Historic Society celebrates 50 years

A golden anniversary, a photo exhibit and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

The Alberni District Historical Society is marking its own past as it celebrates a golden anniversary.

Members and friends are invited to a commemorative tea on Thursday, October 15, from 2-4 p.m.  The tea will be held in the AV Museum.

Everyone is welcome to share stories, test their knowledge of local history and, of course, to enjoy the birthday cake.  If you have an item, a photo or a special memory from 1965 (perhaps it was the year you were married?)  please bring it along.  The society, founded in 1965 as the A.D. Museum and Historical Society, operates the community archives where paper records are stored.

AV Photo Club exhibit

The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre is all about photography. Until Oct. 17 the current exhibit showcases over 75 photographs from the AV Photo club featuring 10 photographers. As the holiday season is fast approaching, this exhibit gives you many options of affordable art. From bird lovers, to travel and local wildlife, there is something for everyone.

Halloween event at Rollin

This will be our second annual family event for a day of old fashion jack-o-lantern carving. What a great way to start your day, carving under a big tent at the Rollin Art Centre. There will be lots of pumpkins to choose from and only $5 to register for each pumpkin. If you can’t make the day of carving, we will encourage you to take home your pumpkin but don’t forget to bring it back for the light up and to possibly win a ribbon in your age group. Carving takes place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Rollin Art Centre.

What’s on at Chars:

Free:

• Mondays, 5-6:30 p.m., lounge music

• Friday, 8-10 p.m., social – LGBT hosted by Colin Simister

Cover charge:

• Saturday, Oct. 3, 8-10pm, Concert – The Fox Ryan McMahon solo – folk/roots/rock/Americana.

 

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

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