Mamma Mia! continues playing to huge crowds at the Chemainus Theatre. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of July 4-10

NOW 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.

THURSDAY, JULY 4

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.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

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, JULY 6

Giant Street Market: Presented by the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, more than 100 vendors, local merchants and delicious food, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Willow Street, Chemainus.

Giant Garage Sale: in conjunction with the Chemainus street market, with garden items, kitchen items, collectibles, jewelry, household items, small appliances, books, furniture, linens, cookies, cinnamon buns, cookies, coffee, muffins and so much more, opens 8 a.m., Chemainus United Church basement and street tent, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus.

B.C. Bike Race: Day 1 begins at 8:30 a.m. at Maple Bay School, participants race 40 kilometres of trail on Mount Tzouhalem and Maple Mountain, first racers finish around 11 a.m. at the Crofton Ball Park.

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 Valley Blues Festival: Enjoy a great weekend with some fine blues bands, admission by a suggested donation of $20 for the day or $30 for the weekend, 2-8 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

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

SUNDAY, JULY 7

Chemainus Valley Blues Festival: Enjoy a great weekend with some fine blues bands, admission by a suggested donation of $20 for the day, 2-8 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

MONDAY, JULY 8

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, JULY 9

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 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.

Music In the Park: Entangados, one of Argentina’s most unique and exciting bands, Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Tuesday evening concert series, 7 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

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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