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Coming Up: May 7 & 8

Sat May 7

Penny Le Couteur, president of the The Lynn Valley Garden Club is gearing up for the club's plant sale. The sale will take place at St. Clements Church in North Vancouver, with all proceeds to help various public gardening projects in North Vancouver

Last time CBC Music Producer Michael Juk was on the show, he highlighted some of the softest recorded music and this time the focus is on the loud.

Debbie Varras is the Director of the Dovbush Ukranian Dancers. The group will be performing as part of the The BC Ukranian Cultural Festival in Mission on Sat May 7.

Film maker, John Zaritsky, will début his new film, No Limits, at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. It is the third in a series on the victims of thalidomide and explores new findings with links to Nazi Germany. The film will play at 4:00 pm at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver on May 7.

Sun May 8

Tree expert and author, David Tracey introduces us to the Pauwlonia (Paulownia tomentosa).

Robert Gagno is a pinball champion, among the best in the world. He also has autism. Film makers Jeff Petry and Nathan Drillot followed him around and told his story in their documentary, Wizard Mode. The film will be shown on May 10 and 11 in Vancouver as part of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Willow Yamauchi continues with her series, Lost and Found, asking our listeners to help solve the mysteries behind lost and found people and things.

Gabor Maté and his son Daniel are putting on a public talk and workshop. It's called Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents And Their Adult Children. It is rooted in what they have learned from their relationship and works to foster understanding and respect within the family. The event is taking place May 13 & 14 at SFU Woodward's in Vancouver.

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Coming Up April 30 & May 1

Sat Apr 30

Rachel Aberle is a playwright and actor. Her new play, Still/Falling is about youth and mental health issues. It is presented by Green Thumb Theatre.

The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra is celebrating their 30th anniversary. Cooper Reed is a flutist with the GVYO, Trevor Hoye plays the bass trombone, and Brandon Chow is a former percussion player turned composer. Their tour takes them to Victoria on May 1 at 2:30, Fort Langley on May 3, Nelson on May 6 and Kimberley on May 8.

Children's author, Chris Tougas has just released a new book, Dojo Daycare which will be showcased at the Vancouver Island Children's Book Festival next Saturday May 7 in Nanaimo.

Richard Hebda  is the curator of Botany and Earth History at the Royal BC Museum. Richard, armed with plant specimens from the Peace River Region, is currently building a case that will change the way we understand BC's pre-history. Richard will be lecturing on the topic in fort St. John on May 4 and in Tumbler Ridge on May 5.

Sun May 1

Michael Best is a professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria and the coordinating editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions, an open-access archive of the writings and performances of Shakespeare. 

Alan Twigg is an author, a champion of authors and this year's recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence. He will be receiving his award this weekend.

Diana Sanderson has been developing the Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island for the past 30 years. 

Willow Yamauchi continues with her series, Lost and Found, asking our listeners to help solve the mysteries behind lost and found people and things.

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Sat April 23 and Sun April 24

Saturday April 23

Choir Director Patricia Plumley talks about a special performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana happening at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo.

Amber Dawn's latest poetry collection is called Where the Words End and My Body Begins.  

Christopher Gaze, of Bard on the Beach, helps mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

Susan Musgrave is the author of A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World.

Sunday April 24

Coast Salish storyteller Rosemary Georgeson talks about the upcoming Seasons of the Sea.
The production celebrates the 30th anniversary of Vetta Chamber Music. It will be presented by Vetta Chamber Music Wed Apr 27 at ArtSpring on Salt Spring Island and Thur Apr 28 at West Point Grey United Church in Vancouver.

Outdoor Guy, Frank Ritcey takes us from tics to tequila as he talks eco systems.

Life Coach, Rebecca Hass  talks mindfulness and meditation.

Ashley Spires is a children's book writer and illustrator.