Creative Current

Relax to Blues or Flamenco guitar or take in a show

Celebrate the 17th Season of Lillooet Music!

Here’s a great line up of events over the next three months hosted by the fine folks of Lillooet Music.

Lillooet Music will be hosting a square  dance on Feb. 25. The Dance starts at 7:30 at the Elks Hall. Caller and live music with step by step instruction.  Come to listen or to learn. Tickets in advance are less and can be purchased from Sears and KC Health or for a little more at  the door. Children 12 and under are half price.

On Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 pm come and see the fabulous Lorne Elliott. Lorne returns for his second hilarious show. Get your tickets early as he sold out last time.

On Friday, April 27 don’t miss Monster Theatre: Come one, come all … this wild and  funny take on Shakespeare will keep you laughing. Composed of equal parts absolute fact and utter nonsense, the Shakespeare show is a laugh-filled treat for scholar and squire alike. Optional dinner will be served with this show (not included in season’s tickets).

All performances at the Lillooet Masonic Hall on Homestead Rd. Tickets for shows are sold at the door for each show but they can also be purchased in advance from Sears and KC Health. For more info phone (250) 256-7888 or visit their website at

Creative women sharing skills and stories

Plans are looking good for this year’s Women’s Celebration in Wahlachin. ‘Celebrate Ourselves’ is the theme to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day. Come and enjoy the day and be inspired by an array of creative women sharing skills and stories. The 4th Annual Celebration in Walhachin will be held on Saturday, March 3 at the Walhachin Museum Hall from 1-6 pm. Encouraging men are most welcome!

Snacks and ethnic dinner (veggie available) at 5 pm. Admission and food by donation. All donations to the Walhachin Museum fund. Come and support local Women Artisans and Performers. Bring a picture and a short bio of an Inspiring Woman: Past or Present.

Music and Dance is scheduled throughout the day. Performers include Meeka Noel Morgan and Barbara Roden (readings), music by Llynn Kellman, Nadine Davenport, Sandra Hall, Su & Jahnavi, Tapia-Benner Family quartet, Tracie Model, Karla Kummins, the Desert Rose Belly Dance troupe and many more.

Participate or just watch our local area women create their wares. Booths will feature soap making, a group collaborative canvas, face painting, henna tattoos, tarot readings, foot massages, tai chi demos, karaoke plus a whole lot more!

Our creativity as women is one of our greatest gifts. It’s that very important and a magical part of ourselves that is the expression of our divine feminine. For more information or to register for booth space please call Val at (250) 457-6678.

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit students

Come out for an evening of fun, and help our Ashcroft Grade 6 & 7 class get to Victoria in June. Enjoy a lovely spaghetti dinner, auction and entertainment on Friday, March 9 at the Ashcroft Elementary School. Dinner starts at 6 pm with entertainment and silent auction to follow.

Family Movie Nights in Cache Creek

The Village Of Cache Creek presents two family movie nights in March. On Friday, March 9, see the pre release showing  of ‘Happy Feet 2’and on Saturday, March 17 the pre release showing of ‘The Chipmonks 3 – Chipwrecked’.

Films are shown at the Cache Creek Community Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm, movie starts at 7 pm. Popcorn and goodies are available for purchase at the concession and support the Cache Creek Elementary School’s Parent Advisory Council. No outside food or drink, please.

Bluesman Rockland Moran at the Packing House

The Packing House in Spences Bridge presents blues guitarist and harp player Rockland Moran on Saturday, March 10. Another fabulous dinner show with food served from 5:30 pm on with music to follow. Reservations required as they have limited seating available (250) 458-2256 or visit the Packing House in Spences Bridge.

World-class Flamenco in Ashcroft Mar 10

Acclaimed Flamenco guitarist, John Gilliat will be returning to Ashcroft on Saturday, March 10 at St Albans Hall. Be prepared for a Passionate Flamenco Saturday Night when this Langley based rumba flamenco guitarist comes to town. John is currently working on the music for my new CD to be released early this Spring.

Widely recognized as one of Western Canada’s premier Flamenco guitarists, John has toured all over the US, Canada and Japan and has backed up such notable performers as Cirque du Soleil, Mae Moore and Strunz and Farah. He is also Rolands 2009 National Loopstation Champion.

The evening will also feature delicious desserts, coffee and tea. Tickets are available now at The Ashcroft Bakery and Natures Gifts. As this show will no doubt be a sell out, please buy early. For more info call (250) 453 9100 or visit to purchase via paypal.

Cast of ‘Swamp Pirate Zombies’ working hard

Rehearsals are well under way for the WRAP Societies March production of Swamp Pirate Zombies. It is great to see adults and kids coming together to enjoy the art & craft of play production. All the cast are really working hard and doing well.

The comedy, written by Andrew Ross, follows a down-on-their-luck film crew has been sent to the swamps of a town near the Florida Everglades called Key Wurst to shoot a pirate film. It all goes wrong from there.

The play is being directed by local Spences Bridge Actress and Director, Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan.

Performances for ‘Swamp Pirate Zombies’ run March 29-31 at the Ashcroft Community Hall with evening and matinee performances available. Cost is by donation at the door. The play poster is in the works and will feature Art by one of the cast members and local artist, Regan Greenwood.

Can’t beat the gift of music

Live Music makes a great gift, anytime of the year – contact Andrea to purchase a WRAP Gift Certificate for any future dessert concert performance.

If you are interested in Volunteering for WRAP they are looking to expand their working volunteer base and encourage folks in the community to lend a hand in any way.

For more information send an email to or phone (250) 453 9100. You can also check out their website at

Sadie Hawkins Dinner & Dance in Lytton

Join in the fun on  Friday, Feb. 24. The night includes a buffet dinner, live bands, a silent auction and door prizes. Doors at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm. Music and dancing follows at 8 pm.

Sadie Hawkins was a character in cartoonist Al Capp’s Li’l Abner. Her father decreed the first annual Sadie Hawkins Day, a foot race in which the unmarried gals pursued the town’s bachelors, with matrimony the consequence. The holiday was adopted in North America.

Performing will be Big George & the Gang (of Riche & the Fendermen), The Melawmen Collective and The Ghengis Gandhi’s.

All proceeds will be contributed to a legal defence fund that has been set up to assist in fighting the lawsuits brought against Mike Sam, Ed Roest, Sheila Maguire and any other persons named in the “Botanie Lawsuits”.

It all happens in Lytton at the Legion at 141 4th St. (19+).

Combination Dinner and Dance tickets or tickets just for the Dance are available at the door or by phoning (250) 455-2724.