Jessica Skelton

Fire and Ice festival returns on May 2

Qualicum Beach’s annual chili and ice sculpture event is gearing up for a record year

Rainforest Music’s local focus

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

Youth Week Concert in Errington on Friday

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

Tenth annual Mosaic Youth Talent Showcase gives scholarships to performers

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

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

Qualicum Beach dancers going to Disneyland to perform

Routine will be debuted at public fundraiser on May 8 at Ballenas' Whalebone Theatre

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.

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

THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Squashing the stigma of mental health

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

Could be last chance to hear group

Bev Finch and the Saliani Band play at the Shady Rest on April 18

Island variety comes to Nanoose

April 18 event will include stand-up comedy, magic, music and a 50/50 at the Nanoose Place Community Centre

Coombs Country Opera celebrates 40 years of music making

Anniversary night on Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Hall on the Coombs Rodeo Grounds

Scott Shea does his own thing

Singer-songwriter brings his album launch tour to the McMillan Arts Centre April 17 at 7 p.m.

A Cappella Plus chamber choir goes cabaret

Concert on Sunday, April 12 at the Beach Club Resort; additional show on April 19 at Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Farce-style comedy fills stage with energy

ECHO Players production The Full Treatment onstage at Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach April 9-26

Parksville artists turns to digital canvas

Brian Middleton to teach iPad digital painting workshop at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach on April 18 & 25

Tribute to mothers and daughters seeks subjects this April

Photographer calls Mother's Day exhibit a ‘celebration of that bond.’

Delta blues that get deep into your body

Guy Davis to play acoustic blues at Errington Hall April 12 at 8 p.m.