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Community Flower & Garden Show: Sat., June 3, 9am-2pm, Cobble Hill Hall, 3550 Watson Ave. Shop, dine & learn. Held by Mill Bay Garden Club.
Knox Presents ‘The Clapton Chronicles with Big Awesome Entertainment’, Sat., June 3, 7:30pm. Tix $30 & available through Eventbrite or Close To You Boutique & Fireside Books in Parksville.
Gordon Bramford Canadian Dirt Tour: Held Sunday, June 4, 6:30pm to 10:30pm at The Kinsmen Community Centre, 4102 Hollywood St. Special guest Teigen Gayse.
Gabriola Giant Book Sale: Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4, 10am-4pm at Gabriola Community Hall, 2200 South Road,Gabriola Island. Gabriola Friends of the Library.
Mid Island Floral Art Club Meeting: Thursday, June 8, 2pm at St Stephen’s Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. Special demonstration: ‘Succulents in Floral Design’, presented by Irene Brooks. Guests welcome, $5. Info: email@example.com or Joanne 250-757-8969.
Material Magic Quilt Show: Presented by Nanaimo Quilters’ Guild on June 9 & 10, 10am-5pm at Nanaimo Curling Centre. 300+ quilts on display, vendors, draws, raffle, boutique & café. $10/adults & $5/students.
Summer-Berry Tea & Quilt Display: Held at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 486 Jubilee St., Duncan on Saturday, June 10, 1-3pm. Tickets Limited: $20/adult & $10/child (up to 12 yrs). Proceeds support ‘Nourish Cowichan’. For information, call 250.748.9712.
Toys Toiletries & Toques are collecting baby essentials (diapers, baby food, baby wipes, onsies, as well as toilet paper & sanitary products) from June 3rd to June 30th. Donation locations are: Speedy Glass on Chaster Rd., Legion Br 134 & Hair at 60 Queens Studio.
Spring Lunch, Bake Sale & Bazaar: Sat., June 10, 12-2pm at
St Philip-by-the-Sea Church, 7113 Lantzville Rd. Baking & take-away
sandwiches to purchase & a bazaar. Info: www.stphiliplantzville.ca
Chemainus Classical Concerts: Luke Welch, piano. June 11, 2pm St. Michael’s Church, Chemainus. $25/$10. Reserved: $20. Phone: 250-748-8383.
‘The Starlight Pops Choir, Back To The ‘80s!’ Presented by Knox on Sunday, June 11, 2:30pm. Tickets are $25 each & available online through Eventbrite or at Fireside Books & Close To You Boutique in Parksville. Featuring music from Bette Midler, Toto, Elton John, Queen, The B-52s, Van Halen, Tears For Fears, Billy Joel, Survivor & more! Also featuring the Starlight Pops Combo.
Qualicum Beach Garden Club General Meeting: Tues., June 13, 7:30pm at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Guest Speaker: Linda Derkach discusses hotter, drier, wetter: Garden sense for a changing climate.
Port Alberni Newcomers June 2023 Social Meet Up: Brought to you by Neighborhood Welcome & Ironworks Cafe on June 14, 11am-noon at 5262 Argyle Street. Join in the fun!
Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival 2023: Held Friday, June 16, thru Sunday, June 18 at Laketown Ranch Music & Recreation Park in Youbou. Highlighting Grammy Award-winning musician John Reischman. A great event for all Bluegrass lovers!
Solstice Arts Festival: Held at the Harbour Quay, Port Alberni on Saturday, June 17, 11am-6pm. Come to celebrate art, music & community. We are also seeking artists & musicians. To register, please contact the Grove Art Gallery at 250-724-3412.
All About Fathers Open Market: Sunday June 18th, 11am - 4pm at RC Br. 211, Bowser. 7095 Island Hwy West. See display ad for more info or call: 250-884-0500
Fathers Day in the Park: Held at Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo on June 18, 11am-1:30pm. Sponsored by the Mens Center. Join us for lunch & fun for the kids.
Nanaimo Family History Society Meeting:
Monday, June 19, 7pm. Mali Bain of Nanaimo, shares her insights from publishing her own book & helping others publish their family histories. Attend in person at Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo or remotely via Zoom. More info at nanaimofamilyhistory.ca/membership/
4th Annual Aging Well Expo 2023: Fri., June 23, 10am-3pm, Cowichan Community Center, Multipurpose Hall, 2687 James St., Duncan. Free admission, 6 workshops, 40+ booths, door prizes.
Free Swim! Nanaimo Lion’s Club invites you to swim free every Saturday at 1-2:30pm from now until June 24, at the Nanaimo Aquatic Center.
Moving? Spring Cleaning? Downsizing? NanGo Grannies are collecting clean, unused fabric (min 1/2 metre) & yarn for their Sept. 16 fabric sale held at The Nanaimo Curling Club. Arrange pick up or drop off, 250-753-3371 or 250-756-2429.
Prom Closet provides formal wear that has been gently pre-worn, at no cost to students graduating from any high school on the Island. Students must be graduating & attending a formal event. Appointments are in Nanaimo & required. For info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Roots Farmers’ Market: Every Wednesday, 3-6pm at Beban Park, Nanaimo in the Centennial Building. Locally produced meat, produce, baking, eggs, bread, plants, soup, chocolate, preserves, local artisans & more.
Cowichan Valley Probus Club: Retired or nearly retired? Come join us at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Mt. Baker Room. First Tues of each month, 10:30am. Visit cowichanvalleyprobusclub.ca or 250-710-7467.
Want to Volunteer with a Great Group while benefiting your local Hospital. Contact: email@example.com or 250-585-0409.
Volunteer with Local Seniors: Give a listening ear & friendly smile while helping improve care for seniors. Learn more at:
www.surveybcseniors.org/volunteer or email Emily at: