Coby Felsman Jr. gets ready for an art attack at the Alberni Aquarium. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Alberni Aquarium pitches Art Attack, Date Night for 2018

Are you looking for something to do during the cold, wet winter months? The Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre has something in store for you.

The Aquarium has put together a few ongoing events for the next few months, starting with an “Art Attack” on Thursday afternoons.

“The arts is one of the most prominent things in the Valley,” explained Jenny Fortin, manager at the Alberni Aquarium.

The winter months, she said, can be dull, and artists can be limited in their inspiration. At the aquarium, artists can bring whatever art supplies they like and perch in front of one of the many aquarium tanks. “They can be inspired by the ocean life in our tanks,” said Fortin.

Art Attack takes place every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and is open to all ages. Colouring pages and crafts will be provided for kids, and refreshments will be provided for everyone.

If you’re angling for a romantic night out on the weekend, the aquarium also has a series of “Date Nights” planned for Saturday evenings.

“We thought that we would also try our hand at romance at the aquarium,” said Fortin.

The aquarium will provide board games, snacks and art projects that Fortin refers to as “love crafts,” providing a fun environment for visitors to interact one-on-one.

Date nights will take place on the second Saturday of every month, starting on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 7-9 p.m.

Game nights will also take place on alternating Saturdays, starting on Jan. 27, where visitors can bring their own board or card games (or choose from the ones provided). Fortin said there will also be a “small prize” awarded at the end of the night.

All events cost the regular aquarium fee: $5 plus tax. Those holding aquarium memberships receive $1 off their admission.

“I don’t know a cheaper date place in town,” Fortin laughed.

Fortin said that they will also be setting up a new event soon called “Under the Microscope.” The aquarium has received a donated microscope from a local family, and a biologist volunteer will be leading educational sessions to test it out.

Under the Microscope will take place on Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

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