Make some music

Jug band program is filling up fast with amateur music makers

Thanks to a federal grant, free weekly music classes starting on May 23 and a free 10-hour intensive program in July are being offered at the Arrowsmith Hall.

The one-hour classes are in the daytime and early evening on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

If you enjoy singing or playing guitar, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, or a percussion instrument and would like to learn to play songs in the jug band style, you can register by calling Val Dare at 250-586-6583 or e-mailing

Registration is limited and classes are starting to fill up — there’s already a waiting list for ukulele. Some instruments can be provided if you don’t have your own.

Valerie Dare