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Breakfast with Santa Christmas in the Village Bethlehem Walk Cinderella
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Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light-Up Everyone is invited to take a stroll along Resort Drive's Candy Cane Lane! Enjoy holiday decorations and thousands of twinkling lights that will stay up until the new year. Participating resorts include: Beach Acres, Madrona Beach, Ocean Sands, Ocean Trails, Sunrise Ridge and Tigh-NaMara. Resort Drive, Parksville. 250-248-3636
Christmas Kettles Donate whatever funds you can to support the
SUN DEC 1 work of the Salvation Army during the Christmas season and throughout the year. Look for Salvation Army Christmas Kettles in front of grocery stores, liquor stores & other locations in Parksville & Qualicum Beach. 250-248-8793
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Christmas Faire with a Vintage Flair 10:00am. Presented by Biscotti Di Notte. Sweet & intimate faire with mix of homemade baked goods, handmade crafts, art & more. Free Admission by donation to Salvation Army Food Bank. Eaglecrest Golf Club, 2035 Island Hwy W, Qualicum. 250-752-3637
Winter In Art & Wreaths for Charity The gallery walls at TOSH will twinkle with creatively-designed Christmas wreaths auctioned for local charities & unique winter-theme paintings in all 3 galleries (until Dec 21). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133
Artists' are coming! 11:00am. Oceanside Village Artists' Gallery celebrates their Grand Opening on Dec-1 and running through until Christmas Eve. Many outstanding artists from our region. New art work every week. Open 7 days a week from 11am-7pm. Oceanside Village Resort, #101A – 1080 Resort Dr, Parksville. 250752-9332
Ski & Snowboard Swap 10:00am. Stop by and browse consigned winter sport equipment and find that perfect item you need for the hill this season. Profits from the sale will directly benefit those in District 69. 181 Sunningdale Rd W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6766
U-Cut Christmas Trees 9:00am. Create memorable and fun experiences for the whole family while choos-
ing the perfect tree. Open 11am weekdays and 9am weekends. Christmas Tree Farm, near Whiskey Creek Store (turn on Melrose Rd, and follow signs). 250-6619528
Free Skate 12:15pm. Free family skate thanks to The Parksville Lion’s & Save-On-Foods. Includes rentals. Under 19 must be accompanied by adult. Free Skate every Sunday in December. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 Holiday Tasting Event 1:00pm. Blue Moon Winery. No Minors. Ocean Liquor Store, 491 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-586-2890 Songs for the Season 2:30pm. The Parksville & District Community Choir's Christmas Concert. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. 250-250752-8130
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SUN DEC 1 Adult Choir Christmas Performance 2:30pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-951-7129 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133
MON DEC 2 W. Second Ave (Carriage Lane), Qualicum Beach. 250-594-2526 City Council Meeting 6:00pm. Parksville City Hall, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-6144
MON DEC 2 Munchkinland Exploration Centre 1:00pm. Every Mon until Dec-13. Fun place where children and families learn and grow together. Munchkinland Exploration Centre, 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8252
Arbutus Toastmasters 7:00pm. Every Mon. Everyone Welcome. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-1926 Town Council Meeting 7:00pm. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-2190
Christmas Tea 2:00pm. Includes a selection of loose leaf tea, finger sandwiches, savouries, freshly baked scones, real devonshire cream with fruit preserve and more! Monday to Saturday (Dec 2-23). Reservations recommended. Cafe Brie, #5-177
Open Mic Night 7:00pm. Every Mon. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250752-9111 TUE DEC 3 Woodcarving 8:30am. Every Tuesday. Oceanside Middle School, 980 Wright Rd, Parksville. 250-951-3001
TRIVIA QUESTIONS the 9th day of Christmas 1 On my true love gave to me? 2 Who built Pinocchio? would use a mashie 3 Who niblick? 3 words that end with 4 Name ‘‘dous” 2nd full moon in one 5 The month is ? Answers found in this issue
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TUE DEC 3 Munchkinland Exploration Centre 9:00am. Every Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri until Dec-13. Fun place where children and families learn and grow together. Munchkinland Exploration Centre, 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250947-8252 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 Munchkinland Discovery Centre 9:00am. Every Tue & Thu until Dec-13. Fun place where children and families learn and grow together. Munchkinland Discovery Centre, 2350 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250-248-0512 Healthy Caregivers Support Group 10:00am. Clinical Counselor, Allison Reeves leads this regular support group for people who look after a relative with health problems. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243
TUE DEC 3 Munchkinland Adventure Centre 1:00pm. Every Tue until Dec-13. Fun place where children and families learn and grow together. Munchkinland Adventure Centre, 744 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5176 Free Skate Night 6:30pm. Dads, bring the kids and enjoy a free skate together on the pond! This free skate sponsored by Building Learning Together (BLT). Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 Parksville Lions Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st and 3rd Tue of the month. Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet St, Parksville. 250586-7080 WED DEC 4
Food for Families Help support local food banks by adding a $5, $10 or $20 coupon to your Thrifty Foods grocery order.
WED DEC 4 At the end of the promotion, the money will be collected and transferred to local food banks to use as needed. Thank you for giving! (Dec 4-Jan 3). Thrifty Foods, 280 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-8823 Munchkinland Adventure Centre 9:00am. Every Wed, Thu & Fri until Dec-13. Fun place where children and families learn and grow together. Munchkinland Adventure Centre, 744 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5176 Naam Yoga 11:00am. Come learn selfhelp techniques to boost immunity, increase energy, raise self-confidence & more. No experience required, bring water to drink. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Rainbow Stew Cloggers 12:00pm. Every Wed. Community Hall, 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250468-7478 Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Every Wed & Mon. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156
WED DEC 4 Free Lifeguard Seminar (13yrs+) 3:45pm. Working as a lifeguard/swim instructor is a great job for youth. Work in a team environment; learn valuable leadership and life skills but most of all have FUN working with kids! Pre-register by calling RDN Recreation and Parks. 250-752-5014
Live Jazz 6:00pm. Every Wed. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250752-9111 Oceanside Photographers Club 7:00pm. Meetings are first Wed of every month. East Room, Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6842 Music Bingo 7:30pm. Every Wed. Rod & Gun, 163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-6511
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THU DEC 5 Newcomers Club 7:00pm Meetings on 1st Thu of month. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Karaoke 7:30pm. Every Thu. Rod & Gun, 163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-6511 FRI DEC 6 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meeting 9:00am. Every Fri. Nanoose Bay Library Hall, 2489 Nanoose Rd. 250-821-5495 Share Photos with Family and Friends 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258
Christmas Magic 5:00pm. Family oriented festival of lights & music! Santa, silent auction, storytelling, musicians, Tea Room, refreshments & more. Open until 8:30pm (Dec 6-8, 13-15 & 18-22). Milner Gardens, 2179 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-8573 Music Trivia 6:00pm. Every Fri. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250752-9111 Opening Reception 7:00pm. Meet artists while enjoying new exhibitions in all 3 galleries. Everyone is welcome, admission is free. Live background music and refreshments available. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185
SAT DEC 7 friendly event! Breakfast with Santa at Baileys, (9am & 10:30am), Christmas Stories at Library (10am & 10:30am), Pony Rides at Dolly's Home Hardware (11am), Photos with Santa at Pharmasave (12:30pm), Cookie Decorating at Courtyard Cafe (1pm) and Cupcake Decorating at Cafe Brie (1pm), Christmas Sing-Along at TOSH (2pm). Downtown Qualicum Beach. 250-240-8812 Garage & Flea Market 9:00am. 2nd Sat of month. Rent your table now. $10 per 6 ft table. Eagles Hall, 281-A Pioneer Cres, Parksville (behind Pharmasave). 250-248-8103
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Christmas Craft Fair 10:00am. Great selection of vendors and snacks in our concession. Free Admission. Coombs Fairgrounds, 1014 Ford Rd, Coombs. 250-752-9757 Christmas Bazaar & Craft Sale 10:00am. Something for everyone: Christmas Gifts, Crafts and Goodies, White Elephant and the ever-popular Home Baked Goods Table. Silent Auction too. Light Refreshments of soup, sandwiches, cookies and beverages available. Entrance is free. Nanoose Library Centre, 2489 Nanoose Road, Nanoose Bay. 250-248-4773
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Christmas Craft Faire 10:00am. (The New Show) All handmade local gift and food items. Come have a wonderful home cooked lunch in our historic hall. Free Admission. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd, 250-954-1707
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breakfast with santa december 8, 2013 story by BRENDA GOUGH
o help celebrate the festive season, kids and their families in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and the surrounding areas of district 69 are invited to breakfast with the jolly old man himself. Proudly presented by the Parksville Lions Club, in partnership with the Parksville Community & Conference Centre (PCCC) and joyfully sponsored by a group of local businesses, Breakfast with Santa will take place on December 8th at the PCCC. Admission is by donation and breakfast with the legendary man in red will include pancakes, sausages, hot chocolate, coffee, juice and even timbits. Over the last 10 years, the Parksville Lions Breakfast with Santa project has been a very popular event in the community. Last year, more than 300 people filled the PCCC, which was decorated like a winter wonderland for the event. In a recent phone interview from Mexico, where Santa was warming his old bones before getting ready for the busy holiday season, old St. Nick admitted he was busy getting caught up on all the latest technology. “I need to know what the difference is between a Nintendo DS3 and a Sony PS4,” he explained. Santa said he had a jolly fun time when he stopped to eat breakfast with local families
in Parksville last year, and what touched him the most was seeing how happy all the little children were to see him. “It’s not always all about the presents. Kids look at you in awe like you are a mystical creature and most of them aren’t scared of me,” he said. While some kids need a little coaxing to reveal their toy requests, Santa said others don’t even ask for toys for themselves. “Some just want to ensure that Santa brings a gift for a brother or sister.” In addition to enjoying breakfast with Santa, kids can also make holiday crafts. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture of your children or grandchildren with old St. Nicholas. Breakfast with Santa takes place on Sunday December 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Parksville Community & Conference Centre (PCCC), located at 132 East Jensen Avenue.
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SAT DEC 7 they celebrate the season, and their customers, all day long. Vote for your favourite "Santa Inside" and be entered to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket. Join the PDBA, Big Boys Toys MoHo, and Beach radio remote for refreshments and music from 10am-2pm on McCarter Street at Hirst and make a donation to our local food bank. Parksville Downtown. 250-248-8079 Companioning You Workshop 12:30pm. A 3-hour worshop exploring creating balance in one’s life, aspects of self-nurturing and offering the challenge of a Make-Over with focus on You this holiday season. Registration $25. RSVP by Dec 3rd. 250-752-4996 Holiday Tasting Event 3:00pm. Saltspring Winery. No Minors. Ocean Liquor Store, 491 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-586-2890 Generals vs. Nanaimo 7:30pm. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535 SUN DEC 8
SUN DEC 8 with the PCCC and various local businesses. Admission by donation. Don't forget to bring your camera! Parksville Community & Conference Centre (PCCC), 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-4931 Free Skate 12:15pm. Free family skate thanks to The Parksville Lion’s & Save-On-Foods. Includes rentals. Under 19 must be accompanied by adult. Free Skate every Sunday in December. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252
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Holiday Tasting Event 2:00pm. Dirty Laundry Vineyard. No Minors. Ocean Liquor Store, 491 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-586-2890 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 MON DEC 9
Parksville Lions Breakfast with Santa 9:00am. Come out enjoy breakfast with the jolly, old, fat man himself! This event presented by the Parksville Lion's Club in partnership
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TUE DEC 10 to enjoy fun activities. Drop-in every Tue & Wed. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave W, Parksville. 250-248-2093, ext. 237 WED DEC 11 Public Open House 10:00am. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6921 Natural Medicine for Digestive Orders 1:00pm. Every Christmas season, Natural Health Consultant Lisa Leger presents this popular session about heartburn, gas, bloating & more. Two sessions to choose from: 1pm or 7pm). Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243
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Qualicum Beach Family History Society 7:00pm. Guest Speaker is Steve Cowan on Heraldry. Also, 10th Anniversary with Members' Moments. Guests welcome! Legion #76, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250594-5556 Parksville/Qualicum Elks Lodge #589 Legion #76, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250752-0322
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Mid Island Floral Art Club Meeting 1:45pm. AGM & Christmas Social. Members encouraged to bring a Christmas Table Centre or a Tapestry style decoration for the home. St. Stephens Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-937-1350 Parksville Chamber Christmas Party 5:30pm. Bring your spouse, your partner, or your employees. Special invitation is extended to Chamber businesses who do not traditionally host a staff Christmas party. Bring a bottle of commercial wine, trade it for a ticket and enter to win the Wall of Wine! Networking at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30 pm. Tigh-Na-Mara, 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville. 250248-3613 Music Bingo 7:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713
Cinderella: The Greatest Pantomime... 7:30pm. The perfect way to celebrate the festive season! This enchanting pantomime has lots of topical jokes, comic antics, lively music, dazzling costumes and plenty of opportunities for the audience to join in! Dec 12-29. Village Theatre, 110 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3522 FRI DEC 13 Keeping Organized iPad Workshop 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258
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FRI DEC 13 season! Special lighting & décor makes you feel as though you’re skating on an outdoor pond at night! Variety of public skate sessions between Dec 13-31. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 Gluten Free for the Holidays 1:00pm. Popular Dietician, Lauire McLeod-Stephen, will discuss how to be the perfect guest when you have allergies and food intolerances. Leran how to modify recipes, create new favourites and more. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Tales for the Telling 7:30pm. Join John Brian Lecky, well-known local singer/actor and local storyteller, Marva K. Blackmore, as they collaborate on the songs of Christmas. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets $10 at the door. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 SAT DEC 14 Nanoose Christmas Art & Craft Crawl 10:00am. Discover the many Artist/Artisan studios in Nanoose Bay. Wide variety of hand-crafted pottery, wood turning, furniture, home decor, forged metal art, jewelry, photography, paintings, quilts, home baking, preserves & more. For more info, call 250821-6136
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Christmas Craft Fair 10:00am. (The Original Show). A wonderful selection of fine crafts and foods for Christmas. Delicious Hot food available. Free Admission. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd, 250-954-1707 Annual Holiday Sale 10:00am. Excellent selection of Pottery & Woodturning (Dec 14 & 15).Marlow Veale Gallery, 5430 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250- 757-8041
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Santa Claus is coming to town, or more appropriately, to the village. The Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association (QBDBA) is hosting its annual ‘Christmas in the Village’ event on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The festivities start at 9am with a Breakfast with Santa at Bailey’s, followed by a second seating at 10:30am. Free Holiday Stories for children 12 and under will be read at the Library at 10am, with another reading at 10:30am.
Charles Dickens Tea 2:00pm. Celebrate Victorian Christmas with the whole family! Browse craft & local business tables, followed by cream tea with Christmas entertainment. Doors open at 1pm. Tickets are $12 or $15 at door (includes refreshments). Lighthouse Community Hall, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. 778-424-9900 Holiday Tasting Event 2:00pm. Beaumont Organic Winery. No Minors. Ocean Liquor Store, 491 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-5862890
Other free activities include Pony Rides at Dolly’s Home Hardware (11am-2pm), Photos with Santa at Pharmasave (12:30pm-2pm), Cookie Decorating at Courtyard Cafe and Cupcake Decorating at Cafe Brie (1pm-3pm). At 2pm, families are invited to participate in a Christmas Sing-Along at The Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre on Fern Road. Many downtown businesses and shops in Qualicum Beach will also be open throughout the day. This family-friendly event is the QBDBA’s way of thanking the community for supporting businesses in Downtown Qualicum Beach throughout the year. For more information, visit www.qualicumbeachdowntown.ca.
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Bethlehem Walk 6:00pm. Come experience the Christmas Story! Taste, smell and hear the real-life village. See live animals, relax with hot chocolate, cookies & Christmas caroling. Enjoy everything without cost! Donations of food or money to the Salvation Army are gratefully accepted. Dec 14-17. Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church, 550 Pym St, Parksville. 250-248-6322
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SUN DEC 15 only toonie store, silent auction & pony rides. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. 250-248-0605 Free Skate 2:00pm. During the Winter Wonderland on Ice event, Tim Horton’s is sponsoring two free 'everyone welcome' skate sessions, including rentals. Free Skate Every Sunday in December. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252
Comfort and Joy Christmas Concert 2:30pm. The Oceanside Concert Band & Oceanside Grandmothers present an afternoon of seasonal music for the entire family. Doors open at 2pm. Admission by donation. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. 250-752-1296 MON DEC 16
Holiday Hamper Program 9:00am. Help provide a little extra for families in District 69 to get them through the holiday season. Donations , Perishable and Non-Perishable items can be dropped off on December 16 (9am-7pm) at Family Resource Association, 198 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-752-6766 City Council Meeting 6:00pm. Parksville City Hall, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-6144 TUE DEC 17 Middle School Nite 4:00pm. Grades 6, 7 & 8. Games, field trips, music,
TUE DEC 17 creative projects, and dinner are all offered in a safe, friendly, and nurturing environment. Pre-registration is required. Every Tuesday. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave W, Parksville. 250-248-2093, ext. 232 WED DEC 18 Seniors Are Talking 1:00pm. Friendly, comfortable place for social interaction. Problem solving & brain storming around common concerns. Guest speakers & monthly excursions. Transportation & refreshments provided. Drop-in every Wednesday. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave W, Parksville. 250-248-2093, ext. 242
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Family Night at SOS 4:30pm. Connect with others and learn about family services, support and activities. SOS takes care of dinner so you and your family can spend quality time together. Drop in every Wed. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave W, Parksville. 250-2482093, ext. 237 THU DEC 19 Girl Talk (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. Fun activities inspire confidence, and healthy self-image. Nutritious snacks are provided as well as transportation from Winchelsea & Parksville Elementary Schools. Pre-registration required. Every Thu. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave W, Parksville. 250-2482093, ext. 237 Guyz Time (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. Fun activities encourage self-esteem & healthy relationships, Nutritious snacks are provided as well as transportation
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bethlehem walk december 14 – 17 story by BRENDA GOUGH
t is almost time to taste, smell and hear the real life Bethlehem village at the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church.
After a one year hiatus by the congregation and volunteers at Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church, the Bethlehem Walk returns December 14-17 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly. If you want to get a taste of the Holy Land and experience the biblical story of Christmas without leaving Vancouver Island, then you won’t want to miss the massive undertaking that recreates Bethlehem as it would have been 2,000 years ago. It takes a tremendous amount of work to put on the event and this year’s coordinator Gail Barbero said hundreds of people have pitched in their time and effort to make it happen. “It is a major undertaking and we are striving for excellence but it is our gift to the community and we are happy to do it.” The free event includes hot chocolate, cookies and carolling and it is an opportunity to make a donation to the local food bank. In 2011, the event generated $14,281 for the Salvation Army. In the past, thousands of people have flocked to the church to experience the
sights, sounds and textures of the recreated Bethlehem. The biblical village includes real live barn animals, a bustling marketplace and more than 250 people in period costume demonstrating things like ancient baking and blacksmithing. It also includes the famous manger nativity scene. Krystal and Steve Crompton and their newborn baby have volunteered to take on the starring roles of this year’s event and will appear nightly in the manger. Vivienne Jude, who was born in October this year, will play the role of the baby Jesus and her parents will star as Mary and Joseph. In previous years the church has added new attractions to the event and Barbero said this year is no exception. “We have taken out older booths and replaced them and we now have a family booth. This was a booth we had a number of years ago … it will look like a regular every day family doing what they do in the evening.” She added the dramas, nativity set and shepherds in the field will all be new. Barbero said the event is an opportunity to share the gift of Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ with the community.
We want people when they “smell what they smell, see what they see, that they walk out with wonder and joy in their hearts and maybe new hope.
~ Gail Barbero
“We want people when they smell what they smell, see what they see, that they walk out with wonder and joy in their hearts and maybe new hope. The theme this year is joy and that will permeate the whole place. “Lots of people don’t know Jesus and we want to spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus.” The Bethlehem Walk takes place nightly at the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church at 550 Pym Street North from Dec. 14-17, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On December 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. people in care facilities and other groups in the community can experience the walk.
For more information: contact Parksville Fellowship Baptist church at 250-248-6322
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Cinderella december 12 – 29 story by BRENDA GOUGH
ooing and hissing are encouraged at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach when Echo Players presents Cinderella for thirteen performances, from December 12 to 29. Don’t expect the Disney version of the classic fairy tale to play out on stage. Cleverly crafted by Simon Nye, Cinderella is one the greatest British Pantomimes around. Lynne Carrow and Sue Murguly are codirecting the production which they insist will appeal to everyone in the family. In the UK a Pantomime or Panto as it is affectionately called, is a musical show, based around a popular fairy tale performed during the Christmas season. To the uninitiated and non-British theatregoer, the production can leave a first time Panto viewer scratching their head over the silly character names, twisted humour and insane plot. However, Carrow and Murguly both assured that their production is clever enough to really satisfy the British ex-pats but also appeal to everyone. “There is cross dressing, a lot of slap stick, some sexual innuendo and a lot of things that adults will get that kids won’t get but kids will still laugh at because it is so funny,” explained Carrow.
Murguly admitted that they do feel the pressure to live up to a traditional Christmas Pantomime but they are confident it will delight the young and young at heart. “It is funny and very entertaining but there are a few little twists to it,” Murguly hinted. With a beautiful Cinderella, two ugly sisters, faithful Buttons, a charming Prince, magical Good Fairy, evil Baroness and cheeky Dandini this production of Cinderella also includes a stunning set and costumes, magical music and choreography that will bring the classic tale to life. Carrow said there are a lot of local references in the script and the wardrobe is wild. “Our Cinderella is not your typical blonde hair and blue eyed Cinderella of Disney and the step sisters are always played by men,” Carrow described. The co-directors are thrilled that they have so many young actors in the cast who they assure will impress the audiences and leave them rolling in the aisles. “People will be impressed by the level of talent,” said Murgly. Everyone gets a chance to go to the ball in ECHO Players production of Cinderella, on stage from Decembver 12 to 29 at the Village Theatre, 110 Second Avenue West, Qualicum Beach.
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Avo's Eatery .................................... 250-248-1180
MadBee Cafe .................................. 250-248-1004
Bayside Bistro & Lounge ................. 250-248-8333
Munchy Deli & Chicken .................. 250-752-0023 Oceanside Arena Concession ......... 250-947-5766
Bistro 1898 ...................................... 250-954-1881 Boston Pizza .................................... 250-947-9400 Deez Bar & Grill .............................. 250-752-8055
Old Country Market Eatery ............ 250-248-6272
Extreme Eatz .................................. 250-951-6651
Pacific Brimm Coffee & Tea Co ..... 250-248-3336
Final Approach ............................... 250-752-8966
Perks Coffee Bar
Fish Tales Cafe ................................ 250-752-6053
4-245 Collins Cres, Nanoose Bay 250-468-9921 • medicinecentre.com
Gary's Bistro ................................... 250-752-5800
Qualicum Beach Bakery .................. 250-752-6143
La Vida Vegan ................................. 250-327-3366
Grill on the Green ........................... 800-567-1320
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Lefty's Fresh Food
Pacific Prime Steak & Chop
Lefty's Fresh Food
Sam's Sushi Bar ............................... 250-954-2373
280 East Island Hwy, Parksville 250-954-3886 • leftys.tv
710 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach 250-752-7530 • leftys.tv
181 Beachside Dr, Parksville 250-947-2109 • beachclubbc.com
Samurai Sushi ................................. 250-951-0752 Sushi Deco ....................................... 250-586-3290
Micky J's .......................................... 250-752-9727
Sushi Ichi ......................................... 250-954-2020
Pheasant's Nest Restaurant ............ 250-752-0117
Sushi Masa ....................................... 250-248-6648
Tan's Kitchen .................................. 250-586-8828
Talons at Eaglecrest ....................... 250-752-6311
Treetop Tapas & Grill ..................... 250-248-2072
Thalassa Restaurant ........................ 250-594-1150
White Elephant .............................. 250-586-6611
Trees Restauraunt & Bakery .......... 250-586-2226 Triple O's ......................................... 250-468-1777
Pizza... International / Fine Dining...
Domino's Pizza ................................ 250-248-9296 Nickolini's Pizza .............................. 250-757-9996
Amrikko's Indian Grille................... 250-951-0682
Panago Pizza ................................... 250-310-0001
Bamboo Garden .............................. 250-248-3323
Papa Gino's Pizzeria ....................... 250-586-2121
Bangkok Thai Food ......................... 250-248-4860
Pizza Connection ............................ 250-951-2112
Bistro 694 ........................................ 250-752-0301
Pizza Fresh ...................................... 250-586-2013
British Bobby Restaurant ................ 250-954-3232 Butler's Restaurant ......................... 250-752-5776
Pizza Hut ......................................... 250-248-8130 Poppa's Pizza .................................. 250-248-9121
1155 Resort Dr, Parksville 250-248-2333 • tigh-na-mara.com
Chameleons Ostria .......................... 250-586-5500 Cuckoo Trattoria Pizzaria ............... 250-248-6280
Fortune Beach Restaurant ............. 250-954-2202 Fusion Place Takeout ...................... 250-586-1881
Arlington Inn Pub ........................... 250-468-7013
Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge .... 250-752-6693
Black Goose Inn .............................. 250-586-1001
Henry's Kitchen ............................... 250-757-8288
Crown & Anchor Pub ...................... 250-757-9444
Kalvas Restaurant ........................... 250-248-6933
French Creek Marine Pub ............... 250-248-3713
Landing West Coast Grill ................ 250-468-2400
Frontiersman Bar & Grill ................. 250-586-0040
Lemon Twist Indian Cuisine .......... 250-954-1023
Rocking Horse Pub .......................... 250-468-1735
Mekong River Vietnamese ............. 250-586-8000
Rod & Gun Pub ............................... 250-248-6511
Nemo Sushi ......................................250-586-1212
Shady Rest Pub & Restaurant ........ 250-752-9111
New Canton Restaurant ................. 250-752-2198
Upper Deck Sports Bar ................... 250-248-8333
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SUN DEC 1 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 TUE DEC 3 Kenny Holliday 8:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-6842 WED DEC 4 David B. Somers 7:00pm. Nautica Tigh B&B, Qualicum. 250-752-0084 Timberline 7:30pm. Every Wed. Legion, Parksville. 250-248-6842 THU DEC 5 Lazy Mike & Recliners 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm. Every Thu. Rotary House, QB. 250-586-3743 FRI DEC 6 Dave Hart 6:00pm. Kalvas Restaurant, Parksville. 250-816-5816 Dan Brubeck Quartet 7:00pm. Civic Centre, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 John Reischman 8:00pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 Lance Lapointe 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 Satellite Park 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511
SAT DEC 7 Boney FInger Band 2:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 The Enablers 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Coffee House 7:30pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 Lance Lapointe 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 Radio One 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN DEC 8 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 THU DEC 12 Renovation Blues Band 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 FRI DEC 13 Hands of Destruction 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 Hummer 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SAT DEC 14 Identity Crisis 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Tidesmen Quartet 7:00pm. Parksville Conference Centre. 250-754-7587
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Time Rail 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 Hummer 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN DEC 15 Comfort & Joy Concert 2:30pm. Knox Church, Parksville. 250-752-1296 THU DEC 19 Double Trouble 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 FRI DEC 20 The Enablers 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 Johnny Inappropriate 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SAT DEC 21 Cruise Control 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Just Us 7:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-6842 The Enablers 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 Johnny Inappropriate 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 THU DEC 26 Monkey Wrench 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511
FRI DEC 27 Release 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 DJ Anger 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SAT DEC 28 Lazy Mike & Recliners 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Aegis Fang 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 TUE DEC 31 Remedy 9:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 DJ Allgood 7:00pm. Parksville Conference Centre. 250-240-2702 Twisted Sister 8:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 Monkey Wrench 9:00pm. The Beach Club, Parksville. 250-248-8999 Johnny Inappropriate 9:00pm. Tigh-Na-Mara, Parksville. 250-248-2333 DJ Andy Mundy 9:00pm. Nanoose Community Centre. 250-756-3293 Boney Finger Band 9:00pm. Gary's Bistro, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5800 DJ Anger 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511
3rd Annual All Sprung Out Market and Workshops Fair
Parksville Community and Conference Centre
April 26th 2014
We are accepting applications Dec. 1st 2013 from artisans, crafters, bakers, gardeners, speakers,Â and local food experts. Please apply soon as spaces will sell out fast.
See www.allsprungoutmarket.com or call 250-937-0999 for more details.
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