It has been a fun, hectic week making us feel like social butterflies starting with going to a special evening at The Imperial Theatre Wednesday night to thank their many wonderful volunteers. We do not qualify as true volunteers you see there on a show night, but it was very gratifying to know the theatre appreciates our efforts to publicize their many varied events through our website and in-store. We are more then happy to help out, but admit that getting to spend some time with fellow Imperial Theatre supporters and share the joy of a performance of show tunes and a glass of wine was very nice.
This same day, before going to the Imperial, we hosted Yukon Blonde doing an acoustic in-store set and staying to chat with us and other fans while signing autographs. See separate blog for details on that exciting event.
Thursday December 6th after work was spent at the Home For The Holidays - A Celebration of Local Food that was organized by Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation and held at the community hall in Point Edward. Who needed supper, just travel from booth to booth sampling their wares. Ontario beef prepared by the Holiday Inn chef was Roland’s favourite. Mine was the Fancy Tarts booth with fruit cake and butter tarts that tasted as good as my Mom’s and her’s were award winning. We both enjoyed lamb that was served up by Chef Paresh Thakkar of Personal Touch Eatery & Catering located on Mitton Street. We also sat to watch an informative cooking demonstataion he gave. These are just a few of the tasty treats we enjoyed - and they were all LOCAL!
December 7th was a damp, misty yet mild day. It was a day filled with surprises. One of the best being that Frank Deresti & The Lake Effect - each and every band member, stopped in to say hi the day after playing Paddy Flaherty’s. It is always a pleasure to see our out of town band friends and hear how they are doing. If you haven’t seen these guys play, you really should.
The dreary weather didn’t stop people for coming downtown to enjoy the last First Friday of the year or the annual Winter ArtWalk with all it’s outdoor activities.
At Cheeky Monkey, musical duo Nicky & Wes did their part to draw in a crowd and keep them entertained for the evening. This pair have come full circle musically. They started as a duo many moons ago, went on to be part of the popular group Natural Disasters and are now back to their roots performing together. Their set list includes many rock favourites from the last few decades to current hits all done in acoustic styling. Nicky’s husky voice adds a seductive growl to all their selections.
The Sarnia Photographic Club’s Exhibit entitled “Musicians & Performers” has been held over on our gallery walls until the end of December. Feel free to stop in and cast your ballot for the “People’s Choice Award”.
More pictures of this First Friday as well as of Yukon Blonde can be viewed by clicking above on the PHOTO GALLERY tab. Thank you to Chris Sit for sharing his fabulous photographs of December First Friday with us.
Next First Friday is January 4th with music of WHITE FIRE REED. Hope you can join us.