Chef Bill McKinney cooks up hot dogs at the Chemainus Rotary Club tent on Saturday. The Rotary club thanked the public for its support with an offering of free hot dogs. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chef Bill McKinney cooks up hot dogs at the Chemainus Rotary Club tent on Saturday. The Rotary club thanked the public for its support with an offering of free hot dogs. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the week of June 30-July 6

THURSDAY, JUNE 30 THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 3 and WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

Museum exhibit: Featuring a new ’70s exhibit, open Wednesdays to Sundays 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Chemainus Valley Museum, 9799 Waterwheel Cres.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30 THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 2 and WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

Blue and Yellow for Ukraine: Show and fundraiser, all 2D artwork and 3D pieces participating, 50 to 100 per cent of all sale prices will be donated to help the people of Ukraine, Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (hours may change), Rainforest Arts, 9781 Willow St., Chemainus.

NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, AUG. 21

Classic Country Roads: Walk a country mile with comedic hosts in this old-time, fun lovin’ hayride of a revue that takes you through genres from classic country, western, bluegrass, honky tonk, rockabilly, country waltz, old-time country and the many others from the Grand Ole Opry; go to http://tickets.chemainustheatrefestival.ca to reserve, Chemainus Theatre Festival.

DAILY THROUGHOUT JULY

Crofton Old School Museum: Exhibits from the once-thriving copper smelter and the years of old school class pictures are the favourites of many, open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., admission by donation, Queen Street and Joan Avenue, Crofton.

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Canada Day celebrations: Free Chemainus Business Improvement Association event with live music from Tropic Mayhem, a bouncy castle, giant slide, obstacle course, face painting, games and crafts, sweet treats and much more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

Meat draw: 4-7 p.m., Chemainus Legion 191 Hall Lounge, 9775 Chemainus Rd.

Bingo: Doors open at 4 p.m., games until 6:30 p.m., Chemainus Legion 191 Hall, 9775 Chemainus Rd.

Live music: Copper Canyon Band, wonderful country music, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, 7 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Chemainus Rotary Club bottle drop: Refundables accepted to support local programs and charitable causes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rotary bunker, Chemainus Road (across from Subway).

Chemainus Valley Blues Festival: South Island Rhythm Kings, Deb Rhymer Band, Brandon Isaak, Hank Lionhart and the Kingpins, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, suggested donation $20, 2-8 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

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

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Chemainus Valley Blues Festival: Mark Comerford, Renovation Blues Band, Jeff Plankenhorn, Big Pacific, Bill Johnson, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, suggested donation $20, 1-8 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

TUESDAY, JULY 5

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

Chemainus Wednesday market: Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., a Chemainus + District Chamber of Commerce event, Waterwheel Square.

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

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Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton was rocking Saturday night to the classic rock tunes of 5 Whiskeys Deep. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton was rocking Saturday night to the classic rock tunes of 5 Whiskeys Deep. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton was rocking Saturday night to the classic rock tunes of 5 Whiskeys Deep, pumping out such hits as Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress, Spirit In The Sky, I Saw Her Standing There and ZZ Top classics like La Grange and Gimme All Your Lovin’. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton was rocking Saturday night to the classic rock tunes of 5 Whiskeys Deep, pumping out such hits as Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress, Spirit In The Sky, I Saw Her Standing There and ZZ Top classics like La Grange and Gimme All Your Lovin’. (Photo by Don Bodger)