Jessica Skelton

Choral director enjoys her year with ‘wonderful group’

Village Voices annual spring concerts April 19 in Parksville and April 26 in Qualicum Beach

Local actor and playwright Caleb Williamson will take the lead role in a biopic play he wrote about the English Romantic poet John Keats.

Local talent brings famous poet to life

Play took eight years to research, write and rehearse

Local actor and playwright Caleb Williamson will take the lead role in a biopic play he wrote about the English Romantic poet John Keats.
Annie Lou

Annie Lou takes time to play solo again

Singer-songwriter recently nominated for music award

Annie Lou
Wicked Grin

Wicked Grin rockets into the spotlight

Band, who won the 2014 Maple Blues Award for New Artist/Group of the Year, will play at the Rod & Gun on April 4

Wicked Grin
Young Vancouverite Alyssa Baker will bring her version of indie folk-influenced pop to Smoke ’n Water Restaurant in Nanoose Bay on April 17.

Teen creates ‘indie quirky pop’

Young singer-songwriter will play original music at Smoke 'n' Water in Nanoose on April 17

Young Vancouverite Alyssa Baker will bring her version of indie folk-influenced pop to Smoke ’n Water Restaurant in Nanoose Bay on April 17.
Fay St. Marie holds the sketch she drew of Fogo Island in Newfoundland and Labrador. The painting that resulted from the drawing hangs behind her.

Painter moves on from babushka series

Fay St. Marie shows landscapes that blend realistic and abstract elements at the Gallery @ Qualicum Art Supply

Fay St. Marie holds the sketch she drew of Fogo Island in Newfoundland and Labrador. The painting that resulted from the drawing hangs behind her.
Photographer Richard Motchman

Seven artists from Victoria fill TOSH galleries

Two joint shows running March 18-April 10 feature paintings, photography and sculpture

Photographer Richard Motchman

Bassoonist will launch season

Isaac Bull to play first Parksville Recital Series of 2015 at MAC on March 29

Zane Patten has had to think of other ways to let people know his house painting business is looking for customers.

Rules here force a different marketing strategy

College Pro Painters franchise owner Zane Patten cannot solicit company door-to-door in Parksville

Zane Patten has had to think of other ways to let people know his house painting business is looking for customers.
Photographer Debra Kuzbik took many of the images in her show North of L.A.

iPhoneography making some strides

Debra Kuzbik displays traditional and iPhone photography at Arts' Cafe until April 10

Photographer Debra Kuzbik took many of the images in her show North of L.A.
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Farcical tale set in a London penthouse

ECHO Players' latest production The Full Treatment runs April 9-26

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Classical concert to celebrate Easter

Concert of sacred songs at Parksville's St. Anne St. Edmund Anglican Church on March 29

Brant Wildlife Festival Kids Nature Photo Contest

Entries accepted March 1-27 from all children aged 6-18 in School District No. 69

The Sons of Guns have seen a number of different guitarists and keyboard players pass through its roster over the last 25 years

Sons of Guns mark 25 years of music

Qualicum band to play anniversary gig at Crown & Anchor Roadhouse Pub March 28 at 8 p.m.

The Sons of Guns have seen a number of different guitarists and keyboard players pass through its roster over the last 25 years
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Wembley Road in Parksville to get $250k in upgrades

The area has been dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists, including elementary school students

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Parksville & District Community Choir ready to celebrate spring

Show on March 29 at 2:30 p.m. in Knox United Church

Qwaya Sam

First Nations art and stories celebrated in gallery

Gisele Maria Martin to tell cultural tales March 27 at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville

Qwaya Sam
NEW KIDS: From left

New kids at Tiger Lily Farm in Errington

The barnyard officially opened for the season on Saturday

NEW KIDS: From left
Pauline Pike with her watercolour painting of Qualicum Beach’s eagle tree

Eagle tree and other local scenes on display at the Gallery@Qualicum Art Supply

‘It means a lot to a lot of people. It’s the tallest one around and you can see it from everywhere’

Pauline Pike with her watercolour painting of Qualicum Beach’s eagle tree
The walls and floors of The Old School House Arts Centre will be packed with older art looking for new homes next month. Anyone with paintings they no longer love are invited to sell them during the Art from the Attic sale April 11-24.

Finding art a new, loving home

10th Annual Art from the Attic sale at TOSH In Qualicum Beach April 11-24

The walls and floors of The Old School House Arts Centre will be packed with older art looking for new homes next month. Anyone with paintings they no longer love are invited to sell them during the Art from the Attic sale April 11-24.
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