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Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Jennifer Bate of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, singing in a rock band and more

Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
The Old School House Arts Centre, located at 122 Fern Rd. in Qualicum Beach, will feature the Federation of Canadian Artists, Arrowsmith Chapter, until Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)

TOSH features Arrowsmith FCA exhibit until Dec. 17

Artists will be in Brown Gallery throughout October and November to discuss work

The Old School House Arts Centre, located at 122 Fern Rd. in Qualicum Beach, will feature the Federation of Canadian Artists, Arrowsmith Chapter, until Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Musician pledges to support food bank during pandemic

Musician pledges to support food bank during pandemic

Crissinger to perform at Parksville’s Music Cafe on Oct. 17

Musician pledges to support food bank during pandemic
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Oceanside Christmas Wishes
Deb Peters village series at Gallery at Qualicum Beach Art Supply
ShowBiz Minute: Efron, Gilbert, Box Office
Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix
Jeff Plankenhorn. (Submitted photo)

‘Heavy hitter’ from Texas brings music to Qualicum Beach

Oceanside Folk/Roots Club hosts Jeff Plankenhorn on Oct. 9

Jeff Plankenhorn. (Submitted photo)
The McMillan Arts Centre, circa 1979. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Community Arts Council seeks new members

OCAC started as a charitable organization in 1976

The McMillan Arts Centre, circa 1979. (Submitted photo)
The Music Cafe, located at 631 Island Highway, Parksville, has six shows announced for their October lineup. (submitted photo)

Parksville’s Music Cafe announces lineup for October

Matinee and evening performances featured through the month

The Music Cafe, located at 631 Island Highway, Parksville, has six shows announced for their October lineup. (submitted photo)
Parkville’s McMillan Art Centre. (File photo)
Parkville’s McMillan Art Centre. (File photo)
Knox United Church in Parksville will host a variety of musical talent for their fall concert series. (File photo)
Knox United Church in Parksville will host a variety of musical talent for their fall concert series. (File photo)
Mick Sherlock, founder of Oceanside Folk/Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Mick Sherlock, founder of Oceanside Folk/Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Film crews will return to Ladysmith in early October to complete filming for Resident Alien (Cole Schisler photo)

Resident Alien returns to Ladysmith for filming in early October

New SyFy series back after spring filming interrupted by COVID-19

Film crews will return to Ladysmith in early October to complete filming for Resident Alien (Cole Schisler photo)
Folk musician Trevor Price will perform at Parksville’s ‘Music at the Museum’ series on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Photo submitted)
Folk musician Trevor Price will perform at Parksville’s ‘Music at the Museum’ series on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Photo submitted)
Old School House Arts Centre on Fern Road in Qualicum Beach. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach’s TOSH plans for ‘Music on Sundays’ concert series to continue this fall

Classical pianist Leslie Dala the first featured artist for all-new online performances

  • Sep 8, 2020
Old School House Arts Centre on Fern Road in Qualicum Beach. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The green-winged teal, western kingbird, northern pygmy owl and Bohemian waxwing (clockwise from top-left) are among the birds included in Nanoose-Bay photographer Mike Yip’s new book, ‘Beginner’s Guide to Common Vancouver Island Birds, Vol. 4.’ (Photos courtesy Mike Yip)

Nanoose Bay photographer self-publishes Vancouver Island birding guide

Mike Yip features more than 235 birds in new beginner’s birding book

The green-winged teal, western kingbird, northern pygmy owl and Bohemian waxwing (clockwise from top-left) are among the birds included in Nanoose-Bay photographer Mike Yip’s new book, ‘Beginner’s Guide to Common Vancouver Island Birds, Vol. 4.’ (Photos courtesy Mike Yip)
Elise Boulanger will play the Parksville Museum on Sept. 5. (Davis Hammer photo)

Elise Boulanger talks history, music and the importance of connecting

Musician and band to play the Parksville Museum on Sept. 5

Elise Boulanger will play the Parksville Museum on Sept. 5. (Davis Hammer photo)
The Vancouver Island Symphony’s Noteworthy Kids children’s choir program will take place online this year due to COVID-19. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony’s children’s choir program goes online due to COVID-19

Registration now open for fall and winter sessions of Noteworthy Kids

The Vancouver Island Symphony’s Noteworthy Kids children’s choir program will take place online this year due to COVID-19. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)
‘Wherry 2’ by Tony Grove. (Tony Grove image)

September at the MAC in Parksville: a new exhibit and painting class

‘Art Bite’ program allows participants to try a variety of mediums

‘Wherry 2’ by Tony Grove. (Tony Grove image)
Robert Tutty’s glass work at Robert Held Art Glass in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Robert Tutty unveils first glass exhibit in Parksville

Work on display at Robert Held Art Glass until Sept. 29

Robert Tutty’s glass work at Robert Held Art Glass in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Julian and Sue Packer will perform a 20-minute play, ‘Babel Rap’, on Aug. 22. (Andrew Nixon photo)
Julian and Sue Packer will perform a 20-minute play, ‘Babel Rap’, on Aug. 22. (Andrew Nixon photo)
A new poetry collective has been started on Vancouver Island. (Robert Garlington image)

Poetry contest started for Vancouver Island poets

“We’re such a unique group,” says founder on why she wanted to start the collective

A new poetry collective has been started on Vancouver Island. (Robert Garlington image)
Francine Street. (Submitted photo)

Parksville artist takes home Sooke Fine Arts People’s Choice Award

Francine Street’s winning piece is titled ‘Ken’

Francine Street. (Submitted photo)