Love abounds in February’s arts and culture

Big mystery

Big mystery

for Players

A fundraiser for the Portal Players Dramatic Society is being held on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Echo Centre.

With their partner Rotary International, a Sweetheart Mystery Theatre Dinner and Dance, with music by Denis and Dennis starts at 6 p.m. with cocktails. Dinner (by Dave’s Catering) will follow at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $35 each and are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre, Capitol Theatre and Scotiabank.

There will also be live and silent auctions. This event is a great way to support the arts in Port Alberni.

Sacred Earth spills in Rollin

The Rollin Art Centre Gallery is proud to host an exhibit of photography by artist Gittan Klemetsrud.

Sacred Earth opens on Saturday, Feb. 5 and runs until Wednesday March 2. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meet Klemetsrud at the gallery on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 1–3 p.m.

Admission to the gallery is free and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Garden weddings call

Are you planning a summer garden wedding? Consider hosting your event at the Rollin Art Centre, on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.

There are still a few dates open in July and August. Drop in or call the Rollin Art Centre at 250-724-3412 for more information and to book your special date.

Books, books and more

A major fundraiser by the Community Arts Council is their annual book sale. This year it will take place May 14 at Echo Centre.

Currently, the Rollin Art Centre is accepting books and jigsaw puzzles for this special event. To keep the excellent quality of books that we have had in the past, please check that your donations are in excellent condition (no musty, mildew, torn page books, please).

Due to the lack of interest by our customers, we do not accept National Geographic, Readers Digest, text books or encyclopedias. Drop off your donations to the Rollin Art Centre, inside the front door in the wooden bin, Tues. to Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Valentine music at Char’s

Enjoy the music and dance to the local band Full House at Char’s Landing from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 12.

Enjoy the sounds of jive, swing, country and much more. Tickets are $15 and are available at Serious Coffee, Triangle Music and Dolce Vita.

All tickets at the door will be $17. A donation of part of their profits benefits the Community Arts Council.

Beanstalk’s

at Capitol

Portal Players presents the fairy-tale comedy, Jack and the Beanstalk, for the whole family done in the classic British style at the Capitol Theatre, Feb. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors/students and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the Capitol Theatre Box Office.

Gareth Flostrand writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Man extracted from vehicle eight hours after accident near Cameron Lake

People making pit stop at picnic area made crash discovery

Person extracted from vehicle accident in Cameron Lake

A person has been extracted today from a reported vehicle accident in… Continue reading

Learn about Port Alberni’s mayoral candidates with new film series

Alberni Valley filmmaker Dallas Dalziel discusses key issues with candidates

City of Port Alberni issues water quality alert for Kitsuksis Creek area

Kitsuksis Creek residents urged to use alternate drinking water source

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in B.C. exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

B.C. man who left hospice to run in upcoming election dies

A week after leaving hospice to go to city hall to declare his candidacy, David Hesketh has died.

Tilray Inc sees $10-billion in market cap go up in smoke

Tilray’s share price closed at $123 US on Friday, a decline from its intraday peak of nearly $300 US earlier in the week

Breast density to be included in mammogram results across B.C.

The information is crucial in proactively reducing the risk of breast cancer, doctors say

Most Read