The Portage and District Arts Centre now has extended hours. Beginning immediately, they're open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights.

"I think it's a really good idea because not everybody can come to us when we're open," says executive director Margaret Bernhardt-Lowdon. "So, we thought why don't we open late one night this week and every week and see if more people are able to come down."

Bernhardt-Lowdon says they're also open on long weekends, and while they used to close over long weekends on Saturday, they're going to stay open that day as well.

She adds they've handed out forms asking people what they would like to do and what would interest them. Bernhadrt-Lowdon tells us she's fairly new to the job and would like to meet new people and have more people see what they do.