Valley Calendar

Miscellaneous

Canadian Firearm Safety course (non-restricted and restricted) starts Friday, July 24. Info and registration: Mike 250-748-0319 or canadianfirearm safety@shaw.ca Bring a lawn chair and blanket and join Kerry Park Recreation Centre for Summer Movies in the Park on Field A, starting at dusk (9:15 p.m. approx.) Aug. 8 Guardians of the Galaxy, Aug. 22 Cinderella. Admission by donation, snacks available for purchase. Info: www.cvrd.bc.ca

Kerry Park’s Skate Swap Shop Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Kerry Park Curling Rink. Get rid of hockey and figure skating equipment you no longer need and find new stuff at reasonable cost. Donations accepted: drop off at Kerry Park Aug. 9-15 or rent a table to sell your items. Info: 250-743-5922.

Seniors

Dance to music from the 50s and 60s at Valley Seniors Centre, 198 Government St., every Wednesday, 3-5 p.m., $5. Info: 250-746-4433.

Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre – Bingo every Monday, doors open at 5 p.m. starts at 6 p.m. Loonie Pot, G-Ball, Bonanza, 50/50 draw. Everyone Welcome.

Lake Cowichan’s air-conditionded 50 Plus Activity Centre open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Bridge, canasta, cribbage, shuffleboard, pool, line dancing, music. Exercises 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Bingo for over 19 Wednesday, 1 p.m. and Sunday, 7 p.m. Kitchen serves home-made lunches, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., weekly specials. Banquets, bazaars and bus trips organized throughout the year. More volunteers wanted. Info: 250-749-6121.

Recreation

Youth rowing program, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, for ages 10-14. Get some rowing experience with summer staff Thursdays 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. $10 drop-in fee, call ahead to reserve a place: 250-746-4955.

All-ages chess club: all skill levels and ages welcome to play and learn chess in supportive, fun environment. Mondays 6-8 p.m., Duncan library gathering place or available tables.

Cowichan Fly Fishers meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Air Cadet Hall, Gibbins Road. Doors open 7 p.m. Open to all ages and skill levels. Info: www.cowichanflyfishers.com

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

Meetings

Duncan PROBUS Club meets 10 a.m. every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Cowichan Golf Club. Membership information: www.probusduncan.ca

Cowichan 950 Toastmasters meets Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Island Savings Centre, Duncan. Info: www.cowichan toastmasters.com

Silverbridge Toastmasters meets every Tuesday, Island Savings Rec. Centre, Duncan, noon to 1 p.m. Learn and improve public speaking and communications skills. Info: www.cowichantoastmasters.com

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Cowichan Valley chapters meetings: BC 1376, Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Sundance Room, Duncan United Church; BC 4311, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., Kidz Co 2, 2739 James St.; BC 1395 Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., Alano Building, 107 Evans St.; BC 2933, Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m., Dining Room, 3550 Watson Rd., Cobble Hill; BC 5295, Wednesdays, 5 p.m., 9909 Esplanade St., Chemainus. Info: Dianne 250-743-1851 or connerly@telus.net

The Diggers Club of Cowichan meets the second Wednesday of the month, Chemainus United Church, 7 p.m. Come meet other collectors and see and

hear about collections. Refreshments served. Info: 250-748-5707.

Arts

Ladysmith Camera Club presents "Putting Together a Slide Show", a how-to guide by Patricia Haugen, Saltair-based photographer, Tuesday, July 28, 7 p.m., Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue, Ladysmith. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. Info: www.Ladysmith CameraClub.com

Portals presents the Printmakers Only Group 24th Annual Show and Sale, Aug. 5-29, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Island Savings Centre. Etchings, relief printing, serigraphs, embossing, collagraphs, letterpress, carborundum, monoprints.

Ladysmith Camera Club presents "Flash Photography" with Boomer Jerritt, widely published Courtenay-based commercial and fine art photographer, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue, Ladysmith. Non-members $5 drop in fee. Info: www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Cowichan Valley Heritage Quilters meet Mondays, St. Peter’s Church Hall, Maple Bay Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $1.50 drop-in charge, $10 annual membership. All skill levels accepted. New members welcome. Info: Darlene 250-748-9738.

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