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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 2, 2017
Dec 2, 2017
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Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club’s 1st Annual Christmas Craft Fair. Saturday December 2nd, 10am—4pm. Collecting donations towards the Salvation Army Christmas Food Hampers. Local Vendors and Crafters, Arts and Crafts, Handmade items, Christmas baking, canning and much more.

Half-hour Prize Draws. Photos with Santa 1-3pm. Craft table for kids 1-3 pm. Food and drink Specials

Seeking Vendors. Please contact Cindyjo Darbyshire for table rental information at 250-752-9727 ext. 4.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:2250 Fowler Road, Qualicum Beach
Location:Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
Cost:By Donation
Name:Cindyjo Darbyshire
Phone:250-752-9727 ext 4
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017
xmas

Ben Klein - Gospel Christmas Concert- Featuring music from Swing to the King. Tickets are available at Sweet Something, Tom Lee Music and at the church office. For more info please contact the church office or Carol at 250-327-3086.
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:7:00pm
Address:311 Fitzwilliam Street Nanaimo
Location:St. Andrew's United Church
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 1, 2017 to Dec 2, 2017
beth

Beth Marie Anderson in Concert.

Beth's highly anticipated Christmas Album is here and she is celebrating by performing a 9 Date Tour across Vancouver Island!

Beth's shows have been described as "Magical", "One of a kind", "Cozy" and is said to be "A storyteller for all ages". Warm your heart and get into the holiday spirit by joining her for an evening of original songs, stories behind the songs and Christmas classics in an intimate acoustic setting.

Tickets $15.00* available at Mulberry Bush Boo...more info
Category:Concerts
Start:Dec 1, 2017
End:Dec 2, 2017
Time:7:00 PM
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:$15
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017
cards

Canasta at Nanoose Place every Thursday & Sunday 7-9 PM. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017
event

Crafts, White Elephant Items and Home-Baked Treats for sale.
Silent Auction; Light Refreshments.
Free Admission.
Proceeds benefit the Nanoose Library Centre.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10 am - 3 pm
Address:2489 Nanoose Rd Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Library Centre and Event Hall
Cost:Free
 
Dec 2, 2017
poster

Christmas Bazaar and Craft Sale
Nanoose Library Centre

Saturday, December 2nd
10am-3pm
2489 Nanoose Road, Nanoose Bay

Crafts, Attic Treasures, Home-Baked Treats,
Silent Auction; Soup & Refreshments
Free Admission
Proceeds benefit the Nanoose Library Centre.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10am-3pm
Address:2489 Nanoose Rd Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Library Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-468-9977
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
brunch

Enjoy a delicious Brunch featuring egg strata, muffins, croissants, fruit, tea/coffee, and juice. Shop for collectibles, gifts, homemade baking and preserves. All are welcome, 10am-2pm.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10am-2pm
Address:7113 Lantzville Road Lantzville
Location:St Philip by-the-Sea Anglican Church
Cost:Free admission to Bazaar and Bake Sale. Brunch: $12/adult; $5 ages 6-12
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017 to Dec 3, 2017
xmas

Proceeds donated to local rescues. Photography donated by Kyiah Kristina Photography.
Minimum donation $5/photo.
Category:Events
Start:Dec 2, 2017
End:Dec 3, 2017
Time:11:00am
Address:104-280 Island Hwy Parksville
Location:Bosley's Pet Food Plus
Cost:Minimum donation $5
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
xmas

Shop locally for your holiday gifts ~ purchase beautiful items from local artisans. Saturday, December 2nd from 11am to 6pm.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:11am to 6pm
Address:#1 - 534 Pioneer Crescent Parksville
Location:Pioneer Wellness Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017 to Dec 3, 2017
xmas

We have plenty of parking and a food concession. Funds raised at our Craft Sale support activities at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Vendors and shoppers alike enjoy our spacious hall, with wide aisles and good lighting for viewing the treasures on offer.
See you in December! New vendors welcome, please go to coombsfair.com for vendor information and registration form.
Category:Markets
Start:Dec 2, 2017
End:Dec 3, 2017
Time:10:00am
Address:1014 Ford Road Coombs
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
tools

Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft Christmas Sale. Sale of handcrafted wood items, stools, child sized rocking chairs as well as trays and a large variety of unique gift items, bowls, salt & pepper mills and much more.

Open Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3 & 9-10.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Cost:Free
Phone:250-468-7857
 
Dec 2, 2017
Farmers%20Market

Denman Island Farmer’s Market. Saturday's, 9:30am-12:30pm. You’ll find a wide range of fresh island produce, baked goods, gift items and more. It’s held on the grass field beside the Marcus Isbister Old School Centre at 5901 Denman Road, with the Island’s Recycling Depot right next door.

Date(s): 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:30am
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:30am
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:30am
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:30am
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:30am
Saturday...more info
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:9:30am-12:30pm
Address:5901 Denman Rd behind the recycling depot , Denman Island
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
err

These unique Craft Faires are a Christmas tradition for almost 30 years in our community. Our historic hall is filled with more than 30 vendors each weekend and there is a hearty hot lunch, snacks and beverages too. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the Errington War Memorial Hall. The heart of our community is the home to a special show where buying loccally made gifts is a longstanding tradition. All wares are sold by the artizans and you have to come out twice to see it all. See you there!
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10:00am
Address:1390 Errington Road Errington
Location:Errington Hall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
coffee

Open stage format - musicians and entertainers free. Coffee & treats available. Doors open at 7pm.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:7:30pm
Address:1390 Errington Road Errington
Location:Errington Hall
Cost:$5.00 at the door
Phone:250-248-5106
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 30, 2017 to Jan 10, 2018
lights

From the last Thursday in November until January 10th, Ladysmith will be ignited with the life of thousands of twinkling Christmas lights.  Our kick-off evening starts Thurs, Nov. 30th with a parade at 6:40pm, there will also be mobile concessions, The 11th Annual Christmas Craft Fair, Starlight Shopping and more!  A magical evening to get you and your family into the Christmas spirit. See the full schedule of events at, https://www.ladysmithfol.com/

Date(s): 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Fr...more info
Category:Events
Start:Nov 30, 2017
End:Jan 10, 2018
Time:5:00pm
Address:Downtown Ladysmith
Location:Downtown Ladysmith
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017
ginger

B. Gingerbread Homes is back again with holiday magic, festive cheer and fun family activities! Join us at Gingerbread Village, located in the Vancouver Island Conference Center, to vote on your favorite gingerbread house, decorate cookies, and visit with Santa and other holiday characters. B. Gingerbread Homes is the perfect day out with your family!
For the full schedule of events, please visit our website or Facebook Page.
Date(s): 
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 ...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:12:00pm
Address:101 Gordon St Nanaimo
Location:Vancouver Island Conference Center
Cost:Donations requested for some activities
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
milner

Milner Christmas Magic 2017, December 1-3, 8-10 & 15-20; 5:00pm - 8:30pm - last entry at 8:00pm.

The annual family festival of lights & music in the Garden! Featuring over 1 km of Festive Lights, Holiday Displays, Live Music, Refreshments, Special Christmas Gift Shop, Santa Claus, Teddy Bear Cottage, Storytelling.

Christmas Magic Musicians:
Fri Dec 1: Tangerine Swing
Sat Dec 2: Heart’s Ease
Sun Dec 3: Spare Tyme

Fri Dec 8: Qualicum Beach Ukelele Band
Sat Dec 9: Graffiti Quartet
Sun...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Adult $5; Children $2.50; Family (2 adults & up to 3 children/youths <19 yrs) $12
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017 to Dec 3, 2017
art

The Nanaimo Artwalk, with over 50 artists participating in 28 locations this year, will be a sensation! You can check out the individual artists own pages by clicking on their name in the navigation bar on the left once you are on the website. https://nanaimoartwalk.jimdo.com/
Category:Events
Start:Dec 2, 2017
End:Dec 3, 2017
Time:10:00am
Location:Various Artists Studios in Nanaimo
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017
santa

In Downtown Nanaimo at nighttime, a light up parade.
Before the parade Santa will be at the Gingerbread Village in the Vancouver Island Convention Center at the Gordon Street Entrance.
The Parade will Line up on Victoria Road about 2 hours before.
The Check In will be at Milton Street. The Parade will start at Cavan Street, go along Victoria Crescent then Commercial Street to Front Street then Comox Road and end at Cliff Street.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Address:60 Victoria Crescent Nanaimo
Location:Downtown Nanaimo
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017 to Dec 3, 2017
xmas

Discover beautiful, original Christmas gifts or that special work of art for your home on this self-guided tour of Nanoose Bay Studio Tour artists & artisans. Drop by our Studio Tour Information Center, Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, during tour hours to pick up a 2017 Studio Guide. Refreshments & bathroom facilities available here and several artists showing their work. Visit www.nanoosebaystudiotour.com to download a map and check for last minute changes.
Category:Events
Start:Dec 2, 2017
End:Dec 3, 2017
Time:10am to 4pm
Address:Nanoose Bay - Self Guided Tour
Location:Nanoose Bay
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
lions

Meat Draws every Saturday at the Rocking Horse Pub from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (except for summer break)
Category:Events
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:3 - 5 PM
Address:2038 Sanders Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Rocking Horse Pub
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 15, 2017 to Dec 10, 2017
elf

The NCS elves are beginning to dust the Christmas trees off, pull gifts, wrapping paper, and decorations out of storage and get ready for our 2017 Elf Program.
Trees, with Santa hat tags attached, will be on display starting November 15th in about ten locations dotted throughout the region.   Each “elf hat” tag will indicate a special gift (“pajamas for a 9 yr old boy”, “$25 i-Tunes gift card”, Petro-Canada gas card, etc.) or a request for a cash donation.   Residents wishing to help their neighbours will ...more info
Category:Events
Start:Nov 15, 2017
End:Dec 10, 2017
Location:Various
Name:Maureen Moore
Phone:250-468-5554
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
tote

Paint a Tote Bag 7-10 years

Show the world your creative side with this hand-painted tote bag. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided. View painting project online. Saturday, December 2 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm at Qualicum Commons. Cost is $35.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Family
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:2:30pm - 4:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$35
Phone:250-248-3252 to pre-register
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017
QB%20market
Welcome to the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market - a great way to start your Saturday morning. Whether you're visiting for the first time, or are a lifelong resident, a visit to Veteran's Way and Memorial is where you'll find the best in fresh fruits, vegetables and berries, plants and cut flowers, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, fish, chicken and pork, as well as a wide range of local crafts. Visit their website for more info.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm
Address:644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017 to Dec 3, 2017
gem

Have a look at Parksville & District Rock & Gem Club lapidary workshop, get information on joining the club and and enjoy our many displays. Members will be selling rocks, jewellery and other handcrafted items. Come and find some awesome Christmas gifts! This is a fundraiser for the club, with a percentage of each sale supporting club activities and events.

Date(s): 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 10:00am
Category:Events
Start:Dec 2, 2017
End:Dec 3, 2017
Address:Ford Rd The Little Red Building
Location:Coombs Fair Ground
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
mother


Saturday Breakfast Club. Enjoy a parent and tot exploration and a Mother Goose circle time at Munchkinland, Family Place in Parksville. Join us for songs, stories and breakfast. Saturdays, October 14th to December 9th, except November 11th. 9:30 to 11:30 am. This is a free program suitable for families with children 6 years and younger.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at Enjoy a parent and tot exploration and a Mother Goose circle time at Munchk...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
Address:495 Bay Ave, Parksville
Location:Munchkinland, Family Place
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017
wreath

Create and decorate your own unique seasonal wreath. We have a selection of deco mesh colors for you to make your wreath then choose to decorate it with ribbon, bells, balls, gems and/or a variety of embellishments. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome; $20/person or family making 1 seasonal. Please message or email us at: lostartsclub@outlook.com to register; class size is 8 participants. Cash payment at the door, e-transfer or paypal accepted.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:2:00pm
Address:2358 Wild Dove Rd. Nanaimo
Location:Lost Arts Club
Cost:$20 p.p., supplies included
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
perogy

St. Michael's Parish Hall @ 4017 Victoria Avenue, Nanaimo (off Norwell Drive)
For sale: Frozen perogies, fresh borscht, homemade baking, jams, pickles, relish, Ukrainian novelties, cabbage rolls (made and sold by Sandy's Kitchen) and much more.
There will also be a concession selling hot perogies, borscht, smokies and much more.
Raffle tickets are also available for only $1.00 to win dozens of perogies.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Address:4017 Victoria Avenue Nanaimo
Location:St, Michael's Ukrainian Parish Hall
Cost:Free
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
rein

The Vancouver Island Symphony is coming to The Port Theatre for a magical evening of entertainment with,"Reindeer Games".
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:7:30pm
Address:125 Front Street Nanaimo
Location:The Port Theatre
Cost:See website for pricing
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
yoga

Level 1 Drop-in: Introduces the foundation of Iyengar Yoga standing poses. Also introduced at this level is the basis of the seated poses, twists, balancing postures, shoulder stand and deep relaxation. The benefits include increased mobility, stability and strength. Yoga philosophy is introduced. These classes are suitable for all beginning students in Iyengar Yoga. Minimum of 6 months regular attendance is recommended before moving to Level 2.


Date(s): 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturd...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Address:203-891 Island Hwy West Parksville
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre
Cost:$17 Seniors $15 Punch Cards & Passes
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
zen


If you've been thinking about trying Zentangle(R), or you want to get back into it, there are classes coming up at the MAC that will fit the bill. Certified Zentangle Teacher Rhonda Roy will be teaching four classes this fall at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville.


Reticula and Fragments class - November 4th (10-1), is geared for people who have been doing Zentangle for a while. It's an intermediate level class for tanglers who want to go beyond established tangle patterns to create their own.

...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Address:133 McMillan St, Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:47.50 with materials included
Name:Rhonda Roy
Phone:250-927-3251
Website:Open Site


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