Community announcements – February 23

68th Annual Prairie Night in the Afternoon
Musical Program by The Greater Victoria Police Chorus
Sunday, February 23
2:00 pm
Centennial United Church, 612 David St (at Gorge Rd)
Tickets: $10 available at church office: 250-384-6424; Ivy’s Book Shop; Long & McQuade: GV Police chorus; at the door.

Jazz Alive!
7:00 pm
First Metropolitan Untied Church, 932 Balmoral at Quadra.
Free; donations welcome.
Feb 26 – Peter Dent
Friday, Feb 28 – A Special Our Place Benefit Concert with Daniel Lapp.  Also performing are the Open Doors with Louise Rose plus The Arbutus Singers.
Tickets $15 advance; $20 at the door.
Note: Our weekly Jazz Alive! gatherings in March will be on Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
Learn to Meditate
Sunday, February 23
1:30-5:00 pm
UVic Interfaith Chapel
To register:
For more:
A River Pilgrimage To The Tarsands
Wednesday, February 26
7:00-9:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Church, 2410 Malaview, Sidney
Amazing Gospel Experience
February 27, 28 & March 1, 2
Thursday & Friday evenings & all day Saturday
Sunday morning celebration and afternoon concert
Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell St
Program details or to register online:
Questions: 250-213-1948 or
Sexual Health Education for Families
Thursday, February 27
First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral (Quadra & Balmoral)
3-5 year olds: 4:30-5:00 pm
5-8 year olds: 5:15-6:00 pm
9-12 year olds: 6:15-7:00 pm
12-16 year olds:7:15-8:45 pm
$12 per family
Pre-Registration required:
CSRS Public Lecture Series
Thursday, February 27: Islam in contemporary America Through The Lens of Arab American Literature
Thursday, March 6: Walking Tours and the Religious Landscape of Victoria
Thursday, March 13: Dust & Bones: Panel Discussion on ancestral Burial Sites of the Coast Salish
Thursday, March 20: Religion, Globalization and Economic Rationality: Women and Islamic Microfinance in Indonesia
Thursday, March 27: A Family That Kills Together: Household Violence in Catholic Reformation France
Thursday, April 3: The Literary Response to the Conservative Christian Resurgence in America
Thursday, April 10: How Do We Experience Religious Diversity? *This lecture only will be held at the Legacy Gallery, 630 Yates, 7:30 pm
David Strong Building, Room C122
4:30 pm
250-721-6325 or or
Healing Pathways
An Interfaith Training in Energy Healing
Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
UVic Continuing Studies Building, Room 134
Fee: $160 (Students $80)
To register: or 250-472-4159
Let Us Enter Together Into the Mystery of God’s Presence
Prayer and Music in the style of TAIZE
Friday, March 21
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Service at 6:00 pm
The Journey
Tuesdays, March 4: Aging in Place
March 11: Housing Option As We Age:
March 18: Elder Abuse:

March 25: Advance Care Planning:
10:00-11:45 am
Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Ave.
For more info & to pre-register: Jane 250-658-5911or Bridy 250-388-4268
West My Friend
Thursday, March 6
7:30 (Doors open at 7:00)
Fairfield United Church, 1303 Fairfield Rd
Tickets: at Larsen Music & Lyle’s Place
Unwaged: $10 in advance or $12 at the door Waged: $15/advance or $17at the door
St. Luke’s Player’s
Evening: 8:00 pm, March 12,13, 14, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22
Matinee: 2:00 pm, March 15, 16, 22, 23
Home Instead
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias? Free Educational Workshop.
March 11 & 13
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Home Instead Resource Centre
222-1595 McKenzie Ave
RSVP: 250-382-6565
Healing Pathway Victoria Retreat
April 11 & 12
Saanich Baptist Church, 4347 Wilkinson Rd.
For more:
Cost: Friday only $55/Saturday only $75. Both days: before March 1 $100 or after $120
Dance Art
Presented by Ballet Victoria to remove barriers to isolation of seniors living at home. Dance Art captures dance movements through drawing, painting, or photography while the participants watch the dancers in rehearsal. Art will be exhibited at ‘Tea for Tutu’ performances.
April 17, 24, May 1; in advance of the May 14 Tea for Tutu
Ballet Victoria Studio, 643 Broughton, 250-380-6063
To register: 250-818-5445 or
For more info: