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Author Christopher Ward Sherlock reads from novel Maquinna 1788-1789, answers questions about history behind book Friday, Feb. 7, 3-4 p.m., Duncan library. Info: www.maquinnatrilogy.com

"How the Billings Ovulation Method safeguards your health and fertility" Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Matraea Mercantile Centre, Craig Street, Duncan. Free for doctors. $25 for women/couples (half returned on completion of course – minimum two chart follow-ups). Registration required: infobillings@shaw.ca Burger and Beer fundraiser with silent auction with proceeds to Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, Sunday, Feb. 16, 5-8 p.m., Cow Bay Pub. Tickets: Volume One Bookstore, Cowichan

Land Trust and the Nature Centre. Info: 250-746-0227, email info@cowichanestuary.ca

Xatsu’ll chief Bev Sellars will be at Duncan library Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m., with her book They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School. Chance to listen and discuss.

Upcycled & Vintage Fair, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bird’s Eye Cove Farm, 5881 Genoa Bay Road, Duncan. Furniture, clothing, crafts.

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

Seniors

Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre show "Way out West" a story about Mary and Jethro in Dry Gulch, March 14, 15, 7 p.m., March 16, 2-4 p.m. Tickets $15. Assigned seating. Info: 250-246-2111.

Recreation

New chess club at Duncan Library, Monday evenings 6-8 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Cowichan Valley Scottish Country Dancing Thursday evenings 6:30-8 p.m., singles, couples, beginners welcome, Chemainus Seniors Centre. Info: 250-748-9604.

Calling all chess players, every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. All levels welcome. Info: 250-743-8740.

Interested in rocks? The Cowichan Valley Rockhounds meet the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Duncan Airport. Info: 250-743-3769.

Duncan Badminton Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-10 p.m., Multipurpose Hall, Island Savings Centre. Recreational and ladder. All welcome. Info: 250-746-4380.

Meetings

Aglow meeting Feb. 1, 10 a.m., Providence Farm boardroom. Info: Karen 250-748-3576.

Cowichan Valley Arthritis Support Group meeting Monday, Feb. 3, 1 p.m.,

St. John’s Church Hall, 486 Jubilee St., Duncan. Speaker: David Chase of Enabled Financial on Disability Tax Credit.

Chemainus Garden Club meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 3319 River Rd., Chemainus. Guest speaker Eugene Fleck "All About Mason Bees". Drop-in fee $2. $15 yearly membership. Info: 250-246-1207.

Aglow meeting March 8, 10 a.m., Providence Farm chapel. Info: Karen 250-748-3576.

Somenos Women’s Institute meetings second Wednesday of the month, Sept. to June, 1-3 p.m., Somenos Community Hall, 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway, Duncan. Info: 250-246-2120. Educating women to make a difference in their lifestyle, community and world.

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