Jessica Skelton

Sculpture and chili

Fire and Ice festival returns on May 2

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

Sculpture and chili
Jacob Lindholm

Rainforest Music’s local focus

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

Jacob Lindholm

Youth Week Concert in Errington on Friday

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

Erik Gow will once again host the Mosaic Youth Talent Showcase May 2.

Tenth annual Mosaic Youth Talent Showcase gives scholarships to performers

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

Erik Gow will once again host the Mosaic Youth Talent Showcase May 2.

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

Parksville tenor Hugh Sinnott

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

Parksville tenor Hugh Sinnott
These young dancers from the Qualicum Beach School of Dance will perform in Disneyland next month.

Qualicum Beach dancers going to Disneyland to perform

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

These young dancers from the Qualicum Beach School of Dance will perform in Disneyland next month.

Experience for emerging watercolour artists

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

Island-rock group The Steadies will finish their two-week tour at the Errington Hall this Saturday.

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.

Island-rock group The Steadies will finish their two-week tour at the Errington Hall this Saturday.
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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

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Approximately 12.6 per cent of children and youth age four to 17 years old have mental disorders at any given time in British Columbia.

THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Squashing the stigma of mental health

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

Approximately 12.6 per cent of children and youth age four to 17 years old have mental disorders at any given time in British Columbia.
Bev Finch and the Saliani Band will play at the Shady Rest this Saturday.

Could be last chance to hear group

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

Bev Finch and the Saliani Band will play at the Shady Rest this Saturday.

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

Jim Brown

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

Jim Brown
Singer-songwriter Scott Shea will promote the launch of his first solo album

Scott Shea does his own thing

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

Singer-songwriter Scott Shea will promote the launch of his first solo album
Rosemary Lindsay will relinquish her post as choral director of A Cappella Plus at the end of the season. Her last show with the choir in Parksville will be a relaxed cabaret-style performance at the Beach Club Resort on April 12.

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

Rosemary Lindsay will relinquish her post as choral director of A Cappella Plus at the end of the season. Her last show with the choir in Parksville will be a relaxed cabaret-style performance at the Beach Club Resort on April 12.
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Farce-style comedy fills stage with energy

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

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Digital painter Brian Middleton will host a workshop at TOSH this month on how to create art on an iPad. In this photograph

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

Digital painter Brian Middleton will host a workshop at TOSH this month on how to create art on an iPad. In this photograph
Parksville-based photographer Gordon LaFleur hopes to again capture the bond between mothers and daughters for his 17th annual Tribute to Mothers and Daughters exhibit. He is currently looking for families to come forth and have their portraits taken during the month of April.

Tribute to mothers and daughters seeks subjects this April

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

Parksville-based photographer Gordon LaFleur hopes to again capture the bond between mothers and daughters for his 17th annual Tribute to Mothers and Daughters exhibit. He is currently looking for families to come forth and have their portraits taken during the month of April.
Bluesman Guy Davis will bring his old-time sounding style of acoustic blues to the Errington Hall on April 12.

Delta blues that get deep into your body

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

Bluesman Guy Davis will bring his old-time sounding style of acoustic blues to the Errington Hall on April 12.