Diane Pancel showcases the writers and songs that shaped the Great American Songbook. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of March 8-14


Live Theatre: Once, 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


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 5-7 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: Kevin’s Bacon, a power trio from Ladysmith and Nanaimo playing covers from Weezer to Tom Petty, no cover, 7:30 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

Live music: Beverly McKeen, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saltair Pub, 10519 Knight Rd., Saltair, 250-246-4942.


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


Chemainus Classical Concerts: The French Connection with Susan de Burgh and Ed LeBarron playing piano music by French composers, tickets $17 in advance at Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn and Owl’s Nest Bakery Bistro, $20 at the door, 2 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, 2858 Mill St., Chemainus.

Pat’s House of Jazz: Award-winning vocalist Diane Pancel, admission $15, 2 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub at the Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton. For information, phone 250-324-2245.


Bingo Mondays: Doors open at 4:45 p.m., bingo starts at 6:40 p.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.


Tai Chi: 10-11 a.m.; fun games or puzzles or reading, 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 (formerly known as Mount Brenton School), on South Oyster Road. The Saltair Quilters don’t just quilt, but also knit, crochet, embroider, stitch and bead. Contact Cathy 250-924-2627.

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


Muffin morning: 9:30-11 a.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

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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