GRAPEVINE: Trail Indoor Winter Market arrives on Saturday

Indoor market runs from noon to 4pm Saturday at 900 Spokane St (the old Liquidation World building).

• Saturday, Fruitvale Memorial Hall from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Breakfast with Santa. Bring the kids for pictures with Santa and enjoy a pancake, egg and sausage breakfast cooked by the Fruitvale firemen and served by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. All proceeds donated to the Fruitvale Community Chest to help with food hampers in the Valley. For info call Kelly at 367.9319.

• Saturday, 900 Spokane Street, the Trail Indoor Winter Market goes from noon until 4 p.m. Local vendors, baked goods, crafts, unique ideas and more. Call 368.3144 for info.

• Saturday, Waneta Mall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Lower Columbia Violence Against Women in Relationships (VAWIR) Committee is setting up a display table for people to say “hello,” pick up a white ribbon and information about local services. VAWIR is working to highlight the important issue of gender based violence on the Dec. 6 anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre. This year, the committee is asking local residents to wear a white ribbon as a symbol of their opposition to violence against women.

• Monday through Friday, J.L. Crowe Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Triple Threat Productions and Steps Dance Centre present: Alice In Wonderland Jr: The Musical. Tickets $7 for 12 years and under and $10 for 13 years and up. Available at Pharmasave until Friday Dec. 5, and at the door. For info call Juliana at 521.1088.

• Monday to Friday, The Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-op is looking for residents from Nakusp, Creston, Trail to take part in a focus group discussion around some community services. An honorarium and refreshments will be provided. Phone George (250) 352.7600.


• Tuesday, Charles Bailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m., the Trail Society of Performing Arts presents Black Umfolosi. A self taught acappella (Imbube) singing and traditional dance group that was formed in 1982. Specializing in imbube music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, they have delighted audiences all over the world.


• Sunday, Royal Theatre at 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema presents Elsa and Fred. After losing his wife, Fred moves to a small apartment, where he meets Elsa, a young at heart woman who teaches him to live life to the fullest.


• VISAC Gallery in downtown Trail now offering 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 info call 364.1181.


• Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, 900 Spokane Street, the Trail Indoor Winter Market goes from noon until 4 p.m. Local vendors, baked goods, crafts, unique gift ideas and more. Call 368.3144 for info.

• Dec. 14 Trail United Church at 2 p.m. for the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting. To light a candle for children who have died, that their light may always shine. Family and friends welcome.

• 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.

• Dec. 15, Kids Christmas Light Tour starts at 6 p.m. The Nitehawks bus will pick you up at the Beaver Valley Arena parking lot for a ride into Trail to see the best lit spots. Following the tour, Christmas treats will be provided for each child and a photo with Santa. Cost is $5 per person, children must be 4 years old or older.

• Dec. 16, Seniors Christmas Light Tour begins at 6 p.m. Join the trip around town to see the best lit spots. A bus will pick you up and return you to your pickup location, BV Manor 6 p.m., Mountainside Village 6:10 p.m. and Montrose Hall, 6:25 p.m. A stop for coffee, hot chocolate and a sweet at the Beaver Valley Manor following the tour.  Cost is $5 per person.

• Dec. 17, Presbyterian Church at 5:30 p.m. for Christmas Dinner. Everyone welcome! Call to book seat 368-6066.

• Dec. 19, Trail United Church doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the Camp Koolaree first Annual Winter Fundraiser. Live music, camp inspired dinner at 6 p.m. Silent auction and wine pull open until 8 p.m. To reserve tickets call 231.1088 or email

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