Sunday, January 11, 2009

Filling that 2009 calendar

A few idle moments lead me to start jotting in my nice clean 2009 diary... Here are a few items to pencil in.

January

Tuesday 13th
Another chance to catch one of three fundraiser screenings of Island on the Edge, a locally produced film about farmland & food security for Vancouver Island. Meet others and hear the latest news on The Farmlands Trust's bid to acquire historic Woodwynn Farm.
Tuesday January 13; 7pm; Mary Winspear Centre (Charlie White Theatre), Sidney.

Thursday 15th
The Malahat Review offers an evening of readings and discussion by contributors to The Green Imagination issue, including Tim Lilburn, Jan Zwicky, John Barton, Arleen Pare, Nicholas Bradley, Patricia Young, Jay Ruzesky, and many others.
Thursday, January 15; 700-9.00 pm; Metro Studio (corner of Quadra and Johnson), Victoria.

Monday 19th
BC Sustainable Energy Association Victoria Chapter Meeting. Featured speakers are Guillaume Mauger, recent PhD in climate science, presenting the latest on clouds and their effect on climate, plus geoengineering projects that have been proposed for altering the climate. Trevor Williams, PhD candidate in mechanical engineering presenting research on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and investigations into flying on biofuels.
Monday January 19; 7-9pm. Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Rd. Victoria.

Saturday 30th
The Path to Eco-Conscious Living, with Ed Begley Jr. Talk and book-signing from the actor-activist who aims to turn Hollywood green.
Saturday January 30; 7.30-9.30pm. Farquar Auditorium, University Centre, UVic.

February

Thursday 5th
Screening of Island on the Edge, and fundraiser for The Farmlands Trust's bid to acquire Woodwynn Farm.
Thursday February 5; 7pm; David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Bldg, UVic.

Tuesday 10th
Launch of Acumen 63, featuring Leah Fritz, Sara Boyes, India Russell. All profits to Cold Weather Shelter for Homeless.
10th February, 2009; 6.30 for 7.00pm; Lumen United Reformed Church and Community Centre, 88 Tavistock Place WC1, London

Saturday 14-Sunday 15th
3rd Annual Victoria Tea Festival. Tea tastings, exhibitions and more, to raise funds for Camosun College Child Care Service.
14th - 15th February; 12-5pm; Crystal Gardens, 713 Douglas Street, Victoria.

Saturday 21st
Seedy Saturday has become a hugely popular event in Victoria (one of many across the country) where people can buy and trade seeds and pick up tips, hear speakers (Frank Morton and Thomas Hobbs this year) and generally mill about getting fired up for spring planting. Schedule will be posted later this month at James Bay Market's website.
21 February 10am-4pm; Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street Victoria.

March

Tuesday 3rd
Screening of Island on the Edge, and fundraiser for The Farmlands Trust's bid to acquire Woodwynn Farm.
Tuesday March 3rd; 7pm; Ambrosia Centre, 638 Fisgard, Victoria.

May

Sunday 31st
A local food festival, "Defending our Backyard"; the Island Chefs Collaborative celebrates Vancouver and Gulf Islands produced foods, beverages and the people who work to defend our back yard.
Sunday May 31; 12pm-4pm; at Fort Rodd Hill, Victoria.

July

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th
The 4th annual Organic Islands Festival and Sustainability Expo is a rallying community-based event providing a look at who's who in the green community. Food, music, talks, exhibition in the gorgeous surroundings of Glendale Gardens.
Saturday, July 4th, 2009 - Sunday, July 5th, 2009; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; at Glendale Gardens & Woodland, 505 Quayle Road, Saanich.

2 Comments:

Blogger the regina mom said...

Hmm...is a visit to St. Peter's inked rather than penciled in, then?

11:18 PM  
Blogger Rhona McAdam said...

Totally, permanently and joyfully inked. Can't wait!

9:24 AM  

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