Cathy Jones back in AR April 5

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ARCAC auction a celebration of the arts

This painting by Poppy Balser is among the items up for auction this year. Various works in pottery, spinning, knitting, rug hooking, creative stitching, watercolour, acrylic painting, and cloth sculpture are also on the block.

The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) will once again “Celebrate the Arts” at its upcoming Going Once…Going Twice spring fundraiser April 5. With entertainment, music, delicious snacks and lots of fabulous auction offerings, it promises to be a grand party.

Celebrity host Cathy Jones of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 minutes will keep the laughs rolling. The demonstrations by artists and artisans of the region will provide a sampling of the wealth of artistic talent which surrounds us. These will include pottery, spinning, knitting, rug hooking, creative stitching, watercolour, acrylic painting and cloth sculpture. Live music will add to the atmosphere.

This evening is a “fun” raiser so come out, meet your neighbours and be ready to have a good time. You can even step into the photo booth to record your memories of the night!

Raffles as well as the Silent and Live auction items will provide 125 opportunities to walk away a winner with prizes being provided by ARCAC members, their families and supporters from Weymouth to Halifax.

“There is truly something for everyone,” says ARCAC Chair Heather McCormick. We have many excursions including: apple picking and a wagon ride, a dairy farm tour and milking lesson, kayak & canoe outings, a geocaching trip and golf passes to five courses. Interested in a get-away to the Halifax area? We are offering overnight stays at the Delta & the Holiday Inn, a week at a cottage overlooking Jeddore Bay, Yuk Yuk Comedy Show tickets and lunch at the Westin, an appointment at Thumpers and tickets to the NS Tattoo. In Annapolis County, enjoy overnight at the Queen Ann Inn, King George Inn, Milford House, Brunch at the Tulip Tree, Champagne Breakfast at the Hillsdale and family passes to Upper Clements and Action Jax.

We have numerous restaurant and retail store gift cards as well as certificates for fresh flowers, a taxi trip, special desserts, a “Going to Pot session, photo shoots, art and music lessons, plus services ranging from appearances by a bagpiper to massages, badminton lessons, landscaping, meditation, legal work and even ground work training for horses. Plus…a couple can work with local shoemakers to create their own sandals! There is also wonderful original art work ranging from paintings, quilted hangings, photos, signed and numbered prints, to jewellery, pottery and furniture.

Going Once…Going Twice will be begin at the Annapolis Legion on Saturday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 and are available at ARTsPLACE in Annapolis by calling 532-7069  or 526-0220. You may also purchase them online at The price includes appetizers, desserts and a bar beverage.

ARCAC is pleased to have the Annapolis Branch of Scotiabank as a Community Partner for this event. Proceeds from the auction will help support ARCAC’s community outreach programs.

Organizations: ARCAC, Arts Council, CBC Holiday Inn Milford House Annapolis Branch of Scotiabank Community Partner

Geographic location: Annapolis County, Halifax, Weymouth Jeddore Bay

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