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Explore: Seedy Saturday; Pride at RBCM; Screening at Maritime Museum

Upcoming events: Seedy Saturday in Quadra Village; Pride at RBCM; Screening at Maritime Museum
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Marika Smith picks some kale at the Compost Education Centre’s demonstration garden on North Park Street in Victoria. The centre is hosting its Seedy Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Quadra Village Community Centre and Neighbourhood Gym, 901 and 950 Kings Rd. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST

Seedy Saturday in Victoria on Sunday

The Compost Education Centre is hosting its Seedy Saturday in the Quadra Village on Sunday.

Seedy Saturday is an annual celebration of seeds that takes place all over the world every spring.

It is a chance for people to buy locally-grown, climate-adapted seeds and plants from 22 local vendors. You can also exchange seeds with fellow gardeners and farmers.

There will be free workshops at the all-ages event, with gardening-themed activities for children.

The workshops offer an opportunity for formal and informal learning about gardening, community food resilience and climate-adaptive food growing.

The event will be attended by a dozen non-profit and community groups as well as nine vendors offering products and services.

The event is free to attend. It runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, at the Quadra Village Community Centre and Neighbourhood Gym, 901 and 950 Kings Rd.

For more information, go to compost.bc.ca/victoria-seedy-sunday-2024.

An exploration of queer history at RBCM

The Royal B.C. Museum is hosting Pride, an exploration of queer history, as part of its Re-imagining Your Museum interactive workshop series, in the Old Town Gallery of the museum, Thursday, Feb. 22.

The event is a night of celebration and a hands-on creative workshop, organized with, and for, the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies.

At the event, experts will share their historical knowledge and lived experiences and participants will be invited to as well — in a fun and playful way.

The event is part of the museum’s Community Engagement series — interactive workshops to help reimagine how the museum could better serve and represent people living across the province.

This event is free to attend. It runs 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Old Town Gallery of the museum, 675 Belleville St. For more information, or to register, go to royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Maritime Museum hosts screening of docuseries Where the Wind Meets the Tide

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is holding a screening of Where the Wind Meets the Tide, a documentary series showcasing the lives of a group of mariners working on the waters off Vancouver Island, at the museum on Friday.

The two-season documentary series, directed and produced by Suzanne Jolly, showcases 13 mariners who share stories about living and working at sea off Vancouver Island.

Funding for the series comes in part by the Telus Storyhive Voices program.

Jolly was inspired to capture the voices of mariners who have lived through significant changes in the marine industry in recent decades — and how they managed to work through through the evolution.

She also made sure to include the voices of women and Indigenous people, to ensure that the stories reflect an accurate representation of the diversity of people who make their living on the water.

The series focuses on the lives of northern Vancouver Island mariners in season one, with six episodes. Season two of the series concentrates on mid to northern Vancouver Island, from Nanaimo to Campbell River, with seven episodes.

The screening will feature selected episodes of the series, followed by a question and answer segment with Jolly.

Tickets are $18 for adults,

$12 for youth under 25. The event runs 6 to 8:30 p.m., with a beer and wine mingle at 6 p.m. followed by the screening at 6:45 p.m. at the Maritime Museum, 744 Douglas St.

This is an all-ages event, but have two pieces of valid ID if you plan to consume alcohol.

For details or to buy tickets, go to mmbc.bc.ca.

parrais@timescolonist.com