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Vancouver Island Events

Mar 7, 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 7, 2019
bowl

Please come at 12:45 p.m. to be prepared for the start of play at 1:00 pm. The session will consist of two games of bowling. Teams to be selected. Fee: $11 for 2 games, + $2 for shoe rental. Contact Manager Beatrice Stark for more details at 250-248-8488
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:Sunset Lanes
Cost:$11 for 2 games, + $2 for shoe rental
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
cloud

A Course in Miracles Study Group facilitated by Liane Moores
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:10:30am - 12:00pm
Address:2331 East Wellington Road Nanaimo,
Location:Unity Spiritual Centre Nanaimo
Cost:by donation
Website:Open Site
 
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 7, 2019
stitch

1st and 3rd Thu of each month. Come and embroider, learn new techniques and for friendship with other stitchers.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:9:30am
Address:747 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:(250) 752-1992
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
Badminton at Nanoose Place every Thursday 9-11 am. See their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:9-11 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
note

Thursday nights are BLUEGRASS NIGHTS. Come early to sign up for the open mic / jam bring along your fiddle, banjo, guitar, dobro, bass.... brush up the old tunes 7pm - 10pm
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:7pm - 10pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Bay
Location:Crown & Anchor
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 7, 2019
blue

Our weekly Thursday Night Blues/Rock Jam hosted by Warren & Friends… Gets started shortly after 8:00 PM – Everyone Welcome 19+
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:8:00pm
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay
Location:Highwayman Saloon
Cost:No Cover
Phone:335-0256
 
Mar 7, 2019
cards

Bridge (seniors room) at Nanoose Place every Thursday 1-4 PM. New Players Welcome. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:1-4 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
cards

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

Canvas Art for Teens 11-15yrs

Jenny Hughes will guide you through how to paint a fantastic yet surprisingly simple acrylic painting. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided. View painting project online. Thursday, March 7 from 4:00-5:30 pm at Oceanside Art Studio, cost is $20.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Family
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:4:00pm - 5:30pm
Address:124 Harlech Road, Qualicum Beach,
Location:Oceanside Art Studio
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
cardio

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 favorites. Classes include hip hop, top 40, R&B, and songs from around the world too (such as K-Pop from Korea, and Latin be...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Road Errington,
Location:Errington War Memorial Hall
Cost:$48
Phone:(250) 248-5106
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 7, 2019
cardio

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 favorites. Classes include hip hop, top 40, R&B, and songs from around the world too (such as K-Pop from Korea, and Latin be...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:9:30am - 10:30am
Address:644 Memorial Avenue Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:$8 – $10
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
bowl

The Wellington Leisure Timers Carpet Bowlers-in Nanaimo are inviting new members 60+yrs to join them every Monday & Thursday from 1-3pm at the Wellington Hall. No experience necessary. Light exercise and fun. Contact Pat @ 250-585-1985 FMI.
Category:Art
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:3922 Corunna Ave Nanaimo,
Location:Wellington Hall
Cost:Free
Name:Pat
Phone:250-585-1985
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
pgosa

Casual Cycling with PGOSA.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 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 7, 2019
clog

Clogging at Nanoose Place every Thursday 5-7 PM. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:5-7 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
coffee

Residents are invited to join Mayor Marc Lefebvre (or another member of Council) for coffee and an informal chat on Thursday afternoons. No appointment necessary, just drop by City Hall between 2 pm and 4 pm on Thursday afternoons.
This is a relaxed, comfortable forum for residents to meet members of Council and to ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions; a chance to say what’s on your mind. Please check the City’s calendar to ensure there are no cancellations.
Category:Art
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:100 Jensen Avenue East Parksville,
Location:Parksville City Hall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
pgosa

PGOSA Curling is a social/recreational league that welcomes all levels of curlers -- from beginners to seasoned veterans. Our main goal is to enjoy the game and exercise it provides while maintaining a social atmosphere where everyone feels supported and welcome.
Please arrive at the rink by 11:00 to give yourself time to pay and be ready to hit the ice by 11:15. The cost per game is $8 per person, pay your Skip before the game.
After the game there is time for coffee and chatter. For your information...more info
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Address:Parksville Community Park
Location:Curling Club
Cost:$8 per person
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
music

Live Music at Deez Bar and Grill starting a 7pm. Showcasing lots of local and Island favourites every Thursday night.
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:3353 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach
Location:Deez Bar & Grill
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 7, 2019
tai

Foundations of Tai Chi every Thursday 10-11:30 am. See their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:10-11:30 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 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 7, 2019
Time:2 - 3 PM
Location:Arbutus Meadows
Cost:$50 for 20 sessions
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 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 7, 2019
yoga

Progressing from the Yoga Fundamentals class series, this class deepens the foundation of Iyengar Yoga standing poses as well as continued development of the seated poses, twists, balancing postures, shoulder stand and deep relaxation. The benefits include increased mobility, stability and strength. Yoga philosophy is introduced. These classes are suitable for all beginning students in Iyengar Yoga. Minimum of 6 months regular attendance is recommended before moving to Level 1/2.

Students $13, Seniors...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:9:30am - 10:45am
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$17
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 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 7, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
knack

Knacker’s Yard: Celtic Folksong & Traditional Music

Hailing from Victoria, British Columbia (Coast Salish Territories), Knacker’s Yard has been arranging and performing traditional Irish, Scottish, English, Australian, and original music since 2013.

Comprised of Bronwyn Churcher (fiddle, vocals), Stephen Johnson (accordion, tin whistle, vocals), Jon MacDonald (guitar, vocals), Cody Baresich (mandolins, vocals), Shaun McConnell (bodhran, bones, chimes), and Dexter Simpson (Irish tenor banjo), t...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:30pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
golf

Thursday Night is Ladies night, 5:30pm Shotgun Start, 4-Women Scramble, 9 Holes. Prizes and meal included in your fee.

Date(s):
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:5:30pm
Address:2035 Island Hwy W Qualicum Beach
Location:Eaglecrest Golf Club
Cost:Members $40, Frequents $50, Public $55 (Carts $5 p.p.)
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 7, 2019
lighthouse

Enjoy a relaxed game of Carpet Bowling
Open to all levels. Join the fun.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:1pm – 3pm
Address:1b-280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Layne
Phone:250-757-8217
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
quilt

Material Girls Quilting at Nanoose Place every Thursday 10 am - 2 pm. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:10 am - 2 pm
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
 
Mar 7, 2019
Develop trust, support and friendship while developing new skills and confidence
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
sing

So you think you know music? Come test your knowledge with our weekly “Name that Tune” show put on by Larry and Jen. Food and drink specials. Also prizes for the top teams. $25.00 gift certificate for 1st and a $15.00 gift certificate for 2nd plus a $10.00 draw for all non-winners.
Category:Art
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:7:30pm
Address:8 Pirates Lane Nanaimo,
Location:Dinghy Dock Pub
Cost:No Cover
Phone:(250) 753-2373
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
friends

The Oceanside Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of the month.This group is independent, non-profit, slip-on shoe support groups serving the Oceanside community for over 5 years. Hundreds of people receive help dealing with cancer from their volunteer efforts. Communicating, getting the word out and trying to reach newly diagnosed folks, their friends and families. There is no fee or requirement for these casual get togethers.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:650 Berwick Rd N Qualicum Beach
Location:The Gardens at Qualicum Beach
Cost:Free
 
Mar 7, 2019
breast%20cancer

The Oceanside Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of the month.This group is independent, non-profit, slip-on shoe support groups serving the Oceanside community for over 5 years. Hundreds of people receive help dealing with cancer from their volunteer efforts. Communicating, getting the word out and trying to reach newly diagnosed folks, their friends and families. There is no fee or requirement for these casual get togethers.
Category:Art
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:650 Berwick Rd N Qualicum Beach
Location:The Gardens at Qualicum Beach
Cost:Free
 
Mar 7, 2019
mic

Join us every Thursday for open mic! Hosted by Scott and Hope from Backstage Whiskey.

Come down to The Rod and Gun at 7:00pm and talk to Scott about getting on stage!

Every Thursday enjoy Hope and Scott as well as some local talent from the surrounding area.

Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:7:30pm
Address:163 Alberni Highway Parksville
Location:The Rod & Gun
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 7, 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 7, 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 7, 2019
curl

Curling takes place on Thursdays. We begin at 11:15 and after two hours of exciting play, the games usually finish! Time for coffee and chatter. The cost per game is $8 per person, pay your 'skip' before the game.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Location:The Curling Club
Phone:(250) 248-8341
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 7, 2019
pickle

Pickleball at Lighthouse Community Centre each Thursday. For more information contact Bob email steelehunt@shaw.ca
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:3:30pm – 5:30pm
Address:1b-280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Bob
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 7, 2019
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
play

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
help

Self Help by Norm Foster is a farce like no other. Meet the Savages, two second rate actors who have given the theatre the cold shoulder to become renowned self-help gurus. However in true farce fashion, not everything goes according to plan! Soon the couple’s newly found fame and fortune quickly unravels into a farcical comedy of errors as they struggle to maintain their new lifestyle.

You’ve heard that laughter is good for the soul! Prepared to leave feeling revitalized!
Category:Theatre
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:8:00pm - 10:00pm
Address:2373 Rosstown Road Nanaimo
Location:The Bailey Studio
Cost:$20
Phone:250-758-7246
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 7, 2019
soul

Exploring creativity through art helps us find our inspiration and encourages innovative, out-of-the-box thinking and unique expressive approaches. Expand your horizons and join us for an exploration of creativity grounded in contemplative spiritual practice and art making with professional artist and spiritual director Nan Goodship and Minister Murray Groom. Soul Work: The Spirit of Creativity takes place Thursday March 7, 2019 to Sunday March 10th, 2019. Enjoy the weekend in company with others in the ...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 6:00pm
Address:2371 Arbot Road Nanaimo
Location:Bethlehem Centre
Cost:$415 – $625
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 7, 2019
friends

Grades 10-12. Old and new friends get together for dinner, music,creative projects, games, outings and more! Drop-in.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 7:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
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 7, 2019
fiddle

“Coombs Old Time Fiddlers. Resuming January 11, 2018, Every Thursday; DANCE or just listen; all ages; 7:30 p.m., Great old time music, dance styles include waltzes, two-steps, polkas, jigs, schottisches and more.
The Coombs Fiddlers entertain monthly at seniors' care homes in Oceanside and at various community events throughout the year.
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:7:30pm
Address:211 Fern Road At Beach Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Rotary House
Cost:$3 p.p. includes snack
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 7, 2019
uke

Ukulele Classes at the Lighthouse Community Centre. For more information call Sheena McCorquodale 250-937-9991 or email info@communityhall.ca
Category:Workshop
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:4:30pm – 6:00pm
Address:1b-280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Sheena McCorquodale
Phone:250-937-9991
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 7, 2019
bask

Swing by the Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium for a fun night of drop-in basketball. Balls will be provided, but participants are asked to come prepared wearing clothing they can move in and running shoes. No registration is required, but you will need to sign a participation waiver upon arrival.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 7, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:1014 Ford Road Coombs
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site


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