15 Ways to Cozy Up and Stay Warm on Salt Spring Island in November 2016 Reasons to Visit SSI, Salt Spring Island Events, Salt Spring Things to Do Autumn is turning into Winter on Salt Spring which makes it a perfect time to curl up in front of a roaring fire with a cup of cocoa and a book to enjoy the quiet side of the Island in November. Explore hiking trails, explore quaint shops and feast at local restaurants with delectable farm to table ingredients. Whether it's romance, quality time with family or adventure you're seeking, you'll find it on Salt Spring Island in November! Click here for Salt Spring Island Accommodations while you're here >> November 2016 Events on Salt Spring Island Eyes on Nature: Exhibit | November 2nd - 30th | 9:00am to 5:00pm | ArtSpring Lobby: 100 Jackson Avenue | Science educator and naturalist, David Denning, has used microscopes, macro equipment, underwater cameras, and telephoto lenses to explore a wide range of living subjects, from the almost-magical animals that dart around in our oceans to the endearing birds and wildlife at the other end of our binoculars. Exploring colour, pattern and composition, these images are a testimonial to the incredible artistry and diversity of nature. Fabulous Flea Market at Fulford Hall | Saturday 5th | 10:00am to 2:00pm | Fulford Community Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | Find the perfect treasure at this popular bi-annual event! Peruse antiques, arts and more as well as nosh on delicious homemade goodies. Put your feet to the ground and explore the Channel Ridge Trail Network which boasts over 15 kilometers of trails. Enjoy viewpoints, forests and meadows - including the rare Garry Oak ecosystem which can be found on Salt Spring Island. Tread quietly and you might see some of the elusive creatures that call the area home including deer, owls, squirrels and birds. Salt Spring Island Remembrance Day Ceremony | Friday 11th | Parade: 10:30am & Ceremony: 10:45am | Centennial Park Cenotaph | Lest We Forget. Join veterans in Ganges to remember the sacrifices made by thousands of Canadians preceded by a parade mustering at the Post Office at 10:30am and followed by an open house at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 92. Viva Chorale! Concert – “In Remembrance” | Saturday 12th | 7:30am to 9:30pm | ArtSpring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $10 - $18 | Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Salt Spring’s “Viva Chorale” will perform “In Remembrance”. Directed by Caroni Young the choir, accompanied by Diana English (piano) and Laurent Boucher (percussion), will showcase diverse and beautiful music reflecting and honouring the lives of so many in times of war and separation. Charlie Beaver will read letters relating the experiences and thoughts of Canadian soldiers fighting for world freedom and peace. 4thd Annual Abattoir Birthday Bash | Saturday 12th | 6:00pm | Farmers' Institute: 351 Rainbow Road | $40 | Come out and support local food, vibrant community and sustainable farming. Dinner will be served with local lamb and turkey, produce, wine, beer and cider, Arthur Black will be our MC, Duck Creak will provide the music, and of course there will be the famous birthday bash silent auction where you can bid on the services of local tradespeople, local produce, and many other things you have always wanted! Visit Salt Spring and escape the rain! Did you know during the rainy season Salt Spring Island gets half the precipitation as the mainland? Enjoy the cool fall weather, clear skies and grab a warm mug of coffee or hot chocolate from some of our amazing Island coffee shops such as Salt Spring Coffee, kooky Kizmit, Cafe Talia, TJ Beans or Rock Salt - while you're enjoying a cup of cocoa and atmosphere, be sure to enjoy art displays by local artists in a variety of mediums! The 2nd Annual 'Embodying the Dream' Dreaming Retreat | Wednesday 16th - Sunday 20 | Stowel Lake Farm: 190 Reynolds Road | $795 - $995 | Experience a place of reunion for who crave community with other women dreamers. 12 Angry Puppets: Bakers Dozen | Thursday 17th | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | ArtSpring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5 - $23 | Rub-a-dub-dub, the Baker’s dead in the tub! Now the Butcher, is on trial. A single puppeteer, Adam Francis Proulx, transforms one puppet into the twelve members of the jury. These characters must decide the Butcher’s fate in this courtroom drama, puppet show, comedy, and one-man show. 10th Annual Giant Book Sale | Friday 18th - Sunday 20th | 10:00am to 4:00pm | Farmers Institute: 351 Rainbow Road | Celebrate literacy at Salt Spring Island's famous annual Giant Book Sale where you can pick from thousands of books from philosophy, mystery, science fiction, romance to picture books and much more! Can't find what you wanted at the Giant Book Sale? Head over to Black Sheep Books, fine purveyors of vintage, nearly new and antiquarian books! This eclectic two story shop has earned its glowing global reviews with tall bookshelves crammed with great reads for even the pickiest book lover! Love books? Take a short stroll to Salt Spring Books and get the newest best sellers, magazines and more! Salt Spring Folk Club Presents: Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express | Monday 21st | 7:00pm | Fulford Community Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | $25 (Seasons pass: $125) | The Cariboo Express is a one-of-a-kind variety show cast with renowned Canadian musicians, led by Canadian superstar Barney Bentall! Wintercraft | November 25th - December 22nd | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Mahon Hall: 114 Rainbow Road | Enjoy this seasonal annual arts and crafts extravaganza with beautiful pieces perfect for gifts for everyone on your list representing work by artisans from across the Southern Gulf Islands. Fuoco E Cenere (Toque of the Town) | Sunday 27th | 4:00pm to 6:00pm | ArtSpring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5 - $28 | A gastronomic and musical fete! Take one Party Price and one golden-fingered Chef. Shake them up with the delightful Margot, fresh off the farm. Sprinkle them all with the sweet sounds of recorder, viol, and theorbo, and a smattering of breathtaking baroque music from France… and voila, the delicious recipe for Completement Toque! Don't miss this UNESCO World Heritage performance! Ken Lavigne Christmas Musical Roadshow | Monday 28th | 7:30pm to 9:00pm | ArtSpring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5 - $15 | Ken Lavigne sings favourites from Bing to Bocelli! Music, merriment and magic (plus a bit of fa la la la)!