Write, sing, paint at Alberni’s Rollin

Writers’ workshops

Alberni Forest Fest is presenting writers workshops on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at North Island College.

Workshop leaders include Ivan Coyote (talking the talk: a live performance workshop), Wendy Morton (poetry: broadening your skills) or Caroline Woodward (knowing your characters in fiction/non-fiction).

For more info and registration form, please go to the Alberni Forest Fest website: www.forestfest.ca.

Stanton plays the Landing

Joe Stanton, a journeyman songwriter, fingerpicker and storyteller, will sing at Char’s Landing on Friday, May 27.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and the concert starts at 9:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 and are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the Dolce Vita Bar and Grill. All tickets at the door are $15.

Have fun, paint a banner

Be a part of the Arrowsmith Rotary Club and their partners’ fun days of banner painting.  Come and paint one of the colourful 72” x 26” banners that will hang on Argyle Street between June and early fall.

The banner material, stand, paint and brushes will be provided at the Community Paint-In, May 28–29 and June 4–5.

Drop by the Rollin Art Centre and pick up the registration.  You must be pre-registered; the fee is only $10 a banner.

There are a limited number of banners being painted, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Meet artists of new exhibit

Marilyn Ridsdale, Rod Corraini and Eunmi Conacher have joined forces to present an exhibit of acrylic, beeswax and oil paintings in the Rollin Art Centre Gallery from Saturday, May 28 to Wednesday, June 22.

This joint exhibit is titled Leisure. Meet these artists at the gallery on Saturday, May 28 from 1–3 p.m.  Admission to the gallery is free and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Family concert at the mill

Enjoy a special family concert at McLean Mill National Historic Site on Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m. by award winning singer/songwriter Rick Scott.

Make it a special family day and take the steam train to the mill in time for the concert.

For reservations, ticket and train info, please call 250-723-1376.

Blue Eyes Too at Capitol

Tony Barton headlines an unforgettable evening of classic jazz standards in a tribute show dedicated to the life and music made famous by Frank Sinatra.

The show takes place at the Capitol Theatre, Tuesday, June 14. Tickets are $35 each and are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the Capitol Theatre Box Office.

For more info, please call 250-723-1195.

Glee kids create mayhem

The Capitol Glee singers present their year-end concert on Tuesday, May 31, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.

The concert features the young men and ladies of the Capitol Glee program including the adorable Wee-Glee singers, and will be joined by local performer Christina Wynans as well as local band J-Walk.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Capitol Theatre Box Office (open Tuesday to Friday, 1–5:30 p.m.) or at the door.

Gareth Flostrand writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.

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