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Music series starts again

CARSTAIRS - The Carstairs Heritage Centre kicked off its monthly Music at the Museum concert series last Sunday with a performance by the Travelling Mabels.

CARSTAIRS - The Carstairs Heritage Centre kicked off its monthly Music at the Museum concert series last Sunday with a performance by the Travelling Mabels.

The series runs from September through November and January through April, usually on the last Sunday of the month at 2 p.m., said Meggi Mah, museum manager.

"We're really excited to have our music series up again for the fall," said Mah. "We hold the concerts in our historic Knox Presbyterian Church, which is a wonderful, intimate spot with great acoustics."

Next up for the music series is Over the Moon on Oct. 27, followed by Crystal Plamondon on Nov. 3.

"People can call the museum to reserve their tickets and we do recommend that so people aren't disappointed," she said. "We also have them available at the door."

Mah said that all the money collected from the shows goes to the performers.

"We do it house concert style," she said. "All the money goes to the artists."

The speaker series begins this month at the museum. Although there is no one lined up yet, Mah expects another great round of speakers.

"We call it our reminisce speaker series," she said. "We invite members of the community to come and speak on a topic of their choice. We've had people speak on Metis history; we've had people speak about their travels in the Galapagos Islands. It's a wide-ranging speaker series."

The speaker series goes once a month on the third Tuesday of the month.

"We serve light refreshments," she said. "People also have time to check out the rest of the museum."

The featured artist for October is Rhonda Roedler, a photographer from Carstairs.

"We also have an art exhibition in October called Creatures," she said. "That's from the travelling exhibit program from the Alberta Society of Artists. It's a temporary travelling exhibit that we are borrowing."