Spotlight on the City

Short arts items from around the Shuswap for the week of December 7

  • Dec. 7, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Write stuff

Shuswap Writer’s Group, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Piccadilly Mall board room. Drop-ins welcome. Contact Shirley DeKelver at 250-835-4544.



Film fare

Shuswap Film Society presents Project Nim, a documentary film about an ape raised and nurtured like a human child, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Salmar Classic.



Gallery jazz

Jazz Night at the Art Gallery, features Jordan Dick Trio from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Admission by donation.



Pics with Santa

The Shuswap Family Resource Centre offers Christmas photos with Santa by donation from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 9. With a donation, families receive one 5X7 and reprints for $5. Free hot chocolate and bagged popcorn for $2 will be available. No appointment is necessary.  For more information, call 250-832-2170.



Salmar Opera

Live at the Met presents Gounod’s Faust live via satellite at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Salmar Classic. Running is four hours 20 minutes. Tickets are $24 for adults and $18 for youth, available at Salmar Grand or Classic.



Dine out

Silver Creek Seniors present a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Silver Creek Seniors’ Hall.



Star search

Moonlight Music Star Search will be at the Mall at Piccadilly Friday, Dec 16. Kids (ages 6-10) and youth (ages 11-18) will have a chance to showcase their musical talents, perform in front of a live audience and compete for prizes in front of a panel of judges. Prizes include studio recording time, photo shoot, music lessons, mall gift certificates and more. Contact for full details.



Breakfast with Santa

Downtown Salmon Arm hosts Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at the SAGA Public Art Gallery. From 11a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be an elves’ workshops with art-making stations in the gallery. Call 250-832-1170 for more information.



Christmas Carol

A special reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec.17, at First United Church. 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to  the Relaxation Support Group for people with cancer or other chronic illness.