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Juno Award (2019) nominees the Slocan Ramblers are coming to Errington Hall. (Photo submitted)

Juno-nominated band to play the Errington Hall

Slocan Ramblers to play a concert on March 27

  • Mar 10, 2020
Juno Award (2019) nominees the Slocan Ramblers are coming to Errington Hall. (Photo submitted)
(Emily Vance photo)

REVIEW: Ballenas production of ‘Chicago’ hits all right notes

Students offer entertaining version of popular musical

(Emily Vance photo)
Dancers with Qualicum Beach School of Dance, pictured here, as well as dancers from two other local dance studios, will perform at the fundraiser Dancing for a Cause on March 6, benefiting Echo Players and the Village Theatre. (Time & Tide Photography)

Qualicum Beach students ‘Dancing for a Cause’ on March 6

Funds raised will go toward purchasing wireless microphone system for Village Theatre

  • Mar 2, 2020
Dancers with Qualicum Beach School of Dance, pictured here, as well as dancers from two other local dance studios, will perform at the fundraiser Dancing for a Cause on March 6, benefiting Echo Players and the Village Theatre. (Time & Tide Photography)
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Darrel Hancock's home studio
ShowBiz Minute: Efron, Gilbert, Box Office
Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix
Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court
Susan Schaefer standing with her ‘New Beginnings, 20 Years in the Making’ showcase art piece. (Amber-Lea Nielsen photo)

Schaefer showcases ‘New Beginnings, 20 Years in the Making’ art exhibit at the MAC

‘I usually spend one year creating each collection’

  • Mar 2, 2020
Susan Schaefer standing with her ‘New Beginnings, 20 Years in the Making’ showcase art piece. (Amber-Lea Nielsen photo)
The cast from ‘Chesapeake Shores’ pose for a photo in season three of the hit Hallmark series. (Chesapeake Shores photo)

Popular TV series ‘Chesapeake Shores’ renewed for season five

Hallmark Channel show to return to filming in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

The cast from ‘Chesapeake Shores’ pose for a photo in season three of the hit Hallmark series. (Chesapeake Shores photo)
BACK, from left: Chris Morrison, Jean-Francois Cornoir, Rosalee Morrison, Carsten Rubeling, Derrick Milton, Susie Craven (teacher), FRONT, from left: Mary Warden, Mathew McDermand, Ethan Dowdle, Hana Rogers, Thys Westerhof, Gwaiidon Duckworth-White. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Classical Concerts holds first masterclass program, announces new scholarship

Sixth season for OCC bringing world-class artists to the community

  • Feb 27, 2020
BACK, from left: Chris Morrison, Jean-Francois Cornoir, Rosalee Morrison, Carsten Rubeling, Derrick Milton, Susie Craven (teacher), FRONT, from left: Mary Warden, Mathew McDermand, Ethan Dowdle, Hana Rogers, Thys Westerhof, Gwaiidon Duckworth-White. (Submitted photo)
Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite play Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge for a matinee show on March 8. (Courtesy of Diana Braithwaite)

Blues and jazz icons to play in Parksville

Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley at Ground Zero

  • Feb 19, 2020
Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite play Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge for a matinee show on March 8. (Courtesy of Diana Braithwaite)
Musical fundraiser for Parksville high school dry grad goes March 7

Musical fundraiser for Parksville high school dry grad goes March 7

The Apollos play fundraiser for Ballenas celebrations

  • Feb 13, 2020
Musical fundraiser for Parksville high school dry grad goes March 7
Julian Packer, Lyra Sales and Hope Myre in the ECHO Players’ 2020 production of ‘The Secret Garden’. (Courtesy of Jennifer Kelly)

‘The Secret Garden’ opens in Qualicum Beach

First ECHO Players production of the year

Julian Packer, Lyra Sales and Hope Myre in the ECHO Players’ 2020 production of ‘The Secret Garden’. (Courtesy of Jennifer Kelly)
All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’

All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’

Ballenas Secondary performers stage slightly toned-down version of popular show

All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’
Organist Adam Brakel will play Knox United Church in Parksville on Feb. 16. (Courtesy of Knox United Church)

World-renowned organist to perform at Knox United in Parksville

Adam Brakel the latest in musical series at church

  • Feb 9, 2020
Organist Adam Brakel will play Knox United Church in Parksville on Feb. 16. (Courtesy of Knox United Church)
‘Stan and Ollie’ is the film offered up for the February edition of Beachflicks. (Courtesy of Beachflicks)

Beachflicks announces February movie viewing in Qualicum Beach

‘Stan and Ollie’ will play at Eaglecrest Golf Course on Feb. 13

  • Feb 7, 2020
‘Stan and Ollie’ is the film offered up for the February edition of Beachflicks. (Courtesy of Beachflicks)
Lois Goodnough celebrates the sale of two of her paintings at the opening of her exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (Emily Vance photo)

Working with intuition and a critical eye: Parksville painter’s work on display

Lois Goodnough’s female figures are full of joy and movement

Lois Goodnough celebrates the sale of two of her paintings at the opening of her exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (Emily Vance photo)
Guitarist Terry Boyle will play a variety of Celtic tunes alongside fiddler Ivonne Hernandez at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville on Friday Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Terry Boyle)

Celtic tunes offered up at Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Terry Boyle and Ivonne Hernandez perform at the MAC on Friday, Feb. 7

Guitarist Terry Boyle will play a variety of Celtic tunes alongside fiddler Ivonne Hernandez at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville on Friday Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Terry Boyle)
Captain Hook and Peter Pan (played by Daniel Sailland and Ashlee Sales) clash in an epic duel during this ECHO Players production of Peter Pan in 2018 shows. The NEWS has tickets available for the next ECHO Players show, The Secret Garden, which opens Feb. 13. (News file photo)

Free ticket alert! Ticket giveaway for ECHO Players’ Secret Garden

Four sets of tickets are up for grabs during the February production

  • Feb 2, 2020
Captain Hook and Peter Pan (played by Daniel Sailland and Ashlee Sales) clash in an epic duel during this ECHO Players production of Peter Pan in 2018 shows. The NEWS has tickets available for the next ECHO Players show, The Secret Garden, which opens Feb. 13. (News file photo)
Kieran McIntyre takes a hard look at some of the gems and minerals on display at the 2019 Parksville Gem and Mineral Show. The 2020 show runs Feb. 8-9. (News file photo)
Kieran McIntyre takes a hard look at some of the gems and minerals on display at the 2019 Parksville Gem and Mineral Show. The 2020 show runs Feb. 8-9. (News file photo)
‘Bringing the outside in’: Nanoose Bay landscape painter sees great success
‘Bringing the outside in’: Nanoose Bay landscape painter sees great success
The Kwalicum Secondary School’s Senior Jazz Band poses for a snap in at a past performance in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Sarah David)

Dinner and a show: KSS Jazz fundraiser in Qualicum Beach features live music

Arrowsmith Big Band, student groups to perform at Feb. 7 event

The Kwalicum Secondary School’s Senior Jazz Band poses for a snap in at a past performance in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Sarah David)
A selection of Kat Cearns’s work is on display at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs. (Emily Vance photo)
A selection of Kat Cearns’s work is on display at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs. (Emily Vance photo)
Timber Fest to come to Qualicum Beach

Timber Fest to come to Qualicum Beach

Forestry-themed event will take place in May 2020

  • Jan 26, 2020
Timber Fest to come to Qualicum Beach