BRIEFS: Seniors' tea at downtown library
The downtown Kamloops public library will host a seniors’ tea today (Jan. 24) as part of Family Literacy Week.
It’s slated to run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Live music, tea and other goodies will be on offer.
Seating at both is limited so reservations are recommended.
Call the downtown library at 250-372-5145 to reserve a seat.
The downtown library is located at 465 Victoria St.
Improv night at Project X
The annual Project X Improv Night will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St.
The evening will feature the talent of Devon McBride, Harmony Maher, Robin O’Reilly and Sheanna James.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and are available at Pandora’s Costume box, 753 Victoria St., or at the door for cash only.
The theatre troupe’s annual meeting will be on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St.
Literacy day this weekend
The seventh annual ABC Family Literacy Day will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Henry Grube Education Centre, 245 Kitchener Cres., from 9 a.m. to noon.
The event will include storytellers, musicians, puppeteers, crafts, sing-alongs, family games and other hands-on activities.
Roots and Blues taking shape
This year’s Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival has begun announcing acts for the August event.
Already on the list to perform are The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Ben Waters and Malcolm Holcombe.
Eamon playing Barnhartvale
Kamloops singer-songwriter Jane Eamon will be the featured act at the Barnhartvale Coffee House on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m.
An open mic for local musicians will start the show.
Admission is $5 for all but open-mic performers and children under 12.
The coffee house is in the Barnhartvale Hall, 7370 Barnhartvale Rd.
Robbie Burns party this weekend
The annual Kamloops Robbie Burns Supper and Celebration is on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way.
The evening features dinner and entertainment by the Kamloops Pipe Band and Highland dancers.
Tickets are $45 for adults, $30 for youth and $15 for children.
Tickets are available at Kamloops Florist, 2498 Seymour St., Overland Press, 41 Tranquille Rd., and Movements Dance and Active Wear, 125 Fourth Ave.
Glen Mantie will facilitate a workshop on calligraphy at Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDonald Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The course will address everything from tools to form and composition.
All materials will be provided.
The course is $45.
Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) members receive a $5 discount.
To register, call 250-828-3500; KAC members can call 250-828-3611.
Registration can also be done online at kamloops.ca/ezreg or at the Tournament Capital Centre, Interior Savings Centre, the Kamloops Museum and Archives or the Westsyde Pool.