Shelley ‘Sweet Potatoe’ Brown

Shelley ‘Sweet Potatoe’ Brown

The Last Word for April 13, 2016

April 16: Sweet Potatoe Brown, Cam Styles Trio at Open Stage

A new format for the popular Open Stage series in Cheminaus will be introduced April 16 at St. Michael’s Hall.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments available. At 6:45 p.m. ‘sharp’ the open stage segment of the evening will begin, continuing until 8:15 p.m.

Then featured performers Shelley ‘Sweet Potatoe’ Brown and the Cam Stiles Trio take to the stage at 8:30 p.m. for an hour-long performance.

“You’ll be delighted with the bluesey, country, rocking style of this talented group,” says a release from the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.

Admission is $5. People wanting to perform on the Open Stage should contact the CVCAS at openstage@cvcas.com or 250-246-1389.

There will only be room for four or five Open Stage performances per evening.

LAST WORD FOR APRIL13, 2016

• April 13, Ladysmith Ambassador Program – Speech and Talent Night, Ladysmith Secondary School Community Room, 6:30 p.m. Nine candidates looking to represent Ladysmith as Ambassadors. First of the judged events. Hosted by Ladysmith’s outgoing Ambassadors. Tickets $10, available from any of the Ambassador candidates or by calling Sandy at 250-245-5750. Everyone welcome.

• April 13, 100 Women Who Care Mid-Island, 7 p.m.at the Fox and Hounds. An information evening in preparation for an inaugural meeting that will take place June 8 at the Eagles Hall. A ‘fledgling group’ that wishes to make an immediate, direct, and positive impact by bringing together 100 plus women in the Mid-Island Area who care about local community causes. More information from Julie Stewart-Boyle, jsbmortgages@shaw.ca, 250-668-4420.

• April 14, Nancy’s Fashion Fundraiser for Ladysmith Little Theatre, 6 p.m. at Ladysmith Little Theatre. Your tickets also include an array of appetizers.  We will not only have a fabulous fashion show but 50/50 and live and silent auctions.  There will be a cash bar for wine and beer and tea/coffee. Tickets available at Nancy’s Fashion Store, First and Roberts Street, Ladysmith. For information call Nancy at 250-245-7779 or Linda at 250-616-0685.

• April 17, First Annual 5K Elemental Run (Walk), Ladysmith Primary School. This leisurely event will take you, your friends and family around the beautiful neighbourhood of Ladysmith Primary School. A fundraiser, all proceeds go towards enhancing the learning experience in the school. Door prizes will be given out after the run, as well as age category prizes. More at raceonline.ca/events/details/?id=1192

• April 17, Sing For Water, 1 p.m. at the Quw’utsun Cultural & Conference Centre in Duncan. A water themed, musical community event put on by One Cowichan in partnership with Cari Burdett at the Lila Music Centre as part of Water Week, April 17 – 24.

• April 17, Indigo Jazz, the Crofton Jazz series, 2-5 p.m. at the Crofton Hotel Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. The Comox quartet offers such fresh arrangements as an Afro-Cuban take on Joni Mitchell’s Carey, a hot samba feel for jazz standard Old Devil Moon and a sexy, swinging version of The Surrey with the Fringe on Top. Admission is $10. For information, call 250-324-2245 or visit croftonhotel.ca.

• April 19, Ladysmith & District Historical Society Annual General Meeting, 7 p.m. Lower meeting room at Frank Jameson Community Centre. Guest speakers will be John and Luke Marston, Stz’uminus First Nation carvers. All welcome. Call 250-245-0100 or visit ladysmithhistoricalsociety.ca for more information.

• April 23, Evening in support of Disaster Aid Canada, Aggie Hall, 6:30 p.m. This Rotary Evening of Celebrations is in support of Disaster Aid Canada. Appetizers included. Cash bar for beer and wine. Live auction of high end prizes. Tickets $20 by contacting Linda at 250-616-0685 or Diane at 250-245-7044.

• April 25, ANZAC Day, 10 a.m. At the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 171, Ladysmith, 621 First Ave. A commemoration, to which all expatriates of Australia and New Zealand, and their friends and interested parties, are invited. Organized by Brian Kelly and Diane Atherton.

• April 27 to May 1, Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show, Island Savings Recreation Centre. Artists get to ‘showcase their artistic talents.’ Original artwork by students, emerging and professional artists, will be featured. All working in a range of mediums, including painting, photography, woodwork, pottery, textiles, jewellery, mixed media, sculptures and glass. General admission is $5. Free to children 12 years and under. More information at cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca.

 

 

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