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Oct 8, 2017 to Oct 14, 2017
Oct 8, 2017
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 9, 2017
Nanoose Bay Thanksgiving Studio TourNanoose Bay Thanksgiving Studio Tour

October 7, 8, & 9, 10am to 4pm. Enjoy a leisurely drive through scenic Nanoose Bay, while you stop in, meet the artists and view an amazing range of creative works on this self-guided studio tour.

Drop by our Studio Tour Information Centre, Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, during tour hours to pick up a 2017 Studio Guide. Coffee & bathroom facilities available here and several artists sh...more info
Category:Art
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 9, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Studio Tour Information Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 9, 2017
NANOOSE BAY THANKSGIVING STUDIO TOUR: October 7, 8, & 9, 10am to 4pm. Enjoy a leisurely drive through scenic Nanoose Bay, while you stop in, meet the artists and view an amazing range of creative works on this self-guided studio tour. Drop by our Studio Tour Information Center, Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, during tour hours to pick up a 2017 Studio Guide. Coffee & bathroom facilities available here and several artists showing their work. Visit www.nanoosebaystudiotour.com to download a map and check for last minute changes.
Category:Art
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 9, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Studio Tour Information Center
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 8, 2017
Parksville Lions and Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate

This popular session is back starting October 1st. Children must be accompanied by an adult, 19yrs+. Pond hockey is not available during this session. Oceanside Place Arena on Sundays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 12:15-1:45pm. Free Event.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Oct 8, 2017
Time:12:15pm - 1:45pm
Address:830 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 8, 2017
Second Sunday Market & Pancake BreakfastSecond Sunday Market & Pancake Breakfast

Join us for an entertaining time; shopping, breakfast and live music! Over 30 vendors with everything from many unique, handmade items, as well as vintage collectibles, beading supplies, tools, and household goods.

Then have the yummy pancake breakfast - this month it's a fund-raiser for our Hall.

https://www.facebook.com/SecondSundayMarket/ - to see some of the vendors that will...more info
Category:Market
Date:Oct 8, 2017
Time:8:00am - 12:00pm
Address:240 Lion's Way, Qualicum Bay, BC
Location:Lighthouse Community Hall
Name:Wendy Kingwill
Phone:250-757-8172
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 8, 2017
The Mike Allen Quartet in Concert at The MACThe Mike Allen Quartet in Concert at The MAC

Parksville Legacy Jazz Series is proud to present internationally-acclaimed Canadian jazz saxophonist Mike Allen and his quartet in concert.

Tickets: $18-general, $15-OCAC members available online, at the MAC (in person or by phone) and at the door.
Category:Music
Date:Oct 8, 2017
Time:6:30pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Cost:$18 / $15
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
Tiger Lily Farm Pumpkin Patch 2017

Come pick a Pumpkin off the vine in our homegrown Pumpkin Patch. You can walk to the Patch or with Barnyard Admission enjoy a Hayride to the Patch.
Category:Family & Children
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 31, 2017
Address:1692 Errington Rd, Errington, BC
Location:Tiger Lily Farm
Phone:250-248-2408
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Oct 9, 2017
Oct 9, 2017
Lifetree Cafe, a ?Conversation Cafe?, resumes in September with 2 programs each Monday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Real Life stories on DVD and friendly conversations on a different topic every week, topics ranging from personal interests and learning, to community concerns. Free. See weekly topic at www.oursaviourlutheranchurch.ca. All welcome to each week?s ?cafe?.
Category:Other
Date:Oct 9, 2017
Time:2:00pm and 7:00pm
Address:795 Island Hwy W, Parksville BC
Location:Our Saviour Lutheran Church
Cost:Free
Name:Jeanette Domes
Phone:250-951-9343
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 9, 2017
Monday Reduced Rate Skate

The arena is the place to be on Mondays after school for the NEW Reduced Rate Skate from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, starting Monday, October 2nd. Hockey enthusiasts ? the far end of the ice will be set up for pond hockey, bring your helmet and a stick. Reduced rate admission.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Sports
Date:Oct 9, 2017
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:830 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC
Location:Oceanside Place
Cost:$2 child/student, $4 adult/senior
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 9, 2017
Nanoose Bay Thanksgiving Studio TourNanoose Bay Thanksgiving Studio Tour

October 7, 8, & 9, 10am to 4pm. Enjoy a leisurely drive through scenic Nanoose Bay, while you stop in, meet the artists and view an amazing range of creative works on this self-guided studio tour.

Drop by our Studio Tour Information Centre, Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, during tour hours to pick up a 2017 Studio Guide. Coffee & bathroom facilities available here and several artists sh...more info
Category:Art
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 9, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Studio Tour Information Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 9, 2017
NANOOSE BAY THANKSGIVING STUDIO TOUR: October 7, 8, & 9, 10am to 4pm. Enjoy a leisurely drive through scenic Nanoose Bay, while you stop in, meet the artists and view an amazing range of creative works on this self-guided studio tour. Drop by our Studio Tour Information Center, Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, during tour hours to pick up a 2017 Studio Guide. Coffee & bathroom facilities available here and several artists showing their work. Visit www.nanoosebaystudiotour.com to download a map and check for last minute changes.
Category:Art
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 9, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Studio Tour Information Center
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
Tiger Lily Farm Pumpkin Patch 2017

Come pick a Pumpkin off the vine in our homegrown Pumpkin Patch. You can walk to the Patch or with Barnyard Admission enjoy a Hayride to the Patch.
Category:Family & Children
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 31, 2017
Address:1692 Errington Rd, Errington, BC
Location:Tiger Lily Farm
Phone:250-248-2408
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
Putting Your Garden to Bed - Qualicum Beach Garden Club October Meeting

The busy summer gardening season is winding down now, so it's time to clean up your garden in preparation for next spring. Right on cue we have our October speaker, Amy Robson, who will advise us on pruning, mulches, lawn care, leaf compost and other aspects of "Putting Your Garden to Bed". Amy operates a local landscape design business called Natures Choice Design which provides landscape design, installation and maintenance.
Category:Gardening
Date:Oct 10, 2017
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:740 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:$3.00 for non-members/guests
Name:Christine Kemp
Phone:250-594-3619
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
Tiger Lily Farm Pumpkin Patch 2017

Come pick a Pumpkin off the vine in our homegrown Pumpkin Patch. You can walk to the Patch or with Barnyard Admission enjoy a Hayride to the Patch.
Category:Family & Children
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 31, 2017
Address:1692 Errington Rd, Errington, BC
Location:Tiger Lily Farm
Phone:250-248-2408
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 10, 2017
Parksville Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walks

The Tuesday Bird walk on October 10, 2017, will be going to Deep Bay . Meet at the Parksville Community Park (at the parking lot in front of the Lions Club Playground) at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at the Deep Bay Marina at about 9:35 a.m.

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.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Oct 10, 2017
Time:9:00am
Location:Parksville Community Park & Beach
Name:Neil Robins
Phone:250-390-3669
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Oct 11, 2017
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
Tiger Lily Farm Pumpkin Patch 2017

Come pick a Pumpkin off the vine in our homegrown Pumpkin Patch. You can walk to the Patch or with Barnyard Admission enjoy a Hayride to the Patch.
Category:Family & Children
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 31, 2017
Address:1692 Errington Rd, Errington, BC
Location:Tiger Lily Farm
Phone:250-248-2408
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 12, 2017
Canvas Art for Teens

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, October 12 from 5:45 to 7:15 pm Craig Street Commons. Cost is $30.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Art
Date:Oct 12, 2017
Time:5:45pm - 7:15pm
Address:330 Craig Street, Parksville, BC
Location:Craig Street Commons
Cost:$30
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 12, 2017
Downchild Blues Band and David Gogo in ConcertDownchild Blues Band and David Gogo in Concert in Qualicum Beach on Thursday October 12th!

Tickets are $45, available at Mulberry Bush Bookstore in Parksville & Qualicum Beach.

Presented by Gee Dan Productions and co-sponsored by the PQB News.
Category:Music
Date:Oct 12, 2017
Time:7:00pm
Address:747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:$45
Phone:250-248-1193
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 12, 2017
Project Connect Health FairProject Connect Health Fair

The Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness is hosting the fourth annual Project Connect Health Fair on Oct. 12 at the Parksville Community & Conference Centre from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. This event coincides with Homelessness Action Week in B.C.

A number of services providers will be present at the event, including Island Crisis Care Society, Forward House Community Society, Society of Organized Services (SOS), Canadian M...more info
Category:Other
Date:Oct 12, 2017
Time:12:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:132 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Community Conference Centre
Name:Lissa Alexander
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
Tiger Lily Farm Pumpkin Patch 2017

Come pick a Pumpkin off the vine in our homegrown Pumpkin Patch. You can walk to the Patch or with Barnyard Admission enjoy a Hayride to the Patch.
Category:Family & Children
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 31, 2017
Address:1692 Errington Rd, Errington, BC
Location:Tiger Lily Farm
Phone:250-248-2408
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Oct 13, 2017
Oct 13, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music 2017Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music 2017

An incredibly eclectic variety of superb musicians from all over the world will perform at the 13th annual Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music at The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH).

What genres do you enjoy? You will probably find concerts to suit your tastes, and with ticket prices from only $12.00 to $18.00 (Including GST) you will get to hear the finest in live music with no stress on your wallet....more info
Category:Music
Start:Oct 13, 2017
End:Oct 15, 2017
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH)
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 13, 2017
Qualicum Beach OktoberfestQualicum Beach OktoberfestQualicum Beach Oktoberfest

Qualicum Beach's wurst party ever! The first annual Oktoberfest fundraiser featuring German and craft beer, bratwurst and all the fixings, raffles and draws, and our very own oom pah pah band playing all your favourites. This is not to be missed. Tickets $45 and include commemorative beer mug and first fill! Tickets on sale now at EventBrite or call the
Qualicum Chamber at 250-752-0960.

Funds...more info
Category:Other
Date:Oct 13, 2017
Time:5:00pm - 1:00am
Address:747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:$45
Phone:250-752-9532
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
Tiger Lily Farm Pumpkin Patch 2017

Come pick a Pumpkin off the vine in our homegrown Pumpkin Patch. You can walk to the Patch or with Barnyard Admission enjoy a Hayride to the Patch.
Category:Family & Children
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 31, 2017
Address:1692 Errington Rd, Errington, BC
Location:Tiger Lily Farm
Phone:250-248-2408
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Oct 14, 2017
Oct 14, 2017
1st Annual Coombs Farmers Institute Apple Pressing1st Annual Coombs Farmers Institute Apple Pressing

Bring your apples and/or pears to be juiced either as 'bag-in-a-box' pasteurized or raw product. Minimum 100 lbs per customer (approximately a laundry basket full). Fallen fruits are OK to gather. If you don't have the minimum, get together with your friends and pool your fruit or explore gleaning opportunities!

Apples must be dropped off no later than noon. Enjoy snacks a...more info
Category:Food
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Time:9:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1014 Ford Rd, Coombs, BC
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds
Name:Janet Thony
Phone:250-738-0888
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2017
Babysitters Certification Program

Become a Red Cross certified babysitter. This course introduces basic first aid, how to respond to emergency situations, explains baby and child care, offers advice on becoming a responsible babysitter, and tips for finding babysitting jobs. Price includes manual and certificate. Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Qualicum Commons. Cost is $46.35.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Family & Children
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Time:9:00am - 4:00pm
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$46
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2017
Caring for the Caregiver Workshop

Caregivers provide care, compassion, understanding, presence, dependability and dedication for those receiving care. However, while these traits may be the focal point for the recipient, beneath the surface, caregivers often provide for others while struggling with states of depletion. Traditionally, depletion is known to emerge as fatigue, exhaustion and burnout, and often sneaks up unannounced. However, depletion may show up in more subtle ways such as moments of intolerance, being unable to say no, sleeplessness and excessive worry.

This workshop wil...more info
Category:Other
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Address:345 Pym Street, Parksville. BC
Location:Knox United Church
Cost:$50 by Oct. 2 - $65 after
Name:Beth Brown
Phone:250-248-3927
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2017
Cougar Annie Tales – with the EdgedwellersCougar Annie Tales – with the Edgedwellers

Cougar Annie Tales uses dramatic narrative, images, letters, and original compositions to celebrate the unconventional life of one of BC’s most colourful local characters.

The Edgedwellers are a new collaboration between singer-songwriters Katrina Kadoski and Peter Wahl. They have been crafting their ethereal folk-rock sound, merging original tunes and creating new works for the project. T...more info
Category:Other
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Time:7:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Cost:$15 advance $18 at the door
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2017
Disco Light Skate for all ages

Catch dance fever under the disco lights at Oceanside Place Arena. The flashing lights and pumping music will take you back in time on Saturday October 14th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Regular admission.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Family & Children
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Time:7:30pm to 9:00pm
Address:830 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Regular admission
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 13, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music 2017Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music 2017

An incredibly eclectic variety of superb musicians from all over the world will perform at the 13th annual Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music at The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH).

What genres do you enjoy? You will probably find concerts to suit your tastes, and with ticket prices from only $12.00 to $18.00 (Including GST) you will get to hear the finest in live music with no stress on your wallet....more info
Category:Music
Start:Oct 13, 2017
End:Oct 15, 2017
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH)
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2017
Hogwarts Open House 2017

Heartwood Home Learners is back with another wizardy fundraiser at the Errington Hall. This year, we are offering 1 hour guided tours through Hogwarts. You must purchase your tickets before hand, as there will be no ticket sales at the door.

Calling All Wizards!

You are invited to attend Hogwarts Open House!

- Enter through platorm 9 3/4's
- Experience the magic of Diagon Alley
- Stop for refreshments at The Three Broomsticks

Bring cash to change your muggle money into Galleons!
Category:Family & Children
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Address:1390 Errington Rd, Errington, BC
Location:Errington Hall
 
Oct 14, 2017
Qualicum Beach Farmers MarketQualicum Beach Farmers Market - 20th Anniversary Year!

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....more info
Category:Market
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm
Address:644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Phone:1-844-843-7236
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2017
Qualicum Beach Fire Department Open HouseQualicum Beach Fire Department Open House

Join the QB Fire Department for tours, demos, hot dogs, refreshments, and fire safety tips.
Category:Other
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Address:130 Rupert Road East, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Fire Department
Phone:250-752-6921
 
Oct 14, 2017
RDN 50th Anniversary & Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail Opening Celebration

Join the Regional District of Nanaimo Saturday, October 14th at Springwood Park in Parksville to celebrate fifty years of providing services in this region and take part in the official opening of the Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail.

The official opening starts at 10:30 am; learn about past, current and future projects and services the RDN provides; register your bike with the Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers; and enter to win prizes. Explore woodlot 031 with Silver Spur Riding Club and take advantage of...more info
Category:Family & Children
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Time:12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:Springwood Park
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-4744
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2017
Saturday Breakfast Club

Enjoy a parent and tot exploration and a Mother Goose circle time at Munchkinland, Family Place in Parksville. Join us for songs, stories and breakfast. Saturdays, October 14th to December 9th, except November 11th. 9:30 to 11:30 am. This is a free program suitable for families with children 6 years and younger.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Time:9:30am - 11:30am
Address:495 Bay Ave, Parksville, BC
Location:Munchkinland, Family Place
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
Tiger Lily Farm Pumpkin Patch 2017

Come pick a Pumpkin off the vine in our homegrown Pumpkin Patch. You can walk to the Patch or with Barnyard Admission enjoy a Hayride to the Patch.
Category:Family & Children
Start:Oct 7, 2017
End:Oct 31, 2017
Address:1692 Errington Rd, Errington, BC
Location:Tiger Lily Farm
Phone:250-248-2408
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2017
VIU 'Saturday Speakers' Series - Global Population, Growth & Sustainable Development

Vancouver Island University - ElderCollege kicks off its 2017-2018 'Saturday Speakers' Series, Achieving Global Sustainability: A Decent Life For All, It's Up To Us with a presentation by Dr. William Rees titled Global Population, Growth and Sustainable Development.

The presentation will address the question: Can the world achieve the UN Sustainability Goals given current and projected population?
Category:Other
Date:Oct 14, 2017
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Cost:$10 cash per person at the door, $5 for University Students
Name:Nicole Ferguson
Phone:250-248-2096
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email

Oct 8, 2017 to Oct 14, 2017

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