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The Point hosts workshops



The Point is offering summer-long workshops, starting this week.

The Improv Theatre Workshop begins this Tuesday for five weeks. The cost is $100.

Rebecca Wood Barrett's Feeding the Seed workshop for new writers, has been postponed and will begin its four-week run this Thursday. The cost is $80 for four sessions.

There are also a series of expressive art workshops for kids this week. Each workshop will be held for five weeks on Tuesdays, for the 7-to-9-year-olds, and Thursdays, for the 10-to-12-year-olds.

For more information and to register, visit www.thepointartists.com.

Simmons Tweed throws b-day bash

So Gene Simmons's daughter Sophie Simmons Tweed turns 20 this weekend and is partying where every celebrity's offspring should — Maxx Fish.

However, this is not your average puke-on-your-shoes celebrity binge-fest. The bash will benefit Sophie's Place, the centre for child development in Surrey that provides multi-disciplinary services for children who are victims of abuse.

Tickets are $20. The ticket price will include entry to the party, of course, as well as a chance to glimpse the real life, honest-to-golly CELEBRITIES!!!! who will be in attendance. These include, in very specific order of importance:

-Gene Simmons: debated rock god of KISS; model plastic surgery patient

-Shannon Tweed-Simmons: Canadian; former sex goddess; mother of birthday girl

-Mike Reno: Canada's favourite lover boy; frontman for Loverboy

-Squire Barnes: from BCTV

-Some other people

With that said, it will be a good night for a very good cause. Go support victims of child abuse and a have a little fun. Okay?


For the record

Last week we reported that tonight's (July 5) ArtWalk opening reception would be held at Millennium Place. It will in fact be held at various venues throughout Whistler Village and will feature roving entertainment throughout the stroll.