Last Word for October 27, 2015

Get in your 15 Minutes of Infamy Sunday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. with readings at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, 610 Oyster Bay Road.

• Get in your 15 Minutes of Infamy Sunday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. with readings at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, 610 Oyster Bay Road. A forum for writer/performers of spoken word and song, up to 10 participants will have up to 15 minutes each to present original material in various word-craft formats, including: poetry, short fiction, monologue, song, anecdotes and story-telling. To register as a performer contact Ian by: phone at 250-722-7338, text at 250-734-1066, or email at

• Boo! There’ll be a Monster Bash in full swing Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31 at Aggie Hall starting at 9 p.m. Presented by the Kinsmen, the event – you have to be 19 or over to attend – will feature the Night Devils and special guests the Diamond Dawgs. Tickets are $10, available at the 49th Parallel Grocery or from a Ladysmith Kinsmen.

• If you are thinking of getting a float into the Twenty-eighth Annual Light-Up Parade, Nov. 26, now’s the time to get your entry form in. They are available from the Festival of Lights office at 250-245-5888 or you can download a form from and return it by mail to PO Box 324, Ladysmith, V9G 1A3. You can also get in touch with Kinsmen Mike Sumptor at 250-245-2104 or Duck Paterson at 250-245-2263 for more information. Entry forms must be returned by Nov. 12.

• The Festival of Lights work party needs volunteers to set up on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. Meet in the 49th Parallel upper parking lot. Bucket or ladder trucks are needed too. Call 250-245-5888 or 250-245-2263 for more info.

• The African Children’s Choir will be performing at Bethel Tabernacle, 1149 Fourth Ave., Ladysmith at 7 p.m. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

• Grace and Glorie at Chemainus Theatre. Cantankerous 90-year-old Grace and her big-city caregiver Glorie don’t often see eye-to-eye. Through their laughter and tears we are reminded that life is full of surprises and friendships can be found in the most unexpected places. Runs to Nov. 7. More info under Shows at

• St. Mary’s will be holding a Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1135 Fourth Ave., Ladysmith. Enjoy a delicious lunch for $7. Browse the sewing, baking and gift items that will be available, and take a crack at the raffle. Many more prizes. Sponsored by the St. Mary’s CWL.

• Chemainus Classical Concerts presents pianist May Ling Kwok with a performance of ‘The Genius of Schumann’, Sunday Nov. 15, 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus. Tickets: At the door: $20. In Advance: $17.  Under 18: $5. Available at: Owl’s Nest Bistro, Chemainus; Valley Vines to Wines, Mill Bay; Ten Old Books, Duncan; Salamander Books, Ladysmith; and Chemainus Festival Inn. Or by phoning 250-748-8383. Information at

• Better Off North Cowichan will host three Home Energy Conservation Workshops this fall, in partnership with City Green Solutions and North Cowichan’s Environmental Advisory Committee. These workshops will be fun, interactive and give participants lots of useful information to lower home energy costs, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions. A workshop will be held Nov. 28, Chemainus Elementary School Gym, 1-4 p.m.