The Last Word for April 6, 2016

The Crofton Jazz Series, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Crofton Hotel Pub, April 10

• April 10, Rick Cranston with Dick Smith, saxophone; Steve Smith, piano; and Ken Lister, bass. The Crofton Jazz Series, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Crofton Hotel Pub, 1534 Joan Street. Admission $10. Information at 250-324-2245 or croftonhotel.ca.

• 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 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 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.

• April 30, Ladysmith Seniors Centre Society Annual Garage Sale and Raffle, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 630 Second Ave. on the second floor. “Thanks for supporting your seniors! Good bargains, come and join us.”

• April 30, Hawaiian cruise themed dinner, St. Joseph’s School, 9735 Elm Street, Chemainus. Doors open with hors d’oeuvres at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., dance to follow with the Maxwell Smart Band. Cash bar. Tickets $30 in advance or $35 at door. Available at 49th Grocery in Ladysmith or Chemainus, or at St. Joseph’s School. Call 250 246-3191 for more info.

• May 1, Yellowpoint Singers Concert, 3 p.m. at Oceanview Community Church, 381 Davis Road in Ladysmith. A diverse repertoire will be presented, including Baroque, motion picture theme, traditional, popular, a medley of Broadway music; from old world, to contemporary and regional music. Special guest performers:  Camosun College Conservatory Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Louise Rose–pianist, vocalist, recording artist, composer, conductor. Only 200 tickets available. More information at orchyk@shaw.ca