Community briefs: Spring Break activities, beach cleanups and more

What's happening in Alberni this week.

Spring break at the library

The Port Alberni branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has several different activities planned for kids during spring break, starting with a puppet show on Tuesday, March 22 at 2 p.m.

Other events include:

• Storytime with Deb Masso, Wednesday, March 23, 2–2:45 p.m.

• Tween Activity Club, Wednesday, March 23 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. Tweens will learn about traditional Nuu-chah-nulth foods.

• Lego Challenge on Wednesday, March 30 at 2 p.m. Drop in to try all five challenges using the library’s Lego. Ages 4 and up.

Jane Austen workshop Saturday

Costuming workshops for the Jane Austen festival continue on alternating Saturdays and Mondays as the Centennial Belles get closer to the July fest. This Saturday, March 19 there is a workshop at 11 a.m. at the Alberni Youth Centre,  4210 Cedarwood St. off of 10th Avenue.

Regency English country dance workshops run every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Alberni Youth Centre.

For a full schedule of workshops, go online to centennialbelles.ca or e-mail janeaustenfest@gmail.com.

Guides clean up at Canal Beach

Girl Guides of Canada units are hosting a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Canal Beach this Sunday, March 20 from 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to come out and help tidy up the beach, and help the Guides register the garbage they pick up.

Spring Fling vendor fair

Home-based business owners are hosting a vendor fair at Char’s Landing on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eleven businesses promoting  cosmetics to nail care, books and toys to giftware, tea to cleaning products will be represented.

All ages are welcome to come and check out the products.

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