Creative Current – Summer music announced

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

AES Fun Fair next Thursday

Have fun, bring the kids and support the 6th Annual Ashcroft Elementary School Fundraising Fun Fair on Thursday, May 22 from 4-8 pm at AES school grounds (711 Hill Street) and gymnasium. Outdoor stage with performances from local artists and group demos.

This is an all inclusive event – access to the six inflatable’s and kid’s activities by donation. Jam-packed live entertainment featuring Chris The Clown, the local Karate Club, demos of local Zumba family fitness, Coach Trill’s obstacle course and live music on the outdoor stage – sponsored by Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society (WRAPS).

There will also be games and activities in the gym including Cake/dessert walks, food concessions by local vendors, preschool play area, raffles of eight themed baskets, a Jo Petty painting framed print and an Adult and Child kayaks.

Bringing our Community and School District together to honour, celebrate, and support our school. Please join us for a great evening of family fun and fundraising. Organized by the AES Parents Advisory Council. All are welcome! See you there!

Next Family Movie features Mr Peabody and Sherman

The Village of Cache Creek presents another fun Family Movie Night at the Cache Creek Community Hall. The feature movie this coming month is the pre-release DVD of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Bring the whole family to see this wonderful movie on Sunday, June 1. Admission at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the Movie starting at 7 pm. Special Hot Dog night! There will also be popcorn and goodies available for purchase at the concession supporting Cache Creek Elementary School’s Parent Advisory Council.

Here’s a sneak peek about the movie: Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman use their time machine-the Wabac-to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the Wabac out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time-traveling trio will make their mark on history.

Knitting is Knifty

The Knifty Kneedlers offers Knitting and Crochet drop in lessons on Wednesdays at 7 pm at Anie’s Pizza. Cost is needles or yarn or bring your own. Call (250) 457-9999 for more information.

Ashcroft’s Music In the Park summer line up released

Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society presents 2014 Music In The Park Summer Concert Series in Ashcroft. The popular evening Concerts at the Gazebo in Heritage Place Park on Railway Ave. are held throughout the Summer in June, July and August and are every 2nd and 4th Wednesday night from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Music in the Park is a series of live musical performances featuring an eclectic mix of musical genres and styles that appeals to a wide range of audience tastes. Everything from single and duo folk performers, Eclectic Tango-influenced, Country, First Nations, Reggae and Rap artists and even good old Rock’n’Roll.

This Season promised to be extra special. Not only will we be treated to the music some of the greatest artists in Canada – but we will also be proudly showcasing our magnificent home-grown talent as well! This year the show starts at 6:30 pm for the opening acts and 7 pm for the feature.

Here’s a complete line up of touring artists coming to town. On June 11, Singer Songwriter Shawna Caspi, June 25 Canadian Songsmith, Joe Charron, July 9 Juno winning multi instrumentalists – Pugs and Crows, July 23 – Saskia and Darrel, Just Duets who here for Canada Day in Ashcroft will be here  again on Aug. 13 and the Grand Finale on Aug. 27 will feature hometown faves, Spriritus Mundii and the The Melawmen Collective – should be a great summer!

The WRAP society hopes everyone enjoys the music all summer long! Look for posters around town and take home one of the small handouts that will be available at local retailers. Also why not check out www.windingriversarts.ca for info on all the upcoming artists and their music. So bring a chair, a blanket, a picnic dinner or buy dinner from one of our food vendors. Pass-that-Hat donations encouraged. Come early – the park fills up fast.

Nadine Davenport

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