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Approaching Painting presents a contemporary lens to view the relationships and dynamics that exist between the object / materials / narrative / non-narrative and the painter / artist / viewer,...

Comox Valley Art Gallery, 580 Duncan Ave
Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 Canada
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We're gathering up some exclusive west coast handmade makers! Visit us at Woodgrove Centre March 15-24th at our Pop Up Shop storefront just across from Sportcheck. We will have some...

Woodgrove Centre, 6631 Island Highway North
Nanaimo, V9T 4T7
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Free

Discover Scuba (13+)

January 1 at 12:00am - May 24 at 8:30pm

The CVRD has partnered with UB Diving so youth aged 13+ and adults can give scuba a try at no additional cost. Please note: youth aged 13-18 must have a...

CVRD Aquatic Centre, 377 Lerwick Rd
Comox, BC V9N Canada
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Spinner Ring Workshop

January 1 at 12:00am - June 27 at 5:30pm

Class Fee: $25 + materials If you’ve taken our stackable ring course, this workshop will take your soldering skills to the next level. Taking sheet metal, we will hammer and...

Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Road
Duncan, BC V9L 2P6 Canada
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$25

Everyone is Irish on March 17th! So come celebrate with the award winning Derina Harvey Band from Newfoundland – yes an East Coast St. Paddy’s Party this year at Festival...

The Port Theatre, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6Z4 Canada
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$4 – $99

St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 17 at 5:00am - 11:45pm

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated with parades, parties, and a lot of green. This date marks the death of Saint Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. ... Today, the holiday...

Duncan Seedy Sunday

Mar 17 at 10:00am - 2:00pm

An event for local gardeners to swap seeds (bring your own for the seed exchange table!), and purchase locally grown and ecologically sound seeds, plant starts, and perennials. Also featuring...

Siem Lelum Gymnasium, 5574 River Road
Duncan, V9L 5J1
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St Patrick’s Day at the Sannd Trap

Mar 17 at 10:00am - 1:00pm

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast. Music with Celtic Thyme. All Day Happy Hour Green Beer...lots of prizes.

Sannd Trap Bar N’ Grill, 1718 Balmoral Ave
Comox, BC V9M 2N1 Canada
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Art from the Attic Sale

Mar 17 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Art from the Attic Sale is one of The Old School House Arts Centre’s most popular events. March 15 will mark the Thirteenth Anniversary sale at TOSH and everyone...

The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Road West
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2K1 Canada
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16th Annual Body Talk Dance Workshop

Mar 17 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

This Spring Break, teens will gather again to dance, rap and share in a positive way! This ‘hip’ event, with support of Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, gets teens working alongside award...

Vibe Dance Studio, 1969 Boxwood Rd. #2
Nanaimo, V9S 5X9
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Expressions In Pottery

Mar 17 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

This March we celebrate the beauty and diversity of pottery created by artists at Imagine That! Our display windows will be filled with the artistry of Vivian Bodnar, Susan Crowe,...

Imagine That!, 251 Craig Street
Duncan, V9L 1W2
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Fabric Painting Workshop

Mar 17 at 10:00am - 3:30pm

Have you ever wanted to try fabric painting but never knew where to start? Designer Pipi Tustian will teach you about mixing paints with medium and she will share important...

Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, 610 Oyster Bay Drive
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B8 Canada
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$90

3 Morning Rituals To Win The Day

Mar 17 at 10:00am - 2:00pm

Do you feel overwhelmed or too busy with mundane tasks and distractions? Do you want to be: - Strong & vibrant? - Centered & productive? - Focused & creative? With...

The House of Now, 536A Fifth Street
Courtenay, V9N 1K3
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Ryder Bachman & Special Guest

Mar 17 at 10:30am - 2:00pm

Enjoy live music at Brunch with Ryder Bachman & a different Special Guest each week.

Waverley Hotel, 2692 Dunsmuir Ave
Cumberland,
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Enjoy the early Spring bulbs.Garden open 11am to 3:30pm, last entry 3pm. Tea Room open 11am for tea, soup, and scones with last seating 3pm.

Milner Gardens & Woodland, 2179 West Island Highway
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G1 Canada
$4

Wine Tasting at 40 Knots

Mar 17 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Our Tasting Lounge and Wine Shop is a wonderful place to stop by for an afternoon visit with friends. Enjoy complimentary tastings plus we carry a full array of local...

40 Knots Winery, 2400 Anderton Road
Comox, BC V9M 4E5 Canada
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Free Pool

Mar 17 at 11:00am

FREE Pool ALL DAY on Sunday at the Griffin,

Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorely Road
Comox, BC V9M 4C4 Canada
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Free Pool

Mar 17 at 11:00am

Free Pool all day on Sunday at the Griffin Pub.

Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorely Road
Comox, BC V9M 4C4 Canada
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Bloom 11

Mar 17 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrate the return of spring in your art for our 11th annual show of bold, bright and beautiful blooms. Meet the artists' reception on Saturday, March 16 from 1-3pm.

Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre, #103 – 318 Wale Road
Colwood, BC V9B 0J8 Canada
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Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop

Mar 17 at 11:00am - 12:30pm

Spruce up your wardrobe by accessorizing with sea glass – also known as “mermaid tears”! Create your own sea glass necklace, bracelet, earrings, or other one-of-a-kind jewelry at the Maritime...

Maritime Museum of BC, 634 Humboldt Street
Victoria, V8W 1A4
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$19.99

Art Show – Estuary: Cradle of Life

Mar 17 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

An Art Exhibition in support of the Cowichan River Estuary.

entry by donation

Acoustic Brunch at Merridale

Mar 17 at 11:00am - 2:00pm

Brighten up your Sunday with live music, crisp cider, and brunch at the Merridale Farmhouse. Reservations recommended for groups of 10 or more. Call or email for reservations

Merridale Cidery & Distillery, 1230 Merridale Road
Cobble Hill, BC V9L Canada
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Andrea England invites you to join her on an adventure across the Pacific Ocean. Andrea lives on a 36' bright yellow sailboat with her husband Jim, and recently voyaged from...

Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre, #103 – 318 Wale Road
Colwood, BC V9B 0J8 Canada
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Free

Bloom 11 – Group Exhibition

Mar 17 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Gallery Open Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm (Closed Monday/Tuesday) Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, March 16, from 1-3pm Gather the flowers but spare the buds. - Andrew Marvell...

Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre, #103 – 318 Wale Road
Colwood, BC V9B 0J8 Canada
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Free

Layers

Mar 17 at 11:00am - 4:00pm

The earth is divided into layers, as is the human body. We say we have layers of personality, or layer cake or a layer of clothing on a day which...

Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, 610 Oyster Bay Drive
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B8 Canada
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Free

Free Pool all day at the Avalanche Bar.

Avalanche Bar & Grill, 275 8th Street
Courtenay, BC V9N 1N4 Canada
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Q.I. Seedy Saturday

Mar 17 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Seed swap, vendors, demos, plant sales. L'il Sprouts corner and much more. Limited space available for vendors.  

Quadra Island Community Centre, 970 West Road
Quathiaski Cove, BC V0P 1N0 Canada
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Parksville Lion’s and Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate This popular skate session is Sundays, a great way to stay active as a family. Children must be accompanied by an adult, 19yrs+....

Oceanside Place Arena, 830 West Island Hwy
Parksville, V9P 2X4
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Free

Sunday Open Mic

Mar 17 at 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Hosted by local musician, Chad Pab. Great live music in a relaxing environment. All musicians taking part in open mic get free coffee.

Mudsharks Coffee Bar, 244 4th Street
Courtenay, BC V9N 1G6 Canada
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Free

Chemainus Residents Assoc. Fundraiser

Mar 17 at 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Hot dog BBQ fundraiser for Chemainus Residents Association. Membership renewal and new memberships gratefully accepted. Come drink some beer and listen to the great tunes provided by the Free Radical...

Riot Brewing Co., 101A 3055 Oak Street
Chemainus, BC V9G Canada
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Lions’ Club Meat Draw Bingo

Mar 17 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lions Club Meat Draw Bingo, every Sunday.

Cumberland Hotel, 2714 Dunsmuir Ave
Cumberland, BC V9N Canada
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Public Tour of Wildwood

Mar 17 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Third Sunday of each month, 1 - 3 pm. Explore the beauty of Wildwood and learn what ecoforestry really means and why it’s important now more than ever. Tour by...

Wildwood, 2929 Crane Road
Ladysmith, V9G 1C8
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Meditation Class – free event

Mar 17 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm

The simple and effective techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation allow us to achieve balance, master stress, improve our health, and face ourselves. Based on ancient knowledge, Shri Mataji, the founder...

Campbell River Library, 1240 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, BC V9W 2C8 Canada
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Free

Sunday Afternoon Dance, 2-6pm at the Mex Pub, every Sunday.

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Sunday Afternoon Dance

Mar 17 at 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday Afternoon Dance with Gord Kruger and the Amigos

The Mex Pub, 1001 Ryan Road
Courtenay, BC V9N 3R6 Canada
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The Sound of Music

Mar 17 at 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family singers, this thrilling and inspirational family musical follows the romantic story of Captain Von Trapp and governess Maria as they...

Chemainus Theatre Festival, 9737 Chemainus Road
Chemainus, BC V9G Canada
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Blithe Spirit

Mar 17 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

When novelist Charles Condomine arranges a séance with Madame Arcati, a local eccentric and medium, as part of the research for an upcoming book, he unleashes forces he had not...

Rivercity Stage, 1080 Hemlock Street
Campbell River, V9W 3E4
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$20

Chris Wallace Quartet

Mar 17 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Toronto drummer Chris Wallace’s band epitomizes the modern contemporary jazz quartet, performing original compositions in the styles of bassist Dave Holland, saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Brian Blade. Wallace and...

Pat’s House of Jazz/Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Avenue
Crofton, BC V9G Canada
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$15

15-year-old Christopher Boone has a unique perspective. He is incredibly talented at math, but never ventures beyond his street and strongly distrusts strangers. When his neighbour’s dog is killed, Christopher...

The Mercury Theatre, 331 Brae Road
Duncan, BC V9L 3T9 Canada
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$15 – $20

Get your "Green On" and head down to the Six Mile Pub for the happiest St. Patrick's celebration on the Island! Enjoy great food from the amazing menu, craft beer,...

Six Mile Pub, 494 Old Island Hwy
Victoria, BC V9B 1H5 Canada
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Free

Worship at Berwick

Mar 17 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Worship at Berwick every Sunday at 3pm. You are invited to join us for a non-denominational Christian worship service. All welcome. Refreshments compliment of Berwick following the service. ,

Berwick Comox Valley, 1700 Comox Ave
Comox, BC V9M 4H4 Canada
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Celtic Open Mic Jam

Mar 17 at 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Celtic Open Mic Jam every Sunday, 3pm-6pm, led by Billy Mac.

Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorely Road
Comox, BC V9M 4C4 Canada
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Canucks at Stars

Mar 17 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Hockey fans the Vancouver Canucks are away against the Dallas Stars, puck drops at 4pm. Broadcast on SN and FS-SW.

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Celebrate St.Patrick's Day weekend at the best Irish Pub in North America. We are living up to our best entertainment award with live music, rugby, Irish Dancers, and more! The...

Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2 Canada
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$20

Canucks v Stars

Mar 17 at 4:00pm

See nhl.com for schedule details.

Open Jam and Lions Club Meat Draw

Mar 17 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Every Sunday, 5-8pm, Lions Club Meat Draw and Open Jam hosted by The Ryder Bachman Band. Bring your instrument and play along!

Fanny Bay Inn, 7480 Island Highway S
Fanny Bay, BC V9N Canada
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The Grinning Barretts

Mar 17 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm

St Paddy's Day fun with an early show from Riot Brewing's house band, "The Grinning Barretts."

Riot Brewing Co., 101A 3055 Oak Street
Chemainus, BC V9G Canada
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Bluegrass Sit-in

Mar 17 at 6:00pm - 11:45pm

Every Sunday we have a Bluegrass Sit in. Come on out and relax to some easy going sweet bluegrass music.

Cumberland Hotel, 2714 Dunsmuir Ave
Cumberland, BC V9N Canada
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7pm-10pm at the Griffin Pub.

Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorely Road
Comox, BC V9M 4C4 Canada
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Sunday Night Bingo

Mar 17 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Fun Bingo night with coffee and desserts are available to purchase. For those wanting the best seats or to get their cards and dabbers ready, feel free to come early....

Cowichan Lake 50+ Activity Centre, 55 N Coronation Avenue
Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0 Canada
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The Heilstuk Nation upholds an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to place. Witness how the Heiltsuk used the courts to stop Enbridge — backed by thousands...

Malaspina Theater, VIU campus, 900 Fifth St
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5 Canada
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by donation

Celtic Chaos is a traditional band from the Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo area of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The group consists of Dave Barta on accordion and vocals, Joyce...

Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge, #8 464 Island Highway East
Parksville, BC V9P 2M9 Canada
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$20

Red Tree Poetry at The Abbey

Mar 17 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Poetry reading featuring Dan Kirk and an open mic at The Abbey in Cumberland

The Abbey Studio, 2689 Penrith Ave.
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Canada
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$5

Sunday March 17th St. Patrick’s Day Concert Beaver Point Hall, SSI Doors at 7 pm Concert at 7:30 pm Pierre Schryer (fiddle) Adam Dobres (guitar) & special guest Stephanie Cadman...

Beaver Point Hall, 1361 Beaver Point Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1W9, V8K 1W9
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$10 – $20

Come for live music and dancing at the Griffin!

Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorely Road
Comox, BC V9M 4C4 Canada
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Karaoke with Milo

Mar 17 at 9:00pm

Let Milo elevate your soul with some good old karaoke. This Sunday, next Sunday, every Sunday for the rest of your life!

Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, 1590 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 2K4 Canada
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