Crofton for Christmas, taking place again on Sunday, features enthusiastic parade participants. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton for Christmas, taking place again on Sunday, features enthusiastic parade participants. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of Dec. 5-11

NOW UNTIL SUNDAY, DEC. 29

Live Theatre: Miracle On 34th Street, 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, DEC. 5

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.

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

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, DEC. 7

CATastrophe fundraiser: Hot dog sale with proceeds to help feed cats in a feral colony outside of Chemainus, donations also accepted, entertainment by Free Radical Dixie Band, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 49th Parallel Grocrey, 3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

St. Michael & All Angels Christmas Bazaar: full Christmas tea, crafts, gift ideas, baking and more, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Parish Hall, 2018 Mill St., Chemainus.

Christmas Lunch & Fair: enjoy a delicious lunch, an amazing array of jams and jellies, handcrafted items, silent auction themed baskets, historic church tour, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 5800 Church Rd., Duncan.

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

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

Pat’s House of Jazz: Jazz Swiftsure Big Band, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, admission $20 at the door, 2-4 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, for reservations call 250-324-2245.

Crofton for Christmas: it all gets going with a parade from the Crofton Community Centre, 8104 Musgrave St., and heads down Robert Street to Queen Street and over to Joan Avenue where it concludes at the Warmland Community Church, there will be hot chocolate, music and an appearance by the great Santa Claus himself, 7 p.m., downtown Crofton.

MONDAY, DEC. 9

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, DEC. 10

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.

Senior boys basketball: Chemainus Cougars vs. Highland, 7 p.m., Chemainus Secondary School, 9947 Daniel St.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11

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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

Little Town Christmas: Hot dogs and hot chocolate for the kids and by donation for adults, games and prizes for all the kids and Santa will be there for pictures, door prize of a waterproof digital camera for the kids and raffle tickets on sale for the grown-ups, carolers and the Chemainus Community Band will be performing, 1-4:30 p.m., Chemainus Legion 191 Hall, 9775 Chemainus Rd.

(To have your event listed, send an email to don.bodger@chemainusvalleycourier.ca).