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Dixieland Jazz Taste of Oceanside The Boom Booms Nanoose Market

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BRANT WILDLIFE FESTIVAL

SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES

Take a look inside this issue of What's On Digest for a list of events and activities taking place during the Brant Wildlife Festival, or call 1-866-288-7878

For a list of all the kid-friendly events & activities taking place in Parksville & Qualicum Beach during Spring Break, look inside this issue of What's On Digest.

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DIXIELAND JAZZ

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An evening of Dixieland Jazz performed by Bill Cave and the Desperation Band. The McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), Parksville. 250-248-8185

Catch a performance by The Boom Booms, a Canadian indie soul band formed in Vancouver, BC in 2008. For more info & for tickets, call 250-240-6522

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Monthly showcase of unique, and fabulous finds, including antiques, collectibles, baked goods & much more! Nanoose Place Centre, 250-240-2702

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EVENT LISTINGS SAT MAR 1 Brant Wildlife Festival This community festival celebrates nature, particularly the arrival of Brant geese on the shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Look inside this issue of What's On Digest for a schedule of Brant Wildlife Festival events. 1-866-288-7878 Farmers Market 8:30am. Every Sat. Veterans Way at Memorial Ave. Qualicum Beach. 250-240-1233

Brant Wildlife Festival Seeking Balance Tour 8:30am. Boat tour led by Doug Herchmer & Tim Clermont to view the BallenasWinchelsea Archipelago & walking tour of a Nature Trust property on Craig Creek followed by lunch.

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& Tissues. Introduction to Yoga Sutras. Oceanside Yoga Centre, 702 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-0108

Pre-register: $150 per person. 1-866-288-7878 ext. 226 Storycrafting Workshop for Storytellers 10:00am. In this two-hour workshop, learn the basic tools to achieve a connection with the listener that every story requires. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-594-3221 Free Family Skate 12:15pm. Spend a family Sunday afternoon skating together for FREE thanks to Parksville Lion’s & SaveOn-Foods. Children under 19 must be accompanied by adult. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 Yoga Workshop: Foundations 12:30pm. Fundamentals of practice, posture & foundations. Anatomy Overview: Body Structure

TRIVIA QUESTIONS Mouse was named 1 Mickey after... 2 Who sang the song 9 to 5? 3 First James Bond book’s name...? How many beans did Jack for a cow in Jack and the 4 trade Beanstock? brand of car was a Duster? 5 Which Answers found in this issue

QB Seniors' Centre 10th Anniversary 2:00pm. Members are invited to help celebrate our 10 year anniversary with cake and coffee until 3pm. Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-2275 Children’s Wish Month Staff, volunteers, and supporters of the Children’s Wish Foundation use this month to help celebrate the granting of over 18,000 wishes to children who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness. All Levels Yoga Classes Drop-in all levels yoga classes. Beginner, Levels I & II and Restorative. Classes available Monday thru Sat-

urday. Please call for schedule and rates. Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre, 203-891 W. Island Hwy, (French Creek Landing near the Shell Station) Parksville. 250-954-2273 Kidney Health Month This annual fund-raising initiative involves thousands of volunteers going door-to-door across the country to help raise money for Canadians who are living with kidney disease. Art Exhibition Painter Judi Pedder in the Brown Gallery and photographers Rusty Joerin in the Volunteer Gallery and Paul Kyba in the Dorothy Francis Gallery (until Mar 16). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Pharmacist Awareness Month Pharmacists are medication experts and so much more! This month-long campaign helps to raise public awareness about the increasing role pharmacists play in the provision of health care services.

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Brant Wildlife Festival Opening Night 5:00pm. The Nature Trust of BC hosts the Brant Wildlife Festival kick-off with live music, nature photo display, silent auction, and burgers & beverages. $25 per person. Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood St, Parksville. 1-866-288-7878 Live! Coffee House 7:30pm. 1st Sat of each month. Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30. Admission $5. Musicians & entertainers free. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. Parksville. 250-248-5106

Be My Baby, presented by ECHO Players 7:30pm. An irresistible romantic comedy. When an irascible Scotsman & an uptight English woman take an unexpected journey of a lifetime, they form a new partnership through a series of misfortunes.

Show times are: 7:30pm for Evening Performances and 2:00pm for Sunday Matinees (until March 9). Village Theatre, 110 W. 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250752-3522 Brant Wildlife Festival The Lion, Bear, Fox 8:00pm. Arbutus Events is hosting this performance by 3 extraordinarily talented musicians. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 door. Sorry, no minors. Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood St, Parksville. 250-586-0809 One Buck At A Time Thrifty Foods is donating $1 from the sale of every 4lb bag of Buck Brand Organic Navel Oranges to the BC Lions Society for children with disabilities (Feb 5 - Mar 4). Thrifty Foods, 280 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-8823 SUN MAR 2 Brant Wildlife Festival Herring Spawn Tours 10:00am. Join Rob Butler for a boat tour to view birds, herring spawn & the wildlife it attracts from VIU

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Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Pre-register: $100 per person. 1-866-288-7878 Spring Sundays 11:00am. Enjoy the early spring bulbs every Sunday at Milner Gardens (until Mar 30). Last entry at 3pm. Tea Room open until 3pm for soup and scones. Milner Gardens & Woodland, 2179 W Island Hyw, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-8573 Brant Wildlife Festival Brant in the Bay 11:00am. View Brant geese and other birds through spotting scopes set up by the Arrowsmith Naturalists at Parksville Community Park (free). 1-866-288-7878 Live! Music on Sunday 2:30pm. Bruce Vogt, an internationally acclaimed concert pianist and UVic School of Music faculty member presents an afternoon of "beautiful works, beyond words" by Franz Schubert. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133

Spring Hiring Fair! Join us Wednesday, April 30th from 12pm - 4pm at the Parksville Community & Conference Centre

Old Time Fiddlers 2:30pm. Afternoon Dance. First Sun of month (until Jun). Rotary House (corner of Beach & Fern), 211 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-586-3743 Aqua Zumba 5:00pm. Every Sun (until Mar 23). Call to register. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014 MON MAR 3 Hatha Yoga 9:00am. Every Monday. Gentle approach suitable for beginners & seniors. Donations are gratefully accepted. 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 Help for Reactive Dogs 10:45am. Four Professionals speak on 'Reactivity in our Pet Dogs': How can such dogs be helped with positive solutions. Bring your questions - join the discussion! $35. Pre-registration required. Community Hall,

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MON MAR 3 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-0802 Skin Care Clinic 11:00am. Drop-in to check out this skin conditioning cream from THENTIX, made with natural ingredients and honey for many skin problems. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-9510243 Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Every Mon & Wed. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156 Complimentary Hearing Screenings 1:00pm. Connect Hearing is offering complimentary Hearing Screenings. Feel free to bring any questions you may have as well. (1pm-3pm). Pharmasave, 720 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3011

MON MAR 3 QBMS PAC Meeting 7:00pm. Qualicum Beach Middle School, 699 Claymore Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9212 Town Council Meeting 7:00pm. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-2190 All-Levels Pilates, Sculpt & Circuit Classes Small semi-private & private classes, starting Feb 3. Mon thru Fri classes available. Call for rates & schedule. Private Studio (off of Pym & Hirst), Parksville. 250228-1002 TUE MAR 4 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 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

Teen Nite 4:00pm. 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. 250-248-2093 ext. 232 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 City Council Meeting 6:00pm. Parksville City Hall, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-6144

Time in Comfort for Tots & Caregivers 9:15am. Every Tue & Wed. All caregivers and their children are welcome to enjoy fun activities. Dropin. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250248-2093 ext. 237 Starrshine Fitness 1:15pm. Every Tue & Thu. For baby boomers and beyond. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6402 Spring Nature Lecture Series at Knox Church 11:30am. Christianne Wilhemson: "Sustainability of Orca and Salmon in the Georgia Strait." Lunch (11:30am), followed by Lecture (12pm). Tickets $10 at

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door. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. 250248-3927 High Tea 2:00pm. Every Tuesday. Fresh strawberries, finger sandwiches, scones and pastries, tea or coffee, and ending with petit fours. Reservations required. Pacific Prime Restaurant (The Beach Club Resort), 181 Beachside Dr, Parksville. 250-947-2109 Middle School Nite 4:00pm. Every Tue. Grades 6, 7 & 8. Games, field trips, music, creative projects, and dinner are all offered in a safe, friendly, and nurturing environment. Preregistration is required. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093 ext. 232 Free Meditation Class 5:30pm. Every Tue. The simple and effective techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation will allow you to master stress, improve your health, face yourself, and achieve balance in ev-

ery aspect of life. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-954-5040 Beating the Blues 6:00pm. Every Tue (until Apr 8). Educational support group for depression. Stephanie Peter Counselling, #214-198 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-937-1223 The Women's Room 6:30pm. Every Tue (until Mar 25). Cost: $5 per person, per session. Child minding available. Please call to register. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093 ext. 225 KSS PAC Meeting 7:00pm. Kwalikum Secondary School, 266 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. 250752-5651 Rock & Gem Club 7:00pm. Meetings on first Tue of each month (no meeting in Jun, Jul & Aug). Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Rd, Coombs. 250-248-6177 Parksville Lions Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st

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DIXIELAND march 14, 2014 story by BRENDA GOUGH

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azz lovers will have an opportunity to hear one of Vancouver Island’s finest music ensembles when Bill Cave & the Desperation Jazz Band make an appearance at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) on Friday March 14. The MAC is now featuring jazz evenings with concerts scheduled on the 2nd Friday of each month right through to the fall.

The jazz concert series is just one of the new initiatives being launched to keep the historic arts venue thriving in Parksville. Cave is a well-known local musician and he is bringing together some veteran musicians to play some great Dixieland pieces such as Back Home in Indiana, Muskrat Ramble and Georgia. Even non-jazz fans will be familiar with Dixieland era tunes like When the Saints Go Marchin' In. The band’s repertoire focuses on music which is sometimes referred to as hot jazz or New Orleans jazz. The style developed in the city of New Orleans during the 1900s then spread to Chicago and New York by New Orleans bands in the 1910s. Cave said his Desperation Jazz Band has evolved over the years but there are still members from the original group.

Cave, who plays the trumpet and piano player Tom Pagdin, are the remaining original members of the band which was formed more than 30 years ago with the express intent to just have fun with the traditional jazz compositions of the 1920s and 1930s.

Rounding out the current talented ensemble is Claudio Fantinato on clarinet and sax; Jean-Yves Belanger on trombone; Wayne Fenucan on drums and Barry Miller on bass. Cave said their repertoire rooted in Dixieland and seasoned with some swing and blues is guaranteed to get people on the dance floor. He said that when the band did a gig at the MAC last June, the dance floor was packed with couples jiving and doing the lindy hop. He said this month’s event is sure to capture the spirit of the dance hall scene that prompted those dance forms and others such as the black bottom, Charleston, fox trot, rag, and shimmy and he’s looking forward to the gig. “It will be neat to have the gang back together. We don’t have to rehearse it because we all know the music. Dixieland is what I play the best. Dixieland is happy music and everyone likes it. It is the easiest form of jazz and I do it better than I do anything else,” he acknowledged.


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The toe-tapping show at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) located at 133 McMillan Street in Parksville starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 for OCAC members.

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and 3rd Tue of each month. Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet St, Parksville. 250586-7080 Bosley's Seniors Day First Tue of each month. Seniors receive 5% Off Food & Litter and 10% Off Accessories. Bosley's Pet Food Plus, #108-280 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-2673 WED MAR 5 Buds to Blossoms 10:30am. Inter generational storytime at The Gardens Retirement home. Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes cookies and juice provided. All welcome, but most suitable for preschoolers. The Gardens (2nd floor), 650 Berwick Rd. N, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6121 Seniors Are Talking 1:00pm. Every Wed. Friendly, comfortable place for social interaction. Problem solving & brain storming around common concerns. Guest speakers & monthly excursions. Transportation & refreshments provided. Drop-in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250248-2093 ext. 242

group "Nous Chantons". New members welcome. Nouveaux membres, bienvenue! 250-248-8714

Family Night at SOS 4:30pm. Every Wed. Connect with others and learn about family services, support & activities. SOS takes care of dinner so you & your family can spend time together. Drop in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Mount Everest Base Camp w/ Nada Jovic 6:00pm. Follow along with Nada Jovic as she experiences the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan mountains, the rich Sherpa culture, the warmth of the Nepalese people & more. Library, 100 Jensen Ave E, Parksville. 250-248-3841 Oceanside Photographers Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st first Wed of month. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6842

Ladies Badminton 1:30pm. Every Wed. Arrowsmith Activity Hall, 1014 Ford Rd, Coombs. 250-752-1103

Timberline 8:00pm. Every Wed. Legion #49, 146 Hirst Ave, Parksville. 250-248-5633

Singing in French 1:30pm. Every Wed. Singing in French with the

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THU MAR 6 13, 20 & 27). Parksville City Hall, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6144 Bowser Knitwits 2:00pm. Meet up for a fun hour of knitting. Find out more about the hats and mittens the group knits to be donated to school children. Library, 6996 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 250757-9570 Girl Talk (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. Every Thu. Fun activities inspire confidence, and healthy self-image. Nutritious snacks are provided as well as transportation from Winchelsea & Parksville Elementary Schools. Pre-registration required. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250248-2093 ext. 237 Guyz Time (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. Every Thu. Fun activities encourage selfesteem & healthy relationships, Nutritious snacks are provided as well as transportation from Winchelsea & Parksville Elementary Schools. Pre-registration required. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250248-2093 ext. 237 Newcomers Club 7:00pm Meetings on 1st Thu of month. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234

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THU MAR 6 Brant Wildlife Festival Fossils of Vanc. Island 7:00pm. Graham Beard will provide a fascinating presentation at VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station, doors open at 6pm (gourmet snacks available). $10 per person, available at door. 1-866-288-7878 Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm. Every Thu. Dance or just listen, all ages. $2.50, includes snacks. Great music, many dance styles. Rotary House (corner of Beach & Fern), 211 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-586-3743 Live! Karaoke 10:00pm. Every Thu. The Rod & Gun Pub, 163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250FRI MAR 7 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meeting 9:00am. Every Fri. Nanoose Bay Library Hall, 2489 Nanoose Rd. 250-821-5495 Preschoolers on Move 9:15am. Every Fri. Music, movement & imagination designed to develop large motor skills & self-esteem in this parent participation program. Drop-in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093 ext. 237 Free Workshop: Managing Photos Series #4 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258


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FRI MAR 7 Oceanside Stroke Recovery Branch 10:00am. Every Fri. Stroke survivors and caregivers welcome. Bring a lunch. St. Columba Presbyterian Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. 250-586-6766 Preschool Storytime 10:30am. Enjoy a 30 minute interactive storytime of songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun. No registration required. For preschoolers accompanied by a caregiver. Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841 Morning Glory School (MGS) Open House 1:00pm. Pre-school to Class 8. (1pm-3pm). Or call for classroom visit, school open until Easter Break in April. Morning Glory School, 861 Hilliers Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250752-2722 eHelp Appointments 2:00pm. Need help borrowing library eBooks or using any of the library's downloadable resources? Make a 20 minute appointment with a librarian to get you started. Library, 6996 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 250-757-9570 Opening Reception 7:00pm. Meet the artists while enjoying the new exhibitions in all three galleries. Everyone welcome, admission is free. Live background music and refreshments available. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185

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Music Trivia 7:00pm. Every Fri. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250752-9111 SAT MAR 8 Int'l Women’s Day Observed since the 1900's and celebrated around the world each year, International Women’s Day (IWD) helps mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Red Cross Standard First Aid w/AED/CPR C 9:00am. This 16hr course (14 yrs+) includes training in cardio pulmonary resuscitation level c, automated external defibrillation, injury prevention, first-aid treatment of shock, bleeding, broken bones & more. Prerequisite for NLS. (Sat Mar 8 & Sun Mar 9). Pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-752-5014 Babysitters Certification Program 9:00am. This course (1114yrs) introduces basic first aid & how to respond to emergency situation, explains basic baby & child care, and offers advice on becoming a responsible babysitter. Price includes manual and certificate. Pre-registration required. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 Chris Gate Riding Film Please call for more details. Parksville Conference

Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Garage & Flea Market 9:00am. 2nd Sat of month. Concession, Eagles table & bake sales go to local charity. Call to rent your table. Kitty Connection & Avon will be there raising money for Breast Cancer. Eagles Hall, 281-A Pioneer Cres, Parksville (behind Pharmasave). 250-248-8103 Brant Wildlife Festival Kids Photo Workshops 10:00am. Children aged 8 to 15yrs can learn about taking wildlife photos (with an accompanying adult) at the Parksville Museum and submit their favourite for display in April. Pre-registration required. $5 per child. 250-248-6966 Yoga for Weight-Loss 1:00pm. Join Crystal McMillan, internationally certified nutrition consultant and yoga instructor for an introduction to nutrition and gentle yoga for weigh loss. $25. Pre-registration required. Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre, 203-891 W. Island Hwy, (French Creek Landing near the Shell Station) Parksville. 250-954-2273 Occupational SelfProtection Workshop 2:00pm. If you are working in the Homecare/Aid industry, this workshop will provide you with the tools to create a safe work environment (2pm-5pm).

SAT MAR 8 Engage Fitness. To register, call 250-618-9906

Trivia Night 7:00pm. Fun evening of trivia and appies! Tickets $12 each or $60 for book of 6. Available at Mulberry Books, Georgia Park Store and Salish Sea Market. Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-8767 Just Us Dance 7:30pm. Dance to music of 12 piece Just Us Dance Orchestra. Full range of dance music, including; waltz, foxtrot, swing, Latin, and polka. Legion #49, 146 Hirst St, Parksville. 250248-0042 Live! Maria in the Shower Concert 8:00pm. This is a swing folk - gypsy quartet that performs like a vaudeville troupe. Tickets $20 at Cranky Dog, Heaven on Earth and Errington Store. Coffee & treats available. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. Parksville. 250248-5106 SUN MAR 9 Daylight Saving Time 2:00am. Don't forget to "spring forward" by moving your clocks one hour ahead as daylight saving time begins. This practice

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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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SUN MAR 9 makes for more daylight hours in the evening during the summer months. Brant Wildlife Festival Herring Spawn Tour 9:00am. Join Gary & Ronda Murdock of Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours to view herring spawn and other wildlife from hot spots in Oceanside with field ornithologist & expert birder Christopher Stephens. Pre-register: $25 per person. 250-248-3667 Double Life 1:00pm. The Life and Times of E. Pauline Johnson, created & performed by Storyteller Margaret Murphy with music by folksinger Sue Averill in honour of

SUN MAR 9 International Women's Day. Admission by donation. Hosted by Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum. Parksville Community Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-240-8622 Oceanside Minor Baseball Registration 11:00am Register in person for the 2014 season of Oceanside Minor Baseball (11am-2pm). Wembley Mall, 826 Island Hwy. W, Parksville. 250-752-0107 Free Family Skate 12:15pm. Spend a family Sunday afternoon skating together for FREE thanks to the Parksville Lion’s and Save-On-Foods. Chil-

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dren under 19 must be accompanied by an adult. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252

Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Live! Ukulele Circle 2:30pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 MON MAR 10

Live! Music on Sunday 2:30pm. One of Vancouver's finest jazz and Latin music guitarists, Daryl Jahnke has played all over the world and maintains a busy schedule as a performer, studio musician, composer, producer, musical director and teacher. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern

FCCS PAC Meeting 8:30am. French Creek Community School, 2350 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250248-9921 Community Volunteer Income Tax Program 9:30am. Free Income Tax Preparation and Filing for; Individuals with Annual Incomes of $30,000 or less or; Couples of $40,000 or

A BREATHROUGH IN JOINT CARE WED MARCH 12 • 11AM Naturopathic Physician, Dr Frank Silva visits from out of town to discuss natural approaches to managing arthritis, inflammation and joint pain. Find out how to improve flexibility and reduce pain with natural remedies. full. This event will be

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MON MAR 10 less. Please bring all your Income Slips including; T4, T4a, T3 and T5 slips and last years income tax return, if possible. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3683 Brant Wildlife Festival Nature/Wildlife Show The Salish Sea Market is sponsoring a show of local artists and art in various media at VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station (until Apr 14). Art will be for sale & include a public judging contest. 1-866-288-7878 Commonwealth Day Held annually on the second Monday in March, this day commemorates the Commonwealth of Nations, which is a union of some countries that used to be part of the British Empire. Brant Wildlife Festival Spring Harvest Evening 5:00pm. Enjoy a gourmet dinner featuring local shellfish prepared by Vancouver Island Culinary Institute graduating students and live music at VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Doors open at 5pm. Reservations required. 250-740-6611 TUE MAR 11 Spring Nature Lecture Series at Knox Church 11:30am. Paula Wild: "The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous." Lunch (11:30am) followed by Lecture (12pm). Tickets $10 at door. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. 250248-3927 Saturday Storytime 1:30pm. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. For children aged 2-6 years. Library, 6996 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 250-757-9570 FBS PAC Meeting 3:30pm False Bay School, Lasqueti Island. 250-3338813

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PASS/WW PAC Meeting 5:00pm . PASS/Woodwinds, 223 Mills St, Parksville. 250-248-2969 BES PAC Meeting 6:30pm. Bowser Elementary School, 4830 Faye Rd, Bowser. 250-757-8487 BSS PAC Meeting 7:00pm. Ballenas Secondary School, 135 N. Pym Rd, Parksville. 250-248-5721 Garden Club Meeting 7:00pm. Guest Speaker: Diane Sharp on "Spring Veggie Gardening - Now!" New members and guests welcome. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-8849 WED MAR 12 ASBC Mid-Island Grandparent Support Group 10:00am. 2nd Wed of each month. Family Resource Assn, 198 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-714-0801 Public Open House 10:00am. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6921 A Breakthrough in Joint Care 11:00am. Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Frank Silva visits from out of town to discuss natural approaches to managing arthritis, inflammation and joint pain. Find out how to improve flexibility & reduce pain with natural remedies. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 AES PAC Meeting 6:00pm. Arrowsmith Elementary School, 650 Bennett Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3875 PES PAC Meeting 6:30pm. Parksville Elementary School, 330 Craig St, Parksville. 250-248-5778

THU MAR 13 1:45pm. "Midollino and tatami techniques". St Stephens Church Hall, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-937-1350

Youth Career Night 12-17yrs 6:00pm. Eat pizza and get the inside scoop on finding employment in your community! Prepare to find work with the help of this FREE workshop presented by the Career Centre staff. Pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-248-3252 THU MAR 13 Mid Island Floral Art Club Meeting

Bowser Knitwits 2:00pm. Meet up for a fun hour of knitting. Find out more about the hats and mittens the group knits to be donated to school children. Library, 6996 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 250757-9570 Parksville Chamber Dinner Meeting 5:30pm. Networking followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets $30. Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville. 250-248-3613

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Taste of OCEANSIDE march 29, 2014 story by BRENDA GOUGH

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Taste of Oceanside is back for its seventh year offering an evening of tasty food at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (PCCC).

The gastronomic event aims to promote the local hospitality industry in Parksville and Qualicum Beach while at the same time raising funds for the charitable works of Rotary Club of Parksville AM. The evening will also include a silent auction, door prizes and live music. Admission to the delectable event is $15 per person, with food and beverage coupons priced at $1 each. This year there will be 10 restaurants serving some of their delicious menu items. Coupons can be exchanged for tastings from the various food stations and include everything from seafood to soup and of course, decadent desserts. Each restaurant station will offer up to three items priced between one and four coupons each and beverages can be purchased to enhance the tasting

experience. Returning to this years event is Lefty’s Fresh Food which was at the first fundraising event back in 2007. Bob Hodgson, one of the operators of Lefty’s, said they are participating as a way to give back to the community that they have been serving for 18 years. “We have been here a long time and we feel like we are a big part of this community. The event is a worthwhile cause … that is why we participate,” he acknowledged. As for Lefty’s food philosophy, Hodgson said they try to use locally sourced ingredients but they also aim to make their food affordable. “We try to be as fresh as we can be in a small market with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most restaurants don’t do all three well but we have gone out of our way to make sure each can stand on its own.” Hodgson said his customers who have a sweet tooth appreciate that their desserts are made from scratch. “There are not too many people who make lemon pie from lemons but we do. We still peel our own apples.” Lefty’s will be serving pulled pork sliders, Tuscan wrappetizers and cream of tomato and feta basil soup at the event.


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participating restaurants ARTS CAFE BUTLERS AT THE MANSION CEDARS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort

Cha Ch’a Java Chameleons Coastal Cake Company Deez Bar & Grill Lefty’s Fresh Food For those who appreciate artisan cheese, make sure you visit the Little Qualicum Cheeseworks table to experience their award winning Raclette melted on a special grill. 5 is one of the team members at Morningstar Farm, which makes 100% of their cheese from milk produced by cows on the farm, He says their Raclette certainly has a distinctive aroma. “Some people find the smell attractive … some find it odd. It has a wonderful flavour which is amplified even more once you heat it. Melting the Raclette is what brings out the wonderful flavour. If you have never had it, you have to try it … just ignore the smell.”

For more information call 250-752-7830 or visit http://portal.clubrunner.ca/681

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Pacific Prime Restaurant at The Beach Club Resort Taste of Oceanside takes place on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Marlin Travel and Close To You in Parksville and NR Insurance in Qualicum Beach, or from any member of the Parksville AM Rotary Club.


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THU MAR 13

FRI MAR 14

Music Bingo 7:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 FRI MAR 14 Last Day of Classes Today is the last day of classes prior to Spring Break vacation. Schools will re-open on Tuesday March 31. School District 69, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-4241 Free Workshop: Communicating with iPads 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Positive Aging Series: Debunking Anti-Aging 10:00am. Research Networking Café "Positive Aging Series" hosted by VIU’s Centre for Healthy Aging. This session is FREE. Coffee/tea & light refreshments served. Everyone is Welcome. Vancouver Island University (VIU), 100 Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250248-2096 ext. 3238 Preschool Storytime 10:30am. Enjoy a 30 minute interactive storytime of songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun. No registration required. For preschoolers accompanied by a caregiver. Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841 Live! Bill Cave & The Desperation Band 7:00pm. An exciting evening of Dixieland Jazz performed by Bill Cave

& the Desperation Band. Tickets $15 at the door or $12 for OCAC members. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Live! Jazz Cabaret 7:00pm. Featuring vocalist Maureen Washington, Ron Hadley (piano) and Joey Smith (bass). $20 includes dessert buffet. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250752-6133 Brant Wildlife Festival Big Year Presentation 7:00pm. Russell Canning will provide a lively presentation about birds at VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station, doors open at 6pm (gourmet snacks available). $10 per person, available at door. 1-866-288-7878 SAT MAR 15 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 Morning Glory School (MGS) Open House 10:00am. Pre-school to Class 8. (1pm-3pm). Or call for classroom visit, school open until Easter

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SAT MAR 15 Break in April. Morning Glory School, 861 Hilliers Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250752-2722

SAT MAR 15 Live! Sharon Tomczyk 7:00pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 UFC: Hendricks vs. Lawler 7:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713

Brant Wildlife Festival Kids Photo Workshops 10:00am. Children aged 8 to 15yrs can learn about taking wildlife photos (with an accompanying adult) at the Parksville Museum and submit their favourite for display in April. Pre-registration required. $5 per child. 250-248-6966 Yoga Workshop: Developing Connections 12:30pm. Building Blocks of an Integrated practice. Anatomy of Pelvis & Hips. Yoga Sutras Overview: 4 padas, purpose/goals, 1st 3 sutras. Oceanside Yoga Centre, 702 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-5940108 Yoga for Athletes 1:00pm. Join Crystal McMillan, internationally certified nutrition consultant and yoga instructor for an introduction to nutrition and dynamic yoga for athletes. $25. Pre-registration required. Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre, 203-891 W. Island Hwy, (French Creek Landing near the Shell Station) Parksville. 250-954-2273

SUN MAR 16 Brant Wildlife Festival Brantastic Tour 9:00am. Join Gary & Ronda Murdock of Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours to view Brant geese and seabirds from hot spots in Oceanside with field ornithologist and expert birder Christopher Stephens. Preregister $25 per person. 250-248-3667 Live! Music on Sunday 2:30pm. 9-year old AllIreland Fiddle Champion Ceilidh Briscoe and her guitarist/vocalist Dad will come from Victoria to fill our gallery with the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Bring your singing voices. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250752-6133 MON MAR 17 St. Patrick's Day This day commemorates the life and work of St. Patrick, a Christian missionary who worked and lived in Ireland in the fourth and fifth centuries. New Art Exhibition Painters Cindy Mersky &

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MON MAR 17 Perrin Sparks (until Apr 11). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Community Volunteer Income Tax Program 9:30am. Free Income Tax Preparation and Filing for; Individuals with Annual Incomes of $30,000 or less or; Couples of $40,000 or less. Please bring all your Income Slips including; T4, T4a, T3 and T5 slips and last years income tax return, if possible. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3683

Spring Break Swims 1:30pm. Swim leaders will be organizing many games and activities during Spring Break (Mar 17 - 28). Each day from 1:30pm to 5pm, there will be fun activities for all ages & abilities, from the young to the young at heart. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250752-5014 Spring Break Camps RDN Recreation & Parks has all sorts of fun lined up for ages 3-14yrs; from Junior Lifeguard Water Camp, Nature Camp, Gymnastics and Express Camp, which is jam packed with teenfriendly activities (Mar 1728). Camps, dates & times vary. Sign up for a day or the whole week...whatever you need! Pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-248-3252 Parksville Probus Club 8:45am. Meetings are on 3rd Mon of each month. Guest Speaker: Peter Brady, Director of Finance for BC Securities. Quality Bayside Resort, 240 Dogwood St, Parksville. 250-752-4204

MON MAR 17 Brant Wildlife Festival Springbreak Kids Camp 9:00am. Children aged 6 to 11yrs are invited to join our amazing park naturalists for a week of fun in nature at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (Mar 17-21). Pre-register: $40 each day or $180 for week. 250-478-9414 City Council Meeting 6:00pm. Parksville City Hall, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-6144 Live! WyndSync 7:00pm. North America's hottest young woodwind quintet! Based in Houston, Texas, WindSync has been garnering international rave reviews for not only their excellent musicianship but also for the adventurous, creative ways in which they push the boundaries of the woodwind quintet. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250752-6133 Town Council Meeting 7:00pm. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-2190 TUE MAR 18 Spring Nature Lecture Series at Knox Church 11:30am. Trevor Wicks: "Sustainable Water Act". Lunch (11:30am) followed by Lecture (12pm). Tickets $10 at door. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. 250-248-3927 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 Island Hwy. E, Parksville. 250-248-3570

The Boom Booms march 28, 2014

The Boom Booms are a Canadian Indie soul band formed in Vancouver, BC in 2008. The group consists of Aaron Ross (lead vocals), Sean Ross (keys, vocals), Tom Van Deursen (guitar), Geordie Hart (bass), Richard Brinkman (drums), and Theo Vincent (percussion, drums). The band is an independent act that has toured internationally, influencing the music scene in countries like Brazil, Spain, Canada, the U.S. & more.

The Boom Booms will be performing live at the Parksville Community & Conference Centre on Friday March 28, 2014. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $25 each. Sorry, no minors. For more info, call 250-240-6522.

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TUE MAR 18 Concerned Citizens Defending Medicare 7:00pm. Please call for more details. Parksville Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Parksville Lions Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st and 3rd Tue of each month. Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet St, Parksville. 250586-7080 WED MAR 19 Brant Wildlife Festival Fishy Fun Camp 9:30am. Children aged 6 to 8yrs can enjoy a day of hands-on marine science including beach exploration, scavenger hunts, experiments, crafts, and games at the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Pre-register: $55 per child. 250-740-6611 Osteoporosis Support Group Meeting 10:00am. Seminar Room, Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243

WED MAR 19 Fibroids and Endometriosis Seminar 4:00pm. Natural Health Consultant, Lisa Leger, explains the natural approach to conditions of excess estrogen like fibroids & endometriosis. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 QB Family History Monthly Meeting 7:00pm. Guest Speaker, Sharon Hope, author of "The English Travellers". Guests most welcome! Legion #76, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250594-5556 Opening Reception for New Art Exhibition 7:00pm. Opening Reception for Mersky and Sparks. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 THU MAR 20 Spring Equinox In Canada and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of spring is the day of the year when the Sun crosses the celestial equator moving north.

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Brant Wildlife Festival Ocean Adventures Camp 9:30am. Children aged 9 to 12yrs can go behind the scenes at the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station to feed marine animals in touch tanks and get up close with microscopes in our science lab. Pre-register: $55 per child. 250-740-6611 Bowser Knitwits 2:00pm. Meet up for a fun hour of knitting. Find out more about the hats and mittens the group knits to be donated to school children. Library, 996 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 250757-9570 PANDORA Bracelet Event in March See in-store for details (March 20- 23) Faye’s Gifts, 142 2nd Ave. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1391

THU MAR 20 French Conversation 2:30pm. Informal drop-in to maintain or improve your French. All levels. Meeting Room, Serious Coffee, 1209 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-738-0819 Live! Circle Jam 7:00pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Brant Wildlife Festival Penguins of Antarctic 7:00pm. Bill Merilees will provide an interesting presentation at VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station, doors open at 6 p.m. (gourmet snacks available). $10 per person, available at the door. 1-866-288-7878 FRI MAR 21 Down Syndrome Day Around the world, this day is used to help raise public awareness of Down Syndrome, a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome. Preschool Storytime 10:30am. Enjoy a 30 minute interactive storytime of

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FRI MAR 21 songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun. No registration required. For preschoolers accompanied by a caregiver. Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841 Coombs Country Opera 7:00pm. Open stage (3rd Fri of every month, SepMay). Musicians and children free. Rodeo Grounds, 2601 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250-752-3998 MACoustic Folk Club 7:30pm. 3rd Fri of every month. First 1/2 of evening is an open stage & second half features a broad range of BC musical talent. To play on the open stage, please contact us. Tickets $10. Doors open at 7pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 SAT MAR 22 The Middle Years and Beyond 9:30am. Clinical Counselor, Diane Hancox, explores the mid-life phase through an insightful psychological examination of what this time of life is really about. Participants will identify personal qualities that may need to be introduced or de-emphasized for their personal growth during their middle years. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Brant Wildlife Festival Kids’ Day Open House 10:00am. Kick-off spring

SAT MAR 22 break with fun marine science activities for all ages, colouring contest, face painting & art activities (free). VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station. 1-866288-7878

Volunteer Day 1:00pm. Drop-in to meet volunteers and staff and see how you can volunteer and help the gardens grow (1pm-3pm). No pre-registration required. Milner Gardens, 2179 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250752-8573 ext. 226 3rd Annual Spring Ball Presented by the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise. Dine and dance the night away. Includes 3-course dinner, dancing, silent auction & limo service home. $75 per person, advance tickets only. For more information, contact the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise.

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Live! Music on Sunday 2:30pm. Scott Meek and Clare Yuan, two of Vancouver's finest young pianists, bring us a unique and captivating program that will feature four hands/one piano pieces as well as solo selections & focus on transcriptions of famous orchestral pieces. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250752-6133 Geronimo Mendoza 2:30pm. Mexican Oboist Geronimo Mendoza will be performing. Mendoza began his training at age 11 and has been a guest musician with many professional orchestras in

Mexico and has been on tour in Europe and Asia. Tickets $15 at door. Refreshments included. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 MON MAR 24 Movies at the PCCC Catch 3 movies on the big screen at the PCCC: "Wolf of Wall Street" (Rated R), "Her" (Rated R) and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Rated PG). Movies showing Mar 24-26. Call for show times. Parksville Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250248-6234

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TUE MAR 25 Spring Nature Lecture Series at Knox Church 11:30am. Guy Dauncey: "Positive Vision of a Sustainable Future."Lunch (11:30am) followed by Lecture (12pm). 2-hr bus tour taking place right after the lecture. Tickets $10 at door. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. 250248-3927 WED MAR 26 Brant Wildlife Festival Fishy Fun Camp 9:30am. Children aged 6 to 8yrs can enjoy a day of hands-on marine science including beach exploration, scavenger hunts, experiments, crafts, and games at the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Pre-register: $55 per child. 250-740-6611 Happy Wanderers Travel Club 2:00pm. Subject: "You and your iPad." St Columba Church Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. 250-248 2670 THU MAR 27 Brant Wildlife Festival Ocean Adventures Camp 9:30am. Children aged 9 to 12yrs can go behind the scenes at the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station to feed marine animals in touch tanks and get up close with microscopes in our science lab. Pre-register: $55 per child. 250-740-6611 Music Bingo 7:00pm. The French Creek

THU MAR 27 Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 Brant Wildlife Festival Strait of Georgia Fish 7:00pm. Dick Beamish will provide a lively presentation at VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station, doors open at 6 p.m. (gourmet snacks available). $10 per person, available at door. 1-866-288-7878 FRI MAR 28 Preschool Storytime 10:30am. Enjoy a 30 minute interactive storytime of songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun. No registration required. For preschoolers accompanied by a caregiver. Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841 Live! The Boom Booms 8:00pm. C atch a performance by The Boom Booms, a Canadian indie soul band formed in Vancouver, BC. Cash bar. Sorry, no minors. Tickets at Synergy Day Spa or Shades of Green. Parksville Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-2406522 SAT MAR 29 Taste of Oceanside 6:30pm. This Rotary Club of Parksville AM fundraising initiative brings together a variety of local eating establishments, all promising an evening of exquisite taste experiences, delightful ambiance and affordable dining. Includes silent auc-

SAT MAR 29 tion, door prizes and musical entertainment. Tickets $15 each at Marlin Travel, Close To You and NR Insurance. Parksville Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-752-7830

SUN MAR 30 Trio with Ken Lister (bass) and Tony Chamberlist (drums). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 MON MAR 31 Schools Re-Open Schools throughout district 69 re-open after Spring Vacation. School District No. 69, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-4241

1950's Rock n' Roll Dance Party 6:30pm. The QBDBA presents the music of Zachary Stevenson & Band. Includes Dance Contest, 50's-Style Costume Contest, 50/50 Draw & more! Tickets $40 each in advance. Civic Centre, Qualicum Beach, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-757-8279 Dusty Hand Reggae Benefit Dance 7:00pm. Fundraiser for the Kwalicum High School Band program and the Lighthouse Community Hall theatre lights. Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-8481 Live! Steve Dawson 8:00pm. Tickets $20 each at Cranky Dog, Heaven on Earth and Errington Store. Coffee & treats available. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. Parksville. 250248-5106 SUN MAR 30 Live! Music on Sunday 2:30pm. The Diane Lines

JOKE The grocer walked over and, trying to be friendly, asked the boy if he had a lot of laundry to do. “Oh, no laundry,” the boy said. “I’m going to wash my dog.” “But you shouldn’t use this to wash your dog. It’s very powerful and if you wash your dog in this, he’ll get sick. In fact, it might even kill him.” But the boy was not stopped by this and carried the detergent to the counter and paid for it, even as the grocer still tried to talk him out of washing his dog. About a week later the boy was back in the store shopping. The grocer asked the boy how his dog was doing. “Oh, he died,” the boy said. The grocer said, “I tried to tell you not to use that detergent on your dog.” “Well,” the boy replied, “I don’t think it was the detergent that killed him.” “Oh I’m sorry. How did he die?” “I think it was the spin cycle.”

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NANOOSE

MONTHLY MARKETS march to october story by BRENDA GOUGH

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eginning Saturday March 15, there will be some unique vendors all gathered under one roof at Nanoose Place Community Centre. The 2014 Nanoose Monthly Markets will have something for everyone, with 40 vendors selling everything from antiques, clothing and collectibles to baked goods, plants and more. Van Isle Events is organizing the Saturday markets, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. starting in March and finishing in October. Last year, the monthly markets were only held over the summer months and were located in the smaller Nanoose Hall with about 15 vendors. This year, the market is four times bigger and features 40 vendors who won’t be limited to selling only the things that they make, bake or grow. Some of the vendors with unique products displayed at the markets will include those that have storefronts as well as others who are home-based operators that people may not yet know about. Admission is a $2 donation to a local charity which will change each month. This month, the Mid Island Abilities & Independent Living Society will be the recipient of the market entrance fees.

The organization, based in Nanaimo, supports and encourages all persons living with disabilities to overcome barriers and lead a more independent lifestyle. Shoppers at the market will also be entertained by students from Parksville’s Forever Yung Dance Studio, who will be doing ballroom dance demos. Dance instructor Ken Yung said the annual Island Fantasy Ball competition is just around the corner and the market will provide a great opportunity to perform in front of a crowd. “The Nanaimo competition is on May 4th … so this is good preparation for students to perform in front of an audience,” Yung pointed out. The teenaged students who competed at the Fantasy Ball in 2013 will not be at this year’s event because they are attending college now, but Yung said they have some new students who are excited about the world of DanceSport. “We have some seven to 10 year olds who are really progressing. At Christmas time they did a choreographed quick step and jive and they all did really well considering they had never performed in front of live audience before.”


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event dates

saturdays 10am - 3pm MARCH 15 APRIL 12 MAY 24 JUNE 21 AUGUST 23 SEPTEMBER 20 OCTOBER 18

For more information call 250-240-2702 or visit www.vanisleevents.ca

The Nanoose Monthly Markets will take place at Nanoose Place Community Centre, located at 2925 Northwest Bay Road in Nanoose Bay.


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EVERY MONDAY Women's 45+ Fitness 8:00am. Bodyworks Parksville. 250-248-3346 TOPS 4248 Parksville 8:30am. St Anne's Church, Parksville. 250-586-0101 Taoist™ Tai Chi 9:30am. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-2097 Parksville Rotary Club 11:45am. Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville. 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

EVERY MONDAY 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

Teen Nite 4:00pm. 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 Bingo 6:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633 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

Woodcarving 8:30am. OS Middle School, Parksville. 250-951-3001 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 Energy Flow Class Helping Healing Hands, Parksville. 250-954-3733 Silver Foxes Aerobics 10:00am. Bradley Centre, Coombs. 250-248-3161 Better Body's Fitness 10:30am. Bradley Centre, Parksville. 250-240-4840

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

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 Free Meditation Class 5:30pm. Until Feb 25. The MAC, Parksville. 250-954-5040 Beating the Blues 6:00pm. Stephanie Peter Counselling. 250-937-1223 TOPS Dashwood 6:30pm. Community Hall, Little Qualicum. 250-752-1275

Seniors Chair Fitness 10:15am. Nanoose Place Centre. 250-240-4840

Darts 7:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633

Beginners Yoga 4:15pm. Penny's Yoga, Parksville. 250-240-3569

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

Youth Boxing (8-13) 4:30pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

Drop-In Basketball 7:00pm. Coombs Fairgrounds. 250-248-8515 EVERY WEDNESDAY Parksville Rotary AM 7:00am. The Beach Club Resort, Parksville. Women's 45+ Fitness 8:00am. Bodyworks, Parksville. 250-248-3346 TIC TAC Program 9:15am. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Tai Chi for Seniors 10:00am. Qualicum Seniors' Centre. 250-752-1419

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


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EVERY WEDNESDAY Adult Boxing 7:15pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Timberline Dance 7:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-752-8542 Music Bingo 7:30pm. Rod & Gun, Parksville. 250-248-6511 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 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

EVERY THURSDAY 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 Drop-In Trivia 5:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-228-9057 Bingo 6:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-228-9057 Belly Dancing-Qualicum 6:00pm. Beginners. 250752-3750 Boxercise for Everyone 6:00pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Belly Dancing-Qualicum 6:00pm. Intermediate. 250752-3750 Zumba Toning 6:45pm. Until Feb 12. Fluid Fitness, Parksville. 738-0077 Ladies Pool 7:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-228-9057 Karaoke 10:00pm. Rod & Gun, Parksville. 250-248-6511 EVERY FRIDAY Women's 45+ Fitness 8:00am. Bodyworks, Parksville. 250-248-3346

EVERY FRIDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

Weight Watchers 9:00am. PCCC, Parksville. 250-248-6234

Music Trivia Night 7:00pm. Shady Rest, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111

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

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

Preschool Storytime 10:30pm. Parksville Library. 250-248-3841 Seniors Line Dance 11:00am. Parksville Seniors' Centre. 250-248-3200 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

EVERY SATURDAY QB Farmers Market 8:30am. Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-240-1233 Ladies Boxercise 9:00am. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Self-Help Workshops Helping Healing Hands, Parksville. 250-954-3733

Men's Pool 11:00am. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633 EVERY SUNDAY

Tae Kwon Do 3:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-954-2263 Youth Boxing (8-13) 4:30pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

Live Music on Sundays 2:30pm. TOSH, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133

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

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

Aqua Zumba 5:00pm. Until Mar 23. Ravensong. 250-752-5014

Zumba Gold 9:00am. Until Feb 7. Qualicum Beach. 738-0077

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 SAT MAR 1 Lazy Mike & Recliners 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Coffee House 7:30pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 Hygrade 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-37131

Johnny Inappropriate 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN MAR 2 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 MON MAR 3 Open Mic Night 7:00pm. Every Mon. The Shady Rest. 250-752-9111 WED MAR 5 Colin Campbell & Gary 6:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 THU MAR 6 Lazy Mike & Recliners 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 Karaoke 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 FRI MAR 7 Baby Jane 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SAT MAR 8 Sons of Guns 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Maria in the Shower 8:00pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106

Enablers 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-37131 Baby Jane 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN MAR 9 Boney Finger Band 2:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 Ukulele Circle 2:30pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 WED MAR 12 Colin Campbell & Gary 6:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 THU MAR 13 Sons of Guns 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 Karaoke 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 FRI MAR 14

Liberty Hounds 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN MAR 16 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 MON MAR 17 WyndSync 7:00pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 WED MAR 19 Colin Campbell & Gary 6:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 THU MAR 20 Kill Water & the Jones 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055

Karaoke 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 FRI MAR 21

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WED MAR 26 Colin Campbell & Gary 6:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 THU MAR 27 Reno Blues Band 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 FRI MAR 28

The Boom Booms 8:00pm. Parksville Conference Centre. 250-240-6522 DJ David Mumford 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SAT MAR 29

MACoustic Folk Club 7:30pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185

Identity Crisis 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Sharon Tomczyk 7:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185

Geronimo Mendoza 7:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185

Circle Jam 7:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185

Jazz Cabaret 7:00pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133

Dixieland Jazz 7:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Satellite Park 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511

SUN MAR 23 Boney Finger Band 2:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133

DJ High Priority 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SAT MAR 22 Big Daddy 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Manglewood 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-37131 DJ High Priority 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511

Bent Rymn 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Steve Dawson 8:00pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 Johnny Cash Tribute 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-37131 Hair Nation 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN MAR 30 DJ David Mumford 9:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511


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LOCAL DINING Rawthentic Eatery ......................... 250-594-7298 Save-On-Foods Deli ......................... 250-390-4613 Serious Coffee ................................ 250-586-0188

Cafes, Coffee Shops & More...

Shanna's Place ................................ 250-248-4009 Starbucks Coffee ............................ 250-248-9720

A Step Above .................................. 250-752-9281

Taste Cafe & Bistro ......................... 250-586-8676

Arts Cafe ......................................... 250-951-0888

Tea Room at Milner Gardens ......... 250-752-8573

Bailey's In The Village ..................... 250-752-7584

The Orange Bridge Cafe ................ 250-586-5185

Beach House Cafe ........................... 250-752-9626

Thrifty Foods Deli .......................... 250-248-8823

Beachside Grille .............................. 250-752-4392

Tim Horton's ................................... 250-248-0094

Bean Counter Cafe ......................... 250-757-9565

Yorway Frozen Yogurt Bar ............ 250-951-6725

Bradley's on Jensen ........................ 250-954-2085

Your Comfy Cafe ............................ 250-947-5770

Bread & Honey Food Co. ............... 250-586-1021 Cafe Brie.......................................... 250-594-2526 Cafe at Fengy Boutique ................. 250-248-5727 Cha Ch'a Java .................................. 250-248-4225 Chuffin Cafe .................................... 250-248-3261

Casual / Family...

Cockney Pride ................................. 250-752-6322

AA Texas BBQ ................................. 250-752-7032

Courtyard Cafe & Patio .................. 250-752-4152

A&W ................................................ 250-248-2040

Creekmore's Coffee Espresso ......... 250-752-0158

Aioli Seafood Restaurant .............. 250-954-1010

Cruisers Grill .................................... 250-752-4814

Bayside Bistro & Lounge ................. 250-248-8333

Errington Eatery ............................ 250-586-0066

Bistro 1898 ...................................... 250-954-1881

Errington Mountain Cafe ............... 250-586-8866

Boston Pizza .................................... 250-947-9400

Farmhouse Cafe .............................. 250-248-5519

Dairy Queen ................................... 250-248-3433

French Creek Bakery & Cafe ........... 250-248-2080

Deez Bar & Grill .............................. 250-752-8055

French Press Cafe............................250-752-0021

Extreme Eatz .................................. 250-951-6651

Karma Coffee ................................. 250-248-7312

Fairwinds Restaurant ..................... 250-468-9915

MadBee Cafe .................................. 250-248-1004

Final Approach ............................... 250-752-8966

Munchy Deli & Chicken .................. 250-752-0023

Fish Tales Cafe ................................ 250-752-6053

Naked Naturals Deli: Parksville ........................................ 250-951-0277 Qualicum Beach ............................. 250-594-0277

Gary's Bistro ................................... 250-752-5800

Oceanside Arena Concession ......... 250-947-5766

La Vida Vegan ................................. 250-327-3366

Old Country Market Eatery ............ 250-248-6272

Lasqueti Island Restaurant............ 250-333-8503

Pacific Brimm Coffee & Tea Co ..... 250-248-3336

Lefty's Fresh Food

Perks Coffee Bar............................. 250-468-9921 Qualicum Beach Bakery .................. 250-752-6143

Grill on the Green ...........................250-248-2244

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Quality Foods Deli: Nanoose Bay ................................... 250-486-7131 Parksville ........................................ 250-954-2262 Qualicum Beach ............................. 250-752-9281

Lefty's Fresh Food

Riso Bakery, Cafe & Bistro ............ 250-390-0777

McDonald's .....................................250-248-8885

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Micky J's .......................................... 250-752-9727

Samurai Sushi ................................. 250-951-0752

Pheasant's Nest Restaurant ............ 250-752-0117

Sushi Deco ....................................... 250-586-3290

Seamark Restaurant........................250-738-1158

Sushi Ichi ......................................... 250-954-2020

Subway: Parksville ......................................... 250-954-1947 Wembley ........................................ 250-951-9826

Tan's Kitchen .................................. 250-586-8828

Smitty's ...........................................250-248-2432

Westhill Restaurant ........................ 250-752-7148

Talons at Eaglecrest ....................... 250-752-6311

White Elephant .............................. 250-586-6611

Treetop Tapas & Grill ..................... 250-248-2072

Thalassa Restaurant ........................ 250-594-1150 Trees Restauraunt & Bakery .......... 250-586-2226 Triple O's ......................................... 250-468-1777 Yorky's Fish & Chips ........................ 250-954-1197

Pizza... Domino's Pizza ................................ 250-248-9296

International / Fine Dining...

Nickolini's Pizza .............................. 250-757-9996 Panago Pizza ................................... 250-310-0001

Amrikko's Indian Grille................... 250-951-0682

Papa Gino's Pizzeria ....................... 250-586-2121

Bamboo Garden .............................. 250-248-3323

Pizza Connection ............................ 250-951-2112

Bangkok Thai Food ......................... 250-248-4860

Pizza Fresh ...................................... 250-586-2013

Bistro 694 ........................................ 250-752-0301

Pizza Hut ......................................... 250-248-8130

British Bobby Restaurant ................ 250-954-3232

Poppa's Pizza .................................. 250-248-9121

Butler's Restaurant ......................... 250-752-5776 Cedars Restaurant & Lounge ........ 250-248-2333 Chameleons Ostria .......................... 250-586-5500 China Garden Restaurant .............. 250-954-2202 Cuckoo Trattoria Pizzaria ............... 250-248-6280

Pub Style...

Fusion Place Takeout ...................... 250-586-1881 Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge .... 250-752-6693

Arlington Inn Pub ........................... 250-468-7013

Henry's Kitchen ............................... 250-757-8288

Black Goose Inn .............................. 250-586-1001

Kalvas Restaurant ........................... 250-248-6933

Crown & Anchor Pub ...................... 250-757-9444

Landing West Coast Grill ................ 250-468-2400

Fanny Bay Inn ................................. 250-335-2323

Lemon Twist Indian Cuisine .......... 250-954-1023 Mekong River Restaurant .............. 250-586-8000 Nemo Sushi ......................................250-586-1212 New Canton Restaurant ................. 250-752-2198 Otake Korean BBQ .........................250-586-5333

French Creek Marine Pub ............... 250-248-3713 Lantzville Village Pub ................... 250-390-4019 Rocking Horse Pub .......................... 250-468-1735 Rod & Gun Pub ............................... 250-248-6511

Pacific Prime Steak & Chop ........... 250-947-2109

Shady Rest Pub & Restaurant ........ 250-752-9111

Saigon Garden................................250-248-5667

Sunset Lanes Sports Lounge ......... 250-248-6411

Sam's Sushi Bar ............................... 250-954-2373

Upper Deck Sports Bar ................... 250-248-8333


SERVING CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND

Selling your home? We’re here to help! When it comes to selling your home, we’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure that you get the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time.

For a complimentary market analysis and home evaluation

contact Amy Hadikin and Don Ballard at 250-594-4000 Serving Central Vancouver Island

AMY HADIKIN DON BALLARD R E A L T O R S

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668 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach 250-594-4000 • macrealty.com sold@macrealty.com


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