The Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre opens on Friday, Dec. 1. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre opens on Friday, Dec. 1. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Mistletoe Market kicks off this weekend

Stroll the magically-lit gardens at the Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni

Mistletoe Market begins this weekend at the Rollin Art Centre on Friday, Dec. 1.

Stroll the magically-lit gardens, then pop upstairs to the gallery and visit Mistletoe Market where you will find hundreds of gift items for all your shopping needs. All locally made, the market has something for everyone on your list: pottery, jewellery, scarves, photographs, original paintings, glass works, quilted stockings, holiday cards, ornaments and wall hangings, to name a few. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at the corner of Argyle and 8th Ave. We are also wheelchair accessible.

EXTENDED HOURS

The Rollin Art Centre and decorated grounds will remain open late on Friday, Dec. 1, Friday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. so you can wander the beautifully decorated grounds and enjoy some holiday shopping in our gift shop and gallery. Mistletoe Market will be on until Dec. 22.

MEMBERSHIP NIGHT

The Community Arts Council is holding their annual members appreciation day with two days of savings. If you are a current member, join us in the gallery Thursday, Dec. 7 (11-4 p.m.) and Friday, Dec. 8 (open late, until 8 p.m.) to receive 20 percent off all items in the gift shop and gallery, excluding ticket sales.

This is also a great time to renew your 2018 membership, don’t forget.

PORTAL PLAYERS PRESENTS

The Capitol Glee & Wee Glee singers and the Capitol Sea Notes choruses present Listen! It’s Christmas: an evening of seasonal music. They will be at the Capitol Theatre Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, children under 12 are $5, available at the box office.

BARKLEY SOUND COMMUNITY CHOIR

The Barkley Sounds Community Choir presents their Christmas concert ‘Tis The Season’ on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m at ADSS Theatre. Tickets are $15 (children under 12 free). Special guests United Church Hand Bell Choir, and more.

This will be the last concert directed by Bonnie Wallbank. Tickets are available at Rollin Arts (cash ONLY), Echo Centre, Salmonberry’s, choir members and at the door if still available.

For more informatioon call Sylvia Springer at 250-723-7185.

TIMBRE! CHOIR

Musical director Rosemary Lindsay, accompanist Danielle Marcinek and Timbre! Choir invite you to help kickstart your Christmas season as they present “Now The Bells Ring.”

Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 pm at ADSS as we take you on a Christmas musical journey through the ages. The AV Community Band will be playing in the lobby prior to the concert. Come early and enjoy this talented group and buy a raffle ticket from the Community Arts Council for their beautiful Christmas baskets.

Tickets are on sale at Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre, Finishing Touches, Salmonberry’s and from choir members. Tickets are $20 for seniors/adults and $5 for students (under 18) and children.

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Thursday, Dec 7, 7-9 p.m., Ryan McMahon Solo of Lion Bear Fox

Saturday, Dec 9, 8-10 p.m., Belle Miners back from their 4th Australian Tour

Tuesday, Dec 12, 7-9 p.m., Tal Bachman with BMI’s Song of the Year “She’s So High”

Thursday, Dec 14, 7-9 p.m., Mike Demers Solo of the Roy Orbison Tribute

Sunday, Dec 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Matinee – Beth Marie Anderson, “A Christmas Concert.”

Wednesday, Dec 20, 7-9 p.m., Micah Barnes “Christmas in New York.”

DRAW GALLERY

Presents LIVING PROOF – the 6th Annual Life Drawing Exhibit, Thursday, Dec. 7-22: the essential sketches of gesture, figures, clothing, expression, body language and more.

Artist’s reception takes place Friday, Dec. 15 from 6-8 p.m.

This month’s featured artists are the explorer spirits of our Life Drawing workshop. With over 30 years of combined experience in portrait drawing, these courageous artists are allowing their works-in-progress to be viewed unaltered and unfinished.

Open Thursday and Friday 12-5 p.m. and by appointment. Corner of Melrose and 8th Avenue. 250-724-2056 www.drawgallery.com/

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412.