ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre gets busy with events

From latest exhibit to Celebration of Lights, the art centre is buzzing in Port Alberni.

Don’t miss this exciting display of high fashions, titled, “Expect the Unexpected”.

The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre features fashions from Port Alberni designer Stephanie Fortin. Included are pieces recently designed for Portal Players musicals as well as some current fashions, sweater shawls, scarves, skirts, and even wallets.

Market at Mill this weekend

McLean Mill Christmas Market is here! This year’s markets take place Friday,  Nov.  27 (4-8 pm), Saturday, Nov. 28 (11-8 pm) and Sunday, Nov. 29 (11-4 pm). The train runs Saturday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 29 at 12:30 p.m.

The mill runs for a second weekend on. Dec. 5 (11-8 pm) and Dec. 6 (11-4 pm). Some artists include, jewellery, wood turning, soaps, homemade candies, sandblasted glassware, paper crafts, jams and jellies and pottery and hay rides.


of Lights

Enjoy an evening of the global symbol of peace and hope: light, at the Rollin Art Centre, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 4-8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of wandering the gardens while sipping hot apple cider that will be filled with lanterns and luminaires that local children created along with Community Living. Entertainment for the evening begins with Santa and Mrs. Claus, available for $5 each for a 5X7 printed photo.

Suggested admission is $2 per person.

The rest of the lineup:

4~4:15 West Coast Highlanders Pipe Band

4:15 ~ 4:45 pm young dancers from Mackenzie School of Dance

4:45 ~ 5 Pictures with Santa

5 ~ 5:45 TIMBRE! Choir singing holiday favorites

5:45 ~ 6 Pictures with Santa

6 ~ 6:45 young dancers from Elite Dance Academy

6:45~8 pm Pictures with Santa

***Garden lights will remain on for the month of Dec., so please help fund this event by entering with a suggested admission donation of $2.

Mistletoe Market opens Dec. 1

The Rollin Art Centre Gallery will be dressed for Christmas. Come stroll the gallery and see local artist work, perfect gifts for all those special some ones.

Gallery hours are Tues. to Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Located at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue.

Celebrate 50 years of art

The board of directors of the Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley would like to invite you to join us in the gallery for cake and refreshments, Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., to help celebrate the Community Arts Council’s 50th anniversary. Bring your photos, stories or just come and show support to this amazing organization that has with-stood the test of time, in supporting local artists while growing art in the Alberni Valley for 50 years.

Membership time at CAC

The Community Arts Council will be holding their annual members appreciation day with two days of savings! If you are a current member, join us in the gallery, Thursday, Dec. 10 (7-8 pm) and Fri. Dec. 11 (Open late, 8 pm) to receive 20 per cent off all items in the gift shop and gallery, excluding ticket sales. Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2016 too.

Extended hours at Rollin

The Rollin Art centre and decorated grounds will remain open late, Fri. Dec. 11th and Fri. Dec. 18th, from 11 am – 8 pm, for you to wander the beautifully decorated grounds and enjoy some holiday shopping in our gift shop and gallery.

Mistletoe Market will be on until Dec. 23.

Timbre! Choir concert Dec. 13

Timbre! Choir’s ‘Christmas Card’ concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2:30 pm at ADSS Theatre.  This concert will include new versions of Away in a Manger and Jingle Bells plus so many old favorites and some new favorites as well.

Please join Timbre! Choir, Patricia Miller, and Danielle Marcinek to help make this a joyous Christmas season for one and all.

Please come 50 minutes prior to the start of the concert to hear a special performance by the Alberni Community Band which will play Christmas music and a few other pieces arranged for the Concert.

Tickets on sale at Rollin Art Centre (cash only), Echo Centre, Finishing Touches, Salmonberry’s and from choir members.

Cost: $15 for adults and seniors and $5 for Students and Children.

Christmas wishes

The season is off to a great start with the Capitol Glees, Wees and Sea Notes on Dec. 6, at 7:00 p.m. as they sing out Christmas Wishes to all.    Show starts at 7:00 p.m.  Lobby doors open at 6:00 p.m., Theatre doors open at 6:30 p.m.   Tickets at the door:  $10.00 each.  Children under 12 free with accompanying adult.

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