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Apr 8, 2018 to Apr 14, 2018
Apr 8, 2018
Apr 8, 2018
Knox Presents the Greater Victoria Police Chorus ConcertKnox Presents the Greater Victoria Police Chorus Concert

The Greater Victoria Police Chorus, under the direction of Janet Rendell, will be singing at Knox United Church in Parksville on Sunday afternoon, April 8, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.

The 35 voice Chorus, with three-piece band accompaniment, will perform a popular variety of well-known Canadian songs and some golden oldies ranging from old standards, Blues, Rock & Ro...more info
Category:Music
Date:Apr 8, 2018
Time:2:00pm
Address:345 Pym St, Parksville, BC
Location:Knox United Church
Cost:$17 in advance; $20 at the door
Name:Beth Brown
Phone:250-248-3927
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 8, 2018
Music On Sunday - The Davidsbündler Duo

The Davidsbündler Duo is Reginald Quiring, viola and Rosemary O'Connor, piano.

The Principal Violist of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and one of Vancouver's most in-demand chamber music pianists will treat us to a captivating program that will feature works by Schubert and Hindemith.
Category:Music
Date:Apr 8, 2018
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
 
Apr 7, 2018 to Apr 8, 2018
Pacific Brant Carving & Art Show - Brant Wildlife FestivalPacific Brant Carving & Art Show - Brant Wildlife Festival

Drop by the Parksvile Community Centre to see amazing wildlife woodcarvings and the work of other top wildlife artists hosted by the Vancouver Island Woodcarvers Club.

For more details, visit: http://www.thebrant.ca/
Category:Wildlife
Start:Apr 7, 2018
End:Apr 8, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Conference & Community Centre
Cost:$5
Name:Bill Beese
Phone:604-969-3244
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 9, 2018
Apr 9, 2018
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:Apr 9, 2018
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
Apr 10, 2018
Apr 10, 2018
Guided Deep Bay Marine Station Tours - Brant Wildlife FestivalGuided Deep Bay Marine Station Tours - Brant Wildlife Festival

The Deep Bay Marine Field Station is committed to the promotion of ecologically sustainable development and marine conservation. Join our knowledgeable guides as they discuss features of our green building, marine conservation, sustainable seafood and more in interactive group tours of the Field Station.

$12 per person, pre-registration encouraged (...more info
Category:Marine
Date:Apr 10, 2018
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Address:370 Crome Point Rd., Bowser, BC
Location:Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Cost:$12 per person
Name:Amie Armet
Phone:250-740-6611
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 10, 2018
Qualicum beach Garden Club April Meeting

Come and enjoy an evening with fellow gardeners. The Qualicum Beach Garden Club April meeting will host a Master Gardeners Panel of regional experts. Please bring in your gardening questions and challenge the panel.
Category:Gardening
Date:Apr 10, 2018
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
 
Apr 10, 2018
Parksville Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walks

The Tuesday Bird Walk on April 10, 2018 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the west end of Despard Avenue at about 9:10 am.

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. Note - Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Apr 10, 2018
Time:9:00am
Location:Parksville Community Park & Beach
Name:Neil Robins
Phone:250-390-3669
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 12, 2018
Apr 12, 2018
Guided Night Walk/Hike at Englishman River Regional Park

Nighttime is a very special time to be out in the parks and on the trails. When our sight is limited, our other senses step up to compensate. You'll be amazed at the sounds and smells you notice when your sight isn't overpowering your brain. A special nocturnal snack is included. Children six years and older can register and attend with an adult. Englishman River Regional Park, course is led by RLC Park Services Staff. Thursday, April 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Cost is $17 per person.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-325...more info
Category:Family & Children
Date:Apr 12, 2018
Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location:Englishman River Regional Park
Cost:$17
Name:RDN Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 13, 2018
Apr 13, 2018
Golden Shoe Hunt Launch

The 12th Annual Golden Shoe Hunt will have you exploring the regional and community parks in electoral areas A to H, to find the hidden shoe. Clues and instructions for the locations of the shoes will be posted weekly to rdn.bc.ca/recreation, RDN Facebook and RDN Twitter starting April 13.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Apr 13, 2018
Location:Electoral Areas A to H
Name:RDN Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 13, 2018
Knox Presents Phil Dwyer & Melinda WhitakerKnox Presents Phil Dwyer & Melinda Whitaker

Back by popular demand, Canada's own Jazz Pianist/Saxophonist Phil Dwyer and Great Lady of Jazz, vocalist Melinda Whitaker are coming to Knox United Church (345 Pym St., Parksville) on April 13 at 7:30 pm, as part of the 2018 Knox Presents... Concert Series.

Phil, Oceanside's favourite jazz son, is pleased to be introducing Melinda to the music enthusiasts of the mid-island commu...more info
Category:Music
Date:Apr 13, 2018
Time:7:30pm
Address:345 Pym St, Parksville, BC
Location:Knox United Church
Cost:$25 in advance / $30 at the door
Phone:250-248-3927
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 13, 2018
Live Music with Double Trouble Duo at Smoke 'N Water

Wes Weldon and Colin Perry make up the eclectic match that is the Double Trouble Duo. These multitalented gents will blow you away with their stylings of blues and rock classics!
Category:Music
Date:Apr 13, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:1-1600 Stroulger Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Smoke 'N Water Restaurant
Name:Meaghan
Phone:250-468-7192
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 13, 2018
Twoonie Teen Swim

Fridays at Ravensong Aquatic Centre from 7:00-9:00 pm are reserved for the teens. Admission is now only $2 until Friday, June 29th.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Other
Date:Apr 13, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:$2
Name:RDN Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 13, 2018 to Apr 15, 2018
Vancouver Island RV Show & Sale 2018Vancouver Island RV Show & Sale 2018

Dreaming about RV camping and finding your Wildhood in 2018? Considering an upgrade from your older RV for something splashy and new? Or, are you simply curious about what the RVing lifestyle is all about?

Join us at the Vancouver Island RV Show & Sale 2018! Let your friends know you're attending the show... Best part is, when you select “Going” to this Facebook Event, you’ll be automatica...more info
Category:Exhibition
Start:Apr 13, 2018
End:Apr 15, 2018
Address:1515 Island Hwy E, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre
Cost:$5
Phone:778-489-5057
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 13, 2018
Zazu Youth Marimba Ensemble in Concert at the Errington HallZazu Youth Marimba Ensemble in Concert at the Errington Hall

The musical entertainment for the fundraiser will be provided by the talented local youth musicians of Zazu. The members have prepared solos, duets, trios, and other ensembles comprised of instruments such as flute, clarinet, ukulele, bass guitar, piano, voice, and more. The second half of the concert will feature a performance by Zazu. Many of the songs ha...more info
Category:Music
Date:Apr 13, 2018
Time:6:30pm
Address:1390 Errington Road, Errington, BC
Location:Errington Hall
Cost:By Donation
Apr 14, 2018
Apr 14, 2018
Babysitters Certification Program 11-14 yrs

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. Qualicum Commons, on Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 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:Other
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Time:9:45am - 12:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Parksville, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$46
Name:RDN Recreation and Parks
Phone:250 248 3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 14, 2018
Eagle Release - Brant Wildlife FestivalEagle Release - Brant Wildlife Festival

Head to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington and see owls, eagles, falcons and bears, then tour the wildlife garden. A rehabilitated eagle will be released into the wild at 2 pm.

Suggested donation $5 per person, children 12 and under free.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Time:11:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Road Errington, BC
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:$5
Phone:250-248-8534
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 14, 2018
Island Consort presents: There is Sweet MusicIsland Consort presents: There is Sweet Music

"There is Sweet Music" is a program that offers the richness of Early Music, the vitality of Classical Music, the sublimity of Romantic Music and the diversity of Contemporary Music. Featuring sacred music of Guerrero, Allegri (Miserere Mei, Rheinberger (Stabat Mater) and Mozart (Misericordias Domini) and secular music of Elgar, 3 art songs by Brahms, and Esenvalds' 8-part arrangement o...more info
Category:Music
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Time:2:30pm
Address:138 Hoylake Rd W, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:St. Mark's Anglican Church
Cost:$20
Name:Randy Donald
Phone:250-240-4054
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 14, 2018
Live Music with Seasoned Sinners at Smoke 'N Water

Featuring the blistering harp and soulful vocals of Tim "Blind Boy" Hanika, Seasoned Sinners delivers upbeat, shuffling, jump blues that will get your mojo working. They play tunes by legendary artists like Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Colin James as well as some original Island-style blues penned by "Blind Boy" himself.

The members of this Nanaimo based band are "Seasoned" to perfection after decades of playing everywhere from the hold of a crab boat in Alaska to Rogers Place in Vancouver.
Category:Music
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:1-1600 Stroulger Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Smoke 'N Water Restaurant
Name:Meaghan
Phone:250-468-7192
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 14, 2018
Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Annual Garage Sale

It's time for our Super- Duper Annual Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Garage Sale. The tables will be overflowing with all sorts of treasures at very reasonable prices. Come down, browse and be wowed by both the great prices and variety of items for sale.
Category:Sports
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Time:8:30am - 1:00pm
Address:149 Stanford Avenue East, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Name:Carol Bucyk
Phone:250-951-0823
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 14, 2018
Public Raku DayPublic Raku Day

Buy a vase, starfish, seahorse, heart, fish, leaf of whatever new item we add for $20. We will help you glaze your piece and fire it for you right on site.

Watch the transformation from the unfired soft pastel appearing glazes to a rainbow of colours that are impossible to reproduce. Your piece will be unique.

In order to have this event flow, we ask that you register beforehand by calling Pyromania Pottery between 11-4:30 at 250-954-177...more info
Category:Art
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Time:10:00am
Address:2344 Alberni Hwy, Coombs, BC
Location:Pyromania Pottery
Cost:$20 per piece
Name:Jane Murray-Smith
Phone:250-390-2023
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 14, 2018
Sweet Spring Concert - Brant Wildlife FestivalSweet Spring Concert - Brant Wildlife Festival

You can enjoy the Cantando Chamber Singers as they perform a variety of nature songs and popular music at Knox United Church in Parksville. $12 per person.


-- This is a Brant Wildlife Festival event --
Category:Music
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Address:345 Pym St, Parksville, BC
Location:Knox United Church
Cost:$12
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 14, 2018
The Surprisingly Agile Minds of Waterfowl - Brant Wildlife FestivalThe Surprisingly Agile Minds of Waterfowl - Brant Wildlife Festival

The Nature Trust is hosting Dr. Holly Middleton who will be speaking about fascinating behavior of grazing birds at the Quality Resort Bayside in Parksville.

Tickets are $10 per person and available by calling 1-866-288-7878 or e-mailing rrivers@naturetrust.bc.ca


-- This is a Brant Wildlife Festival event --
Category:Wildlife
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:240 Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC
Location:Quality Resort Bayside
Cost:$10
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 13, 2018 to Apr 15, 2018
Vancouver Island RV Show & Sale 2018Vancouver Island RV Show & Sale 2018

Dreaming about RV camping and finding your Wildhood in 2018? Considering an upgrade from your older RV for something splashy and new? Or, are you simply curious about what the RVing lifestyle is all about?

Join us at the Vancouver Island RV Show & Sale 2018! Let your friends know you're attending the show... Best part is, when you select “Going” to this Facebook Event, you’ll be automatica...more info
Category:Exhibition
Start:Apr 13, 2018
End:Apr 15, 2018
Address:1515 Island Hwy E, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre
Cost:$5
Phone:778-489-5057
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 14, 2018
Vertgen Farms Flower SaleVertgen Farms Flower Sale

We are thrilled to offer you early access to our first flower sale of 2018!

This year we're growing over 10 varieties of specialty daffodils totalling over 3,000 bulbs. From Double Daffodils to Large-Cupped Daffodils to Fragrant Daffodils and everything in-between - we spend months researching and sourcing the most unique and beautiful bulbs across the globe to be able to grow for you.
Our tulip selection has more than ...more info
Category:Gardening
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Time:10:00am - 6:00pm
Address:930 Spider Lake Road, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Vertgen Farms
Phone:250-757-8101
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 14, 2018
VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland Shred-it

Protect your identity and donate to Milner Gardens! Let Shred-it securely destroy your documents right before your eyes. Recycle your sensitive paperwork while supporting Milner Gardens & Woodland with your donation.

Please bring paperwork in boxes, cartons or bags to the Upper Parking Lot of Milner Gardens & Woodland. Minimum donation of $5 per box, carton or bag. Staples are ok; please remove other fasteners.

Hours and admission: https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/admissions.asp

Please pay admission at the Welcome & Inte...more info
Category:Other
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Time:10:00am - 1:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 14, 2018
Wilderness Skills Course

With all of the beautiful parks and trails on Vancouver Island you will never lack for places to explore... but do you know how to explore them safely? Learn some of the skills needed to safely explore our backcountry.

This program will begin with a classroom session that includes the free Adventuresmart presentation for outdoor safety followed by an overview of outdoor skills. The second half of the day will be spent on the trails in several locations, with practice at navigation, shelter building and fire starting. Lighthouse Community Hall, Saturday, April 14...more info
Category:Wildlife
Date:Apr 14, 2018
Time:9:30am - 3:30pm
Location:Lighthouse Community Hall
Cost:$60
Name:RDN Recreation and Parks
Phone:250 248 3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email

Apr 8, 2018 to Apr 14, 2018

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