Community events in brief

Senior artist hosts art show; talk on travels in remote corner of B.C.; Idea Fest conference continues

Senior artist hosts art show for charity

C. Denys Cook, a 93-year-old artist, is hosting an art show and sale at The Victorian at McKenzie, 4000 Douglas St. on Saturday March 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Funds raised from the auction and sale will be donated to the Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C. in memory of a great grandson of Cook’s.

Welsh-born Cook, who was a German prisoner of war during the Second World War and served as a police officer and government executive, paints silver point medium with the assistance of a CNIB magnifier.

Talk on travels in remote corner of B.C.

Dave Fraser, a biologist and naturalist, will give a talk and show photos of his journeys down the Tatshenshini-Alsek rivers and through the St. Elias mountains, on March 14, 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Victoria Public Library central branch, 735 Broughton St. The talk is free and all are welcome.

Idea Fest conference continues at UVic

Lectures on big ideas around Alzheimer’s disease and climate change continues at Idea Fest at the University of Victoria.

Talks and tours continue until Friday. See uvic.ca/ideafest for the schedule of events.