Calendar: Have a Socially Responsible Time

9 11 2011

This weeks events cater to our socially responsible side. Be part of a political public forum or indulge in guilt-free locally handmade crafts. It’s up to you. Don’t forget Remembrance Day on Nov. 11.

IconoCraft Christmas – A DIY crafting fair where local artists teach people how to make a wide range of different crafts. THURSDAY 5-11pm the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10. iconocraft.com.

Public Forum – The Conservative Omnibus Crime Bill: Will it make Canada Safer or Meaner? A public forum and panel discussion moderated by Victoria MP Denise Savoie. THURSDAY 6:30-9pm at First Metropolitan United Church (932 Balmoral). Free. 250-363-3600.

Remembrance Day Service – Hosted by the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club. FRIDAY 10:40am in the Italian Garden next to Hatley Castle (2005 Sooke). Free.

What Matters To You? – What Should the Federal Government’s Priorities be in 2012 and Beyond? A public meeting hosted by Victoria MP Denise Savoie. With guest speaker Stephen Salter discussing the green economy. SATURDAY 2-4pm at 970 Blanshard. 250-363-3600.

Global Interdependence and You – A public symposium offering the public an opportunity to hear speakers affiliated with UVic’s Centre for Global Studies discuss their work. Symposium MONDAY noon-2pm in the First Peoples House Ceremonial hall, followed by the Centre for Global Studies Open house 2:30-3:30pm in room C173, the Sedgewick Building (UVic). 250-853-3218.

UVic Hearts & Hands Craft Fair – Talented artisans from the UVic community offer a wide range of crafts for sale, including cards, soap, jewelry and handmade clothing.  Proceeds support the United Way fundraiser. TUESDAY 10am in the University Centre Lobby, UVic. Free. 250-721-4357.

Email calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: MUGGER) to win a copy of Sandy Frances Duncan’s & George Szanto’s Never Hug a Mugger on Quadra Island in time for their book signing on Nov. 15 (7pm at the Cadboro Bay Book Company, 2840B Cadboro Bay).

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