Arts ‘N Brief for Parksville Qualicum Beach

Music at the Shady, Smoke ‘N Water, square dancing and more

Music for kids

Music Time has started up once again at Munchkinland locations (Family Place in Parksville, 495 Bay. Ave., and Qualicum Beach Commons at 744 Primrose St.)

Children from the ages of zero to six accompanied by a parent or caregiver can join local musician, Gerry Barnum and make their own musical instrument followed by a foot-stomping sing-a-long. The free drop-in takes place every tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Parksville location, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Qualicum Beach location.

For more info, go to www.oblt.ca/programs/munchkinlands/.

— Submitted by Heidi Abbott

Sand Dollars Square Dance

The Sand Dollars Square Dance Club is holding a Remembrance Dance on Nov. 10 at the Bradley Centre in Coombs, at 957 Shearme Rd. Pre-rounds begin at 7:30 p.m. with the mainstream dancing starting at 8 p.m.

— Submitted by Rocky Woolverton

Smoke ‘N Water music

Double Trouble Duo (Wes Weldom and Colin Perry) are bringing blues and rock classics to Smoke ‘N Water Restaurant in Nanoose Bay (1600 Stroulger Rd. #1) on Nov. 10. The performance starts at 7 p.m.

Vancouver neo-soul band Raincity Blue will be performing at on Nov. 11. There is no cover, and the event runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

— Courtesy Smoke ’N Water

Oceanside Concert Band

The Oceanside Concert Band’s annual fall concert Time To Remember takes place Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. with special guest vocalist Maureen O’Hearn.

The concert takes place at Knox United Church at 345 Pym St. in Parksville. Tickets at the door are $15 and $5 for students, while children 12 & under free. For more information, call 250-752-5909.

— Submitted by Don McConnell

Shady sounds

The Shady Rest features local live bands every Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and music trivia night every Friday starting at 7 p.m.

On Nov. 11, Kelly Fawcett will be bringing the blues to the Shady, and The Enablers will perform dance tunes on Nov. 18 at the Shady Rest at 3109 West Island Hwy. in Qualicum Beach. For more information, go to www.shadyrest.ca or phone 250-752-9111.

— Submitted by The Shady Rest