February Hot Spots!

February Hot Spots!

What’s going on in the North Island (Jan. 31 - Feb. 7)

Port McNeill

February 3, 10

A two-day junk journal making workshop. Starts 10:00 am at the Port McNeill MakerSpace. Create a beautiful and unique journal from new and recycled papers, stamping images, envelopes, packaging- basically anything that can be written on is usable. Tickets at pmkidsinmotion.com.

February 4

Mount Waddington Highland Dance Association presents: Celtic Celebration at 1:00pm at the Port McNeill Gate House Theatre. Tickets are $10 each available at Flora Borealis. Come enjoy and watch our dancers perform. Raffle Draws, 50/50 and more.

February 6

“My Voice Matters” Part 2! A community engagement session with Mt. Waddington Communities and Health Services. Want to talk about Primary Care? Why does it matter? What is it? and How will it be different? Port McNeill Community Hall 1473 Broughton Blvd 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

February 9

D.I. Wine Ladies Night 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Port McNeill MakerSpace. Tickets $30 dollars each must be 19+. All proceeds go to Kids In Motion. Get tickets at pmkidsinmotion.com/tickets.

— Gate House Theatre Movies

February 2

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

7:00 pm. This is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage.

February 9

Thor: Ragnarock.

7:00 pm. PG-13. Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo.

February 16

Coco.

7:OO pm. Animated Comedy – PG. Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

February 23 & 24

Ferdinand.

7:00 pm. Animated Comedy – PG. After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.John Cena, Kate McKinnion, David Tennant, Daveed Diggs

Port Hardy

Ongoing

Port Hardy Museum re- opens February 1. Open Wed to Sat from 10:00 am to noon & 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Ongoing

North Island Cancer Support Group meets every third Thursday of the month at the Hardy Bay Senior Centre from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Contact Tracy Smyth at 250-902-0670.

February 3

Mount Waddington Highland Dance Association presents: Celtic Celebration Saturday 6:30pm at the Port Hardy Secondary School. Tickets are $10 each available at Cafe Guido & the North Island Gazette.

February 5

“My Voice Matters” Part 2! A community engagement session with Mt. Waddington Communities and Health Services. Want to talk about Primary Care? Why does it matter? What is it? and How will it be different? Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Centre 9150 Granville Street 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

February 5

Grab your boots and hats. Avalon Adventist Christian Academy, 4640 Byng Road, Port Hardy is having a Kindergarten Round Up, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for all prospective kindergarteners for the 2018/19 school year. For more information, please call 250-949-8243.

Port Alice

Ongoing

Let’s DEW this! (Diet. Exercise. Wellness) Group support from 10 – 11 AM. Meetings held at the Legion and facilitated by the Port Alice Health Centre. Contact Silja RN for more info at 250-284-3555 ext. 4

Ongoing

Meditation Group. Mondays at 1:00 pm. Group will meet at Denise’s Seaview apartment. Spiritual discussions, all beliefs welcome. Phone 1(250)-213-6476 for more information.

Ongoing

Fun and Fitness at the Community Centre! Adult Badminton (New Racquets) Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Ping Pong Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Yoga from Monday and Wednesday 6:45 – 8:00 pm. Everyone welcome to join these free activities!

February 4

Super Bowl Sunday at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #180. Come watch the game on our new 55” HD TV. Kithcen serving up chili with bun, manly sized hot dogs, chili dogs, and nachos.

February 5

“My Voice Matters” Part 2! A community engagement session with Mt. Waddington Communities and Health Services. Want to talk about Primary Care? Why does it matter? What is it? and How will it be different? Port Alice Community Centre Room 101 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Sointula

February 5

Public Health Nurse at the Public Health Clinic from 11:30 to 3:00 PM. Flu shots, immunizations, youth clinic and more. Call Erica @ Sointula Health Centre at 250-973-2373.

February 6

“My Voice Matters” Part 2! A community engagement session with Mt. Waddington Communities and Health Services. Want to talk about Primary Care? Why does it matter? What is it? and How will it be different? Athletic Hall 110 Wanda’s Way 13th Avenue 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

February 9

The Sointula Art Shed’s February Artist in Residence Emma Rush will perform a concert of solo classical guitar at the Athletic Hall in Sointula! With Sointula’s own Niall Weyer opening. Show at 7:30 pm doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 at the door and everyone is welcome.

Woss

Ongoing

The Mount Cain connector departs from the Port McNeill Pioneer Mall at 7:31 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis.

Passengers are encouraged to arrive 5 – 10 minutes prior to departure time to load ski/snowboard equipment into the bus. Passengers transfer from the transit bus to the Mount Cain shuttle bus at the Woss General Store.

Fares (one way): Port McNeill to Woss is $3.75 & $5.00 for the Mount Cain shuttle.

Vancouver Island Regional Library Public Service Announcements:

Book Clubs!!

Port Hardy Book Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 pm. Frigon Book Club meets Thursday January 18th at the Port Alice Library from 6:30 – 8 pm. Tickle your noggin! Drop in and check out the great smiles, conversation and what they’re reading.

Make a Lego date with the Port McNeill Library. Call 250-956-3669 for more information.

Games Night at the Sointula Library runs Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm! Ages 10 years and up.

It’s Book in a Bottle time at the Port Alice Library. Drop in for this much loved annual activity. Starts Jan. 9 and runs all month.

Drop in for a warm and cozy Preschool storytime the second Thursday of each month at the Port McNeill Library, 2-2:30 pm.

Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Caregivers. Bring your preschoolers, toddlers and babies, 0-6 years, for a fun time together with Mother Goose on the Go:

Port McNeill Library branch: 11-11:45 am, the first Saturday of each month.

Mark your calendars! Simple and Green discussion group meets the first Thursday in February at 6:30 pm. Join the conversation about how to put simple and green living into easy everyday context.