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Vancouver Island Events

Mar 23, 2019
Jan 1, 2019 to Apr 10, 2019
100

Take the 100 Day ART Challenge – January 1 – April 10th by creating something every day. Paint, sketch, photograph, write, just create in a way that feels right for you and post it daily. Don’t give up even if you miss a day or two. Keep at it. You’ll be amazed at the progress you make during the 100 days.
Post your creation each day for all to enjoy and to watch the progress.
www.facebook.com/groups/623072704791065/ or type in 100 Day Art Challenge– Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery 2019 in the search lin...more info
Category:Art
Start:Jan 1, 2019
End:Apr 10, 2019
Time:11:00am - 4:00pm
Location:Different locations throughout the community
Phone:250-245-1252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 14, 2019 to Apr 3, 2019
vi

Part of the Art @ the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Presented by Nanaimo Arts Council Series, “All About Animals” features photography, paintings and metal art by local artists from Vancouver Island. Show Runs Feb 7th to April 3rd, 2019 at the Pipers Lagoon Lobby in the Conference Centre main level – 80 Commercial Street, Nanaimo. Open to the public Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

Category:Art
Start:Feb 14, 2019
End:Apr 3, 2019
Time:8:30am - 4:30pm
Address:101 Gordon St Nanaimo
Location:Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-729-3947
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
art

Art Bites: One Stroke with Lori Schiersmann

Lori Schiersmann is an Elite Certified One Stroke Instructor. "One Stroke" is a combination of using 2-3 colours of acrylic paint on one brush and blending to create shading and highlighting all in one stroke. This brush stroke is a fun and satisfying technique used to create "Folk Art" and can be used in many other painting subjects. More information on One Stroke technique can be found at http://onestroke.com

About Art Bites: Art Bites is an 8-week cours...more info
Category:Art
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:$30 per class
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019 to Mar 24, 2019
best

We’re gathering up some exclusive west coast handmade makers!
Visit us at Woodgrove Centre March 15-24th at our Pop Up Shop storefront just across from Sportcheck.
We will have some of the best bath & body, fashion, jewelry, food, home decor, pet products and zero waste vendors available all in one spot for you to purchase!
What is a Pop Up Shop? A Pop Up shop is a temporary retail spaces that sell merchandise. Ours is only open for 10 DAYS – Don’t miss out!
Follow us online for giveaways & ...more info
Category:Markets
Start:Mar 23, 2019
End:Mar 24, 2019
Address:6631 Island Highway North Nanaimo,
Location:Woodgrove Centre
Cost:Free
 
Mar 23, 2019
brant

Birds, Basic ID & Birdwatching with Lynne Brookes - Brant Wildlife Festival

Practical enjoyable birdwatching workshop for beginning to intermediate level. Use of taxidermy and live birds to learn about birds and to develop ID skills. Birdwatching tips and practice on grounds.

Pre-registration required. www.niwra.org or call 250-248-8534 for fee and registration. Fee $40.

- 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Enjoyable, practical, hands on beginning to intermediate level workshop
- Location: North Island Wi...more info
Category:Nature
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:9:00am - 12:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Rd, Errington
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Center
Cost:$40
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
movie

Movie Night
Category:Events
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:7:30pm
Address:7793 Island Hwy. Fanny Bay
Location:Fanny Bay Hall
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
mic

Butts Giraud and Friends at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

Butts Giraud is a Canadian entrepreneur, musician, author and a former pro athlete playing football with the with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers who also had a 11 year pro wrestling carrier in the USA, Canada, Iraq, and Great Britain.

Butts Giraud Pro Blues Harp player can be found playing his "Silver Magic" around Canada and the USA. From Vancouver Island, Maui, Nashville, Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi. Mentored by pro musicians Rob Weaver a...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:6:30pm
Address:8 - 464 Island Highway East, Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
cards

Canasta at Nanoose Place every Thursday & Sunday 7-9 PM. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 22, 2019 to Mar 23, 2019
CatSpan Book & Garage Sale

Hug used book and Garage Sale. Thousands of books, most at $2.00 and great garage sale items at very reasonable prices. Fund raiser for CatSpan, proceeds going toward providing food and Veterinary care to feral and community cats in Oceanside.
Category:Garage Sale
Start:Mar 22, 2019
End:Mar 23, 2019
Time:Mar 22: 9am-5pm; Mar 23: 9am-3pm
Address:132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville,
Location:Parksville Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
Craft Supply Sale

Crafters purging there supplies in the arts and crafts. Some vendor space is still available, but going fast. No finished product is allowed.

Everyone welcome to come and shop.
Category:Markets
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Address:240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay,
Location:Lions Den located behind Lighthouse Community Hall
 
Mar 23, 2019
zen

Revive, rejuvenate and reconnect body, mind, emotion and spirit!
Are you ready to fall in LOVE with the body you are in?
Are you looking for an exercise class that will have you craving more and get you off the treadmill and tedium of life?
Are you ready to completely change not only your body but your relationship with your body?
THEN GET READY FOR NIA and dance, move, laugh, shake and put PLEASURE into moving your body!
Experience Nia in this 2 hour playshop designed specifically for beginners. W...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:Wellington Hall, 3922 Corunna Ave. Corner of Norwell and Island Hwy, Nanaimo
Cost:$20 – $25
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
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:Mar 23, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 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:Mar 23, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:1600 Stroulger Road, Parksville
Location:Smoke 'N Water @ Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
Join local artist Hayley Webster from Island Mandalas for a two-part mandala making class. The class will cover learning how to paint with watercolors and discovering how to design and draw mandalas. Each participant will leave with a completed mandala that they have created. The finished projects are great gifts for others or art pieces for your own home.
All materials will be provided, and complimentary coffee will be served. Classes will be held in the back room of BoMe Cheese. Participants must be able to attend both classes.
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:10:30am - 12:00pm
Address:1876 Alberni Highway Coombs
Location:BoMe Cheese
Cost:$2 – $55
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
Discover a natural alternative. Live your best life.
Join us in the beautiful port city of Nanaimo on Saturday March 23rd, 2019, for a ground-breaking conference that will inform and empower older adults on the use of medical cannabis, include the most recent research findings, hear from experts in the field and others with “lived experience”.
As the first event of its type in Canada, presentations will also be invaluable to medical professionals, caregivers and senior service providers. Gain timely information on the future of medical cannabis and the emerging needs of older adults, with ex...more info
Category:Events
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm
Address:101 Gordon St Nanaimo,
Location:Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Cost:$25
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
club ride at Hammerfest trails
Category:Events
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:9:00am - 11:00pm
Location:yellow gate - just before you reach Englishman river park
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
lions

Meat Draws every Saturday at the Rocking Horse Pub from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (except for summer break)
Category:Events
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:3 - 5 PM
Address:2038 Sanders Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Rocking Horse Pub
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
PURPOSE DRIVEN and CONFIDENCE BUILDING CAREER PLANNING
4-week workshop. Ages 16 to 24 yrs old.
Experienced Career and Talent coach will help you:
-Find meaningful jobs that fit your personality and build on your strengths
-Utilize career assessment and mind mapping to discover your options
-Find your voice and develop the confidence of a runway model
-Transform awkwardness into courage
-Develop the tools you need to be successful
-Create a resume that highlights your transferable skills
To register, or request more information
Email: ajempowerment@gmail.com
Phone: (250) 667-0799
...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
Address:3530 Ross Rd Nanaimo
Location:Career Planning
Cost:$199
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
union

Every Saturday, fundraiser for the Pythian Sisters.
Category:Art
Date:Mar 23, 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
 
Mar 23, 2019
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:Mar 23, 2019
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm
Address:644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 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:Mar 23, 2019
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 23, 2019
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
smart

If you’ve been disappointed with the photos you’ve taken using your Smartphone I can help you take better photos. I’ve taught dozens of people in the Oceanside area, just like you, how to easily and confidently do it.
Smartphone Camera Basics will move you from snapshots to good shots in a hands-on, enjoyable workshop. Fundamental photography principles and basic phone camera features will be covered. Bring your questions and phone charged up and ready to go. Handouts are included.
Contact Debbie Fl...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street Parksville
Location:The McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:$55
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
smart

Do you want to better edit your photos on your Smartphone?
Have you been disappointed with the results when you’ve tried to edit your photos or maybe you’re not sure what to do?
I help people become better photo editors and have helped dozens in the Oceanside area, people just like you.
The Smartphone Photo Editing Basics workshop allows you to easily learn and understand the elements of a great photo and how to apply the photo edit features on your phone to bring out the best in your photography. B...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street Parksville,
Location:The McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:$55
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
two

Opening Reception: Surface Language Two Exhibition

"Surface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialect" features the work of Leona Petrak, Anne Jones and Dennis Brown.

This exhibition runs February 26 to April 14, 2019.

Join us for the Opening Reception March 2nd and meet these talented artists.

Visit our website for more details on this exhibition
Category:Art
Start:Feb 26, 2019
End:Apr 14, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019 to Mar 28, 2019
art

An exhibit by Art 10 featuring an array of artists from painters to jewelers.
Show runs March 5-28
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday 10-4pm
78 Wharf St. Gallery
Category:Art
Start:Mar 23, 2019
End:Mar 28, 2019
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm
Address:78 Wharf Street Nanaimo
Location:78 Wharf Street Gallery
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
The Art from the Attic Sale

Do you have paintings you no longer love? Sell them in our sale!

The Art from the Attic Sale is one of The Old School House Arts Centre?s most popular events. March 15 will mark the Thirteenth Anniversary sale at TOSH and everyone is a winner with this sale: bring in your paintings or prints or lithographs or photographs to sell in the art gallery. You get 60% and TOSH gets 40% of each piece sold.

Registration is $5.00 and $2.00 per piece, your appointment must be scheduled by calling 250-752-6133

Each painting needs an entry form which is currently avai...more info
Category:Events
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
The Beishu Method™… A revolutionary new method of hands on healing
This unique workshop combines the beautiful healing energies of Ascended Master Kuan Yin and Beishu with a new form of Hands-On-Healing only practiced by a handful of individuals today!
When the Beishu Method was first introduced, only Reiki Masters were entitled to information. Today with the new energies flowing on our planet, the time has come to release this extraordinary method of healing to anyone who would like to assist themselves, family or clients.
The human energy field and chakra system contains and reflects an...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:all day (7hours)
Address:2331 East Wellington Road Nanaimo
Location:Unity Spiritual Centre Nanaimo
Cost:$99
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
lynne

The LYNNeS are Canadian heartbreak poets Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. The two songwriters are not new to working together, having toured and written songs off and on over the past 10 years, and with Miles having produced two of Hanson’s albums (River of Sand, 2014 and 7 Deadly Spins, 2015). For THE LYNNeS songs are what matter the most, and their debut album “Heartbreak Song For The Radio” pairs hauntingly gritty lyrics with tight vocal harmonies.
The duo adopted an old school approach to recording th...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 10:00pm
Address:595 Townsite Road Nanaimo,
Location:Unitarian Hall, Nanaimo
Cost:$20
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 23, 2019
mic

A pub night just for singles!
Join local singles for a downtown pub night with great chats, laughs, and new connections! We’re bringing mingling activities, games, and prizes! And a private karaoke DJ with all your favourite hits!
Forget the pressure of one-on-one dates, messaging, and dating apps! At our past events, singles have said they enjoy the relaxed group atmosphere! Come say hello! You never know whom you’ll meet!
This is a private event for all singles who are looking to make local connecti...more info
Category:Events
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:150 Skinner Street Nanaimo,
Location:Green Olive Room @ Old City Station Pub
Cost:$10
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 15, 2019 to Apr 6, 2019
sound

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family singers, this thrilling and inspirational family musical follows the romantic story of Captain Von Trapp and governess Maria as they fall in love and bring a family together, during the turbulent and frightening time preceeding World War II. When Nazis demand the immediate enlistment of the Captain, this couples love and courage helps them narrowly escape over the Austrian mountains with their seven children. Their story comes to life onstage with beloved ...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Feb 15, 2019
End:Apr 6, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:9737 Chemainus Road Chemainus,
Location:Chemainus Theatre Festival
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 23, 2019
taff

A Musical Journey Through The Fabulous Fifties!
The Taffetas are coming to Nanaimo!
Join us for an afternoon or evening of music and humour as four singing sisters – ‘The Taffetas’ – bring back the songs and styles of the Fifties with sweet melodies reminiscent of Patti Page, and Connie Francis, and the rich harmonies of the McGuire Sisters, the Chordettes, and the Fontane Sisters.
Tickets are $20 or $15 for students and seniors (55+)
Purchase Tickets at Fascinating Rhythm – 51 Commercial Street or a...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
Address:25 Victoria Road Nanaimo
Location:Harbour City Theatre
Cost:$15 – $20
 
Mar 23, 2019
bird

Wetland Birding Tour with Christopher Stephens - Brant Wildlife Festival

Enjoy the fascinating world of birding with expert bird guide and ornithologist Christopher Stephens and be delighted by the amazing species that live in wetlands.

To reserve your spot Contact: Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours, Phone: 250-248-3667, Email: mail@rainforestnaturehikes.com.

-- A Brant Wildlife Festival Event --
Category:Nature
Date:Mar 23, 2019
Time:9:30am to 12:30pm; 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost:$40


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