December Events

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CLEMENTS CENTRE SOCIETY 5th ANNUAL SOCK DRIVE.
Call to donate
250-746-4135 ext.226. Until December 11th

CHEMAINUS THEATRE FESTIVAL PRESENTS: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Faith, hope and family come together in this delightful story.
9737 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus. 250-246-9820 Until December 31

December 6th

MEMORIAL COMMEMORATING THE NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Noon at VIU Cowichan Campus. This event honours the lives of women murdered in the Montreal Massacre, and all women murdered or missing. Speakers, community gathering, procession of roses, candlelight vigil.

CELTIC RHYTHM DANCERS present A CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Features over 100 dancers from ages 3 to adult performing a variety of seasonal and secular pieces of choreography. Cowichan Theatre, 2687 James St. Duncan. 250-748-7529

3rd ANNUAL HOMELEARNERS YOUTH CRAFT FAIR
2-6pm Delicious goodies, crafts, kids’ corner. Proceeds to help the Newman family in Lake Cowichan during their time of need. Amanda hawthornblossom@gmail.com. Vimy Hall, 3968 Gibbins Rd, Duncan

TAROT READINGS
by Sharon Dec 6, 13, 20 2-4pm at W.I.N.G.S. III in Downtown Duncan. Readings 30 minutes $30. Appt 250-746-9906.

INTO THE WOODS
Dec 6, 7:30pm, Dec. 7 1:30 & 7:30pm. Tickets $22, Sdts $18 T. Gil Bunch Centre 2735 Mount Baker Rd, Mill Bay. boxoffice@brentwood.bc.ca or 250-743-8756.

CHRISTMAS AT THE STUDIO-BY-US
10am-8pm 226 Grants Lake Rd, Lake Cowichan. Jewelry, paintings, intarsia, cards, prints, glass and turned wood. 250-749-3298

TEAFARM+MARGIT NELLEMANN HAND BUILT CERAMICS OPEN HOUSE
Fri-Sat-Sun 10-6pm www.teafarm.ca December 6, 7 & 8
8350 Richards Trail, North Cowichan

BC FOREST DISCOVERY CENTRE CHRISTMAS TRAIN
1910 Steam Train runs every 20 minutes starting at 4:30pm and the last train departing at 8:30pm. Adults $8, Children $6. 250-715-1113 or info.bcfdc@shawlink.ca
Also running Dec 7,8, 13-15 and 20-23.

December 7th

CHRISTMAS AT PROVIDENCE FARM Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas at the farm. Vibrant crafters, farm products, hayrides and photos with Santa. Providence Farm,
1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan. 250-746-4204.

SPIRIT OF GIVING OPEN HOUSE SILVERSIDE FARM & WINERY OPEN HOUSE
5 – 9 pm Wine and Cheese tasting with Hilary’s Cheese. 3810 Cobble Hill Rd. 250- 743-9149

CHEMAINUS GARDENS FESTIVAL OF TREES
Carol Singing, Music, Ceramics, Silent Auction, Christmas Photos, A fundraiser for the Harvest House Food Bank 3042 Chemainus Road
10am – 5pm Runs to Dec 21

ST. JOSEPH’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
local crafters, artisans, baked goods, A special Children’s Store, where kids can shop! Santa will be at the photo booth!
9735 Elm St, Chemainus. 250-246-3191 10am-3pm

DRIFT: A WINTER ARTISAN MARKET
10am-4pm. Experience a slow Christmas. Gorgeous handcrafted gifts.
2070 Cowichan Bay Rd / $2.

FREE SKATE 1-2:20pm
An afternoon skate for the whole family. Free skate rentals and hot chocolate! Island Savings Centre, Duncan

O.U.R. ADVENT FEAST O.U.R.
Zero-Mile Meal Eatery skill-share starting at 1pm followed by a tour, appies and dinner at 5pm $0-20
www.ourecovillage.org.

COWICHAN BAY LIGHT UP, Govt Dock 6pm

A CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG Cowichan Consort Orchestra and Choir 7:30pm,Duncan Christian Reform Church, 930 Trunk Rd. Adults $15, Students $10

HOLIDAY MOVIE AFTERNOON FOR AGES 6+ (Shopping for parents!) Movies 1pm/2:30pm. Snacks available for purchase. Proceeds go to Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation Adage Studio, 126 Govt St 250-732-4049

December 7&8

MY FRIENDS AND I: A CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR 4
Cowichan Valley crafters -jewelry, scarves, baking and home decor. Free 4644 McGill Rd.

TRIAL BY FIRE POTTERY 8th ANNUAL SOLO POTTERY SHOW
10am-5pm at the Clements Centre, 5856 Clements St, just west of Library, (off James St., Duncan)

December 8th

HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET
handmade Christmas market Oceanfront Suites 1681 Cowichan Bay Rd. 10am-3pm.

RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT
Film screening 7pm Filmmakers, former Cowichan residents Jay and Michelle Brock, travelled ten countries attempting to find out how to end sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Q&A with the filmmakers after the viewing New Life Church, 1839 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan

KAREL ROESSINGH QUARTET
Classical Music and Elegant Jazz Cherry Point Estate Wines, 2-4:30pm, 250-746-8654

FINDING OUR COMMON GROUND: An Interfaith World Cafe on Compassion 4-8pm Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St. Join a meaningful dialogue in a casual cafe setting. Free. 250-748-3112.

MAPLE BAY SAIL PAST
Join in or enjoy all the lights on the festive boats! From 5-7pm, starting at the Maple Bay Marina, 6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan. Scott 250-746-4670.

RUN FOR THE CLAUS
6km or 3km for United Way Run, walk or shuffle, Meet at City Square, Duncan. $20 registration includes Santa Suit! Register 10am, run at 11am Info 250-748-1312 or office@cowichan.unitedway.ca.

OVIDE BIGHETTY ART EXHIBIT
Cree Artist showcases works at the Duncan Christian Reform Church, 930 Trunk Rd. Dec. 8, 14, 15, 22, 29 1-4pm and Dec. 11&18 5-9pm. Tour info www.reformedrelationships.ca

December 13

LILA MUSIC CENTRE 6TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
5pm at the St. John Anglican Church in Duncan. Enjoy songs, guitar, choirs, improv and more! Free

December 14

CHRISTMAS WALKING TOUR – 12 Days ‘til Christmas
Chemainus 10am – 4pm Tastings, Draws, Win Prizes. Carollers! Christmas characters wandering around town.

LITTLE TOWN CHRISTMAS, 2:30 – 5:30pm Old fashioned family fun. Games, crafts, food, Santa & more. Waterwheel Park, Chemainus Free for the kids – adults by donation!

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S ANNUAL WRITE-A-THON Event, Island Bagel Cafe, 48 Station St, Duncan. 10 -1 pm Writing letters saves lives, stops torture, frees prisoners of conscience and sends a message of hope to those who have been unjustly jailed.

www.amnesty.ca/write-for-rights 250-510-4644

COWICHAN STATION CHRISTMAS HOE-DOWN at the Hub featuring Sweet Low Down. Adv tix $10; $5 kids; under 6 free. Doors 7pm. 250-746-1794.

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS WITH ENCORE! WOMEN’S CHOIR 8pm, Duncan United Church. 250-746-0847.

DEERHOLME TRUFFLE DINNER A fundraiser for the Cowichan Food Bank Tickets $90

250-748-7450 or bill@magnorth.bc.ca

JENNIFER LAWSON GALLERY SALE 10am-4pm 1516 Khenipsen Rd. Duncan. Jennifer’s sale of smaller watercolours, including Bermuda and Whidbey Island. 250-748-2142 Dec 14 & 15

ISABEL O’KANESE, NATIVE SEER, MEDIUM & TAROT 20/30 minute readings $40/60, 10am-4pm Kind Tiger Clinic, 5241 Koksilah Rd, Duncan. 250-815-0863. Dec 14 & 21

December 15

YOGA FOR THE PHILIPPINES
10 am – 12:30 pm Yoga and Chanting to honour the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. With Sadie, Asrael, and Paulina. Admission by donation. All proceeds donated to a relief fund. Stay for tea and conversation after class. Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay 1681 Cowichan Bay Road

5RHYTHMS SUNDAY WITH SHAUNA DEVLIN
No experience is needed. Wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle.Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan 10am-12
www.shaunadevlin.com

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL TEA DAY
Share the world of tea @Teafarm 8350 Richards Trail 10-5pm
www.teafarm.ca

CONCENTI COMES CAROLLING
2pm St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus, followed by a delicious “meet the artists” reception. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door, 250-748-8383
www.ChemainusClassicalConcerts.ca.

GLENORA FARM CHRISTMAS FAIR
11am-4pm at Glenora Farm, 4766 Waters Rd. Crafts, food, entertainment. Info 250-715-1559.

December 16

REEL ALTERNATIVES: THE ANGELS’ SHARE
7pm. Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner is a humourous yet tough, off-kilter film about the beleaguered working class. Proceeds to CV Hospice. Cowichan Theatre. Tickets $12, $5 students

MUSIC FOR A MONDAY NIGHT with pianist Emily Armour and Mezzo Soprano Erin Ronningen
7pm St. John’s Anglican Church, 3295 Cobble Hill Rd

December 20

ALL WRAPPED UP IN STRINGS
Cowichan Camerata Orchestra presents an evening of seasonal music at the Duncan United Church. $10 Adult, $25 Family.

KEN LAVIGNE: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS IN CHEMAINUS
Special performance to raise funds for Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St. Space is limited; adv tickets
250-246-3463 or 250-246-3592.

LAST CHANCE SALE AT THE STUDIO-BY-US
10am-8pm 226 Grants Lake Rd, Lake Cowichan. Everything 25% off the regular price. To Dec 23
250-749-3298 or the-studio-by-us@shaw.ca

December 21

3rd ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE MUSIC CONCERT
Sylvan United Church, Mill Bay 3pm and 7pm. Join Cari Burdett and Sarah Marreiros on vocals, Corbin Keep, Richard Moody, Marilyn Rummel on instruments, with Marisa Jackson dancing and Adrian Dolan dabbling in it all. Don’t miss it! Tickets Ten Old Books, Lila Music and The Ridge 250-701-0978.

December 22

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS STORY: A LIVE NATIVITY PAGEANT
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6:30 and 7:30pm. Free for all ages. Hot chocolate will be served and there will be a donation box for the Cowichan Food Bank. 1815 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan. Dec 22 & 23

5RHYTHMS SUNDAY WITH SHAUNA DEVLIN
The Art Barn Salt Spring Island 10am-12
www.shaunadevlin.com

WINTER WONDERLAND AT ISLAND SAVINGS CENTRE,
1pm to 2:30pm and 2:45pm-4:15pm $12 Family,$5 Adults, $4 Child/Youth/Senior

December 23

WINTER WONDERLAND: LAKE COWICHAN
5-8pm Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Enjoy skating, shinny hockey (helmets required), a fire on the ice, toboggan run, hot chocolate, and Santa at 7pm! Also Christmas crafts and concession in the Curling Lounge. $3, Family $10. 310 South Shore Rd, Lk Cowichan, 250-745-3712.

December 25

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
Seatings 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm. 140 Trans Canada Hwy,
The Old Fork 250-597-3027

December 27

CHEMAINUS THEATRE FESTIVAL: THE 13 CLOCKS
A KidzPlay Show Reading adaptec from the story by James Thurber, a Prince must unfreeze 13 clocks to rescue the Princess! Ages 8+. This is theatre without costumes or stage sets. 9737 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus. 250-246-9820.

December 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
At the Chemainus Legion. Dance and enjoy the music of “Cat’s Meow Quartet” with vocalist Cynthia Davis. Doors open at 8pm, Music starts at 9pm, Night Lunch at 11pm. Tickets available 250-246-4532.

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE
At the Youbou Hall, 9pm-2am. Ring in the New Year with music, dancing and fun! Ticket price includes noisemakers, hats, balloons and a midnight snack. Licensed, must be 19+. Tickets $12.
250-749-6742 or 250-745-3712.

JANUARY 1st

GANTAN NEW YEAR’S DAY CEREMONY
Nichiren Peace Center, 250-710-7594 or visit www.VIReatreats.com

ANNUAL MAPLE BAY POLAR BEAR SWIM
Noon Maple Bay Rowing Club

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