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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019
bowl

Please come at 12:45 p.m. to be prepared for the start of play at 1:00 pm. The session will consist of two games of bowling. Teams to be selected. Fee: $11 for 2 games, + $2 for shoe rental. Contact Manager Beatrice Stark for more details at 250-248-8488
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:Sunset Lanes
Cost:$11 for 2 games, + $2 for shoe rental
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
yoga

Join Tracey Pike at Aurora Wellness Centre, Pville weekly or drop in for this all level Hatha style Yoga practice. You will improve your breathing, balance, strength and flexibility while we mindfully relax.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:7:30pm - 8:30pm
Address:1989 Kaye Rd. Parksville
Location:Aurora Wellness Centre
 
Dec 19, 2019
stitch

1st and 3rd Thu of each month. Come and embroider, learn new techniques and for friendship with other stitchers.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:9:30am
Address:747 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:(250) 752-1992
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
Badminton at Nanoose Place every Thursday 9-11 am. See their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:9-11 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 23, 2019
xmas

Shop local this Christmas at Best Coast Pop Up.

Its happening again! We’re back at Woodgrove Centre!

We’re gathering up some exclusive west coast local makers!

Visit us at our new larger location in Woodgrove Centre November 20th to December 23rd at our Pop Up Shop storefront just past the food court, across from the mall entrance to Landmark Cinemas.

Find your favourites and even some new favourites at our upcoming pop up shop at Woodgrove Centre. We have over 125 different brands all local,...more info
Category:Markets
Start:Nov 20, 2019
End:Dec 23, 2019
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:6631 Island Highway North Nanaimo
Location:Woodgrove Centre
 
Dec 19, 2019
note

Thursday nights are BLUEGRASS NIGHTS. Come early to sign up for the open mic / jam bring along your fiddle, banjo, guitar, dobro, bass.... brush up the old tunes 7pm - 10pm
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:7pm - 10pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Bay
Location:Crown & Anchor
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 19, 2019
cards

Bridge (seniors room) at Nanoose Place every Thursday 1-4 PM. New Players Welcome. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:1-4 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
cards

Canasta at Nanoose Place every Thursday & Sunday 7-9 PM. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
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 19, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Road Errington,
Location:Errington War Memorial Hall
Cost:$48
Phone:(250) 248-5106
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 19, 2019
cardio

Cardio Dance Club (regular intensity cardio dance). Classes run every Thursday morning, 644 Memorial Rd, Qualicum Beach B.C. Come have fun with your community and meet new friends! Or just get your groove on and get fit.

Register for class with the RDN using the link on this page, or register at Ravensong in Qualicum Beach or Oceanside Place Arena in Parksville. Save money by registering for a series, or drop in for $10.

Class description:
Cardio Dance Club is a follow-along dance fitness workou...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:9:30am - 10:30am
Address:644 Memorial Avenue Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:$10
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
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 19, 2019
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 19, 2019
pgosa

Casual Cycling with PGOSA.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:10 am - 1 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Phone:(250) 586-5055
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Dec 24, 2019
TREE

Place a memory card with the name of your loved one on one of our trees
Category:Events
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Dec 24, 2019
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
Address:3200 North Island Highway Nanaimo,
Location:Country Club Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
cinder

A comedic twist on a classic tale, Cinderella tells the story of a destitute young woman living with her wicked stepmother and jealous step sisters and forced to serve on them hand and foot. When a chance meeting with Prince Charming’s servant Dandini ends with an invitation to the Royal Ball, her stepmother and stepsisters stop at nothing to ruin her chance to attend. When all seems lost, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother helps her discover her true beauty and potential. Join Cinderella, Prince Charming, a...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:2373 Rosstown Road Nanaimo
Location:The Bailey Studio
Cost:$16
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
clog

Clogging at Nanoose Place every Thursday 5-7 PM. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:5-7 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
coffee

Residents are invited to join Mayor Marc Lefebvre (or another member of Council) for coffee and an informal chat on Thursday afternoons. No appointment necessary, just drop by City Hall between 2 pm and 4 pm on Thursday afternoons.
This is a relaxed, comfortable forum for residents to meet members of Council and to ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions; a chance to say what’s on your mind. Please check the City’s calendar to ensure there are no cancellations.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:100 Jensen Avenue East Parksville,
Location:Parksville City Hall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
pgosa

PGOSA Curling is a social/recreational league that welcomes all levels of curlers -- from beginners to seasoned veterans. Our main goal is to enjoy the game and exercise it provides while maintaining a social atmosphere where everyone feels supported and welcome.
Please arrive at the rink by 11:00 to give yourself time to pay and be ready to hit the ice by 11:15. The cost per game is $8 per person, pay your Skip before the game.
After the game there is time for coffee and chatter. For your information...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Address:Parksville Community Park
Location:Curling Club
Cost:$8 per person
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
music

Live Music at Deez Bar and Grill starting a 7pm. Showcasing lots of local and Island favourites every Thursday night.
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:3353 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach
Location:Deez Bar & Grill
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 19, 2019
CARD

Drop in Bridge at the Parksville Lawn Bowling Club

It might be rainy and grey outside, but it will be warm and dry on Thursday afternoons at our club. Bridge will be on the agenda and you're invited to be part of the action.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:149 E. Stanford, Parksville,
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:$3.00 per drop in visit
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
CARD

Drop in Bridge at the Parksville Lawn Bowling Club

It might be rainy and grey outside, but it will be warm and dry on Thursday afternoons at our club. Bridge will be on the agenda and you're invited to be part of the action.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:149 E. Stanford, Parksville
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:$3.00 per drop in visit
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
for

Connection, support, discussion and resources about
Mental Health in a safe and caring environment.
11am – 3pm every Thursday at St Stephens Church.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:11:00am - 3:00pm
Address:150 Village Way Qualicum Beach
Location:St Stephens Church
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
tai

Foundations of Tai Chi every Thursday 10-11:30 am. See their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:10-11:30 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
Informal free drop-in to maintain or improve your French. 2:30 to 4:00 in the Serious Coffee meeting room
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:2:30pm - 4:00pm
Address:1209 East Island Hwy Parksville
Location:Serious Coffee Parksville
Cost:Free
 
Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Fresh Start: OCAC Members Show

"Looking forward to the new year ahead and new beginnings" is the theme for this OCAC members show. Oceanside Community Arts Council members have submitted a variety of 2D art for this show, including photography and multi-media. Opening reception is Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm and the show will be at the MAC until December 21st.
Category:Events
Start:Dec 3, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Jan 1, 2020
xmas

Every night, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Visits with Santa: December 7-8; 14-15; 20-21-22-23
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Category:Family
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Jan 1, 2020
Time:5:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:6183 Whitaker Road Courtenay,
Location:Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens
 
Nov 15, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
art

'I Paint With Light Now' Digital Media Exhibition

Artist Statement:
"The intellectual process of painting has not changed for me since I switched to the digital format five years ago. It remains an intuitive, somewhat baffling and always mysterious activity for me. I would not be using digital if that essential part of painting had to be sacrificed. I think it's important for you to know that I first experienced and practiced my craft as a painter for 40 years before I tried this new technology. And I...more info
Category:Events
Start:Nov 15, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
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 19, 2019
Time:2 - 3 PM
Location:Arbutus Meadows
Cost:$50 for 20 sessions
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 19, 2019
golf

Thursday Night is Ladies night, 5:30pm Shotgun Start, 4-Women Scramble, 9 Holes. Prizes and meal included in your fee.

Date(s):
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:5:30pm
Address:2035 Island Hwy W Qualicum Beach
Location:Eaglecrest Golf Club
Cost:Members $40, Frequents $50, Public $55 (Carts $5 p.p.)
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019
This year, discover the adventure of skiing or snowboarding for the first time with Mt. Washington’s free Discovery Day’s, December 9-20. The package includes a 2-hr group lesson, Easy Acres area lift ticket and equipment rental package. For anyone 13 years and older who has never skied or snowboarded before.

Sign up at www.mountwashington.ca
Category:Events
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Dec 20, 2019
Time:9:00am - 3:30pm
Address:Strathcona Parkway Mount Washington,
Location:Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
lighthouse

Enjoy a relaxed game of Carpet Bowling
Open to all levels. Join the fun.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:1pm – 3pm
Address:1b-280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Layne
Phone:250-757-8217
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
quilt

Material Girls Quilting at Nanoose Place every Thursday 10 am - 2 pm. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:10 am - 2 pm
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
 
Dec 19, 2019
xmas

VIUs Milner Christmas Magic 2019

Outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy: Dec 6 – 8, 13 - 15, 18 – 22, 2019.

Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage, Storytelling, VIU Baking Students Gingerbread Houses, Refreshments, Tea Room, Gift Shops. Onsite shuttle for mobility challenged. Bring a flashlight. Sorry, we are unable to take Tea Room reservations.

Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 adults and up to 3 children/youths under 19 yrs). All entry d...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm; last entry 8:00pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 adults and up to 3 children/youths under 19 yrs).
 
Dec 19, 2019
mic

Join us every Thursday for open mic! Hosted by Scott and Hope from Backstage Whiskey.

Come down to The Rod and Gun at 7:00pm and talk to Scott about getting on stage!

Every Thursday enjoy Hope and Scott as well as some local talent from the surrounding area.

Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:7:30pm
Address:163 Alberni Highway Parksville
Location:The Rod & Gun
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 19, 2019
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 19, 2019
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 19, 2019
curl

Curling takes place on Thursdays. We begin at 11:15 and after two hours of exciting play, the games usually finish! Time for coffee and chatter. The cost per game is $8 per person, pay your 'skip' before the game.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Location:The Curling Club
Phone:(250) 248-8341
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 19, 2019
pickle

Pickleball at Lighthouse Community Centre each Thursday. For more information contact Bob email steelehunt@shaw.ca
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:3:30pm – 5:30pm
Address:1b-280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Bob
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 19, 2019
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
music

Join Pam Edgar, Jerry Paquette, Jim Erkiletian and more!!
Every 3rd Thursday of each month at GroundZero

6:30pm- Warm up your voice, play a cover
7:00pm-10:00pm- Go around the circle sharing your originals,

Instrumentals are welcome, all genres welcome, all levels welcome, ALL welcome!!

Entry is by donation
no need to pre-register, just show up!!
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 10:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville,
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
friends

Grades 10-12. Old and new friends get together for dinner, music,creative projects, games, outings and more! Drop-in.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 7:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
xmas

Echo Players Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Join us this holiday season at the Village Theatre for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - some of the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy, adapted from the best-selling children's book, h...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:7:30pm, 2:00pm
Address:110 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach
Location:Village Theatre
Cost:$10, $14, $20, $23
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
fiddle

“Coombs Old Time Fiddlers. Resuming January 11, 2018, Every Thursday; DANCE or just listen; all ages; 7:30 p.m., Great old time music, dance styles include waltzes, two-steps, polkas, jigs, schottisches and more.
The Coombs Fiddlers entertain monthly at seniors' care homes in Oceanside and at various community events throughout the year.
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:7:30pm
Address:211 Fern Road At Beach Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Rotary House
Cost:$3 p.p. includes snack
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 19, 2019
mic

Thursday Night Live Music
Category:Events
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:6060 Island Hwy W Qualicum Bay
Location:West Coast Food House
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
uke

Ukulele Classes at the Lighthouse Community Centre. For more information call Sheena McCorquodale 250-937-9991 or email info@communityhall.ca
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:4:30pm – 6:00pm
Address:1b-280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Sheena McCorquodale
Phone:250-937-9991
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
xmas

Winter Wonderland On Ice

It is a holiday tradition to take part in this magical skating event at Oceanside Place Arena. Special lighting and decor makes you feel as though you are skating on an outdoor pond at night. Even if you do not skate, come by and view the lights from the deck. Wheel chairs and strollers are welcome. The public skating schedule with free skating events will be available on November 18th at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Start:Dec 14, 2019
End:Dec 31, 2019
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Regular & Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 19, 2019
basket

Youth Drop-In Basketball (Ages 16+)

Thursday evening basketball is one of our most popular sports programs. Each week an avid group of basketball players meet to enjoy a casual game. All materials are provided, but participants need to be dressed to run. No registration is required, but you will need to sign a participation waiver upon arrival.

Questions? Contact Kristine at stephenson@live.ca or 250-927-3985
Category:Family
Date:Dec 19, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:1014 Ford Road, Coombs
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium
Website:Open Site


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