50 years of history

A golden anniversary, pumpkin time and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

The Alberni District Historical Society is marking its own past, as it celebrates a golden anniversary.  Members and friends are invited to a commemorative tea tonight, Oct. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m at the A.V. Museum.

Everyone is welcome to share stories, test their knowledge of local history and, of course, to enjoy the birthday cake.  If you have an item, a photo or a special memory from 1965 (perhaps it was the year you were married?)  Please bring it along.

The society, founded in 1965 as the A.D. Museum and Historical Society, operates the community archives where paper records are stored.

Next exhibit at the Rollin

“Still Moving” is the title of our next art exhibit beginning Oct. 20 and running until Nov. 14, at the Rollin Art Centre.

This exhibit will showcase the works of Meaghan Stouck and Marilyn Ridsdale.

Stop by the gallery Sat. Oct. 24 from 1-3, enjoy some refreshments and a chance to meet these wonderful artists.

Pumpkin fun at the gallery

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 31, yes, Halloween, for our second annual family event for a day of old fashion jack-o-lantern carving, $5 to register for each pumpkin.

Carving takes place from 11 am until 4 pm, at the Rollin Art Centre, at 4 pm the gardens will be a maze of lite jack-o-lanterns. Vote as many times as you like, at $2 each vote; Proceeds going towards BC Children’s Hospital. 6 Categories available.

Patsy Cline comes to stage

Portal Players Dramatic Society brings A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline to the Capitol Theatre next month.

This family-friendly musical production begins Nov. 6—22. Tickets, $25 advance ($30 at the door), are on sale at Rollin Art Centre, reserved seating only. If you enjoy the sounds of Patsy Cline, you won’t want to miss this musical event.

Mistletoe Market back

The Rollin Art centre will be bringing back Mistletoe Market at the gallery this year from Dec. 1–23. If you are interested in displaying your art or crafts please contact us at 250-724-3412 for more details.

Christmas in the Valley

The 41st Annual Christmas Craft and Arts Fair takes place Fri. Nov 13 (3-8 pm, Sat. Nov. 14 (10-5 pm) & Sun. Nov. 15 (11-4:30 pm); free admission, wheelchair accessible at the Athletic Hall, 3727 Roger St.


Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council and runs the Rollin Art Centre for the CAC.

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