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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 7, 2019
Dec 7, 2019 to Dec 8, 2019
beer

Beercade at Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company

Join us for a weekend of nostalgia on December 7 & 8 at the taproom! We will be hosting "Beercade" where you can play some of your old favourites while enjoying a bevvy.

Pay at the Door. Unlimited play for $15!
Category:Events
Start:Dec 7, 2019
End:Dec 8, 2019
Time:11:30am - 10:00pm on Saturday; 11:30am - 7:30pm on Sunday
Address:109-425 Stanford Ave East, Parksville
Location:Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company
Cost:$15 for unlimited play
 
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 7, 2019
music

“Gypsy Blues plucks the danger from a Tom Waits melody, dances it a little further over the line with dark magic, teases the rhythms & and raises a toast to back alley Jazz”
​-The Alternate Route

Their new album Bare Knuckles & Brawn has topped the Earshot Charts in both Jazz and Blues! You can take it home with you on Vinyl or CD.

Blue Moon Marquee is primarily a live duo with the energy and sound of a full band. Colette, the rhythm section, not only commands the upright bass b...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:30pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$22
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
cards

Canasta at Nanoose Place every Thursday & Sunday 7-9 PM. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
xmas

Christmas Bazaar, vendor tables available, our famous Christmas fruit cakes and baking, re-gifting tables, books, essential oils, spices, jewellery, handmade cards, homemade bags, handbags, sewing, handmade ornaments, stained glass, sewing projects, handmade wares by local artisans, have a hot beverage and tasty muffin at our Muffin Cafe.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:10:00am - 2:00pm
Address:407 Wembley Road Parksville
Location:St. Anne/St. Edmund’s Anglican Church Hall
 
Dec 7, 2019 to Dec 8, 2019
xmas

Christmas Crawl Nanoose Bay Studio Tour 2019

Pick up your 2019 studio guide at individual studios or our Tour Information Centre located at Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd., during Studio Tour Hours: 10am to 4pm.

Participating artists will show their work either at their studios or Nanoose Place. Please check your Guide Map for these details.
Category:Events
Start:Dec 7, 2019
End:Dec 8, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
coffee

Held on the first Saturday of each month. Always an interesting mix of local talents. Admission $5.00 at the door. Musicians and entertainers free. Coffee and treats available from the kitchen. Coffee courtesy of Creekmore Coffee
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Road Errington
Location:Errington War Memorial Hall
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2019
xmas

Coombs Christmas Fair 2019

All you want for Christmas will be on offer at the Coombs Christmas Fair. Visit our sale for a great selection of beautiful handmade gifts and food items to share with friends and family. We are expanding this year, using both halls on our property, with a few rotating vendor tables, so be sure to drop by each day, you won't want to miss a thing.

Admission is free and there's lots of parking. Our concession will offer soup, sandwiches and treats with an indoor rest area. ...more info
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1014 Ford Road, Coombs
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds
 
Dec 7, 2019
xmas

Darrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft Sale

Fine turned pepper & salt mills, pastry pins, toothpick holders, bowls, potpourri bowls, spurtles and other unique gift items. Also handcrafted stools, coat trees and children's rocking chairs.

Open Dec 6-9, 13-15 plus other days by appointment or by chance.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2019
xmas

Errington Christmas Craft Faires 2019

Celebrating a tradition that goes back 50 years, the Errington Hall will be full of local artists and crafters offering a wide variety of homegrown and handmade treasures just in time for the holiday. Due to the popularity of this event we have expanded the show to two weekends, each with a different set of unique, talented, local vendors.

Free admission. Hot refreshments available on site. Each purchase earns you a draw ticket to win a Prize Basket overflowing...more info
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Road, Errington
Location:Errington War Memorial Hall
 
Dec 7, 2019
Experience the beauty of the night at the Golden Shrine Mahaguru Temple within the Kathok Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre. All are welcome to take part in the wonders of candlelight, meditation and silence. You may choose to walk mindfully in the garden, turn the prayer wheels to release positive energies, sit in meditation in the Shrine, light a Butterlamp, write a wish in the Heart wishing garden and peruse the gift shop for that meaningful holiday gift. Please make a monetary offering to support the Centre so that it will continue to be available to all. As always, please respect all rul...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 7:30pm
Address:2800 Grafton Ave Qualicum Beach
Location:Kathok Meditation Centre
Cost:By donation
Website:Open Site
 
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)
 
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 7, 2019
xmas

Lighthouse Christmas Craft Faire. Over 40 local Artisans displaying and selling their handmade goods. Light lunch to be served out of the kitchen.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm December 7th, 2019
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
music

Live Entertainment at The Bayside

Come out and enjoy our incredible view and live music all November long! While dining at The Bayside, Friday & Saturday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm capture the sounds of local talent from pianist performances to guitarists including guitarist Robbie Hancock on Nov. 22-23.
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:5:30pm - 8:30pm
Address:240 Dogwood Street, Parksville
Location:The Bayside Restaurant & Lounge
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
smoke

Live Music at Smoke n Water

Come on down to Smoke n Water for live music every Friday and Saturday.

To see who is playing please visit www.facebook.com/smokenwaterbc/events.

Reservations are recommend for dinner!
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:1600 Stroulger Road, Parksville
Location:Smoke 'N Water @ Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
xmas

5th Annual Magical Nights of Light 2019

If you thought last year's laser light show was spectacular, wait until you see this year's Magical Nights of Light!

• Magical Light Show
• Walk through at your own pace
• Hot Chocolate
• Visit with Santa
• And more ...!

Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets are non-refundable.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Rd., Errington
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:Advance Tickets: $5 per person, 12 & under Free
 
Dec 7, 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 7, 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 7, 2019
club ride at Hammerfest trails
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:9:00am - 11:00pm
Location:yellow gate just before you reach Englishman river park Errington
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 27, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
xmas

North Pole-apalooza 2019

PDBA Celebrates “The Season in the City'! With pop-up rooftop Christmas trees, sparkling white lights on the Alberni Hwy., an all-decked out spruce on Craig St., and a sumptuous draw prize – the members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its sixth year. Enter between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 25 PDBA ...more info
Category:Events
Start:Nov 27, 2019
End:Dec 18, 2019
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
Self guided tour of 7 decorated homes that are using traditional and unique family treasures.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Address:Veterans Way Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach
Cost:$25
 
Dec 7, 2019
art

Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC

2019 is the UNESCO International year of Indigenous Languages. Languages are powerful and potent markers of identity and culture, yet many of us cannot even say “hello” in the language of the people on whose traditional territory we live, work and play.

You might just expand your vocabulary—and your appreciation for the Indigenous languages spoken in BC—after visiting the Qualicum Beach Museum to view the travelling exhibition “Our Living Languages: ...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:587 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Museum
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
union

Every Saturday, fundraiser for the Pythian Sisters.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay,
Location:Highwayman Saloon
Cost:No Cover
Phone:335-0256
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
market

Qualicum Beach Farmers Market

Visit Qualicum Beach Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:30am-12pm (1pm July & Aug), year-round and enjoy an incredible selection of fresh produce and locally produced goods. Our vendors make, bake, or grow the products they offer for sale.

Get to know who produces your food. Discover the wealth of mid-Island production from a wide variety of local home and commercial providers. Learn from them in person the joys and challenges of delivering quality fruits, vege...more info
Category:Farmers Market
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm (1pm July & Aug)
Address:Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
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 7, 2019
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 27, 2019 to Dec 10, 2019
red

REDress Project Opening Ceremony

REDress Project, an installation art project that serves as a visual reminder of the number of Aboriginal women across Canada who are no longer with us.

An opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the REDress Project installation will take place on Nov 25 at 9:30am. Mayor and Council, Chief Recalma, and the Canadian Federation of University Women will be in attendance.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 27, 2019
End:Dec 10, 2019
Address:#201 - 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Town Hall Foyer
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2019
swim

Splish Splash Everyone Welcome Swim
Splish splash everyone welcome swims at Ravensong Aquatic Centre are a water adventure you don’t want to miss. The lifeguards are going to bring out the pool toys for you to enjoy. From the rope swing to the snake there will be water play for everyone. These swims are on Saturdays, November 9, December 7 and 14 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and on Monday December 9 and 16 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Regular admission. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014 or view skate a...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach,
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:regular admission
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2019
zen

Zentangle: Watercolour Tiles

Register by November 30

This class will give you some simple techniques for creating lovely watercolour washes for your tiles or other tangling paper. You'll create some tiles to tangle both in class and at home. You'll love creating and tangling coloured backgrounds!

Zentangle Basics is a prerequisite.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 7, 2019
Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Cost:$48
Website:Open Site


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