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COVID’s second wave is hitting hard, but there are still safe events to check out. Here are some things to do around Victoria on Thursday, November 12th.

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 on Thursday, November 12th:

House on Haunted Hill – Creepy Classic Movies

Craigdarroch Castle hosts a special night with a creepy classic flick: The House on Haunted Hill, starring Vincent Price.

All movies take place in the Castle’s dance hall, located on the fourth floor (there are 87 steps and no elevator in the Castle).

COVD-19 Precautions are in place and masks are required when visiting Craigdarroch Castle and during the performance.

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Crescent

Pin-frog floral arrangement workshop at Fortune Gallery

Visit Fortune Gallery for an exploration of colourful local flowers and foam-free floral mechanics. Using lush seasonal products, participants will learn how to use a pin frog while balancing deep winter colours. Heather, calendula, hellebore, fall berries, roses, and fresh herbs are all in season at this time on the west coast.

There will be a brief introduction and demonstration, with plenty of time to ask questions and build your arrangement. All skill levels are welcome to enjoy this class.

Your admission price includes workshop instruction, a pin frog and vessel, local flowers, greenery and supplies, and a beverage.

  • When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Fortune Gallery, 537 Fisgard Street

Live Music In the Pub: Featuring Morien Jones

Morien Jones is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in Victoria, B.C. For the past two decades, he has been moving audiences across Western Canada, writing and performing his original music, a catchy blend of classic soul and folk, with elements of jazz and reggae. Give him a listen at Brentwood Bay pub! Reservations not available.

  • When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Brentwood Bay Resort, 849 Verdier Avenue

2020 Esquimalt Farmers Market Fall Markets

Esquimalt Farmers Market heads into the fall season with a new time and location. For the final eight weeks of the season, you can see local growers and producers with terrific goods and services made with environmentally sound practices. There will be food trucks on hand too!

  • When: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Just outside the Esquimalt Rec Centre (527 Fraser Street), in the lacrosse box

Fine Arts Open House for potential students

Join the Acting Associate Dean of Fine Arts and representatives from each of UVic’s Fine Arts departments to learn how their programs can help you achieve your creative future. From Art History & Visual Studies to Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing and our School of Music, UVic offers BC’s only dedicated fine arts faculty—which means you’ll be creating and learning in a like-minded community!

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