Event Schedule

All Month

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Daily Events

April 1, Saturday

  • Up Town Winter Market 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, Community Resource Centre, 4752 Joyce Ave.
  • Knowing the Forest Beneath the Trees 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Complex Poplar Rm. Learn about recognizing forest habitat, forest food, plant technology and wild crafting from ethnobotanist Wendy Cocksedge.
  • Community Work Bee 9 am – 4 pm at Sycamore Commons (at the Anglican Church in Townsite on sycamore Street). Join up with great community volunteers preparing this community resource for another year of food production, biodiversity and beauty. We’ll be rolling from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and you are welcome to join us whenever you can. Coffee, soup and snacks provided. All are welcome and there are tasks to suit all levels of physical ability. Contact Ron at theurbanfarmer@shaw.ca for more information.
  • Kiwanis Garage Sale, 10 am – 1 pm at 4943 Kiwanis Avenue

April 2, Sunday

  • Kiwanis Fill a Bag for a Buck Book Sale, 10 am – 1 pm at 4943 Kiwanis Avenue

April 4, Tuesday

  • Malaspina Naturalists Club hosts Jackie Hildering and her talk on Humpbacks, 7pm at Cranberry Seniors Centre. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Hildering is a researcher with Marine Education and Research Society, mersociety.org. Everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call 604.485.0077.

April 7, Friday

  • Treasure Sale, 5-9 pm at Cranberry Community Hall, 6828 Cranberry St. A groovy group garage sale, featuring multiple vendors of quality collectibles, clothing, curiosities, housewares, books, and art! Also featuring refreshments & snacks by Raincoast Kombucha & Science Coffee, plus music selection by Curious Jorg!

April 8, Saturday

  • Up Town Winter Market 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, Community Resource Centre, 4752 Joyce Ave.
  • Treasure Sale continues, 10 am – 4 pm at Cranberry Community Hall, 6828 Cranberry St.
  • For the Love of Bees, 7 – 8:30 pm, Cranberry Community Hall. Campfire session featuring multiple speakers around the topic of Bees. Presented by Powell River Public Library.

April 15, Saturday

April 21, Friday

  • Earth Day at Lund Gazebo, Friday night dancing from 8pm to midnight. Contact cmorgan.pmichaud@gmail.com
  • Sunshine Gogos Present an Evening of Film and Food, 7 – 9pm, Max Cameron Theatre.
    7:00 – 8:00 pm: Reception … Food and Cash Bar
    8:00 pm: Films and Q & A
    Tickets $10.00 CASH ONLY at Base Camp, Ecossentials, Nancy’s Bakery, River City Coffee
    THE THINKING GARDEN (35 minutes)
    Three generations of women come together to create a place where they can gather to think about affecting change – offering land, community, and food to restore the lives and the futures of people pushed to the edge. Uplifting, beautiful, and thought provoking. Produced with the assistance of the BC Arts Council.Filmmakers – Christine Welsh, Elizabeth Vibert, and Moira Simpson. Moira will be in attendance.
    THE SHARING FARM (14 minutes)
    What was started by a group of grandmothers as a project to collect and distribute fruit in Richmond, BC, has grown into an inspiring community garden, becoming a movement that promotes food security and awareness. Many common links to our own community. Directed and produced by Keith Behrman, Michael Gazetas, and Mary Gazetas

April 22, Saturday (EARTH DAY)

  • Up Town Winter Market 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, Community Resource Centre, 4752 Joyce Ave.
  • Caring for Creation – an Earth Day Ecumenical Prayer Service: Sycamore Commons at St. David and St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Saturday, April 22 at 4:00 pm. Join us on this special day to reaffirm our commitment to care for and nurture all creation.   This service will welcome community members of all faiths and of no religious affiliation for a simple liturgy of prayer, song, readings and sacred circle dance aimed at celebrating our connection to all of life and our call preserve and cherish this beautiful planet! A potluck will follow. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Ron Berezan 604 483 9811 for more information.
  • Earth Day at Lund Gazebo, noon – 6 pm. Music in the park, nature crafts, workshops, eco info and installations with food and craft vendors. Earth day is every day and we celebrate that at the Lund Gazebo often ! Always giving thanks to the many who have brought the Gazebo to life and to those of us who keep its intention alive . Allowing us to spend time with nature , community and family , learning and growing together with the land we live with. Contact cmorgan.pmichaud@gmail.com
  • ECouture Wearable Art Fashion Show 6:30 pm at Dwight Hall
  • Vegetarian/Vegan celebration meal at Little Hut Curry. We will serve an all vegetarian 3 course meal with a choice of vegan. Food will be gluten free and ingredients sourced locally or from BC as and where possible! A vegetarian diet has lesser carbon footprint , this is a well established fact! So does a locally or a regionally sourced product . This will be our Fourth year doing this event and look forward to many of you to actively support it. Contact littlehutcurry@gmail.com
  • Young Naturalists meet Tauri the Hawk: 10 – 11:30 am at Timberlane Track, attendance by donation.Families need to register to meet raptor woman, Jessica Baynton. Jessica will introduce her colleague Tauri to the children of Powell River. Tauri is a Harris’s Hawk. She will come eye to eye with young naturalists, and may even perform a fly past.

April 26, Wednesday

  • Boomerang Bags project first meeting: 6:30 pm at Fibre Space, Oceanview Education Centre. Contact Lesley Thorsell, lthorsell@yahoo.com for details

April 29, Saturday 

  • Open Air Farmers Market opening day: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Paradise Fairgrounds off Padgett Rd
  • Trash Bash community cleanup 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Clean up the public site of your choice and deliver the trash to Willingdon Beach. ALSO residents can bring unwanted mattresses, furniture, metals, washers, dryers, fridges, freezers, tires, barbeques and clean wood waste for free disposal. 1 day only, ONLY listed items accepted. Contact trashbash@powellriverrd.bc.ca for more info.
  • Composting Demonstration, 2 – 5pm behind COmmunity Living Place on Artaban St. Carol Engram, Local Horticultural Therapist and Master Composter will demonstrate different composting options. There are Vermicomposting, yard waste and sheet compost activities available for viewing. A demonstration of transformed yard waste created from cardboard, newsprint, leaves and weeds, producing a rich humus addition for your soil.
  • Tide Pool Explorers: 1 – 3pm. Young Naturalists search the beach ledges for incredible sea life at low tide. Meet at parking area, Marine Avenue between Massett and Nootka streets. Please register beforehand and arrive on time.
  • Climate Action Powell River AGM. 7pm at Cranberry Community Hall. This is the first Annual General Meeting for Climate Action Powell River. Find out more about our Cool Homes program, CAPR’s year ahead, and listen to speaker and filmmaker Claudia Medina and her climate wise women project . Light refreshments available.

 April 30, Sunday

Post – Earth Month Events

May 7, Sunday

Garden Club annual Plant Sale 1-3 p.m. at the Curling Club in Cranberry

May 16, Tuesday

Newcomers Social, 6pm – 9pm at Dwight Hall. Contact Kim/Theresa at the Chamber office. 604-485-4051