Last Word for October 6, 2015

Book two hours for the Federal Election All-Candidates Forum, Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Aggie Hall in Ladysmith.

• Want to get up to speed on what the candidates are saying as election day approaches Oct. 19? Then book two hours for the Federal Election All-Candidates Forum, Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Aggie Hall in Ladysmith. Put on by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, this will be your chance to find out what Sheila Malcolmson (NDP), Paul Manly (Green), Mark McDonald (Conservative), and Tim Tessier (Liberal) and their parties stand for. Everyone is welcome. Aggie hall is located at 1110 First Ave in Ladysmith.

• Grant Mellemstrand and Naomi Barclay, on piano, will perform Schubert’s Die Schone Müllerin (The Lovely Maid of the Mill), Sunday, Oct. 18 at St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus. Schubert’s famous song cycle tells a story of unrequited love, moving from cheerful optimism to despair and tragedy, and ending with a lullaby sung by the brook. Tickets: at the door, $20; advance, $17; under 18, five dollars. Available at: Owl’s Nest Bistro, Chemainus; Valley Vines to Wines, Mill Bay; Ten Old Books, Duncan; Salamander Books, Ladysmith; Chemainus Festival Inn; or 250-748-8383

• Take a look in Davy Jones Locker. The Chamber of Commerce and the Waterfront Gallery will be holding a fall fundraising gala Saturday, Oct. 24 from 6 to midnight at Aggie Hall. The 2nd Davy Jones Locker fundraiser will feature a Seafood Dinner, live band (Luv Train), as well as a live and silent auction. Tickets are $40 for one, $75 for a pair. Available at the Chamber office, 33 Roberts Street or call 250-245-2112. Info available at ladysmithcofc.com.

• Boo! There’ll be a Monster Bash in full swing Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31 at Aggie Hall starting at 9 p.m. Presented by the Kinsmen, the event – you have to be 19 or over to attend – will feature the Night Devils and special guests the Diamond Dawgs. Tickets are $10, available at the 49th Parallel Grocery or from a Ladysmith Kinsmen.