April 2016 Events

Wow! April is a month filled with events – this is just some of what’s happening at the hall.  To see the complete list check out our Cran Hall Calendar

Sat, April 2nd – 7:00pm
Poetry SLAM!

SLAM is a spoken word competition where the brave, bright and loud get on stage to share their words in front of a hollering, cheering, supportive crowd. At the end of the night a poet is selected as the reigning word warrior and immortalized in name on the one and only SLAM CHAMP medallion. (Our own president Scott Ritter is the reigning champion. Will he be there to defend his title or will some other take his place? Come find out.) All ages are welcome and all skill levels are encouraged. Admission by donation. The Powell River Poetry Slam is co-sponsored by the Powell River Public Library and the Cranberry Community Hall Association. It occurs biannually in March and October.

Visit the Slam Facebook event for more details:

Sun April 3 – 7:00pm
Film Night

The first Sunday of the month has been chosen for our Cran Hall film nights and we are very pleased to present ‘From the Waste Up – Life Without Plastic’ for April, which also happens to be Earth Month.

This film explores the concepts of consumerism, convenience, disposability and going without by following the trials and tribulations of the filmmaker Taina Uitto and six other families as they challenge themselves to take a break from their plastic habits.

Taina and the Let’s Talk Trash team will be in attendance for discussion. Admission by donation (suggested $7).

For more information see our Facebook event page  or the movie website

Tue April 5th – 7:30pm
The Fretless

The FretlessPat Buckna Presents
THE FRETLESS
2014 Canadian Folk Music Assoc. – Ensemble of the Year
2014 Western Canadian Music Assoc. – Instrumental Album of the Year
2012 CFMA Ensemble of the Year and Instrumental Group of the Year
2012 WCMA Instrumental Album of the Year

The Fretless quartet is adept at blending styles with each member playing stringed instruments (violin, viola and cello) and mixing genres to create a performance that is unusual, engaging and innovative. They’ve appeared twice before in Powell River to rave reviews and offer a high-energy deeply moving musical performance. The group’s sound is perfectly suited to the great acoustics at the Cranberry Hall and we hope you won’t miss this dynamic quartet.

TICKETS: On sale now at River City Coffee, $18 advance, $20 at the door

Fri April 7 – 7:00pm
Laura Wallace’s Fiddle Jam

Hosted by Laura Wallace on the second Friday of every month (except July and August). Everyone welcome. The tune will be posted a week in advance. $5-$10 to pay for hall rental. Come and kick up your heels and have a good time.

More info: http://cranberryfiddlejam.ca/

Sun Apr 10 – 2:00pm
Sunday Song Circle – New Beginnings

new beginningsApril is the beginning of the new astrological year, so this month’s song circle is all about New Beginnings – perhaps a song about a frest start, or simply a new song you’ve learned that no one has heard before, or a new technique you want to demonstrate for everyone. Maybe you learned a new instrument or found out about a new singer. Maybe you song contains the word ‘new’ or ‘beginning’. Or maybe it doesn’t – that’s fine too. After all, the Sunday Song Circle is about songs, any kind of song, and and all instruments or voices are welcome. We’d love it if you come out and join us. Last month some people came just to listen and the people who played all loved an appreciative audience. Hope to see you Sunday April 10th at 2:00pm.

Admission by donation ($5 or what you can afford).  Join us and join our Facebook group

Sat Apr 16 –
Spring Fling with a Twist

A fundraiser and an evening of fun for our board member Dee Light organized by her friends
Doors open at 6pm, dinner starts at 6:30pm

Curry Cook off
6 contestants compete to make the tastiest curry dish. Cash Prize of $100, a loving cup and bragging rights of course. Judging will be people’s choice. Ballots will be counted at 7:30pm.

Music
There will be electronic music for our dancing pleasure after dinner, as well as an open stage for locals to strut their stuff. So musicians, bring your tools of trade.

“Bundles Of Gratitude”
50/50 draw, Silent Auction , door prizes on every hour

This is an alcohol free family event.
Tickets will be $20 each and available at River City Coffee, Velma’s Candy/ Urban Earth Teas and Earth Inspirations Pottery.

Sunday Apr 24 – 7:30pm
Acoustic Coffeehouse

CoffehouselogHosted by Scott Ritter. Musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and others performers are welcome, or come and just be part of the supportive family friendly audience in a relaxed café setting. Coffee, tea and snacks are available. Admission by donations ($5.00 suggested). Performer signup is from 7:00-7:30 only.

March 2016 Events

March 2016

Friday Mar 11 – 7:00pm
Laura Wallace’s Fiddle Jam

LauraWallaceHosted by Laura Wallace on the second Friday of every month (except July and August).

Our next jam is Friday, March 11, 2016 and the Cranberry Hall. 7pm. Everyone welcome. The tune will be posted a week in advance. $5-$10 to pay for hall rental. Come and kick up your heels and have a good time.

More info: http://cranberryfiddlejam.ca/

Sunday Mar 13 – 2:00pm
Sunday Song Circle – Betrayal

betrayalssLast month it was all about love. Next month we’re so close to the Ides of March, we decided our theme is BETRAYAL! There must be a million songs that have been written on the topic and we’re hoping you’ll come and share some of your best ones with us. We’re an easy-going group of singers, players, and folks who just want to come out and listen and we’d love to see you on March 13th at the Cranberry Hall at 2:00pm. Murder-ballads, my-baby-done-me-wrong songs, I’m-So-Lonesome-Since-My-Baby-Said-Goodbye songs, or any other kind of tune that strikes your fancy will be just fine. If you haven’t joined us before, you’re invited and we’ll be glad to have you.

Admission by donation ($5 or what you can afford)

Mar 15 – 19
Spring Break Workshops

MiniComicImageMarch 15-18, 1:30-3:30 pm, Minicomic Camp for teens 11+. Create your own comic book from script to storyboard to mock-up to mastercopy during this 4-day camp. Each day begins with a drawing warm-up led by one of four fantastic Powell River artists: Meghan Hildebrand, Caitlin McDonough, Giovanni Spezzacatena, and Luke Ramsey.

March 19, 10:30-noon, Hatch-a-Plot for kids 7-10.  Kidnap two characters, give them a BIG problem, set them somewhere amazing, add a speech bubble, turn up the heat! Face the problem, tie up the plot, end with a BANG!

To register for either of these programs, call the Library at 604-485-4796.

Sunday Mar 27 – 7:30pm
Acoustic Coffeehouse

Photo by Dee Light
Photo by Dee Light

Hosted by Scott Ritter. Musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and others performers are welcome, or come and just be part of the supportive family friendly audience in a relaxed café setting. Coffee, tea and snacks are available. Admission by donations ($5.00 suggested). Performer signup is from 7:00-7:30 only.

February 2016 Events

February 2016

February 14 2:00pm

FebSongCircleMonthly Sunday Song Circle hosted by Pat Buckna.  February’s Song Circle is scheduled for Valentine’s Day This month our theme is LOVE (never ending, careless, new, faded, lost, unrequited, puppy, true or any other type).
Bring your sweetie and some love songs to sing. If you know anyone who would like to join in or just come to listen, please invite them to come and join our group.

Admission by donation ($5 or what you can afford)

Friday Feb 12 – 7:00pm
Laura Wallace’s Fiddle Jam

LauraWallaceBack up and running in February and for the rest of the year! Second Friday of every month (except July and August).

Our next jam is Friday, February 8th 2016 and the Cranberry Hall. 7pm. Everyone welcome. The tune will be posted a week in advance. $5-$10 to pay for hall rental. Come and kick up your heels and have a good time.

More info: http://cranberryfiddlejam.ca/

Sunday Feb 21 – 7:30pm
Acoustic Coffeehouse

Dec 2015 CoffeehouseHosted by Scott Ritter. Musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and others performers are welcome, or come and just be part of the supportive family friendly audience in a relaxed café setting. Coffee, tea and snacks are available. Admission by donations ($5.00 suggested). Performer signup is from 7:00-7:30 only.

Sunday Feb 28 – 7:30pm
Pat Buckna Presents
The Crooked Brothers

CrookedBrothersThe Crooked Brothers have have toured 10 countries, played in nearly every province and territory in Canada, and have released three full length albums, as well as an EP that comes available exclusively on limited-edition postcards. Music full of hips and heart. The Crooked Brothers. We’re glad to bring them back to the Cranberry Hall.

TICKETS
$18 advance $20 at the door
Available at 
Rockit Music and Breakwater Books
For more info contact Pat Bucknan 604-485-5198
pbuckna@telus.net   http://www.starbuckna.com

This Month at the Hall

March 2016

Friday Mar 11 – 7:00pm
Laura Wallace’s Fiddle Jam

LauraWallaceHosted by Laura Wallace on the second Friday of every month (except July and August).

Our next jam is Friday, March 11, 2016 and the Cranberry Hall. 7pm. Everyone welcome. The tune will be posted a week in advance. $5-$10 to pay for hall rental. Come and kick up your heels and have a good time.

More info: http://cranberryfiddlejam.ca/

Sunday Mar 13 – 2:00pm
Sunday Song Circle – Betrayal

betrayalssLast month it was all about love. Next month we’re so close to the Ides of March, we decided our theme is BETRAYAL! There must be a million songs that have been written on the topic and we’re hoping you’ll come and share some of your best ones with us. We’re an easy-going group of singers, players, and folks who just want to come out and listen and we’d love to see you on March 13th at the Cranberry Hall at 2:00pm. Murder-ballads, my-baby-done-me-wrong songs, I’m-So-Lonesome-Since-My-Baby-Said-Goodbye songs, or any other kind of tune that strikes your fancy will be just fine. If you haven’t joined us before, you’re invited and we’ll be glad to have you.

Admission by donation ($5 or what you can afford)

Mar 15 – 19
Spring Break Workshops

MiniComicImageMarch 15-18, 1:30-3:30 pm, Minicomic Camp for teens 11+. Create your own comic book from script to storyboard to mock-up to mastercopy during this 4-day camp. Each day begins with a drawing warm-up led by one of four fantastic Powell River artists: Meghan Hildebrand, Caitlin McDonough, Giovanni Spezzacatena, and Luke Ramsey.

March 19, 10:30-noon, Hatch-a-Plot for kids 7-10.  Kidnap two characters, give them a BIG problem, set them somewhere amazing, add a speech bubble, turn up the heat! Face the problem, tie up the plot, end with a BANG!

To register for either of these programs, call the Library at 604-485-4796.

Sunday Mar 27 – 7:30pm
Acoustic Coffeehouse

Photo by Dee Light
Photo by Dee Light

Hosted by Scott Ritter. Musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and others performers are welcome, or come and just be part of the supportive family friendly audience in a relaxed café setting. Coffee, tea and snacks are available. Admission by donations ($5.00 suggested). Performer signup is from 7:00-7:30 only.