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Echo Players Presents ‘The Children’ by Lucy Kirkwood, directed by Don Harper, March 2-19, The Village Theatre, 110W 2nd Ave., Qualicum. Evening performances, 7:30pm sharp; matinee’s 2pm sharp. For info, visit: www.echoplayers.ca or call: 250-752-3522.
The Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue 34, Cowichan is conducting an online auction from March 11 to March 18. Bidders are welcome at hibid.ca. Click on the RCM-SAR34 event to bid. Registration for bidder starts on March 10.
Port Alberni Valley Rock & Gem Show: Held Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12 at The Alberni Athletic Hall, 3727 Roger St.
Port Alberni Spring Home Show: Sat., March 11, 10am–6pm & Sun., March 12, 10am–4pm, Glenwood Centre. Port Alberni’s ultimate one-stop shop for home improvement & building products, services, samples & advice in one convenient location. Show admission & parking are free.
Qualicum Beach Film Festival: Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, March 12, 2pm. Tickets $15 at www.qualicumbeachfilmfestival.ca
Qualicum Beach Garden Club General Meeting: Tues., March 14, 7:30pm at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Guest Speakers: Jim Roberts & Cyndi Hampton of Streamside Native Plants.
First Open Heart Society, Mid Island Branch meet Sat., March 18, 1:30-3pm. Guest speaker Deborah Roberts, from the BC Emergency Health Services. 4235 Departure Bay Rd., Nanaimo. 50\50 draw & refreshments follow presentation. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beaver Creek Hall (Pt Alberni) Presents ‘Big Daddy’ Dance: Saturday, March 18, music, drinks & fun! Ticket’s $20 at Pete’s Mountain Meats or Beaufort Barbers. Doors open at 7pm, band starts at 8pm.
Duncan Seedy Sunday:
Mar 19, 10am–2pm, Si’em Lelum Gymnasium, 5574 River Rd, Duncan. Kids activities, seed swap, food trucks & more.
Chemainus Classical Concerts: Anna Betuzzi, oboe; Camilo Aramburo Jaramillo, bassoon; Jany Lu, piano on March 19, 2pm, St. Michael’s Church, Chemainus. $25/$10 or reserved $20. Info: 250-748-8383.
Nanaimo Family History Society (NHFS) March Meeting: Mon., March
20, Claire Smith-Burns of Kelowna, presents ‘Finding Canadian Wills
& Probate Records’. By Zoom: nanaimofamilyhistory.ca/membership
Nanaimo Career Fair: Held Tuesday, March 21, 1-4pm, Vancouver Island Convention Centre. Connect with Hiring Companies, Government, Employment Services, College & Universities. Specialists in employment, career development, training & education across BC.
Parksville Newcomers’ Club is hosting a ‘Building Blocks’ gathering on Wed., March 22, 2pm, Parksville Legion, 124 Hirst Ave. New members welcome. Supported by Parksville Newcomers’ Alumni Club. PNAC.Treasurer@gmail.com
AGM & Recruitment Meeting for National Association of Federal Retirees on March 23, 11am at Legion 256, Nanaimo. Lunch is 12:30 & $27. Call 250-760-2894 if you want the meal. Everyone welcome.
Craft Fair & Flea Market: Presented by Duncan Guide Hall on Sat., March 25, 10am3pm at 321 Cairnsmore St., Duncan. Jewellry, wood working, upcycled leather items, books, baked goods & more.
Fabulous Fleamarket Fundraiser at Fulford Hall on SaltSpring Island on Saturday, March 25, 10am-2pm. Info: 250.537.5482.
Swing Into Spring Fashion Show Fundraiser: Sat., Mar. 25, 1–4pm, New Life Community Baptist Church, 1839 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan. Join us in support of The House of Grace Pregnancy Centre. Tickets $20 & include an afternoon of fashion, refreshments, door prizes, a silent auction & a chance to purchase clothes by donation. Information call 250-737-4337 Tickets: www.houseofgrace.ca/our-events
‘Spring Is In The Air’ with The Maureen Washington Quartet on Sunday, March 26, 7pm, presented by Knox, Parksville. Tickets $35 & available through Eventbrite or at Close To You Boutique & Fireside Books.
Pacific Brant Carving, Woodworking & Art Show: Carvers, woodworkers & artists celebrating the Pacific Brant Festival, April 1, 10am-5pm & April 2, 10am-4pm, QB Civic Centre, 747 Jones St. $6 admission & under 12 free. www.thebrant.ca or www.decosmos.org
Hop Into Local Easter Market! The Mom Market, held April 1, 10am-6pm, Nanaimo North Town Centre. Local vendors, food trucks, craft table, interactive play table. Egg hunt: 11-11:30am; Easter Bunny visits: 11:30-12pm. Free.
Annual Spring Concert: Held by Nanaimo Concert Band, April 2, 2:30pm, Port Theatre. Admission $16.
Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Massive Garage Sale: April 8, 8am-1pm. Great items & great prices. 149 E. Stanford.
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.