Mamma Mia! at the Chemainus Theatre stars Erin Ormond, Stephanie Roth and Jenni Burke. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of May 23-29

THURSDAY, MAY 23

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

Community Futures Cowichan: workshop on helping businesses and communities better prepare for disasters, free workshop, Emergency Preparedness Part 1 3:30-5 p.m., light refreshments 5-5:45 p.m., Business Continuity Planning Part 2 5:45-7:15 p.m., Sawmill Taphouse, #201B-3055 Oak St., Chemainus. For information contact Community Futures Cowichan 250-746-1004.

FRIDAY, MAY 24 UNTIL SATURDAY, AUG. 31

Live Theatre: Mamma Mia!, 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.

FRIDAY, MAY 24

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.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Summer Market on Thetis Island: all sorts of baked goods and crafts, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Howling Wolf Farm at the head of Telegraph Harbour, Thetis Island.

Chemainus Harvest House: Fill The Truck fundraiser, non-perishable and not expired food only, everyone who donates is entered into gift draws from local merchants, enjoy barbecue hot dogs by donation, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 49th Parallel Grocery parking lot at Chemainus Village Square.

Live drama: I’m Still Here, a research-based drama on living with dementia, by donation, 1:30 p.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus.

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

Chemainus Secondary School: grad prom parade and red carpet walk-up, 4:30 p.m., Downtown Chemainus and Waterwheel Park.

Live music: Lovestruck! Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute, $20 at eventbrite or the pub, $25 at the door (not likely to be available), 8 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

Cowichan Challenge Triathlon: standard, standard relay and aquabike starts at 8 a.m.; sprint and sprint relays start at 8:05 a.m., Fuller Lake Park, Chemainus.

Pat’s House of Jazz: David Vest, 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 27

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 28

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 29

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

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

Crofton Art Group: 10 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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