Meet artist Theo Dombrowski at Kiwi Cove April 4

Last Word for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 18, Chris Whitely and Diana Braithwaite at St. Michael’s Hall, Chemainus, 7 p.m.

• March 18, Chris Whitely and Diana Braithwaite at St. Michael’s Hall, Chemainus, 7 p.m. Chris and Diana will be bringing Rick Ryce and Taylor Allum with them, to play bass and drums. Admission $15. Advance tickets can be purchased at Maple Lane Cafe (corner of Maple Lane and Alder Street), the Owl’s Nest on Willow Street, and at Chemainus Hardware on Chemainus Road. Tickets should also be available at the door.

• March 20, Alec Pearson and Bernard Blary, 2 p.m., St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus. Acclaimed for their constant striving to push the limits of their instruments, as well as their technical brilliance, Vancouver performers Alec Pearson on guitar and Bernard Blary on flute will enchant us with a sonorous blend as they showcase exotic music from Europe, the Americas and Asia in this truly international programme, which includes Ravi Shankar’s ‘Enchanted Dawn.’ Tickets: at the door $20; under 18, $5; in advance, $17. Available at: Owl’s Nest Bistro, Chemainus; Valley Vines to Wines, Mill Bay; Ten Old Books, Duncan; Salamander Books, Ladysmith; and Chemainus Festival Inn. Or by phoning 250-748-8383. More information at chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca.

• March 20, Duncan Seedy Sunday, Cowichan Tribes Gymnasium Si’Lelum (5574 River Road) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stock-up on locally adapted seeds, garden starts, perennials, and gardening advice. Featuring 35 local seed and garden vendors, community booths, a community seed exchange, and activities for kids, this event is a one-stop shop for all your gardening needs. This year’s event will also feature a series of four gardening workshops hosted by local experts. Topics: Water Wise Gardening, Drought & Deer Tolerant Plants, Plants Create Wondrous Music, and Seed Saving 101. Admission is $2, children under 13 free. More information at cowichangreencommunity.org.

• April 1 & 2, Ladysmith Home & Business Show, Aggie Hall, 1110 First Avenue. Take this opportunity to support your local businesses and see the variety of shops and services Ladysmith has to offer. Admission is free. There will be a concession, outdoor displays, lots for the family to see and do, and demos. Friday, April 1 from 2 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Chronicle is a media sponsor for this event. More information under the News tab at ladysmithcofc.com.

• April 4, Secret Beaches art exhibit at Kiwi Cove Lodge, 1 to 4 p.m. Meet artist Theo Dombrowski, who is putting on the exhibit as a fund raiser for Doctors Without Borders for relief work in Syria. Paintings in this exhibition include works originally used as illustrations in Dombrowski’s guides to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Show is on until April 24.

• April 23, Evening in support of Disaster Aid Canada, Aggie Hall, 6:30 p.m. This Rotary Evening of Celebrations is in support of Disaster Aid Canada. Appetizers included. Cash bar for beer and wine. Live auction of high end prizes. Tickets $20 by contacting Linda at 250-616-0685 or Diane at 250-245-7044.