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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 3, 2018
Nov 22, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
carol

HCTAS is thrilled to be offering a brand new tradition for Christmas to our #Nanaimo and #VancouverIsland theatre patrons! This family-friendly play will keep children and adults alike thoroughly entertained while sharing the story of the beloved classic, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.
This stage adaptation is written by local author, Jim Maher specifically for the Harbour City Theatre! Directed by Dean Chadwick, and features all your favourite characters. Come see the entire Cratchit Family, i...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Nov 22, 2018
End:Dec 15, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 8:45pm
Address:25 Victoria Road Nanaimo
Location:Harbour City Theatre
Cost:See Website
Phone:(250) 753-5331
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
toast

Arbutus Toastmasters: 7:00pm. Every Monday. Everyone Welcome.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:132 E. Jensen Ave Parksville
Location:Parksville Community & Conference Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
badm

BADMINTON recreational-level play takes place on Monday evenings at Ballenas School 7:30-9:00. Next one starting on Monday Jan 9th after the holidays. Check the PGOSA calendar when the sessions are not available due to school closure. Cost is $4 per session
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ballenas School
Cost:$4 per session
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
pgosa

Recreational-level play takes place on Monday evenings at Ballenas School. Check the PGOSA calendar for when the sessions are not available due to school closure. Cost is $4 per session and bring your receipt card so we can get your number.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Address:Ballenas School., Parksville
Cost:$4
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 23, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
camp

Put the Campbell River Art Gallery on your shopping list this Christmas. They are having their Artisan Market from Nov.23 to Dec.24/2018. You’re almost guaranteed to find that special gift you’ve been looking for.
Category:Markets
Start:Nov 23, 2018
End:Dec 24, 2018
Time:12:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:1235 Shoppers Row Campbell River,
Location:Campbell River Art Gallery
Phone:250.286.2261
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
cardio

Cardio Dance Club is a follow-along dance fitness workout that fuses athletic dance and fun, high-energy music. It will get you sweating, raise your heart rate, and get your body working and booty shaking. Dance Club is approachable to all people, of all ages and fitness levels and is always easy to follow. The songs include recent hits from the radio, but also some throwback favorites. Classes include hip hop, top 40, R&B, and songs from around the world too (such as K-Pop from Korea, and Latin be...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:5:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:975 Shearme Road Parksville,
Location:The Bradley Centre
Cost:$8 – $56
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 1, 2018 to Dec 6, 2018
cardio

Cardio Dance Club: Errington Series

We are excited to offer this FUN fitness class again starting in October. Cardio Dance Club is a follow-along dance fitness class. It is open to all skill and fitness levels. So get your groove on and follow along as our instructor, Jen deHaan, guides you through a series of choreographed dance moves. Each class will feature a mix of modern radio hits and old-school classics. Jen's enthusiasm will encourage you to get your heart rate up and your feet moving.
Category:Workshop
Start:Nov 1, 2018
End:Dec 6, 2018
Time:6:30pm - 7:30pm
Address:1390 Errington Rd, Errington
Location:Errington War Memorial Hall
Cost:$70/10 classes; $12 drop-in; $90/10-class punch pass
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
bowl

The Wellington Leisure Timers Carpet Bowlers-in Nanaimo are inviting new members 60+yrs to join them every Monday & Thursday from 1-3pm at the Wellington Hall. No experience necessary. Light exercise and fun. Contact Pat @ 250-585-1985 FMI.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:3922 Corunna Ave Nanaimo,
Location:Wellington Hall
Cost:Free
Name:Pat
Phone:250-585-1985
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
memory

Place a Memory card with the name of your loved one on one of our trees.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Address:2A-3200 North Island Highway Nanaimo,
Location:Country Club Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250 591-8811
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
chair

Join Tracey Pike for Pain Management Chair Yoga. Learn how to Meditate, Relax, Improve your breathing while gaining balance mobility, flexibility and strength. Anyone welcome
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
pgosa

The group meets at the Main #1 Parking Lot at Rathtrevor Park. The walk takes less than an hour of easy walking.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:9:30 am - 10:30 am
Address:Rathtrevor Park, Parksville
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 29, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019
fest

Festival of Lights 2018 is nearing quickly. This year’s light up is Thursday, November 29. A reminder that light up night has always been the last Thursday of November.
From the last Thursday in November until the second Sunday in January, Ladysmith is ignited with the life of thousands of twinkling Christmas lights.
The Kinsmen Light-up Parade will kick off the 2018 season at 6:40pm. For more information on all the great activities taking place please visit our website.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 29, 2018
End:Jan 13, 2019
Time:6:30pm
Location:Downtown Ladysmith
Cost:Free
Phone:Call (250) 245-5888
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
camp

See the festively decorated gallery full of beautifully and unique Christmas trees! Each tree is decorated by a different business or organization. Vote for your favourite to win the People’s Choice Award, and put your wish on the Wishing Tree. Daily in December (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
Category:Art
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:470 Island Highway Campbell River,
Location:Campbell River Museum
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
curl

Nanoose Place - Floor Curling every Monday & Friday
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:1-3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2018 to Jan 3, 2019
kitty

Come out to enjoy the beautiful lights and delightful Santa’s Barn at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens.
Category:Family
Start:Dec 2, 2018
End:Jan 3, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:6183 Whitaker Road Courtenay
Location:Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens
Cost:Free
Phone:250-338-6901
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 15, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
xmas

Kick-off Nov. 15, toy collection until Dec. 15, drop-off sites all around Nanaimo. Registration for families in need from Nov. 19 – Dec. 1 Food Bank sites, and Dec. 3-7 at University Village Shopping Centre. Seeking toys for children from 0 – 16. Help all Nanaimo’s children have a Merry Christmas.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 15, 2018
End:Dec 15, 2018
Time:11:00am
Address:6631 Island Highway North Nanaimo,
Location:woodgrove mall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 19, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
art

Come and see Winter through the Lens and Off the Brush of Local Artists. On Display November 19-December 21, 2018.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 4:30pm
Mondays Noon – 4:30pm, closed Sundays.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 19, 2018
End:Dec 21, 2018
Time:12:00pm - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach,
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Cost:See Website
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
bare

Progressing from the Yoga Fundamentals class series, this class deepens the foundation of Iyengar Yoga standing poses as well as continued development 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 1/2.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:6:30pm - 7:45pm
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$85
Phone:2509542273
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
bare

Continues from the Yoga Fundamentals class series. Deepens the foundation of Iyengar Yoga standing poses as well as continued development 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 1/2.
Students $13, Seniors $15, General $...more info
Category:Art
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:9:30am - 10:45am
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$17
Phone:2509542273
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
play

Fun activities inspire confidence, healthy relationships and community awareness. Nutritious snacks are provided as well as transportation from Oceanside and Springwood Elementary Schools to the Community Services Centre in Parksville. Pre-registration is required.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
cl

Lifetree Cafe, a Conversation Cafe, with 2 programs each Monday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Real Life stories on DVD and friendly conversations on a different topic every week, topics ranging from personal interests and learning, to community concerns. Free. See weekly topic at www.oursaviourlutheranchurch.ca. All welcome to each weeks cafe.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:2:00pm and 7:00pm
Address:795 Island Hwy W, Parksville
Location:Our Saviour Lutheran Church
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
badm

Lighthouse Badminton every Monday. For more information contact Bob email steelehunt@shaw.ca
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:7pm – 9pm
Address:280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Bob
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 16, 2018 to Dec 30, 2018
show

Sometimes When You Dream, Your Dreams Come True.Louisa May Alcott’s beloved holiday story is a buoyant musical of romantic escapades, sibling rivalries and Christmas wishes. With their father off to fight the Civil War, the four March sisters have many imagined and real adventures. As they dream of their futures, encounter growing pains of youth and rise with courage to face their destiny, the March girls learn the true value of hope and family.
Visit website for a complete list of showtimes.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 16, 2018
End:Dec 30, 2018
Time:7:30pm
Address:9737 Chemainus Road Chemainus,
Location:Chemainus Theatre
Cost:See website for pricing
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
music

Come and listen to our resident guitarist/vocalists Kevin and Debbie every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6-8pm.
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:6-8pm.
Address:1051 Resort Drive Beach Acres Resort Parksville
Location:Black Goose Inn
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
game

Nanoose Place - Mahjong every Monday.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:1-4 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
fitness

Fitness Program every Monday, Weds & Friday at Nanoose Place.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:9-10 am
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
centre

Nanoose Place - Moms & Tots every Monday.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:10:30-Noon
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
water

Nanoose Place - Nanoose Watercolor each Monday
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:10AM-2 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
lawn

Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Winter Activities

Here's a great way to shake the winter blahs. Come down to the Parksville Lawn Bowling club and get your mind going with mahjong, crib or bridge. Lots of fun, prizes and an opportunity to meet new friends.

It's a warm and welcoming club that has a great atmosphere. Great, accessible facilities. Lots of parking. See you there.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:Mondays @ 7 P.M., Wednesdays @ 1 P.M. and Thursdays @ 1 P.M.
Address:149 Stanford Ave E, Parksville
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:$2.00 per visit Mahjong, $3.00 for crib & bridge
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
pgosa

The PGOSA table located in the Oceanside Place Arena at Wembley Mall can be a very busy place, signing up members. Also sales and lots of Information about PGOSA. Download and complete this Membership Form and bring it to the PGOSA table to save some time.
We welcome you to our very special community of active seniors!
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:9:00-11:00 am
Address:Wembley Mall , Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
swim

Come join us for a swim on Mondays and Wednesday 8:00pm-9:00pm, as well as Saturdays 7:00am-8:00am. Register at any time by contacting c.u.at.the.pool@gmail.com.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
run

After taking a break from hosting running clinics for the past year, Coach Doug Pickard is ready to introduce a new style of running clinic that is designed to introduce running as a form of exercise to people who have thought this wasn’t possible. This is a wholistic approach that will factor in topics such as nutrition, positive self imagery and the role of the mind in becoming a successful runner. Although there are many ways to improve your fitness, there is nothing quite like running to help you beco...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:#5-464 Island Highway Parksville,
Location:Fluid Fitness
Cost:$80
Phone:250-927-4595
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 16, 2018
scrooge

This quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Charles Dickens classic is set in a Victoria music hall. The Royal Music Hall Twenty-Member Variety Players are beset with a widespread case of food poisoning. This leaves only three surviving members to soldier on through a performance of A Christmas Carol. The undaunted trio gamely face missed cues, ill-fitting costumes and solving the problem of having no one to play Tiny Tim. Done in the style of British Music Hall, Scrooge In Rouge abounds in bad p...more info
Category:Art
Start:Nov 30, 2018
End:Dec 16, 2018
Time:7:30pm
Address:4985 Christie Road Ladysmith,
Location:Ladysmith Little Theatre
Cost:$10 – $25
Phone:250-924-0658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 16, 2018 to Dec 29, 2018
soltice

Gallery Artists and special guests share ceramics, photography, painting, textile, jewelry and stained glass in celebration of the season of light. All art is $400 or less for easy gift giving.
Art sneak peek here. http://www.saltspringgallery.com/news-blog/2018/11/1/a-celebration-of-light-solstice-show
Category:Events
Start:Nov 16, 2018
End:Dec 29, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:135 McPhillips Ave Salt Spring Island,
Location:Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art
Cost:See Website
Phone:250-931-0011
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 1, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
Registration for the SOS Christmas program: SOS wants to ensure all local children and youth receive a special gift, and that families, adults and seniors can choose the food they wish to have over the holidays. To donate to the program visit www.sosd69.com, call 250-248-2093, or drop by the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville at 245 West Hirst Ave., Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. New, unwrapped gifts are also gratefully accepted at this location to fill the SOS Toy Shop where low-income parents and grandparents shop for their children for free.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 1, 2018
End:Dec 21, 2018
Address: 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville
Location:SOS Community Services Centre
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2018
tao

Taoist Tai Chi Every Monday 9:30-noon
Mid Island Branch
250-240-3387
parksville@taoist.org
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:10am – 12pm
Address:280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Phone:250-240-3387
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2018 to Dec 3, 2018
monster

The Very Last Monster Book Exhibition

"Imagine Dr Seuss meets Where the Wild Things Are with a dash of Where's Waldo. A classic children's book is born!" The Bestseller Experiment

See the Premier exhibition of the Words & Original Artwork in this unique launch of The Very Last Monster Book in a Christmas setting.

The monsters all used to frolic and play.
Now there aren't many left, I'm sorry to say.
But if you look closely, if you search night and day
The very last monsters are still ...more info
Category:Events
Start:Dec 2, 2018
End:Dec 3, 2018
Time:Various
Address:133 McMillan St, Parksville
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
All family caregivers and their children are welcome to join the fun! Catch up over a cup of coffee or crafts while kids play and recharge with a healthy snack.
Drop in Mondays in Qualicum Beach
Category:Art
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:9:00am - 11:00am
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:Free
 
Dec 3, 2018
9 week Trauma-informed Caregiver Empowered to Connect Connect Course is designed for adoptive parents or those working with children who may have experienced hard pasts (difficult birth, difficul pregnancy, early hospitalization, death of a loved one, adoption, foster care, neglect, abuse, general trauma). The course helps caregivers and support people in the child's life understand the challenges that these children face and how to help them navigate these challenges for successful growth and healing.

Participants are asked to register in pairs as the material is most successful when appli...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Address:1-141 Memorial Avenue, Parksville
Location: Parksville Salvation Army Church
Cost:See Website
 
Dec 2, 2018 to Dec 19, 2018
milner

An outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy. Over half a kilometre of lit and decorated trails. Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage, story telling, refreshments, tea room, and gift shops available.

Milner Christmas Magic is a fundraising event in support of Milner Gardens & Woodland with a special event admission by suggested donation of: $5 Adult, $2.50 Child, $12 Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children/Youth under 19 years.)
Category:Family
Start:Dec 2, 2018
End:Dec 19, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm, last entry 8pm
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:$5/adult, $2.50/child, $12/family (2 adults and up to 3 chil
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2018
pgosa

Our volleyball season will start on Monday, September 17th at 7 pm at Coombs gym, as well as Wednesday, September 19th at 7 pm at Coombs gym.
The drop in fee continues to be $4 but may have to increase to $5, depending on attendance. I hope you all had a great summer and hope to see you all to kick off our season.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 3, 2018
Time:7-9 pm
Address:Coombs Gym
Location:Coombs
Cost:$4
Phone:250.951.0199
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 26, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
Starting November 26 we are open daily until Christmas eve, Whiskey Creek Christmas Tree U-cut hours are typically:

Weekends from 9am until dark
Weekdays from 11am until dark
Category:Events
Start:Nov 26, 2018
End:Dec 24, 2018
Time:Weekends from 9am until dark, Weekdays from 11am until dark
Address:Melrose road, Qualicum Beach


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