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Summer weekends in Oak Bay are special. There are always so many events and attractions drawing people to the community.

This Saturday morning found Ginger and I at the Oak Bay Public Works Yard.

I am always amazed at all the items an Oak Bay resident can drop off there; it is always busy but operates like a well-oiled machine. There is a great section for ‘reusable household items’ and I love to pick through and see what treasures I may find in others’ trash.

The Oak Bay Public Works Yard is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information check out the district’s website at oakbay.ca. …

This past week was a busy one in Oak Bay, Gage Gallery had its official opening on Friday night. If you missed it, make sure to stop in and see some great art from this collective group of 16 artists.

Gage Gallery is located on Oak Bay Ave. next to Kharma Salon and Spa, Kissako Green Tea Café, and Just Matcha across from Village Butcher, The Whole Beast and Abra-Kid-Abra. …

Accessory Consignment just celebrated its one-year anniversary, if you missed the party it’s not too late to pop in and wish owner June Kolodziejak a happy first anniversary. It’s located at 2552 Windsor Rd. next to Reflections Hair Design, around the corner from W&J Wilson across from Windsor Park. …

Sunday was extra busy in Oak Bay as the community hosted the 10th annual Bowker Creek Brush-Up and the Collector Car Festival. These two annual events allowed residents and visitors to take advantage of the amazing weather. …

Coming up this week, I’ll be strolling down to the Night Market Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. and perhaps follow the market up with a pop into the Penny Farthing for dinner with a friend.

Dianne’s Tidbits and Tips

Head down to the beach to catch the Damian Graham Trio on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Willows Park at 6:30 p.m.. If you get down to the beach a little early, you can grab a snack at the Kiwanis Tea Room.

Carlton House will be hosting the third annual Summer Garden Party on Saturday Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., call 250-595-1914 to RSVP.

Do you have tidbits and tips for Dianne? Contact her at dianne@oakbaynews.com

 

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