FREE listings for non-profit community events. Please email, 25 words or less, to: events@myCoffeeNews.ca (no attachments). Deadline Tuesdays noon.
Thanksgiving Food Drive: In partnership with Nanaimo Loaves & Fishes, the food drive will run the entire month of September. Donate in person at 210 Fry St., 10am-2pm, Mon-Fri or online at nanaimoloavesandfishes.org or in the bin at your local grocery store until Sept. 30.
Chemainus Wednesday Farmers’ Market: This local market runs every Wed., until the end of Sept., 10am - 3pm. Featuring local & regional farm produce, flowers, baked goods & crafts. Come down to Waterwheel Park (3828 Croft St.) and support your local growers & artists.
Printmakers Only Group Show & Sale: New framed work, and matted work and cards Sept. 23 – Oct. 3. Portals Annex, Cowichan Community Centre, Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm, Sat., 10am –12 noon.
Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser: Sat. Sept. 26th 2pm. Live-Streaming at Olympic View Golf Club (Victoria). Tickets $5 per ball so buy your tickets today before they sell out! Only a max of 4,000 tickets/balls - great odds of winning are great! Win $500, $1,000 or $3,000. Info/Tickets at rotarygolfballdrop.ca
Vancouver Island Regional Library invites Vancouver Island to submit poetry for consideration to our anthology ‘Alone but not Alone: Poetry in Isolation’. Join us by beating the feeling of isolation onset by the lockdown of COVID-19, while we continue to social distance for a safer world by submitting your poetry on the topic of how you are doing during the pandemic. Submission deadline is Sept. 28 and can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginner Clog Dancing Class is gentle and Covid-safe. All beginner clog dance steps will be taught in socially distant line formations & the steps will be reviewed each Wednesday. For Adults, Seniors, and mature and calm Home Learners ages 10 -19. Next class is Wed., Sept. 30, 12-1pm. Qualicum Beach Community Hall, 644 Memorial Ave. $5 at the door. Please bring a mask and a water bottle. Call 250-468-7478 for more info.
Yellow Point Drama Group proudly presents “Grace and Glorie” by Tom Ziegler from October 1st-26th. See yellowpointdramagroup.org for dates, tickets and Covid guidelines.
BCSPCA Fundraiser: October 3, 10am-4pm, Ken-Dor Garden Centre, 845 Qualicum Rd, QB. Puzzles, DVD’s, CD’s, some crafts, pet accessories. Cash sales only.
Just a reminder that Coffee News reached out to Infectious Disease Specialist - Dr. Abdu Sharkawy to get his opinion on printing. Here’s what he had to say about Coffee News: “My honest opinion is that the risk of transmission of this virus via paper is effectively between nil and negligible. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to resume full printing operations if you deem it in the best interest of your business. With basic hand hygiene, the risk of acquiring Covid-19 via handling a contaminated paper is almost non-existent. Have a wonderful day and keep spreading good energy across Vancouver Island”.
Best wishes... Dr Sharkawy