Louise Nygaard and her quartet are at Pat’s House of Jazz at the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton Sunday, Feb. 23. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of Feb. 20-26

NOW UNTIL SATURDAY, MARCH 28

Live Theatre: The Marvelous Wonderettes, 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, FEB. 20

Tai Chi: 10-11 a.m., Crofton Seniors Centre, 1507 Joan Ave., Crofton.

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

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: Open mike night, hosted by Bob Johns, P.A. system provided, drop-ins welcome, 7 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

Free workshop: Food safe, 8:30 a.m., contact the office for full details (250-246-3203), Cowichan Neighbourhood House, 9806 Willow St., Chemainus.

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

Series of Public seminars & Panel discussion: Ethics & the Climate Crisis: the Moral Imperative for Action with Garth Mihalcheon, psychology & management; Climate Emergency: a 26-week transition program for Canada with Guy Dauncey, author and eco-futurist, sponsored and hosted by Chemainus Climate Solutions and Chemainus United Church, donations of non-perishable food items or cash for the Harvest House Food Bank gratefully accepted, 2-4 p.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus.

Open mike: Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society welcomes musicians, storytellers, poets, mimes, comedians, dancers, etc., perfomers pre-register at openstage@cvcas.com or 867-446-1052, admission by donation, doors open at 6:30 p.m., 7-9:30 p.m., Chemainus Legion Hall, 9775 Chemainus Rd.

Narcotics Anonymous: Program of recovery uses a simple, experience-oriented ‘disease concept’ of addiction. Narcotics Anonymous does not qualify its use of the term ‘disease’ in any medical or specialized therapeutic sense, nor does NA make any attempt to persuade others of the correctness of its views. Rather, the NA fellowship asserts that its members have found acceptance of addiction as a disease to be effective in helping them in their recovery, 7 p.m., St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 2858 Mill St, call 250-732-2250 for information.

Live music: Freeze Frame ’80s night, $10 cover at the door, 8 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

SUNDAY, FEB. 23

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.

Chemainus Classical Concerts: Beethoven and Beyond with Rosanna Butterfield (cello) and Jannie Burdeti (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.

Pat’s House of Jazz: Louise Nygaard Quartet, dynamic singer-songwriter from Victoria, accomplished in the complex melodies of traditional jazz and in delivering the groove of contemporary pop and soul, admission $15 at the door, 2-4 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, for reservations call 250-324-2245.

MONDAY, FEB. 24

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, everyone welcome, Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

TUESDAY, FEB. 25

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.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26

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.

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., Vancouver Island Regional Library Chemainus branch, 9796 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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