Coming up in Cowichan: Meditation, bees, celebrating children’s rights, and Christmas craft fair

United Nations Rights of the Child Day is being celebrated in Duncan on Nov. 23. (submitted)

United Nations Rights of the Child Day is being celebrated in Duncan on Nov. 23. (submitted)

Deck the Hall Craft Market coming

The Cowichan Exhibition is hosting their 7th Deck the Hall Christmas Craft Market on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24.

Many talented artisans and craftspeople will be showing a wide variety of products just in time for the Christmas season. There will be lots of parking, customer appreciation draws and a concession. This event is free to the public. Start your season at the Deck the Hall Christmas Crafts Market. The market runs on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free meditation workshop in Duncan

On Saturday, Nov. 16 a free meditation introduction and workshop will be offered in the Duncan Library (Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan) from 10 a.m. to noon.

The simple and effective techniques of Sahaja yoga meditation will allow you to master stress, improve your health, face yourself, and achieve balance in every aspect of life. Ancient knowledge and practices have been adapted by Shri Mataji to modern day needs for people of all ages and walks of life.

Classes and workshops are always free and open to the public.

For more information visit the website www.freemeditation.ca or call 250-954-5040.

Interested in bees? Beekeepers inviting all to last meeting of year

The Cowichan Beekeepers are getting ready to hold their last general meeting of the year on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

This may be your first meeting ever. This may be “I thought I was done with beekeeping for the year”, but I should probably go kind of meeting.

Or perhaps you have been interested in getting into bees for the first time— this is the meeting to attend.

This is the time of the year to start thinking about bees and spring for next year. The meeting’s focus will be about what beekeepers do over the winter months.

Whether you have had bees in the past, or you are just getting started, the new president and executive have changed the meeting format with social interaction as a focus.

There is no cost to attend your first two meetings. Memberships are currently $20 per year and membership fees will not be collected until the first meeting in February.

The meeting will be held at the Cowichan Community Centre in the Somenos Room on the second floor. It takes place from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Rights of the Child day celebration

Can you name one Right of the Child?

United Nations Rights of the Child Day is being celebrated on Nov. 23 with a free family event at the Cowichan Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come join in the fun, with refreshments and games including gym time, activities, and prizes. Learn about all the United Nations ratified Rights of the Child.

The event is sponsored by Children and Families Council Cowichan with many community organizations collaborating.

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