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May 13 - May 19, 2019

posted 13 May 2019, 11:50 by Metchosin Community House   [ updated 13 May 2019, 11:51 ]

 

METCHOSIN COMMUNITY HOUSE HAPPENINGS

For the week of May 13 – May 19, 2019

 

                                                  *** UP AND COMING SPECIAL EVENTS ***


  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE MIGHTY GARGAGE SALE.  PLEASE CALL THE MCHOUSE AT 250-478-5155 TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS FUN FUNDRAISER!

 

FILM NIGHT – Friday, May 31 – 7pm. The Tea Explorer - 75 minutes. An extraordinary documentary made by Canadian Jeff Fuchs. The Tea Explorer follows Jeff as he travels from the tea forests of south-west China over the Himalayas and down through the magnificent Kali Gandaki Gorge into Katmandu, where the old tea traders once carried their leaves to market on the backs of mules. The Tea Explorer is a grand adventure through a forgotten part of history, revealing a fascinating and hidden world of tea.  

  

*** THIS WEEKS REGULAR EVENTS AND EVENT DATES***

 

TUESDAY

Art Group Gathering – Every Tuesday from 9:30am – 12pm. Come and join this creative group of individuals and let your artistic side show. All are welcome.  For more info call Arlene at 250-391-7905.

Knitting Café – Knitting Café – from 1pm –3pm.  The afternoon group will continue on the 2nd and fourth Tuesdays monthly.  Regular dates are the first and third Mondays for the evening sessions and second and fourth Tuesdays monthly for the afternoon knitters. The evening group will meet 7-9 pm, on the 1st and 3rd Mondays monthly. Knitters of all levels are welcome. For More info call Laura Farquharson 250-478-1197.

 

THURSDAY

Creative Rug Hooking – Thursday, May 16, 10:30am – 1:30pm. "CREATIVE RUG HOOKING - First and third Thursdays, monthly, 10:30am - 1:30pm, led by Sheila Stewart, certified Instructor of Traditional Rug Hooking. Beginners are welcome, but should contact Sheila (250-595-6406, email:  blueheronstudio@telus.net ) to discuss needed supplies.  Experienced rug hookers are invited to bring their own projects. Bring a bag lunch, tea and coffee available. No fees but donation jar available to cover refreshment costs." 

GUEST SPEAKER – Thursday, May 16 – 7pm. Awesome Volunteer Organizations: Thinkers and Doers, Metchosin Community House.

Take a look at Metchosin, all those awesome associations, foundations, services groups, clubs - hampers of volunteers who have long purposeful tentacles for reaching. They stretch themselves toward us for fun and meaningful work. Organizations will be brief with a biography, their vision and action. All are welcome to the event to pick and choose and/or just for a listen to the amazing organizations of Metchosin.

 

FRIDAY

Parents and Tots – Friday, 9:30am – 11:30am.                                                                             

The Parents and Tots program was created by Metchosin Community Association to help parents, caregivers and children avoid the isolation that sometimes comes with living in a rural environment like Metchosin. Children from newborn to six years of age are received in a family environment that allows them to feel happy and secure.  It provides an ideal time each week when children can gather to have fun and learn. During the two hours everyone socializes. Parents and caregivers gather to share aspects of their daily lives, while children have fun playing with a variety of materials. A worthwhile time for all!

The program has three parts: one is "The Musical Experience" with a music teacher, who introduces the children to the wonderful world of music. The second part is “The Snack" in which children share fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods. The third part is dedicated to "Toys and Other Activities" where children play and express their creativity and imagination, sharing ideas and toys. This is an ideal time to acquire more patience and respect for others.

If the weather allows, the children can enjoy the little playground and outdoor toys.

Foodsafe snacks are available for all participants and coffee and tea are provided for the parents.

We look forward to seeing you and your little ones. 

 

Metchosin Uke Jam Session – May 17, 5:00pm - 6:30pm - Metchosin Community House – Free - Metchosin Uke Jammers - Tell all your Ukulele playing students, friends & relatives! Spread the word! Open to community members of all ages and levels of talent! Bring: a ukulele, tuner, music stand, and a few songs if you are willing to share/ lead/ teach others with appropriate song sheets for others, if not from songbook below. When: 5-6:30. Suggested songbook: Jumping’ Jim’s Daily Ukulele (as a base resource to work from) if you have it… (Available through Amazon.ca and Tom Lees among others.)There is a Metchosin Uke Jammers Google Drive folder for our group, with song sheets of many of our songs up there. If you can, check out and download songs in advance from:   https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B96QV6Xx22VyQXpJUm1mSmNLNG8

 

SATURDAY

GARAGE SALE COLLECTIONS – 10am – 2pm. Donations can be dropped off at the tents beside the Community House daily, starting Saturday, May 18 thru to Friday, May 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Thursday May 23 until 6pm. Please no mattresses, exercise equipment, TV’s, sofas, stuffed armchairs, old shoes, soiled clothing, microwaves, computers, entertainment units, BBQs, large appliances, cribs, car seats, luggage, skis or magazines. For more info call 250-478-5155. The Garage Sale is May 25 and May 26, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Sale both days and Auction on Saturday.  

 

SUNDAY

GARAGE SALE COLLECTIONS – 10am – 2pm. Donations can be dropped off at the tents beside the Community House daily, starting Saturday, May 18 thru to Friday, May 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Thursday May 23 until 6pm. Please no mattresses, exercise equipment, TV’s, sofas, stuffed armchairs, old shoes, soiled clothing, microwaves, computers, entertainment units, BBQs, large appliances, cribs, car seats, luggage, skis or magazines. For more info call 250-478-5155. The Garage Sale is May 25 and May 26, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Sale both days and Auction on Saturday.  

 

*** GENERAL INFORMATION

 

MEMBERSHIP

This memo is a heads-up for all community-minded folks who the MCA would love to include as new members.  Consider joining. Be active in our community. For more information please call 478-5155. All memberships run July 31 – July 31.

The Metchosin Community House has a drop box at the House for any food donations of non-perishable items for the food bank. Please bring and drop off your donations to the House Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm.


Art on the Walls – May.  Doug Gilbert in collaboration with the Metchosin School Museum Society has compiled and organized a show of 18 historic photographs of Metchosin dating back to the early 1900’s. They are hanging on the Community House walls for all to come and enjoy. Viewing times are Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm. The Art on the Walls program offers the House as a wonderful venue for artists to show and display their works. For more information, please call the MCH at 250-478-5155.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Metchosin Community House has many fun events throughout the year that always rely on the volunteer support of our members, to which we are very grateful. We always place a callout for volunteers at times of our largest fundraisers, but there are always other ways to become involved throughout the year that gives people the chance to be active and have fun in this wonderful community and creates the opportunity to meet some new friends as well. If you would like to become more involved in your community and lend a hand give us a call, we’d love to hear from you. 478-5155.

 

LOST AND FOUND

There is a charm bracelet that have been found and there is also a Toyota key and electronic fob. If you think they may be yours please let us know 250-478-5155.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you haven’t already take a look at our updated website by going to http://www.metchosincommunityhouse.com  and check out our online calendar of events. You might find it handy for booking your next event at the House. To book the House or for more info please call 250-478-5155.

 

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