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JANUARY 25, 2012

EVENTS / ANNOUNCEMENTS AT EVANGELINE’S – Special guest April will teach kids beaded geckos this Friday 2:30 to 3:30 for $10 dropin fee. Saturday, January 28 from 12 to 3 pm April will teach beaded medicine bags. $15 drop-in fee. Local gifts – Consignment accepted – Winter hours Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. NEXT WEEK AT Q.C.C. (Jan 30 – Feb 3) MONDAY 8:30 Low Impact Fitness; 9:30 Parent & Tots; 10:00 Yoga with Josephine; 3:00 Sing for Pure Joy; 4:00 Chess; 4:30 Karate; 5:30 Boot Camp; 6:00 Weight Watchers; 7:00 pm Photo Club; TUESDAY 9:00 Quilters; 9:30 Qi Gong; 10:00 Spinners; 3:00 Children’s Song Circle; 5:15 Yoga with Megan Foss; 7:30 Folk Dancing; 6:30 Belly Dancing WEDNESDAY 9:00 Physiotherapy Clinic; 9:30 Yoga with “CHINESE NEW YEAR” Carol Foort; Noon Community Kitchen lunch; 11:30 Free Money; 6:15 Yoga Photo by I. Shahid with Carol Foort; THURSDAY 9:30 Parent and Tots; 9:00 Yoga with Marnie Chonka; 4:30 Karate; 5:00 Yoga with Megan Foss; 6:45 Quadra Singers; FRIDAY 8:30 Low Impact Fitness; 9:00 THIS WEEKEND AT Q.C.C. (Jan 27- Yoga with Bridget Walshe; 2:30 Ballet 29) FRIDAY Friday Flicks presents: In & Creative Movement, kids 3-5. a Better World 7:45; SATURDAY Spend Time Where it Counts workshop 10:00 LEGION EVENTS: February 4 – 6:30 am; Jive Dance class 1:00 SUNDAY pm pasta dinner $10 and music by DJ Active Sundays kids program 10:00 Reese Wilson. February 5 – 3 pm Super Bowl and $5 dinner. February 11 – 6:30 a.m. pm Valentine’s dinner $15 and dance CANADIAN FOLK-GRASS BAND the at 8 pm to Go Dog Go $5. Pesky Alders! Live at Café Aroma on Saturday, January 28. This 5 piece THE LANDING – Your Super Bowl fun band consists of banjo, fiddle, guitar, location! Free snacks! Free hotdogs! cello and washboard. Sure to be a good Prizes – prizes – prizes! Sunday, February 5 at noon. Best place to watch ol’ time for all ages! Doors at 7 pm. the game. 5 high definition TV’s in MISPLACED YOUR FLYER? Tru Value stereo sound. Let’s get a gang together specials – for both the Heriot Bay and and head to The Landing! Q-Cove stores – can be viewed online CASTLE PRINTING printed this issue every week at www.thehungryeye.ca of the Hungry Eye

TRIO ACCORD WITH GUEST pianist Ian Parker present an afternoon concert of fine chamber music, Beethoven, Brahms, etc., Sunday, February 5, 2:30 pm. Tickets at Hummingbird and Music Plant: $17 advance. Door $20; students 16/under free with adult. Information 250-285-3560. QUADRA ISLAND VISTORS’ GUIDE: It’s that time again! These advertising tourism binders are everywhere in the summer. Make sure your business is included. Accommodation, Activities, Artists, Dining, Healing Arts, Shops and Services. Questions? Contact Susan 285-2556 swilson@gicable.com SUBMITTING CLASSIFIED ADS for Hungry Eye advertising couldn’t be easier: Hand your classified ad to the gas station clerk and pay CASH. Walk away with your cash register receipt. Max. word count for a classified ad is 80 words. For DISPLAY ADS, contact Michelle Simms by phone or email. For contact info and ad rates, visit www. thehungryeye.ca THE EYE’S “Island People & Places” isn’t just for kids. Use it for special birthdays, anniversaries, births, marriages, new business start-ups, etc. No charge. Please send your submission ideas to islandpeople@thehungryeye. ca Requirements include: a high resolution digital photo plus a very brief blurb when appropriate (60 word max.) Please do not submit advertisements for businesses to “Island People & Places.”

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” —Robert Benchley

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THE QUADRA ISLAND PHOTO CLUB welcomes photographers of all ages and experience levels. Meet at Community Centre. Next one on January 30 at 7 pm. For more information visit www. pbase.com/qipc or call Don at 2852142

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THINK YOU HAVE A STOMACH FLU? THINK AGAIN!

Chinese New Year was celebrated on January 23, and 2012 is the year of the...dragon! The key to the dragon personality is that dragons are the free spirits of the Zodiac. An extroverted bundle of energy, gifted and utterly irrepressible, everything dragons do is on a grand scale—big ideas, ornate gestures, extreme ambitions. Because they are confident, fearless in the face of challenge, they are almost inevitably successful. Dragons usually make it to the top. However, too much enthusiasm can leave them tired and unfulfilled. Even though dragons are often willing to help others, their pride can impede them from accepting the same kind of help. Dragons’ generous personalities give them the ability to attract friends, but they can be rather solitary people at heart.

DRAGON The characteristics of the Dragon Sign are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of metal, water, wood, fire and earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle. 2012 is the year of the water dragon. Water has a calming effect on the dragon’s fearless temperament. Water allows the dragon to re-direct its enthusiasm, and makes him more perceptive of others. These dragons are better equipped to take a step back to re-evaluate a situation because they understand the art of patience and do not desire the spotlight like other dragons. Therefore, they make smart decisions and are able to see eye-toeye with other people.

That being said, children are a little different. Kids with the flu often have nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. But that doesn’t mean the flu has travelled to their stomach, because it simply can’t do that. So let’s ditch the term “stomach flu” and go with “stomach bug” – a more accurate term that’s less confusing for all of us. For more information about the flu, visit www.ctv.ca/health.

Hungry Eye Trivia “Chinese New Year” 1. What determines the start of the Chinese New Year? 2. What act is extremely important when preparing for the Chinese New Year? 3. Which animal follows the dragon in the Chinese animal zodiac and will be celebrated in 2013?

1. The new moon on the first day of the new year. That’s why the specific date changes from year to year.

Happy Chinese New Year! 2012 is the year of the...

If you’re vomiting, you probably don’t have the flu; you either have food poisoning or a stomach bug -- more technically, gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is usually caused by noroviruses or rotavirus, which are not related to influenza viruses.

2. Cleaning every part of the house.

ALL FOUND ITEMS RUN FREE (once only/40 words or less) in the Hungry Eye. If you find a pet or other item, please try to locate its owner – your kindness won’t cost a dime. Deadline: before 6 pm Mondays at the gas station or email (michelle@thehungryeye.ca) LOST – 2 PEOPLE … please do not No items by phone, please. return! A total of 287 lbs have been lost in room 1 of QCC over 2 ½ months. If GARAGE & YARD SALES you are interested in losing weight in a safe and healthy way, want to have GOT STUFF BUT NO ENERGY for a laughs along the way & join others in garage sale? Try a classified ad for your feeling so much better – join us Mondays bigger stuff. Only $6 + HST for 40 words from 6 – 7 pm. With Weight Watchers, or less and $15 + HST for 41-80 words. you do not purchase special foods – all Count your words! There is no better you need is sheer determination to way to sell an item on Quadra than in shed your extra pounds. Come sit in the Hungry Eye. on one meeting for free to see what it’s all about.

There really is no such thing as a flu of the stomach. Colds and flu viruses infect the respiratory tract, with the viruses taking up residence at the top of the throat.

3. The snake.

SOUND SPIRIT KIRTAN – we resume on Thursday, February 2 from 7 to 8 pm in room 3 QCC. No experience or musical ability required … Get out of your head and into your heart! Participation by donation. Om Shanti Om!

LOST & FOUND

Ah, the so-called stomach flu. If ever a term needed to be retired, this one is it.

THE HUNGRY EYE is published each week by THE HUNGRY EYE (Michelle Simms van Orden), printed on Quadra Island by Castle Printing & distributed free to Quadra mailboxes Wednesdays. The deadline for ad submission is 6 PM MONDAY for Wednesday’s publication. Also available online: www.thehungryeye.ca. FOR CLASSIFIED ADS: Pre-pay at the Petro-Can Station (Village Square) 7 days a week! Classified ad pricing: up to 40 words $6 + hst; 41-80 words $15 + hst. Max. 80 words for classified ads. Please count your words. Contact Michelle Simms van Orden at 587-987-5358 about display ads or inserts which are not processed through the gas station. Please do not leave display ads/inserts/or their payments at the gas station. The Hungry Eye reserves the right to refuse advertising. More ads than space? Time-sensitive ads take priority when space is tight. WITHOUT PREJUDICE. No responsibility is undertaken for any errors or omissions.

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SERVICES C H A I N S AW W O R K – Need your windfalls limbed and bucked up? Want to get a head start putting away next year’s firewood? ($180/cord). Call Garnet for this and other small chainsaw work. Hardworking, all equipment provided. 250-202-8852 DICK’N’SONS TREE SERVICE is here for all of your tree needs from dangerous tree removal and storm cleanup to pruning. We do it all! Please call 285-2682. Free estimates and fully insured.

Complete Construction Services Site Preparation to Design & Building Fine Finishing & Carpentry

THE WATER GUY: Water systems by certified environmental operator. Well water analysis: sales, service and installation of: ultraviolet treatment systems: filtration products; pumps, pressure & well equipment; specialty pump sales. Quadra, Cortes and beyond. Q-Cove, 285-3744/830-3744/ email: waterguy@uniserve.com

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NOLE CREEK SAWMILLS: milling, moulding, kiln drying, all to your specific requirements. Speciality beams to 32 ft, siding, flooring & much more. Your logs or mine. Free local pickup and SIGNS, PICTURE FRAMING and simple delivery. Call Greg 285-2762 Website: Engraving at Waypoint Signs beside www.nolecreeksawmills.com Quadra Builders. Tuesday -Thursday, 9 – noon and 1 – 4 pm. (look for OPEN Prompt, professional service sign on other days). Appointments TQ journeyman possible to suit your schedule. Friendly, Ron Lolacher Contracting efficient, personalized service with Renovations • Custom Designed Decks quality products at affordable rates. Complete Interior Finishing 285-2815 & info@waypointsigns.com (home) 250 285-2203 • (cell) 250 287-0786 lrlolacher@gmail.com • Box 338, Heriot Bay, BC V0P

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GUTTERS. GUTTERS. GUTTERS. Hedefine Contracting, Discovery Islands’ roofing specialists, does 5”, K-style continuous gutters. Island convenience. Call 285-2866 for all your roofing and gutter needs.

Have Have you you justjustmoved toQuadra Quadra Island? moved to Island? Judyatat285-2150 285-2150 to receive PleasePlease call call Judy to receive a “Welcome to Quadra” package. This a “Welcome to Quadra” package. This visit is sponsored by the Discovery visit isIslands sponsored the Discovery Chamber by of Commerce and Island Businesses. IslandsQuadra Chamber of Commerce and Quadra Island Businesses. Hungry Eye – January 25, 2012 • 3


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