April 17th and 18th: Shirley Valentine comes to Sooke.
Shirley Valentine is a one-woman play about a bored, empty-nest English housewife who dreams of a land far away under the sun where she might let her once vivacious, passionate self shine through. One day, out of the blue, she’s offered the chance to take a two-week trip to the Greek Isles, where she re-discovers her old passionate, joyful self that had lay hidden behind the years gone by.
Vancouver Islander Grace Jordan plays the challenging role at Sooke’s Community Theatre (at Edward Milne Community School) for two nights only later this month. Sooke chef Zach Regan will be serving up delicious Greek tapas before the show, and Tugwell Creek Meadery will be pouring mead (honey wine – outstanding!). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Edward Milne program office, Shopper’s Drug Mart in Sooke, or at the door. Tickets are $30 for tapas and the show, or just $18 for the show only. Mead is available for purchase by the glass (and shouldn’t be missed!) More information at ShirleyValentine.ca
April 25th: SOS Eco-Fest ’09 (Save our Salmon!)
The Sooke Eco-fest is an all-day and all-ages event being held at the Sooke Community Hall to raise awareness and funds for the Muir Creek Protection Society. Come to experience live music all day by local musicians, food, activities and ‘groovy booths.’ I’m not sure what that means exactly, but it sounds interesting. There are plenty of bands lined up to play, and the event runs from 3:30 until 1:00am. Tickets are $10-$20 (kids under 12 are free) and available at Salts Organic Boutique or The Stick In The Mud Cafe in Sooke, and Fiber Options (577 Johnson St., Victoria), or call Amanda @ 250-818-4633. More information, including musical lineup and booth information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
This is what I love about writing a local blog. Both these events are being listed here because their organizers found the blog and sent me a message asking to be included. If you have an event in Sooke or nearby and would like some free publicity, please email Tim@642Blog.ca or connect on Twitter, and I’ll happily include your event.
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