Creative Current – Music in the Park lineup announced

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

Leslie Alexander comes “Home” May 29

Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society presents Singer Songwriter Leslie Alexander at St Albans Hall on Friday, May 29 at 7:30pm. This performance is by donation at the door.

Leslie Alexander is delighted to be returning to the Thompson Valley to share her music and stories, including a certain song about another town, which she still thinks of as “home” – Ashcroft.

She’s travelled from coast to coast, her songs on radio, television and film garnering critical acclaim, industry honours and loyal fans.

Chakra Mandala Art Workshop

UniTea and Soul Circle Mandalas invite you to UniTea Tea Room on Thursday, June 11 at 6pm.

Create your very own Mandala. All art supplies and light dinner provided. No artistic ability  needed.

Brian Venugopola Benner leads us in Healing Chakra Chants and Kathleen Kinasewich guides us in Mandala Art to help us understand and open our Chakras on Thursday evening June 4 at UniTea #100 – 210 Railway Ave.

The mandala is a focal point for ritual contemplation and the invocation of deities. Creating a mandala with simple drawing tools can awaken the energetic essence of your luminous soul and catalyze profound healing.

Tickets in advance suggested. A light supper and all art material are provided.

Seats are limited to 16, please reserve your spot in the Sacred Mandala Circle and phone (250) 453-9345.

Family Movie Night features Cars 2

The next Family Movie Night at the Cache Creek Community Hall is on June 12. Doors open at 6pm.

Kick off to Graffiti weekend and dress in 1950’s style! Mini Sock hop before the movie starts.

Concession by CCES Parent Advisory Council. Admission at the door. There will be popcorn and goodies available for purchase at the concession.

Cache Creek ‘Graffiti Daze’

June 12-14 is the 28th Annual Graffiti Days Weekend. Come out and see classic cars and trucks from all over British Columbia.

The fun begins Friday night with the Poker Run. Saturday afternoon the cars form a parade and travel from the Motorplex through Ashcroft and down the highway to Cache Creek for the  Show n Shine in the park. Saturday evening is the ever so popular Smoke Show in the Community Hall parking lot, and then the Sock Hop Dance begins inside the hall at 9:30 pm. Tickets in advance only.

And check out the B.C. Old Time Drags at the Eagle Motorplex, organized by the Langley Loafers. Three days of nostalgic drag racing featuring vehicles from 1972 and older.

Ashcroft Music in the Park performers announced

Once again music and song will ring out during the warm and lazy summer evenings in Ashcroft. WRAPS is happy to announce the line-up for its 6th season of live music in Ashcroft’s Heritage Place Park.

Here is a quick look at who will be entertaining us this year!

June 10 – Bobby Garcia and Six More Strings from Merritt will open the season with their brand of good old “classic country” music.

June 24 – Joe Charron and Friends will come up from the coast to entertain us with original songs and stories rich in the roots of Canadiana.

July 8 – Tanya Lipscomb from Vernon, has a spicy stage presence  marked with exuberance and  her three-octave voice sways from rich, deep and powerful, to soft, subtle and sensuous.

July 29 – The Jessica Stuart Few entertain with the Japanese koto (13-stringed harp), exceptional guitar work, and innovative songwriting.

Aug. 12 – Sabrina Weeks and Mike Hilliard are a high energy bouncing boogey blues duo from Kamloops.

Aug. 26 – Paisley Groove ends the season in hyper-party mode with dynamic, groovy, entertaining, and highly dance-able performances.

Every season of Music in the Park also showcases the musical talents of many wonderful home-grown musicians, and this year is no exception. Opening for our feature performers this year will be: Flat Busted, John Kidder, Jennifer Ferguson, Brian Benner and Denise Tapia, Nadine Davenport and Kirk Watson.

Our summers are warm in Ashcroft, so be sure to bring your blanket or lawn chair and your friends and family every second Wednesday evening beginning in June. The days may be hot – but Music in the Park is really, really cool! (Admission is free, but a donation into the hat is warmly appreciated.)

Nadine Davenport

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