The Deaf Aids play Beatles’ tribute tunes at Riot Brewing on Friday, July 6. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of July 5-11

NOW UNTIL SEPT. 1

Live Theatre: Grease, Chemainus Theatre Festival, tickets available for matinee and evening performances by calling the box office at 1-800-565-7738 or at www.chemainustheatre.ca.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

Chemainus Scribes: new members, with or without writing experience, are welcome to join weekly meetings, contact Richard at rfietz@shaw.ca for further information, 3-5 p.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

FRIDAY, JULY 6

Muffin morning: 9:30-11 a.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

Meat Draw: Chemainus Legion 191, 4-7 p.m. (kitchen open 5-7 p.m.), 9775 Chemainus Rd.

Bingo: Every Friday, doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m., Chemainus Legion 191 Hall, 9775 Chemainus Rd.

Live music: Nick The Entertainer, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saltair Pub, 10519 Knight Rd., Saltair, 250-246-4942.

Live music: Dan Challis, no cover, 7 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Live music: The Deaf Aids, Beatles tribute band, admission $5 at the door, 7:30 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

SATURDAY, JULY 7

Giant Street Market: presented by the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, more than 100 unique vendors, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Chemainus.

Annual Garage Sale: held in conjunction with the Giant Street Market, hundreds of items including fixed pricing on collectibles and a new ‘take what you need, pay what you can’ approach for most items to help with fundraising, starting at 8 a.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus.

Garage Sale: held in conjunction with the Giant Street Market, starting at 9 a.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

Live music: Chemainus Blues Festival, featuring Mark Crissinger, Kelly Fawcett and many others, admission by suggested donation of $20 for the day, 2 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

Meat Draw: Chemainus Legion 191, 3-6 p.m., 9775 Chemainus Rd.

Live music: Big Pacific CD release party, original blues/rock ’70s music in the style of Cream, Little Feat and even Huey Lewis and the News, $10, 8 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Live music: The Grinning Barretts, with opener Kush, 8 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

MONDAY, JULY 9

Carpet bowling: 9 a.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Bingo Mondays: Doors open at 4:45 p.m., bingo starts at 6:40 p.m., Loonie Pot, G Ball, Bonanza and 50/50 draw, Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

TUESDAY, JULY 10

Tai Chi: 10-11 a.m.; fun games, puzzles or reading, 1 p.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Saltair Quilters: meet every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saltair Community Centre (formerly Mount Brenton School), on South Oyster Road. The Saltair Quilters don’t just quilt, but also knit, crochet, embroider, stitch and bead. Contact Cathy at 250-924-2627.

Meat draw: Chemainus Legion 191, 3-6 p.m., 9775 Chemainus Rd.

Tuesday Music In The Park: Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s summer concert series features Sweet Potato Brown and the Troublemakers, great country-blues rock, hamburgers and hot dogs available for purchase at the site, 7 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

Live music: Ruby Tuesday, bring your instrument and join the circle or just come and enjoy the tunes, all skill levels and ages welcomed, 7-10 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

Muffin morning: 9:30-11 a.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

Crofton Art Club: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Chemainus Wednesday Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Waterwheel Park parking lot, Chemainus.

Fun darts: everyone welcome, 7 p.m., Chemainus Legion 191, 9775 Chemainus Rd.

(To have your event listed, send an email to don.bodger@chemainusvalleycourier.ca).

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