Local arts activities this May

Fleece fair, art journals and more

Life Drawing classes available

There are two more Friday morning Life Drawing classes left at TOSH this May. The drop-in costs $10 and features models Jason and Kim.

The May 19 drop-in will feature two models, while the May 26 drop-in will feature Jason in costume.

The sessions are open to everyone interested in life drawing practice sessions. Bring a drawing board and materials.

No reservation is required. For more info, call 250-752-6133 or go to www.theoldschoolhouse.org .

— Submitted by TOSH

Lion Bear Fox to play Errington

Three-man group Lion Bear Fox are closing out Errington Hall’s concert season with a show on Friday, May 26. Described as one part folk, one part rock, with hints of gospel and growl, the group performs after local opener the Westerly Sisters.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, or $5 for children six to 12 (five and under are free). They can be purchased at Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach, the Errington Store and at the door.

— Submitted by Val Dare

ARTful Journals workshop

Carla Flegel is holding an ARTful Journals workshop at TOSH on May 24, 25. The workshop will also include a half-day outdoor sketch trip (date to be decided).

The workshop will provide information on how to create a visual journal that captures experiences and memories that are important to you. They are a combination of words and art on a page, using watercolour paints and journals.

The cost is $110 for members, and $120 for non-members. Participants must bring their own portable seats.

— Submitted by TOSH

Tribute Festival starts May 26

The 4th Annual Vancouver Island Tribute Festival is taking place at the Parksville Community Centre from May 26-28.

The non-profit event to benefit the Nanaimo &District Hospital Foundation will feature world-famous tribute artists, performing music by Elvis, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart and others.

Tickets for the event range in price from $20 for a Sunday morning gospel show to $114 for weekend passes. They can be purchased at Cranky Dog Music and the Parksville Community Centre.

For more information, go to islandtributefestival.com . — NEWS Staff

Fleece and Fibre Fair May 28

The 7th annual 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Fair takes place Sunday, May 28 at the Bradley Centre (975 Shearme Rd.) in Coombs.

The event has become a yearly gathering of local natural fibre producers and processors, in addition to crafts people. Running from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., admission is free. More than 30 vendors from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are registered. For more information, email nicknlinda@telus.net or go to bradleyfibrefair.alwyz.com .

— Submitted by JoAnne Moger

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