Arts around Alberni: From Christmas at the mill to Belles Soeurs thrill

This, that and the other from here and there in Alberni's entertainment scene.

Christmas at mill village

Don’t miss an enchanted weekend at McLean Mill, starting with The Festival of Lights ceremony starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; Christmas Train departs the train station Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.

McLean Mill has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with handmade items for Christmas.

Christmas at the mill takes place Friday, Dec. 2 from 3–8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be crafts for children to make and take home, plus pictures with Santa Dec. 3–4 from 1–3 p.m.

Work of Heart is also at this event. Admission is free.

Last chance for Belles Soeurs

Tickets are still available for The Portal Players Dramatic Society’s present show, Les Belles Soeurs. Last chance as the play runs this Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Capitol Theatre at 4904 Argyle St.

Tickets are available on line www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the Rollin Art Centre. Tickets are $15 adults and $13 for seniors and students. Call 250-723-1195 for more info.

Everywhere, Christmas

Phil’s Harmonics String Orchestra and the Barkley Sounds Community Choir presents their annual Christmas concert, Everywhere Christmas, this Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at The Arrowsmith Baptist Church (4283 Glenside Rd.).

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Rollin Art Centre, located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. The centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wheelchair accessible.

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.