Lindsay Elzinga on stage at the Sunfest Country Music Festival in her hometown of Lake Cowichan. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of Oct. 3-9

NOW UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER

Photographic Essay: Please, Take A Seat by featured artists Daphne and Art Carlyle of Saltair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Rainforest Arts, 9871 Willow St., Chemainus.

NOW UNTIL SATURDAY, OCT. 5

Live Theatre: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 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, OCT. 3

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 or 250-324-1891 for further information, 3-5 p.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

Chemainus Emergency Preparedness Network: Meeting to discuss and develop emergency preparedness strategies, for enquiries email membership@chemainusresidents.ca or phone 250-246-2305, 6 p.m., Chemainus Legion 191 Hall, 9775 Chemainus Rd.

One Hundred debates on the environment: Where do the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates stand?, debate telecast from Duncan, 6:30-9 p.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus.

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

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.

Live music: Mark Crissinger ‘Believe In Love’ CD release, $10 at the door, 8 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

Pancake breakfast: $5, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

Hotdog fundraiser: Proceeds to Chemainus Rotary Club Starfish Pack program, by donation, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 49th Parallel Grocery, 3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

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

Live music: Valdy with special guests Karel Roessingh and Ryan Tandy, $25 at Eventbrite and the pub or $30 at the door (if available), 8 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

Christmas Craft Fair: crafters and artisans from Courtenay, Ladysmith, Saltair, Chemainus, Duncan and Maple Bay, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saltair Community Centre, 3850 South Oyster School Rd., Saltair.

Pat’s House of Jazz: Lust Life, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, admission $15 at the door, 2-4 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, for reservations call 250-324-2245.

Open Song Circle: Hosted by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, 2-5 p.m., Waterwheel Park Bandshell, Chemainus.

MONDAY, OCT. 7

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, OCT. 8

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.

All Candidates Meeting: Sponsored by the Chemainus Residents Association and the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, 6-8:30 p.m., Chemainus Secondary School Multi-Purpose Room, 9947 Daniel St.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

Muffin morning: 9:30-11 a.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.

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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Jaimey Hamilton joins Lindsay Elzinga in what’s sure to be a power-packed vocal show Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)

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