Calendar: Food, Libations and Fun!

30 09 2011

September may be drawing to a close and our fall routines defined, but that’s no excuse for boredom. Head over to the CBC Radio station to record your own station ID and meet their hosts. Get your fill of stories and crafts at the Esquimalt Story Festival. Or indulge in a little decadence with Art of the Cocktail and the Chef Survival Challenge.

Culture Days – Get into Victoria’s culture scene, enjoy performances and interactive visual arts activities. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11am-3pm in Centennial Square. Free.

CBC Radio Open House  – Step into the CBC Radio studio and record a station ID. Meet hosts Gregor Craigie, Jo-ann Roberts, Khalil Ahktar, Kelly Nakatsuka, Don Genova, Shelagh Rogers, Quirks and Quarks Bob McDonald and win great draw prizes. Bite into an apple pie to help Lifecycles, or apple muffins from the Camosun College Culinary School. SATURDAY 10am-2pm at CBC Radio (1025 Pandora). Free. 250-360-2227.

Esquimalt Story Festival – Hot dog lunch for kids (and for parents by donation), craft tent and seven children’s storytellers, including Tim Gosley, Peg Hasted, and the Tickle Trunk Players. SATURDAY 10:30am-2:30pm at the GVPL, Esquimalt Branch (1231 Esquimalt). Free. 250-414-7198.

Art of the Cocktail – Victoria’s premier cocktail festival returns. Tastings, workshops, competitions and more. SATURDAY noon-9:30pm, SUNDAY 10am-2am & 11am-8:30pm at locations throughout Victoria. $90-$170.

Chef Survival IV – Join 20 of the finest chefs in Victoria as they crawl, pick and cook their way. Proceeds support TLC’s farmland conservation program. SUNDAY noon-6pm at Madrona Farm (4317 Blenkinsop). $50-$100.

Food Security: It’s in Our Hands – Network with others in Food Security, learn about and get involved with Transition Food Group projects, upcoming events and more. Includes panel discussion on food security. TUESDAY 6:30-9:30pm at the Fernwood Community Association Hall (1923 Fernwood). By donation. 250-380-6383.




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