Knox Plant and Bake Sale coming up

Other arts in brief: free audition workshop, and music and the Shady Rest

Knox plant and bake sale

Knox United Church’s 41st annual Spring Plant and Bake Sale is taking place Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at the church (345 Pym St.).

The sale, which features a wide array of indoor and outdoor plants, garden tools, gadgets, seedlings, and a variety of home-baked goods, runs as a fundraiser supporting Knox’s work both locally and globally.

Admission to the event is free. Attendees are asked to leave dogs at home (though guide dogs are welcome), and reminds people that Knox strives to be a scent-free facility.

For more information, go to kucparksville.ca or call 250-248-3927.

— Submitted by Beth Brown

Free audition workshop

ECHO Players is holding a free audition workshop on Saturday, May 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shelley Road Centre (186 Shelley Rd, Parksville).

The workshop is for anyone interested in giving theatre a try or for those with acting experience who want to sharpen their auditioning skills.

For more information, or to register, contact Susan Warner at rootswings@shaw.ca.

— Submitted by Susan Warner

Shady music

The Shady Rest pub (3109 West Island Hwy., Qualicum Beach) has a music trivia night every Friday starting at 7 p.m.

Every Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. features a live, local band. On May 5 is Ryder Bachman playing blues and rock. May 12 is The Real Deal with rock dance tunes. May 19 is Butts and Friends playing blues, and May 26 is the Kelly Fawcett Band with blues and rock.

For more info, go to www.shadyrest.ca.

— Submitted by Rosalee Sullivan

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