Photo club to meet

 The inaugural meeting of the Lunenburg Photo Club will be held at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic on February 9 beginning at 7 p.m.

 Subsequent gatherings will take place on the second Thursday of each month at the same time and venue commencing March 8.

Mardi Gras date set

 The 2012 edition of the Stellar Family Fun Mardi Gras in support of student activities at Bluenose Academy will be held at Centre Consolidated School February 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Activities include an inflatable fun zone; Cajun canteen; Scholastics book fair; face painting; Jiggling Jester Balloon Artist; New Orleans mini golf; craft, bake and flea market tables; mystical music corner; vendors' tables; carnival games; Wacky Mardi Gras Hair; Queen's Silent Auction; King's Quarter Cake Walk; dessert auction; duck pond; King's Cake Cookie Decorating; French Quarter Pie Throw; Chinese toy auction; and more.

 Proceeds will be used to help fund annual class trips, sports teams and activities at the school.

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Gallery has new exhibit

 A new exhibit has been mounted in the ShoreLine Gallery in the South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH) for the month of February. The featured artists present interesting interpretations of similar subjects in different media.

 Watercolourist Dennis Curran uses light and shadow to capture the beauty of land and sea. Many of his paintings are self-framed in rustic wood. Sharon Boyd presents a series of nautical subjects in bright, graphic oils.

 In addition the works of several other local artists are displayed.

 The gallery is sponsored by the SSRH auxiliary and is staffed by volunteers. The artists donate a portion of the proceeds to the auxiliary to be used in their ongoing fundraising projects.

posted on 02/01/12