Light up the Night, a Rotary Club of Ladysmith event, 7:30 p.m. at Transfer Beach


Feb. 18, Light up the Night, a Rotary Club of Ladysmith event, 7:30 p.m. at Transfer Beach. Celebrate Rotary’s 111th birthday and help raise funds to aid in polio eradication. People will release floating, biodegradable Chinese lanterns, each costing $5. “Come down with the family and enjoy a serene and awe inspiring moment.” Lanterns to be released at 8 p.m.

• Feb. 18, BC Chamber Week Networking Mixer, 5-7 p.m. at 320 First Ave. Wine and Cheese, co-hosted by the Ladysmith & District Credit Union. Check out LDCU’s plans for the corner of First Ave. and Roberts.  Get acquainted with the new storefront for Century 21. Free. RSVP to the Chamber office at 250-245-2112.

• Feb. 20, Singer / Song writer Terry Boyle, 9 p.m. at the Music Hall in Ladysmith, presenting an evening of acoustic original songs, many of which he links to traditional folk songs or themes. Admission $10.

• Feb. 20, Jazz pianist Nico Rhodes, 7:30 p.m. at Ladysmith United Church, 232 High Street. An eclectic  program of jazz interpretations from J.S. Bach to Gordon Lightfoot. James McRae on drums; John Hyde on acoustic bass. Advance tickets at Salamander Books, 525 First Ave.: 15$ for adults, $10 seniors and students, under 12 free. Phone 250-245-4726.

Feb. 21, The Arrowsmith Big Band, 2 – 5 p.m. at the Crofton Hotel Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. The drive, power and precision of a traditional jazz delivered by a 17-piece band. Classic big band arrangements from Count Basie to contemporary stylings. Part of the Jazz at Crofton series. Admission $15. More information at or 250-324-2245.

• Feb. 24 – Mar. 30, Chronic Pain Self-Management, 1 – 3 p.m. Wednesdays for six weeks. A free program to help people living with chronic pain and their caregivers better manage symptoms and daily activities. At Cowichan Neighbourhood House, 9806 Willow Street, Chemainus. See for more details and to register. Participants must register online or by calling 1-866-902-3767.

• March 4, Ladysmith Ambassadors bear and burger night, 5:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Golf Course. Fundraiser for the Ambassador youth program. Besides a great dinner and beverage, there will be specials and an opportunity to meet the Ambassador candidates for 2016. Tickets are available from any Ambassador candidate or by calling 250-245-5750 or 250-245-2263. Funds are needed to help these young people promote our community.

• March 14-24, Art Camps at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. During Spring Break the Nanaimo Art Gallery offers a series of Art Camps (each four or five sessions) at its Art Lab, including: Yvonne Vander Kooi, exploring ideas about art, learning and creating using traditional and contemporary approaches to sculpture, painting, video, and photography.; and Carole Brooke, inspired by the work of Ron Tran, who likes to “change the way we see ordinary things by placing them in a different setting.” The camps cost $100 each, materials are included. For more information, or to register, call 250-754-1750.