Arts on the Fly sock hop Saturday

Horsefly is hosting a Sock Hop Coffeehouse fundraiser Saturday, May 23 at the Horsefly Community Hall.

Horsefly is hosting a Sock Hop Coffeehouse fundraiser Saturday, May 23 at the Horsefly Community Hall in support of the 10th anniversary of Arts on the Fly set for July 10 and 11 in Horsefly.

The Sock Hop for all ages starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

There will be an ice cream sundae bar, refreshments and live music, plus a silent auction. People who would like to perform at the sock hop can call Marla at 778-373-6108 or email

So far 23 artists have been lined up to participate in this year’s Arts on the Fly festival coming up in July.

Joining local artists will be bands such as Bottoms Up Baring Burlesque from Quesnel; Entengados from Argentina, Colin Easthope, Dawn Pemberton, Doug Koyama, Jasper Sloan Yip, Wooden Horsemen, Leathan Milne, Miss Quincy and the Showdown, Sam Tudor from Vancouver; Plaid Bandits from Abbotsford; Power Duo from Quesnel; Red Haven from Fernie; Ryan McNally from Montreal; Samson’s Delilah from Dunster; Sober Becky from Prince George.

Local entertainers include Bernadette Ducharme, Blocktreat, Drum and Bell Tower, Flannel Roots, Little Horsefly Country Band, Marin Patenaude, and Pharis and Jason Romero.

Tickets for Arts on the Fly music, arts and dance festival are   available on line or at Clarke’s General Store in Horsefly and The Bean Counter in Williams Lake.

Museum garage sale

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin will hold its annual garage sale this Sunday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the museum on Fourth Avenue.

Donations of items for the garage sale will be accepted until Saturday, May 23.

Children’s Festival

With three main stage performances by Science World and 28 information and activity booths the 2015 Children’s Festival coming up next week promises a great deal of fun for the younger set and their families.

The Science World shows will feature locomotion and electricity, says event co-ordinator Ashlee Hyde.

Activities will include face painting, glitter tattoos, crafts, stories, car seat checks, and physical events such as possibly a slip n’ slide, maze and gymnastics, Hyde says.

The Children’s Festival is coming up Sunday, May 31 in Boitanio Park running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The main stage Science World shows will be at 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.; and 1:30 to 2 p.m.

“Parents please dress your children for the weather, rain or shine,” Hyde advises.

“We hope to see everyone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 31.

Drive4UR school

Lake City Ford’s annual Drive4UR School is coming up May 30 at the Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake Campus on Carson Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For everyone who test drives a Ford, a donation is made to the participating school. Last year $2,000 was raised for student activities at LCSS. Participating teachers and students shared in the funds for their various school sports, arts and other school programs such as counselling.

Fire Department open house

The Williams Lake Fire Department’s annual open house is coming up Sunday, May 31 at the fire hall at 230 Hodgson Road.

Visitors can come and enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, and cotton candy and watch and participate in various activities.

Activities include a children’s mini obstacle course; sponge toss; face painting; visiting with Sparky the Fire Dog, balloons, and the firefighter challenge.

The open house runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the barbecue up and running at 11 a.m. and the firefighter challenge starting at noon.

Youth fiddlers in concert

The Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers will present their Gold and Fiddle Fever Concert Saturday, May 30 in the Gibraltar Room.

The show includes students dressed in costume and some fiddle dancing.

Tickets are available at The Open Book and Cariboo GM at $10 for adults; $5 for children under age 12; and free for children under age five.

Doors at the Gibraltar Room, Saturday, May 30 open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m.


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