Calendar: Avoiding the Christmas Crazies

8 12 2010

With 16 shopping days left till Christmas and Holiday parties hitting high gear, don’t forget to take a few minutes to relax. Nobody likes a psychotic break on Christmas morning.

Vikes Christmas Tree Sale – The Vikes have locally grown Grand, Noble and Douglas fir trees for sale in a variety of sizes at a wide range of prices. Proceeds from tree sales support Vikes’ student athletes. THURSDAY-FRIDAY & MONDAY-WEDNESDAY noon-7pm at Centennial Stadium main entrance, parking lot 4 (UVic). Free. 250-721-7656.

Write for Rights – Come sip a fine brew, sign petitions, write letters and greeting cards for prisoners of conscience around the world. Presented by Amnesty International. FRIDAY 2-8pm at the Black Stilt Cafe (103-1633 Hillside).

VNHS – The Victoria Natural History Society’s Christmas bird count tune-up. Meet at the viewing tower at Viaduct and Interurban. SATURDAY 8:30am. Free. 250-885-2425.

Cougar Capers – Not a night at a bar, but a guided walk. SATURDAY 1pm at the Francis/King Reginal Park Nature Centre. Free. 250-478-3344.

Larry’s Bubble Bash – Sips Artisan Bistro hosts Spinnakers spirit merchants product consultant, Larry Arnold. 12 sparklers from the around the world will be matched with gourmet canapes such as oysters, mussels, duck prosciutto and much more. SATURDAY 3:30-5pm at Sips Artisan Bistro (425 Simcoe). $20. 250-590-3515.

Kinky Xmas Party – What else can you do with a candy cane and holly? Join the Sagacity celebrations and find out for yourself. SATURDAY 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $15/$10. sagacitygroup.net.

Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle – Discuss the lastest in Anarchy reading. TUESDAYS 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585.

Victoria Women’s Newcomers’ Club – Are you new to Victoria? Join the VWNC for our festive season social lunch. Reservations required. WEDNESDAY 11:30am at the Cedar Hill Golf Club (1400 Derby). 778-430-1892

Looking for something more for the one you love? Win them a pedicure certificate from Outshine Hair & Aesthetics by emailing calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT:PEDICURE) and make all their holiday dreams come true!

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