Can you believe it’s the last day of May already?!

Here are 5 things happening in and around Victoria today!

Make Your Own Natural Lip Balm

What: Learn how to make your very own natural lip balm with sun protection, at the time of year when your lips need it the most! All of the ingredients, exclusive recipe, and your own finished product are included in your ticket. We’ll be serving tea and talking about the benefits of each natural ingredient as we smell and experience them all.
This is a relaxing, casual, educational, and heart warming environment, so bring a close friend and get cozy with us!
Where: Free Spirit Botanicals,
549 Johnson street
When: 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Barista Basics: Espresso

What: Barista Basics is a series focusing on demystifying commerical coffee skills. There’s a lot to know as a barista, and a little bit of technique goes a long way. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a prosumer with a dynamite new machine, or you’re just getting started at your first coffee gig, 2%Jazz has some tips and tricks guarenteed to improve your confidence in your skills and the quality in your cup. Presented free of charge on the last Thursday of every month
This month we focus on commerical quality espresso. What is it, how to make it, how to adjust it, palette training and theory. If you’ve never been behind the bar at a commercial cafe, this is your chance! Participants will get the opportunity to pull shots on a commercial espresso machine (Custom La Marzocco GB/5), use a commerical grinder (Anfim Super Caimano or Eureka) and have the opportunity to purchase coffee at wholesale prices.
Where: 2%jazz at the Hudson
1701 Douglas St
When: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free!

Thursday Night Comedy Pro-Am

What: Weekly standup comedy show for your pleasure, with a rotating lineup featuring some of the best acts in town.
Drinks, food, cheap wings, bring your friends
! It’s never not fun!
Where: Hecklers Comedy Club
123 Gorge Rd East
When: 8 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $5 at the door

EFM Outdoor Season

What: Find locally grown produce, live music, artisans, food trucks, locally made foods and a community hub, every Thursday!
There will generally be 50 Vendors including 4 food trucks, a knife sharpener, 4 liquor Vendors, 12 Farmers and a hole bunch of insanely talented artisan food producers and artists!
Bring reusable bags, dinnerware from home and a cloth napkin and cash of course!!
Where: Memorial Park
1230 Esquimalt Road
When: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday Morning Gardening

What: Come and join other volunteer gardeners to make St Ann’s a special place to visit. There are many gardening areas and types of task to do. Tea break with treats.
Where: St. Ann’s Academy
835 Humboldt Street
When: 9 am – 12 pm
Cost: Free!

For more things to do, check out our events page!

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