Friday, Feb. 23
Anything Goes – Oak Bay High presents the musical Anything Goes starting Feb. 23. Anything Goes runs Feb. 23, 24, 28 and March 1,2,3 at 7;30 p.m. with a matinee Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at the school, 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd. Tickets, $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, are available at Ivy’s Bookshop (2188 Oak Bay Ave.), The Shieling (3948 Cadboro Bay Rd.) and Oak Bay High office.
The Victoria Early Spring Home Expo promises plenty of ideas for homeowners. The home expo is free and takes place at Pearkes Recreation Centre Friday from 1 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Victoria Royals – Western Hockey League action vs Portland Winter Hawks, 7:05 p.m. Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Coldest Night of the Year – Nighttime walks raising funds for organizations helping the homeless community and those in poverty. Events at Our Place Society (919 Pandora Ave.) and Mustard Seed (625 Queens Ave.) start at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24
Monterey rummage sale – The annual fundraiser Monterey Recreation Activity Association runs Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale fills the Monterey Recreation Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave. in Oak Bay.
Victoria Church of the Nazarene celebrates 40 years in the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4277 Quadra St. There will be a Hawaiian luau with games, food and fun for all.
Piano Studio Recital featuring UVic School of Music students, 2 p.m. in UVic’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Admission by donation.
Flute Studio Recital featuring UVic School of Music students, 7 p.m. in UVic’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Admission by donation.
Victoria Royals – Western Hockey League action vs Portland Winter Hawks, wear pink to support Pink in the Rink night for cancer research. 7:05 p.m. Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Window Wanderland – James Bay residents display colourful and silhoetted window art, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Maps are available at New Horizons (234 Menzies St.), James Bay Community School Centre (140 Oswego St.) and Heron Rock Bistro (435 Simcoe St.) on the nights of the events.
Sunday, Feb. 25
No Ivy League – Join this weekly restoration group with Friends of Uplands Park, helping to restore the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem by removing invasive English Ivy and other invasive plants. Sundays through to March 25. Meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at the kiosks at Cattle Point. Tools and gloves will be provided, instruction given, and areas to work in will be determined by Oak Bay Parks Management Plan. Suitable for all ages. An excellent volunteer opportunity for students.
Raccoons are Wild at the Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd. Drop in anytime from noon to 3 p.m. for crafts, a puppet show and hands-on exploration. Admission by Donation.
Violin Studio Recital featuring UVic School of Music students, 2 p.m. in UVic’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Admission by donation.
11th Annual Outreach Service Project – Organized by the Metchosin Baha’i community and the 4-H Club, residents young and old are encouraged to bring a new bath towel, a pair of socks suitable for men or women and a tube of toothpaste, which will then be packaged up and donated to Our Place Society’s bath program in downtown Victoria. This event takes place at the Metchosin Community Hall, 4401 William Head Rd., from 2 to 4 p.m.