Saxophonist Carmen Ranta and pianist Dimiter Terziev will have some special guests on stage at a classical music concert in Ashcroft on Saturday, April 6.

Local News Briefs: Welcome spring with a classical music concert

Plus Ashcroft RCMP are looking for witnesses to an assault and theft in Cache Creek

Cache Creek purse snatching

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 there was a report of a purse snatching near the Sage and Sands Mobile Home Park. The victim was walking home from downtown Cache Creek and was knocked to the ground. When the victim got up she noted her purse was missing from the carrier she had been pushing.

The purse and keys were later located, but all other items from the purse are still missing. Police are looking for assistance from any witnesses who may have observed this offence. If you have information, call Ashcroft RCMP at (250) 453-2216, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if you wish to remain anonymous, and quote file #2019-433.

Classical music concert

Welcome the coming of spring by joining Cache Creek saxophonist Carmen Ranta, Kamloops pianist Dimiter Terziev, and guests Daniel Silverberg (piano), Catharine Dochstader (flute), and Marina Papais and Royden Josephson (visual arts) as they perform a “Springtime and Birdsongs” concert at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Ashcroft on Saturday, April 6.

The concert—which also has multimedia aspects—will evoke the feathery awakening of nature, with music by Rachmaninoff, Ibert, Yoshimatsu, Daniel Silverberg, and others. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students (free for children under 12), and are available at the door. The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Brushes and Booze fundraiser

Join artist Jo Petty for a “Brushes and Booze” paint evening that will raise funds for the 347 Avenger Sea Cadet Corps. Participants will receive all the supplies necessary to create a beautiful painting celebrating spring, as well as step-by-step guidance from Petty and a free drink ticket.

The event will take place at the Ashcroft Legion on Brink Street from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. The cost is $50 per person, and pre-registration is required by April 5. For more information, or to register, contact Ramona at (250) 457-4095.

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