Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
Composer Gavin Bryars will regale with stories and samples of his musical odyssey at the Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd. This presentation is part of a Summer Speaker Series sponsored by the Westshore Community Arts Council. For more information go to westshorearts.org/event.php?id=274.
Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
Head to the Metchosin fire hall on Happy Valley Road for a free information session on emergency preparedness. This month’s presentation focuses on preparedness gadgets (lights, beds, solar charging and more). For more information or if you’d like to join an emergency pod, call Kathleen at 250-478-1307 or go to metchosinemergencyprogram.ca/who-we-are/.
Aug. 19, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Lebeau-Petersen Band takes the stage for Bandwagon night at Metchosin Golf Course, 4100 Metchosin Rd. The restaurant and bar open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is a minimum $5 donation that goes to the band.
Aug. 24, 7 p.m.
The Summer Speaker Series is back at the Metchosin Community House with Anna Tchernakova discussing her filmmaking adventures in Russia. For more information go to westshorearts.org/event.php?id=275.
Aug. 26 to 28
The Victoria Royal Astronomy Society’s Star Party returns, taking over the Metchosin municipal grounds. The event features speakers on Friday and Saturday, with celestial viewing after dark. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Sherry at 250-474-0554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Every Sunday through October, the Metchosin Farmers Market takes over the municipal grounds behind the Community House from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
• On the second Friday of the month, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., all are welcome to join a ukulele jam session at the Community House.
– Courtesy Frank Mitchell