WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Farmer’s Style Cheddar @ Madd Acres
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $50 | To register call 250-247-8635 or email |

Learn how to make your own Farmer’s Style Cheddar cheese! Join Paula Maddison who has been teaching the lost art of cheese making for years. This is a demonstration style: Taste, Touch, Feel class that will demystify the process of making your own cheese, giving you a good understanding of the process and ingredients that are used in cheese making. Instructions and ingredients to make your own Farmer’s Style Cheddar at home are included.

Students must register in advance. All Gabriola Island classes are held at Madd Acres, my hobby farm. No experience necessary.

All supplies included, plus a kit to take home and make more



MUSIC: Celebrating Louis Armstrong with The Valley All-Stars @ The Roxy
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ADMISSION: $20 at the door | Everyone Welcome!

Please join us in celebrating Louis Armstrong & his amazing legacy.

Born into poverty & raised by his grandmother in the Storyville District of New Orleans, Louis Armstrong built a reputation as one of the most famous celebrities during the 20th century. He became known not only as a great trumpeter, but also as a vocalist, actor, comedian, ambassador & political activist. His status as a successful black American inspired millions & many of his personal accomplishments still remain unchallenged. During a career that spanned over 5 decades, this Founding Father of Jazz revolutionized the art of improvisation & scat singing, wrote 2 autobiographies & more than 10 magazine articles, appeared in over 30 films, and composed dozens of songs that have become familiar standards. He performed an average of 300 concerts/year worldwide & has 13 entries in the Grammy Hall of Fame (including Male Vocalist of the Year & Award for Lifetime Achievement). All Hot 5 & Hot 7 recordings have been designated for preservation by the National Recording Registry & his list of gold & platinum albums are impressive as are his hit singles. He is truly recognized as one of the most influential people during the last century.

Featuring a stellar line up of local musicians including Michael Eddy on keyboard, Grahame Edwards on bass, Tom Tinsley on drums, Rachel Fuller on clarinet, Jeff Agopsowicz on slide trombone, and Jake Masri on trumpet & vocals, this multi-talented sextet is sure to guarantee a memorable performance of classic standards plus original compositions.

By all means spread the word & we hope to see you there.

MUSIC: Frank Sehr with Guests @ The Kitchen
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

No Cover | Everyone Welcome!

Enjoy live music, great food and drinks with Frank Sehr & guests.

Every Sunday evening from 5pm to 7pm at The Kitchen.

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or |

This circuit-style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions including bone and joint conditions, diabetes, heart and respirator conditions, cancer, obesity, and mental health issues.

Participants work at their own level and pace, core and stretching can be done from a chair, and exercises have increasing levels of difficulty that will challenge you to increase strength, balance, flexibility and joint mobility.

Bonus benefits: have fun and meet new people!

Monday and Wednesday 11am – 12pm @ Hope Centre.
Friday 10:45am – 11:45am @ Community Hall.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

RECREATION: Gabriola Dragon Boat Club @ Silva Bay Marina
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

COST: $150 (2 X per week); $75 (1 X per week); Half-season and Drop-in Rates Available |

Come out and enjoy connections, healthy living and fitness!

NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY any age, sex and fitness level. As long as you can hold a paddle and get in the boat by whatever method that works.

For more information go to


MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

FREE Admission | Everyone Welcome!

Come out and enjoy the local musicians.

MUSIC: Pete’s Posse @ The Roxy
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

TICKETS: $20 | Available at North Road Sports |

The Vermont trio is at the forefront of American folk music, by any measure. They boast not one but two fiddle champions – who can light into a set of tunes with the best of them. They are also composers, arrangers and writers of songs, serious and comic.

The Posse’s leader and elder is Pete Sutherland, who has been one of the most respected U.S. folk musicians for 40 years. His music has been heard on shows like All Things Considered and This American Life; he was part of the folk super-group, Metamora.

Joining Pete are two young, well, hot shots, Tristan Henderson and Oliver Scanlon. As well as fiddle and guitar, they play mandolin, banjo, jaw harp and keyboards. They clog. As if that wasn’t enough, the Posse sing like a small choir.

MUSIC: The Skol Rock Jam @ Skol Pub
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

No Cover |

Come out and enjoy our local talent. Bring your instruments and join in.

Every Monday night – Hosted by Frank Sehr.

ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Centre
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop-in: $2 for Members | $5 for Visitors |

Please go to for more information about Membership & Art Sessions.

Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members may paint on Tuesday and Friday afternoons until 4 pm provided the Gabriola Senior Citizens’ Association does not require use of the Rollo Centre. Members may use oil paints either day provided that the oil paints are water-soluble or odorless solvents are used

WORKSHOP: “Intermediate Watercolours” with Melinda Wilde (1st class) @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

COST: $190 for 10 weeks (2-hours each class)| Class Level: Intermediate|

This is a great class for intermediate painters who want to increase their skills and try new challenges.

Please email by September 15th to register.

I will pick up any Nanaimo folk off the 9:25 boat and return you to the 12:35. You can also email me regarding classes being held in Nanaimo this fall.