Last Word for December 29, 2015

Dec. 30 and Jan. 2, Opera, The Three Kings bearing gifts to the Christ Child, 5 - 7 p.m., Christian Reformed Church.

• Dec. 30 and Jan. 2, Opera, The Three Kings bearing gifts to the Christ Child, 5 – 7 p.m., Christian Reformed Church. “They will receive a welcome from a poor crippled boy called Amahl, and his mother. Good things will likely happen. “People of all ages who are there will receive a huge emotional and spiritual uplift. This is a one hour opera sung in English, written for all ages in the true spirit of Christmas

• Jan. 7, Vancouver Island Music Award Submissions due. The producers of the Vancouver Island Music Awards are calling for music submissions from Island and West Coast musicians. Music from all genres and ages accepted. The 12th annual gala will be held in March. More  at thevimas.com or by emailing Bryce Jackson at vima@worldforte.com. Interviews with the Producer or Past Nominees encouraged.

• Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., International Guitar Night, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre. An inventive evening of contemporary guitar music from around the globe, IGN is the world’s premier touring guitar festival. “This musical treat has been so popular over the years, we had to bring them back to kick off our 2016 season with a bang,” says Kirsten Schrader, manager of the Performing Arts Centre’s Arts & Culture Division. Tickets: $30, Student $27, Cowichan Folk Guild Member $27, eyeGo $5. See internationalguitarnight.com.

• Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Ladysmith Camera Club presents Buying/Upgrading a Photo Editing Computer, a smart shopper’s guide to choosing the right hardware, by Brad Grigor of Turning Point Arts in Saltair. Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

• Jan. 31, 8 p.m., The Chemainus Legion’s New Years Party, is running on Eastern Standard time, so will be running from 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate with the east-coasters. Jan Matthews will be providing entertainment and a light meal will be served at 8 p.m. (11 p.m. EST). Tickets from the lounge 250-246-3133, or call the office at 250-246-4532; $25 per couple or $15 each.