Weekly Events for April 15-21 2013

**Every school-day morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, April 15

  • SFRS Parent and Preschooler Drop-in (25 months – 6 years old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parents Together: an education and group support program for parents of teens. The group offers respect, confidentiality, practical ideas and skill development. Topics include adolescent development, respectful communication, boundaries and more. On-line registration at www.emcsprograms.ca There is a misprint on the website and calendar: it will run on April 15-May 6, from 6:30 to 8:45 PM (Monday evenings).

Tuesday, April 16

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Cues: What’s My Baby Telling Me?.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Art in the Afternoon with Kelly, 7160 Francis Road, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, for 3- to 5-year-olds. More info here.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • Knitting Circle at the library, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Free, drop-in, all levels or beginners welcome!

Wednesday, April 17

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: TV/Media and Children.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose program at CASA, 1:00 to 2:30 PM, for ages 18 months to 3 years. Learn songs, rhymes, and stories to promote attachment and support early literacy. Call 250-642-5152 to register. Last class.

Thursday, April 18

  • Preschool Storytime at the library, 10:30 AM. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more. We’ll celebrate a different theme each week. Plus, every storytime ends with a craft! For approximately ages 3-5; registration required (call the library).
  • SFRS Young Parents’ Discussion Group at CASA, includes lunch, 11:00 to 1:30. Topic: Nutrition, with Areli Hermanson, VIHA Dietician.
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, April 19

  • Books for Breakfast storytime at the CASA building, 9:30 AM. For 2-4 year-olds. Kids get to hear a story, have a snack, and get a free book to take home. Contact Jodie to register: 250-580-2252 or sookeliteracy@gmail.com
  • Babytime at the library, 10:30 AM. Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories with your baby. Meet other parents and caregivers and share your experiences. For babies aged 0 to 18 months; registration required (call the library).
  • Head Start Music Program through SFRS at CASA. 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For 4- and 5-year-olds. Music-based activities – singing, moving, listening, and instruments. Every second Friday. Call 250-642-5152 to register. Runs until June 21.
  • PRO-D-DAY Wipeout in the Pool at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:00 PM, $2.
  • Youth Floor Hockey for ages 11 and up at SEAPARC, 2:00 to 3:50 PM.
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!

Saturday, April 20

  • Giant Community Garage Sale (includes Family Arts Fair) at SEAPARC, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Activities for the whole family, including music, dance, crafts, and visual arts. Free public admission.
  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, April 21

Weekly Events for April 8-14 2013

**Every school-day morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, April 8

  • SFRS Parent and Baby/Toddler Drop-in (0 – 24 months old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

Tuesday, April 9

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Infant Development: Returning to Work and Finding Daycare.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Art in the Afternoon with Kelly, 7160 Francis Road, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, for 3- to 5-year-olds. More info here.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • Knitting Circle at the library, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Free, drop-in, all levels or beginners welcome!

Wednesday, April 10

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Parenting: Focus on the Positives.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose program at CASA, 1:00 to 2:30 PM, for ages 18 months to 3 years. Learn songs, rhymes, and stories to promote attachment and support early literacy. Call 250-642-5152 to register. Runs until April 17.

Thursday, April 11

  • Preschool Storytime at the library, 10:30 AM. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more. We’ll celebrate a different theme each week. Plus, every storytime ends with a craft! For approximately ages 3-5; registration required (call the library).
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, April 12

  • Babytime at the library, 10:30 AM. Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories with your baby. Meet other parents and caregivers and share your experiences. For babies aged 0 to 18 months; registration required (call the library).
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.

Saturday, April 13

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, April 14

Preschool Storytime at the library, 10:30 AM. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more. We’ll celebrate a different theme each week. Plus, every storytime ends with a craft! For approximately ages 3-5; registration required (call the library).

Weekly Events for April 1-7 2013

**Every school-day morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, April 1 (Easter Monday)

  • SFRS CLOSED (no drop-in playgroup).

Tuesday, April 2

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: When to Call the Doctor.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Art in the Afternoon with Kelly, 7160 Francis Road, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, for 3- to 5-year-olds. More info here.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • Knitting Circle at the library, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Free, drop-in, all levels or beginners welcome!

Wednesday, April 3

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Open Discussion.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose program at CASA, 1:00 to 2:30 PM, for ages 18 months to 3 years. Learn songs, rhymes, and stories to promote attachment and support early literacy. Call 250-642-5152 to register. Runs until April 17.
  • Prenatal Classes through SFRS, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at CASA. Group classes for pregnant women and a partner. $100 (subsidy available). Call Teresa to register: 250-642-5152.

Thursday, April 4

  • SFRS Young Parents’ Discussion Group at CASA, includes lunch, 11:00 to 1:30. Topic: TV/Media and Children.
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, April 5

  • Head Start Music Program through SFRS at CASA. 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For 4- and 5-year-olds. Music-based activities – singing, moving, listening, and instruments. Every second Friday. Call 250-642-5152 to register. Runs until June 21.
  • Youth Floor Hockey for ages 11 and up at SEAPARC, 2:00 to 3:50 PM.
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!

Saturday, April 6

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, April 7

  • Mom and Me Mini Photo Sessions – a Fundraiser for the Sooke Transition House, at La Petite Boutique. Email bigredbarnphoto@shaw.ca for more information.

Weekly Events for March 25-31 2013

**Every school-day morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, March 25

  • SFRS Parent and Baby/Toddler Drop-in (0 – 24 months old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parent and Child Stick & Puck Hockey at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Bring skates, gloves, and a caged helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, March 26

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Infant Development: Gross and Fine Motor.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Art in the Afternoon with Kelly, 7160 Francis Road, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, for 3- to 5-year-olds. More info here.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • Knitting Circle at the library, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Free, drop-in, all levels or beginners welcome!

Wednesday, March 27

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Hop and Move.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose program at CASA, 1:00 to 2:30 PM, for ages 18 months to 3 years. Learn songs, rhymes, and stories to promote attachment and support early literacy. Call 250-642-5152 to register. Runs until April 17.
  • Prenatal Classes through SFRS, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at CASA. Group classes for pregnant women and a partner. $100 (subsidy available). Call Teresa to register: 250-642-5152.

Thursday, March 28

  • SFRS Young Parents’ Drop-in Playgroup at CASA, 12:30 to 2:00 PM
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, March 29 – Good Friday (SFRS closed)

  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.

Saturday, March 30

  • Easter Eggstravaganza at SEAPARC – the Easter Bunny is coming to SEAPARC! Games, Easter egg hunts, crafts, and more. Admission by donation to the Sooke Food Bank. 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, March 31 – Happy Easter!

  • Easter church services at Sooke Baptist (10:00), Holy Trinity Anglican (10:00), St. Rose of Lima Catholic (10:00), Knox Presbyterian (10:30), and CLA Sooke Harbour (11:00).

Weekly Events for March 18-24 2013

**Every weekday morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, March 18

  • Write Your Own Fractured Fairy Tale Prize Draw! This week, Sooke Library invites you to turn a familiar fairy tales upside down and inside out—and to have fun! Write your own fractured fairy tale (two pages maximum) and we’ll post it in the library. You might even win a prize! Submissions accepted from March 18-22 in print or by email at sooke@virl.bc.ca. For ages 6-12.
  • SFRS Parent and Preschooler Drop-in (25 months – 6 years old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parent and Child Stick & Puck Hockey at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Bring skates, gloves, and a caged helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, March 19

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Safety-Proofing Your Home.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • “Can You Imagine?” Fractured Fairy Tales, 2:00 to 2:45 PM at the library. For ages 6 to 12; registration required (call the library). What if Cinderella decided to start her own cleaning business? Or Snow White didn’t like apples? Join us as we explore some fairly twisted tales and other stories where familiar fairytale characters show up in unusual ways. You’ll also have fun playing fairytale-themed games and activities!
  • Art in the Afternoon with Kelly, 7160 Francis Road, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, for 3- to 5-year-olds. More info here.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • Knitting Circle at the library, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Free, drop-in, all levels or beginners welcome!

Wednesday, March 20

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Picky Eaters (with a nutritionist).
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose program at CASA, 1:00 to 2:30 PM, for ages 18 months to 3 years. Learn songs, rhymes, and stories to promote attachment and support early literacy. Call 250-642-5152 to register. Runs until April 17.
  • Prenatal Classes through SFRS, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at CASA. Group classes for pregnant women and a partner. $100 (subsidy available). Call Teresa to register: 250-642-5152.

Thursday, March 21

  • By Royal Invitation: A Dress-Up Storytime, 10:30 to 11:15 at the library. Calling all princesses and princes! Come in costume and join us for a special storytime and craft. You’ll have a “ball” listening to new tales and learning how to behave like a real royal! For ages 3-5; registration required (call the library).
  • SFRS Young Parents’ Discussion Group at CASA, includes lunch, 11:00 to 1:30. Topic: TV/Media and Children.
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, March 22

  • Books for Breakfast storytime at the CASA building, 9:30 AM. For 2-4 year-olds. Kids get to hear a story, have a snack, and get a free book to take home. Contact Jodie to register: 250-580-2252 or sookeliteracy@gmail.com
  • Head Start Music Program through SFRS at CASA. 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For 4- and 5-year-olds. Music-based activities – singing, moving, listening, and instruments. Every second Friday. Call 250-642-5152 to register.
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.

Saturday, March 23

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, March 24

Weekly Events for March 11-17 2013

**Every weekday morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, March 11

  • SFRS Parent and Baby/Toddler Drop-in (0 – 24 months old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parent and Child Stick & Puck Hockey at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Bring skates, gloves, and a caged helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, March 12

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Infant Dental Care.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Art in the Afternoon with Kelly, 7160 Francis Road, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, for 3- to 5-year-olds. More info here.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • Knitting Circle at the library, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Free, drop-in, all levels or beginners welcome!
  • Coast Capital Free Skate, 7:00 to 8:15 PM at SEAPARC. Does not include skate rental cost.

Wednesday, March 13

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Low Cost Beauty Secrets with Jen.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose program at CASA, 1:00 to 2:30 PM, for ages 18 months to 3 years. Learn songs, rhymes, and stories to promote attachment and support early literacy. Call 250-642-5152 to register. Runs until April 17.
  • Prenatal Classes through SFRS, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at CASA. Group classes for pregnant women and a partner. $100 (subsidy available). Call Teresa to register: 250-642-5152.

Thursday, March 14

  • SFRS Young Parents’ Drop-in Playgroup at CASA, 12:30 to 2:00 PM
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, March 15

  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.

Saturday, March 16

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, March 17

  • St. Patrick’s Day Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Weekly Events for March 4-10 2013

**Every weekday morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, March 4

  • Geek Out @ the library (March 4 to 10): Teen Tech Week. Need some homework help?  Discover the eLibrary and all the reliable, online resources available to you, anytime and anywhere! And if you’ve got spare free time, why not explore the library’s collection of downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and music? Drop by the library for more information or better yet, book some time to meet with a librarian for your own personalized tour.
  • SFRS Parent and Preschooler Drop-in (25 months – 6 years old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parent and Child Stick & Puck Hockey at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Bring skates, gloves, and a caged helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, March 5

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Infant Massage.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Art in the Afternoon with Kelly, 7160 Francis Road, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, for 3- to 5-year-olds. More info here.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • The Power of Positive Parenting (Triple P) Group Session at CASA, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Call 250-642-5152 to register.
  • Knitting Circle at the library, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Free, drop-in, all levels or beginners welcome!

Wednesday, March 6

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Open Play Day (no child-minding).
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Prenatal Classes through SFRS, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at CASA. Group classes for pregnant women and a partner. $100 (subsidy available). Call Teresa to register: 250-642-5152.

Thursday, March 7

  • SFRS Young Parents’ Discussion Group at CASA, includes lunch, 11:00 to 1:30. Topic: Open Discussion.
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, March 8

  • Pro-D-Day Toonie Skate at SEAPARC for all ages, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. $2.
  • Head Start Music Program through SFRS at CASA. 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For 4- and 5-year-olds. Music-based activities – singing, moving, listening, and instruments. Every second Friday. Call 250-642-5152 to register.
  • Pro-D-Day Toonie Swim at SEAPARC for all ages, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. $2.
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.

Saturday, March 9

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, March 10