Miscellaneous

January Documentary Night at the Library features film "Narco Cultura", a gritty look at the drug war in Mexico focusing on a Ciudad Juarez crime scene investigator who risks his life every time he leaves his house and a musician from Los Angeles who glamourizes drug lords with popular music. Monday, Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m., free, Duncan library.

Cowichan Fish and Game hosting Canadian Firearm Safety course, restricted and nonrestricted, starting Friday, Feb. 6, at Glenora clubhouse. Info and registration: Mike 250-748-0319 or email canadianfirearmsafety@shaw.ca

Friendly Visitors wanted! Volunteer Cowichan program connects an isolated or lonely senior in the community with a Friendly Visitor. Interested? Call 250-748-2133.

ShoDai Peace Chant new location Nichiren Peace Centre, Johnny Bear and Cambrai Road. Meditation Thursdays, 7 p.m., Discovery Sunrise Sundays, 10 a.m. Website: www.viretreats.com. Info: 250-710-7594. Email: peace@viretreats.com

Duncan United Church Thrift Store, operating for 20 years, supports outreach programs. Great bargains, reasonable prices. Open Fridays, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The Duncan Family History Centre (Genealogy) is open, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday night 7-9 p.m. Free access to Ancestry.com available, 1815 Tzouhalem Rd, LDS Church. Info: 250-746-4122.

The Council of Senior Citizens

Organizations is an advocacy group devoted to improving "quality of life" for all seniors. Seniors organizations, associations, wishing to affiliate, or individuals wishing to become members contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or email ecbayer@shaw.ca.

Thrift Shop 3441 Gibbins Rd. 9

a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Sunday of every month. Good clothing and housewares at good prices for a good cause. Some free stuff.

Seniors

Chemainus 55+ drop in centre Pancake Breakfast, Saturday,

Jan. 17, 9-11 a.m.

Chemainus 55+ drop in centre Burns Night and Pot Luck Birthday Party, Saturday, Jan. 17, 5-8:30 p.m.

Chemainus 55+ drop in centre soup and sandwich, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Valley Seniors Activity Centre, 198 Government St., Duncan open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. $20 per year. Carpet bowling, cribbage, billiards crafts, bridge, choir, bus trips on our own bus. Live music

Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dances every 1st and 3rd Saturday evening 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Open to public for Bingo each Tuesday. Many special events throughout the year. Check out Monthly Newsletter at valleyseniors. org and consider membership if you’re 55 years or older. Info: 250-746-4433.Info: 250-746-4433 or www.valley-seniors.org

Weekly bingo, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., Valley Seniors Centre, Duncan. Info: 250-746-4433 or www.valley-seniors.org.

Recreation

Lego Fun at Chemainus library Wednesday, Jan. 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 6-12. Lego provided.

Dog Gone reading, Duncan library, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 3:30-4 p.m., ages 6-12 and families. Dog stories, dog crafts, chance to meet St. John’s therapy dog.

Geronimo Stilton Art Show, Duncan library, Jan. 18-24, children of all ages. Come and create your own work of art inspired by Geronimo Stilton books. Work will be posted in library.

Paws 4 stories, Duncan library, Wednesdays, Jan. 21 and 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ages 6-12. Meet Talini the therapy dog.

Light up the night storytime, Duncan library, Thursday, Jan. 22, 4-5 p.m., ages 3-plus and families. Storytime features glow in the dark and light-themed crafts and stories.

Teen Yarn Craft Group, Duncan library, Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., ages 13-18. Learn to knit, crochet. Extra needles and yarn provided.

Family storytime at Duncan library Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., ages 0-5 and families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun.

Art Film Night at Sylvan United Church, monthly double features $5. For info see Facebook page or sign up for distribution list at artfilmnightatsylvan@gmail.com

Seniors Dragon Boating, Monday and Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m., Hecate Park. Info: sandysand007@shaw.ca

Swing Dance Lessons Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Island Oak High School, 5814 Banks Rd. Duncan, $10 per class, $12 drop-in fee, private lessons available. No partner necessary. Info: Josef 250-709-8583, jgraf5@yahoo.ca

Meetings

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 53 general meeting for all Legion members Sunday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m., Duncan Community Lodge, Moose Road, lower level.

New book club at Duncan library. Group to meet third Saturday of every month noon-1:30 p.m. Leave name and number at front desk of library to find out more or call library 250-746-7661.

Cowichan Valley Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at St. John’s Anglican Church hall, 486 Jubilee St., Duncan, 7 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Info: 250-709-2608.

SLAA meeting Mondays 7 p.m. A 12-step recovery program for those wishing to recover from sex and love addiction. Information: 1-250-592-1916 or 250-748-1238.

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