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What Is Christmas

Christmas Eve Mountainside Church Services

A friend of mine recently brought up the question of “What is Christmas to your family? What are you celebrating?” I wasn’t sure how to answer and it made me think that Christmas has become this time of family and friends, giving and receiving, being thankful and warm fuzzy fireplace stuff but my children don’t know the story of Jesus’s birth. So I think I might take them to a Christmas Eve service this year so they can find out what Christmas is really about. If there’s no meaning, what is the point?

If there was a temple, mosque or a synagogue, I’d take them there, as well, at other times of the year. I guess we just need to travel a bit more to learn and experience all the different religions and stories.



Jesse Plessis In Recital, Fernie BC

Fernie Piano Concert with Jesse Plessis

The 88 Keys Grand Piano Society of Fernie presents this concert featuring award-winning pianist and composer Jesse Plessis, a native of Sparwood British Columbia.

Jesse is working towards recording and performing all 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in the year 2020 (the 250th birth year of the composer), and this concert will feature the latest addition to his repertoire – the fearsome and tragic “Appassionata” Sonata, written shortly after the composer received news of the incurability of his impending deafness. Also on the program are the Six Piano Pieces Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms – touching musings on love, loss, and life by a composer in his autumnal years. Rounding out the concert are two of Arvo Pärt’s most beloved meditations: “For Alina” and “Mirror in Mirror.”

The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. at Mountainside Community Church, 1622 Tenth Avenue. Tickets are available at the door: $20 adults, $18 seniors (65+) and youth (13 to 18).

Wednesday, June 28 at 7 PM – 9 PM at Mountainside Community Church

Piano Duo Bente Hansen & Jesse Plessis

88 Keys Fernie - Piano Duo Bente Hansen and Jesse Plessis
Thursday June 16, 2011 at 7:00 P.M

Fernie Mountainside Community Church.  1622 10th Avenue, Fernie, B.C.
Tickets: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors and students. Under 12 are free!

Music for Two and Four Hands by: Shubert, Corigliano, Brahms, Plessis, Chopin and The Beatles

Refreshments to follow.

For more information, please visit 88keysfernie.wordpress.com and please share with any and all you think would enjoy this!

Piano Duo Bente Hansen & Jesse Plessis

The Fernie Academy Puts On The Wizard Of Oz

Wizard Of Oz at Mountainside Community ChurchWizard of Oz by The Fernie Academy

Last night Miss Perras, Mr Nicholson and I, Miss Schenk, went to Mountainside Community Church for The Fernie Academy’s take on The Wizard of Oz. I haven’t seen a school play in many many years and I was pleasantly impressed with how smooth it all ran, the admirable acting of the students and the stage corn was brilliant. And Dorothy had an iPod. Really! The Wicked Witch of the West stole the show last night with her over the top cackling – I was secretly scared of her – but with a different cast, you can experience The Wizard of Oz tonight. If you’re not into adorable, you won’t like this. 7:30 tonight at Mountainside Community Church. Tickets can be purchased at the door –  $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Wizard of Oz by The Fernie Academy - Sonia RoyWizard of Oz - The Wicked Witch of The WestThe Wizard of Oz by Fernie AcademyThe Wizard of Oz Fernie Academy CastThe Wizard of Oz Standing Ovation

An Evening In Paris – With Pianist Allen Reiser

An Evening In Paris With Allen Reiser

An Evening In Paris
With Piano Virtuoso, Allen Reiser

Saturday, January 16
At 8:00 pm
Mountainside Community Church (formerly the Baptist Church).

The evenings programme includes:
Chopin, Ravel, Fauré, Saint-Saëns & more

Allen Reiser is a Gold Medalist of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.  He has performed in England and many major centers in Canada.  Teaching at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and at Calgary’s Mount Royal College, he is an outstanding pianist.

$12 member; $8 yth.member; $15 regular & $10 yth. Regular
Available at Carosella’s Freshies, Blue Toque & Art Station