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Event from Oct. 6, 2019 to Nov. 6, 2019

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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Wild Mushrooms - an introductory course for adults
Swan Lake Nature House | 3873 Swan lake Road Victoria
$54 members/$60 non-members
Wednesday, October 9, 7 to 9 pm Introduction to Mushrooms - The essential elements of mushroom biology, uses and ID. Students should bring mushrooms to class for identification and discussion. Instructor: Andy MacKinnon Sunday, October 13, 2....

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October 10, 2019 | Thursday
Geology Tour
Nanoose Bay | Parksville
$29/person
Join Dr. Steven Earle for an interpretive geology tour on the beach. Learn simple identification techniques and a bit about the island's geological history. Transportation provides from Oceanside Place Arena at 9am or Nanoose Place at 9:30am..

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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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October 11, 2019 | Friday
Gymnastics Preschool
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
8 classes for $58.00
A fun and interactive program where children can come once a week to play games and learn the basic fundamentals of gymnastics..

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October 12, 2019 | Saturday
Splish Splash Swim
Ravensong Aquatic Centre | Parksville
Regular admission
A water adventure you don't want to miss. The lifeguards will bring out the pool toys for you to enjoy. From the rope swing to the snake, there will be water play for everyone..

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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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Starlight Skate
Nanaimo Ice Centre | Nanaimo
Regular admission
Enjoy the soft light "stars" and passive LED glow lights. Great for families after dinner..

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MINI GARDEN series (Succulent 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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Free Swim
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
Free
Bring your family and friends for a swim sponsored by Peninsula Co-op..

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Kids Mega Sale
Pearkes Rec Centre | 3100 Tillicum Rd Victoria
Gently used baby and children's clothing, toys, equipment and maternity..

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