Thursdays – Free anxiety support group, sponsored by the Capital Mental Health Association, with Dr. Tom Lipinski, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bridge Centre, 125 Skinner St. FMI: CMHA, 250-389-1211.
June 16 – Royal Victoria Yacht Club Open House, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours, nautical demonstrations, yacht and dinghy racing, and cruise boating information. 3475 Ripon Rd., at Beach Drive. FMI: rvyc.bc.ca (Community Events) or 250 592-2441.
June 16 – Jolly Nyeko Foundation Canada Day of the African Child celebration and fundraiser, noon to 4 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Rd., featuring the experience of a day in the life of an African child, traditional Ugandan food, original African arts and crafts, silent auction, drum lessons and more. FMI: 250-721-0445 or www.jnfcanada.org
June 16 – Sooke Co-op Preschool’s third annual Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Western Speedway – emergency and construction vehicles, buses and more will be among the dozens of trucks on display. Admission is $5/person or $10/family of four, and $15 for a five or more, (babies under one free). Face-painting, crafts, food, bounce houses and more. FMI: www.sookepreschool.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-642-6364 ext. 235.
June 18 – Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop, Living in Residential Care, 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-register at 250-370-5641 or e-mail WellnessCentreRegistration@viha.ca
June 19 – Volunteer Victoria’s AGM, 8:30 a.m. at the Cedar Hill Golf Course. Guest speaker, Norma Cameron, Strengthening Non-Profits through Storytelling. Continental breakfast, $10 at the door. RSVP by June 13 to 250-386-2269 or email volvic@VolunteerVictoria.bc.ca
June 21 – Learn about the trees of Ross Bay Cemetery with City of Victoria staff. Meet at the Caretakers Building in the Cemetery (entrance near Arnold and Fairfield roads), by 6:30 p.m. Free; no registration required.
June 21– Free lecture and Q&A session with Rev. Dale Perkins, A Personal Encounter with Palestinian/Israeli Reality, 7 p.m. in Room C126, UVic’s David Strong Building. FMI: www.cjpme.org
June 23 – Summer So[u]lstice at Royal Oak Burial Park, with artist Paula Jardine, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stroll the grounds, enjoy live music, poetry and more. FMI: www.robp.ca
June 23 – Award-winning Philippine choral group the Manila Chamber Singers perform for the benefit of the Philippine Bayanihan Cultural & Housing Society at First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Rd. at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 general admission. FMI: www.bayanihan.ca
June 23 & 24 – Third annual Jane Austen Tea, 1 to 4 p.m. in the English country garden beside the Starling Lane Winery, 5271 West Saanich Rd. Tickets: $15/adults; $9/children five to 12; free/under 5. Tickets, including traditional sandwiches, sweets, punch and unlimited tea, available at all Dig This locations, at www.pldca.ca and at the door sold out. Entertainment, silent auction and more; traditional attire encouraged.
June 25 – Ladies’ Night at Evedar’s Bistro, 6 to 9 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $20. Fashion Show by Baja Rosi’s, health & wellness tables, keynote by spiritual life coach Dar Mjaroff, and raffles with all proceeds going to the Langford Food Bank. FMI: 250-391-8636.