Events in the area over the next week include Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmers Market on Saturday, Joe Hill Coffee House in Rossland on Sunday and a senior’s workshop on Wednesday. Grapevine is a public service provided by the Trail Times and is not a guaranteed submission. For full listing visit

Farmers market returns to Trail this weekend

Grapevine: Events and happenings in the Lower Columbia for the week of May 18-24


• Saturday, 1300 block of Cedar Ave., 10 a.m. , Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmers Market returns. A volunteer-run market, bringing locally made, grown, raised and wildly harvested products,plants and fresh produce,home baking, handcrafted items, entertainment and more. Runs until 2 p.m.

• Wednesday, Trail Aquatic Centre, 1-:230 p.m., for COSCO Seniors Health and Wellness Workshop. Facilitator Theresa Buchner will provide practical, usable information and a better understanding of the topic, osteoporosis. Free event, to pre-register call 250.364.0888.


• Thursday, Trail United Church, 7:30 p.m. La Cafamore presents ‘Guys Named Franz.’ Concert works by Schubert, Liszt, and Haydn. Adults $15, students and seniors $12, under 12-years, free.

• Sunday, Rossland Legion doors open 6 p.m. for Joe Hill Coffee House. Performances start at 7 p.m. and include Danny Freeway, Dave Scanlan, George Cappelletto; Kiana Tingley; Les Carter; Bert Kniss; Ty Wright. Coffee, tea and goodies (no bar), nice surroundings, good sound. Joe Hill Coffee House is always looking for new performers, young and old, beginners or polished. All welcome; no auditions. For more info contact Les Carter at, or 250.362.5677.


• VISAC Gallery, showing All Squared Up; Thursday Evening Painters Group Exhibition. Runs until June 2.


• Saturday, Royal Theatre, 9 a.m. Met Opera Live in HD presents Der Rosenkavalier. (Note: earlier time start) Met’s first new production since 1969.


• May 26, VISAC Gallery, 6 p.m. Teen Pizza and Paint Night. New special event for ages 12-18. $10, includes art supplies and instruction. Painting theme is Spirit Animals. Email to sign up.

• May 27, Trail United Church, 1-3 p.m. Neighbourhood Grans to Grans Strawberry Tea. Generous servings of strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream. Tickets, $5.00. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers campaign, to help grandmothers mostly in Sub Sahara Africa who are caring for children whose parents have died of AIDS. To learn more go to or contact Joan McKenzie at 368.9509. Event includes an antique jewelry and scarves sale.

• May 27, Friends of Refugee Trail is hosting a Bike-a-thon. The community is invited to join by biking one of four routes, or pledging one of the bikers on their journey. Gulch start at 9 a.m. To sign up, pledge and for more information, contact Lloyd Joyce by email at

• June 2, Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. JL Crowe Players presents West Side Story. Runs again June 3. Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to 19050s New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the ‘American’ Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is on e of the most innovate, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

• June 3, Fruitvale Memorial Hall, 7:30 p.m. SwingSations brings an evening of dancing and big-band sounds. All welcome. Tickets, $20 each, available at Trail Coffee & Tea Co., Mallard’s Source For Sports in Castlegar, Country Roads General Store in Fruitvale, or reserve at 250.367.6115. Dance ends at 10:30 p.m.

• June 3, 1300 block of Cedar Avenue, Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmers Market. Volunteer-run, supporting locally grown, raised, baked and wildly harvested goods. Runs again: June 17; July 1,15, and 29; Aug. 12 and 26; Sept. 9 and 23rd; Oct. 7 and Oct. 29.

• June 9, Trail Market on the Esplanade, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by City of Trail and United Way of Trail and District. Family favourite, features vendors selling fresh produce, handmade jewelry, soaps, clothing, baking, home decor and more. Runs Fridays on June 9 and June 13, July 7 and July 21, August 4 and August 18, and Sept 15. Evening editions will go from 4-8 p.m. July 12, Aug. 30, and Sept. 6. Spooktacular 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Oct. 28.