LAST WORD FOR MAY 25, 2016
• May 29, The LaFF Third Annual Golf Tournament, Cottonwood Golf Course, 3 p.m. An afternoon of fun on the greens and after for a delicious Bar-B-Que at the Cottonwood Golf Course….all supporting children and families in the community. Sponsorship opportunities still available and items for the silent auction, as well as prizes for our golfers, gratefully accepted. Info at familyandfriends.ca.
• May 29, The 19th Annual Rotary Garden Show & Tour, Aggie Hall, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. (tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Visit some of the lovliest gardens in Ladysmith and surrounding communities, and pick up tips from accomplished gardeners. Breakfast, High Tea, garden video, displays and more. Tickets at 49th Parallel Grocery, Nancy’s Fashions, Dig This Nanaimo, Aggie Hall, and Ladysmith Rotarians. Information at 250-924-3402 or ladysmithrotary.org/ladysmith.
• May 29, Vocalist and Pianist Jennifer Scott, Crofton Jazz Series, Crofton Hotel Pub, 2 to 5 p.m. Vancouver-based Scott, who has made sold-out appearances at jazz festivals across Canada and in several U.S., will be joined by trombonist/pianist Hugh Fraser. At the Crofton Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. Admission is $10. For information call 250-324-2245 or visit croftonhotel.ca.
• May 6-28, Harvey, The Chemainus Theatre Festival, The Chemainus Theatre Festival presents Broadway’s charming comedy of errors, Harvey, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mary Chase. The 1940s story is a terrific work of imagination that asks the audience “what is normal, really?”. Reserve a seat by calling the box office at 1-800-565-7738, or online at chemainustheatre.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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. Michael’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 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.