Still Moving at the Rollin

A new exhibit, Patsy Cline and more on the Alberni arts scene.

Wood Duck Reflections by Meaghan Stouck is one of the pieces currently on display at the Rollin Art Centre.

“Still Moving” is the title of our current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre. This exhibit will showcase the works of Meaghan Stouck and Marilyn Ridsdale. Stop by the gallery Saturday,  Oct. 24 from 1-3 p.m. for some refreshments and a chance to meet these wonderful artists.

Halloween at Rollin

Halloween is the perfect day to spend at the Rollin Art Centre. This family friendly event begins at 11 a.m. outside on the terrace, where you will pick a pumpkin and begin carving. It’s $5 per pumpkin.

If you can’t make the day of carving, you can take it home to carve but don’t forget to bring it back for the light up and possibly win a prize and ribbon in your age group. Starting at 4 p.m. the gardens will be a maze of brightly lit jack-o-lanterns. Vote as many times as you like for your favourite carved pumpkin. It’s $2 per vote and proceeds go to BC Children’s Hospital and future children’s programming. Some carving tools will be on hand.

Patsy Cline at the Capitol

This family-friendly musical production runs from Nov. 6-22. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and are on sale at Rollin Art Centre, theatre box office and online. Reserved seating only.

McLean Mill Xmas market

The McLean Mill Christmas market is always a favourite event here in the Alberni valley. Room is still available if you are interested. This year’s McLean Mill Christmas market will once again take place on two weekends, Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 5-6. If you are interested in renting a table, for one weekend or two, there is still room. For more info or to register for this magical event, stop by the Rollin Art Centre for your application, or call 250-724-3412.

Magic Cottage gift sale

The Magic Cottage will be brimming with an amazing assortment of affordable, one-of-a-kind items from artwork, original fashion pieces, fine jewellery and much more,. Open Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 28 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 3945 Fourth Avenue.

What’s on at Chars:

• Saturday, Oct. 24, 8-10 p.m., Beverley McKeen band – West Coast Hop – folk/pop/jazz

• Sunday, Oct. 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Kenneth Paul Cooper – The Time Has Come – Lessons To Learn And Tales To Be Told

• Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7-9 pm, Mike Evin – album release tour.

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council at the Rollin Art Centre.

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