Members of the Trail and District Harmony Choir set up shop at the night market last week. The choir is looking for new members to join the non-audition group. First rehearsal will be at the Trail United Church from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information, contact Donna at 250.368.8300. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Film, fundraisers and Golden City Days this weekend

Grapevine: Events and Happenings in the Trail area for the week of Sept 7 to Sept 13

Film

• Thursday, Royal Theatre, 7 p.m. showing Jonas Kaufmann: My Italy. German tenor Jonas Kaufmann introduces My Italy, a very special concert-documentary. Puccini and Verdi are not the main composers chosen for the event, rather the golden hits by Nino Rota and Lucio Dalla.

Community

• Friday, Victoria Street Bridge, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. annual Coins for Change fundraiser. Sleep under the bridge, all proceeds go towards the CDS Getting to Home program, addressing homelessness in Greater Trail. For details, call CDS 250.364.1104.

• Friday, Rossland Golden City Days kicks off. Family-friendly weekend, Saturday parade, winds up Sunday with Fun Run. For full listing of events see the Wednesday (Sept. 6) Trail Times edition, Pages A8, A9.

• Saturday, Gyro Park, 10 a.m., BC SPCA Paws for a Cause. Walk starting at 11 a.m. Participants can enjoy entertainment, activities, pizza, home baking and SPCA merchandise booth. The walk will benefit the BC SPCA Trail Regional Branch.

• Saturday, Salmo 10 a.m. registration for Parkinson’s SuperWalk in Salmo. Walk to 10:30 a.m. starting at the Salmo Valley Youth & Community Centre. Contact Todd 250.357.9224 for information. Visit kintera.org to register and donate before the event.

• Saturday, 1300 block of Cedar Avenue, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmers Market. featuring a special Kidz Vendor Day. Face painting, Lola the Clown, Joe Goslin ventriloquist/puppeteer, cooking demo and dance by Studio LaBelle. Volunteer-run, supporting locally grown, raised, baked and wildly harvested goods.

• Saturday, Haley Park, Kootenay Savings Outdoor Movie Night presenting “Sing.” Admission by donation to local food bank. Bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation along with lawn chairs, blankets and wear something warm. Concessions and washroom facilities will be available . Kids Zone games and activities kick off at 6 p.m.

• Sunday, Gateway Christian Life Centre, noon until 3 p.m. Carnival for a Cause. Family-friendly nondenominational event to raise food donations and contributions to the Trail food banks. Games, illusionist, giant water slide and more. Concession $1 hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy. Admission is a non perishable food item.

• Monday (Sept. 11), Trail Alliance Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Grief Support Group. Griefshare is a weekly seminar and support group designed to help rebuild life after losing a loved one. For more info contact Dallas and Diane Fletcher, 250.367.9777 or Shirley Moon, 250.368.0003. Runs until Dec. 11.

• Wednesday (Sept. 13), Trail United Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Trail and District Harmony Choir rehearsal. Non-auditioned mixed community choir in Trail. All ages welcome, no formal musical training required.

Other

• Trail and District After School Band Program looking for students. Huge variety of instruments for children ages 11 to Grade 12 to learn. New season starts Sept. 12. Instruction by retired band teacher Mrs. Deb Peebles. For information contact Terry Moon at 250.368.0003 or Verna Friesen 250.368.5538.

• Tickets on sale beginning Sept. 11 for KBRH Health Foundation Snowflake Gala on Saturday Nov. 18. Dinner, dancing, silent auction. Funds raised will support the Endoscopy Campaign. For more information, contact 250.364.3424 or visit www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca.

Upcoming

• Sept. 15, 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 much more.

• Sept. 15, Kiro Wellness Centre, 2 p.m. The West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. Scheduled guest: A local lawyer discussing wills, power of attorneys and estate planning. Anyone including non-members, interested in the subject is welcome to attend. For further info, please call 250.368.9827 or 250.365.6276.

• Sept. 18, Trail Alliance Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Grief Support Group. Griefshare is a weekly seminar and support group designed to help rebuild life after losing a loved one. For more info contact Dallas and Diane Fletcher, 250.367.9777 or Shirley Moon, 250.368.0003. Runs until Dec. 11.

• Sept. 23, Piazza Colombo Park, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Storm the Stairs 2017. Fitness challenge or friendly walk to raise funds for the United Way of Trail and District. For info, visit uwtraildistrict.org or call Naomi McKimmie, 250.364.0999.

• Sept. 23 , 1300 block of Cedar Avenue, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmers Market. Volunteer-run, supporting locally grown, raised, baked and wildly harvested goods. Runs again Oct. 7, 29.

• Sept. 24, Gyro Park, 9 a.m. until noon. 10th Annual Kidney Walk. Register and fundraise online at kidneywalkbc.ca.

• Sept. 24, Jubilee Park, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for BC Rivers Day and Shoreline Cleanup and BBQ. Hosted by City of Trail, bags and gloves supplied. Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society will be sharing hands-on knowledge about river ecology with interactive educational material.

• Sept. 24, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30-10:00 p.m. Dan Brubeck introduces his parents’ (Dave and Iola Brubeck) remarkable and surprisingly little-known songbook. Dan (drummer) was featured on nearly a dozen albums with his father, and toured widely with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, including many appearances with the world’s leading orchestras. Show may be moved into the Muriel Griffiths Room based on attendance.

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