MI Music Society — Carlos Del Junco: Wed Mar 21

Mayne Island Music Society Presents Carlos Del Junco & the Blues Mongrels. Wednesday, March 21 at the Groove Island Kitchen. Show starts 8 pm. Tickets are $20, available at Happy Tides, Farm Gate, & Home Hardware

We are so excited to have Carlos & his band perform for us! — This is a show you don't want to miss!

"To say Carlos del Junco plays the harmonica is like saying 'Jimi Hendrix plays guitar'. He blows the blues harp through a prism — suddenly it seems he's holding every colour in the musical rainbow right there in his hands. Simultaneously sophisticated & raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”. The emphasis is on blues, but they are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock."

Get ready to throw out all you thought you knew about the harmonica. The Blues Mongrels deliver a no-holds-barred display of fun and melodic virtuosity.

For further information please contact Kathie Warning (250) 539-0444.

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Mayne Island Lions Easter Bingo: Sat Mar 31

On Saturday, March 31st, the Mayne Island Lions Club will be holding their annual Easter Bingo. Fun will start at 7:30 pm in the Ag Hall. Doors open at 7 pm.

Cost is $10 per person for 20 games with evening ending $100 blackout cards selling for $1 each. Game prizes include hams and gift certificates. There will also be several raffle draws for exciting door prizes. Come on out and enjoy the festivities! All proceeds from this event go toward post-secondary scholarships for our local youth.

For further information please contact Adrian Gowing (250) 539-5817.

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Luke Wallace Live at the Ag Hall: Sat Mar 10

On Saturday March 10th please join us at the Ag Hall for an intimate evening with musician, songwriter, and activist Luke Wallace. This is a Mayne Conservancy Fun-Raiser and celebrates the release of Luke's latest album. Admission is by donation, see you there!

For further information please contact Mike Nadeau (250) 539-0123.

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MI Garden Club - Crazy for Tomatoes: Thu Mar 15

On Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 1:30 pm at the Mayne Island Agricultural Hall, join us to hear a wonderful talk by Master Gardener, Kristen Crouch!

As the days warm up, it’s time to think about summer salads and fresh garden tomatoes. Learn about new tomato varieties, potting up, care of your new plants and saving seed from an entertaining expert. Free to MI Garden Club members. A small donation from non-members would be appreciated. For more information, check out our beautiful web-site at www.mayneislandgardenclub.ca. Join our Club. We will be sure to grow on you.

For further information please contact Julie Schueck julieschueck@gmail.com.

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Upcoming AMIB Boating Courses

All courses are at the Church House (360 Georgina Pt. Rd.) from 7 - 9 pm. As usual, courses are free to Association of Mayne Island Boaters (AMIB) members except for Radio. Non-members can become members for $10 (single) or $20 (family). Please contact Bryan Westby, bcwestby@shaw.ca or (250) 539-3412, if you wish to attend them.

March 1 & 8 (Two evenings): Tides and Currents. A sound understanding of tides and currents is the most important aspect of boating, especially kayaking, in the Gulf Islands. This course gives boaters the confidence to enjoy a safe and efficient passage wherever they are cruising or kayaking.

March 21, 22 & 23 (Three evenings): Radio course. Please register and pay by March 1. This course will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam. Cost is $100. Lifetime certificate issued upon successful completion. Test at end. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It's the law! This is a Canadian Power Squadron course and requires a serious commitment. Course limited to 6-12 participants.

March 29: Forum on Local Waters. Ferries, Tugs and Tows, Deadheads – all those things that are not on the chart. This will be a forum with 4-6 local Island experts discussing a certain locale that they are familiar with, around Mayne Island, followed by question-and-answer sessions. Handouts will be given out.

April 5: Radio Refresher Course. A review of the most common and essential radio communication situations. Practical examples will be stressed, like calling for a berth at a marina.

April 12: Preparing to go to Desolation Sound. Getting ready to head north and what to expect when you get there. Covers provisioning tips, weather, marinas, anchorages.

April 19: Crossing the border (in both directions). How to prep for a trip to the US and returning to Canada– regulations, customs, anchorages, concerns.

June 21 & 22 (Two evenings): Anchoring and stern tying. Learn how to stern tie your boat to the shore in a congested anchorage, which types of anchors to purchase, where to anchor and how to set the anchor, and which knots are best to use for different situations.

For further information please contact Bryan Westby bcwestby@shaw.ca.

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