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Early Shift: Creative Collections - Victoria

675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2

Friday, November 21, 2014

Calling all Families! You are invited to come see what Artists in Residence Aimee van Drimmelen, Lindsay Delaronde and Gareth Gaudin have been up to over the last year, and get creative as well. The museum collections come alive through museum exploration and play…and cookies and juice of course. It’s an early ‘evening shift’ of images, objects and the art of doing! Parents! After the kids are put to bed, come back for some overtime with “Night Shift” Cost: $10 per person, $30 per family (up to 2 adults and 3 youth)

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Gifts For Myself and Others 2014 - Victoria

Leonardo da Vinci Centre 195 Bay Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V9A 3K4
Toll-free
Phone250-743-1213

Daily from November 21, 2014 to November 23, 2014

The Island Artisans Association presents the 26th annual Gifts for Myself and Others juried show to be held on November 21-23 at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre, showcasing over 30 exhibitors and featuring some of the finest handcrafts from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. New this year, featured works form Island Artisan members will be on display and for sale in our NEW Gallery Shoppe. Gifts for Myself and Others is the perfect size: big enough to offer a dynamic cross section of functional, decorative, and wearable crafts and small enough that you can take the time to explore, unhurried, every exhibitor. For more information please contact Jantina Froese at 250-743-1213 or gifts2014(at)islandartisans.ca. Sponsored by Victoria's Times Colonist.

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Cedar Yellow Point Artisans Country Christmas Tour - Nanaimo

Various Artisan Studios
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9G 1A5
Toll-free
Phone250-245-5283

Daily from November 20, 2014 to November 23, 2014

Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Country Christmas Tour Celebrates 26 years! The 26th annual self-guided Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Country Christmas Tour will fill four days with fun, exploration in the country and unexpected treasures around every corner on the tour. Take this scenic route, experience enchanting scenery, spectacular country roads dotted with farms, studios, restaurants, shops and wildlife. Discover many celebrated artists and the wonders of Cedar and Yellow Point. You will find locally-produced edibles, native art, jewelry, original paintings, woodwork, pottery, fiber arts and more. More than 22 studios will astound visitors on the tour this year. Visitors and locals will have the perfect opportunity to get ahead of the Christmas shopping rush with creative one of a kind purchase from artisans.

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Festival of Trees - Victoria - Victoria

The Fairmont Empress
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1W5

Daily from November 19, 2014 to January 6, 2015

Every year, Victoria's Festival of Trees transforms The Fairmont Empress into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital.

Sponsors, local businesses, organizations & individuals of this event come together & decorate trees - in a sometimes wacky, often irreverent & always beautiful fashion.

These enchanting trees are then displayed throughout The Fairmont Empress over the holiday season.

The 2013 Victoria Festival of Trees raised over $205,400 in support of the urgent needs at BC Children's Hospital.

More than 20,000 votes were cast for the 73 beautifully decorated trees during the seven weeks at The Fairmont.

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Magic Cottage Craft & Gift Sale - A Celebration of Fine Crafts, Artisan Foods, & Festive Decor - Port Alberni

3945-4th Ave
Port Alberni, British Columbia
V9Y 4J1
Website
Toll-free
Phone250-731-4803

Daily from November 15, 2014 to November 23, 2014

It's easy to do some serious holiday shopping all in one place because the Magic Cottage has a delightful assortment of affordable one-of-a-kind gifts and handcrafts. Whether you're looking for works of art, designer jewellery, hand-crafted gifts, fabric work, beauty products, Christmas décor and cards, paper crafts, winter hats and scarves, vintage collectables or succulent sweets and savory treats, this is the place to be. And don't forget that they always have a lovely gift draw for a donation to local charity The Magic Cottage will be open Sat, Nov 15(10-6), Sun, Nov 16(10-5) & Sat, Nov 22(10-6), Sun, Nov 23(10-5). The Magic Cottage is located at 3945-4th Avenue, between Morton & Maitland, Port Alberni, BC. Just look for the Craft Fair signs and come browse.

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Christmas in Old Town - Victoria

675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Toll-free
Phone250-356-7226

Daily from November 14, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas from long ago. Marvel at the 4.5 metre tall Christmas tree, visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery. From 12 noon - 4:00 pm.

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2014 Artisan's Market - Campbell River

1235 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, British Columbia
V9W 2C7
Toll-free
Phone250-287-2261

Daily from November 13, 2014 to December 24, 2014

If you are looking for a special gift and don’t want to hit the shopping mall, the Gallery has unique and original gifts in a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll find candles, cards, wood work, jewelry, soap, pottery, fibre art, blown glass, knitwear, prints, toys, decorations, tea, spices and more – and it’s all hand made in this region! If you’ve already made a trip to the Gallery’s Artisan Market, do come back to see the new products and artwork that will arrive each week. November 13 – December 24, 2014 Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm OPEN LATE for Starlight Shopping on November 28 until 8pm

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Lust Life Jazz Band Plays The Bengal Lounge - Victoria

721 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1W5

Weekly on Saturday November 8, 2014 to Saturday December 27, 2014

Catch Lust Life Jazz Band at the Bengal Lounge for a great evening of cool jazz,and funky stuff. Featured musicians in The Victoria International JazzFest and many other events, Lust Life has been a staple of the Victoria BC and Vancouver Island music scene for many years. Frequently guest soloists join the band to offer their opinions in the language of jazz. The repertoire stems from the love of the jazz song form, the great American songbook and takes inspiration from jump jazz, blues, bebop, funk and swing. The stylings of Lust Life defy classical description.

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Kids' Club Afternoon Exploration with the Maritime Museum - Victoria

675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2

Weekly on Wednesday, Thursday from Wednesday November 5, 2014 to Thursday November 27, 2014

Get musical with the Maritime Museum of British Columbia! MMBC programmers Kate Humble and Kirby Delaney will take you on a fun and tuneful journey through the music, dance and art of sailors from centuries past. Try to blow a pipe whistle, dare to dance a hornpipe jig and create your very own sea shanty using fun (and occasionally silly) nautical words and tunes! Get hands-on with hardtack and cannonballs, and learn to tie shipboard knots. But be warned, you'll probably leave singing! Register for just one day or sign up for the entire month! This event is limited to Kids' Club Members Only.

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Upstairs on Beacon Holiday Market & Festivities - Sidney

2405 Beacon Ave
Sidney, British Columbia
V8L 3A2
Toll-free
Phone250-516-7653

Weekly on Saturday November 1, 2014 to Saturday December 20, 2014

Upstairs on Beacon will be turned into a magical Christmas wonderland with many surprises, treats and fun! Visit our mall of Christmas Trees and holiday decorations. There will be a holiday market in which 30 vendors will be selling speciality products and unique holiday gifts for that special someone. If you'd like to purchase a vendor table and participate beginning Nov 1st, call quick as limited space. We will also use this time to take donations for the food bank. The Holiday Market on Beacon will be every Sat. 10-4 but the decorations will be available for the public to visit any day until 5pm. For more information 250.516.7653

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