“Mack Laing Matters!” That is the slogan the Mack Laing Heritage Society is using for its upcoming fundraiser at The Little Red Church on Saturday, February 25.
There has been much discussion in the newspapers about the Mack Laing legacy “question.” [See, for instance, Gillian Anderson’s January 10, 2017, “Letter” in The Record or Kevin Flesher’s “An Ode to Shakesides” in The Echo’s “Letter,” February 3, 2017.] The Mack Laing Heritage Society offers a night of skits, readings, art and music to raise awareness, support and funds for the preservation of our local heritage.
The Skit Disturbers shed some light(ness) on this situation with their comedic sketches “The Four Stooges” and “Namaste.” Local writers Harold Macy, Kelly Madden and Ed Varney share their personal and poetic experiences with our natural (and unnatural) world. Black Swan Fiddlers and Joe Ziner & Friends play some fiddle tunes on Mack Laing’s porch. Sing-along songs of protest will be performed and led by Judy Johnson throughout the evening. After the show, there will be a Fiddle Dee Dee jam, so bring your instruments and your voices to sing along.
There will be a silent auction with art, books, CDs, jewelry as well as massage, pruning, music services and more up for grabs. There will be a 50-50 draw. Our readers will have their books for sale, and artists Christine Randolph, AvanH, and Pat Acton will have art for sale and viewing. A bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and a concession of home-made goodies round out the evening of enjoyment.
Come to the Little Red Church Hall, 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox, on Saturday, February 25. The show starts at 7:30 and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. entertainment starts at 7:30; people are free to come and go throughout the evening. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, or by donation and can be purchased at Blue Heron in Comox; Bop City in Courtenay; and Gatehouse Gallery in Cumberland; and at the door. This revolution will not be televised. Join in the fun and frolic to preserve the beautiful gift that Mack Laing gave to the community.