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April 7, 2009

DRAMA FESTIVAL
This May, Portal Players Dramatic Society is hosting the week long 2009 Theatre BC North Island Zone Drama Festival at the Capitol Theatre. The Festival opens with The Stillborn Lover presented by ECHO Players of Qualicum Beach on Mon. May 18 at 7:30 pm, followed by Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun by the Nanaimo Theatre Group on Tues. May 19. Each play will be given a brief public critique after their performance by festival adjudicator Kathryn Shaw. Tickets will be available soon at the Rollin Art Centre.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
Rick Marotz’s exhibit West Coast, means storm, rain, mist and sometimes sunshine. He has tried to capture all of it. Rick has won many awards throughout the years. To name a few: 1976 Canadian Environment Competition Honourable Mention, 1982 Kodak International Newspaper Award, 1993 Brant Festival 1st and 2nd, and 2005 Oceanside Arts Festival Best of Show. West Coast is showing at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery, Tues. to Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Tues. Apr. 21st. Free admission to the Gallery! Wheelchair accessible.
ARTS AND CULTURE WEEK
Arts and Culture play an essential role in learning. Participating in arts programs and activities provides the discipline and creativity to enhance learning, improve motivation, renew community participation and provides a strong foundation for enriching your lives. Celebrate Arts and Culture week, Apr. 19-25 by attending an acrylic painting demonstration with Susan Schaefer at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery on Sat. Apr. 25, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The West Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild will also be demonstrating their skills.
LAST FILM THIS SERIES
When Adam was a little boy, he witnessed the murder of his secular parents in the Middle East. Ten years pass, and Adam is raised in a religious manner by his rabbi grandfather. One day, while on his way to a clarinet audition at a downtown Montreal university, Adam meets Yasmine, a feisty Lebanese student who recently moved to Montreal to live with her father. Her mother is still in Beirut, her beloved home, working as a journalist. Sparks fly between Adam and Yasmine, but their families are less than enthusiastic. Adam’s Wall plays at the Paramount Theatre, Wed. Apr. 15 at 7 p.m. only. Tickets $6 ea are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the museum. This is the final film in the Winter/Spring Film Fest Series.
BOOKS GALORE!

The Community Arts Council is looking for gently used books, for their annual fundraising book sale on May 9th at Echo Centre. Categories still needed include travel, sports, games, humour, art, music and dance. NO Readers Digest, Encyclopaedia, National Geographic or Text books, please. Bring your donation to the Rollin Art Centre, Tues. to Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., inside under the staircase. Raise-A-Reader will be hosting a concession for coffee and goodies for your enjoyment, starting at 10 a.m.
FESTIVAL OF CHOIRS
A night of uplifting and inspiring music from local church and community choirs and Phil’s Harmonics String Orchestra will be presented at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Fri. Apr. 17, 7 p.m. at their church on Compton Rd. This event is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the performance.
DAYS WITH THE ARTS
The Alberni Valley Museum will host the Sunshine Club quilters, Hannah Theus (Ukrainian Eggs), Joyce Little (Northwest Coat clothing design) and David Cox (wooden toys). Echo Centre-Craft Rooms A & B (behind building – Sat. only) will host the Sunshine Pottery Group. Mickey Smeele will show her pottery at her 8th Ave. home. Miriam Manuel Studio on Beale St. will have Miriam with her watercolours and oils, Marie Krog and Pat Lesieur with their watercolours and Barb Gaetz with her …