The Copper Canyon Band performs at the St. Patrick’s Day Dance at the Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre on Saturday. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the Week of March 12-18

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 12

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

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.

Chemainus Climate Solutions: Monthly meeting on education, engagement and action, everyone welcome, enter at the back, 10:30 a.m., Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus, for information call 250-246-4463.

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: Lazy Mike & Carson Mallon Duo, no cover, 7 p.m., Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, the Cowichan Valley’s live music destination.

Live music: Lawson Kelly, three-piece band, no cover, 8 p.m., Riot Brewing Co., 101A-3055 Oak St., Chemainus.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

Climate Change Panel questions and answers: Moderator Geoff Strong, atmospheric/climate scientist and climate novelist; panel members include: Guy Dauncey, Katia Bannister, Dr. Ken Denman, Dr. Neil Swart, Alistair MacGregor, Claire Hume and Aaron Stone; 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.

St. Patrick’s Day Dance: Copper Canyon Band, light snacks and bar, tickets $10 at the door or in advance from Dawn at La Petite Auction House (250-701-2902) or Lesley Lambert (250-324-4865), 7-10 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre, 9824 Willow St., Chemainus.

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: Cookie Monsters, no cover, wings and burgers on special, 8 p.m., Brass Bell Pub, 8152 York Ave., Crofton.

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

Songs From the Emerald Isle: with piano virtuoso Wilma Rothbauer, 12:30 and 2 p.m., admission by donation, Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus.

Pat’s House of Jazz: Don Leppard Big Band with Edie Daponte, 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.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

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 17

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 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.

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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