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What’s Going On: January 6 to January 19, 2016

January 6, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor

Wednesday, January 6 until Saturday, January 9
Artsy, and crafty
Explore the works of Katharine Maltwood in Magna Mater at the Legacy Art Gallery, located at 630 Yates Street. The exhibition looks at the impact of the Arts and Crafts movement in late 19th-century Britain. More information can be found at

Wednesday, January 6 until Monday, January 18
150 years after Yeats
Visit the Mearns Centre in UVic’s McPherson Library for an exhibit on the life works of William Butler Yeats. See his work as a playwright, artist, and poet through rare books and printed ephemera. Go to for more information.

Saturday, January 9
How much wood can a woodpecker peck?
Find out just how much wood a woodpecker can peck while on a walk through the woods with one of the Capital Regional District’s naturalists at Francis/King Regional Park. Meeting place is at the Nature Centre just off Munn Road in Saanich. The event is free to attend and two guided walks are available: the first, running from 11 am until 12:30 pm, is catered to adults; the second, running from 1:30 until 2:30 pm, is open to all ages. Go to for more information.

Sunday, January 10
Depicting the past
If petroglyphs are an interest of yours, then join in on a guided hike in East Sooke Regional Park to learn all about stories quite literally written in stone. The guided hike will run from 1 until 3 pm and is free to attend; it’s recommended for ages eight and up. Bring your sturdiest pair of hiking boots and meet up at the kiosk in the Aylard Farm parking lot just off Becher Bay Road. More information can be found at

Brian Gore is part of International Guitar Night, in town on January 17 (photo by Suzanne Teresa).

Brian Gore is part of International Guitar Night, in town on January 17 (photo by Suzanne Teresa).

Friday, January 15
Urban versus natural landscapes
Towers and Trees, JP Maurice, and Acres of Lions will be performing at Sugar Nightclub on January 15. Doors are at 8 pm; advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at

Saturday, January 16
Nocturnal nature
Owling is the sport for me! If it is for you too, join naturalist David Allinson in a nocturnal search for these wonderful creatures. Event is recommended for ages 18 and up; pre-registration by January 14 is required. Fee is $7 plus GST. For pre-registration call 250–478–3344; for more information visit

Sunday, January 17
International guitar night
Head over to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium on January 17 for a night of some top-notch guitarists exchanging musical ideas and performing their latest original compositions. Brian Gore, Lulo Reinhardt, Mike Dawes, and Andre Krengel will be there plucking their strings. The event starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are $25 for students; go to for more info.

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