DRACULA The classic tale of the blood-thirsty Count at the Chemainus Theatre Festival
1-800-565-7738 Until Nov. 9th
WILD WINGS 13, curated by Jeffrey Birkin Mild watercolours to sculpture, textile and even theatre and installation pieces. Just Jakes, Duncan Until Nov. 23rd
DRAGON’S DEN on CBC featuring UNTAMED FEAST Watch Michelle & Eric meet the Dragons on national TV!
DIVORCE CARE AND DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS 6:30pm Wednesdays at St. Andrew’s Church, 531 Herbert St., Duncan. Hope and healing for adults and children 250-748-8995 Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27
KEN LAVIGNE IN CONCERT ROMANZO 7:30pm,St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Duncan. with tenors Philip Grant & Paul Ouellette. Proceeds to building fund project. Tickets $25adv/30 Door, 250-748-9712.
FASHION PRESENTATION: BRENDA LAINE
6-8pm at Eclectic Avenue on Jacket and wrap designs in mohair, merino wool and jersey knits.132 Station St., Downtown Duncan
November 8 – 10th
THE VICTORIA FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY AUTUMN FOLK RETREAT celebrating folk music with workshops, song circles, jams, dance and a concert. $120. Camp Pringle, 2520 West Shawnigan Lake Rd. email@example.com
COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE IN COBBLE HILL
10 to 4pm with Frauke McCashin, Lic.Ac. Cobble Hill ‘Youth Hall, sliding scale Nov 9 & 23 250-710-3581 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SING FOR PURE JOY!
6:30-8pm at the Lodge on 4th, 1127 4th Ave, Ladysmith.Beginners welcome! $10 Drop-in/ $8 250-285-3764.
ST. JOHN’S CHRISTMAS ANGEL BAZAAR
11am-2pm at St. John Evangelist Anglican Church, 314 Buller Ave, Ladysmith. Cake Walk, face painting, crafts, baked goods, entertainment and more. 250-245-5512.
ECO WARRIORS, THE DOCUMENTARY. PREMIERE
2pm & 7:30 pm Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre $10 suggested donation
THE SHUFFLE DEMONS 8-11pm, Duncan Garage Showroom. High-energy Canadian band, virtuosic jazz and funk in eye-catching costumes and stage-antics. $25 Door/22 Adv 250-748-7246.
LADIES NIGHT HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT
1-6pm, Soul Escape Esthetics. Book in for complementary treatments, . Prizes. giveaways and wine tasting! Call 250-748-2056 to book
November 13th & 14th:
STEPHEN HARPER: THE MUSICAL “How to Survive and Thrive in the Dying Days of the Empire of Oil”
James Gordon’s political satire. 8pm, Duncan Garage Showroom $20, 250-748-7246
November 14th:COWICHAN BAY MERCHANTS’ PRESENT LADIES NIGHT!
5-9pm at the Cowichan Bay Waterfront. Fun, fashion, food and prizes!
34th ANNUAL GIANT CHRISTMAS CHAOS EVENT
Thurs/Fri Noon-8pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm in the Island Savings Centre, 2687 James St, Duncan. Free. Runs to Nov 17
VANCOUVER ISLAND SYMPHONY COMMUNITY DAY
11am, Port Theatre. For ages 6-96. Try all the instruments! FREE, although complimentary tickets are required call 250-754-8550 to reserve
AN EVENING OF TIBETAN MUSIC AND SONG
6-9pm, United Church Hall, 246 Ingram St., Duncan. Benefit for 10 month old baby Rinzin in Tibet who needs lifesaving shunt surgery. A fun evening with Tibetan musicians, auction and Tibetan food and drink by donation. Pema 250-748-6028.
MENTAL WELLNESS, PLANT MEDICINE AND ACUPRESSURE
1-4pm at Kind Tiger Clinic, 5214 Koksilah Rd., Duncan. By donation. proceeds to Ark Society’s Red Tent Project, 250-815-0863.
CROFTON ART GROUP SHOW AND SALE
10am-5pm at Crofton Senior Centre, 1507 Joan Ave, Crofton, near Ferry Terminal.
PINE MUSHROOM DINNER
5-9pm Deerholme Farm, 4830 Stelfox Rd, Duncan. 250-748-7450
ISLAND FARMERS’ ALLIANCE AGM
12-4pm at Cobble Hill Hall, 3550 Watson Rd., Cobble Hill. All welcome. RSVP for event’s lunch email@example.com.
DUNCAN SPCA BAKE AND CRAFT SALE
9am-4pm at Duncan SPCA, 7550 Bell McKinnon Rd. Donations 250-746-4646.
GE FOODS AND HUMAN HEALTH: A CROSS-CANADA SPEAKERS TOUR
7-8:30pm at VIU Cowichan Campus, Room 140 (Theatre).
Features presentation by Dr. Thierry Vrain, retired soil biologist and genetic engineer intent on increasing public awareness about the long-term safety of GE foods.CGC 250-748-8506
RALPH BARRAT AND FRIENDS SUNDAY JAZZ
at Crofton Pub 2pm-5pm with Tom Vickery, John Hyde,& Kelby MacNayr $10 1534 Joan Ave
A MUSICAL FANTASY
2pm St. Michael’s Church, Chemainus. British cello sensation Michael Jones Tickets $15 Advance/20 Door. 250-748-8383.
SAUERKRAUT MAKING WORKSHOP
HUB in Cowichan Station. $45 includes all supplies. Nov 17th- 1-3:30pm, Nov. 21st- 10am-12:30pm. Pre-register with Holly 250-746-7824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART FOR EVERYONE: THIS WONDROUS WORLD
9am-5pm Thurs. to Mon., CWBS Gift Shop and Gallery, 1761 Cowichan Bay Rd.
Cowichan Wooden Boat Society hosts Rebecca Hazell’s fine art, books, cards and crafts for kids: a holiday gift for everyone! runs to Dec 17
11TH ANNUAL AGM FOR NICHIREN BUDDHA SOCIETY
Noon Thirfty Foods Community Rm Beverly St All welcome
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
The Classic opens Nov 22 at Chemainus Theatre Festival 250-246-9820 until Dec 23
SPIRIT JOURNEY CIRCLE
with Trevor Husband, Orca Healing Harmony Yoga 111 Station St #201, Duncan
10am-5pm. Works by Veronica Scott and Shannon Shepherd.PORTALS Island Savings Centre Runs to Nov 29
FIESTA WORLD FAIR TRADE BAZAAR
10am-3pm at Eagle Hall, 2165 Jacob (off Island Hwy at Boys Rd) Alternate shopping experience. Not-for-profits and fair trade vendors with lcrafts from around the world.
SUNRISE WALDORF SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR
10am-3pm Sunrise Waldorf School, 4344 Peters Rd., Duncan. For all ages! puppets, musical performances and delicious foods. Artisan Marketplace features fine local handmade natural clothing, gourmet foods, toys and handcrafted gifts. Children’s activities by tickets with proceeds supporting Sunrise Waldorf For info call 250-743-7253.
TINCTURE AND SALVE MAKING
1-4pm at Kind Tiger Clinic, 5214 Koksilah Rd., Duncan.
Learn how to make your own plant medicines $40-60 includes supplies,by donation for low income or unwaged.250-815-0863.
TANSOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
10am-3pm Tansor Elementary, 3594 Auchinachie Rd, Duncan.
School fundraiser with craft and bake sale, raffles, and door prizes. Tables $20, contact email@example.com.
31ST ANNUAL CRAFT SALE
Cow Bay Fire hall via Koksilah Road and Wilmot Road. 9am-3pm
BLUESMAN BILL JOHNSON
Shady Grove at the Sussmans, Mill Bay, 250-929-8226 Tix $15
DRUM MAKING WORKSHOP,
11am-4pm Cost $150 Learn to make your own buffalo hide hand drum with Trevor Husband 5945 Riverbottom Rd. West at Skutz Falls orcahealing.com for info or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
REEL ALTERNATIVES: STORIES WE TELL 7pm Cowichan Theatre. Sarah Polley’s film that excavates layers of myth and mystery to find the elusive!
$12/Students $5 with proceeds to CVHospice.
A COMMUNITY FORUM TO DISCUSS FUTURE PLANS FOR MAPLE BAY
7pm Maple Bay Fire Hall, 1230 Maple Bay Rd. All welcome.
26th LADYSMITH FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS LIGHT UP!
Downtown Ladysmith, with the Kinsmen Light Up Parade, a spaghetti dinner, family entertainment, craft fair, FIREWORKS and more! 250-245-2263
CONCERT FOR A WINTER’S EVE
7:30pm at T. Gil Bunch Performing Arts Centre, Brentwood College School, Mill Bay. All proceeds to Mill Bay Food Bank. Admission $7, 250-743-8756.
The Cowichan Symphony Society presents VICTORIS SYMPHONY: J.S. BACH: CHRISTMAS ORATORIO
7:30pm Cowichan Theatre, Duncan. Conducted by Maestra Tania Miller, featuring Vox Humana and other special guests. Tickets $20-140. 250-748-7529.
DOWNTOWN DUNCAN CHRISTMAS KICK-OFF
5:30pm in Downtown Duncan. Come discover the magical windows in Downtown Duncan, the Tree light-up, Santa’s arrival at City Hall, entertainment and fireworks! Free!
DUNCAN SPCA PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA
10am-3pm at Buckerfields, 5410 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan. By donation. 250-746-4646.
JAZZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS PARTY Amuse on the Vineyard. A festive night of great food, great wine and live jazz. Perfect for small s holiday parties. Book a group of 8-26 in the private dining room. Reservations 250-743-3667.
DECK THE HALLS CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR10am-5pm in Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, 7380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan. Arts and crafts, baked goods, draws. Book tables at 250-748-0822. Runs to Dec 1
NANAIMO ART WALK 50 ARTISTS Downtown and Old City areas 11am- 5 pm Nov 30 & Dec1