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We’re heading into the final week of September and it looks like the sunshine is back! Here are five things to do today to start the week off.

As you head out to activities and events, please follow the restrictions and guidelines that these businesses require to keep their employees and patrons safe during the pandemic.

As always, wash your hands, wear masks, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

Without further ado, here are five things to do today, Monday September 28th:

Learn about the Air Cadet Program

Learn about what the Air Cadet Program can offer your child. They will be hosting a virtual meeting this evening on Zoom.

  • When: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where:  Zoom – online

VCM Intergenerational Online Sing & Strum

Ukulele players at all levels, from ages 12 to the Golden Years are welcome to join this very stimulating group, where participants come together to play and sing the music they love in a friendly environment.

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Conservatory of Music – Westhills, 210-1314 Lakepoint Way, Langford

Creating with Silver and Copper

Over 3 hours once a week for 3 weeks. You will learn the basics of working with copper and silver to make creative pieces of wearable art. In the initial series of classes you will learn the basics including studio safety, tools, basic forming, piercing, texturing, soldering and finishing. Ring bands, bezel cups (to set cabochons) as well as bails and findings will be included in this initial series. Some materials will be included. Most tools will be available for in Studio use.

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: West Coast Creative Spirits, 108-688 Granderson Road

Child-Friendly Contemplative Walk at Thetis Lake

Meet at the small (dog) beach for a nature walk with stops to give thanks, meditate, listen, and explore. All at a child-friendly pace. Be sure to bring a snack.

  • When: 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Where: Thetis Lake, 2433 Chilco Road

Visit Butchart Gardens

No matter the season, The Butchart Gardens are sure to put on a show. Notice: This event is outdoors. Make sure to check the air quality before heading out.

  • When: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with viewing until 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Avenue