I love April. April means (usually) no more snow, and the return of birds and bees and buds – I saw some pussy willow buds the other day, I love pussy willows – and it’s got loads of interesting days in it. It’s National Poetry Month (check out our Facebook page for a featured poet, and our Twitter feed for a quote about poetry everyday) and April 10 was Siblings Day. We had Easter this year, the fourth week (which starts on Sunday) is Arts and Culture week here in BC and April 22 is Earth Day. We love April and we’ve tried to make that clear through the events at Café Voltaire, Books & Company and ArtSpace!
The Caledonia Ramblers are in ArtSpace on Friday, April 20th at 7:00 pm for their Spring Annual Meeting and a wonderful slideshow (starting at about 7:45)detailing Carolyn Ibis’s fantastic bicycle journey from Prince George to Vancouver via Jasper! “The Adventures of Squirrel and Bunny” details her trip from volunteering as a sweep on the Tour de Jasper to riding a fully self-supported tour to Chilliwack with fellow rider Jim, adventure was found around every corner!
Our Friday Night Mics are really fun this week! We’ve got Dave Parsons & Joey Onley coming in to give us their fantastic musical stylings! Things kick off in Café Voltaire at 8:00 pm and as always, this event is free.
Did you know we’ve got a Spectacular Story Time Every Saturday Morning at 10:00 am! Our expert storytellers provide spice (and excellent scary, funny and weird voices) to classic and modern tales! So drop in with your youngsters and enjoy a coffee while they listen to stories and make crafts!
Cinema CNC is BACK and Books & Company has got tickets! Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm is the breathtaking documentary, Pina, about choreography and artistic genius. Make sure to drop in and get your tickets right away for these two fantastic films! (As always, Cinema CNC is held in Rm. 1-306 on the CNC campus).
And on Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 pm come celebrate Earth Day! We’ve got a Special Story Time and Crafternoon planned! Come out for stories, crafts and the chance to plant something you can take home for your own garden!
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm, Mike Nash will be in ArtSpace for an Outdoor Safety Presentation and to launch his new book Outdoor Safety and Survival! Come out and see Prince George’s back country, learn how to navigate it safely and talk to Mike about all of your outdoor safety concerns!
We’ve already got tickets for the marvelous Maureen Washington show which will be in ArtSpace on Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 pm. Don’t miss this amazing jazz performance! Maureen will be performing with Karel Roessigh, Joey Smith and Damian Graham and it will be a night to remember! Tickets are only $25.
And on Saturday, April 28 at 5:00 pm the BC Book Prize Northern Tour stops in Books & Co for a reading featuring Charlotte Gill reading from Eating Dirt and Pamela Porter reading from I’ll Be Watching. Come out for a fantastic reading from some wonderful books!
Books and Company is also selling tickets for the Spring Showcase of Singers presented by Lyn Vernon on April 28 (tickets are $15 each), AbracaDAZZLE, Canada’s Favorite Magic Show, with John Kaplan on April 28 (tickets are $10 for both the matinee and the evening performances) and ¡Viva Lo Caliente! Latin Dinner & Dance Party presented by the Latino Canadian Association of Northern BC on May 5 (Tickets are only $40). Come in and pick up your tickets to one or all of these fantastic community events!
And don’t forget we’ve got tickets to the last Theatre Northwest Play of the season, Brighton Beach Memoirs, which runs from April 19 to May 6. Come by soon before all of the good seats are taken on the night you want to go!
That’s it for this week folks, for more information about upcoming events or just the cool things that happen here, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter and did you know we’ve got a blog? Well we do, find out our thoughts on all things books related at booksandcompany.wordpress.com