Lorraine Doiron

Bring your bassoon to the Smithers Community Band

Band looking for woodwind, brass and percussion players. Plus, bring Super Bowl appies to Legion.

I have only 7,765 steps to go and I will reach Osoyoos. Next after Osoyoos will be Salmo and then I will be on my way to Yahk. This is definitely a work in progress.

Smithers Community Band is looking for members. If you play a band instrument or perhaps played years ago and always thought you’d like to play again, here’s your chance! Under the dynamic leadership of Jordan Daviel, a group of musicians are reviving the Smithers Community Band. They are looking for woodwind, brass and percussion players to join them. Meetings are on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Smithers Secondary School music room. This all sounds like great fun, for more information: ekandj@hotmail.com or find Smithers Community Band on Facebook.

At the Legion: Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., no cover charge, bring an appy to share; Comedy Night, Thursday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., $15. Opening Act – Dale Chartrand and Friends, main event- Howie Miller, check him out at howiemiller.com; Fish “n” Chips, Saturday, Feb. 9, $15, dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.; Every Friday – hamburgers, chicken strips, or beef dip with various sides, $7, served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All ages welcome; Meat draws and 50/50 every Friday, 6, 6:30, 7 p.m., Saturdays 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30 p.m. All proceeds go to various charities. Members and guests welcome, check out Facebook royalcanadianlegionbranch63smithersbc or their website smitherslegion.ca.

Wise words: Believing you can get smarter can actually make you more knowledgeable. In a new Columbia University study, a group of New York City students was taught that intelligence can change and increase over time. A second group was told that intelligence is fixed, and that it’s not likely for someone to become smarter. The first group showed more motivation academically and improved significantly in math test scores over the course of two years, while the second group showed no improvement. Think positively about your ability to succeed and you just might become an expert in whatever your heart desires.

Upcoming films from Smithers alternative Film Series: Feb. 3 Roma (Mexico) chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Feb. 17 If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name, a story of resilience and perseverance, of love and injustice.

Family Education: helping Canadians live with Mental Illness. For anyone who has a caring relationship with anyone who has a mental illness. Learn the facts about mental illness, new medications and treatments and discover how others support their loved ones. Feb. 27 to May 1, Wednesdays 7–9 p.m. at the Healthy Living Centre, 1070 Main Street. Information or to register: Clara Donnelly-Regional Coordinator, 250-847-9779, email: bulkleyvalley@bcss.org.

Closing with: compendious – marked by brief expression of a comprehensive matter: concise and comprehensive.

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