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Nov 26, 2017 to Dec 2, 2017
Nov 26, 2017
Nov 26, 2017
Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Bouquet Concert

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Sunday, November 26th, 2017
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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As summer recedes and the autumn offers its harvest and bouquet of colours, the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra begins a wonderful new season of music-making – starting with a fall program; “Baroque Bouquet”.

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra - Baroque Bouquet Concert

This All-Baroque program features guest organist, Jenny Vincent, to play Concerto for Organ, Op. 4, No. 2 by Hä...more info
Category:Music
Date:Nov 26, 2017
Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
Address:345 Pym St., Parksville, BC
Location:Knox United Church
Cost:Adult: $20; Student: $5; Children under 12: free
Name:Bruce Farquharson
Phone:250-729-8910
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 26, 2017
Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft Christmas Sale

Sale of handcrafted wood items, stools, child sized rocking chairs as well as trays and a large variety of unique gift items, bowls, salt & pepper mills and much more.

Open Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3 & 9-10.
Category:Artisan
Date:Nov 26, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Name:Darrill Hanscom
Phone:250-468-7857
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 26, 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, November 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 12:15-1:45 pm. Free admission and skate rentals.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Nov 26, 2017
Time:12:15pm - 1:45pm
Address:830 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Name:RDN Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 26, 2017
Music on Sunday at The Old School House Arts Centre - May Ling Kwok, piano

We are delighted to welcome this internationally active performer, teacher and adjudicator back to our series. Ms. Kwok, who is on the piano faculty of both the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory, is an esteemed solo artist whose playing you will not want to miss.
Category:Music
Date:Nov 26, 2017
Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Cost:$15.00 (Members) $18.00 (Non-members)
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 22, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
North Pole-apalooza in Downtown ParksvilleNorth Pole-apalooza in Downtown Parksville

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its fourth year. Enter between Nov. 22 and Dec. 17 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 31 participating businesses that have a decorated North Pole on their premises:

blossoms ’n such
Close to You Ladies Fashions
Coastal Community Credit Union
Coastal Community Insurance Centre
Dairy Queen
Elegance Scu...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 22, 2017
End:Dec 17, 2017
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 26, 2017
Village Voices in ConcertVillage Voices in Concert

Village Voices of Qualicum Beach, now under the direction of Patricia Plumley and accompanied by Pippa Williams on the piano, in concert at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 26, 2017 at the Christian Fellowship Centre, 825 Village Way in Qualicum Beach. Come and savour a delightful collection of seasonal, classical and just plain joyful choral music. Tickets from Mulberry Bush Bookstores or at the door: adults $15, ages 25 and under are free...more info
Category:Music
Date:Nov 26, 2017
Time:2:30pm
Address:825 Village Way, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Christian Fellowship Centre
Cost:Adults $15, ages 25 and under are free
Name:Frank van Thienen
Phone:250-668-9114
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 24, 2017 to Nov 26, 2017
Winterfest Craft Fair 2017Winterfest Craft Fair

Winterfest Craft Fair celebrates Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Fun and Prizes. Come join us on November 24-26 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, to an event that will surpass any preconceptions you may have of a "craft fair". Qualicum Beaches Winterfest Craft Fair is truly a unique themed event.

Full of live entertainment, a Haggis Hunt for children, complementary beverages and treats, talented artisans and 1000?s of dollars in...more info
Category:Festival
Start:Nov 24, 2017
End:Nov 26, 2017
Time:Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Address:747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:$4
Name:Bobbie Garnons-Williams
Phone:250-240-1233
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Nov 27, 2017
Nov 27, 2017
Drop-in Gym Plus for Kids

Pick up an Active Pass and come to the after school drop in activities. September 18 to December 21:

Craig Street Commons - Drop in Gym and Lego Time, Mondays from 3:00 to 5:00pm
Qualicum Commons - Drop in Gym, Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:45pm
Craig Street Commons - Drop in Gym and Craft Room, Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 for more information.
Category:Sports
Date:Nov 27, 2017
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons, Craig Street Commons
Cost:$3
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 27, 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:Nov 27, 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
 
Nov 22, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
North Pole-apalooza in Downtown ParksvilleNorth Pole-apalooza in Downtown Parksville

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its fourth year. Enter between Nov. 22 and Dec. 17 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 31 participating businesses that have a decorated North Pole on their premises:

blossoms ’n such
Close to You Ladies Fashions
Coastal Community Credit Union
Coastal Community Insurance Centre
Dairy Queen
Elegance Scu...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 22, 2017
End:Dec 17, 2017
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Nov 28, 2017
Nov 22, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
North Pole-apalooza in Downtown ParksvilleNorth Pole-apalooza in Downtown Parksville

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its fourth year. Enter between Nov. 22 and Dec. 17 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 31 participating businesses that have a decorated North Pole on their premises:

blossoms ’n such
Close to You Ladies Fashions
Coastal Community Credit Union
Coastal Community Insurance Centre
Dairy Queen
Elegance Scu...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 22, 2017
End:Dec 17, 2017
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 28, 2017
Parksville Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walks

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:Nov 28, 2017
Time:9:00am
Location:Parksville Community Park & Beach
Name:Neil Robins
Phone:250-390-3669
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Nov 29, 2017
Nov 29, 2017
Drop-in Gym Plus for Kids

Pick up an Active Pass and come to the after school drop in activities. September 18 to December 21:

Craig Street Commons - Drop in Gym and Lego Time, Mondays from 3:00 to 5:00pm
Qualicum Commons - Drop in Gym, Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:45pm
Craig Street Commons - Drop in Gym and Craft Room, Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 for more information.
Category:Sports
Date:Nov 29, 2017
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons, Craig Street Commons
Cost:$3
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 22, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
North Pole-apalooza in Downtown ParksvilleNorth Pole-apalooza in Downtown Parksville

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its fourth year. Enter between Nov. 22 and Dec. 17 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 31 participating businesses that have a decorated North Pole on their premises:

blossoms ’n such
Close to You Ladies Fashions
Coastal Community Credit Union
Coastal Community Insurance Centre
Dairy Queen
Elegance Scu...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 22, 2017
End:Dec 17, 2017
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 29, 2017
Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive Breakfast 2017Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive Breakfast 2017

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort teams up with the Society of Organized Services in Parksville to kick-start their Christmas Campaign with a magical event that helps children and families in need.

Tigh-Na-Mara is asking "If your child was to receive one gift, what would it be?" plus inviting everyone to their 9th annual Toy Drive Breakfast, Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m. This magical event...more info
Category:Christmas
Date:Nov 29, 2017
Time:6:30am
Address:1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
Location:Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Cost:By Donation
Phone:1-800-663-7373
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Nov 30, 2017
Nov 30, 2017
Drop-in Gym Plus for Kids

Pick up an Active Pass and come to the after school drop in activities. September 18 to December 21:

Craig Street Commons - Drop in Gym and Lego Time, Mondays from 3:00 to 5:00pm
Qualicum Commons - Drop in Gym, Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:45pm
Craig Street Commons - Drop in Gym and Craft Room, Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 for more information.
Category:Sports
Date:Nov 30, 2017
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons, Craig Street Commons
Cost:$3
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 22, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
North Pole-apalooza in Downtown ParksvilleNorth Pole-apalooza in Downtown Parksville

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its fourth year. Enter between Nov. 22 and Dec. 17 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 31 participating businesses that have a decorated North Pole on their premises:

blossoms ’n such
Close to You Ladies Fashions
Coastal Community Credit Union
Coastal Community Insurance Centre
Dairy Queen
Elegance Scu...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 22, 2017
End:Dec 17, 2017
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Dec 1, 2017
Dec 1, 2017 to Dec 2, 2017
Beth Marie Anderson in ConcertBeth Marie Anderson in Concert

Beth's highly anticipated Christmas Album is here and she is celebrating by performing a 9 Date Tour across Vancouver Island!

Beth's shows have been described as "Magical", "One of a kind", "Cozy" and is said to be "A storyteller for all ages". Warm your heart and get into the holiday spirit by joining her for an evening of original songs, stories behind the songs and Christmas classics in an intimate acoustic s...more info
Category:Music
Start:Dec 1, 2017
End:Dec 2, 2017
Time:Doors open at 6:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Cost:$15
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2017
Milner Christmas Magic 2017Milner Christmas Magic 2017

December 1-3, 8-10 & 15-20; 5:00pm - 8:30pm - last entry at 8:00pm.

The annual family festival of lights & music in the Garden! Featuring over 1 km of Festive Lights, Holiday Displays, Live Music, Refreshments, Special Christmas Gift Shop, Santa Claus, Teddy Bear Cottage, Storytelling.

Christmas Magic Musicians:
Fri Dec 1: Tangerine Swing
Sat Dec 2: Heart’s Ease
Sun Dec 3: Spare Tyme

Fri Dec 8: Bruc...more info
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 1, 2017
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Adult $5; Children $2.50; Family (2 adults & up to 3 children/youths <19 yrs) $12
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 22, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
North Pole-apalooza in Downtown ParksvilleNorth Pole-apalooza in Downtown Parksville

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its fourth year. Enter between Nov. 22 and Dec. 17 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 31 participating businesses that have a decorated North Pole on their premises:

blossoms ’n such
Close to You Ladies Fashions
Coastal Community Credit Union
Coastal Community Insurance Centre
Dairy Queen
Elegance Scu...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 22, 2017
End:Dec 17, 2017
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Dec 2, 2017
Dec 2, 2017
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club’s 1st Annual Christmas Craft FairArrowsmith Golf & Country Club’s 1st Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday December 2nd, 10am—4pm. Collecting donations towards the Salvation Army Christmas Food Hampers.

Local Vendors and Crafters, Arts and Crafts, Handmade items, Christmas baking, canning and much more.

Half-hour Prize Draws. Photos with Santa 1-3pm. Craft table for kids 1-3 pm. Food and drink Specials

Seeking Vendors. Pleas...more info
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:2250 Fowler Road, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
Cost:By Donation
Name:Cindyjo Darbyshire
Phone:250-752-9727 ext.4
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 1, 2017 to Dec 2, 2017
Beth Marie Anderson in ConcertBeth Marie Anderson in Concert

Beth's highly anticipated Christmas Album is here and she is celebrating by performing a 9 Date Tour across Vancouver Island!

Beth's shows have been described as "Magical", "One of a kind", "Cozy" and is said to be "A storyteller for all ages". Warm your heart and get into the holiday spirit by joining her for an evening of original songs, stories behind the songs and Christmas classics in an intimate acoustic s...more info
Category:Music
Start:Dec 1, 2017
End:Dec 2, 2017
Time:Doors open at 6:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Cost:$15
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2017 to Dec 3, 2017
Coombs Country Christmas Craft FairCoombs Country Christmas Craft Fair

We have plenty of parking and a food concession. Funds raised at our Craft Sale support activities at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Vendors and shoppers alike enjoy our spacious hall, with wide aisles and good lighting for viewing the treasures on offer.

As one vendor reported, "Several customers commented on the wide aisles, good variety of crafts, baking and food, excellent music, bright and open building a...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Dec 2, 2017
End:Dec 3, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1014 Ford Road, Coombs, BC
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds
Name:Janet Boley
Phone:250-752-9757
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft Christmas Sale

Sale of handcrafted wood items, stools, child sized rocking chairs as well as trays and a large variety of unique gift items, bowls, salt & pepper mills and much more.

Open Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3 & 9-10.
Category:Artisan
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Name:Darrill Hanscom
Phone:250-468-7857
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
Errington Christmas Craft FairesErrington Christmas Craft Faires

The Errington War Memorial Hall to offer two unique Christmas Craft Faires, Saturdays, December 2 & 9, 2017

Continuing a tradition that goes back to 1979, the Errington Hall will be full of local artisans and crafters this December, offering a wide variety of homegrown and handmade treasures just in time for Christmas. The popularity of this event has grown in recent years making it necessary to expand th...more info
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Road, Errington, BC
Location:Errington Hall
Name:Kristina Gray
Phone:778-239-1173
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
Milner Christmas Magic 2017Milner Christmas Magic 2017

December 1-3, 8-10 & 15-20; 5:00pm - 8:30pm - last entry at 8:00pm.

The annual family festival of lights & music in the Garden! Featuring over 1 km of Festive Lights, Holiday Displays, Live Music, Refreshments, Special Christmas Gift Shop, Santa Claus, Teddy Bear Cottage, Storytelling.

Christmas Magic Musicians:
Fri Dec 1: Tangerine Swing
Sat Dec 2: Heart’s Ease
Sun Dec 3: Spare Tyme

Fri Dec 8: Bruc...more info
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Adult $5; Children $2.50; Family (2 adults & up to 3 children/youths <19 yrs) $12
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 22, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
North Pole-apalooza in Downtown ParksvilleNorth Pole-apalooza in Downtown Parksville

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its fourth year. Enter between Nov. 22 and Dec. 17 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 31 participating businesses that have a decorated North Pole on their premises:

blossoms ’n such
Close to You Ladies Fashions
Coastal Community Credit Union
Coastal Community Insurance Centre
Dairy Queen
Elegance Scu...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 22, 2017
End:Dec 17, 2017
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2017
Paint a Tote Bag 7-10 years

Show the world your creative side with this hand-painted tote bag. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided. View painting project online. Saturday, December 2 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm at Qualicum Commons. Cost is $35.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:2:30pm - 4:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$35
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 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:Dec 2, 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
 
Dec 2, 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:Dec 2, 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
 
Dec 2, 2017
If you've been thinking about trying Zentangle(R), or you want to get back into it, there are a number of classes coming up at the MAC that will fit the bill. Certified Zentangle Teacher Rhonda Roy will be teaching four classes this fall at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville.

Zentangle Basics - September 9th (10-1) is a three-hour introduction to the Zentangle method. Even people who think they can't draw enjoy learning about Zentangle, and they are pleasantly surprised at what they can do. Zentangle Basics is a prerequisite for all the other classes.

Zentangle 3Z Mosaics - ...more info
Category:Art
Date:Dec 2, 2017
Time:10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Address:133 McMillan St, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:47.50 with materials included
Name:Rhonda Roy
Phone:250-927-3251
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email

Nov 26, 2017 to Dec 2, 2017

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