May 6-7, Crofton Art Group annual show and sale at the Crofton Seniors Centre,

• May 6-7, Crofton Art Group annual show and sale at the Crofton Seniors Centre, adjacent to the ferry terminal, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Original art in all mediums, art cards, exquisite jewellery and nice pottery on display, door prize and refreshments provided. For more information call Diana at 250-246 9477

• May 6, Healthy Start to Learning, Aggie Hall in Ladysmith, 1110 First Ave., 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Children up to 6 years old and their care givers are invited. A Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District event hosted by Ladysmith Families and Friends. Health professionals and community organizations that serve children and families will be present. More information at 250-210-0870.

• May 6-28, Harvey, The Chemainus Theatre Festival, The Chemainus Theatre Festival presents Broadway’s charming comedy of errors, Harvey, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mary Chase. The 1940s story is a terrific work of imagination that asks the audience “what is normal, really?”. Reserve a seat by calling the box office at 1-800-565-7738, or online at

• May 7, Royal LePage National Garage Sale for The Shelter Foundation, in the Royal LePage parking lot at 410 First Ave., Ladysmith, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds go Haven House in Nanaimo, to help women and children who have experienced violence. Royal LePage Ladysmith is now accepting ‘gently used items. Donations can also be made at

• May 8, Iain Duncan & Friends, 2 to 5 p.m., The Crofton Jazz Series. Saxophonist Iain Duncan with organist Tony Genge, guitarist Rob Cheramy and drummer Jon Miller will offer their unique take on the classic American songbook of the era. At the Crofton Hotel Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. Admission $10. For information, phone 250-324-2245 or visit croftonhotel/ca.

• May 14, Tour de Rock 5km Fun Run, Starts from the Amphitheatre at Transfer Breach Park. An untimed colour run for the whole family. Be prepared to be covered in neon by the end. Race starts at 10 a.m. Registration includes a t-shirt, bottle of water, pair of sunglasses and one bag of colour. Registration is capped at 400 participants so if it’s sold out then there will be no race day registration. Get details and book online at

• May 29, The LaFF Third Annual Golf Tournament, Cottonwood Golf Course, 3 p.m. An afternoon of fun on the greens and after for a delicious Bar-B-Que at the Cottonwood Golf Course….all supporting children and families in the community. Sponsorship opportunities still available and items for the silent auction, as well as prizes for our golfers, gratefully accepted. Info at