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Event from Oct. 4, 2019 to Nov. 4, 2019

October 4, 2019 | Friday
Fantastic Fridays at St. Luke Cedar Hill
St. Luke's Hall | Cedar Hill Cross Road at Cedar Hill Road, Victoria
Free
Featuring Messy Church. A family-friendly time of fun, games, food, crafts, music, and stories. Dinner provided. Come when you can, come as you are. 1st Friday each month (October- June). For info, call 250-477-6741 or e-mail admin@stlukecedarhill.ca.

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October 5, 2019 | Saturday
Birds of Beechey Head
East Sooke Regional Park | Victoria
Free
Join CRD Regional Parks guest naturalist, Geoffrey Newell, and walk to Beechey Head to observe raptors during their fall migration. The hike up to the viewpoint requires sturdy footwear and includes a 15-minute trek up a steep and rocky trail. Meet at the kiosk in the Aylard Farm parking lot off Beecher Bay Rd. 8+ years..

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Kindergym Drop-In
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
Drop in for $3.25
Kindergym is a movement program designed for children and their caregiver to play together. Balls, hoops, ride-on toys, climbers and mats allow children to creatively explore. Staff will lead songs and circle time. Get active together for life. $3.25 per child..

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Small Group Fitness 101 for Teens
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
4 weeks for $52.00
In this small group format learn techniques for strength training, how to use your core, effective stretching and how to optimize your cardiovascular training. Gain the tools to build a well-rounded workout for yourself. 6:1 ratio.

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Youth Rock Curling Mini Intro
Nanaimo Curling Club | Nanaimo
$5/person
Meet some junior curlers and other youth who are trying it for the first time. Dress warm, bring gloves and a clean pair of running shoes. All equipment provided. 9-16 years..

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Vic west toy library
HighPoint Community Church | 949 Fullerton Ave Victoria
$15/6 months or $30/year
We are a volunteer run toy library where parents, grandparents or caregivers can borrow a large variety of educational toys, games and new play materials on a regular basis, significantly contributing towards the development and education of your....

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MINI GARDEN series (Alpine Gardens)
the Gardens at HCP | 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Victoria
$85/4 week series or $ 25/1 week
What is it about miniature gardens that intrigues us? Is it the adorable tiny plants we choose to nestle into interesting and unusual containers…vintage, upcycled, or made? If you love miniatures of all kinds, give this a try!.

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JMG Garden Club
the Gardens at HCP | 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Victoria
$10/Child
Garden Club is an open concept learning opportunity for children of all ages who enjoy gardening and exploring the out of doors. Each month we meet to assess our plot and participate in seasonable gardening with lots of hands-on activities..

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Indigenous Stories for Families with Miss Vancouver Island
James Bay Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Join Katelynne Herchak for stories and myths from the North. Katelynne is an Indigenous education leader and was both the 2015 Miss Vancouver Island and 2019 National Canadian Miss Coastal British Columbia. She is Inuk from Kuujjuaq, Quebec, and has been a visitor on Kewungen territory for 23 years. For children and their families. Registered..

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Tsawout First Nation Stories and Crafts
Nellie McClung Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Join a Tswawout First Nation Cultural Elder in Residence for an afternoon of Indigenous storytelling and traditional crafts and to learn workds and phrases in SENCOTEN, the language of the Saanich People. For children and their families. Registered..

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October 6, 2019 | Sunday
Amazing Race in the Parks
Rathtrevor Provincial Park | Parksville
$15/person; $40/group
Discover roadblocks and detours that will put your team dynamics to the test. Fun challenges will leave you inspired to be in the outdoors..

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Peck Peck? Who's There?
Francis/King Regional Park | Victoria
Free
A noisy woodpecker! Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist to learn about what makes woodpeckers so good at what they do through activities and a story. Search for signs of woodpeckers along the trail. There is no fee for this program, but you must pre-register by October 2 as space is limited. 5 years and under..

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Eco Crafts
the Gardens at HCP | 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Victoria
$20/youth
In this workshop, we will explore ways to reuse household items and use natural materials to save on waste while making great personal products to use at home and school. Participants are asked to bring along an old tee shirt to make a shopping tote!.

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Blessing of the Animals Service
St. Luke's Church | Cedar Hill Cross Road at Cedar Hill Road, Victoria
Free
A short service (about 30 minutes long) geared towards children, families, and their pets with a blessing of the animals at the end. You may also bring a picture of a pet (living or deceased) so that the pet can be blessed or remembered..

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October 7, 2019 | Monday
Stories in the Garden
the Gardens at HCP | 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Victoria
$5/participating child
Our fall version of Stories in the Shade featuring seasonal and entertaining stories and garden wanders for preschoolers. Each week a new theme and story is planned around a garden adventure to explore and discover the many wonders in our gardens..

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Monkey Business: Story Building for Home Learners (Ages 5 to 8)
Theatre SKAM | 1030 North Park Street Victoria
$129.00
These classes help build confidence, expression and collaboration skills. Our story building class features drama games, creative movement, storytelling, and dramatic role-play. Unique stories and characters will be explored with the Teaching Artist..

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October 8, 2019 | Tuesday
Kindergym Drop-In
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
Drop in for $3.25
Kindergym is a movement program designed for children and their caregiver to play together. Balls, hoops, ride-on toys, climbers and mats allow children to creatively explore. Staff will lead songs and circle time. Get active together for life. $3.25 per child..

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DivorceCare
Central Baptist Church | 833 Pandora Ave. Victoria
Free. Cost for workbook.
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences..

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October 9, 2019 | Wednesday
Emergency Preparedness Workshop
Burnside Gorge Community Centre | 471 Cecelia Rd Victoria
Free
Are you and your family prepared for an emergency such as a power outage, winter storm, earthquake or tsunami? Learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your emergency kits, what you can do to protect your home from an earthquake, and how to reunite with your loved ones after a disaster..

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Childhood Stress & Anxiety: Building Resilience Workshop
Queneesh Elementary | Courtenay
Free
A Presentation by Julie-Anne Richards, Clinical Counsellor. Tailored for parents, caregivers and educators supporting young children experiencing stress and anxiety. Register through eventbrite.ca..

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