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2014.

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June 1st until September 14th 2014.

The Artists’ Garden & Studio Tour

Sponsored by Ladysmith Arts Council, we have created a summer long garden/studio tour called “The Artists’ Garden”. It runs from June 1 – September 14 and features gardens from Cedar to Saltair. You are invited to visit the gardens and studios of 10 talented artists. The brochure can be viewed here   http://goo.gl/32JEes.

Contact Peggy Grigor at 250-416-1441 or peggy@potterybypeggy.com

www.potterybypeggy.com

August

Old growth forest trail in Tofino. Photo by Ian and Josie Byington.

Thursday August 21st -Sunday 31st 2014.

SPILLING FAMILY SECRETS

At age 11, Susan Freedman snooped in her mother’s closet and found a shoebox full of love letters written between1927 and 1937 by her parents when they were just 19 years old. Susan thought they were hilarious – and embarrassing. Today, can the letters spill the secrets of their inspiring marriage – and shed light on Susan’s own marital misadventures? Come to SPILLING FAMILY SECRETS, playing August 21-31 at V2 – Downtown Activity Centre as part of the 2014 Victoria Fringe Festival. Tickets are available via http://www.intrepidtheatre.com via phone at 250- 590-6291, or at the door.

Sixty years later that shoebox of letters is Susan’s – given to her by her mother who said: “You’ve read them anyway!” Amid laughter and tears, Susan pared the letters down to the excerpts she felt best told their love story – and caused her to look at her own romantic life with fresh eyes. “Getting to know my parents at age 19 was an amazing gift.“ SPILLING FAMILY SECRETS is a touching remembrance of her parents’ love, and a wry, witty look at how Freedman’s own marital mistakes are a stark and funny contrast to her parents’ idyllic match.

This is Susan Freedman‘s fourth one-woman Fringe comedy. Her three previous shows have had critically acclaimed sold-out runs across the Canadian Fringe circuit. Directed by Dora-winning writer/performer Rondel Reynoldson (Stage: White Trash Blue Eyes, Platform 9. Film: Man of Steel, Warner Bros.) “Freedman is wise and witty company” “Funny and heartwarming” ~ Edmonton Journal ~ Montreal Gazette
“Evokes both uninterrupted laughter and inner reflection” ~Vancouver Province SPILLING FAMILY SECRETS reminds us all that our parents really were young once; they experienced youthful romantic hopes, dreams, and disappointments just as we do. They were people long before they were parents, and their lives have wonderful stories to tell us…and unexpected lessons we may learn while we’re laughing. SHOW INFO for SPILLING FAMILY SECRETS:
Venue: V2 – Downtown Activity Centre, 755 Pandora Ave, Victoria.
Dates & Times:
Thu, August 21 @ 7:45pm
Sat, August 23 @ 6:30pm
Sun, August 24 @ 8:15pm
Mon, August 25 @ 9:30pm
Fri, August 29 @ 7:45pm
Sat, August 30 @ 10:45pm

Tickets: Tickets $11 regular, $9 student/senior http://www.intrepidtheatre.com or via phone at 250-590-6291 , Running time is 45 minutes.
**Please note absolutely no latecomers will be admitted**

 

Tuesday August 26th – Sunday August 31st 2014.

May & Alia do Pirates! (of Penzance)

You are invited to enjoy the hilarious May & Alia do Pirates! (of Penzance)  at Victoria Fringe at the Langham Court Theatre,805 Langham Court, Victoria. Click here for more details  www.mayandalia.com
Dates/Times
:
Tues 26th August – 6:15pm
Thur 28th August – 6:00pm
Fri 29th August – 7:45pm
Sat 30th August – 12:30pm
Sun 31st August – 8:30pm
Ticket Price: Regular $11, Student/Senior $9. For booking details click here   www.victoriafringe.com

 

Saturday August30st – September 1st.

Saanich Fair.

www.saanichfair.ca

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September

 

The season of plenty from Qualicum Beach farmers market.

Friday September 5th – 7th

Cowichan Exhibition.

http://cowex.ca

 

Saturday September 6th – 7th.

Sooke Fall Fair.

www.sookefallfair.ca

 

Friday September 12th – 14th.

Luxton Fall Fair.

www.luxtonfair.ca

 

Friday September 12th 2014.

Book Reading

Join Diane Bestwick at the Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo at 6:30pm as she will share her experiences inj China and read from her recently published novel, And a Bird Sang.  Proceeds to a foster home in China. http://dianebestwick.wordpress.com/
www.amazon.com/And-Bird-Sang-Diane-Bestwick/dp/1499662165

 

Saturday September 13th 2014

Book Reading.

Join Diane Bestwick at the Coastal Community Credit Union Bowen Branch, 2350 Labieux Road, Nanaimo 4:30 – 5:15 as she will share her eight year  experience in China and read from her novel, And a Bird Sang, about the one-child-policy in this country. Limited seating available, so collect a ticket from the Credit Union in advance and/or phone Diane 250 591 7088.
http://dianebestwick.wordpress.com/
www.amazon.com/And-Bird-Sang-Diane-Bestwick/dp/1499662165

 

Saturday September 13th – 14th.

Salt Spring Fall Fair.

www.ssifi.org/fall-fair

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October

Trick or teat in Chemainus BC,

 Sunday October 5th 2014.

Family/baby Garage Sale.

Please support the Ladysmith Family & Friends at their garage sale 9 am – 1 pm at the Aggie Hall, 1110  st Avenue, Ladysmith.
For further information contact: – mamajey@live.ca   www.familyandfriends.ca/

 

 Wednesday October 8th 2014

Book Reading.

Join Diane Bestwick at the Nanaimo North Library, 6250 Hammond bay Road, Nanaimo 6:30pm  as will  will share her experiences in China and read from her recently published novel, And a Bird Sang.  Proceeds to a foster home in China. http://dianebestwick.wordpress.com/
www.amazon.com/And-Bird-Sang-Diane-Bestwick/dp/1499662165 

 

TranquilShoresis offering five fall sessions under the theme of
‘Nurturing OurInnerGardensCompassionately’.

Sessions are facilitated by Jule Briese, Educator B.A., J.I. Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Certificate in Death and Grief Studies, Healing Energy Practitioner. Jule offers: client based Energy Healing, individual Grief and Loss Companioning and facilitates workshops around Balance and Self-Care, Team-Building and Restorative Communication for organizations and small groups.

Enhancing Personal Self Care

Tuesday October 21st    12:30 – 3 pm    at 525 Balsam Street Qualicum Beach

and

Thursday October 23rd    12:30 – 3pm  at St Edmunds, Parksville

Registration Fee :    $25.00. For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996 tranquil.shores@telus.net

 

Relationship Nurturing Through Restorative Communication

Tuesday October 28th    12:30 – 3pm  at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach.

and

Thursday October 30th    12:30 – 3pm  at St Edmunds, Parksville.
Registration Fee :    $25.00. For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996. tranquil.shores@telus.net

 

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November

Vancouver Island the place for all seasons. Photo by Ian and Josie Byington.

Saturday, November 1st, 10am – 2pm

2nd Annual West Shore Seniors Fall Wellness Fair.

Join us at the 2nd Annual for West Shore Seniors Fall Wellness Fair at the Royal Canadian Legion, 761 Station Avenue, Langford for Vendors * Door prizes * Onsite Flu Shots provided by Forbes Pharmacy and refreshments. Meet new friends and have fun.

Learn What Senior Services are Available in the West Shore!

Call Nicole for more info or to arrange transportation to and from the fair: 250-391-9827

 

Sunday November 2nd 2014.

Health and Wellness Fair

On Sunday, November 2nd, the Nanaimo Seniors Services Network will present its 6th annual Health and Wellness Fair at Beban Park Community Centre, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The focus of the event is on services for adults with aging loved ones, with an emphasis on the caregiver who needs to research what supports are available.

For more information, please contact Ellen.Suettler@viha.com  or at 250–739-5768

 

Tranquil Shores is offering five fall sessions under the theme of  ‘Nurturing Our Inner Gardens Compassionately’.

Sessions are facilitated by Jule Briese, Educator B.A., J.I. Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Certificate in Death and Grief Studies, Healing Energy Practitioner. Jule offers: client based Energy Healing, individual Grief and Loss Companioning and facilitates workshops around Balance and Self-Care, Team-Building and Restorative Communication for organizations and small groups.

Neutralizing Energy Zappers for Caregivers

Monday November 3rd 1-3:00 pm at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach

and

Wednesday November 5th 1-3:00 pm   at St Edmunds, Parksville . Registration Fee:    $20.00. For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996. tranquil.shores@telus.net

 

Introduction to Companioning Those Grieving Loss

Monday November 10th  1- 2:30 pm at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach

and

Wednesday November 12th      1- 2:30pm at St Edmunds, Parksville.
Registration Fee:
  $15.00.
For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996 tranquil.shores@telus.net

 

Introduction to Healing Energy

Monday November 17th at 1-2:30 pm  at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach

and

Wednesday Nov 19th 1-2:30 pm  at St Edmunds, Parksville
Registration Fee:   $15.00. For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996. tranquil.shores@telus.net

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December

It’s party time !!!
Photo by Marcella Andrews.

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