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EVENTS This month, we personally selected what we feel are six "Can't Miss" events happening in the Oceanside area. We hope you enjoy them as much as we know we will.

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MOSAIC YOUTH TALENT SHOW Free stuff for youth all week! To find out what’s happening or to get involved, contact Kelly Valade, RDN Youth Recreation Programmer. 250-248-3252

Help create scholarships & support the rising stars in our community! Presented by the Rotary Club of Parksville. Knox United Church. 250-240-3023

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FIRE & ICE STREET FESTIVAL

QF FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

This fun-filled event in and around downtown Qualicum Beach will feature a chilli cookoff and popular ice-carving competition. 250-248-0199

Don't miss this award-winning fireworks display! The Quality Foods "Festival of Lights" is at dusk in front of the public beach area in Qualicum Beach.

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YUK YUKS COMEDY SHOW

QUALICUM BEACH FAMILY DAY

Van Isle Events presents two of the funniest men in comedy: Damonde Tschiritter & Sam Easton. Parksville Conference Centre (PCCC). 250-240-2702

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Shriner's breakfast, community parade, interactive games, climbing wall, bouncy castles, food, music, dancing, pony rides and more! 250-738-2198

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38th Annual Qualicum Beach Family Day, Sunday May 25, 2014

What’s On Digest provides event information as a complimentary service. Events listed or mentioned have been compiled from sources considered to be reliable. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure event information is accurate, What’s On Digest recommends that you contact the business or organization before attending their event to confirm date and other details. The publisher does not assume responsibility for omissions or errors in event listings and articles and may not be held responsible for the accuracy of event information.


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EVENT LISTINGS THU MAY 1 Youth Week Free stuff for youth all week! Youth week is a national celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction and celebration intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities. To find out what’s happening or to get involved, contact Kelly Valade, RDN Youth Recreation Programmer. 250-248-3252 8th Annual Golden Shoe Hunt The hunt continues! Clues and instructions for the locations of both the shoe & geocache will be posted weekly on the RDN's website, Facebook and Twitter pages until May 16th. So get your hiking boots, maps, compasses or GPS ready! 250-248-3252

THU MAY 1 Infant Massage Classes Every Thu (until May 22). Learn how to massage your baby with a hands-on method that will suit your baby’s individual schedule, needs and developmental level. Each baby receives a bottle of “baby friendly” massage oil. This class is best suited for babies from newborn to pre-crawling age (No materials required, $80 fee for 4 sessions). Call to register. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy. 250-951-0243 Better Body's Fitness 9:00am. Every Tue & Thu. Back Care, Osteoporosis Prevention, Balance Training & Low Impact. Bradley Centre (9am) and Qualicum Beach Civic Centre (10:30am). 250-240-4840 Arrowsmith Needle Arts Guild 9:30am. 1st and 3rd Thu

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of each month. Come and embroider, learn new techniques and for friendship with other stitchers. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9230 Art Exhibition 8 by 8 Show in all three galleries (until May 18). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Starshine Fitness 1:15pm. Every Tue & Thu. For baby boomers and beyond. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6402 Parkinson's Disease Exercise Class 1:30pm. Every Thu. Fluid Fitness Studio, #5-1176 Franklyn's Gull, Parksville. 250-927-4595 Coffee with Council 2:00pm. Every Thu (May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29). Parksville City Hall, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-2486144 Guyz Time (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. Every Thu. Fun

activities encourage self-esteem & healthy relationships, Nutritious snacks and transportation provided. Pre-registration required. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-2482093 ext. 237 Girl Talk (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. Every Thu. Fun activities inspire confidence, and healthy selfimage. Nutritious snacks and transportation are provided. Pre-registration required. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-2482093 ext. 237 Live! Neil Osborne 6:30pm. Arbutus Events presents Canadian music legend from the iconic band 54-40, Neil Osborne! Tickets $25 advance or $30 at door (if available). Tickets at Quality Bayside Resort & Lockhart Collection. Dinner at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm. Tidal Room, Quality Bayside Resort, 240 Dogwood St, Parksville. 250-937-0999

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Yoga For All Levels 12:30pm. Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Therapeutics & more. Private lessons available. Oceanside Yoga Centre, 702 Memorial Ave, Qualicum. 250-594-0108

Live! Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm. Every Thu. Dance or just listen, all ages. $2.50 includes snacks. Rotary House, 211 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-586-3743

May 3 (9am -4pm). Call for more info. 250-248-3811

Qigong 6:30pm. Every Thu. Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre, 203-891 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250954-2273

Live! Karaoke 9:00pm. Every Thu. Rod & Gun Pub, 163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250-954-1881

Preschoolers on Move 9:15am. Every Fri. Music, movement & imagination in a parent participation program. Drop-in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093 ext. 237

Newcomers Club 7:00pm Meetings on 1st Thu of month. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Mrs. Reynolds & The Ruffian: ECHO Players 7:30pm. An optimistic, witty look at a relationship between lost youth and hardened old age. Show dates: Apr 24 - May 11. Show times: 7:30pm for evening performances and 2:00pm for Sunday matinees. Village Theatre, 110 W. 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3522

FRI MAY 2 Circuit Training for Women (Beginners) 9:00am. Every Fri. Beginners Level. Pre-registration required. Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meeting 9:00am. Every Fri. Nanoose Bay Library Hall, 2489 Nanoose Rd. 250-821-5495 SPCA Flea Market 9:00am. Come early for your best selection on small household items, music, books, linens, decorations, garden tools, pet supplies, collectables and more. All proceeds to BC SPCA. May 2 (9am-7pm) &

TRIVIA QUESTIONS is the most common name 1 What in nursery rhymes? 2 An adult has how many bones? is the strongest muscle in the human body? 3 What many claws does a domestic cat have? 4 How long is the gestation period for an elephant? 5 How Answers found in this issue

Zumba Gold 9:00am. Every Fri. Community Hall, 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-0077

Free Workshop: Managing Photos 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Oceanside Stroke Recovery Branch 10:00am. Every Fri. Stroke survivors and caregivers welcome. Bring lunch. St. Columba Presbyterian Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. 250-586-6766 Free Teen Swim Night with DJ & Pizza Teens 11 - 18yrs are invited to come to a pool party

to jam with a DJ and eat pizza. This event is FREE courtesy of the RDN Youth Recreation Strategic Plan. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014 Opening Reception 7:00pm. Meet the artists while enjoying the new exhibitions. Everyone welcome, free admission. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Music Trivia 7:00pm. Every Fri. Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 SAT MAY 3 Mount Horne Hike 8:00am. Embarking on this guided hike from Cathedral Grove, this tour will take you through man-made and natural elements and will end with a rocky scramble to the top of the bluff where you can see out to Mount Arrowsmith Massif and the Alberni Inlet. Cost is $37 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-248-3252

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Qualicum Beach Legion Pancake Breakfast 8:30am. Every Sat (until last Sat in Sept). Just $5 each, includes pancakes, sausages, coffee & orange juice. Tables inside if the weather is cool or rainy. QB Legion, 180 Veteran's Way, Qualicum Beach. 250752-0986 Farmers Market 8:30am. Every Sat. Veterans Way at Memorial Ave. Qualicum Beach. 250-240-1233 Red Cross AED/CPR C 9:00am. This course is required for lifeguards and health care professionals. Topics covered are CPR and blocked airways for adults, children and infants and

introduction to automated external defibrillators. Cost is $67.60 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-752-5014 Errington Farmers Market - Opening Day 10:00am Every Saturday. Great selection of veggies, baking, plants, crafts, live music and the famous sticky buns. Errington Community Park (across from Errington Hall), 1390 Errington Rd, Errington. 250-248-0006 Nanoose Bay Studio Showcase 10:00am. Come out and meet our newest studios & see an excellent array

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SAT MAY 3 of pottery, art glass, woodturning, hand designed jewellery, handcrafted furniture & metal art pieces, photography & paintings in all media types. May 3 & 4 (10am-4pm). Admittance by donation (non-perishable foods or cash) for the Community Cupboard. Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose Bay. 250-821-6136 Qualicum Beach Fire & Ice Street Festival 11:00pm. This fun-filled event in Qualicum Beach will feature a famous chilli cook-off and popular icecarving competition. This year's theme is "Pirates of Qualicum Beach". Lots of live entertainment and family fun. Event takes place in and around downtown Qualicum Beach. 250-228-0199 Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop 1:00pm. Learn specific ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Nutrition and prevention will be the focus and the $15 fee includes educational material & refreshments. Call Diane Hancox to register. 250-586-7380 Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy. 250951-0243 Mother/Daughter SelfProtection Workshop 2:00pm. Spend a couple with your daughter, learning some basic Self Protection. By donation. 250-6189906 Live! Coffee House 7:30pm. 1st Sat of month. Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30pm. Admission $5. Musicians & entertainers free. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. Parksville. 250-248-5106 SUN MAY 4 Sea Lion Kayaking Tour 9:45am. Explore the sea-

SUN MAY 4 shore by Kayak in Nanoose as we gaze at colourful sea stars, bald eagles, and paddle past a sea lion haulout. Cost is $52 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-248-3252 Hike for Hospice 11:30am. Join us to celebrate Hospice Palliative Care month in Oceanside! Your pledges and donations will support continuation of hospice programs and services. Registration at 11:00am. Warm up at 12 noon. Starting Gun at 12:30pm. BBQ snacks/Prize raffle/music by marimba band between 2pm-3pm. 210 Crescent Rd W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6227 Spring Fling and Fashion Show & Tea 1:00pm. Fashion show, Tea, Balloon pop, Cake walk, Silent auction & more! Fashions by " Fashions on Fifth" Courtenay. Advanced ticket only: Adults $8 and Children (6 under) $4. Hosted by Bowser Legion Branch 211 Ladies Auxiliary, 7035 Island Hwy W, Bowser. 757-8282 Old Time Fiddlers 2:30pm. Afternoon Dance. 1st Sun of month (until Jun). Rotary House, 211 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-586-3743 Aqua Zumba 5:00pm. Every Sun. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014 MON MAY 5 Emergency Preparedness Week Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event held across Canada during the first week of May. In conjunction with the RDN and the Town of Qualicum Beach, the City of Parksville will open the emergency opera-


MON MAY 5 tions centre to the public. 100 Jensen Ave E, Parksville. 250-954-4672 TOPS (Parksville) 8:45am. Every Mon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meeting. St. Anne/St. Edmunds Church Hall, 407 Wembley Rd, Parksville. 250-586-0101 Hatha Yoga 9:00am. Every Monday. Gentle approach suitable for beginners & seniors. Drop-in (9am or 10:30am). SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. Call ext. 242 for child-minding availability. 250-248-2093 Boomer`s Bootcamp 10:30am. Ages 50+. Every Mon, Tue & Thu. Fluid Fitness Studio, #5-1176 Franklyn's Gull, Parksville. 250-927-4595 All Levels Yoga Classes Drop-in all levels yoga classes. Beginner, Levels I & II and Restorative. Classes Mon-Sat. Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre, 203-891 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-954-2273 Balance Class 12:00pm. Every Mon. Fluid Fitness Studio, #5-1176 Franklyn's Gull, Parksville. 250-927-4595 All-Levels Pilates, Sculpt & Circuit Classes Small semi-private & private classes. Mon-Fri classes. Call for rates & schedule. Private Studio (off of Pym & Hirst), Parksville. 250-228-1002 Teen Nite 3:30pm. Every Mon. Old & new friends get together for dinner, creative projects, games, outings and more! Drop-in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-2482093 ext. 232

MON MAY 5 Parksville Museum & Archives Presentation 5:00pm. Historians Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat present on Traditional BC Folk music: "Songs and Lives of West Coast Loggers". Parksville Museum & Archive, 1245 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-2486966 City Council Meeting 6:00pm. Parksville City Hall, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-6144 Arbutus Toastmasters 7:00pm. Every Mon. Everyone Welcome. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-1926 Live! Open Mic Night 7:00pm. Every Mon. Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Town Council Meeting 7:00pm. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-2190

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TUE MAY 6 Circuit Training for Women (Intermediate) 9:00am. Every Fri. Intermediate Level. Pre-registration required. Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Qualicum Probus Club 9:00am. Meetings on 1st Tue of each month. St. Stephen's Church Hall, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-0350 Time in Comfort for Tots & Caregivers 9:15am. Every Tue & Wed. All caregivers and their children welcome to enjoy fun activities. Drop-in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093 ext. 237 Healthy Caregivers Support Group 10:00am. Clinical Counselor,

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YOUTH WEEK may 1 – 7, 2014 story by BRENDA GOUGH

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outh Week is a national celebration held annually with the goal of building a strong connection between young people and their communities. The event not only highlights and celebrates the many contributions that young people make to their communities, it also gives them an opportunity to participate in a variety of special events organized by their peers and other community organizations.

Between May 1 - 7, activities ranging from a sumo inspired ultimate Frisbee tournament and a youth art exhibition at the McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC) to a youth swim featuring DJ All Good will be held at various locations in and around Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), Recreation Programmer Kelly Valade says kids and teens do a lot in the community and they will be acknowledged for all that they do with a whole week of fun activities created by youth for youth. Valade said the RDN believes that collaborative community partnerships with the common goal of enhancing youth recreation opportunities result in infinite possibilities for our young people. “It is important that young people are valued, recognized and included within their communities. The RDN has been involved in youth week since 2006. Part of the purpose is to celebrate youth and our goal is to help them organize their own events.” She said leadership students from Ballenas and Kwalikum Senior Secondary Schools have come up with a lot of great ideas for the occasion. “This all came from our leadership students. We asked them ‘what is your vision’? and they had huge input.” She said a lot of different organizations are participating in the festivities and the


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community involvement has also been incredible. “I am really impressed with the commitment and level of collaboration with our community organizations. This year it is stronger than ever,” she agreed. One of the first events includes some after school games, including a street hockey challenge with members of the Oceanside RCMP and a BBQ at Ballenas with DJ Killawattz and B-Chuk laying down some beats. The Town of Qualicum Beach is hosting a Youth Appreciation Day lunch from 11:15 a.m. until noon on May 1. Valade is also excited about an event taking place at the Career Centre in Parksville on May 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. “It is a really awesome free event. They are showing a movie called ‘One Week Job’. It is about Sean Aiken who did 52 jobs in 52 weeks over one year. Afterwards there will be a live Skype chat with Sean.” The event is free and includes pizza and drinks but you must pre-register for it.

For a list of all Youth Week events visit: rdnyouth.ca or facebook.com/RDNYOUth For more information contact rdn recreation programmer kelly valade at 250-248-3252


In Your Community Quality Foods is an active part of the community where we do business. Our staff enthusiastically organize and support many local events & activities that are important to the community and our customers.

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Qualicum Beach, BC

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It’s back! Join us as we compete in the 2014 Fire & Ice Street Festival! Make sure to stop by our booth during the festivities to sample our awardwinning chilli.

SUNDAY MAY 11

Qualicum Beach, BC

Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift at A Step Above in Quality Foods! Don’t forget to pre-order a Mother’s Day bouquet or centrepiece from the floral department.

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Qualicum Beach, BC

Don’t miss this award-winning, family-orientated fireworks display! The Quality Foods Festival of Lights will take place at dusk in front of the public beach area.

For a complete list of Quality Foods locations, visit us online at www.qualityfoods.com or download the free QF app to your smartphone.


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Allison Reeves, leads this support group for people who look after a relative with health problems. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Qigong 11:30am. Every Tue. Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre, 203-891 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250954-2273 Chronic Pain Self Management Program 1:00pm. Every Tue. If you live with chronic pain, then sign up for this excellent 6-week program that teaches specific coping strategies. This free program comes from the University of Victoria and is funded by the Province. Trained facilitators lead the group. Call 1-866-9023767 to register. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy. 250-951-0243 High Tea 2:00pm. Every Tue. Fresh strawberries, finger sandwiches, scones and pastries, tea or coffee, and more. Reservations required. Pacific Prime Restaurant , 181 Beachside Dr, Parksville. 250-947-2109 Pop-Up Library 3:30pm. The public is invited to join staff and students of Ballenas Secondary School, representatives of the Vancouver Island Regional Library and City of Parksville Council for the unveiling of Parksville’s first pop-up library. Next to the Parksville Lions outdoor gym facility in the Community Park. 250- 9543758 Middle School Nite 4:00pm. Every Tue. Grades 6, 7 & 8. Pre-registration is required. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250248-2093 ext. 232

TUE MAY 6 Free Meditation Class 5:30pm. Every Tue. Simple and effective techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation to master stress, improve your health, face yourself, achieve balance. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-954-5040 Oneness Blessing Circle 7:00pm. This non-religious blessing or deeksha is passed by a light touch of hands onto the top of the head. Suggested donation $2 pp. Call for address. Parksville. 250-951-0032 Rock & Gem Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st Tue of month (no meeting in Jun, Jul & Aug). Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Rd, Coombs. 250-248-6177 Parksville Lions Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st and 3rd Tue of each month. Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet St, Parksville. 250-586-7080 WED MAY 7 Seniors Are Talking 1:00pm. Every Wed. Friendly, comfortable place for social interaction. Guest speakers & monthly excursions. Transportation & refreshments provided. Drop-in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250248-2093 ext. 242 Singing in French 1:30pm. Every Wed. Singing in French with the group "Nous Chantons". New members welcome. Nouveaux membres, bienvenue! 250-248-8714 Edible Plant Walk 4:30pm. Join a local herbalist and plant enthusiast for a plant walk through Englishman River Regional Park. Learn about the wild plants that you can eat and discover how to identify, harvest, prepare and in-

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corporate them into your own back yard. Cost is $15.50 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250248-3252 Family Night at SOS 4:30pm. Every Wed. Connect with others and learn about family services, support & activities. Drop in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Zumba Sentao 6:45pm. Every Wed. $10 drop-in or 5 classes for $40. Fluid Fitness Studio, #5-1176 Franklin's Gull Rd, Parksville. 250-738-0077

Kathy Kallick Band 7:00pm. A night of Hot Bluegrass and cool original tunes! Bring your instruments...jam to follow show. Tickets $10 at door. Brought to you by the MidIsland Bluegrass Society and CHRCO. Coombs Rodeo Grounds Hall, 2601 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250-752-0383 Oceanside Photographers Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st Wed of month. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6842 Timberline Dance 7:00pm. Every Wed. Free, live classic Country and Rock'n Roll music that lets

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EVERY MONDAY Seniors Day First Monday of the month. Seniors 65yrs+ save 15% on most regular priced merchandise, excl. medication. Qualicum Pharmasave, 720 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach.

Yoga for Seniors 9:30am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0543 Chorus for Seniors 10:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Scrabble for Seniors 10:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7131 Yoga for Seniors 11:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0543

EVERY MONDAY Seniors Canasta 12:30pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Seniors Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156

Ukulele for Seniors 12:45pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7147 Movie/Quiz for Seniors 1:00pm (alternate weeks) Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7131 Yoga for Seniors 3:15pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Seniors Line Dancing 3:15pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6837

EVERY TUESDAY Seniors Day First Tuesday of the month. Seniors receive 5% Off Food & Litter & 10% Off Accessories. Bosley's Pet Food Plus, #108-280 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250248-2673

Fun Bridge for Seniors 9:15am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-2275 Keep Fit for Seniors 10:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Seniors Writers Group 10:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7178 Seniors Bag Baseball 11:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

EVERY TUESDAY Seniors Canasta / Crib 1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-2236 Darts for Seniors 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Needlework Crafts 1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7572 Art for Seniors 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 EVERY WEDNESDAY

Tai Chi for Seniors 10:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1419 Dominoes for Seniors 10:00am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3307 Yoga for Seniors 11:15am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Bingo for Seniors 12:30pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Crib for Seniors 6:30pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Cards for Seniors 12:30pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Seniors Bridge 12:30pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-4574


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Seniors Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156

EVERY WEDNESDAY 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Yoga for Seniors 3:30pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0543

Seniors Card Games 12:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Newcomers Euchre 7:00pm. (2nd & 4th Wed) Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Seniors Whist 12:30pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9877

EVERY THURSDAY Mah Jong for Seniors 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Seniors Discussions 1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6780

Fitness for Seniors 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Shuffleboard 9:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Keep Fit for Seniors 10:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Computers for Seniors 10:00am. (1st & 3rd Thu). Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7971

Seniors Are Talking 1:00pm. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Avenue West, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Songbirds for Seniors 10:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3512 Qi Gong for Seniors 2:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre,

EVERY THURSDAY

Seniors Bag Baseball 11:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In

Seniors Drop-In Bridge 12:30pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7920 Bert's Line Dance 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 EVERY FRIDAY

Darts for Seniors 9:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3153 Seniors Ukulele #2 10:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1958

EVERY FRIDAY Yoga for Seniors 11:45am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0543 Seniors Bridge / Whist 12:30pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Mexican Train 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Seniors Art 1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-7307 Seniors Crafts 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Mah Jong 1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-2236 EVERY SATURDAY

Seniors Line Dance 11:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Seniors Euchre Newcomers Alumni 7:00pm. (every 3rd week of the month). Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200


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you hear yourself think and hold onto your dance partner! All adults welcome! Parksville Legion, 146 W. Hirst St, Parksville. 250752-8542 High School PYM 7:00pm. Every Wed (during school year) until 9pm. For students from grades 9-12. Night includes a drop-in time, group activities, music and teaching about life and faith. Parksville Baptist Church, 550 Pym St, Parksville. 250-250-248-6322 THU MAY 8 Mid Island Floral Art Club Meeting 1:45pm. Topiaries workshop. St Stephens Church

Hall, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-937-1350 Coffee with Council 2:00pm. Every Thu (May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29). Parksville City Hall, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-2486144 Craig Bay Choristers 2:00pm. The Craig Bay Choristers’ present their spring concert, “… and the Earth sings!” Tickets $10 each at Knox United Church office and through Chorister members. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. 250-248-3927

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THU MAY 8 Englishman River Water Service Public Open House 2:00pm. In partnership with the Englishman River Water Service, the City of Parksville and the Regional District of Nanaimo, CH2M Hill Canada Limited as project consultants will host a public open house to update residents on the preliminary design process for the ERWS project. Dropin format. Parksville Community and Conference Centre, 132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville. 250-954-3073 Music Bingo 7:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713

Free Workshop: Google It (How To's) 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Best of Yuk Yuks Comedy Show 6:00pm. Van Isle Events presents: Damonde Tschiritter & Sam Easton - two of the funniest Men in Comedy for One Big Night! $34 per person, includes dinner. Portion of proceeds to Haven House Society. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-240-2702 28th Annual Spring Home Expo 5:00pm. Over 100 exhib-

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Eagles Flea Market 9:00am. Concession and Bake sale. Interested in renting a table? Approx 6ft. table for $10.00 Eagles Hall, 281-A Pioneer Cres (behind Pharmasave), Parksville. 250-248-8103 Mother's Day Vintage Market & Tea 9:00am. Shop for your Mom, with your mom or just for you! 20 quality vendors, prize basket draw, lunch, beverages and treats. Partial proceeds to Errington Co-op Preschool. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. Parksville. 250954-2922 Red Cross Emergency First Aid with AED/ CPR 14yrs+ 9:00am. This course covers home hazards, safety education, CPR, automated external defibrillation and first aid skills for common emergencies. Retraining recommended every 3 years. Cost is $80.35 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-752-5014

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TALENT SHOW may 16, 2014 story by BRENDA GOUGH

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ome young rising stars in the community will be in the spotlight this month for the 9th annual Mosaic Youth Talent Showcase taking place Friday, May 16, 2014.

Auditions for the Mosaic Youth Talent Show were held last month and Anderson said she saw many talented performers in a lot of artistic disciplines and she only chose the cream of the crop.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Parksville, the event will include a wide range of local talent on stage at Knox United Church in Parksville.

“The idea is to perform something and chase your dreams. I look to see if someone thinks they have what it takes. It is a chance for them to showcase their talent to the community and get a scholarship towards their art,” she said.

Local country singer Beth Marie Anderson is producing the show, which offers scholarships to those who are selected to perform. Anderson, who just turned 27 years old, performed in the first talent showcase back in 2005 and says it helped launch her singing career. Her father who is a Rotarian initiated the event when Anderson was just starting her musical pursuits as a way to promote her and other talented youth in the community. Since then, Anderson has been actively pursuing her dream of becoming a country music sensation and along they way has been encouraging others to pursue their artistic ambitions.

Anderson agreed that the Mosaic audience appreciates the high calibre of talent at the event and that is why she is selective about the songs the vocalists perform.

“I want the audience to see their passion and I want the songs to reflect that. All the kids I have heard so far have positive songs prepared.” Along with vocal performances, there will be dancing and even a 6-piece brass group from Kwalikum Senior Secondary School.


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As the organizer of the show, Anderson admitted it is a big job but one that is rewarding. Not only does she have to find the talent, she has to take care of all the details including head shots, biographies, posters and the show set up. It is all in a days work for Anderson, who will also be on the bill performing in a duet

with her talented friend Erik Gow. “I want to do something special this year with Mosaic. I just wrote a song in Nashville and I have asked Erik to sing it with me.� She said the brand new song is called Tonight You Win. On May 16 beginning at 7 p.m. everyone will win as talented youth dazzle on stage.

Tickets for the show are $15, with family rates for 4 or more people and can be purchased at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville and at the Mulberry Bush store in Qualicum Beach.

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SAT MAY 10 MARS Garden Tour 10:00am. Visit twelve 12 gardens open to the public in this annual event. Tickets $15 (includes a map for this self-driving tour), available at available at local nurseries, Milner Gardens and Mulberry Bookstores. 250-752-3694 Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy right for you? 11:00am. Pawel Szopa and Terry Carpenter, from Oceanside Hyperbaric, present an overview of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). You will come to appreciate why it’s good to have a hyperbaric facility in your community. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy. 250-951-0243 Nanoose Bay Elementary Spring Fair 12:00pm. Bouncy castles, games, hot dogs, face painting, cotton candy, raffles, cupcake walk and more. Everyone welcome! Nanoose Bay Elementary, 2875 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose. 250-734-3735 Lyme Disease Group 1:00pm. Lyme Disease

SAT MAY 10 Support Group. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy. 250-951-0243 Health Day Swim 1:30pm. Come and get active with a "Move for Health Day" swim. Free admission. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250752-5014 Music to Inspire 7:30pm. A piano-saxophone concert of inspirational favorites, performed with a jazz-spiritual flavor. Musicians Louise Rose and Phil Dwyer. Tickets $25 in advance at Mulberry Bush, Oceanside Yoga & Knox office. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. 250947-0003 SUN MAY 11 Mother's Day Many people in Canada express their gratitude towards mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day. It is a time for people to thank their mothers and mother figures who cared for them and helped them through life’s challenges.

SUN MAY 11 Family Minute to Win It Swim 10:00am. Family fun swim to celebrate Mother’s Day. Compete for prizes and bragging rights! A variety of silly games. Everyone Welcome. Regular admission. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014 ORCA 10k Run 11:00am. The Oceanside Running Club Association is celebrating Mother's Day with a run in the park! Register today to take part in this 10K walk or run through Rathtrevor Park. Donations and proceeds from the race go to Parksville Haven Society and Special Olympics BC, Oceanside. Call to register. 250-240-8144 MON MAY 12 Afternoon Tea Dance 2:00pm. Old time country music! $5 pp, musicians free. Tea/coffee/goodies available. Coombs Rodeo Grounds Hall, 2601 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250-7381661

MON MAY 12 Town Council Meeting 7:00pm. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-2190 TUE MAY 13 Blood Donor Clinics May 13, 14 & 15. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3205 Qualicum Beach Garden Club Meeting 7:00pm. Speaker: Cass Turnbull from Washington State, U.S.A. Topic: Plant Amnesty. Entry is $5 per person. Everyone Welcome. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-7528849 WED MAY 14 Public Open House 10:00am. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6921 ASBC Mid-Island Support Group 10:00am. 2nd Wed of each month. Family Resource Assn, 198 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-714-0801

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WED MAY 14 Food and Mood 1:00pm. Parksville Pharmasave marks Mental Health Week with a seminar about the role of food and nutrition on mood. Join Natural Health Consultant, Lisa Leger, to learn about food allergies, sensitivities, nutrient depletion, and the role of supplements in mental health. Call to register. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy. 250951-0243 Edible Plant Walk 4:30pm. Join a local herbalist and plant enthusiast for a plant walk through Englishman River Regional Park. Learn about the wild plants that you can eat and discover how to identify, harvest, prepare and incorporate them into your own back yard. Cost is $15.50 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250248-3252 THU MAY 15 National Lifejacket Day The Canadian Red Cross and Ravensong Aquatic Centre challenge you to mark this day by submitting an entry into our National Lifejacket Day colouring contest. Colouring sheets and entry details available at Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250752-5014 Arrowsmith Needle Arts Guild 9:30am. 1st and 3rd Thu of each month. Come and embroider, learn new techniques and for friendship with other stitchers. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9230 Coffee with Council 2:00pm. Every Thu (May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29). Parksville City Hall, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-2486144

THU MAY 15 French Conversation 2:30pm. Informal drop-in to maintain or improve your French. All levels. Serious Coffee (meeting room), 1209 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-738-0819 FRI MAY 16 Free Workshop: Explore music recording 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Coombs Country Opera 7:00pm. Open stage (3rd Fri of month, Sep-May). Musicians & children free. Rodeo Grounds, 2601 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250752-3998 9th Annual Mosaic Youth Talent Show 7:00pm. Help create scholarships & support the rising stars in our community! Presented by the Rotary Club of Parksville. Tickets $15 each, with family rates for four or more people. Available at Cranky Dog Music and Qualicum Mulberry Bush store. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. 250-240-3023 MACoustic Folk Club 7:30pm. 3rd Fri of every month. First 1/2 is open stage & second half features a range of musical talent. Tickets $10. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Tales for the Telling 7:30pm. 3rd Fri of every month. Mary Gavan of the Vancouver Storytellers will join Marva Blackmore as they share special moments from the work-a-day world. They will be joined this evening by songwriter and singer Gerry Barnum. Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30pm. Tickets $10 at door. McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185

SAT MAY 17 Mother Goose Sing-along Family Swim 10:00am. Bring the children to listen and watch their favourite nursery rhymes in the pool. Regular admission. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250752-5014 Soup Works 3pm. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3205 Annual North Island Zone Festival An exciting mix of theatre performances takes the spotlight, offering something for all audiences. Festival dates: May 17 -

SAT MAY 17 24. Tickets $20 each for individual performances, $50 for a Festival Pick Three and $95 for full run. Awards Celebration (May 24) at Thalassa Restaurant. Tickets $25 each before May 17 and $30 after. ECHO Players Village Theatre, 110 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3522 SUN MAY 18 Aqua Zumba 5:00pm. Every Sun. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014

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Victoria Day This Canadian holiday is on the Monday preceding May 25th. We celebrate this in honor of the birthdays of both Queen Victoria and the current monarch of Canada. It is also commonly referred to as May Two-Four, May Long and May Long Weekend. Viewpoint 2014 Show in all three galleries (until June 8). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250752-6133 TUE MAY 20 Movies at the PCCC Catch 3 movies on the big screen at the PCCC, Movies showing May 20-23. Call for titles and show times. Parksville Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Healthy Caregivers Support Group 10:00am. Clinical Counselor, Allison Reeves, leads this support group for people who look after a relative with health problems. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Natural Approach to Auto-Immune Arthritis 1:00pm or 6pm. Join Natural Health Consultant, Lisa Leger, to learn about how natural medicine deals with the misbehaving immune system. Learn natural ways to reduce inflammation with diet and supplementation.

Call to register. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy. 250-951-0243 PQ Linux/Android Users Group 6:30pm. Parksville Qualicum Linux Users Group is a community of Linux and Android users of differing skill levels and areas of expertise. Bring your laptop, Chromebook or Android device, if you like. Leave message at number provided. A&W Restaurant, 540 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3570 Parksville Lions Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st and 3rd Tue of each month. Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet St, Parksville. 250-586-7080 WED MAY 21 Edible Plant Walk 4:30pm. Join a local herbalist and plant enthusiast for a plant walk through Moorecroft Regional Park. Learn about the wild plants that you can eat and discover how to identify, harvest, prepare and incorporate them into your own back yard. Cost is $15.50 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250248-3252 Joint Chambers of Commerce Meeting 5:30pm. $35 pp. Call to reserve yours. Civic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-3613 or 250-752-0960

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FRI MAY 23

Opening Reception for Viewpoint 7:00pm. Opening Reception for Viewpoint 2014 Show. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133

Yoga for Chronic Pain 1:00pm. Every Fri (until June 27). Cost $95. Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre, 203-891 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250954-2273

QB Family History Society Meeting 7:00pm. Guest Speaker is Audrey Collins, National Archives of England Family History Records specialist on: Finding Your Criminal Ancestors. Guests welcome! QB Legion, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-5556

7th Annual Springfest 5:00pm. Showcasing the talents of Bowser Elementary's young performers and artists. Also “on the ticket� is the annual Silent Auction and Spring Picnic. Dozens of great items up for bid that will appeal to all ages! Everyone Welcome. $5 ticket includes admission and picnic feast. Bowser Elementary School, 4830 Faye Rd, Bowser. 250594-7100

THU MAY 22 Free Hearing Clinic 1:00pm. Leslie McVickers from Connect Hearing will be at the Parksville Pharmasave to do free hearing screening tests. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy. 250951-0243 Coffee with Council 2:00pm. Every Thu (May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29). Parksville City Hall, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-2486144 Music Bingo 7:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 FRI MAY 23 Free Workshop: iPad Basics 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258

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International Tribute Festival Renowned Tributes to your favorite musical icons: Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Cher, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Roy Orbison, Liza Minnelli, Wynonna & Naomi - The Judds, The Everly Brothers, Peter Paul & Mary and many more. All proceeds benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. May 23 - 25. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-586-0626 Spa Night for Teens 7:00pm. Teens (13-18 yrs) will be treated to a special Friday night at Ravensong Aquatic Centre. Services will be provided by local health and wellness professionals. Rejuvenate your body and spirit, take part


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FRI MAY 23 in an aquafit class that will tone your body and start you on the road to fitness, or relax in all the amenities the pool has to offer. Cost is $25 per person. Phone to pre-register by calling RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-752-5014 SAT MAY 24 Wesley Ridge Hike 8:00am. Guided hike along steep, old-growth forest trails to the ridge for a look at the Salish Sea and nearby peaks of Mt. Cokely and Mt. Arrowsmith. Test your personal fitness and make some alpine hiking goals. Cost is $37 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-248-3252 Genealogy Conference Qualicum Beach Family History Society. One day Conference featuring 5 outstanding Genealogists from Canada, UK and USA. Choice of topics, door prizes. Cost $90 incl. lunch, coffee breaks. TighNa-Mara Resort, 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville. 250594-5556 Red Cross Child Care Emergency First Aid with AED/CPR C 9:00am. This course (14yrs +) is designed for parents and caregivers of children. Cost is $80.35 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-752-5014

SAT MAY 24 The Great Garage Sale 9:30am. Clean out the attic and sell those items you no longer need at The Great Garage Sale! Oceanside Place Arena will be transformed into a giant flea market. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, this is where you will want to be. Free admission. Book a table for $19. Oceanside Arena, 830 W. Island Highway, Parksville. 250248-3252 Nanoose Market 10:00am. This monthly market showcases a variety of unique & fabulous local finds, including; antiques, collectibles, jewellery, baked goods, plants, candles, textiles, bath products, health, cooking, cosmetics, teas & coffee and much more! (10am-3pm). Nanoose Place Centre, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose. 250-240-2702 CIA Spring Studio Tour Weekend 10:00am. From Nanaimo to Comox, 47 local artisans open their studios for a weekend of exploration, discovery and experience. This self-guided Studio Tour features jewellers, potters, glassworkers, wood turners,stone carvers, painters, sculptors, fabric artists and more. The guide maps will be available at all participating studios. For information please call. 250-937-1702

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Library Flea Market 10:00am. Free admission. Nanoose Library Centre Hall, 2489 Nanoose Rd (off Northwest Bay Rd near Red Gap). 250-468-5328 Quality Foods Festival of Lights Fireworks Don't miss this awardwinning, family-orientated fireworks display! The Quality Foods "Festival of Lights" fireworks display will take place at dusk in front of the public beach area in Qualicum Beach.

38th Annual Qualicum Beach Family Day 8:30am Family Day starts with a traditional Shriner's breakfast at the Civic Centre, followed by a community parade through the streets of Qualicum Beach at noon. Then it's on to the Civic Centre fields for an afternoon of interactive games, climbing wall, bouncy castles, food, music, dancing, pony rides and more! 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-2198

QB Curling Club Fundraising Dance 7:00pm. The Ice is out so come dance to the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s music of Eddie & the Funk. Tickets $30 each, includes hamburger and available at Qualicum Beach at the Chamber of Commerce and What’s Cooking. Curling Club, 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-586-3411

Qualicum Beach Family Day Free Swim 10:00am. Royal Bank is sponsoring a free swim for Qualicum Beach Family Day! Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014

UFC Event 7:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713

ECHO Players Auditions 3:00pm. Auditions for"The Woman in Black, A Ghost Play", adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill. “A rich theatrical spine chiller.” Audition Dates: May 25 (3-5pm), May 27 (6:308pm) & May 31 (10am-12 noon). Production Dates: Oct 16 to Nov 2, 2014. Cast Requirements: 2 men and 1 woman. ECHO Players Village Theatre, 110 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-0171

Songs & Stories of Davy the Punk with Bob Bossin 8:00pm. Created from memoirs of Bob's fathers life in the world of Toronto gambling in the 1930's & '40s. Tickets $20 at Cranky Dog, Heaven on Earth & Errington Store. Coffee and treats available. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. 250-248-5106

Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133

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MON MAY 26 Alpine Gardeners (AGCVI) Meeting 12:30pm. Kenton Seth of Colorado on "Hunting Wildflowers of the Wild West". Doors 12:30pm, talk 1pm. $5 includes prize draw & coffee/tea. Civic Centre, 747 Jones, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-4423 Afternoon Tea Dance 2:00pm. Old time country music! $5 pp, musicians free. Tea/coffee/goodies available. Coombs Rodeo Grounds Hall, 2601 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250-7381661 TUE MAY 27 Lunch & Learn 11:30am. We're sharing on "Memory and Focus. Join other natural health minded folks to learn more. Call for our restaurant choice of the month. Presentation is free, just pay for your own lunch & beverage. 250752-5499 or 250-927-1269 WED MAY 28 Edible Plant Walk 4:30pm. Join a local herbalist and plant enthusiast

WED MAY 28 for a plant walk through Moorecroft Regional Park. Learn about the wild plants that you can eat and discover how to identify, harvest, prepare and incorporate them into your own back yard. Cost is $15.50 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250248-3252 THU MAY 29 Coffee with Council 2:00pm. Every Thu (May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29). Parksville City Hall, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-2486144

World Music at MAC 7:30pm. On months with 5 Fridays, the MAC presents a sampling of world music in the Concert Gallery. Hawaiian music with Anela Kahiamoe. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC),

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133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 SAT MAY 31 Babysitters Certification Program 9:00am. This course (1114yrs) introduces basic first aid and how to respond to emergency situation, explains basic baby and child care, and offers advice on becoming a responsible babysitter. Price includes manual and certificate. Cost is $45 per person. Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-248-3252

FRI MAY 30 Free Workshop: Windows 8 Coffee Chat 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258

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Qualicum Beach

FAMILY DAY may 25, 2014 story by BRENDA GOUGH

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pending quality time with family is on most people’s to-do list and with that objective, everyone is invited to join a day of family activities in Qualicum Beach on Sunday, May 25. Every year on the last Sunday in May, local area residents have come together to celebrate the community of Qualicum Beach with a day long festival. Rob Ferguson, co-chair of the planning committee for Family Day, says Qualicum Beach has been recognizing families in this event since 1976 and it demonstrates that the community is stronger than ever. “It is essential to our identity and the vibrancy of community. The focus is on volunteers and community spirit to recognize the people who make it special. The event is generously supported by the town but it would not be successful without volunteer service groups who provide vast and free and interactive activities,” he pointed out. Sponsored by the Town of Qualicum Beach and organized by a group of dedicated volunteers, the special day attracts thousands of people and Ferguson said the 2014 event will

celebrate 38 years of welcoming families to the town for a day of activities designed around family, togetherness and pride.

“It celebrates our community and in that respect it is unique. It is by the residents and for the residents of our community. Residents and visitors of all ages continue to value and enjoy this free community celebration.” The 38th annual Qualicum Beach Family Day starts with a traditional Shriner's breakfast at the Civic Centre, followed by a community parade through town at 12 noon. Head on over to the fields behind the Civic Centre between 1 - 4 p.m. for an afternoon of non-stop fun for all-ages. With interactive games, a climbing wall, bouncy slides and castles, food, music, dancing, pony rides, strolling entertainers, balloons, crafts, non-profit booths and much more there will be something for everyone and best of all, everything is free.


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For those who want to cool down and burn off their pancake breakfast before all of the excitement, you can go for a free dip at the Ravensong Pool between 10 a.m. until noon. Of course nothing kicks off a celebration quite like a parade and the biggest parade of the year in Qualicum Beach musters at 11 a.m. near the fire hall. Parade judging takes place at 11:30 a.m. with categories of: Best Community Spirit, Best Float, Best Youth Participation and Best Costume. At noon, the parade travels up Second Avenue past the crowds to the Civic Centre Fields. On May 24, the night before Family Day, don’t miss the annual Quality Foods “Festival of Lights” fireworks display that will take place at dusk in front of the public beach area.

For more information call 250-738-2198 or visit www.qbfamilyday.com


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EVERY MONDAY

EVERY MONDAY Bingo 6:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633

Women's 45+ Fitness 8:00am. Bodyworks Parksville. 250-248-3346 TOPS 4248 Parksville 8:45am. St Anne's Church, Parksville. 250-586-0101 Taoist™ Tai Chi 9:30am. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-2097 Boomer's Bootcamp 10:30am. Fluid Fitness, Parksville. 250-927-4595 Parksville Rotary Club 11:45am. Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville. Balance Class 12:00pm. Fluid Fitness, Parksville. 250-927-4595 Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Civic Centre, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156 Euchre 1:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633 The Power of Now 2:00pm. Healing Arts, Parksville. 250-228-7922

Teen Nite 3:30pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Youth Boxing (8-13) 4:30pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Zumba w/Jean-Marc 5:30pm. Bodyworks Gym Parksville. 250-248-3346

Navy League Cadets 6:00pm. Parksville Elementary School. 250-248-2677 Youth Boxing (13-18) 6:00pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Rotary Club of QB 6:15pm. Rotary Park at the Beach, Qualicum Beach. Cribbage 6:30pm. Legion #76, Qualicum. 250-752-9632 The Power of Now 6:30pm. Healing Arts, Parksville. 250-228-7922 Badminton / Ping Pong 7:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-8307 Arbutus Toastmasters 7:00pm. PCCC, Parksville. 250-248-1926 Adult Boxing 7:15pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 EVERY TUESDAY Ladies Boxercise 6:00am & 6pm. Genesis, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Woodcarving 8:30am. OS Middle School, Parksville. 250-951-3001 Women Circuit Training 9:00am. Bodworks (preregister). 250-248-3346 Computer Tutoring 9:00am. Family Place, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Better Body's Fitness 9:00am. Civic Centre, Qualicum. 250-240-4840 Yoga Class 9:15am & 10:45am. Eaglecrest. 250-951-2538 TIC TAC Program 9:15am. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093

EVERY TUESDAY Boomer's Bootcamp 10:30am. Fluid Fitness, Parksville. 250-927-4595 Silver Foxes Aerobics 10:30am. Bradley Centre, Coombs. 250-240-4840 Better Body's Fitness 10:30am. Bradley Centre, Parksville. 250-240-4840 Spinners 10:30am. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 778-424-1001

Carpet Bowling 1:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-9900 Ladies Pool 1:00pm. Legion #76, Qualicum. 250-752-9632 Starrshine Fitness 1:15pm. Civic Centre, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6402 Mid School Nite 4:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 TOPS Dashwood 6:30pm. Community Hall, Little Qualicum. 250-752-1275 Darts 7:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633 Drop-In Basketball 7:00pm. Coombs Fairgrounds. 250-248-8515w Belly Dancing-Contemp 7:30pm. Beginners. Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3750 EVERY WEDNESDAY Parksville Rotary AM 7:00am. The Beach Club Resort, Parksville. Women's 45+ Fitness 8:00am. Bodyworks, Parksville. 250-248-3346

EVERY WEDNESDAY TIC TAC Program 9:15am. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Tai Chi for Seniors 10:00am. Qualicum Seniors' Centre. 250-752-1419 Seniors Chair Fitness 10:15am. Nanoose Place Centre. 250-240-4840 Rainbow Stew Cloggers 12:00pm. Community Hall, Qualicum. 250-468-7478 Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Civic Centre, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156 Seniors Are Talking 1:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Singing in French 1:30pm. Different people's homes. 250-248-8714 Ladies Badminton 1:30pm. Arrowsmith Hall, Coombs. 250-752-1103 Beginners Yoga 4:15pm. Penny's Yoga, Parksville. 250-240-3569 Youth Boxing (8-13) 4:30pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

Family Night 4:30pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Weight Watchers 5:00pm. PCCC, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Women's Spin Class 5:30pm. Bodyworks Gym Parksville. 250-248-3346 Youth Boxing (13-18) 6:00pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Youth Drop-In Night 6:30pm. Coombs Fairgrounds. 250-248-8515


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EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

Women's Yoga 6:30pm. The Akasha House, Qualicum. 250-947-5147

Women Circuit Training 9:00am. Bodworks (preregister). 250-248-3346

High School PYM 7:00pm. Parksville Baptist Church. 250-250-248-6322

TOPS 9:00am. Nanoose Bay Library Hall. 250-821-5495

Adult Boxing 7:15pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Timberline Dance 7:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-752-8542

Youth Floor Hockey 8:15pm. Coombs Fairgrounds. 250-248-8515 EVERY THURSDAY Ladies Boxercise 6:00am & 6pm. Genesis, Parksville. 250-248-551 Zumba w/Jean-Marc 8:15am. Bodyworks Gym Parksville. 250-248-3346 Better Body's Fitness 9:00am. Civic Centre, Qualicum. 250-240-4840 Computer Tutoring 9:00am. Family Place, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Yoga Class 9:15am & 10:45am. Eaglecrest. 250-951-2538 Silver Foxes Aerobics 10:30am. Bradley Centre, Coombs. 250-240-4840 Boomer's Bootcamp 10:30am. Fluid Fitness, Parksville. 250-927-4595 Better Body's Fitness 10:30am. Bradley Centre, Parksville. 250-240-4840 Baby Time 10:30pm. Parksville Library. 250-248-3841

Dominoes 1:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-228-9057 Starrshine Fitness 1:15pm. Civic Centre, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6402 Carpet Bowling 1:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-9900 Parkinson's Exercise 1:30pm. Fluid Fitness, Parksville. 250-927-4595 Guyz Time (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Girl Talk (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Rainbow Stew Cloggers 5:00pm. Nanoose Place, Nanoose. 250-468-7478 Bingo 6:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-228-9057 Boxercise for Everyone 6:00pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Open Bluegrass 7:00pm. Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 Belly Dancing-Contemp 7:30pm. Beginners. Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3750 Ladies Pool 7:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-228-9057 Karaoke 9:00pm. Rod & Gun, Parksville. 250-248-6511 EVERY FRIDAY Women's 45+ Fitness 8:00am. Bodyworks, Parksville. 250-248-3346

Zumba Gold 9:00am. Community Hall, Qualicum. 250-738-0077 Weight Watchers 9:00am. PCCC, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Preschoolers on Move 9:15am. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Computer Workshops 9:30am. Family Place, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Free Computer Tutoring 10:30am. Family Place, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Preschool Storytime 10:30pm. Parksville Library. 250-248-3841 Stroke Recovery 11:00am. St Columba Presbyterian. 250-586-6766 Bridge 1:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-8307 Teens in Transition 1:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Mind in Motion 1:00pm. PCCC, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Tae Kwon Do 3:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-954-2263 Youth Boxing (8-13) 4:30pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

EVERY FRIDAY

Music Trivia Night 7:00pm. Shady Rest, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 Middle School PYM 7:00pm. Parksville Baptist Church. 250-250-248-6322 AA Lightkeepers 7:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-8347 Adult Boxing 7:15pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Fun Darts 7:30pm. Eagles Hall, Parksville. 250-248-3922 Drop-In Darts 7:30pm. Legion #76, Qualicum. 250-752-9632 EVERY SATURDAY QB Farmers Market 8:30am. Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-240-1233 Pancake Breakfast 8:30am. QB Legion, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0986 Ladies Boxercise 9:00am. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Farmers Market 20:00am. Errington Memorial Hall. 250-248-5106 Men's Pool 11:00am. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633 EVERY SUNDAY

Women's Spin Class 5:30pm. Bodyworks Gym Parksville. 250-248-3346

Aqua Zumba 5:00pm. Ravensong Aquatic Centre. 250-752-5014

Youth Boxing (13-18) 6:00pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

Bingo 6:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633


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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT THU MAY 1 Lazy Mike Trio 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 Open Bluegrass 7:00pm. Every Thu. Crown & Anchor. 250-757-9444 Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm. Every Thu. QB Rotary House. 250-586-3743

WED MAY 7 Children's Choir 3:30pm. Every Wed. MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Youth/Teen Music Jam 6:45pm. Every Wed. MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Kathy Kallick Band 7:00pm. Rodeo Grounds Hall, Coombs. 250-752-0383 Live Jazz Music 7:00pm. Every Wed. The Shady Rest. 250-752-9111

Karaoke 9:00pm. Every Thu. Rod & Gun Pub. 250-248-6511 FRI MAY 2 Peter Mason 5:30pm. Every Fri. Sandbar Cafe. 250-757-8788 SAT MAY 3 Sons of Guns 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111

Release 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 SUN MAY 4 Music Revue 1:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Old Time Fiddlers 2:30pm. Qualicum Beach Rotary House. 250-586-3743 MON MAY 5 Open Mic Night 7:00pm. Every Mon. The Shady Rest. 250-752-9111

MON MAY 12 Old Time Country 2:00pm. Coombs Rodeo Hall. 250-738-1661 THU MAY 15 Dave Hart 6:00pm. Kalvas Restaurant, Parksville. 250-248-6933 Codi Band 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055

FRI MAY 23 Hands of Destruction 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 SAT MAY 24 Big Daddy 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Eddie & the Funk 7:00pm. Curling Club, Qualicum. 250-586-3411 SUN MAY 25

FRI MAY 16 Timberline 7:00pm. Every Wed. Parksville Legion. 250-752-8542 THU MAY 8 Craig Bay Choristers 2:00pm. Knox United, Parksville. 250-248-3927 Killwater & Jones 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 FRI MAY 9

Coffee House 7:30pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106

SUN MAY 11 Ukulele Circle 2:30pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185

MACoustic Folk Club 7:30pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Country Opera 7:00pm. Rodeo Grounds, Coombs. 250-752-3998 SAT MAY 17

Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 VIO Recital Series 3:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 MON MAY 26

Luv Train 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Elastic Band 7:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185

Old Time Country 2:00pm. Coombs Rodeo Hall. 250-738-1661

Hygrade 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713

Reno Blues Band 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055

THU MAY 29

Jazz at the Mac 7:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Craig Bay Choristers 7:00pm. Knox United, Parksville. 250-248-3927 SAT MAY 10 Bent Rymn 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Music to Inspire 7:30pm. Knox United, Parksville. 250-947-0003 David Gogo 8:00pm. Errington Memorial Hall. 250-248-5106 Enablers 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713

SUN MAY 18 Music Revue 1:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 WED MAY 21 Circle Jam 7:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 THU MAY 22 Sons of Guns 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055

FRI MAY 30 World Music at MAC 7:30pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 SAT MAY 31 Enablers 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Manglewood 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713


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LOCAL DINING Cafes, Coffee Shops & More... A Step Above Cafe Arts Cafe Awakening Cafe Bailey’s in the Village Beach Hut Restaurant

La Boulange Organic Breads Little Mountain Cafe Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Cafe Brie & Tea Room

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Thrifty Foods Tim Hortons Tomm’s Village Foods Weinberg’s Good Food Whiskey Creek Ice Cream Yorway Frozen Yogurt Bar Your Comfy Cafe

5-177 Second Avenue, Parksville

250-594-2526

Bread & Honey Food Company 162 Harrison Avenue, Parksville

250-586-1021 Beachside Grille Bean Counter Cafe Biscotti Di Notte & More Bradley’s on Jensen Cha Ch’a Java Chuffin Cafe Coastal Cake Co. Cafe Cockney Pride Cone Zone Coombs Ice Cream Shoppe Country Pies in Coombs Creekmore’s Espresso Bar Cruiser’s Grill Eat Fresh Markets Errington Eatery Farmhouse Cafe

Coombs Emporium 2300 Alberni Highway, Coombs

250-248-5895 French Creek Bakery French Press Cafe Karma Coffee House

Log Cabin Ice Cream MadBee Cafe Milner House Tea Room Naked Naturals Oceanside Arena Concession Orange Bridge Cafe Pacific Brimm Coffee & Tea Perks Coffee Bar Qualicum Beach Bakery

Taste Cafe & Bistro 101B-1080 Resort Dr, Parksville

250-586-8676

Casual / Family...

A&W Restaurant Parksville 540 East Island Hwy, Parskville

250-248-2040 Courtyard Cafe & Patio 673 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach

250-752-4152 Quality Foods Rawthentic Eatery Riptide Lagoon Ice Cream Riso Bakery, Café & Bistro Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery Sandcastle Bakery Save-On-Foods Serious Coffee Shanna’s Place Ship & Shore Cafe Silly-Yak Bakery Starbucks Coffee Stellario’s Italian Caffe

Aioli Seafood Restaurant AJ's Island Grill Bayside Bistro & Lounge Beach House Cafe Boston Pizza Bugaboo Burgers Chester’s Chicken Coombs Market Restaurant Dairy Queen

Lefty’s Fresh Food Restaurant 280 East Island Hwy, Parksville

250-954-3886 Extreme Eatz Food Truck Fairwinds Clubhouse


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Lefty’s Fresh Food Restaurant 710 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach

250-752-7530 Final Approach Restaurant Fish Tales Cafe Gary’s Bistro Grill on the Green La Vida Vegan Mary Jane’s Kitchen McDonald’s

Micky J’s Bar & Grill 2250 Fowler Rd, Qualicum Beach

Bistro 694 British Bobby Restaurant Cedars Restaurant & Lounge Chameleons China Garden Restaurant Cuckoo Trattoria & Pizzeria

Panago Pizza Parksville 8-102 East Island Hwy, Parksville

310-0001 Domino’s Pizza Butlers at the Mansion

Nickolini’s Pizza

292 Crescent Rd E, Qualicum Beach

Oceanside Pizza Palace

250-752-5776 Fusion Place Giovanni’s Ristorante Henry’s Kitchen Restaurant Kalvas Restaurant Mekong River Restaurant Nemo Sushi

250-752-9727 Pheasant’s Nest Restaurant Seamark Restaurant Smitty’s Restaurant Subway Restaurants Talons Restaurant & Lounge Traditional Texas BBQ Trees Restaurant & Bakery Triple O’s Wild Board Bistro Yorky’s Fish’n Chips

Pizza...

Papa Gino’s Pizzeria Pizza Connection Pizza Fresh Pizza Hut Poppa’s Pizza

Pub Style... Arlington Inn Black Goose Inn

Lemon Twist Indian Cuisine 272A West Island Hwy, Parksville

250-954-1023 New Canton Restaurant Otake Japanese Cuisine Qualicum Sushi Saigon Garden Sam’s Sushi Samurai Sushi & Teriyaki

French Creek Marine Pub 1025 Lee Road, Parksville

250-248-3713 Crown & Anchor Pub Deez Bar & Grill Fanny Bay Inn Lantzville Village Pub

Thalassa Restaurant & Lounge 469 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach

250-594-1150

International / Fine Dining... Amrikko’s Indian Grill Bamboo Garden Bangkok Thai Restaurant Bavarian Sausage House

Pacific Prime Restaurant 181 Beachside Drive, Parksville

250-947-2109

The Shady Restaurant & Pub

Sushi Deco Sushi Hama Sushi Ichi Tan’s Kitchen Treetop Tapas & Grill Westhill Restaurant White Elephant Thai Cuisine

250-752-9111

3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach

Lasqueti Island Restaurant Rocking Horse Pub Rod & Gun Sunset Lanes Sports Lounge Upper Deck Sports Bar


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