Community Calendar, August 5, 2015

A list of some of the events happening in the region

Arts

Jacqueline Austin and Gabriel Taschereau art show at the Tulista Gallery, Aug. 2 to 8. Featuring landscape paintings and photography from the artists’ 2015 Canada odyssey. visit cacsp.com for details.

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit Art Show Aug. 7 through Sept. 3 at the Mary Winspear Centre. Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A unique art show with First Nations artists from across Canada. Visit winspear.ca for more details.

Beethoven to Abba Singers in all voice ranges invited to take part in the Victoria Summer Choir’s 10th anniversary season. Rehearsals Tuesday nights to Aug. 20 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church. For information, contact Clara at cchay@live.ca or 250-590-6335.

 

Events

Cultural Festival of India: dazzling dances, joyous music, mouth-watering food, crafts, lots of family fun activities.  Saturday. Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Food and crafts for small cost. Come for a memorable experience of festivals and zesty cuisine of India, at the Victoria Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre, 1934 Cultra Ave., Saanichton.victoriahindutemple.com.

Peninsula Country Market, Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saanich Fairground. Enjoy a country morning among friends. Fresh local produce, crafts, preserves, herbs, flowers, breads, coffee, treats, and toe-tappin’ market music. 250-216-0521. peninsula-countrymarket.ca.

Adult Summer Reading Challenge at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Love to read anything you can get your hands on? Or listen to audiobooks? Join to read your way through the summer. For each week that you read every day for 15 minutes or more you can fill in a ballot to win a prize. Free.  Drop in to register.  For information, call 250-656-0944.

 

Kid stuff

Summer Reading Club

at the Sidney

North Saanich Library. Children ages up to 12 years are invited to join the ‘Build it!’ Summer Reading Club. Kids receive reading records to track their reading, and contests, prize draws, and special events are held throughout the summer.  Registration is free and runs to Aug. 21. For more, call 250-656-0944.

Summer Storytime at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Bring your littlest ones to the library for songs, rhymes, stories and movement. Stay for a snack and some socializing afterwards. Runs Thursdays to Aug. 20, 10:15 to 11 a.m. Drop-in. Ages 0-5. For information, call 250-656-0944.

Teen Summer Reading Challenge at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Do you like photography? Playing games? Express your creativity by taking our Teen Summer Challenge — complete tasks, earn points, do cool stuff and you might win an iPad mini!   Participation is online at virl.bc.ca/teens/challenge and runs until Aug. 31. For information, call 250-656-0944.

 

Health

Looking for a great early morning workout in Sidney? SHOAL Centre is offering an 8 to 9 a.m. drop-in class every Wednesday.

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