Local Entertainment

The Blues Songs of Christmas show, with Big Hank and the Kingpins, will visit Knox United Church in Parksville on Dec. 11. (Submitted photo)

Christmas Blues show will play Knox United Church on Dec. 11

Big Hank and the Kingpins will play a mix of classic tunes and originals

Four new exhibitions are on display at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville. Pictured here is “New York Sizzle” by Marilyn Riopel. (Submitted photo)

4 new exhibits debut in December at the MAC in Parksville

Exhibitions will be on display until Dec. 23

Jeff Wilson will give a free talk on his latest exhibition at the Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach on Dec. 6.(Rennie Browne photo)

Artist to give free talk at TOSH in Qualicum Beach Dec. 6

Jeff Wilson will speak on his process and experience

ECHO Players photo via Facebook

Christmas play announced by ECHO Players in Qualicum Beach

‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ runs Dec. 8 to Dec. 27 at Village Theatre

ECHO Players photo via Facebook
John Reischman and the Jaybirds will play at Errington Hall on Dec. 2. (Submitted photo)
John Reischman and the Jaybirds will play at Errington Hall on Dec. 2. (Submitted photo)
The Red Cod Forge in Nanoose Bay will once again host its gallery show and open house on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. (Submitted photo)

Red Cod Forge gallery show and open house returns to Nanoose Bay

Visitors can also check out blacksmithing demostration

The Red Cod Forge in Nanoose Bay will once again host its gallery show and open house on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. (Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)

Comedy tour making stops in Parksville, Qualicum Bay

Big Beast Comedy Tour visits area Dec. 9 and Dec. 11

(Submitted photo)
The crowd takes in the music during Rock the Park in Parksville Community Park Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2022. (Wendy Sears photo)
The crowd takes in the music during Rock the Park in Parksville Community Park Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2022. (Wendy Sears photo)
Milner Christmas Magic returns on Dec. 2 with an expansion into the new Rhododendron Species Garden. (Submitted photo)

Milner Christmas Magic returns to Qualicum Beach Dec. 2

This year’s display includes expansion into new Rhododendron Species Garden

Milner Christmas Magic returns on Dec. 2 with an expansion into the new Rhododendron Species Garden. (Submitted photo)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Madison Violet will play a concert at Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 27. (Submitted photo)
Madison Violet will play a concert at Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 27. (Submitted photo)
Bonnie Brett will appear with special guests Phil Dwyer and Steve Wallace at TOSH in Qualicum Beach on Nov. 27. (Submitted photo)
Bonnie Brett will appear with special guests Phil Dwyer and Steve Wallace at TOSH in Qualicum Beach on Nov. 27. (Submitted photo)
Michael Kim will play a concert at Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 26. (Ken Frazier photo)
Michael Kim will play a concert at Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 26. (Ken Frazier photo)
Ashley Kuramoto, seen here with her daughter Claire, recently released an interactive colouring book about the Qualicum Beach area. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach teacher releases interactive colouring book

Each entry includes scavenger hunt and illustration of local adventure spot

Ashley Kuramoto, seen here with her daughter Claire, recently released an interactive colouring book about the Qualicum Beach area. (Submitted photo)
The Aurora Piano Trio will perform at the TOSH in Qualicum Beach on Nov. 20. (Submitted photo)
The Aurora Piano Trio will perform at the TOSH in Qualicum Beach on Nov. 20. (Submitted photo)
People of all ages and levels of singing experience are invited to join local song leader Sylvia Humble (right) and Adrienne Hudencial on piano (left) this December for a series of community Christmas carolling events in Parksville and Nanoose Bay. (Submitted photo)

Singalong series revives the tradition of Christmas carolling in Parksville and Nanoose

Parksville events go Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17 and Dec. 21 in Nanoose

People of all ages and levels of singing experience are invited to join local song leader Sylvia Humble (right) and Adrienne Hudencial on piano (left) this December for a series of community Christmas carolling events in Parksville and Nanoose Bay. (Submitted photo)
The Silver Spur Riding Club Annual Toy Ride is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 20. (PQB News file photo)

Silver Spur Riding Club Annual Toy Ride set for Nov. 20

Event donations will go to SOS Christmas Program

The Silver Spur Riding Club Annual Toy Ride is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 20. (PQB News file photo)
Oceanside Concert Band will put on its fall concert on Nov. 20 at Knox United Church in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Concert Band fall concert set for Nov. 20

Music starts at 2:30 p.m. at Knox United Church in Parksville

Oceanside Concert Band will put on its fall concert on Nov. 20 at Knox United Church in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Edie Daponte will perform war-time songs during ‘We’ll Meet Again’ at Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 11. (Submitted photo)

‘We’ll Meet Again’ concert honours veterans with wartime classics in Parksville Nov. 11

Edie Daponte will perform Second World War era songs at Knox United Church

Edie Daponte will perform war-time songs during ‘We’ll Meet Again’ at Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 11. (Submitted photo)
Alfie Zappacosta is coming to Parksville on Nov. 26. (Submitted photo)

Alfie Zappacosta will perform at MAC in Parksville Nov. 26

Singer-songwriter will play unique blend of acoustic, smooth jazz, pop and Christmas favourites

Alfie Zappacosta is coming to Parksville on Nov. 26. (Submitted photo)