Pender Harbour & Egmont: Christmas Faire this weekend

Christmas season comes to the Harbour this Saturday when the Pender Harbour Community Club hosts its annual Christmas Faire 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hall. The Vendors’ Treasure Village will have everything on your shopping list and more. Kids will be busy at Liz’s Creative Centre and the Sunshine Coast Bat Building Workshop. The Hall Home Kitchen will serve up delicious tasty favourites. HUGS will entertain with festive tunes, 50/50 tickets could have you winning $500 and the silent auction will include two quilts, truly works of art. Pull out your funky, fantastic Christmas sweater, put it on, take a pic and wear it to enter the Funky Festive Sweater Contest at the Faire. The Fashion Showdown at high noon will decide the winners by People’s Choice to win a super prize. This family fun event supports the PHCC and maintaining our wonderful Heritage Hall for the great enjoyment of all. 

The Harbour Gallery’s annual Christmas Sale begins the same day, Saturday Nov. 16. When you are at the Christmas Faire take a short walk down to the Gallery and check out their original paintings, from miniatures (always popular) to large works, prints and cards. The Gallery is located at 12954 Madeira Park/Gonzales Road right across from the School of Music. Open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and during intermission at coffee houses and concerts. 

Sunday, Nov. 17 will be a day of wonderful music in the Harbour. At the School of Music, the Pender Harbour Music Society 2019-2020 Concert Series presents Ross Douglas on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Douglas is an award-winning singer/songwriter who performs “songs that blend history, comedy, theatre, a variety of musical genres and a litany of instruments.” His show has been described as energetic and heartfelt, and his rich baritone voice is distinctive. 

The fabulous Sunday Jam this week headlines Peter Van Trio from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Clubhouse. This will also be Tim Rannard’s Birthday Bash. Come enjoy a great afternoon of music, delicious food, drinks and warm hospitality from Mike and his family and staff. Thanks to them, to the musicians and to PH Blues Society president, the lovely Marilyn MacLeod. 

The Pender Harbour Aquatic Society will hold its annual general meeting at the Aquatic Centre on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. 

The Pender Harbour Wildlife Society welcomes Dr. Rand Rudland on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at PH Secondary School. Rudland will present High Artic Wildlife – Polar Bears, Walruses, Whales and Seabirds. This is a free event open to the public, the 40th anniversary of the Wildlife Society.

Gentleman, you have a great opportunity this month to join in the Chair Yoga sessions for free! Classes are Mondays at Sarah Wray Hall 11 a.m. to noon and Fridays at the PH Hall 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Harbourside Friendship, Thursday Nov. 21 will include a presentation with SCRD’s Matt Treit. Meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Hall. Lunch served at noon. Drop in $10. 

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