January 20th Emergency Workshop
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Start the new week off right with some amazing events!

Practice some fashion sustainability, get prepared for any emergency, or sing along with some fellow music enthusiasts.

All these events and more are happening in Victoria tonight, January 20th.

Upcycling and Embroidery Workshop

Learn how to use simple embroidery stitches to decorate your clothes! After learning how to complete a few basic stitches, you can sketch out a design and start stitching. Samples and inspiration photos will be provided.

All supplies are included, but please bring an article of clothing — 100% non-stretch cotton, denim, or linen fabrics preferred. 

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Oaklands Neighbourhood House, 2629 Victor Street

Gilbert and Sullivan Sing-along

The Victoria Gilbert & Sullivan Society is organizing a fun night of singing G&S music! Selections will be from various operettas in the newly renovated space in the upstairs of the Bent Mast Pub. Come join your fellow G&S enthusiasts, with the wonderful Steven Benson as the accompanist, for a great night of singing and fellowship.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Bent Mast, 512 Simcoe Street

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Make emergency preparedness your family’s New Year’s resolution and attend a free workshop offered by Emergency Management Victoria on January 20th.

Learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your emergency kits, what you can do to protect your home from an earthquake, and how to reunite with your loved ones after a disaster.

  • When: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria City Hall, Antechamber, 1 Centennial Square

Stories on Fern Street

What better way to warm a winter evening than with a selection of stories told live, without text or props. Hosted this month by Pat Carfra, in conjunction (as always) with the Victoria Storytellers Guild, there will be tea and treats at the break! 

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: 1831 Fern Street

Commodore’s at Hermann’s 

Head over for an evening of some of the greatest big band tunes! The Commodores Big Band has been playing shows and dance events in Victoria since 1975.

With over 1000 tunes in their library, the Commodores play a hugely varied repertoire of music suitable for dances and stage shows, from swing, to latin to contemporary arrangements. There’s something for everyone!

  • When: Doors at 5:30 p.m., show at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street