WRAPS members JoAnne Portman and Martina Baier selling concert tickets and memberships at Safety Mart.

WRAPS members JoAnne Portman and Martina Baier selling concert tickets and memberships at Safety Mart.

Creative Current – Christmas treats this week in Cache Creek

Nadine Davenport's bi-monthly column of music, art and theatre in the area.

Cache Creek Winter Lights Sing-along

The Cache Creek Beautification Society invites all members of the Cache Creek Community and surrounding areas for the Second Annual Winter Lights Sing-along on Dec. 19 from 7-9 pm at the Cache Creek Community Hall (1270 Stage Rd). A great night of free live Christmas music to get you in the spirit. Everyone welcome, free snacks and hot beverages. Please contribute to the donation jar for the hand bell choir.

This not to be missed seasonal event for all ages, which will feature live local Christmas music with  The Desert Bells Hand Bell Choir, the recorder duo of Carmen Ranta and Wendy Coomber, a jazz trio featuring Carmen Ranta (saxophone), Kirk Watson (bass guitar) and Jan Schmitz (drums), an accapella medieval choir known as Taize, featuring Karla Cummins, Theresa Takas, Dan Collett, Marina Papais and Frank Mireau. Closing the evening will be a Community Sing Along to end the evening led by Mayor John Ranta.

Plus, the Beautification Society will also be handing out this year’s Winter Lights Appreciation certificates around 8 pm. These certificates will be given out to everyone nominated for their residential Christmas lights and/or decorations – nominate your neighbour’s house – nominate your own house. Everyone nominated will receive recognition and a certificate at the Winter Lights Sing-along. Santa may make an appearance by the end of the show, so bring the children.

Fashion Show and Spiritus Mundii at Tiki Lounge this Friday

A fun night at The Riv Pub in downtown Ashcroft. On Friday Dec. 20, the Tiki Lounge shares the stage with a Local Fashion Show – plus special musical guests, Ashcroft’s own Spiritus Mundii. The local quartet plays a great blend of world fusion and folk. Come down and listen to some great live local music. Come early and order dinner or appetizers from The Riverside Restaurant. Music from 7:30-9:30 pm. Pass the hat donations for the band encouraged. Fashion Show to be held at Riv from 7-9 pm. Get your tickets at Nature’s Gifts (health food store) or at the door.

‘Homecoming’ at The Riv Monday Dec 23rd

Every year, The Riv also plays host to Ashcroft’s’ Alumni Homecoming. Join your old high school friends and families on Saturday, Dec. 23 – don’t miss your chance to meet up and catch up on old times during the holidays. The night features Karaoke with DJ Tracey Model starting at 8 pm.

New Years Eve Celebrations

Come and join the members of The Ashcroft Legion and ring in 2014! Eat, Drink, Dance and Celebrate!!The Celebration begins with a Potluck dinner, which includes The Legion supplying a Turkey and Roast Beef, as well as hats and party favours. Each Couple is requested to bring a potluck dish to share. Live Music to follow starting at 8 pm until 2 am by Dennis, Gerry, Steve, Jason and Jaymi for your dancing enjoyment. Pick up your advanced tickets at the Junction Shell in Cache Creek. Get ‘em quick as this night usually sells out! For more info call (250) 453-2423.

The Annual Community New Years Eve Dance at Clemes Hall (Hwy 8) organized by the Spences Bridge Community Club in Spences Bridge will be rockin’ it all night long with DJ ‘Tunes by Tracie’. The night starts at 9 pm, with delicious snacks, door prizes and Champagne at Midnight. Tickets at the door. For more info call the Packing House at (250) 458-2256.

Oasis Pub in Cache Creek Celebrates 2014 with a Live Band and prizes. For more info call (250) 457-6232.

Nadine Davenport