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Vancouver Island Events

Apr 20, 2019
Apr 18, 2019 to May 5, 2019
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ALMOST, MAIN by John Cariani – April 18th – May 5th, 2019 ECHO PLAYERS Production
An absolute charmer” Vancouver Sun
It’s winter in Almost, Maine. Waitresses, lost visitors, tough and not-so-tough women and men gather under the northern lights to try to make sense of this strange thing called love. Funny and sexy, structured as a series of vignettes that take place over one night under the Aurora Borealis in the far north, Almost, Maine explores the complex facets of love through humor and magic realis...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Apr 18, 2019
End:May 5, 2019
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:110 W 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach
Location:Village Theatre Qualicum Beach
Cost:$14 – $23
Phone:2507523522
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 20, 2019
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Canasta at Nanoose Place every Thursday & Sunday 7-9 PM. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Apr 20, 2019
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 20, 2019
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The pre-professional youth ballet company of 20 dancers aged 12-25 has tackled the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Social Media Dependency, and now breaking open the battle of the sexes in their newest original production “Close|Apart”.
It’s a story splattered over global media, and the #metoo movement has brought it to the forefront of our minds. NCB is taking a deep look into how the male|female relationship started off and where it is headed.
You won’t want to miss out on experiencing these young dancers sh...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Apr 20, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
Address:900 Fifth St Nanaimo
Location:Malaspina Theater, VIU campus
Cost: $25 p.p., cash only.
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 20, 2019 to Apr 21, 2019
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Living is an ongoing wonder of discovery. Yet living with mindful thoughts too far into the future or past can distract from the present moment. What lies beneath the cacophony and beauty of reality? How is a spiritual balance achieved? The Bethlehem Centre is inviting you for a weekend of paying attention to the presence of the Sacred in nature, in others and within ourselves from 3 pm Thursday, Apr 18, 2019, to 6 pm Sunday, Apr 21, 2019, at 2371 Arbot Rd.
Framed by the themes of the Paschal story, part...more info
Category:Events
Start:Apr 20, 2019
End:Apr 21, 2019
Time:Various
Address:2371 Arbot Road Nanaimo
Location:Bethlehem Centre
Cost:$415 – $625
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 20, 2019
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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:Apr 20, 2019
Time:11:00am - 2:00pm
Address:370 Crome Point Road, Bowser, BC
Location:Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Cost:$30
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 20, 2019
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Join the Friends of Foster Park for their annual all-ages Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be a musician, clown, photo booth and face painting. Hot dogs, drinks, cotton candy, raffle basket and jelly bean count tickets will be for sale for $1 each to support future park events and improvements.
Category:Family
Date:Apr 20, 2019
Time:11:30am - 1:00pm
Address:Foster Park
Location:Sanderson Road Parksville
Cost:free
Phone:250-248-6059
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 20, 2019
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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:Apr 20, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:1600 Stroulger Road, Parksville
Location:Smoke 'N Water @ Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 20, 2019
Create your own unique miniature garden in a 10″ clay planter. We have a large selection of gnomes, fairies, cartoon characters, animals and adornments to choose from. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome; $30/person or family making 1 miniature garden. Please message or email us at: lostartsclub@outlook.com to register; cash prepayment, e-transfer or paypal accepted and prepayment registration is required.
Category:Events
Date:Apr 20, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:2358 Wild Dove Road Nanaimo,
Location:Lost Arts Club
Cost:$30
Phone:250-619-4088
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 20, 2019
club ride at Hammerfest trails
Category:Events
Date:Apr 20, 2019
Time:9:00am - 11:00pm
Location:yellow gate just before you reach Englishman river park Errington,
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 20, 2019
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Meat Draws every Saturday at the Rocking Horse Pub from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (except for summer break)
Category:Events
Date:Apr 20, 2019
Time:3 - 5 PM
Address:2038 Sanders Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Rocking Horse Pub
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 19, 2019 to Apr 20, 2019
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The play is set in the Midlands of Ireland and involves two farmers, Anthony and Rosemary, who live next to each other. Rosemary has been romantically interested in Anthony for all of her life. Anthony, however, is shy and is unaware of Rosemary’s feelings. Anthony does not like farming and his father plans to leave the farm to a nephew.
For evening performances doors open at 7pm and for matinee 1:30pm.
Category:Theatre
Start:Apr 19, 2019
End:Apr 20, 2019
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:2388 Cedar Rd Nanaimo
Location:Cedar Community Hall
Cost:$20
Phone:250-722-2459
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 19, 2019 to Jun 3, 2019
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Parenting Teenagers, Systematic Training for Effective Parenting

This is a 6-week parenting information group that will guide participants, step-by-step through strategies for approaching parent/teen relationships with calm, confidence and clarity.

Dates: April 15th - June 3rd (excluding Apr 22 and May 20), 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Contact Ramona at FRA by April 1st to register. Limited to 10 participants.

Topics Include:
Understanding Yourself and Your Teenager
Changing Your Response to Your Tee...more info
Category:Workshop
Start:Apr 19, 2019
End:Jun 3, 2019
Time:5:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:198 Morison Ave, Parksville, BC
Location:Family Resource Association, Parksville
Cost:optional $23 for resource book
 
Apr 19, 2019 to Apr 20, 2019
Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Annual Open House

Here's your opportunity to experience the fun of lawn bowling. Our club has a welcoming atmosphere with friendly people just waiting to share their love of the sport with you. Lawn bowling offers great exercise for both the body and the brain. Strategy and fun are all part of this niche sport. Wear flat soled shoes, comfy clothes and prepare to have a really great time. See you on the green!!
Category:Events
Start:Apr 19, 2019
End:Apr 20, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:149 E. Stanford, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 12, 2019 to Jun 3, 2019
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Part of the Art @ the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Presented by Nanaimo Arts Council Series, “Portraits” features photography and paintings by local artists from Vancouver Island. Show runs April 5th to June 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:Apr 12, 2019
End:Jun 3, 2019
Time:8:30am - 4:30pm
Address:101 Gordon St Nanaimo
Location:Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 20, 2019
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Every Saturday, fundraiser for the Pythian Sisters.
Category:Art
Date:Apr 20, 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
 
Apr 20, 2019
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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:Apr 20, 2019
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm
Address:644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 20, 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:Apr 20, 2019
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 20, 2019
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Robbie Van's Variety Show at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

Non-stop, fun-filled interactive family entertainment with music, storytelling & surprise guests.

A different exciting show each week in April.
Category:Family
Date:Apr 20, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 3:30pm
Address:8-464 Island Highway East, Parksville,
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$15 adults, $9 ages 16 & under (2 & under free)
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 15, 2019 to Jun 3, 2019
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Parenting Teenagers, Systematic Training for Effective Parenting

This is a 6-week parenting information group that will guide participants, step-by-step through strategies for approaching parent/teen relationships with calm, confidence and clarity.

Dates: April 15th - June 3rd (excluding Apr 22 and May 20), 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Contact Ramona at FRA by April 1st to register. Limited to 10 participants.

Topics Include:
Understanding Yourself and Your Teenager
Changing Your Response to Your Teen...more info
Category:Family
Start:Apr 15, 2019
End:Jun 3, 2019
Time:5:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:198 Morison Ave, Parksville, BC
Location:Family Resource Association, Parksville
Cost:optional $23 for resource book
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 20, 2019 to Apr 22, 2019
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VIU's Milner Gardens & Woodland Bunny Trail

Bring the children or grandchildren for a children's Easter Bunny search taking place in the Gardens. At the Welcome & Interpretive Centre, children can pick up maps for clues to spotting the bunnies, and then return the map to the Pool House Gift Shop to receive an Easter treat.

Adult admission $9, Youth $5. Free admission for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, members, and current VIU students with card.

Garden open 10am to 5pm...more info
Category:Family
Start:Apr 20, 2019
End:Apr 22, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:VIU Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:$9 Adult, $5 Youth (13-18 yrs) Free - Children 12 & under
Website:Open Site


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