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Vancouver Island Events

Mar 27, 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 27, 2019
mic

Come share your talent at our weekly open-mic night!

We are very excited to be opening up the stage to the MANY incredibly talented locals in our area. A great opportunity to meet other musicians alike!

Bring your own instruments/ prepared songs and we'll put your name on the set list.

Hosted by James
No cover

See you there!
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:6-8pm
Address:2-180 Craig St, Parksville
Location:Realm Food Co
Cost:No Cover
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 27, 2019
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! Buying and selling art!
Make an appointment to bring in your paintings or prints or lithographs or photographs to sell in the art gallery between March 11 to 15.
You get 60% and TOSH gets 40% of each piece sold.
All pieces must be in good condition, clean and ready to hang on the wall.
You are sure to find something special and unique from among the quality artwork being presented at the Art from t...more info
Category:Markets
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:122 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Cost:see website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
brant

Mar 27, 2019
Beach Seine at the Englishman River Estuary - Brant Wildlife Festival

Join the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society to carefully collect fish and invertebrates in a net along the Englishman River Estuary, and then transfer them to viewing tubs to catalogue before returning them to the water.

The estuary is owned and managed by The Nature Trust of BC, and this beach seine is part of monitoring to check the health of the area.

Biologist Dave Clough will be the leader....more info
Category:Nature
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:Meet at the gate to the Englishman River Estuary at the park
 
Mar 27, 2019
friends

Support, education and empowerment for those caring for parents. Learn how to be happier and healthier during your caregiving journey. Women and men welcome. Preregistration required. Contact Saskia Jennings (647) 528-2037.
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:6:45pm - 8:45pm
Address:534 Pioneer Crescent Parksville,
Location:Pioneer Wellness Centre
Cost:$25
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
carpet

Carpet Bowling at Nanoose Place each Weds 1-3:30 PM. New Players Welcome! See their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:1-3:30 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
rug

Dogwood Traditional Rug Hookers at Nanoose Place every Weds 10-3. See their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:10 AM - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
pgosa

The group meets at the Main #1 Parking Lot at Rathtrevor Park. The walk takes less than an hour of easy walking.
Category:Art
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:9:30 am - 10:30 am
Address:Rathtrevor Park, Parksville
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
Qualicum Beach Flying Club
Coffee morning
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:9:00am - 10:00am
Address:#9- 1000 Ravensbourne Lane Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Flying Club hangar
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
family

Connect with others and learn about services, supports and activities for your family. SOS takes care of dinner while you enjoy quality time with your family.
Wednesdays from 4:30 pm-7 pm
Pre-registration is required.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:4:30pm - 7:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
music

Fever Jazz Trio at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

Fever Jazz blends soul and pop influences in English, French and Spanish. Destined for world stages this project is intimate and offers a sultry view through the looking glass combining rich language and world music flavour.

Featuring Nanaimo natives Narissa Young on vocals, Scott Arkell on piano and Gavin Reekie on bass. Be prepared for melody, moments and fun as they collaborate, bringing many years of combined musical and performance experience fo...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:6:30pm
Address:#8 - 464 Island Highway East, Parksville, BC
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$15
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
get

Every Wed. from 7 to 9pm come dance to the music of Get Rhythm. We play a variety of tunes, country, old rock & roll, latin and old time waltz’s with the occasional polka thrown in if requested. This dance is by donation and has been running for over 17 years. Drop by and have some fun.
Category:Art
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:146 Hirst Ave W, BC Parksville,
Location:Parksville Legion
Cost:by donation
Name:Sharon Franzen
Phone:250-821-6342
Email:Send Email
 
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 27, 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 27, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
music

Come and listen to our resident guitarist/vocalists Kevin and Debbie every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6-8pm.
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:6-8pm.
Address:1051 Resort Drive Beach Acres Resort Parksville
Location:Black Goose Inn
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 2019
yoga

Learn How to Meditate!
The simple and effective techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation are based on ancient knowledge and have been developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi for people of all ages and walks of life.
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 7:30pm
Address:133 McMillan Street Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (MAC)
Cost:Free
Phone:2509545040
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 2019
club ride at Hammerfest trails
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:6:00pm
Location:yellow gate just before you reach Englishman river park Errington
Cost:Free
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 27, 2019
bingo
Nanoose Bay Bingo every Weds evening at the Community Center.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:6pm – 10pm
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 2019
bingo

Bingo at Nanoose Place Community Centre
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:6pm – 7pm
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Road
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Cost:http://www.nanoosecommunity.ca/calendar/
 
Mar 27, 2019
fit

Nanoose Place Fitness, every Mond, Weds & Friday.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:9-10 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
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 27, 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:Mar 27, 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
 
Mar 27, 2019
pgosa

The PGOSA table located in the Oceanside Place Arena at Wembley Mall can be a very busy place, signing up members. Also sales and lots of Information about PGOSA. Download and complete this Membership Form and bring it to the PGOSA table to save some time.
We welcome you to our very special community of active seniors!
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:9:00-11:00 am
Address:Wembley Mall , Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 2019
music

QB Ukulele Strum & Sing with Harmony Sessions

Can you read and play basic treble clef music? Do enjoy playing a familiar simple melody with harmony and chords? Join other friendly and supportive ukulele players on Wednesday afternoons starting September 2018 at the Qualicum Beach Seniors Centre.

For music and time details call Cathy 250-594-2260.
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:Afternoons
Address:241 Hoylake Rd E, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Senior Centre
Cost:$20 annual membership
Name:Cathy
Phone:250-594-2260.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 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 27, 2019
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 2019
leaf

Sacred Relationship Essentials with With Shaeah Love has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 27th, 7-9pm
Let’s spend a sweet evening connecting and sharing about love. You will have a safe sacred space to look at and clear some of your personal blocks to love and learn some tools to Creating Lasting Love within yourself and with others. Open to singles and couples.
By love offering (Suggested $20) In loving service to your greatest fulfillment in love and life,Shaeah
Shaeah Love Fialkow is a Sacred ...more info
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:2331 East Wellington Road Nanaimo
Location:Unity Spiritual Centre Nanaimo
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
seniors

A friendly comfortable place for social interaction, fun outings and gathering information. This happens every Wednesday in either Parksville or Qualicum.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:Varioius Locations in Parksville or Qualicum Beach
Cost:Free
Phone:250.348.2093
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 2019
friends

Contact SAT@sosd69.com or call 250-248-2093 ext. 224
A friendly comfortable place for social interaction, fun outings and gathering information.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
walk

Sole Sisters Walking

Strap on your walking shoes and join the Sole Sisters walking group. This program is held every Wednesday at various locations around the Oceanside area and is intended for women 50+, but all ages are welcome.

All levels of fitness are encouraged and no one will be left behind.

For information about the weekly walk location, please visit: https://www.arrowsmithcalendar.com/programs-sole-sisters
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Location:Various Locations in Oceanside
Website:Open Site
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 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 27, 2019
pgosa

Our volleyball season will start on Monday, September 17th at 7 pm at Coombs gym, as well as Wednesday, September 19th at 7 pm at Coombs gym.
The drop in fee continues to be $4 but may have to increase to $5, depending on attendance. I hope you all had a great summer and hope to see you all to kick off our season.
Category:Art
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:7-9 pm
Address:Coombs Gym
Location:Coombs
Cost:$4
Phone:250.951.0199
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 2019
myspace

MakerSpace is proud to open its doors to non-members every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm!

Come in and be greeted by a fun and motivated community of tech enthusiasts! Whether you are interested in learning 3D printing, wood carving, wood working or electronics, we've got it!

This new club of Computing/Electronics/Tinkerers Hobbyists enthusiasts might just be what you are looking for
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Community MakerSpace
Cost:See website
Name:Viviane Laniel
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 2019
weight

Weight Watchers Meetings are led by people who’ve succeeded on the program, so their expertise comes from real-life experience.
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:132 Jensen Avenue East Parksville
Location:Parksville Community & Conference Centre
Cost:See Website
Phone:(250) 248-6234
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
wings

It’s Wing Wednesday here at your local Rumhouse! Get a full pound of our plump chicken wings with your favorite sauce for just $6 with the purchase of any beverage regularly priced at $5 or more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:11:00am
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay,
Location:Highwayman Saloon
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
cloud

Formal and informal activities for developing and supporting self-discovery and personal growth in all areas of your life.
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
yoga

Join Tracey Babb Pike in this 8 week happier feet yoga series. Beginners & Drop Ins Welcome!
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:8:30am - 9:45am
Address:133 McMillan Street Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (MAC)
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
yoga

Join Devon for this gentle class every Wednesday morning
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:9:00am - 10:00am
Address:2331 East Wellington Road Nanaimo
Location:Unity Spiritual Centre Nanaimo
Cost:by donation
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
yoga

Join Devon for this gentle class every Wednesday morning
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:9:00am - 10:00am
Cost:by donation
Phone:250-751-0775
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 27, 2019
Come connect with others. Eat snacks, shoot some pool, play some games, play music or make some cool art. Drop-ins welcome.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 27, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach,
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site


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