• Saturday, Trail United Church, 10 a.m. until noon for St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Party in Knox Hall. Bake and toonie tables. Admission by donation, all welcome.
• Saturday, Rossland Sacred Heart Church, 1-3 p.m., hosting annual St. Patrick’s Day Tea. Admission, $4, includes bake table. Everyone welcome.
• Monday, (March 20) 2 p.m. Kiro Wellness Centre, the West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. Scheduled guest: Sleep Workshop. For further info, call 250.368.9827 or 250.365.6276.
• Community Volunteer Income Tax Program running until April 21. Free-of-charge service to low income individuals who satisfy certain limits and restrictions. First-come basis. Mondays, 9-11 a.m. at Trail Senior Citizens’ Branch, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Kate’s Kitchen on Rossland Avenue, Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. at Trail FAIR, Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. at Beaver Valley Manor and Fridays 9-11 a.m. in Esling Park Lodge, Rossland.
• Sunday, Rossland Legion, 7 p.m. for Joe Hill Coffee House, talent from near and far: Johnny P. Johnson, with Javan on fiddle; The Reluctant Dragon, Rossland Light Opera Players; Anna Jauncey, singer/songwriter/guitarist visiting from Scotland; Geoff Ross, great songs and guitar; Peter Pii, country and Bluegrass; Kootenay Jack; and Taylor Rozz. Coffee, tea and goodies (no bar), admission $3. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. For more info contact Les Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org, 250.362.5677.
• March 26, The Bailey Theatre, 2 p.m. Midsummer Night’s Dream. Childrens’ series performance; a brand-sparkling-new adaptation of Shakespeare’s whimsical classic about fairies, love potions and talking donkeys. Created by the award winning storytelling masters of Monster Theatre.
• March 29, MacIntyre Room, 2-4 p.m. Author reading, Lee Reid. “Open the door; step inside. The kettle’s on, and there are stories to be told that will nourish your own personal journey with aging.” Join Lee Reid as she steps across thresholds and into the lives of West Kootenay elders with a reading of her book “Growing Home: the Legacy of Kootenay Elders” and slide presentation. Admission is free.
• March 30, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. presents Kootenay Jazz Quartet. Original music and arrangements of pieces by jazz legends such as John Coltrane, John Lewis and Gerry Mulligan.
• April 1, The Bailey Theatre, 7 p.m. Johnny P. Johnson, “Until We Get There.” Johnny and his group of local musicians bring a fundraising show in support of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation, proceeds for the hospital’s emergency room. An evening of ranch rock, fol and country music an an array of Canadiana songs from his previous BCCMA nominated Album of the Year, “Prairie Roots Grow Deep.”