Special exhibit to check out during March and April.

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of March 5-11

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.

MARCH AND APRIL

Featured artist: Above & Below with photographer, author and ecologist Craig Golby, open daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Rainforest Arts, 9781 Willow St., Chemainus.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 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, MARCH 7

Pancake breakfast: $5 per person, 9-10:30 a.m., Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

Vancouver Island Regional Library: Official opening of the Chemainus branch, children’s entertainment, ribbon cutting, cake and refreshments, 1 p.m., Chemainus Library, 9796 Willow St., Chemainus.

Series of Public seminars & Panel discussion: Ethics & the Climate Crisis: John Scull, conservation psychologist; Katia Bannister, high school student and youth climate activist; 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.

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

Trivia night: $5 per person or $10 for a team of four, prizes to be won, this week’s theme is Canada, winning team picks the next trivia category, 8 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

Live music: Row of Crowz, $10 at the door, 8 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

Saltair’s Seedy Sunday: second annual celebration of spring and preparing for the gardening season, master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions, entertainment by the Free Radical Dixie Band, Mbira Spirit and Jonathan Churcher, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saltair Community Centre, 3815 South Oyster School Rd.

Pat’s House of Jazz: Pablo Cardenas Afro Cuban Trio, 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.

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

Integrated Community Drum Circles: No experience needed and all drums provided, every Tuesday 1-2:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m., adults $15, seniors 60+ $10, youth $5, Cedrick’s Coffee House, 1610 Joan Ave., Crofton.

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, MARCH 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.

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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