LAST WORD FOR JUNE 1, 2016

Check out the summer list of events, activities, happenings

• June 5, Bassist Sean Drabitt and a ‘saxophone-driven quartet’, at the Crofton Jazz series, 2-5 p.m. One of Victoria’s busiest bassists, Sean Drabitt, will be joined by saxophonist Roy Styffe, guitarist Andrew Janusson and drummer John Lee. At the Crofton Hotel Pub, 1534 Joan Ave.. Admission $10. For information, call 250-324-2245 or visit  croftonhotel.ca.

• June 5, Faustina, Messenger of Divine Mercy, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1135 Fourth Ave. Ladysmith. a one-woman production performed by Maria Vargo of St. Luke’s Productions. Based on the life of Polish mystic St. Faustina. Admission by free will offering. Suitable for ages 13 and up. Information at 250-245-3414 or stmarysladysmith@shaw.ca.

• June 11 (Cancellation), Alf Carter Show. The Kinsmen have announced that the Alf Carter show scheduled for June 11 had to be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict and slow ticket sales. Anybody who bought tickets can return them to the point of purchase for a refund. “It is hoped that the Kinsmen can reschedule the show for the fall,” the notice states, and thanks everyone for their support.

• June 12, The Hungarian Cello, Brian Yoon, noon at St. Michale’s Church in Chemainus. Described by the CBC as “Canada’s next cello superstar,” Victoria principal cellist Brian Yoon is well positioned to deliver an unforgettable performance. His program will include a Bach solo suite, several short works with a Hungarian flavour, and, as its cornerstone, the virtuoso masterpiece, Sonata for Cello by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály. Tickets: At the door $20; under 18, $5; in advance, $17. Available at: Owl’s Nest Bistro, Chemainus; Ten Old Books, Duncan; Salamander Books, Ladysmith; and Chemainus Festival Inn. Or by phoning 250-748-8383. More information at chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca.

• June 18, Chemainus Summer Fest, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., a parade at 11 a.m., and kid’s activities from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be musical entertainment all day. Parade starts at Victoria and Willow. Entertainment in Waterwheel Square. Sponsored by the Chemainus Rotary Club.

• June 26, Dreamtime Sound Journey, 7 p.m., Seaside Yoga Studio 9949 Cedar Street, Chemainus. This event will weave together sacred sound to soothe, relax and transform. Native flute and drum, voice, Tibetan singing bowls, and various other harmonic instruments will take you on a healing journey with sound healers Ed Peekekoot, Alison Etter, Jill Shatford and Jonathan Beals. Tickets $20 in advance at The Owl’s Nest, 9752 Willow Street, Chemainus or Ten Old Books at the Duncan Garage; $25 at the door (doors open at 6:30 p.m.; participants are asked to be settled by 7 p.m.). More information at 250-324-3040.

• June 26, Novel Voz vocal jazz ensemble, Ladysmith First United Church, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performance starts 7 p.m. Cuba’s premier vocal jazz ensemble. Tickets: $15 in advance at Salamander Books, First Ave. Ladysmith; $20 at the door. For more information, call 250-245-9525 and ask for Ken.

 

• July 18 (deadline), Summer Photo Contest, The Ladysmith Downtown Business Association. The LDBA is looking for your best shots of the downtown. Photos of the Maritime docks, art gallery, downtown buildings, Transfer Beach, anything that depicts ‘life in our beautiful downtown Ladysmith.’ More info at the Ladysmith Downtown Business Facebook page.