Ballroom dancing on Saturday

Grapevine: local events and happenings in and around the Greater Trail area.

Music

• Trail Knights of Pythias presents ballroom dancing to the big-band sounds of the “SwingSationS.”

Featuring a variety of dance styles for all ages. Saturday 8 p.m. until midnight at the KP Hall, 942 Eldorado Street in Trail. Tickets $15 for sale at Trail Coffee and Tea Co., in Trail and Mallards in Castlegar

• Nelson Community Opera and Trail and District Harmony Choir present KHAOS the Opera, featuring all local talent and soloists.  Composer Don MacDonald and Director/Playwright Nicola Harwood have collaborated in writing this full-length opera. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail.

Adults $25 and Students $20, tickets available at the Charles Bailey box office.

• The RougeMusic concert series presents the Couloir Duo with harpist Heidi Krutzen and cellist, Ariel Barnes, Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Rouge Gallery in Rossland. Don’t miss the final concert of this season series.

• The La Cafamore String Quartet will be presenting a program of rich and powerful music for strings and piano.  The members of the quartet are active performers and seasoned professionals – first violinist, Carolyn Cameron, second violinist, Angela Snyder, violist, Alexis More and cellist Jeff Faragher will be joined by Vancouver-based pianist Nina Horvath to present Samuel Barber’s string Quartet and the Schumann Piano Quintet. Saturday at Trail United Church at 7:30 p.m. $15.

Gallery

The VISAC gallery presents “In the Tragic We Trust” features large-format collages of pop-culture figures such as Marilyn Monroe by Angela Duclos, a Warfield native studying fine arts at UBC.

Gallery open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Health

• The  West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will hold it’s last meeting until September at the Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail on Monday at 2 pm.  Open discussion.  Pizza and refreshments will be served.  For further info, please call 368-9827 or 365-6276.

•  Mondays in May is biking day. Meet at Gericks Cycle for a free safety check then head out on a leisurely ride through the neighbourhood. Meet at Gericks May 14, 22, 28 at 5p.m. for a fun and healthy pedal just be sure to bring your doctor’s blessing and a helmet.

Other

• St. Andrew’s United Church in Rossland invites the public to its Spring Tea, Saturday at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

• Here’s a great Mother’s Day gift: the Trail Garden Club is having its annual plant sale on Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  960 Mulligan Ave.  Call 368-8860 for directions.

• Miss Trail Ambassador pagenat hits the stage at 7 p.m. Friday at the Charles Bailey Theatre. This year’s pageant features 12 talented young women from the Trail area competing for the crown. Admission $10.

Trail’s Silver City Days goes all weekend in the downtown core with numerous events, rides, food vendors, fireworks, dancing, running, bocce and more. See ads in Trail Times for more info.

Upcoming

Kootenay Dance Works presents “Footprints.”  The annual year-end gala features performances by students of all ages, in all categories of dance. May 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Bailey Theatre.

• The Trail Caledonia Society presents the Kate E Shaw Highland Dance competition as it kicks up its feet on May 19 at the Cominco Gym. Competition goes all day, tickets available at door, $5 adults, seniors $4, kids 12 and under free.

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