Books & Co, Cafe Voltaire and ArtSpace Weekly Update

There are only 17 shopping days until Christmas (including today), but don’t worry you can find something for everyone on your list at Books & Co! Come in and let our helpful booksters lead to you to the right gifts and stay for sandwich, soup or my personal favorite Candy Cane Hot Chocolate!

The Café Voltaire Holiday Goodies Trays are filled with fresh baked holiday treats certain to warm the heart.  They’re as fast and easy as a Costco tray, but they look and taste so much better! These freshly baked plates of holiday cheer are perfect for office parties and family get-togethers.  The trays come in a variety of sizes to suit any office or family event.  They are sure to bring a smile to even the grinchest Grinch! Drop in and pick up a menu right away!

There are still a very few tickets available for Books & Company’s very first Breakfast with Santa! On Sunday, December 11 at 8:00 am, Santa has fit us into his busy schedule for the first time this year and we want to make sure that all of the good little girls and boys who love stories get a chance to meet him! There will be a fantastic breakfast featuring French toast with berries and whipped cream, bacon and fruit salad and a Christmas story time and craft!  Santa’s excited and so are we! Tickets are only $10!

TONIGHT (Thursday, December 8) in ArtSpace is a wonderful Fundraiser and Spoken Word Event “Voice for Change” featuring a performance by story teller and stand-up poet K. Darcy Ingram and introducing CNC student & poet KT HawesAdmission is by donation and you are encouraged to bring gently used winter wear for CNC students.  All funds raised will be donated to the Northern Uganda Development Foundation!  Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30!

This week’s Friday Night Mic is not to be missed as it features the fabulous songstress Dawn Boudreau together with Mr. Music Man Shawn Smith (sax, piano, guitar vocals) who will be performing songs of love and loss.  Expect a few minor chords… at tomorrow at 8:00 pm, Friday, December 9!

On Saturday, December 10 at 11:00 am we’ve got 2 local children’s book authors signing copies of their charming work.  Margaret Pascuzzo will be in to sign copies of her delightful Anton Series as well as A Sad Day in the Desert and Joey’s First Christmas.  And Coral Chen will also be in signing copies of her beautifully illustrated translated Chinese fables The Old Man Who Lost His Horse and When Winter Fades Away.  These are both excellent books for young readers on your list!

On Saturday, December 10th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at ArtSpace, you are invited by Amnesty International members in Prince George to celebrate International Human Rights Day and be part of the largest global human rights event of the year by commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  You will have the chance to support people whose human rights are being violated around the world by writing letters to those abusing folks and/or by signing greeting cards to folks being abused through Write for Rights.  We will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International with an anniversary cake.  Entertainment provided.  Please join us for a positive event! Doors open at 6:30 pm.

On Sunday, December 11 (Postponed from Saturday, December 3) we’ve got a signing of Zachary’s Gold by Quesnel author Stan Krumm at 11:00 am. Zachary’s Gold is a ripping yarn of old time Barkerville and the wild west conditions found in the goldfields of the 1860s.  This is a great book for the history lover, the historical fiction lover or the thriller lover on your list this Christmas.

Have you been putting off your Christmas Cards? Then maybe you should join the new Prince George Correspondents’ Club! The first meeting is scheduled for December 12 at 6:30 pm in Café Voltaire.  Come in and write to whomever you want about whatever you want and help us revive the lost art of letter writing.  Bring stationary (extra if you want to share or trade) and just write.  We’ll supply coffee for letter writers and stamps for letters to be mailed within Canada.  And it’s December so we suggest you write Christmas letters or bring in the kids to write Letters to Santa.

We’ve got a hot concert for a cold night.  Come to ArtSpace on Saturday, December 17 and celebrate a Celtic Christmas with Prince George’s very own Out of Alba!  This will be a concert to get the toes tapping and the blood flowing.  Tickets are only $18 and are on sale now.

And the tickets you’ve all be waiting for have arrived!  Coldsnap tickets are now available at Books & Co and they make the perfect gift for the music lover on your list!  Pick up a pair as a stocking stuffer (and then you get to go too) or buy a set for each concert and have a solid week of fantastic music to look forward to in the New Year!  Tickets to each concert are only $30.

And remember, if you’ve got a club, group or organization that needs a place to meet, Café Voltaire has the perfect atmosphere!

That’s it for this week, folks!  Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook (we love your feedback), Twitter (140 characters or less), our blog and on our fantastic homepage!




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