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Vancouver Island Events

Mar 24, 2019
Mar 24, 2019
skate

Parksville Lion’s and Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate
This popular skate session is Sundays, a great way to stay active as a family. Children must be accompanied by an adult, 19yrs+. Pond hockey is not available during this session. Oceanside Place Arena on Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 12:15 to 1:45 pm. Free event. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:12:15pm - 1:45pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy Parksville,
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
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 24, 2019
latin

Corta Jaca Dance, Ballroom & Latin Dance Lessons each Sunday (December schedule limited, see website).
6:30 Beginners 7:30 Intermediates.
Everyone welcome
Contact Andy Mundy
778-424-9994
http://www.cortajacadance.ca/
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:6:30pm – 8:30pm
Address:280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Andy Mundy
Phone:778-424-9994
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
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 24, 2019
movie

Call of the Forest Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion - Brant Wildlife Festival

Watch this film following scientist, conservationist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, on her journey to the most beautiful forests of the northern hemisphere. From the cedar forests of Japan and the redwood trees of America to the great boreal forest of Canada, Diana shares the amazing stories behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests while explaining the irreplaceable roles they play in protect...more info
Category:Events
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:2:00pm
Address:132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville,
Location:Parksville Community Centre
Cost:By Donation
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
pgosa

Casual Cycling with PGOSA.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 24, 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
 
Mar 24, 2019
crown

Full on Country comes in on Sunday afternoons from 3-7pm. Join in the jam, get in on the meat draw or just enjoy the music.
Category:Art
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
crown

Come on down to the Crown & jam with Big Daddy at the best jam on Vancouver Island!

Date(s):
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:3:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 24, 2019
music

Music On Sunday - Cris Inquanti, clarinet and Monica Pfau, piano

Now that he has settled into a full-time university teaching position in Arizona it has become a little more difficult to schedule Mr. Inguanti, whose gorgeous playing graced the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for so many years, but we have persevered and are rewarded with a duo concert with his longtime collaborator and in-demand Vancouver chamber music pianist Monica Pfau. Today's program will include works by Brahms, Schumann and Muczy...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:2:30pm - 4:30
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH)
Cost:$15.00 (Members) $18.00 (Non-members)
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
brant

Englishman River Regional Park Tour with MVIHES - Brant Wildlife Festival

Join the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society on a walk in this beautiful park and learn about the river and fish.

This tour will be an easy 2 hour walk on trails paralleling the Englishman River and/or the Clay Young Channel. The Clay Young Channel is an important spawning and rearing habitat zone for the Englishman River. Learn about the history of the area and see points of interest with members of Parksville'...more info
Category:Events
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Address:Englishman River Regional Park
Location:Take Hwy 4A to Bellevue Rd, Turn left onto Allsbrook to end.
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
brant

Brant Wildlife Festival Forest Bathing Walk Fundraiser

Unplug from technology and find a better connection in the forest.

Experienced eco tour guides invite you to come relax, rejuvenate and soak up natures restorative medicines on a slow paced, sensory and mindful forest bathing experience.

$40.00 per person, pre-registration required with Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours.

-- This is a Brant Wildlife Festival event --
Category:Events
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:10:30am - 1:00pm
Cost:$40
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
Go Wild Spring Camp - Moorecroft

Kids are invited to go wild and spend an incredible spring break at the park and experience nature inspired fun and adventure.

Register here.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1563 Stewart Rd., Nanoose Bay
Location:Moorecroft Camp
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
music

Knox Presents: Greater Victoria Police Chorus Concert

The goal of the Chorus is to enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of meeting and singing together and of providing entertainment to benefit local charities.

To date, the chorus has raised more that $2 million in support of many charitable organizations. The chorus performs on March 24 to support Knox’s Outreach initiatives.

Tickets: Advance $17 | At the door $20. Tickets available at: the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Mulberry Bush Bookstore...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:2:00pm
Address:345 Pym Street, Parksville, BC
Location:Knox United Church
Cost:Advance $17; At the door $20
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 24, 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 24, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
Join us and make your own unique macrame plant hanger. You can choose from a variety of beads to decorate it. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome; $20/person or per family making 1 macrame plant hanger in total. Please message or email us at lostartsclub@outlook.com to register; cash prepayment, e-transfer or Paypal accepted and prepayment is required to register.
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address:2358 Wild Dove Road Nanaimo,
Location:Lost Arts Club
Cost:$25
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
felt

We have many colors of wool to choose from to make your own unique needle felted animal. If there is a certain animal that you want to make please send us a photo. You will be given a 3 needle set to use and keep after this class as well as a styrofoam board to work on. These needles are sharp so extra care is needed when making these animals; we do have a selection of leather gloves and finger protectors that you can use if you choose or you may wish to bring your own with you. All supplies are included...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:2358 Wild Dove Road Nanaimo,
Location:Lost Arts Club
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
jam

*JAMS ARE NOW ON SUNDAYS
​FROM 2-5PM*
Jams will be every second and fourth Sunday of each month
​$5 donation at the door is greatly appreciated
Our Jam sessions are lovingly led by Barbara Gilmore.
They are usually unplugged and are strictly for non-amplified instruments (ie. acoustic guitars, ukeleles, mandolins, harmonicas, hand drums etc. No electric instruments on these days.
Check out our Facebook page for more details on each jam session, lately Barbara has been choosing ex...more info
Category:Art
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville,
Location: Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
mic

Every Sunday, 5-8pm, Lions Club Meat Draw and Open Jam hosted by The Ryder Bachman Band. Bring your instrument and play along!
Category:Art
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:7480 Island Highway S Fanny Bay,
Location:Fanny Bay Inn
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
sc

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
tewd

Release your inner rock star! This isn’t your boring regular karaoke…this is the lights, the drums, the big sound system and Megastar to back you up as you sing your favourite rock song with a live band! Megastar Live Karaoke is for singers and is every Friday night in Ted’s Bar and Grill this winter season till the end of March. Starts at 830 pm every Friday and after 10 is for 19+.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:8:30pm
Address:Strathcona Pkwy Courtenay,
Location:Mt Washington Alpine Resort
Phone:250 338 1386
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 24, 2019
milner

Enjoy the early Spring bulbs.Garden open 11am to 3:30pm, last entry 3pm. Tea Room open 11am for tea, soup, and scones with last seating 3pm.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:11:00am
Address:2179 West Island Highway Qualicum Beach,
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:$4
 
Mar 24, 2019
smoke

Make Sunday your favourite day of the week with Smoke 'N Water's signature brunch buffet, every Sunday from 9-2. Whether you’re craving breakfast or lunch you will find a great selection of fresh, house made dishes to satisfy your appetite.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:9:00am
Address:1-1600 Strougler Rd, Nanoose Bay
Location:Smoke N Water Restaurant
Cost:Adults $17.95 Kids 6-12 $8.95 Kids 5 & Under Free.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 24, 2019
f

Our Sunday-Funday Jam is always a blast! The Qualicum Bay Lions start the meat draw at 3:30. Only $1 a ticket!
Category:Events
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Email:Send Email
 
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 24, 2019
tales

Tales from the Treehouse Perilous
Three Shows in March for World Storytelling Week with Seana Kozar
Seana Kozar, storyteller and host of CHLY’s new live storytelling broadcast “Flying by Wireless” (Mondays at 10 a.m.), will tell from her new work “Tales from the Treehouse Perilous.” Each performance from Seana’s Tales will be unique and feature different stories from her original collection. Her stories weave together mythology and folktales in a fantastic universe in peril just beyond the veil of mod...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Mar 24, 2019
Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
Address:595 Townsite Road Nanaimo,
Location:Unitarian Hall, Nanaimo
Cost:$5 – $10
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 24, 2019 to Mar 28, 2019
art

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 sche...more info
Category:Art
Start:Mar 24, 2019
End:Mar 28, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
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


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