The Celebration of Light raised about $6

The Celebration of Light raised about $6

The Last Word for December 22, 2015

Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., International Guitar Night, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.

• 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.