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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 4, 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 4, 2018
Ballroom Dancing in Nanoose Place. Visit website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
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
 
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 4, 2018
tai

Chair Tai Chi at Nanoose Place Community Centre each Tues. See website for details.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:10-11 AM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 4, 2018
skate

Dad's Night Out: Free Skate

Dads, bring the kids to Oceanside Place Arena and enjoy a free skate together on the pond Tuesday, December 4th from 6:45 to 7:45 pm. This free skate is sponsored by our partners at Building Learning Together.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:6:45pm - 7:45pm
Address:830 West Island Highway, Parksville,
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 4, 2018
Pick up an Active Pass and come to the after school drop in activities. If your child takes the bus to either Craig Street Commons (Former Parksville Elementary) or Qualicum Commons, you can arrange to have them get off and join in the gym fun. The focus of these sessions is on fun and the group chooses the games of the day.
Runs Mondays from September 18 to December 21
Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 for more information
Category:Family
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:3:00 to 5:00pm
Location:Craig Street Commons
Cost:See Website
Phone: 250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 4, 2018
hand

Connect with others and learn about services, supports and activities for your family. SOS takes care of dinner while you spend quality time with your family.
Tuesdays in Qualicum Beach from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pre-registration is required.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:4:30pm - 7:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
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 4, 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 4, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:470 Island Highway Campbell River,
Location:Campbell River Museum
Cost:Free
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
 
Dec 4, 2018
give

There is a significant need in the community for assistance at Christmas time, the Give & Go team encourages people to drive-thru and “Give & Go” on December 5 with non-perishable food, money and warm clothing like jackets, socks and toques. Thanks to the volunteers, donors and community members we achieved success during our previous Give & Go events, helping fill the annual Hamperville Christmas Hamper program, sponsored by the Salvation Army and the Loaves & Fishes food bank.
Once you...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:5:00am - 7:00pm
Address:3851 Shenton Road Nanaimo,
Location:Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln
Phone:2507587311
Website:Open Site
 
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 4, 2018
pgosa

Mixed doubles play on three courts, balls provided, some spare paddles available. Program restricted to current PGOSA members. Cost is $4.00 per session.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Address:Oceanside Elementary School , Parksville
Cost: $4.00 per session.
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 4, 2018
art

The 10 weeks/ 20 sessions---two sessions a week would start on Tuesday, January 9 and run until Thursday March 30----if I read my calendar correctly. If the RDN event is not free then we would move back by one session.

Fees are set at $50 for the 20 sessions---or roughly $2.50 a session. A great combined workout and social get together....we will also accept a (pgosa member only) drop-in at $5 for the session
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:2 - 3 PM
Location:Arbutus Meadows
Cost:$50 for 20 sessions
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 4, 2018
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 4, 2018
yoga

This class offers dedicated students finer instruction aimed at gaining further clarity of Iyengar Yoga. Standing poses, seated poses, twists, balancing postures, shoulder stand and the practice of deep relaxation/pranayama. This class also begins the exploration into the arm and shoulder work necessary to perform Salamba Sirsasana – Headstand.
Students $13, Seniors $15, General $17 – 6 & 12 class punch cards available
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:4:30pm - 5:15pm
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 4, 2018
yoga

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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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
 
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 4, 2018
cloud

First Tuesday of each month. Those newly diagnosed or affected, their family & friends are welcome.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:650 Berwick Rd N Qualicum Beach,
Location:The Gardens at Qualicum Beach
Phone:250-752-7489
 
Dec 4, 2018
tai

Oceanside Tai Chi every Tues 9-12 AM & Friday 10-11:30 AM at Nanoose Place.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:Various Times
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 4, 2018
paint

Join us as we raise glasses and funds for this worthy cause! When you buy a ticket for this event, $15 will be donated to the charity above. Feel good about giving as our local artist guides you and your friends through two hours of painting, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:240 Dogwood Street Parksville,
Location:Quality Resort Bayside
Cost:$45
Phone:(250) 248-8333
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 4, 2018
bird

Bird walks from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays going to different areas in and around the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. Visit their website for more info.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:9 AM
Address:Various Locations around the Parksville Qualicum Beach Area.
Location:Parksville Beach Community Park
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 4, 2018
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 4, 2018
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
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
 
Dec 4, 2018
friends

Contact SAT@sosd69.com or call 250-248-2093 ext. 224
A friendly comfortable place for social interaction, fun outings and gathering information.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
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 4, 2018
taco

Yes… it’s Taco Tuesday here at your local Rumhouse! Your choice of either soft or hard shell tacos… just $4 each or 3 for $10.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:11:00am
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay
Location:Highwayman Saloon
Cost:$4 each or 3 for $10.
 
Dec 4, 2018
craft

Tuesday Craft Nights at Realm Food Co. Join us and the crafting community to share your creativity. Get some projects done, share ideas and motivate each other while enjoying local organic food!
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:6:00pm
Address:2 - 180 Craig Street, Parksville
Location:Realm Food Co.
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 4, 2018
karate

Accepting New Students: 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, during the school year, at Arrowview Elementary School gym,Qualicum Beach. Umi Wado Kai Karate teaches the art of self-defence, while instilling a strong sense of self-discipline, self-confidence, respect and humility. Classes are geared for ages 7 and up and emphasize skill development in a fun and interactive way. To learn more, please contact Daniel McKee at 250-650-5451.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:5:30pm
Address:747 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:Email for Details
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 4, 2018
Accepting New Students: 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, during the school year, at Arrowview Elementary School gym,Qualicum Beach. Umi Wado Kai Karate teaches the art of self-defence, while instilling a strong sense of self-discipline, self-confidence, respect and humility. Classes are geared for ages 7 and up and emphasize skill development in a fun and interactive way. To learn more, please contact Daniel McKee at 250-650-5451.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:5:30pm
Address:747 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:See Website
Phone:250-650-5451
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
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 4, 2018
pgosa

Look for sessions of Walking Soccer at Arbutus Meadows, Nanoose starting Sept 20. The event will be held each Tuesday and Thursday during the fall. No experience needed... if you can walk and use your feet - you can play. No Contact! No Running! Lots of Banter...
Just bring some water and a white or black T-shirt (re setting up sides).
It's a great day at the Arbutus Meadows Event Centre, and it's only $65 for the season!
Category:Art
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:2-3:15 pm
Location:Arbutus Meadows Event Centre
Cost:$65 for the season
Website:Open Site
 
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
 
Dec 4, 2018
sing

It's Karaoke at the Gun! Come join Debra & friends, show off your pipes, get in on prizes and the "cash wall" and enjoy free pool.  EVERY Tuesday at 9pm
Category:Events
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:9:00pm
Address:163 Alberni Highway Parksville
Location:The Rod & Gun Pub
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 4, 2018
ball

Swing by the Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium every Tuesday night for FREE drop-in basketball from 6:30-7pm. All equipment is provided. All you need to do is show up ready to play.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:6:30pm
Address:1014 Ford Road, Coombs
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 4, 2018
ball

Youth Drop-In Basketball (16+)

Swing by the Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium for a fun night of drop-in basketball. Equipment will be provided, but participants are asked to come prepared wearing clothing they can move in and running shoes. No registration is required, but you will need to sign a participation waiver upon arrival.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 4, 2018
Time:Various
Address:1014 Ford Road, Coombs
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium
Website:Open Site


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