Similkameen Family literacy explores art and theatre

Similkameen Family Literacy co-ordinator Dave Cursons will conduct a broad array of literacy-related workshops this Fall and Winter.

Similkameen Family Literacy co-ordinator Dave Cursons will conduct a broad array of literacy-related workshops this Fall and Winter.

The art and craft of Calligraphy, Improvisational Theatre for Beginners, a Reader’s Theatre, a Philosopher’s Café and a number of other kinds of activity will unfold over the next few months.

“Workshop with Shadow Puppets will begin at The Grist Mill Apple House on Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. where all ages are welcome and materials provided with the goal of giving a show on the Nov. 1, All Saints Day Celebration at The Grist Mill,” said Cursons. “Much will depend upon community response.  Space will be limited and minimum pre-enrollment is needed.  Volunteer co-hosts are invited to join each event.”

Anyone interested in learning more about programs can call 250-499-2352.

“When people with special skills and abilities appear among participants, they will be asked to accept our direct assistance in conducting their own sessions,” said Cursons. “We’ll use the Similkameen Family Centre and expand into other space as the need warrants.”

Cost to join in will be kept to a minimum.  As little as $5 a session or less, with special consideration to anyone with limited means.

Similkameen Family Literacy receives some Provincial Gaming Proceeds and benefits from the cooperation of community partners.

Presently, volunteer readers with Similkameen Family Literacy provide a One-to-One Reading Program at Cawston Primary School that is managed by Cheri Mitchell of Lower Similkameen Community Services.

Similkameen Family Literacy’s goal is to ‘promote the enjoyment and good use of language in read, heard, written and spoken communication for all ages.’

Contact number for Similkameen Family Literacy is 250-499-2352 (Local 107).