Bluegrass Fever is on the agenda for the Chemainus Bluegrass Extravaganza Saturday. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of July 11-17

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 11

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 12

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.

Renditions In Rags Hooked and Braided Rugs: Open house, 20 fibre artists will be making art from recycled fabric and will also have work for sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 10087 Chemainus Rd.

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.

Vancouver Island Pickleball Championships: singles play starting at 6 p.m., Fuller Lake Park pickleball courts.

Live music: Summer Fragomeni-Hay with Doug Blondeau’s The Third Degree, $10 at the door, 8 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Vancouver Island Pickleball Championships: women’s doubles starting at 9 a.m., men’s doubles starting at 1 p.m., Fuller Lake Park pickleball courts.

Crofton Charity Ball Tournament: Annual event hosted by the Crofton Fire Department, all day, 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.

Renditions In Rags Hooked and Braided Rugs: Open house, 20 fibre artists will be making art from recycled fabric and will also have work for sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 10087 Chemainus Rd.

The Magician’s Nephew: Travel to the whimsical, magical world of Narnia this summer, running July 13-Aug. 11, Chemainus Theatre Festival, call the box office at 1-800-565-7738 for tickets or visit www.chemainustheatre.ca.

Chemainus Bluegrass Extravaganza: Performers include: Scout Mountain, Malahat Drive, Genevieve and the Wild Sundays, Bluegrass Fever and Back Porch Banjo, suggested donation of $20, 2-8 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

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

Live music: Blue For You, no cover, 9 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

SUNDAY, JULY 14

Vancouver Island Pickleball Championships: Mixed doubles starting at 9 a.m., Fuller Lake Park pickleball courts.

Crofton Charity Ball Tournament: final day of Crofton Fire Department event, all day, Crofton Ball Park.

MONDAY, JULY 15

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 16

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: Ryder Bachman Band, Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Tuesday evening concert series, 7 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

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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