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SRA news, 2 May 2010

 Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours. I have news for you about a number of neighbourhood events:

 

-- The Minotaur Dreams

-- Pacific Baroque Orchestra

-- Velapalooza Bike Wash

-- Cooking classes at Radha Eatery

-- SOLEfood gardening

-- Heritage House Tour

-- Strathcona Community Centre booth at Hawks Avenue Yard Sale

-- Shirley Chan nominated for Woman of Distinction award

 

And don’t forget the next meeting of the Strathcona Residents Association on Wednesday, May 5, 7:15, at the Strathcona Community Centre.

 

See you around the neighbourhood.

 

Rick

 

 

 

THE MINOTAUR DREAMS

THE D.T.E.S. LABYRINTH PROJECT

 

A new telling of an ancient tale, with and for the Downtown Eastside

A promenade theatre journey with more twists than the entrails than a sacrificial goat

 

Promenade Theatre * Puppets * Music * Masks * Lights * Storytelling

 

Three Performances at the Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue

Saturday, May 8, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 9, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

 

Suggested Donation $10

DTES residents – Pay as you can

 

Produced by Vancouver Moving Theatre with Runaway Moon Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

PACIFIC BAROQUE ORCHESTRA PERFORMS FREE CONCERT AT SAINT JAMES

 

Friday May 14, 7:30pm – St. James Anglican Church, 303 Cordova St. (at Gore Ave.)

Ticket Info: FREE

 

Pacific Baroque Orchestra presents Baroque Fandango: The Spain of Charles III

 

The Spain of Charles III combined erudite court entertainment with a variety of musical activities that transcended continents, eras and social classes.  At this exciting moment in time, lively dance forms such as the bolero, fandango and seguidilla, as well as musical inspirations from the New World, resonated everywhere from the Habsburg court to salons and public cafés.  Our season finale emulates a spirited Spanish soiree, combining music by European composers such as Boccherini with hummable 17th century dance tunes from Latin America.  Olé!  http://www.pacificbaroque.com/fandango.htm

 

 

 

 

Velopalooza BIKE WASH

 

(Thanks to Jamie Ollivier for this notice)

 

Saturday May 15th

11 AM to 5PM

At the Union Food Market 

810 Union

&

The Wilder Snail

799 Keefer Street

 

Is your bike covered in winter muck and Mud?

Got squeaks and creaks?

Want someone else to deal with it?

 

We will lube and wash your RIDE, plus give is a thorough mechanical inspection

 

All work done by donation in support of the Velopalooza 10 days of BIKE FUN in Vancouver June 4th- 13th 2010

Kick off at the Wise Hall, June 4th followed by 10 days of guided and themed rides around Metro Vancouver. The Velopalooza outdoor finale event takes place in Strathcona Park on June 13th. 

Family friendly and fun for all!

 

Go to Velopalooza.ca for more information. 

Join our facebook group at: tinyurl.com/velopalooza

 

Come on out to the Velopalooza Bike Wash and let us give your Velo some LOVE

 

 

 

 

 

RADHA EATERY HOLDS COOKING CLASSES IN MAY AND JUNE

 

Radha Yoga & Eatery, 728 Main St. (at Union)

(http://www.radhavancouver.org/cooking-classes/)

 

May 9 Mother’s Day Brunch Cooking Class with chef Andrea Potter
Treat your mom (or anyone you love!) to this fun and hands-on class.
Mother’s Day Brunch Menu
• Kombucha ‘mimosa’ aperitif
• Fruit salad with vanilla bean
• Savory crepes with almond ‘ricotta’ and spinach filling
• Sweet crepes with your choice of hand-made chocolate hazelnut spread or poached pears and berry coulis

May 23 Fermenting Foods with chef Andrea Potter
This popular class is an introduction to the work of fermented vegetables. Fermenting food is an ancient method of preserving the harvest. Rich in probiotics and enzymes for improving digestion, these raw, living foods are regaining their popularity. Reclaim this skill and learn how to make sauerkraut, kimchi and brined pickles at home. We will be making a batch of sauerkraut together for you to take home and start fermenting right away.

June 6 Raw for the Rest of Us with chef Andrea Potter
Raw ‘living’ foods are vibrant sources of enzymes – essential to digestion and all the body’s processes. Either by eating all raw, mainly raw or just by including more raw foods in your diet, you can access some of these benefits. Much more than just salad, in this combination demo/hands-on class, will be making an elegant four-course meal. No special equipment needed (such as dehydrators and very powerful blenders).

June 13 Eating Locally with chef Andrea Potter
Ingredients sourced from our local farmer’s market will inspire our menu. This is the ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ cooking class. You will help to create a four-course menu based on our local abundance. The focus of this class is cooking creatively (loosening our dependence on recipes).
Local Summer Feast
• Chilled Summer Soup
• Farmer’s Salad
• Ragu of Summer Vegetables with Chickpea Polenta
• Dessert (think strawberries, lavender, apples, hazelnuts…

 

 

SOLEfood INNER CITY URBAN FARM NEEDS GARDEN TOOLS

 

(Thanks to Joe Chaput of Au Petit Chavignol, 843 East Hasting, for this info; be sure to check out www.aupetitchavignol.com; it’s cheese heaven)

 

To learn more about SOLEfood, visit their Urban Farm beside the Astoria Hotel at Hastings and Hawks or check out http://1sole.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

HERITAGE HOUSE TOUR JUNE 6

 

(Thanks to Pat Canning for this info)

 

Three of Strathcona’s restored homes, including the former school at 593 East Georgia, are featured in Heritage House Tour on Sunday, June 6, 2010, along with Shaughnessy and Kerrisdale houses and a Beatty Street warehouse.

 

Tickets  $35 plus GST

Call 604 264-9642, or check out http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/openvan.html

 

 

 

COMMUNITY CENTRE LOOKING FOR DONATED GOODS TO SELL AT HAWKS AVENUE YARD SALE

 

(Thanks, Roberta)

 

Strathcona Community Centre will have its own booth at this year’s Hawks Avenue Yard Sale on June 13. In order to raise money for community centre programs, the SCC is looking for donations of quality items to sell that day. To donate your items, contact Roberta Robertson at 604.253.5606 or Roberta@shaw.ca, and arrange to drop them off at her home on Heatley Avenue.

 

 

 

B.O.B.’s SHIRLEY CHAN NOMINATED FOR Y.W.C.A. WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARD

 

Shirley submitted a 60 word quote that supports one of the Y’s program areas.  The nominee/quote that receives the most votes wins the $10,000 Scotiabank prize for her chosen program area.  Shirley’s quote reads:

 

“The Y's "Early Learning and Care" programs, providing enriched, nurturing environments for children-at-risk, wins my support.  Having funded Healthiest Babies Possible and Aboriginal Head Start when Regional Director for Population and Public Health and growing up in the Downtown Eastside, I have a special appreciation for the social and economic benefits of providing disadvantaged children with an early positive start.”