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Vancouver Island Events

Mar 26, 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
 
Mar 26, 2019
blues

THREE GREAT BLUES BANDS and all for $20 IN ADVANCE($25 @ the door)
MARK CRISSINGER BAND – http://markcrissinger.com
Mark’s band is a contemporary blues band featuring an all-star cast of musicians from the Nanaimo area.
RENOVATION BLUES BAND – http://renovationbluesband.com
11 years in… the experiment was a success! Renovation Blues Band was formed in late 2006 and got busy in 2007 to deliver authentic and exciting music!
SOUTH ISLAND RHYTHM KINGS -https://www.lazymikemallonmusic.net/south-island-r...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:8:00am - 11:45pm
Address:2601 Alberni Hwy Coombs
Location:CHRCO Hall, Coombs Rodeo Grounds
Cost:$20
 
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 26, 2019
Ballroom Dancing in Nanoose Place. Visit website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
cardio

Cardio Dance Club: Parksville

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 favourites. Classes include hip hop, top 40, R&B, and songs from around the world too (...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:6:00pm
Address:#5-464 Island Hwy E, Parksville, BC
Location:FLUID Fitness
Cost:$10
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
tai

Chair Tai Chi at Nanoose Place Community Centre each Tues. See website for details.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:10-11 AM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
music

Intimate Chamber Music Concerts: The dynamic Bergmann Piano Duo returns with their energetic and uniquely eclectic programs. They open the series celebrating their German heritage and the fall season with a special celebration Oktoberfest concert on multiple keyboards featuring works by Strauss, Bach, Weill, Gershwin, Brubeck and much more.
Throughout the series, the virtuosic duo will also collaborate with special guests: Daniel Bolshoy (guitar) on November 27th, Rebecca Wenham (cello) on March 26th,...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:10:30am
Address:125 Front Street Nanaimo
Location:The Port Theatre
Cost:see website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
music

Ethereal chamber folk. Crystalline vocals, lyrics like arrows. Layers of harp, acoustic bass and tasty percussion. Poetry that tugs you into the liminal place between conscious and subconscious mind.
Featuring:
OLIVER SWAIN ON ACOUSTIC BASS and
​BEN JOHNSON ON WORLD PERCUSSION
To entertain is one thing. To enrich is another. Singer-Songwriter-Harper-Poet Diemm plays for that one note, that one resonant chord that opens a cascade of ‘yes’ inside you.
Diemm’s debut album ‘Ten Thousand Mirac...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:30pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville,
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
music

Diemn with Oliver Swain & Ben Jonson at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

Crystalline vocals. Lyrics like arrows. Ethereal folk harp. Spoken Word poetry. Featuring acclaimed folk root musician Oliver Swain on acoustic bass and support vocals.

Diemn plays original Chamber Folk music, with poetry that tugs at the layers between conscious and subconscious mind.
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:6:30pm
Address:#8 - 464 Island Highway East, Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
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:Mar 26, 2019
Time:4:30pm - 7:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
cloud

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:Family
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:4:30pm - 7:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
milner

Foraging for Wild Edibles - Brant Wildlife Festival

Curious and hungry foragers will be led in small groups on a foraging excursion, learning about ocean delicacies, Pacific oysters and Manila clams direct from their shells on the shellfish research farm of Vancouver Island University at Deep Bay. Foragers will learn about First Nations' use of shellfish, Vancouver Island's marine ecology, and species identification.

Local experts will discuss where and how to forage for shellfish and other edib...more info
Category:Nature
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:11:00am - 2:00pm
Address:370 Crome Point Road, Bowser, BC
Location:Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Cost:$30
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 25, 2019 to Mar 29, 2019
leaf

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.
Category:Family
Start:Mar 25, 2019
End:Mar 29, 2019
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1563 Stewart Rd., Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Moorecroft Camp
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
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:Mar 26, 2019
Address:Oceanside Elementary School , Parksville
Cost: $4.00 per session.
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 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:Mar 26, 2019
Time:2 - 3 PM
Location:Arbutus Meadows
Cost:$50 for 20 sessions
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Mar 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
metal

The Metal Arts Guild of Vancouver Island is a non-profit community of individuals who all share a passion for working and designing metal arts. We are dedicated to supporting members in learning, networking, promotion and creativity. The Metal Arts Guild of Vancouver Island offers a wonderful environment for its members to get to know others who share the same love for all aspects of jewelry and metalsmithing. The Metal Arts Guild relies on the skills, enthusiasm and energy of our members to power the o...more info
Category:Events
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:133 Mcmillan Street Parksville
Location:Mcmillan Art Center
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
Mindfulness is the number one skill for acquiring balance in our life. It acts like an internal guidance system that allows us to be fully present in the moment without judgement, turning negative emotions into positive states of mind. Come and practice this skill so that it becomes a natural positive force in your life. Preregistration required. Sharon Thomas (250) 228-4330.
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:534 Pioneer Crescent Parksville,
Location:Pioneer Wellness Centre
Cost:$25
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 25, 2019 to Mar 29, 2019
art

for ages 8 – 14
Begins Mon. March 25, 2019 to March 29, 2019
Time 10 – 4 daily
Students will sing, dance, play, and have fun while exploring theatre.
Category:Family
Start:Mar 25, 2019
End:Mar 29, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:375 Selby Street Nanaimo
Location:Nanaimo Conservatory of Music
Cost:$250
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
Would you like to learn nonviolent communication techniques and practice these skills in a safe environment with like-minded people?
Nonviolent Communication theory supposes conflicts arise from individual or group attempts to fulfill universal human needs such as safety, belonging or autonomy. Unfortunately, we sometimes use ‘violent’ strategies such as blaming or judging to try to satisfy our unmet needs. NVC offers guidance in ‘empathetically listening and honestly expressing’ using four conversational components:
1. Observations
2. Feelings
3. Needs
4. Requests
The four components ma...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:6:15pm - 7:45pm
Address:6250 Hammond Bay Rd Nanaimo,
Location:Vancouver Island Regional Library; Nanaimo North Boardroom
Cost:Free
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2019 to Mar 29, 2019
It’s tinker time! Join NS3 for a spring break camp that is all about tinkering and building. Have you ever tried painting with light? Or built a house with only dowels and elastics? Dabble with circuits to make a wand, build a roller coaster with paper, and explore your creativity as you construct different creations.
Details: March 25-29 2019; 9:00-3:00pm; ages 6-12; cost $225;Located at our Science Studio @ 4355 Jingle Pot Road in Room 101
*Please note: food is not included in the cost; please send your child with a lunch and water bottle.
Stay and Play: After-camp care 3-5pm for $8 per ...more info
Category:Family
Start:Mar 26, 2019
End:Mar 29, 2019
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:4355 Jingle Pot Road, room 101 Nanaimo
Location:NS3’s Science Studio
Cost:$225
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
tai

Oceanside Tai Chi every Tues 9-12 AM & Friday 10-11:30 AM at Nanoose Place.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:Various Times
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
cloud

Come and practice silence while doing self guided sitting meditation or walking meditation, spin the prayer wheels, light a butter lamp & browse the gift shop. Give yourself some peace and space! Thank you for any offering you are able to make, our center operates completely through volunteer efforts and offerings.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:11:00am - 1:30pm
Address:2800 Grafton Ave Qualicum Beach
Location:Kathok Meditation Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
Looking for a safe space to talk about the joys and challenges of parenting? The Parent Support Services Society of BC believes that every parent is the expert of their own family. Often parents simply need to be heard and to hear the voice of other parents in a safe support space. For more information call 250-468-9658 or email parent@telus.net
Category:Family
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:Coombs
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2019
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:Mar 26, 2019
Time:9 AM
Address:Various Locations around the Parksville Qualicum Beach Area.
Location:Parksville Beach Community Park
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
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 26, 2019
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:Mar 26, 2019
Time:11:00am
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay
Location:Highwayman Saloon
Cost:$4 each or 3 for $10.
 
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
 
Mar 26, 2019
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:Mar 26, 2019
Time:6:00pm
Address:2 - 180 Craig Street, Parksville
Location:Realm Food Co.
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
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:Mar 26, 2019
Time:5:30pm
Address:747 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:Email for Details
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2019
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:Mar 26, 2019
Time:9:00pm
Address:163 Alberni Highway Parksville
Location:The Rod & Gun Pub
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2019
yoga

Join Tracey Babb Pike for this beginner and yet all level yoga class to improve your core strength, stability and balance. This class will help with back pain and allows alot of stretching.
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 26, 2019
Time:3:45pm - 5:00pm
Address:650 Berwick Rd. qualicum Beach
Location:The Gardens, Qualicum Beach
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 26, 2019
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:Mar 26, 2019
Time:6:30pm
Address:1014 Ford Road, Coombs
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email


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