GRAPEVINE: Columbia Phoenix Players present fifth annual ‘Cafe’

The evening of one-act comedies will be held Friday and Saturday nights at St. Andrew's Church.

• Rossland Film Fest. Five-day event goes until Sunday. To get more information on tickets, films and events, visit the website at

• Tonight, Glenmerry Elementary School from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a vendor and craft fair to support the Breakfast Program. Baking, poinsettia orders, raffles and door prizes. For info Lisa Derby at 231.9497.

• Friday and Saturday the Iona Hall in St. Andrews Anglican Church at 7:30 p.m. The Columbia Phoenix Players present their 5th Annual Phoenix Cafe. An evening of one act comedies. Tickets $12 at L’Bears Health Foods, Trail; Cafe Books in Rossland; and at the door. Refreshments by donation.

• Saturday, Trail United Church at 5 p.m. the Kootenay Metis South hosts its annual Community Dinner. Turkey and all the fixings.

• Saturday, Waneta Plaza, 9:30 a.m. start for the Annual Community Christmas Bake Sale. Support local organizations who are selling their amazing Italian baking and Christmas baking.

• Saturday, Warfield Community Hall from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Warfield Recreation hosts its annual Craft & Home-Based Business Fair. Cost $2. For info contact Teresa Mandoli at 368.8202 or email

• Saturday, Columbia View Lodge from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a Christmas Tea and Bazaar. Crafts, baking, refreshments and more.

• Saturday, Trail Legion, from 1- 3 p.m. The RCL Ladies Auxiliary Branch 11 is hosting its Fall Tea. Tickets $3, door prizes.

• Wednesday, St. Andrew’s United Church Hall at 7 p.m. for the Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Rossland Range (FORR). Voters must be a member of FORRS for 30 days prior to the meeting or to run for office. Everyone is welcome.


• Saturday, KP Hall from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Enjoy an evening of ballroom dancing to the big-band sounds of the SwingSationS. All welcome. Tickets $15 each at Trail Coffee & Tea Co. and Mallard’s Source For Sports in Castlegar. Call 367.6115 to reserve.

• Saturday, 6 p.m. the Rossland Trail Roller Girl’s Live Band and Casino Party at the Arlington. Tickets $10, includes a shot from the shooter bar and a chance to win a gift basket just upon entry of the event that starts as early as 6 p.m.

• Tuesday, Charles Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. E2=Experiments in Entertainment presents a performance by Red Moon Road. Expect to hear mandolin, banjo, guitar, delay pedals and a beat up bass drum. Call 368.9669 for info.


• Friday, VISAC Gallery in downtown Trail opens Small Treasures. Fine art and crafts for Christmas gifts. Runs until Dec. 19 from Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday. Call 364.1181 for info or visit

• Last Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon. Drawing drop-in with Joe Horvath. For information call 364.1181.


• Sunday, Royal Theatre at 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema presents Force Majeure. Wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.

• Saturday, Royal Theatre at 9:55 a.m. for Met Opera’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. An effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.


• Tickets available for Nov. 27 performance Joy of Cooking at Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. An evening of songs from the American songbook inspired by food and libations. Intimate cabaret setting of the Muriel Griffiths Room, tickets at Charles Bailey Theatre box office.  Call 368.9669 for info.

• Nov. 27 until Nov. 30, Waneta Plaza’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair. Support local artisans and find unique Christmas gifts. Santa arrives at the Waneta Plaza on Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. Photos with Santa on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Nov. 27, the Rossland Historical Museum & Archives at 7 p.m. host its open-to-public Annual General Meeting. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided thanks to the Friends of the Rossland Museum, and there will be a presentation of two short films in the Cominco Theatre. For info, contact Museum Director Joelle Hodgins at 362. 7722 or visit

• Nov. 29, Trail United Church from 10 a.m. until noon. U.C.W. hosting a Christmas coffee party at Knox Hall. Included is a bake table. Admission by donation. All welcome.

• Dec. 1, Dec. 15, the Trail FAIR Office at 2079 Columbia Ave. hosts the Advocacy Centre, a program of Nelson CARES Society. Help for people with issues involving the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation and landlord/tenant law. The society can also provide information about family law and Legal Services resources. For info call, 1.877.352.5777 or contact for an appointment.

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