Heard around town….

Brief bits of news from around Ladysmith and Chemainus. If you would like to submit any tips, e-mail editor@ladysmithchronicle.com.

• Congratulations to Ladysmith potter Mary Fox, who is being featured in the June/July issue of Homes & Living magazine, which is on newsstands right now. As well, Fox was recently invited to show her work at the new Robert Bateman Gallery Centre in Victoria, and she will be participating in the TD Art Gallery Paint-In this Saturday (July 20), Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor visual art event.

• Sid Johnson is back in Ladysmith this summer, and he’s performing a handful of shows with Lena Birtwistle! They play this Saturday (July 20) at 7 p.m. at In the Beantime Café. Tickets are $10 or $25 for dinner and the show and are available at the café. Johnson and Birtwistle will also perform Monday, July 29 at the Dinghy Dock Pub in Nanaimo at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include the ferry  to Protection Island.