Mark Hird-Rutter will give a presentation Saturday at the Chemainus United Church on solar energy that was postponed from the previous week. His own house includes many solar panels. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of Feb. 21-27

NOW UNTIL SATURDAY, APRIL 6

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

THURSDAY, FEB. 21

Cowichan Community Policing and Crime Prevention: Coffee With A Cop, a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know officers in the community, 10-11 a.m., Cedrick’s Coffee House, 1610 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Tai Chi: 10-11 a.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Canadian Blood Services: blood donor clinic, appointments available from 2:15-6:55 p.m., Chemainus Secondary School, 9947 Daniel St., Chemainus.

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.

Open mike night: hosted by the host with the most Bob Johns, sing, play, rap or recite, 7-9 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22

Crofton Quilters: starting at 9 a.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

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 4-7 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: Renovation Blues Band, no cover, 7 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

Chemainus Climate Solutions: The Case for Solar, local solar power enthusiast Mark Hird-Rutter shares stories, data, costs and facts about owning a grid-tie solar power system, all welcome, 2-3 p.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus, contact Diana Hardacker (250-246-4463) for more information.

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

Live music: Russell Marsland & The Chosen Few, with Raven Blackwell, tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 8 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

Live music: Chopin & show tunes, performed by Wilma Rothbauer, admission by donation, 12:30 p.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus.

Pat’s House of Jazz: Astrid Lyre Trio, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, admission $15 at the door, 2 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, for reservations call 250-324-2245.

MONDAY, FEB. 25

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, FEB. 26

Tai Chi: 10-11 a.m.; fun and games, 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, 3850 South Oyster School Rd. 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.

Live music: Glenn and Jetta’s Talent Tuesday Showcase featuring Sid and Jan, The Feds and Beverly McKeen, 7-10 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

Chemainus Art Group: Meet-up 2, new members welcome, 9:30 a.m., Saltair Community Centre, 3850 South Oyster School Rd., Saltair.

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

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

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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