Santa Claus is naturally the star of the show at the Chemainus Little Town Christmas event and he’ll be there again Saturday, Dec. 14. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of Dec. 12-18

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. 12

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. 13

Crofton Quilters: starting at 9 a.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Chemainus Climate Solutions meeting: all welcome, take action on climate change, 10:30 a.m., enter at the back door, Chemainus United Church, 9814 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: Blue Moon Marquee with special guests Morgan Onda and Torben Holm-Pedersen, advance tickets $20, $25 at the door, 8 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

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.

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

Trivia night: $5 per person or $10 for a team of four, prizes to be won, 8 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

SUNDAY, DEC. 15

Pat’s House of Jazz: Dockside Drive, 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.

Chemainus Classical Concerts: “Home For Christmas”, with Eve Daniell (soprano) and Rykie Avenant (piano), tickets $18 in advance at Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn and Owl’s Nest Bakery Bistro, $20 at the door, $10 for students under 18, 2 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, 2858 Mill St., Chemainus.

Music in the Hall: Chemainus Song Circle, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, donations appreciated, 2-5 p.m., Chemainus Legion Hall, 9775 Chemainus Rd.

MONDAY, DEC. 16

Carpet bowling: 9 a.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

Haircut fundraiser: all proceeds to families affected by the United Steelworkers strike, also hosting a toy and food drive, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Wildwood Collective, 9756 Willow St., Chemainus.

TUESDAY, DEC. 17

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. Nanaimo Christian School, 7 p.m., Chemainus Secondary School, 9947 Daniel St.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18

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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