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Eva Hilborn, the founder of ‘Wonderful World of Books,’ sitting in her Qualicum Beach home, looking at what books might be a good fit for her program which delivers free books to three-year-olds in the School District 69 (Qualicum) catchment area. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Author, 95, shares lifelong love of books with three-year-olds in Bowser

Foundation hopes to expand delivery of free reading material to children

After an 18-month live theatre hiatus, ECHO Players presents the comedy ‘Yesteryear’, live on stage at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, through Oct. 24. (Don Emerson photo)

REVIEW: ‘Yesteryear’ from ECHO Players is hilariously uplifting and uproariously funny

Show runs through Oct. 24 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach

After an 18-month live theatre hiatus, ECHO Players presents the comedy ‘Yesteryear’, live on stage at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, through Oct. 24. (Don Emerson photo)
Coombs artist Joan Larson in her home studio, working on a new piece for her ‘Race Track’ series. (Submitted photo)
Coombs artist Joan Larson in her home studio, working on a new piece for her ‘Race Track’ series. (Submitted photo)
As a BC Culture Days event, the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville held an unveiling of 10 canvasses for their Exquisite Corpse Collaborative Art Project on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in the Upstairs Lounge of the Parksville Quality Foods. The art project had three different artists working on separate thirds of a single canvas, who could not see what their collaborators had done, or who they collaborated with. An online auction for the canvasses will be held through the MAC website (mcmillanartscentre.com) until 8 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2021. Pictured at right is ‘Understanding the Distorted Scallwag’ by Rosemary Fontenla, Patricia Duthie and Lynn Page. Pictured left is ‘Squirming Connections That Uplift’ by Liz Roy, Michelle Manke and Natalie Miles. (Mandy Moraes photo)
As a BC Culture Days event, the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville held an unveiling of 10 canvasses for their Exquisite Corpse Collaborative Art Project on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in the Upstairs Lounge of the Parksville Quality Foods. The art project had three different artists working on separate thirds of a single canvas, who could not see what their collaborators had done, or who they collaborated with. An online auction for the canvasses will be held through the MAC website (mcmillanartscentre.com) until 8 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2021. Pictured at right is ‘Understanding the Distorted Scallwag’ by Rosemary Fontenla, Patricia Duthie and Lynn Page. Pictured left is ‘Squirming Connections That Uplift’ by Liz Roy, Michelle Manke and Natalie Miles. (Mandy Moraes photo)
After an 18-month live theatre hiatus, ECHO Players presents the charming comedy ‘Yesteryear’, live on stage at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, from Oct. 7 to Oct. 24. (Don Emerson photo)
After an 18-month live theatre hiatus, ECHO Players presents the charming comedy ‘Yesteryear’, live on stage at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, from Oct. 7 to Oct. 24. (Don Emerson photo)
The cloakroom gallery at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville will show a digital exhibit of the Society of Canadian Artist’s Juried Exhibition and Competition until Oct. 24, 2021. On the right, first-place winner Michael Griffin’s ‘The Weight of the World’ is displayed on one of the six monitors. On the left, second-place winner Cher Pruys’ ‘The Artist.’ (Mandy Moraes photo)

Special SCA juried exhibition on display at McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville

Firefighter from Richmond took first place in national competition

The cloakroom gallery at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville will show a digital exhibit of the Society of Canadian Artist’s Juried Exhibition and Competition until Oct. 24, 2021. On the right, first-place winner Michael Griffin’s ‘The Weight of the World’ is displayed on one of the six monitors. On the left, second-place winner Cher Pruys’ ‘The Artist.’ (Mandy Moraes photo)
Cheryl DeWolf, gift shop manager of the McMillan Arts Centre, hold a copy of the Oceanside Community Arts Council’s latest project, the ‘Artful Appies & Afters’ cookbook, on Sept. 29, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Cheryl DeWolf, gift shop manager of the McMillan Arts Centre, hold a copy of the Oceanside Community Arts Council’s latest project, the ‘Artful Appies & Afters’ cookbook, on Sept. 29, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Tom Taylor, left, Shari Ulrich, middle, and Barney Bentall, right, will perform together as ‘Bentall Taylor Ulrich’ at the Knox United Church in Parksville on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, 2021. (Julia Graff photo)
Tom Taylor, left, Shari Ulrich, middle, and Barney Bentall, right, will perform together as ‘Bentall Taylor Ulrich’ at the Knox United Church in Parksville on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, 2021. (Julia Graff photo)
Roots musician Ben Sures will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Sept. 24, 2021, for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Roots musician Ben Sures will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Sept. 24, 2021, for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Folk Roots Club hosts Ben Sures show in Qualicum Beach

Sept. 24 performance will also feature Lantzville’s Blunder Brothers

Roots musician Ben Sures will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Sept. 24, 2021, for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Roots musician Ben Sures will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Sept. 24, 2021, for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Tom Taylor, left, Shari Ulrich, middle, and Barney Bentall, right, will perform together as ‘Bentall Taylor Ulrich’ at the Knox United Church in Parksville on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Tom Taylor, left, Shari Ulrich, middle, and Barney Bentall, right, will perform together as ‘Bentall Taylor Ulrich’ at the Knox United Church in Parksville on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Promotional poster for The Old School House Art Centre’s Music on Sunday Fall 2021 concert series on Sept. 26, 2021, featuring The Roy Styffe Quartet. (Submitted photo)
Promotional poster for The Old School House Art Centre’s Music on Sunday Fall 2021 concert series on Sept. 26, 2021, featuring The Roy Styffe Quartet. (Submitted photo)
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Promotional poster for the three art exhibits currently on display at The Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until Oct. 30, 2021. (Submitted photo)

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach hosts 3 exhibits through Oct. 30

Shows an exploration of possibilities with pastel, printmaking and plein air works

Promotional poster for the three art exhibits currently on display at The Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until Oct. 30, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Kris Epps. (Submitted photo)

Kris Epps assumes role of music director at Parksville’s Knox United Church

Award-winning classical pianist recently moved to area from Montreal

Kris Epps. (Submitted photo)
Four Parksville Qualicum Beach area artists collaborated on a mural to beautify a small courtyard in Qualicum Beach. From left; Elena Del Vicario, Jessy Watson, Chanel Halladay and Deidre Michael. (Mandy Moraes photo)

5 Parksville Qualicum Beach area artists collaborate on courtyard mural

Project envisioned by Sea Thrift Artisan Boutique shop owner

Four Parksville Qualicum Beach area artists collaborated on a mural to beautify a small courtyard in Qualicum Beach. From left; Elena Del Vicario, Jessy Watson, Chanel Halladay and Deidre Michael. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Shari Ulrich will perform at Knox United Church in Parksville on Saturday, Sept. 11. (Submitted photo)

Knox United Church in Parksville lines up 3 shows for September

Performances by Shari Ulrich, Cindy Fairbank, Julia Graff and Ryan McMahon on tap

Shari Ulrich will perform at Knox United Church in Parksville on Saturday, Sept. 11. (Submitted photo)
Tony Kirby next to his latest collection, unofficially dubbed ‘Earthworks,’ at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery, Aug. 23, 2021. (Mandy Moraes)
Tony Kirby next to his latest collection, unofficially dubbed ‘Earthworks,’ at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery, Aug. 23, 2021. (Mandy Moraes)
Genevieve Charbonneau, left, and Jack Connolly, right, make up the folk-roots duo ‘Heartwood’ from Duncan. The pair and are set to entertain for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall. (Submitted photo)

Folk-roots duo ‘Heartwood’ set to play Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Sept. 3

Show hosted by the Oceanside Folk Roots Club on Friday at 7 p.m.

Genevieve Charbonneau, left, and Jack Connolly, right, make up the folk-roots duo ‘Heartwood’ from Duncan. The pair and are set to entertain for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall. (Submitted photo)