Third Avenue. The business meeting will follow at 1 p.m. For more information, please call June at 604-892-1574.

The cut-off date for any seniors wishing to go on the bus trip to the Starlight Casino on March 25 is Wednesday (March 18). Please call Elaine at 604-898-5463.

When doing your spring cleaning, please remember St. Joseph's Thrift Shop on Cleveland Avenue. Donations of clothing, shoes, boots, linens, bedding and house-wares in good condition would be much appreciated. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays form 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Thrift Shop helps many people in our community.

The Squamish Trails Society will meet on Thursday (March 19) at 7 p.m. in the Tantalus Seniors' Centre. For more information, please call Bob at 604 898-4698 or Penny at 604 898-5385.

Bingo Night at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #277 will be held on Monday (March 16) with doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo at 6:30 p.m.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the Dog Pound on Government Road on Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m. for a walk on the dyke. For more info, call Darleen at 604 892-2092 or myself at 604-815-0152.