Metchosin Minute: Events in brief

A performance by the Emily Carr String Quartet and a talk by the editor of Fungi Magazine highlight the upcoming events in Metchosin.

Ongoing events

Three shows remain for the William Head on Stage play, Sleeping Giants, inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rip Van Winkle. Shows happen Nov. 3, 4 and 5. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Metchosin Country Store or through Ticket Rocket.

Friday Nov. 4, 7 p.m.

Anyone with an interest in mushrooms is invited to the Metchosin Municipal Hall for a talk with Britt Bunyard, mycologist and editor for Fungi Magazine. Titled Mushroom Stones to Stoned Apes: the origins of the fungi. The third annual Mycoblitz will take place the following morning.

Sunday Nov. 6, 2:30 p.m.

Come out to see the Kreutzer Sonata, played by the Emily Carr String Quartet, at the New St. Mary’s Church, 4125 Metchosin Rd. Tickets available at the door or in advance through eventbrite.ca. Free for students. More information at emilycarrstringquartet.com

Tuesday Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

Celebrate the 20th birthday of the Habitat Acquisition Trust by attending a Nature Fundraiser Gala. Canapes and beer/wine will be served; the night also includes music and a silent auction. The event takes place at the Glen Rosa Farm Restaurant, 5447 Rocky Point Rd. Tickets are available for a minimum $20 donation.

Thursday Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

Charles Grooms, founder of a sustainable, multi-generational farming operation on 53 acres on Saltspring Island, speaks on his experiences.

The talk is taking place at the Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

Material provided courtesy Frank Mitchell

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