The spring concert for the Victoria kindergarten opened with O Canada, followed by the singing of Fish and Chips, Kookaburra, Five Green and Speckled Frogs and This is Our Earth.
The Little Red Hens was performed by Nicole Lawlor, Rosa Clement, Kaleigh Newcombe, Hannah Johnston, Max Spears, Olivia Chandler, Allison Rieber, Cora Annear, Ethan Wydysh, Jaden Campbell, Aiden Casford, Grace Connolly, Zoe Cox and Rach-el Boulter.
The Lady Bug Ball performers were Elizabeth Meenink, Aiden Casford, Bailey Sorensen, Carrson McQuaid, Cole MacEwen, Ethan Wydysh, Jackson McKenna, Jaden Campbell, Justice Dorion, Max Spears, Paxton Dorion, Rave Ferguson, Allison Rieber, Avery Ferguson, Carla Stewart, Cora Annear, Grace Connolly, Hannah Johnston, Kaleigh Newcombe, Lexi Wood, Maya Costain, Nicole Lawlor, Olivia Chandler, Rachel Boulter, Rose Clement, Sierra Clyke, Zoe Cox, Paxton Doiron and Bailey Sorensen.
Graduates were Aiden Casford, Allison Rieber, Avery Ferguson, Bailey Sorensen, Carla Stewart, Carrson McQuaid, Cole MacEwen, Cora Annear, Elizabeth Meenink, Ethan Wydysh, Grace Connolly, Hannah Johnston, Jackson McKenna, Jaden Campbell, Justice Dorion, Kaleigh Newcombe, Lexi Wood, Max Spears, Maya Costain, Nicole Lawlor, Olivia Chandler, Paxton Dorion, Rachel Boulter, Rave Ferguson, Rosa Clemen and Zoe Cox.
The teachers appreciate the support of parents and businesses for this community-based kindergarten, as well as Howatt's Fruit Farm for opening their farm for a visit and the Victoria Playhouse for letting the children perform their concert and celebrate graduation on stage.
In other local news, a ceilidh is at Kellys Cross Community Centre, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., with Gordon Myers and Pastime, Mixed Nuts, Anne Stewart, Elmer Doiron, Herb MacDonald, Heather Muncey, Harold and Marie Smith and Russell Bell. Admission is $5, with a free lunch and 50/50 draw but no open mike.
Crapaud Community Hall presents Music P.E.I. award-winner Rodney Savidant in concert, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. He will sing songs from his new gospel CD, Help is on the Way, which will be available for sale. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors and students. On Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Savidant and Bethany MacLeod will be guests at the Bonshaw River Ceilidh.
A 75th birthday celebration for Mary Molyneaux is Aug. 22, at the Kellys Cross Community Centre, 6-9 p.m., followed by a dance, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Music is by the Lester MacPherson band. Friends and family are welcome (best wishes only). Birthday wishes can be sent by fax to 658-2136.
A local dressage show is Aug. 22 at the Crapaud Agriplex, Crapaud Exhibition grounds, 9 a.m. There is no charge.
The second concert in the Gather by the River series at the Bonshaw Hall is Aug. 23, 2-4 p.m. Guests are Bonnie LeClair and Margie Carmichael.
On Aug. 23, 2:30 p.m., a talk on area shipbuilding with Steve Clement will look at some of the ships which were built in the Tryon area when shipbuilding was flourishing. Sponsored by the Tryon Area Historical Society, it is at the South Shore United Church Howatt Memorial Centre in Tryon. Freewill donations to the society would be appreciated.
A vacation Bible school is at the Tryon Baptist Church, Aug. 24-28. For information or to pre-register, call 658-2822.
On Aug. 30, 7 p.m., a concert is at Tryon Baptist Church featuring Canaan Land. A free will offering will be taken. Call 658-2822.
The thrift shop at St. John's Anglican Church is open every Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
To contact Marion MacDonald regarding upcoming events or column suggestions for Crapaud Tidings, write P.O. Box 115, Crapaud, COA 1J0, or call her at 658-2028 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.