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McMillan Arts Centre (MAC)

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133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
(250) 248-8185 mcmillanartscentre.com

January 2020

The Art of the Short Story - a 4-week short story workshop presented by author and investigative journalist, Dean Unger starts Monday, January 6th. Participants will craft and hone a…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$120

Join the Mid-Island StoryTellers as they present local tellers telling their own stories. The theme is "Second Chances."

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$10

Mid-Island StoryTellers presents Slice of Life: Real People, Real Stories featuring local Storytellers telling their own stories. The theme for this evening's performance is "Second Chances". Tickets available online and…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$10.00

The Art of the Short Story - a 4-week short story workshop presented by author and investigative journalist, Dean Unger starts Monday, January 6th. Participants will craft and hone a…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$120

February 2020

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 4 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 5 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 6 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 7 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

Terry Boyle is a much-travelled singer/songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. With a vast repertoire of Celtic songs, some teary some cheery, some sing-along and some from the archives, Terry has a…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$18 – $20

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 8 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

Georgia Strait Big Band Dance Band

Feb 8 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance Series Enjoy an afternoon of wonderful live band dance music from the 40's, 50's and 60's featuring songs of Ellington, Sinatra, Beatles, and including Latin, Waltz,…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$20 – $30

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 9 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 11 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 12 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 13 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 14 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

Workshop for oil painters - Develop your technique of mixing a wide variety of oil paint colours. - Create light and shadow through warm and cool tones. - Make vibrant…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$100

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 15 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 16 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 18 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 19 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 20 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 21 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 22 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 23 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 25 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 26 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 27 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 28 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

Sky Burial

Feb 28 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tales for the Telling presents Marva K. Blackmore. Hear the epic story of one woman's thirty-year journey in search of her missing husband in Tibet. This is an epic journey…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$18 – $20

Tales for the Telling: Sky Burial

Feb 28 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Featuring Marva K. Blackmore (Qualicum Beach) Hear the story of one woman’s epic thirty-year journey in search of her missing husband. An epic journey of hope, courage, and love. Tickets…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$18 – $20

CONNECT THE DOT’S

Feb 29 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Mid Island Surface Design Group presents 'CONNECT THE DOT'S', a gallery welcoming collection of strikingly colorful, patterned pieces that celebrate 'DOT'S'. This exhibiting group of artists uses an array…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Free

March 2020

Sam Weber in Concert

Mar 13 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Through the characters and anecdotes in his songs, Sam Weber sings about the truths of love, life and family. He has been touring independently and internationally with his band since…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$18 – $20

Painting is all about light! Generate light in your painting to take it from 'good' to a much higher level by creating dramatic contrasts with light and shadow. Create an…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$100.00

Anela & the Experimenters Dance Band

Mar 14 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance Series Enjoy an afternoon of wonderful live band dance music from the 40's, 50's and 60's featuring songs of Ellington, Sinatra, Beatles, and including Latin, Waltz,…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$20 – $30

Aging Artfully Program

Mar 18 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Aging Artfully is part of the Seniors Art Program, sponsored by the Oceanside Community Arts Council. This is a FREE program offered to independently domiciled seniors living in our community.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Aging Artfully Program

Mar 25 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Aging Artfully is part of the Seniors Art Program, sponsored by the Oceanside Community Arts Council. This is a FREE program offered to independently domiciled seniors living in our community.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Mid-Island StoryTellers is delighted to present local storytellers telling their own stories about "Forks in the Road."

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$10

Mid-Island Storytellers present Slice of Life: Real People, Real Stories featuring local storytellers telling their own stories. The theme for this performance is 'Forks in the Road' Tickets available online…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$10

a special presentation featuring Chirine El-Ansary Born in Cairo, Chirine El-Ansary is a storyteller and physical performer living in Egypt and France. She was one of the first artists to…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$18 – $20

April 2020

Aging Artfully Program

Apr 1 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Aging Artfully is part of the Seniors Art Program, sponsored by the Oceanside Community Arts Council. This is a FREE program offered to independently domiciled seniors living in our community.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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In this class students will paint rocks using patterns, designs and illustrations. We’ll discuss the original rock paintings found in caves and their language of symbols. They will explore emphasis,…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$30.00

Sponsored by the BCRMTA Mid-Island Branch Hosted by the McMillan Arts Centre Tickets $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students Available online and at the MAC office Complimentary refreshments served during…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Aging Artfully Program

Apr 8 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Aging Artfully is part of the Seniors Art Program, sponsored by the Oceanside Community Arts Council. This is a FREE program offered to independently domiciled seniors living in our community.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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In this class, students will paint a still life by arranging a variety of objects we’ll have on hand, including flowers and fruit, and painting it. We’ll talk about some…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$30.00

Aging Artfully Program

Apr 15 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Aging Artfully is part of the Seniors Art Program, sponsored by the Oceanside Community Arts Council. This is a FREE program offered to independently domiciled seniors living in our community.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Mini Art Bites (ages 6-12) – Collage

Apr 18 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Collage is fun and easy! We’ll look at French impressionist Matisse’s later work to see how he used colour cut-outs versus brushes to create his paintings. We’ll look at how…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$30.00

Aging Artfully Program

Apr 22 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Aging Artfully is part of the Seniors Art Program, sponsored by the Oceanside Community Arts Council. This is a FREE program offered to independently domiciled seniors living in our community.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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The Princess Sophia Remembered

Apr 24 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tales for the Telling presents Margaret Murphy, an acclaimed storyteller from Nanaimo, telling the story of the ship, Princess Sophia, tragically sunk in the Inside Passage at the end of…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$18 – $20

Featuring Margaret Murphy (Nanaimo) The story of the Princess Sophia is a moment of tragedy in our local history brilliantly captured by this storytelling as she takes you through the…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$18 – $20

Our local artist, Toni Onley, will be the starting point for exploring watercolours. We will practice some watercolour techniques then use our beautiful beaches and forests as our inspiration to…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$30.00

Aging Artfully Program

Apr 29 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Aging Artfully is part of the Seniors Art Program, sponsored by the Oceanside Community Arts Council. This is a FREE program offered to independently domiciled seniors living in our community.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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May 2020

Aging Artfully Program

May 6 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Aging Artfully is part of the Seniors Art Program, sponsored by the Oceanside Community Arts Council. This is a FREE program offered to independently domiciled seniors living in our community.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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Have you ever wanted to try oil painting but didn't know where to start? Oil paints have been most artists’ first choice for hundreds of years and with good reason.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$350.00

Have you ever wanted to try oil painting but didn't know where to start? Oil paints have been most artists’ first choice for hundreds of years and with good reason.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$350.00

Introduction to Oil Painting with Dominik Modlinski

May 10 at 9:00am - May 11 at 4:00pm

Have you ever wanted to try oil painting but didn't know where to start? Oil paints have been most artists’ first choice for hundreds of years and with good reason.…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$350.00

Tales for the Telling presents International Award-winning storyteller, Marta Singh. We all have them – the family secrets that cannot be spoken. For Marta, the secrets were vast. She grew…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$18 – $20

Landscapes of Silence: A Daughter's Story featuring Ottawa's Marta Singh, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Marta Singh returns to our stage after capturing “Best of the Fringe” in Ottawa with…

McMillan Arts Centre (MAC), 133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Canada
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$18 – $20
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