Ladysmith Maritime Society is hosting a Volunteer Opportunity Day on Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to come to the Welcome Centre on the docks and learn about all the various areas, working with the museum, boat restoration shop, festival, tour boat, Saturday work party, dock beautification, to name a few.
The Mount Brenton Power and Sail Squadron, the Royal Canadian Marine SAR, the Dragon Boat Organization and the
Ladysmith & District Historical Society Museum representatives will be there as well to describe their organization's opportunities. This will be a no-pressure informal gathering. Have a coffee and chat to Ladysmith Maritime Society members. Stroll our docks. That is a fun thing to do on any day.
Applause for COCO
Huge applause for Cedar's COCO Café. On Oct. 28, the COCO Cafe was one of two $25,000 winners for the West Region of the National Co-op Challenge. A delighted Sydni Dines, acting manager of the café, says thanks. The cafe has taken over 600 square feet of space next to the cafe, and are renovating to expand the kitchen.
The prize money of $25,000 will be a big help. Cedar Opportunities Co-operative (COCO) is an incorporated cooperative whose mission is to employ people with developmental disabilities within their community.
Craft fair time
It's that crafty time of year for craft fairs and seasonal events. Saturday (11 a.m.) is the oncea-year Mary Fox Pottery Sale. After visiting her unique studio head over to the Christmas Bazaar at St. Mary's Parish from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, crafts, sewing, baking, books and lots of gift ideas. Then, on Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., it is St. John's Anglican Church Christmas Bazaar. There are lots more fairs coming up in the next few weeks.
We will keep you posted.
Of course the biggie coming up Nov 21-24 is the 25th Annual Yellow Point Country Christmas Self Guided Tour. It's four days of fun food and local artisan talent. Marg Worms from the Doll House is one of the original artists. That's a quarter of a century. Well done. Visit their website for a brochure and map. www.cyartisans.com
The Heiress, Ruth and Augustus Goetz's award-winning play, based on the Henry James classic novella, Washington Square, is playing until Nov. 10 at Ladysmith Little Theatre, 4985 Christie Rd., Ladysmith. The set and costumes are a delight. Tickets are $20, available at: Box office 250-924-0658, or book online at www.ladysmiththeatre.com.
Ladysmith is gearing up for its 26th Festival of Lights on Nov. 28. From Coronation Mall at the south end, to the downtown core on First Avenue and all the way to Aggie Field at the north end, a never-ending delight of businesses and homes will glow and twinkle with more than 100,000 lights. Volunteers are needed if you'd like to help out.
Also, the Ladysmith Kinsmen parade is still taking entries for the night parade. For information call 250-245-5888 or visit www.ladysmithfol.com.
Marina Sacht is editor of TAKE 5 in Ladysmith. Visit www.take5.ca
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