Jessica Skelton

Union concerned about cuts in Qualicum School District

CUPE members showed up in numbers at the recent school board meeting

Painting the action of sailing

Artist had to find the courage to pick up art again after bad experiences

Showing art made from the heart at the MAC

Parksville’s DeCosmos Fine Arts Group show starts June 2 at the McMillan Arts Centre

Qualicum actor Dean Wray produces indy film

Down Here, a dark film with a social message, celebrated theatrical release after being picked up by Canadian and American distributors

THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Parksville Qualicum Beach quilters honour generations

Show set for Oceanside Place Arena in Parksville from May 29-31

Fallen Angels is an old play about a modern subject

Director Nicola Cavendish brings her professional experience to ECHO Players' latest production, which runs May 14-31 at Village Theatre

Sweet Alibi looking for pledges to release third album

Group, described as a mix between the Supremes and Mumford and Sons, will play at the MAC on May 9 at 7 p.m.

Canada’s best harmonica player coming to town

Concerts set for May 14 at Smoke 'n Water in Nanoose and May 16 at Lazy Mike's House of Music in Qualicum Beach; workshop on May 16

Youth Week Concert in Errington on Friday

Motus O Dance Theatre join local youth talent at Errington Hall on May 1

Rainforest Music’s local focus

Bowser guitar shop has many B.C. and Canadian-made guitars and related items in stock

Double the arts events at Nanoose Place Community Centre

Studio tour group and three-artist show and sale will keep art lovers busy in Nanoose Bay May 2-3

Tenth annual Mosaic Youth Talent Showcase gives scholarships to performers

Sixteen local youth will perform on May 2 at Knox United Church in Parksville

Fierce competition in Coombs

A cattle-sorting event was one of the highlights of the weekend

Qualicum School District wrestles wiuth budget shortfall

The school board approved a recommendation that the district use its unrestricted surplus fund to cover the shortfall

Second program in the Parksville Recital Series aims to keep opera approachable

Hugh Sinnott and Elise Boulanger to perform classical concert at the MAC in Parksville April 26

Experience for emerging watercolour artists

Greg Swainson and his students to open Raintree Studio and Gallery for season in May

Road warriors come to town: The Steadies play up to 100 shows per year

Band to finish latest tour with all-ages dance at Errington Hall April 25 at 8:30 p.m.

Tribute festival returns bigger than ever for second year

FIve shows and an unofficial "parade" during festival, May 22-24 in Parksville

THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Squashing the stigma of mental health

Youth are happy with available services, yet still feel afraid to seek them out

Academy of art looking for students to sign up

New art school, hosted by The Collective in Qualicum Beach, hopes to be up and running this September