Calendar: Christmas? Already?!?

16 11 2011

Has the twinkle of tinsel started to catch your eye? Are you finding glitter in inexplicable places? Has peppermint been added to your latte? If so, then you might be suffering from the side effects of “Early Christmas.” The solution? Vaccinate yourself with this weeks events.*

*May include Christmas Craft Fairs, politics, goodies and fun.

Urbanite – This South Asian-infused evening will feature live music and video performance, collaborative storytelling and of course some custom cocktails and seasonal drafts served up by Canoe Brewpub. FRIDAY 8-11pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). $13/$11 AGGV members. 250-384-4171.

TEDX – 14 speakers with ideas worth spreading, three live performances, and interactive media exhibitions. SATURDAY 9am-6pm at the Victoria Conference Center (720 Douglas). $50.

Greek Christmas Bake Sale and Snack Bar – Featuring delicious home-made Greek desserts and pastries associated with the Xmas season. Souvlaki, Gyros, spanakopita, other delicacies and freshly made loukoumades will be available at the Snack Bar. All proceeds support of the Victoria and Vancouver Island Greek Community Society cultural programs and for charity purposes. SATURDAY 10am-5pm at the Greek Community Centre (4648 Elk Lake Drive). Free. 250-479-9391,

Scandinavian Craft Fair – Crafts, baking, jewellry, Norwegian sweaters and more. SATURDAY 10am-4pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). Free. 250-598-2603.

Goward House Society Craft Fair – Find the handcrafted presents your loved ones adore. Tea room open. SATURDAY 10am-4pm at Goward House (2495 Arbutus). $2. 250-477-4401,

Victoria Downtown Farmers’ Market – Farm tables loaded with the best locally produced meat, cheese, bread, ice cream, honey, produce, sprouts, jams, mushrooms, salt, preserves and more. SATURDAY 11am-3pm at Market Square. Free.

Rally for Political Reform – Find out what’s wrong with our political system and how to fix it. Listen to great speakers, Dr. Budd Hall, Dr. Janni, Ken Wu, and others. Presented by the People’s Assembly of Victoria. SATURDAY noon at Centennial Square. Free.

Crystal Singers’ Holiday Shopping Fair – With Partylite, Epicure, Jockey, Guatemalan Scarves, Arbonne, Avon, Universal Books, Tupperware, Silpada and Nelia C. Caye Jewellery and more. SATURDAY 1-3pm at St. Peter’s Church (3939 St. Peters St.). Free. 250-727-3538,

Christmas Bazaar & Tea  – Featuring Crafts, Books, White Elephant, Jewelry and More. Proceeds support the Victoria Cat Rescue Corps’ Spay & Neuter fund. SATURDAY 1-4pm at Knox Presbyterian Church (2964 Richmond Rd). Free. 250-656-1100,

Nautical Wreath Workshop – Give this Christmas a nautical flare with your very own nautical wreath. Please bring any other decorations you may wish to add and a good pair of gloves. We recommend thick gardening gloves. Materials provided.  Registration required. FRIDAY-SUNDAY & Nov. 26-27 1-5pm at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $29. 250- 385-4222 ext. 113,

Not enough? Email (SUBJECT: MYSTERY!) to win our ever-popular mystery prize! Tickets? Books? Fairy dust and magic? Enter to find out.



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