Teresa Williams and Denise Neubaurer were on hand Saturday

Teresa Williams and Denise Neubaurer were on hand Saturday

Last Word for July 28, 2015

Aug. 1 and 2 will be time to celebrate the town we live in

Last Word for July 28, 2015

The Ladysmith Camera Club will be meeting Tuesday July 28 at 7 pm to listen to a presentation titled “Putting together a slide show” by Pat Haugen, a Saltair-area photographer who will discuss using Pro Show software. The group meets in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Their website is at www.ladysmithcameraclub.com.

• Aug. 1 and 2 will be time to celebrate the town we live in. Come and join in the fun at Ladysmith Days. Look for a special insert in the today’s edition of the Chronicle, which will include a schedule of activities and events, plus an update of what’s new this year. More information, including a schedule of events at www.ladysmithdays.com.

• Stock the Lockers, a fund-raiser for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation, takes place Aug. 13 to Sept. 3. This is the 6th annual fundraising campaign for school supplies and other unmet basic needs of local elementary and secondary students. “Help us raise $50,000 to give students an equal chance to succeed in school,” says the NLSF in a recent release. For information go to www.NLSF.ca.

KidZArtBeat children’s art festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at Waterwheel Park in Chemainus. The festival will feature local artists and interactive arts activities for children of all ages. Local children’s performers will be performing all day in the band shell. This event will be free to the public with the exception of two registered workshops. More at chemainuscroftoncommunityschoolsassociation.ca

• The 12th Annual Ladysmith Show & Shine will have vintage car enthusiasts flocking to First Avenue Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. There will be live music and lots of fun for the family. So get your motor running and head out on the highway to a great event. And don’t forget on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. there will be the traditional Rod Run from A&W in Ladysmith to the Chemainus roundabout and back.

• On August 23 First Avenue in Ladysmith will be transformed into a giant gallery as Arts on the Avenue celebrates the vibrant community of creative people in the area. Over 50 artists will gather Sunday morning to share their creations with the community, including: original paintings, jewellery, fabric art, carving, native art and more. There will be music, a kids’ art space, artisan food tents and information about Ladysmith’s arts scene. More at artsontheavenue.ca

• The Loggers are back. Come out for the Ladysmith Logger Sports at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre on Sept. 6. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket or stool. Admission by donation with all proceeds going to Camp Goodtimes, supported by the Tour de Rock. Sponsored by Otter Point Timber.

• For kids six and up, and adults of any age, the Chemainus Theatre brings James and the Magic Peach. Imaginations will come together with incredible puppeteers and the Chemainus Theatre Festival KidzPlay Company. Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story of a magical journey into a giant peach is fun, fantasy and a great adventure. Runs July 18 to Aug. 15

• The Adult Summer Reading Challenge runs to Wednesday, August 31. Participating adults can mark calendars, provided by their Vancouver Island Regional Library each day they read or listen for at least 15 minutes. For every seven days they read or listen for at least 15 minutes per day, they can visit their branch and fill out a ballot (total of a possible 7 draw entries over the summer). Prizes are gift certificates and bragging rights.

• Help defeat cancer by participating in the Tour de Rock Raffle: Draw date is Sept. 10, 2015. Tickets $10. 1st Prize is a Bear Mountain Golf Getaway Package for four, $1,250 value. 2nd Prize is a Canucks Hockey Getaway Package for two, $1,000 value. 3rd Prize is a Mayne Island Getaway Package for two, $400 value. For more information and to purchase your tickets contact Tour de Rock riders Alison Wood at 250-380-6132 orAlison.wood@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or Rob Webb at 250-732-0312 or atrlwebb@telus.net.

 

• The audience will be “Seeing Double” at Beantime Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. when two singer-songwriters who share a poetic sensibility and a cross-Canada musical friendship will perform in Ladysmith during their August double-CD-release tour. Join local artist Cheryl Cohen and Kingston, Ontario musician Jenica Rayne for an evening of music. Tickets are $10, or $25 for dinner, dessert, drink and show. Advance tickets are available; phone 250-245-2305. See also www.jenicarayne.com and cherylcohenmusic.com.