Arts Alive with Andrew MacGregor
Amherst Comedy Troupe is bringing The Foreigner, a hilarious comedy by Larry Shue to The Wandlyn Inn's Scotia Room on April 25, 26, May 1 ,2 and 3. The play stars John Keirstead, Ron Rayworth, Susan Lloy, Jeff Tees .Kathy Chappell Legere, Steven Leblanc and Mark Raddin.
Mark Raddin of the Amherst Comedy Troupe says “after this long winter we all need a laugh and if you don't laugh at this play I suggest you go back into hibernation” and attendees are asked to be prepared to laugh out loud.
For tickets and more information call 660-2630.
The region will be alive with the sound of music this weekend including Liz Dowe at Bella's Café and Ruth Nichols at Duncan's Pub from 4 until 6 p.m. followed by Steven Wells and Paul at 8 p.m. tonight.
The Lamp Cabin Dining Room and Lounge in Springhill is holding an Autism Rocks Benefit on Saturday. Among the performers will be Carley Varner, Switch, The 6:30 Band, Chelsea Atkinson, and many more.
There will be door prizes and all money raised stays in Cumberland County and will be donated to Piece By Piece Autism.
Also tomorrow, the students of the bands and choirs at E.B. Chandler and Amherst Regional High will be going door to door collecting for the bands and choirs. The fundraiser is called Nickels For Notes and they appreciate your support.
On Sunday, there will be a Country Gospel Open Mic starting at 7 p.m. at the Amherst Wesleyan Church. A free will offering will be taken to support the Little Lambs Daycare Center.
Last Tuesday the Joggins Fossil Institute opened for its sixth year of operation. The Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site and Joggins Fossil Centre will be open until the end of May each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and then will begin summer hours in June.
Some great events are being planned for the season including a number of summer camps which will occur weekly in July and August.
Sackville will be celebrating Earth Day 2014 on Saturday with the theme being “Celebrating The Environment Of Our Region.”
There will be many activities throughout the day including a Family Walk with Andrew McFarlane through the Waterfowl Park at 11 a.m., a “Locally Produced!” Trade Show at the Sackville Legion from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Sackville Legion and a presentation called “Voice of the People Tour” which addresses issues of the unconventional shale gas industry which takes place at the Sackville Legion starting at 3:30 p.m.
For more information on all the Earth Day activities in Sackville please call 506-536-7789 or 506-536-4906.
Also in Sackville on Saturday the Atlantic Young Artist Competition takes place from 1:30 until 6 p.m.
The event will feature promising young classical musicians from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland who will compete at the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music, 134 Main St., located on the Mount Allison University Campus.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Andrew MacGregor’s arts and culture column appears weekly in the Amherst News.