Richard Whitehouse at the piano.

Richard Whitehouse at the piano.

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6

NOW UNTIL DEC. 31

Live Theatre: Cornwalls’ All-Inclusive Cancun Christmas, Chemainus Theatre Festival, tickets available for matinee and evening performances by calling the box office at 1-800-565-7738 or at chemainustheatre.ca.

FRIDAY, DEC. 1

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

Chemainus Secondary Holiday Craft Sale: local crafters and vendors selling a wide variety of items, all proceeds to the Practical Arts Department, 1-8 p.m., Chemainus Secondary School.

Meat Draw: Chemainus Legion 191, 4-7 p.m., 9775 Chemainus Rd.

Everything Christmas: Baked goods, decorations, festive houseware, homemade gifts and more, 4-7:30 p.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St.

Moonlight Madness: third annual shopping event with lots of sales, giveaways and specials throughout town, Santa photos, a fire pit, kids’ activities and live music, 4:30-7 p.m., Chemainus.

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

Music Trivia: With hosts Jeff Harrison and Stephen Parson, 8:30 p.m. music bingo, trivia at 9, Horseshoe Bay Inn Pub, 9576 Chemainus Rd.

SATURDAY, DEC. 2

Breakfast With Santa: everyone welcome, $5 pancakes and sausages breakfast and $5 Santa photos, raffle basket tickets for $1, baked goods, games and crafts for the kids, 9 a.m.-noon, Chemainus Elementary School.

Christmas Bazaar: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Forbes Hall Community Centre (Thetis Island).

Chemainus Secondary Holiday Craft Sale: local crafters and vendors selling a wide variety of items, all proceeds to the Practical Arts Department, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Chemainus Secondary School.

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

Live Music: The Grinning Barretts with Walden, 8 p.m., Riot Brewing, 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

SUNDAY, DEC. 3

Pat’s House of Jazz: Victoria-raised pianist Richard Whitehouse with his trio of bassist Bruce Meikle and drummer Bob Brown, admission $15 at the door, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, Osborne Bay Pub at the Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton. For information, call 250-324-2245.

MONDAY, DEC. 4

Bingo Mondays: Doors open at 4:45 p.m., bingo starts at 6:40 p.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

TUESDAY, DEC. 5

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

Live Music: Ruby Tuesday Circle Jam, 7 p.m., Riot Brewing, 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

Just Posted

Rick Ruppenthal of Saltair will host a 12-hour talk-a-thon Friday, June 18 over Facebook live. (Photo submitted)
Talk-a-thon to focus on men’s mental health issues

Saltair man spearheading a campaign to generate more conversation during fundraiser

Julie Nygaard’s By Moonlight Raven Flight is one of the photo-artist works in her show Through My Eyes – A Visual Journey, which will be featured at Rainforest Arts through August. (Photo submitted)
Photographer-painter Nygaard featured at Rainforest Arts

Real images enhanced through digital means to create compelling art

Filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Bread-making brilliance and mediocrity the recipe for movie ingredients

Willow Street on the map as a prominent location in The Baker’s Son

The return of Community Policing will be a welcome addition by residents. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Return of Community Policing in the works

Volunteers being sought and coordinators to be announced soon

Sonia Furstenau, MLA
Proposed Health Professions Act would eliminate barriers, guide regulations

Is your doctor a member of good standing with the BC College… Continue reading

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

The B.C. government’s vaccine booking website is busy processing second-dose appointments, with more than 76 per cent of adults having received a first dose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations stable for Tuesday

108 new confirmed cases, 139 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

Cowichan Tribes man Adrian Sylvester is worried that he was targetted by a trailer hitch thrown from a vehicle. (Facebook photo)
Cowichan Tribes man worried he was target of trailer hitch

Adrian Sylvester says no one has reported a missing hitch after one nearly hit him

Most Read