Ken Lavigne performs two shows at the Chemainus United Church Saturday. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of May 9-15

THURSDAY, MAY 9

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

Coast Salish Art Gallery: Crofton Elementary Divisions 3 and 4 will be displaying re-imagined Coast Salish Art inquiry projects, 12:30-2 p.m., Crofton Elementary School library, 8017 York Ave. Crofton.

Chemainus Scribes: new members, with or without writing experience, are welcome to join weekly meetings, contact Richard at rfietz@shaw.ca for further information, 3:15-5 p.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

Emergency meeting: an opportunity for residents to learn more about emergency preparedness and to become FireSmart, everyone welcome, 7 p.m., Saltair Community Centre, 3850 South Oyster School Rd., Saltair.

FRIDAY, MAY 10

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.

Crofton Art Group: Show and sale celebrating 65 years, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Chemainus Climate Solutions meeting: Share ideas and hope, 10:30 a.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus, enter at the back of the church. More information: Diana Hardacker (250-246-4463).

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: Mark Crissinger, a 2017 Maple Blues Award nominee with a full contemporary blues band featuring an all-star cast of musicians from the Nanaimo area, $10 at the door, 8 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

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, MAY 11

Chris Fenton Memorial Baseball Tournament: pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., games all day Saturday and Sunday, Chemainus Ball Park, Elm Street, Chemainus.

Crofton Art Group: Show and sale celebrating 65 years, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary: celebrating 120 years of services to the community and 60 years of owning a thrift shop, refreshments, fresh popcorn, raffle table, draws, hourly specials, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., live music 12:30-1:30 p.m., Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop, 9867 Maple St., Chemainus.

Live music: Ken Lavigne ‘Let Me Be Frank’, crooner classics from Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble, tickets $30 in advance at 49th Parallel Grocery and online at www.kenlavigne.com, $35 at the door if available, two shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus.

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

Live music: The Soul Shakers, combining superb musicianship with five strong vocalists led by Joyce (The Voice) Allensen, $10 at the door, 7 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

Mother’s Day Fashion Show and Lunch: door prizes galore, tickets $50, a Chemainus Theatre fundraiser, available at the theatre box office, chemainustheatre.ca or 1-800-565-7738, 1-3:30 p.m., Chemainus Theatre Playbill Dining Room, 9737 Chemainus Rd.

Mother’s Day High Tea in the Park: High tea event with lots of goodies, 1-3 p.m., Centennial Park, South Oyster School Road, Saltair.

Pat’s House of Jazz: Wayne Koazk Trio, celebrated North Cowichan saxophonist, 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, MAY 13

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, MAY 14

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.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

Blood pressure clinic: 9:30-11 a.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

Lunch: soup, bun and entertainment, $5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

Crofton Art Group: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Documentary: Film producer Nick Versteeg presents A Just Society, the story of the opioid crisis and substance abuse, hosted by the Chemainus United Church, admission by donation to support Harvest House food bank, 7 p.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., 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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