A new membership year has begun at the Smithers Art Gallery. Take out or renew a membership, valid May 1 to April 30, still just $25. Enjoy amazing member discounts and benefits, including 20 per cent off art supplies at SpeeDee all year. A big plus is that your membership supports free and low-cost programs and services in our community such as exhibitions, kids’ camps, Saturday kids’ arts and crafts, adult/youth workshops, lunchtime artist talks and demonstrations and community art events. You can now take out your membership online using PayPal or in person at the Gallery or by phone with a credit card at 250-847-3898. Another benefit – if you are an artist, when you take out a membership email some images of your work and a bio with your contact details and you will be added to the artist directory on the Gallery website.
How much pleasure do you allow yourself to experience? Three simple ways: have a trigger. Next time you buy a coffee or tea, pause, just for a second. Consider the word “pleasure” then mindfully actually enjoy it. Set reminders — the author set alarms at random times that pop up with the word “pleasure.” Tune to your senses. When was the last time you actually felt that soft blanket or leaned back in that comfy rocking chair, tasted your pasta, enjoyed the scent and texture of hand cream? Written by Susie Moore, Greatist’s life coach columnist. Legion upcoming events: Ultimate Elvis – starring four-time champion Brian Simpson, Friday, June 30 show starts at 8 p.m., cost $20.From David Suzuki: Marine researchers have discovered shrimp-like crustaceans called hyperids that can cloak themselves using internal nanotechnology. The elusive Greenland shark can live up to 400 years, a faceless fish found in Australian waters whose eyes, gills and mouth are hidden. Wonders in the oceans, all the more reason to protect them.
Closing with: “We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons … but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” – Gloria Steinem.