Chemainus Happenings

There’s always something good happening in Chemainus. Some of it is instructional from local experts, but mostly it’s just great, affordable entertainment.

There’s foot-tapping fun to be found all around town, but for those folk with a classical bent, we have something a little more formal, where the audience enjoys every musical note, and fills St. Michael’s little church with applause.

Whatever, there’s always something for everybody and this month is no exception.

But let me first tip my hat to Dee Kinnee and her Business Improvement group for supplying me with most of these details.

First off, for the green-fingered among us, there are four workshops at the Sandpiper Garden Centre. Call them at 250-246-2421.

And Vintage Treasures are running three classes to teach the growing interest in cottage painting techniques. Why not put new life into that old piece of furniture? Just phone 250-589-8182.

If you’re into auctions and the fun of bidding for that special piece, there are a number to choose from. Cam Drew will be officiating at the Rotary Club’s Al Johnson Memorial, this Saturday. Details at mafaza@shaw. ca.

Also this Saturday you can enjoy Tropical Vibe with Keoki at the Willow Street Cafe. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Another auction, the silent variety, takes place at the Legion Hall the evening of May 10 and includes a spaghetti dinner with music by Dave Young & Friends (details at 250-246-3133).

Or if you fancy twistin’ the night away, head over the road to St. Joseph’s on the same evening, May 10 and have dinner (with another auction), and the beat will be provided by Chevy Ray and the Fins. (250-246-3191). I notice that the Senior Centre is planning a big evening of dance on May 24, with Dan Hughes leading the music. There are some great ballroom dancers among the group down there. I’ve seen them in action. (250-246-2111)

For fans of more formal music of course, there’s the monthly presentation by our Chemainus Classical Concerts Society. This month they’re bringing a total of nine expert cellists, (that’s right…NINE!) over from Vancouver to play in their usual venue, St. Michael’s lovely little church, on Sunday afternoon May 25 at 2 p.m. This promises to be a very special experience for their enthusiastic audience, but tickets will still be available at the door or call 250-748-8383 to find out where you can pick them up, prior to the concert.

Well that’s all the space I have for now, but it would be remiss of me not to mention the opening of the Waterwheel Wednesday Market on May 28, for the best in home made, home baked and home grown – don’t miss it.

Every Wednesday rain or shine until September. Great produce, products and prices from folk in the Chemainus and Cowichan Valleys.

If you have an event next month and want it mentioned in The Citizen, just drop me a line. I’m Bill Greenwell at badger32@shaw.ca

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